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Racers Take Care of Their Families

Racers Take Care of Their Families

7/1/2016
Racing has always been about families. It is the cornerstone of grassroots racing, and many times, it is the mom that takes on the role of being the leader, the strong one – the one to lead the family through times of crisis. We’ve been lucky enough to know many racing matriarchs in our lifetime – Verda Johnson, who raised four children and saw her husband Jon through multiple injuries in including two extended stays in burn centers, and Joyce Ochs – who also raised...more
Race Vs. Show: What Do Fans Really

Race Vs. Show: What Do Fans Really...

10/16/2018
Present-day attention spans are shorter than Chef Ramsay’s fuse when someone struggles to cook risotto properly. Throw in the countless activities and options for entertainment, and short-track promoters face a difficult task. The first obstacle is convincing fans who aren’t die-hards to show up at the race track. Step No. 2 is to keep their attention, which isn’t easy because most adults and children own a smartphone that allows them to focus elsewhere. “I would have...more
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