Well guys and gals, it is about that time of year again. Time to put a cap on 2015, burry it into our time capsule for future generations to look back on. Take a look back ourselves at all the good times that we had. Think to ourselves what the next 365 days are going to be like. Make plans to make this year “our year.” I myself as a person have them same aspirations, The Weekly Racer has those same aspirations as well. We have already posted a few interesting stats from WordPress taking a look back throughout 2015.
Last year, our first full season covering short track racing, we ended the year with a little post highlighting 14 of the best photos from the year that we took (Fourteen of the Best Photos from 2014). Looking to create a little tradition here at The Weekly Racer we are going to kick off our 2015 Year End review with 15 of the best photos – in our opinion of course – that we were able to snap throughout the year. Bellow, in no particular order are the photos we have chosen. We still want to hear from you though. Post a comment bellow the story with who you think had the best looking car from the post. If you think someone should be on the list let us know!
Thank to the fine folks over at WordPress for putting this together for us here at The Weekly Racer. Just a little preview or kick off to a Year End series we are planning to do to go back and look at our Sophomore season around the NWAAS in 2015. In the mean time, take a look at some of these stats you guys helped produce!
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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From everyone here at The Weekly Racer, we would like to take a moment to wish all of our racing family a very, very Merry Christmas! I would like to thank each of you for the best Christmas present ever – the continued love and support all of you have shown The Weekly Racer. As we work through the holiday season we are working on a year end review, places we have been, tracks we have seen, and some of the races we got to experience from the Whelen All-American Series up to the Cup Series. We will also feature our second annual Top Images of the Year – 15 of the best looking cars, in our opinion, of the 2015 season!
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for a wonderful holiday
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Photo: South Boston Speedway Facebook
SOUTH BOSTON, VA – For most drivers last week’s announcement of cost-cutting rule changes at South Boston Speedway was like Santa Claus popping out of the chimney a week early.
“The new rules are a really big deal for us. We haven’t had the money to race competitively in Late Models but with these changes, we will,” said Eric Winslow, who competed in many of South Boston’s Late Model races in 2015, but also raced in the lower-cost Hornet Division.
The biggest change at South Boston for 2016 is a two-tire rule in the Late Model division and a one-tire rule in the Limited division, which simply means teams will be limited to purchasing two tires each event in Late Model and one in Limited. Other changes announced last week included an increase in the Late Model purse, guaranteeing $500 to start each night of racing.
“The tire rule is huge,” said Winslow. “With the new rule we can go and race competitively. I love racing. That’s why I race. But I would always go to the track and think I wouldn’t be as competitive as I like because I couldn’t afford (four) new tires. The way the rules are now I get to race Late Models every race next year and race hard.”
Veteran Late Model drivers Ronald Hill and Bruce Anderson both believe boosting the payout back through the field is a positive move that will pay benefits to teams and fans.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – J2 Performance is proud to announce the organization will expand to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for the 2016 season and beyond. Owned and operated by 2014 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion crew chief Jamie Jones, J2 Performance has spent the last three years mentoring young drivers at local short tracks across the southeast, in addition to building late model chassis and suspension components.
“I’m very excited J2 Performance will be entering the K&N Pro Series East next season,” said Jones, also known as “JJ” in the motorsports community. “I have spent 35 plus years working towards this day and I know my team will be able to provide not only top notch equipment and crew members but also a place for young kids to grow behind the wheel before entering one of the three national series.”