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Ep. 10 – Best Moments of 2017


With co-host Jessie Vaughn absent for a while, TWR founder and content manager Justin Kern goes through his top moments of 2017. Taking the last number of the year, Justin looks back at the top 7 TWR moments of the year. In addition, he briefly talks about the news of Myrtle Beach, Southern National, and NASCAR putting the new Chevy “Upgrade” (Chevy Spec) into the rule book for 2018


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The Weekly Racer’s 2015 In Review Through The Eyes Of Wordress

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.

Click here to see the complete report.

The Weekly Racer & Race22.com Tag Team 8th Annual Hampton Heat 200

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Hampton, VA – It is that time of year again when the best of the best come together on one track, to battle for the prize money and the bragging rights! The 8th Annual Hampton Heat 200 is upon us here in Hampton Roads and let me tell you what; this one is on track to shatter all kinds of records. Rumor around the block is more than 40 cars have registered for the chance to take home $10,000! Names like Lee Pulliam, Tommy Lemons Jr, Greg Edwards, Matt Waltz, C.E Falk, Josh Berry, Phillip Morris ­– I could keep going but I don’t want to ruin the surprise!

In addition, for the second year in a row, yours truly will be partnering with Mark Rogers, Jr & Race22.com to bring you the absolute best coverage possible. We are talking about the type of coverage that will have you glued to your mobile device while you are sitting in your seats at the track! We will have everything covered for you; up to the minute schedule updates, connections with track officials, practice times, birds eye views, pit road reporting, and lap-by-lap coverage of the race! I am telling you folks you are not going to want to miss this race or our coverage. Can’t make it? Make sure to check back later this week to get the link to follow along with us!

A few things have changed this year right off the bat, because of pesky Mother Nature the 2015 Hampton Heat will actually be the first of three races in the VA Triple Crown trilogy. South Boston’s 200-lap race has been rescheduled for August 29th. Second, this year’s race will not be a Langley Speedway points race! Teams will still however be able to earn points to the national points standings. A huge change from last year as the Hampton Heat honestly played a pivotal role in the championship standings.

Who will win the 2015 Hampton Heat 200? Well shoot, your guess is as good as mine! Langley so far this year has seen seven different winners… a few of which do not call Langley their home track. This years event is going to bring big names from some pretty big stables in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Lee Pulliam – who has a victory this year – will be in the running. Josh Berry, driver for JR Motorsports, took home a win in his very first attempt at the track. Greg Edwards, the current points leader, looking to bounce back after rebuilding his primary color. I could honestly go on forever BUT we will save that for a different post later this week with our very carefully and thought out predictions!

Make sure you check back through out the week for more stories and interviews leading up to the 8th annual Hampton Heat 200.



The Weekly Racer Partnering Up With Race22 For The MDCU 300

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Newport News, VA – Today marks the day Late Model teams around the area are able to hit the pavement in Martinsville in preparation for the MDCU 300 that will be run October 5th, 2014. For the second time this year, Race22.com & The Weekly Racer will be teaming up to help bring you the best coverage within the Five Star Bodies RACEDAY LIVE presented by MPM application.

If you guys remember the two websites partnered up back in July to bring you fans some of the best LIVE coverage of Langley Speedway’s most prized race of the year, the Hampton Heat 200. Race22.com a website created in 2007 to bring some of the best Late Model racing to light from the South East region has reached out to me again to help with coverage of the largest Late Model race in the region.

Again I am extremely excited to be partnering with Race22 in a situation like this. Race22 will be your home for all things MDCU related from coverage of todays test session, to practice and qualifying all day Saturday, and all the way into the evening of the race. I will be up in the media booth all day Sunday bringing you LIVE coverage throughout the race.

I will also work on providing important information on our Twitter feed (@theweeklyracer).  Make sure to tune into Race22’s Martinsville Coverage to keep updated on testing, driver interviews, and other important information leading up to the day of the event


iRacing Series: Pittman Out Duels Cavanaugh For First Win

Week 3 Lime Rock ParkLakeville, CT – It was that time of the season already to make the field start looking right. The hauler’s loaded up and headed north so to speak to the historic Lime Rock Park located in the beautiful hills of Connecticut. As the season has played out we have been crowning a new winner each week and this week was no different. Not sure if the idea of a road race or the institution of new rules scared some teams away as this week was the smallest field.

Frustration set in early throughout the garage trying to deal with the S turns as well as the up hill section of the track. The left and right turns did not seem to phase the 08 machine of Joseph Pittman as he was the fastest car on the track during practice with a fast lap of 58.029 seconds. Michael Cavanaugh, the current points leader, came into this week worried that he would not be able to keep his car on the track as a result of testing earlier in the week posted the second fastest time in the session. Coming across the stripe pretty much two tenths of a second slower than Pittman proved that both drivers had one hell of a shot at capturing their first win.
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