Category Archives: Racing Action

Great Racing Action from Lancaster (SC) Motor Speedway

  We love heading off to the dirt track for a Saturday night of dirty racing action. Lancaster Motor Speedway is our local dirt track in Lancaster, SC. The Late Models are usually the headlining class, but the lower levels can really mix it up too. One of our favorites is the Vintage class. The…
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How the Grave Digger Monster Truck Family Has Fun on a Day Off

Most people like to do something very different from their day job when they are looking to have fun on the weekends. But when you are a true gearhead, there is just no substitute for hooning it up in your vehicle of choice.

And that's exactly the case for the Anderson clan. You may know Dennis Anderson, creator and driver of the world famous Grave Digger monster truck. He's also gotten his sons into the family business: Adam drives the Grave Digger The Legend monster truck while Ryan pilots the Son-Uva Digger rig.

And while some might think travelling the country inflicting vehicular mayhem on old junker cars in front of thousands of screaming fans would be enough, the truth is the Anderson clan likes to take older 4x4s and go race them against their friends on days off.

That's the setup for this video starring a GMC Blazer that Adam Anderson bought not too long ago for $1,500. Since buying the truck Adam and his brother have upgraded the wheels and tires, the suspension and the axles, but so far the engine had been left untouched. That was until Holley and NOS got involved. Holley helped Adam upgrade his Blazer with a new carburetor and complete nitrous system, and I had the opportunity to film it all--including a little mud bogging fun afterward. Special thanks go to both the Andersons and Holley for providing the access to do this.

Check it out, and please make sure to leave a comment below letting us know what you think.

Dirt Late Model Racing at Friendship

Friendship Speedway is a dirt track tucked into the foothills of North Carolina. I had the chance to hang out with racer Chris Hargett and mount up a few GoPro cameras on his car for a Crate Late Model race.

Friendship used to be an asphalt track, and the facility transitioned to dirt a few years ago. The asphalt racing surface is still down there somewhere, and that limits how deep water can soak in. As a result, the track can sometimes get a bit rough--which is exactly what happened in turn one the night we were there.

Still, it was a good night of great racing, and that's hard to beat.

Dirt Late Model Racing

Sprint Car on the Chassis Dyno

Now here's something you don't see every day.

Sprint Cars don't use a clutch or have starters, so they require a push truck to get them fired up. That's why it's a pretty rare sight to see one on a chassis dyno. This rig at Roush Yates Performance Products has been modified with a monster sized high-torque electric motor that's routed through a gear reduction drive and then spins the rolling drum with a couple of truck tires. There are only a few like this in the entire country, and it's a pretty impressive thing to see.

Sprint Car Chassis DynoEven more impressive than that, however, is watching a fire-breathing Sprint Car strapped down and trying its best to get loose. The car in this video is in the smaller displacement 360 cid class, so I can't wait to catch a 410 car on there one day.

This video is a short ad I did for Roush Yates Performance Products, but I thought you might enjoy it too.

The Roush Yates Performance Experience

Even though there is little to no tech value here, every once in a while I'll post up a video I've produced for one of my clients simply because I think you might enjoy it. Roush Yates Performance Parts wanted a short video showcasing their parts store. Their operation is pretty cool--they've converted an old…
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Dirt Track Racing Action

Josh Richards and Chub Frank are two of the most successful drivers on the World of Outlaws Dirt Late Model series. Here's a couple of videos I did for Roush Yates Engines showing a typical day at the office for these guys.
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U.S. Legend Cars’ New Dirt Modified Racer

US Legend Cars' new Dirt Modified is an all new race car that has been designed primarily by the legendary crew chief Ray Evernham. Here, he gives us a behind the scenes look at his thinking for this new racing chassis along with some great on-track action.
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Roush Yates Goes Dirt Racing

Roush Yates Engines is famous as the engine builder for every Ford running in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series. They've also done some fantastic work bringing the FR9 race engine to reality from a clean-sheet design. What you may not be aware of is that the organization has begun building race engines for a variety of…
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