Philemon, Who? What?

Every once and a while a guy or a team shows up at the track and people start to question, “Who is that? Wonder where they’re from? I wonder what they’ve run before?” Sometimes it is, “Oh, I’ve heard of them.” And sometimes it’s, “I’ve never heard of that guy.” Well, today we turn to

Inside Terms

When you hang around racing long enough you begin to pick up racing terms. The longer you are around the sport the more you pick up. But to really get a feel for what’s going on you need to spend time in the pits and in the garages. As I clicked around on the web

A New Season, Welcome to 2022

It’s the start of a new season. A lot of work has gone into getting ready for the year. The teams have built or rebuilt a cars. They put a lot of time, work, and thought into the car for the coming season and will continue throughout the year. Tracks and series have made updates:

Work and Future Hope

It’s weird to see a guy go out and struggle. He might have had a great run just the week before and things didn’t change that much, but for some reason it is just not good. The car is a handful. Last week one of the guys had that kind of night and most likely

Rules for Rookies

What do you think? Should there be special rules for rookies? Should there be more than just the yellow strips on the bumpers? If a rookie is doing their job they have “rules”. The rules don’t get in the way. Don’t wreck. It costs time and money and your development. Know where you are on

The Importance of Women

The racing community has seen many great women in the past, and at every level. I think of a number of women and their impact on racing and introducing young women to the sport. I’m thinking of some who have raced in the Midwest. Some who have won races and others who are joining their