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Talkingspeedway.com has been quite for a few weeks while I took my family on a cruise around the Pacific and then move home and office up to the beautiful central Coast of NSW.
While we have been away a lot has happened in Speedway but my stand in correspondent has had some trouble communicating with the site, I think he became so engrossed in the action he just plain forgot.I did receive this from twitter.
In the World of Outlaws Donny Schatz and Shane Stewart continue to dominate the top step of the podiums after 63 shows. Schatz has claimed 22 wins and Stewart 7 including the Kings Royal .During that time the PA Posse has shown their strength again and continue to frustrate the Outlaws by taking the both nights of the Summer Nationals, one each to Danny Dietrich and Stevie Smith.
The only place for Sprintcar fans this week is Knoxville and the 55th running of the Knoxville Nationals starting August 12th and running to August 15th the entries include 10 from Australia.
The Madsen Brothers, Brooke Tattnall and Lynton Jeffery and Glen Saville backed up by Jamie Veal, James McFadden, Garry Brazier, Bruce White and Scott Boqucki.
The next three days at Knoxville is shaping up as one of the most exciting nationals for some sometime. Can Donny Schatz continue his ruthless domination of the Nationals, 8 win from his last nine National Finals. On recent form Shane Stands out as the clear second favorite but the competition on over the three days of racing leaves little room for mistakes.
With a win purse of $150K for the winner, it will be hammer down and hold on for this the 55th running of this iconic dirt show. The Australian is strong, well prepared and hungry.
The USAC series with the National Midget and AMSOILS Sprint Cars show some surprising leaders of the Championships as we go to press .Robert Ballou leads the National Sprint with defending Champ Brady Bacon sitting in fourth place .Tracy Hines seats a top of the standing from Kevin Thomas Jr and Tanner Thorson in the National Honda Midgets standing. Rico Abreu and Bryan Clauson were the most recent winners sharing the show at the Belleville High banks Nationals. The final 40 lap feature was wire and totally dominated by Clauson and his Joe Dooling /Rusty Krunz Esslinger.