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Jacob Brown – Mr. Bragging Rights

BACK IN 2015, I-80 Speedway Promoter Joe Kosiski created the Bragging Rights Series by teaming with other area tracks to create a series for Grand National/Limited Late Model type cars. Eventually, I-80 changed the name of their Grand National class to the Bragging Rights Late Models. Jacob Brown grew up around racing hanging out with the likes of Steve Kosiski, Dave Doll and Craig Preble, so t...

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Dominic Scelzi – Digging Deeper

By Ashley Zimmerman Photo by Devin Mayo We wanted to know a little bit more about our Issue 6 cover subject, Dominic Scelzi, and got him to go a bit off script – not a hard thing to do with such a big personality – as we learned more about the career, life and philosophy of the 2021 NARC champion and King of California. Dirt Empire: What is your earliest racing memory? Dominic Scelzi:...

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Chaz Baca, Tearing Up the West

For a good chunk of the 2020 season, it looked like a 23-year-old from Arizona was in line to win the prestigious IMCA Modified National Title. In the end, when all the points were counted and races were won, Chaz Baca ended up finishing sixth while winning the IMCA West Region and the Arizona State IMCA Modified points.  Baca was disappointed that he was not able to hold onto the lead an...

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Petaluma Speedway – Standing the test of time

In the Golden State, raceways are plentiful but few have the history of Petaluma Speedway. Last year, the track celebrated 60 years of racing but it has been seen at the site for much longer - 84 years in fact.  The first recorded automobile race at the site where the speedway sits was in 1936 when local racing legend Ed Normi won the 30-lap race held at Kenilworth Park's one-mile horse r...

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