Rev Your Engines at Columbus Motor Speedway

 Anietra Hamper

Modified Inventory Automobile Race – picture: Anietra Hamper


Are you on the lookout for an action-packed option to spend a Saturday evening? Columbus Motor Speedway is the continuous, engine-revving, high-octane option to do it.

Throughout my first go to to the observe, I can’t assist however discover the varied crowd: ladies, males, children, {couples}, retired people, automobile lovers and teams of buddies.

The scene is vigorous and thrilling as modified inventory automobiles line as much as compete on the 1/3 mile observe.


 Anietra Hamper

Legend Collection Vehicles – picture: Anietra Hamper


Now in its 68th 12 months, Columbus Motor Speedway operates 4 inventory automobile divisions as a part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Collection.

Promotional Director Jeff Nuckles says every week affords one thing completely different for guests to take pleasure in.

“The sound of the automobiles are so shut. The noise, competitors and the personalities that drive these automobiles is so thrilling. There’s a little bit one thing for everybody,” says Jeff.

This week, I get to see Legend Collection race automobiles that are small automobiles with a classic look that may actually choose up the MPH on the asphalt.

A number of the modified inventory automobiles can push greater than 90 miles per hour giving the group a little bit of a heart-pounding expertise after they hit these tight turns.

Throughout one race, the group collectively gasps when a driver loses management, nearly hitting the wall. The professional driver shortly corrected the automobile and took off once more, leaving only some skid marks behind. 

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Anietra by Maplewood Tree Service automobile (Shane Shirk, driver) – picture: David Petera


You come to admire the unbelievable talent and precision required to race these automobiles. With entry to the pit (accessible for spectators over the age of 16 with a particular allow), you’ll be able to see the drivers and crews prepping the automobiles.  

Some drivers, like Shane Shirk with the Maplewood Tree Service automobile, are right here competing each week.

His devoted crew of mechanics took time to talk with me and reply questions concerning the automobile and the races to which they’re so devoted.

For these drivers and crews, racing is actually a ardour.

Shane Shirk took dwelling the win in his division tonight and drove a victory lap with the checkered flag.


 Anietra Hamper

Households benefit from the races – picture: Anietra Hamper


Whereas  many individuals within the crowd are regulars, there’s a contingency of people that attend every week simply out of curiosity.

Races run each Saturday evening from April – mid-September beginning at 7 p.m. I like to recommend going early to catch time-trials and to benefit from the enviroment and concessions.

Each second of the races is thrilling and I’m actually on the sting of my seat admiring how these drivers can navigate the observe at such great speeds.

The drivers should not simply athletes, they’re entertainers, understanding the group is vicariously residing a second with them.

Take a look at a part of this race as the group enjoys the shut competitors. 


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