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‘Silly Season’ in dirt racing around east Tennessee off to a fast start

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

By Richard Allen
The end of 2013 is bringing about a number of changes in the east Tennessee region for dirt racers, tracks and promoters. And the off-season is just getting started. There are bound to be a number of other interesting developments as the 2014 season approaches.
Here are a few of the changes we know [...]

Mike Marlar drives new car owner to victory lane at Smoky Mountain

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

By Richard Allen
A couple of weeks ago, things looked a little bleak for Mike Marlar. He and car owner Norman Bryson decided to part ways as Bryson opted to cut back on his involvement in the sport. However, Marlar soon afterward hooked up with Ronnie Delk and the new pairing took very little time to pay [...]

Strong East Tennessee contingent in Eldora seeking World 100 glory

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Although its $46,000-to-win purse may not be a flashy as that of its June counterpart, the World 100 is generally regarded as the most prestigious of all dirt late model races. And as a result, more than 100 drivers and cars have made their way to the Eldora Speedway in tiny Rossburg, Ohio for a [...]

Mike Marlar scores big payday at Ponderosa Speedway

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Story written based on reports from @CornettThunder on Twitter.
A total of 33 cars and drivers descended on the Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky on Friday night for a $7,500-to-win unsanctioned Super Late Model race. In the end, it was Winfield, Tenn. driver Mike Marlar who came away with the lucrative victory in [...]

Mike Marlar to start Topless 100 from the pole position

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

LOCUST GROVE, AR (August 16, 2013) – Mike Marlar and Dale McDowell will start on the front row of Saturday’s 21st Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 presented by Crop Production Services. The $40,000-to-win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event at Batesville Motor Speedway drew 55 entries for Friday Night’s preliminary action.
Marlar captured the RED [...]

Mike Marlar victorious in ‘Clash at the Mag’

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

COLUMBUS, MS (June 15, 2013) – Mike Marlar overtook race leader, Don O’Neal with nine laps to go to take the $20,000 to win “Clash at the Mag” Presented by the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau on Saturday Night at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Marlar’s first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt [...]

Mike Marlar Answers “The Great Eight”

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

By Richard Allen
Once a week throughout the 2013 racing season, TennesseeRacer.com is going to present a question and answer session with a dirt racer from the local, regional or national level as a way for fans to get to know more about the personalities of their favorite drivers.
There are eight questions, which will be the [...]

Marlar and Armistead offer lab results to dispute National 100 tire rulings

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Things seemed to be going Mike Marlar’s way when he set fast time in qualifying for the National 100 at the East Alabama Motor Speedway on November 10th. However, the Winfield, Tennessee driver’s weekend quickly turned from good to bad when race officials declared that one of the tires on his car had been chemically [...]

Mike Marlar picks up big win at Knoxville(IA) Raceway

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

KNOXVILLE, IA (September 28, 2012) – Scoring his first career win at Knoxville Raceway, Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN completed a 25-lap journey to the checkered flag, leading all the way. Marlar, who started third in the event, bolted to the lead on the opening circuit and never looked back in taking his second Lucas [...]

Mike Marlar goes from last to first to win Hillbilly 100

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

RIPLEY, WV (September 2, 2012) – Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN stormed from the 24th and last starting position to win the 44th Annual Hillbilly 100 on Sunday Night at I-77 Raceway Park. Marlar, who won the race in 2004, took the lead on lap 77 from Don O’Neal and then pulled away for the [...]

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