Showing posts with label racing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label racing. Show all posts

Friday, June 3, 2011

Soap Box Derby In Federalsburg This Saturday

Staff Writer
The Star Democrat

FEDERALSBURG — Federalsburg youths are gearing up for the sixth annual Soapbox Derby to be held on West Central Avenue this Saturday.

The event, which also was held in town in the 1960s and 1970s, returned six years ago. It is sponsored by the Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Company, Preston Ford and Provident State Bank, will begin at 9 a.m. with weigh-in beginning at 7 a.m.

The competition has two classes — Stock, for drivers aged 8 to 13 and with a combined weight of driver and car of 200 pounds, and Super Stock for drivers aged 10 to 17 with a combined weight of 230 pounds. Drivers will compete against each other twice with wheels and lanes swapped after the first race. The driver with the best cumulative time will advance to the next round. Last year, Police clocked some of the drivers going as fast as 19 miles per hour.

Forty-four drivers have registered for the race. Registration is now closed.

Winners of each class will receive a trophy and a $500 savings bond, and will advance to the World Championship Soapbox Derby in Akron, Ohio, in July. Last year, Crystal Loudon of Seaford, Del., finished sixth in her division in Akron — an accomplishment that was broadcast live on ESPN.

Danny Phillips, who is coordinating the event, invites kids who haven’t registered for the race this year to “come and scope it out” to see if they want to compete next year.

Burgers and hot dogs will be provided on-site by the Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Company ladies’ auxiliary.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mud Bog Event Schedule

Please make note that the mudbog races are split this year between Crisfield, Maryland and Gumboro, Delaware.

2011 Mud Bog Event Schedule

Location: Gumboro Mud Bog

Saturday April 9th
Saturday September 24th
Saturday October 8th

Location: Crisfield Mud Bog

Sunday May 29th
Sunday July 31st
Saturday September 3rd

For more information:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gumboro Mudbog Annual Banquet

The second Gumboro Mudbog Banquet for drivers and guests was held on Saturday, March 5, 2011. After a nice meal the drivers that finished with points during the 2010 racing seasons were presented trophies. What really made the evening enjoyable was when the emcee managed to find some odd or unusual stories to tell on quite a few of the drivers and presented them with an award and some hilarious gifts! The banquet committee really outdid themselves this year.

Bowden Racing

I am proud to tell you that The 187 East Performance Team took a few trophies and a few awards.

Front Row, left to right: Barry Long-driver of "Sod Buster" - "Smoker Award"

Lori Ann Long-Sturgis - driver of "Grey Ghost" - "Flat Tire Award"

Lee Sturgis - driver of "Grey Ghost"

Back Row,
Patrick Long - driver of "All Night Soldier" - 1st place Small Tire Prostock and 2nd place Big Tire Prostock

Johnny Edwards - driver of "In The Mix" - 2nd place Mini Open and 3rd place Unlimited

Barry Wise - driver of "Short and Sassy" - 2nd place Small Tire Prostock

Donald Bowden - Mechanic and the guy that keeps these trucks running week after week and year after year! He's the "go to" guy for the team even if a truck has the hiccups and can be seen alot of times in the pits at Gumboro or Crisfield just about spinning in circles! He gets the job done for the guys. In fact on some race days last season he was so busy that the committee this year awarded Donald with the "Pencil Me In" Award! And I'll bet he uses the little notebook this new season, if he hasn't already!

Thanks Donald for a great racing season last year and for being there for all of us!

And many thanks to the Gumboro Mudbog Committee for another wonder banquet to end another wonderful and fun year of mudbog racing.

Gumboro Mudbog opens April 9th for the first race of the season.

Monday, February 21, 2011

84 Year Old Continues His Spectator Streak With Daytona 500

By Dustin Long

Jack Hege, believed to be the only person to have attended every Daytona 500 as a spectator, will see that streak continue with help from Richard Childress Racing.

The 84-year-old Lexington, N.C., resident said last month that health issues would prevent him from attending this year's race. He even declined an offer from Roush Fenway Racing to fly down on the team's plane.

When his doctor told Hege on Wednesday that his broken arm, which was operated on in December, would not prevent him from traveling, he accepted an offer from Childress Racing to attend the race.

"It's unbelievable," Hege said. "It's unbelievable. I didn't dream I'd ever get to go."

David Hart, director of corporate communications for RCR, contacted Hege, who admits that "I hated to hang up. I wanted to keep talking and talking and thanking people for what they've done for me. (Hart) said that Richard wanted to do something for me, saying that anybody that had went through what I went through for 53 years deserves some help. I appreciate it."

He and friend Don Beck, who also lives in Lexington, will fly on Childress' plane and be a guest of the championship car owner for the race.Now that Hege's streak will continue, he's thinking about next year's race.

"It's something to look forward to," Hege said. "It helps a person keep going. It means a lot to me."

***Eighty-four year old Jack Hege and his friend Don Beck got to see yesterdays Daytona race.***

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Nascar And The Star Spangled Banner



You FINALLY found someone that can SING The Star Spangled Banner without the out of key sour notes and bad tempo!

Good idea to leave that song to the military.........or perhaps children...............

I might just enjoy this race for a change.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Charity Event For the Soldiers At Walter Reed Hospital!
Come out and show your support for our wounded warriors. The August 28th Charity Event is for the soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital!
This Saturday roughly 65 soldiers and some family members from the Walter Reed Hospital will roll onto Delmarva and attend the Gumboro Mudbog!

These courageous men and women are the same men and women that risked life and limb so that we remain free today!

And these are the brave men and women that gave their time and dedication to us and to this great country that we all share. It is safe to say that without them, without their sacrifices, without their loyalty and devotion to ALL of us and America, even small events like the races we plan to attend would not be the same.
Make plans Delmarva, to be at the Gumboro Mudbog on Saturday to show these wonderful heroes just how much we appreciate what they have all done. Let's show these fine, devoted people how Delmarva celebrates HEROES!

LET'S GIVE THEM A HEROES WELCOME AND MAKE THEM PROUD OF US! And let's make this the biggest charity Gumboro Mudbog has ever had!

Admission: Adults $7.00

Pit admission will now be $5 per person.

All drivers & 1 crew person FREE in pits

Gate opens at 11:00 AM
Race will begin @ 1:00pm

Don't forget the kids!! POWER WHEEL RACING AT EACH EVENT!!
Registration will be held from 11:00am until 12:30pm
(Mini-open & Unlimited Classes $50 to register)

(Cash prize determined by number of participants per class)

For more information on racing and for directions go to

Monday, August 23, 2010

'Support For Wounded Soldiers' ~ Racing Event This Saturday

Charity Event for the Soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital!

Come out and show your support for our wounded warriors.

The August 28th Charity Event is for the soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital!

Adults $7.00


Pit admission will now be $5 per person.
All drivers & 1 crew person FREE in pits

Gate opens at 11:00 AM
Race will begin @ 1:00pm
Refreshments available.

And don't forget the kids POWER WHEEL RACING!!!


For more information go to


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Baltimore Grand Prix Scheduled For Labor Day Weekend 2011

The first Baltimore Grand Prix will be run over Labor Day next year instead of Aug. 5-7, the city and Baltimore Racing Development announced today.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and BRD announced the move today, and also said they will make a series of improvements to the track layout to allow for more fan attractions.

"We are very excited to be able to schedule the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix for the weekend that we originally wanted," Jay Davidson, president of the Baltimore Grand Prix and Baltimore Racing Development, said in a release today. "We have always planned to market the Baltimore Grand Prix as a destination event, and we are expecting race fans from throughout the region and around the world to travel to the race. Having the Grand Prix on Labor Day weekend makes it even easier for fans to make travel plans to attend this action-packed 'three day festival of speed' in downtown Baltimore."

The firm said it worked closely with the city and the IZOD IndyCar Series in order to make the Labor Day weekend dates possible. "I'm very pleased that BRD and IndyCar are now able to accommodate the city's preferred date for the Baltimore Grand Prix," Rawlings-Blake said in a release. "Labor Day Weekend will provide another full day for racing fans to enjoy all that Baltimore has to offer and with any luck, slightly cooler temperatures."

The new design of the course includes moving a pit lane from Russell Street on the west side of Oriole Park to the east side of the complex in the shadows of the historic B&O Warehouse.

With the new pit location, the race track will now circle Oriole Park and open up fan opportunities. Two new turns have been added on Conway Street to slow the cars as they approach pit lane. The new layout also features reconfigured turns 10 and 11, as the previous tight turns become fast, sweeping "S" turns back onto Pratt Street. The first four turns remain unchanged.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Events for Saturday August 14, 2010

Truck & Tractor Pulling

Mud Hop

Admission: $5.00
Registration for events begins at 5:00 p.m.

Racing starts --- 7:00 p.m.

Refreshments available
Bring a lawn chair and come enjoy yourself this evening.

9343 Guy Ward Road
Parsonsburg, Md.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

NASCAR Team Owner Jack Roush's Plane Crashes

NASCAR team owner Jack Roush is in stable condition and being treated for non-life threatening injuries, which he sustained in a plane crash Tuesday evening.

Roush was piloting the Beechcraft Premier business jet at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Show at Wittman Airfield in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He crash-landed the plane around 6:15 CDT according to the EAA.

The plane was carrying one passenger, Brenda Strickland, who is a friend of Roush's, according to Roush Fenway Racing spokesperson Lori Halbeisen. Both Roush and Strickland walked away from the crash and were taken to a local hospital.

"He was conscious when he was admitted to the hospital," Halbeisen told

As of this morning, Halbeisen said Roush's condition was "serious but stable."

"All his injuries are non-life threatening," she said.

Strickland also appears to be OK.

"She's also being treated for non-life threatening injuries," Halbeisen said.

Halbeisen said there was not yet a timetable for his recovery because doctors are still evaluating his condition. Roush's family is with him now, and he has not yet spoken to anyone at Roush Fenway Racing.

The National Transportation and Safety Board is investigating the crash. Halbeisen said there was no information relating to the cause of the crash landing.

Roush owns 3 aircraft and has been flying for many years, Halbeisen said. One of those aircraft is a vintage World-War II era P-51 Mustang, according to the Associated Press.

"He's a very experienced pilot," Halbeisen said.

Roush Has Crashed Before

This is not the first time Roush has crashed. The Associated Press reported that he narrowly survived crashing into a pond in Alabama in 2002. Roush was seriously injured and nearly drowned, but was saved by an ex-Marine who lived close-by. Roush continued to fly despite the incident.

Roush is a former Ford Motor Co. employee and college physics teacher who founded his first NASCAR race team in 1988. Since then, Roush Racing has grown to become the largest race team in NASCAR with 8 motorsports teams, joining with Fenway Sports Group in 2007 to become Roush Fenway Racing.

Roush's teams have won 5 championships across NASCAR's three premier divisions, the latest in the Nationwide Series with Carl Edwards in 2007.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

MELSON Tractor-Truck Pull

The racing events scheduled for tonight at Melson have been canceled for tonight due to rain.

Rain date is July 17th. Be sure to mark your calendar!

See you there..........
Winners from last nights racing will be posted next week as soon as they are available to me.
I will tell you that my husband Barry is still in first place in the pro stock class.

Friday, June 18, 2010


In May my husband (Barry Wise), member of the 187 East Performance Racing Team, ran the 200 foot dirt track in 4.9 seconds. First place winner ran the track in 4.7
Tonight Barry and his truck, now named, "SHORT - N- SASSY" will be racing to beat that time.
Don't miss it!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mudbogging Time Again............

Three team members of 187 East Coast Performance Bowden Racing Team received trophies during the 2009 Gumboro Mudbog Banquet.

Pro-stock- Barry Wise - 1st place
Pro-stock- Loriann Long - 2nd place
Mini-open- Johnny Edwards - 3rd place

The team will be ready to run through the mud when the season opens today!

The 2010 Mudbog season opens today in Gumboro!

Gates open at 11:00 am ---- Races begin @ 1:00 PM

Price of admission $7.00 -- children under 10 FREE BUT all children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

For more info go to

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lets Get Down and Dirty, Doing it in the mud.

Mud and sled trucks are coming back!
It was once a very big event here on the shore with boggs in just about every city and town. It's coming back and each year seams to bring more and more trucks to the slippery slopes.

To a motor-head about the only thing better than hearing a finely tuned engine and smelling cam-2 is smelling Alcohol, add mud and it's on.

Below is a video of the big boys toys get'n down and dirty in some good ol' easternshore sticky stuff.

The blue Chevy in the video that seems to just skip across the mud and is owned by a local; Barry Wise. There's no doubt if you've ever been out playing in the mud you will know ..that Chevy is 'hooked-up'

Video compliments of The Watson Family MudRacing Team

Visit Little Red Dakota website for more videos and info.

Youtube video page HERE

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A Reminder....


Saturday August 29, 2009

  • Adults $7.00
    Pit admission will now be $5 per person.
  • All drivers & 1 crew person FREE in pits

  • Gate opens at 11:00 AM
    Race will begin @ 2:30pm

    All Proceeds go to benefit

For more information go to
photos property of jmmb