Episode 116 - Eddie Tafoya Jr.

Dirt Tracks & Rib Racks

17-10-2023 • 1時間 48分

Up for this episode, we have special guest, Eddie Tafoya Jr. join us via phone. He is the driver of the #51T Specialty Fasteners non-wing sprint car out of Chino Hills, California. His car may also stand out as the one with the upside down header configuration. Discussed:

  • Starting in motocross, moving to shifter carts, and how he got into a 410 sprint car!
  • Traveling across the country in 2023, checking off some new tracks and states.
  • Racing in Indiana during the summer and the grind of Indiana Sprint Week.
  • Chili Bowl experiences
  • Upside down header reasoning and a chat about the Smart Car/pit cart
  • Chipotle and where are the best tacos out in Cali?

(Ends around 41 minute mark)

Stoking the Fire

  • Harvest Cup finale @ Tri-State Speedway recap from the guys
  • Chili Bowl purse increase in 2024!
  • A list of races cancelled due to weather this past week.
  • West Virginia Motor Speedway is for sale.
  • Devils Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - property has been sold. WoO Sprints are there this week for the final races there.
  • Trophy Cup week, bonuses added.
  • A spicy social media week, posts regarding: "Old guys", Punching dudes, Port Royal, Pennsboro track configuration!
  • Dirt Draft results

(Ends around 1:10:00 mark)

Feature Finish

  • Super Dirt Week 51 finale on Monday 10/9
  • High Limit Racing at Lincoln Park Speedway to cap off their season.
  • Castrol FloRacing Night in America @ Tri County Race Track
  • WoO sprint cars Harvest Rumble @ Lakeside Speedway
  • Harvest Cup @ Tri-State Speedway "The Class Track"
  • Xtreme Outlaw midgets 3 race weekend and a champion is crowned
  • USAC/CRA sprint cars @ Mohave Valley
  • Flip Flop 50 @ Riverside Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas
  • Kokomo Klash night 2
  • Morrie Williams twin 20s and Trophy Cup tune-up out in Cali
  • ASCS Sprint cars 50th annual Winter Nationals @ Devils Bowl Speedway. The last one for them.
  • Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association finishes their season at Ohio Valley Speedway. And a new champ is crowned.

(Ends around 1:28:00 mark)

The Smoke

  • A reunion with Greeks Pizzeria in Terre Haute 🍕
  • Spaghettiiiiii 🍝
  • Log Inn 🐔
  • Finally some buffalo style ribs for ourselves at the track 🔥
  • A final Haubstadt fish sandwich of 2023 🐟
  • White Castle for Charlie
  • Smoked chicken quarters