Author: Patrick Reynolds

Nobody Asked Me, But…

Story by Patrick Reynolds. Photo courtesy NASCAR. Nobody Asked Me, But… …since NASCAR Sprint Cup is the premiere stock car oval series and stages a pair of road races each season, I would like to see other major series break rank and do the same. ARCA already has road course and dirt races. I want to see Formula 1 and IMSA compete in oval races. Just once per season. …I have hoped for years that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase would run its course and go away. It is not. I have been told that all along, and the...

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Support Your Local Track

By Patrick Reynolds “Now is the time. Local tracks are racing. Go see a race at a track near you. Our grassroots ovals, drag strips, and road courses are the backbone and foundation of the auto racing world.” I say some variation of that line as I sign off from my weekly Speedway Report broadcasts airing on RacersReunion Radio. The point I try to convey is to support your local race track. It does not matter if it a paved or dirt surfaced oval track, a club-affiliated amateur road course or a regional drag strip- get out and attend...

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Mario Fiore Remembered

By Patrick Reynolds A few years ago, I called Mario Fiore to ask if he would like to come on my radio show as a guest. I figured the phone conversation would be brief and could fit into time when my young daughter was brushing her teeth and getting on her PJs for bed. Fiore fielded a team in Northeast asphalt Modified events since before I attended my first race. His familiar number 44 was a consistent entrant in the Northeast for decades before finally calling it quits in 2000. Over the years his drivers included Mike Stefanik, Rick...

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History Class in Session at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Story and photo by Patrick Reynolds Man, I hated history classes in school. I could not wait to get out of there. I sat in hard, uncomfortable one-size-fits-all chair and desk combination furniture and listened to teachers drone on and on about was happened decades ago. My reaction was similar to other middle school and high school students. Who cares? Age and experience in life have taught me to care. Today, I certainly wished I paid more attention to those teachers that cared even if I didn’t. They were full of knowledge and were eager to share. I wish...

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Speedway Report Earns Two AARWBA Awards

Indianapolis, IN- Speedway Report was awarded two awards by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association at the organization’s annual ceremony. AARWBA held the gathering in the media center of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway the day prior to the running of the 100th Indianapolis 500. Speedway Report won first place in the Web Log entry category for author Patrick Reynolds’ story “The Indy 500 Privilege.” Reynolds also wrote “Davenport Class of World 100” which won third place in the Online News Writing category. RacersReunion is based out of North Myrtle Beach, SC and hosts the Speedway Report radio...

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