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The Secret Must Be Out!
 by Bob on Sunday, Apr 13th
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Oh alright, it's no secret that the place to find the best 3 & 4 wide racing in this area is at Hilltop Speedway, but from the looks of the crowd last night it's clear that many of you have been sharing that information with others. It's just plain awesome to see such support for this place and the gang at Hilltop is always eager to return the favor. An overflowing parking lot for a regular weekly show is a problem that any track would be happy to have. Many many great fans showed up to make that happen Saturday night. With the much improved weather this week, car counts inched up a bit and the competition was as stout as ever. I'm convinced the drivers really take pride in the shows they provide each week and they damn sure should. The Late Models once again had the crowd on their feet most of the feature and I doubt anybody but Markham dared to guess the final result until the checkers flew. JR Gentry seemed to have the field covered but he had his hands full more than once from behind. With Duncan having problems and going to the tail, it looked like Gentry would sneak out the win by holding off Markham and others. Ryan Markham had other plans on the final restart and I'm told that Gentry had a rear caliper problem which only made the pass for the lead look more dramatic. Markham doesn't pick up the wins nearly as easy as he once did, but he was on a mission those final laps to take this one home. What a show! The Modifieds put on a great show of their own but the battles were all for second on back this time. Jesse Wisecarver rolled into Millersburg looking to get some extra seat time at Hilltop before the Renegade show coming up next week. It sure as hell didn't look like he needs any practice here. ;-) The Street Stocks refused to be out performed by any other division and the strong field put on one hell of a display of horsepower and racing on the edge attitudes. The fella they call Captain Smooth Brandon Gardner, showed how he got that name by fighting off everything Kyle Moore and others threw at him. If only Moore could have learned something about control while he was back there, the outcome could have been different. Nahhhh, there seems to be no changing this guys driving style after all these years. I just hope he has a damn good body panel sponsor. :-0

There was one scary moment last night when Jim Large had some health issues. I happened to be next him when he went down and signaled for help and the crew wasted no time taking care of business. The track announcers often brag about having the best safety crew around but folks, that's no bullshit. The Dzugan Fire & Rescue crew has been working area tracks for many years and I put alot of faith in these people. I can only hope that if I ever have major health issues it's at one of these tracks where they work. They might like to joke and have fun but they're all business when it counts. Hats off to ya crew! Best wishes go out to the Large family too. Get your butt back out there in that truck "young fella"!

By the way, don't forget that the Renegades Of Dirt come to Hilltop next Saturday April 19th. They're sure to bring some strong talent chasing that $3000 to win. Last year even Nascar legend Kenny Schrader made the trip for this one. All weekly divisons except Mini-Wedges will also be in action. BE THERE!!



Hilltop Kicks Off 2014 Season In Typical Form
 by Bob on Wednesday, Apr 9th
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Mother Nature may have delayed the start of the 2014 season at Hilltop and she didn't exactly provide great weather this weekend but she couldn't stop the loyal Hilltop racers and fans from getting a great show in the books. This time of year is hell on dirt tracks as we all know by now so the track surface wasn't perfect but it was far from bad and it was fast. I heard drivers talking during hot laps about how it might be a one groove night on the bottom, but it sure as hell didn't turn out that way when it came to race time. Racers used every inch of the surface to put on the kickass 3 and 4 wide show this place has always been known for, and the fans used little of the seating in the final laps of each feature. That was some damn good racing folks and well worth braving the cold for. As an added bonus, the Modlites were also in action so we were treated to even more action to kick off the season.

The forecast is looking better for this Saturday night so you'll have no excuses if you miss the action this week. The schedule may call it a "regular racing event", but that just means we'll get another full night of side by side action unlike anything you'll find at any other area track. Also, don't forget about the Renegades Of Dirt show coming up on April 19th. That $3000 to win should bring plenty of great teams to take on Hilltops best. Be there!



Are You Ready Yet?
 by Bob on Sunday, Mar 16th
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Those racing fumes are getting closer and closer folks and the gang down at Hilltop is in high gear already. They've been busting ass the past few weekends making preparations for the 2014 season which will begin next weekend with an open practice on Saturday and Autocross event on Sunday. Most would agree that track prep is at the top of the list of things to do and to do right, and Buck takes this very seriously. He's already got the heavy equipment in action and has looked at many ways to improve the racing surface this year. Anybody that ever doubted that Hilltop has been adding good clay to the track these past few years can clearly see the proof in the picture above. Clay is just the beginning, and just as important is the shape and layout of the track surface. Improvements will begin at the pit ramp onto the track and will include improved banking on the front stretch and a more level banking in those trouble areas through the turns. This place is already known for the best side by side racing in the area, and these improvements are aimed at stepping that up yet another notch. It would be easy for any track owner to take the surface and quality of their show for granted, but it's more than clear already that Buck isn't one of those people. This guy never stops looking for ways to improve any and all aspects of the show for racers and fans. Now it's up to the racing community to step up and support his efforts. I've said for many years that any racers or fans that have complaints or concerns can get the issues solved much easier by dealing directly with the track owners. They need and want to hear from you to clear things up in a positive way instead of the typical negative bashing online that gets nothing resolved. This track owner in particular is more than happy to address any concerns right away because his main goal is making his track the best it can be for everybody involved.

I dare to say that if every race track had an owner as motivated as Buck, they could all see improvements that benefit everybody while building a better future for area racing overall. Hell, maybe then they wouldn't turn into horse farms or something, Yep, I just went there! ;-)



Here Comes The 2014 Racing Season!
 by Bob on Tuesday, Mar 4th
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DFC Racing The 2014 racing season is sneaking up on us very quickly. Mother Nature may have us all thinking it's still January but the thunder of those race engines turning laps is just weeks away folks. As usual, Hilltop Speedway will be the first area track to bring the racing action back in the new season, and you won't want to miss any night on their schedule. Their first open practice will be Saturday March 22nd. This practice is open to all divisions and will begin at noon and run until 4:00 p.m. A new division has been added to the already action packed line-up at Hilltop as they begin the Novice Mini Stock division. This class is for those ages 14-18 years old and is a great way to get the younger generation hooked on dirt racing to promote a stronger future for our favorite sport. Just one day after the open practice, on Sunday March 23rd, the ever popular Autocross event will bring you the first racing action in the area. This is a pretty wild event and if you've never witnessed it, you owe it to yourself to make the trip. The following weekend the real racing season kicks off on Saturday March 29th. All divisions will be in action including Late Models sponsored by Holmes Tire, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Novice Mini Stocks, Trucks sponsored by Bugs R Gone, and Mini Wedges. The Modlites will also be added to the action often in the 2014 season with their first appearance being on April 5th. On April 19th the Renegades Of Dirt series will roar onto "The Hill" in pursuit of a damn nice payday of $3000 to win. Last year some big names showed up for this event including non other than Nascar veteran Ken Schrader! The entire 2014 schedule at Hilltop is full of must see events, but in my opinion the side by side action on any night is enough to make any racer or fan make the trip to Millersburg to take in the kickass show. You won't find better action at any other track in the area and they've proven that for several years now.

2014 Hilltop Speedway Times & Pricing:
Regular Racing Events Start Times: Pit Gates Open at 3:00 cost $30.00
General Admission at 4:00 cost $10.00 Kids 12 and under free

Spring Hours: Hot laps 5:00 p.m. racing at 6:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Hot laps 6:00 p.m. racing at 7:30 p.m.

Other area tracks will be kicking off their 2014 racing season a bit later. My favorite little dirt bullring, Deerfield Raceway will be holding an open practice and registration day on April 12th. Their season opener will be on April 19th. This is little more of a drive for many of you but the atmosphere and racing action is well worth the trip. You'll be amazed at just how family friendly a dirt track can be. Trust me!

If you're into that asphalt racing stuff, you'll want to head to Midvale speedway this season too. This is without a doubt the nicest facility in our area and the racing action is probably better than most of you dirt folks may expect. The crate engine Modifieds here show that a crate program really can work to save racers some money and put on a damn good show due to the tight rules. There's no runaway winners in this division for sure. The Late Models are still the stars of the show most nights and you'll find Mike Miller back in action this year in a "new" but very familiar car. He'll be strapped into the very same car he used to pilot in the Main Event series in the past. After struggling most of last season with an ill handling car, it should be fun to see what he can do with this newer toy. Midvale returns to action with practice days on April 12th, 13th, and 18th. The 2014 season starts on April 19th with a double points season opener

Saving the most interesting news for last, there's another familiar name coming back in 2014 with a new toy. Yep, you'll see the return of a red #9 from the DFC Racing stable hitting the track for the first time in many years. Rich Holmes has been itching to kick up some dust in recent years but we all know this sport isn't getting any cheaper. Gone are the days when many racers could afford to put together a Pure Stock that's worth hauling to the track. That doesn't mean they have to stay home or sit in the stands though with the Mini Trucks becoming more popular. Rich picked up a used but not used up Ranger and has been thrashing to get it ready for the return of Ol' #9 this year. Plans so far are for only racing part time but ya just never know once he's bitten by that racing bug again. Damn, this could get to be fun!



One Of Our Historic Tracks Is GONE!
 by Bob on Friday, Jan 24th
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I don't know how to write an obituary for a race track, so I'll just share my thoughts. Anytime a race track is lost it's pretty tough on all the racers, fans, and staff that have been a part of it over the years. It's especially hard on those of us that have decades of memories to deal with. Personally, I grew up at at Lakeville Speedway. From sitting in the stands at age 5, to wrenching on cars and turning laps in my teen years. Later in life I found myself truly a part of Lakeville Speedway and spent the last few years on the flagstand and behind the scenes during the week. I can't say it has always been great fun, but the good times out way the bad times by far. Fond memories of those "tanks" they used to call Late Models, the early Modified/Sprints, and all the way to the birth of Mini Stocks and Mini Trucks, will always be with me, and they all include Lakeville Speedway. This place has given me so many great family memories too and that probably hurts the most when I think of a future without this historic track. The new owners confirmed our worst fears yesterday as they shared their plans to get to work right away stripping and leveling the place that many of us have called "home" for so many years. Barring some miracle Lakeville Speedway has been lost forever as of January 23rd 2014. What a damn shame!

As sad as this news is, I'm sure many are already looking for somebody to blame for this loss. Can we blame Randy & Agnes for letting this place go? Sure, they didn't do everything right and they sure as hell could have done things differently that would have given this track a better future. It's impossible to put all the blame on them though. Can we blame a competing track in the area that set out to hurt Lakeville from the start? Well, that damn sure didn't help when it was already clear that Lakeville was struggling finacially. The rest of the blame might not be so easy for some of you to accept. Those who took every chance they could get to bash Lakeville Speedway in public and online over any little thing had a big part in it's death. Some even used Lakeville for their own gain and then went back to bashing them within days. You know who you are, and you should be ashamed of yourselves. The collection of "keyboard cowboys" out there may be relatively small, but the damage they do is very real and has real consequences. Are ya happy now or will you simply find another track to bash?

The lesson to be learned here is that track owners need to work wisely and get honest feedback from their customers FACE TO FACE. They can't be afraid to think outside the box and do things differently when needed. More importantly though, if you consider yourself a racer or fan, SUPPORT your local tracks in a positive way every chance you get. Sadly,you never know when that last chance may come if you don't do your part too. So the next time you have a bitch or suggestion for your favorite track, get off your ass and talk to the owners directly to express your concerns. They're normally very happy to hear from you and address your issues and explain their side of the situation. Keep in mind that maybe a rough spot in turn 1 or a little dust isn't the end of the world. But little things like that can lead to the end of a race track if handled in a selfish way too many times. Grow up people and make yourself part of the improvements in area racing. It can be very rewarding for everybody involved. If you can't do something that simple, please find another sport/hobby to occupy your time.

One Final Look From The Best Seat In The House...........



Another Great Season In The Books
 by Bob on Thursday, Nov 7th
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DFC Racing Once again we were all treated to another summer of action packed racing at our area tracks, but it's all over now. Now all we can do is look back at our favorite memories of the season, and wonder what 2014 will bring us. The rumors are already flying as usual, but we'll have to wait months to see which ones are true.

Facts are much easier to nail down and it was obvious that both Hilltop and Midvale continued to make improvements to their facilities in 2013, and both tracks have more surprises for us in 2014. I didn't miss many chances to take in the action at Hilltop this year, and I have to thank the entire crew down there for making this place feel like home. There's more than one reason this place packs the stands every night, and the 3 wide action is just part of the equation.

A couple of our other local tracks weren't quite so lucky in 2013. Lakeville sat silently all season and Barberton only managed to put on a few shows towards the end of the season. Car counts and the grand stands suffered for the shows they did have and their big show to end the season ended up getting cancelled. Let's hope for better news in 2014 for both of these tracks. It's a damn shame to see any track sit idle, especially tracks with histories like these tracks have.

It was another great season for DFC Racing carburetors too. The 4bbl carbs became more popular while in this area, while the 4412's continued to spread across the country with great results. Last year was the first time ever that carb sales and service took some time off during the off-season, and it worked out very well. Therefore, the benches have been cleared off for now. Local racers can still drop off their carbs to be freshened up, but shipping new carbs will not return until December. It's nice to set some time aside to rebuild inventory and gear up for the 2014 season. More improvements have already begun, and our famous recipe for the 4412's will be slightly tweaked for the new season as well. Thanks to all of our loyal carb customers and congrats on some very impressive seasons!



Miller Returns ''Home'' To Barberton & Dominates!
 by Bob on Monday, Sep 16th
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There's not much more fun to watch in asphalt racing than seeing Mike Miller turn laps at Barberton Raceway Park. Not only is in his own back yard, but he's spent many years on this little bull ring perfecting his patient yet aggressive driving style. This place will make you pay if you can't control yourself in traffic, and it rewards those that display that control. Few have ever mastered this place as well as Miller and that's clear every time he hits the track. This weekend marked the return of Late Models to Barberton and with some bonus money connected to your finish at Midvale on Saturday on the line, it was obvious that it would be worth the trip for the 22 car.

It turned out to be more than worth the trip when the night was over. Mike set fast time in qualifying while running the only 2bbl. carb in the field! Yea, I'm braggin' a little bit because it's one of those DFC Racing carbs, but it's something that can't be overlooked. ;-) The heat race was his to win but some wild driving in front of him would make him settle for second place. There would be no "settling" when it came time for the 50 lap feature though. It took almost 3 full laps for Miller to take the lead and he would never look back. By the halfway mark he had lapped the field up to second place. Now that's getting through some traffic with patience! A few restarts towards the end of the feature would add a little stress and body damage in the rear, but there was no taking this one away from Mike. Not only did he take home the feature win but also picked up the bonus money for the best average finish between Midvale's twin 25 lap features and this 50 lapper. Not too damn shabby for an old fella that's struggled with a poor handling car through most of the 2013 season. Hopefully those struggles are gone for next year as a replacement car has been picked up and may even be tested before next season. Stay tuned......



A Little Different Action At Hilltop This Week
 by Bob on Wednesday, Sep 11th
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DFC Racing If you find yourself itchin' for some more great action on "The Hill" to hold ya over until the big weekend show, this show should do it for ya. It may not be Late Models and such, but these guys put on a great show every time. Be there or be square! ;-)



Ohio Outlaw Motorsports & All Outdoors LLC present the……

5th Annual Tim "Smoothy" Rutherford Memorial
Money Quad = $1,750 to win / $3,050 purse
Money Bike = $1,250 to win
Saturday, September 14th 2013
Hilltop Speedway / Millersburg, Ohio

Gates @ 2pm / Practice & Qualifying @ 4pm / Racing @ 6pm
Ages 7 and up = $10.00 / Ages 6 & under = FREE
All admission includes pit pass
Concessions available


Notes:
Money Class Quads will time-in for heat race start position if field exceeds 18
Practice will start at 4pm sharp, followed by qualifying if necessary
Late arrivals are in jeopardy of missing qualifying and may tag tail of a heat or consi
If transponders are used to score Money Quad feature, transponders will be provided at no charge


For class structures and other information, visit the website:
www.ohiooutlawmotorsports.com

Rutherford Highlights: (Courtesy of Chew & Mia)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRVfzfG_x9k

COME ON OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL DIRT TRACK!



As The Season Winds Down.........
 by Bob on Thursday, Aug 29th
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A week without Hilltop is like a week without sunshine, but until the Weekend On The Hill show, I'll find plenty to keep me busy. It's that time of year again when the list of events left on the schedule is getting shorter and I find myself making plans for those special trips. Sure I look forward to those weekend events including the Pittsburgher 100, but nothing comes close to the chance to take my granddaughter to the track. You can probably tell by the pictures that she enjoys it just as much as I do.

Since she got such a kick out of the last trip to Deerfield and their field of youngsters, there was no doubt where we'd end up last Saturday night. She's hinted at visiting Hilltop to see more of the "bigger cars" but there's just something about watching kids she can relate to out there on the track. Deerfield is by far the most family/kid oriented track I've ever come across and it's a very nice break from the bitching/whining that sometimes ruins a great night at the track. One trip to this place will give you a fresh new outlook on area racing and the future. Just maybe someday I'll talk this young lady into strapping into a race car to see what it's all about on the track, but until then it's all the joy I could ask for to see her enjoying the show from the stands. This was once again the best night I've spent at a track all season, and a memory I'll treasure forever.

You adults out there owe it to yourself to take a youngster to a race track sometime if you don't already. There's nothing like it in the world to see their faces light up from enjoying what we sometimes come to take for granted. I promise you that you'll go home with a whole new attitude towards our favorite sport!



The Rumor Mill Starts Early This Year
 by Bob on Sunday, Aug 11th
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We all know by now that rumors get thrown around during the off season, and especially when those rumors involve a silent race track. About mid summer the rumors had Bob Schippers once again owning Lakeville Speedway. That rumor of course was false, as confirmed by Bob himself. Imagine my surprise when I return to Hilltop Speedway this week after a couple weeks of asphalt racing to find out that the latest rumors had ME buying Lakeville Speedway. I blew it off as a joke at first but before the night ended at least 20 people had asked me about it. I put that rumor to rest last night and I'll do it publicly here and now. I've said many times over the years that you could never GIVE me a race track, and that's the honest truth. I'm not talking about just Lakeville, I wouldn't want to own ANY race track. I've seen the money end of the area tracks over the years and that alone helped make that decision. Add the frustration of dealing with Mother Nature and the negative nature of those whiners that you can never satisfy (keyboard cowboys) and it's a no-brainer. While I'm happy to help any track owners in any way that I can, and honestly believe that tracks that work smart can profit, I'm sure as hell not gonna jeopardize the security of my own family to be bitched at weekly. Not gonna happen and that's why I have great respect for those track owners that step up and do it every year. Even as much as I'd love to see Lakeville Speedway saved and returned to the great track it once was, I'm not the guy to finance it by any means. Yes, I currently own the Lakeville website (now www.lakevillespeedway.com) I have absolutely no plans of owning the track or any other track as long as I still have my sanity.

I can also put to rest the other rumor flying around lately that the man that brought us Hilltop Speedway, Jeff Norris did not and has no plans to buy Lakeville Speedway. This man has suffered the ugly side of track ownership in the past folks. He's bright enough not to do it again. How do I know? I've worked with Jeff long enough and witnessed what he went through. We even got to spend some time together last night at Hilltop and joke about the recent rumors. I figure since we were seen together last night the rumor mill really fired up about both of us but I assure you that we weren't laying out plans for the 2014 racing season at Lakeville Speedway. While we both hope and pray there is a 2014 racing season at Lakeville, it's not gonna be either one of us signing those ownership papers. I promise!

While sitting with Jeff Norris last night it was clear to see that he misses the side by side action at Hilltop. We watched the heat races and dash races that had plenty of 3 and 4 wide battles and I reminded him that this is the only place in the area that we're treated to this every week. I think it's only appropriate to publicly thank him for making this all possible in the first place. Without his vision and willingness to risk it all, Hilltop Speedway would probably still be a junk yard full of trees. Thanks Jeff!! A huge THANKYOU also goes out to those that have stepped up and kept this track the place for the best racing action to be found in the area while keeping that friendly family atmosphere. Hats off to all of you!



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