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Horsepower BS Ends Here, No Alternative Truth

Episode 153 March 19, 2017 Horsepower is a precious and sometimes expensive sought-after commodity in motorsports, yet is often bandied about without regard for reality. Power is often exaggerated to intimidate a competitor or make your racer look better than it may be. Viking Performance Tuning in Sebago Lake, Maine is in business to end […]

Race Car Design Made Interesting

Episode 152 March 12, 2017 One of My All-Time Favorite Racing Biographies At the 24 Hours of Daytona this year my press room desk was located next to Jonathan Ingram, the person who, along with Bob Riley put together this 192 page hard covered book. Jonathan offered to sell me the book at Daytona, however, […]

Despite Extreme Cold The Snowmobile Racing Shows Went On

Episode 151 March 5, 2017  Snowmobile Races Held in County Despite Extreme Cold Snowmobile racers must be a hardy lot. This past Saturday two events were held in the County which had to test the mettle of racers, officials, and spectators. Minus 20 wind chills made conditions at Patten for the Rock Maple Racing (RMR) cross-country […]

Busch Wins, Racing Preview, and on Memory Lane

Episode 150 February 26, 2017 150 Episodes Already! I find it difficult to believe this is Episode #150. I want to thank all the folks who read, subscribe, and share the weekly UpNorth Motorsports stories. I am humbled to think that you would join with me on this journey about motorsports people, places, and things. […]

Computer Glinches 1 UpNorth Motorsports 0

Episode 198 February 5, 2017 Computer Glinches 1 UpNorth Motorsports 0 The lack of up-to-date computers has finally caught up with me. My MacBook died while I was in Indianapolis this week and my Dell with Vista desktop will not upload photos to my blog. My plan was to fill this week’s blog with photos of my […]

Penske-ized Snowmobile Racer at Caribou Snow Drags

Episode 196 January 22, 2017 What Does It Take To Prepare For Snowmobile Drag Races? I was curious what it requires to change a modern grass drag race sled for snow-covered drag races. I spent an afternoon with John Holmquist picking his brain about preparation, set up, testing, and what makes a racer and his […]