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What athletic qualities go into being a racecar driver?

By CARA COOPER Bulletin Sports Editor Dec. 17, 2018 A couple weeks ago, NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and Formula One champion Fernando Alonso had a seat swap, in which both drivers drove the other’s car at Bahrain International Circuit. It was really cool to watch, and fun to see drivers who drive much … Continue reading What athletic qualities go into being a racecar driver?

C.E. Falk makes good on his Martinsville Speedway Grandfather Clock promise

By CARA COOPER Bulletin Sports Editor December 27, 2018 C.E. Falk sat in the media center at Martinsville Speedway the day before the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 and said if he were to win that weekend’s race he would set the coveted grandfather clock trophy to chime every 15 minutes. Falk made good on the … Continue reading C.E. Falk makes good on his Martinsville Speedway Grandfather Clock promise

Glen Wood helped foster a love of racing for outsiders

By Cara Cooper Bulletin Sports Editor Jan 19, 2019 Wood Brothers founder Glen Wood signs autographs for fans at a meet-and-greet in Stuart in April 2016. One of my first solo racing assignments for the Martinsville Bulletin was in the spring of 2016. The Wood Brothers were having a fan meet-and-greet at their shop and … Continue reading Glen Wood helped foster a love of racing for outsiders

Long range shooting up around high school hoops – Is Steph Curry or Tony Bennett behind the trend?

By Cara Cooper Feb 16, 2019 Magna Vista freshman Spencer Hairston hit 60 3-pointers during the regular season. Three-pointers have gone up around high school basketball this season. Bulletin photo by Cara Cooper On Jan. 22, Magna Vista’s boys basketball team defeated Patrick County, 95-77. That game was far-and-away the highest scoring contest in the … Continue reading Long range shooting up around high school hoops – Is Steph Curry or Tony Bennett behind the trend?

Bethel Motor Speedway Giving Drivers Young and Old a New Opportunity with NASCAR

BY CARA COOPER NASCAR.COM MARCH 1, 2019 Connecticut father and son racing duo Ed and Tyler Dachenhausen weren’t really sure of their plans for the upcoming race season. Living just over an hour from about four different New England tracks, Ed Dachenhausen said the two had thoughts of traveling to different tracks throughout Connecticut and New … Continue reading Bethel Motor Speedway Giving Drivers Young and Old a New Opportunity with NASCAR

Whitworth Family Brings Family Atmosphere to Humboldt Speedway

BY CARA COOPER NASCAR.COM FEBRUARY 27, 2019 Racing wasn’t really a sport Connie Griffith grew up with. Her son-in-law and grandsons all raced, and she enjoyed watching them, but when her daughter bought Humboldt Speedway in 1990, Griffith was still a bit of an outsider. And then she started helping out during races, working various odd … Continue reading Whitworth Family Brings Family Atmosphere to Humboldt Speedway

Mike Looney, Motor Mile Looking Forward to 2019 Return

BY CARA COOPER NASCAR.COM FEBRUARY 19, 2019 Mike Looney began his storied racing career at Motor Mile Speedway in 1995, when he was just 16 years old. He has more good stories from races at the Radford, Virginia, track than he can remember in one sitting. There’s his first win at the track – “I can’t … Continue reading Mike Looney, Motor Mile Looking Forward to 2019 Return