Thursday, December 31, 2020

2020 wrap up


2020 did not go as planned for Speed Talk on 1360, the pandemic and social distancing rules made it difficult to do at track interviews and even for our hosts to be in the same studio together.  We did do one special Daytona 500 broadcast on Facebook that you can see here Daytona 500 2020 Special

Many race events were cancelled but it also opened up the opportunity to visit some new or seldom visited venues.  Here is the story Jason submitted to the Midwest racing connection on this interesting race season.

Scroll to Page 10 DEC 2020 MRC CLICK HERE

Elko Speedway did finally begin the 2020 season in August and raced 8 consecutive weeks.  Here are some play by play calls of the racing action from Jason

Jojo Kottschade 3rd Bando win

Tom Quade final race win

Julie Jorgenson 5th Elko win of 2020

Ayrton Brockhouse 7th Bando win at ELKO in 2020

Julie Jorgensons 4th Elko win of 2020

Heskett 3rd ELKO win of 2020

Blohm 8th win of 2020 at ELKO

Jacob Goede 5th win of 2020 at ELKO

Jojo Kottschade 2nd Bando win

Jeremy Wolff win 2020

Chris Marek 2nd win of 2020 at ELKO

Tim Brockhouse 7th win of 2020 at ELKO

Jacob Goede 4th win of 2020 at ELKO

Ben Gannon first career win

Joe Prusak win #202

Austin Jahr first career win

Adam Wiebusch 3rd win at ELKO 2020

Michael Haggar 4th win at ELKO 2020

Steve Schultz win at ELKO 2020

Josiah Kottschade first career Bando win

Brandon Plekkenpol first Power stock win

Chris Marek first win of 2020

Michael Haggar 3rd win at ELKO in 2020

Jacob Goede 3rd Elko win of 2020

William Sawalich first career win

Joe Prusak win #200 lead up

Joe Prusak win #200

Tim Brockhouse career win #207

Tim Brockhouse career win #206

We lost a dear friend to the racing community, long time car owner and sponsor Richard Timm from Discount Taxi.  Jason had the opportunity to talk to Richard himself plus some of his family, friends and drivers before his passing.  

Robby Carter talks about Richard Timm

Shannon Rae talks about Richard Timm

Dano talks about Richard Timm

Richard Timm talks about his racing memories

Our NASCAR reporter from day one, Jordan Bianchi, is now covering NASCAR for the Athletic online subscriber based paper, he is one of the best reporters in the sport.  Follow him on Twitter Jordan Bianchi on Twitter or listen to his weekly podcast by searching "the Teardown."

After 10 years on KRWC radio the future is uncertain for Speed Talk on 1360, Jason and Dean have both been part of the racing media for 30 years and that will continue, don't count us out.  Thank you to our long time sponsors and supporters, I hope that you enjoyed it half as much as we did.   One thing is for sure we will hope to "See you at the Track." - Jason and Dean-o

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Drissi wins Jed Copham Tribute race at BIR

July 12, 2020

By Jason D Searcy

Tomy Drissi #8 from Los Angeles (CA) won the Jed Copham tribute Trans Am series race at Brainerd International Raceway.  Jed Copham died last year in a swimming accident, he was a former competitor in the Trans Am series and the owner of  BIR, his family still owns and runs the racetrack.

Ernie Francis Jr #98 was the fast qualifier and led the first 20 laps.  He gained a big lead over the rest of the field while #23 Amy Ruman and #8 Tomy Drissi engaged in a furious battle for the second position.  Ruman edged ahead of Drissi at the start and the two competitors, with a history of contact, raced hard and clean nose to tail for over a dozen laps before Drissi emerged as the runner up.  Francis then had mechanical problems and dropped from the race handing Drissi the top spot, a position he would not relinquish all the way to the finish.  It was his first win of the season and fifth TA National race win.

Tomi Drissi then extended his lead and won by an impressive 46.612 seconds, Ruman is a two-time winner at BIR and held onto second place even though she struggled with fading power steering the second half of the race.  Veteran driver #59 Simon Gregg raced solidly to round out the podium finishers.

Humaid Al Masaood #21 pressured Gregg most of the race and finished fourth, #19 Kerry Hitt fifth followed by #98 Ernie Francis Jr and #20 Chris Dyson who was out on lap 8 with mechanical problems.  It was a small field of TA cars during this time when the Covid-19 scare has dominated the sports landscape worldwide.  The fans enjoyed free admission and were urged to watch the race at Brainerd International Raceway from their cars in drive-in style as all Grandstands were closed.

The Trans Am race was completed in 1 hour and 35 seconds.

The TA2 winner was #77 Mike Skeen.

Here is a video of the TA2 field TA2 Field 2020 at BIR

Here is a video of the Trans Am series Rollout from the grid 2020 TA rollout at BIR

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Daytona 500 Special

Jason, Dean and Shane from Speed Talk on 1360 hosted a special 2020 Daytona 500 broadcast on our Speed Talk on 1360 Facebook page.  They talked about the upcoming NASCAR and local race season

Here is a link to the special video broadcast Daytona 2020 Broadcast

Thanks everyone for watching we hope to be back in April for our 12th year of great racing radio on KRWC.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

2019 MN Asphalt Driver of the Year

By Jason D Searcy

Jacob Goede from Carver (MN) has been named the 2019 Minnesota Asphalt driver of the year by Speed Talk on 1360 Radio.

Goede had a record breaking year and was recently recognized nationally as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Division I Champion at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte (NC). “The banquet was a good time, NASCAR does a good job honoring the Champions and it was really special to have my car (on display) at the Hall of Fame,” said Goede.

The 3G race team was awarded a beautiful Championship Trophy to Erica Goede as car owner and another trophy for Jacob as the driver, he also received a custom painted helmet as the Mobil 1 National driver of the year.

The 2019 statistics for Jacob Goede speak for themselves. In 37 NASCAR sanctioned starts he finished in the top 10 in every race, not one DNF. In 30 of those races he finished in the Top 5 and he won a total of 10 races across his hometrack at Elko (MN) Speedway but also Lacrosse (WI) Fairgrounds Speedway and Madison (WI) International Speedway.

Due to the inversion rules up here Jacob didn’t just start up front in these races, he had to fight his way to the front. Maybe the most incredible stat is that Jacob gained 218 positions from where he started the race to where he finished in those 37 events, so he averaged passing nearly 6 cars per feature race while competing against some of the strongest fields of cars in the Nation.

Jacob also excelled at all the big Marquee Races of 2019, he won the prestigious Dwain Behrens memorial event and the Thunderstruck93 Big 8 series race at Elko Speedway and also the Big 8 series race during Oktoberfest in Lacrosse.

This is the third time Jacob Goede has won the Minnesota Asphalt Driver of the year award, he also won back to back in 2014 and 2015.

Winners of the MN Asphalt Driver of the year:

2019- Jacob Goede
2018- Baiden Heskett
2017- Conrad Jorgenson
2016- Tim Brockhouse
2015- Jacob Goede
2014- Jacob Goede
2013- Ricky Martin
2012- Jonathan Eilen
2011- Chad Walen
2010- Brent Kane
2009- Adam Royle
2004- Dan Fredrickson