Monday, October 11, 2021

500th Post

We just completed our 500th post here on Speed Talk on 1360. Jason and Dean are very appreciative of the Motorsports fans who have helped keep this website viable. We have had over 318,000 original views since we started this back in 2009. Here is a listing of some of our most interesting or most viewed posts over the years: 

The Final race at Raceway Park  Click Here

Driver Interviews from Raceway Park 2012 Click Here
Raceway Park final race audio recap Click Here

History of I-94 Raceway Podcast Click Here
I-94 Raceway Obit Click Here
I-94 Raceway history web site Click Here

Local drivers Steal the Show at Monster Jam 2018 Click Here
Camden Murphy dominates Monster Jam 2019 Click Here
Ryan Anderson ushers in new era of Monster Jam Click Here

New Trans Am era ends Click Here
2017 TA Click Here
2017 TA2 Click Here
2016 TA Click Here
2016 TA2 Click Here
2015  Click Here

Shane Stewart wins World of Outlaws STC 2016 Click Here
Tim Kaeding wins WoO at ELKO 2013 Click Here
How fast is an WoO car versus an ARCA car at ELKO Click here
Schatz wins at Granite City 2017 Click Here

How Elko Speedway changes from Asphalt to Dirt Click Here
Dylan Moore wins title in Dramatic fashion at ELKO 2016 Click Here
2006 Labor Day 200 at Elko Speedway Click Here
50th Anniversary night at Elko Speedway Click Here

2017 race Click Here
2018 race Click Here
Willie Mullins ARCA story Click Here
2014 race Click Here

Iowa Speedway
Buescher wins Xfinity 2015 click here



Indy Car at Iowa Speedway

ARCA at Iowa Speedway 

Xfinity at Iowa Speedway

Trucks at Iowa Speedway

Minnesota Asphalt Driver of the Year

A Night at Princeton Speedway

Monday, October 4, 2021

Scott Speed edges Travis Pastrana at ERX

By Jason D Searcy
A huge crowd of Minnesota Motorsports fans watched racing legend Scott Speed edge iconic action athlete Travis Pastrana in the Supercar Final of the Nitro Rallycross at ERX motor park in Elk River (MN). Teammates Speed and Pastrana were celebrating together in a large group of fans after the race, the joy and excitement was obvious on their smiling faces.
"I don't do it for the trophy, it's a challenge for me, for personal growth and to work for such an amazing team, that's what I do it for" said Speed. "This place is mind blowing, the Carlsons work so hard, I'm so glad the racing was so amazing because of all the effort they put into it."
Travis Pastrana and Scott Speed both won their heat races and started in the front row for the main event, Timmy Hansen and local MN dirt track star Steve Arpin won the semi-final races, Steve Arpin is from Fort Frances Ontario Canada, just across the border of Minnesota. The drivers had nothing but good things to say about the ERX facility, the weather was a perfect 75 degrees,the pits were accessible for fans and numerous food trucks were available providing food and drink. Here are the Final results: 1- Scott Speed 2- Travis Pastrana 0.367 3- Kevin Hansen 4- Timmy Hansen 5- Fraser McConnell 6- Robin Larsson 7- Andreas Bakkerud 8- Tanner Foust 9- Steve Arpin 10-Oliver Eriksson Here is my full interview with Scott Speed  Click Here
Sage Karam won the NRX Next Final, Karam had a problem on the first lap and dropped back to 7th position, Karam then put down some incredible lap times and raced his way through the field, eventully passing the leader and winning by an incredible 9 seconds over George Megennis Here is the full interview with Jason Searcy from Speed Talk on 1360 and Sage Karam  Click Here
Karam said his team has been snake bit to start the season with lots of bad luck, it looked like that bad luck would continue when he was stuck in a three-wide situation and spun on the first lap, after the incident Karam started laying down some incredible fast laps "I saw the leaders getting bigger and bigger because they were getting closer to me and I kept pushing," said Karam "I saw a couple of them have some issues and I was praying that they would keep running into each other, it's Rally racing and anything could happen and we didn't quit, that's the big thing never give up and don't quit." Karam was so focused on laptime that he didn't even know that he was the winner "I came across the finish line, got the checkers and I asked my spotter where we finished and he said You Just Won and I was like No Way, I had no idea" said an ecstatic Karam post-race. Karam was a big fan of the ERX Motor Park race facility, "this is an amazing place," said Karam "one of the most rad tracks I've ever driven in a Rally Car, it's definitely designed for cars like this, I LOVE this track, as of today this is the favorite track I've ever gone to."
Tanner Faust won the side by side main event Get more information at Get more information at *Photos courtesy of Dean Reller and Jason Searcy
Reports are that NASCAR driver Kyle Busch will join Nitro Rallycross at the next event in Mid November.