If you had the opportunity to go back in time and see just one race again, what race would it be? That is a question I have been asked many times. For me that is an easy question. There can be no other race that will ever stand out in anyone's mind that was lucky enough to be there the way the first Dirt Track World Championship does. If you were there, you know what I am talking about. Even without all of the story lines that played out that weekend, you knew you were witnessing history.
Oct 21, 2017 - Josh Richards, Shinnston, WV
Oct 15, 2016 - Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL
Oct 17, 2015 - Scott Bloomquist, Mooreburg, TN
Oct 18, 2014 - Scott Bloomquist, Mooreburg, TN
Oct 19, 2013 - Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL
Oct 16, 2012 - Jimmy Owens, Newport TN
Oct 15, 2011 - Don O'Neal, Martinsville, IN
In 1981, Jim Dunn won the first Dirt Track World Championship and the $30,000 that it paid. This was double what anybody had ever won on dirt before! For those of you that didn't know, that was the same amount that the winner of the NASCAR Southern 500 was paid at Darlington that year.
When one thinks back to Pennsboro Speedway, the grand old dame, it brings forth an abundance of memories. Memories that make you smile. Memories that make you feel fortunate that you were there. There is a “club”, nothing official, but a “club” nonetheless that is made up of people who were at the very first Dirt Track World Championship (DTWC) back in 1981.