Tag: Granite City Speedway

Did Someone Say Kid’s Night?!

There was something different about Granite City Speedway tonight. For one thing, it was a Sunday, and I was at the track before 5pm. That in itself brought back sweet memories of my first few races as a photographer here at GCS last year. I was nervous. I didn’t know who I was supposed to talk to or where I was supposed to be or not be. I had never photographed a speeding car, and I didn’t know one person in this entire city other than my girlfriend. Read more

Mud and grit at Granite City Speedway

I pulled my camera battery out of the charger and glanced out the window. The wind was picking up and the sunshine had all but gone. Not on race day! I ran upstairs, grabbed Jackie and we quickly dismantled the laundry from the clothesline just in time before the rain came through. The weather looked tricky. A couple quick storms and then clear. Would they be racing tonight? I logged into Facebook and sure enough the races were still set to take place, so I grabbed my gear and headed to the track. Read more

Dream Come True – World of Outlaws at GCS

It has been many years since I was just a young pup cheering on the “Dude” Danny Lasoski from the grandstands at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. I grew up on this stuff. My dresser in my room was covered with die cast cars of all my favorite Outlaws. Don’t you for one second think that I kept them in their package for value, I got my value from racing them in imaginary races on the kitchen table. Needless to say the “Dude” took home many wins on that table top. Read more