March 21, 2019

This past weekend was a big weekend of racing for us. Our hometown track Southern Raceway hosted the Southern All Star Dirt Series for a doubleheader of Super Late Model racing. 

The final results show that my brother Joseph finished fifth in Friday n...

March 14, 2019

This weekend, our hometown track Southern Raceway will host the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series for the third annual Bash at the Beach. Friday night’s lineup will include a $3,000 to win Super Late Model main event, while Saturday’s weekend fina...

February 22, 2019

To the racer who refuses to give up,

Right now, your mind is on racing. 

It always is. 

Maybe you’re at work, or maybe you’re at home, but wherever you are, you’re thinking of ways to make your race car go faster.

You always are.

Quite possibly, you’re si...

February 20, 2019

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from years of racing, it’s that being successful in this sport is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. 

I was reminded of this a few weeks ago while working in the shop with my father and brother. It was late, an...

February 13, 2019

A couple weeks ago, I spent every night of the week working on my race car. Each afternoon, I rushed home from work, changed clothes, grabbed a snack, then kissed my wife and told her goodbye.

I drove across town to my father’s shop where we worked un...

February 5, 2019

At 10 pm Saturday night, I found myself driving my truck south on I-95 toward the Florida-Georgia border. My clothes were soaking wet and I was covered in thick red-clay mud from my knees down. 

I was headed back to my home just outside of Jacksonvill...

February 1, 2019

It’s 10 PM on a week night, and other than the small area directly in front of the bottle-top propane heater, it’s barely 50 degrees in my garage. 

I’ve been out here working on my race car since I got home from work this evening. My three-year-old so...

January 30, 2019

My son’s name is Tennyson. He’s only three years old, but I’d like to think that he’s well on his way to becoming a race car driver.

Obviously, there’s no way of knowing how successful a career he’ll have, or if he’ll even have much of one at all, but...

December 19, 2018

My name is Jonathan Joiner. I know it tells you that in the byline up top, but sometimes, these kinds of things get overlooked. So, I thought I’d begin by introducing myself.

I’m a weekly racer from Milton, Fla. I race a Crate Late Model at dirt track...

November 14, 2018

I’ve been around racing a long time, and the thing I’ve come to realize about it is this: a person who doesn’t race will never understand a person who does. 

You’ll never understand the mentality of a racer unless you are one. 

Or, unless you marry one...

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