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...
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.
February 6, 2019
Saturday night I finished second in my first race of the season. Less than an hour later, I sold my race car.
If you had told me Friday afternoon how the weekend would go, I might have called you crazy...
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 h...
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 Mi...
October 11, 2018
The thing about racing is this: it isn’t easy.
It isn’t for those who aren’t willing to toil day after day and work night after night for no better reason than to drive fast around a race track on the...
October 2, 2018
My son Tennyson is three years old. He loves trains, tractors, and trucks. He watches cartoon shows like Blaze and the Monster Machines, Thomas the Train, and PJ Masks.
Most of all, though, he loves an...
August 21, 2018
I’ve heard people exaggerate and say things like, “We’re going to be racing until daylight,” hundreds of times at dirt tracks. I’ve even said something like it myself a few times.
I never thought I’d a...
June 4, 2018
“Security to the pits!”
I’ve heard that phrase (or something similar) called over the loud speaker at least a hundred times in my twenty-something years of racing. But I’ve never been one of the guys t...
March 27, 2018
Friday night, Jimmy Sharpe, Jr. of Soperton, Ga., led flag to flag en route to an apparent victory in the 40-lap, $2,000 to-win Cochran Clash. The event, which was the first in a weekend double header...