Author Archives: Pat Sullivan

Author Archives: Pat Sullivan
Pat Sullivan

Ron Shuman Part 2: CRA, Silver Crown & Promotion

Ron Shuman Part 2: CRA, Silver Crown & Promotion

At the end of the 1987 campaign, Ron Shuman found victory lane with CRA in Ed Ulyate’s famous Three Day Blinds sprint car. More importantly, he enjoyed himself. 
Author Archives: Pat Sullivan
Pat Sullivan

SULLIVAN: The Racing Grind

SULLIVAN: The Racing Grind

One of the most intriguing of all offseason developments has centered on, of all things, openings in the traveling announcer ranks.
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Pat Sullivan

Ron Shuman Part 1: From Arizona To The Outlaws

Ron Shuman Part 1: From Arizona To The Outlaws

When considering the totality of accomplishments across a range of disciplines, it is clear Ron Shuman deserves greater attention.
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Pat Sullivan

Meet Jordan Goldesberry: Part II

Meet Jordan Goldesberry: Part II

What makes Jordan Goldesberry’s success even sweeter is that this is a classic family operation.
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Pat Sullivan

Meet Jordan Goldesberry: Part I

Meet Jordan Goldesberry: Part I

Jordan Goldesberry is not one of those people. The 2022 Bumper to Bumper Interstate Racing Ass’n Outlaw Sprint Series champion has a full life.
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Pat Sullivan

Takeaways: The Chili Bowl Always Delivers

Takeaways: The Chili Bowl Always Delivers

In many respects, the 38th edition of the Chili Bowl Nationals will go down as one of the most unusual ever.
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Pat Sullivan

Peasant Row At The Chili Bowl

Peasant Row At The Chili Bowl

It doesn’t take a background in sociology or urban planning to understand the spatial organization one finds inside the Tulsa SageNet Center is a microcosm of any American city. 
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Pat Sullivan

Lealand McSpadden Returns To Tulsa

Lealand McSpadden Returns To Tulsa

Five years had passed since 1991 Chili Bowl Nationals winner Lealand McSpadden had returned to Tulsa, but the “Tempe Tornado” was back where he belongs this week. 
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Pat Sullivan

Midget Racing: Those Damn Kids?

Midget Racing: Those Damn Kids?

Editor’s Note: This is the second and final installment of the SPEED SPORT Insider’s extended-length feature on open-wheel racer Ron Shuman. At the end of the 1987 campaign, Ron Shuman found victory lane with CRA in Ed Ulyate’s famous Three Day Blinds sprint car. More importantly,…
Author Archives: Pat Sullivan
Pat Sullivan

Jay Drake: Still Getting It Done At The Chili Bowl

Jay Drake: Still Getting It Done At The Chili Bowl

Jay Drake stood at the perimeter of his busy Keith Kunz Motorsports compound, now even more hectic with the arrival of Kyle Larson to compete in Thursday’s preliminary event during the 38th Chili Bowl Nationals