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Wreckage Video: A Compilation Of Wild Dirt Track Street Stock Racing Crashes


Wreckage Video: A Compilation Of Wild Dirt Track Street Stock Racing Crashes

There are few forms of budget-minded vehicular entertainment better than local short track stock car racing. This summer I took in a few evenings of action at Star Speedway in New Hampshire, and a couple of other small venues in my travels around the country. Star is an asphalt oval but I did see some dirt track action at a few dust bowls as well and it is great fun. As  you’ll see in this video compilation of crashes featuring the street stock class, it doesn’t take super high speeds to produce edge of your seat action. Of course if you like 1980s G-Bodies and late second generation Camaros this video will probably have you about ready to explode as the cars are mangled by the dozens. We winced watching several Chevelles meet their maker. One of the basic things that seems to hold true in stock car racing is that if you have one straight panel of sheet metal on your car when the race begins, it will be as bent up and mangled as the rest of the machine by the time you’re done.

The one thing that surprised us about a couple of clips in this video is the airborne action a few of the cars experience. We’re talking full tilt barrel rolls, pirouettes on the nose, and destruction that leaves a few of these cars as nothing but a bare roll cage with a driver inside it.

Press play below to see a non-stop parade of wreckage from vintage street stock dirt track racing!


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2 thoughts on “Wreckage Video: A Compilation Of Wild Dirt Track Street Stock Racing Crashes

  1. Robert

    Now thats NASCAR I would watch. Sliding, drifting, tire smoke and all the different brands and models. Not like the “snoozefest” they have today.

  2. Robert

    Sorry, I was commenting on the clip of the 1965 NASCAR race at Riverside that came up at the end of the dirt track video.

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