Dettmann’s Diary

  • Fans flock to Road America

    - Sep 22, 2016
    By Nicholas Dettmann Contributor Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner Rick Mears insisted he is done racing, even as he sat in the paddock area of one of his favorite race tracks – Road America. Instead, he sat...
  • Riedner tackles new challenge

    - Jul 22, 2016
    By Nicholas Dettmann Contributing Writer For about two years, Scott Riedner had kicked around the idea of moving up from Street Stocks at Beaver Dam Raceway. The only way it would happen is if it was...
  • Traveling series’ schedules released

    - Feb 24, 2016
    It’s 2016, which means we’re closer to race season. With that in mind, several regional traveling series’ have announced their schedules for this season. AMERICAN SUPER CUP SERIES May 1: Slinger Superspeedway, Slinger May 14: Rockford...
  • ARCA announces 2016 schedule

    - Dec 2, 2015
    By Nicholas Dettmann Contributing Writer It’s not too early to think about racing in 2016 is it? Of course not. The ARCA Racing Series recently announced its 2016 schedule and on it is the return of Madison International Speedway....
  • NASCAR lacks uniformity, breaks trust

    - Nov 5, 2015
    By Nicholas Dettmann Contributing Writer The two-race suspension of Matt Kenseth was upheld Thursday by the National Motorsports Appeal Panel and National Motorsports Final Appeals Officer Bryan Moss after he intentionally wrecked Joey Logano during Sunday’s...
  • IndyCar Series to return to Road America in 2016

    - Aug 20, 2015
    By Nicholas Dettmann Contributing Writer Full Throttle Magazine After years of clamoring, IndyCar fans and drivers are getting what they want. Road America and the Verizon IndyCar Series recently announced the series will return to the...
  • James Hinchcliffe addresses media at Milwaukee Mile

    - Jul 16, 2015
    By NICHOLAS DETTMANN Contributing Writer Full Throttle Magazine WEST ALLIS – Trying to slow down a race car driver is not easy. James Hinchcliffe has learned this out the hard way. Almost two months since a...
  • Slinger Nationals slated for Tuesday, July 14

    - Jul 13, 2015
    By NICHOLAS DETTMANN Four former champions with 11 victories and some newbies highlight the 44-car preliminary field for the 36th Superseal Slinger Nationals presented by Miller Lite. Lowell Bennett, Nathan Haseleu and Conrad Morgan are among...
  • Ross Kenseth excited to make NASCAR debut

    - Jun 11, 2015
    By Nicholas Dettmann Contributing Writer Being the son of a two-time Daytona 500 champion and a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion has had its advantages. And it has nothing to do with maybe getting an opportunity...
  • Tragedy at Beaver Dam Raceway

    - Sep 21, 2014
    By Nicholas Dettmann Contributing Writer BEAVER DAM, Wis. – Racing experienced a tragedy Saturday at Beaver Dam Raceway. During the hot-laps session for the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Car Series event, 47-year-old Scott Semmelmann...