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Title: 2017 Figure 8 Rumors, Facts, etc

RacinHawk - January 7, 2017 03:30 AM (GMT)
Ok fans, it's time to get things rolling here for the 2017 season. It will be upon us before we know it. I know lots of guys have been talking about working on their cars so we need to start posting some things about it all. I'm going to start up a topic soon for the Florida race at Showtime. But what do we have out there right now in general. I know everyone seems excited about the new Speedrome ownership and the upgrades they are doing at the track. It does appear it will start out as a good year there. I hope they can keep gaining fans and drivers as the season progresses.
The Xtreme 8 division at the Sportsdrome looks like it will be another great year as we have heard about some more new drivers that will be giving it a try. Steve Foster is changing from the Oval Xtreme division to the X8. And I believe he is building a new car. Also moving over from the OX division will be Brandon Roberts. I can't remember right off hand whose old car he got so maybe someone can help me out. We are hoping to see Doug Wicker make it out there this season in the old Artie Ware machine. Doug has also ran some OX over the past couple seasons but he use to run figure 8 in the Dromers a while back. Foster also ran some Dromer F8 too back then.

RacinHawk - January 7, 2017 03:56 AM (GMT)
The Brandon Roberts car is the car that Brandon White had last year. And I think that White is getting out of it but he might still have the outlaw. I'll have to check on that.

fig8fan - January 7, 2017 07:55 PM (GMT)
Not sure if any of this is really news, but heard Buddy Vertrees might be in a different car this year that always ran up front over the last few years. Also, he is supposedly building a brand new outlaw as well.

RacinHawk - January 8, 2017 12:54 AM (GMT)
Hard to figure out what Buddy is going to do at this time. As far as the Outlaws, they were building a new car but recently the last Garrigus outlaw was sold to Murray Baird. It has been told that he will put Buddy in that car. In the X8 division, not really sure but I will try to find out the details real soon for us.

RacinHawk - January 14, 2017 05:14 AM (GMT)
The latest news on Buddy is that he is having a new outlaw built. It is a Tony Johnson car which is who did Doodle's car. He also is the driver for the Garrigus #7 car that Murray Baird bought a while back. So we will see what happens there. He also now owns the X8 car that he drove for Dennis Knotts last season. However, he is also having a brand new X8 car built. This is the same one he was building during the season last year but stopped when he got the ride from Knotts.

RacinHawk - January 26, 2017 02:41 AM (GMT)
Here is a look at the new look for Mike Riddle:

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RacinHawk - January 27, 2017 03:04 PM (GMT)
In case you haven't seen this yet, here you go. The Sportsdrome has put the Xtreme 8 division up another notch with a $5000 payout for the track champion of 2017. This is in celebration of Jake Gibson's 50th year as general manager.

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fig8fan - February 9, 2017 05:09 PM (GMT)
Buddy Vertrees Outlaw

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RacinHawk - February 17, 2017 02:06 AM (GMT)
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Ronnie Basham III X8 car is coming along

RacinHawk - February 17, 2017 02:10 AM (GMT)
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FWD car of AJ Seay

RacinHawk - February 18, 2017 04:02 AM (GMT)
Surprising bit of news out of Whitesville, Ky. Kentucky Motor Speedway released their schedule and they have the Outlaw F8 scheduled for Sunday, September 17th. Note that they have the word tentative written next to it so we will see what develops here.

RacinHawk - February 19, 2017 02:10 AM (GMT)
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Mike Hadley looks about ready to head to Florida.

fig8fan - March 8, 2017 05:01 PM (GMT)
Sounds like Pat Pierce has sold one of his Outlaws. Any word on which one and to who?

Thinking he was selling the old VanMeter / RJ / Derick Anson / Chris Harmon car because the word was that he was going to start running the Tony Johnson built ride this year.

RacinHawk - March 9, 2017 12:28 AM (GMT)
I did speak with Pat Pierce but he wouldn't tell me what was going on. So therefore there must be something up. Guess we will find out soon.

One thing for sure though is that the Corbin outlaw was sold to Ray Ewing from down here in the Louisville area. He says he will try to run it a few times this year.

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fig8fan - March 9, 2017 03:36 AM (GMT)
So will Ray Ewing be the driver? Has he raced before?

Isnt Corbin building a new car. Heard he had 1 ready (now sold) and 1 almost ready.

Any chance the Pat Pierce ride was purchased by Bradshaw or was he rebuilding his ride?

RacinHawk - March 10, 2017 01:27 AM (GMT)
Ray Ewing has run a bunch in the old street stocks and dromers in the past. I'm not sure if he has run in any kind of Xtreme or Outlaw.

The Corbins did sell the old car. They have a new one built and I believe it is about ready to go.

As far as Bradshaw, the last I heard he was rebuilding the old one.

RacinHawk - March 12, 2017 03:09 AM (GMT)
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Brandon Roberts X8 car. This was the 12 of Brandon White last season.

RacinHawk - March 12, 2017 03:12 AM (GMT)
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Nick Cook with a new look for 2017 in the X8

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