So today the Mansfield Motor Speedway team, after the recent backlash that we faced after people not fully understanding what exactly it is that we are trying to achieve here, decided to make a post that features one of the favorite dirt races on the newly installed dirt track. This is sort of a peace offering to the people who attacked us, to show that we are also fans of the dirt track at Mansfield. It’s just that we are also fans of asphalt there.
Homage to the new Mansfield Motor Speedway
What you’re seeing in this video down below is the Mansfield Motor Speedway qualifying feature which took place on the new dirt track on April 27th this year. Most of the “Keep Mansfield Speedway The Way It Is” team has actually visited this race, as we visit and enjoy in pretty much every race on the new dirt track.
As we’ve mentioned already, we don’t have anything against having a dirt track on Mansfield. However, we would just like to make our voices heard about asphalt being our track surface of choice. We would like to see if it’s somehow possible to have the best of both world. This race on the video above was awesome. If I recall correctly, it even rained a bit, which made things that much more interesting. Check the video and I hope you enjoy it.
Today we’re going to be taking a look at one of the favorite races of ours which we witnessed at the Mansfield Speedway. Luckily enough there is a 4 part YouTube video of the race, so we can post it here for everyone to enjoy. This is a race from 2005 and because of it’s from 2005, this is an asphalt race, just like the ones that we here at Mansfield Speedway love the most.
One of our favorite races on the Mansfield Speedway – 2005 Craftsman Trucks Mansfield 250
So the race that we’re talking about is the 2005 Craftsman Trucks 250. Video posted down below is a 4-parter which covers the better part of the race. Quality might not be the best, but you have to keep in mind that this was recorded way back in 2005, before HD quality video recording hit mainstream.
I was actually present on the race and I saw it live, with my dad. I was 14 at the time, and I had the time of my life watching the race. Competition was fierce and there many takeovers, crashes, and burnt tires, basically everything that makes a race great. This video is just one example out of many of why we here at the movement want to see asphalt making a comeback in some form. From the entire team, we hope that you liked the video and please share with the rest of us what your favorite race on the Mansfield Speedway is.