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Jeremiah Davis

Hi, I'm Jeremiah Davis. I grew up in northwest Iowa, went to Iowa State, then spent a year living in Phoenix before coming to Cedar Rapids in May 2013. I cover auto racing and prep sports for the Gazette.

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Brett Moffitt to race at IMCA Super Nationals

CEDAR RAPIDS - A lot can happen - in a hurry - when two friends want to go racing bad enough.

When Cedar Rapids Late Model racer Griffin McGrath and Grimes native and 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year Brett Moffitt were texting ba ... »

Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: July 21

Welcome to the Inside Track's Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings. Each week of the racing season, the Gazette's Jeremiah Davis will rank the area's top 10 drivers across all divisions.

Think the list should be different? Tweet him at ... »

Eckrich outruns Deery Bros field at Maquoketa Speedway

MAQUOKETA - Denny Eckrich finally feels like things are back to normal.

After a 2015 in which he was largely without crew chief and brother Doug, who was battling a severe illness, the pair are back full strength with Doug healthy - and the resu ... »

Podcast: ‘Inside Track’ talks drivers racing injured

The Inside Track Podcast returns this week with co-hosts Jeremiah Davis and Danny Lehmkuhl breaking down all things motorsports in Eastern Iowa - on dirt and asphalt.

Inside Track digs into racers competing while injured in this week's Topic of ... »

Notebook: Maquoketa Speedway set for rescheduled Deery Bros race

In early May, first-year Maquoketa Speedway promoter Scott Schurbon took stock of his racetrack and what needed improved. By his own estimation, the track was not in good shape. Spring rain had decimated the racing surface, and he and his staff couldn't ... »

The Cassill Commitment

There's a scene in "Breaking Bad" in which the bodyman Mike Ehrmantraut tells Walter White, "No more half measures, Walter."

Now, the context might've been vastly different on the AMC TV show, but the ideology applies directly to Cedar Rapids' R ...

Roger Cassill wakes up Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 3:30 a.m. The rest of the week it's 4:30 a.m. For most people, that sounds a little nutty, and Cassill won't necessarily disagree with you, but he'll follow that up with a question: how bad do yo ...

Roger Cassill doesn't go to the racetrack much anymore, but the Cassill name is at the track three nights a week, every weekend in Eastern Iowa.

Cassill Motors can be seen prominently on the sides of racecars like that of IMCA Sport Mod racer To ... »

Zack VanderBeek dominates USMTS at Fayette County Speedway

WEST UNION - It's a big deal, getting to race in your home state on the United States Modified Touring Series. Racers from all over the Midwest and South racing in the Open Modified tour, and when they go to familiar territory, the pride kicks up a notc ... »

Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: July 13

Welcome to the Inside Track's Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings. Each week of the racing season, the Gazette's Jeremiah Davis will rank the area's top 10 drivers across all divisions.

Think the list should be different? Tweet him at ... »

Podcast: ‘Inside Track’ talks points racing vs money chasing with Justin Kay

The Inside Track Podcast returns this week with co-hosts Jeremiah Davis and Danny Lehmkuhl breaking down all things motorsports in Eastern Iowa - on dirt and asphalt.

Inside Track welcomes Late Model racer Justin Kay on to talk about his switch fr ... »

Notebook: IMCA addresses failed tire test in Late Model division

This summer, dirt Late Model racing has been a bit divisive, and in a few cases, controversial.

Across the country, on-track incidents between racers, a few accidents in which track personnel weren't fully prepared and suspensions from tire dopi ... »