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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 Iowa Hawkeyes football and men's basketball, as well as auto racing for the Gazette.

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Chris Simpson wins 40th Yankee Dirt Track Classic

FARLEY - The 40th Yankee Dirt Track Classic is going to go down as a memorable one - for many reasons, for many different people.

With $10,000 on the line for the most prestigious IMCA Late Model race of the year, Farley Speedway brought in the ... »

Watch: ‘Inside Track’ podcast live with Nathan Wood

Inside Track Live presented by Albert Auto Service welcomed IMCA Stock Car driver Nathan Wood this week to discuss his three track championships, the nailbiter to win the Benton County Speedway title and what's in store for IMCA Super Nationals. ... »

Justin Kay makes IMCA history with pair of track titles

FARLEY - More and more, Justin Kay's name is written in the IMCA record books.

Friday night at Farley Speedway, the Wheatland driver added his name to a short list: racers who have won IMCA Late Model and Modified season championships at the sam ... »

Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: Aug. 23

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 ... »

J.D. Auringer meets USRA A-Mod goal with track title

J.D. Auringer set a goal out a few years ago for his Modified racing. He wanted to get into a USRA/USMTS A-Mod and be successful.

It's no easy task, considering the bigger (and far more expensive, compared to an IMCA crate) engine, different tir ... »

Watch: Inside Track Live with Kyle Olson

Inside Track Live presented by Albert Auto Service welcomes IMCA Sport Mod racer Kyle Olson this week to discuss his first track championship, coming at Independence Motor Speedway, and his first season on a new chassis.

Hosts Jeremiah Davis and ... »

Hawkeye Downs season championships sees 'consistent' Austin Slabaugh crowned in Legends

 

CEDAR RAPIDS - In 2015, Austin Slabaugh took his first laps in a racecar. Fresh out of Mid-Prairie High School, the former football player joined the ranks of racecar driver in the Legends division.

At the end of just his third year in ... »

Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: Aug. 16

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 ... »

Watch: ‘Inside Track’ talks IMCA racing with Ryan Clark

Inside Track Live presented by Albert Auto Service welcomes IMCA Executive Secretary and longtime track announcer Ryan Clark this week to discuss last week's IMCA Speedweek, his year of attending races, what's to come with IMCA Super Nationals and other ... »

Troy Cordes' trial and error nets wins at Independence, Vinton

Trial and error is kind of a way of life if you're a racer.

Unless you have your racecar totally figured out - which ranges from exceedingly rare to almost impossible - trial and error is the only way to push for more speed. That's especially tr ... »