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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.

Blog Posts

Kay takes step towards last major goal

TIPTON — Sometimes, it’s just your year.

Wheatland native Justin Kay has been nearly unbeatable everywhere he’s gone in an IMCA Late Model in 2014, and that trend continued Tuesday night at the Deery Brothers Summ [...]

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Hawkeye Downs joins in rule-change movement

CEDAR RAPIDS — Throughout the history of racing, there’s been one glaring and unfortunate truth.

Rules and advancements in safety have nearly always been reactionary to an event or accident that took place on or near the [...]

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Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: August 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 < [...]

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Schatz adds to history with Knoxville Nationals win

KNOXVILLE — Donny Schatz can’t really explain his run at Knoxville Raceway in a World of Outlaws Sprint Car.

To be honest, no one can.

Because in the history of the Knoxville Nationals, no one has ever done what th [...]

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Nationals’ prestige keeps legends coming back

KNOXVILLE — Collectively, they represent 137 years’ worth of Knoxville Nationals competition.

Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Jac Haudenschild and Danny Lasoski are the living history of Sprint Car racing, and nearly fill [...]

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Legends racers helping each other to keep tracks alive

CEDAR RAPIDS — In this era of racing, especially at the local level, racer participation is a major component to keeping racetracks open and healthy.

That may seem obvious, but as car counts and crowd counts dip at so many trac [...]

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Eastern Iowa Driver Rankings: August 6

 

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 < [...]

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Birkhofer ‘in a class of his own’ at West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY — It’s always good to be home.

At least it is if you’re Brian Birkhofer, who came to his home track Tuesday night at West Liberty Raceway for “Tornado Tuesday” and the Open Late Model Sh [...]

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PHOTOS: Landon Cassill and Joey Gase

Cedar Rapids natives Landon Cassill and Joey Gase kept very busy this weekend, each running two races.

Cassill pulled double duty between Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (finishing 13th) and Pocono Raceway in the Sprint [...]

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Cassill, Gase the double duty duo

NEWTON — Brad Keselowski may have gotten all the attention nationally for his double duty efforts between Iowa Speedway and Pocono Raceway this weekend, but he certainly wasn’t the only driver doing some traveling to get in ex [...]

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