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Stories From The Track

Although I owned a weekly newspaper for 10 years, blogging is totally different and so much fun! I’m just beginning to put my thoughts back in print. If you have any blog suggestions, or have written something you think others could benefit from reading, become a guest blogger! Feel free to contact me at iwmanation@gmail.com

Racing is in My Blood

About 35 years ago, two friends of our family raced cars at Quincy (IL) Raceway. My son, Ben, was 4 years old and one of our Sunday night family activities was to go watch them race.

Christi Yielding: Mom, Nurse & Driver

When you hear people say they are busy, I challenge you to follow in the footsteps of Christi Yielding for just one day! The mother of three children, Caleb 17, Kenli, 15 and Connor, 11, and a registered nurse in the cardiology clinic at Carle Heart & Vascular Institute in Mattoon, IL, Christi still finds time for her favorite hobbies.

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Tune in every Wednesday from 8:00 -9:00 pm EST as I co-host the Midwest Compact North Touring Series Podcast

April 4th, 2018

Compact Weekly is a weekly show hosted by Melinda Russell, Micheal Wood (Woody), and Drew Jach that talks every in the Compact Racing World. This weeks International Womens Motorsports Assocation guest will be Taylor Imus. Taylor will be racing at the Kalamazoo Speedway in the Zoo Stock in 2018. Also joing the show will be Tom Sprague the owner/promoter of the Thunderbird Speedway and Randy Maggio, Jr the promoter of the Painesville Speedway. The no gimics needed radio show that promotes all Compact Racing across the globe.

March 28th, 2018

This week Melinda Russell will be back with her IWMA guest Madilyn Blanch. Woody and Andy will have Midwest Compact Touring Series driver Chris Jackson and Donny Richardson from the famed A1 Motor Sports group. You never know who will dial in as a special guest. Tuesday nights will be our new how at 8PM Eastern Time! This weeks show is sponsored by Adam’s Auto.

March 15th, 2018

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March 8th, 2018

Melinda Russell, Micheal Wood, and Drew Jach host the Compact Weekly Show Powered by the Midwest Compact Touring Series. Kenny Richardson will be back with his Tech Talk corner this week. Melinda will spotlight a driver from the IWMA. Woody and Drew will have a mystery guest this week as well.

March 1st, 2018

This weeks show will feature Jessica from HD Photos, Greg Mckarns from the Madision International Speedway, and Hannah Thomas from the Thunderbird Raceway. Please join host Melinda Russell and Woody for this 90 minute action packed show. If you would to call in to listen or ask a question call 646-668-8238. Also we will recap the banquet from this past weekend.

February 22nd, 2018

Cohost Drew Jach and Woody along with Melinda Russell from International Women in Motorsports will be interviewing Kalamazoo Speedways own Valerie Bozell and then Dave Bowen will be on to talk about the promotion that his magazine “Lets Race” is doing.. They are giving away a $5000 dollar sponsorship. You have to listen to see how they are doing it.

February 15th, 2018

Please join weekly host Andy Jach, Melinda Russell and Woody forum to date information on SCDRA, Midwest Compacts, Midwest Dash Series, Weekly Short Tracks and more. This will be your one stop shop for Compact/FWD Racing Across the Counrty! You never know who will stop by. Please visit the website of our sponsor the Midwest Compacts Touring Series at www.midwestcompacts.com

February 8th, 2018

Please join weekly host Andy Jach, Melinda Russell and Woody forum to date information on SCDRA, Midwest Compacts, Midwest Dash Series, Weekly Short Tracks and more. This will be your one stop shop for Compact/FWD Racing Across the Counrty! You never know who will stop by. Please visit the website of our sponsor the Midwest Compacts Touring Series at www.midwestcompacts.com

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April 3rd, 2018

Melinda Russell the founder of the Internation Women’s Motorsports Assocation is your host of the Women’s Motor Sports Network. The show airs live every Tuesday at 7:00PM Eastern Time and 6:00PM Central Time. This week Melinda welcomes Molly Pruett a third generation drag racer. She races in Woodburn, Oregon and will also be going to Mission, Canada, Boise, Idaho, Madras, Oregon and possibly Yakima and Spokane, Washington.

March 27th, 2018

Tabitha Ann Demers a Tractor Pulling veteran from Iowa will be Melinda’s special guest this week on the Wommen’s Motorsports Network. Melinda Russell is your weekly host from the Women’s International Motorsports Sports Assocation. It’s doesn’t matter if it’s circle track racing, motorcross, tractor pulling, a promoter, fan, or anthing in motorsports Melinda will cover it weekly on this pod cast every Tuesday night at 7:00PM Eastern Time.

March 14th, 2018

This week host Melinda Russell will welcome ARCA Series driver Natalie Decker to the Women’s Motorsports Network. This is a weekly podcast to show case women in motorsports. Please vist our website at www.IWANation.com for information on our association. Enjoy this weeks show!

March 8th, 2018

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