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One of our favorite races on the Mansfield Speedway – 2005 Craftsman Trucks Mansfield 250

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.

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Two track Mansfield Speedway – can we have both dirt and asphalt?

We recently received a very unfriendly email (not the first and certainly not the last) from an individual calling us names and pointing out how we wasting our time trying to get Mansfield Speedway back to asphalt. That’s what prompted us to write this post, just to clarify what our position here is exactly.

Two track Mansfield Speedway – can we have both dirt and asphalt?

First of all let us make it clear that what we’re proposing isn’t a complete shift from the dirt track at the Mansfield Speedway. We are not trying to take away the tradition of having a dirt track at the Mansfield Speedway. What we are suggesting is a compromise of sorts.

Since the audiences who have visited the speedway have been used to seeing a dirt track, what we want to suggest is that we see both an asphalt track and a dirt track. There must be a way for both of them to coexist somehow. It’s something that the owners should take under consideration, but it of course depends on whether or not it’s profitable for them to do so. We can dream and hope, can’t we?