On today’s episode we’ve got Sprint Car Hub founder and creator Toby Bellbowen. An incredible driver himself, Toby was tearing up the speedway tracks for over seven years before his career was cut short due to a medical condition. With an undeniable passion for sprintcars, we learn how Toby turned his life around, reinvented his career and kicked off the new wave of speedway content across Australia. You can hear all about this and more from the couch, including:
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⭐️ TIMECODES ⭐️ ➡
00:00 - Show Teaser
01:00 - Show and Episode Intro
03:15 - Speedway banter begins…
05:00 - Reminiscing Parramatta Speedway
10:00 - Preparing Warrnambool (aka ‘working the track’)
14:30 - Why isn’t sprintcar racing on prime time TV networks?
16:00 - How do you get into sprintcar racing?
19:00 - Demand for content at live events…aka Sprint Car Hub
26:00 - BTS of interviewing drivers trackside
33:00 - The unpredictable nature of Sprintcar racing
34:15 - FULL STORY: Why Toby retired from Sprintcars
49:00 - Why dirt and not the tar route?
53:00 - Growing up in a sprintcar family
01:00:15 - Retirement, the final call
01:05:15 - Packing up and selling everything
01:08:15 - Why did Roddy give it up?
01:09:40 - Mentors in speedway
01:11:15 - SET CRASHER!...Welcome Miki
01:14:00 - Racing in the USA
01:17:45 - What’s it like driving a 360?
01:19:30 - OMG! Toby knows who the Keyboard Racer/s is!
01:25:00 - Dealing with the good ol’ trolls in media
01:29:00 - The Sprint Car Hub story (when/why/how…what’s next?)
01:32:30 - Does speedway engage with fans better than tar?
01:35:30 - Concussion devices in speedway
01:41:10 - WA Sprintcar series
01:48:00 - Fragmentation issues of speedway as an organised sport
01:53:30 - THE FAST FIVE
02:06:00 - Show wrap up
Notes: Fast Five: Question 1 answer is Jamie Veal. Kerry Madsen won night one and Jamie Veal won night two. Toby’s final score is ⅘, not ⅗
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