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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:

  • FULL STORY: Racing career and why Toby retired
  • Sprint Car Hub’s beginnings and future direction
  • BTS of interviewing drivers trackside (who’s upset, supportive and/or not speaking?)
  • Demand for LIVE content at speedway events
  • Unpredictable nature of sprintcar racing
  • Growing up in a speedway family
  • Racing sprintcars in the US
  • OMG! Does Toby reveal who the Keyboard Racer/s is?
  • Concussion devices…we chat more
  • Organisational shit show: speedway fragmentation issues

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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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