I would have loved to have grown up in the era that had all these local tracks around. The dirt tracks were all gone around here by the time I reached adulthood but I've heard stories about them all my life. They say the fights they had at some of the tracks around here were epic.
Again, all I know about these old dirt cars and tracks I got from stories my uncle, dad, and a few older friends mentioned but one thing they told me was they made their own racing seats out of 55 gallon drums. I had trouble buying that but they swore it was true. My area has always been full of farmers and the money is a little low compared to bigger areas. Well some years later I was able to get a look at someones old 55 dirt car that was drug out of the woods and it did indeed have a drivers seat with a homemade vinyl cover and some foam that was indeed a 55 gallon drum before it got cut up.