For more than 40 years, race fans at area dirt tracks, especially Shawano Speedway, have become accustomed to watching the familiar No. 5 late model driven by Shawano’s M.J. McBride. It is a sight that will not be seen in the future, as McBride has announced that he is hanging up his racing helmet and retiring from racing.
In 2009, Navarino’s A.J. Diemel won the FASTRAK National Weekly Championship and the $10,000 winnings that went with it. He then finished third in the FASTRAK Grand Nationals and won another $10,000. So what did Diemel do as an encore in 2010? Winning the FASTRAK Grand Nationals championship and the $30,000 top prize, that’s what.