Zizzo Sets Personal Record in Return to Home Track

(Photo by NHRA Media) After nearly two years away, TJ Zizzo returned to his home track at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill., Sunday, earning a semi-final berth. For the third time at the facility, Zizzo and the Rust-Oleum Rocket qualified 16th and beat No. 1, this time Mike Salinas, to advance. With one useable … Continue reading Zizzo Sets Personal Record in Return to Home Track

Writing Better Banter: 4 Tips for Making Your Readers Laugh Out Loud

(Originally published at WritersDigest.com 9/15/22) Writer's Digest continues to be one of my favorite resources for my work, especially on the creative fiction side. One of the things I used to struggle with was writing dialogue. If that's an issue for you, click HERE for a great article on conquering that challenge.

Op-Ed: Is 4-Wide Sustainable?

(Originally published at DragIllustrated.com 5/12/23) With both 4-Wide Nationals events in the rearview, NHRA takes its travelling circus to the newly-reopened Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill. (I see you Ziz!) Before we hit Q1 near the Windy City, let’s take one more look at Speedway Motorsports Inc’s drag racing novelty. So…is 4-wide racing sustainable? … Continue reading Op-Ed: Is 4-Wide Sustainable?