Monday, July 22, 2013

About Greg

2009 Prairie Dirt Classic at Speedy Creek Raceway, Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Greg Cybulski was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has worked professionally in the textile trade for most of his adult life. In 1997, he was invited by a friend to go to a dirt track race at Winnipeg's Victory Lane Speedway. The rest, as they say, is history. The following is a brief look into his dirt track racing journey.

1997: Attended first dirt track race at Victory Lane Speedway featuring the NCRA sprints. Feature winner was Gary Wright of Hooks, Texas.

1998: Found 'Hoseheads' on the internet. A website dedicated to sprint car racing. Created the username NOSAfan.

1999: Started website on racercity.com entitled NOSAfan's Fan Page. Greg started writing anecdotes on his webpage about his experiences at races.

2000: Began writing a periodic column, "Dirt from the Stands" for Don McAuley's website, SprintsnMidgets.com

2001: Went on first racing road trip. Attended inaugural 1200lb Sprint Car Nationals at Knoxville Raceway. Paid first visit to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. Attended USAC Midget race at Eagle Raceway, Eagle, Nebraska. Feature winner was Kasey Kahne.

 2002: Traveled to Knoxville Raceway for a regular race night. Races rained out. Became International Member with the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum in Knoxville, Iowa. Changed title of website from NOSAfan's Fan Page to Prairie Dirt.

 2003: Traveled to Edmonton, Alberta to watch Gold Cup at Castrol Raceway but car troubles prevented Greg from attending. Traveled to Knoxville Raceway season finale on Labor day weekend. Attended Huset's Speedway season finale. Interviewed by radio host Hot Rod Pattison at Huset's Speedway, Brandon, SD

 2004: Agreed to become contributing writer for Bernie Hill's Rollcage Dirt Track Racing Magazine which was distributed to race tracks in the Upper Midwest. Promoted first successful sprint car show with Estevan Motor Speedway.

 2005: Assisted in the promotion of Victory Lane Speedway's first sprint car show in 5 years. Continued sprint car promotion with Estevan Motor Speedway.

 2006: Interviewed by host Darren Pallen on Prairie Dirt Digest podcast. Continued to promote sprint car racing on behalf of Estevan Motor Speedway and Red River Co-op Speedway. Took leave of absence from racing following the passing of mentor Fred Brownfield.

 2007: Alberta Sprint Tour created Prairie Dirt Classic event in tribute to Greg's efforts of promoting sprint car racing on the Canadian prairies. Race was held at Speedy Creek Raceway, Swift Current, Saskatchewan. 

2008: Returned to writing and promotion of sprint car racing. Speedy Creek Raceway hosted 2-night Prairie Dirt Classic weekend. First published writing in Inside Track magazine, a Q & A with Estevan, Saskatchewan sprint car driver Kyle Fedyk.

 2009: Successfully promoted first ASCS 360 sprint car weekend at Red River Co-op Speedway and Speedy Creek Raceway featuring the Alberta 360 sprints. Accepted invitation by NLSA president Darren Pallen to become Director of Media Relations for the newly founded Northern Lightning Sprint Association. Switched formats from his website to blogging. Created his new blog, Dirt from the Stands. Interviewed by Darren Pallen on the Prairie Dirt Digest podcast about the 360 sprint car show.

 2010: Director of Media Relations for the Northern Lightning Sprint Association. Wrote and voiced the Prairie Dirt Racing Report on 1570 CKMW radio in Winkler on Fridays at 9:45 AM. Interviewed by Great Canadian Talk Show host Marty Gold on 92.9 KICK-FM at Red River College.

 2011: Continued serving as Director of Media Relations for the Northern Lightning Sprint Association. Wrote and voiced the Prairie Dirt Racing Report on 1570 CKMW radio in Winkler, Monday to Friday at 12:45 PM. 

2012: Director of Media Relations for the Northern Lightning Sprint Association.

 2013: Stepped down as NLSA Director of Median Relations at the end of the racing season. Ceased blogging.

2017: Returned to blogging, primarily about dirt track racing in the province of Saskatchewan and the Western North Dakota Sprint Cars

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