It was a normal night on Twitter as I, Brian Walker, had just helped answer a Chili Bowl history question for my buddies Ross Wece and Christopher Bell. As a passionate stat-nerd and geek when it comes to racing history, I have always loved tracking down old results and news from years and even decades ago. However, it was on that January night, when Bell assessed the nickname “Walkapedia,” that my brain truly started running with the idea. After several months of continuing my duties with Maximum Dirt as we covered the micro sprint scene from coast-to-coast, I started taking the wonderings and encouragement from friends and mentors seriously. The idea of a site, let alone the social media networks, filled with statistical reports, historical recounts, and old information on our sports biggest events and drivers. But, it doesn’t stop there. Expand the reach and cover not only micro sprints, but midget racing and the ever-popular world of sprint car racing. Create a site, a one-stop shop of sorts, where people can find a story from the Brady Bacon/Chad Boespflug duel at Eldora, read on Donny Schatz’ domination at Knoxville, follow the rise of Gio Scelzi through the sprint car ranks, enjoy the season-long battle between Keith Kunz Motorsports and Clauson-Marshall Racing in the midget ranks, and keep a tab on the up and coming stars of the micro sprint world like Jason McDougal, Zeb Wise, Craig Ronk, Jake Andreotti and more. The idea is to grow this site, along with our social media networks, into the leading news market for open wheel dirt track racing. Between the always-expanding website full of historical stats and the latest news, a Twitter covering the biggest events with live updates and breaking news, and Facebook & Instagram markets only increasing the reach of our incredible sport. The end-goal is big, but the Walkapedia brand has the potential and I have the passion to turn this dream into a reality.