I'm actually really stoked to see this request! So many of our track names came from specific things, as you said.
Here are a few examples:
In Career/Novice, KC Forever is a tribute to Kurt Caselli, a top off-road racer who died in the Baja 1000 in 2013.
On a lighter note, in the same division of tracks, Huggins Fury is a tribute to the coach of the basketball team I cheer for, the West Virginia University Mountaineers. His name is Bob Huggins and he's a firecracker.
In Career/Expert, High Zenberg is a play on the main character in the TV show Breaking Bad.
In the same division, Ashes to Ashes is a tribute to the David Bowie song of the same name.
In Career/Master, Welch Way is named for our resident track-building ace, Joe Welch.
In the same division, Chandelier is a tribute to the pop song by Sia.
In Career/Pro, Ramble On is inspired by the Led Zeppelin song of the same name.
In the same division, Dark Star is inspired by the Grateful Dead song of the same name.
In Career/Top Jams, Nowheresville is inspired by the obscure song of the same name by an artist known as A Man Called E. He's the front man of a less obscure indie band called Eels.
All Starman tracks are named after NASA space missions.