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  1. 8 points
    You do sound jerky, it’s not like people are siting at home putting all their pennies in a 5 gallon jug saving up for that fancy crank that they want to buy. When I say it has taken my brother 10 years to get where he is it’s like this, started out with a used 23 degree headed engine we bought from Tom Sears for 8500, ran that thing for years and won a race with it and then like every raised port weld tech head does the intake rocker stand ripped out of the head and it was beyond repair and literally tossed the heads in the garbage. Now you are left with a shortblock, we purchased a set of heads that were in the shelf at gypsum and repaired our engine. In the meantime we were ready to update our engine program and bought a used CC headed 18 degree engine, ran that for years and won 3 races with that one, we sold that engine and applied that towards the new engine we built. Was a set of Mikes 18 degree heads that had been hurt so they were repaired and we built our current engine off of that. So while I say it took my brother 10 years to get where he is it’s not 10 years of saving up every penny we have. The amount of money we spend a year is insane for a family owned team but we have great sponsors that help and there is nothing else I would rather be doing in a Friday night than racing with my family and my racing family. So when you say if you have to save for 3 years you shouldn’t be racing big block you couldn’t be any more wrong.
  2. 8 points
    It's better to be the big fish in a small pond.
  3. 7 points
    Nascar butchered this sport. They had a golden goose and someone managed to screw it up. I haven’t watched a complete race in years. It’s litterally the most boring, uninteresting racing around. The points make zero sense. The format is a joke. I went from being a diehard to couldn’t care less in 15 years. That’s not easy to do
  4. 7 points
    I'll be at OCFS most Saturday's but only because I'll be helping a Sportsman car. My heart will be with Keith and Kenny at The Valley. Luckily we'll be able to go to Lebanon I think at least 3 times this year. Bachetti, Flach, Tremont, Britten, Johnson, Johnson, Marshall, Heffner... Yeah, plenty of draw to that card. The Valley won't be hurting without Brett.
  5. 7 points
    I heard on Fox News that admission is free because the Mexicans are paying it.
  6. 7 points
    Danny has had more rides than Stormy Daniels.
  7. 7 points
    We are really complaining about where cars where parked at a car show. Unbelievable. U guys will bitch st anything🤣🤣
  8. 7 points
    The state can be divided into 2 sections, NYC, the part of the state that takes and spends all the money, and the rest of NY, the part of the state that works to pay for NYC.
  9. 7 points
    GUYS HERE IS THE REASON FOR THE CHANGE WE DIDN'T THINK THIS SEASON OUT TO GOOD, BY GOING OPEN SMALL BLK. WE PUT OUR SELVES TO ONLY RACING SAT NITES . ROCKY WANTED TO RACE MORE AND THE ONLY WAY TO DO THIS WAS TO DROP DOWN IN CLASS ,I HAD NO BIG BLOCKS OR DIRT SPEC 358'S TO RACE ON FRIDAYS OR SUNDAYS . SO WE ASKED DIRTCAR FOR PERMISSION TO RETURN TO SPORTSMAN. ATLEAST RUNNING CREATE WE CAN WE HAVE MANY OUTLETS TO RACE !! WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK LOL !!!
  10. 6 points
    yeah...… cause price gouging on nascar weekends is a new thing😆 The bottom line..... There was absolutely NO NEED to fix what was not broke playoffs, stages. new rule changes for the cars, the drivers ,the pit crews, every other week...…...yada yada🙄 oh well Dirt season is here! 👍
  11. 6 points
    I learned a lesson from my father a long, long time ago. Whenever I complained about not being good at something, he'd listen for just so long and then finally told me that if I spent half as much time complaining about it and actually doing something about it, I'd be better at it. I tried it and he was right. I always thought it was pretty smart advice coming from a guy with a 10th grade education.
  12. 6 points
    Shit we still have 2 weeks before the season starts. By then jake could decide to retire again sell out and then rebuy all new again before the season starts
  13. 6 points
    He isn't wrong about a lot of the points he makes. The Grove in particular has been locked down and shitty a heck of a lot the last few years. Dietrich obviously likes to yank people's chains on Twitter, but he is also a lot more candid than most drivers. Everyone on here always says they want drivers to speak their mind.
  14. 6 points
    I hate childish bullshit by drivers.
  15. 6 points
    Lucky that he still races in the SDS??? Hes finally in a series he should be in. Hes done nothing but ruin BB modified racing in the Northeast and made it impossible for the 'poor' less talented BB racers to ever win , while driving up costs. Hes nothing but a cherry picker. Now if only Sheppard, HBR, Gypsum, Graham and Hearn would all move to either 410 sprints or the truck series these 'little' guys could get a good payday and maybe even a win while racing crate big blocks. And life would be so perfect again. Sincerely, Rpm72
  16. 5 points
    Having been an Alan Johnson fan my entire racing life, I keep track of him on facebook. While he does have thoughts and ideas about expenses that he shares on his page, he is also the driver of a 2 car team, soon to be 3 cars (his car owner just announced the purchase of the 3rd brand new car). I'm not sure where you get this "relegated to mid pack" idea from when he won features and another track championship last year.
  17. 5 points
    Almost sounds likes 'socialism'... Everyone should have the same thing as everyone else. Life ain't fair!
  18. 4 points
    Yup, getting Batman and Marc Johnson while “losing” the Valley pet...going to be a great season at the valley of speed!
  19. 4 points
    We turn our big blocks 7600 max (8000 chip) and have run them as long as 2000 laps before a rebuild, normally we get them back at 1500 laps. Block mount fuel pumps are junk these days, you can spend $250 4 times on block mount pumps or $1000 on a belt driven one and run it longer than you will race for. It’s so easy for someone on the outside to have all these suggestions but until you see what it takes to make these things live at 7600 rpm and make the power we do you really don’t have a clue.
  20. 4 points
    You were right, it did. Do you apply that logic to every day life as well, i.e. purchasing a car or a house? Why save up for something you really want, right? Let me give you some context: it took 3 years while still weekly racing 358s competitively. Did you read Rob Hile's post? Took his brother 10 years. I can't imagine what you think of that... Also, the cost of running a big block vs a small block is virtually the same once the motor has been purchased. But why would anyone be disciplined and save up money for a big block anyway, right?
  21. 4 points
    The first 4 cars were 44 Perrego big block champ. 17z Brian Krummel small block champ. sl8 Greg Sleight sportsman champ and the m1 of Jim Maher street stock champ...then it was Friesens 52 truck ,then Hearn and then the Halmar cars.....Don't really see A problem with that car show setup!!! Why post something to start S@#&*?
  22. 4 points
    You’re backwards with that common misconception but that’s not on the topic. Lvs is upstate New York. Considering it Massachusetts makes more sense then downstate NY
  23. 4 points
    It's easy to criticize when your spending someone else's money......
  24. 4 points
    You can use this one until theirs is ready, http://jw4.proboards.com/thread/319/2019-small-block-modified-schedule
  25. 4 points
    I don't look at as a big fish in a small pond. I look at it as do I continue to lose my ass or go back to where I may have been making money or breaking even or atleast not loosing so much. Smart decision I think. And if you want to go with the big fish In a small pond theory, aren't there a few bb drivers that win a lot that should be moving on to something else? 360s/410s sprint cars, late models etc?
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