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  1. 19 points
    You do realize comparing DIRTvision and DTD Tv is like comparing an elephant to an ant. DIRTvision is a NATIONAL company, DTD Tv is local. DTD Tv shares revenue with the promoter unlike other sanction bodies that by rights and the promoter gets NOTHING. We are a regionally based series. Whether anyone likes to admit it or not, we are Northeast based. Our fan base is in the 100,000's not the millions that DIRTcar/Flo and others enjoy. If big-blocks were national and our ability to get thousands of subscriptions was possible, things could be different. We are living a different reality. Comparing us to other PPV providers is not a fair comparison. The purse for this event is $30,000 with 30 cars in the pits and no fans. It's going to be a tough nut to crack. We thank Brett Deyo for taking the chance with us that we can help him get it done and hopefully get to that number. It's a HUGE risk for all involved. And one final thought. DTD offers this site for free with constant updates etc. We've looked at going to a subscription base like most media has gone as far as the site. We just don't like that model. We have to keep paying the bills. Like a promoter, track etc, we need to make money to pay bills. We have great partners thankfully, but when you look at work vs reward, most people would have quit this gig a long time ago. We are fortunate to have passionate fans that own this site, that write and shoot photos. Without them working for nothing, we'd be done. We hope that you watch, but if you chose to not to watch, we understand that as well.
  2. 15 points
    I've had to clean up political nonsense out of three different threads tonight. If we are unable to maintain the request to keep political opinions off of this message board then I'll just start handing out 90 day vacations to people. No more warnings. The next posts I have to "Hide" or "Delete" because of political nonsense are also going to carry a 90 day suspension for the person who posted it. And if you get suspended don't even think of complaining for a reduced sentence. We've asked multiple times and have been ignored. At this point i'm two steps away from taking the forum down completely.
  3. 15 points
    This forum has become more political than ever. I come here to get away from all the political BS....
  4. 10 points
    I've put a little 'Racing Stimulus' post up on my facebook page. Any driver planning to go to this event can comment on my post and their name will be eligible to win a gas card donated by my race team. The gas card started at 100$, there have been 2 donations of 25$ each, making the total 150$ now. I'll do a live facebook draw to determine who gets the gas card. If anybody here is racing the event or knows someone who is, please send them my way. I'd like everybody to get a chance to win and hopefully we can get the donation amount higher!!
  5. 8 points
    I wore a mask at Penn Can long before anyone heard of corona virus. Would not bother me one bit to do it again.
  6. 8 points
    The score as of right now is 14 to 8. 14 is the number of replies on topic. 8 in the number of replies to needless bickering about stimulus checks. As a fellow race fan, and as a father and husband....I am qualified to say that we can do better.
  7. 8 points
    No matter what I say in reply here, you're only going to find fault with it. There was a time when I actually cared about that, so I'm not even going to try. Everyone affiliated with managing this website has other things to do than sit here and babysit the bickering like they once did and could. That's how things get out of control for so long these days. We've all got other things chipping away at the time we set aside to be here. It's gotten so bad over the last year and a half to two years that I practically dread coming here because I know I am going to walk into a shit storm. I volunteer to do this. I get nothing in return other than a bunch of static about how I run the show. And I've caught hell more times than I can count from track owners and promoters who weren't happy about allowing people to voice their opinions. It's a pretty shitty feeling not feeling welcome at those tracks when that conversation is done, let me tell you. And all because I volunteered to let people talk. Here's an idea... why not start your own racing forum and see how long it takes you as lead moderator to wonder WTF you got yourself into?
  8. 8 points
    Any chance at all that one of you guys that want to keep the circular arguement about politics going could be bothered to start a thread specifically for that so the rest of us don't have to read all the bullshit in case there might be a small reference to something that might have to do with the topic?
  9. 8 points
    Actually, this is the epitome of do as I say not as I do. This was in a hospital setting, not outdoors on some random street.
  10. 7 points
    Not wanting to get into a pissing match on a Internet forum? How's that working out for you? You do it in almost every thread.
  11. 7 points
    When race fans give feedback, unlike any other customer base, we get accused of "bitching" or being bad fans or bad for the sport etc... No one is saying anyone is being greedy, it's just feedback that the price point is a little high. I would think $19.99 per race or $30 for the 2 races might attract more people to give it a go.
  12. 7 points
    My dogs vet appointment was cancelled. Should I make a thread about that, too?
  13. 7 points
    It's amazing how many people still feel the need to compare to the flu and can't even try to comprehend the difference.
  14. 6 points
    I whipped up a calendar with the WoO Sprints, Late Models and Lucas Oil LM shows that have been announced along with NASCAR and Selinsgrove, in case anyone's interested. Nice to see Lucas putting theirs for free on FB live. Grey boxes are ones that I don't think are 100% confirmed yet, but at least this is better than nothing in the interim. Obviously there's other events out there but I'm not sure they'd be of a ton of interest in our area. (And I would expect a few cancellations i.e. Stateline/Genesee for the WoO LM) PDF Calendar May-June
  15. 6 points
    We always had too much fun together. She was the best. I am going to miss her a lot. Even tho I am in Florida, we kept in touch thru text. I'm having a hard time not crying or being depressed as she would not want that of anyone. I'm thinking of all the great times we had together and there are a lot of them and I'm sure everyone that knew her has many good memories too. Dick Sweet
  16. 6 points
    Play by the rules. I want to get going as much as anyone, but my concern with this is how they will abide by CDC and NYS guidelines and orders. All I was aware of was masks, and social distancing; up to 5 people per team. If you get 60 teams to show with 5 people per team, that's 300 people within less than a 1/2 mile radius; far above the less than 10 people gatherings and social distance guidelines. The tests that have happened already had very strict plans. You can call this BS or whatever, but regardless of your feelings, the government and Cuomo are currently the 'law of the land' so to speak. So if you push the envelope before your time, will it ruin it for the year, or other facilities? Right now we could possibly be racing by end of June or beginning of July if all goes well within each phase. If we push, and the government wants to push back hard enough and make an example, especially after they notified Fonda and this was made public, would they shut it down for longer, or even the year? Fines big enough that he would not recoup costs even if they could open, especially if we have to run with limited or no fans when the time comes? Fines are set at up to $10,000 per violation, but I have not been clarified through our business on what a violation constitutes....is it per day, per person, etc. Additionally, Would these actions resonate through all capital district tracks and cause implications for those not involved (ie shutting down racing completely in the area for the year if they want to make an example). There are many unknown aspects to all of this to make any determination. The thing we need to keep in mind about all of this is to be smart, and think of how your actions may have a larger effect, and affect other people/places. Just my two cents
  17. 6 points
    This, this is what I'm talking about. Mr. Miller was just mentioning a simple thing him and his gf have decided. Wasn't political. But it was how to keep it from making it a problem. He didn't attack either side. Though I'm sure he could if he wanted to. But he took the high road. There are just some people who just can not let it go. And attack anything that doesn't directly justify their unjustifiable comments. altkevin you were the reason I decided to stop discussing anything political on here. Anyone can make a simple comment, sarcastic statement, or just a little funny joke towards a political party or idea, or even just a non-partisan comment for that matter and then just move on. But you seem to have to justify your uneducated opinions upon every topic. No one can make any remark that you do not agree with; and you can not go a single comment without making an attack at anyone or any opinion that doesn't agree with you.
  18. 6 points
    The issue is Mr. Miller is that when things are new and small they are more appreciated. As they become more popular and bigger. They draw more types of people. Good and Bad. You've had to of seen this with certain race promoters, tracks, and series. Just last week Mr. Mallet and others were basically being attacked on their business model on streaming races. Totally uncalled for of course. Because if they didn't start their streaming site. Would we have been able to see the great shows that we were able to only because of them? The bigger you get the more people want you to offer more for less. If you take away this forum I would foresee a descent decline in hits to the front page. When I originally came to this site I didn't even realize it had a forum. I read it for years without knowing about it. The link was called something like Dirt Talk for Dirties or something. When I found the forum I actually found it almost more informative then the front page. What it was and what it is now is greatly different. And I actually enjoy even more of what it has become. I do miss some of the talent that use to be with the site. But they seem to pop up every now and then. And I got to see them on MavTV now, which is cool to see they are doing so well. The worst thing I might of done is actually joined the forum. I read it for years. Obviously I'm a very opinionated person, but I love to do factual research and compare opinions. I think I've learned more about racing from this forum then any of the 40+ years of races I've gone to, or magazines I've read, or shows I've watched. I've never been very much of what you would call mechanically inclined or experienced. I learned to change my own oil and tires before I could get my permit. I've even changed my own brakes. But I get so fascinated reading the in's and out's of racing on this forum. How series works, how tracks work. On another point I don't think there is a single track promoter who wasn't trying to do the best they could. And all of them make mistakes. And very few people can really appreciate what they are trying to do. Even the ones that really shouldn't of tried to do it in the first place. I can understand track owners and promoters getting upset in reading negative comments. But that is part of the business now. They need to appreciate both the bad and the good that is said about how the track is run or is doing. They need to learn the difference between constructive criticism and just people who are just are what we call Trolls who just like to hate. I think with every complaint you need to look at it and see if it has any warrant. And always remember the people posting never know all the circumstances behind what they are saying. And always remember the positive remarks and opinions, and take those to heart. But if there are enough criticisms you need to look at them closely, don't look at them as negative. Look at them as if they are more like breadcrumbs or clues to something you made need to look at. But always remember you will never ever make everyone happy. If your having good turn outs in the pits and stands, you know you are doing something right. Same goes with this forum, especially this forum. Imagine how many complaints Facebook gets every 10 minutes. I be that is more then dirttrackdigest.com has received in it's existence. Big difference here is we know who owns the site. We know they not only read the forum but are a big part of it. I beg them to not take the criticisms and negative comments so personally. Same with Mr. Miller, for someone who says they are getting sick of the forum. But who has given how many years of his free time to it? Since it's existence? You have stayed. And from what I've read 99% of the people who use the site and this forum respect you and the owners of the site. Lately it has been worse, and I directly blame the Covid Crisis. I've been one of the worst offenders, trying to argue my facts and opinions vs other's. We are all very stressed, very very stressed. And its not going to be over. But I think now, the users (like myself) on this site really need to step back. Take a big breath and/or a good walk. Clear our minds. And realize that one of the reasons we are able to get through the days is because of all our love of this website.
  19. 6 points
    I don't know how much more of this political talk I can stand.
  20. 6 points
    This kind of thing is unfortunate when you look at what World Racing Group spent time putting out on their website (that he and other Indiana tracks could have downloaded for their own use) to try to put forth an organized, extremely detailed plan. He took the opposite approach, defied state guidelines and probably set the whole industry back in the state even further. The situation sucks. But if your state is saying "Don't do X"... no matter how much it sucks.. just don't do X. I just saw a tweet this morning that South Korea is shutting down their bars and nightclubs again for 30 more days because they were able to trace a sudden spike in new cases back to a single person. They have done an amazing job at controlling their outbreak to reopen their country safely, whereas here it's like we're all just annoyed by it so consequences to ourselves and others be damned. https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/south-korea-faces-flare-up-in-coronavirus-cases-tied-to-nightclubs
  21. 6 points
    Let me clear the confusion... We offered a PPV event, then the next 4 pages were spent by either people complaining about the price, or us having to explain the reason for the price. We're at a point where we're tired of being told how to run our business. The next thing that goes will be the entire forum, because i'm about done with it as well. Between all the political nonsense (which we've asked people to stop multiple times and they just don't) and the constant complaining it's becoming a complete drain.
  22. 6 points
    One of the stupidest sayings ever. I'm a delivery driver who bends over backwards to service my customers well. And sometimes, no matter what you do, the customer is an asshole.
  23. 6 points
    Why can't everyone just be happy that DTD has taken the effort to bring live racing availability to us at this time...$50 for two nights of live racing & no other expense......How many of you spend $20 in fuel to get to the racetrack, spend at least $10 per person & another $10 on food & a soda.....at least...times that by two & see how much more it will cost you to go there while you can sit in your own chair & not have to get up & let everyone in your row by every 10 minutes for the restroom or the beer booth.....I think it's a helluva deal @ $50. If you don't want to spend the money, just continue to watch cartoon racing
  24. 6 points
    I don’t think the last sentence could be any further from the truth. What the world did in putting safety first saved lives. How many lives will never be known but there is no question it had a significant impact. To think otherwise is to live in the land of make believe
  25. 6 points
    Don't forget no ISIS, no world War 3 as predicted, no sharing bathrooms with 9 yr old girls and 50 yr old men, no Russian collusion, best yet NO Hillary, no wide open borders, no one cares who pays for the wall just glad its going up, no mail in voting, no Colin Kaepernick. Lots to be thankful for. And I love the 4 years of non stop crying and excuses from you snowflakes.
  26. 6 points
    I Saw this on a bumper sticker recently: Republicans/Democrats, Same SHIT Different Piles! It seems to apply to this thread at times.
  27. 6 points
    Each year I put together my favorite photos from Super DIRT Week. Unfortunately I got pretty lazy last fall and never got around to it. Since I have a lot more time on my hands I finally got caught up on my 2019 photos. Some of these made it into the DTD galleries from SDW however there are others that got passed over in the rush to post content. https://www.brentsmithphotography.com/Blog/2019SDW/n-PsFzWQ
  28. 6 points
    RPM you're a dump truck full of misinformation. I really do look forward to racing starting so I can read posts from you where you actually know what you are talking about. And where I can respect the information and opinions you post. Unrelated. So The Government's Billion dollar small business package has gone well. Most of it is unaccounted for. And what is accounted for so far has gone to what I would call slightly bigger then small businesses. The steak house has already been mentioned, but groups like the Shake Shack and the Los Angeles Lakers have received part of $870 Million dollars. So far the majority of companies that are being found to have received payments are all publicly traded companies. Not your usual "small business" description. As for Wall Street, what happen is exactly what they said would happen. They got their Corporate Welfare checks and put it in to buying their own stocks and artificially raising prices. Which I will give Trump positive credit for because he said that is exactly what they would do if they got money.
  29. 6 points
  30. 6 points
    Better equipment than the stuff that won them an Outlaw Speedway track title and has put them in the Top 5 weekly with some of the best Big Block competition weekly- including the Super DIRTcar Series' Top 2 hottest drivers every Saturday night? Lets give Mark Spoor a little more credit here- sheesh.
  31. 5 points
    So much weird stuff in your post. Is there some reason you can't come out and type the name Rocky Warner? And Hartman definitely isn't 15.
  32. 5 points
    I almost never buy PPV anything . It feel it takes away money I need to attend events. But for a couple different reasons I figured yesterday was a good time to make an exception. One, I have yet to attend an event in 2020 and it is almost June.... Two , DTD does a great job with news, stories, and updates. And has never charged me for any of that . A lot going on at DTD . Not just a forum. Three , I wanted to support the STSS. Deyo was able to find a way to get the dirt modifieds back out there racing!! thank you Brett Video is nothing compared to being there but...... DTDtv and the STSS gave the teams the opportunity to race , and the fans an opportunity to view it Purchased the 3 day and very happy with what I have watched so far last night! A big Thank You Very Much to DTDtv, the STSS and Ray Cook 👍
  33. 5 points
    When you call it China Flu you are creating a resentment towards Asian Americans. These people who are living their lives in the US but who are of Chinese dissent had nothing to do with the origin of this virus and shouldn’t be made to blame whatsoever. It’s a statement that helps to deflect from the poor response, the dismissing of responsibility and casts others in an unfair light. It’s Trump 101 and it works because it plays to his audience. “So called oppression”? Open a book my man and look at our history. You cannot seriously be that ignorant, can you? And white males are biggest group of under privileged people? My goodness. Sigh. But I’ll tell you what I see happening; too many white people live off the success of their forefathers. Grandpa had a great business and handed it down. He enriched the next two maybe three generations. But in doing so he made it too easy and the recipients in many cases have gotten lazy. And in doing so this group is getting outworked and now the better jobs are not automatically going to them but are going to others who are equally or better qualified. And rather then work harder it’s just easier to say it’s no longer fair as a white person. Yes anyone can make their own fortune. I could cite thousands of examples. It is becoming harder to do; that I grant, but it is still done. I grew up in a small farming community of 400 residents and my brother graduated from MIT with his masters in engineering. It can be done. NASCAR introduced a diversity program to try and help buoy a sport that has been in steady decline for years. Interesting that you mention the NFL and NBA but fail to mention the NHL. It’s sports; the best should be in these leagues. Who cares where they are from or what they look like. I sure as heck don’t. And you do know the history of segregation right? Baseball and Jackie Robinson? Universities that didn’t permit black students. You have seen white only entrances, hotels, water fountains? You have to have huge balls, I’ll give you that to look past or completely ignore history to try and make a point. We don’t celebrate Columbus Day living in Canada so I cannot comment. But I do celebrate Christmas. I wish others a Merry Christmas and as the father of three little boys I enjoy the season and the spirit of giving. You are trying to margenalize my comments but you don’t know me the same way I don’t know you. As I’ve said numerous times, I am right of centre politically. I just don’t have a tolerance for bullshit and if it offends some then so be it.
  34. 5 points
    Worry about the important stuff like.... Like, will they let us go out, and come back in 🤣
  35. 5 points
    The rich fund both parties. Yours isn't any better than the other. It's a system set up to help the rich and powerful stay that way. The best thing for both of the parties is that they create as wide a division in the american people as possible. Because the more you dislike the other side and think your side is needed to save the country, the more likely people are to donate. And not only that, but the more likely people are to overlook the wrongs that the politicians on their side have done because "at least he/she isn't a _________ (fill in the blank with whatever political party you don't like)" This means that politicians can continue to help out the rich and powerful on their side regardless of whether or not it's actually better for the country or the people who voted for them. Because at the end of the day, you probably won't question the politicians on your side. One side will watch Fox News and trust it while thinking that CNN is fake news, the other side will watch CNN and laugh at what is going on at Fox. They want exactly what is going on in this forum. Side A person says something negative about a politician on side B, and a side B person ignores that and attacks side A with something else. It's just a back and forth that will never end and that's what they like about it.
  36. 5 points
    I'll tell you all what the real issue is: Nobody wants to see the other side's point of view, only their own...happens when there's incidents on the track or off just like it does in every other aspect of life. I chose to try to be of help in this situation...granted, I haven't gotten very far, but at least I'm trying...and I gotta tell ya, it's super hard to bite your tongue in this day and age on social media...I could be flaming people like Godzilla flamed Tokyo at this point, but it wouldn't solve anything and I'd regret it moments after I did it. Just my own opinion here: What we need is an open dialogue and (with input from all sides) a clear, consistent, concise path to allowing our industry to get back to work like other industries have been given...seems that until that happens, not much if anything is going to move forward...and that's what quite a few of us are lobbying for and talking to people about. Advocating for tracks to 'cowboy up' and open in the face of resistance from local/state officials will only make things worse and could put us in a situation where the state mandates and governs how we handle all aspects of our business...which I'd bet none of us want. I agree, taking a beat, walking away, and taking a breath are important things to do...my wife's had to remind me of that a few times when I've been ready to go nuclear during this whole process. These are not easy decisions to make, because the whole is much, much bigger than our small part of it...and it's all connected. Best I can say is let's think positive, remember the good times, and be ready to support our sport fully and completely when it does return. Stay healthy everyone.
  37. 5 points
    Bob Miller,please don't get disgusted,as easy as it could be,most if us appreciate you for what you do for racing.there would be a big void in the racing community and we wouldn't get a lot of racing news anymore if it wasn't for guys like you volunteering your time,political snowstorm is what red and blue seem to want,we shouldn't play into it with our racing friends.dtd is an important part of many peoples lives right now,you see stats how many read here.you do a decent job here don't go anywhere.anybody that can should sign up for upcoming Ppv races and support this site.I appreciate what it has done for the racing community,please heads up keep up the good work.thank you,sincerely,ccbcrewchief
  38. 5 points
    Wondering if 2 more get added. Don't the Friesens and Johnson/Siri usually only take 1 hauler, too?
  39. 5 points
    i'm sorry our service doesn't fit everyones needs to those who like what we do and support us Thank You... I'm done trying to justify what we charge as everyone with zero skin in the game seem to have all the answers. All it takes is money and you can own it. .
  40. 5 points
    And if the weather is bad, they take a bath. They have a price point that they need to make money. Who are you to question it? The Mom and Pop store verse the box store is the best analogy. You don't see Home Depot and Wal Mart sponsor the local little league team, but DTD sponsors local racing.
  41. 5 points
    Lol...Im just amazed...Lol. No wall that he bullshitted you all about, No health care that he bragged about, no infrastructure work that he promised, he divided the country more than ever, is running up debt just like his personal business, killing the farmers with his tariff nonsense and he lies about almost everything! Lol. I just don't get it. Lol. Thankfully Biden will force him out of the WH and then the Southern District of NY with Michael Cohens testimony will send the Liar to prison where he belongs.
  42. 5 points
    Well, the shutdown has been good for something. This is something I dreamed up in my head as boredom relief that I thought would never see the light of day. I found some old NASCAR pit carts on ebay, and here we are. Hours invested, mostly into finding good pictures of the cart and then replicating the decals. I stripped the paint, repainted, and decaled. I'm actually surprised it turned out this well.
  43. 5 points
  44. 5 points
    I’m glad you said it. Trump supporters are literally becoming a cult. Just trying to fight anything they can and turn it into a political issue. Even a pandemic. Turning a blind eye to all the bad he’s done. Trump signed a bill making protest of oil pipelines illegal and you here crickets from them, but Cuomo puts a restriction on guns and suddenly they know what an amendment is. The point is, there’s too much of everyone wanting their “team” to “win” and not enough critical thinking
  45. 5 points
    Probably the last time mainstream media was one sided in favor of Democrats. It's easy to not like Donald Trump and I am there myself. I just don't like him. But I like Cuomo even less because everything he does affects me directly. He prematurely released convicted felons from prison early to spare them from this virus who were already protected because of their environment. He is also championing a movement to restore convicted felon voting privileges. He threatened martial law in seizing ventilators and masks from upstate hospitals to send to NYC - to leave upstate to fend for themselves. Was it convenience or coincidence that the virus didn't inundate upstate NY? He cried for that hospital boat for NYC which sat there largely unused. He told Trump he didn't want his help and didn't need to be told how to govern this state. Then the very next day confessed that he didn't have the funds to support NY State unemployment and needed money from the Feds. He sent infected patients upstate, furthering the spread of the plague. And then to have the balls to use his daily TV show to announce that if the states were allowed to file bankruptcy, he would. I've been a NYer my entire life and have never been asked to rate the Governor. Maybe that's because I'm not a registered Democrat?
  46. 5 points
  47. 5 points
    Those protests are completely meaningless, though. The public is not on the side of the people protesting. The day after the incident in Michigan, Governor Whitmer then extended the shutdown in that state. The governors with aggressive shutdowns are having sky-high approval ratings for the way they have handled things -- be they Republicans or Democrats. Even Cuomo is at 71 percent approval rating; his favorability is at 77 percent. Cuomo is even viewed favorably by a majority of Republicans in the state. https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/politics/albany/2020/04/27/cuomos-response-covid-19-gives-him-highest-approval-rating-siena-poll/3030888001/ Governors Mike Dewine (Ohio) and Larry Hogan (Maryland) are both Republicans who have had aggressive lockdown policies and are at 83 and 80 percent approval ratings, respectively, right now. https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/local/ohio/ohios-mike-dewine-has-highest-approval-rating-of-any-governor-during-coronavirus-according-to-poll/95-39998b77-cceb-40b4-b45d-f7ab9bfd6d44
  48. 5 points
    Yeah just like when Obama took all of our guns!!! ☹
  49. 5 points
    If this picture isn't the epitome of hypocrisy, I don't know what is...
  50. 5 points
    Is there any point in time you’ll say something positive?
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