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  1. 5 points
    Mark Flach will be driving the Madsen Overhead Doors #22 this season weekly at the Valley.
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    Summary of Matt Sheppard's 2019 season: Winnings are close but not exact! SDS = Super Dirt Series. SSTS = Short Track Super Series Attempted to race 98 times. Competed in 81 races with 17 rainouts. Won 35. Raced at 33 different tracks, won at 15 different tracks. Rainouts: Volusia 2/12, Outlaw 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/7 (SDS), Land of Legends 4/20, 6/1, 6/15, 7/6, 7/13, Fulton 4/27 (SDS), Weedsport 6/16, Sharon 7/30 (SDS), Ransomville 8/6 (SDS), Woodhull 8/13 (SSTS-N), 9/1 Utica Rome (SDS), LeRPM 9/7 (SDS). OCFS SDS race was rescheduled. 1 DNQ (Georgetown 3/17), 5 DNFs (Thunder Mtn 5/26, Outlaw 6/14, Outlaw 7/5, Outlaw 8/2, Oswego 10/13). Purse Winnings $287,634 (estimates applied to Utica Rome on 8/4, Albany Saratoga on 9/19, Outlaw on 10/19, Georgetown on 11/1). Hoosier Tire Bonus $5000. American Racer Cup $11000. Short Track Super Series North Champion $12500. Short Track Super Series South Champion $10000. SSTS/American Racer Bonus $25000. Land of Legends Champion $2000 (assuming same as last year).Weedsport Speedway Champion $2000. Total that up and it is $344,294. Add to that second place in the Super Dirt Series and the Outlaw Speedway track championship. Purse winnings by track (# of races in parentheses): OCFS $80219 (7), Land of Legends $26400 (12), Outlaw $24715 (16), Weedsport $21350 (4), Fonda $12450 (3), Devils Bowl $11500 (1), Granby $10050 (2), Can AM $10050 (1), Georgetown $8370 (5), Cornwall $7550 (1), Brockville $7550 (1), Grandview $7500 (1), Oswego $6250 (1), Afton $5825 (1), Airborne $5000 (1), Big Diamond $5000 (1), Delaware Int. $5000 (1), Albany Saratoga $4500 (3), Volusia $4450 (4), BAPS $3500 (1), Port Royal $3250 (1), Charlotte $2800 (2), Mohawk $2500 (1), Brewerton $1800 (1), Eldora $1800 (1), Fulton $1600 (1), Accord $1500 (1), Utica-Rome $1500 (1),Drummond $1300 (1), Lebanon Valley $700 (1), Merritville $575 (1), Thunder Mountain $425 (1), New Egypt $415 (1). Worst SDS finish was 31st at Oswego. Worst SSTS North finish was 16th at his home track Outlaw Speedway. Worst finish on the SSTS-South was 16th at New Egypt, where he is a former track champion.
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    Only this board is obsessed with Sheppard and how much money he wins.
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    It's not likely that anyone living within a reasonable traveling distance who has transportation and admission money would favor an internet broadcast over live attended viewing, however... Sometimes things beyond our control happen and attendance isn't an option. If Mommy has to work and Daddy has to stay home to watch the kids, we offer a high quality streaming service that's pretty hard to beat as an alternative. I won't say that Paul Cole's budget is limitless when it comes to upgrading or adding new things to his stream. Obviously he wants and needs to keep costs down. But he does listen to ideas, he comes up with his own, and he surprises the team now and then with a new toy that makes the broadcast better. I'm pretty sure that will be the case for the new season too. The best thing about this service is that Paul watches each one when he gets home and I know he watches what a lot of other services are doing. I really enjoy working with this team because it's fun.
  6. 3 points
    Sorry to see Paul change directions away from DTD Tv after a successful 2 year partnership but wish him and Land of Legends well in their new endeavor.
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    Here’s my recap.....the 3 most important trophies to every big block driver that were up for grabs in 2019.....were all collected by Mat Williamson.
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    Screw that....it was early enough. I threw my slippers on and went out to dig out that issue. Took a look at it and it DID make for an unusual format. Let me make that clear...the format of that show was different and I say that because I have to say that I think it meets our criteria. That is why I wanted to take a look. I thought that I could remember back because a few of us historians must have had a discussion about this due to the unusual aspect of the qualifying. At first glance, I thought that the small block and big block "preliminary" features were exclusive to drivers in either big block or 358. That was not the case. Any driver could have entered both prelims....contrary to the usual deal with touring divisions "splitting the fields" which then would be exclusive...meaning one driver runs in one prelim. This was not so at Devils Bowl this night. From the article...it says each of those prelim events had qualifying heats...making them legit. And the result was that those two prelims determined the field for the Battle At The Bowl 50 lapper. We counted it on our books...as both Brett Hearn got credit for the small block prelim and Matt got the credit for the prelim and the main event. More and more these days...prelims are being counted....however, we at ARRA still need each prelim to be open to ALL competitors who wish to attempt to qualify for it. This was a tricky one...and I sort of want to put a caviat with this one until I might confer with a few other historians, but I am pretty sure that including the wins was the final outcome of our discussions back in August about this event. Hope this helps. Fred Voorhees President ARRA Auto Racing Research Associates
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    How many people within 2 hours of the track are going to drop $150 on this and stay home instead? I’d bet not many. Maybe I’m wrong. I could see more people potentially doing the one off purchases that are closer to the track if they can’t make it on a night or two if weather looks iffy or they have kids/family etc. and all those purchases are equal to the price of admission ticket so all you are losing is the potential concession sale which honestly, varies so much individual to individual. Some spend $40-$50 at concession stand, others spend $5 or less. I applaud those that are forward thinking with things like streaming and recognizing that there are so many more potential eyeballs out there that would watch your product and give you additional revenue streams if you try it. I live 6 hours away from LoL and will almost certainly be purchasing this package. That’s $150 Paul didn’t have if he doesn’t offer this service.
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    Paul Cole is changing the game again! 2019 DIRTcar Promoter of the Year Paul Cole made a major announcement today at the Eastern Motorsports Press Association convention. Live Streaming through our brand new website will go live very soon. $150 season subscriptions when you purchase by 4/1/2020 ($7.50 per show!) This is exactly the type of suggestion I made in the DTD live thread and I’m very excited for this. $7.50 per show is very reasonable and I’m 98 percent sure I’ll be subscribing to this.
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    /2020 1:19:16 PM +0/-0 Billy Pauch Jr revealed over the weekend his plans for Friday night weekly war competition at the BDS...Pauch Jr will once again split the 2020 BDS schedule between running his brand new self owned Bicknell #15 Morgantini powered 358 modified and the Breitenstein family owned Bicknell #14 Gatto powered 358 modified...Pauch Jr posted on FB today to look for a retro design for his self owned #15 this year that many will remember...Pauch Jr will be looking to add his 2nd career BDS championship to his racing resume along with trying to get the BMS gang their very first career win at BDS...It all starts on Friday night April 10th when opening night gets the new season started under the lights at the Big Diamond Speedway.
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    A long time ago he stated on dougsdirtdiary he needed the time to do a few things away from the track.
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    Watching on a laptop just isn't the same as watching on a TV.
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    I agree with you Bob, watching a regular Saturday night show on a laptop just isn’t the same as being there. Now if your local tracks in your area happen to rain out and you have nothing else to do maybe that’s a different story. Or if it’s a special race that you just can’t get to then you may consider watching it.
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    Made it to Tulsa! I am officially “Livin’ On Tulsa Time!!!
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    I would be curious what it costs them to run one night barring any catastrophic failures/crashes etc. Just fuel money,entry fee, tire wear and some light maintenance. etc.
  21. 1 point
    Here is our second episode of The Dirt featuring Mike Bowman from Southern Ontario. A regular at both Ransomville and Merrittville Speedways last season.
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    Thanks Tom! Went and checked out the digital copy...lots of other news too. Madsen and Salerno teaming up. Interesting. I was also glad to see he'll be back in Charlotte in the fall.
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    Which obviously wasn't enough to make it worth while to follow the tour again.
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    To each their own. There is no right or wrong answer here. The poster shouldn’t have to prove a thing; there is not point to be made. I personally have no issue with the series running 6 shows at 2 tracks. Who knows, maybe it encourages others to participate in the tour? And maybe it doesn’t. Proof will be in the attendance and quality of event and that won’t be known for many months