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  1. 24 points
    I'm not one to comment but I had a little time here waiting to pick up my wife from her treatments today. Just for the record, I did not hire John Baumes as my new accountant. When I started in this business in 2006, I had just $220 to throw in. Pat Jordan at the time took a chance on me that ultimately paid off with the Short Track SuperNationals. Here we are 14 years later and we are far from a large corporation but we are a very stable LLC with not only racing but marketing services to small businesses in Delaware and other projects. The fact is, this year's racing was almost entirely funded by me, with my own money. We started the year at All-Tech financially as partners with the track. We have leased Tri-County (NC), Cherokee (SC), Potomac (MD) to hold events and partnered financially with Port Royal (twice), Delaware International, Big Diamond, BAPS and of course funded the events at my own two tracks at Fonda and Georgetown. I am personally leasing both Ark-La-Tex and Chatham for the upcoming events in Louisiana. Only once all year did we operate on a sanction fee model where the series (i.e. myself) was not financially responsible for expenses and that was the late-season addition at Penn Can. As for the comparison between the two series, I think we need both the STSS and SDS. It keeps both groups working hard and leads to bigger purses for racers when we compete, i.e. WoO Late Models vs. Lucas Oil, WoO Sprints vs. All-Stars, etc. It's healthy for the sport and the racers and tracks to have options and I like that the two series are different.
  2. 13 points
    I’d much rather have it at one location, SDW has always been about the build up to the big main event on Sunday, I myself have always liked that, plus I’d rather stay at the same location for lodging, having the options for satellite shows is great, honestly I hope they never change it, jmo that’s all.
  3. 13 points
    I guess the idea of fielding a Sportsman in order to have some fun with your friends and family is stupid. Fun is the reason that the team I'm associated with races. We all love racing in general and we all have a ton of fun most weeks. We have a budget we have to stick to in order to keep racing but the money we make most weeks just fills the cooler with ice & drinks. We have no expectation of even coming close to breaking even. We all do it for the love and fun of it. Sometimes I think the fans worry more about what a race pays then most drivers/car owners do.
  4. 9 points
    It’s halarious that upticks in cases with continued drops in deaths, makes people panic. There has been 100-200% increases in violence and shootings in many cities including NYC, that’s actually concerning, but that doesn’t fit your agenda so it’s brushed under the rug.
  5. 8 points
    I agree NASCAR is headed in the wrong direction, but if racing less, traveling less and making millions more makes you a sell out......sign me up.
  6. 8 points
    is not that what the SDS and STTS is? Besides who gets to decide which teams are 'professional'? or not?? And as a track owner, are you going to tell Sheppard, Friesen or whomever they can not race your track on weekends? Good luck with the front gate Near as I can tell. No one is forced to race modifieds. If you do not want to race against the so called 'professionals'. Race the sportsman class
  7. 8 points
    Another stupid rule.....you can stack springs, use spring rubbers, have 2000 dollars worth of shocks on your car....but you can’t have too tall of a bump stop. Another cheap piece of technology that has been around for decades...
  8. 8 points
    My data came directly from the NY Times. Here is the link that I used to get the numbers I referenced, along with a quick google search to see how many people actually live in Orange County: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/new-york-coronavirus-cases.html I could actually get into the math of it all, but I really don't see the point in continuing the debate because both sides are so polarized in their opinion, no set of statistics will change anyone's mind. --- Now, I cleaned up a lot of the nonsense in here about gun control and anything not directly related to Orange County and Eastern States. I don't mind talking Covid numbers since you can make an argument the current numbers (especially in Orange County) are going to play a role in whether or not Eastern States happens. I hope it does. But, I keep seeing the same names constantly engaging in this stuff and we (DTD admins and owners) don't have the time to keep policing it. The next vacations people get will be permanent.
  9. 8 points
    As far from a jerk as anyone in motorsports. You’re entitled to your opinions but some of them are so off-base that it’s almost like you’re trolling.
  10. 7 points
    We can remove Cuomo from the equation if we have a leader who will lead the country instead of playing on twitter like a child. Someone who will listen to advice from the experts who study infectious diseases. Following guidelines might be a good place to start. Leadership is key to having all businesses open.
  11. 7 points
    I think the most important difference between the SDS and STSS, is with the SDS, you only need one car and motor. With the STSS you have some teams towing two or more cars to a race then deciding on the combination that they want to use. That isn't very economical. Standard rules across both series would help everyone. Yes I know it will probably never happen, as each group wants there piece of the pie, but the various rules and mandatory products used (i.e. tires, fuels, body style) are bifurcating the top division of Modifieds in the North East. You can race a Late Model, 410/360 Sprint Car at just about any track that runs that division from Pennsylvania to California, just pull in and race. With the Modifieds you have tracks that are less then 30 miles apart that you need to have different fuel and tires. It just doesn't make any sense.
  12. 7 points
    wow.. John... one homer calling another homer a homer...
  13. 7 points
    I've read every message here and the ones sent to me. I am thankful that each one of you took time to write. I'm going to be seeing someone professionally in the coming days. I'm in PA and will be at the races tomorrow. mike and ken know who this is and they reached out too. I just have to say it again thank you to all of you who continue to reach out.
  14. 7 points
    Yes , at the scales , they went to the right rear of the car , no , to my knowledge , no other cars were checked and we have a good idea who bitched , but rather not say . Mike was under the assumption that it was legal. He went from 28th to 10th without it , so i guess he didn`t need it , but the rules are the rules .
  15. 7 points
    🤣😂🤣 Stop watching CNN
  16. 7 points
    I have my 17 yr old daughter do it for me. Works great that way.
  17. 6 points
    I saw this behavior a lot in companies I have worked for. Company has significant market share and therefore over time develops an ego. Every decision is applauded within the company regardless of whether it is logical or not. The sheeple in the company defend the leadership decisions out of blind obedience. Severe groupthink settles in. At some point a competitor will challenge and takes down the bloated, non-innovative, and egotistical company....
  18. 6 points
    They're 2 different brands altogether. SDS is about star power and STSS is about pros vs joes. As a racer, I prefer the SDS format. Both formats are kind of make or break at the start of the night. For SDS it's time trials, for STSS it's the draw. I'd rather have something that's somewhat in my control set the tone for the rest of the night rather than drawing for it. If a track produces passing early in the night the draw doesn't matter so much, however most of the time if the track is hooked up, everyone is hooked up which leaves you either loving or hating where you drew for that night. SDS Tire rules: Pro - few compounds to choose from, easier to carry an inventory, tires last a long time Con - DIRTcar Hoosiers require lots of work to make them go and amplify the need for a good setup; racers from AR territory always struggle STSS Tire rules: Pro - your 2008 Bicknell will still hook up on American Racers Con - Too many compounds to choose from, easy to get it wrong, need different compounds from heat to feature, etc. SDS car rules: Pro - they have them Con - a lot of them are dumb STSS car rules: Pro - they don't have many Con - they don't have many SDS engine rules: Pro - not many formulas to choose from Con - big blocks are dinosaurs Con - limits who can compete STSS engine rules: Pro - lets literally anyone with a v8 powered modified race Con - Each track/event may favor a different formula Con - the engine you think you need for the series probably isn't what you run weekly
  19. 6 points
    I have no idea what you were listening to , I thought it was a good interview , blamed himself on pit strategy and on firing on the restarts . He`s had a lot of good runs this month .
  20. 6 points
    Good thing Cuomo didnt cancel the race or I wouldnt be able to sit back and read all the bitching about it all. Lol.
  21. 6 points
    Forget that, what happened to sheppard9s?
  22. 6 points
    as in any business you can have all the best equipment in the world. If you don't have good people to run it you're screwed...
  23. 6 points
    Seems there is absolutely no contact between the Race Director and the Video Production Director/Producer. That was all just junk. I can honestly say that without a doubt, the video production people have no clue how to produce a racing program. You tell they have no script, no organization, the camera guys have absolutely no idea what they are doing. I could grab 3 kids from the video club at a high school and make look like the damn Indy 500 compared to these morons. Larsen needs to fire these morons and never let them near the track again. I know Chris wants to give people the best. And he has tried his hardest to do that, I really think that. I'm so happy for everything Chris has done and tried to do. But he has to cut his losses on these morons and connect with DTDtv or someone who has experience in racing. Just because you can point a camera at a kid's football game or your cousin's wedding doesn't mean you actually know anything about Racing Video Productions.
  24. 6 points
    Based on my conversations with Brett etc, don't be surprised if you see multiple big races at Port Royal in 2021. This race was a success for everyone involved. That's fact. As far as pit stops, loved it. It was 3/4 laps at most with only 3 counting. It was a pit stop race and you didn't need a quickfil, that is perfect. It was a cluster, but it was fun for me to watch as strategy mattered.
  25. 6 points
    I've been exactly where you are. Some days I feel like I'm still there. My wife passed away a year ago this past September, our wedding Anniversary was Oct. 5th. I moved to this area to be with her. I have no friends here and my family is a good 2 hours away. I haven't worked in over a year. But the one thing that has kept going is racing and this website. I'm not a facebooker or twitter person. You are going through a hard time. I say go to the Port. Meet some of the guys from DTD while your down there. You have to remember you are not alone in this world. No matter how dark it seems, you are not alone. I think it would be good to let your wife know about your depression. Talk about what you can do together to help you. Please don't keep it to yourself. Hell just posting on here means you want to talk. And I'm glad you did. You want help, accept it. I actually also see a local therapist each week just to have someone to talk to about things I don't want others to know. I definitely helps.
  26. 6 points
    Could have checked all the qualified cars following the heats and consis instead of singling out one car.
  27. 6 points
    The only people who don't want Larson to get a ride in NASCAR again are people who could careless about racing. The only people who are going to get upset about this are people who don't even watch NASCAR or racing at all. It will be people who are just about Cancel Culture. And I don't want to come off prejudice or a racist but I don't care. The only people who will make a big stink about it are those who don't think a white guy deserves a second chance. He didn't hurt anybody, he didn't go running behind the President, he didn't attack his accusers. He took his punishment, did his requirements to be eligible for reinstatement. He has done everything asked of him by NASCAR. None of that matters to people who just love to Cancel people. And none of those people are race fans anyways. If a team is willing to give him a second chance then sponsor should to and stand up for him. Larson has actually built up quite a big fan base racing across the country at the short tracks. Sponsors need to look at that, and not listen to the threats from a bunch of wanna be hippies who just want to control everyone else's opinion. And this is coming from a person who has never liked Larson. But that doesn't mean he doesn't deserve a second chance.
  28. 6 points
    Summer Speedweek is fine. Leave SDW alone. If anything, drop a couple of the satellite shows, it’s too much!
  29. 6 points
    Are you serious? Ned was the consumate professional. The only time I saw him show any kind of preferential treatment towards his son was his first Daytona 500 win, and that was after the producer told Ned on the headset "call your son home." In all the years I've been involved in racing (40+), leave it to you to be the first person to call Ned Jarrett an ass.
  30. 5 points
    There's nothing wrong with the application process at Hooters. They hand you a bra and ask you to fill it out.
  31. 5 points
    From a fans perspective STSS is superior imo. You get to see the "professionals" and the NJ, Del, PA big guns but with the SDS its 90% NY guys only. The format for STSS is far more entertaining from a fans perspective also. This is just my opinion.
  32. 5 points
    I wish the SDS wasn't stuck on the ice rinks of NY. Volusia and Bridgeport were far more entertaining than any race during Oktoberfast imo.
  33. 5 points
    Stss wanted to race this year.
  34. 5 points
    Nope, Nope, Nope. Where do you draw a line? 12 years old , 11 years old, 10 years old?. I don't care how talented he is. No way does he belong on a track with adults, period. When something bad happens, the news media, politicians, and lawyers, will have a field day with a tracks ass that allows this stupidity. A 12 year old wants to race, go find a go-kart track.
  35. 5 points
    Wow... This has got to be the least professional, hokiest bunch of hillbilly horseshit commentary I think I've ever heard. Larson should be embarrassed his name is associated with this farce in any way. Oh, and somehow the boobs directing this managed to miss a crash that literally involved 1/3 of the field and blocked the track. Does Pitts suffer from multiple personalities? One minute he's talking normally, the next he switches to West Virginia hill folk mid sentence.
  36. 5 points
    Tyler Van Dippel is 14.
  37. 5 points
    My wife loves when I feed her tube steak.
  38. 5 points
    There are hundreds of thousands of false positives that have been counted across the country. It’s still happening in the NFL and at colleges. The testing procedures are flawed and nothing about this deal is accurate. What is accurate is that hundreds of scientists and Drs. from across the world are now stating that continuing lockdowns, school closures and business closures, is more dangerous than the virus itself. Healthy people should have been back to normal months ago. And as far as racetracks and fans go, if the media was correct every racefan in PA would be dead.
  39. 5 points
    From an objective standpoint, the Speed Showcase at Port Royal looks like a home run. A dirt track where you can actually start in the back and have a chance to at least challenge for a qualifying spot. Amazing. I also like the extra laps in the qualifying events for both classes to make the above statements happen. Everything just seemed so professional. The track crew there is amazing. People on scene almost immediately and all professionally done. Evaluate the situation and get to it. Very impressive. This show this weekend proves one thing that was touched on in an above post that sometimes more is not necessarily better. The thought of the miles that some of these race teams have put in over the past two weekends just to race does this sport good. While they all can't qualify, they were there and a lot of people saw them just the same. Congrats to all the race teams who made the effort. From this corner it was greatly appreciated.
  40. 5 points
    Casual PA fans would not tolerate a 5 division show, especially Central PA. There is enough of a front gate there that there is no need for the nonsense you see in NY state and many other places in the country.
  41. 5 points
    If covid couldn’t kill Chris Christie, who is 1 French fry away from a massive heart attack or stroke, who fits every description of who is at highest risk.....well I’m certainly not afraid of it.
  42. 5 points
    It's been a tough year. I'm praying for you brother. It's tough to ask for help anywhere....and you did. You've taken the first and maybe most difficult step. I've never gotten to the depths that you seem to be in, but I'll be "that guy" and say that my faith in God has helped a lot this year. I've stopped going to traditional churches and found a great pastor in Steven Furtick of Elevation church in Charlotte. He goes really long at times, but I'll be darned if he doesn't set my mind in the right direction. Best wishes to you.
  43. 5 points
    If someone is going to complain about another drivers car enough to cause a penalty. That complaint should be no different than any other formal complaint and you attach your name to it and the penalty be as stiff as the rule book states as well as applied consistently even thugh it was a simple mistake, rules are rules. If the complainer doesn't do that, tech should just give the team the heads up to correct it with no penalty before the next race especially in cases like this where it's a minimal/ simple fix. You shouldn't have the option to be a "silent protesters". It's either important enough to complain or it's not. If you feel it's not worth a legitimate protest/honest mistake, tell the team yourself and give them the chance to fix it. If it's still there next race, then file legit.
  44. 5 points
    i see it another way... Someone went to DirtCar and told them Mike had it on his car. As you said he was a platinum driver. why not just pull him aside and say you can't run that... instead in the last night of a big series the decide to make an example out of him...
  45. 5 points
    Give me $39 a month over a pay per race format any day. I haven’t had an issue this week either other than the aforementioned cordless mic issues which are certainly not exclusive to dirtvision. To each his own I guess though
  46. 5 points
    Agree 100%. Why not a mid summer DIRT speed week?
  47. 5 points
    $210 for a two day show to sit in the bed of my truck? Friday is meaningless with 10 hours of time trials so I'd only go out for Saturday. I give them credit for trying. Not going to bother with that.
  48. 5 points
    Also, what is with the announcers of both the WOO and All Stars needing to yell "QUICK TIME" during trials when only the only three cars of a 40 plus cars field have gone out for qualifying?
  49. 5 points
    I won’t disagree with you about the ridiculous restrictor plate racing crap. That form of racing couldn’t be more dangerous & silly. NASCAR has been extremely fortunate that they haven’t had multiple casualties yet with those ridiculous 25+ car wrecks. It’s asinine how they promote that nonsense as auto racing.
  50. 5 points
    That’s exactly what the governor is attempting. Continue to bury NYers until the president bails NYS out for years of awful financial decisions. Your starting to get it.
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