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  1. 11 points
    And my opinion is the race should be different than anything else. 200 laps (every one of them green), live pit stops (a complete team event), and run at night (the weekend of the first full week in October). Reducing the distance and cutting out pit stops makes it the same thing as everything else.
  2. 10 points
    I will agree wholeheartedly that yesterday’s race was not very entertaining for various reasons but that happens sometimes, many markee events sometimes disappoint when it comes to their premier event, it happens once in awhile, that said I thought Friday night and Saturday night provided very entertaining racing.I am disappointed reading many comments here and seeing Oswego being put down, now as for camping yes it definitely has to be addressed but also they were dealt some really lousy weather two weeks prior to SDW.I honestly believe this is the only place for SDW, not Rolling Wheels, not Middletown and not the pipe dream of CNY Motorsports Park.I covered many races on the mile and quite honestly the racing was just not that good that’s not opinion but fact, sure we had a few good ones but most not so great.To judge the racing yesterday at Oswego as many are is honestly pretty harsh, sure too many cautions and it didn’t compare to last year’s race but to be so very negative and trashing the place like some people are is wrong, very wrong, there’s so much work that goes into this event that it’s not even funny, don’t think for one minute that DIRT isn’t already taking notes to make it better for next year because they are, they want nothing more then for this event to be successful and it will be!..Hell in many ways it already is, all I’m gonna say in closing is don’t give up on it, it’s only gonna get better, but what we don’t need now is a bash fest of the event...305 cars , I never seen that at the mile, Oswego and DIRT are headed in the right direction.....Harry Meeks.
  3. 9 points
    Looking forward to Matt telling Brett to get back in his f****n tower
  4. 8 points
    You'd think that the track would have the foresight to not schedule a race on a rainy day. I've never heard of this happening before!!!
  5. 8 points
    Ronnie left Fonda after the 2017 season, for the Valley. Fonda was still DIRT sanctioned for the 2018 season.It was Ronnie’s choice to leave, Deyo didn’t take over until the 2019 season. Obviously his leaving had nothing to do with Deyo’s rules. Always helps to check the facts before trying to make a valid point, which yours is not.
  6. 8 points
    Maybe. But I think definitely that the world would be a better place if fans would spend less time looking for shit to complain about and more time enjoying the good that life has to offer. I don't know when it happened, but the "question everything" and "it's a conspiracy" attitudes we see today are pathetically popular. Instead of offering to help fix what's wrong, it's easier to form an organization or committee to protest.
  7. 8 points
    I'm not saying that the product served on Sunday doesn't need work, because it does. I like the idea of running all race events at night, however I don't see that happening without some major rescheduling. It means an adjustment to the satellite show schedule and I'm not sure the promoters involved with those events are going to budge. I definitely want to see all 200 laps be green. This is no longer a 200 mile event, it's a 100 mile event. It's already 1/2 the distance and time of Syracuse. Counting cautions takes even more away and I can't support that. My opinion only... I like the idea of 1 event being an entire team event, which includes live pit stops because it makes for good television. I remember seeing the pre-race pit road ceremonies at Syracuse when all of the pit crews were dressed up all spiffy and professional. That part of the sport is what helps attract major sponsors. We need that going into the future. And good luck and bad luck both play out on pit road and adds the unexpected element to the event. We haven't seen it yet, but it's bound to happen... a driver leading all 200 laps. A mandatory pit stop guarantees a lead change.
  8. 7 points
    Racing was good, crowd size was very good and the drivers raced for one of the better regular show purses in Upstate N.Y. Why the hell would he do that? It is still “ The Track of Champions” to us Fonda regulars. How many races did you attend at Fonda this past season?
  9. 7 points
    You came back out of your hole
  10. 7 points
    True story: One year the 200 didn't get over until almost midnight. My cousin and I walked to the car in complete darkness Had to stop at the 7-11 near home to get milk for the kid's breakfast. I walked in first, and the girl behind the counter backed up and screamed...."ALMOST ALL THE CASH HAS BEEN DROPPED INTO THE SAFE!" It was then I saw my cousin's face as he walked in.....we were wearing hooded sweatshirts and both our faces were jet black as if we used burnt cork as a mask......she thought we were going to rob her!!! LOL
  11. 7 points
    I can hear the open to your television broadcast now... We're LIVE, at the "Ho Hum 100" in Oswego, NY, sponsored by Nothing Special Lubricants. Hello, my name is Doug Logan and we bring to you an average show, a typical 100 lap event where the drivers go as fast as possible, needing no guess work, using the same strategy as everyone else, just like we do all year. We don't know who will win, but then again neither will you because you'll fall asleep from being bored to tears.
  12. 7 points
    41 cars start the race. It is only fair that when the caution comes out that the cars are in the correct position before the pits are open. Because the race is now run on a 1/2 mile instead of a mile track it will sometimes take more laps to get the line up correct. Believe me it sucks just as much for us drivers and teams as it does for the fans. At least now only 4 laps per caution are counted so there are still a lot of racing laps. This year was the first year that every day from Wednesday to Sunday there was racing because the weather cooperated except during the day on Saturday. There were 312 cars this year. That's a LOT of laps on a dirt track in a short amount of time. The fact that except for Saturday there was sunshine and a slight breeze also was bad for the track. I know it was after midnight Saturday when racing ended, that doesn't give the track prep crew a lot of time to do a lot to the track. At the end of it all this was probably the worst year for passing cars on Sunday. That made the racing a little cut throat. There were a lot of junk wheels and tires after that race because of guys trying to make something happen. It definitely wasn't our finest hour for sure. It's dirt racing which means conditions aren't always perfect. But if that caution hadn't had come out at the end it might have still been one hell of a finish, as it was Mat Williamson ended up driving away at the green. There was a lot of talk of switching things up and doing more racing at night, which only seems logical as that's when dirt tracks typically run races. I for one think it's time to get away from the mile mindset and fully embrace the 1/2 short track experience!
  13. 6 points
    No offense but do you have a diminished mental capacity or are you an Ahole just for the sake of being an Ahole ? Note to admins , I can't get in trouble because I said no offense first. It's the law.
  14. 6 points
    I imagine the penalties would be stiff.
  15. 6 points
    I have thought about this question at various times over the years. I don't think there is much dispute that the Batmobile at Syracuse in 1980 is the most famous/most iconic/most discussed dirt Modified race of all time. If we accept that premise, what is the second most famous dirt Modified race ever? i am not necessarily looking for some amazing battle for the win and really not looking for a race famous because of a fatality. But what race still gets debated and discussed years or decades after the fact because events were so memorable or controversial or impossible to believe? I acknowledge that some of this may be based on where an individual poster watches their racing, but here are some suggestions off the top of my head. This is by no means an exhaustive list. * 1987 Flemington (N.J.) 200: Who knows what driver really won? Tom Hager? Kevin Collins? Bob McCreadie? Somebody else? * 1989 Super DIRT Week: Alan Johnson wins Syracuse (N.Y). from 49th after getting into the race on a dicey "dead heat" call in the last chance race. * 1987 Lebanon Valley (N.Y.) 200: Who actually remembered that Danny Johnson won the Valley 200 after Jimmy Horton intentionally wrecked Brett Hearn out of the lead following a Hearn and Horton tangle earlier? * 2010 Eastern States 200: Stewart Friesen gets jobbed by OCFS (N.Y.) officials, then stages an on-track protest * 1983 Nazareth National (Pa.) 4-25s: A personal favorite of mine. Jack Johnson wins the first three of the day's four features from deep in the pack each time, then runs out of time while chasing down Dave Kelly in the fourth feature. * 1983: Nazareth National (Pa.) $50,000 to win: Kenny Brightbill wins in a race famous for taking on Super DIRT Week at the height of Syracuse's power: * 1992 Fulton (N.Y.) Victoria 200: Of all the amazing races from the glory days of the Victoria 200, this is the one that most stands out to me. Billy Pauch lost for the first time in six tries at the Vic the year before, but the '92 race is still the one I remember for Tom Kinsella making his own line through the infield, angering Pauch so much that he refused to even take his third-place trophy from the race. * 1973 Reading (Pa.) 4-25s: Carl Collis at Nazareth (Pa.) and Billy Pauch at Bridgeport (N.J.) have both matched the feat of winning four big-block Modified features in one day, but Brightbill at Reading did the unthinkable when he swept the 4-25s program in October of that year. 1985 Eastern States 200: On the same weekend Richie Evans is killed in a NASCAR Modified at Martinvills (Va.), a distraught Jack Johnson starts the the Eastern States 200 at Orange County (N.Y.) from last via a provisional and wins.
  16. 6 points
    dude....guy gets out of his car...jumps on the decklid of another drivers car. then he gets off his car and drop kicks the side door. it was kind of a big deal. were you waiting for a daniel son crane kick?
  17. 5 points
    Still laughing about "Kung Fu Mike Mahaney" being announced lol
  18. 5 points
    I never understood people wanting to watch everything for free. This isn't Indy cars or Nascar. There isn't a million dollar tv package. If you start airing all these shows for free where are they going to get the money to pay for travel, work, equipment and everything else it takes to put on these streams? Why should you get it for free when a person at the track had to pay $40 to see it live? Come on.. I just paid $35 to watch this race here at home. Track is probably Hour or so away. I didn't have to spend any money on gas. I didn't have to pay to park. I don't have to worry about driving home afterwards. I'm watching some awesome racing. And I had Pizza and wings delivered so I don't have to stand in line for food. How can you complain? Plus many of these races will be televised on MavTV later this year. So I can watch them again.
  19. 5 points
    Only a Fonda topic about adding clay could turn negative....SMFH
  20. 5 points
    Like Gary stated, this has been a rule for several years. If you are the cause of the yellow, you cannot change a tire that isn’t flat without penalty. However, you can change a tire that isn’t flat if you didn’t bring out the yellow. The drivers/teams are reminded at every series race, not only in the drivers meeting, but also on the one-way during the features pace laps prior to starting. With all of the expert officials, owners, drivers that post on this site daily, it’s shocking that some don’t know this rule. Perhaps there aren’t as many experts on here after all.
  21. 5 points
    Drove by the track today seen they were putting down new clay. I didn't hear anything all year about new clay being put down. But way to go paul cole on continuing to improve the track. To me he's been the best thing for caanandugia in a while truly cares about the drivers and the fans. Wants the best experience for the fans and drivers. Paul thank you for all you do at the land of legends keep up the good work.
  22. 5 points
    Saw a nicely prepared track and good racing Fri and Sat , what happened ? Why was a decision made to not prep the track for the main event on Sunday ? Why was it necessary to run 3 or 4 laps under caution before opening pit road ? EVERY TIME !
  23. 5 points
    I’ll tell you what if I ever own a big block again this guy would be getting a phone call. I didn’t get to see Chris race that much this season but I noticed him this weekend. Not just on the track with the big block but in the pits as well. I had a sail panel made up for my father for our 30 year dirt week anniversary (my father isn’t doing well) and walked the pits to have the drivers sign it. Chris took the time to ask about it and had small talk for a bit. First time meeting him. I wouldn’t think twice having this guy repezenting my business or my race team!!
  24. 5 points
    Doesn't meet our criteria...though we acknowledge them. Not going to bite on your bait sir.
  25. 4 points
    Sold out, but there's plenty of Mike Mahaney/Buzz Chew available at discounted prices.