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  1. I think it's time for everyone here to take a minute and think.  I have to admit I don't read the forum daily because I don't have time to read every single thing when I'm traveling.  It seems to me over the past month or so when I do have the chance to read, things are heading in the wrong direction.  It's one complaint after another and that needs to change.  It seems like everyone hurries to get here or Facebook so they can complain about what happened at their local track instead of being thankful they still have said track.  There are plenty of places around the c
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  2. Have to laugh at these posts.. Dave is a great guy and a hard worker for his money. I'm sure this is his way of having fun and getting away from the hectic work environment, much as it is for me and my team/family. The series field is a tough group of guys. We've been fortunate enough to have some great runs, but we've also had races where we struggle and get lapped once or twice when we completely miss on setup. Does this mean myself, and anyone who's struggled at times should hang it up and hire someone? Much like Dave, and many other teams who drive for themselves or fund themselves
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  3.   I have been biting my tongue in this thread and everything related to this subject, but I can't let this comment slide. First off, your definition of "respectable" and mine differ immensely. The video was posted on youtube while Kevin still lay on the track and hadn't been pronounced dead yet. The family had still not been told of his condition, but could have seen video on the internet that might have given them a good idea. Sorry... that's not respectable in any shape or form. There is a second video of the incident... mine. I did the unrespectable thing and didn't post it o
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  4. I'm with KB19 on this one. Just give the damn thing a chance before we start pissing and moaning about it. Okay it's DIFFERENT and people don't like change. Syracuse is GONE. We can cry in our beer about it or we can pick ourselves up, wipe off the dust and try to embrace this new event. Give it a chance and who knows, it might be awesome or it could suck. At least give it a try before we sit here and say how awful it is etc. Why can't anyone ever be happy anymore? All we do is bitch! If they didn't do it at Oswego or there was no alternative you'd all be mad there wasn't a DIRT Week. I
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  5. 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 entire
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  6. You're right I did say that. I got tired of the same comments about the track being crap over and over and over and over and over and over. It was obvious the track was crap, why do we need to beat the horse to death. No one was telling me what to type, If that was the case I wouldn't have posted pictures of trashed raced cars or the holes. But enough was enough. I was getting 9000 comments about the crappy track. What good was it going to do to sit and piss and moan about it? Why is it every time one of the owners of this site takes a different stance we are in DIRTcar's pocket or
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  7. I drive the 34c. So I'll answer that question. I attended the driver's/owners meeting back in January at the winner's circle restaurant. At that meeting the rev box setting was discussed and decided on 6200 rpm at both tracks. Apparently sometime between that meeting and tonight's race the rule was changed to 6000 rpm at Fonda. I never saw any Facebook posts, boards at the track, or heard any announcement of the change. I ran 6200 rpm on the rev box tonight. I know that negligence of the law is no excuse, however making drivers fully of the rule change should be a high priority. It was
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  8. I don't comment on here a lot, but we wanted to correct a few things. First off, the events in Louisiana, while using STSS rules, are not run by us. Brandon Hightower did offer the opportunity for myself and a couple STSS officials to go down for the event. However, I am running on a skeleton crew until racing gets back in full swing, so I have been on the seat of a John Deere this week mowing at Georgetown Speedway and preparing for track rentals this weekend. As much as it would have been fun to go down to Louisiana, it wasn't in the cards for me. I will be watching on DTD though! Seco
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  9. What is it with you people and the name calling? Within the last 6 hours we are calling people liberal morons, conservative morons and assholes. Talk about a joke... I suspend members for 30 days for the offense and they cry to the owners begging for mercy and reinstatement. We wonder why kids act the way they do these days? Look no further than their parents.
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  10. He won because he had a fast car and took advantage of an opportunity that was presented to him, congrats Peter!
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  11. Here we go again, DTD is worrying about their free pass etc. I'm honestly tired of it. We all work our asses off here to provide this service for everyone to talk about the sport that most of us here enjoy. We don't charge a dime for people to come on here and say what they want to say. Then when people come on here and make statements about drivers, tracks, officials etc we are the ones that take the heat and have to deal with it. We get the phone calls from screaming promoters, the nasty messages in emails and Facebook etc. We do our best to take the high road on things when we ca
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  12. OK. I have had enough of all you keyboard cowboy's with your shoulda, wouldka, coulda. The wreck in the sportsman feature last night took place approximately 60' past the green flag. The entire field had not even passed before the yellow/red came out. There are 0, ZERO laps recorded  in this race. 13 of the nineteen sportsman cars needed to be towed off the speedway. It was going to take about 45 minutes to clear the speedway because cars were locked together and to let the safety workers do their due diligence looking after the drivers. I made the decision to cancel a race that really h
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  13. Just my two cents... I will start by saying, I understand peoples frustration with not getting the show in. Heck, I would have loved to get it all in and not have to worry about coming back as well. I feel they moved the show along the best they could from the pit side of the evening. They needed something to break up the modified action in between events and ran a sportsman feature between to do so. It was hard to notice since we were working on the car, but those features didn't seem to take longer than normal, and gave teams like me who completely botched time trials the time to do what
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  14. My sympathy stopped with their implication that Tony murdered their kid.
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  15. I wanted to bring a little fact in to this conversation vs some of the usual nonsense that gets thrown about Five Mile Point Speedway. Five Mile Point Speedway was built in 1951 by my grandfather Irving Heath. I never had the opportunity to meet him as he passed away in 1965 and I wasn't born until 1969. His original vision for the track was to have a multi-use property for minor league sports and the race track. At one time many years after his passing the T.C. Jets actually had discussions about playing their games in the infield area at the speedway. That never materialized. When
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  16. As usual people talk and dont know the whole story, The Tractor was owned by Gypsum and as sponsorship they got to use it the same deal with the trailer it was owned by Tracey Road Equipment. In the grand scheme of things almost every race team is "low buck" compared to the few big dollar teams... that doesnt make them bad. You would be surprised how many low buck teams race out of the Gypsum Shop, From used engines/cars/parts ect... I can tell you right now my brothers race team wouldn't be where is is without all the help of LJL Racing. I am very good friends with all of those guys (Ryan,R
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  17. To those of us who knew Mike's battle, this is the inevitable day we knew would unfortunately come... I last saw Mike on November 22nd at my parents' 50th wedding anniversary party. He was frail and weak but made it a point to get out of the house and spend time with my dad, whom he was best friends with in high school many moons ago. The table he sat at consisted of Mike, my uncle Chuck, my uncle Larry Groover (another former Modified standout), and their spouses. At first sight you would think there were some classic bench racing stories being spewed at that table, but far from it. The co
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  18. More often than not, you continually see people on here writing "we need new drivers on the tour" and "you can't keep promoting the same guys from the '80's and '90's", but when a bunch of new guys sign up for Platinum status and intend to follow the entire tour, you hear "they're a bunch of nobodies", "they just aren't that interesting", "why is [insert name here] even bothering following the tour", etc. Well, what do you want; the same old guys from the '80's or do you want new blood in the series? You can't have it both ways. It takes time for these new drivers to build the skill
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  19. Here's your bi-weekly reminder that you're allowed to be a fan of the STSS and the SDS! Hell, you can even be a fan of weekly racing, too! We've had so much good news this off-season, yet when every single announcement comes the thread on here gets hijacked. Everyone just uses it to knock this track or that; this series or that series. I can't be the only one that just gets excited when stuff like this comes out, right?
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  20. About 4 or 5 weeks ago it occurred to me that I was rapidly approaching my 10,000th post and I hoped that it would be about something special, so I've been reserved in what I've replied to until I got there. Then came the unexpected. My little brother - who I've done just about everything with my entire life - was having trouble breathing about 4 weeks ago and acted like he was suffering through a bout of pneumonia. As all men do, he brushed it aside like it was no big deal. He still lives with my mother and she was keeping an eye on him. When he got to the point of not being able to walk a
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  21. Ok so we've all heard different ideas for the replacement of SDW. Yes I know nothing can replace Syracuse and this idea isn't an attempt to. I think it's time to start a tradition that's a little more in tune with what modified racing is all about. I'd like to see a race on a short track with no pit stops, maybe 75 or 100 laps. Also no radios, let the drivers fight it out themselves. Also it should still have the purse that Syracuse had $50,000 to win $1,500 to start. I think a race like this would bring all the stars and cars from all over the Northeast. I've heard people say that having any
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  22. For the past several months on here, I have voiced the opinion that DIRT Week isn't the same race I grew up with in the 1980s, and it is time to let the mile die. I guess that is probably still how I feel deep down inside. All along, I knew that the desperate petitions and public meetings were only forestalling the inevitable. Over the past several decades, I have seen so many tracks in Pennsylvania and New Jersey disappear that I knew there was no saving the mile.   I just just didn't really expect to feel emotional at the end of the race on Sunday and for several hours afterward. I di
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  23. A big race in the beginning of October at any other track besides the Mile at Syracuse is not going to be a Super Dirt Week even if you called it that. SDW is special because of what it is and where it is. I want to win Syracuse not just because of the $50,000, but because then no matter where I go I will be known as a former Syracuse winner. It is by far the hardest race to win.    Maybe if people flooded the County executives office with calls and maybe even the Governor's office also that there might be some second thoughts??.
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  24. LETS STOP ALL THE CRAP NOW -MIKE HAS NOT DECIDED WHAT HE WANTS TO DO NEXT YEAR-- I AM PUTTING TOGETHER A SCHEDULE OF DATES TO KEEP EVERYONES INTEREST UP.  EVERYONE --ALL THE PAST PROMOTERS HAVE WORKED HARD TO KEEP THE LITTLE TRACK OPEN AND NO ONE HAS INVESTED WHAT MIKE HAS. GLEN RIDGE WILL RUN IN 2015. IT'S SO CLOSE TO CHRISTMAS CAN'T WE ALL JUST REFLECT ON WHAT A GOOD YEAR WE HAVE HAD AND REMEMBER THE REAL REASON FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON---- TO CELEBRATE THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WETHER YOU BELIVE OR NOT.   PETE DEMITRASZEK   ps
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  25. When Bad Things Happen To Good People...   It has been a devastating week for the racing community here in Upstate New York as well as nationally.   The loss of Kevin Ward Jr. & the circumstances surrounding it have shaken everyone in the dirt track racing world, me included! My heartfelt sorrow goes out to the Ward Family, his friends, crew & racing buddies who shall forever be effected by that fateful Saturday night.   With that said, Tony Stewart, whom I admire, is also effected by this tragic set of circumstances and will be for along time to come I'm
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  26. WE WILL BE BACK SATURDAY AT THE TRACK OF CHAMPIONS. SORRY TO ALL THE CRYBABIES!! :superblue:  :superblue:
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  27. We get it. You prefer the STSS format. That’s fine. You don’t need to make this post EVERY time the Super DIRTcar Series is mentioned.
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  28. 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 reali
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  29. Now picture this scenario, the mods are out packing the track at Charlotte. As I come down the back stretch I see Bob Miller standing at the opening just before turn 3 waiting to cross. Now would any of the DTDer's be mad at me if I just happened to gas my car a little, throw it sideways and cover him in clay???? I know a lot of people that witnessed that first hand thought it was quite funny!!!! And isn't racing entertainment?? Who wouldn't be entertained by that?????
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  30. I am somewhere between 70 and 80% health wise and getting better every day. You've listened to me whine on facebook throughout this whole ordeal and you've all given me encouragement. I am listening to my doctors and doing everything they tell me to do. No shortcuts other than trying to beat rehab through physical therapy. I've never felt more at home than I did tonight. Thank you all - each and every one of you for everything. It was good to be back home tonight... And thank you Mike Yawney for taking this picture tonight.
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  31. Pretty typical of this forum. People bitch and complain that the SDS purse is too low. It then gets raised and all then its bitching and complaining about that the price at the gates are going to go up. You friggin people are unbelievable.
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  32. Johnny Racer wins going away just about every event. In post race inspection, Johnny Racer is found to have parts on his car that were deemed illegal and gave him an unfair advantage - so they DQ him. The 2nd place car was also teched and passed post race inspection and was awarded the win. Now my question... Why isn't 2nd place getting first place money then? This is my idea of being fair... if the 14th place car is the first one that passes tech, then he should be getting the winner's share of the money because all the rest of the cars were illegal. This nonsense about adding
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  33. TAKING DONATIONS @ 518 848 4037
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  34. Everyone here is an expert on how much tracks make and how the little guy is getting screwed? I don't see drivers handing over money to tracks when the weather is iffy and they have 50 people in the stands. They watch $10,000 go down the crapper. Tracks are struggling to stay afloat but all these promoters are greedy. Come on now, get a clue. Most of you that complain about this or that have no idea what it actually cost to run a race track. Jake knows the cost obviously, but there is a reason he isn't at Glen Ridge anymore. I can only guess he was making so much money that he wanted to s
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  35. I will go on record as saying there is no way in hell a dirt Modified is going to get around that track faster than a Supermodified.
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  36. BILLY IS SENDING A PATCH AND WE'LL PUT IT ON . ANY OTHER BITCHES ?
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  37. Any of you who know me, know that I don't cheer for my friends or the guys who win all the time. There's nothing I love more than seeing a first time winner ... especially when it's a long time coming.   For years I've watched Dave Baranowski at Lebanon Valley and thought, wouldn't it be great if one night he blew past Tremont and Hearn and won a race? I never got that wish, but I got the next best thing at Malta this Friday night. I got to see his kid, Dave Jr., put the 112 in victory lane for the first time ever.    I can't imagine how happy Dave Sr was. I bet he was happi
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  38. Definitely sorry to see Joe go. From a driver's viewpoint, Joe always tried his best to make things fair, I didn't always agree with his decisions but I respected them. He tried to keep things organized and running smoothly. Even stuff like the way he handled being on the one way radio, he did a good job of keeping calm even while things might not have been going well on the track which helped by not making things worse. He also listened to the drivers, he didn't always do what they wanted, but at least he let the drivers give their opinions.    The fact that there are more races o
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  39. Just wanted to shed a little light on the American Racer deal.   In our last three series races, we have had 150 cars compete (Accord, Penn Can, I-88). We had one entry on Hoosiers, 149 on American Racers. It has been overwhelmingly in favor of the Racers.  So it only makes sense as a business to sign an agreement that will help us with our point fund, attendance bonuses, marketing support, etc. There will certainly not be a stamp exclusive for the series, we will outline compound options as we have in the past.   We remain a very small business compared to other groups in t
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  40. Then go be bored elsewhere, ya troll! Just about every post you have made has been in a negative light about the very sport and division we love. So much money, time, sweat, and INGENUITY is invested that these teams deserve a little more respect. I understand you are entitled to your opinion but, man, get off the negative crap already! We all have seen your posts. Something positive would be welcome.
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  41. I wouldn't normally bother posting on this matter but there are a few inaccuracies I'd like to clear up.    First it would have been hard for me to cut off Marc during the Big Show when he was running ahead of me. We restarted the race in 24th and were making good progress up through the field when I got to Marc. At the same time I was trying to pass him he was trying to pass the 66. I followed him for around 10 laps or so and there were numerous times I could've easily punted him out of the way but I didn't because I really try to not race that way if at all possible. There was a
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  42. We are a laughing stock..how fucking hard is it to wear a mask? I can't imagine if we had something way more serious going on, we would all be dead because of arrogant, prick assholes. I heard "we are the envy of the world" . Seriously? We should lead by example, yet we lead the world in cases, deaths and embarrassment.
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  43. This is the correct ruling in question. This is also a rule made for both a series and drivers that are either to lazy to learn the new technology we have at hand or just plan incapable to read up on it. Over the past 3yrs we have made huge advancements in setup and chassis changes in order to run with 9S, because he had set the bar for everyone for the better part of a decade. During that time there were now rule changes other than some safety additions, but none that involved suspension components. Now after the 88 team had a great year in 2019 and we went down to Volusia and sh
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  44. Threads like this make my blood boil, mainly because so much of what has been said on here is simply not true. I read some of the posts and as someone who builds engines for a living I just sit here and shake my head. 1st off in the BB vs STSS debate you are spending just as much on a “open small block” as you are on a big block. We just did one and it was $49,000, a brand new big Block is 49,500, both were built with the absolute best of the best parts, the big Block you turn 7500 rpm, the small block you turn 8500-9000+ rpm so the people on here saying it’s cheaper to rebuild a Sb than a bb
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  45. "What could we have done to keep the track from closing". 1) Not take advantage of the fans. Rinse, repeat.
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  46. Remember when this was a Canandaigua topic?
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  47. When I hear the heyday I always have to chime in... Folks, let's face it...Life was at it's heyday back in the 80's. Plain and simple. It was a lot easier to live, do business, thrive etc.. in the 80's. But, let's not throw stones at today. Is racing perfect? Nope and quite frankly other than Brett Deyo, it's still the same people involved in this sport since the 80's and 90's. Ummmm...me. Why? Reason? Life is harder, doing business is harder, you have to work twice as hard to make the same amount of money has been the slogan. In this sport, find me someone willing to do all this. It'
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  48. No Meier was not. Meier and his crew wanted to be and asked to be but Dini called it off. I do not believe it was Deyo's doing. It all created quite a stir. OCFS is really the only Deyo show that has more rules for weights and engine displacement, and also body panel styles. His rules were simple and the top 5 should have been teched. They were all certainly there and ready to be teched. It all happened really quickly. The rest of the top 5's willingness to be teched tells me there probably was no issues with them. However, the more rules made, the more tech is required. I KNOW Brett Deyo will
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  49. NOTE TO OTHERS READING THIS: I do not mind others contributing to this thread, but it is not written as an opportunity to bash Johnnie. It is written as an attempt to fix what is wrong and maybe wring some good out of an ugly situation.  Mrs. Gokey -   I'm not going to be rude and disrespectful to you, because you have never been that way with me.   You speak as if  the world has brought this current situation on Johnnie, even though you know it's not the case. Everyone,... including you ... knew that someday he would go too far. And, he's finally done it. He's cro
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