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  1. 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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  2. 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
    22 points
  3. 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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  4. 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
    19 points
  5. 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.
    18 points
  6. 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
    18 points
  7. 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 for
    16 points
  8. This forum has become more political than ever. I come here to get away from all the political BS....
    15 points
  9. A circle track body is a compromise of different things. Yes straight line speed is important, but not nearly as important as corner speed and stability. The best areas to get down force on a body are at the very front and very back. It's actually rotational force around each axle more than actual down force. Wish I knew where the drawing is that an aero engineer named Rod Eishenberg (sp) did for us when we were designing the first of the big style bodies when I worked for John Birosh, because it illustrates this quite well with the equations and everything. So on the current body, the nose
    14 points
  10. The people who choose to not wear a mask are holding back the re-openings, not Cuomo. As soon as everyone accepts wearing a mask, all businesses will be allowed to reopen.
    14 points
  11. What happened to the Halmar/Cuomo conspiracy ?? Face it ! The Governor is doing what he thinks is right for the goid of ALL NY state residents. Not just the race fans ! I applaud him for thinking about the whole of NY state. Do I wish the star was in a position to safely open up race tracks......hell year ! I LOVE going to the races ! It’s simply not safe now.....deal with it !
    14 points
  12. You've been riding a unicycle on a tight rope with your political rants for quite some time now. Tonight you fell into the net. Nothing permanent, but you need to give it a rest. See you on 8/15. For everyone else... It's the opinionated stuff like this post right here that gets you in trouble. We see it all day - every day on every form of social media that exists. This website/forum should be a sanctuary. A place to get away from it all and as long as I have keys to the control room, it's going to stay that way.. This one is locked.
    14 points
  13. You guys are so right. Thank you for straightening me out.... Tonight if someone talks with me about the Big Blocks I'll change the subject and maybe talk about the weather.
    14 points
  14. Because i'm tired of reading a racing forum filled with political BS. Any member of this forum is welcome to argue about their political views literally anywhere else but here. This is a RACING forum, not a political forum and i'm tired of legitimate topics being overrun with 75 posts (mostly just a few members going back and forth) about which political party ruined everything. It's infuriating that we've even had to ask people to cut it out as many times as we have...
    13 points
  15. Is this going to be one of those deals that when DIRT schedules a show 3 hours away from the Fonda 200, they're horrible people. But since Brett scheduled this show 4 hours away from Grandview Speedway and the Freedom 76er date they announced a few weeks ago (and have traditionally used forever) there's nothing wrong with it? That extra hour and change apparently is the difference between being horrible or not. For the record, I have absolutely no problem with any of the scheduling stuff. DIRT's ran against the 76er forever and both parties have great shows on that night. The fact that w
    13 points
  16. 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.
    13 points
  17. 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.
    13 points
  18. On the other hand, in some cases not having it may be the luckiest day of your life!😀
    13 points
  19. I swear I'm not trying to be a PIA here. I appreciate you listening to everyone's feedback. and experimenting with a lower price point and I was about to say I'm 100 percent in on purchasing this but then I realized it's not the modifieds. It's not comparing apples to apples if you're offering a show at a discounted rate that doesn't include the class that carries the fan base. (I'm not saying this is right or wrong as I fully am aware the effort that goes into the sportsman/pro stocks/four cylinders etc. is just as much and I enjoy watching those classes too.) But you can't make an
    13 points
  20. I'm so sick of the non medical people say the regular flu is worse than the corona virus, This virus is new and the MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL'S say this is serious so just stop spouting the BS. A very close friend caught the vius and passed from it and she was in her early 30's and healthy. So don't say just old people are at risk. That's the problem in the US right now it's all about me and f everyone else. We as a country need to work together for the better of the US cause I'll be dam if we can get the government to work together. That's all I have to say be safe everyone and please take care of
    13 points
  21. I will second Rob's assessment about fans that don't normally see the big blocks run. Almost every time we've raced at Charlotte I've had somebody come up to me after the Friday night feature or before racing starts on Saturday and say that they were blown away by the sound that the mods make when they all hit the throttle at the start of the feature. And they always seemed to be impressed with the racing the mods put on too. It's funny how a perception of something never changes when in reality it's either not as bad as it seems for the most part or, in this case New York, the only place
    13 points
  22. 💥 THIS JUST IN: During Wednesday night’s (Jan. 13) monthly meeting, members of the Montgomery County Agricultural Society, led by President Richard Kennedy, voted to extend the promotional agreement with BD Motorsports Media LLC for an additional two years. ▪️BD Motorsports Media LLC now holds the lease to Fonda Speedway through October 31, 2023. https://www.dirttrackdigest.com/fonda-speedway/2021/01/14/bd-motorsports-media-llc-fonda-speedway-promotional-agreement-extended-through-october-2023/?fbclid=IwAR1H5xivtsOhyTUq2TuTIxZQThFiN1BcjcRjODwWQvcDVcJTuoqLCqQvf7o
    12 points
  23. For the love of God... everyone please ignore the posts from pdracing and NHmodfan so this thread doesn't turn into a political debate (I use that term loosely, it's more just people calling each other names if they share a different view point), I was actually enjoying reading people debating about racing for once.
    12 points
  24. I believe the majority of the blame for no new track next to Brewerton goes to Glenn Donnelly , not Andrew Cuomo .
    12 points
  25. I knew exactly how this thread was going to go the minute it started. I used to enjoy learning about events, learning from people who know things about the cars that I don't know, hearing stories of old drivers and racetracks. But I don't know how much more of this stuff I'm willing to see. Over the past month and a half I've learned that the users of this forum believe the n-word is fine to use (especially if it was in a phrase that's been used for a long time, doesn't matter it originated in a racist way), are completely fine with calling our 1 black president a religion he isn't, complained
    12 points
  26. I had Lew Boyd's book "Toby: The Star-Crossed Story of Am American Racing Family" sitting on my nightstand for several months, but finally got around to reading it this week. https://speedsport.com/more/toby-biography-dick-tobias-available/ I guess this is just personal bias, but my expectations for the book were rather constrained. I have always been a huge Bones Bourcier and Dave Argabright fan when it comes to reading about short-track racers. But Boyd's book exceeded my expectations. The oversized book is at least somewhat mistitled. Exactly half the book is dedicated to Tobias f
    12 points
  27. The Whole expensive motor deal is something that was blown way out of proportion by people who have no idea what they are talking about. Yes a new complete big block from my shop is 50k, but we sell freshened used big blocks that are just as competitive for under 30k. The big block market has finally reached a point in which there is good used 18deg. motors in circulation, so the last thing that we need to do is add another POS w16 smoke and mirror show into the mix. When we let the so called "haves" build a $50k engine with good parts that are capable of 4-6+ rebuilds then that will even
    12 points
  28. The face of dirtcar modifeds should not be the face of ess...... HUGE conflict of interest.
    12 points
  29. 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 points
  30. Jeff Strunk was not panicked at seeing upstart Grandview regular Brett Kressley roar from 20th to the lead in 24 laps Saturday night during Grandview's 50th annual Freedom 76. Kressley a three-time winner at the track this year, drove around the outside of some of the Northeast's biggest Modified names (Strunk, Bobby Varin and Matt Sheppard) to go from fourth to first. But Strunk had already won the Freedom 76 seven times prior to Saturday night, and he related after the race that he did not think Kressley's pace was sustainable for 76 laps. Of course, Strunk was right. Saturday's Freedo
    11 points
  31. Haha, NODOORS... deep breaths, my friend. Nobody said anything about your originally post being concrete. However, you went into a tirade about "Why is it that someone always has to come out with some SMART A** Comment about an announcement that was made to maybe bring someones hopes up and have something to look forward too" (that's your exact quote) after Outlaw made his reply. All I'm saying is when the announcement comes out re-read Outlaw's response, see if you still think it's a "SMART A** Comment." You're getting plenty of clues on what the actual announcement is going to be... just be
    11 points
  32. Unfortunately, Florida doesn't seem like the optimal place to visit any time soon.
    11 points
  33. Alright... everyone head to the beer cooler, grab a cold one and cool down. I didn't take offense to anything anyone said here, I understand that I opened myself up a bit and that a lot of folks in the Northeast care about mostly the modifieds. The purpose of my original post was twofold: I wanted to do is advertise a show that, in my opinion, was being offered at a more than reasonable price and, I wanted to call the DTD faithful to action to purchase that show and support Bill and Kim Shea at Utica Rome DTD Tv was born at the Utica Rome Speedway under their ow
    11 points
  34. Sad that anyone would still harbour this uninformed opinion. Absolutely brutal
    10 points
  35. Imagine if everyone Just wore a mask this spring and helped stop the spread of this virus.... the numbers would have been lower and maybe we actually could have gone and seen some racing this summer and fall. But some are hell bent on “their Rights” and not being told what to do!!! It’s not about your rights or your politics... it’s about health and a virus not spreading so we can go back to the race tracks we love as fans!! Something to think about for the 2021 racing season!!
    10 points
  36. Are you on a dial up connection by any chance?
    10 points
  37. https://www.facebook.com/flagmanlarry/videos/10217269535153561/ No words...
    10 points
  38. I'm not pro Democrat or Republican. I'm pro American. That used to mean that you had the freedom to live your life the way you wanted. If you are scared to get a virus then you stay home. I don't recall telling some jackass that I have never met that he now makes all the decisions in my life. I have a wife for that. So if I get a vacation for saying it. Then I can live with that.
    10 points
  39. I hope that is just an attempt at humor since anyone with a brain should know by now that the mask is meant to protect others not yourself. Which is why not wearing one is inconsiderate and selfish.
    10 points
  40. I think its CNYRP. The gentleman on the ladder is Glenn Donnelly.
    10 points
  41. Fonda Speedway management is delusional. Go to the source of the problem if you want to place blame. Donnie "Fake News" Trump is the reason we are not able to attend racing. The self admitted sexual predator managed the virus by hoping it would just go away. He thinks leadership is going on twitter and calling people names. His child-like mentality has done so much damage to this country it will be quite awhile before we get back to somewhat normalcy. He will be remembered as the worst president ever. He has been exposed as a total fraud. He is in debt up to eyeballs and thats one of the reaso
    10 points
  42. I think if we run every small business into the ground and close all the race tracks permanently we can finally beat this virus. Then what? All the places that you used go, closed. The restaurants, bars, racetracks. That's ok, because most people won't have a job to pay go anywhere. Just hang around at the shelter with all the others who couldn't pay their rent or mortgage. Just keep believing king Andy will save us.
    10 points
  43. NY, NJ, Mass and CT are the only states in the US that have death rates over 1,000 per million people. The US as a whole is around 400 per million people. NY had an absolutely disastrous response to COVID including an absurd nursing home policy that led to thousands of deaths. But sure, he's doing fine now....
    10 points
  44. One thing about this whole rights thing ... if you are a citizen, you have responsibilities, too. A primary responsibility is to not contribute to spreading a deadly disease. You want to kill yourself, that's your choice. But the problem is that you, by being careless and reckless, not wearing a mask, gathering in large groups, are at much, much higher risk of spreading the diesease to others that can be vulnerable. I'm glad I am taking every precaution I can to make sure I don't expose my child, who has a vulnerable health condition, or my parents who are elderly and are vulnerable.
    10 points
  45. It's time to go racing with fans in the stands. Lets face it, the riots have put an end to social distancing. If people can loot together we can watch the races together.
    10 points
  46. 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!!
    10 points
  47. My favorite races usually involve a local racer beating national tour drivers in spectacular fashion, such as Pauch’s WoO win at Syracuse in 1994. But there is one race day I am most grateful for. In 1992, the CRA made an eastern swing into Pennsylvania. I was too young to drive but had a real passion for the wingless sprints. They were racing at Susquehanna on a Sunday night. My dad had recently been laid off in the economic downturn that year, but also knew how badly I wanted to see the wingless 410s in person. We hopped in the car and he drove us the three hour stretch to see th
    10 points
  48. I'm completely amazed and happy to see this picture. I'd say it's a close miracle.
    10 points
  49. Okay... As a former and flagger and race director, allow me to shed some light... Ill start with the giving guys signals to their lead... I hate it... but its just my opinion... Ive only done with classes such as the Vintage cars, who are more about putting on a good show verus actually racing for something... I think its actually an unfair advantage to the leaders over the others... but thats my opinion, and Im sure it varies with others... Now the flaggers importance... In the tower, you can see as much, hear as much, and probably the biggest thing I lacked in the tower versus t
    9 points
  50. I ain't getting into it, but New York went from worst to first. So somewhere somebody doing something right and it's working.
    9 points
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