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  1. 29 points
    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, we do it because we are blessed enough to do so and enjoy the heck out of it.
  2. 20 points
    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 and notebook that is required to be successful on the tour. Matt Sheppard has been around for a while and is arguably the top driver in the Northeast. You can't expect these new drivers to show up, first year on the tour and de-thrown somebody like Matt. We are so quick to criticize everything and everyone on here... it's almost disturbing. What did you all do before the days of the internet?
  3. 20 points
    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?
  4. 18 points
    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 you are WRONG. A big Block will run 1500-2000 laps before freshening, a small block at 9000 rpm, 1000 laps is a safe number. The harder you turn it the more stress on the parts. I can guarantee you all the fast guys in “the working mans series” are not racing with a $10,000 used latemodel engine that they bought a steel block and put the parts in... they are all running the latest and greatest mikes 13° head with all the bells and whistles. I’m sure there are guys who are running old latemodel stuff and are competitive but the same argument can be said with guys with older big blocks. Open rules are good and bad, the small guy can build a nice engine or buy a used one for a fair price but the big guy is going to have a engine built that the small guy will never be able to afford even if he sold both kidneys on the black market. Anthony Perrego debuted a 358 ci pro power ford a few weeks ago at Fonda, turned it 9100 rpm in heat race and as a engine builder myself I loved hearing that thing scream.... oh yea it was also $55,000. That’s what everyone in that series is racing against. There’s no good answer to this but i atleast want facts to be learned in this thread vs the he said/she said stuff that is said in this thread. Please don’t take this the wrong way but I would be curios as to how many people that have replied to this have a nickel invested in a actual racecar vs just being a fan in the stands who likes to weigh in on topics like this. Dan Dan, tell your friend whoever quoted him 70 grand for a big block to call that person to tell them to pound salt, while I know my engine at $49,500 is no where cheap I know exactly to the penny how much we have just in parts and you cannot buy any better than what we put into that engine. Between parts/machine work and labor you definitely aren’t taking wheelbarrows of money to the bank as a engine builder. We could probably build a big Block for $30,000... run a cheap crank, cheap rods, stock GM Block, timing chain, cheap camshaft but it’s not going to last. We build a killer piece from the start with the best parts that will last for years and years. I said it before, we just used dart block serial #37,465 and We have a customer with serial number #256 and it also has the first original prototype Mike’s Racing heads on it. That engine is about 13 years old and won a few races last year. Any other engine related questions ask away and I’ll try my best to answer. all I do is build badass engines Monday-Friday 8-5 😎 Rob Hile
  5. 18 points
    "What could we have done to keep the track from closing". 1) Not take advantage of the fans. Rinse, repeat.
  6. 16 points
    Who cares about working men or non working men... its Modified racing paying a decent purse... My god people whine about everything.
  7. 14 points
    Why hate on someone that is trying to help the sport? Whether you like her or not, she is doing a lot more positive things for this sport than those who constantly post negative things on here.
  8. 13 points
    It’s not worth arguing with douchebags who can never see something as good. “Only 39 cars” “3 of 4 heats won from the pole”. What is your point??? That was a high quality field of cars. Brett put on a great show and the crowd was as electric as the finish was. To those who always feel the need to bash a track or promoter for no reason...shut your mouths and find a new hobby, you whine ass. And as far as the $5000 drawing 60 cars? This isn’t 1987 anymore. Things change. Get over it.
  9. 13 points
    Sounds like you need one of her tampons.
  10. 13 points
    I hate to contribute to hijacked threads, so I apologize in advance, but... When Chew and Gypsum announced at the start of the year they weren't following the tour, lots of people said that made the tour weak. Now, they're back; along with Huttig (who only actually ran the whole tour once before when Cozze drove for them), Searock, second Graham entry, etc and it's still a knock on the tour because they've all "done it before"? As for wanting a smaller team to cheer for, seriously, support Jack Lehner. Super talented and super friendly young driver doing it on the family budget and with a very small crew. For the record, I'd like to point out that I love the Short Track Super Series (seriously, you're allowed to enjoy both tours), but I don't know where this whole idea that the guys running the STSS are small teams. I distinctively remember people talking about "little guys" getting wins when Mike Gular won at OCFS and when Jeremy Smith won at Afton. Jeremy Smith's shop is filled with an arsenal of at least 4 cars, Gular's owner Terry Fasnacht has 4 cars ready to go for this season as is going to have another built mid-season (per DTD's own Ken Bruce). It also shouldn't be a bad thing that the professional teams (Hyneman, Superior, Hansell, Herman, Vahlsing, Behrent, Sommeling, HAS, Roberts, Fastnacht, Smith, etc) from outside of Central NY are able to get their just due thanks to the STSS. Yes, I'm aware that DIRT scheduled against the Fonda 200 this year, yes, I'm aware Deyo schedules against SDW for the last 10+ years. Even so, I just don't understand why it seems that if people prefer one they feel the need to put down the other.
  11. 12 points
    He declined comment. Didn't have a problem a few years ago getting on ESPN and commenting on something that had nothing to do with him.
  12. 12 points
    Half this site bought it!
  13. 12 points
    To make things abundantly clear and eliminate all the rumor mongering: I requested and received a SDS race sanctioned for September 28th at Land of Legends. There was no DIRTcar event scheduled for that weekend and is a great opportunity for the track and our fans. Since there is no other Hoosier/VP Modified racing going on in a 250 mile radius and operating a DIRT race track means having such races, this became an easy decision. We have organized a fantastic event that will be lucrative for dozens of race teams and offering fans a great show for their money. High drama heat races, sensational last chance qualifiers and a high speed 50 lap finale where every driver in the top 20 goes home with $1000 or more. I also made the decision to change it to a non-points race as a courtesy to the few SDS Platinum drivers who have other cars in their stable. Whether they race sprint cars, NASCAR Trucks, or Late Models, they can choose where their best opportunity to make a living exists for them lies each week. I respect those businessmen making an investment into racing, no less than they should respect me for giving them opportunities to profit from that investment. There are over 180 DIRT legal Big Block and 358 Modifieds eligible for this race, and probably another 200+ Sportsman modifieds that might be found in Canandaigua on September 28th. We will have a great show and hope that if you can't make it to Land of Legends that night, you get out to some dirt track near you and support the sport as a whole. The season will open next week on April 20th with the Cabin Fever 40 Sportsman, Big Blocks, 305 Sprints and Street Stocks. Have a great season. Paul Cole Promoter and President Land of Legends Raceway
  14. 11 points
    Paul, Just wanted to give you a BIG THANK YOU for educating all of the new and returning fans to Fonda Speedway last night. Your explanations of the divisions, handicapping and track procedures proves once again your professionalism and promotion of the sport. To take the time to run through everything and help all of the people understand what was going on and why certain things took place was a great selling point in having the new fans come back again and again. Of course the great racing put on by the driver's in all of the divisions made for a very exciting night. I'm very happy that you are the announcer at The Track of Champions and look forward to enjoying more races there the rest of the season.
  15. 11 points
    Shouldn't need to be a rule, should be common sense.
  16. 11 points
    I've been having fun posting all kinds of nostalgia stuff on my facebook page and you know what? Nobody complains. I don't click on every thread when I come here, just the ones that interest me most. Every now and then I click on the others to keep caught up. One thing I've noticed over the years... We've got some of the best racing to be found anywhere in the country, and some of the worst fans who intently look for shit to complain about.
  17. 10 points
    I have had all I can take of your bullshit. Enjoy your vacation.
  18. 10 points
    I have to say something here! I get it some of you don't like Stew and that's cool but to call him names and say he is a bad person is just wrong. I have had the pleasure of interviewing Stew numerous times for DTD and he is always pleasant to me even when it is in defeat. Yes, he has had his moments in the past and it seems like certain people just can't get past those and every time a thread is started with Stew they always bring them up. People have to learn to move on. I have seen up close the way Stew has engaged with people especially the kids and it is awesome just like most of the drivers. I have three cousins who each have Autistic children and what Stew and his race team do to bring awareness and raise money for Autism is just terrific. I hope everyone has a great day!
  19. 10 points
    Personally, weekly racing is usually better as a whole than a time trial format event. Time trials wont keep me away but i also know what to expect from each show. Honestly how can anyone say that a show with the fast cars starting up front is better than a show with the fast cars handicapped into the top 15, moving to the front?
  20. 10 points
    They should run nothing but the modified class. Dump all the support classes just run 1 class. Skip hot laps and heat races. Line the cars up in the order they show up at the pit gate. Don't worry about a winners interview. Hand them their trophy while they are driving out the pit gate. Some fans don't have time for all the extra crap.
  21. 10 points
    I can’t believe we need another post for this 🤦‍♂️
  22. 10 points
    Because Fonda hasn't started yet.
  23. 10 points
    I dare anyone to say with a straight face that Doug Hoffman, Jimmy Horton, Pauch, Toby Tobias, Chamberlain, Fitzcharles, Brenn, Budd Olsen, Frankie Schnieder, Carl Van Horn, Kenny Brightbill, Craig Von Dohren, Duane Howard and Jeff Strunk are/were not among the best Modified drivers in their generation. To say that the NJ/PA guys can't win without bashing through the field is just plain wrong. It kind of verges on the PA Posse vs. Outlaws whinefest.
  24. 9 points
    Hats off to the staff at Airborne. The weather forecast was unfavorable. Rain was supposed to start around 8. 6 pm start time. Posted to website encouraging fans to get there early. Started show around 5:35-5:40. Sprinkled off and on. But got the show in before any substantial rain came. No intermission. Non-stop racing. It could have been easy to just pull the plug earlier in the day, and not take the hit with the decrease in fans....but they didn't. Sure did help with making a great Father's Day weekend. Thank you Robbie and all the staff at Airborne.
  25. 9 points
    And what is wrong with talking about a related topic? It wasn't rude or disparaging to anyone. You are the reason I come here about twice a month, if that.
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