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  1. "People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election." Otto von Bismarck
  2. I Saw this on a bumper sticker recently: Republicans/Democrats, Same SHIT Different Piles! It seems to apply to this thread at times.
  3. Knoxville Speedway has an elevator in the front grandstand, and HP Parking spots at the back of the grandstands.
  4. I wonder that if I logged on to a few political websites I might find some racing news! I'm getting tired of seeing the same people flaming others with a differing point of view.
  5. 1997 CMT100 at NHIS. Reggie Ruggiero started last 37th, and won. This was the first, and only time my father went to a race. We grew up in Norwood, Mass. and the Norwood Arena oval, and drag strip was a major part of my teen, and early 20's years. Dad never wanted anything to do with the local racing. At the start of the feature I told dad to watch Reggie. By the end of the race he was jumping up and down, and cheering for Reggie. On the way home dad commented "what a race". The next year dad was getting radiation, and chemo for prostate cancer. His one and only race.
  6. I have been going to Thompson since 1968, as a spectator, and pit crew until I moved in 2005. As sad as it seems, some of the competitors have apparently agreed to go along with this. It should be interesting to see how this plays out over the year as far as car, and spectators counts go. Track management has apparently had some dialogue since the announcement with a few racers. One possible solution talked about, was the racers going out, and finding sponsors to help supplement the purses! I also read that adult admission for the 3 Whelen Tour Modified specials was $50 to $55.
  7. I was just watching the midget feature from last night on FLO.
  8. I read a few years back that Greg Weld had DIRT's head of tech Bob Dini flown out to Kansas City to inspect the car. He passed it.
  9. Chatham Speedway I believe ran as a oiled dirt track for a year or two before becoming a 1/5 mile paved oval. It only ran for a few years after that. Dan Meservey then promoted Golden Isles Speedway (AKA Lakeville). IIRC
  10. I remember the time at Stafford in the late 70's when Ritchie had two cars, and Mike drove the straight axle mod, and Ritchie drove the independent front end one in a 100 lap feature. IIRC the was Mikes "big" break. Mike did extremely well in his career in both Mods, and the Busch North tour, wing multiple championships in both. Things like this make me think of the old saying "remember when sex was safe, and racing was dangerous". I guess that we could swap sex for flying. RIP Mike.
  11. The Mopar Million was run in September 2003. Pardon my brain fart, but it ONLY paid $10k to start, not $20k.
  12. IIRC Earl's Mopar Million paid $200k to win, and $20k to start. I remember reading that Earl asked the drivers if they want wings, or not. They chose no wings, and had the purse structured to give everybody a chance for "big" money. That show had over 130 cars signed in.
  13. The first generation earns it, the second inherits it, and the third spends it.
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