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  1. Last week we were the only car from up North of Fulton that races elsewhere on a Saturday night. I would think their SB Modified car count should stay strong for the majority of the year. I've heard stories of how good the Pure/Street stock class was at Fulton. Unfortunately that is the flavor of the day; remove 'stock' cars from your weekly shows and go with a 4 Cylinder/Rookie Sportsman/Sportsman/Modified type of show. I think the Late Models put on pretty good show, considering there isn't many of them. I personally think Pro Stocks would do really well at Fulton. Anyone who thinks the racing at Fulton is sub-par needs their head checked. The track has been nearly perfect the last two weeks with racing lanes all over the track, providing some excellent feature racing.
  2. 29 Modifieds the first week and 32 Modifieds last week.
  3. 120 cars in the pits for a regular Saturday night show? I don' think there are many issues at Fulton.
  4. I said the same thing this weekend while looking at the grandstand. If it was half it's size - like a normal grandstand - it would appear much more full.
  5. We've been fortunate to be able to race the last two races at Fulton Speedway (in the 358 division) as our Saturday home track hasn't been able to open yet. The track surface has been excellent and the racing has been great! Why they don't get more fans is beyond me... there isn't a bad seat at that place and it's a fast, action packed show. I only wish it was about 2 hours closer to home, rather than over 4 hours away, as we would be there every week.
  6. That's a lot of racing in one night. Good thing Monday is a holiday.
  7. Maybe we're scheduling races too early in the year (specifically the April dates)? It is early Spring after all. Our tracks up this way are just opening this weekend, some not until next weekend.
  8. It's only the second week of May. I don't think there is a reason to add any additional shows just yet.
  9. I would agree with you if you were to say the NHL about 5 to 10 years ago. Today's NHL is a much softer, European style game... Gretzky would actually probably do OK. *I will say that some of these playoffs rounds have been aggressive, which is great to see. But that seems to be the norm now, the regular season is Euro-style hockey, then when playoffs come around it gets more aggressive, more traditional.*
  10. 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.
  11. DIRTCar97

    Yuke tires

    What happened to the inside berm at Airborne? Looks like it's been replaced by 'yuke' tires... interesting.
  12. DIRTCar97

    Yuke tires

    I agree, that was my only concern as well. I thought maybe it could be shaped like a half circle... similar to those temporary speed bumps they install at shopping malls.
  13. DIRTCar97

    Yuke tires

    On a side note, I see Airborne now has euc tires.
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    Yuke tires

    I often wondered if a 4" to 6" concrete curb would work. You could have drains or holes installed every 5' or so to help with draining the water from the bottom of the track to the infield. It would always be a consistent line. You could probably hit it without tearing out the front end, but it would also slow you down if you did hit it. It also still offers an escape route should the track be jammed up because of a wreck or spin out. I've seen it on asphalt tracks, it seemed to work there, but who knows if it work on a dirt track.
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    Yuke tires

    We raced big block there the year Jeremie did that and we thought it worked really well. I suppose you could burry euc tires so only 1/3 or 1/4 is showing, doubt guys would rip those out of the ground. That solution would probably still cause less damage if someone hit them.
  16. This doesn't mention Can-Am for some reason, but they have rained out for tonight.
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    Yuke tires

    I get what your saying with a wall being consistent, but where do you go when the turn is blocked because of a spin out or a pile up? I know things have worked out at Oswego, but there seems to be more spin outs and pile ups at local weekly racing tracks. If there is a wall on the inside and outside there is no 'escape' route in these situations.
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    Yuke tires

    This solution holds water on the bottom of the track. I think the ultimate solution is car/truck tires installed in the ground 1/2 or 2/3 deep. It would slow you down if you hit them but it wouldn't take out a front end. It also gives you an escape route into the infield should the track be blocked.
  19. I agree with this 100%. When rookie drivers are only racing 5 - 10 other rookie drivers all season, serious bad habits are created. Those bad habits are then carried over to the normal Sportsman division once they move on.
  20. DIRTCar97

    Fulton SDS

    Yes, in the Troyer again according to Chris G on the DR's Facebook fan page.
  21. DIRTCar97

    The DR

    Over the PA they said it was a brand new car from last year that was never used.
  22. DIRTCar97

    OCFS ???

    Broke a left rear hub. Looks like it just failed.
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    OCFS ???

    I believe he was only two laps down as you can't go laps down under yellow. As soon as he came back out, there was a caution which put him only 1 lap down and then another caution which brought him back on the lead lap.
  24. 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?
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