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  1. I'm looking forward to the WRA shows. Depending on car counts for prior usac ec shows, I may try them as well.
  2. I think the biggest reason is the rest of the country, generally speaking, already has their headline class, being late models or sprints, both of which are faster than the modifieds.
  3. From Five Mile Point Facebook- "I would like to first say thank you to everyone that came out to Five Mile Point Speedway this past weekend. It was a great two days of racing action and as always, our officials, volunteers and safety team did an outstanding job. The teams put on great racing both days and things went very smoothly. With that said I believe it is a great way to conclude our 2018 racing season at Five Mile Point Speedway, on a positive note. This past racing season was a great one. We had some of the best weekly car counts in the northeast. I was pleased with the racing surface we provided weekly with virtually zero tire wear. It was a lot of off-season work to be ready to go like we were in early April, but it was certainly worth it. We could not have done any of it without the support of our great teams, fans and track staff. The season was very challenging with weather struggles. Just finding dry days to keep the property mowed and maintained was hard to do this summer. Finding days to work on the track with the unpredictable weather was another huge challenge for me weekly. Quite frankly, all of it has taken a toll on me personally. I’m beyond tired and I guess one could say, “burned out”. This is isn’t a statement looking for sympathy or anything like that but to rather explain the rationale behind my decision to conclude racing for this season. At this time, I do not plan on returning to running the speedway in 2019. I hope that there is some interest from an individual or group that may want to run the speedway next season. I will certainly entertain those discussions in the days, weeks and months to come. I will do all that I can to help anyone that may have that interest. I do need to take the next weeks ahead to do work on the property and a lot of the equipment. I much rather do it now while the weather is decent than trying to do it again this winter when it’s miserable out. Running another race weekend takes away the opportunity to get many of those projects completed. Thank you again to everyone that was part of the great 2018 race season. Congratulations to all of the 2018 Track Champions and everyone that earned wins this season. We expect to host our annual awards dinner in late February/early March again this year. By then we certainly will share any news or factual developments as they come about. To date, no one has had any specific discussions with me about possibly leasing the speedway next season. If no one is found to run the speedway next season by mid-winter the plan is to list the property for sale as commercial development. We have had a lot of interest the past few years from developers but wanted to try and keep the property moving forward as a race track. We would likely run one final limited number of races in the meantime next season. I was going to have a driver’s meeting at the past couple of races but unfortunately in this day and age unless you actually put your own words down in writing the narrative seems to change. I wanted only the opportunity to tell everyone in my own words without interpretation. Those that are known for gossip and that type of nonsense can do and say what they will but everyone else can refer to this for my actual words regarding my decision. Thanks again to all of you that have supported Five Mile Point Speedway this season and in season’s past. - Andrew Harpell" This is depressing.
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    Types of Clay?

    It doesn't necessarily have to be clay to work for a track surface. I believe Boone Speedway is Top soil, horse manure and wood chips.
  5. Always some negativity. I believe the count was 85. I predicted 65-70, so I was pleasantly surprised. I think the reason they didn't hit 100 was because there are only so many guys that have a realistic shot to win, and it was expected to be a very rough road to the A main. However, it was a great show. The Carnage was lower than expected. One flip in a heat, and a car took down the catch fence in a C-Main... I think.... The show was run very efficiently, and it was exciting. Well worth the price of admission.
  6. Maybe you guys that can't play football can start selling shoes.
  7. ”Order of races on Friday for hot laps, heats, and features. Crates. SS. Mods. Opens. IMCA. Truck. As always pits open at 4 pm, grandstands at 4:30 pm, hot laps at 6:15 pm, and first heat at 7 pm. No increase in admission, no increase in feature race distances, championship points awarded, handicap used for heat and feature lineups, everyone races in a feature.. Nerf footballs allowed for tailgating for all of our DTD friends. Hoping to see a few invaders from The Hill, Five Mile Point, and Penn - Can."
  8. Just posted on Afton's Facebook. Nerf footballs will be allowed this week.
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    Surface idea...

    Actual blue clay I know will work, but it's hard to find and expensive. But with all of the bluestone places in the southern tier, I'd imagine this stuff is way easier. I know of a place with enough of it to cover every track in the state a foot thick, and it could be had for little to nothing. Anyone with some land, money, and equipment want to do some experimenting?
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    Surface idea...

    In my area, they are pretty much all bluestone. It's very dusty when it's dry, but it seems to bind to itself well.
  11. Now this is probably nuts, but has any track tried quarry muck for a surface? The dust that comes off the stone saws is basically clay. It packs nice, really sticky stuff. Has this been tried as a racing surface? I'd imagine it could potentially work quite well, and in my area is very abundant. Though, I'm no expert.
  12. Passing has been extremely minimal this year, though getting better on a weekly basis. They put down a new surface that turned out to be junk. Every time they think they have it all peeled off, they find out there's more. As far as hurting engines, I'm skeptical. The material on the track seems very course, like sand. Real clay is very fine. If they are getting it in their engines, they have air filter problems. The good news is they have been working on the track all weekend and will be racing this coming Friday.
  13. A few more construction pictures have been posted on Facebook. Looking good so far. Planning to open next year
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    5 mile pt , fathers day

    I'll second that on more Wingless sprints. Last night was my first laps in one, it's it's got some bugs to work out, but these things are fun. I was kind of glad I got to sit in the infield to watch the finish.
  15. There were, but pictures have been removed. Maybe the cat got out of the bag early?
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