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  1. Come down here to NJ and ask some of the locals what they think of Ryan’s passing. He’s a good wheelman but he doesn’t mind rough riding. Ryan would’ve absolutely done the same thing and I’m sure he gets it given he was being lapped and Matt was racing Larry for the lead. No idea if Matt will be allowed to race but if you listen to him speak about Larry I think he has a lot of respect for him and his driving abilities so it feels like it’s time to let it go... but not my playground.
  2. My nephew races quarter midgets for me and if Wall hadn’t cancelled for Sunday I was going to skip it. I was finishing up the car for this week last night and made the decision to bail regardless. 105 heat index standing on blacktop for 8 hours is tough on us but even tougher on the kids. I think it’s a good call.
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    STSS at Fonda

    I can’t make it due to work obligations but it should be one heck of a show, great field of cars from NY, NJ and PA. Would love to see Warner pull off the W.
  4. AS and Brewerton both have great fields this year and one other I’d throw in is Big Diamond. Different region but a number of guys that can win.
  5. I know that some of you know a great deal more about racing history than I do so what is the longest win streak anyone can recall? With Matt at 10 is this a record or did someone win more in a row in the past? Cable, Pauch, Barefoot? JP
  6. I’m sure he was frustrated but the interview definitely didn’t paint him in a great light, IMO. He’s getting close to that first win, though.
  7. I’d say that there is no stock answer. There will be a huge disparity based on the driver, # of tracks, series, etc. And there’s also the other side of all of this as far as sales and marketing capabilities. Plenty of drivers fall short in this area. Back in 2005 my brother and I built a marketing plan to build a sportsman team. We had everything lined up and decided we were both too busy with our careers to do it but we had a primary sponsor signed up at $10k for a single track (and a rookie driver) as well as several associate sponsors in the $1,000 to $1,500 range plus a handful of others that were interested. We’re both sales and marketing execs which likely helped our ability to secure sponsorship quickly. As for how that compares to most sportsman teams, I have no idea. We built out a proposal using a number of data points around visibility at the track and shows as well as expected press coverage, etc.
  8. It’s supply and demand, more race tracks than fans. We’ll continue to see tracks be purchased and redeveloped given owners can make more money selling than racing (and get rid of a whole lot of headaches). Down here in NJ we have three tracks left and one of those would be toast if the owners could find a buyer.
  9. Not good for Bridgeport to be losing a quality car. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Martz have a few decent runs once he settles in.
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    Rocky and Jake

    Can’t argue with that and ultimately it’s not my money to spend. I’m just glad to see that Jake is still fielding a car.
  11. This may be old news but I saw that Rocky and Jake are going back to sportsman this year. I get it as far as economics go but I thought Rocky was starting to get around pretty well with the modified... Too bad they won’t have another season to see how he does.
  12. Great race! Godown sure didn’t seem to play nice when he was getting lapped.
  13. Ignore that post... never leave your iPad unattended when race fans are around...
  14. I’d say your Star Wars comment can be mapped over to almost any fandom these days.
  15. Personally I think a good driver from any generation would be good in another, talent is talent. The one big variable I see today is that everyone has the good stuff and it’s all uniform, relatively speaking. Back in the day ingenuity went a long way before it became a buy over build environment.
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