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  1. I for one thought that the D/A mods were an excellent division, especially at Flemington, where they put on some highly entertaining 30 lappers. Our mods make for great looking race cars on the asphalt too, all cleaned up and shiny with rims, (no wheel covers). Again, I thought they were a terrific division, certainly as likable as USAC sprint cars or crown cars on pavement.
  2. Here’s a few: Bridgeport (5/8 mile) - has come a looong way over past 30 years (facilities and very fan friendly) Grandview - not a bad seat in the house, just watch out for splinters in your rear! Orange County Fair - dirt-caked-on-face fans looking like fire survivors Williams Grove - classic track, doesn’t always live up to the hype but great place to take a first timer! New Egypt (dirt) - could be great, wish the grandstands were higher and more vertical like Grandview Ohsweken - checks every box, one of the two or three best tracks in our region Susquehanna - wingless sprints totally sideways and red dust covered car in the parking lot Oswego (SDW) - better than asphalt by such a wide margin! Merrittville - big blocks in the grandstand before the SDS race making me feel like a kid again Can-Am - meh Big Diamond - surprisingly really good Brewerton - good location, great view of racing, cool shape and that demon sign! Selinsgrove - do the 410s ever lift there? Scary fast
  3. How cool is the Rocky Warner story this year? In the off-season it was announced that he’d be returning to sportsman, but then he convinced Jake to give him one more shot in a modified. A few weeks in and Rocky has two wins at Fonda and running competitive at Albany-Saratoga.
  4. This site has a pretty good count, at least for dirt modified shows: http://jw4.proboards.com/thread/319/2019-small-block-modified-schedule Quick count of NY tracks, not including May 10 rainouts: 18/44 (18 races in, 26 rain outs). If tonight is a wash statewide, it’ll be 18/52.
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    Bob Miller Might Know?

    Great pic of Bob. This car is awesome. There is no aero on this car! (except the headers, lol). Anyone ever see film of this car running? Guessing it ran more off the right rear than current Modifieds?
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    Ken Brenn Jr

    Very sad. Brenn Jr. was a fixture on the NJ modified scene for over two decades, winning races on dirt and asphalt and at Syracuse too. More importantly, he was a really friendly driver, honest and easy to talk with, and a joy to watch on the racetrack.
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    Malta tonight

    Weather Channel is predicting 90 percent chance of rain in Malta at 9 PM.
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    Rocky and Jake

    Just heard the report on Doug’s Dirt Diary... Rocky was able to convince Jake to give him another shot in a modified. This is a good story, and I’ll be pulling for Rocky this year.
  9. $20 might seem like a lot compared with Fonda, Brewerton, etc, but in the NYC metro region it’s not unusual. I think NES is $20 for a regular show. Wall is probably like $18. Heck, I think East Windsor and Flemington used to be $14 in the early 90s, which is about $25 today. Plus, OCFS has big blocks and the 358s as an undercard, but paying the 358s headliner money.
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    Aluminum block

    Would limiting the amount of body work on these cars, particularly the inner wing and the doors that extend to the front wheels, serve to equalize engines and limit costs, at least a little? Limiting downforce - and how much power can be put to the ground - could make lower buck engines more competitive. (Plus, IMO the modifieds look better with less bodywork).
  11. How many people go to SDS shows just to see Hearn? It’s an added bonus to see the ole master, but I haven’t seen him run too competitive at the last handful of SDS races I’ve been to. I don’t see Hearn missing a few points races as a game changer for fans of the SDS.
  12. Curious to see what happens with the track surface at Port Royal on Sunday. Although the race is during the day, we’ve had a lot of rain over the past 36 hours and the forecast is calling for temps in the high 50s and cloudy at race time.
  13. Looking at the northeast racing schedules for 2019, are there any shows that you have already put on your calendar? Everyone is looking forward to the August OCFS race and the return of the Fonda 200 lapper in September. What other shows have you excited this year? Maybe a track has a show with a unique format or a touring series that you want to see live? Maybe there’s a track that you’ve wanted to check out and you’re committed to making it happen this year? I’ll start with 3 of my own: Williams Grove - USAC Silver Crown, June 14 (been to WG a few times but missed the champ cars). Land of Legends - SDS and ESS, July 4. Action Track - USAC midgets, July 31. Honorable mentions: Any show at Five Mile Point or Port Royal.
  14. If Sheppard ran OCFS weekly, it wouldn’t take long for 9s to break the hex.
  15. Plus, $15,000 to win the small block points title.
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