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Art Roraback

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  1. I've been a registered user of this site dating back to the days when it was Fire on Dirt. Since I didn't have any inside information to offer I generally was/and am a lurker. In recent years it has been getting painful to follow most of the topics as they predominantly consist of people bitching about everything imaginable. I just don't get how people can maintain such constant negativity. If I was a non racefan and happened to find this forum I'd think twice about going to my first race.
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    Keep fighting the good fight Bob!
  3. I used to check posts on the site at least 12 times a day and look forward to finding out information about drivers, tracks, events. While I am still here a few times every day it isn't as fun or informative as it used to be. I tend to gripe a lot but generally with my racing buddies and in private, not in a public forum. It's just a sad commentary on society in general in that we all like to complain about everything but in my experience the ones that dish it out the most couldn't take the heat if they were the ones being constantly maligned. Thankfully the racing life is still fun and I look forward to seeing my friends at the Valley for every event. While helping Lisa sell 50/50 tickets I hear from a lot of DTD users complaining about all the people that complain. It's really a shame as this is a remarkable outlet for information and you can't beat the cost.
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    Hang in there Bob. It can only get better.
  5. I'm not sure exactly what they will do with the 50/50. Be sure to bring your tickets as they will definitely be in the drawing one way or the other (could be a second prize, or perhaps added to the next week's sales for an even bigger prize.)
  6. I think we had a Pure Stock race and perhaps a Sportsman heat before the rains forced the cancellation of the night's program. There won't be double features next week. (I was helping Lisa sell 50/50 tickets so I haven't a clue- obviously)
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    Mr Dirt Track USA

    You need to understand that people just love to complain. It makes them feel important.
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    I am sorry that you are going through a tough time and hope that you are able to make a complete and painless recovery asap..
  9. https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/08/accident-at-williams-grove-speedway-kills-spectator.html?fbclid=IwAR2ib45X_VRZWYtxCVwEFNTDrXC2VAzVYs2uU9IFyj7S4_DOOYk_zLRSTK0 There are no words for this. I go to races to escape reality, not confront it.
  10. https://www.mchoulfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/3936159/Jablonka-Stanley/
  11. Congratulations on having such a great season! And thanks for supporting racing. Without people like you weekends would be a lot worse.
  12. Lebanon Valley has pulled the plug for July 6.
  13. If you go to Orange Count's facebook page you will see that they are spinning a wheel to determine inverting the top qualifiers.
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    I didn't hand pick someone and add them to the field so don't blame me.
  15. Hi Doug: I look forward to meeting you. Odds are pretty good that Lisa will finally be back this Saturday.
  16. For the first time in years we have a wide open championship battle in the modified division at the Valley. As a fan it is very exciting. The Pro Stocks and the Pure Stocks provide epic battles every week. As a fan you can't ask for more action and excitement than what the Valley provides every single race night. The Sportsmen (not a weekly division) always put on a good show. I have to admit that at the moment Andy Bachetti is smoking the field in the 358's but the competition is pretty good in that division as well. Toss in the family atmosphere and the low cost food concessions and you've got the perfect evening and at a low cost.
  17. Thanks. I look forward to "meeting" you.
  18. I am the ugly older fellow that helps Lisa sell tickets. She is on a medical break and I am fighting the good fight in her absence at the track. Since I usually don't bite say hi to me the next time you enter the front gate.
  19. As a leading goodwill ambassador for the track I love to talk to any and all of the fans. I generally help Lisa sell 50/50 tickets and unfortunately have been working solo as she is currently resting a badly bruised leg. We are glad to provide information to new fans making their first trip to the speedway as well as to chat with long term diehards such as myself.
  20. And please say hi to the "World's Ugliest 50/50 Girl" at the front gate....
  21. At least no one has brought up Fonda just yet......
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    RIP Joe Falagna

    Rest in peace.
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    They should run a whole lot of 1 lap races and hand out a lot of trophies. Then they could do American olympic game style coverage and not actually show any events but instead have little puff pieces about the drivers and of all the sacrifices they had to make to get where they are and tell of the hardships they faced. Like the time their cat got run over on the street, etc... (sarcasm on)
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    Rocky and Jake

    Every one should be able to run what they can afford to do. If you aren't paying the bills you have no say in the matter. It's easy to sit at a keyboard and complain. Without people like Jake there would be no racing and I hope he has continued success.