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  1. Can the part time workers at the track do it as well? It takes more to pull off the event than just open the gates and run the race. What about the safety crew or the ambulance, are they available...etc.
  2. Also, if you don't go to Knoxville that early on Saturday, I would suggest the Downtown Farmer's Market in Des Moines. I went the last time I was there and it was massive and took over the entire downtown like 7 or 8 square blocks with vendors, food, music...etc. and the parking was free in the downtown garages. I wish we had gone earlier in the morning instead of only spending 90 minutes there.
  3. shernernum

    Grandview

    Wait, has Grandview not put any money into the grandstand side of the facility in recent memory? I wasn't sure, I think I need you to repeat yourself at least 2 more times in this thread. No one is arguing about the condition of the "amenities" at Grandview, it's definitely rough around the edges. And yet, even though I've grown up and went to my first race at Bridgeport and live within 20 miles of New Egypt (both much nicer facilities). And although I agree that OC is making tremendous improvements. If all four of those tracks were equidistant from me and running the exact same show, I would vote for going to the race at Grandview the majority of the time, because it has the best atmosphere and the most consistently entertaining racing.
  4. shernernum

    Grandview

    yep, and yet it is still a fun place to go watch a race.
  5. Maybe Larson, running the entire Cup schedule, some Xfinity, about 25 Sprint Car races and at least as many Midget races, but I get your point.
  6. I don't know if the SDS Platinum deals are different than the WoO ones but it happens in the Sprint Cars every year also. Some guys sign on for the Florida and California swings, but then drop off when the local racing seasons start. Tim Shaffer and Terry McCarl have both done it is recent years off the top of my head.
  7. Charlotte has the Sprint Cars as well paying well over $50,000 a night, so even if the crowd is bigger they have to pay another purse, and they pay the Modifieds a hell of a lot more than $2000 in Charlotte, even if it's still not a "great" purse. Volusia costs 39 bucks for GA and 48 for reserved and it's packed. The pits are also packed with people....if you don't think Dirtcar is making big money in FL then I don't know what to tell you. Late Models are the A division during the Nationals, but a large percentage of that crowd is from the Northeast and Canada, so I am sure they would take an attendance hit without the mods there, especially at the prices they are charging. The one division Late Model shows that I've been to at East Bay are not nearly as full (of course Volusia has the advantage of being within spitting distance of Daytona as well)
  8. Wight has had no problem sticking it to WRG before when he didn't get what he wanted out of them. IMO Dirtcar in the NE needs John Wight more than he needs them.
  9. shernernum

    USNA Series

    No offense, Brett is one of the greatest of all time, but what was his record like when he tried to run East Windsor. Flemington also had a pretty stout field. Brett is from Sussex, which is almost as close to OCFS as Pauch was to Flemington, so why would he have run in NJ on Saturdays for the first 2/3 of his career. There is no way he would have had as many wins racked up at Flemington as he did running two divisions every week at OCFS either. NY has the better touring drivers than PA/NJ do and have for the last 10-15 (maybe even 20) years, but that was not always the case. Unfortunately between PA/NJ/DE combined now there are less tracks in three states that run mods regularly than there are in small regions of Upstate NY. Racing is dying a slow death in NJ and PA is Sprint Car Country until you get within 30 miles of the Delaware River (especially since Penn National Closed and Susky went back to Sprints and SSportsman). Mods in Western PA are a high level support division at best anymore, and the inability to get a handle on the rules from region to region hasn't helped matters.
  10. shernernum

    USNA Series

    Ain't that the truth....same with new track promoters that jump in with both feet and end up over their heads by thinking they are going to reinvent the racing business. As I said in a former thread, the USNA thing really was a shame that it started so badly in NY, because I still swear to this day that the crowd I saw at Bridgeport for their race their was one of the largest crowds I ever saw in those front stretch bleachers. Sorry Josh, meant to quote your post there.
  11. Williams Grove ran them last year. This year they are running Silver Crown again and not the Sprint Cars.
  12. How can you be the "owner on paper" but have nothing to do with the property, especially after you've "severed all ties" with the others involved? Just trying to make sense of it, because it doesn't add up.
  13. So then why is nothing happening at the track if this fine upstanding gentleman is the owner?
  14. Since you just like to throw stuff like this out there...then who? It's already been mentioned that no company has been mandated to supply the equipment. I get tired of everything being a conspiracy against the racers in some peoples minds.
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