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  1. Good one Bob, with Eurich still active and been a mainstay at OCFS since at least early 70's, (could have been 60's) any driver that has 20 or 30 years there would be a good fit. I had Heotzler off the top of my head, but Wilson is a very good mention.
  2. The Hearn/Eurich or Hearn/Haotzler would several years less than Eurich/Heotzler with Brett going to the Valley for many years. With the CVD/Struck/Howard - you probably should throw in Swinehart as he's been running with thiem all these years as well. Another one I thought of, Pete Bicknell and Rick Hoctor at Ransomville?
  3. Whole key to the question which really makes it interesting is at one track. With Can-Am (Sat/Fri.) and Brockville (Thurs/Fri/Sat.) switching nights, the influx of Edelweiss and Mohawk had cars going different directions. But, Bill as you know, the North Country does have that one common and that was on Sunday night at Cornwall. You have a good nucleus of guys... Marcel, Ovide, Slip and Laurent that lasted quite a bit of time. Not sure if Ox or Dahm was that long??
  4. If you're talking at one track, it would be very tough as drivers often left, came back, left again. A couple come to mind is Rich Eurich and Jeff Heotzler at Middletown. How about Kenny Tremont and Denny Soltis at the Valley? I know Denny rans sprints some but didn't he usually spend his Saturday's at the Valley. The Lape/Jack, maybe Lou and CD would be good guess. Jack only left Fonda for a year or two for the Valley. The CVD, Strunk, Howard would be interesting but they also did leave to run Bridgeport or New Egypt for some years. I would also think Billy Cook and someone from the Northcountry but Mohawk only opened in 87. Pauch Sr. was always at Flemington with the exception of partial year at Middletown. But many left when track was changed to asphalt. Alan/Paine has been since mid-80's for almost every year at Canandaigua. Good question!
  5. Actually a really cool and unique question... I have probably been in the infield of about 100 different tracks and one, yes one, that stands out the most and I bring it up every time standing in he infield topic comes up is turn 3 at Port Royal in the 80's. Port Royal was known for the tallest cushions and the not so smoothest surfaces of the Central Pa. tracks. It was common to see someone leave the park weekly. For years it was known that only the whacked out or crazies would call the place home. It think it was 88 or 89, I was inside turn 3 for a B-Main. It was the first time and it was on the referral of Lenny Sammons telling me I need to stand there. I did and my jaw just dropped, I could not believe how hard the cars entered that corner. It was like lap 5 and one car lifted , Lenny turned to me and said "pussy". Sorry for the language but it was the perfect word at the time. Just one of those special moments that is always in your memory bank.
  6. Sr. and Jr. Ran Orange County also before moving to sprints. Kind of neat how many are thought of running just one class but actually got their start in another. Many didn't know about Fred Rahmer being a Pa small block star before sprints and there are several others. The old Syracuse telecasts or videos will show such a wide array of drivers giving the Mile a shot. Jan Opperman in Cagle's 24, Kramer Williamson in the Hatt #10, Richie Evans in the Statewide #3 and so many more.
  7. Absolutely totally selfish but I guess that is the type of question. But, when I drove Mark Zemcik's sprint car in a CRSA show at Afton/I88. I raced go-carts and even street stocks a few times, even hot lapped Doug Emery's 360 sprint (And you should have seen the smile then)....but. To run an actual event in a real sprint car will probably be the biggest memory I will have in all the years of my racing. To have my pops there as well as many friends and even had Emery as crew chief made for a special night. I wanted to do three things: A.) Have Fun. B.) Legitimately pass cars. C.) Run the entire A-Main and bring it home in one piece (Started 23rd and finished 18th.) Hell, I even snucked in the victory lane picture (Jamie Cristian was lapping me coming for the checkered. Lol). Just a real cool night and can't thank Mark enough for his trust!! As far as watching, not to cop out, but there has just too many that these eyes have seen to pick just one.
  8. How many ML's does it take for Baumes to get through the 24 hours of Daytona??
  9. Where I grew up near Orange County, my dad and I would venture to Pocono for the NASCAR Winston Cup events. It was only two hours away. In 83 my dad decided to go to the Race of Champions and wow did we stumble on a great event. Stumble might be the wrong word as it was there for years, like mentioned earlier first on the big track and then 3/4 mile. But, a find on our end. It had a real big race feel and there were quite a few people there. Felt like it was a great home for the ROC. Unfortunately time saw the 3/4 mile get taken out. Saw Jimmy Spencer win and glad I got the one visit to the 3/4 mile.
  10. This can be a topic that can be open for debate for a long time.... But where do you draw the line? You have so many scenarios that can come to play. A.) Chili Bowl like Baumes mentions. B.) Knoxville Nationals, under the criteria if you win Wed/Thurs/Fri it doesn't count as well. C.) What about a track like Fulton that gets a big field of sportsman cars and splits it into 2 or 3 features. The drivers get full points and count as an official Feature winner. But.... What's the answer? You got me. I'm not saying it's wrong and I'm not saying it's right. Remember for years the Outlaws didn't count preliminary features as actual feature event wins (even though open to all competitors). My two cents is that they should be counted. They aren't "invitationals" where certain competitors are running a particular race as an invite only. These are events where fields are just simply split because of size or amount of entries. I do want to say thanks so much to Fred and gang for this effort and website. I am on it so often and it truly gives you a detailed report on a driver's or track's history. Thanks again!!!
  11. Thanks Geoff, I should have dig in deeper on the year. It was a tough time for your family but it was good to see Billy bounce back and enjoy racing some again. Hope everyone is doing well.
  12. Got there in 95...ESS and NRA had a combo race. Unfortunately that is where Billy Bradshaw had his bad accident, Just a freak deal. Back then was a very nice facility and they do carry some speed there.
  13. Ugh...Now he will bring this up at Jake's, the 31st Lap, Mugshotz, Steak & Shake (Oh wait, closed on him), and his bi-monthly, backyard bonfires. Jeez.
  14. Holy was Can-Am ever fast and smooth last night. 15 seconds is quick! (but only want to see that a few times). And Brockville was just awesome last night too, Paul had a nice cushion and smooth surface, sprints were side by side all race. Yes, we are down some this year. The main reason is that we just haven't had a rain out since June 2nd at Cornwall. That's 15 races in a row. After Speedweek some teams had engine woes and still are trying to catch up. But, to follow up last year where we had a high of 43 at Land of Legends we knew we would fall off some. It always seems to go every other year, but being in low 30's/high 20's we aren't sending that many cars home as DNQ's (Although we do pay every DNQ tow money). And yes, sprint cars (even 360's) are expensive to keep on the track. We have many of the same issues that other divisions have. However, while counts are down some, looks like we will be paying point fund money to 19 teams that have followed at least 2/3rds of the tour. Eight have hit every show.
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