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Dean Reynolds

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Dean Reynolds

    Ess at can am

    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.
  5. Let me take off the red hat and throw on the blue hat... Here is who we are expecting: Matt Tanner, Shawn Donath, Jeff Cook, Kelly Hebing, Dave Axton, Parker Evans, Dylan Swiernik, Denny Peebles, Scott Holcomb, Chad Miller, Kyle Moffit, Tommy Wickham, Tyler Cartier, Kyle Fraser, Edward Kelley. And most likely 2 more. We are looking at 16 total. The event in the past has been very entertaining, our first one we had 12 cars and when we got done with the A-Main you could here the buzz from the crowd. We have a special autograph session just before the A-Main where we bring the entire crowd down on the track which is a big hit. And of course, the entire event will help out the Kevin Ward Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. You should make a trip, the Gill family is working hard on upgrades and hope to have the track running for many years to come. Thanks!
  6. I was going to say, if they can't get the events right this is not helpful at all.
  7. I actually got to Brookfield twice. Once was 1985 when Phil Bennett promoted an enduro (which I scored and painted numbers on the cars, I believe just shy of 60 cars) and they also had an ESS exhibition. I was in college at Morrisville and his son Dave was in my computer classes so they brought me along to help. I guess my first ever racing job! Then back in I believe 94 or so when the ELS Sprints ran an event there. I stayed until they put a sprint in the trees off turns 1 and 2. I knew it was going to be a while and I had to be somewhere that night. Be cool to see the old covered grandstands filled with some racing folks again.
  8. Mr. C's... Mallett, you go there? I have a few times, try the beef, fries and gravy. Mallett is right about the Speed Limit, my last speeding ticket (honest) was about 13 years ago in Knoxville. I had the ESS Pace Vehicle and the cop was IN FRONT OF ME!. He pulled to the side, got behind and flipped on the lights. Do this day I still say I wasn't doing the speed he said (since..he was in front of me!). I am not sure if this was a "local cop vs. a far out of towner who won't come back to fight this thing." type of deal but it sure felt that way. So....yes, do the Speed Limit!! Or actually, in my case, maybe under it
  9. Eeek. But what happened to Tessio? Lol. Almost as bad as our local hockey team in Syracuse using a quote from 300 for motivation. And what happened there.
  10. My butt ain't that big, but those seats up top were a bit odd and for a butt smaller than mine. But (that's 3 but(t's) in two paragraphs) glad Lenny has most likely found his third venue he has been searching for with the TQ's. The only part I cringe is that sometimes the State will book other events depending on size and of course, money to be paid on a date you might had. With Saturday's crowd I would hope he is safe annually.
  11. Our SDS trailer was parked right across from Bloomer. So got to see his pit area for 6 days strait. Its definitely "different" for lack of a better term... but two aspects set in. A.) I wish I had that hair to screw up. B.) Was disappointed that he didnt have his hauler. It looked like a rental actually according to the sign that was displayed. But it was entertainment.
  12. Dean Reynolds

    raceflix

    I just watched the 1999 SDS event at Drummondville...Holy, need anymore tear-offs!?!? Gary, I saw you pulled in while leading?
  13. Dean Reynolds

    some upgrades

    Kinda been a cell phone "guy" for a while, but the only change I see on my phone is that the CAPS button doesn't work for George??
  14. I was there on the day it was filmed (1982), as you can see during the show it was try #3 to get the actual races in. On this night they actually had the move the modified feature way up in the program (just about halfway) as weather was moving in again. It was cool to see an actual NYC TV station (it was either 2 CBS, 4 NBC or 7 ABC, can't remember) but for the fans it was mixed emotions. Brett was just about on top of his game and lets just say he wasn't the favorite from all in the grandstands. So when Eurich won the night (he had the very fast Troyer Mud Buss) you can bet the crowd cheered pretty loudly. The Chris Berton deal did put a hush over everyone as it was a pretty scary accident right in front of the grandstands. When you watch the show, it's actually pretty amazing this was over 35 years ago. I thought they did a damn good job and back then you can bet most in the production of it had no idea what this sport was/is.
  15. I might have some experience in this and have done with a few... There are many that really enjoy having a drink or few and sitting back to relax, tell stories, etc... Some would surprise you and it's really fun to see "the other side" With that said... I will pick a gentleman that I haven't had the pleasure to do so with. Mr. Jack Hewitt.
  16. Yes, Brent Marks, Kraig Kinser, Ian Madsen and Jason Sides looks to be doing the tour again. As of now, Aaron Reutzel will not be following. Look for Kasey Kahne to do about 50 races next year. Greg Wilson will do most but not all.
  17. Thank god cell phones and social media weren't even thought of!
  18. We have something in common!!
  19. Dean Reynolds

    Utica Rome is

    Also have to remember, a little bit easier to bring a small quarter mile back into shape vs a large, wide half-mile.
  20. Dean Reynolds

    Utica Rome is

    Trust me, WE all wanted to get the show in... It poured, I mean poured for about 15 to 20 minutes, everything was flooded (The exit off the track in turn 1 had a pond that was a good 10 inches deep of water that would have to been pumped). Even after is was called, it continued to rain/spit for a good hour after. There was NO way the track and grounds was going to be ready by even 10 or 11 o'clock.
  21. Here is a video of the Tom Johnson Computer Sprint Car actually winning the D Main at Knoxville. The car was quite fast but was a handful to handle. Tom just basically ran out of money to run the car and decided to get out is what I heard.
  22. You haven't heard real announcing unless you hear Mallett, afterhours at the Williams Grove National Open on a... Blow Horn!
  23. I think one aspect that needs to be mentioned and noticed is that this was just a few weeks after Land of Legends went through a tough night with track conditions where a couple of classes chose to finish at another time. This week there wasn't a ripple in the track, a nice cushion that held up most of the night and this is with the temps in mid-80's and the sun out most of the day. Not to mention 43 sprints cars tend to make a track react different than if it was just another weekly show. Let's give credit where it's due..
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