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Question about Grit series????

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The Grit series is a great thing for the sportsman guys, decent money, good point fund and alot of variety in tracks they run on. My question is Why do the allow modified drivers to "cherry pick" in this series? If it is for sportsman guys keep it for them, not modified drivers that have several cars at there disposal. 

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Who besides Dave and Tyler? and weren't their modified rides "earned" during the season? I think this will be different next season, I'm guessing.

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Rocky, too. People are having serious coronaries about the three of them.

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Tyler yes. The Flying Squirrel? Not sure.

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How about they just go out and beat those guys?  Maybe show a little grit...

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ROCKY RAN A FEW MOD RACES @ THE RIDGE AGAINST 7-10 CARS HE STOPPED DOING IT TO KEEP THE CRY BABIES OFF HIS ASS.

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Dave and Rocky really were non issues. The big issue was Sears winning 3 of the shows at the end of the season.

 

The series now has a rule addressing this issue. You will not see big block drivers allowed to run these series shows anymore.

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If you worry about the other guy no matter who it is, aren't you already defeated?

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I think it's less of a case of worrying about who you're racing against vs mod guys coming and taking the money that is meant for sportsman guys. Modifieds have enough high paying shows. It's the guys that don't have a legit shot at it that drop down and have a better chance of taking money meant for sportsman teams.

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Jake....Rocky was told to "pick a class" and run it, not run both at least at the ridge. Casper you hit the nail on the head!

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Exactly sportsman shows are sportsman shows if you want to run modified good for you but stop taking money of sportsman teams
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Maybe ill be able to run against Pete bicknell in the sportsman big races cause he is not a big block regular

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Like say today at the Gobbler. Dippel ran both mods and sportsman. Like pick a class and run it. If you are going to run a mod then run a mod not a mod and sportsman. Or lets go with dave who qualified for a modified series race then 2 weeks later went and ran the sportsman series race but registered as his brother so he could race. Now come on boundaries have to be set some where.
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So what are the boundaries? Ray Bliss won in BB mods,but now primarily races a sportsman. Dale Welty & BVP run sportsman & 370 mods where do they fit in? So really what is the line?

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So what are the boundaries? Ray Bliss won in BB mods,but now primarily races a sportsman. Dale Welty & BVP run sportsman & 370 mods where do they fit in? So really what is the line?

 

You can also add in what about a guy who races sprints or latemodels.

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Sprints and latemodels get paid more then the sportsman guys. If you run 1 class stick with it. Many guys go to race thinking "oh this guy won't be there since he runs a mod now" and he shows in the sportsman there for you know who the winner most likely will be. Is all I'm saying is stick to one class so the guys/girls that only run sportsman have a chance at winning some kind of money rather then just $100.

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Sprints and latemodels get paid more then the sportsman guys. If you run 1 class stick with it. Many guys go to race thinking "oh this guy won't be there since he runs a mod now" and he shows in the sportsman there for you know who the winner most likely will be. Is all I'm saying is stick to one class so the guys/girls that only run sportsman have a chance at winning some kind of money rather then just $100.

 

Thats all fine and dandy but if you race for a living and someone offers you a ride in one of these "high" paying sportsman races you're not going to turn it down. Now that's not to say we don't understand the merit behind wanting only sportsmen drivers to be in these races, it's just going to be interesting to see how they enforce it and what the difference is between someone who can, and someone who can't run in the series.

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Here you go...

 

DRIVER ELIGIBILITY
A) There are many talented drivers in the Northeast that race on dirt tracks everywhere. While their talents bring them success, the GRIT Racing Series does not want to seem critical of such accomplishments. However the GRIT Racing Series is dedicated to GM 602 Crate Sportsman Modified competition and will remain as such.

B) Full time 358 Modified and/or Big Block Modified drivers ARE NOT eligible for competition in GRIT Racing Series events.

C) Any part time 358 Modified and/or Big Block driver that runs more than 8 'Modified' events in a single season is disqualified from further GRIT Racing Series competition for the remainder of that season.

D) Any part time 358 Modified and/or Big Block driver that wins a Modified feature event is disqualified from further GRIT Racing Series competition for the remainder of that season.

E) Any driver who competes in a 358 and/or Big Block Modified event must register the date of the event and finish with GRIT Racing Series officials for documentation. If it is not and found via officials review, said driver could face penalties up to and including disqualification from further GRIT Racing Series events during that particular season.

F) Decisions on this matter by GRIT Racing Series officials are final. If a driver is disqualified from the series for ineligibility he/she will loose all points and forfeit any monies and/or contingencies earned/due to that point.

G) NOTE: This is not to punish anyone or point fingers. It is to ensure competitive balance and maintain the GRIT Racing Series for full time Sportsman drivers only.

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Then Zeke is out. So is Fran Hilton, Kevin Ridley, Dave Marcuccilli, Rocky, Tyler, and just about most of the guys who raced the GRIT Series last year. Those lines are very gray.

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No, not really.

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What is the time frame for running a SB or BB, Daryl? Is it within 5 years, 10 years, lifetime? I see if they win in that particular year, they are DQ'd, but if they have never won in a bigger motor car, why should that driver not be eligible?

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Dont forget Matt Janczuk to, ran open sportsman at UR and alot of high paying sportsman shows also

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Your right Kimmie, there is no time frame given really. Rocky won in a modified at glen ridge last year, is he now not eligible for this series? Dippel won in sb I think also lasy year. Rule needs to be more decisive in its wording. I dont doubt these guys talent but I always thought you want to better yourself in racing, become proficient and move up, You run a modified on friday and then a 602 on saturday how is the making you better, kinda like thinking your drink in your glass is champagne and its beer!

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According to those rules then Dave would not be the GRIT series champion. He ran more then 8 shows in a big block.

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