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Lets play a little game. Name a track then what is the very first thing you think of. There are no wrong answers here. Answers can be  positive or negative. I suggest anyone who is overly sensitive to stop here and not continue. Truth hurts sometimes.

Lebanon Valley - Fresh cut french fries and a grinder sandwich. $1.00 bills needed

Malta - They need a bigger parking lot

Fonda - Jump'in Jack Johnson #12A

Glen Ridge - Need more cars

Utica Rome - Slick/glass surface and RAIN

Orange County - Hearn (yes even after all these years)

Accord - Small 

Afton - Dust!!

Thunder Mountain - Dust!!!!

Five Mile Point - Need a sleeping bag

Canandaigua - Barefoot Bob

Dundee - Steve Paine

Brewerton - The Hurricane 100 during Super Dirt Week

Rolling Wheels - RIP

Syracuse - Moody Mile

 

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Afton- home track

Fonda- history

Five Mile Point- dust and 4 cylinders at every big show

Brewerton- awesome

Fulton- best racing in NY

Grandview- high car counts and rubbing is racing

OCFS- time trials

Thunder Mountain- that picture of the guys at the Deyo show a few years ago brown from the dust

Utica Rome- rain 

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Lernerville - three headliners

Sharon - fantastic facility

Tyler County - strictly for the hardcore

PPMS - it could be absolutely amazing 

Eldora - the granddaddy 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, happyracer said:

Lets play a little game. Name a track then what is the very first thing you think of. There are no wrong answers here. Answers can be  positive or negative. I suggest anyone who is overly sensitive to stop here and not continue. Truth hurts sometimes.

 

Malta - They need a bigger parking lot

 

 

I know off topic but...almost 3 acres for sale next store....could buy it before someone else does. As a member of the town, I’d rather the track buy it

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Valley- Food

Malta- cramped grandstands

Fonda- Jack

Weedsport- my dad used to jokingly refer to it as “The Mecca” because it was such a dump before the huge upgrade recently

Syracuse- 1986 (my first time there and also a great year where I went to a lot of upstate New York tracks for the first time)

Williams Grove- the bridge and the smell Of Brickers French fries

 

 

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Valley- Choo choo

Malta- Sheppard v. Decker

Fonda- Jumpin Jack tribute night 1

Glen Ridge- The fastest 1/4 mile

U/R- Sheppard v. Larry

OCFS- road trip

Accord- Spring Gobbler

5 mile - Friesen edging out Ward for the win

Thunder Mountain- must’ve made a wrong turn at Albuquerque 

Afton- Stinger(bring it back)

Canadaigua- The Voice

Brewerton- Dad and the Bronco

Fulton- Home sweet home

Weedsport- Nostalgia

Rolling Wheels- My first racing memory

Syracuse- Glad I got to go

Mohawk- Last lap carnage

Airbourne- Getting home welll after the sun comes up

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Afton- My Friday night home as a kid

Fonda- History and my current home track

Malta- Always packed, always a great show

Valley- Drunk (the racing sucks and I only go there to hang out with a few buddies who are regulars so it always turns into a party)

Glen Ridge- Potential but the unfortunate short straw in a saturated area

OCFS- Always disappoints 

Fulton- Not a bad seat anywhere

Brewerton- Wish it were closer

Five Mile/Thunder Mtn- Dust bowl

Utica-Rome- Childhood, Todd Burley, pizza logs and salt potatoes 

Can Am- Underappreciated

Weedsport- Overrated

Accord- Awesome bullring 

Oswego (Asphalt)- Most unique racing experience in NY

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So what happens when as you say there are no more  Shit holes? Can’t we be positive and promote the sport that most of us love?

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23 minutes ago, Rangers94 said:

So what happens when as you say there are no more  Shit holes? Can’t we be positive and promote the sport that most of us love?

That's a legitimate quote from Tim Fuller. 

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Being a Connecticut native, I'm going to add the asphalt tracks that I was involved with.

Lebanon Valley - Best bang for the buck on the rooftop and Steady Eddie Marshall

Malta - Awesome racing

OCFS - Frustrating

Fonda - Curfew (haven't been there this year.)

Stafford (my home track since 1986) - The Country Club and TC

Waterford - Constant black cloud overshadows good racing

Thompson - Slidejobs and greed

Riverside Park - Corporate greed killed the ultimate racing environment.

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Mohawk -- sorry, it's always going to Frogtown. Great racing, though.

Cornwall -- Great Sunday night shows. My home track as a kid from 1975-1986

Airborne -- The weirdest things just happen there.

Lebanon Valley -- some of the best times I have ever had at a racetrack, went while in college from 1987-1990. Last days of the Mudbus-style bodies, origin of the Sportsman class and 50-car fields, great racing, great food, always left with a smile on my face.

Malta -- cool joint, too dusty.

Devil's Bowl -- neat track, just big enough to be exciting, not too big, too bad they rural location means the fields are often sparse and not as deep in talent as the Capital District tracks.

OCFS -- Frustrating (as someone pointed out above). Amazing fields, a place with amazing history -- but honestly, pretty lackluster racing a lot of times and really depressing to see how rundown it had gotten when I was going (91-97). Would love to see the old girl get some life in her.

Penn Can & 5 Mile Point -- hometown, local good old fashioned racing, rustic but fun. Too dusty, but it is what it is.

Linda's, LANCO and Kutztown -- wow, micro sprint racing, especially wingless, is awesome! Great admission prices, too.

Fulton -- love the Victoria 200. Would love to live close enough to make it my home track.

Lincoln -- if heaven has a racetrack, it's Lincoln.

Williams Grove -- Infield sucks! Beer Hill Sucks!

Hagerstown -- I don't really like Late Models (I'm a Modified guy), but Late Models are freaking cool at Hagerstown.

Bridgeport -- scary big. Should be outstanding shows but weird things seem to continually happen to drag them down.

Daytona -- I get what this place means to the sport, but it's actually a pretty terrible experience in person. I am so glad they have big screens in the infield to show you what is happening because you sure as hell can't tell what's actually going on live. 

East Bay, Volusia -- even if tonight's show sucks, I can still go to Disney or Universal tomorrow. Speedweeks are pretty cool, though.

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Here’s a few:

Bridgeport (5/8 mile) - has come a looong way over past 30 years (facilities and very fan friendly)

Grandview - not a bad seat in the house, just watch out for splinters in your rear!

Orange County Fair - dirt-caked-on-face fans looking like fire survivors 

Williams Grove - classic track, doesn’t always live up to the hype but great place to take a first timer!

New Egypt (dirt) - could be great, wish the grandstands were higher and more vertical like Grandview

Ohsweken - checks every box, one of the two or three best tracks in our region

Susquehanna - wingless sprints totally sideways and red dust covered car in the parking lot

Oswego (SDW) - better than asphalt by such a wide margin!

Merrittville - big blocks in the grandstand before the SDS race making me feel like a kid again  

Can-Am - meh

Big Diamond - surprisingly really good

Brewerton - good location, great view of racing, cool shape and that demon sign! 

Selinsgrove - do the 410s ever lift there? Scary fast

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Lebanon Valley...can’t be beat

Malta...I hope the wind is blowing at my back

Fonda...I just don’t see the appeal

Devils Bowl...Cow crap

Accord...Dusty

OCFS...Eastern States

Stafford...Bump and run in the SK Mods

Thompson...no such thing as a minor hit

Barre Thunder Road...Freaking awesome racing

Waterford Speedbowl...Be careful on the stands

Monadnock...Great enduro

Utica Rome...Only been once, want to get back

Weedsport...Rat in the concession stand

Syracuse Fairground...muddy

Seekonk...Thrill Shows, Jumping figure 8

Riverside Park...SUCK IT Six Flags

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Tracks ive been to:

Lebanon Valley - Big

Fonda - Ya dont go to Fonda, unless ya have to go to Fonda

Utica Rome - ugh Sundays

Orange County - Big n Boring

Five Mile Point - Never going back

Dundee - Never going back

Brewerton - Home sweet home

Rolling Wheels - sad

Syracuse - Gone

Fulton - the high banks

Can Am - Wrong Way Baye

Evans Mills - Where are all the cars?

Afton - rain

Woming County - this looks fun

Oswego - loud

Skyline - grassroots

Airborne - no beer

Frogtown - where are the lights?

Weedsport - You know its summer if they rockin in weedsport

 

 

 

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I'll add a few at the end and subtract a few I don't know much about

Lebanon Valley - Hearn

Malta - Never been but wow thats a lotta cars

Fonda - Johnsons

Utica Rome - Slippery slick

Orange County - Also Hearn 

Five Mile Point - Sail panels

Canandaigua - Barefoot Bob

Dundee - I hit the wall exiting the pits my first and only time there...oops

Rolling Wheels - WTF where did this go 

Syracuse - whoa

My additions:  

Woodhull - Jim Williams, the gold standard by which all promoters should be judged

Hidden Valley (Clearfield, PA) - my first top 10 in a 358, and nearly impossible to get in or out of once it starts to rain

East Bay - Abrasive, waste of potential 

Bubba Raceway/Ocala - Drama city

Volusia - Fast as hell

Port Royal - Might be even faster

 

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Canandaigua - Land of Legends, First experience with big block modifieds

Fonda - Lou Lazzaro, egg shape, Jumpin Jack

Rolling Wheels - First WoO sprint experience

Woodhull - Grew up going there watching my uncles race

Outlaw - Dundee or Black Rock, Steve Paine's mortgage payment back in the day

Bear Ridge Speedway - Home of the Coupes

Lincoln - Red clay

Knoxville - Mecca

Lebanon Valley - Cool tower, good food, fast cars, meh racing when I've been (never been for a regular show).

McKean County - Track with so much potential but location probably kills it.

Weedsport - The stage and now just immaculate with all the renovations

Bridgeport - Big and FAST, Billy Pauch Sr.

Thunder Road - Bud Hill

Devil's Bowl - Glad it's dirt again, wish I could have seen it in its hey day.

Airborne - Awesome racing one and only trip, young promoter pulling the right strings

Canaan Fair Speedway - RIP, pretty cool to have dirt and paved facility racing on Friday and Saturdays in same complex.

Thompson Speedway - Faaaaassstttt. NASCAR-style complex with garage and camping.

Albany-Saratoga - Not enough seating/parking, glad it's dirt again.

 

 

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2 hours ago, 80K said:

Tracks ive been to:

Lebanon Valley - Big

Fonda - Ya dont go to Fonda, unless ya have to go to Fonda

Utica Rome - ugh Sundays

Orange County - Big n Boring

Five Mile Point - Never going back

Dundee - Never going back

Brewerton - Home sweet home

Rolling Wheels - sad

Syracuse - Gone

Fulton - the high banks

Can Am - Wrong Way Baye

Evans Mills - Where are all the cars?

Afton - rain

Woming County - this looks fun

Oswego - loud

Skyline - grassroots

Airborne - no beer

Frogtown - where are the lights?

Weedsport - You know its summer if they rockin in weedsport

 

 

 

Mohawk actually has good lighting these days. Fonda is pretty good Not sure what it's like from the grandstand but as far as racing there it was a bunch of fun

 

 

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Mohawk: Frogtown. Huge dump to palace. Amazing transformation. Pat O’Brien in the Bear’s Den, Stan’s Auto Body special #1

Edelweiss: sandy, sandy, sandy. Driving through downtown Ottawa on Friday afternoon. 

Brockville: Marcel Lafrance with the biggest bus and most tires on the roof of said bus in the history of motorsports 

CanAm: Pat O’Brien trimming the sails of the Skoal boy’s back. Danny O’Brien’s horrific crash

Syracuse: Canada Joe. Kevin Fleming RIp

rolling Wheels: only track I enjoyed sitting in turn one. BB’s letting off at the flag stand 

Fulton: best vantage point as a fan. Outlaw races with sail panels and alcohol 

Brewerton: always seemed to rain

Cornwall: Bill Moon Mullin. Parking on power damn drive and walking through the field. Barefoot coming from the back twice to win a SDS and riding an outside groove that I didn’t know existed 

Friends who I haven’t seen in way too long but who I share a passion for the sport with. Every time I log on here I think of them 

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Fonda - hometrack

Albany- Saratoga - CJ Richards

Lebanon Valley - High Banks

Orange County - hard and flat

Devils Bowl - Farmland

Brewerton - Top tier drivers

Fulton - Victoria 200

Canandaguia - Steve Paine

Oswego = Otto Sitterly

Syracuse - Super Dirt Week

Oshwekon - Native Americans

Can Am - O briens

Afton - Dusty

5 Mile Point - side hill and rocky

Genesee - Railroad tracks

Rolling wheels - Danny Johnson last to first

Weedsport - Home of DIRT

Utica Rome - Sunday racing

Glen Ridge - Low budget racing

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Canandaigua 1st track I ever went to. 

Weedsport They ruined it. 

Rolling Wheels Don’t miss it. 

Fulton Wish it was closer

Brewerton  It’s there for a Friday alternative. 

Fonda See 80K

Lernerville rain

Port Royal Amazing transformation. 

Thunder Dust 

Afton Covered grandstand 

Williams Grove fast

Path Valley mini Pocono

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Brewerton.      Quality big block field, even if sometimes light on quantity.

Fulton.    Victoria 200

Oswego.   Speed - front stands really display the speed the supers carry.  Time - boy they sure know how to waste it.  Classic - the show I would go to if I could only go-to one race a year.

Syracuse.   The biggest race there was.

Weedsport.  Cornstalks

Rolling Wheels.  Speed

Utica Rome.  Cushion.  It used to have one and it was fun to drive there, or even above sometimes.

Canandaigua.  The track I always wished was closer. 

Fonda.   Home track as a kid.  Wouldn't have been anywhere else on a Saturday night.

Glen Ridge.   Dust.  Normally not an issue, but our first trip was a day race when the water truck wasn't working.  Also some interesting people back in the early days.

Genesee.   Parking lot.  That's as far as we got because of rain.

Lebanon Valley.   Horsepower

Ransomville.   Moat. 

Afton.   Camel.  Went there once and drove by a camel tied up in some guys yard on the way.

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2 hours ago, Devin Willis said:

Mohawk actually has good lighting these days. Fonda is pretty good Not sure what it's like from the grandstand but as far as racing there it was a bunch of fun

 

 

I had gone to Mohawk/Frogtown either just before or just after the track was sold. None of the renovations had taken place yet. But yes i do hear its a great facility now. Just havent made it back up there yet. As for Fonda, been there twice back in 01 or 02. The driver i was helping hated it there and always said "ya dont go to Fonda, unless ya have to go to Fonda". He was series racing at the time so we had to go there.

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14 minutes ago, 80K said:

I had gone to Mohawk/Frogtown either just before or just after the track was sold. None of the renovations had taken place yet. But yes i do hear its a great facility now. Just havent made it back up there yet. As for Fonda, been there twice back in 01 or 02. The driver i was helping hated it there and always said "ya dont go to Fonda, unless ya have to go to Fonda". He was series racing at the time so we had to go there.

Mohawk is pretty much opposite of what it used to be in the Frogtown days. Great lighting. New grandstands. Nice place now

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