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  1. I guess since I've been name-checked in this thread I should chime in, sorry it's taken a while, very busy these days (good thing): Let me address a few points: -Yes, I've been doing Outlaw on Fridays, and Thunder on Saturdays. -NO, you don't want me to sing the National Anthem, I can't carry a tune with a bucket loader. -Chris is something the sport desperately needs in our area: A young, talented, passionate individual with the desire to learn and get better. Believe me when I tell you that I sucked for a LONG time (and some might think I still do LOL) and I'm still lea
    18 points
  2. It’s on the schedule on the 3rd row down. Regardless if it is on the schedule or not, as I stated in other social media, you’re coercing your drivers to choose between coming to practice and taking a chance at racing for 10-12k at races available same day/weekend. Businesses don’t make financial decisions to lose money knowingly, and neither should race teams. Cost about $500 minimum to go to practice with fuel, possible tire or two, hauler fuel and passes to practice for the day with no immediate financial return. I counted at least 8 drivers out of our 20 core guys who were not at practice j
    15 points
  3. There is nothing “normal” about a mandatory showing of a vaccination ID in order to enter anywhere!!! 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️
    14 points
  4. In recent post I wrote that Bobby Varin was singled out for tech on Saturday, but I was wrong. I don't know how many other cars were teched, but based on what I've been told I was more than just Bobby. I further suggested that it was done with malicious intent, specifically to show disrespect for Bobby and the 18V team. Looking back that was a completely unfair characterization and I apologize without reservation to Bret and the staff of Fonda Speedway.
    11 points
  5. My feelings have nothing to do with who is on the front row. I want to make that clear. I have always had a good relationship with Kenny and Andy, and as far as I'm concerned, that hasn't changed. I don't care if it was the lowest budget guy on the front row for this weekend, I still don't feel its right. JMO The only mention of this I have seen and heard about was on the schedule, not boldly pointed out. Never heard or saw anything else talked about with it, no scuttlebutt from other drivers, nothing. I never saw anything on their social media posts about said practice, so if it is o
    11 points
  6. I think you're on to something here, let's apply the same standard to racing safety. who needs seat belts? People still die. who needs roll cages? People still die. Who need fuel cells? People still die. Who needs containment seats? People still die. Who needs HANS devices? People still die. So, "anything safety measure that keeps drivers alive (or ordinary citizens alive, in the case of COVID) is a waste of time unless it is 100% effective" appears to be the thinking here. Never mind that those safety measures have saved thousands and thousands of drivers' lives
    10 points
  7. So many race fans have become health experts.
    10 points
  8. I can’t speak for the government but I personally thought getting to 75-80% would be too high a mountain to climb. Herd immunity will be reached through a combination of the vaccines and infection rates, not exclusively one or the other. But just because you don’t believe it doesn’t mean it’s not real. What I don’t understand though is the hypocrisy; people, myself included, want to move forward. We now have a roadmap to get back on track; I see NYC will be 100% open come July 1 and the news on race tracks is very positive. And I’m thrilled! With the dollar strengthening we are plann
    10 points
  9. I think some context is important; The vaccine efficacy was rated against the original coronavirus strain. As these new mutations developed nobody was certain how effective the vaccine would be. As such it was prudent to remind people to remain diligent in maintaining physical distancing and where that was not possible, to mask. Further, the comment regarding double masks was originally a response to a question; would two masks theoretically be better then one, sure. Especially when you consider that most aren’t wearing surgical grade coverings and are instead using something that was ho
    10 points
  10. Boy I would hate to see your response if you were more than just a fan!
    9 points
  11. That's it?? Shit, the way you talk sometimes I thought on the 8th day you created the pit area.
    9 points
  12. The vaccines people receive as a young child such as for the measles, mumps or chicken pox, prevent you from ever getting them. And there’s decades of proof that they’re effective. This Government controlled 6 month creation non-tested farce they’re calling a vaccine right now, is not. You can’t compare them at all, and you can’t keep people from attending daily events because they didn’t accept it. It’s never going to work. We’re already seeing it! 29% of the USA has received the vaccination. They’re now shutting down places that were giving them because people either weren’t coming back for
    9 points
  13. You can still get and transmit Covid even after you have the shot. The shot efficacy varies; it could be as high as 80% two to three weeks after the first dose rising to upwards of 95% two to three weeks following the second dose. In other words it’s pretty darn good. The biggest benefit though and this is just my opinion, is the protection it provides against significant illness. Unless you’ve seen it, and with the hospital restrictions most people haven’t, you have no idea how sick these patients are. I agree, you cannot force someone to take the shot, but I just don’t understand why someone
    8 points
  14. I work at a retirement home. You guys argue more about what you think you know than a bunch of old biddys playing bingo. 🤦🏻‍♂️
    8 points
  15. No need for a shot card to go to a Wal-Mart or Applebee's or a Casino. But now you need one to go to a race outdoors. What a shit-show, this state is.
    8 points
  16. Would love to go back in time on this cool, sunny Sunday and feel that excitement of knowing I was going to Weedsport for an afternoon race. The best of the best would be there. Drivers traveled from all over the state and Canada to compete on the tight, 3/8 track. Fond memories.
    7 points
  17. I’m a Varin fan but you’re a lunatic if you think he never uses that front bumper. And if the bumper is clean, check out those nerf bars because he uses those just as much. Bobby is a grown man, he doesn’t need you to come save him from Mimi Lazarro.
    7 points
  18. The ARRA racing website is updated for the week with all of the latest results. By the way…racing fans might want to take not…I noticed three drivers records while updating tonight. Billy Pauch Jr., Matt Sheppard and Andy Bachetti are all about to establish personal records this year and fairly soon more than likely. Billy Pauch last won at BAPS Speedway in PA and that win was his 98th career feature win…..just two more to hit 100! Andy Bachetti, the popular New York based multi division talent swept last Saturday nights Lebanon Valley Big and Small Block Modified divisions to run his care
    7 points
  19. I agree, you know probably 100 x more about car set up and racing in general than I do. I’d look like a fool if I tried to talk about the mechanics of a combustion engine or the cast and camber in a pro stock. I get the same feeling when I hear some talk about vaccines and pass along lies and misnomers associated with health care and the general wellness of others. But to be honest that’s not really the concern. It’s the sweeping sense that others are expendable and that I’ll never get. I’ve tried to associate it with patriotism or the sacrifice military personal suffer but it falls softly wit
    7 points
  20. You probably didn't see any full sets of teeth either...
    7 points
  21. EDIT: Johnny and I posted at about the same time... More people need to understand how this actually "works." No, none of the vaccines mean you cannot get Covid. If you sit next to someone who has it, you can get it. These things are not different than the Flu Shot. The Flu Shot does not mean you won't get it, just that if you do, it's not as bad as it would be if you didn't have the vaccine. Same thing with these. Pfizer and Moderna at 90% efficacy mean you can jump into a vat of Covid and it means you have a 90% chance of never getting anything... But there's a 10% chance yo
    7 points
  22. Love it !! Make it mandatory to show a vaccination record to enter, and let’s get back to normal ! I’m all for it ! All the bitching and complaining can finally end. Everybody wanted to see the light at the end of the tunnel and have business’ And racetracks open up again......there ya go ! Kudos to the people that came up with this solution !
    7 points
  23. Fonda Speedway- WE ARE COMING HOME! 🏁 We will be racing weekly on Friday night’s at Albany-Saratoga Speedway and on Saturday night’s at Fonda Speedway! Can’t wait to see all our fans!
    7 points
  24. I must have missed the memo about punishing people for being good at their chosen profession. I don’t ever recall people saying Brett Hearn or Steve Kinser should be banned. Both of them ran in the upper divisions of NASCAR and people had no issues with them ‘dropping back’ and winning 40+ races a year on dirt.
    7 points
  25. Not a bad night 1. Reutzel was fun to watch in feature. Wish that race didn’t get the late yellow and I think Reutzel would have had a hell of a battle with Gravel. Mod feature was okay early and some guys passed a lot of cars but Jesus Christ it’s not even fair right now with Stew in the mods. Start him last in the feature every night and watch him come to the front. Guy is just unbelievable right now. If he doesn’t break on a given night, I bet he wins 80 percent of his races this year. Just stupid good right now.
    7 points
  26. I've seen a lot more Sportsman races take forever to get done then any Pro Stock event.
    7 points
  27. I'd like to hear any one of you complainers pick up the microphone and try to do play by play or interviews. Even if you got lucky and happened to be decent at one of the two, it's highly unlikely that you would be good at both. I can't think of anybody who is great at both. Find me at Oswego this fall oh, and I will gladly hand over the microphone to allow you to try doing a couple of interviews. I think almost anyone could interview a driver they liked or knew a lot about, but you interview multiple drivers and not sound repetitive is tough as hell. As for play-by-play, good luck.
    6 points
  28. I feel the same way. That's the problem these days. I came on here months ago to try and share my opinion that using the n-word is just something white people shouldn't do and everyone assumed that I was some snowflake socialist liberal. Not realizing I've never voted for a Democrat for president, voted for Trump the first time, and because I didn't approve of his way of leadership for our country, I decided to vote for the Libertarian Jorgensen in the most recent election because I also didn't want our current President. Hopefully some day we can figure out that everything doesn't have to be
    6 points
  29. Your handle should have been changed a long time ago, the disinformation in your posts are a disgrace to the man you are trying to represent. You have chosen to be a minion of the biggest liar this country has ever seen. It has already been written and history will bear membrance of it for years and years to come.
    6 points
  30. The other side of that logic is this: If the people who are concerned about the virus are vaccinated then we should be able to return to normal. (I say this because even if you are vaccinated it is still possible you can transmit the virus) If someone who chooses not to get vaccinated ends up getting infected then that is the risk they assumed by not getting vaccinated.
    6 points
  31. Yea I have seen that view before and it is good. The difference though is that you are talking about one specific view at LV. I am saying I have sat in almost every seat at Fulton and they all provide great seating.
    6 points
  32. You can see everything at Fulton too!!
    6 points
  33. To those who heaped some praise on our ARRA group...thank you! Its a ton of work, but its well worth it! I love the work and it keeps these retired bones from rusting tight. I DO want to remind everyone that if they think there may be a wrong stat...let us know. Its not much to quickly check on most things. We welcome the opportunity to make the history even that little bit more accurate!!
    6 points
  34. Fonda handicaps their 30 lap features and he’s won plenty of those recently. And he’s won STSS races from last as well. I just don’t think you can fault a guy for being good. There are other teams out there spending sick money on their programs that have the same access as the 44 team has.
    6 points
  35. So, in essence, you’re implying if someone dominates a certain division, they shouldn’t be allowed to participate in that class ? Billy Pauch Sr. DOMINATING the Victoria 200 for many years in a row would’ve never happened. Steve Kinser winning all those WoO titles would’ve never happened. Brett Hearn winning 940+ features would’ve never happened. Enjoy the fact that you’re seeing one of the top 5 drivers ever(my humble opinion) do what he does best.
    6 points
  36. Pretty cool that you helped him out with a suggestion instead of what others might do, telling him he thinks he is entitled to have somebody help him and he should research it himself. Lol.
    6 points
  37. When the tracks get shutdown the ignorant fans will have nobody to blame but themselves... all over a little piece of cloth. lmfao! You cant fix stupid.
    6 points
  38. ... of Matt cramming his over-sized ass into Derrick McGrew Jr's car? Derrick is fairly tall for his age, but Matt is like a maple tree without leaves. I envisioned him as having his knees along side his head ... kind of like a woman in stirrups at the vaginacologist's office. Since I had to suffer through this disturbing mental image, I saw it as only fitting that I should come here and make sure that you suffered through it as well.
    5 points
  39. Bingo. If my watching the same jalapeño kettle chip commercial 14 times in a row during downtime offsets costs enough to keep my subscription $150 a year, I’m all for it. I have other things to pay attention to to keep me busy while it happens
    5 points
  40. He wasn't banned as far as I know. And even if he was, what's to stop him from registering with a new screen name, right Goggles?
    5 points
  41. Did Halmar run out of money to pay for a legitimate ad on DTD?? 😂
    5 points
  42. He ain't called Modown for nuthin! Also, he robs cradles.
    5 points
  43. Says the guy who supports open borders but hasn't taken in any illegals yet and tells everyone else they should. Supports locking down Americans while letting illegals travel freely. Supports Teaching children to be less 'white' and ashamed for the color of their skin. Supports killing babies at 9 months. Supports letting criminals out of jail. Believes cops are the bad guys and lifelong criminals are the good guys. Supports shutting down churches while letting strip clubs be open during pandemic. Supports letting 6 year olds decide they want to start transgender treatments. Supports higher c
    5 points
  44. Never underestimate the stupidity of people. How some still hold allegiance to a deposed imperial leader will never cease to amaze me.
    5 points
  45. Bill Gates has got a divorce to pay for, we’re gunna need an extra few shots of each if you want full protection. We will all be forced to get it. I’m fine with understanding that, I just wish those who try to push it’s for public safety would admit it’s about money.
    5 points
  46. I missed the CAPS.
    5 points
  47. 2 thoughts came to mind as I read through this thead. I dealt with the same scenario with Will Cagle as a kid. I knew who was going to win before we ever left the driveway. But I kept coming anyway to see him get beat. One of my favorite races ever was at Rolling Wheels in the late 70's when Denny Planck (Dale's Dad) rocked the modified racing world with a major upset win over Cagle. It was Denny's only win at Rolling Wheels too, and there was a big buzz about it for weeks after. Then along came this Alan Johnson guy who got quite good at it. The other thing it brought to mind is tha
    5 points
  48. Ever camped at Outlaw 200? I think they wacked me 50 last time. Same with the Pittsburgher. how bout Volusia? Charlotte? on an on.......... what is Bristol charging? I agree that I would rather go on the weeks when camping is free. But do not feel 30 is way out of line. jmo Considering that Port Royal is also continually improving the place. Putting money back in. Something is always going on there. The new tunnel ,the new tower grandstand in four ,the paving projects, etc. The restrooms! Always a good surface. Good lights . Bringing all the best series to th
    5 points
  49. We were there Saturday night, our annual trip to Hagerstown, and the racing was AWESOME...It was the best I’ve seen the track surface there in probably 10yrs...Widened out, cushion up top, smooth n racy on the bottom, little to no dust, a last lap pass for the win and it was Tmac yet, was just a great show...Place was pretty well jam packed, so glad we were there to see it in person.
    5 points
  50. Very true. Once everyone who wants the vaccine has got the vaccine...I think we are good to go back to normal. At that point, If you have the vaccine...then you shouldn't be worried about yourself (rest in the security that you have put in the vaccine itself) Conversely, If you didn't want the vaccine then you have accepted the associated risk. Personal choice. The reasons it wont be that simple is: politics, ego, power, control, and money.
    5 points
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