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  1. Good to see some positive thoughts on big blocks. To me that's what makes them what they are. Its like drag racing and Hemi's. I'm sure they could go faster with more modern engines but that big lump of an blown engine just does something to a lot of fans. People pay money just to go to cacklefest! I can't get over some guys complaining about a fast multigroove track!? As a fan that's what draws people in imo. My dad isn't a modified fan. He watches and enjoys the winter series with me because of that fact and he can see the driver's flexing their muscles so to speak instead of tip toeing around a dry slick skating rink.
    4 points
  2. Sure my opinion will be unpopular but I think it’s a good thing the same guy isn’t winning every race. And your seeing more different guys winning already. And no I don’t want to hear Matt sets the bar high for others to catch up, that’s the dumbest argument in auto racing. So far I’m excited others are winning and doing well. Maybe spectators will come back to the races. It’s no secret many have left due to the same people winning. At least at my end it’s that way.
    4 points
  3. He has not come back out of his hole yet. It will most likely take a win by the 9s for that to happen
    2 points
  4. Every time we go to race at either Eldora or Charlotte I always end up having a conversation with someone about our big blocks. Last year was a guy from Alabama who just couldn't believe that we run big blocks in circles. Being a engine builder myself I always try to give them a bunch of info on the engine and pop the hood off so they can look at it. We take these torque monsters for granted because we get to see them run weekly. Rob Hile
    2 points
  5. Well he was passed in 3 on the last lap and then wasnt in a qualifying spot so he drove thru the 6 car in front of him. Just dirty in my eyes but being a contract driver of course they let it go. I hope he at least got punched in the mouth.
    1 point
  6. Yes And it was the late models turn to help pack the track in on Friday night when it rained. I'm thinking that had A LOT to do with guys deciding not to run. They didn't want to mud up their race cars, and its a shame because my personal opinion is that both races on Friday were the best races of the entire week.
    1 point
  7. Just my two cents on why Matt didn’t dominate the way he has; Firstly, it’s a competitive group and the top teams have the funding combined with talent to close the gap. But where I believe Matt really thrives is in the summer when he and maybe he alone dedicates so much time to his profession. I’m not saying other teams aren’t banging out long hours, but how many do this as a FT job? This is where Matt gets a leg up, it’s in the shop. Most if not all other drivers are working another job or have other responsibilities that compete with their time. Matt seems to invest so much in his program and it shows when he arrives at the track. This advantage is negated in Florida as everyone has had months to prepare and arrive at the track in a similar state. The competitive gaps widens in the summer when Matt is dedicated exclusively to his car while others have jobs to get to, or are straddling multiple rides in different divisions. So yeah I fully expect Matt to be on top or near the top this year, especially as the season gets rolling.
    1 point
  8. It wasn't always like it is now. These days, there's slick and then there's New York slick which in many cases is an abomination of dirt track racing. There are some tracks in the northeast (I include Canada) that still have decent tacky surfaces, they are just in the minority and in many cases run 358's. There are many who enjoy NY slick. Personally, watching 850 HP cars tip toe around a race track doesn't appeal to me.
    1 point
  9. I will go out on a limb and say tomorrow is the day Sheppard9s comes out of his hole 🏋️‍♂️
    1 point
  10. Matt Williamson could have a shot if 358 wins count....Larry could as well.....but realistically nobody is winning more than sheppard....volusia doesn’t mean anything pertaining to racing back in the northeast
    1 point
  11. Who will win more races then Matt? Who could win more races then Matt? Who races just as much as Matt?
    1 point
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  13. He is never going to win another race at all....Lucky if he ever sees a top 5, just A field filler now
    1 point
  14. So stupid....this shouldn't even be possible. With a RaceCeiver and all of the people they have around there is no reason a guy gets back to the trailer in this case, and if he does there should be an official on a 4 wheeler or golf cart right behind him turning him around to go back to tech.
    1 point
  15. The money and funding at the top of this division has really gone to the next level. The idea of a championship caliber car pulling into the pits on the back of a ramp truck seems like a lifetime ago. In a way I guess it was. I’m 41 but man do I pine for the days of yesteryear. And not just racing either. I remember going to hockey games and watching 7-5 finals with 2-3 heavyweight fights mixed in. The older I get the more nostalgic I become.
    1 point
  16. I will second Rob's assessment about fans that don't normally see the big blocks run. Almost every time we've raced at Charlotte I've had somebody come up to me after the Friday night feature or before racing starts on Saturday and say that they were blown away by the sound that the mods make when they all hit the throttle at the start of the feature. And they always seemed to be impressed with the racing the mods put on too. It's funny how a perception of something never changes when in reality it's either not as bad as it seems for the most part or, in this case New York, the only place that sees that "problem". Case in point, ONLY New York tracks get slick. All Tech (in Florida) just had some modified racing there and just judging by the video, it seemed like it got slick. BUT the racing seemed like it was pretty good was it not?? The last SDS race at Weedsport, the track had bite all night, even Matt Sheppard, who usually favors the bottom, was running the cushion. I know we had to loosen our car up for the feature because the track had so much bite. There have been times that the surface hasn't been the greatest, but I know they've been working hard on different things to get a handle on that surface.
    1 point
  17. You guys are so right. Thank you for straightening me out.... Tonight if someone talks with me about the Big Blocks I'll change the subject and maybe talk about the weather.
    1 point
  18. Always nice to have new fans but please don't tell him to go from a racy fast track like Volusia to the ultimate ice rink in Weedsport. I have been a dirt modified fan for almost 50 years and if Weedsport was one of the first i saw I probably wouldn't be a fan today.
    1 point
  19. All kidding aside, i would choose a big small-block over a big-block 9 times out of 10...... we do have one in our car. Easier to drive and hook up. If Friesen and the other top drivers all had big-blocks the results wouldnt have been any different at the finish. Those guys are in a league of their own when it comes to controlling cars. My point is, everyone doesnt need a special small- block to win on the STSS like some on here try to make everyone believe.
    1 point
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