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  1. I'm not one to comment but I had a little time here waiting to pick up my wife from her treatments today. Just for the record, I did not hire John Baumes as my new accountant. When I started in this business in 2006, I had just $220 to throw in. Pat Jordan at the time took a chance on me that ultimately paid off with the Short Track SuperNationals. Here we are 14 years later and we are far from a large corporation but we are a very stable LLC with not only racing but marketing services to small businesses in Delaware and other projects. The fact is, this year's racing was almost entire
    24 points
  2. I don't comment on here a lot, but we wanted to correct a few things. First off, the events in Louisiana, while using STSS rules, are not run by us. Brandon Hightower did offer the opportunity for myself and a couple STSS officials to go down for the event. However, I am running on a skeleton crew until racing gets back in full swing, so I have been on the seat of a John Deere this week mowing at Georgetown Speedway and preparing for track rentals this weekend. As much as it would have been fun to go down to Louisiana, it wasn't in the cards for me. I will be watching on DTD though! Seco
    22 points
  3. 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
    20 points
  4. We get it. You prefer the STSS format. That’s fine. You don’t need to make this post EVERY time the Super DIRTcar Series is mentioned.
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  5. We are a laughing stock..how fucking hard is it to wear a mask? I can't imagine if we had something way more serious going on, we would all be dead because of arrogant, prick assholes. I heard "we are the envy of the world" . Seriously? We should lead by example, yet we lead the world in cases, deaths and embarrassment.
    18 points
  6. I guess I wasn't paying that close of attention last night because the National Anthem sounded okay to me. But what is Shane (as the DIRTcar announcer) supposed to do if the performance wasn't the best? Is he supposed to come over the microphone and say "Wow... that was pretty bad?" and totally embarrass the person who just sang the anthem? I like that now we've hit a point where we're mad at people for being too nice... The world could use more nice people in it because there are more than enough mean people out there.
    16 points
  7. I've had to clean up political nonsense out of three different threads tonight. If we are unable to maintain the request to keep political opinions off of this message board then I'll just start handing out 90 day vacations to people. No more warnings. The next posts I have to "Hide" or "Delete" because of political nonsense are also going to carry a 90 day suspension for the person who posted it. And if you get suspended don't even think of complaining for a reduced sentence. We've asked multiple times and have been ignored. At this point i'm two steps away from taking the for
    16 points
  8. 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
  9. There is nothing “normal” about a mandatory showing of a vaccination ID in order to enter anywhere!!! 🤦🏽‍♂️🤦🏽‍♂️
    14 points
  10. Man I used to come on this page every day!! I stopped a couple weeks ago because every form turns into politics. What do you know first time back on ALL IT IS POLITICAL SHIT. If you 5-6 want to talk about Tump gas prices who did this who did that why don’t you guys get into a group text message and go back and forth there. Most of us don’t want to weed through politics to find some racing conversations This form is has turned into a news channel. We all got to live with it so let it go.
    14 points
  11. A circle track body is a compromise of different things. Yes straight line speed is important, but not nearly as important as corner speed and stability. The best areas to get down force on a body are at the very front and very back. It's actually rotational force around each axle more than actual down force. Wish I knew where the drawing is that an aero engineer named Rod Eishenberg (sp) did for us when we were designing the first of the big style bodies when I worked for John Birosh, because it illustrates this quite well with the equations and everything. So on the current body, the nose
    14 points
  12. The people who choose to not wear a mask are holding back the re-openings, not Cuomo. As soon as everyone accepts wearing a mask, all businesses will be allowed to reopen.
    14 points
  13. What happened to the Halmar/Cuomo conspiracy ?? Face it ! The Governor is doing what he thinks is right for the goid of ALL NY state residents. Not just the race fans ! I applaud him for thinking about the whole of NY state. Do I wish the star was in a position to safely open up race tracks......hell year ! I LOVE going to the races ! It’s simply not safe now.....deal with it !
    14 points
  14. You've been riding a unicycle on a tight rope with your political rants for quite some time now. Tonight you fell into the net. Nothing permanent, but you need to give it a rest. See you on 8/15. For everyone else... It's the opinionated stuff like this post right here that gets you in trouble. We see it all day - every day on every form of social media that exists. This website/forum should be a sanctuary. A place to get away from it all and as long as I have keys to the control room, it's going to stay that way.. This one is locked.
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  15. Because i'm tired of reading a racing forum filled with political BS. Any member of this forum is welcome to argue about their political views literally anywhere else but here. This is a RACING forum, not a political forum and i'm tired of legitimate topics being overrun with 75 posts (mostly just a few members going back and forth) about which political party ruined everything. It's infuriating that we've even had to ask people to cut it out as many times as we have...
    13 points
  16. Is this going to be one of those deals that when DIRT schedules a show 3 hours away from the Fonda 200, they're horrible people. But since Brett scheduled this show 4 hours away from Grandview Speedway and the Freedom 76er date they announced a few weeks ago (and have traditionally used forever) there's nothing wrong with it? That extra hour and change apparently is the difference between being horrible or not. For the record, I have absolutely no problem with any of the scheduling stuff. DIRT's ran against the 76er forever and both parties have great shows on that night. The fact that w
    13 points
  17. I’d much rather have it at one location, SDW has always been about the build up to the big main event on Sunday, I myself have always liked that, plus I’d rather stay at the same location for lodging, having the options for satellite shows is great, honestly I hope they never change it, jmo that’s all.
    13 points
  18. I guess the idea of fielding a Sportsman in order to have some fun with your friends and family is stupid. Fun is the reason that the team I'm associated with races. We all love racing in general and we all have a ton of fun most weeks. We have a budget we have to stick to in order to keep racing but the money we make most weeks just fills the cooler with ice & drinks. We have no expectation of even coming close to breaking even. We all do it for the love and fun of it. Sometimes I think the fans worry more about what a race pays then most drivers/car owners do.
    13 points
  19. On the other hand, in some cases not having it may be the luckiest day of your life!😀
    13 points
  20. I swear I'm not trying to be a PIA here. I appreciate you listening to everyone's feedback. and experimenting with a lower price point and I was about to say I'm 100 percent in on purchasing this but then I realized it's not the modifieds. It's not comparing apples to apples if you're offering a show at a discounted rate that doesn't include the class that carries the fan base. (I'm not saying this is right or wrong as I fully am aware the effort that goes into the sportsman/pro stocks/four cylinders etc. is just as much and I enjoy watching those classes too.) But you can't make an
    13 points
  21. 💥 THIS JUST IN: During Wednesday night’s (Jan. 13) monthly meeting, members of the Montgomery County Agricultural Society, led by President Richard Kennedy, voted to extend the promotional agreement with BD Motorsports Media LLC for an additional two years. ▪️BD Motorsports Media LLC now holds the lease to Fonda Speedway through October 31, 2023. https://www.dirttrackdigest.com/fonda-speedway/2021/01/14/bd-motorsports-media-llc-fonda-speedway-promotional-agreement-extended-through-october-2023/?fbclid=IwAR1H5xivtsOhyTUq2TuTIxZQThFiN1BcjcRjODwWQvcDVcJTuoqLCqQvf7o
    12 points
  22. For the love of God... everyone please ignore the posts from pdracing and NHmodfan so this thread doesn't turn into a political debate (I use that term loosely, it's more just people calling each other names if they share a different view point), I was actually enjoying reading people debating about racing for once.
    12 points
  23. I believe the majority of the blame for no new track next to Brewerton goes to Glenn Donnelly , not Andrew Cuomo .
    12 points
  24. I knew exactly how this thread was going to go the minute it started. I used to enjoy learning about events, learning from people who know things about the cars that I don't know, hearing stories of old drivers and racetracks. But I don't know how much more of this stuff I'm willing to see. Over the past month and a half I've learned that the users of this forum believe the n-word is fine to use (especially if it was in a phrase that's been used for a long time, doesn't matter it originated in a racist way), are completely fine with calling our 1 black president a religion he isn't, complained
    12 points
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. They polled the drivers for their thoughts on it. There were some opposed, most were for (which I was surprised at). From what I understand, you just have to get to 12 weekly races. If someone runs 9 races at OCFS and 3 at LoL they're clear. Like the original posted noted, IF it passes, a guy can collect his Super DIRT Series bonus point even if it's at a 358 track. Other questions; Super DIRT Series champion will pay $40,000 to win this year, regular shows pay at least $7,500 to win, Hoosier weekly title thing pays $5,000 for big blocks and $3,000 to small blocks. I still say that
    11 points
  28. Neither Biden or Trump have anything to do with when we go green again, but somehow all political talk ends up being a war between the left and right. Each state is on it's own. Be forewarned... I'm going to start tossing people who keep turning everything into politics.
    11 points
  29. While it may not have been public knowledge, the free live stream deal has been a goal for Paul since Day 1. The announcement took me by surprise though because I didn't think it was going to happen until 2022 at the earliest. I haven't spoken with Paul since the announcement, so I don't know for certain if the Covid pandemic had anything to do with speeding up the process or not. One of the things I like most about Paul is that he is extremely approachable and he is friendly - even if someone constantly bugs him with questions that have obvious answers. Another thing I like about him is
    11 points
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  31. We can remove Cuomo from the equation if we have a leader who will lead the country instead of playing on twitter like a child. Someone who will listen to advice from the experts who study infectious diseases. Following guidelines might be a good place to start. Leadership is key to having all businesses open.
    11 points
  32. Jeff Strunk was not panicked at seeing upstart Grandview regular Brett Kressley roar from 20th to the lead in 24 laps Saturday night during Grandview's 50th annual Freedom 76. Kressley a three-time winner at the track this year, drove around the outside of some of the Northeast's biggest Modified names (Strunk, Bobby Varin and Matt Sheppard) to go from fourth to first. But Strunk had already won the Freedom 76 seven times prior to Saturday night, and he related after the race that he did not think Kressley's pace was sustainable for 76 laps. Of course, Strunk was right. Saturday's Freedo
    11 points
  33. Haha, NODOORS... deep breaths, my friend. Nobody said anything about your originally post being concrete. However, you went into a tirade about "Why is it that someone always has to come out with some SMART A** Comment about an announcement that was made to maybe bring someones hopes up and have something to look forward too" (that's your exact quote) after Outlaw made his reply. All I'm saying is when the announcement comes out re-read Outlaw's response, see if you still think it's a "SMART A** Comment." You're getting plenty of clues on what the actual announcement is going to be... just be
    11 points
  34. Unfortunately, Florida doesn't seem like the optimal place to visit any time soon.
    11 points
  35. Alright... everyone head to the beer cooler, grab a cold one and cool down. I didn't take offense to anything anyone said here, I understand that I opened myself up a bit and that a lot of folks in the Northeast care about mostly the modifieds. The purpose of my original post was twofold: I wanted to do is advertise a show that, in my opinion, was being offered at a more than reasonable price and, I wanted to call the DTD faithful to action to purchase that show and support Bill and Kim Shea at Utica Rome DTD Tv was born at the Utica Rome Speedway under their ow
    11 points
  36. So many race fans have become health experts.
    10 points
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. I made this statement on my facebook page last week... "I've decided that Covid, Cuomo, CDC and Fauci can kiss my ass. I'll wear the stupid mask if I go into a store. But know this now and forever... If I am outside, it's not happening." I would rather die today living free and stupid than to live the rest of my life cooped up in a vault in fear and educated.
    10 points
  40. I don't trust or listen to any guy that kills a person's grandmother and tries to bend over the same person's daughter all in the same day.
    10 points
  41. Are you one of those who can't decipher reality from conspiracy ?
    10 points
  42. They want us to double and triple mask, I wish the fathers of these politicians pushing all this bullshit would have double bagged themselves 9 months before those kids were born.
    10 points
  43. Imagine if everyone Just wore a mask this spring and helped stop the spread of this virus.... the numbers would have been lower and maybe we actually could have gone and seen some racing this summer and fall. But some are hell bent on “their Rights” and not being told what to do!!! It’s not about your rights or your politics... it’s about health and a virus not spreading so we can go back to the race tracks we love as fans!! Something to think about for the 2021 racing season!!
    10 points
  44. Are you on a dial up connection by any chance?
    10 points
  45. https://www.facebook.com/flagmanlarry/videos/10217269535153561/ No words...
    10 points
  46. I hope that is just an attempt at humor since anyone with a brain should know by now that the mask is meant to protect others not yourself. Which is why not wearing one is inconsiderate and selfish.
    10 points
  47. I think its CNYRP. The gentleman on the ladder is Glenn Donnelly.
    10 points
  48. I think if we run every small business into the ground and close all the race tracks permanently we can finally beat this virus. Then what? All the places that you used go, closed. The restaurants, bars, racetracks. That's ok, because most people won't have a job to pay go anywhere. Just hang around at the shelter with all the others who couldn't pay their rent or mortgage. Just keep believing king Andy will save us.
    10 points
  49. NY, NJ, Mass and CT are the only states in the US that have death rates over 1,000 per million people. The US as a whole is around 400 per million people. NY had an absolutely disastrous response to COVID including an absurd nursing home policy that led to thousands of deaths. But sure, he's doing fine now....
    10 points
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