Racin' & Internet Stuff:
By Tom Avenengo
Damn! The racing season is getting mighty short now! Another 5 weeks or so and it will be done in
this area – NY, NJ Ct & Pa.
Unfortunately, auto racing is not a cold weather sport, like football. I believe there are plenty of die-hard race
fans out there, but not as many as there are for football. Who wants to sit in a grandstand and watch a
bunch of cars go in circles, in the cold, anyway? Back in the late ‘40’s, here in the
Northeast, Midget racing went on year round, believe it or not. During the late fall and into early spring,
racing was held indoors at the Kingsbridge Armory in the
As you might recall, I’ve made mention of a Racing Expo that was planned for the Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, NJ – the cancelation of the first date – the Sunday of the Labor Day Weekend, with a hoped for date of October 7th. Well, sad news for you if you were planning on attending.
Here’s the latest:
Messages I've received:
From Ronnie Dennis:
This years Hinchliffe Stadium Racing Expo has been cancelled. We were not able to obtain the Columbus Day date of October 7th. I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
I received this from Ed Duncan and am putting it out for anyone that might be interested - show is on Oct 7th:
Hi Tom,i am sorry to hear about the cancellation of the Hinchcliffe Reunion.If any body is free that weekend there more than welcome to come to the Old Bridge Speedway Reunion.
This is the second year in a row now that the Expo has had to be
cancelled. Last year it was because of
the flooding in
On Facebook, last Sunday:
come saturday october 20th the orange county fair speedway will have the 305 sprint cars as part of the saturday activities, they will be non sanctioned but follow the 305 racesaver rules, tires for the class will be open, thus no tire rule for this race will be in effect. the 305's will have a full show on saturday with time trails locking the top 6 into the 25 lap feature and all other cars will transfer though heat races and consolation. The race will pay $750 to win with 24 cars and last place paying $100.00 and all position in between will have an increase in payout. for more information call the track or check the official websight
I’ve been reading in the AARN, and on the Internet, of race drivers being injured lately. Quite often I’ve made mention of insurance that is out there for race drivers, as long as they are racing in a vehicle that has a roll cage on it, and are belted in.
Ed Carpenter. Ever hear of him? A while back he raced Midgets and Sprint Cars
with USAC. He has since gone on to race
Indy Cars. He owns his race team. This past weekend, he won the 500 mile Indy
Car race out in
A video that might be taken off of You Tube:
From the History Vintage Sprint Car part of Jalopy Journal, this was posted the other day, by Bob:
“I hope this is not O/T, if it is please remove.
I am working with Arlen Kurtis regarding bring back old Kurtis Kraft items and marketing them. This would include the old Indy Roadsters his dad built. If there is enough interest and demand we will try and make this happen.
Note: If anyone reading this column is interested, kindly e-mail me, please. My address is at the end of the column.
I caught a good portion of the NFL game that
was played this past Monday night –
And while on the subject of football, I can’t see anything wrong with the “horse Collar” tackle that is now a no-no, unless the quarterback is in the pocket, and then it’s legal. Huh?
Just around the corner there will be some debates coming up with those that are running for President and Vice President. How I hope the questions that will be asked will actually deal with questions we’d like to ask and have answered. Also, if one of those that are in the debates has to answer by going in circles, I sure hope the moderator will stop him and ask him to ANSWER THE DAMN QUESTION !
Eastern States Schedule:
Thursday, October 18, 2012:
12:00 PM RACE CAR HAULERS CAN BEGIN PARKING
2:00 -6:00PM INSPECTION ON EARLY ARRIVING CARS
2:00 PM CAMPERS CAN BEGIN TO ENTER
10:00PM GATES CLOSED FOR EVENING
Friday, October 19, 2012:
10:00 AM FAIRGROUNDS OPEN
PIT GATE OPENS
12:30 PM INSPECTION OF ALL CARS
3:00 PM SPECTATOR GATES OPEN
3:00 PM DRIVERS MEETING
4:00 PM OPEN SPORTSMAN HOT LAPS
358 MODIFIED HOT LAPS
PRO STOCK HOT LAPS
4:45 PM MODIFIED HOT LAPS
5:30 PM MODIFIED TIME TRIALS
PRO STOCK QUALIFYING HEATS
OPEN SPORTSMAN QUALIFYING HEATS
MODIFIED QUALIFYING HEATS
TOP 6 MODIFIED DASH FOR CASH
OPEN SPORTSMAN CONSI
PRO STOCK FEATURE 25 LAPS
OPEN SPORTSMAN FEATURE 50 LAPS
Saturday, October 20, 2012:
8:00 AM FAIRGROUNDS OPEN
PIT GATE OPEN
358 MODIFIED INSPECTION
CRATE SPORTSMAN INSPECTION
SPRINT CAR INSPECTION
11:00 AM SPECTATOR GATES OPEN
12:30 PM DRIVER MEETING AND DRAW
1:00PM SPRINT CAR HEAT IN MOTORS
1:30 PM 358 MODIFIED HOT LAPS
CRATE SPORTSMAN HOT LAPS
TIMED SPRINT CAR HOT LAPS
358 MODIFIED TIME TRIALS
CRATE SPORTSMAN QUALIFYING HEATS
358 MODIFIED QUALIFYING HEATS
305 SPRINT CAR HEATS
CRATE SPORTSMAN CONSI
MODIFIED HOT LAPS (ALL CARS)
SPRINT CAR “B” MAIN
358 MODIFIED CONSI
CRATE SPORTSMAN FEATURE 30 LAPS
358 MODIFIED FEATURE 100 LAPS
305 SPRINT CAR FEATURE 25 LAPS
Sunday, October 21, 2012:
8:00 AM FAIRGROUNDS OPEN
PIT GATE OPENS
9:00 AM SPECTATOR GATES OPEN
STREET STOCK INSPECTION
9:30 AM STREET STOCK DRIVER MEETING & DRAW
11:00 AM STREET STOCK HOT LAPS
VINTAGE CAR HOT LAPS
11:15 AM MODIFIED HOT LAPS (B MAIN CARS ONLY)
11:30 AM MODIFIED HOT LAPS (QUALIFIED CARS)
12:00 PM MANDATORY MODIFIED DRIVERS MEETING
12: 30 PM STREET STOCK HEATS
VINTAGE CAR FEATURE
STREET STOCK INTRODUCTION
STREET STOCK FEATURE 25 LAPS
2:45 PM MODIFIED INTRODUCTION
3:00 PM 51st
ANNUAL EASTERN STATES
MODIFIED FEATURE 200 LAPS
Note: The link above also has grand stand prices, camping prices and pit pass prices.
“The first phase of his comeback complete, an optimistic AJ Allmendinger is ready to get on with his life.
He's hopeful that includes another job in racing.
Allmendinger on Tuesday was reinstated by NASCAR, which said he successfully completed its rehabilitation program after testing positive for a banned substance. The process took a little over two months, and Allmendinger said he learned a lot about himself while participating in the "Road to Recovery" program.
"I knew I didn't have a problem, I knew it was a one-time mistake," Allmendinger said. "I'm going to use the word "educated" because I feel like I was educated on a lot of things and a lot of things about myself. I just needed to get my priorities straight and my life straightened out.
"And learn to be happy as a person away from the racetrack," he added. "If you are not happy away from the racetrack, you aren't going to be happy at the racetrack. So much of what I was doing at the racetrack was dictating the person I was."
He was released by Penske Racing after his "B'' sample failed, and participating in NASCAR's program was his only hope at reinstatement.
Now that he's done it, he may find a home sooner than anyone expected back in July.
"The first thing is what options are out there for me? I don't know the answer to that," he said. "But I've learned this is life, and everything is an option."
Team owner Roger Penske had Allmendinger as his guest at the IndyCar season finale last weekend and said the 30-year-old driver is a viable candidate for rides in both NASCAR and IndyCar. Penske even said he'd consider hiring Allmendinger again.”
I was watching the news on TV the other
night, and they showed some trees being cut down out in
REPORT: NUMBER OF ‘ABLE-BODIED’ ADULTS ON FOOD STAMPS HAS EXPLODED WITH SUSPENSION OF WELFARE REQUIREMENT
“In case you haven’t heard, President Barack Obama has been accused of trying to “gut” the landmark 1996 welfare reform law (a claim some on the left have dismissed as “racist“). By granting states waivers to redefine the work requirements for welfare recipients, his critics argue, the president has created a situation where people will be tempted to remain on government assistance.
But is this true? Well, considering the increase in the number of “able-bodied” Americans on food-stamps, a new report from the Washington Examiner argues the Obama administration has already done this with its 2009 suspension of a separate welfare requirement.
“In addition to the broader work requirement that has become a contentious issue in the presidential race, the 1996 welfare reform law included a separate rule encouraging able-bodied adults without dependents to work by limiting the amount of time they could receive food stamps,” writes the Examiner’s Philip Klein (of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz wrongly accused him of misquoting her fame).
“President Obama suspended that rule when he signed his economic stimulus legislation into law, and the number of these adults on food stamps doubled, from 1.9 million in 2008 to 3.9 million in 2010,” he adds.”
More can be seen here:
Those of you that have been reading my columns know of the health issues my wife has had. So far she’s had two IV Chemo and has gone through two batches of Chemo pills. Things – “Ill effects” have been nil until this past Sunday when diarrhea set in. I’m putting this in my column on Wednesday at 3:30 PM and the diarrhea is still “in action”. In another hour, if what she’s been taking to stop it doesn’t work; we’ll have to call the doctor so she can call in a prescription. No idea if this is Chemo related or not.
Vince Young is broke
"Six years ago, quarterback Vince Young became the third overall pick in the draft, signing a contract with the Titans that paid him $26 million.Now, Young is out of the NFL — and out of money."
More on this can be seen here: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/18/vince-young-is-broke/
Sept 21 & 22:
KING OF THE CATSKILLS
2 Jam Packed Days of Racing!
ROC Modifieds 100 Laps $7000 to win!
Sportsman $1000 to win
Lightning Sprints $500 to win
All payouts based on 25 entries per division
Adults $24 Kids $5 Reserved Outdoor $27 Indoor Seating $30
Family 4 Pack $68 Admission for 2 adults, 2 kids & $20 in food vouchers
Pit Gate opens at 3:30 Spectator Gate 5:00 Warms ups 6:00
Spec Sportsman $1000 to win
Pure Stock $500 to win Pro Stock $500 to win
Jr Slingshots $400 to win All Star Slingshots $400 to win
Xcel 600 Modifieds
All payouts based on 25 entries per division
Adult admission $22 Kids $4 Reserved Outdoor $25 Indoor Seating $28
Family 4 Pack $62
Pit Gate opens at 3:30. Spectator Gate 5:00 Warms ups 6:00
2 Day Adult Combination Spectator Ticket $40
For advance ticket sales call 845-626-3478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Drivers: Registration Form in “file” section
Note: All of the above is from their website.
Arkel Motors Presents...51st Annual EASTERN STATES WEEKEND
Arkel Motors Presents...51st Annual EASTERN STATES WEEKEND
October 21st :
Arkel Motors Presents...51st Annual EASTERN STATES WEEKEND
Note # 1: So far, no schedule has been released for ESW. I do know there will be two Sportsman races – one for Crates and one for Open engines. 305 Sprint Cars are mentioned above.
Note # 2: As usual, I imagine the “Eve of Destruction” will have a packed house. It’s a shame that a class of racing could not be included in that nights program, so those in attendance could see what goes on every Saturday night at OCFS. What would it take – half an hour to 45 minutes?
Sun. Nov. 4
The L.V. 29th Annual SUPER SWAPMEET With Over 500 Vendors | Vendor Gates @ 6am | Front Gate @ 8am - 4pm RAIN OR SHINE!!
The Lobitz affair:
November 11, 2012:
The annual Stan Lobitz Movie party, lunch, auction and sit down dinner, with all of the proceeds going to the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR).
Lobitz Caterin Hall – Route 940
One never knows who might show up – like Eddie Sachs, Jr. or Arlen Kurtis, son of noted race car builder Frank Kurtis – who have been guests in recent years. A good time is had by all with lots of bench racing and b*ll busting being done throughout the day. Vendors are also present.
Things get off to a somewhat slow start at around 9:00 AM, then it’s an all day thing that ends with the sit down dinner usually a little after 5:00.
When we go, it’s I-84 West to
I-81 South. I get off on Route 80 East, then hit Pa Route 309 South – the first exit after leaving
I-81. From Port
Best part: it’s FREE.
Found on Jayski’s website:
Penske willing to rehire Allmendinger:
Roger Penske would consider re-hiring AJ Allmendinger, the suspended NASCAR driver who was at the IndyCar season finale as his guest. Allmendinger failed a NASCAR drug test in July and was released by Penske Racing when his backup "B" sample also tested positive. He's currently participating in NASCAR's "Road to Recovery" program, and Penske said Saturday he felt the driver has been too reclusive during the process. "I told AJ I wanted him to come to a race; I think he had been kind of undercover for quite a bit of the time, and I thought it would be good for him to get out and see people here, talk to some of the team owners," Penske said before the IndyCar finale at Auto Club Speedway. Penske said once Allmendinger's suspension is resolved with NASCAR, he's a viable option for owners in both NASCAR and IndyCar. Allmendinger spent three seasons in Champ Car, and won five races in 2006 before moving to NASCAR. "I think hopefully we'll get some answer from NASCAR as quickly as possible because the Chase has started now, hopefully they'll give him a clean bill of health and he can move on," Penske said. "This is a speed bump in his career, but he's certainly an option for people on the NASCAR side and the Indy side. He did a great job when you think about what he did in Champ Car." Asked if he'd hire Allmendinger again, Penske said: "He could be an option for us, for sure."(Associated Press/ESPN)(9-16-2012)
Kyle Busch will run more Nationwide races after missing Chase:
Kyle Busch has added one
Nationwide Series race to his 2012 schedule and may add a few more after
missing the Chase in NASCAR's premier series. Busch was a late addition to
Saturday's Nationwide race at Chicagoland
Speedway. He replaced his brother, Kurt Busch, who was scheduled to run most of
the final eight races in the Kyle Busch Motorsports #54. Kyle's website lists
him as the driver for the rest of the Nationwide schedule
with the exception of next weekend at
Blaney to practice & qualify the #22; #36 to be driven by Raines:
#22-Sam Hornsih Jr. enthralled in a "full court
press effort" to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series title, he will be at the
Kentucky Speedway through Saturday night's race focusing solely on the
Going back, in time at OVRP’s Dirt Oval:
Back to September 20, 2003:
Some names from then that are now racing more expensive stuff:
Joe Kata, Brad Szulewski, Kyle Armstrong, Johnny Guarino, Joey Falanga, Roger Coss, Wyatt Clark and Keith Still. That night they also had a Mechanics race and a Powder Puff race for the ladies, too.
miles west of
Opened as a dirt track
1. Bill Schindler Harry Hull Ford
2. Jeep Colkitt
3. Johnny Carpenter
4. Lloyd Christopher
5. Art Cross
Note: A photo of Schindler is towards the end of this weeks column.
August 4 no racing-track being paved
1. Bill Schindler Caruso Offy
2. Ray Nestor
3. Don Morris
4. Chet Conklin
5. Jeep Colkitt
22 laps halted, accident no time
1. Lloyd Christopher
2. George Rice
3. Jeep Colkitt Hough V-8
4. Art Cross Hough V-8
5. Don Morris
25 laps 6:32.50
1. Ted Tappett Bourgnon #12 cycle
2. George Rice Hagedorn #9 cycle
3. Charlie Miller John Schloeder #30 cycle
4. Art Cross Hough V-8
5. Lloyd Christopher Hough V-8
25 laps 6:31.25 NTR
1. Bill Schindler Caruso #2 Offy
2. Jeep Colkitt Hough #81
3. Dutch Schaefer
4. Johnny Rice
5. Rex Records
25 laps 6:56.56
1. Bill Schindler Caruso #2 Offy
2. Chet Gibbons Wheeler Offy
3. Ray Nestor John Schloeder cycle
4. Lloyd Christopher Hough #82
5. Jeep Colkitt
25 laps 6:32.40 11,000 attendance
1. Ray Nestor John Schloeder #30 cycle
2. Jeep Colkitt Hough #81 V-8
3. Johnny Rice
4. Don Morris
5. Art Cross
25 laps 6:37.04
1. George Rice Curtis #5 Offy
2. Bill Schindler Caruso #2 Offy
3. Len Duncan Caruso #4 V-8
4. Ray Nestor
5. Ted Tappett
25 laps 6:30.20 NTR
1. Chet Conklin Harry Hull V-8
2. Art Cross Hough #81 V-8
3. Al Keller
4. Dee Toran
5. Lloyd Christopher
Sept. 29 rain after consi
1. Al Keller Cresbaugh #28
2. Lloyd Christopher
3. Harry Fanelli
4. Johnny Zeke
5. Bob Disbrow
25 laps 6:43.13 feature from 9/29
1. Art Cross Hough #81
2. George Rice
3. Ted Tappett
4. Dutch Schaefer
5. Al Keller
25 laps 6:35.40
1. Chet Conklin Hull #37 V-8
2. Ted Tappett Bourgnon cycle
3. Rex Records Willetts Offy
4. Don Morris Caruso #4 V-8
5. Bud Tatro Tatro #15
25 laps 6:35.31
1. Chet Conklin Hull #37 V-8
2. Tony Bonadies
3. Don Morris
4. George Rice Caruso #4 V-8
5. Larry Shurter
25 laps 6:33.50
1. Johnny Carpenter Hough V-8
2. Chet Conklin
3. Bert Brooks
50 laps 13:01.50
Conklin overall winner of "Atlantic States Midget Championship"
News from the AARN:
From the September 11th issue:
Racing, Inc., a subsidiary of
The top 50 drivers of the AARN’s first 50 years have been voted on by a panel of judges – writers and photographers. Drivers must have competed in the AARN’s weekly coverage area. Last week drivers from 50th to 41st were listed.
Here are drivers from 40 to 31:
40. Bentley Warren 39. Billy Decker 38. Ed Flemke, Sr. 37. Doug Hoffman 36. Lou Blaney 35. Ray Tilley 34. Gary Balough 33. Kenny Weld 32. Keith Kauffman 31. Mike Stefanik
Some Sprint Car tire stuff:
All Star Circuit of Champions & WoO Sprint Cars will run the same American Racer tires in 2013. Some 15,000 tires are used by 410 Sprint Cars annually, in races across the country. A right rear will cost $194.00. This year, the Goodyear tires cost $220.00. A left rear will cost $185.00 – saving $20.00. But some are complaining that you can currently buy an American Racer MC Series right rear for $175.00. By taking away some of it’s point fund this year, the URC marked MC Series right rear tires for it’s racers down to $159.00 this season.
Ernie has announced every Freedom 76 race, starting back in 1968. Back in that year, it was $750.00 to the winner. This year: $50,000.00
American Racer East Coast Modified Cup for 2012 – tracks in
Duane Howard - $10,000.00
Stewart Friesen - $5,000.00
Andy Bachetti - $3,500.00
Ryan Godown - $2,500.00
Rick Laubach - $2,000.00
Big Diamond, Brewerton,
At each track the track tire vendor distributes free right rear tires to the top five – 1st gets 10, second gets 6, third gets 4, fourth gets 2 and fifth gets 1.
Plus 10 randomly at each participating track to American Racer Cup member drivers during 2012.
Steve had quite a lot about the sale of Weedsport and Rolling Wheels. Yes, it’s still in the works.
Don and JoAnn Davies:
Made mention that Brett Hearn, for the future, envisions continued involvement with racing, possibly promoting a special show two or three times a season. “I can bring (my promotion/show) to a track where big blocks are not the norm and make it a special event. I want to be successful at every element of it (racing)”
“I don’t have anything to prove” said Hearn. “But failure is not an option”.
And, from the issue of September 18th:
Jeff Strunk Leaves Grandview
With 50,000 Reasons To Smile;
Wins Classic Freedom 76'er
NASCAR WMT Restart
Dooms Blewett, Enables Preece
Big Lucas Oil Late Model Score
For Lathroum At VMS
Ceravolo Wins Speedbowl 150
But Rocco Gets The Credit
Bolland's Suspension Battle
With DIRTcar Heats Up
Super Matt Hirschman:
Fifth RoC Pavement Win
In A Row Comes At Dunn Tire
Hosts Four Race DIRTcar Weekend
Oswego Supermodified Season
The Same Way He Opened It
PPMS's Pittsburgher Weekend
Not Devoid Of Controversy
This past Saturday, at Hamlin, Rick Casario was 6th and Jacob Hendershot 10th in the 270 Micro Sprint feature. Molly Chambers was 18th and Kyle Rohner a DNF in the Wingless 600 Micro Sprint feature. Tyler Pirone was 17th in the All-Star Slingshot feature. Tighe Sherlock was 10th in the Junior Slingshot feature.
In CRSA 305 Sprint Car action, at I-88 Josh Pieniazek was the feature winner with Billy VanInwegen 3rd, Danny Hennessy 9th, Brittany Tresch 10th, Benny Rizzo 17th, while Emily VanInwegen was a DNS.
Alex Bell was 6th in the 100 lap Modified race at Devil’s Bowl in their Vermont 200 Weekend.
Kenney Johnson was 14th in the NEMA Light feature at Beech Ridge.
Nick Pecko won the Modified feature at Mountain Speedway.
Roger Coss was 21st
in the Modified feature at
Bobby Hackel, IV won the “Run What Ya Brung” Budget Sportsman feature at Albany/Saratoga.
Danny Creeden was 3rd, Brian Krummel 10th and Tyler Boniface 18th in the Modified feature at the Accord Speedway. Anthony Perrego was 2nd and Tyler Dippel 8th in the Sportsman feature. Kyle Rohner was 1st, Perrego 2nd, Kyle VanDuser 3rd, Dippel 9th, Matt Janiak 11th and Andrew Reeves 12th in the Spec Sportsman feature. Jason Roe was 15th in the Lightning Sprint feature.
At OCFS, Tim Hindley was 5th, Billy VanInwegen 9th, Mike Ruggiero 12th, Matt Hitchcock 18th and Clinton Mills 25th in the Modified feature. Brian Krummel won the Sportsman feature with Tyler Dippel 3rd, Anthony Perrego 5th, RJ Smykla 14th and Keith Still 20th. Seth Pacella won the Rookie Sportsman feature, with Joe Falanga 9th and Kayla Smykla 16th.
Note: Seth Pacella is a Facebook friend of mine. Many years ago, when I was employed with the Grand Union Company, as a Produce Manager, I worked with a store manager named Rocco Pacella. I asked Seth if he might be related to Rocco. Seems Rocco was his grandfather. This past Sunday, Seth posted on Facebook, RIP grandpa. Last nights win was for you. Yes, Rocco passed away this past Sunday. That feature win for Seth was his first ever.
Hey, sorry if I missed anyone!
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has had a life that few of us could even imagine, and there are times when even he doesn't seem to be able to believe he is where he is. In a moving segment on "CBS This Morning," Earnhardt reads a letter to his 16-year-old self, advising him on family, racing and confidence. It's some powerful stuff, and it might just inspire you to think a little differently about the 88.
News from the Short Track SuperNationals - 'The Working Man's Race'
Media Contact: Brett Deyo - Deyo99H@aol.com or 845.728.2781
For Immediate Release/September 17, 2012
747 Landing at Five Mile
Ryan Godown, the Ringoes, N.J., star enjoying a breakout season in Northeast dirt Modified racing, has filed an entry for the Short Track SuperNationals presented by VP Racing Fuels and Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. on Oct. 6 at Five Mile Point Speedway.
The fifth anniversary SuperNationals rewards drivers with $455 to take the green flag plus a growing list of bonuses and special awards!
Godown plans to drive a John Chemidlin-backed Troyer for his second career attempt at the SuperNationals, headlined by a 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified main event.
It has been a year to
remember for Godown, who has won events in
One of Godown's most memorable performances came at Pa.'s Penn Can Speedway in June when he marched from 26th to finish second in the $10,000-to-win 'Clash at the Can' RoC Dirt Modified Tour event, passing many of the best in the business with ease on the one-third-mile oval. Godown has indicated he will be back at Penn Can on Oct. 12 to challenge for the 'King of the Can' 50-lap gold.
The nephew of dirt Modified legend Stan Ploski was able to clinch the RoC Dirt South Region crown and will chase the overall title during the autumn months.
Godown was a top-five finisher at Five Mile Point in his most recent visit to the track for a RoC Dirt Mod Tour event in a July 60-lap event. He placed fifth. His only previous SuperNationals start came in '10 driving Norm Hansell's No. 357. He charged from dead last into the top-10 only to suffer a flat tire on the race's final lap.
The fifth 'Working Man's Race' at Five Mile Point is shaping up to be the richest to date for Modified racers. A large number of bonus and award sponsors have signed on to support the SuperNationals in 2012. A complete list, updated frequently, can be found online at www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com.
Registration is currently
underway. Entry forms have been posted to the BD Motorsports Media website.
Brian Malcolm of
Modified rules allow for big- or small-block engines, gasoline or methanol, sail panels or windows, an open tire rule (run weekly at a Northeast dirt Modified facility), with a draw for position setting the heat-race starting orders. Complete rules and race procedures have been posted on the BD Motorsports Media website.
The Comfort Inn of Binghamton, N.Y., 1000 Front Street just miles from the speedway off Interstate 81 Exit 5, serves as the host hotel with a group rate of $99/night. Contact the Comfort Inn by phone at 607.724.3297 and mention "SuperNationals" to receive the discounted rate.
Joining the Modifieds on the program are Street Stocks (under 2011 Race of Champions rules, 25 laps) and a Four Cylinder Open event (18 laps). ALL racing activity takes place on Saturday (Oct. 6) with an open practice on Friday (Oct. 5) evening.
For Saturday's (Oct. 6) program, Adult grandstand admission is $19. For Seniors (ages 62 and over) and Youth (Ages 13-17), admission is $15. Kids 12 and under are admitted FREE.
An affordable 'Family Five Pack' promotion returns this year. For $45, a family receives two Adult tickets, three Senior and/or Youth tickets, five hot dogs and five sodas.
Pit admission on Saturday is $30 with any speedway or series license and $35 without. The $2 Five Mile Point weekly ambulance fee will not be in effect.
For Friday night's (Oct. 5) open practice, pit admission is $20. There is no charge for the grandstands.
For Saturday's event, pit gates open at 2 p.m. Grandstand will be unlocked at 3 p.m. Support-division (RoC Street Stock and Four Cylinder) hot laps hit the track at 4 p.m. Heat races for RoC Street Stocks and Four Cylinders begin at 4:45 p.m.
The Modified portion of the program kicks off with hot laps at 5:45 p.m. Modified heat races begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Support-division feature events will be run as part of the night program to allow Modified teams time to prepare their equipment for subsequent events.
On Friday, pit gates open at 5 p.m. for practice. The speedway will host practice from 6-9 p.m.
Camping is permitted and encouraged at the Short Track SuperNationals on Friday and Saturday nights. Camping is FREE of charge. There are no hookups. Those wishing to stay with their campers on the backstretch must purchase a pit pass as the area is an active pit during Saturday's event.
All individuals planning to camp must use the grassy area off the backstretch. Camping will not be permitted in the turn-four pit area or spectator parking lot with respect to the neighboring community.
Previous Short Track SuperNationals Modified winners include Duane Howard of
Marketing opportunities, lap sponsorships and contingency award opportunities are available now. To learn more, contact Brett Deyo by e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com, by phone at 845.728.2781 or log onto the official BD Motorsports Media website at www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com. BD Motorsports Media can also be found on Facebook.
The Short Track SuperNationals is presented by VP Racing Fuels, Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc., Alpine Building Supply, Racers Preferred Models, Dale Smith Photography, Manmiller Electric, Touch of Green Landscaping, Fariello Landscaping, Crunchco Snacks, Vogel Designs, Selinsgrove Speedway/JGK Motorsports, Lias Tire/American Racer, Shiley Fabrication, BFP Specialty, Long Family/MTL Motorsports, Four Star Lettering, S&D Bodyline, S&W Awards, Harford Subway, Penn Can Speedway and BD Motorsports Media.
Justin St. Louis, Devil's Bowl
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Dear Racers, Fans, and Friends,
The weekly 2012 racing season has come to a close here at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, and now there’s some time to finally take a breath and soak it all in. We want to extend our deepest and most sincere thanks and appreciation to each and every one of you for your belief in and support of our new undertaking at Devil’s Bowl Speedway.
To be honest with you, we didn’t really know what to expect after our first “town meeting” last October, but the first real indication was when 30 dedicated race teams and a couple dozen die-hard fans showed up for practice on April 22 in a 25-degree wind chill with a touch of snow – that’s when we knew we really had a special group behind us.
The racing was outstanding in all four
of our weekly divisions all year, and the personalities really shined on both
sides of the pit fence all year. There
was a feeling of both competitiveness and community every week, and you were
all an integral part of it – from the first heat race on opening day to the
pancake eating contest to the final checkered flag at the
We thank the officials from the NASCAR Home Tracks and Whelen All-American Series programs, the more than 50 local companies that committed sponsorship and support to Devil’s Bowl Speedway and its racers, and the amazing group of people working here behind the scenes keeping things running smoothly and successfully.
Our racers are our backbone, and there would be no racing without the drivers, teams, and families who pour their hearts and souls into this sport. Thanks to you and every one of your sponsors. Likewise, every time our fans cheer for a winner or boo someone who makes a mistake, that’s enough of a payoff for us to keep going. Your passion for this sport and Devil’s Bowl Speedway is obvious, and it’s why we’re here. Thank you all.
Asphalt racing wasn’t supposed to work at Devil’s Bowl, right? We are proud to be the ones who are helping to prove that theory wrong. All it takes is a little work and a lot of belief in what you’re trying to accomplish. We believe in our program, and thankfully, so do you. That means everything to us. We’re already working on the 2013 racing season, and we can’t wait to bring it to you.
Mike & Alayne
Mike & Alayne Bruno
Justin St. Louis
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I get e-mails:
From: "Accord Speedway" <email@example.com>
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
The reserved seat section is the top row of the grandstand that is to the right of the tower (facing the track) you may reserve them or purchase on the day of the race.
Found on Facebook:
- CBS gives an honest, but disturbed, assessment.
CBS Scot Paulsen on "2016: The Movie" The Right Politics
This past week, 2016: The Movie about President Barack Obama opened in the
While some talk show hosts sounded like they were genuinely impressed with the documentary and honestly endorsing the film, there were those who were obviously reading a commercial script which was not coming across as sincere to the regular listener at least not to this often-skeptical listener. Perhaps, in future promotions of the film, it would be wise to have pre-recorded commercials done by the professional commercial-makers rather than having the likes of Mark Levin and Sean Hannity doing script after script to promote the movie. After all, the listeners aren't stupid and resent any attempt at being conned. After many reads by the talk show hosts, the readings of the commercial script were no more enthusiastic than another Life-Lock commercial read another commercial that ought to be professionally done.
Yet, I'm glad I saw the hyped-film because it was more informative than I had thought it would be and included less propaganda than I had predicted. If anything, it was nearly too informative as there was an enormous amount of information condensed into the nearly one-hour-and-a-half documentary. Fact after fact is put forth which shows that President Obama definitely has many skeletons in the closet that have not been released prior to the nation's trust in him with the Oval Office.
To watch this movie and realize or simply be reminded of all that is unknown about President Obama is of concern. Much of the information has been ignored by the American media totally. When appropriately reminded as to what is still unknown about Obama to date, one has to ask: How can any logical-thinking person give a damn about Romney's taxes while not asking any questions regarding our current President's past? The man influences the entire globe, but liberal Americans want to know how much Mitt Romney paid in taxes in the past rather than learn about the man who they have entrusted with the country. Unbelievable.
The movie undeniably links Obama to persons of suspicious-interest due to their past actions and statements, such as former radical activist and Chicago educator Bill Ayers. While the media and blinded-liberals cast such facts aside, the movie does not. No, this portion of the movie is not propaganda it is the display of factual information about relationships between people that cannot be denied. Yet, the left does deny the facts that are right in front of them.
Quite disturbing is the talk of the
How could one so-highly educated and intelligent as Obama not know what he was doing when he incurred such debt? I left the movie thinking more strongly than I had in the past that the current debt and this economy was part of Obama's plan all along. Increasingly making Americans dependent on the government is the plan. What's more, he knew his blind followers would believe it was not the plan and, of course, was all Bush's fault.
He must be laughing at his blind followers all the way to the new
The most disturbing part of the film to me was the interview with President Obama's half-brother George Obama from
As the closing credits started to role upward across the screen, the audience applauded. Me, I just walked out reasonably upset.
Those who have already decided to vote for Obama will probably not even see the movie. It's sad but they probably don't want to know the truth when it is laid out so clearly for them in this documentary. The independents who are still deciding who they are going to vote for ought to see this film. I'm quite confident that any undecided voter who sees this film will know who to vote for after viewing this documentary. If you know you're not going to support the left in this coming election, see the film out of interest if you like. But, fair warning, it's disturbing and quite frightening to say the least.
Kinda glad its getting cooler out i buy coats at yard sells all summer long when its 100 degrees out for 2 to 3 dollars a piece then when its this temp and i see homeless wearing t shirts i stop and fit them in a warm coat.Got probably 30 this year in big pile.I also pick me a couple out and wear them.Been doing this for years.They think you gave them i million dollars.Plus it gives me a great feeling no matter what there story is.When your towing all day long and on the streets its easy to pick them out.Gave 2 out this morning by the city cematary on rockingham.I carry 4 in my tool box all the time till gone.
“Six million Americans will pay the health care tax rather than obtain coverage under President Obama’s health care law, according to a new Congressional Budget Office estimate Wednesday — a 50 percent increase over CBO’s estimate of just two years ago.
CBO also said there will be 30 million people without insurance, though all but the 6 million will be exempt from the tax. The exempt residents are a combination of illegal immigrants and those with incomes too low to pay income taxes.
The agency said the government will collect about $7 billion from the tax in 2016, and $8 billion a year thereafter.”
More can be seen here:
And even more:
“It's hard to remember now, but this summer Mitt Romney opened a useful debate about "dependency"—concerning President Obama's regulation to rewrite the 1996 welfare reform. Democrats deny any such intent, but as early as this week the House plans to hold a vote to override the new rule.
So it's a good moment to dissect what the Administration is really trying to do, because in this case Mr. Romney is right: The Administration has made welfare's work requirements far weaker, and for ideological reasons that the press corps has failed to report.
The 1996 welfare landmark is among the few serious bipartisan
reforms of government since the Great Society. State innovators like Tommy
Unreconstructed liberals—then about half of Democrats in
Congress—predicted a return to Bleak House. Some
The anti-reformers have nonetheless looked for an opening to resurrect the old system. They have now found a way via an HHS regulatory "information memorandum" in July that said the agency would waive workfare requirements if states asked.
HHS is selling this under the guise of "flexibility" and says the point is to get more people working, not fewer. But recall that the joint state-federal welfare program has always had "work" requirements. Prior to 1996, they included such demands as journaling, bed rest and massage therapy.
Some non-racing stuff:
“A lone appeals judge bowed down to the Obama administration late Monday and reauthorized the White House’s ability to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge or due process.
Last week, a
federal judge ruled that
an temporary injunction on section 1021 of the
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 must be made permanent,
essentially barring the White House from ever enforcing a clause in the NDAA
that can let them put any
The stay will remain in effect until at least September 28, when a three-judge appeals court panel is expected to begin addressing the issue.
On December 31,
“The fact that I support this bill as a whole does not mean I agree with everything in it,” President Obama wrote. “In particular, I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions that regulate the detention, interrogation, and prosecution of suspected terrorists.”
Could this be true:
Probably is. Almost as bad as the stuff I hear about Target.
On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, students from Coconut Palm Elementary in Miramar showed up at a local Walmart, clad in patriotic red, white and blue, to sing "God Bless America" as part of a prearranged tribute.
The 75 young chorus members, ages 7 to 10, were born after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. But they had learned from their families and teachers the significance of the date and what their singing meant.
excitement turned to disappointment Tuesday evening when a Walmart
representative refused to honor an agreement allowing the chorus to sing inside
the store at
And this, too?
Just a quarter of eighth and 12th grade students in the United States have solid writing skills, even when allowed to use spell-check and other computer word processing tools, according to results of a national exam released Friday.
Twenty-four percent of students at each grade level were able to write essays that were well developed, organized and had proper language and grammar. Three percent scored as advanced. The remainder showed just partial mastery of these skills.
"It is important to remember this is first draft writing," said Cornelia Orr, executive director of theNational Assessment Governing Board, which administers the Nation's Report Card tests. "They did have some time to edit, but it wasn't extensive editing."
Students who took the writing test in 2011 had an advantage that previous test takers did not: a computer with spell-check and thesaurus. Previously, students taking the National Assessment of Educational Progress writing test had to use pencil and paper, but with changes in technology, and the need to write across electronic formats, the decision was made to switch to computers.
Might you wonder why Junior only races Cup and Nationwide? Heck, I’ve wondered why he’s never been in the “Prelude” race. It’s not like he’s never raced dirt before. Methinks this is one of the main reasons why he doesn’t “wander”.
Note: The photos are not available on Dirt Track Digest, only on New England Tractor - http://newenglandtractor.com/racereport/
With Bill Schindler listed
as the winner of the feature at the Cherry Park Speedway, in
Closing with these:
MURPHY'S OTHER 15 LAWS
1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
2. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
3. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
4. A day without sunshine is like, well, night.
5. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
6. Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.
7. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
8. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong.
9. It is said that if you line
up all the cars in the world end-to-end, someone from
10. If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.
11. The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.
12. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day drinking beer.
13. Flashlight: A case for holding dead batteries.
14 . God gave you toes as a device for finding furniture in the dark.
15. When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of twelve people, who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
Note: For some unknown reason, my closings, below, which have been on 108 columns, kind of blocked me from posting my column on Dirt Track Digest, last week. I had to take the closing off in order to post the column. Going to try it again this week.
May “Guardian Angels” sit on the shoulders of all of our race drivers and race fans, and guide them safely around the tracks!
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