Racin' & Different Stuff:
By Tom Avenengo
My surgery went fine. We were expecting to see the surgeon somewhere around 9:30 on Friday morning, so I could be released and on my way home. Somehow, that wasn’t the case so it seems. Surgeon was a no-show on Friday. Seems he has “Office Hours” at one of his offices. My daughter, Judy, got to the hospital at the stroke of 10:00 AM. Shortly thereafter, I noticed the breakfast wagon going passed my room. N problem, I figured, since I’m getting gout of here! At around 11:00 AM I mentioned to the nurse that I never had breakfast, and also asked if she knew where the surgeon was, so I could get released and on my way home. She said she’d see to I that I got some “eats”. She had no idea about the surgeon, though. Around 1:30 in the afternoon a tray was delivered to my room. Chicken breast (like rubber), cold peas, baked potato – no butter, peach halves in a small bowl, cup of water & a tea bag, and some 1% milk. Oh, and still no surgeon in to clear me so I could escape.
Eventually another doctor came to see me and said she would start the paper work for me to go home. That was around 3:00. An hour and a half later we were on our way out of the hospital – ready to go up the NY Thruway in what was the beginning of rush hour traffic.
Of course I was given a “to do” list. Funny, but some of the meds I’ve been on – it was said I should stop them. Some meds that I had never heard of, were also listed as should be discontinued. Must some of the stuff they gave me while in the hospital, I suppose. I’m doing this on Monday and my left side of my face is still somewhat still numb. Soreness in my throat comes and goes, but not as soar as it was previously. It should be an interesting conversation between my regular doctor and me, when I get to see him.
On Sunday, I watched the Indy 500 and later on the World 600. To me, it was one of the better 500’s, with a lot of passing for the lead. I fell asleep during the 600, however. Indy had something like 68 lead changes among 14 different drivers. It was getting to the point that whomever was leading, you just knew they’d get passed at the end of the homestretch. With 10 laps to go, I ventured downstairs and told the wife that she really should put the race on, since you never knew who would be leading at any particular time. Then there was a yellow for an accident. Indycar does not use the “Green/white/checker”, like NASCAR does. A restart with 3 laps to go and you just knew it was gong to be an exciting finish. Then there was another yellow, and that’s the way it ended – under yellow. That’s the way it’s always been. It wasn’t broke, so no need to fix it.
Last weekend, here in the Northeast, “Mother Nature” did her thing – again. Most tracks were rained out on Friday and Saturday. Quite a few times I read on the Internet about tracks using Sunday as a rain date. That sounds good, but I’m wondering – would the towns that the tracks are in let them run on Sunday?
From last week:
In his career he ran just about everything, and retired very young. He won 31 percent of the NASCAR Cup races he entered, 25 percent of the Indy Car races, and 5 percent of the Formula One races. What is his name?
Answer: Dan Gurney
I asked this question on the OCFS Facebook page: “We can use either our wrist bands OR Veteran ID this week, right? If Veteran ID, then wrist band the following Saturday?”
Their response: “This week is wrist bands only - no veterans ID”
So, I have no idea as to whether OCFS will have a “Veteran’s Day” night, or not. At most times, they don’t respond to my questions.
Some interesting things said about “Security” for the Indy 500:
Just Curious About any Local TV/Newspape/Radio Coverage on The 'Security' Disaster
Some small stuff:
Per the rules of the RoC,
Brett Hearn was a DNQ for the
Tony Kanaan got $2,353,355.00 for winning the Indy 500.
The Vic 200 is now only a 100 lap race, so why say “200”?
I was somewhat surprised to see that Bobby Santos, IV, had no ride for the Little 500.
Last Saturday, the ATQMRA TQ’s raced at Wall Stadium. Best I can find is that they only had NINE cars there?
On Wednesday, June 5th, the wingless USAC Sprint Cars invade the Grandview Speedway. Mark Smith, Mark Bitner and Billy Pauch, Jr. are the only three names mentioned that are from this area and will be in action. Sad, huh?
At Indy this year, there were 11 American drivers in the race. Bet you can’t name them!
Also, at Indy this year, the overhead camera shots did show that there were quite a few empty seats around the speedway.
43 entrants for the Cup race.
38 entrants for the Nationwide race
35 entrants for the Truck race.
Not good news, folks!
Found on the Dirt Track Digest forum on Tuesday, 5/28/13:
Re: Tyler Dippel Disqualification
We would like to apologize for the delay in delivering our ruling regarding the full “penalty” pertaining to Tyler Dippel. We would like to express that there was never a debate as to whether or not Dippel should be disqualified it was a concern of what would be a “proper” punishment to fit the crime.
We would also like to state that although we are not a DIRTcar sanction Sportsman class we are aligned with DIRTcar as we follow the majority of their rules and regulations with a few minor exceptions for our facility. DIRTcar’s rules for the GM Crate Classes states under 11.1.I.a.1:
In the event of any illegal internal modification to any GM Performance Parts Crate Engine and/or DIRTcar Spec engine and/or tampering of any manufacturer and/or DIRTcar seal a 1-year suspension and indefinite probation period and/or the engine may be impounded immediately and/or loss of all earnings based on the current race season, including but not limited to points, point fund awards and/or or race winnings
After careful deliberation between LV Management and advisors, the following are the list of penalties that were applied to Dippel:
Disqualification from the May 18th event.
Loss of points from the May 18th event.
Loss of the $2000 purse money from the May 18th event.
The said motor will not be permitted to be resealed or reused.
Dippel must start last for the next two (2) budget sportsman features.
Dippel has been placed on probation (see DIRTcar Rule).
Dippel must pay an additional $500 fine (added to the Budget Sportsman point fund).
Once again we thank you for your patience with this matter. We are certain that the penalties applied will deter GM Crate class competitors from utilizing illegal parts in the future.
Yours in Racing,
Howard Commander -
Some say the king of racing is
dying a slow death. When it comes to the
But as last Sunday’s Indy 500 proved, where the Indy 500 saw a record number of lead changes and fan favorite Tony Kanaan steal the crown, the race deserves more.
Unusual among sporting events, the Indy 500 has to share its big day with two other races: NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 and the Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco. Last year, NASCAR’s event, which does not posses the same allure as the series’ Daytona 500, garnered more eyes than Indy, boasting national TV ratings of 4.4 vs. Indy’s 4.3. And while Formula One struggles stateside, on the world's stage, no other series comes close to its popular appeal, marking F1 as the most watched form of auto racing.
But anyone who viewed all three races last Sunday would have a hard time justifying why the Indy 500 does not count as number one. The show on the track was fantastic. And the stories — with rookie Carlos Munoz finishing second, AJ Allmendinger rebuilding his career after a drug scandal in NASCAR, Dario Franchitti and Helio Castroneves searching for that illustrious fourth Borg Warner trophy, a local Hoosier in Ed Carpenter taking the pole, the Andretti curse, and, of course, Tony Kanaan’s years of heartbreak resulting in a deserved shower of milk — filled the race with meaning.
Yes, the 2013
It’s not just the event at
Indianapolis that spells spectacular IndyCar racing; the street race in Brazil
a few weeks back saw James Hinchcliffe snatch the win from Takuma Sato in the
final bend, in what was perhaps the most exciting road course event in years,
including F1 races. (Compare Indy to
Simply, if non-Indy fans watched, chances are they’d be hooked. Hell, if NASCAR fans took a gander, they likely would too.
More on this can be found if you go here:
Next week, I’m pretty sure it’s on June 5th, it’s the USAC Wingless Sprint Cars and the ARDC’s Wingless Midgets in action at the Grandview Speedway. That’s a race my son, Eric, grandson, Brett and I have always wanted to attend. On Wednesday night, via Facebook, Eric and I were talking about it. It seems that he has a birthday coming up – May 31st. Methinks it’s time I treated him to that show. Both he and Brett work at the same place so the main problem would be for them to get off a littler early.
Taken, in part, off of Facebook:
Orange County Fair speedway's 2013 Nostalgia night is June 8th. Hope the weather is great and all can make it. Please spread the word. Drivers that said they will be here; Carl Van Horn, Frankie Schneider, Bobby & Steve Bottcher,Gerald Chamberlain, Carl Reynolds, Jerry Wilson, Hank Goranson, Del buss, Rich Eurich, Bob Schmitt, Bob Schoenberger, Steve Makocy, Ed Davis, Stan Sherman, Joe Romer, Sam Rogers Sr and Jr, Ron and Scott Goodrich, Ed Stevens, Lou Inezo, Rich Marenelli, Red Muir, Loren Holland Sr, Bruce Quinn,Ed D'Angelo,George Van der Wall and we are still waiting to hear back from other drivers.
Free INDYCAR Test - Pocono
Thursday, July 4
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Come see breathtaking speeds as every IndyCar Series driver entered will be testing from approximately 10 am - 4 pm ET!
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Going back in time:
On May 30th in:
May 30th, back in the day, was the date that they ran the Indy 500 – regardless of what day in the week, it was. At the end of this trip back in time is a link to May 30th and just what did happen over time. What’s below is just a small sample of May 30th history.
Chuck Arnold... Born ...
Bill Spence ... Died ... AAA
driver from the late 1920's. He was killed in the 1929
Mark Billman... Died ... AAA racer 1930's. He was killed in the 1933 Indy 500.
Floyd Roberts... Died ... AAA driver who raced in the 1930's. He won the
Bill Vukovich was killed in a
chain-reaction crash while holding a 17-second lead on the 57th lap of the 1955
Note: There's been a special Internet website on the death of Bill Vukovich. It's quite lengthy, and there are some photos that are rather graphic. It can be found here: http://www.vukovichaccident.com/
Eddie Sachs ... Died ... He
was known as the "Caped Crusader of Auto Racing" and "Clown
Prince of Auto Racing" for his personality at the Indianapolis 500-Mile
Race. He was the father of race car driver and NASCAR car owner Eddie Sachs,
Jr. His career included eight USAC Championship Trail wins, 25 top-five finishes
in 65 career AAA and USAC starts, including the 1958 USAC Midwest Sprint Car
Championship. He won consecutive pole positions (1960-1961) for the
Note: To see who won the Indy 500 on May 30th over the years, you can go here: http://www.wheelsofspeed.com/history/may_30.html
Found on Jayski’s website:
FOX Sports Follow-up Statement - Camera rope: Everyone at FOX Sports is relieved and thankful to know that the injuries to fans caused when CAMCAT malfunctioned Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway were minor, and those who received hospital treatment were released last night. As stated previously, we regret that the race was affected, and we apologize to the racers whose cars were damaged, to everyone at CMS, NASCAR, and NASCAR fans, especially those who were hurt. At this time, we still do not have a cause for what happened, but a full investigation is underway, and use of the camera is suspended indefinitely. The rope is made of Dyneema, an ultra-strong synthetic that has the same approximate strength of a steel wire with the same diameter, and is less than a year old. According to the company, it had been factory-tested by the manufacturer and its breaking strength is certified before shipment. It was also inspected by CAMCAT upon receipt last June. The rope was certified to have a breaking strength of over 9,300 pounds. The force exerted during last night's race was less than 900 pounds. FOX Sports is reviewing with CAMCAT equipment maintenance records, history and installation information and will share those findings with NASCAR and CMS.(FOX Sports)(5-28-2013)
Stewart not happy with blocking: #14-Tony Stewart said he loves rookie #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. "like he's family," but is fed up with how Stenhouse and other young drivers are racing. "Ricky Stenhouse, I'd choke him right now if I could get to him," Stewart told Sirius XM Radio after Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600. "One more lap of having to mess around with him... " Stewart cited his strong anti-blocking stance as the reason he's upset with Stenhouse, who also happens to be the boyfriend of Stewart's own rookie driver, #10-Danica Patrick. Stewart did not name her specifically. Stenhouse and Patrick were involved in a wreck Sunday night that ensnared defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski, who shouldered the blame for starting the crash that knocked him out of the race. "Everybody that thinks this crap of blocking is productive, they don't know honestly what racing is all about," Stewart said. "And the guys that do it who think it's acceptable, I lose respect for them every day." Stewart said he wants to sit in on one of NASCAR's regular rookie meetings just to hear what NASCAR officials tell the drivers. When he was a rookie in 1999, former official Gary Nelson used to sternly tell Stewart and his peers about the on-track etiquette.(USA Today)(5-28-2013)
Note: An easy way to stop the blocking - get rid of the mirrors and the spotters. Only have radio communication between the track and the drivers.
News about the Air Titan
track drying system: NASCAR chairman Brian France said during a Saturday
state-of-union address that the new Air Titan track drying system has been a
success, particularly at Talladega Superspeedway where it allowed Saturday's
Nationwide Series race and Sunday's Sprint Cup event to be completed on the
same day. So why doesn't every track have the system?
NASCAR TV Negotiations
update: NASCAR chairman Brian France said during a Saturday state-of-union
address that negotiations for a new television contract that would go into
effect in 2015 are "getting down to the last bit of it.''
Brian France not in favor of
moving race from
"We have gotten a long
way with our position in motorsports because we've had historically important
events, like this weekend, that happen every year that people can count on,''
France said. "That said, for one reason or another, a certain market is
not performing as well, it may be a better opportunity. We've seen that in the
last five, six years or longer. We'll take a look at it. My preference would be
to keep the event here in
Zipadelli says Cars to Blame: Greg Zipadelli, the competition director at Stewart-Haas Racing and longtime confidante of Tony Stewart, said the team has fallen behind on technology relative to the top NASCAR Sprint Cup teams. Zipadelli said the combination of adding a third car for Danica Patrick, converting to the new Generation-6 cars and shuffling personnel internally has left SHR well behind top teams like Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports so far this season. Coming into Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, #39-Ryan Newman is 17th in points, #14-Stewart 21st and #10-Patrick 28th. Thursday night, Newman qualified 10th for the Coca-Cola 600, with Patrick 24th and Stewart 25th.(full story at SPEED)(5-25-2013)
Some racing stuff:
Honda is now the sponsor of USAC’s Midget Series – USAC National Midgets, Ignite Midgets and .25 Midgets (1/4 Midgets). A racing version of the Honda K 24 engine will become the new Spec Engine for the Honda Ignite Midget Series. No, I have absolutely no idea what the “Ignite” Midgets are!
Former OVRP Dirt Oval runners:
Even with rain outs on Friday and Saturday, last week, there still was some racing getting done.
At Five Mile, Billy VanInwegen was sixth in a modified feature, while Anthony Perrego was 2nd, Brad Szulewski 4th and Tyler Dippel 12th in the Sportsman feature.
Alex Bell was 4th
in the 50 lap Modified feature at
At Utica/Rome, in the RoC Modified race, Billy VanInwegen was a DNQ, while Tyler Boniface was 9th in the Sportsman feature and Andrew Reeves a DNQ.
In the CRSA 305 Sprint Car feature at Five Mile, Josh Pieniazek was 3rd and Emily VanInwegen 21st.
At Utica/Rome, on Sunday, Billy V was a DNQ.
Roger Coss was 3rd
in the Modified feature at
Nick Pecko was 11th
in the RoC Modified feature at
Jacob Hendrshot was 4th in the 270 Micro Sprint feature at Hamlin, while Kyle Rohner was 3rd in the wingless 600 Micro Sprint feature. Tyler Pirone was 19th in the All Star Slinghot feature, with Paul Tigue 4th in the Junior Slingshot feature.
News from the AARN:
Note: Don’t forget – if you’re a subscriber to the AARN, you can have the free digital version. That is available on Tuesday mornings.
From their May 28th edition:
A good part of his column was devoted to an interview he had with Steve Kinser, at the New Egypt Speedway. Steve will turn 59 on June 2nd. He’s been with the WoO since 1978 – when they first started.
Steve says his problem is that he is not qualifying good, and that puts him from mid-pack to further back. “I think the problem is the big fat driver that’s in the seat, if you want to know the truth about it”, Kinser said. He wonders if others are “juicing” their tires – something that really does not get checked all that good. One thing Kinser is not too fond of – the cutting of the purses from $10,000.00 to win down to $6,000.00 to win – on races held during the week. The stands are still packed, he says.
Ernie says he slept through most of the NASCAR All-Star race. I don’t think he was alone. It seems that whatever they (NASCAR) comes up with, to make the race more fan friendly and enjoyable, just does not work. Ernie was not too happy with those that are going into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, either, leaving his comments on that until next week.
I always enjoy going back in
Some of his “Indy trivia”:
For the first 50 years of the 500, there ere only five drivers with multiple wins. Tommy Milton and Bill Vukovich with two wins, Maury Rose, Wilbur Shaw and Louis Meyer had three wins each.
Arie Luyendyk’s record winning speed has stood for 23 years, until this year.
Al Unser, Jr. is the only defending winner that failed to qualify. Troy Ruttman (3 times), Rodger Ward, Bobby Rahal, Emerson Fittipaldi and Buddy Lazier have all missed the race as former winners.
AJ Foyt was the oldest at 57, to race in the 500, while his grandson, AJ IV was the youngest, at 18. Mario Andretti was the oldest to lead the 500 – at 53, while his grandson, Marco, was the youngest, at 19.
Ray Harroun and Juan Pablo Montoya are the only to that have won in their only start. Jacques Villenueve had a second and a first in his only two starts.
Wilbur Shaw had four races in a row where he won three times and was second in the 4th.
George Snyder made the most starts, 22, without winning. In 1957, the winners of the previous four 500’s were not in the 57 race.
Rodger Ward, Duane Carter and Eddie Johnson are the only three drivers to have run an upright dirt car, a roadster and a rear engine car. The last time a front engine car qualified was in 1968.
The JC Agajanian owned # 98 “Calhoun” car that Parnelli Jones drove to his win in 1963 – that was the only win ever for that car.
Don Branson had the last win
for a Roadster – that coming in
Michael Andretti, who never won the 500, is in 10th place with laps led at 431. In the 1970’s, Mark Donohue was the only single winner for that decade. In 1992, AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears competed as four time winners. Six other former winners and three eventual winners were also in that 1992 race.
Pettyjohn Brothers Win
Super Late Model Features
Dirt Modifieds Debut
Mueller Wins Historic Race
Steve Kinser Opens Up
About Career Slump,
Tony Kanaan Wins
Horton Has Winning Hand
Friends Of Former
NASCAR Great Dick Trickle
Struggle With His Death
Hometown Boy Dave Hess, Jr.
Beats World Of Outlaws Late Models
Mike Colsten's FMP Mod Win
Evokes Extraordinary Emotions
Big Memorial Day Weekend
Selinsgrove 410 Sprint Win
Bagged By Brent Marks
Sprint Driver Josh Burton
Fatally Injured In Crash
This could be quite interesting:
For Further Information Contact Scott Daloisio mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 226-7768
THE WORLD’S FASTEST SPRINT
CAR – MEET DAMION
(CA, May 28, 2013) In August,
sprint car racing megastar Damion Gardner plans to inaugurate a land speed
record for sprint cars at the celebrated Bonneville Salt Flats in
The easiest way to get the answers was to pepper the passionate driver with the relevant questions. In this session, he was straight and to the point about where it all commenced and about his day with destiny on the patch of salt that first felt the wheels of a car in 1907.
Q: How and when did you get started in racing? Was it something that started when you were a kid?
Q: How old were you when you started truck pulling?
Q: Did your dad pull as well or did he just help you?
Q: Correct me if I am wrong. That first racecar was a dwarf car?
Q: You are telling a guy who announces your sprint car races that you started in enduros? I am loving this.
Q: How long did you race the enduros?
Q: So then it was on to dwarf cars?
Q: Was it a 410 sprint car?
Q: You raced the 410 in the old NARC Series?
Q: At first in non-wing
racing you stayed here in
Q: You did fairly well right off the bat in non-wing cars didn’t you?
Q: You ended up doing very well. You won mains, you won the 2005 USAC/CRA championship. You went back east to run the USAC National Sprint Car Series. You even won the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. How does any of that transpire into going to Bonneville and trying to go 200 miles per hour in a sprint car and set land speed records?
Q: Did this just come to you over night or had you been thinking of it for a while?
Q: I was going to ask you why you chose Steve “Biggie” Watt, but you kind of answered that. He is involved with both sports and you were both at the right place at the right time.
Q: Was he receptive to it right away?
Q: What is your biggest fascination about Bonneville?
Q: You say you like the idea of building cars in your own garage. How much extra fabrication are you guys going to do to this car in Biggie’s shop?
Q: This car is one of your pavement cars from when you raced the USAC National Series, correct?
Q: Same engine as you ran in it back then?
Q: What is the fastest you have ever driven anything in the past and how fast do you think you will go at Bonneville?
Q: You are talking of going over 200 at Bonneville!
Q: You have not tested the car yet, but that is coming soon. You and Biggie are prepping the car. How are you prepping yourself? Both your body and your mind?
Q: Throughout a majority of your career, you have driven on tight bull rings a half-mile or smaller. What if anything can you take from those tracks that will help you run flat out in a straight line at Bonneville?
More information on this exciting pursuit of pure speed will be forthcoming over the next few weeks and months. Be sure to share the news with all of your friends in the world of speed.
Please visit the brand new “World’s Fastest Sprint Car” website at: World's Fastest Sprint Car
Media, to contact any of the principals in this endeavor, please contact Scott Daloisio at email@example.com or call 909 226-7768.
Attention dirt Modified race teams from the following speedways:
· Big Diamond
If you are interested in
competing in the Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc. ‘Dirty
We have acquired 10, brand-new DIRTcar Hoosier tires that we will distribute, via random draw, to teams wishing to compete in the ‘Dirty Jersey’ event. If you plan to attend, e-mail Deyo99H@aol.com with your name and contact information prior to Monday, June 3, 2013.
We will announce the 10 winners at the Super DIRTcar Series opener Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Rolling Wheels Raceway.
Please keep in mind, if you win a tire and do not attend the event, you will be responsible for the cost of the tire.
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!
Brett Deyo & Stewart Friesen
I get e-mails:
Made in the
ACE HARDWARE - Made in the
READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM!
LOTS OF GOOD INFO HERE!
Costco sells Goodyear wiper blades for almost
Half the price that you Will pay
On the outside and they are
made in the
Read and do the following.
Unfortunately our politicians and top CEO's have
Did You Know that there is no
Electric coffee maker made in
The only kitchen appliances
made in the
Viking? This Information Came from the a report by Diane Sawyer.Hopefully this has Changed or will Soon!!
I DIDN'T KNOW HALLMARK
CARDS WERE MADE IN
Don't buy cards at Hallmark anymore, They are
I buy them at Dollar Tree - 50 cents each and made in
I have Been looking at the blenders available on the
Kitchen Aid is MADE IN The US . Top of my list already...
Yesterday I was in WalMart looking for a
Wastebasket. I found some Made
Asked The lady if they had any others.
She took me to another department
And they had some at $2.50
Just as good. Same As a kitchen Rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some made in The USA - what a concept! - and they were $3.00 cheaper.
We are being Brainwashed to believe that everything that comes from
One Light Bulb at A Time..
I was in Lowe's the other day and just out of cur iosity, I looked at the hose attachments. They were all
In Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I
hose attachments there. They were
Start looking, people . . ...In our current
Economic situation, every little thing
We buy or do affects someone else - most often, their
My Grandson likes Hershey's
candy. I noticed, though, that it is Now Marked "made in
My Favorite toothpaste
Colgate is made in
Have Switched to Crest.
You have to read the
Labels on everything.
This past weekend I was at Kroger . . . I needed
60W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets
I was in the light bulb aisle,
And right next to the GE brand I
Normally buy -- was an off-brand labeled,
"Everyday Value." I picked up
Both types of bulbs and compared them: they were the same Except For the price . . .the GE bulbs
Cost more than the Everyday Value
Brand, but the thing that surprised me the most was
That that GE was Made in
And the Everyday Value brand was made in - you guessed
It - the
It's Way past time to start
Finding and buying products you use every
Day that are made right Here.
So, on to the next
Aisle: Bounce Dryer Sheets... Yep, you guessed
It, Bounce cost more money and is made in
Yesterday And the dryer sheets
Performed just like the Bounce Free I have been
Using for years, at almost half the Price.
My challenge to you
Is to start reading the labels when you shop for
Everyday things and see what you can find that is made
The job you save May be your own or your neighbor's!
If you accept the challenge, pass this on to
Others in your address book so we can
All start buying American, one light bulb at a time!
Stop buying from overseas companies - you're
Sending the jobs there.
(We should have awakened a decade ago....)
Let's get with the program and help our fellow
Americans keep their
Jobs and create more jobs
here in the
I passed this on .. .. . Will you???
If you care about American workers, you will pass it
So, is what follows true?
Oh! You didn't know he had a military career?
Bill & Hillary got about $12 million for their to-be written memoirs.
Here's some help for them since their memories are getting old.
BILL CLINTON’S MILITARY CAREER
Bill Clinton registers for the draft on September 08, 1964,
accepting all contractual conditions of registering for the draft.
Selective Service Number is 326 46 228.
Bill Clinton classified 2-S on November 17, 1964.
Bill Clinton reclassified 1-A on March 20, 1968.
Bill Clinton ordered to report for induction on July 28, 1969.
Bill Clinton refuses to report and is not inducted into the military.
Bill Clinton reclassified 1-D
after enlisting in the
Army Reserves on August 07, 1969, under authority
of COL. E. Holmes.
Bill Clinton fails to report to his duty station at
Bill Clinton reclassified 1-A on October 30, 1969,
as enlistment with Army Reserves is revoked by
Colonel E. Holmes and Clinton now AWOL and
subject to arrest under Public Law 90-40 (2) (a) -
registrant who has failed to report...
remain liable for induction.
Bill Clinton's birth date lottery number is 311,
drawn December 1, 1969, but anyone who has
already been ordered to report for induction is INELIGIBLE!
Bill Clinton runs for Congress (1974), while a fugitive
from justice under Public Law 90-40.
Bill Clinton runs for Arkansas Attorney General
(1976), while a fugitive from justice.
Bill Clinton receives pardon on January 21, 1977,
from President Carter.
Bill Clinton becomes the FIRST PARDONED FEDERAL FELON
ever to serve as President of the
All these facts come from Freedom of Information requests,
public laws, and various books that have been published,
and have not been refuted by
After the 1993
promised that those responsible would be hunted down and punished.
After the 1995 bombing in
After the 1996 Khobar Towers
which killed 19 and injured 200
After the 1998 bombing of
which killed 224 and injured 5,000,
After the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole,
which killed 17 and injured 39
would be alive today.
THINK ABOUT IT!
It is a strange turn of events.
Hillary gets $8 Million for her forthcoming memoir.
Bill gets about $12 Million for his memoir yet to be written.
This from two people who spent 8 years being unable to recall
anything about past events while under oath.
Cdr. Hamilton McWhorter USN (ret)
Please forward this to as many people as you can!
We don't want this woman to even THINK of
running for President!
Body count: In the last six
months, 292 killed (murdered) in
President: Barack Obama
Senator: Dick Durbin
Congressman: Jesse Jackson Jr.
Governor: Pat Quinn
House leader: Mike Madigan
Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
Mayor: Rahm Emanuel
Of course, they're all blaming each other. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren't any!
State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can’t
blame Republicans; there aren't any!
This is the political culture
that Obama comes from in
George Ryan is no longer governor; he is in the big house. Of course he was replaced by Rod Blagojevich who is...that's right, also in the big house. And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned recently. That’s because he is fighting being sent to…right again, the big house!
Found on Facebook:
This came out on Tuesday, 5/28/2013:
RIP Midge Miller, a true racer and a real good guy.
Found on the Internet:
I DONT KNOW WHEN THE TRACKS ARE GOING TO APPLY COMMON SENSE AND CREATE A NON-DISPUTABLE CLAIMER RULE ON ALL "CRATE" CLASS MOTORS.THIS ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR TECH AND WOULD ELIMINATE THE PROBLEM WITH TAMPERING
Some non-racing stuff:
Ever wondered why 'bad' news about the Obama administration hardly ever gets covered by the MSM?
Guess this may be part of the answer!! I received this from a good friend who checks the accuracy of EVERYTHING!
Who knew? Just about everyone but the general public??!!
Certainly the legacy media people all knew, and have known for months! The
conclusion to draw is there certainly is more to be known about
connected to the WH, DOS, DOD, EPA, etc, etc, etc?
This may explain a few things..
White House spokesman Jay Carney is married to a woman that is employed by ABC.
Hillary Clintons Deputy Secretary is Tom Nides. He's married to CNN President Virginia Moseley.
Top Obama official Ben Rhodes
Obama special advisor Elizabeth Sherwood is a sibling of ABC President Ben Sherwood.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.
Attorney General Eric Holder personally approved a decision to subpoena Fox
News telephone records as the Justice Department investigated an unauthorized
The U.S. Justice Department did not mention the subpoena when it issued a statement on Friday describing how Holder had vetted a decision to seek a search warrant for the contents of an email account used by Fox News reporter James Rosen.
The revelation that Holder approved subpoenas that sought Fox News phone records shows that his involvement was broader than the Justice Department had earlier acknowledged publicly, as details continue to emerge in the controversy.
A Justice Department spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. However, current and former law enforcement officials said that under Justice Department procedures, the attorney general's approval is required before a subpoena is issued for journalists' records.
More on this can be found here:
WASHINGTON — Several top aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former secretary of state, are targets of the latest subpoena for information about the drafting of talking points after the siege last fall on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya.
Representative Darrell Issa, the California Republican who is the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, wrote in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry that the Obama administration’s refusal to cooperate fully with a House investigation left him “with no alternative but to compel the State Department to produce relevant documents through a subpoena.”
Mr. Issa’s move was the
latest effort by Congressional Republicans to increase pressure on the Obama
administration as they proceed with a series of investigations into two
controversies that have ensnared the White House: the handling of the
Through hearings on Capitol
Hill and other requests for documents, e-mails and other correspondence inside
the executive branch, Republicans have sought to determine what Mrs. Clinton
Republicans have accused the Obama administration of misleading the American people by initially focusing on an anti-Islamic video as the impetus for the attacks, which killed four Americans. Later on, administration officials settled on terrorism as an explanation for the attack.
Specifically, Mr. Issa and Republicans in Congress have zeroed in on how administration “talking points” were revised to exclude any mention of terrorism before Susan E. Rice, the United Nations ambassador, went on television to discuss the attacks.
Mr. Issa’s letter says that
the State Department is “withholding documents related to the
More on this can be seen if you go here:
Video time – Music:
Some Hal Ketchum:
Video time – racin stuff:
In Memory of Josh Burton:
Note: The photos are not available on Dirt Track Digest, only on New England Tractor - http://newenglandtractor.com/racereport/
Back in the day, there were quite a few midgets that were stretched and made into Sprint Cars. Here, below, is the Joe Barzda owned and driven # 33. This car is basically still in the same shape, today, as it was when last driven.
Closing with this:
A married couple was in a terrible accident where the
Man's face was severely burned. The doctor told the
Husband that they couldn't graft any skin from his body
Because he was too skinny. So the wife offered to donate
Some of her own skin. However, the only skin on her body
That the doctor felt was suitable would have to come
from her buttocks.
The husband and wife agreed that they
would tell no one about where the skin came from, and they
requested that the doctor also honor their secret. After
All, this was a very delicate matter. After the surgery was
completed, everyone was astounded at the man's new face.
He looked more handsome than he ever had before! All his
Friends and relatives just went on and on about his youthful
Beauty! One day, he was alone with his wife, and he was
overcome with emotion at her sacrifice.
He said, 'Dear, I just want to thank you for
everything you did for me.
How can I possibly repay you?'
'My darling,' she replied,
'I get all the thanks I need every time I see your mother
kiss you on the cheek.'
Until next column, folks!
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