Racin' & Different Stuff:
By Tom Avenengo
Well, “Mother Nature” tried like hell to screw up things this past Saturday, but I guess she figured she best behave? We were able to use our wrist bands from May 18th, for the races at OCFS this past Saturday. The CRSA 305 Sprint Cars were on the program. Their race was the best of the night, with no idea as to who was going to win it until the checkered flag flew. ‘tis a shame they’re only back two more times – and one of them is during the fair, when this old man stays home. No Sprint Cars are scheduled for Eastern Stats Weekend. Methinks the track screwed up that deal last year, with some of their “demands” – from what I’ve heard.
Later on, in this week’s column, where I make mention of how former OVRP Dirt Oval racers are doing in bigger and more expensive racing vehicles, you’ll see that the top 6 in the Sportsman feature were all former runners at the 1/5 mile oval. Damn near had the top 7, except that Johnny Illanovsky got just a tad over anxious on the last lap, last turn, vying for 7th place.
Indy cars – lotsa
down force, drivers never have to take their hands off of the steering wheel,
yet AJ Allmendinger could not complete one lap in
both the Indycar races this past weekend in
A driver that won a race last weekend was found to be “illegal” due to the width of his front end, because of wheel off set. I like this part of the penalty:
“ Loss of $700 winner’s purse, to be redistributed through the full finishing order”
On May 31st, Brett
Hearn won the feature race at Albany/Saratoga (
Note: Thought I’d go to the A/S website to see if they said anything about it being a qualifier for ESW.
Found this: “the Modified feature event winner received a guaranteed starting spot in the Eastern States Weekend event”. Really does not specify, but I’d say the Small Block race at ES?
Some off the cuff small stuff.
On Tuesday evening, while I
was on Facebook, I read a disturbing post – one
written by close friend Gary Tremper. Years ago,
While watching the Met ball game on Tuesday evening, the announcers came out and said that some sh*t has hit the fan and up to 20 major league players will be suspended for up to 100 games – due to that “business” down by Miami – the “juicing” stuff. A-Roid, more than likely, is one of them.
Report: MLB trying to suspend A-Rod, Ryan Braun, others connected to Biogenesis clinic with new help from clinic founder Anthony Bosch
I have a grandson who works. He put in for a weeks vacation. When his vacation pay came in, it was $180.00+ more than his usual pay check. So what caused this? Hope you’re sitting down! There was nothing taken out for his insurance! Since he took the week off, no insurance monies taken out – that’s how it works. Yup – $180.00 difference. Sad thing is – it more than likely will get worse as far as what he’ll have taken out in the near future.
This dude that killed 13
How I wish the Republicans would either sh*t or get off the pot as far as these three “problems” that have turned up with our government and/or some of its agencies. A lot of talk with very little being done, as far as I can see.
Note: Maybe we need a lot more, like this?
Sums up, in approximately one minute, Obama's trampling of the Constitution...
Last I had heard, the “Small track” at OCFS was going to end up outside of turns 3 & 4, where the pit area was supposed to be. I heard that because it was said the pit area at OCFS will remain in the infield, as it has been for oh so many years. So, has anyone noticed any work done outside of 3 & 4? Or will it end up like last year, a “track” that uses the front stretch and part of pit road?
Any way, this is what’s on the OCFS schedule, if you’re interested:
Motorcycles, Quads, Slingshots, Legend cars, etc.
June 23, July 12, July 19, Aug 11, Sep 29, Oct 13
No idea as to the Moto Cross track – I’d venture to say what is listed is only for the small track.
As usual, do not expect any news from OCFS on this, I’d say.
So, we’re back to the usual – again! Forecast for Friday and Saturday, as of Tuesday, already sucks. Thunder boomers and storms for both days. Nice on Thursday and Sunday – of course. As of Wednesday: Things changed! Wet weather on Thursday and Friday, with a nice Saturday, but a chance of a passing shower – depending on what weather forecast you check.
Over on the DTD Forum,
there’s a thread about “Where are all the modifieds”?
Well, last week, at
This week, the USAC Sprints are running here in the east – mostly in PA. I wonder why they don’t race at Williams Grove?
Last night, Wednesday, it was
USAC Sprints and ARDC Midgets at
And, speaking of small car counts – the Indy Lights, for their race at Indy – only 13 cars. Pretty sure there was something in a column of mine a short time ago about the possible demise of this part of Indycar.
What I, and
possibly other Americans find to be so disturbing, is that we can’t take care
of our veterans. Case in point: I imagine you’ve seen the commercials on TV
asking for $19.00/month to help veterans via the Wounded Warrior Project? Our government SHOULD be taking care of them,
not us. Yet, check a little further down
in this column where our President is sending cash and weapons to the Muslim
So, why pass a bill like they want to, when signing it would only increase the problem?
Obama and his allies in the Senate are trying to pass a bill that grants amnesty to MILLIONS of illegal aliens but does not secure the border.
While watching TV on Tuesday
night, it was said that 98% of the shootings in
On the appointment of Susan Rice to "National Security Advisor" - this was found on Facebook:
"Obama knows he will get grief for this, but he is willing to have this talked about rather than his other scandals. This is a mere diversion."
"Just another GAME, to throw the attention another direction?"
And, watching the news on Wednesday evening, and the Susan Rice appointment (which really can’t be challenged, ya know) I said to the wife: “Don’t be surprised if Bozo tries to get Rice to run for President in 2016, especially since things between the Obama and Clinton families have kind of gone down hill”.
Mr. Fred Thompson, he who once attempted a run for President, has been hawking the “values” of Reverse Mortgages, on TV. I wonder if he would do that if he had been elected. And on that subject – Revere Mortgages, why do I hear so much against them, yet he’s in favor of people using them?
Hey, hope ya don’t mind me sneaking a video in here, but it was nice to see these two together, again
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.
Note: Twice I’ve attempted to get more info as to whether there have been any additions to the list and in both instances no response. They’ve even taken my messages off of their Facebook page. Nice, huh?
Also, with NASCAR at Pocono, I wonder if Buzzie Reutimann might be in attendance. I can’t remember when he missed one.
As for the forecast, there is a rain date for Nostalgia Night – August 3rd.
Free INDYCAR Test - Pocono
Thursday, July 4
We're opening the gates, for FREE, to the IZOD IndyCar Series open test at Pocono Raceway on Thursday, July 4th!
Come see breathtaking speeds as every IndyCar Series driver entered will be testing from approximately 10 am - 4 pm ET!
Parking information, updates on drivers testing and more will be updated as the event draws closer!
Tickets to the July 7 Pocono INDCYAR 400, marking the first time "The Tricky Triangle" has hosted an open-wheel event in 24 years, start at $25. All Kid's Tickets (ages 12 and under) across our entire Grandstand are half-off! To purchase tickets visit www.poconoraceway.com or call the number below.
Ticket Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm ET
Indycar races at Pocono on July 7th – a 400 mile race.
Going back in time:
On June 6th in:
... Born ... A former driver in the USAC Sprint & Championship Car series.
He raced in the 1967-1971 and 1975-1977, and 1979 seasons, with 31 career starts, including the 1975-1977 Indianapolis 500. He
finished in the top ten 11 times, with his best finish in 6th position in 1968
Louis Chevrolet... Died ... AAA driver 1905 to 1923. He was a co-founder (with
William C. Durant) of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company, which was acquired by
General Motors and is their bestselling brand nationwide and in many cases
synonymous with General Motors itself. Louis also competed in the
won the AAA Eastern Sprint Car race at the Williams Grove Speedway,
Ray Janelle won the AAA
Midget race at the Westboro Speedway,
Johnnie Parsons won the AAA
Eastern Sprint Car race over Tommy Hinnershitz at the
Chuck Stevenson won the AAA
Indy Car Rex Mays 100 Mile Race at the "Milwaukee Mile in "
Bob Slater won the IMCA
Sprint Car race at the Iowa State Fair Speedway,
Johnny Roberts won the USAC
Midget race at the Springfield Speedway,
Chuck Arnold won the ARDC
Midget race at the Orange County Fair Speedway,
Dick Brown won the ARDC
Midget race at the Freeport Speedway,
won the ARDC Midget race at the Danbury Fairgrounds,
Parnelli Jones , in the J.C. Agajanian Lotus RE/Ford, won the USAC Indy Car Rex Mays 100
Mile Race at the "Milwaukee Mile in "
Al Unser won the USAC Indy
Car Rex Mays 150 Mile Race at the "Milwaukee Mile in "
Tom Bigelow won the 40 lap
USAC Sprint car race over Pancho Carter, Larry
Dickson, Bubby Jones and Chuck Gurney at the Terre Haute Action Track ,
Arnie Knepper... Died ... USAC driver 1950's to 1983. He drove Midgets, Sprints and the USAC Championship Car series, racing in the 1963-1972 seasons, with 75 career starts, including the 1965-1969 Indianapolis 500 races. He finished in the top ten 21 times, with his best finish in 3rd position twice in 1966.
Dale Earnhardt wins the
Budweiser 500 over Dale Jarrett at the Dover International Speedway
wins the Pontiac Excitement 400 over Dale Jarrett at the Richmond International
wins the MBNA Platinum 400 over Jeff Gordon at the Dover International Speedway ,
Mark Martin wins the NASCAR
NEXTEL Cup MBNA 400 "A Salute to Heroes" over Tony Stewart at the
Dover International Speedway ,
Is this true?
I found this over on the Track Forum:
“Am I imagining this?
I can't figure out where I read this, but....
The story is that one year in the early 80's, the IMS museum brought the #99 Belanger Special to the Hoosier 100. The old car was started up and driven around the track by Jack Hewitt after time trials had been completed.
After some laps, Hewitt observed that the car was fully warmed up, and proceeded to run the old car at full racing speed for a full lap! Someone noticed that the clocks were still running and
noted the lap time... tenth fastest of the day! The people from the museum were not amused... officially.”
Note: I would not be surprised to see more on this thread. For some weird reasons, I can’t post responses over on the TF. It shows I’m logged in, shows I can post, but no one can tell me why I can’t.
Here ya go:
I've seen every Hoosier 100 since 1981 (and 77 & 78) and I do not remember Hewitt driving the Belanger 99 at the Fairgrounds. I saw every Hulman 100 from 1985-1995 and I don't remember it being there then either.
I can't imagine the Belanger car being run at the Hoosier Hundred. The IMS museum generally only displays their cars if they take them somewhere (Goodwood being an exception); they don't even fire up the engines. And the Belanger has been sitting in the museum for decades with 60+ year old glazed pavement tires that wouldn't work on dirt at all.
You may have heard a story about the John Zink Champ car being run at the Hoosier Hundred in somewhat recent years. It's been at least a decade but the car was run at the ISF and I think that Lloyd Ruby may have been the driver. Whenever it happened several people told me that the driver apparently got the car up to some pretty serious speeds on the straights. Maybe someone here remembers something about this.
I don't believe that the old guy at the museum would ever allow anything close to that being done with one of his charges.
Are there any type of dirt car vintage races?
Every dirt car race is a vintage race technologically.
Well, I just went back and read the Circle Track feature on the Belanger special from the mid-1980's and it was apparently not that car. I'll keep going back through my mags until I find it. Don't wait up for me,
I have literally HUNDREDS of car magazines! However, I suspect it was in Circle Track or Open Wheel in the 1980's. Maybe I'll get lucky & find it sooner rather than later.
Found on Jayski’s website:
Keselowski fails post-race inspection: According to media
UPDATE: Brad Keselowski and Penske Racing face potential penalties after the front end of the #2 Ford was found to be too low in inspection following Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway. Keselowski finished fifth in the race to move up two spots to eighth in the standings. If penalized, it would be the second time this season. Keselowski was docked 25 points after NASCAR discovered an unapproved rear end housing before the April race at Texas.(ESPN)(6-3-2013)
#2 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Violation: Penalties have been handed down to the #2 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team following last Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway. The #2 car was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-12.8.1B (the car failed to meet the minimum front car heights during post-race inspection) of the 2013 rule book. As a result of this violation, crew chief Paul Wolfe has been fined $25,000 and will remain on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. The team has also been docked six championship driver (Brad Keselowski) and six championship car owner (Roger Penske) points.(NASCAR)(6-4-2013)
Allmendinger running NNS races for Penske, back in #51 at Pocono:
AJ Allmendinger is set to drive in two NASCAR
Nationwide Series races for Penske Racing. Penske Racing announced Saturday it
plans to put Allmendinger in road course events at
AND: according to MRN's Dustin Long, "Phoenix Racing confirms that AJ Allmendinger will be back in the 51 next weekend at Pocono."(6-2-2013)
Kahne not planning to pay back Busch: #18-Kyle Busch admitted he would understand if #5-Kasey Kahne spun him out at some point in retaliation for wrecks earlier this Sprint Cup season. But it appears Busch doesn't have too much to worry about. Kahne and Busch have battled for the lead and position several times in the Nationwide Series the last two weeks. And nothing happened. In the Nationwide Series race Saturday at Dover International Speedway, Busch, on fresher tires, easily passed Kahne for the lead on lap 129. Then after Busch took four tires and restarted 10th with 34 laps remaining, his rally was cut short in part because of a long side-by-side battle with Kahne for seventh. There were plenty of times Kahne could have just blocked or made Busch's life miserable. He didn't. He raced Busch hard, but clean. Was there any thought of payback? "It never has been (in my nature)I just race hard," Kahne said. "Kyle races hard. We've never had problems in the past. His were mistakes. If I were ever to hit him, it would be a mistake myself. I'm going to race him all year. It is just what we're going to do every Sunday and Saturday."(Sporting News)(6-2-2013)
Hamlin says Pocono has
changed with repave: Denny Hamlin says the recent repaving of the 2.5-mile
triangular track, where the Cup series races next week and Aug. 4, has taken
away the edge he had there. "We had a leg up& we had two legs up on
everyone when we went there with the old pavement," Hamlin said. "I
think now we're better than average, but we're not the best anymore at that
track. But it's definitely a place that we have performed well. Even after it
got paved we still performed pretty well. Yeah, it is a track I look forward to
... Really, for me, I think that when they changed the
track and they paved it, it changed everything. It really was like a whole new
race track. Same with
HANS co-founder pushing for safety everywhere: The co-founder of HANS performance products has called on sanctioning bodies in all levels of racing to become more educated in proper use of safety equipment. While NASCAR and IndyCar have both made significant safety advancements over the last decade, Jim Downing said he's concerned about drivers in all forms of auto racing. A sprint car driver in Bloomington, Ind. and two Dwarf car drivers competing near Reno, Nevada were killed by accidents during the Memorial Day weekend and a 12-year-old girl suffered critical head and neck injuries in a quarter midget racing accident in Graham, Wash. "It's not news that weekend warriors are often at greater risk when it comes critical or fatal injuries than pro drivers in major series," Downing said. "All of us in the motor racing safety business are aware that sanctioning bodies, track promoters, car builders and drivers need to put a greater focus on safety on the short tracks, road courses and drag strips where many competitors race each weekend." HANS Performance Products will publish a Best Practices presentation later this summer for use by sanctioning bodies, track promoters, safety personnel and competitors. Focused on information about the proper use of seat belts, helmets and Head and Neck Restraints, the presentation is entitled "15 Minutes Could Save Your Life."(Associated Press)(6-2-2013)
Chinese company buys
Smithfield Foods: Shuanghui International Holdings
Ltd. has agreed to buy Smithfield Foods Inc. for approximately $4.72 billion,
the largest acquisition of a
Under the agreement, there
will be no closures at
Stolen vehicles siezed from Harmon's garage: Rowan County Sheriff's
deputies are watching NASCAR driver Mike Harmon closely, after recovering two
cars and five trucks from his two garages Tuesday afternoon. Deputies say
Harmon stole the cars from racer Jennifer Jo Cobb at the end of last year. The
vehicles were seized from Harmon's shop in Mooresville, and from a storage
Johnson disapproves of
penalty call: With seven wins at the track, #48-Jimmie Johnson is used to being
out in front at
NASCAR said it was an easy call. "He left early and he didn't give it back like we tell them all the time when that type of thing comes up," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president for competition. "It's pretty cut and dried. You can look at the films and the restart zone and where the start was."(Associated Press)(6-3-2013)
Stewart says Addington is not being replaced: #14-Tony Stewart's win in the FedEx 400 gave him an opportunity to squelch rumors of crew chief Steve Addington possibly being replaced. "I was ticked," he said after the race Sunday. "I don't need that crap. I've got enough stuff to worry about, keeping three cars competitive and trying to get them in that state and having to deal with a bunch of bullcrap that's inaccurate and speculation." You might want to talk to the guys that write the checks, the guys that work there, and find out the facts before you guys go throwing darts on the dartboard," he told the media. "I'll be honest, it pissed me off because it was a big distraction to my team, my organization. It kept us from doing our job, because people are hearing humors and reading what you guys write, and it was totally inaccurate and unprofessional in my opinion." A three-time Cup champion, Stewart is expected to regularly compete for wins. He fired crew chief Darian Grubb even though they made the Chase in 2011, and then won the championship together that season. But Stewart seems committed to Addington, who had most recently worked with both the Busch brothers at Joe Gibbs Racing and Penske Racing.(Sporting News)(6-3-2013)
TRD focuses on durability of
parts: Toyota Racing Development will introduce upgraded engine parts and make
adjustments in power for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway to ensure
durability moving forward. TRD had engine failures in the cars of contending
drivers Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex
Jr. last weekend at Dover International Speedway. That brought their total for
the season to six, two more than the Ford engines and four more than the
Chevrolet engines. TRD senior vice president David Wilson told ESPN.com on
Tuesday that four of the failures -- including both at
New look for the #24 Chevy, starting at Pocono: The last time Jeff Gordon visited Pocono Raceway, the #24 Chevy had a great finish. This time he will have the same great finish - just with a different name. In August, Gordon started 27th and worked his way up to sixth before a lap-90 restart. One corner later, he was leading. Contact between the leaders sent the top four either into a spin or out of the groove. Gordon drove the bottom lane to the lead - and to the win since the race never restarted due to rain. The finish on the car that weekend was DuPont Performance Coatings. That business was sold in the first quarter of this year and was re-branded Axalta Coating Systems. So while the name may have changed, Gordon's #24 Chevrolet SS will feature the same great finish in this Sunday's Party in the Poconos 400. Plus, the car will display the bold new Axalta logo. The #24 Axalta Coating Systems Chevrolet SS will feature the familiar FireStorm paint scheme.(Performance PR Plus / HMS), see an image of the scheme on the #24 Team Schemes page.(6-5-2013)
Some racing stuff:
Yahoo! News has had quite a
few racing related topics lately. One of
them just came out – the problem with the Penske owned # 2 front end being too low after the
This week the Cup race is at Pocono. 43 entrants for a 43 car field. When and where will the first Cup race have less than a full field of 43?
Former OVRP Dirt Oval runners:
Might as well start off with what happened at OCFS last Saturday – especially with the Sportsman class – Brian Krummel won. He was followed by Anthony Perrego in 2nd, LJ Lombardo in 3rd, Matt Janiak in 4th, Andrew Reeves in 5th, Joe Conklin in 6th, Johnny Illanovsky in 10th, Zack Vavricka in 13th and Joe Falanga in 19th.
Note: Those are the top 6 I made mention of earlier in the column.
Tim Hndley was 2nd in the Modified feature, with Clinton Mills 5th, Billy VanInwegen 9th, Mike Ruggiero 14th, Danny Creeden 15th – Danny in a Small Block, maybe and RJ Smykla 19th.
Seth Pacella was 8th in the Rookie Sportsman feature.
Brittany Tresch won the CRSA 305 Sprint Car feature, with Danny Hennessey 13th, Josh Pieniazek 15th, Joe Kata 16th, Emily VanInwegen 19th, while BK Rizzo was a DNS.
Mike Mammana was a DNQ at Big Diamond.
Rich Coons was 2nd
and Bob Morris 8th in the Sportsman feature at
Alex Bell won the Modified feature at Devil’s Bowl.
Kenney Johnson was 5th in the NEMA Lights feature at Lee, then was 12th in the NEMA Lights feature at Seekonk.
Kobly Schroder was 4th, Kyle Armstrong 11th
and Bobby Hackel, IV. 15th
in the Modified feature at
Tyler Dippel was 15th in the Small Block feature, then was 6th in the Sportsman feature, while John Virgilio was 7th in the Sportsman feature.
Kyle Rohner was 10th in the 602 Sportsman feature at Penn Can. Joe Kata won the CRSA 305 Sprint Car feature, with Emily VanInwegen 10th and Josh Pieniazek 11th.
Paul Queer was 6th in the wingless 600 Micro Sprint feature at Borgers.
Danny Creeden was 4th and Billy VanInwegen 13th in the Modified feature at Accord. Anthony Perrego was 4th and Tyler Dippel 13th in the Sportsman feature, while Tyler Boniface was 2nd and Mike Traver 5th in the Spec Sportsman feature.
was 4th in the Modified feature at
Brad Szulewski was 15th in the Sportsman feature at 5 Mile.
Davie Franek was 5th in the URC feature at New Egypt.
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 June 4th edition:
This week the AARN has 80 pages.
Some sad news – two drivers
were fatally injured on Saturday, May 25th, at the Reno-Fernley
Over time, here in the
World wide, there have been
thirty-eight recorded accidents that had double fatalities. Twenty-four were here in the
Ageless Mike Colsten made it two wins in a row at Five Mile Point in the modifieds. Mike, has had health issues – cancer, which he’s fighting.
Ernie thinks that the exciting Indy 500 will help ticket sales for the Indycar race at Pocono. I’d like to see that be true. I’d also like to see a ton of passing, like the 500 had, too, at Pocono.
He, like me, also thinks the
600 mile race at
Ernie talks about the time when Bill Miller put a Buick V8 in his midget, and had his brother, Midge, drive it – and they beat the high buck racers in the ARDC. Rather than embrace the low dollar engine, the ARDC saw fit to ban it. Methinks the same is going on today, with the ARDC. If you want to run with them, I think you’ll need some deep pockets. Oh, that Buick powered midget – it’s still in Bills garage.
Brett covers some of the
happenings last week at the Grandview Speedway.
Last I had heard, Jeff Strunk
was taken from the track in Kutztown to a hospital, via an ambulance ride. Previous to that, he had jammed his neck,
while going into the race hauler, resulting in a bulged disc and pinched
nerves. Jeff was involved in an accident
Don & JoAnn Davies:
One thing they had in their
column – the 50/50 amounts these last two weeks at
Open Late Model Speedweek
Up And Running;
Are First SpeedSTR Winners
Engine Woes No Obstacle
To Matt Hirschman
WoO LM Eastern Swing:
Clanton At Stateline
Danny Holtgraver’s Mercer Night:
Two Sprint Races,
Two Sprint Feature Wins
Double Racing Fatality
Pat Ward Wins
After Emergency Surgery Tuesday
Stewart Smoke ‘Em At
After Johnson’s Gaffe
Kyle Martel Goes Truck Racing
Jeff Gordon Decries Continued
Lack Of SAFER Barriers
DIRTcar Doubleheader June 30 and July 1 Features Four Traveling Series
Due to inclement weather, the May opener for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series was postponed to an August date. When DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series and DIRTcar Pro Stock Series openers likewise fell to inclement weather Sunday, June 2, track and series officials decided to designate a special reschedule date for all three events. Monday, July 1, Cornwall Motor Speedway gates will open at 1 p.m. to host DIRTcar 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified, and Pro Stock Series, with racing set to begin at 5 p.m. The Canada Day special race night features the first round of Cornwall Motor Speedway's Canadian Nationals.
The preceding night's Super DIRTcar Series event remains unchanged.
For more information about the Cornwall Motor Speedway schedule or for information about tickets, visit www.cornwallspeedway.com or call (613) 938-3945. For the complete, most up-to-date DIRTcar Northeast Region Series schedules, visit http://www.dirtcarump.com/schedule/10844-2
AT A GLANCE
Evans Bus Lines Super DIRTcar Series 100-lap Big Block Modified Event
DATE: Sunday, June 30
GATES OPEN: 5:30 p.m.
RACING STARTS: 7 p.m.
DIVISIONS: Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds plus Sportsman, Semi Pro, and Mini Stock
DIRTcar 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified, and Pro Stock Series
DATE: Monday, July 1
GATES OPEN: 1 p.m.
RACING STARTS: 5 p.m.
DIVISIONS: DIRTcar 358-Modified Series, DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Series, DIRTcar Pro Stock Series
The Super DIRTcar
Series and DIRTcar Racing in the Northeast Region are
brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tire,
VP Racing Fuels, Chevy Performance Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, and Safety-Kleen.
Promotional partners include the
I get e-mails:
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN HE APPEARED AT THE U.N. AND BANGED HIS SHOE ON THE PODIUM ?
THIS WAS HIS ENTIRE QUOTE:
“Your children's children will live under Communism. You Americans are so gullible. No, you won't accept Communism outright; but we'll keep feeding you small doses of Socialism until you will finally wake up and find that you already have Communism. We won't have to fight you; WE'LL SO WEAKEN YOUR ECONOMY, until you fall like overripe fruit into our hands."
Nikita Khruschev, 1959
WE'RE ALMOST THERE !
Then there was this one about A.J. Foyt:
In comments published in
That's presuming drivers back then could even afford a helmet bag. While many current top drivers race less than did the multi-discipline drivers of Foyt's era, it's mainly due to contract limitations restricting their appearance in other series in exchange for multi-million dollar guarantees. Knight's article noted that "Foyt said his generation was hungrier. Literally."
"We had to run,"
said Foyt. "If we didn't, we had no money. We
couldn't eat or feed our children. After Indy i would
go run a sprint-car race. People thought I was nuts. That's the difference in
racing today." Never a wallflower, Foyt exuded
the confidence required to be a champion when he stated, "I'm just glad to
be named amongst the great race drivers....I did win a lot of very important
races (including the Daytona 500 and
Following Tony Kanaan's win in the 500, there would be no new member of the four-timer club, as Franchitti's crash forced a final-laps caution, and Castroneves ended 6th. As for A.J. Foyt Racing, his drivers Sato and Conor Daly finished 13th and 22nd, respectively. Sato is now 2nd in the point standings behind Marco Andretti.
Found on Facebook:
British schools drop Holocaust from history lessons so as not to offend Muslims
The state’s Freedom of Health Care Protection Act intends to “prohibit certain individuals from enforcing or attempting to enforce such unconstitutional laws; and to establish criminal penalties and civil liability for violating this article.”
The wife of the former IRS chief was directly working for the Obama campaign during the Tea Party attack. Insanity.
This isn't just a "scandal". This is more proof that the entire IRS system is corrupt to the core. It's a political weapon aimed at you.
Last week he gave aid and
comfort to the Muslim Brotherhood (or worse) in
That's right, the
increasingly deranged John McCain this morning said we should "wait and
see" before bringing in a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS,
despite countless lies and concealed evidence by officials such as Lois Lerner
and Douglas Shulman. Just one day after IRS
Cincinnati workers said that they were ordered to target right-leaning groups
Note: I’d like to know what in the hell has happened with McLain, too. Seems he’s getting brain fade, daim bramage or brain farts, for sure!
Obama's administration has promised to ignore congress and sign a UN gun-control treaty, to "stop terrorists" from getting arms.
Meanwhile, Obama continues to
dump cash and military weapons onto the Muslim Brotherhood in
Secretary of State John Kerry
said Monday that the Obama administration would sign a controversial U.N.
treaty on arms regulations even though there has been a bipartisan rejection of
the bill in Congress. The concern that both parties have is that the treaty
would lead to new gun control measures in the
Despite these concerns from
both parties, Kerry told the U.N. in a written statement that the
Note: Sad thing is, even though licenses get taken away, a good portion of those that have lost them continue to drive.
Found on the Internet:
So my wife just called me at work to tell me that we got letters from the city of Indianapolis telling us that we are in violation for having a boat and enclosed trailer in our driveway, Has anyone else had to deal with this and what did you do to take care of it.
Note: Remember when this really wasn’t a problem?
Some non-racing stuff:
Cincinnati IRS employee:
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PAVES THE WAY FOR SHARIA LAW
In part: "The Medicare program that provides health insurance to seniors faces a dire financial future. And Obamacare is making it worse."
Video time – Music:
The late Big Al
Downing had a song – “Mr. Jones” that I really enjoyed listening to. Try to find a video of him showing him
singing the entire song! But, I did find
the song by another entertainer – one I had never heard of – Roly Daniels. He
considers himself to be Irish, but he was born in
Check him out, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zYbp4XUoZ0
And how about a whole concert by the Highwaymen – Willie, Johnny, Waylon and Kris?
Video time – racin’ stuff:
Sammy Swindell vs push truck at
Some Northeast dirt racing:
Note: The photos are not available on Dirt Track Digest, only on New England Tractor - http://newenglandtractor.com/racereport/
Two for ya this week – the “Nostalgia Night” shirts for OCFS. “Nostalgia Night” is this coming Saturday. It’s one of the few nights that have a rain date – for Nostalgia Night, that is. It’s August 3rd.
Dave Morehouse will have his trailer there and some extra help this Saturday, just to take care of the shirt sales.
Closing with these:
Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl
Whispered to her mother,
'Why is the bride dressed in white?''
The mother replied, 'Because white is the color
and today is the happiest day of her life.'
The child thought about this for a moment then said,
'So why is the groom wearing black?'
A police recruit was asked during the exam,
'What would you do if you had to arrest your own
He answered, 'Call for backup.'
Until next column, folks!
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