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May 30th.... Highlights... Sorta...

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Re: May 30th.... Highlights... Sorta...

Post by hotrodney » Sat May 31, 2014 9:38 am

Didn't make it down last night due to work this morning. It looks like the track was nice with a good cushion, the way everyone likes it, yet both features were won from the front row without a lead change. Not a heckuva a lot of passing behind either; handicapped l/u nonetheless. That leads me to believe the problem is the cars... too equal, too locked down and hard to pass. IDK if there is a solution to this. Maybe this is the future of sprint car racing.

That's actually the way it is in a lot of forms of racing. I used to go to a pavement track(Langley VA) back in the 90's. They raced stock cars, lined them up in order of TT's. A pass was a rare occurrence but the fans still enjoyed it and the stands were packed every week.
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Post by bmd5229 » Sat May 31, 2014 10:46 am

No passing behind them?? Hodnett went 12-3, and made a bid for second.
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Post by Mr. Port » Sat May 31, 2014 11:10 am

hotrodney wrote:Didn't make it down last night due to work this morning. It looks like the track was nice with a good cushion, the way everyone likes it, yet both features were won from the front row without a lead change. Not a heckuva a lot of passing behind either; handicapped l/u nonetheless. That leads me to believe the problem is the cars... too equal, too locked down and hard to pass. IDK if there is a solution to this. Maybe this is the future of sprint car racing.

That's actually the way it is in a lot of forms of racing. I used to go to a pavement track(Langley VA) back in the 90's. They raced stock cars, lined them up in order of TT's. A pass was a rare occurrence but the fans still enjoyed it and the stands were packed every week.
Ahhhhhh, Zearfoss started 4 th in the 358 feature.

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Re: May 30th.... Highlights... Sorta...

Post by KWR » Sat May 31, 2014 11:56 am

When the winner tells you they are down to one engine and it's not running quite right, Lafferty blows up, not sure what happened to Montieth (engine?), Dietrich sounded flat for a couple of laps before he pulled in (might have been Lafferty we were hearing), Layton trashes a car big time (huge wreck), Little Esh blows up in the 358's, Barger's done for a while after Port last week, Mark Smith only runs 410's every now and then, Rodney Westhafer has gone thru two cars the last two times out, a couple of big time owners have called it quits over the past couple of years and I'm hearing a couple of guys only have one motor - alot of guys are racing on shoestrings and it appears to be getting worse.
I'm worried that we'll start seeing 20 410's (and a half dozen of them will be field fillers that will be two or three seconds off the leaders lap times) and 15 358's on a normal Friday night - alot of these guys are wearing stuff out.
The thing that really opened my eyes was that Trailways has been drawing what - less than 10 358's on Friday nights.
At the end of the day, the economy blows and there are only a very few owners with deep pockets anymore.
In my business everyone is doing more with less (equipment and people) and it doesn't seem to be getting much better.

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Re: May 30th.... Highlights... Sorta...

Post by Shuey21 » Sat May 31, 2014 2:41 pm

KWR wrote:When the winner tells you they are down to one engine and it's not running quite right, Lafferty blows up, not sure what happened to Montieth (engine?), Dietrich sounded flat for a couple of laps before he pulled in (might have been Lafferty we were hearing), Layton trashes a car big time (huge wreck), Little Esh blows up in the 358's, Barger's done for a while after Port last week, Mark Smith only runs 410's every now and then, Rodney Westhafer has gone thru two cars the last two times out, a couple of big time owners have called it quits over the past couple of years and I'm hearing a couple of guys only have one motor - alot of guys are racing on shoestrings and it appears to be getting worse.
I'm worried that we'll start seeing 20 410's (and a half dozen of them will be field fillers that will be two or three seconds off the leaders lap times) and 15 358's on a normal Friday night - alot of these guys are wearing stuff out.
The thing that really opened my eyes was that Trailways has been drawing what - less than 10 358's on Friday nights.
At the end of the day, the economy blows and there are only a very few owners with deep pockets anymore.
In my business everyone is doing more with less (equipment and people) and it doesn't seem to be getting much better.
Actually Barger hopes to be back next week.
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Re: May 30th.... Highlights... Sorta...

Post by longtimefan » Sat May 31, 2014 3:00 pm

Don't sweat the economy, I see a guy on TV giving speeches now and then and he says the economy is headed in the right direction so it must true. We will see 40 car fields very soon.

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Re: May 30th.... Highlights... Sorta...

Post by hotrodney » Sat May 31, 2014 3:34 pm

Mr. Port wrote:
hotrodney wrote:Didn't make it down last night due to work this morning. It looks like the track was nice with a good cushion, the way everyone likes it, yet both features were won from the front row without a lead change. Not a heckuva a lot of passing behind either; handicapped l/u nonetheless. That leads me to believe the problem is the cars... too equal, too locked down and hard to pass. IDK if there is a solution to this. Maybe this is the future of sprint car racing.

That's actually the way it is in a lot of forms of racing. I used to go to a pavement track(Langley VA) back in the 90's. They raced stock cars, lined them up in order of TT's. A pass was a rare occurrence but the fans still enjoyed it and the stands were packed every week.
Ahhhhhh, Zearfoss started 4 th in the 358 feature.
OK, I just saw that he led every lap so I assumed. :laughing7:
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Re: May 30th.... Highlights... Sorta...

Post by bkahn67 » Sat May 31, 2014 4:36 pm

KWR wrote:When the winner tells you they are down to one engine and it's not running quite right, Lafferty blows up, not sure what happened to Montieth (engine?), Dietrich sounded flat for a couple of laps before he pulled in (might have been Lafferty we were hearing), Layton trashes a car big time (huge wreck), Little Esh blows up in the 358's, Barger's done for a while after Port last week, Mark Smith only runs 410's every now and then, Rodney Westhafer has gone thru two cars the last two times out, a couple of big time owners have called it quits over the past couple of years and I'm hearing a couple of guys only have one motor - alot of guys are racing on shoestrings and it appears to be getting worse.
I'm worried that we'll start seeing 20 410's (and a half dozen of them will be field fillers that will be two or three seconds off the leaders lap times) and 15 358's on a normal Friday night - alot of these guys are wearing stuff out.
The thing that really opened my eyes was that Trailways has been drawing what - less than 10 358's on Friday nights.
At the end of the day, the economy blows and there are only a very few owners with deep pockets anymore.
In my business everyone is doing more with less (equipment and people) and it doesn't seem to be getting much better.
Come to selinsgrove, have had close to 30 cars every week , winners from as deep as 8th place, it aint perfect but the racing has been pretty **** good.

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Re: May 30th.... Highlights... Sorta...

Post by Duane » Sat May 31, 2014 9:39 pm

I thought the track was racey, and i seen some hard racing off of 4! Glad to see Chad walk away from that wicked front stretch crash.

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Post by Shuey21 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:14 am

bkahn67 wrote:
KWR wrote:When the winner tells you they are down to one engine and it's not running quite right, Lafferty blows up, not sure what happened to Montieth (engine?), Dietrich sounded flat for a couple of laps before he pulled in (might have been Lafferty we were hearing), Layton trashes a car big time (huge wreck), Little Esh blows up in the 358's, Barger's done for a while after Port last week, Mark Smith only runs 410's every now and then, Rodney Westhafer has gone thru two cars the last two times out, a couple of big time owners have called it quits over the past couple of years and I'm hearing a couple of guys only have one motor - alot of guys are racing on shoestrings and it appears to be getting worse.
I'm worried that we'll start seeing 20 410's (and a half dozen of them will be field fillers that will be two or three seconds off the leaders lap times) and 15 358's on a normal Friday night - alot of these guys are wearing stuff out.
The thing that really opened my eyes was that Trailways has been drawing what - less than 10 358's on Friday nights.
At the end of the day, the economy blows and there are only a very few owners with deep pockets anymore.
In my business everyone is doing more with less (equipment and people) and it doesn't seem to be getting much better.
Come to selinsgrove, have had close to 30 cars every week , winners from as deep as 8th place, it aint perfect but the racing has been pretty **** good.
Spoke to soon 13 tonight lol. Next 2 weeks should be 30 with URC and then ASCS
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Re: May 30th.... Highlights... Sorta...

Post by kossuth » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:39 am

Poor Chad. Hope he can get the monkey off his back. Not running good is one thing. Tearing up gear is another.

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Re: May 30th.... Highlights... Sorta...

Post by bkahn67 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:07 pm

Shuey21 wrote:
bkahn67 wrote:
KWR wrote:When the winner tells you they are down to one engine and it's not running quite right, Lafferty blows up, not sure what happened to Montieth (engine?), Dietrich sounded flat for a couple of laps before he pulled in (might have been Lafferty we were hearing), Layton trashes a car big time (huge wreck), Little Esh blows up in the 358's, Barger's done for a while after Port last week, Mark Smith only runs 410's every now and then, Rodney Westhafer has gone thru two cars the last two times out, a couple of big time owners have called it quits over the past couple of years and I'm hearing a couple of guys only have one motor - alot of guys are racing on shoestrings and it appears to be getting worse.
I'm worried that we'll start seeing 20 410's (and a half dozen of them will be field fillers that will be two or three seconds off the leaders lap times) and 15 358's on a normal Friday night - alot of these guys are wearing stuff out.
The thing that really opened my eyes was that Trailways has been drawing what - less than 10 358's on Friday nights.
At the end of the day, the economy blows and there are only a very few owners with deep pockets anymore.
In my business everyone is doing more with less (equipment and people) and it doesn't seem to be getting much better.
Come to selinsgrove, have had close to 30 cars every week , winners from as deep as 8th place, it aint perfect but the racing has been pretty **** good.
Spoke to soon 13 tonight lol. Next 2 weeks should be 30 with URC and then ASCS
**** your right, it was going so well and I had to jinx it, was still a **** good race, watching Mike Walter Jr was easily worth the price of admission.

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Re: May 30th.... Highlights... Sorta...

Post by winged_thunder » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:28 am

longtimefan wrote:Don't sweat the economy, I see a guy on TV giving speeches now and then and he says the economy is headed in the right direction so it must true. We will see 40 car fields very soon.

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Re: May 30th.... Highlights... Sorta...

Post by ChickmagnetRacing » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:01 am

hotrodney wrote:Didn't make it down last night due to work this morning. It looks like the track was nice with a good cushion, the way everyone likes it, yet both features were won from the front row without a lead change. Not a heckuva a lot of passing behind either; handicapped l/u nonetheless. That leads me to believe the problem is the cars... too equal, too locked down and hard to pass. IDK if there is a solution to this. Maybe this is the future of sprint car racing.

I was at a track on Saturday night where I saw 8 heat races with a grand total of 1 pass for a lead that involved 3 different divisions (no sprint cars). Some of the heats saw 10 or 11 cars in the lineup. I'm truly not sure if its exactly the cars being "locked down". There was a ton of single file activity also. For a track that usually produces a pretty racy surface, the lack of passing was very noticeable & made the night very lackluster. :thinking:
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