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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by Mr. Port » Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:39 am

sprntlover wrote:
Mr. Port wrote:I ll support the local racers Sat. nite at Lincoln.
Whenever you want me to change your username to Mr. Lincoln let me know :laughing7:
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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by hotrodney » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:00 pm

Personally I don't think wingless cars are well suited for half miles, especially one with long straights. I'd rather see them on a high-banked bullring. I believe the last non-wing race at the Grove was a CRA show a few years ago and it was a snoozer won from the front row without much passing.
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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by DavidM » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:46 pm

hotrodney wrote:Personally I don't think wingless cars are well suited for half miles, especially one with long straights. I'd rather see them on a high-banked bullring. I believe the last non-wing race at the Grove was a CRA show a few years ago and it was a snoozer won from the front row without much passing.
The last windless Sprint show was SCRA (basically the same group as CRA) in 2002.

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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by uncle geek » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:16 pm

hotrodney wrote:Personally I don't think wingless cars are well suited for half miles, especially one with long straights. I'd rather see them on a high-banked bullring. I believe the last non-wing race at the Grove was a CRA show a few years ago and it was a snoozer won from the front row without much passing.

Sounds like most Fri. nights at the Grove with the wings on.
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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by Warthog » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:24 pm

hotrodney wrote:Personally I don't think wingless cars are well suited for half miles, especially one with long straights. I'd rather see them on a high-banked bullring. I believe the last non-wing race at the Grove was a CRA show a few years ago and it was a snoozer won from the front row without much passing.
Just for the track configuration itself, not considering the location or other aspects, USAC at Potomac or Winchester might make for some good shows.
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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by g2aacc » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:15 pm

uncle geek wrote:
hotrodney wrote:Personally I don't think wingless cars are well suited for half miles, especially one with long straights. I'd rather see them on a high-banked bullring. I believe the last non-wing race at the Grove was a CRA show a few years ago and it was a snoozer won from the front row without much passing.

Sounds like most Fri. nights at the Grove with the wings on.
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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by cjettmail » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:07 am

I've seen USAC on 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile they are good on both! The last time they were @ the Grove it was the SCRA, They didn't look to good untill the main, They got it figure out and were good. They are good at figure things out and making a good race out of whatever they race on!!!
P.S. They also have raced on the Indy mile for years( once a year ).

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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by racer33 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:48 am

Wing or wingless.......who cares? Good racing is what we are looking for and right now only the wingless stuff is giving it to us because the race is back in the hands of the drivers. Wings.....not so much! Why worry about weather the sprinter has a wing or not as long as you get to see a great race. The SCRA put on a good show at the Grove and didn't have a great crowd but I think the crowd was better than they have been getting lately.

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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by hotrodney » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:40 pm

racer33 wrote:Wing or wingless.......who cares? Good racing is what we are looking for and right now only the wingless stuff is giving it to us because the race is back in the hands of the drivers. Wings.....not so much! Why worry about weather the sprinter has a wing or not as long as you get to see a great race. The SCRA put on a good show at the Grove and didn't have a great crowd but I think the crowd was better than they have been getting lately.
Last night was a pretty good one. :dontknow:
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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by 1idirtking » Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:14 am

A sprint car without a wing is like a duck with chicken feet. :laughing7: NO THANKS.
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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by racer33 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:59 am

Yeah......Like you know what you're talking about. Thank God that's just YOUR opinion so real race fans don't have to take it seriously............

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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by stp2237 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:41 am

I am old enough to remember sprint cars without cages, heck when I was a kid sprint cars had wire wheels and no roll bars and a few were started by being pulled by a rope looped through the steering wheel. With that in mind you should know that I love sprint cars without wings. Don't get me wrong, winged sprint cars are better than no sprint cars but I will always prefer the traditional non-winged race car. Out in Indiana where they run for a lot less money on a weekly basis, they get 28 to 35 cars on a constant basis, many if not most run three nights a week. Why? They love racing more than we do? More Fun? Less cost? I have seen winged and non-winged sprint car racing on many of the same tracks and I just think non-winged is better! Again I will take any sprint car race over most other forms of racing, but if I have a choice I am going non-winged. Enjoy what ever you like, there is no wrong choice, only better choices!

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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by topwing66$ » Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:43 am

I would love to see the Silver Crown Cars come to PA and run the big tracks. Williams Grove, Port Royal, and Selinsgrove. Heck throw in Bedford and Hagerstown too.

I heard through the grapevine that the Management at the Grove are not fans of wingless racing. Of course that is all hearsay so it might not even be true, but if it is the case then maybe they should go to some of the shows next year. I think it would change their minds :thumbright:

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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by racer33 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:12 pm

I really do not believe it will change their minds. They have it in their heads that they are the elite racetrack in the east and their ego has grown to new heights since they received "promoter of the year" for the past two seasons and for one have no idea how that happened. Must have been the huge crown for the National Open, but for whatever reason whether they deserved it or not they got it so it's a feather in their cap. Doubt you will see a wingless show their any time soon. For years it was sprints and late models at the Grove and it was always two great shows. Now the late models won't run for peanuts any more, they get the big bucks. We are pretty much stuck with what we got.

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Re: USAC @ the Grove

Post by hotrodney » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:36 pm

The Grove had 2 great shows Friday night with the 410's and 360's with 62 total sprints. What do they need USAC for? None of the top 410 teams are gonna run wingless
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