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Re: Port Royal Dream Race

Post by tripod16652 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:22 pm

CH_88 wrote:That was a good race last night. It's very rare to have a track surface that's as fast as that one was where you still see a lot of passing. It was too fast and narrow early but it ended up being probably the best surface we have seen all year at Port which is really saying something because they have been nailing the surface week in and week out. Their track crew does a tremendous job. The car count was right about where I expected it to be. The only issue I saw was that they didn't keep the show moving very well. Me personally, I don't care what time we get out of the race track. I'm a night owl by nature so racing until late at night isn't an issue to me. But I did see several people, including a friend of mine who was attending his first ever sprint car race (he LOVED it by the way and said he will definitely be back) leaving early with sleeping children on their shoulders. We can't expect to make fans out of youngsters if they fall asleep before the sprint feature. Luckily, my buddy got to at least see the sprints but he wanted to see the late models too but he had 2 youngsters who were tired and cranky. The promotions they do for the fans are a great thing but I feel they need to be done in a way that doesn't hold up the show. For instance the money booth. I thought that was cool. But it would've been better if they would've done it out behind the grandstands as a pre-race activity instead of on the stage when the sprint feature should've been coming out. Believe me, I've seen much worse screwing around but I see many areas where Port could run the show more efficiently which is exactly what needs to be done to attract new fans and keep the casual fans coming back. Whether we like it or not, there isn't enough of us die hards to pay the bills so we need these people attending the bigger events if we want them to be successful and grow. By no means am I bashing Port management. What they've done with the place is amazing and they now have one of the nicest tracks in the country and I think other than Rahmer promotions, they're the best promotional team in the area. I just think they need to try and keep the show moving a little better which is really the only thing I've seen on a consistent basis that needs some improvement.
Bottom line, I love sprint car racing but I also want to get home at an decent hour, as I said on here before, they need to keep things moving and stop trying to do too much in the course of the evening, I live a little over an hour away, stayed for everything and got home at 1:30. There is a such thing as too much of a good thing and that's what's happening.

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Re: Port Royal Dream Race

Post by BStrawser26 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:02 pm

Sprintcars100 wrote:Ports almost always slick and the majority of the time the racing is very good. The only time the racing was bad was the 50 last year. Usually it's multi groved.
I have been there way too many times when it slicked off and it is anything but multi grooved. It usually is a freight train with slide jobs in order to make a pass!!
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Re: Port Royal Dream Race

Post by CH_88 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:45 pm

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Sprintcars100 wrote:Ports almost always slick and the majority of the time the racing is very good. The only time the racing was bad was the 50 last year. Usually it's multi groved.
I have been there way too many times when it slicked off and it is anything but multi grooved. It usually is a freight train with slide jobs in order to make a pass!!
Obviously you haven't been there this year when it slicked off because most weeks it does and the racing all year has been great. They use the inside wall, the outside wall and everywhere in between. Give it a shot. You won't be disappointed.
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Re: Port Royal Dream Race

Post by Brent Leach » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:33 pm

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CH_88 wrote:That was a good race last night. It's very rare to have a track surface that's as fast as that one was where you still see a lot of passing. It was too fast and narrow early but it ended up being probably the best surface we have seen all year at Port which is really saying something because they have been nailing the surface week in and week out. Their track crew does a tremendous job. The car count was right about where I expected it to be. The only issue I saw was that they didn't keep the show moving very well. Me personally, I don't care what time we get out of the race track. I'm a night owl by nature so racing until late at night isn't an issue to me. But I did see several people, including a friend of mine who was attending his first ever sprint car race (he LOVED it by the way and said he will definitely be back) leaving early with sleeping children on their shoulders. We can't expect to make fans out of youngsters if they fall asleep before the sprint feature. Luckily, my buddy got to at least see the sprints but he wanted to see the late models too but he had 2 youngsters who were tired and cranky. The promotions they do for the fans are a great thing but I feel they need to be done in a way that doesn't hold up the show. For instance the money booth. I thought that was cool. But it would've been better if they would've done it out behind the grandstands as a pre-race activity instead of on the stage when the sprint feature should've been coming out. Believe me, I've seen much worse screwing around but I see many areas where Port could run the show more efficiently which is exactly what needs to be done to attract new fans and keep the casual fans coming back. Whether we like it or not, there isn't enough of us die hards to pay the bills so we need these people attending the bigger events if we want them to be successful and grow. By no means am I bashing Port management. What they've done with the place is amazing and they now have one of the nicest tracks in the country and I think other than Rahmer promotions, they're the best promotional team in the area. I just think they need to try and keep the show moving a little better which is really the only thing I've seen on a consistent basis that needs some improvement.
Bottom line, I love sprint car racing but I also want to get home at an decent hour, as I said on here before, they need to keep things moving and stop trying to do too much in the course of the evening, I live a little over an hour away, stayed for everything and got home at 1:30. There is a such thing as too much of a good thing and that's what's happening.
I live 3 miles away. Made it home at 8:00 am. Totally enjoyed the Dream event. :laughing7:
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Re: Port Royal Dream Race

Post by BStrawser26 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:53 pm

CH_88 wrote:
BStrawser26 wrote:
Sprintcars100 wrote:Ports almost always slick and the majority of the time the racing is very good. The only time the racing was bad was the 50 last year. Usually it's multi groved.
I have been there way too many times when it slicked off and it is anything but multi grooved. It usually is a freight train with slide jobs in order to make a pass!!
Obviously you haven't been there this year when it slicked off because most weeks it does and the racing all year has been great. They use the inside wall, the outside wall and everywhere in between. Give it a shot. You won't be disappointed.
I was there for the USAC race in June. That one they had the track wetter than normal and had a cushion. I really liked it. In my opinion that is the way the track should be every week especially with a 3 division show most weeks. I don't like hard black and dry. Slick track racing is not dirt track racing in my book!! Every once in a while it is ok...not every week though!
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Re: Port Royal Dream Race

Post by taurus014 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:26 am

Hodnett and Deitrich both tow all night to Knoxville and both make the A-main at the Capitani Classic.
Hodnett finishes 10th and Deitrich 15th in the Weikert car. 80 cars entered the event.

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Post by zepplinrox » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:20 am

taurus014 wrote:Hodnett and Deitrich both tow all night to Knoxville and both make the A-main at the Capitani Classic.
Hodnett finishes 10th and Deitrich 15th in the Weikert car. 80 cars entered the event.
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Re: Port Royal Dream Race

Post by XracerX » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:02 am

Nothing but good words to say about this race. 1st time camping there, awesome. Water and electric, a place to drain the septic. Hodnett was awesome to watch. Then slide it in sideways in victory lane, great to see. I really liked the money both and the tshirt gun, music playing as the cars lined up. All tracks should do these special things. Rather than just down time it was entertainment, track was beautiful prepared, a little fast, but that's what I came to see, fast racecar s slicing and passing. I liked the 2 semi features better than heats. Not a fan of watching TT's, but I understand the reason for them.
The only way port could have made me happier was to cook me breakfast. Great job port and the race teams.
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Re: Port Royal Dream Race

Post by hotrodney » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:34 pm

I like the racing @ Port better when it slicks off, more passing. When it's heavy with a big cushion it can be like slot cars.
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Post by NEWBOMB TURK » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:12 pm

Well run show with great racing on a well prepared track.
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Re: Port Royal Dream Race

Post by TFR » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:11 pm

Seeing KK in the Hamilton 77 on the track sure brought back the memories. Even if only a few laps!

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Post by Snappy-3 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:42 pm

Brent Leach wrote:
tripod16652 wrote:
CH_88 wrote:That was a good race last night. It's very rare to have a track surface that's as fast as that one was where you still see a lot of passing. It was too fast and narrow early but it ended up being probably the best surface we have seen all year at Port which is really saying something because they have been nailing the surface week in and week out. Their track crew does a tremendous job. The car count was right about where I expected it to be. The only issue I saw was that they didn't keep the show moving very well. Me personally, I don't care what time we get out of the race track. I'm a night owl by nature so racing until late at night isn't an issue to me. But I did see several people, including a friend of mine who was attending his first ever sprint car race (he LOVED it by the way and said he will definitely be back) leaving early with sleeping children on their shoulders. We can't expect to make fans out of youngsters if they fall asleep before the sprint feature. Luckily, my buddy got to at least see the sprints but he wanted to see the late models too but he had 2 youngsters who were tired and cranky. The promotions they do for the fans are a great thing but I feel they need to be done in a way that doesn't hold up the show. For instance the money booth. I thought that was cool. But it would've been better if they would've done it out behind the grandstands as a pre-race activity instead of on the stage when the sprint feature should've been coming out. Believe me, I've seen much worse screwing around but I see many areas where Port could run the show more efficiently which is exactly what needs to be done to attract new fans and keep the casual fans coming back. Whether we like it or not, there isn't enough of us die hards to pay the bills so we need these people attending the bigger events if we want them to be successful and grow. By no means am I bashing Port management. What they've done with the place is amazing and they now have one of the nicest tracks in the country and I think other than Rahmer promotions, they're the best promotional team in the area. I just think they need to try and keep the show moving a little better which is really the only thing I've seen on a consistent basis that needs some improvement.
Bottom line, I love sprint car racing but I also want to get home at an decent hour, as I said on here before, they need to keep things moving and stop trying to do too much in the course of the evening, I live a little over an hour away, stayed for everything and got home at 1:30. There is a such thing as too much of a good thing and that's what's happening.
I live 3 miles away. Made it home at 8:00 am. Totally enjoyed the Dream event. :laughing7:

I wish they would not start until 7:30 this time of year. Give the sun a chance to get off the track some. I prefer to watch at least the A Main after dark. It's night racing, not dusk. Besides we see some awesome moon rises from the stands.

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Post by hotrodney » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:50 pm

Snappy-3 wrote:I wish they would not start until 7:30 this time of year. Give the sun a chance to get off the track some. I prefer to watch at least the A Main after dark. It's night racing, not dusk. Besides we see some awesome moon rises from the stands.
You would love Selinsgrove! They don't start hotlaps until 7:30, usually groom the track/pack the cushion at least once before hotlaps are over, run support division features FIRST and you rarely get out of there until midnight even though most nights don't have enough cars for any consi's. Last Saturday there was a crash on the 1st lap of the sprint feature and they had an open red/fuel stop....SERIOUSLY! You want some night time racing, come on up. LOL
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Post by three wide » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:28 pm

You would love Selinsgrove! They don't start hotlaps until 7:30, usually groom the track/pack the cushion at least once before hotlaps are over, run support division features FIRST and you rarely get out of there until midnight even though most nights don't have enough cars for any consi's. Last Saturday there was a crash on the 1st lap of the sprint feature and they had an open red/fuel stop....SERIOUSLY! You want some night time racing, come on up. LOL[/quote]

:agreed: Thats why i don't go to selinsgrove much anymore i'm tired of the late nights .

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Re: Port Royal Dream Race

Post by Shuey21 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:13 pm

Most of the late nights I attended this year were at Port. But I really don't give a crap cause what am I gonna do if I get home an hour earlier? Nothing watch tv and fall asleep :laughing7:
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