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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:20 am 
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What made a race a National or National Open? Was there a criteria that had to be met or was it just a catchy name to add to a big race?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:43 am 
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Was originally the Open Competition 100.........rule book was tossed for this event for the most part.

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Port - 15.1 seconds = 179.8' per second = 122.6 MPH
Eldora - 12.7 seconds = 180' per second = 122.7 MPH
Selinsgrove - 15.8 seconds = 176.9' per second = 120.6 MPH
Williams Grove - 16.1 seconds = 173' per second = 117 MPH
Lincoln - 12.7 seconds = 145.2' per second = 99 MPH

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Speed Palace - 15 :uzi:
Grove (Won a free pass...so at least 1) - 1 :bdf:

Hilly's (Maybe) - :dontknow:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:46 am 
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I don't mean to stir up any controversy or anything, and that's not my desire but I kind of wish they'd go back to making the National Open a 150 lap event, or even a 100 lap event.

I do realize (and understand) that a race that long is very taxing on track officials, prep crew, drivers, pit crews and especially equipment (and sometimes....even fans...LOL). But I have seen the National Open in all of its differing forms and (in my opinion) the 150 lap events were the best.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:48 am 
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I too liked the longer races, but I only saw the 100 and 75 lap version. Today if they did 150 laps I think they would need 5 fuel stops.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:04 pm 
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Id like to see it be 50 laps


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:11 am 
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I wish it was an open race again. No WOO sanction.

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