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Who will take the $10,000 in the 3rd Annual American 100 Sunday?

#07 Patrick Emerling
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#01 Cam Barber
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#00 Connor Sellars
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#1 Mike Leaty
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#1 Chris Ridsdale
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#11 Kirk Totten
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#13 Tony Hanbury
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#13 Scott Wylie
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#14 Dan Majchrzak
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#22 Chuck Hossfeld
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#34 John Fortin, Jr.
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#35 Tom Wiest
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#40 Alan Bookmiller
1 (2.7%)
#45 Eric Beers
1 (2.7%)
#48 Jon Kievman
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#53 Brian Defebo
2 (5.4%)
#54 Jack Ely
0 (0%)
#60 Matt Hirschman
11 (29.7%)
#71 Jimmy Zacharias
2 (5.4%)
#72 Austin Kochenash
1 (2.7%)
#73x Andy Jankowiak
3 (8.1%)
#76 Zane Zeiner
2 (5.4%)
#84 Neal Dietz, Jr.
0 (0%)
#95 Bryan Sherwood
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#99 Billy Mislin
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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #100 on: October 14, 2017, 10:48:44 PM »
Lot of lead changes, lot of back to the front charges through the pack ,huge crowd ,great food, what a way to spend an evening.

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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #101 on: October 14, 2017, 11:16:40 PM »
They moved the show right along.  Short intermission.  Sad to see almost 1/2 field taken out in turn 3 for the SST mods.  Wish you could hear the announcers. 

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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #102 on: October 15, 2017, 07:36:21 AM »
The tow truck crews were an outstanding update to this race ,the sound system needs a major update , great job in the kitchen,  hope someone can update today as we have outlaw have rain checks for the outlaws at weedsport tonight.

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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #103 on: October 15, 2017, 08:43:27 AM »
today is cancelled.....
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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #104 on: October 15, 2017, 09:16:11 AM »
Charlie:  there is virtually NO affordable sound technology currently available which can be heard completely over the roar of race car engines at "full-song".  The best race track sound systems I've ever had the privilege to announced on were:  Daytona (obviously), Iowa Speedway and Williams Grove Speedway.  Even those were drowned out by the sound of cars in competition--I'm sure there are others out there which may come close.  The biggest hurdles to overcome are:  the size of the area needed to be covered, the number of people in attendance and the BIG problem of sound systems being considered "too loud" once the cars pass by the grandstand(s).  Naturally, technology is getting better; a company called Community Sound is probably the industry leader in designing and engineering of sound technology for large venues, but their best systems are HUGELY expensive (as one might expect!).  One of the biggest hurdles to overcome is a system which could be loud enough while the cars roar by BUT won't be excruciatingly loud once the cars get further away from the grandstand(s) and things get relatively quiet.  Interestingly enough, Williams Grove (unless they have changed it!) relied on proven old-school technology.  Their speakers were (are) the old Altec-Lansing Public Address fairground style dish shaped 18" (or larger in diameter) horns, pretty impressive despite their age! 

Drag racing and road course layouts present HUGE, unique challenges of their own.  It is doubtful that ANY system could be designed to overcome nitro-powered Top Dragsters and Funny Cars.  Again, they would be agonizingly too loud once the cars passed by! More than likely road courses (like Watkins Glen) present even tougher challenges, depending on the actual track distance of the course. 

There is always the high likelihood of "dead-spots" produced by any system and that annoying "echo" produced by any system.  In discussions I enjoyed having with Daytona's engineer (Isaac Addison) and others, one thing they all agreed upon was:  that the best "coverage" for a system is to install several speakers in tandem, pointed in the direct area of where the sound system needed to be heard.  Some call it and other designs "zoning". 

But WAIT, some might say, what about the sound system design of large music concert performances?  Then you're talking astronomical costs;  certainly impossible for nearly any local track to heavily invest in.  In short, there are very few solutions available at reasonable expense.
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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #105 on: October 15, 2017, 10:21:55 AM »
Erie has a great sound system

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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #106 on: October 15, 2017, 10:41:23 AM »
A lot of sound and lighting issues start with track maintenance...and of course money that they want to spend..

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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #107 on: October 15, 2017, 11:16:44 AM »
Charlie - looks like weedsport cancelled for tonight.

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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #108 on: October 15, 2017, 01:01:16 PM »
What is the itinerary for next Saturdays show? Mainly the starting time


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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #109 on: October 15, 2017, 01:28:45 PM »
What is the itinerary for next Saturdays show? Mainly the starting time

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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #110 on: October 15, 2017, 03:02:57 PM »
Don't want to take from the show we had a blast just couldn't hear anything even when they were idling around the track didn't know who was there til the top twelve redraw and when they they announce starting feature fields, the SST field was star studed as were the supers an Minis.

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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #111 on: October 15, 2017, 05:10:02 PM »
We just had a powerful storm go through Western NY (including the WCIS area--judging by the radar echo.  although it was short in the duration, it would have made for a dangerous situation!!!

So: good call!
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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #112 on: October 15, 2017, 07:28:21 PM »
Wonder how many will return?  When I was standing in line to buy my ticket fire Saturday only, people were asking what there raindate was, her response I have no idea. Regarding the PA Paz, even when the cars weren't moving on the track, still couldn't hear the announcers.  I wish Dave the dude was calling it yesterday.  He's very informative.  The show did move right along, started on time.  Nice tribute to Jim Pierce. Also heard many fans stating they are going to Outlaw on Saturday.

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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #113 on: October 16, 2017, 03:57:46 PM »
-first trip down in five years-enjoyed the show-but found the realignments after yellows were slow and maybe too many yellow laps before a white. Cars too that would bring out a yellow rather than pulling fully off the track was problematic. Food was good and concession ladies very nice. Re the PA system--the solution might be like many tracks up here is to go to a short range FM transmitter so fans can listen on their radio head sets (plus many newer scanners also have an FM button). One thing too-re the 6 cyl and vintage classes---perhaps they should be last to be run. I realize a lot of folks would leave after the "big" classes but on the other hand, folks will stay if the show goes off well. Gives them the option of not being held captive especially if they have far to drive. It was about 2 1/4 hrs back to Burlington mainly because the border was good.
-a few other thoughts-honestly thought the incident between the top two super stocks was incidental contact and not worthy of the 8 being sent to the back but that was likely the super stock club officials call. Cool that the track already had out the 2018 schedules. Got my Jim Pierce T shirt. Great getting to meet a longtime Facebook buddy (Jay Pees) in the flesh. Jay runs the Raceway Magazine facebook group and handles the souvenir program for Eriez and Stateline. Sure was a lot of modified talent in the SSST ranks on Saturday.
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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #114 on: October 17, 2017, 07:43:52 AM »
I had a BLAST on Saturday.  The Pits were over flowing, the grandstands were full and OMG -- the WEATHER was FANTASTIC !!!  My car ended up in a pile of POOP on a restart and ended our day. I wish we had the chance to continue to perform for our teams guests but it is what it is. Either way we still had an amazing time at the track.
 

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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #115 on: October 17, 2017, 11:13:10 AM »
Count me among the thankful for calling the show early on Sunday. I don't know everyone's situation but I was minutes away from leaving when I got the word. As an ancient American, the day is already long enough and the storm front and subsequent track drying would have extended it even hours more.....good call..............kt
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Re: Wyoming County Int'l Speedway - 2017 Shootout at the Bullring Oct 13-15
« Reply #116 on: October 17, 2017, 11:53:39 AM »
As an ancient American   LOL   :D

I think you mean "experienced" American.  You weren't around when Modifieds were steam powered.
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