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Racing Discussion / Rolling Wheels 7/13 info
« on: July 06, 2017, 08:45:17 AM »
 Thursday, July 13th 7pm

SUMMER BROILER-Rolling Wheels Raceway, Route 5, Elbridge, NY

Program:

Big Block/Small Block Mods-50 laps-$7,500 to win/$400 to start-Hoosier tires/DIRTcar rules

Crate Sportsman-2 events

25 lap feature for American Racer Tires-$2,500 to win/$200 to start

25 lap feature for Hoosier Tires-$2,500 to win/$200 to start

Draw for heats/redraw for features

Race Order:

Hot Laps-6:15pm (American Racer Sportsman/Mods)

7pm-American Racer Sportsman heats

        Mod Heats

        American Racer Sportsman consis

        Mod Consi

        American Racer Sportsman feature (25 laps)

        Intermission       

        Hoosier Sportsman hot laps

        Modified feature (50 laps)

        Hoosier Sportsman heats/consis

        SHORT break for any track prep

        Hoosier Sportsman feature (25 laps)

Grandstands:  Adult $25/Kids $15  Pits: $40

Other scheduled events to be released tomorrow...including a fun Modified event and a September show that will literally CRUSH it!

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Too much rain...4 Cyl Demo Derby moved to 5/13, Enduro to be rescheduled.

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I'll check into the MyLaps thing, not sure on that...

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Thanks Sunny for posting...I was not at the track this week due to a prior engagement with my radio station...results are now posted (including Street Stock) on the CMP FB page and web site...updated points will be posted in the morning.


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Racing Discussion / Re: SMALL BLOCK BONUS SATURDAY AT CANANDAIGUA
« on: April 26, 2017, 09:12:31 AM »
Canandaigua follows DIRT specs for BB and 358 (small block is 358 or less in this case)...$400 to be split among top 3 small blocks across the line.

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Racing Discussion / SMALL BLOCK BONUS SATURDAY AT CANANDAIGUA
« on: April 25, 2017, 06:21:42 PM »


SMALL BLOCK BONUS SATURDAY at Canandaigua Motorsports Park! Thanks to POWER SEAL, there will be $400 in bonus money up for grabs for the first 3 Small Blocks across the line in Saturday night's Modified feature!



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Racing Discussion / CMP cancelled 4/22/17
« on: April 22, 2017, 12:33:55 PM »
While the 2+ inches of rain that fell Thursday night and Friday morning did not have a terrible effect on the track surface, the pit area and parking lots at the track are extremely soft and there's still standing water in places, making some areas unusable...that, combined with the cold temperatures forecast for tonight, are unfortunately combining to force CMP officials to cancel tonight's racing program for April 22nd. We will post any makeup dates for tonight's events if they can be rescheduled. We apologize, but there hasn't been enough time for the grounds to dry out properly. See you next week!

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Racing Discussion / This Saturday 4/22 at CMP
« on: April 20, 2017, 08:52:23 AM »


IMPORTANT NOTE: 305 Sprints ARE on Saturday night's program and the starting time will be 6pm with gates opening at 4pm...pass it on!!

VP RACING FUELS 'OPENING WEEKEND' 2.0

50 laps, $3,000 to win "Modified Madness" for Big Block Modifieds
GRIT Sportsman Series "Cabin Fever"40 laps
305 Sprint Cars
Street Stocks
New Legends Sportsman

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Racing Discussion / OUTLAW SPEEDWAY-spring nationals now Friday only!
« on: April 18, 2017, 08:33:31 AM »
***THE DON LOUCKS MEMORIAL SPRING NATIONALS SPONSORED BY SCORPION SECURITY HAS BEEN MOVED TO A ONE DAY SHOW, FRIDAY APRIL 21st***

Due to predicted rain fall in the forecast for Wednesday & Thursday the Don Loucks Memorial Spring Nationals Sponsored By Scorpion Security Will Be Run Friday Night April 21st.

Divisions Running:
-Four Cylinder Super Bowl 30 Laps ($1,000 To Win)
-Street Stock 30 Laps ($1,200 To Win)
-GRIT Sportsman Outlaw Thaw 50 ($1,700 To Win)
- Outlaw Modifieds 40 Laps ($4,000 To Win)
-ESS,Patriots, URC Sprint Cars (3,000 To Win)
(Season Points Opener For ESS & Patriots)

$20 Entry Fee For GRIT Sportsman
*25 Show Up Points For All Classes*

*IMCA, Hobby Stocks, And Late Models Will Be Made Up At A Later Date*

Pit Gates Open: 3PM
Hotlaps: 6PM
Heats:7PM
Pit Admission:$40

Grandstand Open: 5PM
Grandstand Admission:$22
Seniors:$20
Children 12 & Under: Free

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Racing Discussion / CMP CANCELLED
« on: April 15, 2017, 02:26:30 PM »

Tonights program has been cancelled due to rain and wet grounds.  The complete program, including the GRIT Series, will be run next Saturday

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I would listen to the competitors, but not let them dictate ALL policy and operation...the ideal short track marries a combination of competitor respect/input with a proper aspect of a quality show for the fans, whose opinions matter as well.
Simple rules can be enforced simply.
If the bathrooms aren't as clean and spiffy as my own, they're not clean and spiffy enough.
Simple concessions...do the easy stuff, do it WELL, serve it quickly with a smile, and make it affordable enough for people to WANT to come to the races to eat.
FRIENDLY STAFF EVERYWHERE...that doesn't mean 'pushover' people, it means treat people respectfully, but handle situations swiftly and accurately.
Consistency in race officiating/calls.
ADVERTISE ADVERTISE ADVERTISE.
Build the heroes and the villians...the battle of 'good vs. evil' ALWAYS sells tickets.
Track merch that screams BUY ME at a price that screams BUY ME...see 'advertising' above.
Unique theme nights and promotions.
Group ticket sales/hospitality programs for local businesses/chambers of commerce.
Finally...
If I owned a racetrack, I'd hire someone like me to run it and give them the tools needed to make it thrive and be successful and NOT MICROMANAGE.


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Racing Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Paul Szmal !
« on: June 08, 2016, 02:10:02 PM »
Thanks guys...a year older, maybe not wiser, cause I'm still doing this stuff LMAO!

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Racing Discussion / Re: INDY returns to WGI
« on: May 19, 2016, 09:17:47 AM »
As a guy who's been to quite a few IndyCar shows, I'd encourage people to go check it out...it's a different flavor, but different is good...and along those lines, the 6-Hour is one of my favorite events to go to.  Because the grandstands are all open, you can view from a number of different places during the race...it's a lot of walking, but it's really neat to check out the action from so many different locations, and the fan walk on pit road is a must.

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Racing Discussion / Re: Chemung speedrome
« on: May 16, 2016, 05:17:10 PM »
When I did events for 600 Racing in Kentucky/Ohio/Indiana, the regional/national point events had age group splits for Bandos and Legends were broken into Young Lion, Semi Pro, Pro, and Masters.  That's not entirely practical when they're a support class on an already full card of racing...I've seen 30+ car fields of mixed abilities go caution free for 20-30 laps and I've seen Pro classes not be able to run 10 laps under green in a half hour.  Tough call to make re: splitting out the field, criteria would need to be established and posted, then followed (kind of like what several tracks are doing with a Novice/New Legends Sportsman class).

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Racing Discussion / Re: Obama's EPA Threatens Grassroots Racing
« on: February 10, 2016, 04:14:31 PM »
Other than 4 cyl cars and 6 cyl cars/trucks, how many models from 2000 and up are being converted into race cars in the short track world?

 

We live in a time bubble...carbed 8 cyl RWD cars have long been going the way of the dinosaur...and the answer to cost affordable racing has been a dearth of purpose built spec race cars with spec chassis/bodies/motors/tires etc etc.  That's simply diluted the pool of racers and every year or so, another one of these 'cost affordable' ideas is floated...and the hot cycle on these is usually 1-3 years before they fizzle out.

 

I can remember when tracks that were running 4 cyl stock cars were getting 40-50, even 60 cars a night in places...now, they've dwindled into the teens and 20's...some of that can be attributed to lack of enforceable rules (or lack of rule enforcement), but IMO a lot of it comes from the fact that (no matter how good the racing is) fans gravitate to SPEED and POWER.

 

How does this relate to the EPA topic?  Simple...for far too long, short track racing has been in a 'bubble' of existence that failed to recognize a lot of things...changing times/tastes, competition for the entertainment dollar, costs, classes (way too many), and perhaps most critical of all, a complete failure to engage in the political process unless it was in purely defensive mode (fighting noise/dust claims).  If you don't actively participate and make sure your dog is in the fight, the fight will take you over by force.

 

This is what happens when you decide to coast and be reactive instead of PRO-active.

 

Goggles, I agree that Formula E leaves a lot to be desired, but that's the Euro-based motorsports population at least making an effort to join up with today's technology and political mindset.  Some of the street circuit venues that they run would NEVER allow fossil-fuel based motorsport anywhere near their locations (Hyde Park in London comes to mind) so in that context there are some benefits to it.

 

Welcome to the reality of 21st century America and 21st century politics...and which political party is running the show is woefully irrelevant because either side would run with this...IF it meant DOLLARS would come their way.

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