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Fantastic!  I know where I'm going to be on Sunday, September 6th.  Should be a great show.

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Over the past few weeks, we've seen the ability of many New York State dirt tracks to open.  Lebanon Valley, Fonda, Utica-Rome, Outlaw (Dundee), Albany-Saratoga, Canandaigua, and Thunder Mountain come quickly to mind.  Asphalt tracks, on the other hand, have not opened.  Not one to the best of my knowledge/memory?  Why such a bifurcated response to the pandemic?  What does this tell us about the health of the short track racing industry?

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Racing Discussion / Re: Modified Mania June 28th at Evergreen Raceway
« on: June 29, 2020, 03:17:26 PM »
i won't even address the track clean up deal........

The Keystone Cops come to mind.

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Racing Discussion / Re: Modified Mania June 28th at Evergreen Raceway
« on: June 28, 2020, 09:01:08 PM »
First off since I can remember practice always started at 12:30 TOWNSHIP REGULATIONS so before you go spreading FALSE information get your facts straight. Appreciate the input.

I spread no FALSE information.  I simply stated (correctly) that the track has been unable to start on time and that your events take much too long.  I offered a couple of suggestions -- one for starting on time and one for finishing sooner.  If you can't start practice until 12:30, then move the start time to 2:30 instead.  And I note that you ignored my (most reasonable) comment about having the cars promptly lined up, and ready to go, for each race.  That would save a lot of time based on past practices.

If it doesn't rain, I'll be at the track on Sunday.  If you start on time, I'll eat crow.  I remind you that your press release says racing at 2:00 -- not drivers' meeting at 2:00 or national anthem at 2:00.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Race NY: I can tell you that crow is not the best tasting bird available.  Yes... Evergreen started on time.  Actually two (2) minutes late but that's close enough for me given their history.  Here's hoping this is the start of a new era at the facility.  Now, let's see if the intermission can be shortened to something more reasonable.

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Racing Discussion / Re: Old Boy Cup at NYIRP
« on: June 28, 2020, 06:22:50 AM »
Brett Deyo (Fonda) figured out that he could have fans at his New York State track under the restaurant / dining regulations.  He assesses a $12.00 cover charge to eat at his restaurant and hopes the noise will not be an issue.  I believe Lebanon Valley was going to try something similar this weekend.

It appears that dirt tracks in NYS have the financial ability to operate with reduced audiences and/or pay-per-view based on who is running events and who isn't.  Asphalt tracks, on the other hand, are all awaiting word from Albany.

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Racing Discussion / Re: Modified Mania June 28th at Evergreen Raceway
« on: June 24, 2020, 12:00:39 PM »
First off since I can remember practice always started at 12:30 TOWNSHIP REGULATIONS so before you go spreading FALSE information get your facts straight. Appreciate the input.

I spread no FALSE information.  I simply stated (correctly) that the track has been unable to start on time and that your events take much too long.  I offered a couple of suggestions -- one for starting on time and one for finishing sooner.  If you can't start practice until 12:30, then move the start time to 2:30 instead.  And I note that you ignored my (most reasonable) comment about having the cars promptly lined up, and ready to go, for each race.  That would save a lot of time based on past practices.

If it doesn't rain, I'll be at the track on Sunday.  If you start on time, I'll eat crow.  I remind you that your press release says racing at 2:00 -- not drivers' meeting at 2:00 or national anthem at 2:00. 

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Racing Discussion / Re: Modified Mania June 28th at Evergreen Raceway
« on: June 19, 2020, 01:13:55 PM »
We are going to do everything we can to get the show in within a reasonable amount of time. We have updated staffing including new race director who want's to get folks out as soon as possible.

Your Press Release for this event states that practice will start at 12:30 with racing at 2:00.  Are you kidding me?  Is this the way the new race director is showing us that he/she wants to get folks out as soon as possible?  Do you really want me to believe that practice for all divisions, a driver's meeting(s), national anthem, etc. will all be completed in 90 minutes and that the first race will start at 2:00? 

Here's a couple of suggestions:
1) You need two hours for practice, driver's meeting(s), etc.  Start at 12:00 noon.

2) Have the cars for the next heat/consi/feature lined up, ready to go when the previous event ends.  No getting the cars lined up on the track along the backstretch.  No waiting for any racers that are late.  The cars come onto the track, get the white flag from the starter, and then the green flag the next time around.

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Racing Discussion / Re: Modified Mania June 28th at Evergreen Raceway
« on: June 13, 2020, 11:19:25 AM »
My concern is the length of the show as Evergreen has a proven history of turning 4 hour events into 6 hour marathons.  (A friend coined the term, "12 hours of Evergreen".)  Adding tour-type modifieds is the perfect recipe for a show that starts late and ends even later. 

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I know this is Race New York but Penn Can Speedway is scheduled to open this Friday night (weather permitting).

PIT GATES OPEN AT 4
MAIN GRANDSTAND OPEN AT 5
HOT LAPS AT 6:30
RACING AT 7:15

65TH SEASON OPENER

​PAPPY BEAVAN MEMORIAL 40
$1955 TO WIN FOR MODIFIEDS

​SPORTSMAN 30 - $1000 TO WIN

​GRIT  600 MODIFIED TOUR 20
$1000 TO WIN, $500 FOR SECOND

RAINDATE: MAY 23rd

         

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Racing Discussion / Re: New Smyrna Healthy Mod Field
« on: February 05, 2020, 01:52:54 PM »
To my way of thinking, a very large number of northern teams are willing to travel a couple thousand miles to race 5 times at New Smyrna and possibly 1 additional time at Bronson.  I think that's pretty impressive given the expenses, time away from work, etc. 

My only question?  How come we don't see more support from southern teams?

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Racing Discussion / Re: Favorite comments on RaceNY
« on: February 04, 2020, 07:24:35 PM »
Some of my favorite posts are the ones with the most outrageous spelling errors.  Sometimes I cry.  Other times, I just laugh.

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Racing Discussion / Re: Imagine that !
« on: February 01, 2020, 10:13:23 AM »
Great little track. Wish it was a bit closer to home so I could get there more often. Favorite event is when the ESS 360 Sprint cars make their annual appearance. 

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Racing Discussion / Re: 2020 ROC MOD SHEDULE
« on: January 26, 2020, 09:14:18 PM »
Kenny - Thanks for the information about the Fans of Spencer Speedway.  I was unaware of the Facebook group.  I would feel a lot more confident about a limited Spencer schedule if someone "official" made the announcement or issued a press release with details.

As for the Lancaster/Race of Champions split, I'm concerned about car counts for the unsanctioned shows at Lancaster. Will modified teams from central New York and northern Pennsylvania make the trip to Lancaster for the three events?  I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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Racing Discussion / Re: 2020 ROC MOD SHEDULE
« on: January 26, 2020, 06:34:07 PM »
has anyone heard of possible dates for ROC at Spencer?

I'm thinking the silence (I hear only the crickets chirping) is a pretty good indication of what is or is not happening behind the scenes.  We can only hope that Spencer Speedway hosts a few events in 2020; my favorite being the Friday night of Labor Day weekend before the Whelen Tour event at Oswego.

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Racing Discussion / Re: 2020 ROC MOD SHEDULE
« on: January 21, 2020, 12:17:16 PM »
So Fred, this isn't ROC but the Evergreen schedule is released

https://www.evergreenracewaypark.com/schedule

Sundays only this year - April 26, May 17,  June 14, July 19, Aug 9, Sept 13 and Oct 18

Plus add in some Mahoning races - http://www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com/schedule.html 

Saturdays, April 3, May 30,  June 20, Aug 22, Oct 3

Looks like a large number of PA races for me


Jim - For Mahoning Valley, I also have Aug 1 on my schedule.  The quadruple 16's could be quite interesting.

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