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Racing Discussion / Re: RIP Gene Hoose
« on: December 17, 2019, 04:29:13 PM »
 What I loved about the class was that there was so many different combinations that you could run. Bill Clark had a midget with a motor in the back. Bruce Detro  had a midget with the motor in the front.There was  multiple  different  chassis with the VW set up. Some would run the motor in the back with a Ford set up. I know the Subaru had the motor in the front but was front wheel Or maybe even all wheel drive?Dale Plank had a front engine car that was like an asphalt  modified. Larry Doolittle and Mike Latta , Build them like  dirt modified,  with Ford power in the front.  I do believe the limit on the motor was 2300 cc . And anything after that was pretty much wide open.  On YouTube somewhere is a video of them running at five Mile point. It's like an old nostalgia old speedway video. The guy actually walks  around the infield and looks at a lot of cars and they're different styles.

Racing Discussion / Re: RIP Gene Hoose
« on: December 17, 2019, 10:43:07 AM »
This was the beauty of the class they were VW’s,Subaru's,Chevy's,Ford's .Some guys ran midget chassis, some guys ran old modified chassis, Gene Built his out of a Volvo. He massage the Volvo crank and the block to except Chevy  rods and pistons. He made parts that had the Weber carburetors all working in unison. He made his own tools so he could check his own bum steer I never even heard of bump steer in the 70s he wasn't ever satisfied with the car he ran a  independent front end , Then switch the car over to  a coil over car and then a torsion bar all with the same car.He was meticulous at everything he did I remember him spending a whole winter just porting and polishing his head at his Kitchen table.Back then he was the only guy that ran airplane fuel in his car because the airplane fuel has more oxygen in it. I could go on and on and on about the things that he did that were way ahead of their time.

Racing Discussion / RIP Gene Hoose
« on: November 29, 2019, 04:09:49 PM »
My uncle Gene Hoose passed away yesterday, I miss him already. This guy was a true racecar driver he never bought anything .if he need it ,He built it! He’s the only guy who is in the Hall of Fame at five Mile point being one of the 50 greatest drivers and in the Hall of Fame at Dundee speedway. This guy started 18th or  or worst every night and had the same front bumper on his car for almost 6 year , With almost 400 wins. That’s what kind of race car driver he was he did not need to bump you or move you to get bye ,he just flat out pasts them.  Mary and  Scott You have my condolences and may there be a quarter mile race track with 35 mini modified. In heaven

Racing Discussion / Re: in-car from Thunder Mountain couple weeks ago
« on: June 25, 2019, 05:01:43 PM »
I can’t get it to play . That sucks cause I love your video!!!!!!

Racing Discussion / Re: Skyline Raceway Wed. June 26th
« on: June 25, 2019, 04:58:27 PM »
Sure do love that place. Will be closing the doors at work early,just to see that track one more time !

Racing Discussion / Re: RIP STEVE KENT
« on: March 14, 2019, 09:15:09 AM »
Rest in peace my good friend , truly one of the nicest guys in racing. you will be missed tremendously!!!!!!!!!

After last Fri night I can't wait to get back to the track to see what going to happen this week!!!!!!!

 A Divorce

Dale , any Video of your win at skyline last Saturday night. And with them shut down where will you be running?

Racing Discussion / Re: Skyline Raceway Park closes
« on: July 16, 2018, 07:18:57 PM »
By far my  favorite track it saddens me to see it shut down :'(

Anything for Wednesday night? Please keep the video coming. I love them!!

Racing Discussion / Re: Rest in peace my good friend
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:21:06 AM »
 They don't make race car drivers like Thomas anymore. In the 60s and 70s he built his own cars by himself from the ground up. He had documentation over five hundred wins. Didn't matter dirt or asphalt.Four cylinders, late models ,street stocks, he won a race in every class you could think of !!!  They put a bounty out on Mike Colstin, At 5 mile point. Thomas went down there that Saturday to Kirkwood and brought that money back with him.  I have thousands and thousands of stories about the guy. But in the end I'm just glad he was my friend.

Racing Discussion / Rest in peace my good friend
« on: December 14, 2017, 03:02:21 PM »
Tom Smalley passed away today, Not only was he my uncle but he was a great friend, someone who got me started racing. Anyone who knew Thomas , knew  he had a lot of fun racing.I would give anything to have one more  Conversation about racing again with him !!!!!

Racing Discussion / Re: Oswego Speedway Small Block Supermodifieds
« on: December 12, 2017, 08:52:02 PM »
 Are these the same crate motors were you have to change the valve springs every three races ?

Racing Discussion / Re: Outlaw Speedway in-car Sportsman VS Hobby Stock
« on: November 06, 2017, 04:47:37 PM »
Great run at five my point was wondering if you had the video for that and how soon before we could see it

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