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Additional Thoughts on "Ending Time at The Races"

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Author: TheKidGriff   Date: 5/10/2018 6:36:39 PM    Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

Kevin, as I said, I am not a track chaser so I never really kept track.  Last year I did start to write down the tracks I have been to and it is around 70.  That all started when I figured I had been to at least 1,000 races in my life, but that was a false assumption.  I am not sure when I started saving my ticket stubes and pit passes, but I have them from Flemington in the 80's forward and many other tracks.  I have been to East Windsor plenty of times but no stubs.  Go figure?  Harmony, Nazareth, and even Wall.  No stubs.  Anyway I have a little under 700 ticket stubs.  I do not think I have been to another 300 races, simple as that.  The most exciting tracks in my estimation were Flemington, Grandview, and Langhorne.  There is a fine line between excitement and tension.  Eldora is scary fast, and tense.  I have been to Winchester, Indiana twice.  I was there the night Robby Stanley was killed.  From the moment they started the races it felt ominous.  I went a second time a few years later and had the same feeling.  The USAC sprints were way too fast for the track.  My legs were shaking when I left the track.  The two best races I ever saw were Fitzcharles and Kelly at Grandview, mid 80's.  40 laps, green to checker.  The other URC drivers were just pawns on a chessboard as Fitz and Kelly diced around them.  Also, Pauch and Ploski on a four 20 lap feature event night at Flemington.  I think it was August 1987.  Kuhl offered a $10,000 bonus to anyone who swept all four races.  Pauch won the first 3, and Ploski nipped him on the last lap, 4th corner pass on the outside.  Wow!

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