|Event Name||Interesting Stories|
|4 20's at Flemington|| |
|All Star Racing League finale at Nazareth National|| |
|Doug Hoffman Memorial at Bridgeport|| |
|Eastern States Weekend ... the granddaddy of them all|| For over 30 years, had the equivalent of a bachelor party in the Poconos on the Saturday before the ES200. Eventually, my sons were old enough to join the group with a few of their friends. Great times and a classic race that should not be missed!|
|Flemington 200's old Schaffer Series Flemington 200 when held at night at the end of the season.||200-who can forget Mike McKinney controversy?, |
when it was held Memorial Day Weekend. Cars from all over the Northeast would should up for a 1 day race. Classic battle between the Billy O in the #73 and Kenny Brightbill in the #19. Plus like Ed said the Mike McKinney race was a classic.
TRI-TRACK SERIES at Flemington ! Outstanding !
|Freedom 76 at Grandview||always use to draw cars in from all over the area. More cars use to go home than qualify. The cars linning up the Front Stretch before the main event, always built the excitemnet up. Never forgot the time they evacuted the Grandstand because of a Bomb Scare.|
. I've been going to Grandview for 49 years now and was the first track that my old man ever took me to. Alot of great memories come to mind when i think of Grandview Speedway. From my dad explaining what he knew about the cars (not a whole hell of alot, but he was a great bullshitter), from working on a late model and making great friends for 3-4 years, To simply hearing Ernie Saxton regurgitating the same tired lines and still giggling at them, " Theres a blue ford pickup in the parking lot that has their lights on. They'll eventually turn themselves off".
But back to why this is one of my favorite events. ONE class of cars that has the best of the best drivers entered. Usually a well run show with a great party atmosphere. For some reason, i always just feel like im attending somethign "special" there.
The old girl has seen her better days and needs ALOT of TLC, but i simply can't discount this event because management has let the place go.
|Jerry Fried's 1 1/8||For me it was any race on Jerry Fried's 1 1/8. the lead would change on every lap and some laps the new leader would come form 8th or 9th the previous lap.|
|Knoxville Nationals||If you have never been to the Nationals, it may be hard to understand. Been a long time racing fan, but was not expecting the fan experience of the Knoxvile Nationals. Something to do and see every day. If I could only go to 1 event per year, this is it. It is great|
|Langhorne National Open|| |
|Nazareth 1/2 mile 4-25's|| |
|NY Lebanon Valley || |
|NY State Fair Grounds Super Dirt week - NY St. Fairgrounds/Syracuse||Being a Dirt surface...as bad as it was at times...but as great as it was at times...party and fun...sometimes good racing...mostly bad...but the fun sure outweighed the bad...Syracuse Super Dirt Week...especially the years being involved with the winning team. Nothing more exciting then capping off a lonnnnng week of hard work and partying, on the stage Sunday night...wow. Something I will never forget.|
As a teen fan it was all about Langhorne Nat Open. When I was racing it was Super Dirt Week at Syracuse..Originally called The Sheafer 100 When I ran it
liked it best when it was the Schaffer 100.
Alot of the people didn't enjoy the racing but came for the atmosphere and partying. I, for one, LOVED the racing at the mile. There was alot of strategy that played into doing well on Sunday. I don't mind pit strategy or tire conservation or fuel conservation (cept of course if you expand your fuel cell with compressed air so it will hold more than 24.5 gallons of fuel...SDW XL) going into winning the race.
Last year Friesen won the race on “fuel strategy” and said after the race, “I started conserving (fuel) during the national anthem.”
|Port Royal Labor Day Fair shows ||Quick well run show with many big names getting a feel for the track for the upcoming Tuscarora 50 later that week...PLUS the best selection of food to be had at really reasonable prices !!!|
|Reading 4 25's|| |
|Reading Daniel Boone 200 at NYSF||My first trip to the 200 was with my 2 buddies, we got there late , parked in the infield, and with no seats available, we stood on the trunk of my old 61 Buick special. It was quite an experience, carefully trying to spin around, not bumping the other 2, and not getting dizzy and fall off -- 200 TIMES !!!!|
|STSS Shows at Big Diamond (North/South Shootout)||Picked Big D because it brings the North series and South series together|
|Trenton 200||got to see the southern drivers some became cup drivers|
|Williams Grove National, especially when it was a 150 lapper||Used to get big names before WoO|
|World Finals at Charlotte||Just the three top classes of cars that run on dirt for three nights in a row. Track is always in top notch condition and the area has every and anything that you would want to do during the day at your disposal. Probably the best bang for your buck in Dirt Track racing.|