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Where Did You Go/How Was The Show... (Or What Did You Watch?)  

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Author: 3-Wide   Date: 3/31/2024 4:12:47 PM   

Attended New Egypt SDS Show as media/guest/.  Didn't roam around much....  Stayed in the bleachers and watched as a fan in the spectator stands. 

Very well run show.  Good size crowd.  The show was run at a very good pace/very little wasted time.  Strong field of modifieds with heats (4), as well as a consolation that only took 4, with provisionals filling in after that.

Likes:  Probably the best 75 lap feature I've ever seen, with no tire wear and with the top 5 drivers all having a shot at the win.  No need for a fuel stop.... No "MayPop 75" where everybody get's flats, as is very common on most extra distance modified races these days....  I don't think there were any flats, and if so, it was just one or two and it might have been from contact.  There was a lot of good green flag racing with just a handful of cautions... but not so many to break the the momentum of the event.  The race held your attention from beginning to end.

Darren Smith led almost all the way but Anthony Perrego got by him with one or two to go and took the win.  Sheppard was always lurking, as was Ryan Godown so it was one of those races where you just never knew what was going to happen.

Also liked that SDS has a trailer with a big screen TV set up in the infield that showed the line ups, and a few replays. 

Also liked that it never got as cold as I thought it was going to get! Smile

Dislikes:  Although very smooth all night, the track got dusty.  I heard that the SDS guys like a dry track, and they got it for sure.  Fortunately for us and most in the stands sitting near me, there was enough of a wind blowing on the back of the stands to push the dust back toward the track without getting to us, but it did make for a dusty view of the racing.  I was sitting between turn 4 & the start stand about 8 rows up and never had to put on the clear glasses, but if I had been closer to the pits/turn 4, I would have needed them.

They weren't able to get the balance of the sportsman feature completed due to rain....  Wondering if they had let the modifieds buzz the track sooner prior to the start of their feature (mods feature was delayed about 10 mins due to a very light rain prior to going green), rather than having them follow the pace car slowly for quite a few laps, if it would have saved the 15 minutes they needed to get the rest of the show in/maybe would have been able to get the sportsman feature completed (?) before it started raining more heavily later in the night.

Going back within a month:  Yes.  This was a special show, and I will return the next time SDS is in town.  I also plan on checking out a regular Saturday night show as we get into the season.

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Where Did You Go/How Was The Show... (Or What Did You Watch?) 3-Wide 3/31/2024 4:12:47 PM