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  2. This article was way, way too difficult to cut up and scan to make any sense at all as you can see from the pic I took of it. So I am transcribing the article below the pic for your reading pleasure. Headline read, "New owner Cravens bringing changes to speedway" And the article read like this: "I know I'll be living in a glass house for quite a while," Bill Cravens said last week. But the new owner of San Antonio International Speedway, the half-mile paved race track just south of town, didn't sound at all bitter, just grateful for the chance to prove himself. Cravens, who recently purchased most, if not all, of the stock formerly owned by used-car dealer and auctioneer Joe Horne, has come onto the local stock car racing scene like a knight on a white horse to rescue what many perceived as a track slowly dying from mismanagement, no matter how well-intended. "Many drivers did not feel that they were getting a fair shake and a lot of them were staying home rather than race," Cravens said. "The rules might change from one week to the next, and worse yet, the purse could change too, depending on how many drivers showed up to race. "Everybody will be watching us closely to see if we do what we say we will, but I'm confident the stock car racing community will have a better place to race than they've had in years, both from the spectators' point of view and from the racers' point of view," he said. "I'm a man of my word and I welcome the chance to prove it." Cravens has kept a number of the promises he made, starting with changes in track personnel. "Terry Barden will be the new chief tech inspector. He has been racing for many years and knows what to look for. And he's the kind of guy people can put their confidence in," he said. Barden would rather be racing than tech-inspecting, but a major racing accident a couple of years ago left him with a race car destined for the salvage yard and a badly mangle leg or two. He still walks very slowly and although he doesn't admit it, there has to be a lot of pain with each step he takes. His courage in coming back from such major injuries is admired by all who know him. "I'd be out there racing next year if I had the money to put together a competitive car," he said recently. And don't think for a minute that Barden is a pushover just because he's got a great attitude. He loves racing with all his heart and track-side politicians and other ax-grinders will soon find that once he's convinced of something, it will take more than dynamite to get him to change his mind. And he'd rather go home and watch TV than make a decision he felt might be wrong for racing. "I'll be fair to everyone," Barden said. Another well-applauded Cravens appointment is that of Bill Lay to the flag stand. Lay is a veteran flagger who many will remember as the man in the white uniform atop the flag stand at Pan American Speedway for several years. Widely respected at tracks all over the Southwest because of his recent association with the DART racing organization, Lay has shown he knows how to work well with track owners, promoters and competitors, even under the most stressful conditions. Cravens also has promised several major improvements in the physical plant, and he is delivering on those promises. A quick trip to the track is all that is needed to verify this, as construction already has started on the promised concrete front-straight wall. Also seen are folks taking measurements and figuring materials to submit bids on a number of projects. "Bids should all be in by the end of the week for the new ladies' restrooms in both the spectator area and in the pits," Craven said. "And we should know who will be building the new two-story press and scoring tower soon. We are building a glassed-in, 12-foot-by-40-foot press area and VIP room on the first level, and an 8-by-16 foot room for scoring and the track announcer on the second. There will also be a nice camera deck on the roof." The existing press box will come down and become the new front-gate ticket office, with the old ticket office becoming the new pit-gate ticket booth. Cravens also told of plans to remove all the grass and dirt between the track surface and the pit area on the front straight and replace it with blacktop before the start of the racing season. The 40-inch concrete wall about 30 feet from the track will increase the total pit area and leave room for a legitimate pit road, complete with an elevated winner's circle. Other improvements announce by the new owner include a general sprucing up of the whole facility, and the eventual re-paving and re-lighting of the track. "One of the most encouraging signs I have seen so far is that the Super Stock racers are starting to make commitments to race next year," Cravens said. "Right now we have 23 Super Stock drivers signed up for next season with several more saying they plan to bring their cars back out." The Super Stock division, formerly called San Antonio Raceway Late Models, had dwindled down to a mere handful by the end of last season and the class was questionable at best for the next season before Cravens stepped in. "I met with the Corpus Christi drivers last Tuesday and there were about 60 people at the meeting. We signed up about 20 of them for Street Stock and Super Stock and expect another 20 or so to race with us next year." Cravens says that San Antonio International Speedway will open its 1989 racing season on April 1 with a big two-day show. "You can count on it," he said. NICK'S NOTEBOOK Make plans now to attend the San Antonio International Speedway Awards Banquet on Feb. 18 at Aggie Park, 6205 West Ave. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. with the awards being presented at 6:30, followed by dancing until who knows when. Judy Balzer, who along with a group of dedicated volunteers worked so hard all season to make the points fund a financial success, needs to have reservations by Jan. 15 and checks by Feb. 1. For more information call the speedway office at 666-5300.... There will be a meeting of all Street Stock owners and drivers (no crew members or interested parties, please) at the Martinez Social Hall Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Super Stock owners and drivers will meet the following Tuesday, at a location yet to be announced.
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  4. Nick had Larry Bendele on last night he pointed out how your suspension seminars attributed to much of his success and savy with set up.
  5. UPDATE: Deadline To Retain 2021 Chili Bowl Tickets Extended To June 5 Bryan Hulbert - TULSA, Okla. (March 30, 2020) In light of the COVID-19 epidemic and the uncertainty of employment for many around the world, the deadline to renew seats for the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire has been extended to Friday, June 5, 2020. "There is so much unknown right now, and we don't want someone to lose their seats over this deal because their job was affected. That would just be adding insult to injury," stated Chili Bowl co-founder, Emmett Hahn."Hopefully this all starts to calm down and we can get back to racing. Right now, we hope everyone stays safe and healthy." If you've already renewed your seats with a VISA or MasterCard, the charge will not be applied until the end of June through July when tickets are pulled. If you send a check, the check is deposited within 30 days of us receiving it. Reserved Seats for the 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will continue to be sold in six, five, and four-day packages. Prices for the 2021 affair will be broken down with four-day tickets at $227, five-day tickets at $282, and tickets for the full event at $337, plus tax (8.517%) and shipping, which is $7 for orders up to 15 tickets and $10 from 16 ticket orders and up. Domestic orders, not held in Will Call, will be sent via USPS Certified Mail to ensure each order sent will require a signature. All international orders will be kept in Will Call. Tickets will go out in September. The office of the Chili Bowl Nationals is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (CT). New orders, as well as renewals, are being taken at the same time. If ordering with the renewal form that was mailed at the end of March, those can be returned to 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112 or by fax to (918) 836-5517. Tickets can be purchased with Visa. MasterCard, Cash, Check, or Money Order. Orders will not be taken via email or social media. If a Reserved Seat ticket cannot be acquired, Pit Passes will be on sale at the event and never sell out. The Pit Pass double as a General Admission pass and allows fans access to the back straightaway on a first-come, first-served basis. Pit Passes are $45 per weekday and $60 on Saturday. Passes can be purchased for multiple consecutive days. Pit Passes are not sold in advance. All orders are processed by hand. Renewals are processed first, then changes to those accounts, then new orders will be done in the order they were received until all tickets are sold. Times and other event information will be published as the event draws closer. For continued updates on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, fans can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with @CBNationals. All official press, updates, and results on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com. Quick Notes: What: 35th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire When: January 11-16, 2021 Where: River Spirit Expo Center - Tulsa Expo Raceway 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114 Ticket Information: Ticket Renewal/New Order Time Frame: March 4, 2020 - June 5, 2020 Four-Day Ticket: $227 (Wednesday-Saturday) Five-Day Ticket: $282 (Tuesday-Saturday) Six-Day Ticket: $337 (Monday-Saturday) **Plus tax and shipping Contact: Phone: (918) 838-3777 Fax: (918) 836-5517 Mail: 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112 Orders are not taken via Social Media or Email Chili Bowl Online: Website: http://www.chilibowl.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chilibowlnationals Twitter: (@cbnationals) Official Hashtag: #ChiliBowl2021 Instagram: cbnationals Snap Chat: TheChiliBowl Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Champions: Year - Driver (Owner) 2020 - Kyle Larson (Kyle Larson Openwheel, LLC-Mike Larson) 2019 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2018 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2017 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2016 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2015 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2014 - Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Rusty Kunz/Curb Records) 2013 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2012 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2011 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2010 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2009 - Sammy Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2008 - Damion Gardner (Jason Leffler) 2007 - Tony Stewart (Tony Stewart Motorsports) 2006 - Tim McCreadie (Steve Smith) 2005 - Tracy Hines (Wilke - Pak) 2004 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio) 2003 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse) 2002 - Tony Stewart (Keith Kunz) 2001 - Jay Drake (Keith Kunz) 2000 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio) 1999 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse) 1998 - Sammy Swindell (Pete Willoughby) 1997 - Billy Boat (John Lawson) 1996 - Sammy Swindell (Rusty Kunz / Jay McKinnie) 1995 - Donnie Beechler (Zarounian Motorsports) 1994 - Andy Hillenburg (Keith Kunz / Rusty Kunz) 1993 - Dave Blaney (Ralph Potter) 1992 - Sammy Swindell (Dave Ellis) 1991 - Lealand McSpadden (Andy Bondio) 1990 - John Heydenreich (Tony Finley) 1989 - Sammy Swindell (Jack Runyon) 1988 - Scott Hatton (Jerry Hatton) 1987 - Rich Vogler (Bob Lowe) VIROC Champions: Christopher Bell (2020), Tanner Thorson (2019 and 2016)Chad Boat (2018), Kyle Larson (2017 and 2014), Sammy Swindell (2015, 2012, 2011, 2009), Kevin Swindell (2013), Brad Loyet (2010) Trade Show: A long-standing tradition at the Chili Bowl, the Trade Show, which is open to the public each day (Monday through Saturday), is free of charge. All variety of racing products, apparel and more is available with well over 100 vendors. The Trade Show still has space available. Anyone looking to be a part of the Trade Show can contact the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777. The Trade Show covers approximately 20,000 square feet.
  6. I-37 Speedway results, 2/28/2020

    GLAD IT WORKED OUT wanted and was ready to go BUT THE COUNTY was not working in our favor ..darn we could have won every race ..
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    RIP JOHN DEER GREEN . PICKUP MAN .PROP ME UP AGAISNT THE JUKE BOX. THE VIRUS DOES NOT CARE .
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  9. I-37 Speedway results, 2/28/2020 from Steve Jung, I-37 Speedway Timing and Scoring USRA Limited Modified by Swenson Race Products Feature 1. 2 Talon Minten 2. 66 Johnny Torres 3. 94 Allen Torres 4. 104 Brandon Brzozowski 5. 5r Ryan Doyon 6. 08 Alton Fambro 7. 9 Anthony Gordon 8. 24r Robby Minten 9. 420 Shawn O’Banon 10. 82 Cade O’Banon 11. 95s Sterling Tausch 12. 24 Jim Blevins Heat 1 1. 24r Robby Minten 2. 94 Allen Torres 3. 420 Shaawn O’Banon 4. 82 Cade O’Banon 5. 95s Sterling Tausch DNS 24 Jim Blevins Heat 2 1. 66 Johnny Torres 2. 2 Talon Minten 3. 5r Ryan Doyon 4. 104 Brandon Brzozowski 5. 9 Anthony Gordon 6. 08 Alton Fambro USRA Factory Stock by All In Designs Feature 1. 28 Collin Hodges 2. 38 Josh Sewell 3. 9 Johnny Westfall 4. 1 Tryton Temple 5. 94 Allen Torres 6. 44k Anthony Gordon 7. 48 Mike Land 8. 747 GW Hessong 9. 36 George Quintanilla 10. 17e Jerry Evans 11. 49k Michael Keylich 12. 35 Tony Blankenship 13. 93 Aaron Leddy 14. 29 Jason Gordon 15. 30 Riley Heil 16. 98 William Saunders 17. 9r Robby Minten 18. 75 Jerry Miller 19. 20 Mike Lyon 20. 43 Johnny Johnson Heat 1 1. 9 Johnny Westfall 2. 38 Josh Sewell 3. 98 William Saunders 4. 49k Michael Keylich 5. 36 George Quintanilla 6. 20 Mike Lyon 7. 9r Robby Minten Heat 2 1. 28 Collin Hodges 2. 1 Tryton Temple 3. 35 Tony Blankenship 4. 17e Jerry Evans 5. 30 Riley Heil 6. 75 Jerry Miller 7. 43 Johnny Johnson Heat 3 1. 44k Anthony Gordon 2. 94 Allen Torres 3. 48 Mike Land 4. 29 Jason Gordon 5. 93 Aaron Leddy 6. 747 GW Hessong
  10. It would be fun to see how iRacing picks up CCS then.
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