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  1. HMP results

  2. I wish we could see the evidence (pics) of the garage door pull rope knot that was "fashioned similar to a noose" knot. Someone could have tied a Canadian Jam Loop knot or the common slip knot with a stopper knot (which the loop does not pull tighter or smaller), which looks like a Noose Knot (which the loop tightens when loaded). The Jam Loop knot / slip knot with stopper would be very suitable to grab to pull down a heavy garage door. Or, perhaps someone tied a commonly used fishing lure attachment loop knot called the Kreh Loop Knot (the loop does not pull tighter or smaller), which appears similar to the Hangman's noose knot (which the loop tightens when loaded). The Kreh Loop Knot would be very suitable to grab to pull down a heavy garage door. Maybe NA$CAR needed a tech inspector that knows all about the different types of knots.
  3. TSTRS/NASCAR Season Opener @HMP

    Race results: https://www.race-monitor.com/Results/Race/94954
  4. https://speed51.com/outlaw-stock-driver-wins-his-own-snowball-derby/ The Outlaw Stock race at the 52nd Annual Snowball Derby was just exactly that: a derby. Multiple red flags marred the 50-lap feature, trimming down the field from 32 at the start to just 14 by the time the checkered flag was thrown over an hour later. Gary Sutton took the lead at the onset of the race and dominated most of the feature before the slew of wrecks caught up to him. He was passed for the lead by John Heil on a restart with 16 laps to go and proceeded to free fall through the field. He would eventually recover for a top 10 finish. Meanwhile, Heil was on cruise control from the moment he wrestled the lead away from Sutton and would go on to score the win. The Texas driver set fast time out of 42 cars who made the trip to Five Flags Speedway earlier in the day, but would not taste the lead until lap 34. With the high attrition rate, Heil was more worried about finishing the race than finishing first. “I knew we had a good car from the start, I just didn’t want to tear it up. You get around, you cut a tire, but hell it was getting down to the end and I had to make something happen,” Heil said on the Speed51 broadcast. “I got lucky and made it happen.” The win was the biggest one of Heil’s career to this point. While it may not have taken place on Sunday afternoon, he will still call himself a Snowball Derby champion. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I know it’s not the Snowball Derby but it’s as close as I’ll ever get to it.” Joe Bethea Jr started ninth and survived the attrition to finish second after a daring three-wide move on the final restart. Considering how qualifying went for the team, it was a successful night for the Alabama driver, who finished runner-up in the Outlaw Stock feature for the second year in a row. “I hate to see all those good cars get tore up, I know everybody puts a lot of time and effort into them,” Bethea said. “I kind of put my guys behind the eight-ball today starting ninth, didn’t have a good qualifying effort, but we had a good race car. To finish second from ninth is pretty good.” Former Five Flags Speedway track champion Kody Brusso finished third, followed by Cameron Henderson and George Gorham Jr. Outlaw Stocks Results: Pos # Driver 1 96H John Heil 2 33 Joe Bethea Jr 3 7B Kody Brusso 4 92 Cameron Henderson 5 03 George Gorham 6 1 Donald Crocker 7 9D Brooke Storer 8 93 Paul Jean 9 21H David Hodges 10 00 Jeff Belt 11 16 Bubba Winslow 12 23 Gary Goodwin 13 5C Chase Oliver 14 407 Jason Vail 15 40 Stephen Nasse 16 31 Wayne Niedecken 17 151 Gary Sutton 18 26 Corbitt Moseley 19 3C Casey Caudill 20 32 Stuart Dutton 21 91 Chris Cotto 22 96D Greg Davidson 23 71 Jody Henderson 24 4J Todd Jones 25 21F Jason Furrow 26 6 Nathan Henderson 27 21W Jason Welch 28 84 Doug Thorp Jr 29 8B Justin Beck 30 10 Patrick Thomas 31 51F Jake Finch 32 54 Connor Sutton -Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51.com State Editor (IN/MI) – Twitter: @kgeyer3 -Photo Credit: Speed51.com
  5. David Starr update

    Jayski.com is now operational again: https://www.jayski.com/article-links-page/ Here's the article on David Starr: https://www.frontstretch.com/2019/05/15/eyes-on-xfinity-david-starr-talks-switch-to-jimmy-means-racing/
  6. Nascar Vegas

    This article: https://www.frontstretch.com/2019/03/03/thinkin-out-loud-2019-pennzoil-400-at-las-vegas/
  7. Harvick Penalty after Texas

    Generally speaking from many years of local short track experience, the top 3 or 4 competitors getting teched regularly are probably the most legal race cars (although they take advantage of what the rules allow). The 5 thru 9 racers have convinced themselves that the only reason they aren't winning is because they need to stretch the rules more (so they do). The back markers who are rarely teched have a lot of nitpicking things illegal on their cars, but they either don't realize it, haven't studied the rules, or they don't care. Of course, they believe they are 100% legal.
  8. Holy mackeral

    18 year old Bubba Pollard made it to the final 25 contestants of the 2005 Jack Roush Gong Show (over 1700 applicants). The winner in 2005 was Erik Darnell who was awarded the opportunity to drive a Roush-fielded Craftsman Truck for the 2006 season. The final 25 competed against each other on the Martinsville track, as well as marketability factors (such as doing a dummy TV commercial; interviews, etc), rapport with crew chief, etc. Bubba didn't make it to the round of 12, and further testing at Darlington. If I recall, Bubba did OK with the driving part of contest; but his other non-driving skills weren't as polished as the other contestants. http://www.jayski.com/cts/gongshow2005.htm Martinsville - Day 1: Bubba Pollard wasn't sure what to expect at Martinsville Speedway Tuesday. He certainly didn't expect to be the center of attention so early in the first day of Jack Roush's talent search for talented young race drivers. Pollard, who normally drives Late Model Stock Cars in the Southeast, was the driver picked to take the track first in Roush's "Gong Show" Tuesday morning. "He (Jack Roush) called out a few names to go out first and I was the first one he called out," said the 18-year-old driver from Senoia, Georgia. "I was pretty shocked. I didn't now what to think. "In a way it (going out first) puts pressure on you because you have to set the tone for everything, but the pressure is off after you get it done. But you still have the pressure knowing how you did and what everyone things about you." Roush, who owns NEXTEL Cup, Busch Grand National and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series teams, is conducting what has become an annual talent search. This year a different twist has been added though - reality television. The entire process is being filmed to be aired during the fall and winter on The Discovery Channel. The competition continues Wednesday and Thursday at Martinsville Speedway. The field of 25 young drivers from all across America and two foreign countries will be trimmed after Thursday and the competition will resume at Darlington Raceway in two weeks. The winner of the competition is guaranteed a ride with Roush Racing on the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2006. Ten drivers were put through the paces Wednesday in what turned out to be a much longer-than-expected day, with action not winding down until almost dark. But the long hours and torrid temperatures could not wilt the spirits of the young drivers. "It was just a total awesome feeling just to feel it," said 25-year-old Scott Lynch of Burley, Idaho. "Now not only have I see Martinsville with my own eyes, I've actually been on the track. That's something I'm proud to say. I think that's pretty cool." The competition is open to spectators at no charge. Gates will open at 8 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday.(Martinsville Speedway)(8-2-2005)
  9. NA$CAR Brian France arrested and jailed

    Must have been over-celebrating because Chase Elliott and Chevrolet was able to win and keep the trio of Truex, Harvick, and Busch from winning again.
  10. Under NASCAR's substance abuse policy, France theoretically could be suspended and required to go through a recovery program or he could be subjected to drug testing. http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/story/_/id/24301166/nascar-chairman-brian-france-arrested-dui-possession-controlled-substance NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France was arrested for aggravated driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to a Sag Harbor Village (New York) Police Department news release. According to a news release, France was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Sunday night, held overnight and arraigned Monday morning at the Sag Harbor Village Justice Court, where he was released on his own recognizance. "Mr. France was observed operating a 2017 Lexus northbound on Main Street failing to stop at a duly posted stop sign," the news release said. "Upon traffic stop, it was determined that Mr. France was operating said vehicle in an intoxicated condition. "Upon search of his person, due to a lawful arrest, Mr. France was in possession of oxycodone pills." No other information was immediately available. TMZ first reported the arrest of France in the Hamptons. France, 56, is the grandson of NASCAR founder William H.G. France and son of Bill France Jr. He has held the position of chairman and CEO of NASCAR since 2003. His sister, Lesa France Kennedy, runs the family's publicly traded track-operating company International Speedway Corp. Lesa and Jim France, brother of Bill France Jr., are believed to own the majority stake in NASCAR, according to public documents, but the family does not comment on its ownership structure. Under NASCAR's substance abuse policy, France theoretically could be suspended and required to go through a recovery program or he could be subjected to drug testing.
  11. Revved Up Weds June 13 Replay

    Great and candid interview with Rick Pollaro. He is very passionate about his racing and looks forward to adding more "notches" to his steering wheel whenever he is able to beat the top dogs. He is quick to give credit to his crew for providing him with fast and good-handling cars. And he now recognizes that many of his fellow racers also share the "extreme racing passion" and that they also have earned their racing room on the race track. We need more of the Rick Pollaro types for racing competition to remain healthy in south Texas.
  12. NASCAR is dying and they have no idea how to save it

    Why Americans have fallen out of love with NASCAR https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/27/nascar-racing-fans-sponsors-viewers.html MacKenzie Sigalos - CNBC News
  13. San Antonio Speedway was the site for the Alamo City Electrathon competition. See video: https://www.ksat.com/education/students-compete-at-second-annual-alamo-city-electrathon
  14. Beaver Stelzig

    PM sent: Larry Bendele
  15. Ignition Problem

    It could be lacking sufficient "heat sink compound" underneath the base of the module. If the module had been removed and reinstalled without a fresh application of the heat sink compound, then what you're experiencing can happen.