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Everything posted by Budman

  1. COTA

    COTA? What race?
  2. Well, HT, you know the old saying about hammers. "If you can't fix it with a hammer, You need a bigger hammer." Happy belated birthday. Had one of those myself a couple weeks ago.
  3. 1951 Langhorne National Open

    Great idea PA. If we can't watch or attend racing right now, lets watch some good vintage racing. Any of you who have been on here long have probably seen it. I've posted it here before. But it's some classic stuff. I first met Jud when I was 6 years old. He and his brother (our next door neighbor) stopped by with a race car to get my dad to make some timing adjustments on the car. That night my dad took me to the first race I can remember attending, as we watched Jud win the feature at Oak Hill Downs just southwest of Austin. In this video, Jud drives Foyt's sprint car in a USAC race some years later. Enjoy.
  4. Hey BB and H'T. Thanks for posting. Don't let your guard down. I think it is way too early to start opening things up. Now even the med professionals are warning against what could come next fall. Remember the 1918 H1N1 flu virus came in three waves, killing 675,000 Americans. It may lay low during the summer, then come roaring back. It was still around through 1919. Stay safe!
  5. RUSS Robert Mullins ROMCO

    I just want to say thank you to Robert for his Romco Super Late Model Series. Robert, you put on some incredible shows for us. Thanks so much. I as a fan followed your series all over the state. I'm sitting here with my Romco SLM cap on even as I type this.
  6. VIRUS

    Got a call from my son little bit ago. He's a director at KEYETV42. Travis and Williamson counties going on lock-down as of this morning whatever that means. We are already on lockdown at my place as far as I'm concerned. Burnet and Llano counties out here by me currently have one confirmed case each. Currently 86 Travis, 14 Williamson.
  7. VIRUS

    We're good, at least for now. Here's something to think about. How many door handles do you touch in a day's time? How many other people have touched that same door handle before you arrived? How long, if ever has it been since that door handle was sanitized? How about the steering wheel of your car or truck? The gear shift lever, the turn signal lever, the brake release? Have you sanitized any of those? Think about it. Trust me, it's going to get a whole lot worse before it gets any better.
  8. And so it begins

    all it takes is one ------- and then they go back home and take it with them and the sh#t spreads exponentially. ------ and that doesn't even include what they leave behind for the locals to deal with.
  9. Found this the other day

    Here ya go -----> https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/1918-pandemic-h1n1.html
  10. Found this the other day

    I like it that we can get on here and poke a little good natured fun at one another every now and then. Me and my good friend, 'ol H/T have been at it with each other on here for years. Right now though, maybe we all need to pause and take a little closer look at what is going on around us. I get the feeling there are quite a lot of people out there who are not taking the threat seriously enough. Let's take a look at what happened in our world in 1918. Then, as now there was no vaccine for a particularly pesky little flu virus that was going around. The problem is there is no one left who remembers what happened. It COULD happen here again! I came across this last night on the net. It will be in my next post. Take a look.
  11. And so it begins

    Just remember H/T and BB, the briefer your bikini at the beach be, the greater your chance of exposure be.
  12. not racing related

    Apparently far more people are flocking to Texas than most of us realize. I know when we built this place up here in Burnet County 15 years ago our next door neighbor down the road and his wife were California refugees. Ironically, he turned out to be Kevin Harvick's cousin.
  13. not racing related

    My Inference from her remarks, HT is of all the people she'd seen this morning, I was the first who actually IS from Texas.
  14. not racing related

    THE SCARIEST THING I'VE HEARD LATELY ………………. This morning I spent 2 1/2 hours waiting simply to renew my drivers license in Marble Falls. Finally, my number was called out and I went to the designated Licensing Clerk. I handed her the filled out form, my expiring license and my Pass Port. She looked at the documents for a moment, looked up at me and said, "Oh , you're from Texas!"
  15. daytona

    As one driver once said, and sorry I don't remember who it was, he said "We've got Daytona behind us. Now the REAL season can begin." Lot of truth in that statement.
  16. daytona

    N-car held a press conference at 9:00 pm. Saw it on foxsports-1. Glad I didn't watch the race. I've come to hate these wreckfest plate races.
  17. Ryan Newman

    Ryan has survived the crash. In serious condition at hospital.
  18. A couple of years ago I was visiting at my sister's home. We were sitting around talking in her den. Somehow the subject of my interest in auto racing came up. Suddenly he stood up and said "OH, I've got something I've been meaning to give you for years. She left the room, then came back in and handed me a little slip of paper. Imagine my surprise when I took it and looked down at it. She had had this autograph for over 55 years.
  19. Ford and Hailie Deegan

    If you watched the ARCA Daytona race broadcast you may remember the guest commentator was Ryan Blaney. It's a small world out there. Back when he was running the trucks, I was introduced to Ryan by Dan Longley (member Dano36) on here. I met Dan through this board. We became good friends and attended a lot of races together. Dan was originally from western Pennsylvania, just across the border from Sharon Speedway in Ohio. For several years Dan and his brother were the scoring team at Sharon Speedway. That track was run by Lou Blaney, Ryan's grand-father. The Blaneys were/are part owners of that track. Dan was close friends of Lou and his wife Kate. Dan was a decorated retired US Army Warrant Officer who resided in the San Antonio area after his retirement. Unfortunately we lost Dan a few years ago. What a fine gentleman he truly was. We miss you Dan. Here is the last pic I have of him, with the FLY-OVER Team at TMS.
  20. Sell out crowd at New Smyrna on Monday!

    Nick and others on here. It just seems to me an opportunity is being missed here. I recently did a little online population research. The eight county San Antonio Metropolitan Area population is 2.5 million. The five county Austin Metropolitan Area population is 2.2 million. The two metro areas butt against each other forming an overall 13 county Metro Area of 4.7 million people. There are two dirt tracks here. One on the extreme south (Pleasanton) and one on the extreme northeast (Paige). It just seems to me we have a more than adequate population to successfully support a centrally located modern asphalt track if one were built and properly managed and marketed. Am I way off base on this?

    A couple of years ago a cousin of mine stopped by the house to visit. We sat down in our den talking about this, that and another, when he stood up and said "Oh, I brought you something. It's out in the car. Let me get it." He went out front to his car and came back with a racing jacket and handed it to me. I took it, unfolded it and was absolutely astounded. I said "Good lord, you must have paid a fortune for this!" He laughed and replied "No I didn't. I found it at a garage sale in Georgetown and thought about you when I saw it. I only paid a few bucks for it." I tried to pay him something for it but he absolutely refused. The jacket is 100% leather. Take a look.
  22. not racing related

    Again, not racing related, but kinda fun to watch.
  23. Ford and Hailie Deegan

    Nick, On the subject of money and racing I'm always reminded of the late race driver Larry Rice who was a commentator on the THUNDER series of USAC sprint and midget racing back in the 80's I think on ESPN and later CMT. He once said, "Speed costs money. How fast do you wanna go?" I thought that pretty well covered the subject in two short sentences.
  24. Ford and Hailie Deegan

    Well H/T you are not going to like this, but so be it. Cute? Sure. But cute does not a driver make. With me it's a little more personal than that. Yet again you have missed the point. Perhaps I can elaborate. I was a fan of her's years before she moved to nascar. Ten years ago i'd gone up to TMS to the IndyCar race. As I customarily do, I purchased a pit pass along with my grandstand ticket. I was there all day Friday, practice day. I've never been in to seeking driver autographs, but as I stood along the pit wall after the day's practice, seemingly out of nowhere she appeared, walking down pit lane. I still haven't the foggiest notion why she approached me. Just in the right place in the right point in time I suppose, or maybe she perceived me as just another one of her thousands of fans. At any rate, she offered her autograph. Having nothing for her to write on, I said "How about my shirt?". She cheerfully replied "SURE!." So that's what I got. Our encounter was brief, but it was just us, one on one, no team, owners, sponsors, media or crowd. She is almost the same age as my two kids. All racing bull s#*t aside, I came away with the impression of WHAT A DELIGHTFUL YOUNG LADY she truly is. The next day she put on the show of her life and I'm glad I was there to see it live and in person. Twice she put eighty thousand fans on there feet as she took the lead. The duel you see at the end of the following vid was for the lead. Brisco ended up with two more of those "PUSH TO PASS" gizmos than she had. Otherwise it may have been a dead heat at 200+. No talent? Really? ………….. So now you know.