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  1. TSTRS/NASCAR Season Opener @HMP

    It was a great night. Good weather, good crowd, good racing. Car counts were good, 19 Ecos, 20 Pro Mods, 13 Trucks. It was a good start to the season.
  2. Back to the Track 2020 Race Day Schedule

    I'm not sure if these are official. https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1773573
  3. TSTRS/HMP RaceDay Schedule June 20

    6:00, I believe.
  4. 2020 TSTRS Re-Vised Racing Schedule

    Me, if it doesn't rain. But that seems unlikely at this point. So next weekend then.
  5. I'm wondering if the computer just isn't turning the fuel pump on while cranking? When you checked the fuel pressure, was that while running, or not running with just the key on? Check it with just the key on and while cranking. When you turn the key on, the fuel pump should run about 2 seconds to build pressure. And it should start running again while cranking the engine. Alternatively, pull the fuel pump relay and jump the fuel pump terminals to make it run continuously, and see if it starts.
  6. TSTRS - First race in the books!

    I've been going to the races as a spectator for basically my entire life. Stock cars, sports cars, Indy cars, sprint cars, I've seen them all. For the last 10 or so years, I've been doing endurance road racing with a team of friends. But I always wanted to try the circle track. This year, with HMP opening back up, I built an Eco Stock and joined the fun. And I'm having a blast. It was really fun to see the crowd the other night and all the cars in the pits. I hope we can all keep the momentum up and finish the year strong. And it was nice to get home at a decent hour.
  7. OK, soap box time again

    I think anyone that's been going to the races long enough has a near-miss story at a minimum. Luckily, I haven't witnessed anything traffic. I went to Indiana Sprint Week several years ago. We saw a sprint car flip over the fence in Terre Haute. Between 1&2 where there were no stands. In Haubstaudt, we saw a tire get loose, bounce over the fence between 1&2, cross the road, and end up several hundred feet into the adjacent corn field. If it had gone into the stands, it would have been very ugly. Personally, I always sit close to T4. I feel safer at the exit of the corner as opposed to further along the straightaway.
  8. Excellent! Great work on continuing the effort by the TSTARS folks. I plan to be there with my Eco.
  9. You're exactly right. It's completely racer funded. Admission is generally free for the friends and family that come out to watch. Actual spectators are few and far between. For good reason. Amateur road course racing isn't very exciting to watch unless you are a real passionate fan of the sport.
  10. I've never raced on a circle track before, and decided to try out the EcoStocks this year. I've been road course racing for the last 10 years. I've never been paid a single dollar for a win, place, or show, let alone getting my entry fee back, which can be several hundred for a sprint race weekend to $1650 for a 14-hour endurance race on the Daytona road course. So I was pleased as punch to get $100 for taking 3rd place at the last race. I've got to say, though, the biggest difference I see between what I've been doing the last 10 years and the circle track is the animosity towards the track/promoters/officials, both at the track and on the web. Nick and others have been preaching it for years, but the racers seem to be their own worst enemy. If we want to have a place to race, we all have to realize that it's a partnership between the track, the promoter, and the racers. And yes, I only race Ecostock. You probably spend more on tires than I spent on my car. Well, so did I. It's just that my tires will last a little longer...
  11. Best of luck to him in the recovery process. https://www.mrn.com/2019/04/01/self-issued-substance-abuse-policy-penalty/
  12. I raced my first ever oval track race last weekend. I've been doing road racing for many years, and always wanted to try the circle track. There were no controversies in the EcoStock class, which makes it easy. But overall, I was impressed with how the event was run. And I had a blast. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.
  13. HMP Spring Fling March 2 Race Results

    My car is not done. I hope to make the next event and add one more Ecostock.
  14. Who would be better?

    Take a week off in the summer and go follow the USAC Indiana Sprint Week races. My dad and I did it about 10 years ago. It was a blast. And I'd go with Stewart in his prime.
  15. HMP back for 4-6 events in 2018

    Anybody got an Ecostock for sale?
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