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  1. Here is the pictures from Royal Purple Raceway
  2. danica

    The bad thing is (I don't agree with Tim all the time) that Tim is right. Danica will make the Hall of Fame. She hasn't done anything worth noting as far as performance wise but because of who she is and was she will get in. There are other women racers who have done just as good as Danica but you never heard about them. Hell Brad K. is already marketing her for the Hall of Fame. Here's a write up from the Orlando Sentinel by David Whitley: Before I try to convince you Danica Patrick should be in the NASCAR Hall of Fame, let me apologize to the 21 drivers who are already there.I’m sorry all of you fellas had to get there the old-fashioned way, namely by being able to drive well enough to win a race. Or in Richard Petty’s case, 200 races.And I agree with Petty’s famous assessment of Patrick’s chances of ever finishing first in a NASCAR event. “(Only) if everybody else stayed home,” The King said. “If she’d have been a male, nobody would ever know if she’d showed up at a race track. "Alas, she wasn’t a male. Patrick was born with XX chromosomes and hasn’t transitioned. If she does, let’s hope it goes smoother than her transition from open-wheel to stock cars. We all know that didn’t work out as Tony Stewart, sponsors and the National Organization for Women had hoped. If it had, maybe NASCAR wouldn’t be losing popularity contests to Congress these days. Now that it appears her career has finally been black-flagged, let the record show that Patrick was a mediocre-at-best driver who never would have gotten past the guard gate at Daytona International Speedway if she hadn’t looked hot doing yoga. Stewart-Haas Racing endowed her with the best equipment. NASCAR (allegedly) rigged it so she’d win a Daytona 500 pole. Sponsors threw millions of dollars her way. All that, and she still ended up with as many wins as Toonces the Driving Cat. No sober person could say that Patrick deserves to be in the Hall of Fame based on her driving. The argument is based on her impact. She was a one-woman publicity storm, generating far more attention, admiration and anger than 90 percent of other drivers combined. TV ratings jumped 24 percent for her first Daytona 500. Short of a weekly Sharknado in the infield, nothing was going stop NASCAR’s attendance and ratings slide. But the declines would have been steeper without masses of people tuning in to cheer and boo car No. 10. Those were just the fans that cared about racing. Patrick also made millions of people who didn’t know Brad Keselowski from a carburetor notice the sport. That includes the three women I live with. The two younger ones still don’t know Brad Keselowski from a carburetor, but seeing Patrick hang around in the pack helped them grasp that a woman can compete in a man’s world. Multiply that by a few million little girls, and you have a meaningful legacy. It would be more valuable if Patrick had just shown up and driven her car instead of splaying her half-naked self on the hood in 1,000 photo shoots I’d like girls to think they don’t need to pander to get ahead. But sex will always sell, and Patrick turned her appeal into a personal $15-million-a-year industry. There were Danica cookbooks, clothing, fitness foods, wine, bug spray, toilet paper, dog food, you name it. She was a master marketer, but the Danica Effect enriched everyone in NASCAR. Even a certain king appreciated that. “This is a female deal that’s driving her,” Petty said. “There’s nothing wrong with that, because that’s good PR for me. “More fans come out. People are more interested in it. She has helped to draw attention to the sport, which helps everybody in the sport.” Imagine how much help she’d have won the Sprint Cup or a few races. Okay, one race out of 180 Cup Series starts? How about a measly top-five finish? Bless her heart, it wasn’t for a lack of trying. The bashers don’t realize it now, but they’re going to miss having No. 10 to kick around next year. They choke at the mention of Patrick getting into the Hall of Fame, but it’s not just driving success that gets a ticket punched. There are five owners, four promoters, three crew chiefs and one broadcaster who’ve been inducted. You could argue Patrick had more impact than a lot of them. “I see more female racers around our country and around the world interested in racing,” Kurt Busch said. “She paved the way. She’s a true pioneer in this day and age of social media and the power of media recognizing that she’s moving the needle even though she wasn’t running consistently up front.” Baseball’s Hall of Fame has wrestled with the idea of a separate section for Steroid Era players like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, both of whom also have as many NASCAR wins as Patrick. NASCAR could designate a Danica Wing at its Charlotte showplace. Fans could see videos of her yoga classes, 2013 Daytona 500 pole qualifying race, Home Shopping Network appearances and, of course, Go Daddy Super Bowl commercials. The truth is, it would probably draw more fans than in a day than Fireball Roberts’ exhibit would in a month. If only he’d looked good in a bikini.
  3. HMP

    Their names are Michael Turman and Michael Paxton. They are drag racers that race at Little River Dragway. They have been posting photos and videos the past couple of days of the people they have been rescuing and the rescue efforts. He just posted a few minutes ago they are tired and wore out and trying to find some food and have been going non stop since they got there sunday evening. There is also a group of brothers that are drag racers from the Belton area the Rance brothers Chris, Cory, Casey are down there as well they took a flat bed wrecker and three jet skis and have been rescuing people as well.
  4. HMP

    Friend of mine is down in Houston help rescue people with his boat and just posted the photos.
  5. What the early over/under....

    The forecast for Abilene has drastically improved as yesterday it was calling for a 60% chance then this morning it is down to 10%.
  6. What the early over/under....

    We can pretty much figure these track would not be running (this is not official just speculation) South Texas, Texana, I-37, Gator, Cotton Bowl, Battleground, San Antonio Raceway, Royal Purple, Pine Valley, maybe Little River
  7. What the early over/under....

    We were going to race in Willis and changed our minds and we are going to Abilene.
  8. Let's Have Some Fun

    The news has been pretty depressing lately. The racing world has been kind of quiet around here. So lets liven it up a little bit. Post a favorite picture of your racecar or if you don't have one and your a fan post your favorite racing picture or do both. Doesn't matter lets just see some awesome racecars or racing shots. I'll start off.
  9. 4 Reasons for Nascar's Big Skid

    Now NASCAR is losing Target as a sponsor. They are leaving Chip Ganassi and going to Soccer is what the article said that I read. Look at the season Kyle Larson is having and they are losing sponsors. But according to the article I read everything is ok because forbes companies sponsoring in NASCAR is up 30%.
  10. Ah the old Austin Aqua Festival man that's some good memories there. Dad even told me how they would have drag boat races on Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake). They would start right by the bridge on 35 and go east. The top fuel boats would launch water up on to 35 when they took off. Then some people loving residents of east Austin complained and they shut the drag boat races down for a while. They tried to resurrect them again out at Decker Lake but more often then not they would have to stop the races because of wind. Didn't some of the TIDA and local racers run in the Aqua Festival races?
  11. That's a great idea if you can get the school district and or the school behind it. I can remember when the body shop my dad worked at went to my high school about starting a program and told them they would sponsor it (which meant no money from the school district or school) and then pay for the top student each year to go to TSTC and when they graduated they had a job at the body shop. The principal told them "we don't need a class here like that we are all about computers."
  12. Texas Tracks: River City QMA Lone Star QMA Longhorn Speedway Thunderhill Raceway San Antonio Speedway HMP CCMS Battleground HRP Texas Dirt Raceway Texana Raceway Shady Oaks Speedway Hot Rod Hill Texas Thunder Heart O Texas Bellmead Lone Star Speedway KSP Cowtown Speedway 85 Speedway Boyd Raceway Devil's Bowl North Texas Speedway 281 Speedway Abilene Speedway Wichita Raceway Park--Both Drag and Circle Track TMS East Texas Speedway Grayson County Speedway Gator Golden Triangle Odem International Drag Strips Little River San Antonio Raceway Pine Valley Raceway Dallas Raceway HRP Texas Motorplex Desert Thunder Caprock Motorplex Texas Raceway North Star Dragway Oklahoma Tulsa Quarter Midget Chili Bowl Route 66 Creek County Port City Will Rogers Ardmore Drag Strips Ardmore Thunder Valley Tulsa Raceway Park Louisana: BootHill Alabama: Huntsville Quarter Midget Birmingham Fairgrounds Mobile Montgomery Green Valley Talladega Alabama International Florida Five Flags Walt Disney World Speedway Kansas Topeka Quarter Midget Heartland Park California Ocean Speedway Tulare Ventura Irwindale Indiana Terre Haute QMA IRP Maryland Hagerstown North Carolina Bowman Gray Charlotte MIssissippi Holly Springs Dragway
  13. The RC Car thing is a great idea. Go to any NHRA event and walk by the Traxxas display. They have trucks constantly going and the place is always packed with kids. During pro qualifying it thins out a little bit but as soon as they are done the line is long again. The track could invest in some RTR trucks and have them where the kids can come drive them. Heck Traxxas is a Texas based company and has been big in the NHRA the past few years maybe someone contact them and you might be able to get something out of the deal.
  14. Couple of things to look at when you compare states to Texas. When you mention states that can support half a dozen or more asphalt tracks, which states are you referring to? A state like Wisconsin which I think was mentioned earlier, what is their asphalt to dirt track ratio? I might be going the wrong way here but lets look at Texas back in the late 90's when racing was good across the state the ratio was 21 dirt : 6 asphalt, in 2010 it was 15:3, and now your 13:0. As the asphalt tracks closed racers either conformed and went dirt racing or just held onto their cars hoping a track would reopen.
  15. People don't go to Toyota field because it's sponsored by Toyota. They go because they love soccer. I didn't go to TMS because it was sponsored by Duck Commander, or go to Texas Motorplex because it was sponsored by O'Rielly's. I go because I love racing. If you remember people thought Toyota opening next to the track would be a good thing and they would sponsor the track and look where we are now. Yes a corporate sponsor is nice but you can't live off just their money. You have got to have butts in the seats. If their is no butts in the seats there is no return on investment which means no more sponsorship. People will not show up just because of who sponsors it. If that was true then the Duck Commander 500 should have been a sell out because there is millions of Duck Commander fans and the place was only 1/2 full.
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