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  1. I-37 Speedway announces 2020 schedule

    Good - I hope they will include times (gates-open, opening ceremonies) on there as well. It amazes me that the track website does not include that fundamental information (if its there, I've never been able to find it). Thankfully, it's often included in the event postings here in the track forum (example), but it should be on the track website as well for those who are not aware of LSSZ and/or are not on Facebook.
  2. I-37 Speedway announces 2020 schedule

    They seem to have omitted the USMTS race that was announced for Feb 28 - is that still on?
  3. A good announcer does a lot for a show. Two good announcers, that can play off each other - even better!
  4. it doesn't even have to be sunny - just no rain.
  5. FORD vs. FurrrrRoy?

    I couldn't watch the video from work, so I don't know if this was mentioned in it. The background story of how Ford made the engines reliable is pretty interesting. I read somewhere about how employees found it eerie to walk by a dyno room with a Le Mans test in progress and it sounded like the engine was out on the track.
  6. OctoberFAST October 18th & 19th

    Is Saturday's racing still scheduled to start at 6:30?
  7. Well they finally did....not since 1960

    Not a Cup car, but a Cup driver.... Hamlin DQed
  8. Interesting

    Per racingnews.com and NASCAR, the police dropped charges and a/o 9:00 PM ET 8/28/19, NASCAR reinstated him.
  9. Important message from Mary Ann

    I used to go to ThunderHill when Mary Ann was running it - I remember she would be there at the gate after the last race to wish the fans a good and safe night. A very nice thing to do! I haven't been to Cotton Bowl many times as I'd like. It's a long drive from Adkins - so staying alert on the drive home is a concern, and with I-37 being 1/3 the distance/time that's where I usually go (and I don't get to go there as often as I'd like). But I have been a couple of times for special shows, and enjoyed it - and I hope to go again. Clearly, Mary Ann brings the same passion and care to Cotton Bowl that she did to THR! I hope Cotton Bowl will thrive and reward her efforts to keep racing alive in that area!
  10. "SHOW STARTS @ 7pm sharp" - tractor is still on the track, no wheel pack or hot laps yet... I don't think this show is starting anywhere near 7PM. Nearby fans say the track is saying 8PM. What is the correct starting time?
  11. From what I see, it would only be at certain tracks - those that have enough shutdown area. The calculations to compare 1320-ft e.t./speed vs 1000-ft e.t./speed for national record purposes, and controversy that would likely result, would be very interesting - if they even chose to stay with a "single national record" each for e.t. and speed. To avoid controversy, I suspect there would have to be separate national records for 1000-ft and 1320-ft.
  12. I hear SUS usually has a pretty good car count. I'm planning to come from San Antonio to see them - looking forward to seeing some good racing.
  13. Do you use VP Fuels? Better read this....

    I read most of the law suit document. It mentions that even VP's pump gas failed state testing at a Massachusetts gas station. VP makes small-engine fuel - it claims the highest octane of any of the small-engine fuels that I've seen. I wonder if even that meets it's advertised rating. Back in the days when I used to bracket race my street car at Alamo Dragway, I would get a few gallons of VP ahead of time and mix it with pump gas for a little insurance. Sad to see a once-good company hurt by someone who buys a majority stake and (allegedly) does something like this.
  14. OK, soap box time again

    That's one of the directions I was going with my post. Then, there's the question of how high is high enough? From the video PAPosse linked to, it looks like he went through a gap between the advertising boards and the catch fence. I guess the need is to have the catch fence begin on the side of the seating area, and have a pretty big buffer - but, obviously, there's a limit to how much of a buffer is possible. Evidently, Swindell wasn't there. So, Tim - you're blaming the fan(s) who sat in an area he/they probably thought would be safe? After all, they were behind the fence and I'm sure they didn't expect a car to come crashing between the advertising boards and catch fence. At least one racer (Kevin Swindell) apparently thought there was something unsafe, but it was probably from his perspective as a driver and not with regard to the fans. And that's very much a subjective thing. You might kill someone while you're driving somewhere (perhaps a person might step into the road in front of you without looking and you might run that person over and kill him/her) - so I guess you don't drive anywhere, Tim?
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