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Good point, Buddy. But move the ol' mouse over to the Payoff column and check that out. Then see the top and notice who sent the results and story. Then consider in how many other series in Texas you could race a late model...

Finally, look back at the payout, and consider how many fans you'd have to have to cover that. Were the stands really THAT full?

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Tq.....It saddens me to think that myself and Budman can't post some good positive old memories on here without someone getting grumpy and negative and twisting the thread into a bashfest.Budman...we'll have to relish on the past privately.What a shame. :(

 

But looking back one more time.....man those old races were awesome... :P:D:):rolleyes:;):o:lol::lol::lol::lol:

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THR usually had a bigger purse for their end of the year special event than SAS and both drew 30 plus cars for the events. Where are they now?

 

Here's the list of driver's for this race!

 

__2 _David Lege'

_32 _Heath Stewart

_55 _Eddie Wallace

_82 _Donnie Wilson

191 _Joe Napoleon

_22 _Tommy Grimes

101 _Fred Schulz

__6 _Douglas Lege'

_93 _Robert Mullins

_13 _T. Wade Welch

_81 _Jason Boyd

__3 _Mike Williams

_52_ JC Umscheid

_96 _Greg Davidson

_64 _David Lehnert

__5 _Ronnie Smith

_51 _Michael Crofford

_91 _Joel Roger

_70 _John Witzsche

_19 _Kent Baltzel

_27 _Dustin Smith

_89 _Blake Hansen

_79 _John Meyer

_11 _Brian Schilds

__9 _Colt James

_14 _Christopher Davidson

__4 _Greg Deatherage

_87 _Lawrence Mikulencak

_39 _Mark Chrudimsky

_97 _Ray Drews

__9 _Ken Weaver

_62 _David Diel

_88 _Charlie Wilson

_12 _Jim Frazier

128 _Jason Smith

_41 _Eddie Butt

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Tq.....It saddens me to think that myself and Budman can't post some good positive old memories on here without someone getting grumpy and negative and twisting the thread into a bashfest.Budman...we'll have to relish on the past privately.What a shame. :(

 

But looking back one more time.....man those old races were awesome... :P:D:):rolleyes:;):o:lol::lol::lol::lol:

all these young guys allways pick on us older poeple for our memorys of the old . they dont realize those were our favorite days when we had our fun .and they have along future ahead of them conpared to us .and we never know when our time is up .but its alot closer now then ever . so we old guys love the past .AND THAT IS THAT .lol

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old i would never pick on an oldtimer pardon the pun for telling old race stories i love to hear my dad and his friends talk about "the good ole days"i for one wish the good ole days had never passed cause from what i hear all the time it was a hell of a lot of fun race friday in austin staurday in san antonio and altus sunday damn what a time that must have been

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Five Years Ago ----------

 

 

 

Davidson, Smith bracket Query, Anderson in "Texas Big Shot 250"

 

by T.Q. Jones

 

KYLE, Texas (Nov. 11, 2001) - After two days of qualifying, heat race action and 250 laps of hard racing, polesitter Chris Davidson of Houston crossed the line at Thunder Hill Raceway less than a car-length ahead of two recent NASCAR All Pro Series champions -- 1998 winner Freddie Query and 1999 champ Wayne Anderson. Right on their bumpers was Austin's own Casey Smith, coming home fourth in Sunday's $100,000 "Texas Big Shot 250".

 

In a race punctuated often by caution flags (hey, there was a $30,000 first prize on the line!), mostly behind the leaders, a controversial call by officials put Hooter's ProCup Series points leader Hal Goodson to the rear and left Davidson, Query, Anderson and Smith to fight for the lead in the last dozen laps. Goodson would finish 11th.

 

Several top drivers failed to make the final in heat races on Saturday and had to run the "Last Shot" qualifying race on Sunday. They included Heath Stewart, who blew his engine on Saturday; Thunder Hill late model champion Tommy Gural; 2000 Kendall Series champion Scott Hantz from Indiana; and Houston's David Legé. Legé only finished eighth in the Last Shot race, but also finished eighth in the money race.

 

RESULTS

 

Texas Big Shot 250:

14 Chris Davidson 250 laps

31X Freddy Query 250 laps

86 Wayne Anderson 250 laps

24X Casey Smith 250 laps

39 Mark Chrudimsky 250 laps

7G Gary St Amant 250 laps

50 Joe Aramendia 250 laps

2 David Lege 250 laps

82 Donnie Wilson 250 laps

6 Doug Lege 250 laps

1 Hal Goodson 250 laps

01 Wayne Willard 250 laps

55K Todd Kluever 250 laps

32 Heath Stewart 249 laps

19 Kent Baltzell 249 laps

11 Michael Crofford 247 laps

30 Mark Coleman 247 laps

13X T Wade Welch 245 laps

55 Eddie Wallace 245 laps

07 Fred Schulz 240 laps

99 Doug Hooks 220 laps

00 Kenny Bumbera 190 laps

37 Larry Raines 179 laps

75 Jerry Robertson 168 laps

96 Greg Davidson 150 laps

9 Tommy Gural 141 laps

31 James Coursey 101 laps

72 Scott Hantz 81 laps

79 Joe Napoleon 80 laps

40 Bubba Naumann 46 laps

 

Last Chance Race:

75 Jerry Robertson 50 laps

32 Heath Stewart 50 laps

11 Michael Crofford 50 laps

72 Scott Hantz 50 laps

00 Kenny Bumbera 50 laps

30 Mark Coleman 50 laps

07 Fred Schulz 50 laps

2 David Lege 50 laps

19 Kent Baltzell 50 laps

9 Tommy Gural 50 laps

 

Did not qualify:

97 Danny Garcia 48 laps

87 John Webb 47 laps

7 Scott Lowry 29 laps

24 Jim Blevens Jr. 28 laps

21 Darren Ellis 25 laps

4 Cory Roper 25 laps

08 John Silverthorn 15 laps

62 David Diel DNS

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I really enjoyed the fact that a Texan won, the call was controversial, but it was the right call. All they had to do after that was put them on a bigger track and where there would have been more spectators. At the time ROMCO filled the stands and 3/4 of the field was made up of ROMCO regulars, so don't know what happened. At least there was a bit more fans the following year, but still not enough.

 

Tommy Grimes had won the last chance race, but was disqualified and that allowed Gural to advance to the big show. I remember Danny Garcia was all over Gural's bumper and they were putting on a good show, until Garcia lost it and spun. The second Big Shot, I think Bobby Gill failed to qualify.

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This is turning into the Big Shot Post!!

 

You are right Bobby Gill came all the way from the back up to 8th. Jason Hogan had an impressive run also from I think 11th and maybe had a chance to pass Wayne Anderson if the race had more laps. Billy Bigley put on a clinic and was passing several cars on the outside, but pitted several times and also got sent to the back more than once. In the first Big Shot, I remember Todd Kluever got sent to the back several times, after working his butt off to gain several positions over and over, remember talking to him and he was pretty upset. I guess they thought he kept running over people. Wayne Willard is bad-ass in Nashville.

 

Got this from: http://www.racingwest.com/news/story.php3/.../5524/index.htm

TEXAS BIG-SHOT 250 RESULTS

$100,000 RACE EXTRAVANGA AT THUNDER HILL RACEWA

 

Source: TQ Jones

Date: 11/10/2002

 

1) 84 Wayne Anderson-250 laps Wildwood Fl.

2) 5 Jason Hogan-250 laps Cleveland Ga.

3) 28 Ricky Turner-250 laps Dawsonville Ga.

4) 31 Freddie Query-250 laps Mooresville N.C.

5) 6 Doug Lege-250 laps Sheridan Tx.

6) 99 Doug Hooks-250 laps Dripping Springs Tx.

7) 72 Scott Hantz-250 laps Angola In.

8) 86 Bobby Gill-250 laps Dalton Ga.

9) 13 T. Wade Welch-250 laps Houston Tx.

10) 14 Chris Davidson-250 laps Pearland Tx.

11) 39 Mark Chrudimsky-250 laps Hutto Tx.

12) 25 Eric Covington-250 laps Glenpool Ok.

13) 59 John Wilkerson-250 laps Hueytown Al.

14) 18 John Silverthorn-247 laps Colleyville Tx.

15) 2 Billy Bigley Jr.-246 laps Naples Fl.

16) 08 Casey Smith-246 laps Austin, Tx.

17) 15 Colt James-246 laps Buda Tx.

18) 8 Brandon Bendele-232 laps Adkins Tx.

19) 9 Joe Napoleon-197 laps Mangolia Tx.

20) 30 Mark Coleman-154 laps Wichita Falls Tx.

21) 12 David Lege-136 laps Mangolia Tx.

22) 82 Donnie Wilson-135 laps Oklahoma City Ok.

23) 50 Joe Aramendia-135 laps Seguin Tx.

24) 55 Eddy Wallace-135 laps Round Rock Tx.

25) 19 Kent Baltzell-135 laps Spring Tx.

26) 81 David Stover-101 laps Tulsa Ok.

27) 71 J.C.Umsheid-70 laps Sheridan Tx.

28) 11 John Heil-55 laps Floresville Tx.

29) 32 Heath Stewart-49 laps Del Valle Tx.

30) 33 Mike Williams-29 laps Hockley Tx.

31) 49 Bradley Reithmeyer-22 laps Hutto Tx.

32) 96 Greg Davidson-22 laps Pearland Tx.

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