Boerneracehounds50 Posted April 3, 2005 Report Share Posted April 3, 2005 Well for my first time back to SAS after a long time, I was impressed with Terry's first venture at SAS. You see and hear so much more sitting in the stands from the race fans view. I thought the races were good, even tho a small car count in the sportsman race, it was a great race, I have just a few things to share as were seen from the stands and the reaction and comments from others in the stands requarding the show, Im sure Terry seen and noticed and changes will be looked into. This is constuctive critisisum for the better. In the sportsman race the jack rabbit starts from the 12 car shouldnt have been allowed, now he does control the start but he would get a good 5 to 8 car length jump on the restarts, seen some thumbs down expression from a few fans and comment to they cant belive they are letting that go, even the flagman shook his head after throwing the green, jump one time and get warned with the black flag pointed at him,second time you go to the rear. The truck race was just awesome, good field and good racing, and great job by dirt mod driver Kenny Gaddis, need the girls gone wild on the truck,lol,lol. The slm, race was a little on the ,well lets just say that Brandon being as good as he was there were no contenders for him and, its great to be fast and good but when you check out like he did, its kinda boring from the stands, Im sure being the first night more cars will get dialed in and give him a run, there was a good race back for 3,4,5,6th spot. The race was run without a lot of cautions. The most obvious incedent and of course it may have been different from the track point of view, but from the stands and others in the stands I think share the same view by there actions tward the what looked to be an intentional spin from Umshied(spl) in the 52 car,by having contact coming out of 4 and dropped behind the other car and punted him in the rear hard to put him in the wall, he turned him around before even entering getting to turn one, they did put Umshied to the rear but My view and others comments in the stand was he should have sent to the pits with a black flag as well as the 14 car for his punt, like I said things my appear to be differnt on the track than what the fans see, but this to me looked a little to obviose. Which brings me to my next view, as Terry and crew got the whole show over by 10:30, and my hats off to them for this, again Im not familiar with the safety rules for acidents at the track but the wreckers need to be a little more in a hurry to get to the wreck, and get it cleaned up, there were times the cars just sat on the track for minutes while no wreckers even moved to go get them. One big ,big suggestion is...with a half mile track, the fire trucks need to be apart and not together on the front stretch, just a little safety concern her, they need to put a opening in right before turn 3 or keep one truck on the front strech and one at the back stretch opening, if they were to have a bad fire in three, the time for both fire trucks to get to 3 or 4 would be costly, anyone remember the big crash on the front straight during a TIDA race years back and all three cars erupted in a big fire, all you could see were the drivers fighting to get unbuckled and out of the car in all the flames,it was fortionate that it happend right in front of the fire truck and they were there instantly, what would have happend if the same would have happened in turn 3, very costly, for man and machine. I hope Terry and crew look at these slight possible improvements as not complaints but ways to make the show safer and faster on clean ups and safety. I see great things to come at SAS, just a little view from the stands and what was noticed from others in the stands. For a first night and a new start I thought it was a great show, I personal still think 20 dollars is still a little steep to get in the stands, but by the packed stands, it must not be that steep, hope the weekley show prices come down and get more fans in the stands on a weekly basis, allways thought 8 dollars to get in and fill the stand is better than $12 with 1/4 of the stands full. Again hats off to Terry and crew for a great night of racing. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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