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  • Pretty sure I saw this lady do the same thing last year. Told the announcer he was #1 when he asked her to get away from the fence. Same outcome that night as well. There was also a kid in her group of people throwing rocks onto the track which I thought was fantastic

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    • Those are the people that give the tracks a bad name and discourage family groups from coming back and also senior citizens. People want to go where they feel safe.
      I would have no problems if tracks would escort them out the gates.
      WCS usually does not have that problem on a regular basis.
      Been to tracks where folks got mad then trashed the bathrooms or other things.

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      • Mini stocks are often driven by children. When there's a crash, or a small disagreement, their mothers go crazy. Maternal instincts make them lose all ability to reason. Because they have never been held accountable for their actions in their entire life, millenial moms are prone to bad behavior. So are their offspring. Racing was better back when the women and their children stayed home.

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        • Racing was not better when women and children stayed home. They just had manners then.
          You just have certain groups of folks that cause issues it seems, Unfortunately.

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          • I guess I would be lumped into the millennial generation & I get sick and tired when I hear people of older generations constantly say we have never been held accountable, never worked hard, always got a trophy, and the ultimate insult don't know how to raise kids.

            1. I have been held accountable and disciplined my whole life, and I have seen others my age have the same done to them. 2. I have been working since 8yrs old when I would cut grass or shovel snow for people in my neighborhood to make money & I wasn't the only kid doing it. 3. I never received a trophy in any sport even the 2-8 football season. And why do you blame our generation for this? Wouldn't it be on the previous generation or generation before who couldn't handle having a conversation with their child on how to deal with failure so you just gave them a trophy to shut them up?

            Finally I have taken my 2yr old son to about 20+ races now and have actually received compliments with how well behaved he is. I used to work at a hockey rink as a teenager and had to deal with mother's from the generation and they acted the same way as millennial mother's do, and mother's from 1950, 1900, and 1800 which is full on grizzly bear when someone touches their cub.

            Ok end of rant. Sometimes it gets old when you get put into a group that constantly gets blamed for society's issues. Although that has been handed down for generations as well. Every generation seems to think they are better than the next one for some reason

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            • A two year old should not be at a speedway. Nice rant.

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              • By groups I was not referring to millenials. We have lots of millenials at races no problem with them at all. By groups I mean you a have troublemaker who seems to attract a few more of them then when they have more than one of them they seem to form a little group they stir up trouble as the group. Seen a few groups escorted out of tracks.

                Seems they have to have backup unless we are talking about the one individual who becomes intoxicated and just becomes obnoxious.

                You have some of these in every generation.

                Yes I do remember some of the mini wedge group being disruptive to the race program in years past.

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                • Nice reply. I'm the parent and he can go wherever I want to take him. Attica, Eldora, Fremont, Wayne County, Waynesfield, and Atomic seem to have no problem with letting him in. My parents apparently had no issue with taking me when I was 2 as well.

                  He sits on the bench next to me and watches the cars, eats a hot dog, or plays with his cars on the bench between races. He has ear protection & glasses to protect his eyes. Finally he does not run around anywhere or goes near the fence. So really do not see a reason as to why a 2 year old can't go to the race track.

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                  • Originally posted by Sprint14 View Post
                    Nice reply. I'm the parent and he can go wherever I want to take him. Attica, Eldora, Fremont, Wayne County, Waynesfield, and Atomic seem to have no problem with letting him in. My parents apparently had no issue with taking me when I was 2 as well.

                    He sits on the bench next to me and watches the cars, eats a hot dog, or plays with his cars on the bench between races. He has ear protection & glasses to protect his eyes. Finally he does not run around anywhere or goes near the fence. So really do not see a reason as to why a 2 year old can't go to the race track.
                    I would rather have your 2 year old sitting next to me rather than the obnoxious ones that seem to think they are in a bar. Abusive language, drinking and cussing, spitting tobacco juice on the bleachers, while rooting cousin Billy Bob on to a 18th place finish in the thunder car feature. Or better yet, like the guy who came up just before the feature event at Montpelier last Tuesday night and stood in front of me. When I asked him if he could please sit down so we could all see, his response was this race will be exciting and if you want to see it you better stand. About lap 3 a properly flipped up dirt clod from the cushion caught Mr. NASCAR in the murphy's. Amazing. He didn't stand up until it was time to leave. The good Lord works in mysterious ways some times.

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                    • Originally posted by Mud Packer View Post

                      I would rather have your 2 year old sitting next to me rather than the obnoxious ones that seem to think they are in a bar. Abusive language, drinking and cussing, spitting tobacco juice on the bleachers, while rooting cousin Billy Bob on to a 18th place finish in the thunder car feature. Or better yet, like the guy who came up just before the feature event at Montpelier last Tuesday night and stood in front of me. When I asked him if he could please sit down so we could all see, his response was this race will be exciting and if you want to see it you better stand. About lap 3 a properly flipped up dirt clod from the cushion caught Mr. NASCAR in the murphy's. Amazing. He didn't stand up until it was time to leave. The good Lord works in mysterious ways some times.
                      That's absolutely awesome!!! That is my one gripe with montpelier, someone could stand in front of stands and just about block the track for the people in the top row. Just not near enough seating there for big shows. Good and racy track though would like to go back.
                      2019 Race Counter: 8
                      Attica (3), Butler (1), Fremont (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Wayne Co. (1)

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                      • Originally posted by GTigers55 View Post

                        That's absolutely awesome!!! That is my one gripe with montpelier, someone could stand in front of stands and just about block the track for the people in the top row. Just not near enough seating there for big shows. Good and racy track though would like to go back.
                        In talking to a friend of mine who is a staff member there, Montpelier is working on adding more seats. It kinda depends on another track getting the new seating that they purchased installed and the old ones taken out. Hopefully they can get that accomplished soon.

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                        • Originally posted by racemak View Post
                          Mini stocks are often driven by children. When there's a crash, or a small disagreement, their mothers go crazy. Maternal instincts make them lose all ability to reason. Because they have never been held accountable for their actions in their entire life, millenial moms are prone to bad behavior. So are their offspring. Racing was better back when the women and their children stayed home.
                          Interesting point of view. I enjoy my racing without bitter old men around.

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                          • My parents took me when I was a baby.
                            I had other kids we sat with.
                            They never had a problem with me.
                            I was thrilled to meet the drivers when dad took me to see the cars.
                            They would have blankets for me to go to sleep if it was late.
                            We took our children when young. They had their cars, flags and each other and other children.
                            Our only issue was they loved to go to the souvenir stands and concession stands more than I wanted them to. The bathroom trips where you hurried them up before the features.
                            They enjoyed the nights the tracks had kid activities.
                            Yes would rather sit by some kids than the drunk who vomits in the bleachers.

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                            • Weekend Highlights

                              - It's Dream time at Eldora Speedway. The massive Late model event drawing drivers from around the country kicks off on Thursday night, with racing action on Friday night as well. Black Sunshine, more commonly known as Scott Bloomquist, pulled off the victory for $100k on Saturday last year and is surely a threat to repeat. Last years Saturday night finale saw a field of 70+ of the best super late model drivers in the country sign in and compete for the prize. The 24th annual Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora should prove to be an exciting weekend to camp and enjoy the fine amenities that Eldora has to offer.

                              - The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series takes on a pair of bullrings this weekend across 2 states. Friday night they'll contest at the always exciting venue of Limaland Motorsports Park. With general admission at only $12 for this event, the value is there for a great program. This will be the BOSS Non wings only appearance at the Lima Ohio 1/4 mile this season. Saturday night they pay a visit to the tiny Montpelier Motor Speedway in Indiana for their first of two visits to the track this season. The tiny bullring should provide some fantastic action for those in the area. Be aware if you're coming from NW Ohio there is some construction on 469 around Fort Wayne although it shouldn't be of too much of a delay.

                              - The newly revived Jackson County Speedway welcomes back the Super Late Models for the first time since the track has reopened it's gates. A handful of southern Ohio drivers have already to committed to running this event and the track has been well reviewed in it's rebirth although I've never been there myself. With Most local tracks off for the weekend for the Dream a solid crop of AMRA/UMP late models in southeastern Ohio should be on hand.

                              - The 305s return to Atomic speedway to accompany the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association 410 sprints. A good field of open wheel cars in all 4 divisions can be expected at the high banked clay oval. Danny Smith narrowly leads Bryan Nuckles by 4 points for the Atomic track championship, and looks to extend that lead this weekend.

                              - Sharon Speedway is bringing in the ULMS late models to put on a show on the icy 3/8th mile oval. A variety of drivers who don't run in the area often will likely follow the ULMS tour into Ohio and offers a rare glimpse of some of the talented Pennsylvania Late Model drivers. Paired with Big Block Modifieds, the event should be an exciting one for those in the area.

                              - Pairing with Waynesfield this weekend to garner support for the division, Attica welcomes back the mini sprints for the first time in a long time. Attica will have an all open wheel show consisting of the FAST 410 sprints, FAST 305 sprints, and mini sprints. The night is also mid-season championship night at the track hosting "Ohio's Finest Racing" making it a double points (track) event. With only 3 points separating the top 3 drivers in the 410s the event can make or break the points race. Currently, Byron Reed Leads second place cap Henry by 2 points, and Stuart Brubaker by 3. Much of the same can be said for the 305 sprint cars. Only 33 marks separate the top 6 drivers in points. John Ivy leads the 305 points, with Paul Weaver 4 points back and Kyle Capodice merely 8 points back.
                              • June 7th
                                • Eldora Speedway – Late Model Dream
                              • June 8th
                                • Attica Raceway Park – FAST 410 Sprints, FAST 305 Sprints, Mini Sprints
                                • Deerfield Speedway – Jr. Sportsman, Jr. Sprints, 270 Micros, Modlites, 600 Micros, Chargers, Classics
                                • Eldora Speedway – Late Model Dream
                                • Jackson Co. Speedway – Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Compacts, Enduro
                                • Limaland Motorsports Park – BOSS Non Wing Sprints, Modifieds, Stocks
                                • Moler Raceway Park – Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Compacts
                                • Raceway 7 – Crate Late Models, E-Modifieds, Stocks, Econo Modifieds, Compacts
                                • 250 Speedway – Modifieds, Stocks, Compacts, Wedges
                              • June 9th
                                • Atomic Speedway – OVSCA Sprints, OTSCS 305 Sprints, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds
                                • Brushcreek Motorsports Complex – Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Legends, Enduro-X (MX style Enduro)
                                • Deerfield Speedway – Compacts, Enduro
                                • Eldora Speedway – Late Model Dream
                                • Fremont Speedway – 410 Sprints, 305 Sprints, Trucks, Crate Late Models
                                • Midway Speedway – Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Modlites, Stocks, Compacts
                                • Oakshade Raceway – Late Models, Sportsmans, Stocks, Compacts
                                • Portsmouth Raceway Park – Late Models, Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Sport Modifieds
                                • Sharon Speedway – ULMS Late Models, Big Block Modifieds, E-Modifieds
                                • Waynesfield Raceway Park – Non Wing Sprints, Mini Sprints, Trucks, Compacts
                                • Wayne County Speedway – 410 Sprints, Late Models, Stocks, Compacts
                                • 35 Raceway Park – Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Modlites, Stocks, Compacts, 4cyl Stocks, Enduro
                              • June 10th
                                • Atomic Speedway – Demo Derby, Enduro

                              Last edited by GTigers55; June 7th, 2018, 04:10 PM.
                              2019 Race Counter: 8
                              Attica (3), Butler (1), Fremont (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Wayne Co. (1)

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                              • Good work as always, GT. Now I know that Sharon has big blocks and ULMS lates. Dave Hess and Max Blair are likely to be there and maybe Chub Frank now that he intends to race closer to home. With the ASCoC in New York for 3 races, maybe Jac will be at WCS again. My racing buddies are living the DREAM this weekend including Monster Cup at MIS on Sunday. Too rich for me. I'm at Attica as always on Friday. Saturday, probably Fremont.

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