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  • There has been 2 occurences where all 4 tracks have been scheduled to race on the same night. The only one which all four raced was on June 2nd, an off night for all stars in between Lernerville and Bedford. A total of 91 cars entered across the 4 events with Sharon leading the way at 31. Wayne Co had 24, Fremont 21, Atomic 19. The other scheduled night was on May 5th and Atomic's OVSCA show had gotten rained out. Between the 3 remaining tracks, Sharon had 43 cars for their All Star race, Fremont had 26, and Wayne County had 21. A total of 90 cars competed between the three tracks that evening.

    As for my predictions on the counts this go around, assuming ma nature plays nice I'd expect a few more invaders from Indiana and drivers who don't race weekly in Ohio to sprout up for the $10k+ event at atomic. My grandfather actually knew Dean Knittle, not personally but had talked with him being their from around the same area. Hope the event goes well and this becomes a yearly occurence. They may not pay the best for weekly sprints but they have some good paying shows spruced in there.

    Atomic: 36
    Sharon: 25
    Wayne Co: 22
    Fremont: 22
    Total: 105
    2019 Race Counter: 18
    Attica (7), Fremont (4), Wayne Co. (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Butler (1), Mansfield (1), Gas City (1), Waynesfield (1)

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    • Only able to do the summer sizzler at Waynesfield on the 3rd. Unfortunately, as much as I enjoy going to the races, the wife sometimes does not like the amount of times I go. With Kings Royal week & Knoxville on my horizon, the amount of other shows will probably be limited for me.

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      • Another splendid piece of motorsports journalism, GT. I have been anticipating this weekend at Attica & Fremont since last winter. Last year, Willie's Sales & Service gave me sponsor passes to their night at Fremont. I was there yesterday for chainsaw parts, but I didn't get any free tickets. I might have if I had asked. The folks at Willie's are race fans and great people. Stop and see their display at Fremont this Saturday.

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        • I’ll be at Raceway 7 and Stateline for the BRP Tour shows and then Sharon for the Lucas race. Try and squeeze some PA Speedweek on speedshifttv in there as well

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          • I'd be surprised if any of the 4 tracks get over 22 actual 410's

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            • WCS had 22 sprints signed in.
              What were other track counts?
              Andrew Palker took the win Then Jordan Ryan. Danny Mumaw and Dean Jacobs.

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              • Looks like 27 at Fremont, 28 at Sharon and 33 at Atomic. Great car counts for Ohio.
                2019 Race Counter: 18
                Attica (7), Fremont (4), Wayne Co. (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Butler (1), Mansfield (1), Gas City (1), Waynesfield (1)

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                • Originally posted by Motorhead View Post
                  I'd be surprised if any of the 4 tracks get over 22 actual 410's

                  All of them got 22 or more 🤷🏻*♂️
                  2019 Race Counter: 18
                  Attica (7), Fremont (4), Wayne Co. (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Butler (1), Mansfield (1), Gas City (1), Waynesfield (1)

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                  • 110 sprint cars at 4 tracks.
                    A healthy count.

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                    • Going to go to Mansfield Today. Stocking up on ice and water to go.

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                      • Originally posted by RRacer70 View Post
                        Going to go to Mansfield Today. Stocking up on ice and water to go.
                        Yep gonna be a hot one but should be a good race. Looking forward to seeing the mods at Mansfield too.
                        2019 Race Counter: 18
                        Attica (7), Fremont (4), Wayne Co. (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Butler (1), Mansfield (1), Gas City (1), Waynesfield (1)

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                        • Mods not what I expected. I thought more high caliber cars would be there like Strickler. The 8 of Kyle Strickler who is a gateway dirt car showed up so Im guessing he showed up for the promoter. This car has big connections seeing the pr out on it. Been to races that are the typical local type mods and then you have unlimited money car like Strickler show up and just doesnt seem like a race. Just seen several shows like that where they did a big $ show and he pops up. Nothing against him just hate seeing the regular series guys lose out the big $ shows.
                          I mentioned to friends there was your winner and they were like how. Well he already outspent them for the best.
                          They did a good job getting thru the feature without too many cautions.
                          My experience has been with mods that 15 minutes and one lap in type racing. So they got points for running the feature as quickly as it went.
                          But Ill not come back for their 2 day race as they are stand alone. Guess Im not down south enough to get into mods where they seem to have a huge following.
                          Lucas Oil had a good turnout of names. Surprised not more locals. Seemed all the locals came out of WCS to support the race.

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                          • Originally posted by RRacer70 View Post
                            Mods not what I expected. I thought more high caliber cars would be there like Strickler. The 8 of Kyle Strickler who is a gateway dirt car showed up so Im guessing he showed up for the promoter. This car has big connections seeing the pr out on it. Been to races that are the typical local type mods and then you have unlimited money car like Strickler show up and just doesnt seem like a race. Just seen several shows like that where they did a big $ show and he pops up. Nothing against him just hate seeing the regular series guys lose out the big $ shows.
                            I mentioned to friends there was your winner and they were like how. Well he already outspent them for the best.
                            They did a good job getting thru the feature without too many cautions.
                            My experience has been with mods that 15 minutes and one lap in type racing. So they got points for running the feature as quickly as it went.
                            But Ill not come back for their 2 day race as they are stand alone. Guess Im not down south enough to get into mods where they seem to have a huge following.
                            Lucas Oil had a good turnout of names. Surprised not more locals. Seemed all the locals came out of WCS to support the race.
                            More locals weren't there because our perennial top dogs didn't even make the feature... If you can't beat Drown or Markham at a local show you'd be hard pressed to go run a lucas oil event unless you're doing it for fun.
                            2019 Race Counter: 18
                            Attica (7), Fremont (4), Wayne Co. (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Butler (1), Mansfield (1), Gas City (1), Waynesfield (1)

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                            • There are several who just go for the chance and know they are not making the show but want that experience. Drown missed by a spot to transfer. He got a flat. Nice to see them come out. People were surprised that Moore made it.

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                              • Originally posted by RRacer70 View Post
                                There are several who just go for the chance and know they are not making the show but want that experience. Drown missed by a spot to transfer. He got a flat. Nice to see them come out. People were surprised that Moore made it.
                                Out of the locals to make it he wasn’t my first pick. He’s good and has some wins but still.

                                I was just explaining why a few of the guys don’t go. I’m sure there are some to that probably had to work Monday morning too.
                                2019 Race Counter: 18
                                Attica (7), Fremont (4), Wayne Co. (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Butler (1), Mansfield (1), Gas City (1), Waynesfield (1)

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