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  • Glad when you are twitterless that someone gave info.
    It was a very sharp team.
    Enjoyed watching them.

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    • Weekend Highlights
      -Cancellations. Well, simply put most tracks shied away from running against Eldora's rescheduled World 100. Both Moler Raceway Park and Midway Speedway recently announced they were removing their dates on the 12th and 13th respectively. So, with the season winding down you've got two options in Ohio this weekend.

      -Eldora Speedway will host 2 nights for the world 100, Friday as prelim night #2 and Saturday night the big finale of the World 100. You can expect that most of the nation's best late model drivers in attendance and with the season winding down, probably even more invaders. One surprise entrant that will need a little help from mother nature is Donny Schatz. He filed an entry for the World 100 but will need a little help from Ma Nature to be able to make it to Eldora due to his WoO Sprint commitments. Having gotten the oppurtunity to go to the Eldora Dream this year I can definitely highly recommend attending going there for the World. Racing was fantastic and program was top notch. Top it off with WoO sprints and the season championship for the Eldora Mods and you've got one fantastic weekend of racing on tap.

      -Skyline Speedway will be running a rescheduled Late Model race as well, their "big one" so to speak. The Harvest 50 will be ran on Saturday the 13th and with many of the top drivers at Eldora the field is more open than ever for an upset winner adding his name to a list of world class drivers. With a full show of Mods, Sport Mods, and Compacts on tap this show will certainly prove to be a fantastic event for all. General admission will remain at their regular show price at $15 for their biggest event, which is pretty cool of them to do as well. If anyone is in the area and doesn't want to travel or spend the money required to go to Eldora, then this is the option for you.

      Weekend Plans
      -Going to go pick up new car from my parents this Sunday/Monday. Was looking into going to Eldora but I think I'm just gonna call it a season unless something pops up in late October that I could go to. Would love to go to the Tusky 50 but I'm getting my wisdom teeth pulled the day before soooo not sure if that's the best Idea.
      • October 12th
        • Eldora Speedway – Late Models (World 100)
      • October 13th
        • Eldora Speedway – Late Models (World 100)
        • Skyline Speedway – Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Mods Compacts (HARVEST 50)
      • October 14th
        • Eldora Speedway – WoO Sprints, Modifieds

      2019 Race Counter: 27
      Attica (10), Fremont (6), Wayne Co. (2), Waynesfield (2), Butler (2), Gas City (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Mansfield (1), Eldora (1)

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      • So where does Kemenah land? The 3G? Family team? Other?
        TweetTweet - TheAMain

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        • According to a FB post from Cindy Norman the 3G is done.

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          • Going to be a little colder for this weekend.

            As always, nice job.

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            • Last weekend in October, think the 28th, Florence Speedway they have fall 50. Always heard it's a good race

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              • Looks like Eldora WoO will be my last blast of the year. It will interesting to see if many DLM fans will stick around.

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                • How many WOO fans come early to see a great show at the World 100? Both sides could maybe get impressed with each others racing style.

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                  • Is there a special ticket price to see both shows?
                    That would be the deal.

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                    • Not Ohio but Lernerville has the Steel City Stampede this weekend. I’m not sure on every division that’s there but it’s pretty much all of them and there’s a ton of cars and racing for the weekend. Something for everyone

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                      • Originally posted by Hot Dog View Post
                        Not Ohio but Lernerville has the Steel City Stampede this weekend. I’m not sure on every division that’s there but it’s pretty much all of them and there’s a ton of cars and racing for the weekend. Something for everyone
                        That's where ill be all weekend. 3k to win 410s, 3k super lates, 3k big block mods, 2k rush crate latemodels,+ $175 non qualifier race, 1k to win ump e-mods,$800 rush modifieds, $800 rush 305 wingless sprints, 1k to win street stocks, $800 winged 305s, $500 to win econo mods, $500 to win 4 cylinders, $600 to win 270 micro sprints, and a 100 lap enduro Saturday after races. Heat races are Friday and all bmains and features Saturday. $25 to get in Saturday for 12 features, 1 non qualifier, and 100 lap enduro!!! Cant beat the price for a unique show like this. I get Eldora has the world 100 but I went to the firecracker, dirt million, and the lucas oil shows around the 4th of july. And I went to the doty and silver cup for the sprints. I go to this event every year and its one of a kind.

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                        • Sharon is the only of the 5 tracks which I did not include in last years counts. Out of the four returning from last year, Fremont stayed the same while each remaining track lost a few cars on average. Attica lost an average of 2 cars, Atomic last an average of 3 cars, and Wayne Co. lost an average of 6 cars a race. Sharon with their resurgence of the Super Six series coupled with their 3 All Star shows saw a very high car count of 36 on an average, and also held the lowest "low" Count of the season. Most of the highest car counts occurred during Speedweek, with the exception of Fremont for reasons which have been beaten to death. Fremont's high count was achieved during the Jim Ford Classic. The All Star shows at these 5 tracks averaged at least 40 cars a show. Fremont only had one race get in that was not a FAST show. I'll be releasing a series based list shortly after the race Sunday.
                          Unsanctioned FAST,OSCS,OVSCA,BOSS ASCoC & WoO ALL RACES
                          Track Avg Car Count # of Races Avg Car Count # of Races Avg Car Count # of Races Avg Car Count # of Races Low Count High Count
                          Attica 35 2 28 5 43 6 36 13 21 (6/1) 56 (6/15)
                          Sharon 29 4 39 1 44 3 36 8 28 (6/30) 48 (6/19)
                          Atomic 28 7 24 6 44 2 29 15 12 (4/21) 47 (6/23)
                          Fremont 21 1 26 9 N/A 0 26 10 19 (8/4) 39 (9/15)
                          Wayne County 19 6 24 4 40 3 25 13 14 (8/4) 52 (6/18)
                          2019 Race Counter: 27
                          Attica (10), Fremont (6), Wayne Co. (2), Waynesfield (2), Butler (2), Gas City (2), Lawrenceburg (1), Mansfield (1), Eldora (1)

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                          • Attica had only two unsanctioned races, Fremont had one. Blame the weatherman for that. The resulting averages are based on too small of a sample size to be useful. I really don't consider FAST shows at either track to be sanctioned events and the average car count of those events might be more meaningful. In all types of racing, there are fewer cars than there used to be and every year a few more teams quit the sport. Car culture is dying. Look at the crowd at just about any race. Its mostly old white guys like me. When we're gone, probably so is racing. Robot racecars might be the future of the sport. Computer controled electric sprint cars? Who knows?

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                            • WCS lost some regulars to OVSCS and a few drivers only raced one time as they said car sitting at home cause of jobs, family, money.
                              Fremont and WCS were up against a lot of other Sat tracks this year with Atomic and Sharon concentrating on sprint division this year plus lots of specials with PPMS and a few more southern Ohio running sprint events.
                              Only so many cars to split among the tracks.
                              Attica had the least competition so it made sense they would have more sprint count especially if most of their shows were specials. I think their car count would drop if there were a few more sprint tracks on Friday.
                              I think Attica figured it out they did better with specials and charging more gate money did not cut the crowd.
                              Weather was a huge factor this year. It kept both cars and drivers away plus fans.
                              I did notice at WCS on good nights there was more under 30 crowd then in previous years. Also saw more non whites at track in both stands and pits which changes the mix. WCS also had Amish families in attendance watching races. 2 cars had Amish sponsors.
                              This may be where some new sponsor money will come from.

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                              • Eldora averaged around 43/44?
                                2019 Race Counter: 3
                                Port Royal (1); Attica (1); Waynesfield (1)

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