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  • Yeah. I thought the author made sprint car and dirt track fans seem like back woods hillbillies. Pissed me off more than anything.

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    • Yes sadly they seemed to use pictures that were not the best of fans and made it seem like it it was all rednecks that went.
      Though a few nice car pics.

      Also felt it was unnecessary to mention Ward.

      She seemed more impressed to be with Tony and have wine.
      Then comments had drunks who went to see crashes.
      Some positive positives would have been nice..

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      • Looks like $99.95 @ year or $6.99 @ month.

        https://lucasoilracing.tv/help/faq/?set=1&id=5

        Just Saturday is being broadcast.

        https://lucasoilracing.tv/schedule

        They run a lot of the races for Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models.

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        • Thanks
          Saw you need to get the 99.95 to see DTWC.

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          • Very interesting. Good work, GT. If I interpret the chart correctly: Donny Schatz competed in 7 Ohio races, won 5 and never finished out of the top 5. That's impressive. Maybe its time for him to go latemodel racing more often. Although highly unlikely, it would be facinating if he did double duty at the upcomming World Finals.

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            • Originally posted by racemak View Post
              Very interesting. Good work, GT. If I interpret the chart correctly: Donny Schatz competed in 7 Ohio races, won 5 and never finished out of the top 5. That's impressive. Maybe its time for him to go latemodel racing more often. Although highly unlikely, it would be facinating if he did double duty at the upcomming World Finals.
              Its not unlikely. He's done it each of the past few seasons.

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              • Originally posted by racemak View Post
                Very interesting. Good work, GT. If I interpret the chart correctly: Donny Schatz competed in 7 Ohio races, won 5 and never finished out of the top 5. That's impressive. Maybe its time for him to go latemodel racing more often. Although highly unlikely, it would be facinating if he did double duty at the upcomming World Finals.
                Mostly, he competed in 8 Ohio races all at Eldora, but did not place in the top 10 in one of the events. He had 5 wins, a 2nd place finish, a 3rd place finish, and 13th place finish.
                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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                • Since Stewart owns his car the appearances at Eldora makes sense.

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                  • Anybody going to Portsmouth should eat at the Scioto Ribber. They serve real wood fired BBQ, with great sauce in a very casual atmosphere. I went to the DTWC in 2016 (or maybe 2015) and rooted for Drown and Markham. I'm pretty sure Markham isn't racing at the DTWC this year because he is selling both cars. I predict Markham Racing will switch to Kriptonite in 2019. Thanks for the season of Weekend Outlooks, GT.

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                    • Originally posted by RRacer70 View Post
                      Since Stewart owns his car the appearances at Eldora makes sense.
                      That and all 8 of the races were World Of Outlaws races. Wish some of those shows would disperse to other well deserving tracks within the state...
                      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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                      • I think you are up against the political machine.
                        WCS has tried to get a show and always been refused the sprint show but they give them the late models.

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                        • Originally posted by GTigers55 View Post

                          That and all 8 of the races were World Of Outlaws races. Wish some of those shows would disperse to other well deserving tracks within the state...
                          I agree that it would be nice to see more WoO races in Ohio, but taking them away from Eldora I am not in favor of that move at all. Eldora is one of the best facilities in the county and not just in Ohio along with Eldora has been with the WoO from the beginning when many others didn't want to put up that kind of money.

                          I realize your a younger guy, but a lot of history has been made at Eldora with the WoO and the two go hand-in-hand along with each has grown with each other as well.

                          Now if the WoO could get 12 dates in Ohio I would be fine with it of adding a race at Wayne County, Atomic, another race at Attica, and possibly even Mansfield if they get the boulder situation fixed. Some will say you don't want to over-saturate a good thing, but for example California has 13 dates and don't even have to many 410's there. Pennsylvania has 12 races which they should since they are one of the biggest hot beds for 410 sprint car racing. Ohio should be on par with those states for getting WoO dates.

                          Got to remember a lot of those dates at Eldora are double shows, and even a triple show with the Kings Royal weekend. They are only in Ohio for 4 weekends and two of those are one day shows. I remember as a kid seemingly going to Eldora every couple of weeks to watch these shows.

                          Originally posted by RRacer70 View Post
                          I think you are up against the political machine.
                          WCS has tried to get a show and always been refused the sprint show but they give them the late models.
                          As for the points deal good write-up, but think this point system is a little flawed at times.

                          Competition should matter (IMO) and just because you win local regular races shouldn't count the same as a bigger event and I believe bigger shows should either get more points or scored differently. It reminds me of a late model driver winning all the local shows, but then when the big boys come to town he either doesn't show up, goes some place else, or seems to always fall out for mechanical issues while running in the back.

                          Originally posted by RRacer70 View Post
                          I think you are up against the political machine.
                          WCS has tried to get a show and always been refused the sprint show but they give them the late models.
                          Like anything else I am betting other circumstances play into it as well. Seating capacity is becoming a issue at some tracks and wanting to have the WoO's along with everything else that goes wiht it. Timing of wanting a race, who else is racing in that area, what other tracks want a event, etc...

                          Really wish some Ohio tracks would take the lead from PA tracks that have really improved their facilities whether it be on the track, in the pits, or on the property which includes seats and seating capacity. It is amazing what some of those tracks have done in the last couple of years where it seems the Ohio tracks are just keep doing the same with little upgrades here and there. Maybe them having almost double the schedule helps with starting earlier and ending later helps as well.

                          As for the late models a lot easier to get a LM race because of "competition" of having two national series and not having the travel schedule that the sprint cars have of going all across the country a couple times a year.
                          2019 Race Counter: 23
                          Tracks: Attica (5), Bubba (3), Eldora (5), Fremont (1), Mansfield (1), Sharon (1), Volusia (4), Waynesfield (1), Wayne County (2).
                          DirtVision: 24.
                          Speedshift: 29.
                          Rain: Way to many to even count already!!

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                          • Saw Hilltop is cancelled for today and plan on running race tomorrow Sunday at starting gates open 11 am.

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                            • Originally posted by DirtRacer42 View Post
                              As for the points deal good write-up, but think this point system is a little flawed at times.

                              Competition should matter (IMO) and just because you win local regular races shouldn't count the same as a bigger event and I believe bigger shows should either get more points or scored differently. It reminds me of a late model driver winning all the local shows, but then when the big boys come to town he either doesn't show up, goes some place else, or seems to always fall out for mechanical issues while running in the back.
                              Out of 25 drivers there are 13 drivers who race primarily within Ohio. There are 5 all stars within the top 20, 1 outlaw driver, and 1 invader who does quite a bit of racing in Ohio. I think that kind of disproves your point since drivers who only race maybe a half of the possible events in Ohio still end up in the top 20. You don't just luck into 10 + top 10's in a season or a win. There are a few outliers extremely low in the points who may have gotten one top 10 due to low car counts or lots of wreckage, but the cream rises to the top still IMO. I'd be hard pressed to bet against the top 4 in points at any race they are at.

                              Also, this is just a for fun project I do. It's not like it pays anything or has any prestige. I bet 99.9 % of drivers in the list will never even see it. If you think you can do better feel free to compile the stats and make a points system the way you think it should be made.

                              Just a summary of the top 10 (Reed/Ryan tied for 10th)
                              Cap Henry - 4th in Points at Both Fremont and Attica, 2nd in points in FAST, GLDN winner at Mansfield
                              Tim Shaffer - Won 6 events at 4 tracks (tied for most wins) including SCWC at Mansfield, Jim Ford at Fremont, Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County, and Night one of Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica
                              Craig Mintz - Fremont track champion, FAST Champion, third in points at Attica. Did not travel around as much as some other drivers.
                              Cole Duncan - 6 time winner at Atomic Speedway, tied with Shaffer for most wins... I believe he ran most of speedweek
                              Danny Smith - Atomic Track Champion for back to back years, played the bridesmaid in a whole lot of races at Atomic this year, hall of famer
                              Lee Jacobs - Took home 4th in the Kings Royal after starting midpack, traveled a lot within the state and competed in a lot of the larger events
                              Stuart Brubaker - Attica Track Champion, 2nd in Fremont Points, 3rd in FAST points
                              Carson Macedo - 2nd in ASCoC points
                              Aaron Reutzel - ASCoC champion and rookie of the year, won an outlaw show this year as well
                              Byron Reed - One of the top 3 northwest Ohio sprint car drivers in history, 2nd in Attica Points
                              Jordan Ryan - Wayne County Track Champion, 6th in points at Attica


                              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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                              • I'm reluctant to be critical of GT's point system because I don't have a better one. I suppose the drivers could be ranked by how much money they won. Tim Shaffer is the 2018 Ohio Dollar Champ. That was easy. If there's any insight to be gained from that observation its a shallow one. I accept GT's effort as the definitive top drivers list.
                                Last edited by racemak; October 21st, 2018, 07:49 AM.

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