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  • #76
    Living within a mile of Thorsport's race shop, I'm very familiar with Rico's truck career. I don't recall Rico ever doing any open wheel pavement racing. If Rico was at Toledo for Silver Crown race in May it would certainly make the event more interesting. Thorsport's move to Ford makes me very happy. Sandusky is a Ford/GM town even though the biggest American flag in Erie county flies over the Toyota dealership.

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    • #77
      Danny Smith posted on Twitter that Dale has a ride. When asked who he was driving for he said it is top secret. We will see when something official comes out I guess. I

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      • #78
        Danny does like to screw with people though too. Who knows would be cool to see Dale just running some shows back in Ohio if nothing else.
        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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        • #79
          Heard he's in Danny's other car

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          • #80
            Originally posted by RYAN5R View Post
            Heard he's in Danny's other car
            Hm. Well yeah Ferall ran it last year so that'd be cool to see Dale in.
            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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            • #81
              Originally posted by ryan5r View Post
              heard he's in danny's other car
              lmao
              2019 RACE COUNTER: 39

              Volusia - 4, Bubba - 3, Lincoln - 1, Williams Grove - 2, Port Royal - 2, Attica - 7, Waynesfield - 2, Virginia - 1, Eldora - 4, Fremont - 3, Mansfield - 1, Outlaw - 1, Stateline - 1, Weedsport - 1, Atomic - 1, Wayne County - 3, Muskingum - 1, Sharon - 1

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              • #82
                Will Drown, Markham, and the other Wayne County latemodels switch to Hilltop?

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                • #83
                  No

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                  • #84
                    What is the purse of both tracks for these divisions?

                    Comes down to about three things ... competition, purse/to win, and distance.

                    Here is Attica purse ... Glad to see it a little better, but would like to see it 1,500 to win and 200 to start, but again I am not paying the purse besides going to these events.
                    1 $1,200 $-
                    2 $700 $-
                    3 $500 $-
                    4 $400 $-
                    5 $325 $60
                    6 $275 $60
                    7 $250 $60
                    8 $225 $60
                    9 $200 $60
                    10 $180 $60
                    11 $160 $60
                    12 $160 $60
                    13 $160 $60
                    14 $160 $60
                    15 $160 $60
                    16 $160 $60
                    17 $160 $60
                    18 $160 $60
                    19 $160 $60
                    20 $160 $60
                    Total $5,855 $960
                    Tow Money $- $40

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                    • #85
                      HOLLY S--- I agree with EROC on this one it should be $1,500 to win and $200 to start, and paying the same money for 11th thru 20th is a disgrace why bother to run the whole race if you are in any of those positions.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by DERF View Post
                        HOLLY S--- I agree with EROC on this one it should be $1,500 to win and $200 to start, and paying the same money for 11th thru 20th is a disgrace why bother to run the whole race if you are in any of those positions.
                        I don't have the answer, but maybe they take that extra money from the B-Main and put it on the feature as well since they rarely have over 20-24 late models for normal shows.

                        Agree with the 200 and go up even if it is only 5-10 dollars per position so at least it feels like your making a little more money and as you said if your in 10th position on back you might as well pull it in the pits to save fuel, tires, and equipment for the next race event.

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                        • #87
                          I heard Hilltop was going to have a bigger weekly purse than Attica currently pays. Generally speaking, don't latemodels cost more to race than sprints?

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                          • #88
                            Looks like Atticas payoff is the same as last year's payoff at Hilltop.
                            Hilltop has not put out much info from looking at their website.
                            Maybe they will update soon cause i think their season starts in March.

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by racemak View Post
                              I heard Hilltop was going to have a bigger weekly purse than Attica currently pays. Generally speaking, don't latemodels cost more to race than sprints?
                              Will be interesting to see how the late model division works out at both places, but especially for Attica (at least for me) since I visit them more places than anywhere. They seem to struggle to get a full field for a lot of races or seemingly trying to get more late models to the track. Hoping the increase purse helps a little bit along with some of the bigger shows at the track as well.

                              Is Hilltop a UMP track? That could be a difference as well for some of the late models drivers/teams.

                              Not sure why a late model would cost more besides beating out sheet metal on panels or replacing them?

                              I mean a late model rarely flips over even though it seems to happen at Attica quite a few times for some reason and they don't have to worry as much for damaging the frames and other key components (wings, axles) that seem to happen on a sprint car on a regular basis.

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                              • #90
                                I read somewhere that a new Rocket chassis is $40,000. Isn't that a lot more than a sprint car? I suspect that a 410 motor has to be refreshed more often than a latemodel motor. Latemodel body parts get damaged whenever the car races. It probably costs more to constantly replace body parts than to occasionally replace a sprint car wing. Neither is cheap. How does anyone make money racing? Heck, how does anyone break even?

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