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  • racemak
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    Originally posted by featurewinner View Post
    Safety over blocking a fan's view for a split second is okay in my book.
    OK in my book too. Never thought of using the water truck as back-up for the safety crew. That's why John Bores is a promotor and I'm a fan.

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  • Jay72c
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    Great racing Friday. Hard to beat the value of a local show at Attica.

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  • featurewinner
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    It was said that when another track in the country (not 100% sure which track, so I'm not going to throw out a name) had a very bad fire on a wreck a few years ago and the fire team was not properly equipped that John Bores the promoter at Attica would always leave a water truck in the infield for back up support if the fire team's equipment ran out of fire extinguisher liquid or foam. Not for sure that is accurate but I have seen the track crew at Attica put a hose & nozzle on the side of the truck in the past, so I bet this to be true. Safety over blocking a fan's view for a split second is okay in my book.

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  • racemak
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    I viewed the video and saw the contact between Brubaker and Martin. I know how I missed it. My view was blocked by the water truck parked in the infield. The cars disappeared behind it at the moment of contact. My vantage point for the last few years has been from the first section on the turn 4 side of the flagstand. I wonder why ARP always parks a water truck under the scoreboard. This is the first time it blocked my view of something important. Rain blocked everybody's view at Fremont last nite. Summbitch!

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  • JK47
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    I ventured over to Attica last night and the racing was fantastic. The 3 features were all excellent. I felt bad for Martin as he was clearly the guy to beat but that was ruined by the 35. I also felt bad for Kyle Moore in the late model feature as he also had th car to beat until Missler bobbled and hit him in the right front and broke the upper. Weaver was the class of the field in 305's and was able to seal the deal. 3rd time I've been to Attica this year and I can say they are the best at not wasting time and giving the fans a good quality show for their money.

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  • Jaybo777
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    Let me add or second what sprint14 says...I want to commend Attica as often as I can. They have a great crew and spent about 6 less hours than Mansfield did getting a track race ready(way less rain as well i know). Week in , week out best of the best. It makes it damn near impossible for me to venture other places and sucks when I see so few in the stands. Top notch talent in all divisions, I just cant understand how it isn't standing room only every single week. Most times there are three seperate grooves of racing. On a side note they have the worst 50/50 ever since the one lady retired. Theres the only negative. Lucky to see him flash by once a night.

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  • Jaybo777
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    They had delay and started on time!

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  • GTigers55
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    What's astounding to me is they apologized profusely for a twenty minute delay in starting the show after the rain. Hot laps started about 30 minutes after it was scheduled at 7:10 and racing was done by 11:15. There's a lot of tracks who start 20 minutes late when it's beautiful outside.

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  • Sprint14
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    I would probably make an argument for Attica bwibb one of the best race tracks in the country because of instances last night. They run one of if not the most efficient programs in the country, the track conditions are always in good condition, concessions are resonably priced, car counts are always good. I always try to make the two hour drive up from Columbus to see a show but unfortunately I am not able to make it maybe 4-5 times a year. Sometimes I wish I lived closer

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  • GTigers55
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    The crowd was about what I'd expect for as crappy as a forecast as it was. Most people don't want to go sit in the rain to do much of anything. If it was any track but Attica I would not have gone last night but I knew they are good with prep and will get the show done in a reasonable amount of time.

    I 100% agree with the fact that a LOT of drivers pinch others off the backstretch banking. It's probably the most common move to make a pass at Attica in the straights. You can either brake, go over the banking, or hold tight to your line and hope you don't make contact. Martin seemed to have chose the latter and it was just a racing deal. No doubt there was contact made you could see Stu's car hop during the race. Just don't think it was intentional.

    Also side note: Raceway 7 also got their race in this weekend.

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  • mudinmybeer
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    The wind coming hard out of the north-east is why the sprints had problems in turn 4. The cushion was all blown off just before the caution light/track entrance and wind gust were pushing them up the track.. Brubaker clearly ran brock martins front left wheel over causing him to flip.Not sure who didn't hold the line but cars seem to get cut off on the back stretch all the time coming out of turn 2. Looks like martin didn't want to get forced off the track and brubaker slid right up over his front wheel.

    The fans need to support attica's effort to race at all cost. Fans should be ashamed to not go with %30 scattered rain. Most fans don't know how to understand a weather forecast. Maybe the tracks need to put more weather forecast understanding information out there for the fans. Ive seen people with weather apps on there phone and it looks like a hurricane is coming almost every time. At the end of the day most tracks aren't running if they feel like they aren't going to get the show in. Plus is a rain check really that bad at tracks that honor them till seasons end??

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  • GTigers55
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    Catfish had a hell of a race, if it wasn't for Martin and Brubaker slipping under him on that restart he may have very well held on to win that race. Put on a good show for sure. Seemed like the best quality field of purely local drivers I've seen in quite a while. Out of the top 6 drivers, all of them except for Jordan Ryan has had a win this year already.

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  • staggerman
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    Guess let’s see the video, in my eyes Brubaker took Martin out with contact drifting up the backstretch. It was hard racing but Brubaker didn’t hold his line.

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  • racemak
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    On the Brock Martin flip......He hit one of the tractor tires in turns 3 & 4 then did end over ends comming out of 2. I believe he damaged the car hitting the tire, then something on the car failed. Good run for Jordan Ryan last nite. He's going to get a feature win at ARP sooner than later. I really didn't expect him to hold off DJ Foos and Brubaker for 30 laps. Those two really pounced on him at the same time. Exciting!

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  • RRacer70
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    They are saying the die hard race fans have died out, what we have these days are the fair weather fans. All the social media weather apps says warning warning storm ahead and then fans dont go. Often the weather is good and doesnt rain. The track needs the fans to pay the purses.
    Now tracks are cancelling cause of threats of rain because the fans wont come. The ones that tried to race cause of adverse conditions got hurt due to attendance sadly lacking.
    WCS had good races last Sat. but the crowd was way down. WCS and Attica tried but were not supported by the fans.

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