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Old 06-01-2016, 02:11 PM
 
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now THAT has to be impressive!!!
I've loved racing and airplanes since I was a small boy, 9 or so trips to Reno haven't changed that!

Like fuel dragsters it's something you need to experience 'live and in person', much like nothing quite prepares you for the ground shaking as a pair of fuelers come down the track there's nothing that prepares you for a Merlin boosted within millimeters of KERBLAMO! being trailed by a booming 28 cylinder Pratt & Whitney 4360 coming down that chute at Reno!

That and the proximity to Lake Tahoe can make for a very nice vacation.
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Old 06-01-2016, 02:47 PM
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I've loved racing and airplanes since I was a small boy, 9 or so trips to Reno haven't changed that!

Like fuel dragsters it's something you need to experience 'live and in person', much like nothing quite prepares you for the ground shaking as a pair of fuelers come down the track there's nothing that prepares you for a Merlin boosted within millimeters of KERBLAMO! being trailed by a booming 28 cylinder Pratt & Whitney 4360 coming down that chute at Reno!

That and the proximity to Lake Tahoe can make for a very nice vacation.
Or you can go to INDY in October to see air races at the brickyard.

Indianapolis | Red Bull Air Race
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Old 06-01-2016, 03:43 PM
 
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Or you can go to INDY in October to see air races at the brickyard.

Indianapolis | Red Bull Air Race
I've seen the Red Bull races on TV, pretty neat stuff, seems like a combination of aerobatic flying on a race course and I'd love to go back to the Indy museum in the infield . IIRC they had either a race or exhibition in NY harbor at one time.

What sets Reno apart for me is the Unlimiteds, for the most part WW II fighters that have found their way into the hands of and been tweaked by pure American hot rodding talent and the fact that there are multiple airplanes on the course during a race. There have also been some interesting one-off unlimiteds built to race including the smallest airframe its builders could place behind a Merlin (Tsunami, unfortunately lost on its way home from Reno due to a flap malfunction on final) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsunami_Racer and the Pond Racer, a twin boom Burt Rutan design powered by 2 turbocharged Nissan V-6s also lost to a crash https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaled...tes_Pond_Racer. Used to make a nice vacation trip for me as I'd spend Th, Fri, Sat, & Sun at the air races and then drive up to Lake Tahoe for a few nights.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:53 PM
 
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I've loved racing and airplanes since I was a small boy, 9 or so trips to Reno haven't changed that!

Like fuel dragsters it's something you need to experience 'live and in person', much like nothing quite prepares you for the ground shaking as a pair of fuelers come down the track there's nothing that prepares you for a Merlin boosted within millimeters of KERBLAMO! being trailed by a booming 28 cylinder Pratt & Whitney 4360 coming down that chute at Reno!

That and the proximity to Lake Tahoe can make for a very nice vacation.
another sight to behold is 40 midgets at a dirt track buzzing around sounding like an angry swarm of bees. and while it takes 40 of them to pound the ground like a single top fueler these days, it still gets the adrenaline pumping just the same.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:50 PM
 
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another sight to behold is 40 midgets at a dirt track buzzing around sounding like an angry swarm of bees. and while it takes 40 of them to pound the ground like a single top fueler these days, it still gets the adrenaline pumping just the same.
Yeah, while I enjoyed this year's Indy and was happy to see the stands full I'm old enough to remember the days when drivers drove dirt as well as asphalt, good stuff!. What got my adrenaline pumping was seeing Sammy Swindell at the old Flemington NJ track, no lift laps at around 145mph average. What I remember more than anything was the track appearing relatively smooth from the stands but walking it after the main it seemed about as smooth as a plowed field.

Race fans have it pretty good these days. The racing bug bit me early, when I was a kid I'd sit through 1:40 of Sumo wrestlers and tiddlywinks players to see 10 minutes of racing on Wide World of Sports.
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:29 PM
 
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Yeah, while I enjoyed this year's Indy and was happy to see the stands full I'm old enough to remember the days when drivers drove dirt as well as asphalt, good stuff!. What got my adrenaline pumping was seeing Sammy Swindell at the old Flemington NJ track, no lift laps at around 145mph average. What I remember more than anything was the track appearing relatively smooth from the stands but walking it after the main it seemed about as smooth as a plowed field.

Race fans have it pretty good these days. The racing bug bit me early, when I was a kid I'd sit through 1:40 of Sumo wrestlers and tiddlywinks players to see 10 minutes of racing on Wide World of Sports.
the first time i walked out on a a newly prepared dirt track, my foot sank down about 6 inches into the mud. great racing though, and oddly enough i do miss it though i first cut my teeth drag racing.
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Old 06-02-2016, 05:57 AM
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Yeah, while I enjoyed this year's Indy and was happy to see the stands full I'm old enough to remember the days when drivers drove dirt as well as asphalt, good stuff!. What got my adrenaline pumping was seeing Sammy Swindell at the old Flemington NJ track, no lift laps at around 145mph average. What I remember more than anything was the track appearing relatively smooth from the stands but walking it after the main it seemed about as smooth as a plowed field.

Race fans have it pretty good these days. The racing bug bit me early, when I was a kid I'd sit through 1:40 of Sumo wrestlers and tiddlywinks players to see 10 minutes of racing on Wide World of Sports.
I only remember the Word of Outlaws running Flemington Speedway one time and I was lucky enough like you to be there.

What I remember is the guys getting pushed off and flat footing around the track on their very first lap.
Those guys sure can drive.

Watch,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWTj1i7fALg



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RaV3wgXNdk
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:39 AM
 
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I only remember the Word of Outlaws running Flemington Speedway one time and I was lucky enough like you to be there.

What I remember is the guys getting pushed off and flat footing around the track on their very first lap.
Those guys sure can drive.

Watch,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWTj1i7fALg



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RaV3wgXNdk

WOW! I didn't know they'd only been there once. Correction after seeing the Wolfgang video, I know Swindell won the main the time I was there.

I know it was the first time I'd seen WOO and watching the first practice lap driven in anger was definitely a Holy Crap! moment for me.
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:12 PM
 
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The World of Outlaws were there 3 times:

1990 World of Outlaws Copenhagen-Skoal Shootout Sprint Car Series
Flemington Speedway, Flemington, New Jersey
Wednesday, May 30th, A Feature #20

Sammy Swindell returns to Flemington for the first time in seven years.

Autolite Pacesetter Qualifications:
1. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 16.374 / 137.297 MPH; 2. Keith Kauffman, Saucier-Strohpaul 20, 16.464; 3. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23S, 16.467; 4. Bobby Davis Jr., Luna 10, 146.488; 5. Mark Kinser, Kinser 5M, 16.555; 6. Sammy Swindell, Annett 1, 16.570; 7. Doug Wolfgang, Williams 8, 16.687; 8. Randy Wolfe, Wintermyer 5W, 16.775; 9. Joe Gaerte, Wimmer 7TW, 16.802; 10. Dave Blaney, Chupp 7C, 16.977; 11. Stevie Smith, Hamilton 77, 17.001; 12. Steve Beitler, Moore 21, 17.011; 13. Cris Eash, Eash 17E, 17.018; 14. Bobby Allen, Allen 1A, 17.130; 15. Glenn Fitzcharles, Kerr 26, 17.132; 16. Billy Pauch, Hyneman 126, 17.362; 17. Rob Hart, Hart 57, 17.500; 18. Dave Haight, Sterner 69, 17.571; 19. Kevin Frey, Kehan 97, 17.641; 20. Chuck Reinert, Anfuso 3, 17.747; 21. Mark Plummer, Plummer 22, 17.813; 22. Alan Hewitt, Hewitt 11X, 18.223; 23. Tom Bear, Bear 79, 19.611.

Bar’s Leaks Heat Race (8 Laps)
1. Doug Wolfgang, 2. Cris Eash, 3. Steve Kinser, 4. Billy Pauch, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. Bobby Davis Jr., 7. Kevin Frey, 8. Alan Hewitt

Advance Liquid Glass Heat Race
1. Stevie Smith, 2. Keith Kauffman, 3. Rob Hart, 4. Bobby Allen, 5. Mark Kinser, 6. Chuck Reinert, 7. Tom Bear, 8. Randy Wolfe

Third Heat Race
1. Glenn Fitzcharles, 2. Dave Haight, 3. Steve Beitler, 4. Sammy Swindell, 5. Joe Gaerte, 6. Frankie Kerr, 7. Mark Plummer

Trophy Dash (5 Laps)
1. Sammy Swindell, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Mark Kinser, 4. Keith Kauffman, 5. Joe Gaerte, 6. Doug Wolfgang

Sammy into the lead and the distance to lay claim for the Feature Pole.

B Feature (12 Laps)
1. Frankie Kerr, 2. Kevin Frey, 3. Bobby Davis Jr., 4. Mark Plummer, 5. Chuck Reinert, 6. Tom Bear $30.

A Feature (25 Laps)
1. Sammy Swindell [1] $5,010; 2. Dave Blaney [10] $3,010; 3. Doug Wolfgang [6] $2,260; 4. Steve Kinser [2] $2,110; 5. Frankie Kerr [7] $2,030; 6. Joe Gaerte [5] $1,760; 7. Stevie Smith [11] $1,510; 8. Steve Beitler [12] $1,410; 9. Billy Pauch [16] $1,310; 10. Cris Eash [13] $1,210; 11. Mark Kinser [3] $1,010; 12. Bobby Davis Jr. [8] $880; 13. Glenn Fitzcharles [15] $610; 14. Bobby Allen [14] $410; 15. Rob Hart [17] $310; 16. Keith Kauffman [4] $285; 17. Dave Haight [18] $260; 18. Kevin Frey [19] $280; 19. Mark Plummer [21] $280; 20. Chuck Reinert [20] $280; 21. Randy Wolfe [9] $260; 22. Alan Hewitt [22] $260.
Lap leader: Sammy Swindell 1-25.

Swindell and S. Kinser race side-by-side down the front stretch, through turns 1-2 and only until the back stretch will Sammy take the advantage. Sammy would quickly open about a two second lead by the end as Kauffman and Wolfgang would take Kinser for the second and third spots, but Sammy was well in control of the event. Wolfgang seemingly had the runner-up locked down only to run out of fuel on the last lap. Wolfgang would jerk the car out of gear to coast across the line over revving the engine leaving Crew Chief, Gary ‘Duece” Turrill to change engines for the second time on this evening to ready the car for the next event. Kauffman ran out of fuel around lap twenty-two running solidly in the 3rd spot and the yellow is out when he finally rolls to a stop in turn 4. Blaney was running in the 5th spot for most of the night and would move around Kinser, the slowing Wolfgang and Pauch. Pauch had started mid-pack and had raced into the 4th spot ahead of Kerr during the race fading at the end. Pauch is the all time Feature winning leader at Flemington with 103 victories. A total of three cautions slowed the Feature and each restart, Sammy was not seriously challenged. Defending WoO Champion, Davis would suffer from a tough night-he was off the pace in qualifications and was forced to run the B after his sixth place Heat run.

Sammy Swindell-“It’s kind of the same as the last time we came here, We won both times, there’s been a lot of changes-the track is different and the cars are different. Steve is one of the only guys around that can ace like that-I got awful close there a few times. I know I had to back off a few times and he did too. You might not see it, but we did. I was really trying not to get close enough to get together. It really didn’t feel right, We came in and made a change. I was trying to drive it one way and it was just not happy with it. We made another change and found out we were going in the exactly the opposite direction. So we went back the other way and it got better. We made changes before qualifying and the heats and it really felt good for the Feature.”
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:15 PM
 
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1990 World of Outlaws Copenhagen-Skoal Shootout Sprint Car Series
75th Anniversary Night
Flemington Speedway, Flemington, New Jersey
Saturday, August 4th, A Feature #46

Autolite Pacesetter Qualifications:
1. Dave Blaney, Chupp 7C, 15.926; 2. Doug Wolfgang, Williams 8, 15.995; 3. Steve Kinser, Kinser 11, 16.243; 4. Stevie Smith, Hamilton 77, 16.380; 5. Cris Eash, Eash 17E, 16.424; 6. Frankie Kerr, Shoff-Fetter 23S, 16.430; 7. Bobby Davis Jr., Luna 10, 16.434; 8. Paul Lotier, Ruch 7, 16.509; 9. Johnny Herrera, Powell 32U, 16.621; 10. Joe Gaerte, Wimmer 7TW, 16.752; 11. Billy Pauch, Hyneman 126, 16.808; 12. Rob Hart, Gano-Hart 57, 17.104; 13. Steve Beitler, Moore 21, 17.185; 14. Mark Plummer, Plummer 22, 17.554; 15. Bart Burton, Gano-Hart 57G, 18.215; 16. Don Wolf, Wolf 14, 18.715; 17. Keith Kauffman, Saucier-Strohpaul 20, No Time; 28. Alan Hewitt, Hewitt 11H, No Time; 19. Rick Bowen, Bowen 93, No Time.

Hewitt was done for the night after qualifications taking home $260. Bowen flipped in turn 2 during his hot lap session. He was Ok, also done for the night receiving $260 for his efforts.

Bar’s Leaks Heat Race (8 Laps)
1. Steve Kinser, 2. Dave Blaney, 3. Billy Pauch, 4. Bobby Davis Jr., 5. Cris Eash, 6. Steve Beitler, DNF-7. Bart Burton $260; DNF-8. Johnny Herrera.

Burton flipped the Rob Hart team car on the backstretch, he was Ok, but done for the night.

Amoco Ultimate Gasoline Heat Race
1. Joe Gaerte, 2. Doug Wolfgang, 3. Paul Lotier, 4. Rob Hart, 5. Stevie Smith, 6. Frankie Kerr, 7. Mark Plummer, 8. Don Wolf

Tums Trophy Dash (5 Laps)
1. Cris Eash, 2. Steve Kinser, 3. Doug Wolfgang, 4. Frankie Kerr, 5. Dave Blaney, 6. Stevie Smith.

Eash wins the dash for the right to start the Feature from the pole.

Steve Kinser wins his 259th career WoO A Feature.

A Feature (25 Laps)
1. Steve Kinser [2] $5,010; 2. Dave Blaney [5] $3,010; 3. Doug Wolfgang [3] $2,260; 4. Cris Eash [1] $2,110; 5. Stevie Smith [6] $2,010; 6. Frankie Kerr [4] $1,760; 7. Johnny Herrera [9] $1,510; 8. Paul Lotier [8] $1,410; 9. Bobby Davis Jr. [7] $1,310; 10. Billy Pauch [11] $1,210; 11. Joe Gaerte [10] $1,010; 12. Steve Beitler [13] $860; 13. Mark Plummer [14] $610; 14. Rob Hart [12] $410; 15. Don Wolf [15] $310; 16. Keith Kauffman [16] $285. DNS-Bart Burton, DNS-Rick Bowen, DNS-Alan Hewitt.
Lap leader: Steve Kinser 1-25.

Race went green-white-checker. Kinser into an immediate lead from Harry Dee’s green flag and was not to be denied in the dominating win onto winning by over a straightaway. Gaerte stumbled at the start and fell.

Kinser completes the 4-race sweep in 4 days taking the wins at Lernerville, Williams Grove twice and Flemington.

Steve Kinser-“The last time we came here and we went the wrong way with the car, this time we went the other way it worked out pretty well.”

Previous winner, Sammy Swindell opted out of the event to head back towards Ohio for the $10,000 to-win at Buckeye Speedway in Fremont on Sunday.

Mark Kinser recently returned to WoO competition after a shoulder injury, stayed in Pennsylvania to compete.

Billy Pauch had a banner night in the accompanying Modified event moving through the field and benefiting from early pace setters suffering from various mechanical and wreck issues to win over Mike Corcoran taking his 112th career win at Flemington and 12th overall of the season. Pauch had started 17th out of the 24 starters.
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