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Boy where has the time gone? For those that are new too the site here is a run down how CRO became a site that has been around for 16 years.

I saw an ad for a CASCAR race at the Toronto Indy. I was a big NASCAR fan and never herd of CASCAR. I did a search on the web and found a message forum that was really messed up and hard to follow. So I started the Site CASCAROnline.com, which ran from 1999 to 2006. I registered CanadianRacingOnline.com in 2003 as wanted to get more into grass roots racing in Canada. Good thing I did this as, in 2006 NASCAR Lawyers contacted me and said I had to give up the domain name CascarOnline.com as, they own the rights to CASCAR. This was something Tony Novotny wanted to do for years. Never understood why NASCAR wanted to do this as they never used the name nor did they every want too.

CanadianRacingOnline.com has taken a bit of a hit from the growth of social media site but we still get a lot of views and have many active members on the site. The problem with social media site is they give out your private information and CRO has always kept the users info private. People have offered to buy the site just for the user database but never going to allow this.

We started adding more message areas in the US and UK but for the most part it's a Canadian site.

Over the years we have seen series and tracks come and go but this never changed the way the site was run.

My thoughts are when facebook is gone where is all your content and groups going to be? CRO has all the stuff right here on the site and other sites we have.

I hope I can keep this site running for another 16 years or pass the torch on to someone who enjoys racing and wants the site to keep going.

Thanks for all the users that have made CRO the #1 Racing Site in Canada

here is the 1999 Schedule

    Eastern           
    DATE   TRACK   EVENT   LAPS   
    MAY 22/23   DELAWARE SPEEDWAY PARK, ON   MOPAR 250   250   TV
    MAY 29   PETERBOROUGH SPEEDWAY, ON   The Canadian Auction Group Golden Gavel 150   150   TV
    JUNE 5   CIRCUIT STE CROIX, PQ   AutoPLACE 200   200   
    JUNE 19   AUTODROME ST EUSTACHE, PQ   UAP/NAPA Autopro 150   150   TV
    JUNE 26/27   CAYUGA SPEEDWAY, ON   CASCAR 250   250   
    JULY 10/11   MOSPORT SPEEDWAY, ON (Oval)   CDS Tech 200   200   
    JULY 16/17   TORONTO, ON (MOLSON INDY)   MILLER LITE 100   100km   TV
    JULY 24/25   CAYUGA SPEEDWAY, ON   Ford Quality Care 250   250   TV
    AUG 27/28/29**   MOSPORT INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, ON (Road)   UAP/NAPA present The Canadian Auction Group 250.   250km   TV
    SEPTEMBER 3/4/5 **   DELAWARE SPEEDWAY PARK, ON   CARQUEST 300   300   TV
    SEPTEMBER 11/12   NEW BRUNSWICK INTíL SPEEDWAY, NB   CARQUEST 200   200   TV
    ** Denotes National Events
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE           
                    
    Western       
    DATE   TRACK   EVENT   LAPS   
    MAY 29   RACE CITY MOTORSPORT PARK, AB   Race City 150   150   
    JUNE 5   BRIDGE CITY SPEEDWAY, SK   Auto Clearing Chrysler Superstore 150   150   
    JUNE 26   HYTHE MOTOR SPEEDWAY, AB   Bumper to Bumper 150   150   
    JULY 18   GOLD PAN SPEEDWAY, BC   Gold Pan 150   150   
    JULY 24   PGARA SPEEDWAY, BC   Auto Magic Tire 200   200   
    AUG 6,7,8   RACE CITY SPEEDWAY, AB   Mopar 300   300   TV
    AUG 13,14,15 **   EDMONTON CITY CENTRE AIRPORT, AB (ROAD)   Bumper to Bumper Classic 250km   250km   TV
    SEPTEMBER 11   KINGS PARK SPEEDWAY, SK   CASCAR 150   150   
    SEPTERMBER 18   RACE CITY MOTORSPORT PARK, AB   Western Castrol Super Series Final 150       
    ** Denotes National Events
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE       

What the site looked like back in 1999 (Minus The Message Forums)

http://canadianracingonline.com/cascar/

Images from 1999














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Re: CanadianRacingOnline.com turns 16 this year. see how we started.
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 10:15:42 AM »
I found the original site The CASCAR Message Form at http://www.network54.com/Forum/14978/page-6

This the place I was talking about when I first found out about CASCAR.

Boy after all these years the form is still around.



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