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SpencerLewis

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Re: car counts
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2008, 06:35:45 PM »
it's a pretty safe bet that dwight brown will stick with mosport so long as rip is there




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Re: car counts
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« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2008, 06:37:14 PM »
Turn1 yes I heard about Delaware rewarding the top 5 in each class with a surprise membership for next year.  This is great especially if the team is planning on running in 2008, I'm sure the teams would have preferred the cash value of those memberships at the banquet but every little bit helps.  I'm not bashing Delaware just try to show what Barrie is offering compared to other Ontario tracks.  If Jesse Kennedy hadn't won the big $10,000 to win invintational his dismal points payout would not have helped offset his costs to race in 2007.  As for your comment about the Nascar membership, I take it you are still alittle bitter about Delaware's foray into Nascar a few years ago, I bet you Scott Lindsay has a different view about Nascar.  As for Barrie the Nascar membership was not mandatory for crew members as it was at Delaware, due to the fact the pits were in the infield/pit road area.  It was only required for Barrie drivers and crew members that wanted to go on pit road.  The crew members Nascar membership was not a factor if you were planning on running a full season because the amount a Nascar member saved on pit gate admission on a nightly basis payed for the Nascar membership.  As for the drivers the track helped with the cost of the Nascar membership by waving the normal Barrie drivers fee.  This didn't cover the full cost but with the added insurance coverage and the increase in points payout it was worth the few extra bucks.

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« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2008, 06:37:33 PM »
 As for some of the other drivers mentioned look for McWhirter to go full time NCTS, with Barrie on the off weekends for a few appearances. Quesnelle will be back at Barrie as well as Malcolm. The # of races Darin will do will depend on how well hes doing is my guess!!! I think hes a great driver and while I do think he someday would like to be a track champ like father Brian was, Darin is pretty laid back and just really races for the sport of if and he also values family and spending time at home which if you ever saw his wife you'd know why!!!!LOL I think Kevin Reynolds depends if he can get any sponsorship for the coming year I for one hope he gets it!!! Garry is looking to go OSCAAR from all accounts and thats too bad to lose the man with the most career feature wins at Barrie. I do know he applied to get the race directors job at Barrie and I for one was disappointed when he didnt get it!! And this is no slight to Brian Thomas as I wouldnt know him if I fell over him!! But to me a race director should be more of a schedule maker/ liason between drivers and fans alike as well as over seeing public relations as well as another eye during the races to make on track decisions and that sort of thing where to me it sounds like his specialty lies more in the tech shed!!! I know Garry had some really good ideas with regards to race formats and such that I think would of really helped the speedway for both car counts and fan support alike!! I was pretty choked not to see THE GAMBLER get his due after running at Barrie since 73!!! One thing I wonder is who they going to get to work at Barrie?? I know many former track employees that arent coming back to work there and can only hope they get more than a skeleton crew to do some of these inportant jobs!!! But I guess its really trial and error for the new ownership group and I look forward to attending for at least a few races as I'm not going to be on staff this year. Good luck this season to all drivers from all tracks and heres hoping the Sat nights are filled with sunshine and warm temperatures!!!LOL

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« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2008, 06:50:16 PM »
And no worries RACE 8 dont mind the correction one bit!! I just didnt realize Downey had that car before Baker!!! I thought Downey's current LLM was the one he ran ALSTAR with!! And ya I'm aware how old that car is and your probably right about is being JR Regan's old ride in the Sportman days as well!!! I'll even go ya one better I think Mike Shaughnessy raced with that same chassis when he did some races in the BUSCH North or Winston West series or whatever it was at the time around 81 or 82 I believe???? What ever the big races Shaughnessy ran in the states that was the car!!!

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« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2008, 06:59:51 PM »
malcom is not comming back all his stuff is for sale.....look iunder barrie's for sale page,he wants to race ncts!

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« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2008, 07:00:50 PM »
slowel you are right when you say most guys run the track that is closest to home, heck who would blame them with the price of gas these days.  But there are some guys out there that like to travel and try new challenges so the extra payout that Barrie offers would have to be some insentive for some new faces to show up at Barrie this year.  I don't agree with your second point if you are running in LM at Kawartha, Flamboro or Delaware surely you would have a shot at being a front running car in LM (LLM) at Barrie.  Plus the reduced engine, clutch, shock, and tire costs from a LM would offset the added travel expenses.  Now if you are a top 5 running LLM at another track it is possible to run at the front at Barrie, the second place finisher at Barrie this year hadn't raced in a few years and had never raced on the redesigned 1/3 mile tri oval, so anything is possible.  All that being said do I think anybody from Delaware will show up at Barrie, no I don't but there are some guys from the GTA that tow an hour or so to there current track maybe a few of those will head north.

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« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2008, 07:02:49 PM »
racerfan44 you may be right at 35 laps, but I'm pretty sure the LM's at Delaware ran 50 lap features.  Hopefully Shadowracer or Cascarjr52 can set us straight.

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« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2008, 07:10:21 PM »
its not 50 laps every friday

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« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2008, 07:11:04 PM »
Well good luck to Darrin Malcolm I hope he gets what he wants.  Whoever ends up buying his Barrie car I hope it returns to Barrie.

As for new Barrie cars I have heard of Mike Brown's crew man (think his name is Doug) has a car coming out.  Keith Temple is building a car, Big Dog has a car hopefully he returns to the track.  Jeff Walt is returning to Barrie.  Would love to see 25 cars start the feature every night, to allow a Barrie car the shot at winning the overall Nascar All American Championship.

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« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2008, 07:12:48 PM »
 How about Steve St. Onge in a late model for 08??? Just another rumour out there but I could see it having some merit as well!!!

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« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2008, 07:30:35 PM »
Spencer do you know for a fact that Delaware LM regular night features are not 50 laps or are you just guessing?  How many Friday night Delaware shows did you attend?  According to Tyler Brown's website his Race Calander shows Delaware as 50 laps!

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« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2008, 07:34:36 PM »
Spencer do you know for a fact that Delaware LM regular night features are not 50 laps or are you just guessing?  How many Friday night Delaware shows did you attend?  According to Tyler Brown's website his Race Calander shows Delaware as 50 laps!

ive been there for 3 shows


ive been there for a 50 lap event where they made a big deal over it being a 50 lap event...meaning i find it extremely hard to beleive they do it every week




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Re: car counts
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2008, 07:40:16 PM »
 Brian Malcom was telling me a few weeks ago Darins talking to a few people about rides.

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« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2008, 07:40:43 PM »
Spencer you may be correct at 35 laps it wouldn't be the first time a racers website was wrong.  I know it was 50 laps in previous years but maybe the new management this year reduced it to 35 due to the low car counts and to give the racers a break on weekly expenses.

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Re: car counts
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2008, 07:56:18 PM »
Race8fan you are right that is the reason they dropped it from 50 to35 was the expence it was to fix the cars .If I am not mistaken the drivers requested this to management a couple years ago

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