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« on: September 12, 2008, 01:59:01 PM »

Don Thompson & Ken Schrader


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I remember this race and I will never forget Tony Stewart freak out after he wrecked Schader.

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2008, 06:14:21 PM »

That was an excellent weekend. Schrader called it the 24 hours of Cayuga on IWC. LOL Cayuga was packed, Don Thompson Jr and Matt Kenseth put on a great show at the end with Kenseth just squeaking out DTJ. Tony's punt of Schrader in turn three was an omen of things to come with him later in the year, the crowd loved it though. I remember a little controversy when CASCAR wanted the NASCAR guys to run their qualifying tires for their pre-feature race where only the NASCAR guys raced. The NASCAR guys wouldn't take to the track unless they had new skins because they didn't want to be at a disadvantage for the feature since all the cars had to start on the qualifying skins. That shows what kind of competitors they are. It was kinda funny listening to CASCAR on the scanner with them saying that they were going to show these NASCAR guys who is running the show. Well guess what....they got new tires LOL. I think they quickly came to the realisation that 10,000 people didn't show up to see their TV heros get shafted. All the drivers walked through the crowd behind the grandstands signing autographs before the race. Great weekend all around.
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2008, 06:21:14 PM »

Yes it was a great show I have a ton of respect for Benson he was out there all day talking to people. Schrader is a true race he was working on his car all day and Tony is a true cry baby sicking the security on us so we couldn't take pictures of him. We had every right to be in the pits taking pictures. He complained about the car all day.

Next time they run a event like that tell the drivers you are going to set of fireworks before all drivers have finished. As some started to check up as there was a huge amount of smoke on the track from the fireworks.

It was a great day of racing.

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2008, 07:43:28 PM »

I think Tony was pre meds then  Wink He did put on a good show on Saturday night with the winged cars though. Man those things fly! The other thing I remember was how freaking hot it was all weekend  Tongue Also that Cayuga thought everyones ass was 12" wide!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2008, 08:13:53 PM »

My butt is still sore from that day, and I had a cushion(was out of the pit crew scene during that time). 
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2008, 08:33:55 PM »

I will see if I can dig up some of the photo's I got that day. I didn't get to many as I spent a lot of the day talking with Johnny Benson.
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2008, 08:38:31 PM »

Funny how almost everyone was at that one...

I will never forget how Kenseth took a crappy car and won with it. The rest of the NASCAR guys you could see we frustrated with the inferior setup cars, and drove the tires off them and fell of that pace. Kenseth's lap times I bet were not a tenth different during the whole race. He took a crappy car, drove it at excactly the pace it needed, to maintain the pace and squeek out a win. Prefection...

Without a doubt, that was the best piece of technical driving I have ever, or probably ever will see..
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2008, 08:51:27 PM »

Thompson ran wheel to wheel with Kenseth the whole time. He did a great job. We were in turn 4 1 and had a great view of both of them coming onto the frontstretch door to door and sideways lap after lap. Thompson is a great driver and probably turned it up a knotch or two to beat the hired guns.

Schrader did mention the crappy shocks on IWC a year later when Kenny Wallace was doing a recap of his weekend at Cayuga. I think the next year had Wallace, Geoff Bodine and Sterlin Marlin. Wallace drove part of the race with his door flapping in the wind and if I remember correctly he was forced to start in the back because his car had a 50/51 weight front to rear instead of 50/50.

I was trying to remember who the cup guys were at Cayuga the first shootout. If I remember correctly there was 6 of them.
Tony Stewart
Ted Musgrave
Johnny Benson
Ken Schrader
Matt Kenseth
Dave Blaney
Musgrave had alot of experience at Cayuga and just about ran away with it early until he broke.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2008, 09:08:27 PM »

that all of them.. i was there and got to talk to most of them.. i think the only i didn't get to talk was tony stewart... however i did get a picture with him...I remember getting a picture with Ted musgrave just before the race for the nascar drivers and he put his hand on my shoulder and i was able to talk to him just before the race... I will never forget that night
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2008, 09:42:46 PM »

I know why yu dind't get to talk to Tony KCBC he was to busy crying about the car and hidingin the trailer or talking to the girlfriend in the stands in the pit. He had just took out Schrader and he stormed off to the trailer and then he came into the pit stands where I was and Tony's & Matt's girlfriend were sitting.

Some guy beside me started yell tha Stewart was big cry baby. Tony turned around to look at the guy and the guy turned away and Tony started giving me a dirt look as he thought I was yelling at him.

It was funny. Yes Great Battle with Matt and Don.
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2008, 09:49:58 PM »

actually i believe i got the picture just before he was introduced... there was a bodyguard or something who poked his face right in the middle of the picture... now i remember why i never really liked him..
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2008, 04:15:10 AM »

Thompson ran wheel to wheel with Kenseth the whole time. He did a great job.

No it was Thompson's race to lose... It took Kenseth most the race to catch him.. Only when Kenseth was within a few car lengths did Thompson push his car a bit too much, and lost the handle, allowing Kenseth to pass.

As I said in my last post, it was perfection on the part of Kenseth. Thompson was 99.9%.

That race not only showed the skill of Kenseth, but it also showes how good, and underrated the CASCAR guys are...

Kenseth did beat Thompson, but it took Thompson's skill to put Kenseth to the test..

The other event of that day for those who rember. Tony took out a mod (sorry going back a few years, I beleive it was a mod) and set the track record with it. The owner of that mod (sorry forgot his name) was out hot lapping with Tony in the sister car, and put it into the wall trying to keep up with Tony...
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2008, 08:29:55 AM »

I remember Kenseth being very hot that year in cup too.  All the little things were coming together and it was one of his best seasons in cup.
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2008, 08:49:39 AM »



The other event of that day for those who remember. Tony took out a mod (sorry going back a few years, I believe it was a mod) and set the track record with it. The owner of that mod (sorry forgot his name) was out hot lapping with Tony in the sister car, and put it into the wall trying to keep up with Tony...

You're close ross..... Stewart took out a supermodified owned by Brad Lichty. I wasn't there but remember reading about it & how he acted throughout the entire weekend.
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2008, 02:32:44 PM »



The other event of that day for those who remember. Tony took out a mod (sorry going back a few years, I believe it was a mod) and set the track record with it. The owner of that mod (sorry forgot his name) was out hot lapping with Tony in the sister car, and put it into the wall trying to keep up with Tony...

You're close ross..... Stewart took out a supermodified owned by Brad Lichty. I wasn't there but remember reading about it & how he acted throughout the entire weekend.

In fairness to Tony, I remeber him coming up to the fence to meet with the fans. You have to remeber with a guy like that, he attracts a mob around him. Whereas a guy like Benson doesn't, and you could as Evan did get one on one time with him. I imagine its very hard when you are mobbed all the time.

Tony made that supermod dance. I would rather watch him hot lap, than shake his hand. So for me it was worth it that he was there, for that alone...
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