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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2009, 12:28:29 PM »
Your 100% right on this as I was there in the Pits and these were the only drivers I saw there and got pictures of.

Bodine, Wallace and Marlin ran the 2'nd time they came up.

The first time the guys came up it was Schrader, Stewart, Kenseth, Benson, Blaney & Musgrave. Stewart even jumped into an ISMA Super Modified, as they ran that weekend as well!

I remember talking to Gerry Evans after the first shootout. Did you know he tried to get Kurt Busch and Jimmy Spencer up to race at Cayuga. Remember, that was right after those 2 were at logger heads. It's too bad he couldn't pull that one off, it would have been another one to remember, but I wouldn't want to be the car owners, providing the cars for these two! lol

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2009, 01:03:00 PM »
OK now that I have posted both races where Nascar drivers drove at Cayuga. Why is it not possible to have drivers here again. Why should we believe the doubters?

Why look for the bad in the release? Doesn't make any sense. Ross why not get the drivers you mention and approach a track and put a good race show on for us?

Its sad Evan that you don't see already they are putting on a "good race". I mean you run a race forum here, with even some of the awsome drivers I mentioned online.

See what kinda pisses me off is a track "promises" that they will bring some big names from NASCAR up and that makes all the buzz, you even ask that a track put on a "good show" as if there isn';t one now. Barrie Thunder invitational, you could watch anywhere in the pack and there was a great battle for position. Walter Vs Witty at AC. About anything listed in the 2008 CRO awards as the greatest moment.. And hell yeah I'd pay $35 bucks +++++ to watch any of those... Having blown over 100 bucks a ticket to watch a 200 lap parade at Michigan, so its really a no brainer to me.

So yeah, lets get all excited about some race where NASCAR drivers are going to show up. Even hold out hope that the "mistry" drivers are WOW Dale Jr. Forget that its not likely to happen, because thats negative thinking. If it wasn't for a bunch of overpriced american drivers like Walrip coming to Canada, what would we have to look forward to for the 2009 race season? Right?

Even if NASCAR is your thing and the center of the earth to you, I'd be a heck of a lot more excited to see JR make it there, than to see Waltrip turn laps and get badly beaten at Caygua...

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2009, 01:40:13 PM »
ross for you and me to see the races you were talking about with our home track heros going at it and good side by side racing ( itoo was at barrie for the barrie thunder invi) is great but for the casual fan who only sees "big name" drivers on tv this may be what brings them to a local track for the first time, in the early eightys i went to cayuga to see an ASA race for this reason, mark martin alan kulwiki jim sauter and a few others i cant think of right at this moment. this hooked me for life and i was only 12. i lived in TO and didnt know there was evan a track out side of barrie. now i would'nt spend my saturday night anywhere else and i now have kids who feel the same. ;)

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2009, 02:01:05 PM »
ross for you and me to see the races you were talking about with our home track heros going at it and good side by side racing ( itoo was at barrie for the barrie thunder invi) is great but for the casual fan who only sees "big name" drivers on tv this may be what brings them to a local track for the first time, in the early eightys i went to cayuga to see an ASA race for this reason, mark martin alan kulwiki jim sauter and a few others i cant think of right at this moment. this hooked me for life and i was only 12. i lived in TO and didnt know there was evan a track out side of barrie. now i would'nt spend my saturday night anywhere else and i now have kids who feel the same. ;)

Exactly Charger, it's good for the sport!

And Ross, I agree we have some of the best drivers going up here at our local tracks but come on, really, those guys that do make it to the Cup level, are the elite of the elite! And yes, I can think of several of our drivers, if given the chance could make it down there.

And for everyone concerned up here, from a driver to get to drive against them, a crew member that gets to work with them, a fan that gets to see them for the first time, to the track owner that perhaps brings some fame to his track, the promoter's, the sponsors, etc., etc.... in my mind, it's a win/win situation all around.

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2009, 02:41:51 PM »
ross for you and me to see the races you were talking about with our home track heros going at it and good side by side racing ( itoo was at barrie for the barrie thunder invi) is great but for the casual fan who only sees "big name" drivers on tv this may be what brings them to a local track for the first time, in the early eightys i went to cayuga to see an ASA race for this reason, mark martin alan kulwiki jim sauter and a few others i cant think of right at this moment. this hooked me for life and i was only 12. i lived in TO and didnt know there was evan a track out side of barrie. now i would'nt spend my saturday night anywhere else and i now have kids who feel the same. ;)

I'm not saying its a bad thing. What my comments were dirrect at are those of us here, that are drivers at the tracks and fans that support the local tracks.

If some guy who's never been to a race say, Wow Jeff Gordon is at Cayuga, i've never been to a race, I'm going to go. Thats a good thing.

However for you or me to say Wow Jeff Gordon is at Cayuga, as if its more important than Hanley, Watson and Temersma being at whatever, would be a mistake..

What I worry about is if it doesn't happen, or the NASCAR star crashes on the first lap, all the excitement had been removed. The new fan is "stuck" watching our local guys, and may overlook the fact that its the local guys that will really be putting the show on.

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2009, 02:51:01 PM »
Ross I know they are putting on good races in Canada at local tracks. What I mean is to attract the NASCAR fan that has never been to a race at a local track in Canada you need events like this to get some Nascar guys and mix them in with our great drivers. once they see this race they may come back to the track to watch races without the Nascar stars in them.

12 years ago I never knew there was a lot of tracks in ontario and I was a big Nascar fan. I learned about Cascar becuase of the indy. See so it took something else to get me to notice we have good racing at local track across Canada.

I wish they did a pole after the First Nascar & Cascar shootout to see who is going to races at local tracks that didn't before that event.

Maybe someone one here was one of them.



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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #36 on: January 10, 2009, 03:00:48 PM »
Have faith folks. I've talked with the track a week or so ago and was made aware of this event. It apparently is part of a full weekend of racing with the Nascar drivers competing in a separate event amongst themselves. Obviously, this is planned to be a Sunday event with many of the drivers racing in Bristol the night before. I was told that getting the final contracts/ commitments from the drivers is the main hold up in releasing the schedule and tickets. Although I can't guarantee anything, the drivers I've heard mentioned are: Jimmy Spencer, Kenny Wallace, Michael Waltrip, David Reutimann, Carl Edwards, Casey Mears, Kasey Kahne, and Carl Edwards. Rusty isn't driving (too bad). I hope it all works out, it would be a good weekend.

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2009, 03:16:18 PM »
 The first Canada Day Shootout was a great time. Good crowd and good racing. Even a little extra excitement with Tony and Schrader getting into each other and Kenseth running down Donnie at the end. I have the drivers side rear quarter panel from Dave Blaney's Jasper car. It's autographed by all six drivers. It's hanging in my store. I think the entire Jasper car body was auctioned off. For Leukemia Research I think. I'll have to find my COA. This event could have the same draw.

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2009, 03:32:48 PM »
I  would hope its not a stand alone race,  it would be cool for those drivers to run in an ncats event.  the resorces are there with lots of cars sitting limbo.  jw

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2009, 03:43:15 PM »
 It's supposed to be a stand alone race for the Nascar drivers. A sort of exhibition I guess. But this race is just part of a full race weekend. At least, that's my understanding. There is also supposed to be an autograph session with the Nascar drivers. Their time will be at a premium probably. I never asked what cars they will be driving. My guess is they will use a car from a driver racing there that weekend. Anybody else heard what cars the Nascar drivers will be driving?

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2009, 03:58:03 PM »
I  would hope its not a stand alone race,  it would be cool for those drivers to run in an ncats event.  the resorces are there with lots of cars sitting limbo.  jw

I'm wondering if this is the 2'nd race weekend at Cayuga slated the NCATS, Jason???

I remember the Shoot Out, it was wild, I camped out back for the week! Even the helicopter was busy!



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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #41 on: January 10, 2009, 09:35:15 PM »
I hope this deal comes to-gether. I was at the first Canada Day Shootout, in the flagstand actually, and I have never been to a short track race in Canada with that much excitement. The cars that were used by the nascar drivers were all supplied by the regular cascar teams. The funniest guy at the drivers meeting was Ted Musgrave. The exhibition race with just the 6 nascar drivers before the main event was one of the most entertaining 10 laps I have ever seen. Nobody noticed they were 2 seconds off the usual race pace, it was just sheer entertainment for the 10 laps. And when tony got into schrader in the qualifying race who remembers that it was Scott Steckley that got caught up in the spin? What a show to be part of. That was a great race day for canada. I was standing in the pits when they played the canadian national anthem and to hear most of the fans actually SINGING O'CANADA for a change sent shivers down my back.

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2009, 10:20:11 PM »
I hear that the late models from Delaware are on the Cayuga NASCAR show

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2009, 10:53:54 PM »
I hear that the late models from Delaware are on the Cayuga NASCAR show

Hey that would be cool, Jim. I guess that means the guys from Flamboro could run too! Sounds like an awesome show?

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Re: NASCAR coming to Cayuga Speedway
« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2009, 11:13:11 PM »
What would even be better is if McColl supplied 8 LMs for the NASCAR boys. Wishful thinking I know. Am really hoping they run a race with our guys, not just an exhibition amongst themselves. If it's anything like the Canada Day race it's a definate must attend race for 2009.

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