Racin' & Different Stuff:

                                      By Tom Avenengo

                                         Volume # 163



Please don’t forget:  Benghazi, The IRS Scandal and all the other scandals that seem to get put on the back burners every week.  When will anyone be “held accountable”, anyway?  Oh, don’t forget my description of “Held Accountable”:  Nothing will get done to anyone.


Oh, and another thing:  Hillary is EVIL!


Racin’ & short’ stuff:


Not to much racing wise right now, folks.  Things will pick up after the beginning of 2014. 


Where I am, presently, in Cape Coral, Florida, the temps are anywhere from 40 to 50 degrees warmer than what they’re having back home.  I’m hoping for a real successful “Gobbler” racing show at Accord, and also the annual “Turkey Derby” racing event at Wall Stadium, in New Jersey, this coming weekend.  Below freezing temps are forecast – at least for Accord, in the couple of nights previous to their show.  A sunny race day is forecast – as well as possible snow a few days prior to Saturday.


The Brett Deyo/Mike Gurda/Howard Commander promoted racing event next March 23rd  at OCFS, could also be affected by weather.  That one, if all goes well, and knowing Brett Deyo, could be huge, purse wise, since he has the whole winter to drum up sponsors etc etc.  Prior to us coming down to Florida, I had to give a possible date as to when we might return back home.  I went ahead and said March 22nd.  Now, I guess I have a slight problem?  On top of that, our chauffer/chauffeurs our daughter Sandra and her son, John have to arrange to take time off – and guess who isn’t all that keen on heading back north in March?  Uh huh.  Possible weather, ya know?



Great, if you get CBS Sports, which I think quite a few don’t get, like me.


CBS Sports Network Broadcasts World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 1, from Rolling Wheels Raceway Park


Don’t miss the intensity of a championship battle surrounded by the race to win at one of the biggest, fastest tracks on the Outlaws tour


CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 26, 2013 - CBS Sports Network has garnered rave reviews for its coverage of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series this season. The sights, sounds, colors, pageantry and downright high-speed thrills return at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday night, Dec. 1, from one of the Outlaws' biggest, fastest tracks - Rolling Wheels Raceway Park.

Watch as the CBS Sports Network cameras capture the intensity of a championship battle between Daryn Pittman and Donny Schatz, see how local and regional racers rise up when the lights shine brightest, and feel for the teams trying to conquer adversity all in a two-hour broadcast on Sunday night.


The show is the latest in a special series airing on CBS Sports Network at 9 p.m. on Sundays showcasing the excitement of dirt track racing. Following Rolling Wheels, the cameras stay in New York for the Dec. 8 broadcast of the Syracuse 200 during NAPA Super DIRT Week before heading to Charlotte for two three-hour special events on Dec. 15 and Dec. 22 covering the World Finals.

CBS Sports Network is available across the United States through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. In Canada, CBS Sports Network is available on Cogeco (744), Bell Express Vue (HD 1432, SD 413), Rogers (416), BellAliant (479), Sasktel (425) and Eastlink (134). For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com .

If you don't have CBS Sports Network, make sure to reach out to your local cable/satellite provider to find out how you can add the channel to your system.

Follow CBS Sports Network on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CBSSportsNet (@CBSSportsNet) or like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cbssportsnetwork. For more on the World of Outlaws, click www.WorldofOutlaws.com.




6 Problems Surrounding Dirt Tracks Today







Penske, Hornish part ways after decade together




Note:  Some nice/not so nice comments follow this article.




Racing to the future, an 11-year-old finds grown-up drive, risks


In part:  “Tucked behind another racer, foot flat to the floor, Lance attempted to make a pass. At that moment, the leading kart lost grip and slid sideways. Lance clipped the kart’s exposed rear wheel, causing him to rocket skywards, up and over — flipping his go-kart at highway speeds. Lance’s father, Troy, watched in horror as his son flew through the air, while his mom, Christine, waited by the phone at home taking care of their infant son, Luke.


It’s a fine line parents must walk, allowing their children to chase racing dreams while keeping grounded and focused on education and just being young. As with many professional sports, starting young has become not just an advantage, but a requirement, often as soon as a kid's feet can reach the pedals.


And the challenges don't stop at the finish line; racing has its fair share of parents pushing their kids too hard in an attempt to resurrect their own dreams of glory. I started racing when I was 8 years old, and I’ve seen this firsthand: fathers punishing children harshly for their mistakes, kids terrified because of what their fathers will do if they don’t succeed.


That pressure often turns financial: Who has the biggest million-dollar motorhome, or who sports the flashiest team truck becomes a contest amongst parents: “Lance will be invited into these massive RVs to play video games and hang out with his friends, then he’ll come back to our little trailer with no air-conditioning, and he’s sweating away eating and sitting on a cooler,” Christine says.


Troy says, as Lance competed as a rookie for the renowned Top Kart USA team in this highly competitive national series, battling upwards of 30 racers, all driven by the desire to one day make the big leagues: “Unless you’re running at the front, you’re not getting the best motors. Some families are paying $300,000 per season to race at this level; we’re doing it on maybe a tenth of that.


Lance doesn’t come from extreme wealth; the Fendersons are successful in the insurance risk management business, but being well off doesn’t afford you a career in motorsport. At age 11, on a tight budget, it costs around $30,000 to compete. Each year, for the next 10 seasons or more, those numbers will increase, eventually tipping into the millions. Sponsors, or investors, will become as important as skill."





I love to watch football on TV.  Unfortunately, over these last few weeks, I can safely say I have never seen such bad playing and play calling in both college and pro ball.  Something else – the show boating.  We never had that before, so why now?




From Jayski:



Kyle Busch said he is closing his Nationwide Series team because of a lack of sponsorship. Parker Kligerman ran the entire season for Busch in the #77 Toyota and had 13 top-10 finishes. Busch drove the car in 2012, when he went winless in the Nationwide Series. He went back to driving Joe Gibbs Racing's cars in Nationwide this year -- winning 12 times -- and used Kligerman in his Kyle Busch Motorsports car. Busch also fields three entries in the Truck Series and won Friday night's race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It clinched the owners' championship for Busch, who won eight races as an owner. Busch had six victories and Darrell Wallace Jr. and 17-year-old Erik Jones also won for the team.(Associated Press/ESPN)(11-16-2013)



Kyle Larson Wins NASCAR Nationwide Series Sunoco Rookie Of The Year Award:

In what has been an already impressive first full season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, #32-Kyle Larson added another accolade to his resume Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway - the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award. In doing so, he becomes the first NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) graduate and first Asian-American driver to receive the award in a NASCAR national series. Additionally, Larson was a member of the 2012 "NASCAR Next" class, an initiative designed to identify the sports next generation of stars. "Kyle's Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award marks a historic moment for NASCAR and the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program," said Marcus Jadotte, NASCAR vice president of public affairs and multicultural development. "We couldnt be happier for Kyle and with the progress we have made in increasing minority and female on-track participation in the sport." Larson captured the rookie honors by 82 points over runner-up Alex Bowman. Larson, from Elk Grove, Calif., finished second four times (Bristol-1, Michigan, Dover-2 and Homestead) this season and overall compiled nine top-five and 17 top-10 finishes He made headlines in April, winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Rockingham Speedway to become the first graduate of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program to win a NASCAR national series race. Larson will compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014, driving the #42 Chevy for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.(NASCAR)(11-16-2013)



Helton says NASCAR ok with Cup drivers in other series: NASCAR President Mike Helton reaffirmed Friday that it’s in the sport’s "best interest" not to restrict Sprint Cup drivers in other series. Helton made those comments in a 35-minute session with reporters at Homestead-Miami Speedway. One issue that has gained prominence lately is that #3-Austin Dillon could win the Nationwide title Saturday despite not winning a race this season. Sprint Cup drivers have won 25 of the 32 Nationwide races this season. #12-Sam Hornish Jr., who is challenging Dillon for title, has only one Nationwide victory this season. "We believe that it's in NASCAR's best interest currently to have an open model for its three national series and not restrict who participates in them," Helton said. "As we go forward we always look at what's next as far as possibilities are concerned. But our general philosophy is to make our products be competitive and open, and we want to have the best competition, if it's for 400 miles or 300 miles, and the guy who ends up in Victory Lane is the guy who deserves to be there. If the guy that wins the championship deserves to be the champion, whether he has a win or not, the emphasis was on him earning the championship as opposed to earning a win."(Motor Racing Network)(11-16-2013)



Hornish not interested in replacing Franchitti:

Sam Hornish Jr. said Friday he has no interest in returning to IndyCar to replace Dario Franchitti at Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Hornish said the team reached out to his representatives this week when Franchitti was told by doctors he can no longer race because of the risk of injury is too great. "I expressed I was very grateful even for the call," Hornish said. "A door opens and the reason still stands to not do it. It's just any time I've had a thought or thought about that at all, it's been like very minimal." Even though he heads into Saturday's final Nationwide Series race of the season with no job lined up for 2014. Hornish believes he should have a Cup ride next year. "I definitely feel I belong in the Cup Series," Hornish said. "Taking the step back was to prove what I've known for a long time: given the equipment, the right people around me, what I would be capable of. Because I'd been so successful on the IndyCar side, I was going to pick up the car and carry it on my back if it wasn't good enough."(Associated Press)(11-16-2013)



Annett moving to Cup with Tommy Baldwin Racing:

Tommy Baldwin Racing has signed driver Michael Annett and partnered with Pilot Flying J for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Annett, whose NASCAR career began at Bill Davis Racing under the tutelage of Baldwin, reunites with his mentor after five seasons of competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Baldwin will continue as the #7 team's crew chief next season. TBR will field a fleet of Richard Childress Racing cars and utilize Earnhardt-Childress Racing engines.(Rising Star Management)(11-15-2013)




FINAL 2013 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Championship Points Standings:

[after Homestead, race 36 of 36]

1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [6 wins], 2419

2) #20-Matt Kenseth [7 wins], 2400, -19

3) #29-Kevin Harvick [4 wins], 2385, -34

4) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins], 2364, -55

5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 2363, -56

6) #24-Jeff Gordon [1 win], 2337, -82

7) #15-Clint Bowyer, 2336, -83

8) #22-Joey Logano [1 win], 2323, -96

9) #16-Greg Biffle [1 win], 2321, -98

10) #78-Kurt Busch, 2309, -110

11) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win], 2286, -133

12) #5-Kasey Kahne [2 wins], 2283, -136

13) #99-Carl Edwards [2 wins], 2282, -137

See UNOFFICIAL drivers championship points standings on the Unofficial Drivers Points Standings (pdf).

See the UNOFFICIAL owner points standings on the Unofficial Owners Points Standings page (pdf).(11-17-2013)


UNOFFICIAL 2013 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings without Chase:

[after Homestead, race 36 of 36]

1) #48-Jimmie Johnson(X) [6 wins], 1248

2) #29-Kevin Harvick(X) [4 wins], 1207, -41

3) #20-Matt Kenseth(X) [7 wins], 1192, -56

4) #18-Kyle Busch(X) [4 wins], 1163, -85

5) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.(X), 1144, -104

6) #99-Carl Edwards(X) [2 wins], 1118, -130

7) #15-Clint Bowyer(X), 1115, -133

8) #24-Jeff Gordon(X) [1 win], 1087, -161

9) #16-Greg Biffle(X) [1 win], 1077, -171

10) #22-Joey Logano(X) [1 win], 1071, -177

11) #78-Kurt Busch(X), 1071, -177

12) #2-Brad Keselowski [1 win], 1041, -207

13) #39-Ryan Newman(X)[1 win], 1027, -221

14) #5-Kasey Kahne(X) [2 wins], 1022, -226

15) #1-Jamie McMurray [1 win], 1007, -241

(X) = a Chase driver.




Driver Changes for 2014:


#4 [was #39] Kevin Harvick moves from the #29 to Stewart Haas Racing #4

#7 Michael Annett brings Flying J sponsorship and replaces Dave Blaney

#31 Ryan Newman replaces Jeff Burton

#41 Kurt Busch moves to a brand new 4th Stewart Haas Racing team

#42 Kyle Larson replaces Juan Pablo Montoya who heads back to Indycar

#47 A.J. Allmendinger replaces Bobby Labonte

#55 Brian Vickers(if healthy) takes over the ride full time after sharing it last two years

#78 Martin Truex Jr. replaces Kurt Busch

#95 Michael McDowell replaces Scott Speed / Reed Sorenson, team could run full time

not announced / unknown:

#3 [was #29] Autin Dillon moves up from Nationwide Series to replace Harvick and changes to #3

#12 third Penske team, could run Ryna Blaney in a few 2014 Cup races

#30 looks like either Cole Whitt or Parker Kligerman replace David Stremme

#32 Schrader retires from Cup, no word of Timmy Hill returns and if Terry Labonte comes back for restrictor plates races

#33 Circle Sport / Richard Childress Racing colaboration plans unknown

#35 Josh Wise to return?

#36 J.J. Yeley to return?

#40 Hillman Racing, no word on 2014 plans

#51 supposedly Justin Allgaier will be the driver, replacing a slew of drivers

#56 Michael Waltrip runs Daytona 500, Jeff Burton could be in the car part time, car number could change

#83 no word from BK Racing if David Reutimann returns or team plans

#87 indications are that Joe Nemechek will return in 2014

#93 no word from BK Racing if Travis Kvapil returns or team plans

#98 Phil Parsons Racing, no word on 2014 plans

See the 2014 Driver/Team Chart fro more changes and how the teams are shaking out for the 2014 season.(11-18-2013)



Wise leaves Front Row Motorsports:

Front Row Motorsports posted the following message to their Facebook page Tuesday morning, "Because a lot of you have been asking about the status of the #35 car and Josh Wise, we wanted to give you an update. Josh has accepted an offer to drive for another team in 2014, and we absolutely wish him the best in that new role. He's been a good team member and we've appreciated his contributions over the past two seasons. We do plan to continue running the #35 car in 2014, although the program for that car is still in development. It is our expectation to use more than one driver in that role, and we are currently looking at driver candidates and potential partners to help fund and finalize that program."(11-26-2013)


Montoya could still run some NASCAR races:

Juan Pablo Montoya might not be finished in NASCAR just yet. On Monday, during a break in IndyCar testing at Sebring, Team Penske president Tim Cindric said that it's possible that the team would be receptive to putting it's newest IndyCar driver back in a stock car if the conditions were just right. "How many guys out there could bounce from series to series like he has?," Cindric said. "I think he has some unfinished business in the stock car. At the right time, we may put him in one of our cars that we feel is competitive. I think it's an interesting thing to do. We have to mutually commit to this. This needs to be where the success needs to be to start with." Montoya is returning to American open-wheel racing for the first time since 2001.(Autoweek)(11-26-2013)


NASCAR adopts new race sponsorship guidelines:

NASCAR has set a new guidelines that will govern and require approval for race naming rights sold by racetracks starting in 2014. Call it "The NRA Rule." The new policy - established about six months after the National Rifle Association sponsored the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway - was revealed in sanction agreements filed Friday by Dover Motorsports Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "As part of the normal course of annually reviewing our sanction language, there are some changes that take place," NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said Monday. "This is one of those situations. We previously said we'd take a look at this area of the sanctioning agreements, adjust as needed, and that's what we've done." TMS officials have indicated the NRA will not return as the race sponsor. Whether NASCAR would now reject the NRA was not immediately clear since NASCAR has not received a request. But what is clear is that it would face more scrutiny in the past when NASCAR's sanction agreements did not require formal approval and simply said, "NASCAR reserves the right to approve or disapprove any advertising, sponsorship or similar agreement in connection with the event." The 2014 sanction agreement now states that tracks must submit for approval all race entitlement sponsors. "(NASCAR) will disapprove a prospective entitlement sponsor only if such prospective entitlement sponsor's brand has been tarnished by, controversy, crisis or circumstance such that its association with the event would damage the NASCAR brand or the image of the sport or & it would damage the (broadcasting) network's ability to sell advertising," the sanction agreement states.

The other major change in the sanction agreement is that NASCAR says it will pay for the use of its new Air Titan track drying system at events, but it can require its use. In the past, tracks were responsible for all jet fuel used for jet driers.(Sporting News)(11-26-2013)


NASCAR sets terms for series:

NASCAR is asking $12 million to $15 million a year for title sponsorship of its secondary series, which has been held by Nationwide Insurance since 2008. NASCARs asking price is a minimum 20 percent increase above the $10 million in rights fees that Nationwide now pays. The insurer is dropping the title sponsorship after the 2014 season. In addition to the rights fee, NASCAR executives are telling potential buyers they want a 10-year deal that includes a media commitment of more than $10 million and an activation commitment of more than $10 million, putting the overall annual spend at more than $30 million a year. NASCAR officials declined to comment on pricing.(Sports Business Journal)(11-21-2013)











From Track Forum:



Announcing the release of Hard Luck Lloyd, a Lloyd Ruby biography


Hello, TrackForum! Wanted to bring this to your attention since I know a lot of you are history buffs who will really enjoy this news. One of our columnists, John Lingle, has written a book about Lloyd Ruby that's in pre-order now and will ship in time for Christmas. This is the culmination of several years of work for John and includes more than 280 color and black and white photos and interviews with legends of the sport such as Mario Andretti, Al and Bobby Unser, Johnny Rutherford, Parnelli Jones, Dan Gurney, and Donald Davidson among others.


We've got much more information and links posted at More Front Wing, so if this interests you at all, please take a look:



We're so thrilled for John that he's finally seeing all of his hard work come to fruition. Please consider purchasing the book and helping us to spread the word!









From the AARN:



Special items in this weeks edition:


Hearn Honored For Eighth Time

As DIRTcar

Big Block Modified Champion


New Canadian Speedway

Progressing Ahead Of Schedule


Canandaigua Stays With DIRTcar,

Gets Big Block Series Opener


World Of Outlaws

To Institute

New Safety Requirements


URC’s Title Winning Team,

Eldreth &Grasso, Split


Race Of Champions

At Oswego

Moves To Mid September


Five Mile Point,

SuperNationals At I-88

Will Go Head To Head

In October


Keith Rocco Named

AARN’s Top Northeast

Feature Race Winner


Selinsgrove Announces

Major Purse Increase

For 358-360 Sprint Races

In 2014


Impressive Turnout For

TSRS Sprint Annual Gala


Note:  About the I-88/5 Mile thing – there was a whole page on it.  It looks like both parties are not too happy, as of now.  Maybe cooler heads will prevail in the future and it will end up a win/win situation for both tacks.




Press releases:



ARDC Engine Rules

by admin

Engine Rules to be locked in for 2014-2016 season


 I.            Pushrod Type Engines


a.      Four cylinder in-line, two valves per cylinder, water cooled, utilizing an aluminum block and/or head.  Maximum 166 CID (2721 cc).

b.     Four cylinder in-line, two valves per cylinder, water cooled, IRON BLOCK AND HEAD with intake and exhaust ports on the same side of the head.  Maximum 184 CID (3016 cc).

·  Same as (b.) except utilizing a “cross-flow” cylinder head. Maximum 174 CID (2852 cc).

·  Same as (b.) except using an Aluminum Block and an approved non-cross flow aluminum “Fontana” cylinder head.  Maximum 174 CID (2852 cc).

c.      Four cylinders horizontally opposed; two valves per cylinder.  Intake and exhaust valves must be in-line and on the same axis.  Maximum 174 CID (2852 cc).

d.     Maximum of six cylinders, V-type, (maximum 90 degrees), two valves per cylinder, water cooled, iron block and head.  Maximum 174 CID (2852 cc).

·  Same as (d.) except utilizing Aluminum Block and/or head. Maximum 168 CID (2852 cc).**

II.            Single Overhead Camshaft Type Engines

a.      Four cylinders in-line, aluminum block and head, “Pinto” engine. Alteration of the basic design of the head or block is prohibited. Maximum of 106mm bore spacing, Maximum 161 CID (2639 cc).

b.     Maximum of six cylinders in-line or V-type (maximum 90 degrees), water cooled two valves per cylinder.  Maximum 146 CID (2393 cc).

c.       Four cylinders horizontally opposed, rocker arm actuated four valves per cylinder, water cooled engine.  Maximum 122 CID (2000 cc).

III.            Double Overhead Camshaft Type Engines

a.      Four cylinder in-line, water cooled, maximum of four valves per cylinder.  Maximum 143 CID (2344 cc).

·  The stock production “Cosworth Vega” four cylinders, in-line, four valves per cylinder, utilizing the stock production block and head.  Alteration of the basic design of the head or block is prohibited.  Maximum 127 CID (2082 cc).

IV.            Complete engines and/or major components must be available in a reasonably sufficient supply to all competitors at comparative prices.

  V.            All engines must be normally aspirated, internal combustion, four cycle, reciprocating piston type, incorporating a maximum of six cylinders.  Only one spark plug per cylinder will be allowed.


VI.            Camshaft timing must be fixed.  Any device used to alter camshaft timing during engine operation is prohibited.  Severe penalties will be issued to the entrant and engine builder if such devices are found.

VII.            The preceding engine sized is maximum permitted.  No clean up allowed.


   ** 168ci for 2 years for the pushrod engines, then revisit

Other changes for 2014 season - handicap and line-ups

1)     Lineups (weekly pill-draw system)

a.      No handicap points.

b.      No black points for missing races.

c.      No penalties for winning the previous event.

d.      Heat Race Lineup

                                i.     Each Driver must draw a pill to determine their starting positions and Heat Race

                               ii.     Pill must be drawn by the end of the driver’s meeting

                              iii.     Failure to draw on-time will result in starting at the tail of the Heat Race.

e.      Feature Lineup

                                i.     At the conclusion of the Heat Races, a spectator will draw a pill from another bag to determine the invert for the feature lineup.

                               ii.     The basis of the invert will be the finishing order of the heat races.

                              iii.     The invert will determine how many positions will be inverted in the feature line-up - 0 for a heads up start, 8, 10, 12 or TBD.

f.       Rookie Lineup

                                i.     Rookies will continue to start at the rear of the field for a minimum of three races determined by the club officials.

                               ii.     Rookies will draw a pill to determine what heat race they will be in but that is all.

2)     There will be NO hot pit at any races.

3)     No fuel stops

4)     The engine rules are locked for a 3 year period (2014 through 2016).

5)     There will be a designated time for the drivers' meeting that will be announced in the days prior to the scheduled event – failure to make the drivers meeting will forfeit the driver’s pill draw.

admin | November 25, 2013 at 12:41 pm | URL: http://wp.me/p3gxvk-sb






Home of the 73rd Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix


Perris Auto Speedway

18700 Lake Perris Drive

Perris, CA  92571

(951) 940-0134



For further information contact Scott Daloisio (909) 226-7768 or mailto:racesatthepas@aol.com


For Immediate Release




(Perris, CA, November 18, 2013)  The historic running of the 73rd Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway on Thanksgiving Night will be streamed live to racing fans around the world on “The Cushion.”  The race will feature the Honda USAC National and Western Midgets.


“We want to thank Loudpedal Productions and Turn Two Media for making this significant webcast possible for fans who cannot attend the race in person,” Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian said.  “Fans can watch some football in the day, have their Thanksgiving meal and then sit back and watch Midget racings best drivers in the longest running and most historic Midget race in the world live online.”


After 13-years on pavement, the prestigious race made a sensational and much heralded return to dirt at Perris Auto Speedway last Thanksgiving.  2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year candidate Kyle Larson won the 98-lap main event over a stellar field of cars and a large, vocal crowd.


“When the Agajanian’s called us last year and we got together and announced that the Turkey Night Grand Prix was returning to dirt, the excitement was so thick you could cut it with a butter knife,” Kazarian smiled.  “Now, with the race just 10-days away, the excitement is building to a crescendo all over again.  The drivers are excited, the fans are excited and we are excited.  And, with the broadcast of the race on “The Cushion,” fans all over the world are getting excited about it, too.”


Cost of the PPV broadcast of the Turkey Night Grand Prix is $24.95.  There is a 100-mile blackout radius around the track.  Fans who wish to get more information, to purchase the PPV or to see what other races “The Cushion” has On-Demand, can visit the web site at: http://thecushion.com/  



For those who wish to attend the race in person, tickets will be available at the ticket office on the day of the race.  Advance tickets are available 24-7 by calling 1-800 595-4849 or by visiting the following link online: http://pas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=7


Fans attending the race in person who would like to camp at the track can do so for $25.00 per night.  The campground will open at noon on Tuesday, November 26th.  Fans can tailgate in the spectator parking lot on Thanksgiving.


The 2013 PAS schedule is listed at the end of this release.


To keep up with all of the latest Perris Auto Speedway news, photos, gossip and receive special offers, sign up at The PAS Facebook site at:  http://www.facebook.com/home.php - !/pages/Perris-Auto-Speedway/11387679868


You can also keep up with the latest news and receive special offers from The PAS Twitter site:  http://twitter.com/perrisautospdwy.


Video and DVD productions of all racing events at Perris Auto Speedway are available from Loudpedal Productions. For more information on these productions you can contact them by calling (805) 844-3854, E-mailing mailto:trtruex@gmail.com or you can visit the web site http://www.loudpedalvideo.com/


Perris Auto Speedway is located on the Lake Perris Fairgrounds (home of October’s Southern California Fair), approximately one hour east of Los Angeles and one hour North of San Diego. To get to the track, take the 215 freeway, exit on the Ramona Expressway and go three miles east to the fairgrounds.


racesatthepas@aol.com is the only authorized Internet address to issue official media news released from The Perris Auto Speedway or Oval Entertainment




November 27 - Practice for the 73rd Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix


November 28 - 73rd Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix - USAC National and Western Midgets


Note #1 - Schedule is subject to change.





1934 Bob Swanson

1935 Ted Sizemore

1936 Ronney Householder

1937 Ronney Householder

1938 Bob Swanson

1939 Mel Hansen

1940 Roy Russing

1941 Roy Russing

1945 Danny Oakes

1946 Perry Grimm

1947 Johnny McDowell

1948 Bill Vukovich

1949 Perry Grimm

1950 Bill Zaring

1955 Johnnie Parsons

1956 Edgar Elder

1957 George Amick

1958 Joe Garson

1959 Tony Bettenhausen

1960 A. J. Foyt

1961 A. J. Foyt

1962 Bill Cantrell

1963 Mel Kenyon

1964 Parnelli Jones

1965 Dick Atkins

1966 Parnelli Jones

1967 Gary Bettenhausen

1968 Sam Sessions

1969 George Benson

1970 Gary Bettenhausen

1971 Bill Engelhart

1972 Tony Simon

1973 Bill Engelhart

1974 Danny McKnight

1975 Mel Kenyon

1976 Bubby Jones

1977 Gary Patterson

1978 Rick Goudy

1979 Ron Shuman

1980 Ron Shuman

1981 Ron Shuman

1982 Ron Shuman

1983 Kevin Olson

1984 Ron Shuman

1985 Brent Kaeding

1986 Warren Mockler

1987 Ron Shuman

1988 Chuck Gurney

1989 Chuck Gurney

1990 Stan Fox (last time held at Ascot Park)

1991 Stan Fox

1992 Ron Shuman

1993 Ron Shuman

1994 Jordan Hermansader

1995 Billy Boat

1996 Billy Boat

1997 Billy Boat

1998 Jay Drake

1999 Jason Leffler

2000 Tony Stewart

2001 Dave Steele

2002 Michael Lewis

2003 Dave Steele

2004 Bobby East

2005 Jason Leffler

2006 Billy Wease

2007 Dave Darland

2008 Bobby Santos III

2009 Bryan Clauson

2010 Bryan Clauson

2011 Caleb Armstrong

2012 Kyle Larson






Brett Deyo

To Deyo99H@aol.com

 Nov 19 at 7:48 PM

(In part):

News from the Short Track SuperNationals – ‘The Working Man’s Race’

Media Contact: Brett Deyo – Deyo99H@aol.com or 845.728.2781

For Immediate Release/November 19, 2013


Heading Home: 2014 ‘Working Man’s Race’ Returns “Home” To I-88 Speedway In Afton, N.Y.; Short Track SuperNationals 7 Set For Friday-Saturday October 10-11; Modifieds To Compete For Large Purse Plus ‘Blue Collar B-Main’ Added For Non-Qualifiers


AFTON, NY – The Short Track SuperNationals is heading home.

When the seventh edition of the ‘Working Man’s Race’ takes place on Columbus Day weekend 2014, it will return to the same facility that hosted the very first one: I-88 Speedway in Afton, N.Y. Short Track SuperNationals founder and promoter Brett Deyo will team with I-88 track managers Jamie Page and Ron Ford to present ‘Short Track SuperNationals 7’ on Friday-Saturday Oct. 10-11, 2014.

Deyo, in conjunction with Pat and Janet Jordan – then promoters of the Afton Speedway, I-88’s former moniker – originated the Short Track SuperNationals as an affordable option to Super DIRT Week on Oct. 6-7, 2006. The first SuperNationals – run at Afton as a two-day event – was an overwhelming success with 220 total race cars filing into the pit area. Mike Ricci of Tillson, N.Y., won the inaugural Short Track SuperNationals Modified event over a talented field. Shortly thereafter, the Jordans ended their run as Afton promoters and the SuperNationals needed a new host venue.

The next five editions of the Short Track SuperNationals were contested at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y., from ’09 to ’13. Most recently, Fonda (N.Y.) and Glen Ridge (N.Y.) regular Craig Hanson of Tribes Hill, N.Y., registered the most lucrative victory of his career, taking home $6,062 in his Short Track SuperNationals debut. A field of 79 big-block/small-block Modifieds took part in the ’13 SuperNationals.

Since the inaugural event, the SuperNationals event has grown significantly, filling the Five Mile Point facility to the point of overflow. As such, discussions began to move the event to I-88, which is located on the spacious Afton Fairgrounds. The conversations between I-88 management and Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC evolved into an agreement between parties to bring the Short Track SuperNationals back to Afton, N.Y.

“We’ve had a unique challenge at the Short Track SuperNationals in that we’ve seen attendance rise steadily: more and more race teams and fans have made the event their ‘destination’ for the weekend to the point of taking the facility over capacity,” Deyo explained. “The number of campers and motorhomes making a weekend out of the SuperNationals has also grown each year.

“One thing I’ve noticed as a common theme at all major racing events is the camping and tailgating, whether it’s the Fulton (N.Y.) 200, the Freedom 76 at Grandview (Pa.) or Eastern States at Orange County (N.Y.), that social aspect makes a race a true ‘event’ for fans and racers. Moving to I-88 will allow us to expand that portion of our weekend because of the amount of flat real estate available. We’re looking forward to a Friday night party for overnight campers, a ‘Fan Fest’ on Saturday and some other activities to make the race a ‘true event’ for all involved.”

Via an agreement reached with the Afton Fair Board, there will be reserved camping spots with water and electricity hook-ups available for the SuperNationals weekend. There is plentiful flat, grassy area for free camping, as well.

I-88’s roomy pit area will also easily accommodate the large number of expected participants during the Short Track SuperNationals weekend, and allow for the potential addition of other divisions.

Page and Ford – both former racers and local businessmen – have upgraded the facility since taking the helm at I-88 in ‘10. The speedway maintains its old-school charm with trademark covered grandstands. Page and Ford have renovated many of the buildings on the fairgrounds including concession stands and the officials’ and sponsor/press towers, resurfaced the speedway’s clay, installed transponder scoring, erected a tech building, constructed a pit-area observation deck and much more. Additional grandstand seating is in the works for ’14, as well.

“I-88 has definitely been a ‘feel-good’ story of racing in the Southern Tier,” Deyo said. “Jamie and Ron took a facility that was closed and transformed it into a showplace for racing in the area. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to host the SuperNationals there.”

I-88 Speedway is centrally located and easily accessible from the north, south, east and west. The facility is visible off Interstate 88 Exit 7 (Afton), less than 25 miles northeast of Binghamton. For GPS users, I-88 Speedway is located at 46 East Main Street Afton, NY 13730. For those making the trek from the Syracuse-area festivities, I-88 – like Five Mile Point – is within reasonable driving distance to take in the Saturday portion before returning to Syracuse for Sunday’s event.

A similar format to that used during the ’13 edition at Five Mile Point will be utilized at I-88.

Modifieds will be competing for, at minimum, the same purse structure utilized during the previous running, with $5,000 available for the winner and $455 to take the green flag plus a long list of bonuses and special awards. Additionally, a ‘Blue Collar B-Main’ will be added for Modified drivers unable to qualify for the main event. The feature will remain a 50-lap event. Big- and small-blocks using gasoline or methanol will be legal, with sail panels permitted.

A full line-up of divisions will be released in the coming weeks.

Page said he and Ford are pleased to have the Short Track SuperNationals at their speedway this year.

“It is definitely one of the biggest races in our area every year,” Page said. “We were very pleased when Brett approached us about hosting the race. Everyone on our staff at the track is excited about bringing the SuperNationals back.”

BD Motorsports Media teamed with Page and Ford in July to co-promote the ‘Crazy 8s Special’ 48-lap event won by Mike Mahaney of King Ferry, N.Y., who ultimately went on to win the track championship in ’13. The ‘Crazy 8s’ returns to the I-88 schedule in ’14 on Wednesday, July 23.

“Ron and Jamie have shown they are ready to host big events,” Deyo said. “Our ‘Crazy 8s’ event was a big success. They have hosted Race of Champions events, a well-attended two-day weekend last September and the Empire Super Sprints (ESS). They’ve shown that I-88 Speedway will be more than capable of hosting an event of this nature.”

Deyo offered sincere thanks to the Five Mile Point management and officials who have contributed to the SuperNationals success during each of the last five seasons.

“Anytime a decision like this has to be made, it requires plenty of thought,” he said. “I have to thank Andrew Harpell; Dan Harpell and his sons Tyler, Tanner and Tucker; Leanna Allen (Five Mile Point office manager) and the entire Five Mile Point staff for all they’ve contributed to the SuperNationals in the last five years. Certainly, this was not a personal decision, simply a product of logistics.

“I believe I-88 will be the ideal venue to continue the growth of the Short Track SuperNationals for years to come.”

To learn more about BD Motorsports Media LLC, contact Brett Deyo at 845.728.2781, via e-mail at Deyo99H@aol.com or on the web at www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com. “Like” BD Motorsports Media on Facebook or follow @BrettDeyo on Twitter.

I-88 Speedway can be contacted by phone at 607.639.FAST (3278). Promoters Ron Ford (607.624.3772) and Jamie Page (607.760.0671) can be reached individually by phone, as well. The speedway is online at www.i-88speedway.com. “Like” I-88 Speedway on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates.



USAC Silver Crown Series Joins ‘Racing’s Biggest Party’ during NAPA Super DIRT Week in October 2014 at N.Y. State Fairgrounds

(In part):

Open-wheel stars join stout field of Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, DIRTcar 358-Modifieds, DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds and DIRTcar Pro Stocks at Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Nov. 20, 2013 – Al Unser topped Mario Andretti and a field of open-wheel superstars the first time the USAC Silver Crown Series raced at the New York State Fairgrounds “Moody Mile” in 1974. Now, 40 years after that historic event, the USAC Silver Crown Series will return in October 2014 to Syracuse during the 43rd annual NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.


The USAC Silver Crown Series will tackle the Mile on Saturday, Oct. 11, along with the showcase 150-mile event for the DIRTcar 358-Modified Series. The DIRTcar Sportsman Modified feature will shift to Sunday, Oct. 12, where it will join the DIRTcar Pro Stock event and the Super DIRTcar Series’ premier $50,000-to-win Syracuse 200.

“We’re excited to bring the Silver Crown Series back to Syracuse,” said USAC President Kevin Miller. “Super DIRT Week is such an historic event, and we are definitely looking forward to putting on a show for the passionate race fans that have been going there for more than 40 years.”

NAPA Super DIRT Week at the New York State Fairgrounds will kick off on Wednesday, Oct. 8, with a Big-Block Modified Happy Hour practice before Thursday’s qualifying runs for the Big-Blocks and 358-Modifieds. The USAC Silver Crown cars will hit the Mile on Friday afternoon for a practice session along with the Futures events, followed by “Friday Night Lights” featuring the Sportsman Modified Triple 10s, the 358-Modified Twin 20s and the Big-Block Modified Triple 20s.

All of that sets the stage for two huge days of racing Saturday and Sunday on the Mile.

“The USAC Silver Crown Series has a rich history at Syracuse, and we’re thrilled to welcome them back in 2014,” said World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter. “We’re always trying to enhance our events for our fans. We have incredible racing at Syracuse with the Big-Blocks, 358-Modifieds, Sportsman and Pro Stocks, now bringing the Silver Crown cars back to the Mile will make the week even bigger for everybody.”

The USAC Silver Crown Series last raced on the Syracuse Mile in 2003 during NAPA Super DIRT Week, with J.J. Yeley taking the checkered flag.

For NAPA Auto Parts information and tickets, click www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com, or follow on Twitter @SuperDIRTWeek or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SuperDIRTWeek. For more information on the USAC Silver Crown Series, click www.USACRacing.com.


Note:  Hmm, late in the season.  Those not chasing points will more than likely pass on this race, as they have in the past, since most teams are from the mid-west.  I’d be surprised if they are able to draw 20-22 cars, at most.




On Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:07 PM, Brett Deyo <deyo99h@aol.com> wrote:

(In part):

News from Accord Speedway’s ‘Gobbler’

Media Contact: Brett Deyo – Deyo99H@aol.com or 845.728.2781

For Immediate Release/November 18, 2013

Upping The Ante: “Clean Your Plate Challenge” Backed By Insinger Performance Rewards ‘Gobbler’ Modified Driver With $10,000 Should They Sweep Heat, Dash For Cash & Feature Saturday, November 30 At Accord Speedway; Largest Payday In Speedway History Looms At 2013 Dirt-Track Finale

ACCORD, NY – History could be made and one driver may leave $10,000 richer from Accord Speedway on Saturday, November 30.

An innovative “Clean Your Plate Challenge” has been announced for the big-block/small-block Modified portion of the ‘Gobbler’ 2013 dirt-track finale Saturday, November 30 at Accord Speedway, a co-promotion involving BD Motorsports Media LLC and speedway owner Gary Palmer. Should a driver complete the challenge, the ‘Gobbler’ will go down as the highest-paying event in the history of the Ulster County quarter-mile oval, which opened in 1962.

Currently, the ‘Gobbler’ Modified 50-lap feature pays $7,117.11 to the winner thanks to Sowle Trailer Repair and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. Simplicity Designs and Creekside Supply also contributed to the winner’s share.

Now, the stakes have gone even higher. The “Clean Your Plate Challenge” works like this: should one driver win the main event ($7,117.11 plus lap money), the Jack’s Used Race Car Parts Dash for Cash ($300) and a heat race (each heat pays $100), Insinger Performance of Dushore, Pa., has guaranteed that driver will earn $10,000 cash.  Insinger Performance will make up the difference between the driver’s earnings and 10 grand.

Yes, should one driver “clean their plate” and win the heat, Dash for Cash and feature, they will leave the speedway with 10k!

“This will definitely add some excitement to an already big event,” said event co-promoter Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC. “It will be a challenge for a driver to sweep the event, but it could be done. Danny Creeden won his heat race and ran the Dash when he won the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ in August, so it isn’t far outside the realm of possibility.

“We could make some Accord Speedway history and one driver could earn $10,000 for 65 laps of work by ‘cleaning their plate’ that day!”

Speedway owner Palmer said the ‘Gobbler’ has brought significant attention to his facility.

“It’s great to have all the hype,” Palmer said. “Locally, around the track, and with racers and fans from all over, it’s definitely got people talking about Accord Speedway. I’m really looking forward to it.”


Additionally from Insinger Performance, if a Modified race team purchases fuel from the speedway on race day, displays a decal and then goes on to win the feature, that driver will receive a free drum of fuel. To learn more about Insinger Performance, visit www.insingerfuels.com or call 570.924.4323.

Sportsman (Open & Crate 602) race 25 laps for $1,000 to the winner (plus $500 in Crate 602 bonuses and other awards) and a special Pure Stock/Street Stock Ron Wright Memorial 20-lap event, with a rapidly growing purse, completes the event. More than $1,000 has been raised to boost the payout for the Ron Wright Memorial Event. Wright was a lifelong race fan, “racing Dad” to son Kyle and crew member before his untimely passing last year.

Competitors in the “Mashed Potato Modifieds,” Sportsman “Turkey 25” and “Pumpkin Pie Pure Stocks” have plenty of incentive to keep their cars together for the ‘Gobbler’ finale. A complete list of special awards and bonuses can be found on the web at www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com under the ‘Gobbler’ icon.  The bonus list includes thousands in cash, plus product awards and other perks for competitors.

As a gesture of thanks for the outstanding support of the ‘Battle of the Bullring’ contested in August, the Accord Speedway concession stands will be serving FREE hot coffee all day with any purchase.

Additionally, to benefit local families in need, a Holiday Toy Drive will be held at the ‘Gobbler’ event. The speedway will collect new, unwrapped toys to donate to the Town of Rochester Youth Commission. Any individual bringing a toy will receive a coupon for a FREE hot chocolate.

Gates open at 11 a.m. with a Driver’s Meeting set for 12:30 p.m. Hot laps begin at 1 p.m. and the first green is flag planned for 1:30 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors (ages 65 and over) and $5 for Kids 11 and under. Limited indoor seating is available at $30 each. Contact the speedway office at 845.626.3478 to reserve an indoor seat. Pit admission is $35 with no license required.

Camping is encouraged on the speedway grounds Friday and Saturday nights and is free of charge (no hook-ups). Campfires are permitted so long as they are contained.

Thanksgiving weekend racing returns to Accord this November for the first time in 11 years. The speedway previously hosted a ‘Turkey Chase’ event on Nov. 30, 2002 won by Robbie Green. Some 94 total race cars participated in the ’02 event, which was well attended.


Brett Deyo

BD Motorsports Media LLC

Phone: 845.728.2781

E-Mail: Deyo99H@aol.com

Web: www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BDMotorsportsMedia

Twitter: @BrettDeyo


Note:  As much as I’d love to see this race be a huge success for all involved, I guess it will all come down to how bad “Mother Nature” acts on those days prior to the race.  I’m in Florida, but I check the weather for back home and Wednesday does not look all that good, with heavy rain forecast.  On top of that, some real cold temps are being predicted. 




News from the Orange County Fair Speedway ‘Hard Clay Open’

Media Contact: Brett Deyo – 845.728.2781 or Deyo99H@aol.com

For Immediate Release/November 20, 2013

Spring Fling: Unique ‘Hard Clay Open’ To Kick-Start Orange County Fair Speedway 2014 Season On Sunday, March 23; BD Motorsports Media To Promote Inaugural Event; Modifieds (Big-Blocks & Small-Blocks) To Compete For Lucrative $30,000 Purse In 50-Lap Open Competition Lid-Lifter; Main Event Offers $500 Just To Take The Green!

MIDDLETOWN, NY – Orange County Fair Speedway is well-known for its annual season-ending Eastern States Weekend, an autumn tradition for the last 52 years.

In 2014, the venerable ‘Hard Clay’ five-eighths-mile oval will play host to a major spring event. On Sunday afternoon, March 23, the first-ever ‘Hard Clay Open’ is set for the Middletown, N.Y., facility promoted by Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media LLC. An agreement was forged with speedway promoters Michael Gurda IV and Howard Commander for the early season Modified showcase, which will serve as the first on-track activity at Orange County in ’14.

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ will be headlined by a 50-lap Modified event paying a minimum of $5,000 to win. The strength of the purse is its balance through the field: second-place pays $4,000, with $1,000 reserved for the 10th-place finisher and $500 just to take the green flag. A base payout of $30,000 has been outlined for the first ‘Hard Clay Open’ Modified event.

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ will be run as an unsanctioned program. A mix of weight rules will work to even the playing field for big- and small-block engine combinations. A full rules package – including a liberal tire rule and the use of sail panels for the first time at Orange County – will be announced in the coming weeks.

This event will mark the first-ever BD Motorsports Media promotion at Orange County.

“It’s definitely the realization of a childhood dream to promote a race at Orange County,” Deyo, 30, a native of Cornwall, N.Y. (roughly 30 minutes from the track), who now resides in Boyertown, Pa., said. “From the time I was two or three years old through my college years, Orange County was my Saturday night home. It was a tradition for my family every Saturday for years. We sat in the same seat, near the top of the half-covered grandstands, week after week. As a kid, racing at Orange County was my life. 

“As I got older, I spent some time working at Orange County with handicapper Bob Delaney, wrote a column for the Dirt Trackin’ magazine and covered the 358-Modified, Sportsman and Pro Stock races there for Area Auto Racing News in high school and college. It’s definitely hallowed ground for me. The opportunity to put together a major event there is something I wouldn’t pass up.”

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ will be contested on a date that is conflict-free on the dirt Modified landscape. The Sunday afternoon lid-lifter should attract a cross-section of cars from the north, south, east and west. On Saturday of the weekend (March 22), New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway hosts an event, setting up a potential two-day swing south for traveling teams from Central New York and further north.

“We have set up a purse structure that will be very attractive for all race teams,” Deyo said. “It’s a short distance, with a great payout, liberal rules so drivers from a variety of tracks and series can compete. Early in the season, teams are typically looking for races to run. They’re refreshed and ready to go. We’re hoping to capture that excitement.

“For fans, they’ll be able to see a unique blend of drivers at an affordable price. As the New York State dirt Modified opener, it will be a nice Sunday afternoon to relieve the ‘cabin fever’ and get back out to the track.”

Fans can be assured pit-area parking will be laid out carefully to keep larger haulers toward the center, with only smaller trucks and trailers in the corners to ensure maximum visibility. The show will be fast-paced to allow fans and racers ample travel time on a Sunday night. 

Crate 602 Sportsman will serve as the event’s undercard in a 25-lap event paying $1,000 to the winner. The Crate 602 Sportsman race is slated to kick off the SUNY Canton GRIT Series for ’14.

Michael Gurda IV, the lead member of the Orange County promotional team, is supportive of the March venture.

“We were looking to do something a little different,” Gurda said. “It’s an early start, but we’ll have the track ready for what should be a great start to the season at Orange County.”

For the 2014 ‘Hard Clay Open’ event, pit gates open at 10 a.m. Grandstand gates open at 11 a.m. A drivers’ meeting will take place at 1 p.m., with hot laps at 1:30 p.m. and racing at 2 p.m.  Fans can expect a pre-race autograph session/meet and greet in both the grandstand and drive-in areas.

Admission for the ‘Hard Clay Open’ is $20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors and $2 for Kids 12 and under. Pit admission is $35, with no license required.

The ‘Hard Clay Open’ will mark the second earliest Orange County opener since the speedway began hosting stock cars regularly in 1948, eclipsed only by March 18, 1984 when Larry Brolsma drove to victory. 

Marketing opportunities – including primary and supporting sponsorship, lap sponsorship and bonus/contingency award sponsorship – are available now by contacting Brett Deyo of BD Motorsports Media at Deyo99H@aol.com or by phone at 845.728.2781. BD Motorsports Media is on the web at www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com. “Like” BD Motorsports Media on Facebook of follow @BrettDeyo on Twitter.

Orange County becomes the seventh different venue to play host a BD Motorsports Media event since the inaugural event in ‘06, joining I-88, Five Mile Point and Accord speedways in New York; Penn Can and Big Diamond speedways in Pennsylvania and New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey.

Located at 239 Wisner Avenue Middletown, NY 10940 on the Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange County Fair Speedway is the oldest continuously operating dirt track in the United States. The first auto race was held at the speedway in 1919. The five-eighths-mile oval offers fully-covered and half-covered grandstands in addition to open bleacher seating on the frontstretch and turn one areas, with drive-in viewing on the backstretch. To learn more, contact the Orange County Fair Speedway office at 845.342.2573 or visit www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is tentatively slated for Friday, March 28, 2014.

The regular season at Orange County is slated to get underway with an open practice on March 29 and the official Season Opener on April 5.





Going back, in time to November 27th in:



Roy Russing won the Turkey Night Grand Prix 150 AAA Midget race over Duke Nalon, Danny Oakes, Sport Briggs and Ronney Householder at the Gilmore Stadium,Hollywood, CA.



Johnny McDowell won the Turkey Night Grand Prix 150 AAA Midget race over Johnnie Parsons, Mel Hansen, Bob Pankratz and Danny Oakes at the Gilmore Stadium,Hollywood, CA.



Joe Garson won the Turkey Night Grand Prix 150 USAC Midget race over Rodger Ward, Dempsey Wilson, Johnnie Parsons and George Amick at the Gardena Stadium , Gardena, CA.



Dick Atkins won the Turkey Night Grand Prix 150 USAC Midget race over Bob Wente, Tommy Copp, Lowell Sachs and Bill Mehner at the Ascot Park Speedway , Gardena, CA.




Mario Andretti won the USAC Sprint Car race at the Manzanita Speedway, Phoenix,AZ. Larry Dickson was second followed by Billy Wilkerson, Don Thomas and Gene Brown.



Jim Hendrickson won the "Third Annual Turkey Derby" 150-lap Modified Stock Car race at the Wall Stadium, Wall Township, NJ. Maynard Troyer was second followed by Geoff Bodine, Ron Bouchard, Jerry Cook, Freddy Harbach, Dick Dunn, Charlie Jarzombek, Jim Hoffman and Pete Fiandaca.




Billy Boat won the Turkey Night Grand Prix USAC Midget race over Jay Drake, Jimmy Sills, Wally Pankratz and Tracy Hines at the Ventura Raceway , Ventura,CA.



Going back in time – various dates:


On December 1, 2004, we lost Lenny Calinoff.  It’s mostly his fault that you’re reading this stuff, now.  I miss him.  I just happened to be in Florida, back then, too.


It was on December 2, 1960, that “Uncle Sam” saw fit to take me away from my employer, the Grand Union Company, and my wife of three months, and put me in the U.S. Army.


It was on December 5, 1996, when we lost Wilf Carter, who was also known as “Montana Slim”.  Now there was a guy that could yodel!





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On 11/26:


Seriously if you can only do 35 from Wurtsburo to Ellenville in the rain bc there's a dusting of snow on the shoulder, do the rest of us a favor and stay home til April!


a pissed off truck driver who wants to go home


Moving south is looking better and better everyday. Screwww this lol


This has to be a joke, right?  Sign the pledge to support Hillary Clinton for President







I get emails:


And you can add this story to this report: We have a family friend that joined the U.S. Army soon after getting out of high school. He has been in the Army for about 14 years now and is currently a Staff Sgt. He has done 3 deployments to Iraq and just returned to the states from a deployment in Afganistan. He has about 2 years remaining on his current enlistment. He has already been told that he will not be able to reenlist when his time is up. About 16 years of what he thought would be a 20+ year retirement situation serving his Country and this happens to him. I'm confident that he is not the only Enlisted Man that this is happening to!!



Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2013 10:56 AM

Subject: List Of Officers Fired By Obama


Article Found On FB.


A CHILLING LIST (This list originated here on our page, and has since gone viral, our researcher, ~cj did all the work on gathering the numbers into one spot ba...ck at the end of October.) AMERICAN MILITARY BEING DRAWN DOWN WHILE LOCAL POLICE STATES ARE BEING RAMPED UP List Of Purged Military High Officers Terrifying November 23, 2013 (by Lisa @ Investment Watch Blog) -- Look up the service records of some of these guys. MOST have perfect LONG services, highly decorated. I believe only 2 Generals were fired under Bush’s 2 terms total. There are currently 48 4-Star Generals. [link to en.wikipedia.org] Many of these below have spotless records, 25 and up years service, many medals and honors such as Brig. Gen Bryan W. Wampler and Command Sgt. Major Don B. Jordan. Commanding Generals fired:•General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)•Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)•Major General Michael Carey (2 Star)-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)•Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013)•Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011)•Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)•General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)•Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star), Jr.-U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY (2013)•Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan-U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)•General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013)•Colonel Daren Margolin-U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico’s Security Battalion (Oct 2013)•General Stanley McChrystal-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010)•General David D. McKiernan-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009)•General David Petraeus-Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012)•Brigadier General Bryan Roberts-U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013)•Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant-U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013)•Colonel Eric Tilley-U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013)•Brigadier General Bryan Wampler-U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013) Commanding Admirals fired:•Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette-U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 2012)•Vice Admiral Tim Giardina(3 Star, demoted to 2 Star)-U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10 (Oct 2013) Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)•Captain David Geisler-U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011)•Commander Laredo Bell-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, NY (Aug 2011)•Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)•Commander Nathan Borchers-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011)•Commander Robert Brown-U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story, VA (Aug 2011)•Commander Andrew Crowe-Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011)•Captain Robert Gamberg-Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011)•Captain Rex Guinn-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011)•Commander Kevin Harms- U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011)•Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin-U.S. Navy Commander mine countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)•Captain Owen Honors-U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (Jan 2011)•Captain Donald Hornbeck-U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 San Diego (Apr 2011)•Rear Admiral Ron Horton-U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group, Western Pacific (Mar 2011)•Commander Etta Jones-U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)•Commander Ralph Jones-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Green Bay (Jul 2011)•Commander Jonathan Jackson-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier Carl Vinson (Dec 2011)•Captain Eric Merrill-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S. Land (Jul 2011)•Captain William Mosk-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota, U.S. Navy Commander Naval Activities Spain (Apr 2011)•Commander Timothy Murphy-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA (Apr 2011)•Commander Joseph Nosse-U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine Kentucky (Oct 2011)•Commander Mark Olson-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)•Commander John Pethel-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock New York (Dec 2011)•Commander Karl Pugh-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 141 Whidbey Island, WA (Jul 2011)•Commander Jason Strength-U.S. Navy Commander of Navy Recruiting District Nashville, TN (Jul 2011)•Captain Greg Thomas-U.S. Navy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard (May 2011)•Commander Mike Varney-U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine Connecticut (Jun 2011)•Commander Jay Wylie-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr 2011) Naval Officers fired: (All in 2012)•Commander Alan C. Aber-Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (July 2012)•Commander Derick Armstrong- U.S. Navy Commander missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)•Commander Martin Arriola- U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS Porter (Aug 2012)•Captain Antonio Cardoso- U.S. Navy Commander Training Support Center San Diego (Sep 2012)•Captain James CoBell- U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air Station’s Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (Sep 2012)•Captain Joseph E. Darlak- U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS Vandegrift (Nov 2012)•Captain Daniel Dusek-U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme•Commander David Faught-Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon (Sep 2012)•Commander Franklin Fernandez- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)•Commander Ray Hartman- U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)•Commander Shelly Hakspiel-Executive Officer Navy Drug Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)•Commander Jon Haydel- U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar 2012)•Commander Diego Hernandez- U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)•Commander Lee Hoey- U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)•Commander Ivan Jimenez-Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift (Nov 2012)•Commander Dennis Klein- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Columbia (May 2012)•Captain Chuck Litchfield- U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS Essex (Jun 2012)•Captain Marcia Kim Lyons- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic New England (Apr 2012)•Captain Robert Marin- U.S. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens (Feb 2012)•Captain Sean McDonell- U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL (Nov 2012)•Commander Corrine Parker- U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (Apr 2012)•Captain Liza Raimondo- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, MD (Jun 2012)•Captain Jeffrey Riedel- Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship program (Jan 2012)•Commander Sara Santoski- U.S. Navy Commander Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (Sep 2012)•Commander Kyle G. Strudthoff-Executive Officer Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (Sep 2012)•Commander Sheryl Tannahill- U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Nashville, TN (Sep 2012)•Commander Michael Ward- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Pittsburgh (Aug 2012)•Captain Michael Wiegand- U.S. Navy Commander Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (Nov 2012)•Captain Ted Williams- U.S. Navy Commander amphibious command ship Mount Whitney (Nov 2012)•Commander Jeffrey Wissel- U.S. Navy Commander of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (Feb 2012) Naval Officers fired: (All in 2013)•Lieutenant Commander Lauren Allen-Executive Officer submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)•Reserve Captain Jay Bowman-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Fort Dix, NJ (Mar 2013)•Captain William Cogar-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Mercy’s medical treatment facility (Sept 2013)•Commander Steve Fuller-Executive Officer frigate Kauffman (Mar 2013)•Captain Shawn Hendricks-Program Manager for naval enterprise IT networks (June 2013)•Captain David Hunter-U.S. Navy Commander of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12 & Coastal Riverine Group 2 (Feb 2013)•Captain Eric Johnson-U.S. Navy Chief of Military Entrance Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL (2013)•Captain Devon Jones-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA (July 2013)•Captain Kevin Knoop-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Comfort’s medical treatment facility (Aug 2013)•Lieutenant Commander Jack O’Neill-U.S. Navy Commander Operational Support Center Rock Island, IL (Mar 2013)•Commander Allen Maestas-Executive Officer Beachmaster Unit 1 (May 2013)•Commander Luis Molina-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Pasadena (Jan 2013)•Commander James Pickens-Executive Officer frigate Gary (Feb 2013)•Lieutenant Commander Mark Rice-U.S. Navy Commander Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)•Commander Michael Runkle-U.S. Navy Commander of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (May 2013)•Commander Jason Stapleton-Executive Office Patrol Squadron 4 in Hawaii (Mar 2013)•Commander Nathan Sukols-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)•Lieutenant Daniel Tyler-Executive Officer Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)•Commander Edward White-U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (Aug 2013)•Captain Jeffrey Winter-U.S. Navy Commander of Carrier Air Wing 17 (Sept 2013)•Commander Thomas Winter-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Montpelier (Jan 2013)•Commander Corey Wofford- U.S. Navy Commander frigate Kauffman (Feb 2013) 157 [ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN] Air Force majors forced into early terminations, no retirement or benefits. All 157 had been twice passed over for promotion and were within six years of retirement. http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20120103/NEWS/201030335/Too many to list A retired Army general is calling for the “forced resignations” of President Obama, administration officials, and MOREhttp://www.wnd.com/2013/11/general-lets-make-obama-resign/#RgFdpYytKGaBQMdA.99Read more via Investment Watch Blog...


Note:  Some list, huh?  Betcha a majority of those names above have never been mentioned on ANY news shows.



This weeks photo:


Looking at all the photos that I have – well a good part of them, anyway, I thought I’d put in one of the 600 Micro Sprint that we had a couple of years ago.  We ran at the Greenwood Valley Action Track in PA – a nice long haul on I-84 West to I-81 South, then Rt 80 West.  Damn, but it sure seemed like it was up-hill, both ways.  It took two tanks of gas each time.  Eventually the car was sold – yep, just prior to Hamlin running the 600’s – wingless, which grandson Brett really enjoyed.  The car was quick.  Eric had to rebuild the engine after we had a problem with a stuck fuel injector, and it was even faster then.


Hey!  I’ve forgotten – photos can only be seen here:  http://newenglandtractor.com/racereport/






Racing videos:


Hey!  I, along with grandson John, almost went to this race last week:





Juan Pablo Montoya Penske Racing IndyCar Test at Sebring




Note # 1:  Had it been an American driver, this writer would be a lot happier.


Note # 2:  I got a kick out of Will Power sipping a drink through a straw.



Music video:


Since I made mention above, of Wilf Carter (Montana Slim), check out these oldies:






Note:  In the second video, check out the yodeling that starts at 1:07 and 1:58




More non racing stuff:


Retirees, here's how health care law affects you





Extension of Benefits for Jobless Is Set to End






Father Arrested For Trying to Pick Kids Up From School






Insurers Cut Doctors' Fees in New Health-Care Plans










Ex-CIA Operative: Military Thwarted Obama’s Plans To Nuke/EMP America This Fall!








Wal-Mart's Employee Food Drive Reveals What's Wrong With America


In part:  "Yesterday, it was revealed that employees at a Cleveland Wal-Mart are holding a holiday food drive for other Wal-Mart employees.


This situation says everything about what's wrong with the U.S. economy right now.


Wal-Mart is one of the richest companies in the world.


Wal-Mart has a market value of $260 billion and made $17 billion in profit last year.


But Wal-Mart does not pay its employees enough to buy food for the holidays."






Joke of the week:


I was in a public toilet and had just sat down, when I heard a voice from the next cubicle, he said “Hi!, how are you?”


Embarrassed, I said, “I’m doing fine”....


The voice said “So what are you up to?”.


I said, “Just doing the same as you, sitting here!”.


From next door, “Can I come over?”. Annoyed, I said, "rather busy right now”.


The voice said, “Listen, I will have to call you back, there’s an idiot next door answering all my questions"




Until the next column – in two weeks on December 12th!


I can be reached, via e-mail, at:  ygordad@yahoo.com