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#1 cats442

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 03:38 PM

I see that Matt Williamson will be running at Freedom Motorsports Park on Fridays in 2018.  Signed on as a driver for the Behrent's Performance Warehouse team. 




 

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:56 PM

Someone's else has a better chance at the BB mod title @ Lernerville now!


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:57 AM

guys are bailing on the ville left and right.... great management..



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:06 AM

He lives in Ontario and is running for a 10,000 points fund. What does this have to do with Lernerville?
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Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:29 AM

He won't be running there... that's what it has to do with Lernerville



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:27 AM

He won't be running there... that's what it has to do with Lernerville


How is that Lernervilles fault? Hes running for a 10,000 points fund at a track thats probably 4 hours closer to home.
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Posted 02 February 2018 - 10:31 AM

Merely pointing out another racecar leaving the Lernerville pits, there's quite a few



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:11 AM

He is driving for somebody else which means they call the shots. Big step up for him.  His win at Charlotte last year must have really impressed some people.



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 12:47 PM

Good to see Matt get a chance to race closer to home and for that kind of point money. Just wondering why it took this so long to happen seeing Matt has good equipment  not to mention he is one heck of a driver. Look loyalty to Lernerville can only go so if something better comes along I think you would be smart to at least try it. JMO.



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:57 PM

Mat Williamson is far from the first or last driver to "leave" Lernerville.  The track has survived the following drivers "leaving" over the years:

Brad Doty

Dale Blaney

Tim Shaffer

Rod George

Jimmy Hawley

Mark Cassella

Danny Holtgraver

more recently the Matus clan and Brandon Spithaler

 

Ed Ferree

Chub Frank

Lynn Geisler

Gregg Satterlee

Jared Miley

 

just to name a few,

 

People "left" when Don Martin ran the track, people left when Risch and WRG ran the track and drivers will leave during the Tomson regime.

 

Some leave for better opportunities, others leave for sour grapes, while still others leave because they simply run out of money.

 

I doubt losing Mat Williamson and Carl Bowser will spell doom for the track.  They are fan favorites that will be missed, but others always fill the void.  To blame the Tomsons for people leaving is plucking the low hanging fruit.  Sure they piss some people off, but so did Don and Gary.  You can't make everyone happy.

 

honeybadger is just another in a long line of keyboard cowboys, go back under your bridge little troll. 



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Posted 03 February 2018 - 09:00 AM

Mat started running Lermervlle for two reasons. The first was to get big block experience, because the tracks up by him are small block tracks.

The second was because running the SDS required running a weekly DIRT sanctioned tracks. He wasnt getting max home track points in central NY because they all had multiple SDS guys running them. There is no hometrack requirement anymore.

Another thing, hed be stupid to not take an opportunity to run for somebody else. Racing is always way more fun if somebody else is paying the bills.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 10:05 AM

Freedom is part of the American Racer cup. They are offering mega money to run the short track super series and a weekly AR track. Guys like Matt Shepard even have rides lined up to run STSS races this year with the money being so good.

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:21 AM

Mat has a great opportunity here and he would be foolish not to take it.  It has nothing to do with Lernerville, just an opportunity to drive for someone else and move up in the racing world.  No different that many before him who have left Lernerville for the World of Outlaws, All Stars and Lucas.  Lernerville fans can be proud that Mat spent five years racing here and now follow him with what he is dong for 2018 and seasons to come!!! GOOD LUCK MAT!!!

 

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 11:31 AM

Sad to see him go but has a feeling it was coming after the last half season he had. Some cool memories left behind though. The night he wrecked and came from the back to win with a few to go is a night I will never forget. good times

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 03:03 PM

Great job for Mat! Another Lernerville regular moving up. Not everyone has tracks that send so many drivers professional. Very few tracks have the quality list that Lernerville does: Brad Doty, Dave and Dale, Tim shaffer.... 


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 01:42 PM

Mat is going to be something to reckon with up there.  He was fast up there last year in September when he was there.  Still think my favorite memory of him at the Ville(even though I was bitterly dissapointed), was beating Jimmy to the line off of turn 4 by an inch.  Never got to see Jimmy win in that Big-Block, and that was devastating, but damn what a race.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 02:55 PM

I'm surprised it did not happen sooner. Guy can wheel a car. He will race em hard and someone else will be paying the way. Good for him.

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 01:56 PM

I'm pretty sure he will be in his own car at Freedom for his weekly deal. The Behrent car is for the STSS series races only.............






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