Dan just told us June 9th is the first race on Saturdays now. This Friday will be the last Friday race. So Marion Center looks like to be closed up.
Dog Hollow Racing Saturday Nights NowMarion Center Closed??
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Posted 28 May 2018 - 09:10 PM
Good move if Marion Center is not going to reopen!! However, sort of questionable if Marion Center is just going to be down a few weeks due to "health problems" in the Potts family as reported on here. I checked Marion Center's website yesterday, and it does not appear to have been updated since April, so I have no idea what is going on here!!
Posted 28 May 2018 - 11:11 PM
Seems to me there will be a few guys who would run a two night circuit of Lernerville and Dog Hollow due to this change. Doug Glessner, #17 was there Friday and he has been pretty much a Marion Center-Dog Hollow driver the past few years.
Posted 29 May 2018 - 05:20 AM
The UMP tire rule will keep us from racing at Lernerville. Marion Center not opening is terrible news for us as we really enjoy racing there.
Tom Crow, Car Owner 17g
Posted 29 May 2018 - 09:07 AM
I doubt Lernerville will pick up any cars as all those guys would have to buy all new tires for their plus the dirt car license. I could see Michael lake coming back.
Posted 29 May 2018 - 10:03 AM
Tom Crow......you guys were there Friday and finished 7th!! Made mention of such in my column in AARN. Did you borrow someone else's tires???
Posted 30 May 2018 - 04:34 AM
Thanks for the mention. Had a good run going and got messed up coming to the checker. TheUMP tires left over from Gateway Nationals and we junked 3 of them in the feature.
Posted 30 May 2018 - 06:49 AM
How so? These guys are hobbyists. They don't throw away 2 sets of tires a night. Some of them squeeze too many races out of a set, because they can't afford to replace them when they should. And some of them don't like Hoosiers. There's no good reason for that to be a problem in the first place.
Edited by FanJim24, 30 May 2018 - 06:50 AM.
My dad drove late models in the early 70's at North Hills, Butler, Mercer, Blanket Hill, and occasionally Tri City. We won the last late model track championship at Blanket Hill.
Posted 30 May 2018 - 11:29 AM
us too.........not buying tires for an island track. just stupid.......
Posted 30 May 2018 - 01:01 PM
If you race here, there, or anywhere, you use up tires.
One shot deal I can understand.
Almost everyone that races local is a hobbyist ......some hobbyists just have deeper pockets and bolt on new rubber every time they hit the track. Lots of guys buy up those tires...... for less than half of what they are new.
Bar none, Lernerville is the premier track in the area. With the low LM car count you, can count on a decent finish and take home some $$$.
Posted 30 May 2018 - 01:50 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you ain't bolting new rubber on your SLM at Lernerville for the feature, you may as well plan on finishing outside the Top 5, no??
Posted 30 May 2018 - 02:44 PM
Other than Lernerville running the "Big 3" Port Royal is fast becoming the premier track East of the Mississippi without a doubt.
Posted 30 May 2018 - 04:11 PM
and eriez is the new king around these parts.....slide job ville has lost it's luster.......
Posted 30 May 2018 - 05:11 PM
Sunday I heard somebody say that "they heard" that unless Eriez is purchased this season they're going to specials only next year. I wondered how long it'd be before stuff like that started circulating and so far there's nothing confirmed and i hope it's just hearsay. 1 thing i found interesting though was that Eriez was going to be the original weekly track for the rush sprints and that they were going to keep the classes at 6 so 1 was being axed. Then Bob passed and it was never talked about again. I'm guessing Kathy didn't want to change things at the track or go through introducing something new like that.
Posted 30 May 2018 - 05:30 PM
No ...and Bolting on new rubber won't put you in the top 5... it may help....at any track,
Edited by BUTTBEAK, 30 May 2018 - 05:31 PM.
Posted 30 May 2018 - 06:13 PM
Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:54 PM
94.3........Regular Lernerville fans aren't going to drive all the way to Erie even if Eriez would be putting on a better show!! Too far away!!! There is only so far the average weekly fan will drive for their weekly show!! There may be some young single guys who would do that, but not the guy with a wife and several kids that goes to the races most every week!!
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