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Aaron Reutzel Tops the All-Star Field Tonight at Lernerville

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#21 scruffy1a


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:08 AM

Dog Hollow only had five Late Models back a week or two!!  

Were there unusual circumstances that night?  There's a popular theory (on Racestud, anyway) that tire rules and membership costs are what keep late models away.  This seems to counter that line of reasoning.

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#22 sicario


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:20 AM

The biggest problem is there are only so many late models to go around and even less so down that way. Nobody from eriez/stateline goes down that way and if they do, they could go to TM and not have to drive so far or use different tires.... there are many things that factor into it. The Pittbsurgh region and surrounding area just doesn't have many late models anymore and they don't draw cars from anywhere else

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 04:51 PM

Their racing is fine. However French Grimes seemed to want to be a little dictator, running his kingdom and never working with anyone else.  He seems to be pretty well out of the picture now, so maybe things will improve.  Since there are no local weekly tracks for the Racesaver cars now, they are not much of a factor in western PA racing.  Just a handful of races at Lernerville, Dog Hollow & Bedford.




I don't know if I would call French Grimes a dictator.  He had a rules package, and he required you to follow the rules package if you wanted to race in the Racesaver sprints.  One of those rules was that you run the Racesaver head, if you didn't want to run that head, you could race somewhere else.  He had his rules and he stuck to them.  The Racesaver sprints have grown to become a very popular division.  The Racesaver package is the rules package used by the IMCA, one of the largest sanctioning bodies in the country.  If I remember correctly, it was Mercer that rocked the boat by going with a different head rule for their 305 class, how many tracks does that class race at now?  

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