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#1 wilson

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:56 AM

Why no lernerville sprints, at biggest sprint show in country,  knoxville nats.   big pay




 

#2 beerdrinker

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:46 PM

You can't be serious? A few may give Mansfield an attempt this weekend, but don't expect much.

#3 Walt Wimer

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:56 PM

Western PA teams just don't have the big $$$ to run with those guys!!!

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:58 PM

You seriously think these guys would travel all the way to Iowa? Most can't even make it to Mansfield Ohio

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:29 PM

Its not the travel distance, it is the fact that most don't have the money in their cars, mostly engine, to compete at that level!!   Western PA has not been a good paying circuit for Sprint Cars.  The more tracks pay to win, the more $$$ guys will put in their car and the faster they will go.

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:02 PM

I asked this on a different post but didn't get any answers, cost/investment difference between a top super late and a top 410 sprint?

#7 old man d

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:40 PM

tony after talking with one that works with a sprint and one who raced a late model local tracks they both said the late model with all the tech a late model would cost more, but again this is local tracks. Haulers not added. Maybe someone can give more into it. Hope this helps.



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:50 PM

Walt if these guys can't afford the money to put in their cars what makes you think if they can have the money to drive from Pennsylvania to Iowa when diesel is close to $4 a gallon plus hotels and food and all the other expenses of traveling.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:17 PM

The only Lernerville guy I can remember making that trip out consistently was Ed Lynch Jr.
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:29 AM

Lutz went at least once in the #98, I remember Dodson racing here on and off and running the nats the same year but he was by no means a "local". I believe he ans Lutz were there the same year. Did Ellenberger ever run Knoxville?

#11 racecarbilly

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 07:28 AM

Rod George ran the Nationals.



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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:26 PM

Ever hear of a guy named Tim Shaffer? He won the 50th Knoxville Nationals. Tonight he starts 7th in tbe Rudzik #49X.

#13 jo73

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:58 PM

Boy would it be nice to see the steel city outlaw bring it home again ?

#14 Walt Wimer

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 11:19 PM

Jim!!!!!  Yes, we all remember Tim Shaffer's win at Knoxville!!!  However, he didn't do it with a car that was running weekly at Lernerville & Mercer!!   Nothing wrong with our drivers, it is just that the guys running locally don't have the kind of money in their cars to come even close to making the show at Knoxville!!!

 

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 08:38 AM

Bob Altmeyer made the trip a few times as well. 



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Posted 13 August 2018 - 11:44 AM

The year we took Chad Hill's car to Knoxville, Brent Matis & Joe Butera were there also!



#17 racefan62

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 01:45 PM

How about Buddy Cochran and Johnny Beaber, Dave and Dale Blaney, Brad Doty, Ted Wise, Richard Lupo and Danny Holtgraver.



#18 spike

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 10:50 AM

Wasn't Bill Kiley there one year?  



#19 beerdrinker

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 10:14 PM

I believe this topic first started out as guys being there this year? Not about guys being there in years past that probably shouldn't have been. Yes some locals have gone, a few did well enough to be noticed, but for most, nobody knew they were there.



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Posted 15 August 2018 - 01:41 PM

Too bad you went all that distance and none of the locals were there. 






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