Anyone have any news from the meeting held the other weekend? Any idea of classes they are considering? They posted they had a nice turn out of teams, and would release some info.
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:05 AM
Think they are going to run crate Late Models under FASTRAK sanction and other lower support classes.
Posted 03 December 2018 - 11:05 AM
I heard 4 classes, crate lates, Street Stock, Pure Stock, and 4 cylinder weekly. CL rules still TBD. Seems like they are pretty anti-RUSH though
Posted 03 December 2018 - 02:39 PM
Yeah, not sure going against RUSH is a good idea, sort of like fighting the empire at this point. Everyone went in another direction seems to have went RUSH eventually, Raceway 7, Dog Hollow, Stateline.
Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:28 PM
hope the street stocks follow the penn/ohio rules.
Posted 04 December 2018 - 01:59 PM
Anyone who attended the meeting, like myself would know that Latrobe Speedway is not "Anti-Rush." The Great Vicki was anti Latrobe, Their promoter relayed to us racers at the meeting what she said to him when he asked about possibly becoming a rush track and it was anything far from friendly. At the meeting we were informed that by the promoter she told him "Who are you to decide whether Latrobe races on Saturday", or "You'll never make it with out Rush." I do not see any reason why their new promoter would fabricate such statements, it does not make much difference to a promoter which sanctioning body he uses, it benefits their racers not him. It looks like the greed that Rush Series has expressed over the course of the last 5 years continues to grow. But a vote was taken among the drivers and they decided at the meeting the wanted to Race under the Fastrak Series. So CONGRATULATIONS Latrobe Speedway for being the first track in Western Pennsylvania to end the Rush Series Regime
Posted 04 December 2018 - 03:54 PM
Is there enough drivers willing to run Fastrack to pull a good field of cars?
Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:30 PM
WAIT . Monopoly Motors save racers tons of money ! they can buy a perfectly all the same ( unless they purchased the legal lightweight crank etc etc etc etc etc ) perfectly equal ( Like Mario Andretti and the Holman Moody motors) and it takes the Motor out of the equation.!.
" There's a sucker born every day " PT Barnam
Get a reality check .. the guys with money buy 20 extra parts you suckers cant afford to be added to your monopoly motor ! you just " Believe " you have the same motor because your tie bolts look the same!
Look forward to going to Latrobe .. never been there but have heard allot of good things about that track !
So you buy a monopoly motor and live way over east but your not welcome to bring it over west here ..
Heck ! there so Cheap .. you just buy 2 ! and then you can go over to sarver once in a while too
so now you have one Monopoly Motor seller blackballing another group of monopoly motor buyers ..
The reason has to be to " save racers money "
Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:45 AM
I would of thought the 358 limited late class like at Dog-Hollow and Thunder Mt and Marioncenter would of been the way to go. Better racing and less cheater parts to buy. I may have been an occasional fan to see the 358's run there. Crates are not my Bag!. And with no Supers...I doubt I will be attending. Can't be successful without a headliner division!
Posted 05 December 2018 - 11:35 AM
Raceway 7 has survived for years with Crates as a headliner. Maybe E-Mods or 358/steel blocks at Latrobe would help offset no "top" division. But I don't see a problem with trying to establish the 4 classes listed to get things going.
Posted 05 December 2018 - 05:17 PM
Crates are the headlining class at most of the tracks in the Southeast. It seems Supers are becoming too pricey to run as a weekly class for many tracks north of the Mason-Dixon line too.
Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:12 PM
I disagree with what someone said about " Lower classes
A Penn Ohio Stock car IS A " Latemodel"
a Rocket is a " RACECAR"
In my opinion .. Penn Ohio IS the Latemodel class and TOP division of " Latemodels"
Hobby Stock / PureStock and 4 cylinders are the Lower class to " Latemodels"
and Rockets are " Racecars "
There is absolutely nothing " Latest model in the showroom " abouit a Rocket !
Tire Changers in Nascar make more money than the top 50 " Prototype" regional drivers put together .
Nascar has realized that drifting away from their roots was the dumbest thing they ever did !
time we realize that at the local level
and Monopoly Motors aint it !
Edited by DavyLee2, 05 December 2018 - 09:21 PM.
Posted 05 December 2018 - 09:23 PM
"Late Models" are no longer highway cars, so really there should be some new name for the class. Everything is homemade or bought!!
Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:57 PM
You know. I do agree with your thoughts on that Walt. Shawn from penn/Ohio probably looks in here from time to time. To get a good laugh, I'm sure. I think the penn/ohio rule book needs to read you have to run steel bodied cars from say 80's to 90's.
The sportsman cars of today are probably darn close to the HP and times that they ran back in the day.
Hummmmm, shawn, watch it grow. Vince, Sharon, Mercer ! Can anybody hear me. Humm.
Posted 06 December 2018 - 01:03 PM
Mercer, pay a good purse and sit back and watch the class grow. I see no Reasonning why it wouldn't. Guys are tired of spending, as Walt put it, on something you buy over the shelf. Get the 358 mods on board were guys don't have to spend mega bucks on a big block to run a modified. I'm probably thinking way to far outside the box. But boy I'd be happy to watch them.
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