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Walt Wimer

Member Since 13 Nov 2001
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#445055 Pittsburgher 100

Posted by Walt Wimer on 10 September 2019 - 06:42 PM

Good post flash!!!

 

Walt




#444860 Thought on classes to run on fridays at Lernerville

Posted by Walt Wimer on 01 September 2019 - 06:19 PM

I was at Lernerville the night Don Martin opened the place in September of 1967!!!   And I would just leave things the way they are!!!  One exception, I would change the rules some to open the Pro-Stocks back up to the open engine cars.  The crate engine cars are not getting any new ones!!  There has not been a Pro-Stock car there all year that wasn't there last year and most the year before.  NO ROOKIES in the class!!  Make the rules so both crate and open engine cars are competitive!!  There are only 16 drivers on the point list and one of them was only there once!!   As for the Late Models, this is class problem, not a Lernerville problem. They are forcing themselves out of business cost wise!!  But there are a lot of Late Model fans out there you would loose if you replaced them with a "limited" Sprint Car class!!

 

GOOD RACING TO ALL!!!

 

Walt  




#444809 TimShaffer

Posted by Walt Wimer on 29 August 2019 - 10:34 AM

Nothing so far!!!  Hard to find a ride at this point in the season!!!  Likely next year.

 

GOOD RACING!!

 

Walt




#444744 Hidden Valley 5000 to win LM results

Posted by Walt Wimer on 25 August 2019 - 11:13 PM

Hey honey, you did a nice job. Maybe the track should hire you and start sending out results!!!

 

GOOD RACING!!!

 

Walt




#444627 Latrobe Speedway

Posted by Walt Wimer on 21 August 2019 - 01:03 PM

Who knows with Roaring Knob!!    Worst track in the western PA area when it comes to communicating with competitors, fans and the media!!!  Never sends anything out to the media and doesn't keep their website updated!!!

 

Walt




#444240 $5.00 Admission

Posted by Walt Wimer on 30 July 2019 - 09:46 AM

Good to see people saying good things about a race track!!!

 

GOOD RACING!!!

 

Walt




#444175 Dog Hollow

Posted by Walt Wimer on 22 July 2019 - 11:18 PM

Cavalcade Points have been kept since 1973!!!

 

Walt




#444069 Jack Sodeman Jr., Alex Ferree & Jeremiah Shingledecker Win Tonight at Ler...

Posted by Walt Wimer on 15 July 2019 - 07:34 PM

That's the way I saw it!!!

 

Walt




#444038 latrobe speedway

Posted by Walt Wimer on 14 July 2019 - 01:09 PM

Very true!!!   I did PR for Mercer for a couple of years way back in the 70s. Had to type up a story on a ditto mat, run them off, stuff them in envelopes and then take them to the post office on Sunday afternoon. Had to use Special Delivery stamps to get them to the trade papers like AARN and NSSN in time!!!   Now the PR guy can type up a story, click on a couple of buttons and email it out to many different media outlets!!  Track doesn't even have to pay for stamps!!! Personally, I think several tracks are just too "cheap" to pay someone to write the story or even just send the results with no story!!

 

GOOD RACING!!!

 

Walt




#443441 Mark Richards article on Dirt on Dirt

Posted by Walt Wimer on 10 June 2019 - 07:49 PM

Gee, I thought this was a racing board!!!!  If I  wanted all this political shit I can just as well go to Facebook as there is a ton of it there!!!

 

GOOD RACING!!!

 

Walt




#443332 FASTRAK Modifieds off to strong start at Mercer Raceway

Posted by Walt Wimer on 06 June 2019 - 07:58 PM

How could Mercer run RUSH Modifieds on Saturday nights with Vickie's strong ties to Sharon??   Edward Michaels and Stan Lester made a good move here!!   Just hope that there are enough crate engine Modifieds for both to get decent fields!!!

 

GOOD RACING!!

 

Walt




#443268 Ed Laboon Memorial Night at PPMD

Posted by Walt Wimer on 03 June 2019 - 02:23 PM

HoneyBadger1........MUCH THANX for the kind words!!!

 

GOOD RACING TO ALL!!!

 

Walt




#442967 This is NOT me bashing a track...Latrobe Speedway!

Posted by Walt Wimer on 20 May 2019 - 09:39 PM

It appears that Latrobe is not sending out releases to the media!!   I had to get results from a fellow media member who writes for one of the local papers in the Latrobe area!!   Maybe the "new" guys there don't even know what a Press Release is!!!

 

Walt




#442878 Michael Norris, Rex King Jr. & Sye Lynch Winners Tonight at Lernerville

Posted by Walt Wimer on 18 May 2019 - 12:55 PM

Correct!!  Lernerville has a "problem" that other racks don't have, they have many fans that come so they can see all three top classes, but also  many that might stop coming if one of the classes was dropped to raise the purse for the other two.  Sort of between a rock and a hard place!!   Most of you know that there are many Sprint Car fans who wouldn't walk across the street to see a Late Model race and there are Late Model fans that feel the same way about the Sprint Cars.  Both seem to "accept" the big block Modifieds.  Western PA is sort of in the unique position as being about the only area in the country that has all three running weekly at several tracks.  

 

GOOD RACING!!!

 

Walt




#442803 Lost tracks in pa

Posted by Walt Wimer on 14 May 2019 - 10:30 AM

Blanket Hill was an excellent track to go to back in the 60s!!  Sprint Cars and the old coupes, went there fairly often. Ran on Sunday nights. The track was built as a paved track in the early 1950s and then changed over to dirt.  I saw a race or two as a paved track back in my grade school days.  Harry Hein and Don Bailey may be the only living former drivers who raced there on pavement??  I have actual dates in a book if anyone wants such!!

 

GOOD RACING TO ALL!!!

 

Walt