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    It's that time of year again, already!!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all, and may 2022, through some minor miracle, turn out far better than 2021....
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    What is the Spencer ROC show's "decision point"?

    Definitely want to see the races take place tomorrow night, but I have to say that it might be looking a little "iffy". I'm in West Webster, about 10-12 miles due west of the track. It's been raining off and on, all day today, and the forecast, as of right now, for tomorrow (race day), is rain...
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    Tire shortages

    If I understand correctly, three modified shows, so far, have been cancelled, due to a short supply of tires. Is this just a Hoosier situation, or does it apply to Goodyear, too, assuming that they had a tire in the sizes used by the mods? If this situation continues, how many more shows will...
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    ROC modified schedule

    I just looked at the "Race of Champions" website, to pass on some information to a friend. Is it my imagination, or is the ROC schedule for Spencer's now down to just one show for the asphalt modifieds, that being July 30th? I thought that I saw, up to several days ago, a "Maynard Troyer...
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    "Shang"....

    I was scanning 'Google Earth' a couple of days ago, and as I was heading back to NY, I scanned over the southerntier, looking for any remnants of the original Shangri-La Speedway, but to no avail. Unless I was looking in the wrong place, what used to be the racetrack, now looks like some...
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    Spencer Speedway events in 2021

    Is anything happening at Spencer's this season? I was looking for the ROC group to once again bring a few modified shows to the track, but I've heard nothing, and as we all know, it's almost May. I sent an e-mail to the ROC site, about 3 weeks ago, and did not get a response. Any "word on the...
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    Since there's very little racing currently going on....

    .......I thought I'd post this "tidbit", in the "racing section". I was scanning western NY, on the 'Google Earth' website, looking for some travel route information. While doing that, I was thinking of today's postponed Bristol dirt race, which got me thinking of the DIRT show that's been held...
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    2021 racing season in New York

    Hopefully, the restrictions on outdoor sports events will be lifted, in the very near future. Assuming that indeed happens, will the same group of enthusiasts that promoted the 2019 season at Spencer Speedway be able (and willing!!) to once again lease the track, and put on some shows?
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    What was NASCAR thinking??

    OR, weren't they thinking at all? One of the biggest races of the year, the Daytona 500 was scheduled to be telecast this past Sunday, beginning at 2:30 PM, EST. As usual, while the broadcast indeed began at 2:30, the usual pre-race "stuff" took about 30 minutes to be tended to, so the race...
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    Anyone watch the Busch Clash?

    Although running the race on the road course was an interesting twist, I think the idea of making it partially a "dirt track" event wasn't the best of ideas......
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    Happy New Year

    I wish a happy new year to all, and sincerely hope that 2021 is a whole lot better than 2020 was!!
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas and hopefully, a Happy New Year to all the race fans in the country. Hopefully 2021 will bring better times, as well as a return to some sort of "normalcy".
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    This has been a rough year, for both we racing enthusiasts, as well as the population in general. Fortunately, if you're reading this post, you've managed to survive the uproar, although not necessarily in a joyous fashion. Nonetheless, I sincerely wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, urge you...
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    Here we go.....AGAIN!

    Lengthy article in today's edition of the Rochester, NY newspaper, the 'Democrat&Chronicle', outlining yet another group of griping neighbors wanting to curtail/shut down a long standing race track. This time, the target is the Canandaigua, NY dirt track. Although the article didn't come right...
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    Genesee Speedway "busted"

    A list of bars/restaurants in the Rochester area, was posted in today's (07/28) Democrat&Chronicle newspaper, citing various infractions of the state's Covid-19 restrictions, with respect to their operating procedures. Genesee Speedway, in Batavia was also listed as one of the violators, but...
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    They staged a "protest".

    Many race fans are wondering when race tracks will re-open, based on the various states' mandates, regarding the gathering of sports fans at sporting events. As we all know, people are getting quite frustrated over this. Ace Speedway, in Elon North Carolina decided that they had had enough...
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    RIP Ted Appleton

    Although I'm not familiar with this young modified driver, I read in the Rochester newspaper a few days ago, that Ted Appleton had passed away, about a week ago. May he RIP.
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    Don't know if this is news.....

    A buddy of mine just e-mailed me......he was browsing through the 'Racing Junk' website, and lo and behold, he saw a "for sale" listing for Spencer Speedway.
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    Tonight's race

    Early reports are that a certain driver, identified as S. Claus, on the entry form, has won the "pole position" for tonight's "Toyland 500". The green flag will be thrown sometime around midnight...?.. Merry Christmas to all!
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    RIP Junior Johnson

    Junior Johnson, a stock-car racing giant whose career spanned the sport?s history from its moonshining roots to its modern era as a fierce, hard-nosed driver and an innovative mechanic and team owner, has died. He was 88. Johnson?s passing was confirmed by the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He had been...

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