(Weekly Listserve Update #138) Another hugely successful week for members of the group, as we added 42 new track visits, all from 2013. This included ten active members and in addition Roland reported new tracks for the year from three of our Project Drivers.
Andy Sivi checked in for his first new tracks of 2013. Roland also reported first's for 2013 for Mario Andretti and for Daved Brabham. There are now 39 on the board for this year. Great to hear from Andy.
Jeff Sands celebrated his earning full group membership status the previous week by taking an entire week off and racking up ten more new tracks by using a well-planned combination of multiple midweek figure 8 races, multiple doubles, multiple events with two tracks at one location, and multiple afternoon events. He even found time for a concert but at last report left work sick with possible food poisoning from a suspected bad burger.
Edward Corrado crossed paths with Vince, Mike, and Jeff during the weekend as he works on a personal goal of seeing all the "majors" in Pennsylvania. Edward had one of his biggest weekends ever (maybe his biggest), with seven new tracks, also using multiple tracks at a location combos as well as afternoon/evening doubles.
Driving great Bing Metz checked in after a Saturday trip to Winchester, VA and along with that track, reported four other new tracks from the past four months.
Mike "No Nickname Needed" Knappenberger concentrated on helping Jeff while skipping a new Ohio track Sunday to meet up with Edward, and they were all rewarded with an unexpected bonus track. Mike still had four new tracks.
Vince Sadowski used his last full week in PA wisely and tried one of the fair figure 8's for the first time and found it very entertaining. He also hooked up with Jeff to share the experience together. They are not all as good as the JM Shows, as Vince will probably find out tonight.
Racer and group Project Driver Jack Brabham is currently rideless and spent some time watching his son race in England, visiting three tracks previously not on his track list.
Dave Garrison crawled out of his basement project and added two new tracks in Kentucky, and added there is nothing he wishes to say about his experiences at either of them other than that he was there. The aforementioned Andy Sivi traveled all the way to California to visit his first two new tracks of the year. And Roland Vanden Eynde had plans go awry but still managed to see new racing in both Italy and his home base Belgium.
Single new track visits were by John Moore in Georgia, putting him back on top in that state; Chris Tyrrel in New York; and the two project drivers reported by Roland: Mario Andretti in Texas and Narain Karthikeyan in Germany.
Also glad to report that Bruce and Pat Eckel sent their major furniture from PA to IN in advance of their move. Patsy said she sure hopes they enjoy Indiana, because after the buying, selling, moving process, she is never moving again. I'm pretty sure they are going to like it there.
The most amazing stat from the past week is that Vince is the 12th person from the group to visit at least 20 new tracks this year, and we are still in August. Last year it was only seven for the entire year.
Tracks were added on five different days, Wednesday through Sunday.
New locations visited for the first time were Lucky 7, KY and Breisem-Kumtich, BEL. Additional new tracks were added for the first time at Muddy Run, PA (road course), and Atlanta Motor Speedway (mixed road course).
Italy made it 14 different countries for the group so far in 2013.
New track visits were added on five days this past week, Wednesday through Sunday. No new locations or tracks were added, as all the new track visits were at tracks already in the database.
The streak of someone visiting a new track is still in tact for the 33rd straight week of this year. All 42 visits added were from 2013. The total number of new track visits for this year are now at 541. We should top last year's total in September. But that's not enough, we want more!
Three TrackChasers already have new tracks in the books for next week.
ADDITIONAL 2013 TRACKS FROM WEEKS 1-33 (JANUARY 1 - AUGUST 18)
05/04 Bing Metz--Plymouth (Outer), IN
05/04 Bing Metz--Plymouth (Inner), IN
06/08 David Brabham*--Oulton Park, ENG
06/08 Mario Andretti*--Texas Motor, TX
06/23 David Brabham*--Croft Circuit, ENG
07/11 Bing Metz--Outlaw MS Park (Inner), OK
07/13 Bing Metz--Lincoln Park, IN
07/17 Narain Karthekeyan*--Nurburgring Kurzanlage, DEU
08/02 Andy Sivi--Ocean, CA
08/03 David Brabham*--Snetterton Circuit, ENG
08/03 Andy Sivi--Antioch, CA
2013 WEEK 33 ADDITIONS (AUGUST 12 - AUGUST 18)
Wednesday, August 14
Edward Corrado--Wayne County Fairgrounds, NY
Vince Sadowski--Lawrence County Fairgrounds, PA
Jeff Sands--Lawrence County Fairgrounds, PA
Thursday, August 15
Jeff Sands--Erie County Fairgrounds, NY
Roland Vanden Eynde--Ponzano di Fermo, ITA
Friday, August 16
Edward Corrado--Motodrome, PA
Dave Garrison--Lucky 7, KY
Mike Knappenberger--Legendary Hilltop, OH
Vince Sadowski--Motordrome, PA
Jeff Sands--Legendary Hilltop, OH
Jeff Sands--Skyline, OH
Saturday, August 17
Edward Corrado--Pittsburgh International Race Complex, PA
Edward Corrado--Pittsburgh Pennsyvania Motor, PA
Dave Garrison--191, KY
Mike Knappenberger--Columbus (Figure 8), OH
Bing Metz--Winchester, VA
John Moore--Atlanta Motor (Mixed Rallycross Circuit), GA
Vince Sadowski--Roaring Knob, PA
Jeff Sands--Mid Ohio, OH
Jeff Sands--Cridersville, OH
Jeff Sands--Columbus (Oval), OH
Jeff Sands--Columbus (Figure 8), OH
Chris Tyrrel--Skyline Speedway, NY
Sunday, August 18
Edward Corrado--Muddy Run (Oval), PA
Edward Corrado--Muddy Run (Off Road Circuit), PA
Edward Corrado--Eriez, PA
Mike Kanppenberger--Muddy Run (Oval), PA
Mike Knappenberger--Muddy Run (Off Road Circuit), PA
Jeff Sands--Muddy Run (Oval), PA
Jeff Sands--Muddy Run (Off Road Circuit), PA
Roland Vanden Eynde--Breisem-Kumtich, BEL
Total New Track Visits Reported--543
Number of Group TrackChasers With New Tracks This Year--38
US States Visited for New Tracks--37 (AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WV, WA, WI, WY). US States Not Yet Visited This Year--13 (AL, AK, AR, HI, ID, ME, MD, MA, MO, NM, ND, RI, UT)
Canadian Provinces Visited for New Tracks--03 (AB, ON, QC)
Countries Visited for New Tracks--14 (AUS, BEL, CAN, CZE, DEN, DEU, FRA, GBR, HUN, ITA, MAR, NLD, UKR, USA)
Lifetime Group Total of Reported TrackChaser New Track Visits--36,660 (+42)
Additional "Non TC Classified Tracks"--148 (no change)
Different Countries in Which Members Have Seen Racing--74
The following are welcome at any time for those that would like toimprove the information already contained on their personal tracklisting:
* Dates to listed tracks
* Modifications to the track names currently listed
* Information for the "Notes" column for each track visited
* Tracks for any of the various "Non TC Classified" categories that are outside of TrackChasers group
Information in the "Non TC Classified" categories will be updated assoon as possible, with preference always being given to the TC stats.
All TrackChaser group statistics are available at any time on the developmental version of my website at www.roamingtheraceways.com.
Please report your new track visits in as timely a manneras possible so that all can enjoy and celebrate the travels of theother members of our group that share our hobby. Continue to submityour ideas for changes or improvements to my website and myYahooGroups! listserve. Thank you.
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