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176312013 TrackChaser Week 41 Summary

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  • rtryfbar2
    Oct 17, 2013
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      TrackChasers:

      (Weekly Listserve Update #146)  It is now the second half of October, and yes, for another week, we STILL have more than 20 new tracks added.  This weeks additions totaled 23 new track visits added, 22 from 2013, by 10 active TrackChaser group members, and two group project drivers.

      Back from his week of exile, after a stop at the NY State Fairgrounds in Syracuse on Friday, Jeff Sands joined Mike Knappenberger for a weekend in Ontario.  Along the way, Jeff saw racing at five new tracks and Mike at three.  Mike is now at 995 tracks and is only five tracks away from joining the "Thousand Track Club".

      Dave Garrison took a weekend off from his season-long house basement renovation project and added three new dirt tracks to his track resume, two in Indiana and one in Ohio.

      Edward Corrado, awaiting the publication of his book for librarians, headed to New England and saw racing at one track in Maine, one in New Hampshire.

      Brian Hickey visited two new tracks as well, one in Pennsylvania and the other in Ohio.

      Brian's Ohio track was at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, and he was joined there by Norm Wagner and Pam & Guy Smith, as well as the inactive but missed Rick Schneider.

      P. J. Hollebrand headed to Ontario and added the same Rockton World's Fair off road democross oval that Jeff and Mike visited the following evening.


      Roland Vanden Eynde attended another new Belgian Autocross to round out the new tracks for the active members last week.

      Roland also contributed three new track visits for group project drivers.  Emanuele Pirro visited tracks for the first time in both the United States and South Korea in the past two months.  And Roland picked up on a previously unknown new track by Hans-Joachim Stuck in Germany from 2011.

      The tally would have been five higher, but the scheduled figure-8 race at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, OH was canceled when only one car entered resulting in a loss of four new tracks.  Edward Corrado suffered the same fate in NY, when only one car towed to Dodge City Speedway on Sunday.


      The two tracks were the first for Pirro in 2013, which upped our number of different people scoring new tracks in 2013 by one, to 43.  Pirro's South Korea track was also a new country for the year, with that total now at 15 and not finished yet.

      Dave Garrison became the 13th to add at least 20 new tracks this year, the most in four years.

      All tracks from the past week were added on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  New Locations/Tracks included the Monroe County Fairgrounds, OH; and Malderen, VLG, BEL.

      Races have been added each and every one of the 41 weeks of 2013.


      We started the week with 711 new track visits so far this year.  During the past week, the 22 additional 2013 additions upped the count to 733.  With another bigger than expected weekend for the group, 750 seems a shoe-in.  But.......That's not enough, we want more!

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      ADDITIONAL 2013 TRACKS FROM WEEKS 1-40 (JANUARY 1 - OCTOBER 6)

      09/22  Emanuele Pirro--Circuit of the America's, TX
      10/06  Emanuele Pirro--Korea International Circuit, South Korea


      2013 WEEK 41 ADDITIONS (OCTOBER 7 - OCTOBER 13)

      Friday, October 11

      Dave Garrison--Waynesfield Raceway Park, OH
      PJ Hollebrand--Rockton Fairgrounds (Off-Road Oval), ONT, CAN
      Jeff Sands--New York State Fairgrounds (Mile), NY



      Saturday, October 12


      Edward Corrado--Unity Raceway, ME
      Edward Corrado--Lee USA Raceway, NH
      Dave Garrison--Plymouth Speedway (Inner), IN
      Dave Garrison--Plymouth Speedway (Outer), IN
      Brian Hickey--Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, PA
      Mike Knappenberger--Dorchester Fairgrounds, ONT, CAN
      Mike Knappenberger--
      Rockton Fairgrounds (Off-Road Oval), ONT, CAN
      Jeff Sands--Dorchester Fairgrounds, ONT, CAN
      Jeff Sands--
      Rockton Fairgrounds (Off-Road Oval), ONT, CAN


      Sunday, October 13

      Brian Hickey--Monroe County Fairgrounds, OH
      Mike Knappenberger--Rockton Fairgrounds (Figure-8), ONT, CAN
      Jeff Sands--Canadian Tire Raceway Park (Road Circuit), ONT, CAN
      Jeff Sands--Rockton Fairgrounds (Figure-8), ONT, CAN
      Guy Smith--Monroe County Fairgrounds, OH
      Pam Smith--Monroe County Fairgrounds, OH

      Roland Vanden Eynde--Malderen, VLG, BEL
      Norm Wagner--Monroe County Fairgrounds, OH

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      2013 SUMMARY

      Total New Track Visits Reported--733

      Number of Group TrackChasers With New Tracks This Year--43

      US States Visited for New Tracks--41 (AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, 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-- (AL, AK, HI, ID, MO, NM, ND, RI, UT)

      Canadian Provinces Visited for New Tracks--03 (AB, ON, QC)

      Countries Visited for New Tracks--15 (AUS, BEL, CAN, CZE, DEN, DEU, FRA, GBR, HUN, ITA, KOR, MAR, NLD, UKR, USA)

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      ALL-TIME SUMMARY

      Lifetime Group Total of Reported TrackChaser New Track Visits--36,854 (+23)

      Additional "Non TC Classified Tracks"--148 (no change)

      Different Countries in Which Members Have Seen Racing--74

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      The following are welcome at any time for those that would like to improve the information already contained on their personal track listing:

      * 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 as soon 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 manner as possible so that all can enjoy and celebrate the travels of the other members of our group that share our hobby. Continue to submit your ideas for changes or improvements to my website and my YahooGroups! listserve. Thank you.

      Guy Smith
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