- The NSD is at the printers. We have already seen and approved the proof, but
now we have to wait for press time. It is tentatively scheduled to go on
press the week of the 23rd.
I worked on my tentative schedule fr this summer. It looks like I might be
able to make it to about 25 new tracks.
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Date: Saturday, April 14, 2001 5:20 AM
Subject: [TrackChasers] Digest Number 354
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> 1. Track #108- Shippensburg Speedway, PA
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> Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 19:33:12 -0000
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>Subject: Track #108- Shippensburg Speedway, PA
>On April 7 I went to Ship with my wife and dog. The weather in the
>area was iffy at best, but I figured a back gate driven show would
>have the best bet to beat the rain as fan count doesn't really matter
>as to whether or not the track makes a profit. All the way there it
>was raining, but we kept calling and they said they were running.
>Even 1 exit from the track it was drizzling and I saw a micro towing
>the other way and I thought I had made the 3 hour drive for not.
>However we pulled in at 6:50 pm and everyone was waiting around for
>the national anthem to be played-they were racing. Advertised
>starting time is "hot laps at 6" so I figured a 7pm arrival would be
>ok and I was right. We paid the $6 admission and sat in the bleachers
>in turn 1. The seating runs all along the front stretch and includes
>several 5-row-high bleachers, a picnic table or 2, and also the type
>of seats you would find at a bowling alley(where there are 3 or 4
>padded seats attached together and in bright colors such as yellow
>and green). The track is ideal for smallcar racing. It is a slightly
>banked 1/5 mile which reminded me of Greenwood Valley, but wider. Six
>classes included micro sprints, front wheel drive 4 cylinder
>thundercars, rear wheel drive thundercars, cyclones, dwarf cars, and
>ministocks. The heats were run off quickly, followed by about a 20
>minute intermission on a cold night. The PA system was ok, except
>where we were sitting as there are only speakers to the turn 4 side
>of the frontstretch. That's ok though as the female announcer left
>alot ot be desired. The front wheel drive feature was first, and only
>2 of the 3 starters finished. The dwarf feature was next, and yes
>there were 7 of them. Third up was the micro feature which sported a
>full field, and some of the areas top micro drivers. The race also
>sported yellow fever as there were a ton of yellows and reds, and an
>inefficent scorer and flagger who were really concerned that the 17th
>and 18th place runners were properly aligned, even when they were
>single file and not disputing their spots. This dragged on for a
>while, and less than half way into the feature, although still at a
>reasonable 10pm we headed for the exit as a fuel stop for the micros
>was neccessitated by another caution. The racing in the micros was
>good while they were racing, but too many cautions and delays marred
>the action. I read on the net the next day that the top 3 finished in
>the same order as when we left, so I didn't miss much. Racing wise,
>compared to the superspeedways that micros run on in PA Ship was
>good. Even the organization of the show was pretty good. The facility
>is a little beat up, but I've seen worse. However they need to learn
>the cardinal rule of running a micro sprint show. When the weather is
>cold and everyone has their car running, start the race as soon as
>possible as the 2 stroke motors stall so easily on a cold night that
>riding around under yellow for longer than neccessary is a certain
>recipe for a marathon race. Still I give them credit for even running
>on such a cold, amp night. ---Later- Andy Ritter
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- We should have the new Directories tomorrow. They are supposed to be bound
The www.speedwaysonline.com has been updated.
I appreciate you giving trackchaser.com 3 listings under Internet Media in the new book.
One question though. Is the Trackside Review entry a reference to Randy's section of the