Re: [TrackChasers] O’Reilly Southern Natio nals - 10 tracks/13 days
- Greetings from your breadman,
I had the rare opportunity to get 2 new tracks this past weekend
while still getting to sleep in my bed. And to think I did so without having to
resort to my "long" roster of paid drivers. And to top it off, I made no
gain in the NGD. What was I thinking? Hopefully, the usual informants will
clue #1 in to my non competing ways.
Saturday I went to the Cove View Speedway for 11 senior champs and 6
of the animal version. This place has the potential to be the best kart
track I've seen if it had more than 1and 1/2 grooves. The width is there, but
anyone sliding or rooted off the bottom just spins in the powder above. The
banking here is quite high, yet is wasted by a poor surface. If only they
would run a top groove in during some of that practice karters love. this
joint would be spectacular. The many yellows even after the karts kept moving
greatly reduced the enjoyment. There was 1 minisprint there that I didn't
see turn a lap. The track is big enough, but the lack of any wheelfence in
front of the small viewing area would not make for safe conditions. It was
$5 to get in, which isn't bad. There were no speakers of any kind, yet the
show moved along nicely as the next class always seemed ready.
After driving home to sleep, it was off to the Corson's Speedway in
NJ a few of the group recently visited. It was another example of too narrow
a racing groove as most that ventured off the bottom spun. Again, the
yellow flew even if the kart kept going. Starting "around 2:00" was actually
around 3:00. There were 15 of the champs and a few flat and kid karts. Why
the blower had to be used after every race was a mystery to me. It never
helped. As for the "gourmet" food reported by others, all they had were hotdogs.
I guess the visit by a group of trackchasers took in very little donation
wise to continue the better menu. Thanks for nothing, guys.
Thanks to Rick Schneider for providing a schedule and directions. Since I
voiced my displeasure with how some research is done, I no longer receive
any pertinent info. Heck, I still can't get the researcher to call me to
attempt to reconcile our differences. More's the pity.
Right now it looks like I'm Ohio bound this holiday weekend. Not sure
if I'll have company or not, though the offer to my usual driver is now
being made. Again, there will be no NGD advantage to this trip. Have I lost
"focus"? Do I really care? Hope everyone's holiday plans are fruitful. Be
careful, Will. Iowa can be very addicting to race fans. I still want to
retire there. Adios.
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- The reason you had hotdogs at Corson's was probably because the donations by PA fans were not up to NJ pricing standards.
The food on June 14th was truly outstanding. Rick was happy with the racing program and said he may return in the fall. I
told him I'd have to see the menu first. Your review was spot on, although I couldn't see how it tied in with the O’Reilly
I am looking forward to some good racing in Iowa.