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Re: [TrackChasers] Hesston and Bedford (PA): Tracks #254 and #255

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  • Guy Smith
    Greetings from Pocono: Edward, Vince Sadowski was also at Bedford last night. See you tomorrow, perhaps. Guy Sent from my iPhone
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 6, 2013
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      Greetings from Pocono:

      Edward, Vince Sadowski was also at Bedford last night. See you
      tomorrow, perhaps.


      Sent from my iPhone

      On Jul 6, 2013, at 1:31 PM, "terrapin44" <terrapin44@...> wrote:

      > This past week I took off from work, as Guy reported, I saw track
      > #253 in Colorado (Pikes Peak Int'l). Unlike Guy, I didn't make I-25
      > event hugh I initially hoped to. The person I went with want to head
      > back to Boulder where she lives after Pikes Peak so we went back
      > instead of going to see another track. Oh well.
      > Anyway, I had a plan to see 3 more tracks this week in PA. The
      > original plane was to see Clearfield PA's Americas Motorsports Park
      > (formally Gamblers Ridge) on Wednesday for winged 410 sprints,
      > Hesston Speedway for the Three State Flyer's Super late model tour,
      > and then either Motordrome for a weekly show or Attica Ohio for a
      > weekly winged sprint car show.
      > The plan got off to a rainy start with Americas Motorsports Park
      > cancelling. Although I considered Ramsonville and McKEan County
      > (both tracks I've been to before) I decided to stay home and get
      > some stuff done. On July 4 I drove to Hesston and saw a pretty good
      > Super Late Model show. They had a good number of high quality cars
      > there from PA, Maryland and Delaware. Dan Stone took the victory.
      > The track makes a big deal of their track prep guy, calling him
      > Doctor Dirt. He did a good job making the track racey, but it was a
      > bit dusty.Still, it wasn't too bad and I would definitely go back.
      > On Friday I woke up and headed to the Flight 93 Memorial (worth
      > going too although there really isn't a lot there - which is
      > probably a good thing) followed by a trip to Johnstown to ride the
      > Johnstown Inclined Plane funicular. (I am becoming a big fan of
      > funiculars and have ridden them in 5 countries). After hat it was of
      > to Pittsburgh to ride the Monongahela Incline funicular. While
      > posteing pictures of funiculars on facebook, I was informed another
      > funicular at the Altoona Curve. The Altoona Curve one only ran to 6
      > PM and I still had time but not much, so I quickly head back east
      > and went there. This meant I had a choice of driving back west to
      > Motordrome, or go to an alternative track that was closer an hour
      > closer and was dirt. Being that I enjoyed the Three State Flyer show
      > the night before, I decided to head to Bedford. Incidentally, there
      > is a fourth operating funicular in PA: The Duquesne Incline also in
      > Pittsburgh. I didn't go there this time (I might have but I
      > wouldn't have made the Altoona Curve funicular if I did. I will try
      > to go to it when I go to Pittsburgh for the vintage races in a few
      > weeks.
      > Beford Speedway is an old fairgrounds track. It rained earlier so
      > they got off to a 75 minute late start (starting at 8:15). More
      > rains came about 45 minutes to an hour latter and washed out the
      > rest of the show after some limited late models (looked like street
      > stocks or pro stocks to me) and 3 of 4 super late model heats,
      > There was one strong set of storms that wasn't very wide and if the
      > track was maybe 10 miles wither east or west, the rains would have
      > missed the track. Oh well, I should have stuck with Motordrome, but
      > Bedford still made the books. I do plane to go back there and see a
      > full show though as I liked the track and they have some good
      > special shows there including some good super late model series and
      > URC and ARDC.
      > Anyway, 3 new tracks in the books this week out of a planned 5. Not
      > bad for me. I'll probably run into a few of you at Pocono for the
      > IndyCar race on Sunday.
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