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  • A few thoughts on the race...

    First congrats to chase on getting the monkey off his back & getting that first cup win, i thought for sure truex was going to get by & also kyle had the car to beat but without a caution he wasn't getting back to the leaders.

    Seemed liked those 3 had the field covered by a long shot & that brings me to the other part that was surprising & that was the fact that harvick was not a factor at all for perhaps the first time all season & also really shocked that almendinger didn't run better, he is usually really strong at the road course races.

    Well now in a moment i am gonna post something that i am super excited about for this coming weekend at the local track, it's a really big event...
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    • https://www.jennerstown.org/news/his...ne-month-away/

      Historic Event At Jennerstown Speedway Complex Less Than One Month Away

      (Jennerstown, PA) On Saturday, August 11, 2018, Jennerstown Speedway Complex will host a racing event of national attention. The inaugural running of the “Motor Mountain Masters” event will match racing teams from all over the United States, head to head, on the Laurel Highlands paved oval. The prize money to be paid out to the competitors is more than six-times the amount of money paid for most Saturday night races. Since the announcement of “The Masters” back in December of 2017, the interest of the short-track racing world has been piqued.



      The top level of racing on Saturday nights at Jennerstown Speedway is the Martella’s Pharmacies Late Model division. On August 11, Late Model drivers from all corners of Pennsylvania and New York, plus several states in the Midwest and the Southeast will converge at the half-mile oval. The regional superstars, who compete more frequently at Jennerstown, are determined to “defend their home turf” and keep the majority of the prize money in the Laurel Highlands region. Over $53,000 will be paid out to racers on “Masters” weekend, as the Late Model competitors’ feature race will be 150 laps in distance. Typically, on a Saturday night at Jennerstown Speedway, a Late Model feature race is 30 laps. The notable increase in prize money and lap/distance, makes the “Masters” event one of the most eagerly anticipated, crown-jewel events in America, during the 2018 season.



      The “Motor Mountain Masters” agenda includes two days of on track activities, and three separate divisions of race cars. The Somerset Trust Company Fast ‘n Furious 4-Cylinder division, and the Stoystown Auto Modified division will be competing for drastically increased prize money, awarded for longer distance races as well. On a weekly basis, the 4-Cylinders compete in a 15-lap feature race; the “Motor Mountain Masters” weekend feature race will be 35 laps in distance. The Modifieds, which compete in a 20-lap feature event each Saturday of the regular season, will battle for 50 laps, during the inaugural “Masters” weekend.



      Friday, August 10, will be “Practice Night,” offering the out-of-state drivers a chance to become familiar with the Jennerstown pavement, and gain valuable experience on the big, fast, surface. Racers of all three divisions are welcome to test and tune their equipment on Friday night, and general admission for spectators is FREE to Practice Night. All official competition, including time trials, will take place Saturday, August 11, with qualifying at 5pm. Opening ceremonies will occur at 6pm, with racing to start immediately after.



      “It’s been almost 25 years since a national-scope, special event of this magnitude has been held at Jennerstown Speedway,” Promoter Mike Lysakowski pointed out. “In the early days of asphalt racing at Jennerstown, Late Model drivers from all over the country would make a yearly visit for races of significant prize money, or even some televised events. This is the first race of such caliber, since the track has been brought back to life after the ‘silent years’ here. Teams from all over the nation have expressed interest in competing in the ‘Masters,’ the past several months,” Lysakowski confirmed.

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      • Congrats to Chase! Nice to see him get his first win.

        I know a lot of people don't like Kyle, but he is an impressive driver. To restart that far back and finish third on a road course?

        Looks like a lot of fun, PA! Nice to see people supporting their local track.


        Brian France has made the news this week. It will be interesting to see how NASCAR handles this. I know he's not a driver, but... If he has a problem, I hope he gets some help.
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        • How was the Motor Mountain Masters, PA?

          Interesting weekend for racing. Some good racing. A fan wanted to fight Kyle Busch. I guess that's Bristol.

          We were at Six Flags yesterday. Got a notice about a red flag in the IndyCar race because of an accident. Saw the crash on my phone. When I got home, I watched it again and still cringed.

          So glad Robert Wickens is going to be okay. Two broken legs as well as injuries to his spine, lungs and right arm. Prayers for a quick and complete recovery. Scary how close Wicken's car was to Hunter-Reay's helmet. Split the roll bar.

          We lost Justin Wilson 3 years ago at the same track (Pocono).
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          • Originally posted by Peanut View Post
            How was the Motor Mountain Masters, PA?

            Interesting weekend for racing. Some good racing. A fan wanted to fight Kyle Busch. I guess that's Bristol.

            We were at Six Flags yesterday. Got a notice about a red flag in the IndyCar race because of an accident. Saw the crash on my phone. When I got home, I watched it again and still cringed.

            So glad Robert Wickens is going to be okay. Two broken legs as well as injuries to his spine, lungs and right arm. Prayers for a quick and complete recovery. Scary how close Wicken's car was to Hunter-Reay's helmet. Split the roll bar.

            We lost Justin Wilson 3 years ago at the same track (Pocono).
            I do not only watch out for canucks, but I must say that it looked pretty bad for our guy Wickens when his car crashed and then started spinning in the air. So relieved that he is apparently doing well, other than the obvious need for surgery.

            Car racing is such a highly skilled sport, but when accidents happen, they are pretty scary. I am amazed how often these racers minimize their injuries.

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            • Originally posted by Peanut View Post
              How was the Motor Mountain Masters, PA?

              Interesting weekend for racing. Some good racing. A fan wanted to fight Kyle Busch. I guess that's Bristol.

              We were at Six Flags yesterday. Got a notice about a red flag in the IndyCar race because of an accident. Saw the crash on my phone. When I got home, I watched it again and still cringed.

              So glad Robert Wickens is going to be okay. Two broken legs as well as injuries to his spine, lungs and right arm. Prayers for a quick and complete recovery. Scary how close Wicken's car was to Hunter-Reay's helmet. Split the roll bar.

              We lost Justin Wilson 3 years ago at the same track (Pocono).
              Hey peanut, just saw this as i was out of town for a few days for work & what a coincidence you being at six flags because tomorrow me & the wife are headed up to cedar point for a few days...

              So the motor mountain masters was good, but not the car turnout they were expecting, there were 18 late models & 16 modifieds with only 3 out of state late model drivers & 1 modified...the rest were sat. night regulars but the racing was good despite the lower car count than what they wanted.

              Bristol was crazy from what i saw, i was trying to do a fire & watch the race checking in every now & then...i saw the first stage before heading outside & i said no way kyle would get back in contention with that damage but sure enough he did...that was hard to believe, i think had he been a little more patient with truex then he wins the race but it wasn't to be.

              Haven't seen the indy crash yet but heard it was crazy...i will check it out shortly.
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              • Originally posted by BroncosFanInPA View Post
                Hey peanut, just saw this as i was out of town for a few days for work & what a coincidence you being at six flags because tomorrow me & the wife are headed up to cedar point for a few days...

                So the motor mountain masters was good, but not the car turnout they were expecting, there were 18 late models & 16 modifieds with only 3 out of state late model drivers & 1 modified...the rest were sat. night regulars but the racing was good despite the lower car count than what they wanted.

                Bristol was crazy from what i saw, i was trying to do a fire & watch the race checking in every now & then...i saw the first stage before heading outside & i said no way kyle would get back in contention with that damage but sure enough he did...that was hard to believe, i think had he been a little more patient with truex then he wins the race but it wasn't to be.

                Haven't seen the indy crash yet but heard it was crazy...i will check it out shortly.
                Too bad about the Masters. At least it was good racing.

                Yeah, Kyle took the blame for that one. It was amazing to watch him go through the field. I was surprised that his twitter was so calm. I guess he took someone's advice and responded only to the positives.

                Wickens had rods and screws put in his back. I guess it's too early to tell the extent of the damage. I just pray that he recovers completely.

                Have fun at Six Flags!
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                • I should dig up my Ernie Skittles shirt.

                  And have I mentioned I'm not crazy about Dillion?
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                  • Originally posted by Peanut View Post
                    I should dig up my Ernie Skittles shirt.

                    And have I mentioned I'm not crazy about Dillion?
                    Don't worry dillon will be one of the first 4 out after the cut...if not for his daytona 500 win then he is not even close to the playoffs....

                    Indy has the potential to be crazy being the the last chance to get in, some teams are going to pull out all the stops & don't be shocked if someone unexpected wins...newman & menard have both won this race & that would knock either bowman or johnson out if that happens.

                    not that it matters because i feel either one of them would not advance out of round 1 anyway...

                    predictions to follow after the race
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                    • Sad that Furniture Row Racing is closing. They say it's a lack of sponsorship. Seems like it would be easier to get sponsors since they won a championship. Some longtime sponsors are leaving.

                      Originally posted by BroncosFanInPA View Post
                      Don't worry dillon will be one of the first 4 out after the cut...if not for his daytona 500 win then he is not even close to the playoffs....

                      Indy has the potential to be crazy being the the last chance to get in, some teams are going to pull out all the stops & don't be shocked if someone unexpected wins...newman & menard have both won this race & that would knock either bowman or johnson out if that happens.

                      not that it matters because i feel either one of them would not advance out of round 1 anyway...

                      predictions to follow after the race
                      I enjoy your predictions. You've done pretty good with them.
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                      • They released more details of Wickens' injuries this week.

                        •Thoracic spinal fracture
                        •Spinal cord injury
                        •Neck fracture
                        •Tibia and fibula fractures to both legs
                        •Fractures in both hands
                        •Fractured right forearm
                        •Fractured elbow
                        •Four fractured ribs
                        •Pulmonary contusion

                        He has a long recovery ahead. Prayers continue for him and his family.
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                        • ^^^ that just sounds awful & so much pain to deal with & to recover from^^^

                          didn't get to see the race being on a monday with work so i have no comments about that, but it is playoff time now so how bout some predictions...

                          So let's start at the top & who will be the final 4 to race for the cup & no surprises hear...

                          Harvick(Champion)
                          Kyle Busch
                          Truex
                          Bowyer

                          Now for the round 1 cuts

                          Johnson
                          Bowman
                          Dillion
                          Hamlin

                          Round 2 cuts

                          Almirola
                          Blaney
                          Jones
                          Elliot

                          Round 3 cuts

                          Kurt Busch
                          Keseloski
                          Larson
                          Logano
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                          • Your predictions look pretty good, PA. Logical.

                            I would like to see:

                            Larson (Champion) -- the opposite of what happened to him last year. I'm hoping he peaks during the play offs
                            Kyle Busch
                            Truex
                            Harvick

                            Round 1 cuts

                            Johnson
                            Bowman
                            Dillion
                            Almirola


                            Round 2 cuts

                            Logano
                            Blaney
                            Kurt Busch
                            Elliot

                            Round 3 cuts

                            Jones
                            Brad
                            Bowyer
                            Hamlin

                            Totally not based on logic.
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                            • I haven't watched the IndyCar race, yet, but had to see who won the Championship.

                              Congrats, Dixon! Glad it wasn't Rossi. Haven't been happy with the way he's been driving and not getting any penalties for it.
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                              • The 48...LOL!

                                He was in the next round, all he had to do was ride behind truex & then he did the one thing that could knock him out...so stupid :doh:

                                we did alright with predictions peanut, we both got 3/4 correct. :thumb:
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