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Fresnobuell
Posted on Monday, July 22, 2019 - 08:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

all you have to do is watch any given weekend. you want elbows or tires sliding? Here's both.

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Crusty
Posted on Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 02:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Finally; a Victory!


A little bit of history was made last night at the Sacramento Mile. A Harley-Davidson XG 750, ridden by Dalton Gauthier won the Production Twins Main Event. It was the first time an XG has won in American Flat Track. A second XG, which was ridden by James Raspoli finished fifth after leading the race early on.

I consider the Production Twins class to be the modern day equivalent of the old Class C. It would tickle me to see it become the Premier Class, so that privateers might have a chance at winning for a change.

I hope the Harleys can do as well at the Springfield Mile on Labor Day weekend.
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Crusty
Posted on Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 04:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Oh; the Singles race was a real barn burner with a pack of 8 bikes in contention for the win. NBCSN will be showing it on August 25 at 7:00 PM (ET) If you've never seen a flat track and you've got cable, I recommend you watch it.
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Bertman
Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Have a great time from the Left Coast!


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Bertman
Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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I have been to Laguna Seca since 2006 for MotoGP and later World Superbike, along with stand alone AMA races. Two years ago my local town of Santa Maria Ca. altered their 1/3rd mile dirt track infield section to accommodate the AMA Speedway bikes. It might have been a 1/5th mile track and hosted their finals. I enjoyed the pros, but their was a big difference between the level of the classes running that night. My bucket list since I was a kid seeing On Any Sunday in a theatre was to watch a mile race. This had to be THE BEST NIGHT EVER of watching motorcycle racing for me in person! It was beyond cool!
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Bertman
Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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MERT!!!
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Gregtonn
Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 01:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I liked watching the Sacramento Mile but the San Jose Mile was is a true Legend and was my favorite for many years.
Too bad it's gone.

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Pwnzor
Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 09:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My two tickets for the Saturday do-over of the Springfield Mile are available.

Hit me up.

section NN row 1 seat 7 & 8
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86129squids
Posted on Friday, August 16, 2019 - 12:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Me too- section NN, row 2, seat #4. I'll be happy to mail this one to whomever, just PM me. Hate to waste it!
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Crusty
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

From 1999; this is the kind of racing I love to watch:

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Crusty
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 10:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

And here's a good Newspaper article about Springfield:

https://illinoistimes.com/article-12803-going-the- mile.html
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04buell
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 08:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Looking forward to a great day of racing. It’ll be here before we know it! Crusty, thanks so much for your generosity!!!

Jerry and Carol
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Crusty
Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 - 06:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I just looked at the 10 day forecast for Springfield on Weather Underground and it looks like high temps in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 50s and a very low probability for precipitation.

In other words, the weather is supposed to be beautiful!
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Ourdee
Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 - 07:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The weather will be fine.
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Ourdee
Posted on Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 10:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I-465 Southeast side
The section of I-465 on the southeast side that goes east and then north is set to be complete on Monday morning. That's a couple days late because of the rainy weather we've had.

You'll get a break before construction on the section heading south and then west begins on Sept. 6. It is slated to be finished Sept. 21.

Looks like I-74 coming into Indpls. will have 465 access for the weekend and a few days each way.
It should open for the morning commute to work in a few hours. Then the Friday after next will start the new phase on 465 construction.
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Crusty
Posted on Monday, August 26, 2019 - 08:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ourdee, SportsterPaul and I are going to get a campsite with electric and split the cost. If anyone else wants to join us, we could get two sites side by side. I'm pretty sure we can three tents on one site, but if others want to join us, we'd need to get two sites when we register. Please just let us know if you want in so we'll have enough space for everybody. I'm pretty sure the cost for a site is $25.00/ night which is pretty cost effective; especially when split between a few people.

If you need to get in touch with me, my phone # is (nine78) eight seven zero - 5 one six 1. If you get my voice mail, leave your number and I'll call you back.

The weather is supposed to be mid 70s during the day and mid 50s at night. Comfortable for spectating and perfect for sleeping. If you've never seen a Mile, you're going to be pleasantly surprised.

Just for the record, Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez would have trouble qualifying and making it into the main. If you don't think so, just ask Troy Corser. He tried in 2015.
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Ourdee
Posted on Monday, August 26, 2019 - 08:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'd watch Guy Martin try.
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Cupcake_mike
Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 07:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I should be there, at least for Friday and Saturday, but in a hotel, have yet to make reservations, but it appears their is still plenty of availability.

I'd like to stay for Sunday but I work Monday night and with the 500 mile ride back I don't want to chance it.

-Mike
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Crusty
Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 08:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm looking forward to seeing you again, Mike. I think you're going to enjoy the Mile.

I did similar trips when I lived in Massachusetts. Terri, myself and the two girls would jump in the car on Friday afternoon after work/school and go until we got tired, then get a motel room. Sleep for 8 hours, then continue into Springfield. We'd see the races on Saturday evening and the Mile on Sunday, then head out right after the race. We'd put in 2 or 3 hundred miles, then stop for the night. That made the drive home on Monday a lot less stressful and we were all back at work/school on Tuesday in good shape.

We'll see you there!
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Jaimec
Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just came back from a great weekend in Wampum, PA. Got to hang a bit with Smoke and Steeleagle during the Pittsburgh round of MotoAmerica. Great fun, but I didn't get a photo with the two of them. Steeleagle won't be in NJMP in two weeks, but I know Smoke will be there. Anyone else coming down?
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Pwnzor
Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I mailed off my tickets to Jerry and Carol, so there's that.
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Crusty
Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

For those of you who can't make it; you can watch the races live on www.fanschoice.tv It's nowhere near as good as being there, but you can see the races.

I have said it many times; if I could only see one race for the rest of my life, I would choose the Springfield Mile.
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04buell
Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 01:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I think we have found people to use all the tickets we have. Gonna convert some more people over to the 2-wheeled side of racing!!
Looking forward to seeing y’all again.
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Crusty
Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 03:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have one more extra ticket to the rained out race, so if anybody needs it, it's available.
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Ourdee
Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 03:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Glad you said something. I need to put my tickets in my gear.
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Tootal
Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 09:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'm riding up Saturday morning so I should see you guys around noon.
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Ourdee
Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 12:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)




Left Indianapolis in the morning and watched some racing in the evening.
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Ourdee
Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 03:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

At the races.


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86129squids
Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 03:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wow- just looking at the folks in the pic, the demographic is kinda... gray.
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04buell
Posted on Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 03:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A day at the Races with this great bunch of people.

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