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Old 07-22-2019, 12:57 PM
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I finally got to see the new car on track. I won't say race as he was the only one in his class that showed. It's a new track and other nearby tracks have events Thursday and Saturday. So drivers skipped it. That being said, they had 14 cars show up. Enough for a 4 cylinder and a midwest modified race. A buddy of my brothers took a hard hit. He slammed the wall head on and flipped on his side.

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He won his first feature race this weekend. Low car count though in his class. But a win is a win.

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There's been talk of a new race track where I live for 7 years. They started with a swamp and over the years enough fill was brought in to take care of that. Last fall they brought in clay to build the track surface. They also had a bunch of concrete highway dividers donated for the walls as well as a bunch of grandstands. It's coming together nicely. This is a 5 minute drive from my house.

I saw an article this morning saying that they are planning a fall race if they can get it together. So I went to their website and they are looking for volunteers. I messaged the track president and gave him my name and number. Looks like I will be involved in running the place if things work out.

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Here's an overhead of the track in progress.

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I'm heading to a planning meeting for the new track next week. The track is only a few miles from my house and since I can't get involved in the racing part, I want to get involved in the running of things behind the scenes.
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So this whole covid 19 pandemic has put a damper on any racing for the next couple months.

Last week my brother was presented with a really good offer on his pure stock car. About the same time, a 4 time track champion car became available for sale turnkey for a good price. For very little money difference, he was able to sell his car and move up to the modified class in a proven car.

The issue he was having was that he was racing at 3 different tracks. One had street stocks with a bit bigger carb and different suspension setups. His home track had a low car count for pure stocks and often he was driving 2 hours only to have nobody to race against. He did alright in Winnipeg Manitoba though in his division.

With the modified, he can race pretty much anywhere.
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He picked up the new midwest modified on the weekend. It's pretty much turnkey and came with a bunch of parts.
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He's already got the body side panels roof and nose stripped off and replaced. Decals in the next few days then hopefully off racing soon.
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Only thing left is to put the decals on and go racing.
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He's got the decals on and headed to the track today for his first test session. They can't actually start the racing season yet due to covid restrictions. But this should give him an idea what he got himself into jumping up into the modified class.
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It's been a wait to get the racing season started due to covid 19. But this week my brother was finally able to get on the track racing. Even though it's going to be a while before fans can get back to the track to watch. It was filmed and on pay per view. He did alright and held his own considering that he's a rookie in his class.

That's my dad and brother in the picture.
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Just an on track picture. Our province is moving to stage 3 covid restrictions which means larger groups of 100 people or less are now allowed. This means fans in the stands. Once I have a clear indication as to what the plans are for the 2 area tracks (6 & 4 hrs away), I plan on loading the truck camper and heading to watch.
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