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Topic: Missouri State f-Fair Races 8-18-19 Some Sprint heats--All A-Mains-Video Email this topic to a friend | Subscribe to this TopicReport this Topic to Moderator
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oldracer#4
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August 20, 2019 at 04:15:37 PM
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Big crowd and all the classes were run with no affiliation with any racing series.
ASCS National Tour backed out of the races a week before the races.
Lucas Oil ULMA Series backed out of the races minutes before the races took place over safety issues.
The flagman even had to be replaced by a veteran flagman in the crowd who flaged with the clothes on he wore to the track that night to watch from the stands.
From where I was in the Grand Stands the crowd was very patient as the races took place some 45 minutes after start time.
No booing, no people asking for their money back, plus the fans were very involved in the races in every class cheering for their local drivers as the races progressed.
This was a great effort by Larry McCowan and his home town crew of officials to carry out these races with all the diffuculties that arose before the races took place.
I was even allowed to live stream the event free for people that had to work the next morning and could not attend and of coarse those unable to attend due to medical reasons or any other reason.
The video you will watch is the recorded version of the races.
To me as a person that has been covering racing for about 15 years this was a prime example of money people and big name sposors thinking they have way more control of events than they do and a single man standing up to them and saying this event will go on with or without you and then doing it and having a really good result for everyone in volved.
To use part of a a quote popular right now,"Make Racing Great Again" by taking racing back from the money people and sponsors and just let the promoter do his job.
The truth is local racers just want to race for reasonable purse at a track with responsable officials and promoter,

I have said enough  enjoy the video.               




BillV99
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August 21, 2019 at 06:15:32 AM
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Posted By: oldracer#4 on August 20 2019 at 04:15:37 PM

Big crowd and all the classes were run with no affiliation with any racing series.
ASCS National Tour backed out of the races a week before the races.
Lucas Oil ULMA Series backed out of the races minutes before the races took place over safety issues.
The flagman even had to be replaced by a veteran flagman in the crowd who flaged with the clothes on he wore to the track that night to watch from the stands.
From where I was in the Grand Stands the crowd was very patient as the races took place some 45 minutes after start time.
No booing, no people asking for their money back, plus the fans were very involved in the races in every class cheering for their local drivers as the races progressed.
This was a great effort by Larry McCowan and his home town crew of officials to carry out these races with all the diffuculties that arose before the races took place.
I was even allowed to live stream the event free for people that had to work the next morning and could not attend and of coarse those unable to attend due to medical reasons or any other reason.
The video you will watch is the recorded version of the races.
To me as a person that has been covering racing for about 15 years this was a prime example of money people and big name sposors thinking they have way more control of events than they do and a single man standing up to them and saying this event will go on with or without you and then doing it and having a really good result for everyone in volved.
To use part of a a quote popular right now,"Make Racing Great Again" by taking racing back from the money people and sponsors and just let the promoter do his job.
The truth is local racers just want to race for reasonable purse at a track with responsable officials and promoter,

I have said enough  enjoy the video.               



Have results been posted anywhere?



JonR
August 21, 2019 at 07:44:36 AM
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What were the safety issues?   Not sure that we should be excited about a show going on after a sanctioning body states there are safety items at the track.

 



YungWun24
August 21, 2019 at 08:16:12 AM
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Thanks for sharing, and the info. I'm also curious why two sanctioning bodies pulled out and a flagman? 


Keep It Real

jah42
August 21, 2019 at 09:12:57 AM
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ASCS press release on cancellation does not mention any safety related items. 

How can you have a race that  you don't produce any results?

 



JonR
August 21, 2019 at 09:55:58 AM
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Posted By: YungWun24 on August 21 2019 at 08:16:12 AM

Thanks for sharing, and the info. I'm also curious why two sanctioning bodies pulled out and a flagman? 



This is what ASCS posted last week.

 

https://www.ascsracing.com/news/?i=76781

 

TULSA, Okla. (August 14, 2019) The agreement between the American Sprint Car Series and the Missouri State Fair has been rendered null and void, and with that, events slated for Sunday, August 18 will no longer take place with the involvement of the American Sprint Car Series.

“We apologize to the fans who were expecting to see top drivers from across the country at the Missouri State Fair. At the end of the day, the ones that lost the most are the fans, and that’s not right,” commented ASCS Founder Emmett Hahn.

“We booked this show on November 2018 with the director of the Missouri State Fair as a National Tour event, and it was on our schedule since it came out at in December at PRI last year, only for them to try and cut it down to a Regional event at the last minute. That’s not fair to the drivers who race with us, Nationally and Regionally, and it’s definitely not fair to the fans when the flyers and ads at the Missouri State Fair are billing the event at a National Tour race.”

The Racinboys.com ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps is slated for competition nine more times in 2019 with events in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri.

For other news, notes, and information on the American Sprint Car Series, from the National Tour to any of the nine Regional Tours that make up ASCS Nation in 2019, log onto http://www.ascsracing.com, follow on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter (@LucasOilASCS).

 

 


oldracer#4
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August 21, 2019 at 03:26:26 PM
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ASCS did not pull out because of saftey issuses it was ULMA that pulled out because they could not get the yellow lights to work but the problem was corrected before races started. my understanding is ASCS pulled out over tow money they thought was in  te contract and was dropped later by the promotor. The flagman was under contract to one of series so he backed out also.



sadiesue
August 22, 2019 at 11:58:18 AM
Joined: 08/09/2005
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Posted By: oldracer#4 on August 21 2019 at 03:26:26 PM

ASCS did not pull out because of saftey issuses it was ULMA that pulled out because they could not get the yellow lights to work but the problem was corrected before races started. my understanding is ASCS pulled out over tow money they thought was in  te contract and was dropped later by the promotor. The flagman was under contract to one of series so he backed out also.



The LM race finish was the best.





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