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beezr2002
September 25, 2017 at 11:22:14 AM
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This message was edited on September 25, 2017 at 11:26:10 AM by beezr2002

Well turn4guy, it seems we were both there, not sure about the others that say the place was packed. Many people watch races on their computer these days and they believe they were actually at the track. I've been a weekly fan at Lincoln since 83 so I know what a packed house is. I was a little disappointed with the car count but not much. I was kinda happy about the smaller crowd, less people = less drunken idiots. If I want to see a big crowd with a bunch of drunken idiots, and freight train racing I'll go to the natty open.



willf270
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September 25, 2017 at 11:42:02 AM
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Posted By: crk410 on September 25 2017 at 02:47:02 AM

Crowd was down a little but still a packed house.  Grandstands were full and infield packed.  Very good feature.  Dewease was probably at best the 3rd or 4th best car but was able to hold on.  Lincoln needs to up the ante if they wanna compete with port...paying less than half the winners share compared to the tusc 50 and natty isnt going to cut it. 



First the place was full, granted not like 7/3 but full. Second car count was down. Remember 2 young guys quit this year. Second ASCOC has taken many from area, i.e. Ryan Smith, Jordan and Hunter Mackenson, Tyler Esh. Two cars damaged in the nights before, Kyle Moody blown motor.

If they are going to have Dirt Classics in Ohio and give golden tickets why not make this Lincoln's ASCOC yearly race.

Port had 6t cars, but was ASCOC race. Wait til someone schedules against the Tusky.



Robm20
September 25, 2017 at 08:30:20 PM
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Don't think they will ever get the big car count as long as they schedule against WOO at Lernerville and ASCOC at Eldora on the same day. I was at Lernerville and the count was low there. I think that a sat sun show for the 4crown then a wed or thur show at Lernerville then a fri show at lincoln and sat and sun natty open would be a great week of racing for the fans......and a real beast for the drivers and teams.



fiXXXer
September 25, 2017 at 11:36:08 PM
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Posted By: shernernum on September 25 2017 at 09:40:27 AM

If they are successful, why would they feel the need to "keep up" with Williams Grove and Port Royal.  Two tracks, which by the way, they probably have half the capacity of when it comes to room for spectators.

Lincoln has consistently good racing, in front of consistently good crowds.  They get more races in per year, then probably any track in the country, and have developed a loyalty from drivers and fans because of their reputation of only throwing in the towel (weather related) on a race night when there is no alternative.  They seem to have pretty steady car counts and pretty decent concessions.  Their bathrooms could use some help, but nobody's perfect.

They  probably have one of, if not, the healthiest weekly racing programs in the country on a dirt track.  All the credit to Port Royal for what they have done the last few years in making that a great place to be, and their big shows are awesome (however the late models are carrying a big part of the load for their weekly racing), but as far as I'm concerned Williams Grove only survives at this point because of the nights the "circus" comes to town.



100% on the money. Lincoln doesn't need to be consumed with "keeping up" with the outdated half miles to the north. They do their own thing and they do it well. It's an exciting little track with the best track prepper in Central PA who still knows where the keys are to his water truck. The size and layout are ideal for exciting sprint car racing and Saturday was yet another action packed night of racing. Of the 3 regular 410 tracks in Central PA, Lincoln is hands down my favorite and it isn't even close. 



turn4guy
September 26, 2017 at 07:07:19 AM
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Posted By: beezr2002 on September 25 2017 at 11:22:14 AM

Well turn4guy, it seems we were both there, not sure about the others that say the place was packed. Many people watch races on their computer these days and they believe they were actually at the track. I've been a weekly fan at Lincoln since 83 so I know what a packed house is. I was a little disappointed with the car count but not much. I was kinda happy about the smaller crowd, less people = less drunken idiots. If I want to see a big crowd with a bunch of drunken idiots, and freight train racing I'll go to the natty open.



I'm not saying the crowd was not good. It was very good. Central PA  is the only place in the country that can host so many high paying events, because it's so popular here and they get the attendance numbers. The point I'm trying to make is, that while the event has gone up and gotten bigger every year,  the crowd and car counts have gone down every year. I think if the powers that be were smart, they would try to make these big races WoO shows. (Tuscarora 50 included).  Now that opens up a whole other can of worms,  but I think can be done.  



HoldenCaulfield
September 26, 2017 at 07:55:50 PM
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Posted By: turn4guy on September 26 2017 at 07:07:19 AM

I'm not saying the crowd was not good. It was very good. Central PA  is the only place in the country that can host so many high paying events, because it's so popular here and they get the attendance numbers. The point I'm trying to make is, that while the event has gone up and gotten bigger every year,  the crowd and car counts have gone down every year. I think if the powers that be were smart, they would try to make these big races WoO shows. (Tuscarora 50 included).  Now that opens up a whole other can of worms,  but I think can be done.  



Hell No! We don't need the WOO to have a big show.



BigRightRear
September 26, 2017 at 09:44:54 PM
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The WoO would not tolerate raceable track confitions. The people that do not think this race is worth their time should stop bitching and go to Lernerville and eat dust. 


Lincoln 1845 ft/.35 mile T1=118MPH 
Eldora 2287 ft/.43mile T3=135MPH
Port 2716 ft/.51 mile T3=TBD
Grove 2792 ft/.53 mile T3=135MPH
Selinsgrove 2847 ft/.54 mile T1=136MPH
"I didn't move to PA from El Paso in search of better 
weather." Van May



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