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sprntcrfn
July 21, 2019 at 09:49:21 PM
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Isn't time for a speedweek for sprint cars here in Iowa? There has to be 5 to 7 tracks in Iowa that would host races. I will throw out a few. Farley Speedway, Dubuque Speedway, I34 Raceway, Knoxville Raceway, Rock Rapids Speedway. I am sure there are others. Lets get the ball rolling and maybe by next summer we can have our own speedweeks instead of watching it PA and Indiana on PPV. Let the debate begin. Can't wait to read others thoughts and suggestions on it.




IADIRT
July 21, 2019 at 10:01:19 PM
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Posted By: sprntcrfn on July 21 2019 at 09:49:21 PM

Isn't time for a speedweek for sprint cars here in Iowa? There has to be 5 to 7 tracks in Iowa that would host races. I will throw out a few. Farley Speedway, Dubuque Speedway, I34 Raceway, Knoxville Raceway, Rock Rapids Speedway. I am sure there are others. Lets get the ball rolling and maybe by next summer we can have our own speedweeks instead of watching it PA and Indiana on PPV. Let the debate begin. Can't wait to read others thoughts and suggestions on it.



Well currently you can attend 12 sprint car races in 15 days at a total of three different tracks. I’m not really sure if add more races would be beneficial to both fans and drivers. I wouldn’t mind more variety of track either but the situation is just different with these being multiple day shows. Plus the more I travel away from Knoxville the more I realize Knoxville is the top of the top.



FORD97
July 22, 2019 at 08:03:43 AM
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August 1-10 is Iowa speedweeks. Three nights of 360 nationals, two nights of Osky and then four nights of the Granddaddy of them All. The ball has been rolling for quite some time.


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dsc1600
July 22, 2019 at 08:09:00 AM
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With all due respect to the other Speedweeks, Iowa Speedweek is my favorite one of all.



YungWun24
July 22, 2019 at 08:29:05 AM
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I'd agree this already exists. If you're wanting something similar to Indiana and PA, then it would need to be on a different time frame b/c of the multi day event of the 360 and 410 Nationals. I'm Fine with how it is already, less travel, different group of cars and drivers. 


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StanM
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July 22, 2019 at 09:19:28 AM
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This message was edited on July 22, 2019 at 09:20:43 AM by StanM
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Posted By: IADIRT on July 21 2019 at 10:01:19 PM

Well currently you can attend 12 sprint car races in 15 days at a total of three different tracks. I’m not really sure if add more races would be beneficial to both fans and drivers. I wouldn’t mind more variety of track either but the situation is just different with these being multiple day shows. Plus the more I travel away from Knoxville the more I realize Knoxville is the top of the top.



Promoting is a tough job except it's pretty easy from a keyboard when our livelihood isn't on the line.  Even though Nationals week isn't billed as Speedweeks that is essentially what it is.  Midweek Sprint Car races at Stock Car and Modified tracks can be risky and adding more events always has a tipping point where fans and racers budgets and vacation maxes out.


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IADIRT
July 22, 2019 at 11:50:25 AM
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Posted By: StanM on July 22 2019 at 09:19:28 AM

Promoting is a tough job except it's pretty easy from a keyboard when our livelihood isn't on the line.  Even though Nationals week isn't billed as Speedweeks that is essentially what it is.  Midweek Sprint Car races at Stock Car and Modified tracks can be risky and adding more events always has a tipping point where fans and racers budgets and vacation maxes out.



Agreed 100%! I don’t want tracks to take big risks and come up short and potentially hurt their weekly programs that I also attend. I really love what Burlington and Rudeen are doing with 26,000 to win Sunday night with the All Stars but just hope they get the crowd as you say most have to work and vacation gets maxed out.



saphead
July 22, 2019 at 12:09:44 PM
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"You can sheer a sheep many times but you can skin him only once."  My man Matt Damon said that in the movie Rounders. 

The race fans fur is getting mighty close to the skin these days. 

 



Todd Hoffman
July 22, 2019 at 02:49:55 PM
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Posted By: FORD97 on July 22 2019 at 08:03:43 AM

August 1-10 is Iowa speedweeks. Three nights of 360 nationals, two nights of Osky and then four nights of the Granddaddy of them All. The ball has been rolling for quite some time.



Don't forget the Bell Helmets Capitani Classic on Sunday August 4.  One of the best races of the 10 days!




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Posted By: Todd Hoffman on July 22 2019 at 02:49:55 PM

Don't forget the Bell Helmets Capitani Classic on Sunday August 4.  One of the best races of the 10 days!



...and this year $15,000 to win...


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IADIRT
July 22, 2019 at 09:04:32 PM
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...and this year $15,000 to win...



That is awesome!! Way to go Knoxville stepping it up once again! When was this announcement? I must have been under a rock!



sprntcrfn
July 22, 2019 at 09:18:18 PM
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All great thoughts and insights. When I think of a speedweek, I am thinking of different tracks over 5 to 7 days which challenges the drivers. Not 4 nights at the same track. I would say a mid to late June time frame so it is 45 to 60 days before the Nationals.




StanM
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July 23, 2019 at 08:27:30 AM
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Posted By: saphead on July 22 2019 at 12:09:44 PM

"You can sheer a sheep many times but you can skin him only once."  My man Matt Damon said that in the movie Rounders. 

The race fans fur is getting mighty close to the skin these days. 

 



I never heard that one but now that I think of it that's what my racing budget looks like for this weekend.  I over spent earlier in the month and the wool is pretty close to the skin.  


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dsc1600
July 23, 2019 at 08:52:40 AM
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Posted By: IADIRT on July 22 2019 at 09:04:32 PM

That is awesome!! Way to go Knoxville stepping it up once again! When was this announcement? I must have been under a rock!



I didnt see it either. It’s one of my favorite races of the year already. 



IADIRT
July 23, 2019 at 12:05:54 PM
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Posted By: dsc1600 on July 23 2019 at 08:52:40 AM

I didnt see it either. It’s one of my favorite races of the year already. 



It’s a sweet deal to see 3/4 of the cars racing nationals race once night with a pole shuffle and no support classes for a $20 ticket.





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