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BMcLain21
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January 14, 2021 at 09:53:21 PM
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Set the bar so high that absolutely everything else on dirt is just soooo boring.  

I haven't enjoyed one night of the Chili Bowl.  

Its just made me appreciate the fact that Volusia is only a few weeks away.  


Brandon McLain
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laudarevsonhunt
January 14, 2021 at 11:42:31 PM
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The mains are pretty good. Everything else is a joke.



Eric Smith
January 15, 2021 at 09:33:14 AM
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#sarcasm

This is my first year watching anything other than MAV Saturday night.  Most of the racing has been good.  The number of yellows every night is absolutely ridiculous.  The time wasted Tuesday night was absolutely ridiculous.  The 4+ hours it will take Saturday night for 19 minutes of green flag racing on MAV will be absolutley ridiculous.  I do find myself tuning in later and later each nght and caring less and less about missing the early stuff.  You likely won't miss much if you start watching when the qualifiers begin.  I'm guessing unless there is an epic alphabet run Saturday, there won't be much interesting except the shuffle, B and A.

.I'm a die hard wing sprint car guy, but 9 out of 10 non-wing and midget races I get to watch are better than wing races I get to watch. So while wing racing will always be my favorite, it is usually kind of oring compared to non wing and midget racing.


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sprintfanatic
January 15, 2021 at 10:28:56 AM
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The answer is Yes!  It is a waste of time to watch anything else. 



FORD97
January 15, 2021 at 10:42:14 AM
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The best way to not get burned out on it is to watch highlights on YouTube or social media, then watch the C,B and A Saturday night.

I can only stand so many hours of mini-fartboxes before I long to hear the roar of a V8.


Unless I know you, I don't care what you think.

dsc1600
January 15, 2021 at 11:28:22 AM
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I've never been really in to the Chili Bowl, I know I'm in the minority. Too many drivers that don't belong, too many yellows. I watched one A main all week. Seems a foregone conclusion who will win each night.




bgtexpress
January 15, 2021 at 11:32:39 AM
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This is also my first time watching all the Chilli Bowl preliminary nights. I have settled into this routine. I turn on Flo at 6pm to watch the eight heat races which take approximately an hour or so. I then do other things, while periodically checking the tweets on Hoseheads to see where they are on the schedule. I then go back on Flo at 10pm or so and watch the feature. For the most part, the features have been pretty good so far in my opinion.



revjimk
January 15, 2021 at 12:05:29 PM
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I prefer wingless sprints & midgets to wingers myself

Its great, especially live

Amateurs who don't belong? Yes

Lots of wrecks? Yes

LOTS of racing & passing...YES



egras
January 15, 2021 at 12:14:38 PM
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I prefer winged-410's over any other machine on the planet.  However, midgets produce some the of the best action of any form of racing.  I enjoy the Chili Bowl, have been tuned in every night, and will be glued to the TV Saturday night.  The Chili Bowl is just fun and is a spectacle.    However, it is hard to beat midgets on a 1/4-3/8 mile track for all-out racing!




motorhead748
January 15, 2021 at 01:48:54 PM
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Thank you. I feel better. I thought I was the only one who just couldn't get excited about it.

Kingpin2014
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January 16, 2021 at 11:25:56 AM
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Nope, but I'm one of the weird people that pretty much like everything and stay till the end of the show every week. 410's are my favorite for sure, but I enjoy late models, modifieds, NE modifieds, street stocks, 4 bangers. Some of the crate classes are about the only ones I don't enjoy a ton



Dryslick Willie
January 16, 2021 at 12:21:18 PM
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Posted By: Eric Smith on January 15 2021 at 09:33:14 AM

#sarcasm

This is my first year watching anything other than MAV Saturday night.  Most of the racing has been good.  The number of yellows every night is absolutely ridiculous.  The time wasted Tuesday night was absolutely ridiculous.  The 4+ hours it will take Saturday night for 19 minutes of green flag racing on MAV will be absolutley ridiculous.  I do find myself tuning in later and later each nght and caring less and less about missing the early stuff.  You likely won't miss much if you start watching when the qualifiers begin.  I'm guessing unless there is an epic alphabet run Saturday, there won't be much interesting except the shuffle, B and A.

.I'm a die hard wing sprint car guy, but 9 out of 10 non-wing and midget races I get to watch are better than wing races I get to watch. So while wing racing will always be my favorite, it is usually kind of oring compared to non wing and midget racing.



+1 on your last paragraph.   The best sprint car races I've ever witnessed have been non-wing.   With winged shows the heats are almost always freight trains.  If you're lucky the track slicks some for the feature and then maybe you see some good racing.   Or maybe not...




revjimk
January 16, 2021 at 02:29:56 PM
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Posted By: BMcLain21 on January 14 2021 at 09:53:21 PM

Set the bar so high that absolutely everything else on dirt is just soooo boring.  

I haven't enjoyed one night of the Chili Bowl.  

Its just made me appreciate the fact that Volusia is only a few weeks away.  



Actually the opposite for me... I get bored watching follow the leader races on1/2 mile tracks



singlefile
January 16, 2021 at 04:00:23 PM
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Posted By: dsc1600 on January 15 2021 at 11:28:22 AM

I've never been really in to the Chili Bowl, I know I'm in the minority. Too many drivers that don't belong, too many yellows. I watched one A main all week. Seems a foregone conclusion who will win each night.



Agree with you completely on the foregone conclusion aspect. Every year, the Chili Bowl diehards chest thump that there are 300 cars there. IMO, 300 cars isn't really a  huge selling point when only 4-5 of them realisitcally have a shot at winning Saturday night.



StanM
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January 16, 2021 at 04:39:43 PM
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Racing has to be pretty hard to watch to make a Vikings fan want to watch the Green Bay game but that is what I'm doing. 
 

I have enjoyed bits and pieces of this week but I have no motivation to vacation for a week in Tulsa and attend this event.  In another thread I asked about speeds and guessed 70 but looking closer today it's probably more like 50.  They go a lap or two before a spin or flip and as pointed out there are some drivers that probably don't even belong out there racing.

I think if there is any saving grace later tonight will be the best drivers and the racing will likely be better.  I think part of the draw of this event partially revolves around consuming large amounts of alcohol and seeing friends.  It's a week of racing in the winter when nothing else is going on.  I am looking forward to next weeks Wild Wings deal out west.  That should be a lot more entertaining unless someone is into flips.  That's not my thing and I much prefer a bigger wider outdoor track where they have a chance of going green to checkers.


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HoldenCaulfield
January 16, 2021 at 05:01:13 PM
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I've watched it a few times years ago when it used to be on TV but never really got into it. Now I don't even pay much attention to it. Wreck after wreck,caution after caution gets boroing real quick to me. Winged 410's are my fave but I do like a lot of other dirt track classes, pretty much anything with a V8 engine.


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mbers1
January 16, 2021 at 10:08:40 PM
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I enjoy all dirt open wheel racing except modifieds if you count them, and feel the midgets are just as fun to watch as winged cars.

They are all better than the taxi cab races on Sundays.

 


Bring back Santa Fe, and LaSalle .

mbers1
January 16, 2021 at 10:10:44 PM
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This message was edited on January 16, 2021 at 10:17:45 PM by mbers1
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Posted By: singlefile on January 16 2021 at 04:00:23 PM

Agree with you completely on the foregone conclusion aspect. Every year, the Chili Bowl diehards chest thump that there are 300 cars there. IMO, 300 cars isn't really a  huge selling point when only 4-5 of them realisitcally have a shot at winning Saturday night.



The same can be said for the Knoxville Nationals as far as 4-5 capable of winning but I still love it.

 


Bring back Santa Fe, and LaSalle .


91RI
January 17, 2021 at 12:16:16 AM
Joined: 03/01/2005
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I'm a wing guy, but on average the non wing sfuff is usually closer competition with more passing, and wings produce more snoozers.  But I will happily sit through those snoozers for rhe absolutely thrilling Mach 2 blitzes with 3 guys swapping sliders through lapped traffic.



Dryslick Willie
January 17, 2021 at 05:49:21 AM
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Posted By: mbers1 on January 16 2021 at 10:10:44 PM

The same can be said for the Knoxville Nationals as far as 4-5 capable of winning but I still love it.

 



Never seen the "flip count" for the Nationals at 65 either...





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