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Unread 10-04-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
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Thought I would share some July vacation pics from hometown Missouri. I was hoping to catch some local racing action while there and I knew of this track about 1/2 an hour away...


Turns out they race every weekend and, lo and behold, they have trucks!! My favorite subject!! I get a boner for NASCAR Craftsman Trucks (it's a guilty pleasure).

Modified Race


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They were hauling ass around that 1/2 mile oval an average 125 mph!! I can totally see myself doing this when I move back
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piq50rtE0Mk (short 1-2 lap clip of feature race. White truck was leader and walked away from the pack who were fighting for position the entire 20 laps.)
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Unread 10-05-2006, 07:32 AM   #2
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Hey...that is absolutely COOL! So...that's like the Nascar truck series, huh? That's the great thing about the mainland, there's so much room...tracks are everywhere over there.

It looks like you had fun...anybody wipe out?
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Although the trucks were pretty much the same specs as Craftsman trucks, this was an amatuer event.

There were 4 different classes that day. First was the "Dash" class, which consisted of stock (except for roll cage, removed glass, etc.) 4 cylinder cars (sounded like a swarm of bumblebees going around the track). Next was "Enduro" which looked to me like 6 cylinder cars with certain modifications (Mustangs and even had a Saab who won). Then Modified pictured above and then Super Truck, which looked like the Craftsman trucks. I'll look and see if I have more pictures of the other cars I can post up later.

If I remember right, a truck in the Modified class spun and hit the wall, but it was so fast I didn't get a good picture.

It was fun. My mother and step-father, who chauffeured us everywhere for the week I was visiting them, had never actually been there before and even they enjoyed it and thought it was neat.
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Sounds like alotta fun...it's been awhile since I went to a big race like that, even if it was amateurish.

One of our friends, Paul has a "Nas-truck"...it's the one that burnt down to the ground at the track, but he's slowly rebuilding it. Can't wait to see it running again.
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I remember seeing pictures of that truck on the Superlap site, but I never got to see it in person. I guess now I know why. Bummer.
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He's doing a great job of putting it back together...the frame looked fantastic when I saw it.
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Stock 4 cylinder cars

Modified cars

Wrecked truck

Modified truck

Enduro class - yellow car was the winner

More Enduro class cars
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It's actually Dave's truck. It's pretty much a roller now.... waiting on all the aluminum panels and a body... I'lll post a pic of the fire sometime
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Woops...I meant Dave. My bad.
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No Figure 8 racing?

Whereabouts in MO are ya from? I kinda grew up in KC.
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Devil Boy,

Did you see the John Deere 250 (I think that's what it was called)? They showed the reruns this morning - AWESOME ENDING!

Funny scene was when they showed Mark Martin, the winner, taking pictures with all of his sponsors caps. Take picture, change cap, take picture, change cap, take picture, change cap, take picture, change cap...........all in the same pose.
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No Figure 8 racing?

Whereabouts in MO are ya from? I kinda grew up in KC.
I grew up in Hardin, about 1/2 hour drive east of KC along the Missouri River.


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Did you see the John Deere 250 (I think that's what it was called)? They showed the reruns this morning - AWESOME ENDING!

Funny scene was when they showed Mark Martin, the winner, taking pictures with all of his sponsors caps. Take picture, change cap, take picture, change cap, take picture, change cap, take picture, change cap...........all in the same pose.
No I missed that race, but I've seen that hat thing before. It's like the mystery hand from off the screen keeps handing them hats to put on. haha
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Unread 10-18-2006, 10:03 PM   #13
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Another (morbid) reason why Craftsman Trucks races simply rock. I think they have the most spectacular crashes.
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Wow. I bet that truck didn't look very good after that. I wonder what it's like to be inside it.
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Looks kind of like how Bodine's crash started... ever see that one? I thought for sure he was a gonner!
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This one? Wow!! Look at the crowd. Ahhhh! Look out!! haha
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I turned on the TV and noticed Truck Racing on OLN. Thought it might be off road stuff or something so I checked it out. Didn't realize it was ASA Speed Truck oval track truck porn at Irwindale Speedway!


I think my S-10 would look good like that, not to mention it gave me a really good idea for my next exhaust set-up
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Holy crap...did that guy live?
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Quote:
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Holy crap...did that guy live?
I sure hope so. I don't keep up with the news of the season, but I haven't caught wind of anybody getting killed yet. That is a pretty spectacular crash photo. I guess that's why even though there is a high fence along the track, they still seat you about 20 feet back.

Imagine the pucker factor of the driver in the truck that you can barely make out in the smoke. Close eyes, hold on, and listen for spotter to tell you that you are still alive.
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