This is so gay…oh what the hell…
About three years I guess…
Oh geez…raced at or just been to?
Desoto, Sunshine, Golden Gate, Auburndale, Orlando, New Sumatra, Barberville, East Bay, Tampa Fairgrounds (old and new), Plant Field (as a wee lad), Saramana, Lake City (the one by the Interstate), Ocala, Charlotte County, Citrus County(Inverness), Bronson, Five Flags, Hialeah, Daytona, Jax Raceways, St. Augustine…I’m sure there are more…
Late Models and Sprints
When I was still a youngster and my pop raced at Saramana, Sunshine and Golden Gate…I couldn’t imagine ever racing on anything but asphalt. Then when Dad told me he was going to race at this new dirt track that was opening up in Tampa (East Bay), I was like…WTF?..but all it took was one practice night to turn me around. I became a staunch dirt fanatic. All I dreamed about after that was getting to drive a big-block modified up north. I got to race at East Bay for a while and LOVED it…then we ended up racing back at Desoto when it was built and raced a lot of years there.
I guess I love both surfaces but I’d have to say driving a winged sprinter on the dirt is about the biggest handful of racing fun I’ve ever had. So there ya go.
Simple questions, my ass.
- There are so many. Geez.
Jerry has a vast knowledge of racing that covers such a large geographic area AND a vast demographic of car classes. AND he always has beer which alone could vault him to the top of the heap.
Todd has a dry and sarcastic wit to rival myself but has a much wider range of general knowledge that he can infuse into his posts. Maybe I hate him…I’m not sure.
Rex is everybody’s bud. Rare is the post when he is critical of someone without merit. When he does it’s always well deserved and comes with a solution or explanation to the problem. And I hate Bandeleros too.
Dave Westerman and Marty Little…some day I hope to be locked in a room with these two men…'s racing photos and clippngs collections. They could be there too, I guess, to explain them all to me and tell me stories about the Florida racing era that I love.
AB195…this guy…never a bad word about anybody. Just a love for searching out and visiting old and long forgotten racetracks and the sites where they used to be. He also enjoys good racing too and that along with a cold beer or five, makes him one of the guys I would sit and watch races with anywhere.
Jim Fenton…he has slowed down his posting as of late but here is a guy who was THE MAN (if not one of THE MEN) in his heyday back in the 70’s, had enough of it and walked away from racing. Never looked back until recently, luckily for the rest of the Late Model racers in Florida. No telling how many Florida State Championships or GovCups he would have taken home. Now he shares his vast knowledge of racers and their careers with the rest of us through his stories and photos. Thank you, Mr. Fenton.
For good times and fun its a toss up between the whole crazy bunch of usual suspects. EDM, OSF, Ocala76, AJ, Fred23, Old Style, Benny, Haudfan, Tripper, larrytg (where ya been, man?), Michael Seay, Bean and the Wingman (Roger)…Sometimes it’s a freakin’ monkey house in here and sometimes it can be as dead as a tomb. Even when I was placed on the disabled list, I tried to keep abreast of what was goin’ on with ya’ll. And I thank all ya’ll for that.
Okay…that’s enough of this crap.