Hello Racefans, well I tried selling MAARN
News last week and it was a great way to break the
ice and talk to drivers. I also would ask the
drivers to stand in front of there car for a few
photographs. All of this I do to promote the drivers
and the area local tracks that entertain us week in
and week out. I honestly do not care about how much
money I make as this is very enjoyable work if you
wanna call it actual labor.
My friend in Valparaiso,Indiana emailed
me and wanted to talk about track announcers.His
name is Dale Weis and he attends Illiana (IN)
Speedway when his work schedule will allow him to.
There is one particular dirt track here in Indiana
that has had this young announcer for about 5 years
or so that is not very informative. When I go to a
racetrack weekly program no matter if it is a
pavement or dirt track i want to be kept informed.
In my opinion trtack announcer sbould announce the
finishing order of every race and also the current
running order in a race. This particular dirt track
does not have a scoreboard which is useful in at
least giving fans the running order of the top five
positions. There are many styles of scoreboards some
have the top ten running order. I feel all tracks
shoul have a scoreboard and I dont understand why
tracks do not call companies like Coke or Pepsi
sometimes they will donate the money to pay for a
scoreboard. At least if you have a scoreboard that
takes some pressure off of the track announcer
announcing the running order. When I trackchase that
is one big thing I look for is a scoreboard.
I think some track announcers after
awhile assume you are a diehard fan and that you are
at that track every week to where you get to know
who each driver is in there cars.This is not fair
to new people that occasionally come to a race. Your
occasional racefan is not as well informed as your
diehards like me who watch the track websites like
a hawk looking for scoops and new information each
Some track announcers are more
talented than others they have to be fast like an
auctioneer to rattle off starting lineups very
quickly in between races!
Congratulations to Ryan Amonett who
won the Thundercar Feature Saturday may 9th at Mt.
Lawn. Ryan deserves this feature win after so much
bad luck recently.L.J. Lines won the Late Model
Feature at Mt Lawn (IN) Speedway Saturday nite. I
still have no idea where Eddie and Kevin Claborn are
racing since they skipped both Anderson and Mt. Lawn
(IN) Speedways completely!
This Sunday will be the Opening Night
for the Internationa Outlaw Figure 8 Series at the
Whitesville,KY track called Kentucky Motor Speedway.
I am very excited about this new traveling racing
series on the figure 8 course!
I have a question which is how well
can you hear the announcer when races are getting
started? Anderson (IN) Speedway needs mre lighting,i
think the tracks too dark for my camera. Anderson
Speedway also could use a new PA syttem or they have
the volumn turned down too low. Mt. Lawn (IN)
Speedway has a strong and loud PA system that can be
heard when racing is going on.
Each racetrack has a different
spectator area setup. Do you prefer a track that
allows you to bring coolers in with you?Or do u
prefer a track with only a grandstand but they have
no lawn chair seating? Mt Lawn (IN) Speedway has
both lawn chair ,and grandstand seating. Coolers are
allowed only at Salem (IN) Speedway as far as
asphalt tracks go in this area. I think this is why
i love going to Salem (IN) Speedway any chance that
i get! Any info,news,or comments email to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Gotta go see you at the