Beach Boys Reuniting; Henry’s First Christmas; Please Try-Fecta
The surviving Beach Boys-Brian Wilson, Mike Love, and Al Jardine are going to record and tour again in 2012 on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the group. I wonder if they will do any race tracks on the tour. And we’ll have fun, fun, fun, until daddy takes the sprint car away.
I hope all of you enjoyed your Christmas. I admit that having a grandson to buy toys for is pretty cool. What surprised me is that it was his grandmother, NOT me who bought Henry a mini-basketball as well as a Fisher-Price basketball hoop for 9 months and up. He’ll only be 7 months come March Madness time, but Matt figures he can start shooting baskets then.
And sorry, Randy, the likelihood of Henry racing go-karts is less than the likelihood of TROTD earning me $100,000 next year, which is equal to Earth being hit by an asteroid that sends the planet into another ice age, i.e. pretty damn remote. Steph has veto power on such an arrangement and honestly, I don’t disagree with her. Henry was playing with one of his many toys on Sunday when matt turned a basketball game on. He instantly stopped playing and was mesmerized by the game. I don’t think it was just the TV because he gets peeved when commercials come on.
Yesterday was a quiet day around the Meyer household. I read a little, watched a DVD Matt gave me for Christmas and played alphabet games on the computer, checking to see if 2012 schedules were out yet for MLRA, NCRA, MARS, WoO late models and sprint cars, and ASCS-Midwest, as well as I-80 Speedway.
2012 schedules still on out for most of the series, or I-80 Speedway, but it appears that I-80’s Trifecta is scheduled for Friday, June 29th. The MARS schedule shows an I-80 date that night, followed the next night with a race at Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa. The MARS schedule also shows TBA’s on July 20th and 21st-the dates of Silver Dollar Nationals II. I wonder if the MARS tour will be a part of SDN II or will schedule against it-the lovely folks that own the World of Outlaw tours also own MARS.
Actually, MARS scheduling against SDN II would not bother me. I am somewhat concerned about WoO sprints racing at Bellevilleon June 29th and Lakeside on June 30th. This with the fact that the ASCS has not announced theirMidwest schedule has me wondering about sprint cars at the Trifecta. Is the track or the series worried about what happens at another track 130 miles away?
Would area sprint car fans drive two hours fromLincolntoBellevilleto watch the supposed best sprint car drivers inAmericaon one of the most famous open wheel tracks in the country, or would they drive 30 minutes down I-80 to watch the ASCS 360 sprinters in action? I don’t claim to be able to read the minds of sprint car fans, not even my friend Randy Palmer. If I was a sprint car fan, I would go to the Trifecta instead ofBelleville, and go to the WoO shows inNebraska.
Anyway, I think the ASCS sprint cars are an important part of the Trifecta show. Yes, it really is me saying this. The Trifecta puts together the best Midwest super late models, the bestMidwest360 sprint car drivers, and the best IMCA modifieds in the area. It isn’t a Trifecta without three classes, but if the ASCS decides not to participate, what class would you substitute? The USMTS series is scheduled forAllison,Iowathat night, but the Trifecta has always been three distinctly different styles of racing, and scheduling the USMTS as a replacement would put in two classes of modifieds.
So would replacing the ASCS sprint cars with IMCA Northern Sports Mods, which would just be a big payday for Jesse Sobbing anyway. I have always liked IMCA stock cars, and they will be racing at Beatrice Speedway this year, but Beatrice races on Friday nights, and June 29th is on their schedule. That will take away some good IMCA modifieds too.
I do not see a replacement class for the ASCS sprint cars. I suppose the race could have a support class and run three 25 lap late model features (the Trifecta), but I am sure that does not appeal to super late model drivers. I hope the Trifecta is able to stay as it has been. Just schedule the sprint car feature last.
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