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CCH
July 09, 2018 at 09:54:17 PM
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The fans that don't take their hat off or standup during the national anthem.

Flagman that don't call off a start due to a driver jumping the start or getting way out of line.

Dirty slide jobs expecting the other driver to get on the brakes in order to avoid a crash.



wolfgang29
July 10, 2018 at 03:35:40 AM
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Posted By: PPMiller9 on July 09 2018 at 03:59:01 PM

I don't think you understood what he was saying. It has nothing to do with laying a blanket down once you can enter the track, but showing up to the front gate any seeing blankets lined up 10-20 deep as if they were people in line is BS. I would love to see how that would fly if you went to a general admission concert, layed a blanket down at the gate 3-4 hours before the gate opens, then walk back up to the front of line right when gates open thinking you are gonna be the first one in. Not happening. Stand and wait or go to the back of the line.

Like Wolfgang29, it doesn't really bother me either being I usually walk in right before the heats.



Bingo 



MSPN
July 10, 2018 at 08:39:20 AM
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Rico is closer to standing up than he is sitting down from what I saw a long time ago, maybe he has changed?



igor68
July 10, 2018 at 09:41:25 PM
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This message was edited on July 10, 2018 at 09:59:30 PM by igor68
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Posted By: revjimk on July 09 2018 at 02:16:36 AM

You just might be the one getting your ass kicked, Mr. Keyboard Tough Guy

Sprint car racing is supposed to be fun

Go crawl back in your hole



Good luck with that . Thanks for your thoughts ,  but im pretty sure nick gets his back jumped on  nightly and dont need your help. If your gonna kick my ass bring nick and the rainbow coalition with you. It would be a good idea.

 you jumped into this conversation with that ? Sure glad you felt the need to post sprint car races are sposed to be fun we would have never known.holy fk your wit is as dazzling as you and nicks sandals..Goddamn there is no hope for this world.

Now stfu who cares what you think sweetie.



frenchy
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July 10, 2018 at 09:54:58 PM
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Honestly, it's the fans. Most of the people in the stands are not too bright. Most people in the stands are assholes. If you don't believe me look at this whole thread, couple of dumb assholes arguing and calling each other homophobic names. I always wonder what potential sponsors must think of us. It's no wonder car owners, drivers, tracks and promoter numbers are all dwindling. If I didn't grow up going to the dirt track every Sunday I would have never gotten into it because of the fans. I'm surprised I haven't gotten cancer yet from reading this message board. Perhaps I'm being a little harsh but I would say I can't stand 40% of the fans anymore. 



igor68
July 10, 2018 at 10:08:05 PM
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Posted By: frenchy on July 10 2018 at 09:54:58 PM

Honestly, it's the fans. Most of the people in the stands are not too bright. Most people in the stands are assholes. If you don't believe me look at this whole thread, couple of dumb assholes arguing and calling each other homophobic names. I always wonder what potential sponsors must think of us. It's no wonder car owners, drivers, tracks and promoter numbers are all dwindling. If I didn't grow up going to the dirt track every Sunday I would have never gotten into it because of the fans. I'm surprised I haven't gotten cancer yet from reading this message board. Perhaps I'm being a little harsh but I would say I can't stand 40% of the fans anymore. 



Newsflash sponsers and car owners dont read this shit. your not to bright either   so just sit down think anyone really cares what your petpeave is. hate to break it to you dear  but join the 40%



Nick14
July 11, 2018 at 07:55:41 AM
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Posted By: igor68 on July 10 2018 at 09:41:25 PM

Good luck with that . Thanks for your thoughts ,  but im pretty sure nick gets his back jumped on  nightly and dont need your help. If your gonna kick my ass bring nick and the rainbow coalition with you. It would be a good idea.

 you jumped into this conversation with that ? Sure glad you felt the need to post sprint car races are sposed to be fun we would have never known.holy fk your wit is as dazzling as you and nicks sandals..Goddamn there is no hope for this world.

Now stfu who cares what you think sweetie.



Apparently you cared enough what he thought to reply. Also I don't wear sandals and do not know where you came to that conclusion. I guess when you are proven wrong and expose yourself to a number of people what a worthless piece of human garbage you are, the only thing you are left with is calling people names. My 2 year old son is more of a man & human being that you will ever be. Go ahead with the next set of insults because apparently that is the only thing you are good at.



maddog53
July 11, 2018 at 08:11:53 AM
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Posted By: PPMiller9 on July 09 2018 at 03:59:01 PM

I don't think you understood what he was saying. It has nothing to do with laying a blanket down once you can enter the track, but showing up to the front gate any seeing blankets lined up 10-20 deep as if they were people in line is BS. I would love to see how that would fly if you went to a general admission concert, layed a blanket down at the gate 3-4 hours before the gate opens, then walk back up to the front of line right when gates open thinking you are gonna be the first one in. Not happening. Stand and wait or go to the back of the line.

Like Wolfgang29, it doesn't really bother me either being I usually walk in right before the heats.



egras addressed that in his previous post.  If the track allows it, what can be done about it?  I know  Gas City and Kikomo allowed it during the Sprint Weeks 2 years ago.  First time I had ever seen that, but once I was told that it is SOP, I never gave it another thought.



PPMiller9
July 11, 2018 at 08:50:02 AM
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Posted By: maddog53 on July 11 2018 at 08:11:53 AM

egras addressed that in his previous post.  If the track allows it, what can be done about it?  I know  Gas City and Kikomo allowed it during the Sprint Weeks 2 years ago.  First time I had ever seen that, but once I was told that it is SOP, I never gave it another thought.



I guess I'm not sure what you're getting at? He was talking about blankets on bleachers, we were talking about blankets at the gate. The thread is pet peeves, so just because it's SOP doesn't mean we have to like or agree with it. Is that not the point of the thread?



blazer00
July 11, 2018 at 10:46:06 AM
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This message was edited on July 11, 2018 at 10:57:01 AM by blazer00
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Posted By: frenchy on July 10 2018 at 09:54:58 PM

Honestly, it's the fans. Most of the people in the stands are not too bright. Most people in the stands are assholes. If you don't believe me look at this whole thread, couple of dumb assholes arguing and calling each other homophobic names. I always wonder what potential sponsors must think of us. It's no wonder car owners, drivers, tracks and promoter numbers are all dwindling. If I didn't grow up going to the dirt track every Sunday I would have never gotten into it because of the fans. I'm surprised I haven't gotten cancer yet from reading this message board. Perhaps I'm being a little harsh but I would say I can't stand 40% of the fans anymore. 



Can't say I agree with your percentages, but I do see what you mean. And hell, maybe you have me stuck in your 40%......regardless......I think the % of fans in the stands in no way compare to the % of fans on this site (that speak up anyway). My family and I have made a lot of friends from all over the country over the years at the races. And I believe I have on this site, also.  I've been corrected on this site when I've been factually wrong and I accept that and admit it when I am wrong, factually Smile  ......when it come to opinions, a person can't really be wrong.....it's only an opinion. But some seem to take things so frickin personal that they stoop to the bs you refer to. Some to the point that it's outright crude and filthy. And it seems that hardly a single post can go by without those people rearing their ugly heads, and it seems too often be the same ones over and over. 



UTRockets
July 11, 2018 at 11:16:52 AM
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This may have been mentioned before about fans, but why do some fans feel dropping the f-bomb every other sentence at the race track is ok? I was at the Doty race last night and fans were basically using it as an adjective describing everything from the cushion, to the racing, to how great of a driver Kyle Larson is. Maybe I'm old fashioned but a good f-bomb should be reserved for a bad official's call to really get your point across.



revjimk
July 11, 2018 at 11:25:33 AM
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Posted By: igor68 on July 10 2018 at 09:41:25 PM

Good luck with that . Thanks for your thoughts ,  but im pretty sure nick gets his back jumped on  nightly and dont need your help. If your gonna kick my ass bring nick and the rainbow coalition with you. It would be a good idea.

 you jumped into this conversation with that ? Sure glad you felt the need to post sprint car races are sposed to be fun we would have never known.holy fk your wit is as dazzling as you and nicks sandals..Goddamn there is no hope for this world.

Now stfu who cares what you think sweetie.



What a guy.....



Murphy
July 11, 2018 at 11:47:17 AM
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Posted By: PPMiller9 on July 09 2018 at 03:59:01 PM

I don't think you understood what he was saying. It has nothing to do with laying a blanket down once you can enter the track, but showing up to the front gate any seeing blankets lined up 10-20 deep as if they were people in line is BS. I would love to see how that would fly if you went to a general admission concert, layed a blanket down at the gate 3-4 hours before the gate opens, then walk back up to the front of line right when gates open thinking you are gonna be the first one in. Not happening. Stand and wait or go to the back of the line.

Like Wolfgang29, it doesn't really bother me either being I usually walk in right before the heats.



     I see an opportunity here. Leave your blanket in the car for now. Show up early and pay a couple bucks for a golden ticket. Later when you come back, the golden ticket allows you to go to the front of the line. The couple bucks paid into the Golden Ticket fund is given to the drivers in some form of bonus or drawing.



revjimk
July 11, 2018 at 11:55:07 AM
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Posted By: frenchy on July 10 2018 at 09:54:58 PM

Honestly, it's the fans. Most of the people in the stands are not too bright. Most people in the stands are assholes. If you don't believe me look at this whole thread, couple of dumb assholes arguing and calling each other homophobic names. I always wonder what potential sponsors must think of us. It's no wonder car owners, drivers, tracks and promoter numbers are all dwindling. If I didn't grow up going to the dirt track every Sunday I would have never gotten into it because of the fans. I'm surprised I haven't gotten cancer yet from reading this message board. Perhaps I'm being a little harsh but I would say I can't stand 40% of the fans anymore. 



Please don't condemn all sprint car fans for the actions of a few.....



resprinter
July 11, 2018 at 12:06:03 PM
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I admit I have a lot of bitches but bitching about all of them doesn't always help (need to try and stay positive more!). So, since the question is about pet peeves, when I think about it that way I have two.

1) Race tracks that don't try anything differnet meaning they have the same predictable schedule year after year, same "specials" year after year and just don't get out of thier comfort zone and try something differnent to attract new fans or at least mix things up a bit.

2) People who bring lawn chairs or "bag" chairs to grand stands that aren't intended to have them. I like that some tracks have sections dedicated to these types of chairs that are simply concrete areas with no bleachers. But when idiots try to cram these things in front of a bleacher making it very difficult to get past them to the isle absolutely annoys the living crap out of me.



AJ_81
July 11, 2018 at 01:18:49 PM
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So I take it there are no moderators on this board?  LOL

1) Seating is a pet peeve.  Specifically knee room.  When I have to get up and stand on the bench so somebody can squeeze by me to reach the aisle, that's not enough space.  I'll give an example of a track that got this right:  Cedar Lake Speedway.  We were there last weekend, and I was pleasantly surprised that at the knee room.  I literally didn't have to move at all and people could come and go easily.  Good job CLS.  

2) Another one that I haven't seen much of on here, bad parking/exiting layout.  If it takes longer than 45min to get everybody off the grounds after the race, that's a problem.  Volusia was a tough one for that, Beaver Dam, Deer Creek also have poor setups.  One spot that did a really good job at this was the Oshkosh Speedzone (sadly closed now).  They had multiple ways to leave the property, and you could clear out quickly and safely.  



revjimk
July 11, 2018 at 05:11:39 PM
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Posted By: blazer00 on July 11 2018 at 10:46:06 AM

Can't say I agree with your percentages, but I do see what you mean. And hell, maybe you have me stuck in your 40%......regardless......I think the % of fans in the stands in no way compare to the % of fans on this site (that speak up anyway). My family and I have made a lot of friends from all over the country over the years at the races. And I believe I have on this site, also.  I've been corrected on this site when I've been factually wrong and I accept that and admit it when I am wrong, factually Smile  ......when it come to opinions, a person can't really be wrong.....it's only an opinion. But some seem to take things so frickin personal that they stoop to the bs you refer to. Some to the point that it's outright crude and filthy. And it seems that hardly a single post can go by without those people rearing their ugly heads, and it seems too often be the same ones over and over. 



Everybody seems to be more polite in person. I've never had trouble with ANYONE at a race

Eye contact, plus the realization that you could get punched out, makes us behave better in person

On the Internet,  we're all just disembodied opinions. Like the guy who has been insulting & threatening people on this thread. He can talk as tough as he wants, but face to face, may realize he's bit off more than he can chew....





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