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  1. #1
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    Default Oakshade needs to lose its SN dates.

    That was an absolute joke. If I was a SN regular I wouldn’t waste my time or money making that trip. Could have been a decent points battle down the stretch but the track did not allow it. I know track bashing hurts the sport and I am usually against it, but this is a different story. The SN championship was on the line and Oakshade failed. WRG needs to look themselves in the mirror, sack up and move the final races. I could be a homer, but the final stretch needs to be in Illinois.

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    It's a shame, years ago when they did the Attica / Oakshade swing the track was good. They would even mist it between heat races. Now they just take everybody's money and don't put any effort into prep at all. There was no excuse for those conditions for 2 days with all the rain we've had. They should just move the last 2 races to Attica! That would be awesome.

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    Jokeshade is an awful place to host the finale. They can always guarantee a good car count though, and at that stage of the tour Driggers likes the way it makes the SN look. Personally, I think the tour needs to end at Fairbury.

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    it's been at oakshade for a long time. dedication an commitment goes along way. so get used to it unless your taking over ump

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    Oakshade used to do a great job with the track. It's a shame.
    Droop isn't the problem.

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    So are there different people in charge now at oakshade

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    -------------- it's been at oakshade for a long time. dedication an commitment goes along way. so get used to it unless your taking over ump --------------well make the track racey. Give the lapped cars who are blocking for their buddies black flag. One lane from lap one deserves plenty of complaints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterSbilt_Racer View Post
    Oakshade used to do a great job with the track. It's a shame.
    Yes! My only trip there about 10 years ago, it was black slick from top to bottom and they were using the whole track. What happened or what changed?
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    I will agree. We used to love the Attica owkshade weekebd. Both tracks were awesome, and the racing was top notch.

    We stopped going when the Attica date stopped being one as the “fans” at oalshade were there more for just byob and the party then the races.

    The last time we went there was a full blown domestic dispute in our section and the police escorted several people out. Not saying that doesn’t happen elsewhere but it was obvious it was just a big party, no interest in racing.

    The track that year was fine just dusty as heck. My dad went a year or few years later and said the surface so was dusty he couldn’t see the race from the top of the hauler in the pits from about 30 yards.

    Did they ever update any facilities? I drove by forcwork a few times the last few years and it had no improvements that I saw.

    Used to love it like I said, but not sure I’d go back hearing al this.

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    The trips I made, it didn't even get slick. They misted the track every opportunity they got. It didn't delay the program and it was effective.
    Droop isn't the problem.

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    The first and last time we went to Oakshade (around 2006) it was so dusty you couldn't even make out the numbers on the cars when they were racing.

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    Went there one time (in the early 2000s). It was so dusty, the people working the souvenir trailers behind the grandstands were wearing scarves over their faces. I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere else. And half the local late models looked like street stocks. It was one of those things you’d have to see to believe.

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    The last 3 nights of the tour should be
    Thursday Macon
    Friday Farmer City
    Saturday Fairbury

    Guaranteed all 3 tracks would be jam packed with fans.
    I know I’d plan a vacation around it and I live 350-400 miles away

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    As I posted in the Shirley thread..The bulk of the dates are Illinois tracks but the finale’ is two states away. Put the Michigan swing and one date at Oakshade somewhere in the middle and end it in Illinois. Farmer City on Friday and FALS on Sat. Very little travel between the 2 tracks and I bet both places would be packed! 12,000 to win each night and make a big deal out of it. Finishing at Oakshade just takes the wind out of the sails of the core base fans that follow it. There wasn’t even updates on here for the last two nights.
    Seriously UMP, rethink this!!!

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    Agree on the updates 427! And DoD was not on top either

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    Amen to the original post!!!

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    idk about losing their dates but some lights would be nice.

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    The whole schedule needs a shake-up.
    Final 2020 Race Count:
    40 Races, 19 Tracks (5 new), 5 States (2 new)

    Maquoketa: 1, West Liberty: 1, FALS: 9, Davenport 1/4 Mile: 2, Lee County: 1, 34 Raceway: 1, Peoria: 4, Tri-City: 3, Farley: 1, Spoon River: 1, Farmer City: 4, Highland: 1, LaSalle: 2, Fayette County: 1, Pevely: 1, Lincoln: 1, Kankakee: 1, I-80: 3, Brownstown: 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopter View Post
    idk about losing their dates but some lights would be nice.
    they do have good food at the concession stand.

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    The place has really gone downhill, and honestly it never had far to go. 10 years ago the racing there was great. Now its not so great, but honestly racing has not been very good most places over the past few years, Oakshade has terrible bathrooms, and the food prices are higher. It has or had so much potential and to see it neglected and a lousy racing surface the past 3 years stinks. And the green car that was racing Feger and Robinson raced the winner just as hard, To say his buddy blocked for him taints an awesome victory for a guy who probably needs the money and did his part to win the race.

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