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  1. #1
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    Default Birky Declines Eldora

    Multiple reasons which werenít listed. Not surprised, doesnít seem like fun without fans.

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    Wonder if cry baby Schlenk will change his tune if heís the alternate

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    Things with Rauen racing rocky ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidkart15 View Post
    Things with Rauen racing rocky ?
    Maybe they just feel like they donít want to go to Eldora if they arenít completely ready...
    Push your care, push your burdens aside
    Erase everything inside and leave just one thing on your mind.

    You only live once so just go f'n nuts!!!- Suicide Silence

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    I for one was tickled to death to hear last year Brian was going to run alot more, i can't help but wonder why stick with a chassis that seems to be way behind. I would think with the success Brian has had it has to be frustrating. Really hope to see him turn things around and stay out front. Will still watch Eldora but won't be as exciting now for myself.

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    They had a rocket at Knoxville last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlmfan123 View Post
    They had a rocket at Knoxville last year
    Yeah but they sold it right after because Stuckey hooked them up with a car they couldnít refuse
    Push your care, push your burdens aside
    Erase everything inside and leave just one thing on your mind.

    You only live once so just go f'n nuts!!!- Suicide Silence

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    Gotcha I figured it was somthin like that.

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    No fans means no t-shirt sales. At most 6 or 7 drivers will make money this weekend.

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    Plus, Iíll bet he wants to be ready to defend his turf. Home game for MLRA June 13-14 at Maquoketa and West Liberty.

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    Where was the info posted he declined ?

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    I think there are other guys that declined as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlmfan123 View Post
    I think there are other guys that declined as well
    Rigsby said that 3 drivers had contacted him and said they would not be there,but he wouldn't give names until they had told Eldora committee.

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    Why would they want a car from Stuckey? Earl Pearson jr. Has been terrible for awhile, and they cant get anything right. I would have stuck with Rocket. They just need to get things figured out. Birky just doesn't race enough to make their car better. I like Birky, but if I was Rauen, I would hire Ricky Thornton jr. full time, and make it worthwhile.
    Last edited by Bumpandrun; 06-02-2020 at 08:43 AM.

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    His wife posted the decline on facebook last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlmfan123 View Post
    I think there are other guys that declined as well
    Brian Shirley, Mike Marlar

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    Jimmy Mars, Hudson OíNeil & Matt Miller as well. Buddy & Miller were alternates who declined.

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    These guys are dropping like flies, if this keeps snowballin' til thursday, they may not have a drivers roster left. That sucks. Just goes to show how important fans in the stands/butts in the seats matter. Yes I understand it's not Eldora's fault. Their hands were forced the whole time.
    Races in 2019:

    Tri City Speedway- Lucas Oil- Rain Out
    Macon Speedway- Lucas Oil- Rain Out
    300 Speedway (Farley Speedway)- Lucas Oil
    Eldora Speedway- The 25th Annual Dream Weekend
    Wilmot Raceway- UMP Hell Tour- Rain Out
    Slinger Speedway- Slinger Nationals
    Fairbury Speedway- Prairie Dirt Classic Weekend- WoO
    Shawano Speedway- Sundrop Shootout- WoO

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    I donít think no fans is holding them back from going. Itís still two $10k races and a $50k race. None of those declining are running consistently well and Eldora is hard on equipment. Iíd bet they would be there if they felt like a contender to win.

    The atmosphere will definitely be flat and different, but racers race for a living. Nowhere else is paying $70k over the next week.

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    I imagine the unrest, Covid, and the fact that most of the guys whoíve declined race when they want played into it. Things are pretty sketchy right now, and the folks who donít have to race for a paycheck are likely being cautious. Shirley might be playing it safe with his wifeís condition and the fact heíd be driving through Indy to get there. Marlar has his own business to tend to, and really hasnít raced much during the Rona. Hudson I would have assumed would go but theyíve run like a three-legged dog lately.
    We'll miss ya Doc Watson...

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