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    Terrible show. How can anybody expect ant type of racing on a surface like that. As tough as it is with a small track these drivers are expected to race when the car is off the ground most of the time. Terrible, just terrible. This should have been billed as a demo derby

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    I am surprised at the number of people that thinks the Dome race is a good show. The first problem is they are racing open wheel modifieds. Then to me the track is too small for late models. Another problem is they are racing open wheel modifieds. I have read several comment on the surface which is probably due to not being in place long along with the small tires on open wheel modifieds. The last problem I see with this show is they are racing open wheel modifieds.

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    The problem with the show is there are 15 good late models there, the other 110 are limited late model drivers.

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    Itís too small for full size cars. Itís a great idea on paper, and yes youíre racing inside in the ďwinterĒ which I suppose is better then nothing Öbut frankly I wouldnít pay to see it. Clay takes times to ďbondĒ together and a make shift track , while Iím sure a lot of people worked hard on itÖit just wonít hold up. It takes years of nature to make clay molecules bond. Itís just physics. Now midgets?Öthat would likely be a better class, but still the track could go bad on those as well, but thereís a much better chance it wonít due to size and weight. Hats off to the people who likely worked their butts off to build the little track inside a stadium, but youíve got the wrong type cars running on it. Like the one guy saidÖthe modifiedsÖlord the skinny tires and the weight will for sure ass that track up more than anything.

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    Well what do you expect this is year 6. I mean its inside and all. Come on its been the same for how long. Heck same thing when they ran back in 1982 or so at the Pontiac Silver Dome. You people are really crazy should be glad there is a race in December. Also if you dont like it dont go and dont watch.

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    Midgets racing on it would be like the chili bowl. The track would not be torn up at all. The thing is the mods and late models are heavy and have more horsepower than the midgets a Midget weighs what with the driver 1,035 pounds and has 400 horsepower. Super lates are 2350 and 900 horse power. Mods are what 2,400 pounds and 700 to 750 horsepower. Also midget tires are way smaller than the lates or mods.

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    The broadcasting is quite tackey too. Flo really needs to find some people with some class to narrate races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by latemodelman View Post
    Well what do you expect this is year 6. I mean its inside and all. Come on its been the same for how long. Heck same thing when they ran back in 1982 or so at the Pontiac Silver Dome. You people are really crazy should be glad there is a race in December. Also if you dont like it dont go and dont watch.
    I quit watching. The race sucks and the broadcasting sucks. What a (not a nice word)(not a nice word)(not a nice word)(not a nice word) show. I also let Flo know what I think.

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    Didnít realize Dustin, Ben, & what ever guest they have was tacky. Personally I think Dustin & Ben are two of the best in the business plus they know what they are talking about. Having guys like Chris Ferguson there as well as a guest for a little bit help commentary of the event is a plus to have a veteran racer talking with them.

    P.S. To the guy who made the post. No one forced you to watch the show.
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    I'll second on Ben and Dustin. They get a little too goofy sometimes but overall do a great job.
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    I love the announcing and all during this event. Got to love Charlie Medfford I think I messed up his name and sorry for that. Also love the fan cam and talking to fans and all. Its awesome. Wish all races on flo were like this. Seems like the Eldora Events and the Dome and the Chili Bowl are on the top shelf for FLO.

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    The event is not about the racing, itís about everything else going on in the stands and driver Intros. I for one want to spend my hard earned money going to watch good racing, so Iíll never goto this event. Itís just not for me. It gets cars and fans so itíll keep going as long as the venue stays available.

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    I bet the place will be packed again next. The racing on that little track was interesting to watch. Give an inch or 2 and get ready to be used up. As for the surface, it is what it is, I've seen the chilli bowl rut up the same way.

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    The announcers are terrible. Great knowledge between them, yes, but they sound like a couple of 12-year-olds. No need in complaining though, just watch with it muted. I do appreciate the guest announcers and think that really helped.

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    I guess the city is going to putt a lot of money into this and this race will be around for a while. Iíd like to see it next year.

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    Fun race for sure

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    The 4m crybabies are out.

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    Wow a lot of crying in here. I for one, find this to be a very fun event. I'll take any race over no race at all.

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    I donít care for the racing at the dome, so I donít watch it. It really is that simple.
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    Gotta laugh at the whiners with no stock in a race team crying about the dome tearing up race cars. They interviewed multiple drivers on this topic and everyone said the same thing. You tear up more equipment on a bigger track with faster speeds than you do at the dome. It's 90% cosmetic damage. But hey, who are these racers to disagree with the 4m experts.
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