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    Every time I've been there, they've been running the track counter-clockwise, do they ever run it clockwise? It would be like a whole new track.

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    In the "OLD" days when it was Briar, it was just a road course..no Nascar oval in the middle. There was a dirt track there and a pond. Every month they would run the other direction. One of the reasons why they don't go the other way, well at least for the SCCA cars is that they would be heading at the pits coming out of turn 3.

    The hill section of the track is part of the original, and it was run the other way, opposite of the way it's run now.

    Yeah, I'm showing my age again...

    One other note is that the old track measured the same distance, the new track has now, and there were only 10 turns on the old track.

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    Tell him what he's won!!!

    BTW-My dad used to work for the Briars, and helped build the original 1/3 mile oval when they decided to 'expand'. He forgot to set the parking brake on their new 10 wheel dump truck, and the thing rolled into the pond that used to be in the middle of the infield...

    Also of note: My pops used to do some announcing there too, and has a tape (reel) of him & Howard Cosell (sp?) covering wunna the national motorcycle races back in the early '70's...

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    cool cool & cool

    dats way cool mark & jay i like the old shit seat a da pants days can you guys scan some old pix put um on line please & jay lets hear hc & dad

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    I wouldn't have any clue how to convert the reel to reel tape. Nor do I have the means to, I'm sure...

    I can dig up some old pix, no doubt. We have some of me & Freddie Spencer from way back when, as well as some pix from back then of me sitting in some different Indy cars and midgets and outlaws. I hadta be less than 10 years old at the time...

    Pretty cool shit. My dad was responsible for finding Fast Freddie a place to stay one year during the nationals...

    My folks are heading to Florida for the next month, but I'll see if he has time to dig up the photos...

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    Thanks for the info.

    I wasn't necessarily thinking about the history, but it's cool too find out about it.

    NHIS's history page basically only goes back to 1990 and it's mostly just a bunch of NASCAR links.

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    My daughter wears a nite shirt, actually it's a 'T" shirt from the AMA race back in 1987 I think...Got Fast Freddie, and Wayne on it...I'll hafto get a pic of it....

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    Random Loudon question

    Originally posted by Stoneman
    I wouldn't have any clue how to convert the reel to reel tape. Nor do I have the means to, I'm sure...
    If I were still at school I could swap that reel to tape for ya real quick...
    And even if you had the proper equipment Jay...if you set it up with even one thing slightly wrong it won't work - damn machines lol gotta check everything not as simple as the computerized crap we have now :p

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