BLOWBACK: Eldora Likes & Dislikes
Many of our Facebook fans took the opportunity to comment on last night’s Mudsummer Classic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway. Some of those comments are below:
Brian Lawrence: Fantastic! You can tell Kyle Larson is a dirt racer by the way he fishtailed that truck around.
David R. Carlson: Awesome race tonight. Hats off to Tony Stewart and the entire staff for making this historic event happen. I hope they continue to race at Eldora each and every year with the trucks.
Robert Sweeny: Let’s see more on dirt, less on asphalt.
Roger Williams: Great race. Time to put all the NASCAR boys on dirt a few times a year. The boys did well even on that very dry slick track.
Andrew Cole: Great race. Every series should do at least one on dirt. Only Cup would have a problem with not enough seats – that can be overcome.
Jason Jackson: When Norm Benning made it to the main fighting it out was awesome! The reaction from the audience and fellow racers and his interview was great! NASCAR lost its cookie cutter commercialized image for a while and went back to being about racing and the different stories about races that fought hard to be there. It was great!
Mike Cain: Really good. LOVED the four-wide parade lap. They should do a triple crown – Eldora, Knoxville and another track in the Northeast. A track that runs weekly and has history behind it. Lebanon Valley? Not the Dirt Track at Charlotte!
NSSN Says: We agree with these assessments and believe it was a fantasic event for all of motorsports.
Kerchner Says: It would have been nice to have an announcer in the booth who knew something about dirt racing. Perhaps, Clint Bowyer, who did a fantastic job, and Michael Waltrip should have switched places for this event.
John George: It was OK, but not as good as a late model or sprint car show. I would have rather seen another Prelude race.
Brian Kelly: It stunk from the start. Dry and slick, windows, no cone on the front stretch. Come on! The track was just like being on asphalt.
Bill Guthrie: 22 second laps at Eldora…..slow. Had to be boring to be there to watch. A sprint gets around there in 13 seconds, now that’s a race at Eldora.
Rick Johnson: BORING.
Michael Ostrofsky: Boring. Just shows you how much better something like WoO is.
Kerchner Says: The racing was terrific. Far better than I expected and there was a lot less crashing. However, the trucks are slower than most other racing vehicles at Eldora’s half-mile oval. Does that matter? We think not, but here’s a comparison of the top qualifying times for some of the divisions that race at Eldora:
King’s Royal, Paul McMahan, 13.132 seconds
Dream, Shane Clanton, 15.387 seconds
Sprints, 4-Crown, Bobby East, 14.908 seconds
Midgets, 4-Crown, Darren Hagen, 16.383 seconds
Silver Crown, 4-Crown, Kyle Larson, 16.366 seconds
Trucks, Ken Schrader, 19.706 seconds
What do you think of those numbers?