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Bardenracing42



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:40 am    Post subject: A different idea..... Reply with quote

I am looking for input from the pony drivers for an idea I have for a special race.

The race would be a "date race", and would involve a 10 to 12 lap race where half the race would be run by the regular pony driver and the other half of the race would be run by the driver's spouse/significant other.

The format could be done in a number of ways, but what I am thinking is that the cars involved would be lined up based on the qualifying time from the regular show, then the race would be run in two segments; one for all the regular drivers followed by a five minute break then a second segment for the spouses/significant others.

If we did this toward the end of the season, it would allow people to prepare, plus give us time to find what we could for special prizes (in lieu of purse money)

Special prizes I am thinking of would be things a couple would do on a date; such as movie passes, Hotel reservations, dinners at nice restraunts, etc.

The things I would like to know are

1. Who would be interested in participating in this type of race?

2. Thoughts on other types of prizes we could have. (Does anyone have
any connections to line up some cool stuff?)

3. Thoughts on the format above.

I have talked with Maurice and a couple other people who think it is a cool idea. What do you all think?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can Danica drove with me ?
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Bardenracing42



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that who you are marrying on the 16th?
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daytonapony



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it would be a great "side" event.

My only question is this though. What about us single guys/girls?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bardenracing42 wrote:
Is that who you are marrying on the 16th?
I thought you said "or significant others"
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To any of our "Team Dodge" Drivers, Keisha Howe is willing to drive one of the Beacon Sales Sponsored Cars. Just let her know ! Thank you, Dave.
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queenbee



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a neat idea...but I have a question...

What about the officials racing and the wives/significant other of them doing something like that Very Happy ...Brenda, would you be gamed to try it...
Sometimes the officials that work hard at the tracks would like to try their skills out there too...just a thought.
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Bardenracing42



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patrick,

Significant other implied something you do not have with Danica Rolling Eyes

Daytona pony,

Single racers are covered under the "significant others" part of the deal. This means drivers boyfriend/girlfriend could go in place of a husband/wife. It is also why Danica can't race with Patrick, as I HIGHLY doubt they have ever met, much less dated.

Caroline,
An official's race is another Idea we could consider putting in place. We could have the racers take our places in the tower, spotter's stands and tech barns. Call it "role reversal" night. Good Idea
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daytonapony



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bardenracing42 wrote:

Daytona pony,

Single racers are covered under the "significant others" part of the deal. This means drivers boyfriend/girlfriend could go in place of a husband/wife. It is also why Danica can't race with Patrick, as I HIGHLY doubt they have ever met, much less dated.


I said SINGLE Laughing Thus implying there is no "significant other" Laughing Laughing

If I have a date the event went on maybe I could try harder to get a "significant other" Laughing
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markmantyla



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

patrick.....does that mean Danica could drive for me? I am pretty sure my wife wouldn't mind.
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sorrowtim



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great ideas people! Im game for whatever and I think my girl would enjoy it. however, we would need to arrange for some tracktime for everyone involved so we can have a safe race.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorrowtim wrote:
Great ideas people! Im game for whatever and I think my girl would enjoy it. however, we would need to arrange for some tracktime for everyone involved so we can have a safe race.
Track time is availble every Thursday Night for only $12. Its a great deal and you can get in a ton of laps..
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Bardenracing42



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daytonapony,
There is no date set for this yet. It is still in the information gathering stage, but if it happens it will be later in the season (August???) so we have time to prepare it and do it up right.

Don't worry about being single. Since it will be called a "date race", I'm sure you will have no trouble getting a date for that night. That would be one of the most interesting first dates anyone could go on.

Sorry guys, Danica can't drive unless she brings her own pony and her husband (yes she is married) drives with her.

And Tim Sorrow.....don't you even dare bring up any type of driving naked involving this event Embarassed
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markmantyla



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shoot I have known her longer than her husband....there should be some "signifigance" for that....and trust me I know plenty of married people who also have a significant other LOL
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

markmantyla wrote:
shoot I have known her longer than her husband....there should be some "signifigance" for that....and trust me I know plenty of married people who also have a significant other LOL


Mark, don't start talking about the people in the Pony pits like that..
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