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Old 11-11-2018, 06:46 AM
shawn shawn is offline
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Default Governor Cup today

Today’s big race and no one talking about it ?????
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:12 AM
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Default Al Keller

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Old 11-11-2018, 09:25 AM
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Default Nostalgia...

Back in the 60s, Cup cars were street cars (sometimes with windows and doorhandles) with a big motor and heavy duty suspension and driveline components.

And "late models" were also based on street cars, typically '64 Chevelles, with similar modifications.

Short track purses were probably similar given inflation (that is, short...), and Cup purses were closer to short track money for most of the field.

Additionally, in order to get to the "Grand National" (now Cup) Division, a guy typically had to work his way up through hobby stock and late model divisions.

The point to all of that? Back in the day, as seen through my rose colored memory-glasses, the Governor's Cup at Golden Gate was a Big Deal.

A NASCAR-level short track event.

Cars would come from all over the nation & Canada. There was pageantry galore, and introductions, and trophy girls, and pit stops.

Today's cars all look identical. They have to, as they have to meet template profiles.

Still, a great event, and a daytime event.

And the past is gone, but we still have racing, and it's today.

And now, gonna get ready and get out of here to head to New Smyrna!

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Old 11-11-2018, 06:43 PM
shawn shawn is offline
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Default Governors cup results ?????? Anybody go ? Who won ?

Who won today ??????? Finishing order ??????
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:06 PM
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Pos # Driver
1 9c Jeff Choquette
2 51 Stephen Nasse
3 81L Raphael Lessard
4 20 Anthony Sergi
5 26 Bubba Pollard
6 9D Chris Dilbeck
7 32 Harold Crooms
8 51a Michael Atwell
9 78 Corey Heim
10 11 David Rogers
11 57 Jeff Gordon
12 29 Spencer Davis
13 58 John Coffman
14 158 Mark Wilkins
15 9m Brad May
16 81 Chris Hettinger
17 28 TJ Duke
18 7 Doug Elliott
19 14 Austin Nason
20 50 Jett Noland
21 71 Harold Fair Jr.

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Old 11-13-2018, 03:13 PM
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Pretty good race for a 21-car field, and the fan turnout was massive. Seemed like there were more folks at the Governor's Cup than there were for the big nights at the World Series. And a good 2/3 of the crowd stayed after the big race to watch the 75-lap Sportsman feature.

Choquette had a hell of a restart late in the going to get back to the front, but there were a solid 6 guys who had a chance at winning. T'was a nice, clean race. Also, kudos to Rusty for having NSS looking as good as I've seen it. Now, if they could just get the speaker in the press box working again...

I even wrote a little recap: http://www.raceweekillustrated.com/2...rnors-cup-win/.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:13 PM
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Check this out: in a 200 lap SLM race, and a 75 lap Sportsman race, the track did not tow a racecar all day! Aside from the occasional flapping fender, there was virtually no crash damage.
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