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thejudge

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Vidalia, Louisiana
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challenges and good ole boy groups

By thejudge

I didn't know that groups were for voting challenges I Thought groups were for people of the same taste in cars could get together in forums and talk about their cars and learn info from other members and things like that.
I joined a challenge group to learn their side of the challenges and what i learned was that no one else votes on the challenges. there is about 40 people on here that vote regularly and they control all the challenges.
What happens is when some one joins they are bombarded by challenges from these 40 people with about 5 cars apiece and they accept challenges they think they should win and two days latter they are getting their ass kicked in all challenges
so they quit.
they get gun shy and wont accept any challenges from anyone. they would like to compete but they feel the rules aren't fair. and as long as this is allowed to happen their not fair.
the other problem i see is that when they accept a challenge they only vote on their challenge and no one else's if they do start voting on all the challenges then the challenge group invites them in and recruits them and they emediately begin winning and the group has a new member
thats why i say that people should have to vote on a certain number of challenges before they can accept a challenge this would force people to vote and would lead to a leveler playing field
if someone joins and gets hit with 5 challenges right off the bat then they have to vote on 10 challenge for each one they want to accept then thats 50 votes out there to help overcome the 40 votes from the group
and if you do this i believe a lot oi the people that want to challenge but wont because of the groups will go back to challenging thus adding more votes to help level the playing field till the challenge groups finally leave or break up.
I went to a car show in Ruston La. this summer in all i spent over $300.00 by time i was back home and i didn't mind not winning but there were a lot of great cars there that didn't win because of the good ole boy judging and picking all their friends cars if you ever go to a show like that then you want go back. right now that is what we have her on motortopia is good ole boys voting all their friends and passing over some really great cars.
The show our club puts on has drive through judging and the same judges judge all cars entered into the show in two days i'm president of the club and i don't know any of the judges we have one couple responsible for bringing in the judges from out of town and putting them up in a motel away from the car people
we do not enter our club cars in the show we don't want someone driveing all the way from texas in a hot rod to come to our show just to have a local car win i promise you that won't happen.
We try to be as fair as we can on judging and its an open show just like on here cars trucks bikes hot rods all years and makes in all we give out over 150 trophy's but we have people coming back year after year and some have past show winners that don't even get their cars judged because they just like coming to our show because there's no bickering about the judges or anything they always have a good time
this is what motortopia has to do is get control of the good ole boys and replace them with some sort of fair playing field and get the people back involved in challenges.
I would also like you to add classes to our cars we could put the class for the car when we add a car and if i have a muscle car i could find other muscle cars easier.
i hope i havent overstepped my boundary's here
Roger

Scott Kalitta

By thejudge

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Scotty left this world today at 330+ MPH winning a race at his home town track
He left this world a legend in funny car racing. He has to many accomplishments in his 46 years with us to list
Ive seen a lot of tough men cry today but racing will continue on tomorrow and somehow with heavy hearts and I'm sure the winner will dedicate the race to scotty and there will be tears of joy for the winner and I am also certain that that is what scott would want.
We all know the risks and we will continue to take them because racing gets into your blood and once your hooked its hard to just stop. Remember scott had retired twice but returned because he loved it so much
My prayers will go out to his family and crew but I will also be watching the races because thats what the race fans should do
it would be our best way to honor scotty
Heavy Hearted
Roger

BRIEN

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Good by Brien

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NASCAR official killed in accident near Charlotte
By Sporting News Wire Service
April 10, 2008
03:38 PM EDT
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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Brienne Davis, a 28-year-old NASCAR official, died Tuesday night as a result of an automobile accident on Interstate 77 in Huntersville, N.C., north of Charlotte.

Heading northbound, Davis drove onto the shoulder in a pickup truck and collided with another vehicle, according to reports from the scene. Her truck flipped after the impact and split into two. Davis was airlifted to a local hospital where she later died.

Davis paved the way for females within NASCAR with her knowledge and no-holds-barred attitude. Originally from Louisiana, she entered the sport in 2002 after attending an automotive program in Houston. Once she relocated to the Charlotte area, she began working as an engine builder for Dale Earnhardt Inc. She joined NASCAR in 2004 as an official in the Sprint Cup Series inspecting carburetors.

"She had a lot of expertise," NASCAR spokesperson Ramsey Poston said Wednesday. "She was an important part of the team. As a female, even more so. It is rare to have female inspectors, though we hope to have more. Her presence as a person and a friend to all of the officials in the garage is going to be missed."

John Darby, who oversees Cup officials as director of the series, could not be reached Wednesday. Darby, along with most NASCAR officials, was en route to Phoenix, Ariz., for this weekend's Sprint Cup and Nationwide series races at Phoenix International Raceway, where Davis was scheduled to work.

"She was someone who did her job very well," Poston said from NASCAR's office in Daytona Beach, Fla. "She was also someone who was quick with a smile. She loved Johnny Cash and Elvis. A lot of times if people saw her in the garage, she would be wearing an Elvis belt. That all will be missed."

Davis spent nearly three seasons working in the engine department at DEI. She worked alongside Richie Gilmore, now the vice president of motorsports for the company. Davis joined DEI during NASCAR's early efforts into diversity, and Gilmore said she distinguished herself in the male-dominated field.

"She demanded respect," Gilmore said. "The guys knew if they crossed her, she would whip them. She commanded that with her work ethic. She didn't want any special treatment. She carried her workload. She ran our teardown department and helped set up a lot of the organization that we still have today.

"The big thing with her, when she came [to DEI] she brought a lot of energy. She was such a team player, a great person to work with. It's such a huge loss at such a young age. Everybody here is saddened today, and we miss her."

The End

WE WILL MISS HER

FOR A PICTURE OF BRIEN GO TO nascar.com

thanks

By thejudge

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I'm the only one on this site that can say I got over 300 votes and lost
its like winning the lottery but someone has already taken the money
this was a lot of fun and in the far future I'm gonna challenge you for a rematch Jo
I guess I'm just a glutton for punishment
I don't feel like it was my car that lost it was just great competition from another great car that won
congrats Jo
ps

thanks to all those that voted
you really made this a lot of fun

FOR KIETH

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THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR THE MUSCLE CAR ERA FOR ME WAS IN MAY OF 1969
MY FIRST COUSIN KIETH BOOTH HAD JUST GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL AND HAD BEEN ACCEPTED TO LOUISIANA BIBLE COLLEGE TO STUDY TO BE A MINISTER. AFTER CHURCH ON SUNDAY THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE A CHURCH PICNIC AT FORD HILL TO HONOR HIM AND OTHERS FROM HIS CHURCH THAT HAD GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL.
THE MINISTERS SON ALSO GRADUATED AND WAS GOING GO TO THE SAME COLLEGE.THE MINISTER HAD BOUGHT HIM A BRAND NEW 1969 GTO JUDGE AND SUPPRISED HIM THAT MORNING AFTER CHURCH
WELL OF COURSE ALL HIS FRIENDS HAD TO RIDE WITH HIM TO THE PIC NIC SO 5 OF THE BOYS GOT IN TO THE NEW CAR
KIETH WAS SEATED ON THE BACK RIGHT SIDE.
WHEN THEY LEFT THE CHURCH AUNT SIS AND UNCLE ALFRED WERE BEHIND THEM THEY WERE NOT SPEEDING.
THE ROAD THEY WERE ON WAS BUILT UP KINDA LIKE A LEVEE CROSSING A SWAMP
THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE ON THE CAR BLEW OUT AND THE CAR CAREENED OFF THE ROAD AND FLIPPED ONE TIME AND CAME TO A STOP 4 OF THE KIDS GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND NONE WERE SERIOUSLY HURT. BUT KIETH WAS ON THE GROUND AT THE FOOT OF THE LEVEE THAT THE ROAD WAS ON HE WAS TALKING AND MOVING HIS HANDS WHEN HIS MOTHER GOT THERE BUT HE LATER DIED IN HIS MOTHERS ARMS WHILE WAITING FOR AN AMBULANCE
THE LOCAL DEALER THAT PREPPED THE CAR FOR DELIVERY HAD PUT WAY TO MUCH AIR IN THE TIRES
CAUSING THE BIAS TIRE TO BLOW THE HEADLINE IN THE LOCAL PAPER THE NEXT MORNING READ KILLER MUSCLE CARS TAKE ANOTHER LIFE. CAR OR OPERATION HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
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