Roger Crockett.    Like most sports and racing is a SPORT,  it takes money but there is NO other sport where fans can really connect with the driver.    Roger Crockett is the driver SKS Racing #11 and has been racing and winning for 24 years.

Like Babe Ruth in baseball,  short tracking racing has their icons too.        At his home tracks he wins and in fact last year posted 11 feature wins.   Those are your finales that happen each night in the respective divisions.

Most of these racing venues are family run and there is also the thing with sponsors that enable a driver to compete.     You will notice the wings are like billboards on the car and that is where sponsors put their business,  their name and generally their phone numbers.





Roger also races at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, not Tennessee. lol

Knoxville is a kind of championship track and home of the Sprint Car Hall of fame.

Dirtvision – This site allows for you to chat with other fans and to listen to live audio and video of that night’s racing.

Chatzy – Another chat room run by Mike Struely who is also a veteran.

And and support your local track and if you can, be a sponsor.

Chances are…

If I had the chance to complain to my boss,  I would.    I would be beet red and my hair would sizzle.     After all,   I hate that noon whistle.   I would also tell him with unfettered zeal about my missing box lunch.   I tucked it away in the back of the fridge and it still disappeared.   I blame that big guy because his eyes are too close,   he drives an old Volkswagen Bus an listens to Tiny Tim.   He looks guilty and I am sure that he is.

If I could complain about my neighbor about his overgrown grass I would,  because I like no confusion and to be understood.   I would complain that the noise made by his kin,   would just be the start of my angry sin.

If a cricket were in my shed,  hiding, I would be certain and find something to drive him out.   He would beat his legs together somewhere else I say.

If could talk to the mayor I would get rid of all the cracks.    Because who want their mothers to break their backs?    And those guys with gun racks how dare they be that way,  because Bambi just wanted to come out and play.

Oh I’d complain that’s for sure because no one else’s opinions would matter.   If I cut you off in rush hour traffic,   I would rail at you for going shopping.   Why can’t you just play shuffleboard or something.

I would criticize the politician and those nasty little bureaucrats.   If you disagreed with me I’d fill out a petition,   I don’t want to hear about your sedition.  And for your comediennes,   I would steal all the punch lines then jeer at your misfortune and hold laughter hostage.

I would also send all the Martians back to Pluto,  because I hate the color green and I am Irish one day each year.    I would also put rings around it and AND shoot Jupiter the bird.    Why does J get all the rings?

I would also make January the middle month and ground hogs day on July 4th.   I would capitalize only in Washington DC and rename Washington State the state of No Hope.

But other than this and ten thousand things more,  I am far too busy to care about friends anymore.   I would also objectify myself and then file a complaint and then throw it out for one mizzspelled wurd.

Other than that,  my life is bliss.




Roger Crockett NW Legend


I talked to 32 year old Roger Crockett who hails from the Upper Northwest Wednesday evening and have decided to pitch his racing program while at the same time bringing more light to a very important cause.   Being a veteran of the Air Force and losing a close friend to ALS,  I think we can spread this message because ALD (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is dehumanizing and it kills a person.

For me,  finding out Floyd was kind of bitter sweet.   You see he was found out to have this dreadful disease for a few months.    Sadly,   I remember when he fell outside going to a Doctor’s appointment.     It was too long after that that his arms were gone too and before you knew it he could no longer hardly talk and died peacefully a few weeks later.

Was this a coincidence finding him in that way?   If it was one then it was a good thing.   Although the bitter pill of death had swallowed him up and he now sings the angels,  together in peace with heavenly bodies.

His family and especially Bim his wife and daughter Wendy.   Wendy told him how he always made time for her and misses him so much.   Bim also invited me to stay if I became incapacitated.     But my problems are not so important to this dialogue.

For more information about this disease and Floyd please go to my ‘about me’.  Even the site itself is named after a song,  from an artist he liked.







Crystal Chandaliers – A word about abuse.

Is there any singular victim in this crime?   Is a woman any more credible than a man?  Especially one who spent most of their childhood protecting his mom?    Some women (Belle Jar) thinks she is the only victim and that men can not  be a part of that abuse?    But what is the point to all of this?

She lives the part of a perpetual victim.    Her aim is not to rectify the problems but to show how brave she is.    To marginalize men ad hoc is to deny a powerfully ally.    Besides her voice rings no louder than any other woman’s.   That is bold and disrespectful to my mom,  her three boys and her two girls.

We were taught to respect women even if those around us did not.  Some young lady with a chip on her shoulder treats us as if we are Hitler and that her understanding transcends all men,   women and children.    She is a self-indulgent child with a victim’s mindset.  One that she will not let go of.

As a five-year old I saw my mom abused.    The death threat she suffered still resonates today but because Miss Jar thinks she is special she marginalizes my pain and says I do not understand.    She has a cadre of acolytes who enable her dysfunctional behavior.    Like a petulant child with candy-rotted teeth she hurls acrimony as if she was the Queen of Misery.    And weak men who are at best subservient play along.   All I can say, is beware of them.   They are the frog on a scorpion’s backside.

I do believe I have a story and it’s theme is inclusive.    This Belle Jar entity insults all men and puts all men in her narrowly defined sphere.      I do not support man-hate anymore than misogyny.   But hers is to make herself the mouth piece of abused women everywhere.  

I cannot say that my abuse was any worse than her own,  because that would be at best, presumptuous. 


Blinded by the Peaceful Soldiers

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Foghorn The IKonoclast:

An awesome writer and pays well for good comments. Ooops. But seriously well-written.

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“Thank you for your beautifully written piece, your humility in presentation, your willingness to be open to all voices….thank you for the respect.” inkandshade

Brian Spence: Scapes &emdash; Crash Out To Sea

Crash Out To Sea

On January 2, 2007, a man named Wesley Autrey would earn his wings. Underground, with his two young daughters in a Manhattan subway station, he would witness a stranger fall, landing three feet down on train tracks. The stranger had a name, Cameron Hollopeter, landed on his back and while no bones were broke upon the fall, he was suffering from an epileptic seizure, and unable to stand up. And to the rising horror of the crowd, it was at that moment, things went from bad to worse, for on the approach, and right on time, was the Broadway – Seventh Avenue train, with no time to slow down. Wesley Autrey, who would come to be affectionately known…

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Weather Report 3/1/2014

Here is North Carolina the skies are generally fair at this hour for the Piedmont (Greensboro-Winston-Salem).    Radar indicates some precipitation near W-S but as this area approaches our area expect perhaps freezing rain and perhaps a mixture.    Any precipitation will be minimal because a relative lack of moisture (50%),   Weakening Low Pressure and Adiabatic drying on the Leeside of the mountains west of W-S.

What looked to be a very vigorous Low over the Missouri is now hardly a disturbance although surface observations reveal a low circulation.  It is possible that a trof may develop but without significant moisture moving in it is doubtful.   The weekend over Central NC should be pretty nice with a few significant wind gusts and chill factors making outside activities brisk and cold.

Currently our Temperatures are just below freezing at 31 degrees F.

The next system will find it’s way into our area by Monday sometime but because winds will be warmer the humidity will increase and with FROPA (Frontal Passage) there may be enough upward vertical motion to induce some precipitation.   Rain chances of 60% might be overstating the precipital water of this Airmass.    So this forecast has a lot of uncertainty and the MOS Computer Model is a little higher on precip at 80% and usually matters.  At East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa showed moisture moving in from the south but there was no rain and the Daytona Beach Radar indicated clear skies.

The next day was uneventful because the airmass was cold and dry.  The day before the best I can figure was a temperature inversion caused subrefraction which caused a false echo.  This is best illustrated with the MARFA front in Texas commonly a dry line.

Continental US (NHEM) Sector Infrared

Will watch that area as it moves into the area around 10am Eastern Time on Saturday.  Let the games begin.

It’s Not Just a Black Thing – Bingo Long’s Travelling All-Stars

The above movie was made in 1976 and it was a semi-historical look at the Negro Major Leagues of the 1930′s.    It starred Billy Dee Williams as a charismatic star pitcher in a league of undiscovered talent.   Also manning his team was James Earl Jones,  being one of the Negro Leagues most prolific homerun hitters.  And lastly and who can forget Richard Pryor trying to pass himself off as Cuban.   Talk about fuzzy math…

Below is that movie and I think,  it should be understood the context of the times the true greatness and soul of a people starving for their own heroes,  on their own terms.   Rather than do something construction it becomes all about you.  It is political correctness run amok.  It

The movie is comic ‘gold’ and with it gives us an impression of a world largely unknown to whites.    And for the people who talk about Blaxploitation go take another bong hit.   It is criticism with no object except self-aggrandizement.   It is not about you.   It is about Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays,   Hank Aaron and Bob Gibson and many more.   People who suffered Jim Crowe and have to listen to white people playing politics with all our lives.

We are all human and all have the potential for good.   We can try and make a difference  finding a way to unite us and break down stereotypes from all sides.   It is looking for good and turning over rocks to find things that make us shout in one voice about harmony than discord.

A good series about how things are changing from the heartbreak of the 60s both from the black and white perspectives is ‘The 60s’.    Julia Stiles goes through a lot as does her brother who comes back broken because of the Vietnam War.

I have ties to the Tuskegee Airman and I have a project in mind that could ultimately make a difference for all.   We can make a difference and I promise to make an impact where mainly people just rant,  trying to score points and kiss up.

I want MLK Day to be more than a holiday.   What does it do for anyone in the way it is celebrated?  This is all about inclusiveness and what Martin Luther King had in mind.