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--News & Updates

BANQUET ATTENDEES NEED TO SEND THEIR RESERVATIONS TO KAREN DUNN ASAP!!!

The annual DAARA banquet during the fall nationals is fast approaching (11/8) and we need to know who will be attending so food can be ordered. This year, as in previous years the banquet is FREE to DAARA members. Please get this taken care of in the next two weeks so we can provide a great evening for the members.

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Great News!

 

Bill Wheelocks called and has been given the OK by his doctors to get back to racing.  He will be at  DeSoto on October  4th.  After removing part of his lung he is now ‘cancer free’ and the hernia has healed so he is ready to join the Speedsters

 

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GREAT night of DAARA exhibition racing at North Florida Speedway last evening. Track management provided the club with three 6 lap heats and three 15 lap features. First up were the midgets and Jerry Paquin and Bobby Jordan thrilled the crowd with a side by side battle for the majority of the 15 laps. Only through corners 3 and 4 of the last lap did Jerry pull out a narrow victory. Ed Johnson, Bill Rynd and Don Farnum rounded out the field. Next up were the stock cars. Although Jim Passino and Richie Iversen had V8 power under the hood, Steve Parrish gave them everything they could handle throughout the 15 laps.In the end Richie nosed out Jim using the low side as Jim was riding the cushion all the way. Steve was a close third and Charlie Padgett rounded out the stock car field. Last up were the high powered caged sprinters. Each driver in tonight's field had a chance at the win. After much dicing between all 5 drivers it was Jimmy Miltner narrowly getting the win over high riding Jack Sapp. Closing hard at the end were Dave Cash, Josh Ryndt and Charlie Dean.

Josh Ryndt wins the Joie Chitwood thrill drivers award of the night as not once, but twice Josh spun mid pack, recovered and continued without losing much ground nor positions! Great job Josh!!!!!

MANY THANKS TO ALL 14 DRIVERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SHOW. DURING THE DRIVERS MEETING DAARA WAS GIVEN AN OVATION FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND NUMBER OF CARS AT THE TRACK.

 

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2014 Nationals Hotel and Banquet information NOW Available.

Please go to Vintage Oval Track Nationals section for details.

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DAARA Elections for 2015

 Board Openings  

     Vice President………………...Geoff Yoder nominee

     Secretary…………………….. no nominees to date

  3 Board Seat Openings For:

    Tobi Smith

     Don Farnum

     Dave Cash

    Board Nominees to Date:   

    Charlie Padgett

    Richie Iversen

    Rocky Buckles

    Ed Daniels

      

   If you wish to run for any of the above openings, please contact JT or Geoff by 9/30

 

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Our announcer, Sammy Morrow, has had two stints inserted recently. Sammy is doing fine but I am sure he would like to hear from our DAARA members.  Get well soon Sammy!

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I hope everyone has had a great July break from the DAARA racing schedule. I trust that if the cars have had any problems they have been taken care of, as well as improved for the upcoming stretch run towards the season ending Nationals at the Marion County Bull Ring in November. We are also looking forward to the next racing event at Citrus County Speedway August 9.

Plans are in full force for the always popular season ending banquet. This years affair  will again be at the Ocala Holiday Inn, and the date is November 7. The entire board of Directors is working very hard to make this another special event for all DAARA members.

Please start thinking about nominations for open officer and board slots. You can see what positions are open by looking at the officers page and the term dates. We are always looking for hard working indivduals who have the best interests of the club at heart.

Please check the website frequently for schedule updates as well as news and pictures from around the Vintage world.

Till next time be well, JT DUNN, President

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October 17/18  Citrus Event Lodging

 PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF AUGUST 22, DAARA WILL BE RACING BOTH OCTOBER 17 AND OCTOBER 18 AT CITRUS COUNTY. PLEASE IGNORE ANY RUMORS THAT ARE CURRENTLY FLOATING AROUND INDICATING THIS IS NOT TRUE.

DAARA members: I got a rate of $57 per night at the Central Motel in Inverness, for the Oct 17 and 18 event at Citrus County Speedway, you must book by Oct 10th to get this rate and ask for the DAARA rate # 352-726- 4515. JT and I have stayed there before. The rooms are clean, they have a nice restaurant on site with bakery. ASK for the DAARA rate. centralmotel.com.   Thanks Karen Dunn

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Great Night of Exhibition Racing at Volusia!

 

We were welcomed to a perfect day for racing, eve though it was HOT. DAARA had nineteen cars show up to put on a show and they put on a good one. The heats went off without any problems, many tuning their cars ready for the features.

 

During the break we had a cake for Steve Parish, this race made 5 years without missing an SVS event and all of us appreciate Steve's dedication to our club.

 

Then came the features the Midgets were first up and after the checkered came out, it was Bobby Jorden up front, then Jerry Paquin held off Bill Rynd, followed by Ed Johnston  and Don Farnum.

 

Next up was our Stock cars and Modified's in the 8 cyl class, Jim Passino was up front after starting mid pack, he skillfully worked his way up front in a beautiful big block northern modified. Ronnie Rohn and Richie Iversen had a hard fought battle for s2nd with Ronnie inching ahead. Cush Revette Jr finished right behind them. The 6 cyl were right behind them.  Steve Parrish was up front followed by Charlie Padgett and then Dave Davis in his # 63 flathead stock car.  Our good friend Earl Lindsey was there, but was stricken with radiator trouble and had to come in.

 

Then out came our Sprint cars, to put on there slide ways show. It was Capt. Jack Sapp slinging dirt up front, Jimmy Miltner slid into second, being chased down by Josh Rynd and Dave Thomas charging hard.

 

Well that's what happened and a special thanks to all who were out in the heat making the DAARA show a success . We would like to thank Jack Sapp, Dave Cash and Jerry Paquin for doing such a fine job, with the NBC news radio show, RACIN NATION interview.  You did DAARA proud.  We would also like to send a special thank you out to Rocky Buckles and Debbie Young for making a special trip to pick up the cake.

 

Hope all of you had a great 4th of July, See you in August.     JT Dunn,   DAARA President
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INSURANCE OPTION FOR DAARA MEMBERS

Please check out the insurance info sent by Dudley Balmer below. The DAARA Board feels this is a very goood racing policy for our members. For a $217 flat rate you receive the following.....

  • $500,000 full excess accident medical expenses over the participant's health insurance and track Participant Accident Insurance
  • $10,000 accidental death and dismemberment coverage

The information PROVIDED from Dudley............. 

 Hi folks. Good to talk to J.T. today. Know I pulled him away from working on a project. Sorry about that. We have never associated ourselves with a product or company but when I explored this I immediately came on board. This is new and it takes over when the track or organization insurance runs out. It will pay up to a half million over a two year period. The fellow that started this program was with K&K for a long time. CAP is a subsidiary of Sports Insurance Specialists of Fort Wayne, IN. I have investigated the people and the company and believe this can keep someone from losing everything and provide proper care even for long term rehabilitation. 

 I would hope this would stay in the trailer and never be opened but we all know stuff happens. Three guys hurt in PA in the last week, one critical. I am the only one promoting this for the company at this time. It is affordable and you can run anything, anywhere the entire year. 

Just go to our nationalspeedwayministries.com site and click on the active logo for CAP. You can click on the policy and read the entire thing. Applications can be downloaded off the site. We are working on setting up on line signup. I will answer or get the answers to any questions anyone might have.  I feel anyone that drives anything should have this. Thanks for looking. DAARA and it's family are prayed for every morning. Will be great to see everyone again.

 

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 Many thanks to everyone who attended Auburndale Speedway Saturday evening . Although the night was cut short due to rain after the heats were completed, it appeared all had sufficient practice time as well as their heat race. The car count was greater than 20 and DAARA, in my opinion, put on the best show of the evening! Many thanks to all who brought their cars as well as the support staff, who makes it possible for us to have such an enjoyable evening.

To acquire pictures from Saturday nights racing please access Robert Crawfords Photos at:

http://rcrawfordfoto.smugmug.com/AuburndaleSpeedway2014/AS-5-24-DAARA/41071641_c446Mf

JT

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Hendry County has closed it's doors until at least September. Vice president Richie Iversen is working to have the Marion County Bullring replace Hendry County on June 7 or June 14. Please check the DAARA schedule on the website in the coming weeks to see if that becomes a reality.

JT

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 DAARA member Jack Stadig passed away on Thurs. May 8. There will be a memorial at the First Baptist Church of Osteen, Friday May 16 at 11:00 with food to follow at the church. The DAARA Family wishes to send their sympathies and thoughts to the Stadig family on their loss.

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Very sad news was received that Karen Dunn's father has passed away. The DAARA family would like to offer Karen and her family our deepest symapthies. Please include Karen and family in your prayers.

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A Cell Phone was found Saturday night at East Bay. if you have lost a cell phone please contact the track.

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2014 Dues....with the New Year arriving, it is also time to renew your DAARA membership.

 The annual dues are the same, $35.00.
Please make the check out to "DAARA"
You can mail  your 2014 dues to:
                                   Karen Dunn
                                   c/o DAARA Treasurer
                                   6042 Travis St,
                                   Mims, Fl 32754

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