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Twitter Tuesday: Straight From The Horse’s Mouth

Twitter Tuesday: Straight From The Horse’s Mouth

By @TommyGoudge (June 19, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow! Remember to follow Ontario Oval on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OntarioOval, and tweet us @OntarioOval

This week we’ve picked out a few tweets which show that Twitter is a great way to get information straight from the source.

>> OSCAAR raced at Barrie Speedway on the weekend, and it was a memorable night for many racers:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/steelcityoutlaw/status/214248278760488960]

>> Want to know where to find your favourite race drivers, even away from the track? Following them on Twitter will give you a good start:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/cronanmotor/status/212586878682136576]

>> Mack DeMan survived a scary accident at work, and got back on track with the Can-Am Midget series earlier this month. We hope his Mom doesn’t have a Twitter account:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/DeBAREman/status/211697189796327426]

>> We think Darrell Lake has raised the social media bar for all racers with these tweets (Don’t try this at home):
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/laked77/status/211483112209776640]

>> Twitter is also a good place to interact with your favourite racers, and ask them questions:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/RyanLitt07/status/212544809183887361]

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Twitter Tuesday: Rained Out

Twitter Tuesday: Rained Out

By @TommyGoudge (June 5, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow! Remember to follow Ontario Oval on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OntarioOval, and tweet us @OntarioOval.

>> Unfortunately, the BRP folks were right…Mother Nature won all of Friday’s races in Ontario, and a lot in the US too:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/bicknellracing/status/208558737647091713″]

>> Rob was right too…Twitter was definitely a busy place on Friday, as many racers wondered what to do instead of racing:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/RPR45/status/208559715020587008″]

>> We think it’s pretty cool that OSCAAR was trying to help race fans find another place to go, after their event at Kawartha was cancelled early Friday morning…unfortunately the hockey game became the only option:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/OSCAARRacing/status/208545374447742976″]

>> As James Ott notes, even the races we tried to watch on TV got rained out!
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/JamesWOtt/status/208683030791991296″]

>> They did manage to dodge the weather and race at Merrittville on Saturday. Unfortunately, Mike Giberson’s “Pinball Machine” didn’t dodge a crash:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/cgiberson11/status/209084633382535168″]

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Twitter Tuesday: All In Good Fun

Twitter Tuesday: All In Good Fun

By @TommyGoudge (May 29, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow! Remember to follow Ontario Oval on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OntarioOval, and tweet us @OntarioOval.

>> We laughed at Jay Doerr’s tongue-in-cheek trash talking to Michael Waltrip. We only wish Mikey would respond.
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/Jay_Doerr/status/207171750604185600]

>> You know it’s dry when even the racers are saying this. We’re pretty sure it will have to be much more dry before a track promoter says it though.
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/Matt_Barton2/status/207427921676218368]

>> Here is your friendly reminder that Kawartha Speedway’s season opens this Friday.
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/KDSpeedway/status/206203931884396544]

>> Mike Miller moved to Petawawa for a new job, and races at Capital City Speedway now. He was thinking of everyone in his old stomping grounds on Friday though.
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/millertime1491/status/206140101678477313]

>> Here’s a crazy story we had to share, courtesy Kendra Jacobs, daughter of 2005 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner Kenny Jacobs:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/KendraJJacobs/status/207475777158131712]

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Twitter Tuesday: New Beginnings

Twitter Tuesday: New Beginnings

By @TommyGoudge (May 22, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow! Remember to follow Ontario Oval on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OntarioOval, and tweet us @OntarioOval.

>> OSCAAR’s new Modified series had a promising start on Sunday, which had many people echoing Brent McLean’s sentiments:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/brentmcleann/status/204598524829106176″]

>> It has already been a busy season, and three more Ontario tracks are set to open this week, including Ohsweken Speedway:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/shipwama/status/204985044547276800″]

>> We’d like to send along a belated “Welcome to Twitter” to Ontario mainstay Dave Franks:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/DaveFranksPhoto/status/203684461475401728″]

>> One of the reasons we love short track racing is you just never know who might show up at your local Ontario oval:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/JARED_Announcer/status/204932370363711488″]

>> The Victoria Day holiday is done, but now it’s a big week for some Ontario drivers racing south of the border, with Memorial Day Monday in the US:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/RyanLitt07/status/204932329540550656″]

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Twitter Tuesday: Wakin’ Up the Neighbours

Twitter Tuesday: Wakin’ Up the Neighbours

by @TommyGoudge (May 15, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow! Remember to follow Ontario Oval on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OntarioOval, and tweet us @OntarioOval.

>> We wonder what Jim Munsie’s neighbours in Pickering think of this. We definitely wouldn’t mind…
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/#!/kristyfield/status/202163122176401408]

>> Meanwhile, it seems Darrell Lake might be a little bit tired of answering the same question over and over, so he took to Twitter to answer it:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/#!/laked77/status/202166233779544064]

>> In case you’re wondering which cars the NASCAR drivers are going to run at Delaware’s Summer Showdown this year, the Ramsay Cox Racing team has one of the answers:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/#!/RamsayCoxRacing/status/199703816428462080]

>> We wanted to mention this tweet this week, because racing moms are very important people:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/#!/JCR32j/status/201685837962948609]

>> Like many racers, D.J. Kennington spends all day working a “real” job, and the rest of his time in the shop working on the race car:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/#!/djkracing/status/202365361423777792]

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Twitter Tuesday: Counting Down

Twitter Tuesday: Counting Down

by @TommyGoudge (May 8, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow! Remember to follow Ontario Oval on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OntarioOval, and tweet us @OntarioOval.

>> This week we’re starting with a reminder from OSCAAR that their season opener is fast approaching:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/OSCAARRacing/status/199471738843701248″]

>> Jarrett Andretti (John’s son) tested a Supermodified at Oswego Speedway on Sunday…He reminds us of an “incident” with a rabbit we witnessed at Indianapolis Raceway Park in 1991 with this tweet:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/JarettAndretti/status/199300795148144642″]

>> We’re just sharing this one because Mini Truck racer Joel Clancy makes reference to one of our favourite movies…
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/JoelClancy_25/status/198200328833871873″]

>> Mike Woodring was a regular visitor to the winner’s circle at many Canadian dirt tracks during his days as a driver. Now he’s a crew chief, but with this tweet he shows us he can still fit in up here:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/speedway19/status/197700092466167808″]

>> We’re thinking you’d have to be a real superfan to know the answer to this:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/AmyFitz86/status/199483779230871552″]

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Twitter Tuesday: TV Time

Twitter Tuesday: TV Time

by @TommyGoudge (May 1, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow! Remember to follow Ontario Oval on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OntarioOval, and tweet us @OntarioOval.

>> This week we’re starting with something you may notice on your TV this month:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/41holdaway/status/197098018368004096″]

>> For those who weren’t there, Cody McPherson’s tweet about his win at Merrittville on Saturday is an understatement!
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/CodyMcPherson7/status/196933871504330752″]

>> Lou Cicconi swept the ISMA Supermodified weekend at Delaware Speedway last season. He’s one of the people you should talk to if you visit the pit area:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/75LiquidLou/status/197088995593830400″]

>> We thank Jake Brown for another addition to our “Sneak Peek” page:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/iantnorookie/status/197126464326467584″]

>> It looks like this car will also be ready for “Sneak Peek” soon:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/mcnicmotorsport/status/197125552719671296″]

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Twitter Tuesday: All Points Bulletin

Twitter Tuesday: All Points Bulletin

by @TommyGoudge (April 24, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow! Remember to follow Ontario Oval on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OntarioOval, and tweet us @OntarioOval.

This week we’re starting with something we hear about far too often…

>> We hate reading about these things, and hope we can help get the word out: 
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/BrettKnapp7/status/194575904339529728″]

>> The OntarioOval.com crew is planning to head to @Merrittville Speedway this weekend. We’re hoping Mother Nature will co-operate!
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/dave_bradley/status/194573925978619905″]

>> At long last, TJ Woolsey is pretty much ready to hit the track this Saturday for the @OswegoSpeedway open practice:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/Supermod43/status/193831765822021633″]

>> Another reminder of something we mentioned a few months ago:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/MatthewDillner/status/194576867091689472″]

>> Shane Butler is busy adding new sponsors to his team, and he’ll join us soon for a “Question Session” too:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/96sprint/status/194539010566275072]

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Twitter Tuesday: Prep Work

Twitter Tuesday: Prep Work

by @TommyGoudge (April 17, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow!

This week we’re taking a look at some of the things our local racers are doing to get ready for the 2012 season.

>> Some racers are looking for aerodynamic advantages:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/#!/kyle33k/status/191890026005663744]

>> Some racers are rolling out new merchandise:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/#!/iantnorookie/status/191573725563461632]

>> Some racers are making sure their cars fit in the trailer:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/#!/idanka/status/190831609300262915]

>> Some racers are thinking up new ways to promote themselves:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/#!/RPR45/status/192056768426283009]

>> …and some racers are fixing their “air intake”:
[blackbirdpie url=https://twitter.com/#!/KDR_Motorsports/status/191907587762036739]

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Twitter Tuesday: Getting Involved

Twitter Tuesday: Getting Involved

by @TommyGoudge (April 10, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow!

>> This week we’re starting with a reminder that if you’re looking to get involved in racing, it’s good to keep your eyes and ears open around this time of year…
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Jamie_14_/status/187745444925935616″]

>> Here are some words of wisdom from Joe Plazek, who knows a thing or two about winning:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/joeplazek/status/189833922312540161″]

>> We’re trying to figure out why this tweet sounds vaguely like a complaint. Looks like Joe got his money’s worth to us:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/jr_chisholm/status/189778092896698368″]

>> We’ve seen Rob Twitchett’s sharp looking Mini Stock at Ohsweken Speedway, so we know he’s being modest in this tweet:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/RobTwitchett69/status/189765415923236864″]

>> We’re glad April Wilson finally unprotected her tweets, so that we can share them in Twitter Tuesday:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/15awracing/status/189514000441147392″]

>> Remember to follow Ontario Oval on Twitter too: www.twitter.com/OntarioOval, and tweet us @OntarioOval.

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Twitter Tuesday: Almost Time

Twitter Tuesday: Almost Time

By @TommyGoudge (April 3, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow!

This week we’ve been reading about races in nearby states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, and thinking about the opening of our own season later this month…

>> While most local racers in Ontario won’t start until May, Shayne Pierce and the other Merrittville Speedway regulars have less than a month until their season opens:

https://twitter.com/#!/Shayne88Mod/status/186777465434275841

>> If your spring is going anything like ours, you may find one of Team Turner Racing’s sponsors to be quite useful:

>> Another example of why the season needs to start soon. Racers and grocery stores don’t mix:

>> No doubt there are differing opinions on this, but OSCAAR racer Derrick Tiemersma sums his up pretty well:

>> One of our favourite things about twitter is the (mostly) good-natured trash talk between racers:

Remember to follow Ontario Oval on Twitter too: www.twitter.com/OntarioOval, and tweet us @OntarioOval.

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Twitter Tuesday: What To Do On Weekends

Twitter Tuesday: What To Do On Weekends

by @TommyGoudge (March 27, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow!

This week we have some tweets which summarize how some local racers spent their weekends. Not surprisingly, they were involved in lots of racing-related activities…

>> This was a common theme from Ontario’s short track racers on the weekend. We wish SkyDome would host another USAC Midget series race:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/SamiPierce/status/183570535781908480″]

>> There were lots of good looking race cars at the Speed and Custom Car Show in London on the weekend, including Darrell Lake’s new Challenger-bodied Super Stock:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/laked77/status/183297182932283394″]

>> Ohsweken Speedway’s twitter account briefly “blew up” on Sunday when Tony Stewart gave the track a shout-out live on the FOX NASCAR broadcast. This is one of many tweets we saw:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/speedwaysteve72/status/184026844482379776″]

>> Uh, Jake…are you sure that’s how it works?
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Jake60Ott/status/183901464027078656″]

>> Sunset Speedway has been announcing a lot of their news on Twitter, including this from yesterday:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Sunset_Speedway/status/184304251089059840″]

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Twitter Tuesday: What’s Up With Bristol?

Twitter Tuesday: What’s Up With Bristol?

by @TommyGoudge (March 20, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow!

OntarioOval.com focuses mainly on short track racing, so we take note of “big league” short track races and trends too. It’s hard to believe how quickly things have changed at Bristol Motor Speedway…

>> Here’s NASCAR Canadian Tire Series racer Doug Brown with a tweet we wouldn’t have believed a few years ago:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/dougbrown10/status/181427788555894784″]

>> We hope this doesn’t mean DIRTCar Sportsman racer Cody McPherson will stop tweeting now:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/CodyMcPherson7/status/181913393333153792″]

>> Derek Wilson – crew member on Mark Sammut’s ISMA team – illustrates how racing people learn geography:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/racingwrench/status/180723273162686465″]

>> Now that Sprint Car racer Chris Steele has Twitter, we need to peer pressure him into actually tweeting about things:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/chrissteeler/status/178702253534887937″]

>> We think this is an interesting way to use Twitter, and it worked for this North Carolina racer:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/jayhavens/status/181930156657610752″]

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Twitter Tuesday: Ready For Race Season

Twitter Tuesday: Ready For Race Season

by @TommyGoudge (March 13, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow!

This week’s warm weather definitely has us in the racing mood, and we’re happy to see all these tweets from racers who are ready for the season to start.

>> There are lots of race cars on display all over the province right now, including some at your local mall. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Racer2Racer/status/179749439462846464″]

>> Dave Connelly is one of many racers who have been busy in the shop lately:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/DaveConnelly82/status/179758985660993537″]

>> Mike Bentley is keeping everyone in the loop with photo updates of his 2012 race car:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/MikeBentley51/status/179715312822919168″]

>> We agree with Taylor Holdaway – this is definitely racing weather:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/41holdaway/status/179671414691987456″]

>> Jim Dale also has photo updates of his 2012 race car, but he needs your help to get it on the track:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/teamredneck00/status/176791386249629696″]

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Twitter Tuesday: What We Do All Winter

Twitter Tuesday: What We Do All Winter

by @TommyGoudge (March 6, 2012) – Welcome to “Twitter Tuesday”, our weekly glimpse at what Twitter has to offer from the Ontario racing scene, and beyond. We know new users join Twitter every day, so make sure to let us know about new accounts to follow!

Twitter often gives us a good idea of what people are thinking about, and it seems hockey – especially Maple Leafs hockey – is always trending in the Ontario racing community. It definitely was this week when the coach got fired. Here’s a small sample…

>> Surprisingly, not everyone wanted Ron Wilson fired:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Petey_3/status/175765128787136513″]

>> We think maybe the Leafs should reconsider. We know one thing is for sure…Joe Plazek knows a thing or two about winning!
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/joeplazek/status/175921873903828992″]

>> Steven Mathews brings up an interesting point. Perhaps race fans would be heard more if they started chanting too?
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/15Mathews/status/175753714584387585″]

>> We will always give Don Cherry credit for one thing – he knows how to generate discussion, as RTR’s Joe Chisolm points out:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Racetimeradio/status/176108786757550080″]

>> We can’t finish without hearing from TJ Woolsey, who has got to be one of the biggest Leafs fans we’ve ever met:
[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Supermod43/status/175782958354006016″]

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