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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:

Longest night if racing ever....finished at 1:00am....started deep in the field 13th and finished 3rd.....
@steelcityoutlaw
george wilson

>> 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:

Mitch Day @ Supercuts Mapleton Ave Barrie with @ supporting Seasons Center. 9am-1pm live onair w/ Rock95! Check it out.
@cronanmotor
Cronan Motorsports

>> 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:

Won my feature race in pennsylvania from 11th place! Neck held up alright! #donttellmymom cause she thinks I only did 1 lap #sorry
@DeBAREman
Mack DeMan

>> We think Darrell Lake has raised the social media bar for all racers with these tweets (Don’t try this at home):

Finished second and managed to send 2 tweets during the race from in the car #missionaccomplished @ your move http://t.co/goAp2nsa
@laked77
Darrell Lake

>> Twitter is also a good place to interact with your favourite racers, and ask them questions:

“@: @ will you be racing @ this year at all? ISMA's or other?” working on an ISMA ride so hopefully..
@RyanLitt07
Ryan Litt

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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:

I HAVE THE STRANGEST FEELING I KNOW WHO IS GOING TO WIN MOST OF THE RACES TONIGHT…ITS A WOMAN!
@bicknellracing
BICKNELL RACING

>> Rob was right too…Twitter was definitely a busy place on Friday, as many racers wondered what to do instead of racing:

With no racing today now, im guessing its gonna b a busy day on twitter!!
@RPR45
Rob Poole

>> 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:

No #OSCAAR racing tonight, but @ and @ are still currently racing. Game 2 of #StanleyCup Finals is tonight 8pm
@OSCAARRacing
OSCAAR Racing

>> As James Ott notes, even the races we tried to watch on TV got rained out!

Watching the truck race rain out
@JamesWOtt
James W Ott

>> They did manage to dodge the weather and race at Merrittville on Saturday. Unfortunately, Mike Giberson’s “Pinball Machine” didn’t dodge a crash:

Pinball machine went for another rollover. This one might not be so easy fix.. #damage #scary #pinball http://t.co/KiqHvC2u
@cgiberson11
Christine Giberson

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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.

feeling ignored by @....just missing my tweets Mikey? You know what happened to Kurts career after I passed him @
@Jay_Doerr
Jay Doerr

>> 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.

Was still 23 degrees at 4:30am. Damn we need some rain. #TuesdayTired
@Matt_Barton2
Matt Barton

>> Here is your friendly reminder that Kawartha Speedway’s season opens this Friday.

What a great practice today! Those cars looked great out there. Can't wait to see the action next Friday! Welcome back everyone.
@KDSpeedway
Kawartha Speedway

>> 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.

>> Here’s a crazy story we had to share, courtesy Kendra Jacobs, daughter of 2005 Canadian Sprint Car Nationals winner Kenny Jacobs:

This 81 year old wants to ride in a race car now! Surely someone can make that happen! RT @: http://t.co/wjzd16vW
@KendraJJacobs
Kendra Jacobs

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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:

@ great show lastnight!! Everyone did a great job
@brentmcleann
brent mclean

>> It has already been a busy season, and three more Ontario tracks are set to open this week, including Ohsweken Speedway:

I can't wait for @ dirt racing Friday night
@shipwama
Matt Shipway

>> We’d like to send along a belated “Welcome to Twitter” to Ontario mainstay Dave Franks:

All photos are now posted and up to date on my website http://t.co/CUDRorMp
@DaveFranksPhoto
Dave Franks Photos

>> One of the reasons we love short track racing is you just never know who might show up at your local Ontario oval:

We had 2 racers from TN race with us @ Grand Bend Saturday. They def get the Long distance award
@JARED_Announcer
Jared Doxtator

>> 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:

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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…

>> 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:

I've been asked often enough lately, so officially our first race of the season will be May 27th @. Its a sunday race.
@laked77
Darrell Lake

>> 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:

>> We wanted to mention this tweet this week, because racing moms are very important people:

Special thanks to my mother, Val. She's always been there to support me and is my #1 fan! Thanks mom, happy mother's day!
@JCR32j
J Cummings Racing

>> 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:

At work today then race shop tonight!! Got to finish getting the #castroledge #mahindra tractors #dodge ready for season opener!
@djkracing
DJ Kennington

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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:

12 days to go! No picture, but here's a fact. The last driver to run a number 12 Outlaw was rookie Scott Evison in 2003 #OSCAAR
@OSCAARRacing
OSCAAR Racing

>> 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:

In other news one sad squirrel lost his life to the front wing of the Super off turn 2. #restinpeaceturn2squirrel
@JarettAndretti
Jarett Andretti

>> We’re just sharing this one because Mini Truck racer Joel Clancy makes reference to one of our favourite movies…

T-storm about to hit Peterborough. Keepin an eye out for Deloreans with big poles near clocktowers. #88mph #greatscott
@JoelClancy_25
Joel Clancy

>> 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:

Why are people looking at me funny when they pass by ??? http://t.co/W3sPwk1N
@speedway19
Mike Woodring

>> We’re thinking you’d have to be a real superfan to know the answer to this:

2 days until @ birthday. Can you guess how much he weighed when he was born?
@AmyFitz86
Amy Fitzpatrick

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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:

Just caught the new @ commercial on CTV. Keep your eyes peeled for the pink and orange 41 Ford!
@41holdaway
Taylor Holdaway

>> For those who weren’t there, Cody McPherson’s tweet about his win at Merrittville on Saturday is an understatement!

great way to start off the season!!
@CodyMcPherson7
Cody McPherson

>> 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:

“@: @ did you re-do that whole car?” I just made it pretty...like me!!
@75LiquidLou
Lou Cicconi

>> We thank Jake Brown for another addition to our “Sneak Peek” page:

>> It looks like this car will also be ready for “Sneak Peek” soon:

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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: 

EVERYBODY BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THIS RACE CAR https://t.co/2y7lJZtO
@BrettKnapp7
Brett Knapp

>> The OntarioOval.com crew is planning to head to @Merrittville Speedway this weekend. We’re hoping Mother Nature will co-operate!

Holy Snow-ly! There's a snowfall warning in effect for Caledon and surrounding area. http://t.co/1AMLsuzJ
@dave_bradley
Dave Bradley

>> At long last, TJ Woolsey is pretty much ready to hit the track this Saturday for the @OswegoSpeedway open practice:

Nose needs to be re painted yet though but the old girl looks hot! #steelpalace http://t.co/hcyBTdQp
@Supermod43
TJ Woolsey

>> Another reminder of something we mentioned a few months ago:

Amazing to stop and see I-94 Speedway in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Support your local Short Track folks. So important. http://t.co/aNKuKoCa
@MatthewDillner
Matthew Dillner

>> Shane Butler is busy adding new sponsors to his team, and he’ll join us soon for a “Question Session” too:

Would like to welcome the spARTa BOUTIQUE! To the Butler Motorsports 360 sprintcar Team for 2012! @
@96sprint
Shane Butler

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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:

>> Some racers are rolling out new merchandise:

@ official Mitch Brown Merchandise in for the 2012 season ! Available in XL L M S ! http://t.co/naweNjoY
@iantnorookie
Jake Brown

>> Some racers are making sure their cars fit in the trailer:

>> Some racers are thinking up new ways to promote themselves:

For those of u with an iphone or ipad dont forget to check out the RobPooleRacing app! U can download it from itunes at RPR45
@RPR45
Rob Poole

>> …and some racers are fixing their “air intake”:

On the way to get the nose fixed up , I hope #deviatedseptum
@KDR_Motorsports
KDR Motorsports

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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…

anyone want to help a girl out this season? need some crew members!!
@Jamie_14_
Jamie Horner

>> Here are some words of wisdom from Joe Plazek, who knows a thing or two about winning:

Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.
@joeplazek
Joe Plazek

>> We’re trying to figure out why this tweet sounds vaguely like a complaint. Looks like Joe got his money’s worth to us:

>> We’ve seen Rob Twitchett’s sharp looking Mini Stock at Ohsweken Speedway, so we know he’s being modest in this tweet:

Got a bunch of steel at lunch, going to start making a race car shaped mess tonight
@RobTwitchett69
Rob Twitchett

>> We’re glad April Wilson finally unprotected her tweets, so that we can share them in Twitter Tuesday:

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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:


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


We welcome back our partner Second Chance Wildlife Control for the 2012 racing season. Please contact Todd for that great personal service!
@11TeamTurner19
Team Turner Racing

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


8 of 1 item, 4 of another, 5 of another IS 17 ITEMS!!! NOT 3! Therefore the express line is not an option for you!
@SDogMotorsports
Scott French

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


Apparently so called racing fans want to see wrecks instead of good racing !!!! Bristol is getting changed !
@Derrick_T
Derrick Tiemersma

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


Man I wish @. Was at karts last night with us! He was goona get beat by the big man!
@djkracing
DJ Kennington

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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:

Supercross tonight with @ !
@SamiPierce
Sami Pierce

>> 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:

Sitting @ at the #ldncarshow. Should be a good turn out. Car looks awesome, come say hi http://t.co/LVFRnMn
@laked77
Darrell Lake

>> 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:

Smoke, you are awesome! Nice shout out to @ here in Ontario. See you in July! #AutoClub400 #nascar

>> Uh, Jake…are you sure that’s how it works?

Looking for a new women at the ancester swap meet !
@Jake60Ott
Jake Ott

>> Sunset Speedway has been announcing a lot of their news on Twitter, including this from yesterday:

MRE Pro Series for Open LM, Super and Mini Stock announced today. sunsetspeedway.ca for details @ @ @
@Sunset_Speedway
SunsetSpeedway.ca

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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:

Lots of great seats at Bristol .... Wow !
@dougbrown10
doug brown

>> We hope this doesn’t mean DIRTCar Sportsman racer Cody McPherson will stop tweeting now:

Just got re-tweeted by @ ..twitter goals complete.
@CodyMcPherson7
Cody McPherson

>> Derek Wilson – crew member on Mark Sammut’s ISMA team – illustrates how racing people learn geography:

@ my geography of michigan is based only on racetracks so the map on the news wasn't good
@racingwrench
derek wilson

>> Now that Sprint Car racer Chris Steele has Twitter, we need to peer pressure him into actually tweeting about things:

I have succumbed to peer pressure.....I now have a twitter account.
@chrissteeler
Chris Steele

>> We think this is an interesting way to use Twitter, and it worked for this North Carolina racer:

I made a deal with a company. If I can get over 300 followers by wednesday, he'll put gas in the hauler and car all race season! #HelpNeeded
@jayhavens
Jay Havens

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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:

Went to the Merrittville Speedway Car show at the Seaway Mall Welland today-> until Saturday....alot of nice... http://t.co/LPS5yrjL
@Racer2Racer
Rick Agnew

>> Dave Connelly is one of many racers who have been busy in the shop lately:

Great nite at the race shop getting the #NCATS Hot Rod ready - new motor goes in next week
@DaveConnelly82
Dave Connelly

>> Mike Bentley is keeping everyone in the loop with photo updates of his 2012 race car:

>> We agree with Taylor Holdaway – this is definitely racing weather:

Can't beat this weather! Feels like we should be racin. Just over a month now until we hit the track for some testing! #cantwaitmuchlonger
@41holdaway
Taylor Holdaway

>> Jim Dale also has photo updates of his 2012 race car, but he needs your help to get it on the track:

Making progress on the car...now if we could just get someone to sponsor an engine http://t.co/Z7Sjr2VA
@teamredneck00
Jim and Amy Dale

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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:

I'm really going to miss @ his sarcastic humour is the best, and he is a terrific coach! Best of luck in the future Ron!
@Petey_3
Pete Shepherd

>> We think maybe the Leafs should reconsider. We know one thing is for sure…Joe Plazek knows a thing or two about winning!

Ok so I didn't get the job as Leaf coach,,,, MAYBE NEXT TIME,,,,
@joeplazek
Joe Plazek

>> Steven Mathews brings up an interesting point. Perhaps race fans would be heard more if they started chanting too?

wow Ron Wison fired as coach for @, I guess the fans chants were heard
@15Mathews
Steven Mathews

>> We will always give Don Cherry credit for one thing – he knows how to generate discussion, as RTR’s Joe Chisolm points out:

WOW Grapes is really giving it to Burke for not having one player from Ontario on the Leaf's! And you know he's Right! Go Grapes Go!
@Racetimeradio
Joe Chisholm

>> We can’t finish without hearing from TJ Woolsey, who has got to be one of the biggest Leafs fans we’ve ever met:

@ First Head Coach hire as Leafs Boss. Welcome Randy Carlyle to @ . I welcome the change. Go Leafs Go!
@Supermod43
TJ Woolsey

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