Chris Karamesines, Chris Karamesines, Chris Karamesines!

Any excuse to add to the Chris Karamesines google bank is a reason to post.  A tad bit under 196mph on Friday at Gainsville keeps the man’s 1000′ muscles limbered up. When you’re 81 years old, you’ll need plenty stretching, as well.

Keeping a good man down, whoever it is, seems to be the new rep of Glendora corporate culture.  This past week, it was announced that round by round sportsman racing isn’t worth coverage…and, no-this isn’t their worst PR botch job of the month.  Threatening the Gerbil’s  circuit of slammers over the full load o’ nitro injected cars issue by yet another threatened sanction yanking of participating tracks is tiring-and a possible noose to hang the Cali contingent by in court.  Between yawner press releases and boring driver interviews, their ‘product’ is looking rather morbidly less agile than octogenarian Chris Karamesines, these days.

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Published in: on March 15, 2009 at 6:06 am  Leave a Comment  

Silly Season Summary Pt. 1

…most of my daily musings last month surrounded the deteriorata in cash-strapped connivance structured for a real estate pyramid scam that promised endless advance money.  I toldya, I toldya, I toldya.  I toldya all last year…on blogspot…on here.  Links  fell away from folks who simply didn’t want to hear it.  Cabash; and every closed door finds another open.

I wrote about Hot Rod Fullers’ falling away…and am pleased to see he may have a fall back plan.  The single most annoying occurance this past month was the de facto ban on match racing by contemporary fuelers.  The ludicrous market conditions for such possible exhibitions notwithstanding, the option for the next Force…or the ever current octogenarian Chris Karamesines needed to be in place.  The four event rule placed everyone on the Glendora Gormet circuit off the menu.  The Internationalists, on the other hand…well, a Fuller vs. Karamesines series of final rounds could still happen if the Ohio offices survive the chill of insurance liability brought about by two seperate ‘monster’ motordeaths.  Really, tho…circus riders have replaced circuit riders in the top ranks.

My silly season-specific side project…always done…um…TODAY!…did speculate around how we could restructure to make the business closer to the original sport that the likes of Tice, Moe, Carrier, Badar and our late, lamented and sorely needed at this time….Wally Parks envisioned.  No matter how commercial or organized into predictible eliminators you’d want to participate or peer out at through affordable grandstand viewing, we can all agree the sprints are losing so much of their history to be rapidly unrecognizable to those of us lucky enough to have hob nob’d with the founders.  I would, again, throw baseball out as an example of a pro sport which could culturally support amateur grassroots participation while keeping the whole deal digestible and identifiable.