Afton Motor Speedway to reopen; meeti...

Afton Motor Speedway to reopen; meeting set

There are 12 comments on the PressConnects.com story from Nov 26, 2008, titled Afton Motor Speedway to reopen; meeting set. In it, PressConnects.com reports that:

Dave and Joanne Rocket, who have operated the Bethel Motor Speedway in White Lake for eight years, will serve as promoters in 2009 for the Afton Motor Speedway, which hasn't hosted racing in nearly two years.

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sam

Saugerties, NY

#1 Dec 2, 2008
I know Dave And JoAnn Rocket and I also know that they will not put with any nonsence with fans drivers because they like to have a family atmosphere at there tracks.
BackWoods Bandit

Poughkeepsie, NY

#2 Dec 7, 2008
Yes its true they wont take any crap from drivers or fans they also wont listen to any good suggestions because they have the attitude that if not for them you all would be sittin around pickin your nose they are your gods now and you owe them everything for giving you a place to race when in all honesty they wouldnt have what they do if not for the racers and the fans !!!!!!Good Luck afton just another track to fall under the power of the "ROCKETS" remember 'ROCKETS RULES'
us on rockets

Poughkeepsie, NY

#3 Dec 9, 2008
thy dont play fair,thy play for there racers,thy take winner and turn them into nobodies due to them winning.at there track if you win to much,your not fit to be in that class.thy put you in a class for 2.IF YOU CANT PROVE THEM CHEATING,THEN THY MUST NOT BE, YOU'VE TRIED AND TRIED AGAIN,BUT YOU ARE THE LOSER,YOU CAN'T PROVE ANYTHING,LEAVE THEM ALONE!!!!!!!!!! RACE FANS
us on rockets

Poughkeepsie, NY

#4 Dec 9, 2008
we were band from racing 3 years ago. now we heard that Rockets have taken 2 of the four cyl.guys and told them they have to race each other . they are being removed from class because they won and i no they are not cheaters. we watched rockets tear them down every week and NEVER found anything.rockets make rules weekly to fit there needs. if thy dont like you,your screwed.ht etwo guys would help anybody,do anything thy could for other racers,in the 8 years thy have run the track,these guys have won there 2 points this season,and rocketr has band them from there class for winning,I guess "NASCAR" should band "JIMMY JOHNSON" because he wins to much,i thought thats why we are called racers,we race to win, you losers should do your homework!!!!!!!!!! RACE FANS
us on rockets

Poughkeepsie, NY

#5 Dec 10, 2008
if winning is a crime, then all sports should be stopped.that is why we do them, to WIN, and be the best we can be.if rockets cant handle winners there in the wrong sport.
us on rockets

Poughkeepsie, NY

#6 Dec 10, 2008
when they are in charge,you cant say or do anythink but sit and watch the races like a mummy. they are so strict if you do something not up to there standard,they throw you out!
LYDIA

Monroe, NY

#7 Dec 17, 2008
I have never read more ignorance in my life. Why wouldn't you want to go to facility that is kept immaculate and is well organized and runned professionally. I want to be able to sit in the grandstands with my three kids and enjoy a show that is free of swearing and has a family atmosphere. What's wrong with that?

As far as watching the same driver winning, that's no fun for the other drivers or the fans. It sounds like that driver doesn't belong in a class with mostly beginners. Maybe Mike likes to be a big fish in a little pond, instead of racing in a more advanced division where he belongs. I don't blame them one bit for the change. Just another smart move on the Rockets part.

As far as the people who got thrown out, instead of complaining, there are many other tracks you can go to try your luck there. There are other tracks that don't care about their presentation or what goes on. I know where I'll be, right in place where the Promoters care about their drivers, fans and sponsors.

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us on rockets

Poughkeepsie, NY

#8 Dec 24, 2008
hey lydia, if mike can win legally,why should he not be allowed to run it the class he has been running in for the past 8 years rockets been running the track,if he was so much of a threat to the class ,why didnt they do something about it a long time ago? he was always willing to help anybody at the track in any class,even the other drivers in his class.he even helped out pop's trophy cars to help set them up,and the sad thing about it is dave rocket built those cars.we think he's not happy that his own cars suck! your picking at him for no reason,just because he is good at what he is doing,he should be disgraced from the sport he loves so much.if this is true,JIMMY JOHNSON should not be allowed to race nascar because he is also a BIG FISH IN A LITTLE POND!! NEIL ARMSTRONG cant run his bike race cause he has won 8 straight,this is rediculious,face the facts,YOU RACE TO WIN,THAT WHY WE HAVE SPORTS,YOU DO THE BEST YOU CAN,THATS WHAT HE IS DOING.if you cry babies can't face the facts the other drivers need to do there homework and quit crying because they SUCK!!!!!!!!!!
us on rockets

Poughkeepsie, NY

#9 Dec 24, 2008
Lydia,if you are so buddy buddy with the rockets,ask them why mike don't cheat, but, there (ROCKETS)own cars can?Pop's has been running an illegal car since it came there.The body was supposed to be a 1996 chassis with a matching motor,BUT,the motor was from a 1998 or newer car? the last race of the season Pop also was found cheating with a 15 inch wheel on the front and 3 14 inch when the rules have always been all the same size on all four corners? that also made him have an illegal tire width of over 6 inches,BUT,he was scored for that race as LEGAL which pushed the other legal drivers back in the finish!!!!!!!
mike reiser

College Station, TX

#10 Dec 28, 2008
I sure am glad I don't race in NY anymore. If I had to deal with that BS I'd have raced in Jersey long before I did. I raced when Bill Mc Bride did and HE was the bad ass. You guys would have all gone home crying back then and the trac would have closed long ago.
Just wise up. When you open for the season the rules have to stay the same all season. I think however I am glad I no longer race in White Lake.
us on rockets

Poughkeepsie, NY

#11 Dec 30, 2008
hey mike reiser,you are so right,BUT, the rules change week to week at white lake and thats why they say"ROCKETS RULES" is rockets rules. they change to suit the needs of dave rocket as he may need them weekly or nightly,thats the problem with the track,he only see's what he needs to see
racer

Loch Sheldrake, NY

#12 Mar 31, 2009
dam. rockets have done everything right in my book. and first of all they opened up the track again for us to race at, so why are people bitching? Its not fun for anybody to see the same two winning every race without any close competition. The race was always for third place because everybody knew who was going to win. I am very glad what rockets did. Good luck up there in Afton! THey will do good!

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