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"From Baseball Park to Stock Car Track "
"I took care of the wedding to race track problem, easily. My wife and I were married on the race track, during intermission before the feature events. "
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"Speedway Report for April 30, 2018; Remembering James Hylton and concern over NASCAR/ARCA acquisition "
"Hasn't been fun, but managing. Hard to say how much the heart problem messed everything else that held me back. But that's time everything went... "
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"Speedway Report for April 30, 2018; Remembering James Hylton and concern over NASCAR/ARCA acquisition "
"What some people who think that NASCAR's "acquisition" of ARCA is a good thing because now they are a part of the "big leagues" don't seem to... "
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Gut Punches, part 2

Getting to know James Hylton was pretty easy for about anyone. It's even easier when you are the one that has to do the under car...

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Dennis Schalm
@dennis-schalm commented on @dennis-garrett's Timeline
11 months ago
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HELP! I'm lost on the new layout. At least on my mobile device. The three bars in the upper left that would usually in websites usually have the drop-down to navigate. Mine does nothing. My groups and friends are gone. Along with anyone or thing I followed.

Is there an accessible help page, so I can try and learn these things myself?

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Not just you Dennis. Site hasn't worked well on mobile devices for some time - at least not on my iPad. Perhaps others with Microsoft Surface Pro or other tablets have had better luck. I've only been able to use the site with my laptop. So far, I've been able to use Firefox and Chrome browsers equally well.

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I'm using an 7" RCA tablet with Chrome browser for my internet.

On this website, when I used the "Portrait" screen and "see the tablet screen in vertical position" you will see the "3 bars" on top left side and "3 square boxes" on top right side.

When I click on the "3 bars" and get the site map legend with "Home", "Activity", and so on.

 On this website, when I used the "Auto-rotate" screen or "see the tablet screen in horizontal position" you will not see "3 bars" but you will see the "RacersReunion" logo and "3 square boxes on top left side.  You will see "3 vertical dots on top right side.

When you click on " 3 vertical dots" on top right side, you will get the Chrome legend with "Desktop site" empty box. 

After you Click on "Desktop site" you see the whole "RacersReunion" website page except for the "3 bars on top left side".

Dennis Garrett
Richmond, Va. USA

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My Kindle did the same when I turned it to portrait. But the screen isn't as big as a full sized tablet.

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Dennis Schalm
@dennis-schalm commented on @dennis-garrett's Timeline
11 months ago
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Mini Bike Raffle to Benefit Focus Motorsports Ministries




ARCA Fan Fest at Toledo Kicks off Thursday
TOLEDO OH (8-30-06) - As The Andersons ARCA Fan Fest, presented by Wolverine Boots and Shoes draws nearer, more and more activities are being added to the event. 

Country Joe Racing, which fields the ARCA RE/MAX Series stock cars for rookie driver Blake Bjorklund, is sponsoring a raffle to benefit Focus Motorsports Ministries. 

The Minnesota based Country Joe Racing team has donated a “Mini-Chopper” mini bike to serve as the top prize for the Focus Motorsports Ministry raffle.  

"We feel very strongly about the service Bill and Diana Krick provide to the ARCA community,” commented Dick Melius, Team Manager for Country Joe Racing. “The opportunity to help him in this effort is our pleasure.” 

Focus Motorsports Ministries has served the ARCA RE/MAX Series since 1996. In June 2002, the ministries primary sponsor (due to financial restraints) could no longer provide financial assistance to keep this ministry at the track, at which point Bill and Diana incorporated Focus Motorsports Ministries for the purpose of continuing to serve the ARCA community.  

“We sure appreciate the support of Mr. Joe Miller. Mr. Dick Melius and the entire Country Joe Racing team,” commented Bill Krick of Focus Motorsports Ministries. “We look forward to another great Fan Fest at Toledo Speedway.” 

Tickets for the raffle will be available all evening during the 2nd Annual All-ARCA Fan Fest, with the drawing scheduled to take place at around 8:00pm. The Andersons Fan fest runs from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday, August 31.

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Note: Anyone listening or watching ?    It's easier to do this piece as an Timeline>>Feedback than as a discussion forum? In the discussion forum mode the words and photos would be flying to the right too much and you would only see 1/2 half of what you have posted?  I hope I can find the old way of using the discussion forum mode?

Dennis Garrett

Richmond,Va. USA





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Yup, that's who I meant. But the other name was familiar, too.

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Dennis Schalm
@dennis-schalm commented on @dennis-schalm's Timeline
11 months ago
[quote="@dennis-schalm"]

HELP! I'm lost on the new layout. At least on my mobile device. The three bars in the upper left that would usually in websites usually have the drop-down to navigate. Mine does nothing. My groups and friends are gone. Along with anyone or thing I followed.

Is there an accessible help page, so I can try and learn these things myself?

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Thanks for the feedback. Right know it doesn't work great on a Kindle either.

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Dennis Schalm
@dennis-schalm commented on @dennis-garrett's Timeline
11 months ago
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DETROIT FREE PRESSTHURSDAY. MAY 1, 1980




He preaches over roar of engines

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - (UPI) - Folks at the Rev. Bill Baird's church aren't as likely to be in their Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes as they would their Sunday-go-to-racing jackets, filled with patches extolling the virtues of Darrell Waltrip or Richard Petty. The congregation won't be found sitting in wooden pews or singing from gilt-edged hymnals, either. If they sit at all, their perch may be a stack of tires or a tool box. And instead of a quiet, reverent atmosphere, Baird must put up with the rumbling, raucous roar of a 433-' cubic inch engine equipped with a four-barrel carburetor found in Baird if he'd be the drivers' full-time preacher. "The drivers put it together," recalled Baird. "They wanted their own church, their own preacher to be there at all the races, to visit them in the hospital, to perform their weddings and to do it seven days a week." Racing was different for the new minister, who was not a stock car fan. In fact, he had never actually been to a race. "It's a learning process and I don't know much about the cars. But I'm more concerned about the people, the drivers, than I am the race," he said. NASCAR's Grand National stock cars. "The most important thing is to make Christ the head of your racing team," Baird told a recent Sunday morning gathering at Martinsville Speedway. "Is He?" BAIRD IS the official pastor of a unique church the Chapel at the Tracks. His flock are the drivers who almost every Sunday from mid-January to mid-November climb into colorful, powerful cars and roar down straightaways and Into turns at speeds in excess of 100 m.p.h. It's been like this for three years, ever since Cale Yarborough asked 




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I may have gotten my story wrong. The ARCA chaplain name was Bill, but maybe not Baird. None the less, the Free Press story could have been about the Focus Motorsports Ministries. All of these traveling chaplin do equally a great service to whatever group they are aligned with.

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HELP! I'm lost on the new layout. At least on my mobile device. The three bars in the upper left that would usually in websites usually have the drop-down to navigate. Mine does nothing. My groups and friends are gone. Along with anyone or thing I followed.

Is there an accessible help page, so I can try and learn these things myself?

Personal gut punches . . .

Perspective is an odd thing to really figure out for different people. Everyone's is different. Something that makes my jaw drop, o feel...

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Dennis Schalm
@dennis-schalm commented on @dennis-garrett's Timeline
11 months ago
[quote="@dennis-garrett"]

DETROIT FREE PRESSTHURSDAY. MAY 1, 1980




He preaches over roar of engines

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - (UPI) - Folks at the Rev. Bill Baird's church aren't as likely to be in their Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes as they would their Sunday-go-to-racing jackets, filled with patches extolling the virtues of Darrell Waltrip or Richard Petty. The congregation won't be found sitting in wooden pews or singing from gilt-edged hymnals, either. If they sit at all, their perch may be a stack of tires or a tool box. And instead of a quiet, reverent atmosphere, Baird must put up with the rumbling, raucous roar of a 433-' cubic inch engine equipped with a four-barrel carburetor found in Baird if he'd be the drivers' full-time preacher. "The drivers put it together," recalled Baird. "They wanted their own church, their own preacher to be there at all the races, to visit them in the hospital, to perform their weddings and to do it seven days a week." Racing was different for the new minister, who was not a stock car fan. In fact, he had never actually been to a race. "It's a learning process and I don't know much about the cars. But I'm more concerned about the people, the drivers, than I am the race," he said. NASCAR's Grand National stock cars. "The most important thing is to make Christ the head of your racing team," Baird told a recent Sunday morning gathering at Martinsville Speedway. "Is He?" BAIRD IS the official pastor of a unique church the Chapel at the Tracks. His flock are the drivers who almost every Sunday from mid-January to mid-November climb into colorful, powerful cars and roar down straightaways and Into turns at speeds in excess of 100 m.p.h. It's been like this for three years, ever since Cale Yarborough asked 




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Bill in later years brought his services to ARCA and became our official chaplain. His Focus Motorsports Ministries provided great comfort and ease of mind for many officials and participants. He spent the race a many ifield care centers to be a familiar face to those brought there. He could provide some knowledge of the person that may helped doctors treat an ARCA regular. Great man, and as typical, with a wonderful wife standing by his side.

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"From Baseball Park to Stock Car Track "
"I wonder how many more there were like this? If I remember correctly, the 16th Street Speedway in Indy was a baseball field turned race track. The... "
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