The overwhelming interest from many small businesses in three different counties in the racing area have let us offer our "Sheldon's Army" dog tags to the fans free of charge.
Throughout the rest of 2014 we will have different ways you can aquire the "Spirit Of U.S.A." dog tags through this website and our Facebook pages and at the tracks we race at to become part of "Sheldon's Army" and enjoy savings on merchandise and services for 2015.
Through trivia about our team and "Showtime" , special events at the tracks you will have the chance to be part of our 2015 tour racing with the FMSA and at tracks throughout the south and beyond.
Fans are still encouraged to join our 50 dollar sponsorship program to have your name put on the #2JR. for the 2015 season and you can do that through our Pay pal program below.
Keep updated here and at our bendinrules facebook page and disaster motorsports facebook page and have a chance to get your "Sheldon's Army" tag now before 2015 season starts
My morning routine consists of stopping at some area convenience store and getting what i call a 55 gallon of diet coke to get me through until noon time.
On this morning I was paying for my purchase when the cashier asked if someone wanted to buy a powerball ticket for that night that someone else had declined earlier.
Flash back to about a month earlier when we were sitting at the Disaster Motorsports complex working on the 2JR. and discussing some of our 2015 plans.
We were trying to find a description of a word of what we wanted to accomplish with the team for next year and just couldn't find it.
Until Kinser conducted a small seminar on his past racing and the word "opportunity" arrived.
It took off immediately and has been a key player in our vocabulary since.
It's why without hesitation i immediately spoke up and said "I'll take that ticket for Powerball"
Funny thing about opportunity sometimes it pays off and sometimes as in the case of that powerball ticket nothing happens.
opportunity if everything works can take someone to far , new and sometimes great places or just get you that "jump start" which at the time keeps you rollin on down the highway.
Sometimes but rarely it can bite you in the ass but the best part of opportunity is it gives you another chance to try again and leave the mistakes out next time.
Our goal for 2015 is to have some fun race where and when we want and bring the fans of dirt track racing along to experience just a little bit of what it's like to be a player in a mini sprint team through joining us in victory lane when we win to knowing why we didn't when opportunity gives us another chance next time.
Opportunity is the main reason we have enjoyed working with those that have supported us in 2014 and is the reason more will join us in 2015.
Our slogan "HAters makes us famous" sounds a little cocky but really we don't consider us better than any race team in fact we have much to do to catch up.
that slogan is a reminder for us that no matter what circumstance , what's being said out there or who has a problem with us we need to look at each event as a opportunity and take that chance and win or learn from our mistakes.
It may sound extremely conceited to some but it's simply our way to keep focused on doing what's best to keep this team intact and "not to sweat" the small stuff.
The best part of opportunity is that it can be had by everyone.
It's out there through the internet , it's out there through sponsors and it will present itself in some of the most unique places.
remember how you conduct yourself and what you say can bring opportunities to you or take them away.
We're waiting to see what 2015 has in store for us and it all starts February 20th and 21st at Eastbay raceway park for "Winternationals".
Jacksonville , Florida's Gavin thomas returned to the North florida Speedway Saturday night at North florida Speedway his second appearance since taking a little time off and performed a little "double duty" winning the A-Mains in both the Midgets and Mini sprints before the North florida Speedway crowd which considers gavin the track favorite each time he races at his "Home track"..
At the start of the midget a-main it appeared that it may not be his night as he found himself in the loose stuff falling to the rear but gavin worked his way through the field and closed in to come across the flagman's checkers first.
After a quick victory lane celebration gavin hurried to the pits to get ready for the mini sprint A-Main.
Two heats were required to qualify the mini sprints for their A-main and Deltona , Florida's russ Heider #86 won the first heat over Sheldon kinser #2JR..
Heat two saw Gavin Thomas win his heat over Rudy nonnenmacher #69 but after forgetting to go to tech gavin was sent to the rear for the feature event.
A special 6 lap "Dash For cash" saw 12 year old and one of North florida Speedways newest favorites Danny Sams lead the entire event until 2 to go when #00 Tony Sinquefield's helmet dust skirt blew up over his helmet temporarily shutting out the Lights for the Ocala , Florida resident which brought out the caution.
New mom "Kat" Thomas #14K from jacksonville shot from her last starting spot at the start into third by the caution point but on the restart it was Orange Spring, Florida's John kahl #13 running past young Sams as he developed a miss in his engine when the green flew.
Kahl went on to win the "Dash money" and the drivers were set for their A-Main action.
At the drop of the green for the A-Main Tony Sinquefield #00 was on a mission as he set sail and led the first 10 circuits when the caution had come out for "Kat" Thomas blown engine on the back stretch.
Up to this point sinquefield had lead but the real battle was between Russ Heider , Sheldon kinser #2 Jr. and Gavin thomas #7 who had worked his way from the rear of the field.
Kinser was fighting a broken top wing and slowing leaking right rear but had past heider for third and was trying to draft Thomas using his wing for down force but eventually Thomas would shake Kinser loose and set off for "ToJo" Sinquefield #00.
On the restart Thomas would prove to have the strong car on this night and passed Sinquefield with four to go to claim his second A-Main win of the night.
Sinquefield was second with , Kinser third . Heider fourth and John kahl fifth.
ROunding out the sixth spot was Lecanto , Florida's Rudy Nonnenmacher #69 , seventh was Curtis Youmans #27 from Floral City , Florida , #24X Danny Sams from Inglewood , Florida in eighth and "Kat" Thomas finished ninth.
Tony Sinquefield #00 and "Kat" Thomas #14K do battle at NFS 10-18-14
DANNY Sams #24X and Curtis youmans fight for position at NFS 10-18-14
GAVIN THOMAS MIDGET WIN With a few fans
GAVIN THOMAS AND CREW WIN MINI SPRINT A-MAIN AT NFS 10-18-14
GAvin Thomas getting er' done in Wayne Davis #44 Midget
JOHN KAHL #13 WINS "DASH FOR CASH" MONEY
NEW Mom "KAT" THomas from Jacksonville Florida "Shows off " her newest pride and joy Kyleigh before jumping into her #14K mini sprint and "showing off" a little for her.
Track promoters liz and Phil guadagno cater to the kids each week at their lake city , Florida speed plant and last weeks "Dash For cash' made it possible for the kid's to draw starting positions for the mini sprint drivers in the dash and then have a photo session with the drivers.
This Saturday night the mini sprints return along with Street Stocks , Emods , open Wheel modifieds , Pure stocks and Box Stox and it's Halloween night with tricks and treats for the kids and a few treats for the adults I'm sure.
Drivers are reminded to bring candy for the kids and there will also be a costume contest.
THANKS LEE GAMMEL for photos
As the 2014 season gets ready to draw the curtain there are many pleasant surprises coming to the forefront with new drivers and a few older ones starting to be key players in deciding who will win the A-Mains each night.
Russ Heider 's last feature win was in 2010 and then he put his #86 racer away in his garage not to return until this year.
Russ recently purchased a plo-powered engine and he has been setting the mini sprint world on it's ear with a recent win in a wingless show at Marion county Speedway numerous heat wins and now one to be reckoned with in the North florida Speedway track Championship for the mini sprints.
gavin Thomas #7 holds a slim lead in the points with sheldon kinser Jr. in tow but Heider is looking toward getting to the front of the point quest and his recent performances just might put him on his way and a good run this week just might change things up.
We will have a complete points run down for the NFS track standings soon and the point chase runs right down to "Turkey trot" weekend.