It’s bout time I wrote something…
First, Welcome to the 2017 Race Season. It looks to be exciting on several fronts.
 
Life is always changing, some good, some… not so good. I am no different than most of you out there. There are BIG changes for me in 2017. On May 30th I retire from Rogers Communications after 38 years and 3 weeks of being a Cable Guy (My Choice). That doesn’t mean that I am not going to work anymore, it means that I will work when and where I want. There is some really cool cable/fiber optic technologies out there that I wish to pursue in the United States. That is of course if I can get the Official Trump Seal of Approval (I can make a pretty mean wall to throw me over, if that’s what it takes.)
 
This does affect my track photography commitments. I will not be committing to any single track for 2017. I have committed to the Outlaw Midget series, as a favour to my good friends the Bradley Family. Derek Smith (Racepulse.com) is also a very good friend and I will help out Derek to cover several Flamboro Speedway dates, that he cannot make. I am also making a personal commitment to a Lifelong Friend who is battling Cancer and to help him “FCUK CANCER” (Did I say this right, Mike Langley?) I will be spending a few weeks in June with Brian, fishing and dragging his ass around the North Shores of Lake Superior with my ATV. I have not visited Brian in the summer for a decade or more because of my race track commitments, he needs this, more than the tracks do.
 
I plan on seeing some NASCAR races that I have always wanted to see but have never really had the proper time to do so. Phoenix, Texas, Vegas are but a handful.
 
I am a Summer/Heat person, I LOATH Winter, Snow and Ice and plan on being one of those Snowbirds. North Carolina is the planned base of operations. Why, You ask??? It is close to home if I need to get back for whatever reason. It is in the Heart of NASCAR country to visit race shops, and local grassroots tracks, both Dirt and Asphalt. If it starts to get cooler and threatens snow, it’s only about a day drive to Florida. So probably the ideal location.
 
Nothing is etched in stone.
 
CableGuy Photos wish each and every Racer a Great and Successful 2017 and hope to see many of you as possible during the year.
 
Please take the time to visit and support a Local race track near you. Buy a t-shirt, or souvenir. Buy a photo from a local photographer (Believe me, we don’t get rich from this) or even just a Pop & Hot Dog. When we all do this the sport will continue to survive and you will have that track to go to for years to come.
 
This post has been long enough, Thanks for taking the time to read this, if you got this far.
 
MK
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Thanks to all the Fans, Drivers and Crews for a Great Season.

Thanks and Great Admiration to the Clean-Up and Safety Crews who work tirelessly each and every week.

Thanks to Wendy, for keeping me in shape, Round is a Shape, Your Food each week is a Godsend.

Thanks to Derek Smith of Racepulse.com ~ Your photos are among the best in the industry and I can only try to Shoot in your Shadow.

Finally, Thank You to the Casales and Flamboro Speedway for letting me play in your sandbox.

Have a Safe and relaxing Off-Season.

Click the link for all the photos from October 29, 2016.
http://www.cableguyphotos.com/?page_id=53329

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Click on a Date to be taken to the Photo Gallery for that Day

April 30, 2016

May 7, 2016     May 14, 2016     May21, 2016     May 22, 2016     May 28, 2016

June 4, 2016     June 11, 2016     June 18, 2016

July 2, 2016     July 2, 2016 – Demo Derby     July 9, 2016     July 16, 2016     July 16, 2016 Demo Derby     July 30, 2016

August 6, 2016     August 20, 2016     August 22, 2016    August 27, 2016

September 3, 2016     September 24, 2016

October 15, 2016     October 22, 2016     October 22, 2016 – DemoDerby     October 29, 2016

 

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It was a Quiet night at Flamboro Speedway, August 20, 2016. The show started on time with no issues or weather threats.

It was First Responder’s Night and fortunately we did not need their services for any Major Issues

Congratulations to all the evenings Feature Winners.

Click the Flamboro Speedway Safety Truck to See the Nights Action.

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Everyone is anxiously waiting for The BIG SHOW on Monday August 22, 2016.

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Be sure to be there !!!

 

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Just a hint of Weather was all Mother Nature could muster at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday Night, the OSCAAR show was completed.

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There was a Pot O’ Gold at the end of the night for a few Lucky Drivers, a few of the Unlucky, hitched a ride with the Good Folks at Ray’s Towing.

Congratulations to ALL the winners.

Check out all the action and click the Thumbnail below.

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With Apologies to Jeff Foxworthy and His “You Might Be A Redneck…”

If your Tire Does A Half Lap More Than You Do… You Might Be At Flamboro Speedway…FSW_070216 (783)

If your Car can be spotted from Hamilton… You Might Be At Flamboro Speedway…

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If Your King of the Hill has this in it… You Might Be At Flamboro Speedway…

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If You Use one of these to Plant Corn… You might be at Flamboro Speedway…

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Finally, If You Had Fun… You Definitely were at Flamboro Speedway !!!

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To See All the Action from Saturday Night Click The Souvenir Stand Below

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To See The Demolition Derby Click The Derby Thumbnail

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Saturday July 2nd Flamboro Crowns a new KING or QUEEN of the Hill

SATURDAY JULY 2ND, FLAMBORO SPEEDWAY PRESENTS THE THUNDER CARS, MINI STOCKS, PURE STOCKS, PRO FOUR MODIFIEDS AND THE ONTARIO MODIFIEDS.

DURING INTERMISSION WE ARE HAVING A KING OR QUEEN OF THE HILL RACE.

BRAGGING RIGHTS, A TROPHY AND $100.00 GOES TO THE WINNER.

RACING STARTS AT 7 P.M.

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Wanna take in some Outlaw Midget Racing this weekend?

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NO !!! Not That kind of Outlaw Midget !!!!  That’s The Terror of Tiny Town. Sheesh, How Politically Incorrect !!!

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That’s more Like it.

The Outlaw Midgets of Ontario are Racing at Holland Speedway in Holland, NY (Just Outside of Buffalo) on June 25th.

They are having Canadian Dollar at Par for Admission tickets.

For More Information Click on The Holland Speedway Logo or

The Outlaw Midgets Logo.

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I was Driving through Hillsburgh today and it brought back Sweet Memories of My Dad taking me to Hockey Practice at the Old Hillsburgh Frozen Water Factory (AKA The Arena) at Stupid O’clock in the Morning. He never openly complained to me about it and NEVER said No. While my Professional Hockey career never panned out into the Stanley Cup Game Winning Goal Scorer I figured I would be back then (A sad lack of talent was partly to blame), Dad always enjoyed going to games and practice.

He passed away in 1996, but never a day goes by that I don’t think of him.

He Was The Best !!!

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