Saturday, July 31, 2010


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Friday, July 30, 2010

Deb Cherry Stoops to a new campaign low! I'm voting for Lee Gonzales

As you know, I am a supporter of Lee Gonzales for Genesee County Treasurer.

Lee is a decent guy and I am very upset at how Deb Cherry is unfairly attacking Lee and his famiy. What dirt politics.

I was at a Gonzales campaing Team meeting where the following was testified to with personal knowledge showing where Deb Che...rry has attacked Lee Gonzales at the last minute in the following ways;

1. Deb Cherry has a whisper campaign that Lee Gonzales has not been on the job. The reality is the opposite. Lee has done so much more than Deb Cherry and its a matter of public record. For instance, Lee has worked on many important issues while a State Representative including the Flint-Swedish BIO Gas project, Advanced battery technology law , no texting while driving , and the smoke-free air law. Lee has saved lives.

2, Deb Cherry campaigners have been lying to voters that have a Gonzales sign in their yard by deliberatley misleading these voters as to Lee's positions. This is a scurrilous campaign practice.

3, That on several verifiable instances, the Deb Cherry team has taken down Lee Gonzales yard signs and replacing them with Cherry yard signs without the permission of the property owner.

4. Look in your mail box today and you will find an intentionally misleading Cherry campaign card infering that Lee Gonzales is too closely aligned with the land bank when in fact her campaign kick off was at the land bank. What a hypocrite.

5. In this same piece, Cherry says untruthfully that Gonzales did not vote for "Hire Michgian First," when in fact, he did. How many lies can she put in one flyer? Apparently with Cherry, there is no limit.

Deb Cherry has spent no time talking about her qualifications for this office because they are so limited. Legislative Oversight does not equal hands on experience. Lee Gonzales worked in the treasurers office. Deb Cherry has never had a real job, she is a career politician. She has spent her time attacking Lee Gonzales rather than telling us her plan for the future. She has no plan, but Lee Gonzales does.

It's time for an end to this kind of politics.

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I have historically been in opposition to incumbent recall because I think elections are important and recalls make them less so. On the other hand recalls are an electoral , citizen driven, “check and balance” on elected officials to stay in touch with the needs of the electorate, You and me.

Its tough to get elected and stay elected anywhere, Flint is the gold standard for survival political toughness.

Winning a general election is a significant event in a our community, getting signatures to cause a recall event is less significant. A small well funded organized group can get the signatures needed. A small well funded organized group can win an election. This recall concept if we simply rename it a “Vote of Confidence or non confidence in an administration” has a democratic underpinning possibly we should embrace. Turning in the signatures then is the first step in, caused by citizens, causing a public vote of confidence or no confidence in the Flint Mayor Dayne Walling Administration. How could this be more democratic?

The Administration has a right to challenge the process , after all it could throw out a duly elected mayor. I guess this is the difference. Flints Public Vote of Confidence has a real immediate effect. Flint Mayor Dayne Walling could lose his job if his policies are repudiated by a public vote of “No Confidence”.

The debate after the petitions are certified is not about Davenport and the cabal of activists and contributors that caused citizens to sign these petitions. Its not about the words that David Davenport chose to place on a petition. The debate must be centered on the Flint Mayor Dyane Wallings Administration. The question we must ask is do we have confidence in the Administration of Flint Mayor Dayne Walling? If we lack confidence would firing him by recall be in our interest with the next regular election so close?

Those of us who will choose to be involved in this public debate should discuss the appointment, polices and actions of the Walling Administration. This will be a responsible civic act on our parts.

What will be irresponsible if for citizens to sit back and for this community to miss this important opportunity to hold power accountable, and voice our policy preferences. Flint politics would make a great survival show, election day will be a tribal meeting that may vote out a mayor.

I plan on being involved in this debate! How about you?

Terry Bankert

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

David Davenport turns in signatures

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These are pictures of David Davenport and others filing 14,000 recall signatures asking for an election to decide if Flint Mayor Dayne Walling should be recalled. Davenport also claimed that that the Mayor through his policies is committing genocide. Oh Boy. Davenport had good press by showing he had the petitions si...gned . He lost credibility by the secondary claims. These petitions will be challenged as they should be.



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David Davenport in the recall mode

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These are pictures of David Davenport and others filing 14,000 recall signatures asking for an election to decide if Flint Mayor Dayne Walling should be recalled. Davenport also claimed that that the Mayor through his policies is committing genocide. Oh Boy. Davenport had good press by showing he had the petitions si...gned . He lost credibility by the secondary claims. These petitions will be challenged as they should be.



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David Davenport filing reccall petitions.

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These are pictures of David Davenport and others filing 14,000 recall signatures asking for an election to decide if Flint Mayor Dayne Walling should be recalled. Davenport also claimed that that the Mayor through his policies is committing genocide. Oh Boy. Davenport had good press by showing he had the petitions si...gned . He lost credibility by the secondary claims. These petitions will be challenged as they should be.


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Lee Gonzales is the hardest working candidate in Genesee County. He will work this hard for you when elected. I am voting for Lee Gonzales for Genesee County Treasurer.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

ARE THING SQUIRRLEY IN FLINT MI? You just can't believe your lying eyes.

Remember the elections are around the corner and you are part of the problem if you do not vote. Enough of the band of squirrles running this place I am voting for Lee Gonzales for County Treasurer. The only expierenced candidate.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Congresman Dale Kildee

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And you said what?

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Hawk with something to say.

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Possibly an opinion on the Gulf Oil Spill!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Dixie Motor Speedway Car spins out in a puff of dust

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Flint Divorce attorney gets picture of Dixie Motor Speedway spin out.

How many other drivers dreams are going up in a puff of dust because NASCAR has told the drivers to have at it? Mabey none. Fans want the excitement and the drivers want to deliver. Where is the line?

Assumption of the Risk. When it comes to legal liability for injuries to spectators, courts have been reluctant to hold stadium owners and sports teams responsible for injuries that were a reasonably foreseeable result of the sport itself. This includes foul balls (even bats) flying into the crowd at a baseball game, and hockey pucks that sail over the rink's safety glass and into the stands. And it likely would extend to any injuries suffered by spectators at Talladega on Sunday. [8]

In fact, the track at Talladega is notorious for being one of the more dangerous of the 22 tracks in the NASCAR series, according to the Associated Press: "Horsepower-sapping restrictor plates are used at Daytona and Talladega -- NASCAR's two fastest -- to combat the high speeds. . . As a result, the cars all run the same speed, and the field is typically bunched tightly together. One wrong move by a driver can cause a massive accident."[8]


Exploration of certain state tort immunity statutes is quite interesting and relevant. These

laws protect stadium owners from liability except for gross, willful, wanton or reckless acts
(as opposed to ordinary negligence).[5]

In 2001, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, died in a crash at Daytona International Speedway.52 In 2006, Rookie Indy Car driver Paul Dana died after a two-car crash at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the same track where John Nemechek died

1997.5352 Frank Pellegrini, Dale Earnhardt-Why We Chose Him, TIME.COM, Feb. 23, 2001,,8599,100437,00.html.

53, IRL Rookie Dana Dies From Injuries Sustained in Crash, Mar. 27, 2006,; see John Donovan, Hitting Too Close to Home, CNNSI.COM, May 13, 2000,

Edwards managed to survive the Talladega crash. His car flipped at over 15 feet into the crowd’s protective fence, and neither he, nor anyone in the crowd, sustained any serious injuries. The track’s medical director, Dr. Bobby Lewis, calls the crowd’s injuries minor saying that they were “mostly bumps, bruises, contusions and possible fractures.”

The collision involved Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. The incident fired up with the finish line in sight with Edward’s in the lead when he and Keselowski sped past Ryan Newman and Earnhardt. When Edwards attempted to block Keselowski’s move ahead, the move sent his car flipping over Newman’s hood and into the protective fence. Keselowski managed to pull through Edward’s crash and sped on to win the race.

When Edward’s car’s stopped flipping, he jumped out his window and ran across the finish line. [1]

[1] 04/27/2009



Child support, child custody, alimony, grandparent, divorce questions? Consider contacting Flint Divorce attorney Terry Bankert 810-235-1970,

DMS STOCK CAR RACING 07/23/2010*********

Over the last several years, the 33-year-old has worked his way up through the racing ranks and he is currently in first place in the bombers at Dixie Motor Speedway in Birch Run. "We're having a great year at Dixie," Cam Hiltz said.

NASCAR responded this year with several changes. It encouraged drivers to stay aggressive with a "boys, have at it" policy, introduced double-file restarts that packed the leaders up front on restarts and removed lapped cars, extended overtime finishes, standardized most start times and swapped the cars' rear wings with more traditional spoilers.
In a NASCARseason littered with crumpled cars, temper tantrums and aggressiveness sometimes bordering on recklessness, Sprint Cup points leader Kevin Harvick said he begins each race making one broad assumption.*…it is legislated mayhem. NASCAR instituted rules changes designed to inject more excitement into the sport, especially late in the races, and then before this season gave the drivers virtual free rein to have at it…..

Listening to the fans

Prompted by lagging attendance and TV ratings, NASCAR in the past year has responded to fan complaints by altering the way it restarts and finishes races. Both have supplied much-needed drama but at the same time have contributed to the carnage.

In June 2009, double-file restarts were instituted. Instead of the lead-lap cars lining up nose-to-tail in the outside lane with lapped cars to the inside, the leaders are lined up side by side at the front. Predictably, especially late in a race, the restarts become a free-for-all.

“The line between intentional and unintentional when it comes to wrecking others is actually wider than what you might think. “

Juan Pablo Montoya was pretty sure he was innocent at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year.
A victory in Sunday's Brickyard 400 would make him the first to win in an Indy car and a stock car at Indy.


Friday, July 23rd
Eastern Michigan Food Bank
Night / College
Grocery Kart Races

HUGE 6 in 1 Show
Pro Late Models, Modifieds,
Pro Stocks, Street Stocks,
Bombers, and Figure 8s

Pit Gates Open: 2:00p.m.
Practice Begins: 3:00p.m.
Grandstands Open: 5:00p.m.
Qualifying: 5:15p.m.
Racing Starts: 7:30p.m.

Adults (18-59): $12.00
Seniors (60 and Over): $10.00
Teens (13-17): $8.00
Children (6-12): $5.00
Kids (5 and Under): FREE
Pit Passes: $25.00


July 24 Coca-Cola Night-

July 31- Spaulding Insurance Night-Skirt Night

August 1- Maximum Destruction "Sunday" presented by Suski Chevrolet Buick of Birch Run

August 7-Greg Yost Topless mod tribute race

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Side Agreements

Flint Divorce Attorney comments on Washtenaw Divorce Court Issues:

Divorce; Motion for relief from provisions of the parties' property settlement agreement; Holmes v. Holmes; Contract interpretation; Klapp v. United Ins. Group Agency, Inc.; Dobbelaere v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co.; Frankenmuth Mut. Ins. Co. v. Masters; Hagen v. Hagen; Effect of a party's choice of labels for the action; Johnston v. City of Livonia;

Whether the Washtenaw Divorce court should have evaluated the property's current market value before ordering the transfer of the plaintiff-husband's interest; "Estimate" defined;

Whether the Washtenaw Divorce court's judgment amounted to an improper modification of or substitution to the settlement agreement; Request to appoint a receiver; Reed v. Reed; MCL 600.2926; Petitpren v. Taylor Sch. Dist.;

Attorney's fees; Unthank v. Wolfe

Court: Michigan Court of Appeals (Unpublished 07/06/10)
Case Name: Cook v. Cook
e-Journal Number: 46266
Washtenaw Circuit Court Lc No 05-001920
Judge(s): Per Curiam - Murray, Saad, and M.J. Kelly

The Washtenaw Divorce Courtcourt correctly applied the plain language of the parties' settlement agreement by awarding in partial satisfaction of the plaintiff-husband's obligation the parcel of real property provided as security in the agreement for the payment of $1,750,000 to the defendant-wife. However, the court agreed with defendant the Washtenaw Divorce Courtcourt erred in not making any valuation of the property's current market value.


“A divorce judgment entered upon the settlement of the parties . . . represents a
contract, which, if unambiguous, is to be interpreted as a question of law.” Holmes v Holmes,
281 Mich App 575, 587; 760 NW2d 300 (2008) (quotation marks and citation omitted)

Pursuant to the settlement agreement, which was incorporated into the parties' consent judgment of divorce, plaintiff had to pay defendant $1,750,000 in 10 equal installments of $175,000 with the first payment due a year from the date of entry of the divorce judgment.
As security, the agreement required him to maintain a life insurance policy of not less than $1,750,000 designating defendant as the beneficiary until the agreement was satisfied. Also, his interest in a 40-acre parcel of property (with an estimated value of $1,500,000) served as additional security for the debt.
Plaintiff filed a motion entitled "relief from impossible property settlement provisions of judgment," asserting it was impossible for him to meet the payment schedule in the settlement agreement because his net worth had gone from $30,000,000 on the date of the divorce judgment to a "negative number." He requested the Washtenaw Divorce Court adjust his payment schedule to $5,000 a month with interest as provided in the agreement and reevaluate his ability to pay in 12 months.

The Washtenaw Divorce Court concluded since execution on the life insurance policy was not an option, plaintiff's inability to pay triggered defendant's security interest in the parcel of real property, rendering plaintiff's outstanding obligation to defendant $29,000 plus interest.
On appeal, defendant argued, inter alia, the Washtenaw Divorce court erred in partially granting plaintiff's motion and transferring the parcel to her in lieu of the cash payments required in the agreement. The court disagreed, concluding the agreement clearly contemplated the scenario of plaintiff being unable to meet his payment obligations where it provided 2 forms of security for the $1,750,000 obligation. As the Washtenaw Divorce court observed, the life insurance policy proceeds were unavailable, so the only remaining security was the real property. The Washtenaw Divorce court, after finding plaintiff was unable to make cash payments, applied the unambiguous language of the agreement's security provision. However, the court vacated in part the Washtenaw Divorce court's order and remanded the case for a determination of the actual value of the parcel at the time it was transferred to defendant. Once its value is determined, this actual value should be deducted from the amount plaintiff owed defendant under the divorce judgment.


The fundamental goal regarding the construction or interpretation of a contract, including
a settlement agreement, is to honor the parties’ intent by reading the document as a whole and
applying the plain language used in the contract. Dobbelaere v Auto-Owners Ins Co, 275 Mich
App 527, 529; 740 NW2d 503 (2007); Mikonczyk v Detroit Newspapers, Inc, 238 Mich App 347,
349-350; 605 NW2d 360 (1999).

Where the contractual language is clear and unambiguous,
courts must interpret and enforce the contract as written. Frankenmuth Mut Ins Co v Masters,
460 Mich 105, 111; 595 NW2d 832 (1999). In such instances, despite a court’s equitable
authority to modify a judgment of divorce to reach an equitable result, Hagen v Hagen, 202 Mich
App 254, 258; 508 NW2d 196 (1993), a court may not modify an unambiguous settlement
agreement incorporated into a judgment of divorce to “rebalance the contractual equities” or
because it considers another interpretation more reasonable unless the agreement resulted from
fraud, duress, or mutual mistake, Holmes, 281 Mich App at 594-595.

Affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Should attorneys advertise?

I read Jeff Lipshaws comments from the 07/12/10 post " (DMS) His points well made. What do you think?

Jeffrey M Lipshaw is Associate Professor of law, Suffolk Law School. Please read the article.


First a look at the ethics rules of which DMS complies.

MRPC 7.2 Advertising
Oct 1, 1991 To assist the public in obtaining legal services, lawyers should be allowed to make known their services not only through reputation but also through organized information campaigns in the form of advertising. Advertising involves an active quest for clients, contrary to the tradition that a lawyer should not seek clientele. Nevertheless, advertising by lawyers entails the risk of practices that are misleading or overreaching. PAYING OTHERS TO RECOMMEND A LAWYER A lawyer is allowed to pay for advertising permitted by these rules and for the purchase of a law practice in accordance with the provisions of Rule 1.17, but otherwise is not permitted to pay another person for channeling professional work. This restriction does not prevent an organization or person other than the lawyer from advertising or recommending the lawyer’s services. Likewise, a lawyer may participate in not-for-profit lawyer referral programs and pay the usual fees charged by such programs.

DMS is not a private referral agency. It is simply a neutral advertising vehicle similar to Findlaw. For instance a Google search of Flint Divorce attorney and following the Findlaw link brings you to,

On DMS except for my links other attorney presence will be limited to an ad much like a Findlaw ad. See above.

In the upper right of each county page I have placed my name, phone and link to web page as an example. It is neutral advertising of contact information. Other than the ad I will have no affiliation with those attorneys.

On each counties page is the contact information for the county court house and the Friend of the Court. At the bottom is advertising of my State Wide Domestic Mediation.

My position is that complies with our ethics rules.

The real issue is dose this advertising demean the profession. Here there is a split of opinion. I'll not argue my position here. Simply stated I believe DMS complies and is a public service breaking down barriers to access.

Most importantly you raised the ethical issue. I believe DMS is ethical and will continue this discussion should I be asked.

Terry R. Bankert

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Auto City Speedway, Stock Car Racing,

Flint Divorce Attorney Terry Bankert is the Genesee County franchisee.(DMS).

They are one of the sponsors of AUTO CITY SPEEDWAY and several Auto City Speedway Stock Car competitors Gerald Persails Car #80 and Mike Wine Car #24.

Auto City Speedway has shown us the family nature of Michigan Short track Stock car racing and the intense competitive nature of this great American tradition.

Flint divorce attorney Terry Bankert is the author of, Stock Car Racing. SEE

This blog is intended to share this experience. As divorce practitioners of course our benefit is to promote our service. We do not cause divorce, we just help when it happens to you. If you need help ,divorce, child support, child custody, contact Flint Family Law lawyer Terry Bankert at Http://

First in this post you will find background material on Short track Racing.

Stock car racing is a form of automobile racing found mainly in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Great Britain and Brazil. Traditionally, races are run on oval tracks measuring approximately ¼ mile to 2.66 miles (about 400 meters to 4.2 kilometres) in length. NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) is the world's largest governing body for stock car racing, and its Sprint Cup Series (named for its sponsor, Sprint Nextel Corporation) is the de facto premier series of stock car racing.

Top level races are 200 to 600 miles (320–1000 km) in length. Average speeds in the top classes are usually within 70–80% of comparable levels of open wheel racing at the same tracks. Some stock cars may reach speeds in excess of 200 mph (320 km/h) at tracks such as Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. For safety, devices such as restrictor plates may be used at Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway that limit top speeds to approximately 192 mph (309 km/h).

Stock cars

A stock car, in the original sense of the term, described an automobile that has not been modified from its original factory configuration. Later the term stock car came to mean any production-based automobile used in racing. This term is used to differentiate such a car from a race car, a special, custom-built car designed only for racing purposes.

Today most stock cars may superficially resemble standard American family sedans, but are in fact purpose-built racing machines built to a strict set of regulations governing the car design ensuring that the chassis, suspension, engine, etc. are architecturally identical on all vehicles. Ironically, these regulations ensure that stock cars are in many ways technologically less sophisticated than standard cars on the road. For example, NASCAR (the largest stock car organization in the U.S.) requires carbureted engines in all of its racing series, while fuel injection is now universal in standard passenger cars.

The closest European equivalent to stock car racing is probably touring car racing, though these are raced exclusively on road courses rather than ovals.


There are several classes of stock car racing, each with slightly different rules, but the key intention of cars that look like production cars, but with near-identical specifications underneath, remains true.

Street Stock

'True' stock car racing, which consists of only street vehicles that can be bought by general public, is sometimes now called Street Stock, Pure Stock, Showroom Stock, or U-Car racing. In 1972, SCCA started its first showroom stock racing series, with a price ceiling on the cars of $3,000. Some modern showroom stock racing allows safety modifications done on showroom stock cars.

Super Stock

Super Stock classes are similar to street stock, but allow for more modifications to the engine. Power output is usually in the range of 500–550 horsepower (373–410 kilowatts). Tire width is usually limited to 8 in (200 mm).[1]

Late Model

Late Models are usually the highest class of stock cars in local racing.[1] There may be subcategories of Late Models such as Super Late Models and Limited Late Models. A Late Model may be a custom built machine, or a heavily modified street car. The national touring series, the NASCAR Late Model Sportsman Division, originated from local late model races in the East Coast of the United States This division became the Busch Series and then the Nationwide Series.[2]

Stock car series

The most prominent championship in stock car racing is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, named after its sponsor Sprint Nextel. It is the most popular racing series in the United States, drawing over 6 million spectators in 1997, an average live audience of over 190,000 people for each race.
The most famous event in the series is the Daytona 500[5], an annual 500-mile race at Daytona Beach, Florida. The series' second-biggest event is arguably The Brickyard 400, an annual 400-mile race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the legendary home of the Indianapolis 500, an open-wheeled race. NASCAR also operates the Nationwide Series, a stock car junior league, and the Camping World Truck Series, a junior league where pickup trucks are raced. Together the two car-based series (Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series) drew 8 million spectators in 1997, compared to 4 million for both American open-wheel series (CART and IRL), which merged in 2008 under the IRL banner. In 2002, 17 of the 20 US top sporting events in terms of attendance were stock car races. Only football drew more television viewers that year.

Besides NASCAR, there are a number of other national or regional stock-car sanctioning bodies in the United States. There are a few organizations that cater to these local short tracks. The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA), American Speed Association (ASA), Champion Racing Association (CRA), International Motor Contest Association (IMCA), United Auto Racing Association UARA and, United Speed Alliance Racing (USAR) all sanction their own forms of stock-car racing, on varying types of track, and with various levels of media coverage. The International Race of Champions (IROC) series used stock cars, but is usually perceived as being outside of the usual stock car racing scene because of its 'All-Star' design. [1]

In North American auto racing, particularly with regard to NASCAR, a short track is a racetrack of less than one mile (1.6 km) in length. Short track racing, often associated with fairgrounds and similar venues, is where stock car racing first got off of the back roads and into organized and regulated competition. Many traditional fans and purists still see short track racing as the "real" NASCAR, because the lower speeds make "paint swapping," where the bodies of the cars actually rub against one another, practical without a very high likelihood of serious accidents. In fact, NASCAR sanctions such "club" racing, offering the Whelen All-American Series as a national championship for the drivers, and an invitational race for club racers, the Toyota All-Star Showdown, a 150-lap race featuring the common Super Late Models with NASCAR-established rules. In 2007, NASCAR is increasing marketing of the short tracks with the "NASCAR Home Tracks" campaign, with Greg Biffle, Elliott Sadler, and Carl Edwards featured in advertising to market short track racing. In some cases a Sprint Cup star or two will race in a weekly short-track event held usually on a short track near that week's race, or in a midweek special, such as the Slinger Nationals at Wisconsin's Slinger Super Speedway, a quarter-mile track (but is not NASCAR-sanctioned).

Ken Schrader, Tony Stewart, Dave Blaney, Scott Wimmer, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. all own short tracks, most of them being dirt. Stewart owns the Eldora Speedway, which features Sprint Cup stars and other nationally recognised drivers in the "Prelude to the Dream" dirt late model race. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is a partner in the Paducah (Kentucky) International Speedway.

In recent years, there has been a gradual push away from short track venues for Sprint Cup (the highest level of NASCAR) in favor of longer tracks. This is due to larger venues having accommodations for more fans (although the short track in Bristol, Tennessee, Bristol Motor Speedway, now has over 160,000 seats) and higher speeds.[2]

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vote for the candidate that the long term politicans do not support! How can you go wrong!

When the political leadership endorses in a primary against two long term term limited candidates who do you support ?

In todays environment why should we vote for the politicals endorsed by long term politicians Like those suppporting Deb Cherry, to include the following;
UAW Region 1-C
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 332
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 948
UAW Local 659
UAW Local 598
UAW Local 651
UAW Local 599
CWA Local 4103
County Commissioner Jamie Curtis
County Commissioner Patrick Gleason
County Commissioner Pat Lockwood
County Commissioner Omar Sims
County Commissioner John Northrup
County Commissioner Archie Bailey
County Commissioner Brenda Clack
County Commissioner Ted Henry
Former County Commissioner Fred Shaltz
University of Michigan Regent Olivia P. Maynard
Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright
Register of Deeds Rose Bogardus
Former Genesee County Prosecutor Arthur Busch
Mott Community College Board of Trustees Chair Lenore Croudy
Mott Community College Trustee Sally Shaheen Joseph
Former State Representative Nate Jonker
Burton City Councilwoman Ellen Ellenburg
Burton City Councilman Vaughn Smith
Burton City Councilman Danny Wells
Davison Township Supervisor Kurt Soper
Flint Township Supervisor Karyn Miller
Flint Township Trustee George Menoutes
City of Flint Council President Delrico Loyd
City of Flint Councilman Scott Kincaid
City of Flint Councilwoman Jackie Foster Poplar
City of Flint Councilman Bryant Nolden
City of Flint Councilman Dale Weighill
City of Flint Councilman Joshua Freeman
City of Grand Blanc Councilwoman Susan Soderstrom
Mt. Morris Twp. Supervisor Larry Green
Mt. Morris Twp. Trustee Jean Armstrong
Mt. Morris Twp. Trustee Jolena Sanders
Mt. Morris Twp. Clerk Brenda Ashley
Dennis O’Keefe 1st Vice President – retired. J. P. Morgan Chase
Rudy Armstrong
Shirley Gage
Dan Harrell
Randy Hennessey
Olof Karlstrom
John Matonich
Patrick McCarty
Laurie Moncrief
Valaria Conerly Moon
Lucy Morrissey
Joe Serra
Kendall Williams
Bruce Trevithick
Katherine Blake.

Or should you the voter follow you head your heart and the grass roots regular community people supporting Lee Gonzales the most expierenced candidate who entered this race knowing he was fighting the political establishment. Here is what Lee said.

Six years ago Lee Gonzales, having never run for political office, decided to take on Flint’s political establishment. Highlighting his skills, experience and innovative methods of dealing with real life problems he overcame his “underdog” status and was elected to represent the citizens of the 49th House of Representatives’ district.
Now, after three terms in the Legislature, Lee wants to return to the office where he once served in an instrumental role, determined to focus on one of the Flint area’s most critical issues: The restoration of property values in Genesee County!

Lee is, by far, the most prepared candidate to take on the serious issues facing the Genesee County Treasurer’s office in the 21st Century. In declaring his candidacy for Treasurer he stressed his experience as Assistant Treasurer to Dan Kildee from 1997 to 2004 when he was influential in setting up a process to deal with government foreclosures that evolved into the Genesee County Land Bank in (2001).

“In those days, no one could foresee the Land Bank owning more than 5,000 properties,” Gonzales noted. “With today’s need to restore all property values, it’s imperative that we, not only, stem the growth of foreclosed properties but dramatically shrink the number under the Land Bank’s control,” he continued.

Recognizing the impact of these foreclosed properties on the value of homes and businesses throughout the community, Gonzales is uniquely prepared to work with owners to prevent additional foreclosures, while working with the real estate community to put current County held properties in private hands.

However, like six years ago, the “political establishment” is supporting another candidate. All we ask is that you review the Gonzales plans on this site, and compare them to the other candidates. With that, we’re confident you’ll agree that returning Lee to the Treasurer’s office is in Genesee County’s best interest.

Lee Gonzales Committee

I support Lee Gonzales for all the right reasons. Your voice needs to be heard not just the above elites.

We need a change in American politics. You cannot go wrong if you vote for candidates the political elites oppose.

Its a time for a change.

I hear rumors the Genesee County Democratic Party will make primary endorsements tonight. What a mistake.

Terry Bankert

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Mike Wine wins at Dixie Motor Speedway 07/02/2010

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