Talk-Sports.net
Sports by Randy Charles Morin.
Subscribe via email

Copyright 2005-10 Randy Charles Morin
Talk-Sports.net Home Blog Home
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:08:39 GMT
Leaving Michigan Speedway

Summer Vacation, Day 30, August 16th 2010.

It's the day after the Michigan race. Here I am. All alone in the middle of the racetrack. I need a shower and shave.

040

Almost everybody is gone. Our motorhome stands alone.

030

Before we vacate.

031

After we vacate.

035

We were site 1 A 25.

036

What's left in the morning.

033

Garbage and port-a-potties.

034

044

Once last pic before we exit.

045

Vid of us crossing the track.

Thank you Goodyear. Good show.

051

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:00:55 GMT
Raceday at Michigan Speedway

Summer Vacation, Day 29, August 15th 2010.

It's Sprint Cup raceday at Michigan International Speedway. Vide of national anthem and flyover.

Giggidy giggidy giggidy, let's go racing boys.

Kevin Harvick wins the race.

Awesome Hot Wheels car in the infield.

168

Quite of few of us Ontarioens were there eh!

169

The infield has a few stores in the middle. Merchandise.

170

A fully stocked convenience store. I had a coffee every morning from here. They had everything you could need, except flying lanterns.

171

There was even a Coney Island in the infield. Oddly, they closed really early in the evening. The infield party goes on past midnight. They miss out on at least 6 hours per day of prime business.

172

Our setup.

012

We stayed on site 1 A 25. That's second row. First row is AA. A was 1st row only a year prior.

013

The stands clear out pretty quickly after the race.

017

A lot of the RVs leave the same night, but most will stay till morning.

018

One last campfire at the racetrack.

025

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 13:55:42 GMT
Keselowski Stalls his Burnout

Brad Keselowski stalls twice while attempting a burnout after his Michigan Nationwide win in August. I spliced 4 videos together to make this full compilation. He lost low gear earlier in the race, which explain the stalled burnouts. They race around Michigan in 4th gear. You only need low gear at Michigan when exiting the pits and doing the burnout :)

Tue, 28 Sep 2010 00:58:04 GMT
National Anthem and Flyover at Michigan Speedway

The American National Anthem and flyover at the Nationwide race in Michigan (August).

They also did the Canadian National Anthem.

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 23:03:37 GMT
Nationwide Raceday at Michigan International Speedway

Summer Vacation, Day 28, August 14th 2010.

Finally, it's raceday. The Nationwide race. The Sprint Cup race is not till Sunday (the next day). Keselowski dominated and won the Nationwide race that day. My son was quite happy. It's one of his favorite drivers.

Our RV site.

146

The carts that people bring to the NASCAR races are simply crazy. Check out these two.

107

A bicycle bar.

108

What's an outdoor sporting event with the Goodyear blimp.

144

123

Important! When camping at the racetrack, you don't have plumbing. Keep an eye out for these guys and the water truck. I catch them once or twice depending on how many days it is. So I can shower everyday.

127

After the race, there was a free outdoor convert. They had beer, but not food. Kids were hungry.

148

149

Nighttime. Time for a campfire.

159

166

167

My neighbor accidentally set his lantern on fire. Security put the fire out within 30 seconds. Really, 30 seconds. They go around in carts all night. He stopped the cart, grabbed the fire extinguisher and it was over.

160

The orange dots are flying lanterns.  There was sometimes a couple dozen of them in the sky at once.

165

If you don't know what a flying lantern is, then watch this vid. This was the 2nd one I lit. Was a little nervous and almost blew it.

Some pics of cars on the racetrack.

109

110

111

114

115

117

120

122

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 17:20:49 GMT
Practice at Michigan International Speedway

Summer Vacation, Day 27, August 13th 2010.

Good morning NASCAR racers, from the top of my RV overlooking the track. Friday is practice and poll day.

018

Video from practice.

Even from the ground (2nd row), we could see the race.

042

Awesome National Guard tailgating setup at the entrance to turn 1.

049

From the infield, you can take the tunnel to the outside where the fan zone is located.

050

Reverse view of the grandstand.

059

Me as Smoke.

065

Me as Jr.

069

Me as Ryan Newman. This guy is wide.

071

Me as the 4-time loser.

075

Me as Mark Martin.

 079

Chevy's championships.

080

Dale's helmet.

081

Chad and Jimmie stopped by for a pic. Loser.

082

The infield has several humongo screens so you can enjoy more of the action.

084

Grandstands are pretty full for a poll day.

086

Enjoying a beer.

091

The RV rooftops at night.

100

And what would a NASCAR race be without Heluva Good! dip. The store in the infield is 24 hours and well stocked.

106

Biffle drives by turn 1 in practice.

015

Bill Elliot.

043

David Gilliland.

048

Denny drives by.

083

Martin Truex.

085

Eat something Joey.

087

Kyle's Interstate #17 car.

053

Elliot Sadler's Air Force #19 car.

057

David Reutimann's #00 Tums car.

060

Jimmie Johnson's #48 Lowe's car.

061

Jr's #88 National Guard car.

066

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:00:05 GMT
Arriving at Michigan International Speedway

Summer Vacation, Day 26, August 12th 2010.

After a 10 day break from our summer RVing, we jumped into the motorhome and headed to the Michigan International Speedway. We passed thru Saline, MI and did some shopping at the local Walmart. We had a last meal before our 4 day camp inside the racetrack at a Wings Pizza n Things. The restaurant-bar was very cool, beer was cheep, but the service was slow even with more staff on hand than customers.

004

The lineup getting in was crazy, but considering how many RVs there was, it was amazing that we were parked within one hour or lining up.

001

Video of us crossing the racetrack into the infield.

The high banked turns at Michigan. We were camped inside turn 1.

008

Michigan, unlike any other racetrack we've been to, is all about the tailgating camping experience.

010

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 21:51:05 GMT
Who is Channing Sleete?
 

@channingsleete saaaangria...ooooh yeaaaaa on TwitpicChanning is a girl from Michigan who is accused of creating the Jillian Domani facebook profile and using the profile to have phone sex and sext with dozens of guys. She also distributed NSFW photos of these guys to her online girlfriends like Mellisa Johnson.

She created the Jillian Domani profile from photos of another girl, whose identity I'll leave out at her request. She created a bf for Jillian named Ryan from pics of this other girls bf. She also create numerous other identities using photos of other people.

She claimed  to live in Chicago and to be dating Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. She would photoshop pictures of Jillian with Toews and Kane to solidify her story. She friended profiles for Toews, Kane and many other famous athletes on facebook, but most were fake and she may have created some herself. She also claimed to date Jesse Lacey from the band Brand New, Jeff Baker of the Cubs and Rick Porcello of the Tigers.

A few years back, Channing had a major crush on a boy from a band. This boy rejected her, but her crush didn't stop there. She created an online profile of a girl that she thought this boy might like; the Jillian profile. She connected online with him and they began an online-virtual relationship. Unfortunately, it didn't stop there, she continued using the profile to befriend other girls and to have phone sex and sext with boys. It snowballed into what became the Jillian profile.

Jillian's fake bf's fb
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000416637139

Channing's FB
http://www.facebook.com/channingsleete

Parody Channing FB with lots of pics
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001626690566

Channing's MySpace.
http://www.myspace.com/949735

Channing's MySpace profile pic.
http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/10/l_e4d188ee68c55d0eeb6e11a557873fa6.jpg

Google cache of Channing's Twitter.
http://bit.ly/ahDQ0v

Another pic of Channing.
http://twitpic.com/1daxwa

Pic of Channing and her sister Shelby.
http://plixi.com/p/27862891

A lot of thee information I acquired from Mellissa Sue Johnson's formspring.
http://www.formspring.me/melissasjohnson

Other information was acquired from the dozens of girls and guys that contacted in the weeks after Jillian was exposed on Talk-Sports.com.
http://www.talk-sports.net/game/?guid=20100809035642

More to come.

Fri, 28 Aug 2009 02:58:30 GMT
Video of Carfax 400

Video from the Carfax 400 at Michigan. We were sitting in the General Admission grandstand.

Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:05:09 GMT
O'Canada at Carfax 400, Michigan

They played the Canadian national anthem at the Carfax 400, Michigan International Speedway. I wasn't expecting it, so I didn't tape from the beginning.

Mon, 24 Aug 2009 22:52:35 GMT
Carfax 400 at Michigan

August 16th, we went to the Carfax 400 at the Michigan International Speedway.

085

This was another excellent race. Jimmy Johnson ran out of gas after completely dominating the race. That's the 2nd time that's happened to him at Michigan in 2 races this year. I can understand that he didn't need the points, so it was 1st or last. On the other hand, I don't understand what Mark Martin was thinking. He desperately needed the points to stay in the chase and ran out of gas as well.

101

The winner was Brian Vickers. That's the first time Red Bull has won a NASCAR event. I got to pick dinner, cause I predicted Vickers would win. I just had a feeling.

067

Thu, 25 Jun 2009 20:57:39 GMT
Update Midwest League Rosters

I just updated all the Midwest League player rosters.

Beloit Snappers
Burlington Bees
Cedar Rapids Kernels
Clinton LumberKings
Dayton Dragons
Fort Wayne TinCaps
Great Lakes Loons
Kane County Cougars
Lansing Lugnuts
Peoria Chiefs
Quad Cities River Bandits
South Bend Silver Hawks
West Michigan Whitecaps
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Mon, 27 Oct 2008 02:48:12 GMT
NCAA Football

Today we added forums for all the NCAA football bowl division players.  Check 'em out!

Boston College
Clemson
Florida State
Maryland
North Carolina State
Wake Forest
Duke
Georgia Tech
Miami (Fla.)
North Carolina
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Colorado
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Missouri
Nebraska
Baylor
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State
Texas
Texas A&M
Texas Tech
Cincinnati
Connecticut
Louisville
Pittsburgh
Rutgers
South Florida
Syracuse
West Virginia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan State
Michigan
Minnesota
Northwestern
Ohio State
Penn State
Purdue
Wisconsin
East Carolina
Memphis
Marshall
UAB
UCF
Southern Mississippi
Houston
Rice
Southern Methodist
Tulane
Tulsa
Texas-El Paso
Army
Navy
Notre Dame
Western Kentucky
Akron
Bowling Green
Buffalo
Kent State
Miami (Ohio)
Ohio
Temple
Ball State
Central Michigan
Eastern Michigan
Northern Illinois
Toledo
Western Michigan
Air Force
Brigham Young
Colorado State
New Mexico
San Diego State
TCU
UNLV
Utah
Wyoming
Arizona State
Arizona
California
Oregon
Oregon State
Southern California
Stanford
UCLA
Washington
Washington State
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vanderbilt
Alabama
Arkansas
Auburn
LSU
Mississippi
Mississippi State
Arkansas State
Florida Atlantic
Florida International
La.-Lafayette
Louisiana-Monroe
Middle Tennessee
North Texas
Troy
Boise State
Fresno State
Hawaii
Idaho
Louisiana Tech
Nevada
New Mexico State
San Jose State
Utah State
Mon, 05 May 2008 02:27:15 GMT
Minor League Baseball

This week, we added forums for all the AAA, AA and most A ball teams.

Bakersfield Blaze
High Desert Mavericks
Inland Empire 66ers
Lake Elsinore Storm
Lancaster JetHawks
Modesto Nuts
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
San Jose Giants
Stockton Ports
Visalia Oaks
Frederick Keys
Kinston Indians
Lynchburg Hillcats
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Potomac Nationals
Salem Avalanche
Wilmington Blue Rocks
Winston-Salem Warthogs
Portland
Trenton
New Britain
Connecticut
Binghamton
New Hampshire
Harrisburg
Bowie
Erie
Reading
Akron
Altoona
Brevard County Manatees
Clearwater Threshers
Daytona Cubs
Dunedin Blue Jays
Fort Myers Miracle
Jupiter Hammerheads
Lakeland Flying Tigers
Palm Beach Cardinals
Sarasota Reds
St. Lucie Mets
Tampa Yankees
Vero Beach Devil Rays
Buffalo Bisons
Charlotte Knights
Columbus Clippers
Durham Bulls
Indianapolis Indians
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Louisville Bats
Norfolk Tides
Pawtucket Red Sox
Richmond Braves
Rochester Red Wings
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees
Syracuse Chiefs
Toledo Mud Hens
Beloit Snappers
Burlington Bees
Cedar Rapids Kernels
Clinton LumberKings
Dayton Dragons
Fort Wayne Wizards
Great Lakes Loons
Kane County Cougars
Lansing Lugnuts
Peoria Chiefs
Quad Cities River Bandits
South Bend Silver Hawks
West Michigan Whitecaps
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Acereros de Monclova
Diablos Rojos del Mexico
Dorados de Chihuahua
Guerreros de Oaxaca
Leones de Yucatan
Olmecas de Tabasco
Pericos de Puebla
Petroleros de Minatitlan
Piratas de Campeche
Potros de Tijuana
Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz
Saraperos de Saltillo
Sultanes de Monterrey
Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo
Tigres de Quintana Roo
Vaqueros Laguna
Albuquerque Isotopes
Colorado Springs Sky Sox
Fresno Grizzlies
Iowa Cubs
Las Vegas 51s
Memphis Redbirds
Nashville Sounds
New Orleans Zephyrs
Oklahoma RedHawks
Omaha Royals
Portland Beavers
Round Rock Express
Sacramento River Cats
Salt Lake Bees
Tacoma Rainiers
Tucson Sidewinders
Asheville Tourists
Augusta GreenJackets
Charleston RiverDogs
Columbus Catfish
Delmarva Shorebirds
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Greenville Drive
Hagerstown Suns
Hickory Crawdads
Kannapolis Intimidators
Lake County Captains
Lakewood BlueClaws
Lexington Legends
Rome Braves
Savannah Sand Gnats
West Virginia Power
Huntsville
West Tenn
Chattanooga
Carolina
Tennessee
Birmingham
Mobile
Jacksonville
Montgomery
Mississippi
Springfield
NW Arkansas
Tulsa
Arkansas
Frisco
Corpus Christi
Midland
San Antonio
Privacy Policy Terms of Service