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Event Coverage The 2020 H.A.M.B. Drags: CANCELED!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,320

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The 2020 H.A.M.B. Drags: CANCELED!


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  2. Damn it. I am sorry that it worked out this way but at least by canceling we can be counted as responsible citizens. Not bad for a bunch of hoodlums.
  3. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,488


    We gotta do...what we gotta do...unfortunately. Stay safe!
  4. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,175


    Bummer for sure but correct decision. Strange times right now.
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  5. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,132

    from Central IL

    Thanks, it’s better to do it now then wait till much closer, then have to do it. Hope everyone stays safe and be responsible and respectful to others when you’re out in public.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
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  6. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,253


    Damn, that hurts but it's likely for the best. I'll let MoKan have my fee.

    Did you have any 2020 HAMB Drags T-Shirts printed? If so I'll buy one.
    triman62, mad mikey, Stogy and 2 others like this.
  7. Elcohaulic
    Joined: Dec 27, 2017
    Posts: 1,422


    That's the right thing to do....
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  8. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,614


    That’s a bummer

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
    Stogy likes this.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,093


    I wasn't going but this whole gig is picking scabs of all kinds. I mean really, can't we all just call this stuff hate speech? I could live my whole life and never hear covid, cancelled, new normal, distancing, pandemic, mask, safer at home. To quote one of my faves, The Beastie Boys:

    "Well I think I'm losing my mind, this time
    This time I'm losing my mind, that's right
    Said I think I'm losing my mind, this time
    This time, I'm losing my mind"

    We can't front on that.

    And ha, anyone who knows that one will probably have it in their head all day so be glad I didn't drop a Taylor Swift...:eek:
  10. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,638

    from Nebraska

    We'll make up for it next year for sure. I respect and appreciate your decision 100%.
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  11. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 20,449


    That gives me another year to get the Fly out of hibernation and get my tow car finished.
  12. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,471


    damn, i was getting ready to text you this am and ask what needed to be done, haven't been here for a few and signed in and see this on the top, i feel like bad luck now... stay safe everyone!
  13. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 471


    Well, I expect I'll be at mokan that day anyway, the track has had this blocked out all year, so I expect they will still open up for grudge or something. Maybe I'll see some of you there. Heck, I have to go to work everyday, not much different except no fun.
  14. Deuced Up!
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,932

    Deuced Up!

    Very disappointing news but understood. I know it had to be a very hard decision to make.
    It is however probably the right decision. Thanks for the offer to assist the race track by allowing
    us to donate our registration fees it too them. I know this stuff has been pretty hard on them. Please
    send mine to Carl with my regards! LOL

    Ryan thanks for all you do, it is very much appreciated!
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  15. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,773


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  16. Bummer, was hoping to take my girlfriend/fiance this year since BTT50s washed out. She digs cars. Guess I will bring her as my wife in 21.
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  17. Damn! This sucks. This covid horseshit is really getting on my nerves! Even so, good call, Ryan. It'd be the shits if anyone got sick [or worse] at the HAMB drags. Hopefully next year will be better.
  18. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,762


    Sorry about the cancellation and times are really tough. I have been "functionally retired" but, like the HAMB drags, hope to live to race another day. Best to all.
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  19. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,688


    Good call Ryan....If you did invest in 2020 HAMB drags T's I will certainly buy a couple.
    triman62, Stogy, Thor1 and 2 others like this.
  20. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,485

    from Owasso, OK

    This is a shame to hear, but a great call.

    And I will second the motion, that if you already have some 2020 shirts printed up, count me in for at least a couple.

    If not, I’d bet we could scare up enough orders here!
  21. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,505

    Jalopy Joker

    a decision being made all over the Country for a wide variety of events - all of us are ready to hit the road and go but, reality is that this is not the time - like having a motor the sounds pretty good and when revved up a little something starts knocking and gets louder - Thanks for doing the right thing - everyone be safe out there
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  22. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    Looks as if the only correct decision was made. The COVID-19 virus is as bad as its ever been.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
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  23. Disappointing for sure. We are all in this together and if you’re not part of the solution you are part of the problem! Is there a way to just donate to MoKan directly?
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  24. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,330


    You did the right thing scheduling the Drags and you also did the right thing now to cancel. Leadership is hard but is worth the reward.
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  25. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,440

    from kansas

    I was thinking more like :


    Myself, our age is showing :p
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  26. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,686

    from Neosho, MO

    Good idea. I will hold you to it. I miss the "FLY". Lots of good memories.

    Good decision, but I will miss seeing everyone. Our area has been hit with a major outbreak lately.
  27. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,765


    You always want to error on the right side of history and putting everyone's family first is the correct thing to do.
    Once this virus is over everyone can go make to their normal lifes.
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  28. Jmountainjr
    Joined: Dec 29, 2006
    Posts: 1,251


    Sad, but the right call. It's been on my bucket list to get out to one and also revisit some places from my Ft. Wood days. Thought this would be the year. Next year for sure.
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  29. Depending on when you were at Leonard Wood you will not recognize much of it. Shit, quick edit. I just looked on Google maps and I barely recognize ANY of it.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2020
  30. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,555

    from Garner, NC

    You did the right thing. I hate missing it, especially two years in a row.
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