Winter’s Ambition…and mine too.

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Winter’s Ambition…and mine too..

The whole quick blog got me to thinking about a few things…ok maybe just a couple, since the brain is not fully engaged with the typing fingers yet.

First of all, it reminds me that it’s never too cold, too crappy, too hard, to enjoy the thrill of the grill and use it to enjoy some good times with friends and family.

Secondly, It makes me think of all of my wonderful friends on the east coast and in NY. I am particularly amazed at their resilience and lack of complaining in the face of mother nature. To be certain they are a different breed and one tough bunch. They press on against the odds and seem to always take it in stride.

Having been in Indiana now since November, I haven’t seen too much snow, and that we have been graced with, is nothing to what I’m used to in Upstate New York. Frankly, it’s rather comical when the local news channels flip the drama switch and start using shock jock reporting to make a story about a potential for 2-4 inches.

It’s been a short winter so far and my winter’s ambition has simply been to work harder to find my place within the supermodified community. Most of that ambition, and subsequently all of the work, has been directed at learning new methods and practices for social media and marketing.  It’s not always been easy, but ambition to move forward and help a particular sanctioning body is a very strong force. Continue reading Winter’s Ambition…and mine too.

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Site Status Update

NOTE: Just a quick update-WingSideUp.com is BACK online thanks to Lou Anne McKeefery of www.be-found.net. We will however continue with this site as we work to figure out what the issues were/are. SOOOOO…..you’ll see some tweaking here and there(including the new masthead and background by Kevin Timmons of BreezeGraphics.com), as we use this as a test bed for the main site. Leave a comment and let us know what you think! BG 02.08.13 12:00pm

With the main, self-hosted site still down, we have gone back to working on the WordPress.com hosted site. This site will be very lean and mean, focusing just on news and as a place to host Wailing with Wing Side Up. There are still no answers as to why the site went down, but it seems to point to an update meaning that it doesn’t seem to be an issue with the server nor do we believe it was hacked, although the later is still not ruled out.

Either way, and for whatever reason it’s down, it’s been a real pain trying to figure out how to get it back up. SOOOO, we are looking at this as a positive to re-evaluate the site layout, colors, and basically use it as an inspiration to get off the can and work to tie up some nagging design backlog.

One of the main goals is to make it easier on the eyes and a little bit brighter. We also want to make it easier to navigate, while working out some of the nesting of categories, posts, and pages. Those are lofty goals, and there are no promises being made, but there are really just some things that need to be done.

Please bear with us through this complicated issue, and please use this opportunity to express what YOU would like to see on WingSideUp.com and how it can be made into a better experience for YOU.

Thanks!

‘Inside Oswego Speedway’ Set to Air on Oswego County Public Access TV

Weekly Speedway Highlight Show Will Air Beginning in May

OSWEGO, NY (Feb. 5, 2013) – Oswego Speedway’s weekly highlight show, ‘Inside Oswego Speedway,’ will move from the internet to Oswego County television sets beginning this May.

The Speedway’s in-house production, which features weekly race highlights, driver interviews, and inside stories on the ‘Steel Palace’ debuted as an internet only program in 2012.  While the show will remain available online, it will also join public access channel 96 programming, available through Time Warner Cable, for the upcoming 2013 race season.

Specific air dates and times are still to be determined, but the show is expected to air at least twice a week in between Oswego Speedway events.

“We are excited to be able to bring Oswego Speedway programming to local television sets this season,” said Oswego Speedway PR Specialist and ‘Inside Oswego Speedway’ producer, Dan Kapuscinski.  “The Speedway is at the very top of Oswego County tourism listings throughout the summer months and its weekly events are a big part of the local community.  We’re pleased to be able to work with SUNY Oswego, in particular Mr. William Schleinitz, who has agreed to allow us to share our programming on a weekly basis.”

Since its debut in the spring of 2012, ‘Inside Oswego Speedway’ programming has garnered over 30,000 views as a part of the OswegoSpeedwayOnline YouTube channel.  Race fans from the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands have tuned into the weekly program highlighting Oswego Speedway.  While the popular online show will remain available on YouTube, its first weekly airing will first be made available to the Oswego County community on local television channel 96. Continue reading ‘Inside Oswego Speedway’ Set to Air on Oswego County Public Access TV

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