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Mike Barno, Spencer, NY, USA

  • A Wikipedia editor since August 2004.
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Edited and published a postal Diplomacy 'zine, THE SHOGUN'S SWORD, 1979-83. Designed, built, and edited the Diplomatic Corps website, including research on Diplomacy groups in 15 countries, 1999-2004. Attended close to one hundred game conventions ranging from the World Boardgaming Championships to small housecons, 1981-present. I've learned thirty to fifty new strategy games per year in recent years.
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WikiProject Motorsport.
Wrote weekly columns (in partnership with my late father Bill, then alone) for Gater Racing News, 1977-1984, and briefly for Speedway Scene. Worked at one-third-mile dirt Penn Can Speedway (Susquehanna, Pennsylvania) as Chief or Assistant Handicapper and Chief or Assistant Scorer, 1977-84. Wrote race-results articles sent by Penn Can Speedway to daily newspapers and weekly trade papers, 1979-80. Worked at half-mile asphalt Shangri-La Speedway in handicapping or scoring 1979-86 as noted below. Worked at one-third-mile dirt Afton Speedway (Afton, New York) as Chief or Assistant Handicapper and Chief Scorer, 1989-90. Worked at one-eighth-mile dirt Starlite Speedway (Trumansburg, New York) as Chief Scorer and trained scorers, 1999. Worked as Scorer for special events at Martinsville Speedway, Chemung Speedrome, White Lake Speedway, and Moc-A-Tek Speedway, 1978-83.
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Worked as Chief or Assistant Handicapper, and Assistant Scorer some years, at Shangri-La Speedway 1979-86 under NASCAR sanction.

Draft articles in progress[edit]


  • all members of NEAR Hall of Fame

Articles I've created[edit]

  • Whelen Modified Tour
  • Richie Evans
  • Dutch Hoag
  • Trails of Yellowstone National Park
  • (all winners of NASCAR Weekly Series national championship except a couple that already existed)


Matt Kenseth burns down the house at Thunder Valley.JPG The WikiProject NASCAR Award
I, I hereby award you the WikiProject NASCAR award. Your "tireless" contributions to NASCAR articles demonstrates your "never quit" spirit prevalent in NASCAR teams. Congratulations! Royalbroil, hereby award [[User:{{{theirname}}}|{{{theirname}}}]] the WikiProject NASCAR Award for {{{Gender}}} valued contributions to WikiProject NASCAR articles. {{{extra}}}
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On this 6th anniversary of the founding of Wikipedia, I am awarding you "My Barn". You are one of the Wikipedians that have made the most exemplary contributions to my "home" areas of Wikipedia in the past year. Congratulations! Royalbroil T : C 16:49, 15 January 2007 (UTC)