Re: What changes would you like to see in race track operations?
February 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm
This email message was sent to me from Joe at 3 Wide, it reads;
The problem with short track racing is the show is not compelling, unpredictable and fun enough to make it as an “entertainment” event which enough of the average public is willing to take time out of their busy schedule to pay money to attend. Until someone takes the lead on fixing it from the spectator side first, it will continue to be a back gate driven sport, meaning the competitors will have to pay more of the share… the show will continue to get less fan friendly (less enjoyable) to the average fan… (a night with many low value races just to satisfy the driver’s “track time” who paid the freight).
Many tracks today don’t even get enough cars to line up a full feature, yet they still have “heat races”… So they’ll sometimes get about 17 cars for what should be a 24 car class… and yet they’ll still run 2 or 3 heats and make the justification for the heats be that the first 5 finishers of each heat get to “draw for the top 10 feature starting spots…The whole time the first time fan… or average fan is sitting there thinking ” Big freakin’ whoop…”
There as to be a reason to run a race… Somebody has to win… Somebody has to lose… Any track that tries to fix things by starting in the pits… and the tech shack.. is doomed to fail.