Gate Prices CUT at Bronson Speedway

This week at Bronson Speedway, if you have your email address written on a piece of paper and bring a non-perishable food item, you will be eligible for a $5.00 general admission ticket. All food goods will be donated to the Children’s Table Food Pantry.

Are you still charging re-entry if someone goes to the parking lot?

Was talking to a friend last, and kicked around the idea of going up this weekend… until we remembered the no re-entry policy, and scrapped the whole plan.

I know it ain’t much, but between the 2 of us, we’d have spent $40-$50 there. Until this policy goes away, I’m boycotting both Bronson and Desoto.

Great thinking by these promoters… so worried that their customers might have a beer and a piece of chicken that they didn’t buy from the track, that they lost out on some paid admissions. They are also thinking “big deal… we lost 2 sales”… but there a lot more like me that are out there that aren’t vocal about it. They just stay home, or find another form of entertainment.

Got to agree, the no re-entry coupled with not being able to bring a cooler of food and beer in sucks.

the re-entry thing-----

Maybe if we bring a can of soup, alongside EACH re-entry try, we can still get into the raceway for a zero amount.

Can we do it like that?

And this is why they don’t like to post on messageboards, it opens them up to critism from the cheap seats.

Come on Jerry, give it a rest.

[QUOTE=UREZ2PASS;105113]And this is why they don’t like to post on messageboards, it opens them up to critism from the cheap seats.

Come on Jerry, give it a rest.[/QUOTE]
If people aren’t vocal, it will continue and other track owners will consider the lack of complaints as implicit approval of the policy.

I’ll wave…

…as I head to Citrus! :slight_smile:

The tracks have to make money. Every dollar that does not come from the grandstands gets put on the back gate. Yea, the back gate where the drivers end up footing the racetrack operations bill. The back gate prices are one of the reasons racing is on a steady decline. Save racing, but a hotdog and a coke at your local track.

Maybe they should allow re-entry to the grandstands but no food or drink brought in. Then they could sell more Doritos to the potheads that like to go out to their car and burn one at intermission. :slight_smile:

It’s not always about food, drinks, or burning one. Haven’t you ever needed a jacket that you didn’t think you needed to bring in, but damn glad you had one in the trunk? Ever forgot to bring a camera, or needed to put it away when done using it? Needed to handle a business situation in quiet that you can’t get in the grandstand? Got your notebook, but forgot a pen? Spilled a drink and needed to change shirts?

Every one of these has happened in the past to me. There are tons of reasons why the situation could come up… and I won’t put myself in that position if I know that the tracks policy won’t allow that.

They don’t have to worry about people buying a hot dog and a coke if they are not there in the first place. I’m not traveling 2-1/2 hours from home to put myself in that situation.

Tracks should want to know what it takes to get people in the gates. I’m just stating why MY ass won’t be. As someone posted above, silence on the matter is basically condoning that policy. I don’t agree with it, and it keeps me from coming. In NO WAY can this rule INCREASE your front gate admissions or concession sales…

[QUOTE=Frasson118;105152]It’s not always about food, drinks, or burning one. Haven’t you ever needed a jacket that you didn’t think you needed to bring in, but damn glad you had one in the trunk? Ever forgot to bring a camera, or needed to put it away when done using it? Needed to handle a business situation in quiet that you can’t get in the grandstand? Got your notebook, but forgot a pen? Spilled a drink and needed to change shirts?

Every one of these has happened in the past to me. There are tons of reasons why the situation could come up… and I won’t put myself in that position if I know that the tracks policy won’t allow that.

They don’t have to worry about people buying a hot dog and a coke if they are not there in the first place. I’m not traveling 2-1/2 hours from home to put myself in that situation.

Tracks should want to know what it takes to get people in the gates. I’m just stating why MY ass won’t be. As someone posted above, silence on the matter is basically condoning that policy. I don’t agree with it, and it keeps me from coming. In NO WAY can this rule INCREASE your front gate admissions or concession sales…[/QUOTE]

Better stated and better understood.

It also looks very petty and Jerry is right it really does seem that some track owners are lost.

BUT, it is nice…

…to be able to go out and BURN ONE! Now, that there is funny!

I still think its all about burning one or drinking beer in the parking lot instead of buying beer at the track. The rest is only a convincing argument. :slight_smile:

You know, I wouldnt have brought this up if said person from Bronson didnt post on the Citrus bonus thread…of all places to comment, Bronson? Really?

When we went to Bowman Gray this year for vacation we went to Carolina Speedway on Friday night. They allow coolers of any size to be brought in the grandstands along with food. They do have a free re-entry policy. There were around 2500 - 3000 people there for a regular Friday night show. At Bowman Gray it is the same way except they do limit the cooler size but you are allowed to bring in food. There opening night was over 19000 people.

That’s not fair, those are real racetracks with real racefans. :slight_smile:

Love the track politics -

Bronson vs. Citrus
PGS vs. Desoto
Auburndale vs. all tracks
NSS vs. OSW :slight_smile:

I use to go to a track in NY that had this policy. It was usually a small group of us and I use to bring my kids. If you have had kids, you know things get left in the car, whether it’s forgotten, thought it might not be needed, or just an unusual situation. It wasn’t about beer. I don’t drink beer at a track but I would take a cooler in of soft drinks and water. I bought food, if I was allowed to bring in a cooler. If coolers aren’t allowed in, we will not buy food at the track. Just the way I felt about it. Anyway, we stopped going to that track every weekend. I usually went with at least two kids, and almost always 3 or more other adults. So that track lost at least 4 adult and 2 student ticket sakes each week, as well as concession sales, from us alone. There happened to be an ice cream stand right across the street and I think they were trying to stop people from going there, although they said the insurance company required the policy. I don’t know. They were the only track that had it in NY at the time. Anyway, I know I was not the only one that felt that way and the track still has the policy. Every year there are people complaining about it but they still do it. I’m sure it’s cost them much more that they have profited from it.
Let me reiterate, I don’t smoke anything. I don’t drink when I have kids with me or have to drive. I believe the track did allow small coolers so that wasn’t the issue at that track. But kids would forget their jackets or it would suddenly turn cold, or there would be a brief rain shower and clothes needed changing, or the kids inhaler or other medication was left in the car. No matter how careful you think you are when leaving the car to enter the track, it seems things get left behind. Particularly when the kids hear the cars warming up and other spectators are running to the track so they don’t miss anything.