[QUOTE=Jimmy McKinley;124816]Let’s see:
Heat races set the field for the feature - with the fast guys in the back. (I still don’t like time trials for a weekly show; use points to set up lineups for heat races, inverted).
Four-car, four-lap trophy dashes.
Decent food and drinks at decent prices, with a “family-size” deal.
Not too expensive to get into grandstands.
Supermodifieds a few times a year
Outlaw-style wedge type Late Models. However…
“New-car” divisions - four- and six-cylinder classes - both “strictly” stock, and “souped up”. Hondas, Nissans, Toyotas, Cavaliers, Sunbirds, Neons, Mitsubishis, even a guy with an old Porsche 928. Not too many Fords, though Face it; Late Models as we know them (“big” bodied, V8, carburetors, rear-wheel-drive…) may not be around much longer…these are the cars that replaced the old Goody’s Dash series, and are still going: http://iscarsonline.com/
A printed race program, so that the fans in the stands can follow what’s going on, and who’s driving what car - especially if you’re a first-time fan or visitor to the race track.
An announcer that you can understand - see above. PA system also works very well.
Very well-lit - both the track and the stands.
Four or five divisions max. Start racing at 7:30, outta there by 10:30-11. One track up here starts at 6:30pm, while it’s still daylight out, and we were out of there by 9:45. Got home and in bed before 11:00.
Full fields of cars in every division, along with full stands.
Nearly every track runs the same rules in every division, even though some may call it a different name.
Run something on other days of the week. One track has drifting on Wednesday nights utilizing the Figure 8, another has “public” karting. Yet another has a kart club on Sunday afternoons.
Getting the local metro media out to the tracks - TV, radio, newspaper, Web site guys and girls (no, no, not that kind of Web site, you horn dogs…RACING Web sites).
TAKING TIME OFF in the winter. I’m still having a hard time with the racing season starting in May and ending in September.[/QUOTE]
Late Models as we know them (“big” bodied, V8, carburetors, rear-wheel-drive…) may not be around much longer
When this happens i am not a stockcar fan.
I go to a drag race now and then to see big engine rear wheel drive cars not buzz bombs.
I watch NASCAR big engine rear wheel drive cars ( ie stock cars ) Man toys
When they are gone so am i…
If u want to see frount wheel drive ministocks go for it.They might be a good filler and a good way to get kids in to racing but the show they will never be !!
Give me a loud powerfull wheel banging tire burning stock car or mod race .
I would not take a free ticket to see a import race…