It has been an absolutely gorgeous day here in Charlotte, NC. It has been so pretty, in fact, that I was tempted to take my two grandsons dirt track racing tonight.
I live in far southeast Charlotte, very near the South Carolina line and about a thirty minute drive from the nice half-mile dirt track at Lancaster, SC ... straight down U.S. 521 from Charlotte.
I wouldn't cross the street to have to sit through 7 divisions of racing. I certainly wouldn't expect my 9 year old and 13 year old grandsons to sit through 7 divisions of racing.
What is wrong with these track promoters?
2-3 divisions with large car counts and full heat races make for a great show and great night of racing. 7 divisions makes most spectators stay home.
Randy Myers , Danny Whitener and I talked about this very subject last Saturday during lunch at our RR visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Randy, from a family of racers and a former promoter himself, hit the nail on the head with his explanation. The promoters have run off their spectators so they're trying to make money on their "back gate."
The promoters have lost all control trying to please every faction of racer and have created an uncontrollable monster of numerous divisions that the fan in the stand can't keep up with.
Anyway, I stayed away from the track I thought about attending tonight. Will someone please let me know when the local promoters come to their senses and return to a reasonable number of divisions so I can again show up?
"Any Day is Good for Stock Car Racing"
updated by @dave-fulton: 08/09/18 02:38:58AM