Yesterday 06:58 PM
One thing I've noticed is that not one person mentioned entry fee prices!
I think you'll find that most racers will pay for good competition in the proper atmosphere. Now obviously, there is a point when you scare off some racers so you have to feel things out in your area. The going rate for club races seems to be $10 per class plus $5 transponder rental if you need it.
As for what I like in a track...
1. Knowledgable racers and staff who are willing to help out and answer
2. Decent location, fuel prices have recently been effecting my willingness
to drive long distances to tracks. so im sure it has effected others as
3. A well stocked hobby shop with support for various chassis pertaining to
the type of track and the ability to quickly get parts for the oddball
4. A layout that's easily changed each month, regardless of the type of
track. Obviously there isnt much you can do with an oval, but you get
the idea. There has to be a challenge or it stops being fun.
5. The racing surface and the walls need to be well maintained. I've had
splinters from the walls stab my cars before so I imagine that's more
important to me than most people.
Beyond the points above, I just want to have fun. If the atmosphere doesn't lend itself to being fun then I wont be back. Racers have to take some responsibility for their actions and keep things fun but competitive. If you lose this week because of "some guy"... just beat him next week