Originally Posted by L.Fairtrace
You realize that your Country is 1/2 the size of Cali right? Its not exactly easy to get to some of these races if you live on the other side of our country. Its not just a 3 hour ride to every race.
The area of the US is 50x the area of the UK or there about. Yet you have about 1/5 of the population so basically the UK has 10x the population density of the USA. Therefore getting more racers at every race is a lot easier.
Yeah, I hear what you're saying.
Not having good local knowledge of how far apart your racing is was my mistake. However, other guys in the USA might have it easier than you, that I don't know either.
But whoever we are, the guy next to us in the pits wants value for money too.
If we all want value for money and race multiple classes, it
1) makes for a long day racing and
2) The race organiser(s) run the risk of opening up a race programme that may be too diluted and not look good for situation as a whole, with the winners not feeling that their win was very worthy with so few entrants.
Weak entry figures and todays economy is a risky venture.
For me, thats why I say reduce the classes, focus on just a few and let a healthy amount of competitors in each class have a good time.
Another idea for a BIG race and to run multiple classes is during a holiday weekend if a holiday falls on a monday, to have the qualifying and mains of all sedan racing on the saturday, then other classes qualifying and mains on the sunday for example.
That way, if you only enter one class, you can still get back home on the monday or sunday if you only race sedan, (or hang out at the venue to watch the other racing if you want to make a weekend of it)
but you would still have to travel on the friday if you were racing sedan.
Maybe it's not a good idea, i'm simply throwing ideas out there to look at.
We do have it easier in the UK with the travelling, I must admit!