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Old 08-26-2008, 08:36 AM   #46
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This may seem like a strange question, but thats ak because Im knida strange and the question is in fact related to the topic at hand.

How many of us feel that the local track (owner-operator) is under charging for racing or practice and would rather see the race fees increase a little to insure the longevity of the track?
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:45 AM   #47
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WHAT EVER IT TAKES TO KEEP MY LOCAL TRACK O_P_E_N !!!!
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:10 AM   #48
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Its a tough call sometimes still because high race fees scare off the less than hardcore.
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very true!! but race fee's alone cant support the establishment. Willing to spend in the hobby store will. If a person is squeezing 2 pennies together to make a dime, most likely the wont spend in the hobby store.. In cases like this, I rather give away my unused rc stuff, parts, old batteries and so on. I rather see some happy at the track then packing up and leaving and never coming back...... I NEED PEOPLE TO HACK
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:24 AM   #50
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WHAT EVER IT TAKES TO KEEP MY LOCAL TRACK O_P_E_N !!!!
I know for our local 'club' racing, that I've had a few people complain that our $20.00 PER RACER is too high...but we are NOT affiliated w/ a HobbyShop directly (They do cover the price of our INSURANCE, otherwise the ENTRY FEE would have to cover that too)

But, being a very small club there has to be enough $$$ from entries to pay:

Location Rental Fee
Portable Toilet Rental
Misc. Expenses (Print Ink, Print Paper, Soda for Traction Spray, Fuel for Generators, Wire and Tape for scoring loop, plus replacement of broken track barrier pieces.)

These expense require a minimum of 14 racers @ $20.00 bucks a head, and that doesn't pay the race director anything.

We have a great group of locals who have supported the racing, and we only race once a month...

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Old 08-26-2008, 10:35 AM   #51
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$10 for a club race. $15-$20 for a race at a local track. Big events cost more. Prices vary depending on how big the event is.

I read that $3 tip for marshalling. I'd pay that from time to time as I'm not up to it or just won't go racing because I am hurt and not be able to marshall.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:32 AM   #52
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in LONDON between 9 and 19 $ .
9 for junior and 19 for senior even if its for club racing or anything different same price .
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:20 PM   #53
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Most tracks down here in Southwest Florida charge either $10 or $15 for a club race. State Races for Nitro are $30, Electric is $25.
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:36 PM   #54
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We pay a yearly membership of $50AU, that covers both the onroad and offroad groups.

$7 on race days for members, $50 for the State Titles once a year.
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:00 PM   #55
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Wow, so cal must be the highest. Weekly I pay $20 to race on or off road. For larger races it's $25-$40. For big races I've paid $80 for 1 entry. Years ago you would get a motor and tires with an entry but now the race staff is getting a raise. Although it might seem steep to pay $20 to race at a club race the rent in southern California is amazingly high. I've seen rent be $2.50 a square foot a month. To pay rent you would have 4 race nights with 60 entrees at $40 a head. Almost seems imposable.
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:58 AM   #56
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We are getting 15 bucks to race and from that we need to payoff the price of the nice driver's stand that was built, pay a teenager to get there in the morning and knock it all down in the evening. One person is not enough to set up a parking lot track in the morning or knock it all down and put it away in the evening so I'm looking at ways for next year to have enough funds to pay for all the track setup.

WE get there about 8:30am on a Sunday and the track isn't ready until about 11am, and then at the end of the evening it's an easy 1.5 hours to knock it all down. So, it takes about 6-7 man hours for setup and about 4 man hours for knock down. I need to find a way to pay a hourly wage for all of that.

We get on average about 15 racers, but last week we had about 30. This is all with just electric racing. We are trying out Nitro to see if that can attract more racers to show up.
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:44 AM   #57
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indoor 1/12 10 bucks

Outdoor onroad- 17 bucks plus 15 for each addtional class
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:12 AM   #58
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Crewman, where's your track located?
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:28 PM   #59
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I know this is crazy, but at our track its free. I love to race and found a church with carpet and they let us race for nothing. Insurance covers us and there is food and drink. No traction compound, so we get softer tires. We are in the farm country of PA.

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Old 08-27-2008, 01:48 PM   #60
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You're sponsored by Jesus!

That's a really nice track in your website photo.
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