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Old 12-02-2008, 07:59 AM   #61
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If you think the USA has too many Events, try looking at the UK. We're much smaller but with quite a few big events to go to.

I'm guessing, but i'd probably say the USA has fewer major events in relation to its size than the UK has, but ours are probably not as big, so I guess it levels it out, like I say though, it is just a guess.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:16 AM   #62
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Personally I think we just have way too many classes....break it down to stock and modified with expert classes in both. Then do a Invite class...be done with it....
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Francis and Charlie, I appreciate your comments.

For me it comes down to extra money, wife, kids, mortgage payment and bills. When I was younger and didn't have all of that I wouldn't think twice about going to races. Now I have to balance all of that and I am lucky if I get to attend one big race a year. The only reason why I am attending one is that the track is about 1 hour from my house.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:57 AM   #64
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Francis and Charlie, I appreciate your comments.

For me it comes down to extra money, wife, kids, mortgage payment and bills. When I was younger and didn't have all of that I wouldn't think twice about going to races. Now I have to balance all of that and I am lucky if I get to attend one big race a year. The only reason why I am attending one is that the track is about 1 hour from my house.

You are lucky to have a big race near by......
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:43 PM   #65
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Also, where are these racers that can afford to go to all of these events? The only ones that I know are the full factory guys.

snowbirds
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one year I did the hurricane the next I did the sizzler and the next invite and this year the pavment nats.

I'm not sponsored pre say although I get some great batteries from xpress for these races. if you have the funds to go to races you usually pick up something somewhere if you can make the "A" but as I'm a C mainer I go because I enjoy racing with 10 other guys that even though the "A" drivers are running 9.8 second laps I have 10 guys running 10.2 second laps in the "C" now that's fun.
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Not wanting to step on any toes, but mearly adding the new VTA Class is just another way of adding yet another Touring Car class (that's anything but a vintage, or a spec class) to an already diluted field of touring cars?

What's going to be the bandwagon class next year?
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:06 PM   #67
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Not wanting to step on any toes, but mearly adding the new VTA Class is just another way of adding yet another Touring Car class (that's anything but a vintage, or a spec class) to an already diluted field of touring cars?

What's going to be the bandwagon class next year?

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Many of you seem to forget that some of these races are in certain locations because of the location. Its suppose to be a get-a-way with racing. Who cares what is run there as long as everyone is having fun?

On the same token there are races that are for "Racing". Usually associated with a sanctioning body but definitely not always. For those events there needs to be a limited amount of classes. Mod (whatever it is) and Sportsman.

In short, there are "Places for a Race" and then there are "Races for a Place".

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You are lucky to have a big race near by......
No, he's actually lucky to have a wife & kids! The toys cars will go away some day but a family is forever! Priorities change as you get older.
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No, he's actually lucky to have a wife & kids! The toys cars will go away some day but a family is forever! Priorities change as you get older.

Um thank for stating the obvious! lol
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