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Old 06-16-2004, 05:50 PM   #16
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Just some things that I think helps make a track successful:

A nice clean track with good traction.
Nice clean bathrooms
Access to food
An efficiently run program
Good announcing (teaching and enforcement of race ettiquete
An approchable race director and/or staff
Prizes or rewards (can be as minimal as a free race entry)
A secure location. Not very fun when you're worried you might be missing something when you come back from your race.
Personally, I still think the babe element should be factored in.
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Old 06-16-2004, 08:36 PM   #17
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One of the most important things IMO, if not the most, is a well run program. I have 2 tracks within 90 minutes of my house and they both have programs that dont run well at all. One of them is improving though. Then theres a third track, and this is the one where everyone goes, and I can tell why.

Dont make the racers wait, post the races and dont change them.

Also, free lunch dosent hurt either.
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raise the entry fee and hire permanent marshalls for the day..I'm tired of marshalling everyones race..and no one marshals mine...
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Old 06-17-2004, 08:00 AM   #19
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If you are looking to get people to show up at a race in month or so i would do the following.

1. Set up a website with track directions, race dates, times, classes etc..

2. Make flyers and put them at every hobby shop in town. (this is a great way to reach new people)

3. Advertise that the event is special and what your goals are. New track managment etc..

4. Free hot dogs for lunch would probably help some and be cheap

5. A mentor program for the real new racers to get some help for the day. The mentors should probably not race that day so that their attention will be on helping the new guys.

6. maybe clean up the track and freshen up as many little details as possible for the race.

7. Bottom line if people are not having a good time they won't come to race.
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Old 06-17-2004, 08:49 AM   #20
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Make sure there's a ton of ads, have a grand reopening or something to show you're starting with a clean slate, and then do all the things mentioned below
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And I might add, there's no problem with the other track in the area. They are a hour away from each other, and we have agood relationship with it and are working with them so both tracks can prosper.
Sugarbowl:
- no tables, chairs, compressor
The other Track:
- covering 200 pit tables, chairs and power with onsite compressor

Sugarbowl:
- no recent big races
The other Track:
- 6 to 10 big events per year

Sugarbowl:
- the track is a bit too big for electric racing
The other Track:
- electric or gas.....no problem

Sugarbowl:
- cannot use personal transponders
The other Track:
- personal transponders allowed

Sugarbowl:
- ????
The other Track:
- operated and run by a factory team driver

and more......but above is the most to think about why the orther track is still alive.....
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Old 06-17-2004, 10:51 AM   #22
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HOT CHICKS!!!!! Get some near naked hotties on the track and I gaurantee you will have a big turnout!
I agree!!

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In addition to the above....

Enough parking space, and if not possible a loading area at the entrance for guys to load/unload their cars.
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I agree.

Tables, Power, Shelter, Food/Beverage stand, nice area. And people who take the sport seriously but not so seriously that they are pissed off and mad all the time for every single thing.
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Alan, we changing the layout at the bowl, and the new layout, while it still fills the area up, can/will have cut-throughs so that electrics can run also.

These are all great ideas. I think some of you TFB regulars have been spoiled. And I'm not trying to start a fight, but how many others out there race at a track that has supplied tables, and a (huge) compressor for blowing the stuff off, etc.? I go to Florida to race alot, and none there do.

We will try and do all the things everyone has listed and Folks in the SE look forward to coming to one of the finest racetracks soon. Racers putting out their own money so that there's a second place to race in Atlanta.
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Just like I said, what makes you travel and race, or, if you have more than one track in the area, what do you want at a race?

Door prizes? Trophies? Plaques better?
Pay for my flights over
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These are all great ideas. I think some of you TFB regulars have been spoiled. And I'm not trying to start a fight, but how many others out there race at a track that has supplied tables, and a (huge) compressor for blowing the stuff off, etc.? I go to Florida to race alot, and none there do.
Dude, I've got to tell you, all three tracks in my area (SoCal, Revelation, KZ) have tables and chairs, bathroom (with tissues and soap no less), multiple air compressors, and allow personal transponders. Without them, it's just like going to a parking lot race--which to me is only an option when there is no other races around.
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you would have to have one hell of a clean onroad track with lots of pit area in the shade real restrooms power source air compressor food court hobby shop next to it and an owner who gives a shit about the people
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You won't build or rebuild a succesful track in a month. It will take many months of efforts and constant focus on your goals.

I would think by the start of next season you could have consistent large turnouts at your local club races and build the tracks reputation up.

Almost every track or club I have raced at is run by a few veteran racers that only care about racing. Often tiomes they only care about racing the class they like even if it isn't the most popular class going at the time. These people seem to do this because they love the hobby not because they love the people and this in my opinion is why most tracks fail at some point, because it takes people enjoying what they do to support the track.
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