Re: Shadybowl's Rick Young
Posted by Nobody on June 24, 2015, 4:55 pm, in reply to "Re: Shadybowl's Rick Young"
Poor Promoter you must be an idiot. Put fenders on the modifieds and put them with the street stocks is the most idiotic statement I think I've ever heard. First, the modifieds have been getting around 18 cars the last couple times I've been there, not bad considering last year they was getting around 10. Rick really made the right move with the shocks and springs to make them more affordable like they used to be. Second, those are two completely different cars. Why would anyone take a street stock to the racetrack if they had to compete with modifieds. We're talking about a 700 pound weight difference. Not only is that a huge competitive advantage but also a safety factor when a car weighing 2400 LBS is being slammed by a car weighing 3100 LBS. No classes should be combined because it isn't fair for the guys showing up to compete in those classes (meeting the rules) and being forced to race with cars that they would have absolutely no chance of competing with. You would be a poor promoter because you haven't got the slightest clue...... you would run off drivers and cars pulling stupid shit like that and when there's no cars showing up there would be nobody in the stands to watch. Rick is doing a fine job. There's some rules and changes he could make to the late models next year that could make them more affordable. Until the cost of racing is made more affordable there is only going to be a limited amount of people that is going to do it. Bottom line is to get more cars to the track it has to become more affordable to race. Take away the high dollar shocks, bump stops and template bodies in the late models would be the first step. Guys may b###h at first because they already have bodies on their cars but in the long run it is what needs to be done to get the cost down. They could even allow say a 2 season timeframe that would allow templates and wedge bodies both so guys could convert over once the bodies get tore up. Just allow a weight break or some other advantage during that time until full implementation of wedge bodies would be allowed.
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