Great turnout for race cars and had a lot of fun seeing and spending time with my race friends that I have not seen for a while as I have been away from track for some time.
I kind of feel everything was a money grab aimed at the racers and for a race track to do that to the hands that feed them is not good.
We went early Thursday to partake in Thursday Night T&T only to find out they for some reason canceled @ last minute (to me I kinda felt like they was trying to force people that needed some track time to the $100 track rental Friday).
$150 for weekend race pass
$100 for track rental Friday for X hours track time
$40 for T&T Friday after 6:00pm
$40 for Friday night gamblers (which was run as combo and should not happen)
$50 for Saturday night gamblers (and again ran as a combo)
They still do not have any restrooms, showers, electric, or lighting in pits other than that the facility is a wonderful and top of the line drag strip.
One of the sponsors left Sunday morning with 2 Hemi cars because they was going to charge him $50 Saturday night to get another pass on one car in between races as he was trying to see if he fixed his problem and to me I think that someone that just gave them $2500 they should have been a little more lenient.
Would I go to the next one if they had another next year YES.
(but if ran same way I myself will pass on any after that)
I've always had the problem of not being able to get information.Tank and David Crosswhite left Sunday morning because they wanted to get right into racing not have the time trail in the morning. (They live in Virginia and had a 7 hr. drive home). I know this because Tank rode up to the drivers meeting with me and he told me they were probably going to leave because David had to be at work @ 7am.
Again, I don't think we should have had a time trial on Sunday. Let's get it on, so we can get home at a decent time. BUT to be honest Crosswhites did the same thing last year at Norwalk... They left Sunday Morning because of the drive home.
As far as the Thursday night T&T, 42 has one every Thursday, it's called "Thursday Thunder". They announced day's prior that they canceled Thursday Thunder because of the Traction Compound shortage. They did the same thing two weeks prior for Rock n Race. They said they wanted to make sure they had enough compound for the event, not waist it on a Thursday night TnT.