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Old 12-17-2007, 06:28 PM
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check out this race schedule at bristol for 2008 this is a multi million dollar race track too! :roll:
they cut the bracket racers out for this

http://www.bristoldragway.com/events/entire_season/
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:19 PM
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THATS FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:30 PM
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You laugh .. but more tracks are going to this style schedule
Most tracks make more money on street car nights then any other night.

The problem at most tracks is the bitching crying bracket racers that cant turn a win light on to save there ass and blame it on the track !!

80% of the guys bitching about bristol arent doing anything about trying to get it back to one of the best tracks in the country !!
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:58 PM
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Well believe it or not like most high end race tracks they really dont make enough money to keep a bracket program going, fact is its probabloy cost them money to host a weekly bracket only event, but most still do for the mere fact they want to keep the sport alive, sadly bristol doesnt feel that way.
The nearest big name track to me is Memphis Motorsports Park and they have been struggling to keep their bracket program going, they've cut the schedule way back but they still do it. It cost them more just to turn on the lights and pay the staff than they will ever make in tech cards and buy backs, If you go to a saturday night bracket program the stands are almost empty, only filled with the few patrons that come with the racers and maybe a diehard race fan or two.
Now take a thursday night test and tune session and the stands are packed, the staging lanes are 200 cars deep and the consessions are out of nachos.
Tracks are a business bottom line and if they cant make money then the fact is they will have to cut out things like our beloved bracket program.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:10 PM
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thats what brandon cross said when i talked to him wasn't making money from bracket racing, i live 15 miles from the track race at the track and if you go to street fights as they call it, you might see 10-20 people in the stands, they charge $10.00 to race, so where is the money??????????? :lol:
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:51 PM
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The $10.00 or so to race is where the money is. Most street race nights involve no payout. Most bracket purses are more than they take in. So it's pay out or keep it all...
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:31 PM
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Everybody wants to get in to race for free,then take home a big purse for coming in third.Tracks are high dollar operations and the employees have to make money,too.Live and let live.You got to pay to play
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:33 AM
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Hello Fellows, One of the tracks near me (u.s. 41 in morocco, ind) started friday street nights a couple of years back. They usually schedule it for 1 Friday per month and the stands would be packed, but other than the daily drivers and bikes going round-n-round, there's a bunch of standing around, arguements, and phonies pretending to want to gamble. I'm from chicago, and there's a gazillion street racers, so I'm sure that's t the event the track makes their most money. Most of the serious bracket racers around here compete at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Il or Great Lakes dragway ('Da Grove) in Union Grove, Wis.
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Old 12-20-2007, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by cepx111
Well believe it or not like most high end race tracks they really dont make enough money to keep a bracket program going, fact is its probabloy cost them money to host a weekly bracket only event, but most still do for the mere fact they want to keep the sport alive, sadly bristol doesnt feel that way.
The nearest big name track to me is Memphis Motorsports Park and they have been struggling to keep their bracket program going, they've cut the schedule way back but they still do it. It cost them more just to turn on the lights and pay the staff than they will ever make in tech cards and buy backs, If you go to a saturday night bracket program the stands are almost empty, only filled with the few patrons that come with the racers and maybe a diehard race fan or two.
Now take a thursday night test and tune session and the stands are packed, the staging lanes are 200 cars deep and the consessions are out of nachos.
Tracks are a business bottom line and if they cant make money then the fact is they will have to cut out things like our beloved bracket program.
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Hey Charles,

There was an annuel dinner last week in Memphis, and the track manager was there, he made a little speech, and stated that Memphis will run as always, and even have a few heads-up bracket race, IE: 7.00 and 6.00, in the schedule this yr. and i think the payout on sat. nite will be $1200.00 for S/PRO.
Then Holly Springs will run as usual, with a $1200.00 payout, and usually there's 60 to 100 cars in S/Pro with 1 buyback. The only problem is that there's about 50 of them dragsters, and it's almost impossible for a door car to win. In my opinion Dragsters have an unfair advantage and there should be 2 seperate classes for S/Pro, like they are now doing out west.

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Old 12-20-2007, 04:53 PM
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not to step on anyones toes..but i rather attend a street night then a boring bracket race anyday..
i think brackets should all be changed to heads up index racing..this way you stillcan have the guys running on a lower budget that can still choose to run the slower class ( less money) ..but can still compete against the other guy on the tree ( heads up) WHICH IS REALLY THE HISTORY AND BACKBONE OF DRAGRACING..plus this will keep the 1987 ford escorts from putting the 4.90 rail on the trailer...saw too much of this CHIT..sorry..MAJOR TURN OFF (to me) AND A SLAP IN THE FACE TO TRUE DRAG RACING... A 5.99,6.99,7.99,8.99 INDEX CLASS...should cover most bracket guys..i guess you could go to a faster index for the 4.90 rails and such cars that choose to bracket race their stuff..

sorry but drag racing is not spelled bracket racing IMO...

i do not want to piss anyone off this is how i feel about brackets...i am an old school street racer..that could never see letting the other guy leave 1st....BUT i am all about patting the gas on them on the BIG END and not showing your cards if you have him covered at that point...( perfect index situation)...and exactley how all of this started off years ago.


don't get too wound tight for my opinions...it will obviously never happen 100%..OR WILL IT ?

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