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11/8/07, 1:47 PM   #1
State of the union revisited
Al Soran
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I started a topic a couple of weeks ago with this title, and was trying to enlighten myself and others as to just where are we now in comparison to years ago in regards to the overall health of sprint car racing in America. I for one, am guilty of being on my soapbox preaching about how bad things are, and that the little guy doesn't have a chance and on and on.....

Well, there just aren't many resources available to us to determine how things are really going. Now, I know that any university professor in the country would bash me for using these research techniques, but hey, it's all I've got, and it's the off season and it makes for some good discussion fodder. I got my hands on copies of the National Sprint Car Anuuals from 1999, and 2006, and counted the total number of sprint car racers included in these editions (by the way, for the $5 cover price, they are a pretty nice full color, glossy page document to have, I got mine from the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame website). Without any further delay, here are the numbers, which could be +/- 10 because it's a lot of manual counting.

Total number of sprint car racers accounted for by this publication in;

1999: 3239
2006: 4447

And, since this is the IOW,

Total number of Indiana sprint car racers accounted for by this publication in;

1999: 146
2006: 230

You can draw your own conclusions. Maybe this tidbit is of some value, maybe not. I suspect with the aid of the internet, collecting racer's names get a little easier each year, but still.....looks like a significant difference.
 
11/8/07, 3:38 PM   #2
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Look at the purses paid out from those years to now. How many tracks that are gone now? Completing the state of union.
 
11/8/07, 5:49 PM   #3
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would it be safe to say that the cost of racing has also went up since 99?
 
11/8/07, 7:02 PM   #4
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would it be safe to say that the cost of racing has also went up since 99?

Without a doubt, the costs have increased since '99, but given the increase in the number of participants nationwide, isn't it safe to say that the increase in price hasn't necessarily been a deterrant for those who were wanting to race some form of a sprint car, be it a 410, 360, 305, winged, or non-winged?
 
11/8/07, 8:44 PM   #5
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358 Sprint Cars took a green flag in a feature in Indiana in 2007-


Nonwing33's point standings---------

Here is the final standings of my points system I did this year. I really has fun doing it. I think the biggest surprise to me was the number of drivers that raced in Indiana on the bull rings this year. Enjoy


1-Jon Stanbrough------------2950---54 Events
2-Shane Cottle--------------2138---42
3-Brady Short---------------2055---37
4-Jeff Bland-----------------1941.5---39
5-Dave Darland--------------1892---34
6-Hunter Schuerenberg------1816---40
7-Cole Whitt----------------1683.5---41
8-Chris Windom-------------1676.5---34
9-Shane Hollingsworth-------1621.5---33
10-AJ Anderson-------------1607.5---41
11-Billy Puterbaugh----------1411---35
12-Casey Shuman-----------1392.5---35
13-Jimmy Light--------------1370.5---35
14-Daron Clayton-----------1365---25
15-Levi Jones---------------1287.5---21
16-Jesse Hockett-----------1286---22
17-Mat Neely---------------1236.5---21
18-Bobby Stines------------1216---30
19-Brett Burdette-----------1199.5---31
20-Kent Christian-----------1179---34
21-Danny Holtsclaw---------1151---28
22-Matt Westfall------------1063.5---25
23-Jerry Coons Jr.-----------1062.5---20
24-Neil Shepherd------------1031.5---22
25-Kyle Robbins-------------994.5---28
26-Brady Bacon-------------974.5---14
27-Josh Spencer------------961---30
28-Dustin Morgan-----------960---19
29-Robert Ballou------------940---17
30-Kyle Cummins------------924.5---19
31-Dickie Gaines------------922---23
32-Arin McIntosh------------873.5---25
33-Damion Gardner----------872.5---16
34-Kevin Swindell-----------865.5---14
35-Chad Boat---------------851---21
36-Darren Hagan------------846---13
37-Blake Fitzpatrck----------800.5---24
38-Travis Welpott-----------794---21
39-Ricky Stenhouse Jr.------783---11
40-Chad Boespflug----------766---19
41-Jason Holt---------------765.5---23
42-Jon Sciscoe-------------763---21
43-Critter Malone-----------747---16
44-Kenny Niflis--------------741---20
44-Steve Ott---------------741---22
46-Mark Clark---------------728---22
47-Joss Moffatt-------------713---20
47-Kenny Biro---------------713---20
49-Scotty Weir-------------709---14
50-Bill Rose-----------------706---17
51-Dakota Armstrong--------696.5---19
52-AJ Martin----------------681---22
53-Cory Kruseman-----------678---12
54-Brandon Petty-----------661.5---19
55-Kenny Carmichael Jr.------654---20
56-Brad Sweet--------------637.5---12
57-Kevin Briscoe------------630.5---14
58-Mitch Wismiller-----------629---16
59-Brent Beauchamp--------614.5---15
60-Derek Franks------------583---16
61-Andrew Prather----------560.5---17
62-John Memmer------------558.5---15
63-Ted Hines---------------556.5---15
64-Tim Spindler-------------552---16
65-Robbie Rice--------------546---14
66-Ty Deckard--------------543.5---15
67-Kenny Carmichael--------543---16
67-Scott Hampton----------543---18
69-Shawn Krockenberger----542.5---16
70-Ron Dennis--------------519---15
71-Geoff Dodge-------------510.5---16
72-Marc Arnold-------------506---14
73-Jared Fox----------------504.5---12
74-Chris Babcock-----------503.5---17
75-Todd Kimmell------------501---16
76-Thomas Messeraull-------473---13
77-Chase Stockton----------471.5---13
78-Kyle Wissmiller-----------460---11
79-Ricky Williams------------456.5---11
80-Bart Grider---------------453.5---13
81-Alex Shanks-------------453---8
82-Dustin Smith-------------435---12
83-Michael Trimble----------431---10
84-Sammy Imel-------------424---13
85-Aric Gentry--------------421.5---12
86-Jamie Frederickson-------395.5---13
87-Tony Reed---------------390---13
88-Miranda Throckmorton----375---15
89-Josh Cunningham---------368---12
90-Chris Nabor--------------364---9
91-Danny Williams Jr.--------359---11
92-Kevin Thomas Jr.---------355---11
93-John Paynter------------349.5---11
94-Donnie Gentry-----------341---8
95-Anthony Peterman-------334.5---12
96-Corey Smith-------------334---10
97-Bret Mellenberndt--------333.5---9
98-Adam Beliles-------------330---13
99-William Nedderman-------328---11
100-Steve Rone-------------320.5---12
101-Jake Martens-----------315---8
102-Bub Cummings----------312---10
103-Shane Golobic----------311.5---10
104-Brian Crawford----------308---12
105-Eric Smith--------------300.5---14
106-Michael Bridges---------286.5---12
107-Tom Busch-------------278.5---6
108-Nick Corea-------------275---11
109-Doug Heck-------------267.5---11
110-Danny Smith------------266.5---4
111-Scott Townsend---------264.5---9
112-Ray Kenens-------------263---9
113-Lee Stark--------------262---7
114-Chris Urish--------------261---5
114-Kevin Studley-----------261---9
116-Larry Beck--------------260---9
117-Chris Gurley------------257---8
118-Lance Grimes-----------248.5---10
119-Jordan Noblitt----------248---7
120-Hud Cone--------------245---5
121-Craig Dori--------------244.5---10
122-Daren Krockenberger----243.5---7
123-Kevin Chambers---------242.5---10
124-Rick Vaughn------------239.5---8
125-Jim Dugan--------------238.8---10
126-Troy Link---------------225---7
127-Eric Edwards-----------223.5---9
128-Kody Kinser-------------220.5---9
128-Russ Gamester----------220.5---6
130-Stephanie Tuttle--------216.5---8
131-Kraig Kinser-------------214.5---3
132-Dusty Wright-----------203---9
133-Cody White-------------202---7
134-Coleman Gulick----------193.5---5
135-Danny Pollock----------192.5---6
136-Chris Gentry------------190.5---5
137-Joe Roush--------------185---7
138-Rodney Stone----------184---6
139-Derrek Williams---------182.5---6
140-Jamie Williams----------179.5---6
141-Ryan Brewer------------171---7
142-Zach Osborn-----------166.5---5
143-Josh Clemons-----------161.5---6
144-Dustin Beliles-----------157.5---8
145-Matt Goodnight---------156---6
145-Mike Spencer-----------156---3
147-Tony Elliot--------------154.5---4
148-John Boyd--------------145.5---6
149-Rex Norris--------------144---5
150-Aaron Mosley-----------143---4
150-Mike Weber-------------143---5
152-Todd Gnat--------------142---5
153-Dale Blaney-------------140.5---2
154-Adam Byrkett-----------139.5---4
155-Jonathan Vennard-------138---3
156-Tim Creech II-----------136---5
157-Eric Zellner-------------135---6
158-Bill Schemonia----------134---7
158-Chris Guinn-------------134---6
158-Greg Wilson------------134---2
161-Dean Jacobs------------133.5-2
162-Bud Kaeding------------131---2
163-Tony Main--------------128---5
164-Jason Robbins----------126---4
165-Johnny Johnson---------124---8
166-Brock Mayes------------121---2
166-Nick Mosier-------------121---5
168-Brandon Martin---------120---2
168-Brett Triplet------------120---4
168-Paul May---------------120---2
168-Toby Beck--------------120---4
172-Nick Speidel------------119---5
172-Ryan Hamilton----------119---6
174-Josh Ford--------------118---2
174-Patrick Haynes---------118---4
176-Chad Blonde------------117.5---2
177-Chad Branson-----------117---4
177-Robbie Standridge-------117---2
179-Mark Hall---------------115.5---5
180-Jimmy Romig------------112---7
181-Dylan Burge------------111---6
182-Justin Walden----------110---4
183-Devin Priddy------------109---6
184-Jake Scott-------------108---4
184-Jerrod Hull--------------108---2
184-Jimmy Hurley-----------108---2
187-Bobby Smith------------107.5---5
188-Josh Goode-------------107---4
189-Nick Hanfland-----------105.5---5
190-Ryan Bunton------------105---2
191-Derek O'Dell------------104---3
191-Tracy Hines------------104---2
193-Todd Chandler----------103---3
194-AJ Bruns---------------102---2
194-Mike Murguitio----------102---3
196-Jerry Ruble-------------100---2
197-Randy Johnson---------99---5
198-Dennis Rose------------98.5---6
198-Jimmy Stinson----------98.5---2
200-Nick Nabor-------------96---2
201-Buddy Cunningham------95---3
201-John Johnson Jr.--------95---6
203-Ryan Myers-------------93.5---2
204-Davey Pombo-----------92---2
204-Doug Canham-----------92---2
206-Jeremy Standridge------90---2
206-Joey Saldana-----------90---1
208-Dwayne Spille----------89---3
209-Chad Davenport--------87---3
209-Jason Cox--------------87---5
209-Pat Stewart------------87---5
212-Kyle Krockenberger-----86.5---4
212-Todd Kane-------------86.5---2
214-Donny Schatz----------84---1
214-Luke Hall---------------84---2
216-Jason Meyers-----------82---1
217-Broc Burton------------81---3
218-Craig Dollansky---------80---1
218-Kelly Kinser-------------80---1
218-Tommy Rockwell---------80---3
221-Jason Solwold----------78---1
221-Josh Wise--------------78---1
223-Danny Lasoski----------76---1
223-J. J. Yeley--------------76---1
225-Brian Paulus------------75---2
226-Steve Kinser------------74---1
227-Terry Babb-------------73.5---2
228-Blair Julian--------------73---3
228-Jim Mills----------------73---5
230-Chad Hillier-------------72---1
231-Bruce Berry-------------70---4
231-Dale Christian-----------70---3
231-Jeremy Campbell--------70---1
231-John Kettlewell---------70---2
231-Kerry Kinser------------70---4
236-Zach Cougill------------70---4
237-Rob Botts--------------69---3
238-Shane Stewart---------68---1
239-Dave Scott-------------66---2
239-Randy Hannagan--------66---1
241-Michael Pickens---------64---2
241-Tim Shaffer-------------64---1
243-Andrew Burnett---------63.5---3
244-Kyle Hill----------------62.5---3
245-Chad Kemenah----------62---1
246-Brooke Tatnell----------60---1
247-Billy Olson--------------58---2
247-Jason Shields-----------58---2
247-Matt Brun--------------58---2
247-Terry McCarl-----------58---1
251-Brad Stevens-----------57.5---2
252-Brent Smith------------56---2
252-Gregg Cory-------------56---3
252-Paul McMahan----------56---1
252-Wayne McPeek---------56---1
256-Patrick Budde-----------55.5---3
257-Jarod Parsons----------55---2
258-Anthony Leohr ---------54.5---4
259-Jac Haudenschild-------54---1
259-Kirk Jeffries-------------54---1
261-George Wessell Jr-------53---2
261-Greg Van Aust----------53---2
263-Brandon Whited---------52---2
263-Brandon Wimmer--------52---1
263-Justin Hickman----------52---4
266-Mike Miller--------------51---1
267-D J Ott-----------------50---1
267-Jason Sides------------50---1
267-Steve Wilmot-----------50---2
270-Brian Whited------------49.5---1
270-Bryan Ruble------------49.5---1
270-Patrick Griddens--------49.5---2
273-Nick Johnson-----------49---3
274-Kerry Madsen-----------48---1
274-Tommy Shepard--------48---1
276-Bob Bourff--------------47---2
277-Gary Altig--------------46---1
277-James Bradshaw--------46---2
277-Zach Chappell----------46---1
280-Tyler Thompson---------45---1
281-Sam Hafertepe Jr.------44---1
282-Casey Riggs------------43---2
283-Eric Krockenberger------42.5---2
284-Daryn Pittman----------42---1
284-Patrick Brune-----------42---2
284-Scott Williams----------42---1
287-Davey Ray-------------41---1
288-Jason Martin------------40---1
289-Rick Baker Sr.----------39.5---3
290-Keith Baxter------------39---1
290-Tom Davies-------------39---2
292-Tiffany Wyzard---------37.5---1
292-Joe Moughan-----------37.5---1
294-Aaron Fry--------------37---2
294-Bill Baker---------------37---2
294-Eric Burns--------------37---3
297-Brian Ellenberger--------34.5---1
298-Chris Kopczyinski-------34---1
299-Derek Campbell---------32---1
299-Jerry Miller Jr.----------32---2
299-Josh Kinser-------------32---1
299-Nevil Algieo-------------32---2
303-Al Thomas--------------31---1
303-Jesse Mack-------------31---1
303-Kelley Deckard----------31---2
306-Bobby Barger-----------30.5---2
307-Aron McFadden---------30---1
307-Craig Mintz-------------30---1
307-Larry Bontrager---------30---1
307-Springer Smith----------30---1
311-Eric Fogler--------------29---1
311-Steve Thomas----------29---2
313-AJ Felker---------------28---1
313-Rodney Shine-----------28---1
315-David Hair--------------27.5---2
316-Brad Marvel------------27---1
316-Dene McAllan-----------27---1
316-Don Droud Jr-----------27---1
316-Steve Simon------------27---1
320-Austin Mero------------26---1
320-Cole Carter-------------26---1
322-Dave Peperak-----------25.5---2
333-Brian Cahill-------------25---1
333-Jared Harris------------25---1
335-Randy Hickey-----------24.5---2
336-Curt Carson------------24---1
336-Eric Davis--------------24---1
338-Leon Thickstun---------23.5---2
339-Joe Gilbert--------------21.5---2
340-Bill Babcock------------20.5---1
340-Brian Rumble------------20.5---1
342-Nick Bilbee-------------19.5---1
343-Rick Waltman-----------19---1
344-Jerry McPherson--------18.5---1
345-Mitch Cunningham------18---1
346-Christopher Brann-------16.5-1
347-AJ Booher--------------15.5---1
347-Gary Blum--------------15.5---1
349-Billy Frye---------------14.5---1
349-Glenn Scott------------14.5---1
349-Jake Cook--------------14.5---1
349-Tommy Shields---------14.5---1
353-J. B. Gilbert-------------14---1
354-J. I. Brewer-------------13---1
355-Cory Hickey------------12.5---1
355-Jim Coogan-------------12.5---1
357-Leon Gentry------------12---1
358-Matt Underwood--------11---1
 
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