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11/24/22, 11:17 AM   #31
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ÖÖ.I was thinking maybe Joliet might be a good spot. I have a little hope that racing may return there because they did finally run a demo around Halloween. Great facilities and a little further west if we think that would help get maybe some of the WAR type racerís.
It is a quicker drive to Indianapolis than Chicago for the WAR drivers. A point in the middle would be St. Louis. Perhaps Tri City Speedway? They have a history of promoting USAC shows. They just donít have a history of great support. (Gold Crown midget shows)
 
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11/24/22, 3:05 PM   #32
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Youíre not going to be able to plop a big time USAC race in an area that doesnít have a history with non-winged racing.

The places where I think it could work are Indiana (obviously), Eldora, Knoxville (given the history of non-winged racing), Arizona and California. Central Pa could also make it happen.

If I were USAC, Iíd create a new triple crown where Kokomo Smackdown and the Sprint car portion of the 4 crown each paid $25k to win, and you rotated the 3rd event to Knoxville, Williams Grove and some other historic track.
 
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11/24/22, 4:29 PM   #33
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Just a little off subject. Id like to see a two or three day midget show at Haubstadt
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11/24/22, 5:27 PM   #34
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By definition an event has to have more to offer than just the race,like a casino across the street, major league sports nearby, historical old river towns, etc. And sadly for non-wing racing a track under a 1/2 mile.
 
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11/24/22, 10:26 PM   #35
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By definition an event has to have more to offer than just the race,like a casino across the street, major league sports nearby, historical old river towns, etc. And sadly for non-wing racing a track under a 1/2 mile.
I TOTALLY disagree. The Knoxville Nationals are the biggest event in dirt track short track racing, and it has NONE of the above.
 
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11/24/22, 11:06 PM   #36
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Youíre not going to be able to plop a big time USAC race in an area that doesnít have a history with non-winged racing.

The places where I think it could work are Indiana (obviously), Eldora, Knoxville (given the history of non-winged racing), Arizona and California. Central Pa could also make it happen.

If I were USAC, Iíd create a new triple crown where Kokomo Smackdown and the Sprint car portion of the 4 crown each paid $25k to win, and you rotated the 3rd event to Knoxville, Williams Grove and some other historic track.
I think Central Pa. would actually work out better than Knoxville. Eastern Storm always gets good crowds, & I've met plenty of Pa. guys at Kokomo, etc. who were getting bored with wingers. On the other hand, I've met locals at Knoxville who had no interest in "traditional" sprinters cause they were "too slow". How was the support for big USAC races at Knoxville a couple of years ago? Series dropped, no?
 
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11/24/22, 11:20 PM   #37
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Jonr, Joliet is a comfortable distance from Chicago but I understand your point
 
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11/25/22, 3:49 AM   #38
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People, remember one small thing yet. The USAC season is not over yet so the 2023 schedules have not been released. Tracks on the schedules may not be able to release any dates yet. Now, since I live 50 miles from the track, I have been to both of them. And, my photos are posted on my website www.spot-photos.com just click on the 2022 Racing tab to view. And, if 2022 was the last USAC Nats show at Huset's one can hardly blame Matt Wood for not continuing a third year. He has rented the track for this show now two years in a row and taken a financial beating both times. It was the best racing that nobody saw. And there is one more thing yet, after the final race of the Nats this past year, I did see the scoreboard say Thank you for coming. We'll see you next year. This was not the final night of the season for racing at Huset's I'll leave that on the minds of all on here.
 
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11/25/22, 11:29 AM   #39
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I love the fact that all USAC shows are included in FLO. However it's pennies per race per viewer on the subscription Perhaps maybe races with fifteen grand or more to win be a five or ten dollar Charge on top of subscription with 100% going to the track.

I remember back in the NRA days a local team borrowing some wings and making the show (I think at Bloomington) and bragging they made the show and the grand they made doing it. (Thats twice what ive ever made at any track) he said. And yes, they made a green flag lap and pulled in.

I love USAC. there's about ten guys that can absolutely make a sprint car float on dirt and fly. However they need car count and aparently five hundred to start is not enough to get em off the home porch..
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11/25/22, 12:04 PM   #40
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By definition an event has to have more to offer than just the race,like a casino across the street, major league sports nearby, historical old river towns, etc. And sadly for non-wing racing a track under a 1/2 mile.
Sounds a lot like the Burg... Also a distillery LOL
 
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