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3/17/23, 7:52 PM   #21
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USA raceway in Tucson has been idle since 2016, and was recently sold to a developer of commercial/industrial properties. The only track still open in the Tucson area is the paved track near the county fairgrounds.
 
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3/17/23, 8:46 PM   #22
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What about the track at Casa GrandeÖ they ever run sprint cars?
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3/17/23, 8:56 PM   #23
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Yes, had a pretty good field for a 2 day ASCS race last weekend. Central Arizona Speedway. No website that I can find, but they have a Facebook page.
 
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3/18/23, 3:56 AM   #24
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Central Arizona Speedway has a new promoter and a new name, Central Arizona Raceway. There site is up under that name.
 
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3/18/23, 9:16 AM   #25
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Very interesting points on the thread. I do remember watching an interview with the promoter. I will stand to be corrected if necessary but I donít remember them mentioning exorbitant concession prices and traffic delays as factors in losing attendance. I by no means claim to know anything other than a distant observation about life in California, but it appears from my vantage point, everything is more expensive there, so I donít put a whole lot of stock in the concession price thing. I would bet concessionís are probably the same price at a minor league ball game or any other comparable activity. I will say this however, streaming is an easy target now days. While I understand tracks concernís, my belief is there are many factors at play here, that affects all of us. My wife is a professional at spending money, without shame or regret. She came home last week from the dollar store complaining about how little she got for what she spent after going to get some snacks for the kids. Iím here to tell you, that should tell everyone that thereís bigger factors going on than streaming
 
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3/18/23, 9:56 AM   #26
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That track seemed to be getting good count and a good fan base.
I saw USAC sprints there a couple years ago and the track held up remarkably well for being in the middle of the desert.
 
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3/18/23, 10:53 AM   #27
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How do you sell a potential track or series sponsor when their extremely limited exposure is the small fan base that actually goes to the races? With online purchasing and shipping nationwide, I would think reaching anyone outside of the area would be a benefit for the sponsors as well.

Say what you will about the concessions but a $9 hotdog is tough no matter the location and cost of living. Go to Putnamville and you can get a tenderloin, hotdog, and a bottle of water for that same $9.
 
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3/18/23, 12:13 PM   #28
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Central Arizona Speedway has a new promoter and a new name, Central Arizona Raceway. There site is up under that name.
Do you have a link? I'm not finding it.
 
3/18/23, 12:44 PM   #29
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Do you have a link? I'm not finding it.
Try www.thecentralarizonaraceway.com. Takes a minute or two to load.
 
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3/18/23, 6:49 PM   #30
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What about the track at Casa GrandeÖ they ever run sprint cars?
Saw a non wing show there last year. There were 16 cars and the racing was good but a big gap in from the front to the back of the field. Talked to one of the drivers he said they needed every car the could get. I think it was ASCA 360's
 
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