How much longer will Chevettes be Racing? Thats the question, I love chevette racing, but I am glad I got rid of mine now. How many more years will they race? I think the chevette racing is dying out quick! It has got out of hand, so much money to run one. I know a sport is going to grow, but theres not a stopping point iwhen you have the money to spend. Look the cars are already at a low car count, Im not whining I am just telling my opinion!
Post by Eddie Anderson on Aug 3, 2007 11:31:57 GMT -5
I dont know but car counts get lower it seems like every week people say they have cars and they will come and race, then you see them sitting on the seats with no car in tow, or they want to open more classes, when you agree to try they dont show either. We tried a 4 cylinder class other than vettes, it lasted about 2 weeks. I would love to see racing like it was a couple of years ago at Macon county,with 12 to 15 cars per class.
Like you said the cars are out there but people are not racing them. I dont understand why, they are race cars let them race. I went to Brownsville last night and there were no cars there either, in any class. I went to Crossville last week there were a few more cars there. I think racing is dying out in general. Why is beyond me, I have so much fun in my car I couldnt imagine doing anything else. Tracks closing down does not help a racers attitude about racing either. I do know one thing I think TV is hurting racing, there is racing on 24/7. If Macon co stays open the cars will come, there is nowhere else to go.
Post by stacyracingb1 on Aug 5, 2007 20:17:26 GMT -5
i agree that numbers are sdropping quickly just a cpl years ago mudlick had between 20 and 30 chevettes a night enough to run 2 features and a consi race now weve dropped off to 8 to 10 cars a night and three of us are me my brother and dad its dropped off quick and i don't think it will last much longer
Post by DOCTOR FIELDS on Aug 5, 2007 20:46:54 GMT -5
I think the answer is pretty simple. ECONOMY AND HIGH COST OF RACING.
Gas prices have went up $1.00+ a gallon since 2004. The cost of living has went up as well. ($3.84 for a gallon of milk!?!?!) Most people are still making the same or close to what they made 3 years ago. The extra money they once had is now being spent to break even. The cost of Chevette racing has skyrocketed. $4000 - $5000 racing engines, $1000+ set of wheels and racing tires, $300 set of racing springs, $150 set of racing shocks, fab. materials have went up. You have $7000 tied up in a Chevette to win $200 if you're lucky. The people on a smaller budget lose interest, because they know they have no chance at winning. Racing in general is hurting right now. Not only Chevettes but all classes. The next president has a BIG job ahead of him / her to get this country straightend out. Once our economy gets in better shape, racing will grow again.
Post by Eddie Anderson on Aug 12, 2007 11:04:46 GMT -5
Preliminary cost on insurance is 7500.00 a year and thats still not actual cost waiting on final quote but at least that with cars not showing up I dont know that I can commit to that (has to be paid whether we race or not) I dont know many people that can do it PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK I HAVE LESS THAN A WEEK TO FINALIZE TO RACE FRIDAY AUG 17i need commitments from car owners other than what raced there on a weekly basis.
Post by DOCTOR FIELDS on Aug 12, 2007 21:58:36 GMT -5
Eddie with all due respect, i doubt you will have many other than what you had show up. We struggled to get cars at both Crossville and Cookeville (5 - 7 cars). They are struggling up in KY as well, around 5 - 7 on average. I don't think you can depend on Chevettes to keep that track open. If you search other possibilities such as FWD classes, then you MIGHT be able to draw enough cars to keep it open. Look how many FWD vehicles are on the road today, it's simple to see they are the future of 4 cylinder racing. Get the word out, go to the MRM Racing Message Board, 4M.net, anywhere you can spread the word about your track. There's alot of people out there that don't even know Macon County Speedway exsists.
P.S. I would be interested in helping promote Macon County Speedway. It needs some serious promoting, better website, track sponsorship, etc. If there's a position open, i'm interested. Just give me a call if i can help. (931) 239-7287
Post by Eddie Anderson on Aug 13, 2007 18:06:18 GMT -5
I dont know that FWDs or other cars is possible i begged the dwarfs to come talked to Kyle Birdwell about getting some more sprint cars they said they were interested but never came I dont think the spectators would come for anything else maybe i"m wrong its getting to be a disgusting ordeal DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO