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New Dragstrip Racing Entrance Fees #2777393
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Seems like a lot of the dragstrips are raising their prices for test n tune sessions.
I see a bunch are saying support your dragstrip but $150.00 -$200.00 for a test and tune is a bit steep.
What's your feelings on this?

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Originally Posted by Sammy
Seems like a lot of the dragstrips are raising their prices for test n tune sessions.
I see a bunch are saying support your dragstrip but $150.00 -$200.00 for a test and tune is a bit steep.
What's your feelings on this?


I am a poor person smile but I saved up & had NO problem paying 200 bucks to my Local track Houston Raceway Park , if thats what it takes to help them survive .


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Re: New Dragstrip Racing Entrance Fees [Re: Sammy] #2777401
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Tracks have been hit hard with this virus crap, so if that fee helps keep them in business, I can get past that.
Granted, most racers are tight on money, but I don't know of a better alternative.

I'm also OK with getting a bunch of T&T passes.

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we pay $250 for a rental now so if that's a price to keep our tracks alive. Im in

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How many passes can you expect to get ?
If you are close to ten , I'd say you did pretty alright.

Re: New Dragstrip Racing Entrance Fees [Re: tubtar] #2777417
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Around here some that are open still have to limit the number of cars/people allowed in. 41 had T&T scheduled for this weekend with a $50 tech card. Some guys were crying like little beotches, but they sold out I believe.

Coles County was having a high roller and low roller race today. Sold both out with only single entries in each.


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Re: New Dragstrip Racing Entrance Fees [Re: slantzilla] #2777418
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So you guys are ok with $150.00 to $200.00 every week or twice a month to race?
I can understand if you go out a few times a year but a racer that gets out 3 or 4 times a month.

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Originally Posted by Sammy
So you guys are ok with $150.00 to $200.00 every week or twice a month to race?
I can understand if you go out a few times a year but a racer that gets out 3 or 4 times a month.


so when the track is gone, NEVER to return then where are you going to run your car ?


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Re: New Dragstrip Racing Entrance Fees [Re: csk] #2777424
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Originally Posted by csk
Originally Posted by Sammy
So you guys are ok with $150.00 to $200.00 every week or twice a month to race?
I can understand if you go out a few times a year but a racer that gets out 3 or 4 times a month.


so when the track is gone, NEVER to return then where are you going to run your car ?


How many times, do you go out a year and race?

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Originally Posted by Sammy
So you guys are ok with $150.00 to $200.00 every week or twice a month to race?
I can understand if you go out a few times a year but a racer that gets out 3 or 4 times a month.




You didn’t give an allowed car count to give an answer. At keystone two four hour sessions of 15 cars for a total maximum of 25 people allowed at the track. What would be fair in your eyes. One guy got 11 passes (ran out of fuel) last week and another guy got 14.


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Honestly, I`m just glad to hear that people are racing again.

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I'm glad they are racing but being retired and on a fixed income.
A $600.00 race day is too rich for my blood on a weekly basis. Or even twice a month.

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Remember, tracks bere have already lost 1/3 of their season. Besides, it's not like things are normal and they just jacked up prices for fun.

RT 66 hasn't opened up at all, and probably will lose their national event this year if our wonderful governor has his way.

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Originally Posted by slantzilla
Remember, tracks bere have already lost 1/3 of their season. Besides, it's not like things are normal and they just jacked up prices for fun.

RT 66 hasn't opened up at all, and probably will lose their national event this year if our wonderful governor has his way.




Except for taxes, they had no expenses to pay.
No employees, electric, ambulance personnel. No traction compound or machinery to operate.
Everyone is in the same boat as the tracks.
Let's see a $25.00 hamburger or a $15.00 Dunkin donuts coffee then.

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Originally Posted by Sammy
Originally Posted by slantzilla
Remember, tracks bere have already lost 1/3 of their season. Besides, it's not like things are normal and they just jacked up prices for fun.

RT 66 hasn't opened up at all, and probably will lose their national event this year if our wonderful governor has his way.




Except for taxes, they had no expenses to pay.
No employees, electric, ambulance personnel.
Everyone is in the same boat as the tracks.
Let's see a $25.00 hamburger or a $15.00 Dunkin donuts coffee then.


I'm with you.. no I wont pay $200 to race.. I'd just sell out.. because I dont think they will be
in business long at those rates
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Originally Posted by MR_P_BODY
Originally Posted by Sammy
Originally Posted by slantzilla
Remember, tracks bere have already lost 1/3 of their season. Besides, it's not like things are normal and they just jacked up prices for fun.

RT 66 hasn't opened up at all, and probably will lose their national event this year if our wonderful governor has his way.




Except for taxes, they had no expenses to pay.
No employees, electric, ambulance personnel.
Everyone is in the same boat as the tracks.
Let's see a $25.00 hamburger or a $15.00 Dunkin donuts coffee then.


I'm with you.. no I wont pay $200 to race.. I'd just sell out.. because I dont think they will be
in business long at those rates
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If I only raced 2 or 3 times a year, and had no choice, I'd pay it but definitely not a weekly or bimonthly basis.
That's close to $10,000 per season to race and that doesnt include maintenance on the car or if something breaks.

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150 to 200 beans to T & T ? eek

You can race for FIVE LARGE for 100 clams!

And I don’t think their test days have changed from 20 ....

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Originally Posted by Sammy
Originally Posted by slantzilla
Remember, tracks bere have already lost 1/3 of their season. Besides, it's not like things are normal and they just jacked up prices for fun.

RT 66 hasn't opened up at all, and probably will lose their national event this year if our wonderful governor has his way.




Except for taxes, they had no expenses to pay.
No employees, electric, ambulance personnel. No traction compound or machinery to operate.
Everyone is in the same boat as the tracks.
Let's see a $25.00 hamburger or a $15.00 Dunkin donuts coffee then.


And how much do you think taxes are? Property tax? Business tax?
You’re retired and on a fixed income, but can race 3-4 times a MONTH?


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Originally Posted by Spaceman Spiff
Originally Posted by Sammy
Originally Posted by slantzilla
Remember, tracks bere have already lost 1/3 of their season. Besides, it's not like things are normal and they just jacked up prices for fun.

RT 66 hasn't opened up at all, and probably will lose their national event this year if our wonderful governor has his way.




Except for taxes, they had no expenses to pay.
No employees, electric, ambulance personnel. No traction compound or machinery to operate.
Everyone is in the same boat as the tracks.
Let's see a $25.00 hamburger or a $15.00 Dunkin donuts coffee then.


And how much do you think taxes are? Property tax? Business tax?
You’re retired and on a fixed income, but can race 3-4 times a MONTH?


2 to 3 times a month @ $35.00 per entrance fee.

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