Shootout meeting this Sunday, Jan 25th

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Re: Shootout meeting this Sunday, Jan 25th

Postby Benzo on Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:54 pm

I just got back from te meeting and the one thing I got out of it is that all drag racers are wanting to please the fans. I have come up with a few things I have seen at dragstrips as ways to get people and racers to make the racing a little more interesting.

IDEA #1: Burnout competition round. For one round of test and tune, three random fans are given dry erase boards and write down the score from 1-10 on what they think of the burnout. The winnr could recieve a coke and a cheesburger and possible a sticker similar to the money winner sticker.

IDEA #2: Biggest Wheelie. Judged just by observation. Winner could recieve a $5 and a big air sticker.

IDEA #3: Fastest Pass: Judged either by E.T. or M.P.H. but winner could get $5 and a fast pass sticker.

Just Ideas... take them or leave them. Just my ten cents.
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Re: Shootout meeting this Sunday, Jan 25th

Postby Lil Bryan on Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:45 pm

Thats more like 3cents, front end parts are expensive, slicks or tires are not cheap either, and the fastest pass will be from a dragster anyway
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Re: Shootout meeting this Sunday, Jan 25th

Postby Benzo on Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:32 pm

Then don't participate. I am sure some of the street cars will have fun with the burnout stuff though.
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Re: Shootout meeting this Sunday, Jan 25th

Postby Lil Bryan on Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:30 pm

Lil Bryan wrote:Thats more like 3cents, front end parts are expensive, slicks or tires are not cheap either, and the fastest pass will be from a dragster anyway



There ya go is that clearer
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Re: Shootout meeting this Sunday, Jan 25th

Postby bad355_67camaro on Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:14 pm

Benzo wrote:I just got back from te meeting and the one thing I got out of it is that all drag racers are wanting to please the fans. I have come up with a few things I have seen at dragstrips as ways to get people and racers to make the racing a little more interesting.

IDEA #1: Burnout competition round. For one round of test and tune, three random fans are given dry erase boards and write down the score from 1-10 on what they think of the burnout. The winnr could recieve a coke and a cheesburger and possible a sticker similar to the money winner sticker.

IDEA #2: Biggest Wheelie. Judged just by observation. Winner could recieve a $5 and a big air sticker.

IDEA #3: Fastest Pass: Judged either by E.T. or M.P.H. but winner could get $5 and a fast pass sticker.

Just Ideas... take them or leave them. Just my ten cents.


nothing wrong with pushing the limits of your setup, but for a hot dog is kind of a waste. save that stuff for the car shows. although, some places do give out like 50 bucks to #1 qualifier, so that would be alright. but if my car could do a huge wheelie, i wouldn't want to risk it just for s*** and giggles.
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Re: Shootout meeting this Sunday, Jan 25th

Postby Karate Kid on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:01 am

We paid a $100 bonus to fastest qualifier at the races we promoted.

Had a foot race for the kids to 60'. Winning kid got a free chopper bicycle (Donated by Karate World). Not many 8 year olds drive themselves to the track (this is the read between the lines marketing part).

Had a drawing for five, six or however many fans to get to stand at the starting line during Big Tire Eliminations. (another read between the lines part)

We managed to come up with trophies for just about everything. Karate figurines are easily replaced with plastic cars for about $2.00. (Yes,we have a few trophies laying around that we donate/donated.)

We had "Crew Member For A Day" for a KID with the winning ticket number to be. He/she gets their photo taken with the sponsoring car, tour the race trailer/rig and help do "something" in the pits and eat a burger with the driver & crew. Winner also got to come up to the starting line and be a real crew member.

Blue Ribbon Chevrolet kicked in $1000.oo in advertising/marketing the event.

I don't know how to download the photos but it was the biggest race EVER held at Sallisaw. I had the actual financial figures at one time. A four to one ROI.

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Re: Shootout meeting this Sunday, Jan 25th

Postby dragsterman on Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:04 am

Karate kid that all sounds like fun to me. Iam going to bring these things up to our track owner up here. I think this might get the fans interested and make them want to come back. KRAZYKEN :nice:
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Re: Shootout meeting this Sunday, Jan 25th

Postby Benzo on Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:46 pm

I have no clue what to offer for prizes. All I am saying is that if I see a big group of kids watching me race, I will do a little bit longer burnout and try to pull the wheels. I know I would like that alot when I was a kid.
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Re: Shootout meeting this Sunday, Jan 25th

Postby savo on Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:02 pm

I think something that would help getting cars would be standardizing rules between the local tracks (Ozark, Sallisaw, Tulsa??) and maybe even work to get a series which racers would earn points at each event that they attend and have a year end points champion. By doing this racers would have a class to shoot and know that they same rules are the same at any of their local tracks.
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Re: Shootout meeting this Sunday, Jan 25th

Postby bad355_67camaro on Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:15 pm

savo wrote:I think something that would help getting cars would be standardizing rules between the local tracks (Ozark, Sallisaw, Tulsa??) and maybe even work to get a series which racers would earn points at each event that they attend and have a year end points champion. By doing this racers would have a class to shoot and know that they same rules are the same at any of their local tracks.


that was one of the topics/ideas that was discussed at the meeting on sunday. :nice:
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