I know a lot of index racers in the past built
an all year rivalry leading up to the
big race at SM. When Larry won 7.0
He became "the King" and we had fun
all year with that.
Take that away and
you are once again alienating (poor business)
instead of including (good business).
My suggestion would be Instead of saying
to index racers "we wont need you at street machines"
(Based on shoot outs so far I think keeping cars going
down track would be a bigger concern)
You instead turn it into an opportunity.
Say only the ten racers in each index class that have
showed up for the most shootouts get the chance to
be in the big show.
That keeps each class a manageable size at SM,
and gives an extra incentive to participate during
the other shootouts.
I know this for sure, sooner or later all the advertizing
money spent in a market this small will be a waste if
all the spectators get is hours of down time and a bunch of
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