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Old 01-07-2019, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default Tri-State 2019 Season

Mike Carr and his Dad did a lot for us.
I want to help here to keep it going !
Cannot let this racing series go away.

It is not hard to schedule and organize these races.
I help run the Impala Races for ECIRS.

Key questions:
What are the best dates to set up the races for Tri-State?
How many races do you want?
What Tracks are best to run at?
Salem, Keystone, Mason Dixon seem most popular.
2018 had it twice at Mason Dixon successfully.

I want to help.
Be cool to put a Team together to do this.
I have excellent relationship at Mason Dixon.
Who has relationships with another tracks?

Have a few ideas to peak Spectator Interest.
Here is one.
Introduce Heads Up S/SS Racing.

RULES:
Any two cars of any class can challenge the other to heads up race.
Somewhere where the Indexes between them are close.

Such as
A/SA vs SS/IA
Pure Stocker vs Stocker
Crate Motor vs NNS
FX vs FS
Two cars of same Class

Each Donate $20,
Winner keeps their money.
Loser money goes to a Good Cause !
Side betting extra and quiet !

Other ideas
Hire a High School kids to write articles about what we do an publish.
Have them Advertise on Social Media to bring in spectators.

Feel free to email me at danfahey@dansources.com

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Old 01-07-2019, 05:43 PM   #2
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I hate to see it go away also, as I know how much the series meant to Mike.

I think at this point, continuation is the key factor. Don't make any sudden changes or etc., just experiment down the road. Remember that most tracks are squeezing these races in among their current daily schedule. Adding extras may cause some issues at certain tracks.

As far as tracks...Mike definitely did well there and traveled the series all around PA, Ohio, and Maryland. I think they even had a race or two at Fairmont before that track closed. While I don't know the details, and never asked (none of my business), I am inclined to believe that there was some disagree in recent times with the Quaker City management team which lead to the lack of recent Tri-State races there.

The Ohio/PA/WV/MD area is very rich with Stock/SS cars, but unfortunately outside of the end of the year race at Mason-Dixon, these races are generally poorly attended by the Stock/SS crowd. I would work on growing the car count before I added any extras to the program. I would avoid stacking events on top of the LODRS races, and also the Buckeye Series to help with this.
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Cecil? You might bring down some racers from eastern PA and NJ.
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I hate to see it go away also, as I know how much the series meant to Mike.

I think at this point, continuation is the key factor. Don't make any sudden changes or etc., just experiment down the road. Remember that most tracks are squeezing these races in among their current daily schedule. Adding extras may cause some issues at certain tracks.

As far as tracks...Mike definitely did well there and traveled the series all around PA, Ohio, and Maryland. I think they even had a race or two at Fairmont before that track closed. While I don't know the details, and never asked (none of my business), I am inclined to believe that there was some disagree in recent times with the Quaker City management team which lead to the lack of recent Tri-State races there.

The Ohio/PA/WV/MD area is very rich with Stock/SS cars, but unfortunately outside of the end of the year race at Mason-Dixon, these races are generally poorly attended by the Stock/SS crowd. I would work on growing the car count before I added any extras to the program. I would avoid stacking events on top of the LODRS races, and also the Buckeye Series to help with this.
Yeah I noticed that...Mason Dixon gets the Virginia, Maryland, WDC, Pennsylvania and some Ohio...fairly easy to get to from four directions.
Most racers are within a 3 hour drive.

Maybe three/four race dates at Mason Dixon is a better answer!
I know Cecil would be interested..may crowd the East Coast Series.
Might work if we combine both associations earning points at same race.
There is Numidia, Beaver Springs, Maple Grove.
I know Capitol and MIR would work with us.
Capitol is surprisingly easy to get to from any direction too.

Would like to organize an All Association race at the end of the year.

But you have a great point about car count.
Mason Dixon will work with us.

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Default Tri-State 2019 Season - best Dates

What are th best Dates for TriState.
Last year there was one in April other in Late November.
What other dates would be useful?

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April would be good if everyone is ready, but you run the risk of bad weather/soggy grounds. I believe one of the two April races this year was canceled due to weather. You may have some success with a PA/MD race in early May...but the Columbus and Norwalk LODRS races are both in May, with Maple Grove at the end of the month. *Most* of your crowd will be spending their money among those three races. I think a July race might do well providing the weather isn't nasty.
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Thanks for the good advice.
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Thinking it would be good to schedule association races a weekend before the Divisionals.

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I got this feedback on the tracks racers want to race at.
Please give me your feedback..

Mason Dixon was #1

Cecil and MIR were number two

Capitol and Numidia were close in third respectively
Edited...Beaver Springs was in this bunch

But there was also South Mountain.

Maple Grove was not mentioned...interesting !
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Mason Dixon and Numidia would be great.
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Mason Dixon and Numidia would be great.
Forgot Beaver Springs..
Thanks for Numidia vote
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