HOME FORUM RULES CONTACT
     
   
   

Go Back   CLASS RACER FORUM > Class Racer Forums > Stock and Super Stock Tech


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-15-2024, 07:54 AM   #1
Fred Elsass
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 104
Likes: 1
Liked 235 Times in 31 Posts
Default Entry Fee's and Ticket Prices

Welcome to Capitalism. As Gordan Kecko said, " Greed is Good!". Hamilton should have been shot by Aron Burr about 20 years earlier.


Sarge
Fred Elsass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2024, 09:28 AM   #2
Rick J
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2022
Posts: 63
Likes: 19
Liked 49 Times in 21 Posts
Default Re: Entry Fee's and Ticket Prices

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fred Elsass View Post
Welcome to Capitalism. As Gordan Kecko said, " Greed is Good!". Hamilton should have been shot by Aron Burr about 20 years earlier.


Sarge
Big $, makes more sense to big money bracket race, but tough to fight the class racing bug I'm sure.
Rick J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2024, 09:34 AM   #3
Billy Nees
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: On a hilltop in Pa.
Posts: 4,234
Likes: 3,133
Liked 6,840 Times in 1,535 Posts
Default Re: Entry Fee's and Ticket Prices

Hi Sarge! I'm not gonna dig out my history books to try and understand the Hamilton/Burr comment but I'd like to comment on the Entry Fee subject.

In my discussions with young people and potential Racers who have followed my "Dime Rockets" over the years I've generally found that the price of building a Stocker isn't really the deciding factor in going racing. It's the cost of going to (time-off), getting to (truck, trailer, fuel, accommodations) and entering the races that gets to be the main issue. I can say from experience that to go to the closer races I'm going to spend $600-700 for the weekend and $900-1000 for an "away" race. And that's not even considering the "Doubles".
I guess that there's just no "Entry Level" NHRA racing to be had anymore.

Oh, this thread should probably be in S/SS, not Tech.
__________________
Billy Nees 1188 STK, SS

Reality, what a concept!

Last edited by Billy Nees; 05-15-2024 at 09:36 AM.
Billy Nees is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2024, 10:54 AM   #4
Eman
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: E TN
Posts: 444
Likes: 14
Liked 109 Times in 63 Posts
Default Re: Entry Fee's and Ticket Prices

Supply and demand, seems to work. I see people searching for entries so there must be demand, with demand I wouldn't expect prices to drop.
Eman is offline   Reply With Quote
Liked
Old 05-15-2024, 01:16 PM   #5
Keith 944
VIP Member
 
Keith 944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dela-where?
Posts: 2,126
Likes: 1,016
Liked 1,662 Times in 527 Posts
Default Re: Entry Fee's and Ticket Prices

I have a quote from a movie that seems to fit, from the movie deliverance “squeal like a pig“ I think we all know what that means
__________________
KEITH MAYERS
2 X somebody
many X nobody
Keith 944 is offline   Reply With Quote
Liked
Old 05-15-2024, 01:52 PM   #6
jmcarter
VIP Member
 
jmcarter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Richmond Hill GA (and Port Ludlow WA)
Posts: 4,135
Likes: 2,014
Liked 2,745 Times in 859 Posts
Default Re: Entry Fee's and Ticket Prices

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eman View Post
Supply and demand, seems to work. I see people searching for entries so there must be demand, with demand I wouldn't expect prices to drop.
Granted but it was interesting to see the Chicago National close below the quotas for our classes in spite of a favorable weather forecast. Would not be surprised if quotas aren’t reduced more next year to artificially keep demand up and make way for more “Pro” and exhibition classes.
__________________
Jim Carter
2340 Super Stock
2340 SST/2340 Stock
jmcarter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2024, 02:11 PM   #7
Dyno
Senior Member
 
Dyno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 875
Likes: 928
Liked 607 Times in 178 Posts
Default Re: Entry Fee's and Ticket Prices

At the Rte 66 event, racers must have withdrawn at the last moment, not allowing people to enter before the cut off time.
Dyno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2024, 04:18 PM   #8
J.R. Haddad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 635
Likes: 530
Liked 903 Times in 204 Posts
Default Re: Entry Fee's and Ticket Prices

Dyno, that's exactly what happened. A lot of times it's the same people.
NHRA has to back up withdrawal dates by a week, or forfeiture of entry fee.
A few less Racer's get to enjoy the event, but next year when they assign
quotas, we will hear, well Stock and Super Stock didn't even fill last year.
And before the replies start, NO, I'm not putting ideas in NHRA's head about how to keep more of our money. They thought of this a long time ago, just thought they would get too much pushback on it.

J.R.
J.R. Haddad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2024, 09:11 AM   #9
Hacksaw
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 841
Likes: 150
Liked 277 Times in 152 Posts
Default Re: Entry Fee's and Ticket Prices

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.R. Haddad View Post
Dyno, that's exactly what happened. A lot of times it's the same people.
NHRA has to back up withdrawal dates by a week, or forfeiture of entry fee.
A few less Racer's get to enjoy the event, but next year when they assign
quotas, we will hear, well Stock and Super Stock didn't even fill last year.
And before the replies start, NO, I'm not putting ideas in NHRA's head about how to keep more of our money. They thought of this a long time ago, just thought they would get too much pushback on it.

J.R.
What about the guy that breaks his stuff the weekend before?
Hacksaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2024, 09:49 AM   #10
Dyno
Senior Member
 
Dyno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 875
Likes: 928
Liked 607 Times in 178 Posts
Default Re: Entry Fee's and Ticket Prices

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hacksaw View Post
What about the guy that breaks his stuff the weekend before?
Keep the ability to withdraw the same, just add one day for racers to enter if there is an opening.
Dyno is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright © Class Racer.com. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.