I went racing for the first time in years this spring.
It was a MESS. No one could tell me when the track was going to open, drivers’ meeting etc.
…and they wondered why turn out is brutal.
Posting a schedule that is realistic and sticking to it shows a lot. Make sure you have adequate time between sessions and arr organized!
pre registration makes life a lot easier and make sure your credit/debit processing machine works!
Also doesn’t hurt to listen to racers if and when issues present themselves and provide good value.
here’s something that I’ve been wondering out loud about for the past few months, but havent found a solid answer to yet…consider this…..
motocross, especially amongst youngsters (12 and under), is BOOMING in the state of FL and has been for a number of years. One track near Tampa regularly draws 500+ entrants for it monthly local series races, most being kids under the age of 15.
I’ve been wondering, why does MX, with all its known dangers draw so many while karting struggles to keep its head above water in the same state/area. Would be interested to hear some thoughts on this.
It seems like many clubs and org’s. tend to try and please as many customers (racers) vs doing what is right for the majority. The biggest problem as I see it is way too many classes with little track time for the dollar spent. Someone mentioned 5 classes but really, the tracks need to have as many entry’s as possible to survive.
One kid kart class
and one Masters
That is 9 classes, should be something for everyone and not to many to get some decent track time. WKA thinks they are doing something great by going from 13 to 12 but that is still way to many IMHO