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#1 Roo

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 07:56 AM

Planning on going to the Firecracker for the first time .....any recommendations on where to sit and where to camp?   Thanks!




 

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:29 AM

Seats don't matter. They are all good but I prefer turn 1 or 4. You are probably too late to get reserved camping so you will probably have to go over by the football field. Camping gets tight so go early. They start pouring in Tuesday. Of course there may be no free camping this year. I'm not sure on that.
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Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:18 PM

If your a pit pass person 1 of the best seats In the house at lernerville are the stands to the left of pit exit. Get top row and the angle they are on you get a good view down the front straight and as I said I feel the best seat in the house.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 12:19 PM

Yea if you want a camping permit you better get on the phone to see if any are available

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:26 PM

There is no FREE CAMPING at any MAJOR event/series at the track. Camping is $50.00 if you want to camp on the property. If you have an atv or golf cart you will also need to buy a $50 pass. 



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:49 PM

How much will parking cost?  The website suggests there will be a charge, but there is no price.  

 

No, I will not call the office.  Just wondering if anyone has already found out.


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:54 PM

Also a "per use" restroom fee. The place is becoming like ppms, oh wait... they are mentoring the Tomsons on how to run or ruin a race track.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 06:46 AM

No free camping anymore? Wow $50 to camp and $50 for quad. I thought the new owners would be a little less greedy than WRG. Seems they are worse. It is a business but I feel that this is a step in the wrong direction. I guess the fans will pay the whole purse this year just by camping.
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:11 AM

Is $50 such a big deal to camp?? Should they have to eat the costs of clean up and damage repair.

As far as ATV/UTV/golf carts go IMO unless you're elderly, sick, hurt, or handicapped why do you need them??



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:25 AM

No free camping anymore? Wow $50 to camp and $50 for quad. I thought the new owners would be a little less greedy than WRG. Seems they are worse. It is a business but I feel that this is a step in the wrong direction. I guess the fans will pay the whole purse this year just by camping.


If you talk to the employees that work at the track they all said that they run the place like a real business. You even have to clock in with your fingerprints on this one machine so they know it is you and not somebody else punched you in and out.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:03 AM

Is $50 such a big deal to camp?? Should they have to eat the costs of clean up and damage repair.
As far as ATV/UTV/golf carts go IMO unless you're elderly, sick, hurt, or handicapped why do you need them??

not really for me but I'm sure a lot of other people who look forward to a family weekend would spend that money elsewhere at the track. I do believe it will keep people from attending and camping. Although it may help keep some of the rowdy trouble crowd away. Or they will just sleep in their cars. And as far as the atvs are concerned, when you have to carry blankets and other stuff for the kids and you are camping way out by the fields, it makes it a lot easier. Like I said though, it is a business that must make money but $25 is reasonable. $50 is a little extreme. And most of us keep our camp sites pretty clean since they put the dumpsters out. And the atvs make that easier also.
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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:56 AM

Thanks for the info......



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:08 AM

If you talk to the employees that work at the track they all said that they run the place like a real business. You even have to clock in with your fingerprints on this one machine so they know it is you and not somebody else punched you in and out.


Considering race tracks are businesses, running a track like a business is smart.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 11:58 AM

Race tracks run like a real business. I'll be dammed. All this time and i thought they were suppose to lose money. At 50.00 the place is still going to be packed with campers. As someone said. They start arriving Tuesday/Wednesday. This is a vacation for many that are there.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 12:04 PM

Reserved parking place, camping, ATV fee, probably service fee for ticket, reserved seat ticket and pit pass is about $150.

 

$50 a day max. which doesn't sound like a bad deal.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 12:15 PM

3 day pass cheap

Concerts 2 nights

kick ball and corn hole


All kidding aside, that's why the place will be packed this year too. I agree with DS2 150.00 for 3 feature races and xtra's. Can't beat that.....

50 camping 25 quad is what I see...





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