Just heard about this today. Thoughts? I'd like to see it work.
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Western Pennsylvania Sprint Car Series
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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:27 AM
As a fan , this is a great thing for 410 sprint cars. Been a long time coming and i look forward to supporting this series.
Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:08 PM
Sounds good, but I hope the support is there and they get more than 12 to 14 sprints for a race. Good luck on your series. And please keep us informed on how it is working out.
Posted 11 October 2018 - 11:14 PM
How many race cars from the group attended the race at PPMS?
Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:28 AM
Great news, this is what western Pa. needed for a long time. I do thing going into central Pa. the first year would be a bad move for the series, the level of competition is just not the same. Good luck with this venture it will be supported by myself whenever I can. Please don't fill the card with a bunch of slow support divisions, that would kill it for me.
Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:10 AM
Primarily racing on a Saturday night. To me that doesn't help anyone's chances of securing Mercer. Few western pa teams can afford 2 nights of racing, and with the purse structure, it may hurt Friday night tracks also. So, it's either going to park the guy that races weekly. Or, the fields will be even smaller at tracks were they run regularly.
As far as going east to race with the posse, really. A.J. has done wonders at Port royal bUT thats not williams grove. It will cost teams 1000.00 just in traveling expenses, fuel, tolls, a cheap room and a hot dog, minimum. That's not including tires and motor issues. Who has a motor program to run the grove ? Nobody that is a local racer in western pa.
The purse, great idea, but you need to sell that to a local promotor and watch them come. That's what these promotors are not getting. Why do you think guys out east rarely go west. I don't know what it would cost a marketing sponsor to step up to the plate for a year, but in my opinion that's what somebody needs to do.
Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:31 AM
jo73 you are right about the coast maybe a little more from the guys I talked to who went. Bringing this series to a new track is a challenge. My personal OP is they have to show the track there is an interest in this series. But, again I wish them LUCK.
Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:54 PM
Aaron Fry just bought the FAST series from over Attica-Fremont way and is also looking to expand this direction. So looks to me the two will be in competition to sign up tracks for their series!!! Sharon ans Pittsburgh will be the key.
GOOD RACING TO ALL!!!
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