Trap prep costs money and is a matter of opinion!
Similarly to the way you compiled a list of well-prepared tracks (in your opinion), perhaps if you disagree that it costs money, you could compile a list of tracks that will cover travel and admission costs for people to come observe and ask questions about they way they take care of their tracks' surfaces. While you're at it, how about a list of consultants that would be willing to travel, and take time away from working on their own tracks, to give suggestions to help their competitors out of the kindness of their hearts. Don't forget to find all of the physical resources for free that they will be required to obtain in order to prepare a track properly (in your opinion).
You don't know that crews from all of the poorly-prepped (in your opinion) tracks haven't done these things you're suggesting. Maybe they have, and have been steered wrong. Maybe they have, and simply holding knowledge is not enough to produce results.
Track prep is an expense that comes with owning a racetrack. It's not an option. You don't buy a racetrack then opt to not prep the track to save money. When you buy a racetrack you factor in the expense for fuel and proper equipment. Reclaying is also factored into the yearly budget. All great track prep crews disk the track deep before they water it all week long (depending on the rain). Any track that doesn't do that hasn't consulted anybody. That is track prep 101. Effort isn't a matter of opinion, and if the track isn't turned over weekly then there is a lack of effort. Optional expenses that you're trying to use as an example are unnecessary luxuries like paved walkways, new Musco lighting, a fancy scoreboard, video screen, etc. You should have used one of those as your example.
Edited by GEARHEAD, 16 January 2019 - 12:43 PM.