If I owned a track myself, I would do specials only. I understand theres going to be a lot of people saying if it aint broke dont fix it, but weekly racing is close to broken. I know I have very little interest in attending a regular show unless it was free and I had nothing else to do. Im sure there are others who feel the same.
I dont see why the Working Man race got removed from the schedule or why they couldnt or shouldnt add a regional Late Model series show like the ULMS or Ultimate Northeast. Also given their relationship with Dirtcar and the fact that one of their weeks in July is dedicated to Mod Mania, why that race isnt a Super Dirt series race is a little confusing. I know it wasnt well attended in the past, but I would have to think it would be more attended than Mod Mania featuring the BRP Mods. Lastly, Ive always thought the Steel City Stampede is a tremendous waste of a great idea. Im certainly not expecting them to ever turn that event into the World Finals, but I think they could attract better fields if they paid better than 3,000 to win for the big 3. Overall, I think the prestige of Lernerville and the median income of the average race fan in their location certainly affords them the opportunity to be a little more ambitious with the schedule than they have been recently. I think the status quo theyre currently on is on a steep downward trajectory.
Jack Lentz at Challenger done it right when he went to specials only.
It gave you something to look forward to, usually some of the best racing of the season and the place was packed with cars and fans.
Just a shame two idiots ruined the place with their antics and forced its closure.