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Author Topic:   How many cars are in this class at your home track?
modman
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 40
posted March 24, 2000 06:09 PM
If its like ours, they are dwindling down, there are not as many of these as there used to be.

Booger
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 277
posted March 25, 2000 12:55 AM
20-25 cars every week. They are good cars too.

Blue Moon
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted March 25, 2000 07:15 PM
If there is a full 20 for the feature it is a good night. I've noticed the numbers dwindling too. Stock car racing is one the best shows! Alot of action and good driving.

modman
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 40
posted March 25, 2000 07:19 PM
I blame it on the rules. They have let this class get way out of hand. They are basically all outlaws now.

pinkracer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted March 27, 2000 09:25 AM
We have anywhere between 25 - 40 cars a night. Seems like here it's getting bigger. Depends which track it is too.

31b
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 219
posted March 31, 2000 10:57 AM
We had two classes one of Hobbystocks and the other Streetstocks. Both brought in about 25-30 cars a night. This year they are changing rules and both will be in the same class, so you could say were doing pretty good up here.

X-1R Guy
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 101
posted April 13, 2000 12:53 PM
Volusia Speedway Park here in Florida gets like 25 Streetstocks and 40 to 50 Hobby stocks weekly.

x13jc
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 134
posted May 25, 2000 02:16 PM UIN: 27426975
Muskingum in Ohio gets somewhere around 60 street stocks on any given saturday night, 35 modifieds, and 25-30 late models. They run 2 full 20lap features for the street stocks.

CHASSISCAT
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted June 07, 2000 08:10 PM
I guess you need to define street stock.If a street stock is like a pure stock, we have about 20 to 22.I mods usually about 18 to 22,HOT stock about 16, our street stocks 18 to 22 , IMCA sprints average 20,and mini stocks about 12 to 16. Five years ago we did not have pure stocks, crusier class, sprints and the street stocks had about 30to 35 per night. The hot stock about 22 to 25. Too many classes defeats the car count per class and makes the show drag on as well as a headache for the tech man.The overall car count is up but count per class is down.

speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted June 17, 2000 11:11 AM
well in the last 10 yrs portland speedway has seen a very competitive street stock class of 50 or more a night shrink to 30-40 on a good night! i blame it on people who run the track playing games with outcomes of races like compitition yellows know what i mean? and picking the youngest people they can to be thier track champions!its not up too on track performance its what they thank fills the stands this is what i was told by a track offical. that might kill car counts???? huh???

Tom56
unregistered Total posts: 94
posted June 19, 2000 11:00 AM
We have roughly 40, but that number is growing.More show up every weekend. The key seems to be a high quality track and good pay out. The rules are pretty loose and most are outlaws, but the fans love it. The get a great show every week.

viper000
unregistered Total posts: 94
posted June 19, 2000 02:14 PM
we normally have 25-30 cars a night. as mentioned above we are having a problem with the class getting out of control as far as rules. as a result i have seen a gap develope such that there are 4 cars that lead and everyone else can't afford to keep up. track officals don't seam to care. we have some street stocks that can take the pole in a modified race.

3mracing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted June 21, 2000 01:33 PM
About 42 cars every night at McKean County in Pennsy.

speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted July 02, 2000 11:57 AM
WE HAVE THE SAME PROUBLEM WITH THE GUYS SAYING THAT THE CARS ARE TOO FAR GONE BUT I SAY GO CHECK THE CARS OUT AND SEE IF THERE IS REALY ANYTHING OUT OF THE RULES AND TALK TO THE DRIVER OR THE TRACK ABOUT IT YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED OF THE OUT COME. WE HAVE HAD PEOPLE SAY THAT ARE CAR MUST BE ILLEGAL OR THAT WE ARE CHEATING AND I TELL THEM THEY ARE WELCOME TO LOOK AT ANYTHING THEY WANT AND WHEN THEY DO THEY ALWAYS SAY I CANT FIND ANYTHING WRONG. REMEBER JUST CAUSE A GUYS KICKING BUTT OR HIS CAR LOOKS REALY GOOD DOSNT MEAN THEY ARE NOT TOO THE RULES.I DONT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH APROCHING A DRIVER AND TELLING HIM THAT HE SHOULD CHANGE SOMETHING IF ITS NOT TO THE RULES.TRY IT YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED!

Steele_2
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted July 14, 2000 10:36 PM
We have about 16-20 cars every night, and this is on a 1/4 mile track. The most I've seen there was 24 cars last year, but that was the only time I went there last year. Someone said they had more than that a few times. 24 cars on a 1/4 mile track is about half of the track!

xcessivespeed
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted July 16, 2000 02:08 PM
We seem to stay steady at 25 cars or more.
There always seems to be new guys each year
to replace the guys who move up.

tandtmed
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 54
posted July 19, 2000 07:52 PM UIN: 7496365
At Mid-America Motorspeedway, we don't have Streetstocks, They call them Outlaw Factory, we average about 20 a night. As mentioned above, we too have alot of classes, 6 total on a regular night and also Dwarfs and Mini-Sprints on 2 weekends a month. It makes along night, but there are some good races.

CHASSISCAT
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted July 19, 2000 08:52 PM
I also feel that some of the support classes like "STEET STOCK" have gone to far with the rules. Insofar as the classes car count dropping, yes its so but with seven or eight classes running,there is a higher car count in the pits than before.It also seems that the stand fan count is also off, another reason for so many classes. It appears to me(for what its worth), that a better form of promotion,fewer classes,and a quicker program would increase not only stand fan count but also pit car count. For the average "Street Stock", or "Pure Stock" racer who is the guy that works 60 hours a week, tries to pay rent and raise 2 kids and have a race car, mabey look at calming the rules down.

I don't mean for this to sound like a debate but I quit racing because in our area a "Street Stock" engine has gotten out of hand dollar wise. When you have to spend 5 to 6 thousand on a stock rod flat top motor to stay competitive its out of hand.

Mabey just Mabey we the racers are at fault for a dropping car count because we have allowed the rules to get out of hand. We may blame the promoter,the flagman,the tech man the water truck or whoever, but just look in the mirror, IT"S US.

Good luck racing where ever you are, and think about the rules this winter.

CHASSISCAT

CHASSISCAT
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted July 22, 2000 02:04 PM
Last night 7/21 was the lowest count per class all year, but the stands were better,go figure. Mabey 14 days of 104 temps have something to do with it.

RACEFAN1932
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted August 08, 2000 08:21 AM
67 RACEWAY IN GODFREY ILL GETS 20 TO 25 CARS EVERY FRIDAY NITE AND THE DROWED IS PRETTY GOOD THE 50/50 DRAW WAS 550.00 LAST WEEK SO THAT TELLS YOU SOMETHING, THEY SEEM TO BE RUNNING A GOOD PROGRAM THIS YEAR.

RACEFAN1932
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted August 08, 2000 08:23 AM
67 RACEWAY IN GODFREY ILL GETS 20 TO 25 CARS EVERY FRIDAY NITE AND THE CROWED IS PRETTY GOOD THE 50/50 DRAW WAS 350.00 LAST WEEK SO THAT TELLS YOU SOMETHING, THEY SEEM TO BE RUNNING A GOOD PROGRAM THIS YEAR.

dirtfaced
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted August 08, 2000 04:18 PM
East Alabama Motor Speedway gets around 18-22 cars weekly. They usually put on a great show too because any driver can basically win the race!

Jeremy

TerryA
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted August 10, 2000 11:09 AM
At route 66 motorspeedway in Amarillo, the street stocks have dropped to around 30-35 from 50-60 at season opening. Traditionally this has happened every season, at least to some degree. Rough track, rough driving, and ever increasingly expensive competitive equipment have taken their toll this year. It used to be cheap & fun, now it's one OR the other!

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