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Author Topic:   "buy" your car number
chad01j
Member
posted January 28, 2003 11:41 PM
our track makes us "buy" our car number, it is something they have done for years, but the price for it just keeps going up. this year it is $60 for car number and $90 for membership. you can pay 60 bucks for your number but a guy from out of town can have the same number and run it with an "x" behind it. am i just being a whiner, or is it really neccessary for a racer to buy his number.
oh by the way, the sason starts 3-1 but we have to purchase both membership and number by 2pm feb 1st or have to pay a $30 late fee.
what are some opinions on this????


racer17j
Member
posted January 29, 2003 12:22 AM
your getting hosed we have to buy a number but i don't have a problem with that locks my number in and that way someone else can't run the car for the points for somebody else ours is only 20 buck tho we used to have nascar and had to buy a 100 membership for everybody in the pits but we ran that promoter out


Eljojo
Member
posted January 29, 2003 07:13 AM
U R HOSED


outlawstock17
Member
posted January 29, 2003 07:20 AM
another perfect example of the people in racing for the money(promoters) taking advantage of the people in racing for the love of the sport(racers). around here we have about 7-8 racetracks within one tank of gas. a promoter wouldn't dare and try to pull a stunt like that here. we would just go to a different track...........


rico 08
Member
posted January 29, 2003 01:20 PM
i wouldn't buy a number i'd just run a letter say x!


STREET16
Member
posted January 29, 2003 02:46 PM
Race as an "out-of-town" driver. If enough local drivers start doing it, the track will get the message. If the track requires you to be a member to earn points, then you need to consider the benefits vs cost. I live less than 5 miles from my "home" track and race as an "out-of-town" driver. And our membership with car # is only $40. The reason I don't join isn't money. Our track membership obligates members to act as free labor. When was the last time you paid someone for the privelege of scrubbing their toilets?


The Outlaw
Member
posted January 29, 2003 03:03 PM
sounds ridiculous to me


Eljojo
Member
posted January 29, 2003 03:20 PM
Some sorry promoters find evrey way possible to support their racetracks--thru the back gate. Sign off with that track and pull your rig on down the road! When MR BIG finds himself flagging a three car show, maybe he'll start doing something FOR you guys.


dirtbuster
Member
posted January 29, 2003 03:29 PM
I think it costs us like 10$ or 15$ for the number. The reason you buy the number is so you can have the number you want and dont end up with 43, 43h, 43x, 43m etc all at the same track because you have 5 guys who want 43. We might end up with a couple numbers with an x or something but as long as you get a number and keep the reserve on that number each year it is yours... at least at that track.



Hobbystocker
Member
posted January 29, 2003 03:57 PM
Is the promoter at least buying you dinner before he f**ks you?
YIKES!


ryan
Member
posted January 29, 2003 04:58 PM
Ours is 10 bucks for registering your number and they just added $10 for your stall. Talked to owners son and he said they are getting a new scale and you are not actually buying your stall space or some thing like that. I would think you should also get a dinner,movie and at least some K-Y


outlawstock17
Member
posted January 29, 2003 05:29 PM
they try to charge us $50 for a season pit space if you want one with concrete. i pit in the north forty for free. i drop a twenty at the pit shack and not another dime anywhere else.

the promoters are the ones making money, not the racers.....so....bend over, grab your ankles and grit your teeth. if you don't squeal too loud, next time you might get a kiss first and some lube. you wanna know why they s-crew us? because they can!

oh yeah, i forgot to add....the pit passes just went up to $25.

[This message has been edited by outlawstock17 (edited January 29, 2003).]

chad01j
Member
posted January 29, 2003 06:15 PM
a reserved pit spot (no concrete) is 90 bucks and pit passes are $35.
i do race as an out of town car, notice the 01j


doubletrouble
Member
posted January 29, 2003 06:25 PM
We have to pay 50 bucks to register our number for the season,but we also get a season pass with it.For every addational 50 bucks you get another season pass,these are good to give to the sponsers for free admissions to the spectator seats


bobaluuu
Member
posted January 29, 2003 09:58 PM
Yall hold your voices down, none of our tracks do that (YET)


dirtracer7
Member
posted January 30, 2003 07:50 AM
I don't know what the ones pay that park on the cement cause I pay 25 at the gate and park under the shade trees.We get scr-wed enough on the tires.

[This message has been edited by dirtracer7 (edited January 30, 2003).]

c21
Member
posted January 30, 2003 11:30 AM
this is the track to which i refer. the previous owners did the same thing. i was hoping that with new owners the cost would not be as bad. needless to say i was a little dissapointed when i received my flyer. i have raced the past two seasons out of town do to rising costs at oildale, and i also did not like they way the promoter treated the drivers. the long tow out of town was getting old and i hoped that new owners would bring much needed changes. i'll just have to keep an open mind and have fun. i still think the new owners sre going to make some things better.


c21
Member
posted January 30, 2003 04:33 PM
Our track asks us to register our number each year so there are no duplicates. But no fee!

Sorry to hear your situation.

Big Dawg
Member
posted February 02, 2003 11:40 AM
You are getting hosed.At our tracks it is the first guy there at the beginning of the season.That is then his number for the rest of the year.I'f anyone else has that number they have to run a letter behind it.Oh by the way it is free of cost.I feel sorry for you and the rest of the drivers who have to pay for your numbers.Racing is expensive enough,we don't need promoters getting greedy.


widebody
Member
posted February 03, 2003 01:53 PM
Another one of those deals where the promoter is making the money at the wrong gate!!
We are not required to pay for a number, and generally if the number is in use it goes to the racer who has used it the longest, if your new guess what you get to add a letter to it or change to another number. And if you dont they dont score you and no payout. Senority does have a few privligous, NOT many but a few.. $50 dollar track licence and $12-15 entry per person in pits. $20-25 with out the license.


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