not so DEEP THOUGHTS
by, 06-22-2011 at 11:30 AM (2522 Views)
was sitting 'round sipping some Shiner Bock beers the other night talking with some "racing buddies" about INDYCAR and such.. it's amazing what a good dark beer will bring about in terms of "intelligent" out-of-the-box thinking OR NOT..
so i hope this is entertaining to those that happen across this post...
>>>k, if it was me:
i'd scale back to being a "regional" oval track series. concentrate on the midwest where the majority of oval fans are...
chicago, milwaukee, kentucky, kansas, gateway, irp (hey sprints can run 1/4 miles, indy "can" run 5/8), memphis (opps is it there?), texas, michigan... 8 or 9 tracks
run two races at all of the tracks for a 16 race schedule
make that work first!!! that is supposedly where the strength is. then when it's national news of what is going on in the series try to branch out..
if the shows are good enough the local fans will come see the show twice a year and some will travel to see it at other venues too.
cut costs for the engines/chassis by opening the rule book to independent builders, if a "name brand" manufacturer wants to put their label on a car or two fine; but then maybe include "claiming rules" for the cars and chassis.
but you have to open up the series for "grass root" participants.
downsize the product and rebuild it.
do the same to the road/street side too.. only have them run regional series east and west, then share a common race or three in the midwest/south.. mid ohio, road america, road atlanta etc.
now, take this idea... whittle on it and add to it, open your deep pockets and make it happen. by the time we're 70 it will be nationwide and you will have saved indycar racing<<<