Another drag strip bites the dust

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Re: Another drag strip bites the dust

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Post by zman » 23 Jan 2018, 09:33

BossElim69 wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 10:10
In car culture as in life peoples taste change and how they enjoy the car hobby change. In the 70's it was all about drag racing. You don't have very many grassroots drag racers that go to the drag strip every weekend. Then you have shows like Street Outlaws that say why go to the strip it's more cool and challenging to drag on the street.

I see just the opposite happening on road courses with HPDE. Those tracks are investing money on upgraded facilities and newly paved tracks. There tracks are booked with different events all season, even during week days. I think we have three car cultures driving it. The young crowd that like imports and drift. Gingerman "GridLife" events attract over 4,000 people for a weekend. You have the pro touring crowd that want to push their car on the track. Which is the smallest of the three groups. Then the older crowd with their new C7 Corvette, Porsche, BMW, etc that not only enjoying the HPDE they want a top self garage at the track to keep their car and create a man cave at the track. The M1 track in Detroit is creating a car culture village around it. https://m1concourse.com/about-us/
How much do those go for.
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Re: Another drag strip bites the dust

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Post by BossElim69 » 23 Jan 2018, 11:40

Don't know, but way above my pay grade budget ;) I don't see myself ever renting a garage at a track. I prefer to travel around to the different tracks and not get comfortable just at one track.
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