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  1. #16
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    When you win the World Championship in any sport their are accolades and Rewards. You win the World Championship there should be a large cash payout. No one seems to try to get Large sponsors to Help. Red Bull or someone like them should be involved in this. People from all over the world will come to this. This kind of Race is what is needed to promote Sponsors to trickle down to other levels of the sport. There has been such little buildup for this I am surprised anyone really knows about it in the States. How many more do you think would come if there was a 10,000 dollar payout to win g7?

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    There are no incentives for big corporate sponsors to support any slot racing event. They would not be benefiting from any advertising, marketing, etc. The only sponsors you can hope to get are the ones within the hobby and there are very few of those with the financial means to do so.
    Chase Walker

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    RacerX
    I called Redbull when Buena Park Raceway was planning for the 2012 USRA Div 1 Nats, in hopes of some outside sponsors. They denied sponsoring anything but said they might send some girls to pass out energy drinks, after talking to the manager of the area in which the raceway falls into said that they were booked 2 yrs in advance.
    James Grinstead

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    Why so serious?

  4. #19
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    Well I give you props for doing that. There are alot of people in this sport that have alot of friends and alot of money. Chase sponsors have been involved in slot racing over the years. Its even been on TV many times. Someone with Marketing experience and interest in the sport could get a sponsor. There are some inside the sport that own Helicopters! lol

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    There are some challanges in taking the hobby to the next level in marketing. For the most part over the last 20 plus years it has been a collection of disconnected " mom & pop" shops with a very wide spectrum of interests. The percentage racing international level wing cars is very low. Theses are just a few of the difficulties of trying to launch a national campaign.

    They best way to grow the hobby is shop by shop. Aggressive marketing on a local level could have serious advantages. Most owners just don't have the experience at this type of maketing. Most of the time they pick an expensive high rent location and hope for walk in business.
    Alan Ingram

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    I was just told that entry fees will be the same as last year:
    27 Lite $75
    OMO $85
    Group 27 $90
    Group 7 $100
    James Grinstead

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    Why so serious?

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    I was going to make the trek up to the worlds from chicago. But now that I have seen they have posted the prices I am not going to make it out.

    With there being no payout there is no reason for prices to be so high even including pit passes. With the cost of tires now. Your looking at about 200-250 to race 27 lite and 200-250 to run OMO.

    Sorry I wont be there.

    -Mike
    Michael Mazur
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    Sorry to say with no Pay out this looks like Racer Rape

    Jason

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    Entry fee is very high, I hope that the practice will not be paid.
    I ask for the third time, will be opend track on Monday and Tuesday?
    Zdenek Benes
    Czech Republic

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    Sorry Zdenek yes they will be open Monday and tuesday. I do not know what time. There are no pit fees.
    James Grinstead

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    Why so serious?

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    The World

    I just talked to Forrest and we have a revised entry fee for the 2013 World at Buena Park Raceway in May.

    G27L - $60
    G27 - $65
    OMO - $75
    Open - $90

    Track will be open at 8:30 on Monday and Tuesday prior to racing and will stay open as long as necessary for the racers. On race days the track will open at 7:00am.
    Owl Chump


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    Really??

    How dare a raceway want to make money in this day and age. Are you guys kidding me??

    At a race like the worlds there are not a bunch of Am's buying a bunch of parts, for the most part you are talking about the best pro's from around the world. How many of them are going to be buying motors and rollers out of the showcase ?? The raceway should charge what ever they want !!!!

    They have the track, the building, the electric, employees, ect. If paying a extra $20.00 in entry fees helps them make something, so be it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are going to supply awards as well.
    If after paying for all your race crap, a hotel and a plane ticket, you are not going because the entry fee is $10 or $20 higher, then do everybody a favor and stay home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Forest put the entry fees back the way you had them, I am more then happy to pay my share!!!!!
    World Famous Port Jefferson Raceway
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  13. #28
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    The Worlds only come to the US every 3 years, don't miss out on the opportunity because there's no "payout". What if you go and you don't place high enough to get a payout? You still paid all of that money to go and it didn't hinge on whether or not you made money from a "payout".
    Chase Walker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Holmes View Post
    Sorry to say with no Pay out this looks like Racer Rape

    Jason

    Seriously !
    Track owners barely make it as it is and you are very lucky to have a world class facilty in your back yard.
    Alan Ingram

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    I think we have a problem, we have any world organization and rules. It would be enough to make the worlds a short meeting, such as the ESROC or USRA. Determine the amount of the entry fee and match some different rules between the U.S., Europe, Brazil. As an organizer for 3 Worlds in history, I can say that it is not easy and cheap. Power consumption at the last Worlds was 12 kW per hour. Therefore, it is necessary to jointly communicate between the organizers and racers.
    Zdenek Benes
    Czech Republic

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