Quick Six: Early fall items of interest

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As the summer draws to a close and the fall months are here, this edition of the Quick Six blog looks at some hot issues as the cooler months get here.

  1. While social media is a great tool to promote racing, it should not be used as a scapegoat for bad promoting.
  2. For those that still doubt the effect of aero in dirt late model racing, just look at the highlights of the Knoxville Nationals from a few weeks ago. There are some prime examples of air leaving the nose of a car in that race. Let’s hope the leaders of the sport will soon address this issue.
  3. The news of the McCarters operating Volunteer Speedway in 2018 is good news for the speedway. Better racing has helped with better attendance and better car counts not seen there in years.
  4. The open wheel modified class is slowly growing in this area. Let’s hope a nearsighted track owner doesn’t add the class and split it up again. That would be bad for the class.
  5. To show how fickle the racing business is, Smoky Mountain Speedway goes from a successful 2016 season to cancelling their final race of 2017.
  6. All tracks should let kids at least 10 years old and younger into their grandstands for free. It makes it easier for families with young children to attend more often and kids certainly want their share of concessions.
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