The newest edition of the Quick Six blog focuses on some of the news and issues around dirt tracks across the county.
- The incident at Laurens County Speedway where a late model jumped the wall and made it through the fence shows how inadequate protective fencing is at many of the country’s dirt tracks. Short walls are a problem too.
- In this rapidly changing world, race tracks need to catch up with the rest of the country and have credit card/debit card machine installed at their gates and in the concessions area. People are carrying less cash these days, especially in this era of a pandemic.
- East Tennessee race tracks are doing quite well since full operations began in late May. Here’s to more success this season and future seasons.
- With no national touring series visits to the area in July, will attendance continue to be robust or return to a more normal numbers as compared to years past? So far, things seem to have stabilized.
- Holiday weekends used to be a great time for race tracks to hold special events. In this ever changing world, it’s getting harder to draw fans on holiday weekend races unless it’s a national touring series. Maybe it’s time for tracks to rethink their scheduling.
- Several of the newer regional series need to improve their pre-race and post-race promotion of their races. Facebook is not the only avenue to keep people informed as many people are turning away or have never used the platform.