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Old 11-24-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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Default hooray, a new track is opening,and its more expensive than the current one

We all love road tracks, and I love how they are so incredibly expensive. The older course requires a thrifty $3700 one time fee, then $90 per month, and $20 per session after that.

Now, this new course, wants $5000 and $250 per month.

I think that's just ******* great.

There is another in town that when complete wants to charge $12,000, and you have to submit financial records to become a member.

2.5 miles, 15 turns, 70' elevation
It makes sense though, I bet if all these rich bastards got out there and were **** stomped by a bunch of turbo miatas (not mine) they wouldn't be too happy.
atleast it's almost built

It will only cost me $300 to do a driving school there.
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that's pretty ridiculous. motorsports started out as a rich man's sport and it looks like it's going back to that direction.
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This is why people speed.
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and street race this kind of bullshit makes us more likely to push it on the streets autox doesnt cut it, and this bullshit needs to be affordable i can understand liability and overhead but comeon you could have open trackdays every once and a while and charge 100-300 bucks totall limit the group sizes and make up some uber waivers viola. If i ever made a track it would be accesible hell you can runt he nurburg ring in germany for 150 bucks a lap why not here, something simialar
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and street race this kind of bullshit makes us more likely to push it on the streets autox doesnt cut it, and this bullshit needs to be affordable i can understand liability and overhead but comeon you could have open trackdays every once and a while and charge 100-300 bucks totall limit the group sizes and make up some uber waivers viola. If i ever made a track it would be accesible hell you can runt he nurburg ring in germany for 150 bucks a lap why not here, something simialar
consider drag strips, thats a cheap night at the track. Supply and demand I guess, it just sucks.

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yeah i know that is about all we have in KY, still a decent raod course for cheep would be nice
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yeah i know that is about all we have in KY, still a decent raod course for cheep would be nice
I was simply stating that drag strips see many more, less experienced, drivers and they are affordable.
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tell me about it.

Here in Houston we have Motorsports Ranch Houston, and a couple of other tracks that no one can afford to run on (unless its an open track day for several hundered dollars). And they are building a couple of more that are to be expensive and have built in "guest houses" so that racers families can live there whey the are having a fun weekend at the country club, I mean track.
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tell me about it.

Here in Houston we have Motorsports Ranch Houston, and a couple of other tracks that no one can afford to run on (unless its an open track day for several hundered dollars). And they are building a couple of more that are to be expensive and have built in "guest houses" so that racers families can live there whey the are having a fun weekend at the country club, I mean track.
I've been to their track outside of dallas many times. Its ridiculous the way this **** works. Hopefully one day a track will open without all this high end bullshit, and be alot more fun. It seems that the only place where this **** happens is Texas. Almost everywhere else is affordable.
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buttonwillow charges $75 for a friday open session. Willowsprings charges $75 per year, and $75 per day.
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This is why people speed.
and the poorer person has to pay the fine,meanwhile the rich guy gets out of it.
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Makes me wish i lived near willow springs Midohio costs 3K for a competition license and then 700 an event :( Drag racing is alright but the last couple time i went i got rained out, 1/8th mile at that. I like to take corners and would have no trouble keeping up with any event in my car, if given the chance but there is no wya i can throw several thousands of dollars a year at stuff like that.
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