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This reads like press a release.

I smell desperation.
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Last fall, NHRA made an announcement they were planning to cut the Pro Stock cars to eight-car fields at nine events. NHRA abandoned the plan when the Pro Stock teams agreed to a pay cut.

Freeman believes had this plan come to fruition, it would have been detrimental to Pro Stock's future. He believed then and still believes NHRA should have cut the schedule for 18-races. In the end, Freeman believes a shorter schedule would support drag racing better.


I thought this ^^^ was confusing/contradicting. Did he or didn't he want a shorter schedule??
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Last fall, NHRA made an announcement they were planning to cut the Pro Stock cars to eight-car fields at nine events. NHRA abandoned the plan when the Pro Stock teams agreed to a pay cut.

Freeman believes had this plan come to fruition, it would have been detrimental to Pro Stock's future. He believed then and still believes NHRA should have cut the schedule for 18-races. In the end, Freeman believes a shorter schedule would support drag racing better.


I thought this ^^^ was confusing/contradicting. Did he or didn't he want a shorter schedule??


NHRA wanted Pro Stock to run a full 24 race schedule with 9 of those races having 8 car fields.

Freeman is wanting an 18 race schedule (like PSB) with 16 car fields.
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NHRA wanted Pro Stock to run a full 24 race schedule with 9 of those races having 8 car fields.

Freeman is wanting an 18 race schedule (like PSB) with 16 car fields.
Ahhh, now it makes sense. Thanks
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NHRA's plan did not cause a loss of money. That is reducing ticket prices for events without PS
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NHRA's plan did not cause a loss of money. That is reducing ticket prices for events without PS
How much does NHRA payout for each event's Pro Stock winner, ru, semi, quarter and ??.
What's their total Pro Stock payout for each race?

I know it went down but by how much total and what is the current total payout?
Yes, I Googled the heck out of it and can't find it.
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How much does NHRA payout for each event's Pro Stock winner, ru, semi, quarter and ??.
What's their total Pro Stock payout for each race?

I know it went down but by how much total and what is the current total payout?
Yes, I Googled the heck out of it and can't find it.
i tried searching online for the NHRA purse a few times in the past with no luck either!! .... there's an old saying 'if you have to ask, you cant afford it'. well in this case if you cant find it than its because its an embarrassment and they know it! they used to display it in national dragster but the last issues i received (about 15 years) ago they stopped. maybe they started publishing it again ???
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I believe the Pro Stock winner was getting $25k a few years ago.
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I believe the Pro Stock winner was getting $25k a few years ago.
We think the winner purse got dropped to $20k for 2018. But we can't seem to find the non-qualifier $ (if any) all the way up to the runner up money posted anywhere.

I'll be digging into some recent National Dragsters later. The Pro purses used to be posted there. Surprising it's not anywhere on the NHRA website.
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