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Tim:

Thank you for the info on the lanes. While I watched the NHRA race, I had the Masters and PDRA on at the same time. Once in a year weekend for events. I almost forgot about the NMCA race. Turk with two 8.00 and a 7.99. Carl Tasca ran 8.01.

Although Wild Horse is my current home track, LVMS will always be my favorite track for many reasons.
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As a traditionalist, I despise 4-wide racing as it makes a mockery of the basic premise in which the sport was founded. However, I completely understand and respect those that like it. But I am willing to speculate that the overwhelming majority of the fans that support it are young people and/or those new to the drag race experience. To them it is all about the spectacle of "shock and awe" and they probably do not follow the sport closely, if at all. Professional nitro racing has become more an exhibition of speed and power, and less about the competition. There are so very few competitive teams, and continual repeat winners. 4-wide "racing" just takes the exhibition to another level.
Just a curious question. How many people, across the globe - do you think fall into the same category as yourself - meaning "a drag racing traditionalist" or "those who follow the sport closely...?"
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Back To Back Sellout at Vegas Four Wide

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Old 04-10-2018
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Just a curious question. How many people, across the globe - do you think fall into the same category as yourself - meaning "a drag racing traditionalist" or "those who follow the sport closely...?"
Tim, I would say it is very miniscule. Probably less than 1/2 of 1 per cent globally. Certainly, we are not the target demographic.
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Tim, I would say it is very miniscule. Probably less than 1/2 of 1 per cent globally. Certainly, we are not the target demographic.
1/2 Half of one percent of the world is 38 million people or slightly more than 10% of the USA's 360million.
All the fans of all types and sanctions of US drag racing makeup 1% of the US population at best or 3,600,000. Hardcore traditionalists are what? Maybe 10% of that or 360,000? No way to know for sure.
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As I mentioned before, I was in Sec F Row 33 and there were a lot of open seats in that area. There was actually more on Sunday than on Saturday. I walked through the pits in the morning and did not leave my seat all day. Perhaps some of them were along the fence but certainly not enough to fill all of the seats in my area. I guess maybe there were many no shows who bought the tickets but did not attend? Both days had great attendance but it just didn't seem like they were sold out.
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1/2 Half of one percent of the world is 38 million people or slightly more than 10% of the USA's 360million.
All the fans of all types and sanctions of US drag racing makeup 1% of the US population at best or 3,600,000. Hardcore traditionalists are what? Maybe 10% of that or 360,000? No way to know for sure.
I don't think he's talking about 1/2 of one percent of the global population...but, the entire Drag Racing fan base. That would be more accurate. I would find it very hard to believe that there are more than 100,000 people in the US or across the globe who are 'hardcore traditionalist fans'. Maybe 50,000 - but even that's a high figure.
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I know my opinion is wrong....

I follow drag racing closely. I like the 4 wide.

I just don't like that it's a points event.

Back in my hole.
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There are no wrong opinions unless its based on incorrect information.

The way you feel about something can't be wrong. If you like it..you like it, no need to apologize.
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I know my opinion is wrong....

I follow drag racing closely. I like the 4 wide.

I just don't like that it's a points event.

Back in my hole.
I've been to the Charlotte 4 wide a couple times, and I do like the intensity of 4 nitro cars launching at the same time. Also nothing like that rare run where 4 TF Dragsters run within 3 or 4 tenths of each other. That being said, the whole race is just over with too quick.
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