Shutdown for TAD/TAFC

Shutdown for TAD/TAFC

racer12306racer12306 Senior Member

Is there a written or unwritten rule for how long a shutdown area needs to be for these classes?

Just realized that the LODRS race that is 10 min from my house won’t have TAD or TAFC. I know they used to, curious as to why and the only thing I can think of is shutdown length. Unless something has changed in how these races are run.

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  • a21studa21stud Senior Member

    If the track owners can make money promoting a LODRS race, they will continue to do so as long as it fits their schedule and keeps making money.

    If it consistently loses money, only a deep pocket, LODRS loving track owner would keep doing it. If the track owner doesn't have super deep pockets and it isn't a sure thing to make money, why would he/she keep gambling on losing their track?

    I doubt length had anything to do with it although I've seen it given as a reason why a track quits holding one. I believe it was a reason given that Orlando Speedworld quit holding them a couple decades or so ago. Now the track isn't one foot longer and they are holding them again.

  • racer12306racer12306 Senior Member

    I should have clarified, they have the event. It’s in a couple weeks.

    They just won’t be running TAD and TAFC. An extra note is that TD and TS will be run on the 1/8 mile.

  • Gen. DisarrayGen. Disarray Senior Member

    Deceiving headline , I thought shutdown was like pulling the plug on alcohol . Weak car counts , uncompetitive early rounds , no sponsors and no fan interest , that's alcohol ( sounds like PS ) . Its like club racing , no team goes into nitro from there anymore . Half the alcohol cars in the country are running used up , patched up junk . Sorry someone's gotta tell the truth .

  • HEMI_guyHEMI_guy Senior Member

    What track is it?

  • racer12306racer12306 Senior Member

    Cecil County Dragway

    Their website states it’s a 1/2 mile shutdown.

  • GolfRacerGolfRacer Senior Member

    The problem at Cecil is the downhill shutdown area. Worked and raced there from '66 to '77.

  • What do you run Mr. disarray That is a degrading statement you made here. MIKE KOSKY

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