Last year I paid and received nothing the entire year. This year DHRA honored my payment from last year and sent me a packet before the season even started. So as I said, we are off to a better start this year.
Let's just hope the track can do a better job for you all this year. I have talked with Bernie twice this week about my concerns. I can't say I feel warm and fuzzy about his attitude and willingness to participate. His reluctancy to what seems like work bothers me. What other options do we have in SoCal for dragstrips? I looked on the web: Pomona is a no-go; Irwindale? Fontana can't do any type of programs outside the company (NASCAR owned). What else?
Fontana does private track days very often. I would suspect if DHRA stepped up to a private day deal they could run there. Not sure what it would cost but several members here have been to the private day events and they may know the cost involved. If it's not too bad the events could be DHRA private track day to keep them happy. Most private days allow about 50 vehicles so that should cover everyone and I've heard they get around 10 + passes each. There is also Fomosa in Bakersfield if LACR doesn't work out.
Sent every one of those tracks proposals, nothing heard back. Last year Sacramento said they were on board, then never sent the contract in?
Diesel Tech= Steve? If so, hey Steve, I keep forgetting about Famoso; Bakersfield is a trek isn't it? Maybe just as far for you as LACR. We went by Compton a few times last week, wish we had time to swing on in there. SC LA sure has changed a lot since I lived there!
Bakersfield is about 100 miles north of Los Angeles and LACR is about 60 miles. The bigger thing is Bakersfield is at close to sea level and LACR is at 2700 ft. On a good day at LACR you might get a corrected DA in the 4000 ft range and on a bad day I've seen 9000 ft! Where as Bakersfield will be 100 ft on a good day and 2000 ft on a bad day.
Good Luck getting Famoso to agree and Fontana is shutting down for a couple of months because they are moving the drag strip to a different parking lot. For the private track days at Fontana it's $100 per vehicle and they limit it to 85 vehicles.
Yes, they don't do anything outside of their organization. The people that own NASCAR own them. They wanted to do the program, but couldn't do it with our name. So I told them that shouldn't stop them from having diesel races.
A forum community dedicated to Chevrolet and GMC diesel truck owners and enthusiasts. Come join the discussion about duramax engines, performance, builds, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more!