Lets ignore that the carting membership is $100 and the Sunset Membership was $125 and now is $200 (plus $100 per crew) which is more not less. You are really trying to say it costs more to run a Cart? LOL
Let me help you out. It cost about $1,300 CND to register for a CHUMP car race and there is no payout. So Sunset is undercharging about $1,000 bucks for their NA$CAR membership - guess everyone should run out a spend this new found money. See I can play the "pay more but its saving your money" game too
They gave back our sunset $75.00 and we paid $100 USA for the new Sunset Nascar Licence. Less the gate discount is the $14 increase.
Fawk. Is everyone's day job here writing the script for those "free" Your Captain Is Calling - won a free vacation calls? Trying to twist what someone really has to pay with word games and screwed up math?
$125 Sunset Memebership - $75 returned = $75 paid + $125 CND ($100 USD) = $200
So it was $125 membership in 2014 now its a $200 membership, that is $75 not increase for the car alone over 2014.PLUS THE ADDED COST OF BUYING THE REQUIRED NASCAR MEMBERSHIPS FOR YOUR CREW WHICH IS $100 per CREW MEMBER.
That there alone is hundreds more.
Which begs the question - what do you get for that extra money. To which someone like yourself, who attended the meeting can only answer "Haven't read the policy yet but I am sure their is something". Hint, there isn't....
Nascar Brand name will help acquire additional car sponsorship.
Lets get real about sponsorship. 99% of sponsors are your friends. Big name late model drivers are without sponsors. NA$CAR can't find sponsors for themselves at their Cup level or even to sponsor their former Canadian Tire Series. And you think sponsor are going to somehow be lining up to sponsor some mini-stock because there is the NA$CAR name?
Please get real. Any company that naive is going to be disappointed when they figure out you are not racing Dale Jr. Or if they try to stretch the involvement of sponsoring "NASCAR" rather than Joe Dirt in his mini, and they get a call from NA$CAR's lawyers. Ask Evan about his CASCAR trademark experience.
If you came to the meeting Sunset will be one of six tracks Nascar will have live streaming videos.
Oh really. So NASCAR is sending a crew to do this, and this said video will be on NASCAR.com?
Or is it some dude with a camera streaming a Go Pro to some free streaming site, as any Joe Blow can do these days for next to nothing?
Even if your wishful thinking was true, that would mean it is the drivers paying to put themselves on TV/Streaming, which is weak, sad and kinda pathetic.
Barrie was on Rogers channel 10 TV in the Barrie area. Just like local hockey.
You know what channel 10 is right? Its the free public broadcast channel. In their own words from their site "If you would like Rogers TV to cover your event, there is no charge to you or your group to record and broadcast your event." http://www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?rid=23&lid=11
So if we ignore the fact that Barrie was covered by Channel 10 in the old days before NA$CAR, at best NA$CAR's involvement in getting the racing televised was to make a free request which any person could do themselves for free.
Why does this membership that has so many befits (yet no one can name them), have to be justified by stretching the truth that a free service was somehow their work?
So if you want to stay at others tracks have no people in the stands for your sponsors and have small car counts, Then so be it.
That could have been said about Sunset prior to NA$CAR.
So what you are saying is NA$CAR might put more fans in the stands?
Hey you might be correct about that. But my question is why is it the responsibility of the driver to pay for that, rather than the track itself from the increased revenues they are getting?
If NA$CAR really is the cat's ass it should be paying for itself and then some - not drivers paying 100's more.