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Discussion in 'The Comp Buzz' started by SmileyRacing, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. SmileyRacing

    SmileyRacing Active Member

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    There is no comp at Houston and Topeka again. That is fucking bullshit. May not matter to anyone else but that only leaves me one national anywhere somewhat close. And by close I mean less than a twenty hour drive home after the race.
    Clark Smiley
     
  2. Joey arrowsmith

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    Was about to put a post up about no comp at brainerd this year. I thought every division was supposed to have one national event for comp in it

    Joey arrowsmith
     
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  3. RamAirV

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    No Comp in Phoenix or Sonoma either!
    It doesn't make sense to not have Comp at Phoenix right after Pomona.
     
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  4. Raymond Martin

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    What happened to rotating this BS? I thought it only came around eliminating certain brackets every few years? Houston always had a decent Comp entry. We may need to get the our rep (Boug) to do some digging.
     
  5. Casey Hall

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    Should we try to push for every division having it's own sportsnational? Possibly at the second half of a double up weekend. Divisional Thursday Friday and national Saturday and Sunday? Just a thought. That would give each division 2 national events guaranteed.
     
  6. Greg Schenck

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  7. Joey arrowsmith

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    Realized that after I posted. It's so far away I didn't think about it at first. I agree with they should rotate a few of these. We haven't had comp at brainerd nationals In years. And Topeka is a great centrally located track. You'd think they could get a full field there like they did for St. Louis
     
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  8. Michael Compton

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    Clark -

    I know several people are assembling names and writing a letter to NHRA to add Topeka. Might be worth you doing the same for Houston. Maybe Craig B. can help get something done. Blows my mind Comp is not at every national, but what do I know.

    Michael
     
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  9. Shaun Vincent

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    My suggestion is send letters to Glendora and the track operators. Do not waste your time talking to the division directors. They do not have any say on where comp runs. Let the tracks know you will show up and race. They have more say then what we think. The more letters that we can send the better.
     
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  10. JV Punk

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    Same thing with Phoeinx. We had planed on running Pomona and Phoeinx. With no Phoeinx we don’t see it worth our time or expenses to make the trip for the one race.
     
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  11. Charlie Yannetti

    Charlie Yannetti Well-Known Member

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    No Comp at Epping??.. and the alcohol classes don't run at the BEST D1 tracks either??.. It's painfully apparent that there are NO racers pushing the pencils.. TIME FOR A CHANGE!!!... maybe a seerious discussion with another entity... IMAGINE THAT!!
     
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  12. boostedf22c

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    NHRA isn't doing themselves any favors if the want the racers to keep supporting them.
     
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  13. Frank Aragona Jr.

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    I was just wondering! Does anyone believe that negativity and pessimism tend to create trends of the same?
    Would it be great to have Comp at more national events? YES but wouldn't it suck to have Comp at less?
    I choose optimism...Comp is contested at all the same national events as last year so WE DIDNT LOSE ANY!!!! The fact is that it easily could have been justified, just take a look at the entries at each event.
    Would it be great to maybe alternate a couple each year? YES but there are many other factors that come into play that we are not aware of because we don't run the business of NHRA.
    The Comp SRAC has put forward a huge effort into encouraging participation in 2017 and beyond and I think we are starting to see it increase now. If we have any chance of getting a change it will be by having the numbers for at least a year or two or three.
    My suggestion is to get on your keyboards and phones and get some people excited to come out and race Comp with us. Don't send NHRA letters about why they should make changes that you think are needed because they suit you or your ideals.
    SHOW THEM!!!

    I have my flak jacket on so...FIRE AWAY! LOL
     
  14. SmileyRacing

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    Frank, I believe that I am one of the ones that get on here and try to stop negativity. I also could give a fuck if you have any national event wherever the hell you live. Should Houston have a national event? Probably not. Attendance is poor. But I would like a race close enough that if I were to win the race I could drive all night and make it to work Monday morning. I don't see that is negative in any way.

    There is a trend on here. Negative people get on here and be negative. Smartasses get on here and be a smart Ass. And you get on here and talk in circles. And I am like you, I wish negative people would shut the hell up. And I wish people that didn't have a car would shut the hell up because they are the majority of the negative people
    Clark Smiley
     
  15. Frank Aragona Jr.

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    Clark,
    I do give a f--- if you have Houston to go to. I feel Comp should be at all national events. I believe that when we have good participation in Comp we will be able to get some back. What you see as talking in circles I have no idea but I hope this clears it up.
     
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  16. SmileyRacing

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    I was just messing with ya frank. I know you didn't direct yor other post towards my post. I wish comp raced at all national event but see why WE are not. I just hope that in The future it rotates of gets a few races close to home. My thing is I don't really care about points (but others do) I just want to win a national event and need more than one chance a year (been as I am a no driving fuck)
    Clark Smiley
     
  17. Charlie Yannetti

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    Comp should be at EVERY National Event.. there is no excuse for it not to be.. you guys can get all touchie feelie on here, and throw veiled barbs all you want.. you want more participation??.. come up with something inviting, and not MORE expensive.. there should have been a fight when NHRA started dropping classes from races.. it's BS.. why??.. because the Pro teams come in with 6 or 7 rigs, and they need room??.. just more BS.. and it doesn't matter that we didn't lose any races over last year, cause the point is that we shouldn't have lost any races, EVER.. could be one of the reasons people are not coming out.. seems to be affecting Clark..

    I'm not sure if anyone has really paid attention to the Comp pits lately, cause that is where the future is.. how many young people do you see??.. not many.. a lot of older guys out there, with no replacements in sight.. negative??.. maybe, but true..

    People, like me, love Comp, and are always around to help, watch, whatever, but know we can't afford to get into the class.. so there has to be a better way to help grow the class, than what's been going on..

    And yes, I'm a negative person, and it's my Constitutional Right to be so.. but if we're all going to be mamsy-pamsie snowflakes, we'll just melt away... you need the negative side to keep you awake...
     
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  18. boostedf22c

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    Do most of you guys really like going to national events? If I wanted to get pissed on I'll go downtown Indy and fall asleep under a bridge and it won't cost me anything...haha.
     
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  19. Greg Schenck

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    Yes I do. Do I want to go to 24 of them. No, but I enjoy seeing and talking to friends and race for a few more dollar then a points race. If we had Houston, I could screw with Clark one more weekend.
     
  20. boostedf22c

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    I can understand and appreciate that aspect of it.
     
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