REASONS FOR NOT COMING TO INDY

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  1. Brian Browell

    Brian Browell Active Member

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    I am just curious as to why a lot of comp racers are not coming to Indy. I have talked to a couple, of course Harvey is a big reason. But I just wondered if you would want to come on and say why. Maybe:

    No qualifying money
    Too much work at home
    Family issues
    Personal index
    Too many races in a row
    Or whatever your reason is.

    Please, I would only like to hear from those that have been racing other races this year, but are not attending Indy.
     
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  2. Comp 307

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    Family issue.
     
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  3. DE3

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    For me personally, it has a lot to do with our schedule here in D1 and ultimately the time away from work. 4 Division races in 7 weeks, with Indy in between all of that. Then Reading 3 weeks after Indy.
     
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  4. Chad Voges

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    Personal index. But that would be the reason I wouldn't qualify to answer this post. So disregard my answer.
     
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  6. SmileyRacing

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    Too damn far!!!
    Clark Smiley
    Only reason I think about going is our badass parking spot!!! Miss you Browells.
    And like I said before no Topeka to break up the trip on the way up there.
     
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  7. Clint Sallee

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    Work-been the situation all year
     
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  8. Brian Browell

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    Brian, I asked for responses from people currently racing to see why they have attended other races but chose to skip Indy. That is the only reason you don't qualify to answer this question.
     
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    NO Q MONEY PIT PARKING SUCKS
     
  10. cervelli7

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    I don't think Harvey is it at all. Last year we only had three people from Texas and this year one of them came back. So if we lost from Harvey it was 2 people . We had 51 cars last year so yes this is a big concern ,but lets keep making up reasons why our numbers keep going down. Here's a question , has anyone figured out what the average age of the comp racer is ? Not to much new blood. Going and racing at the NMCA race I also figured out we are not really treated that well . I know I wont be back next year if things don't change. 10.5 here I come . I get to go as fast as I can, take the stripe,and don't get screwed.
     
  11. Jethro

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    Like don said, to many races in a row and to much time away from work
     
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  12. b/a kelly

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    This race is too long may be selling it all and go fishing and hunting.
     
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  13. Todd Hall

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    We would be there but have to work.
     
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  14. al ackerman

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    needed a break to work on cars
     
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    haven't been invited. weeee
    Steve Schumacher
     
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  16. Raymond Martin

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    429 K/AA Old Dude
    Roads were impassible from Harvey. We couldn't get out of our neighborhood. My crew chief had water in his house.
     
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    just got motor,it was on tv
     
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  18. Craig Bourgeois

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    Quite honestly I wasn't ready and part of that was no incentive to really run, especially Indy cause I would have to do Indy & Bowling Green for it to make sense. And to go for all of those days.just didn't interest me this year.
     

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