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going to 100aw i saw like 50 sand drag and mud bog race cars.

going through Oklahoma.

on the way back i saw just as many all mudded up from racing.

you think anyone who did the 33RD! anual Amarillo sand drags and

mud bog would not have fun getting sideways on gravel roads?

do you think they don't spend as much on there cars as a G2-G5

rally car?


There are where rally is going to grow.

cross over from other motor sport! MX/OVAL/4X4ers/MUD BOGGERS.


we need to find a way to cut entry fees and have more regional events.

that simple. everyone has there ideas, these are mine.
 

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>do you think they don't spend as much on there cars as a
>G2-G5
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>rally car?

Up here in Yooperland, our Mud Drag Association (of 50 sanctioned drivers), over half of the trucks have $10,000 or more in their engines. Two of the nitrous cars spent well over $50,000.00!! And these aren't even blown or alcohol.
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>There are where rally is going to grow.
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Keep your eyes peeled next year!!!
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>we need to find a way to cut entry fees and have more regional
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>that simple. everyone has there ideas, these are mine.
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I had a good laugh trying to convince The Lady that rally was worth it last year. When Pat, Travis, Ken, Dedo, etc. were pulling up into our control (her first time coming out to help) She asked "how much do they win?" "how much do these cars cost?" "how much is it to enter?" YOu can imagine her surprise when I told her "I wanted in!!!"


Run it till the wheels fall off!!!
 

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Until people can sit and watch, we won't have spectators.
Without spectators, we won't have sponsors.
Without sponsors, we won't have money.
Without money, we can't promote the sport.
Without promotion, we can't convince people that there is more to driving than straight lines and circles.
It's sad.
J.
 

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I have crewed for off road racers who make a living at motorsport.

When i was able to ask them where they got there start the most common venue for experience is rally.

They don't stay in it for the same reason it does not grow.

I have raced five years now and I feel my car control skills are just starting to come around.

I too passed snowmobiles and dirty dirt bikes on my transit to 100 ac.

Snow mobiles in central IL are at least 8 hours from snow. the machines cost as much as my low budget rally car.

Hotels cost are equal.
Towing bill is equal.
Rally is not appealing.

My thoughts Mike merbach
 

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>Hotels cost are equal.
>Towing bill is equal.
>Rally is not appealing.
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>My thoughts Mike merbach
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i guess they just have not seen it..........back to no spectators.

maybe there sould be a rally sprint in conjuntion with other

motorsport events. we don't need TV. we need to target a core

group who would cross over and be involved in rally.


rally is apieling IF BIG IF, there are events close and not 1k

to enter.
 

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>maybe there sould be a rally sprint in conjuntion with other
>motorsport events. we don't need TV. we need to target a core
>group who would cross over and be involved in rally.

Which leads me to ask the question - - What is the status of SCCAs 'Circuit Rally' Program?

Seems like this is (or was supposed to be) the cross-over event that 'should' be converting circle track audiences into Rally Fans.

(just my opinion of course)
 

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>Until people can sit and watch, we won't have spectators.
>Without spectators, we won't have sponsors.
>Without sponsors, we won't have money.
>Without money, we can't promote the sport.
>Without promotion, we can't convince people that there is more
>to driving than straight lines and circles.
>It's sad.
>J.
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Sponsors pay for eyes to see the ads. But this does not equate to only spectators. NASCAR teams each have one or more show cars that go to malls, store openings, etc. etc. More people see those cars than watch the races. Especially if you consider watching the races in person only. For you to get eyes on your rally car, you have to take the car to the people. Put it in car shows. Go to store openings. I read of one short track team that got paid sponsor ship for going to a trade show for something like janitorial supplies. All they did was set up out front of the convention area and every 15 minutes do a 10 second tire change. We set up a TV and show videos of rallies.

Also, speaking of attracting attention, at the Parc Expose in Salem, we opened the hood to try and figure out our engine troubles. The open hood attracted more people to our beat up little Saab than it seems went to look at Ken's Subaru.

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>Rally is not appealing.
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>My thoughts Mike merbach
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Wrong.

There hasn't been a single person that I have described Rally to that didn't ask "Wow, that sounds awesome, where can I see one?" The REAL PROBLEM is that the first question I always get in response to Rally is "What's that?"

The problem isn't interest in Rally, it is getting the word out about what Rally is, Rally's popularity globally, that Rally is in the US, and that Rally in the US has a real future.

Honestly, SCCA did everything but kill Rally in the US. Now that SCCA is gone, Rally in the US has every possibility in the world going for it.
 
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