With the limited number of events and the travel distance on the West Coast and the reduction of NHRA events in 2019, has anyone considered forming a independent TD and TS Series? If you set up a six race Series, two at Tucson, two at Bakersfield (or Fontana) and two at Sonoma (or Sacramento) that didn’t conflict with the NHRA events it would fill in the blanks and give you additional events for the year. You might consider structuring the events like the PRDA events. It would require purse funding but these cars are exciting to watch, someone should be interested in becoming a Title Sponsor. PDRA is able to find funding, why not a West Coast Independent TD and TS Series, one race on Saturday and one on Sunday, not a five day deal.
When you consider that annual expense of competing with these cars and only having a few events to run them at seems that holding out for just the few NHRA events drives up the cost per event.
NMCA-West ran TD as a class for a couple of years, but didn't get the participation they needed.
We would be interested!
Maybe start with a Top Comp and then run separate shows, if there are enough cars in each? Initial races need to be all run for getting enough cars to make it worthwhile.
This needs to be a race your car deal, not an ego "I'm fastest" deal!
We have a couple associations here in Nor-Cal.
NOR CAL TOP COMP (T/D) 2019 RACE SCHEDULE (see facebook)
March 30-31-Sonoma Raceway
May 4th-Sacramento Raceway-In conjunction with Sacramento open May 3-5
May 26-27-Sonoma Raceway
June 8th-Top Gun Raceway-In conjunction with Fallon Open June 7-9
June 22-23-Sacramento Raceway
July 4th-Sonoma Raceway
August 17-18-Sonoma Raceway
Sept 2-Sonoma Raceway
Nor Cal Pro Doorslamer (T/S) 2019 Race Season (see www.norcalprodoorslammers.com)
All events will be held at Sonoma Raceway
7/4/17 (Rain Date)
David, why don’t you also contact Jeff Gillette and Don Meziere and see what they think.
Thanks for the information Mark.
The biggest issue to me is not whether racers are interested, but WHO EXACTLY is going to manage the scheduling, funding, sponsorship [if any], and on and on...!
It's a lot of work with little help usually and dealing with racers AND race tracks can be a real challenge!
When SCEDA [the original Comp Eliminator based one] was started way too many years ago, that was one of the major challenges. The new SCEDA [Brackets, SS/STK, Jr. Dragsters, etc.] is a success due to all of the time and effort that the Cannon family continues to provide!
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