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Only paying 32 place. Apparently, as almost 400 showed up at Galot in NC this past weekend for just that even with a bad weather forecast that rained out Friday. So it was changed to $10,000 Sat and Sun. Some were there from as far away as Ohio, NJ, PA, and NY that I saw. So don't tell me racers won't show up for smaller purses. They got another one in 2 weeks---$13,000 top and $7,000 in bottom bulb foot brake---3 day deal I think.....Might find a flyer on their web site, don't trust me for the facts but I hope to be there.

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Only paying 32 place. Apparently, as almost 400 showed up at Galot in NC this past weekend for just that even with a bad weather forecast that rained out Friday. So it was changed to $10,000 Sat and Sun. Some were there from as far away as Ohio, NJ, PA, and NY that I saw. So don't tell me racers won't show up for smaller purses. They got another one in 2 weeks---$13,000 top and $10,000 in bottom bulb---3 day deal I think.....Might find a flyer on their web site, don't trust me for the facts but I hope to be there.


People are racing like it's the end of the world. Baby Gators were packed, Bradenton World Series of Pro Mod packed, spectators too. That was a killer race, I watched a lot of that, barn burner! Mountain Motor Pro Stock, that chitz bad to the bone.

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At my local track this past weekend, a great crowd of racers turned out to race for $3,000 in S/Pro, $1,250 in Pro, and $400 in Sportsman. It's possible that good turnouts aren't all about the money.


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It’s a March and it’s Galot, those are the reasons for the car count. Won’t get those cars for that $ May thru September
 
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OK----the announcer said several times on Sat that there were "almost" 400 which is also what I said. Still a pretty good turnout for an announced $5000 to win purse I think. Looks good for racing in general. Best da mn hamburgers I have had in years! I edited the deal in 2 weeks as foot brake is $7000 to win. Top $350 for 3 days and foot brake is $180 for 3 days.....pretty good deal and as Ed noted, its Galot.
 
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It’s a March and it’s Galot, those are the reasons for the car count. Won’t get those cars for that $ May thru September


I agree with Ed.

How far will one travel to race for a $5k purse??? For me, no more than 1 tank of gas which is 300 miles. It’d also have to be multiple $5k’s with a warmup too.
 
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Last couple of years I have seen a large turn out for first few races then tapers off real quickly. Appears to be way worse than normal.


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As per usual, I am the exception. I'd happily bracket race for a plastic trophy, but I would prefer to do it closer to home. On the other hand, I wouldn't attend a high entry fee/big purse/ one or none (on the second day) timerun events even if it was held an hour from my house at a stunning facility. Different folks bracket race for different reasons. Not everybody fits in the same box. Which is OK, right? Take care. Tom Worthington


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As per usual, I am the exception. I'd happily bracket race for a plastic trophy, but I would prefer to do it closer to home. On the other hand, I wouldn't attend a high entry fee/big purse/ one or none (on the second day) timerun events even if it was held an hour from my house at a stunning facility. Different folks bracket race for different reasons. Not everybody fits in the same box. Which is OK, right? Take care. Tom Worthington


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I think the mega buck events will stay about the same wit the same guys who have the cash to toss into the ring. The local or regional races that are two or three $5,000 races can attract the local and regional racers that have jobs, family and maybe do not have an extra $1500-$2000 for a weekend of racing and 'hoping to make the split". I see more regional races and I see them working.
We are lucky in Iowa. Within 120 miles of where I live. 14 weekends with winners getting no less than $5K and max of $20K. With double entry that is 28 races and 56 entries. That ought to fill out my "I'm busy" card for 2023.

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I didn't add it up but its about the same around here with a couple of Flings (Galot & Bristol) thrown in. The smaller purses and payouts are good for the working man. In 2 weeks at Galot they have 3 top races paying $13,000to win in top for $350 and 3 footbrake paying $7000 for $180. 120 car minimum. That is a good working mans race. I think they also have a 64 car shoot out for $10,000. This kind of stuff makes it look good for bracket racing I think.
 
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Again the reason Galot had a good car count for this $ is because there’s no racing in the northeast and mid Atlantic in March. Have that same race in May through September when the summit ET series is underway as well multiple big $ races to chose from and they don’t get that car count.

That said, here in the northeast, a good number of Summit ET Points Series bracket racers typical don’t support big $ racing even at their hone track.
 
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I agree with 1320.They we're the only game in town running. They are probably going to have another good car count this weekend again no one else racing. Positive in what I am saying. Inflation is running at 40 percent.
 
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I almost would rather go race for 3-4 days 1 time per month rather than every weekend anymore.
 
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Over 30 years ago I started racing every weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, some weeks Wednesday and Friday too and I still want to race every weekend. Fir serious bracket racers it was always about a commitment of your time and $, not convenience.
 
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A lot of us would race everyday of our lives if we could.
 
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I'm with Mark...I will tow 5-6 hours for three 5 granders...my local track 40 minutes away has $2000 to win points event every month for a $70 entry...sometimes 2 a month...
 
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Heck yeah they will! A 5k race is as attractive as any to me!
 
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