I am very low on the food chain, so to me, a win that results in you getting $1,000 or more is a high dollar win. Wouldn't matter if you lost at 16 cars or won the entire event. If you took home $1,000 or more, that would count as a high dollar win to me. I haven't done that very often, myself. But then, that isn't why I do it. Take care. Tom Worthington
If it seems that bracket racing has gotten too expensive for you, maybe you are just doing it wrong.
I would consider a "High Dollar Win" 10k or more these days. Basically, an amount of money that can cover my racing season (Entry Fees, Fuel Costs, Diesel in the truck...stuff like that). If I won 50k, that would pay off my entire racing program. However, if I break even racing, I consider that a major success story!
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“High dollar” is at least double of what you can win weekly at your local track’s bracket program and 99% of serious bracket racers which are those that race every week during the season and/or travel the country to compete at all the SFG, Fling and similar big $ races, do not break even.This message has been edited. Last edited by: 1320racer,
Historically, $5K's and up are considered big money races, which is what I base the Master Schedule on, although $5K's have become almost commonplace. 7's and 10's are the new low man on the totem pole.
Hell, $3K is still a lot of money to me.
"It's all good. Some's just better than others." - Billy Nees
I agree Michael. If I can hit a split in a $3000, a $10,000 or a $25,000 its all good. Locally the points races usually pay $1500 (Box vs No Box final) and usually this is split into $1100 to $1200 ea. Anything covering costs is "Big Enough", getting to cash in for a few thousand pays a lot of entry fees and buybacks. Your Loose Rocker Payouts are OUTSTANDING btw!!!!
Originally posted by Holytown: Damn! 43 race championship series!!! That would really be an accomplishment to win. Gotta keep the parts and car together and working for 83% of the weekends in the year.
Everyone had two engines and two transmissions. I had two carb to starter plug in steel headed BBC's 427 + 060 and 454 + 060 both over 700 hp in a 60's factory condition muscle car on a 10" tire with 400 lbs of lead ballast in the trunk.
43 races plus another 5 special events. We raced year round.
When I got in just about every service station, mechanic shop, auto part store had a Super Pro car they raced at Sunshine Dragstrip, at one time or another.
It was worthwhile to.
Any race you're in to stay in the green, is a big money race.