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I hear this term used a lot on this site. What is considered a high dollar win?
 
Posts: 1917 | Location: in a van down buy the river | Registered: September 07, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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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. Smile Take care. Tom Worthington


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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.

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I had two weekends last year where I came home with more than I spent.

To me,that is a high dollar win,and I didn't even win.

If the entry and fuel to get there exceeds what you could possibly win, even if you win,I don't see how that could be considered a high dollar win.
 
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For me, a high dollar win is to make the Split (if there is one) and get more than the guaranteed payout. Then generally, only the winner receives less than the big check posted number.
 
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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.

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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.
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Pffffft, and I'm just over here thinking that winning first round and saving the buyback is a big dollar win..... Big Grin

In common parlance around here, $3K - $5K minimum. to be called a "big dollar" race.

Then I read the question again..."high dollar" would be $10K minimum, OR, it could be used to describe a race that is expensive to attend.?


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At present, I think 10 grand is high dollar...with the expense side of the ledger rising like it is this may change for many of us including the promoters...
 
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$1.98?


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Sunshine paid $2200 to win Super Pro way back in 2001 every Friday night 43 race championship season.

$2200 winner and $1200 runner-up adjusted to the value of money today.

Decent, if you're in 13 finals on 21 entry's, you can fund it easily.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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I can remember racing 6 times a week a long time ago---Tom do you remember racing 75&80 and Hagerstown the same day? 75&80 raced on Wend
 
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In socal, Your lucky to get a $500 gambler going. But we have the million just 6 hours up the road.


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Big money is any money which puts you in the green for your racing lifespan.

There's very few of us in the green.

In the green, racing is funded by racing.
 
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I can remember racing 6 times a week a long time ago---Tom do you remember racing 75&80 and Hagerstown the same day? 75&80 raced on Wend


Yep. What I still consider to be the golden age of bracket racing. Take care. Tom Worthington


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