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Just Wondering: NHRA has too many classes and you want to add another class? Think about it, NHRA adds classes like Pro Mod. How many teams run Pro Mod that use to run Comp Eliminator or blown alcohol classes?
How about making the existing classes better. Add Nitro/FC to the alcohol classes. The top Pro Mod cars look like alky funny cars, chassis and body except the doors open. Maybe they need to be combined, make Pro Mod a regional and national series. Be creative.
Where did the regular entry list icon go? It used to be located under the event details, on NHRA's website, in red, on the right side. It also was there as soon as the events have changed upon completion of any event, and accessible at any time prior to each event. I noticed this icon magically disappearing after J. Burke had commented as to what many of the entries were waiting for! Just yesterday, NHRA has just posted the entry list differently, in the article about the upcoming Winter Nats., two to three days prior to the event, rather than weeks. Could it be that they think that the fans, diehard or not, will not buy tickets based on the low entry lists usually published as they were?
I don't go anymore, not only because of the short fields of all categories, but because the ticket price does not reflect the show or, lack thereof, but also because a short field makes qualifying moot! What's the sense of watching qualifying when there are only seventeen (at best) cars showing up for a sixteen-car field? Watching cars getting "bumped" used to be a lot of fun as well as a challenge for the racers!
I have finally come to a conclusion: Since NHRA's efforts to sell have failed, due to the legal facts being what they are to prevent such a sale, the NHRA suits are simply running it into the ground, sucking all the money out they can, any way they can, and filing for bankruptcy! How is it possible for a "non-profit" organization to file for bankruptcy, legally or not? Even if they cannot file for BR, they ARE going to get rich in the process!
The current NHRA REALLY SUCKS and are simply their own worst enemy and are too greedy to care about the sport!
The NorthWest Timberbeast
The entry list moved from the homepage at NHRA.com to the event listing on the schedule at www.nhra.com/schedules/2012fts.aspx.