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Just phoning it in?

Did you see the AP article that young people are becoming less likely to drive?

That is bad news for all motorsports. If you don't care about or drive a car, you probably don't want to see a car race of any type. I think that is your answer about what fans want. Young people want their tablet computers and to text each other.

Pretty sad!

Sonny Meyer
Hanna City, Illinois

Downeaster is sticking close to home

Greetings; regarding Burk's Blast, for myself the economy is the big problem. I would love to see a National Event in person, but unless they come a little closer to me it will not happen. Plan to see the Lucas event at N. H. this year; hope the NHRA will be there soon?

I follow all kinds of racing on TV they all have a lot of empty seats.

Like the site keep up the good work and thanks.

David Johnson
Maine, USA, Earth

Can’t we all just go back to the 20th Century?

...nice open-ended question on the state of the sport. As much as I enjoy the lineage of AA/FA, it seems the circus holds the immediate future of anyone wishing to run "grand a run" tuneups. A serious return of all AAFD, AAFC and AAFA to circa '95 standards might return costs to earth.

Speaking of grand-a-run feature creatures, I have been... trying... to stay enthusiastic about the blown alky doorslammer scene I fell for during the days of Bunker vs. Tork and Howe/Butler. Failure at every turn to dynamically self-promote stars rather than boast of sponsorship by International Human Rights abusers does not give the current scene of ‘slammers any 'outlaw' aura.

Fun to watch does not always result in a future. A return to lower cost tuneups... and perhaps penance at a few TS shows might give these racers a shot at longevity, rather than a run at a cliff edge.

Philip Bradford
Tacoma, Washington