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ADRL IPO gets A-OK

Burkster, as usual, an astute observation about the health of the ADRL.  Since I think the NHRA is ruining the drag racing you and I grew up with, I would like to see the ADRL saved at all costs. Besides I, like you, think the ADRL is the most exciting racing out there.

So how about this idea? Let's take the ADRL public. I'd certainly purchase stock in them, and I bet a lot of other people would too. I'm sure they could raise sufficient funds to become a sustainable organization.

What do you think?

John Martin
Nixa, Missouri

Ho-hum on the ADRL

Unfortunately, it’s 1/8th mile racing. I went to an 1/8th mile race once and will not waste my money again.

Wayne Loomer
Bradenton, Florida

Just as a point of interest, almost half of the drag strips in the U.S. are eighth mile. Somebody doesn’t think they are boring.

What’s wrong with team orders?

I'm sure Jason Line is looking for a new ride after having to take another dive! Darr is 110% right on the coverage of Drag Racing on TV! Drag racing has always been the bastard child of motorsports on TV! Thank you, NHRA.

Ron Lorenz
Central California

Are the cars or the drivers the stars?

I was eastbound on I-70 through eastern Ohio yesterday and saw numerous big rigs headed west, presumably on their way home from Englishtown. There were so many that I lost count, but I can tell you that all but one was either Al-Anabi, Army, or Force. The lone exception had Bob Vandergriff's name on the side. You can tell where the dough is.

All those rigs are a great advertising opportunity for the sport. But they should all carry the car's picture on the side, not the driver's. The average American has no idea what a funny car or top fuel dragster is, and the side of a passing semi is a teachable moment, especially for kids (i.e., potential future fans) who are bored during a long trip. My six-year-old, on the other hand, got tired of my excitedly pointing out each rig, and asked me if we could please have silence in the front seat for a while.

Jim Hale
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania