Most people don't realize all that is involved in putting on a racing program at your local race track. Some people think track promoters must make a killing, but fail to realize all that is involved with making a racing program happen. This guy in the video does a fairly decent job of laying out some of the expenses track promoters must incur before they can even open the gates. One big thing I think he forgot was insurance.
There are some pretty HUGE racing events in our area over the next week. This weekend, Oakshade Raceway is hosting their biggest two events of the season with a $5,000 to win DIRTcar Summer National Late Model show tonight and the $10,000 to win Birthday Race Saturday. NASCAR Truck Series regular Matt Crafton will be racing in the support class both nights, the modifieds. Then Tuesday is the huge $10,000 to win Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park featuring the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series where it is expect to see NASCAR drivers Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne, Christopher Bell and possibly more competing. Those sprint cars will then head south to Eldora Speedway for a make up race on Wednesday and then the $175,000 to win King's Royal Thursday through Saturday.
If you are a fan of racing and would like to keep these big shows coming to our area, I would suggest getting out and taking in a race or two. And if dirt racing isn't your thing, check out Sandusky Speedway that only charges $10 admission on most Saturday nights and Flat Rock Speedway up in Michigan always puts on a great show.
Being a track promoter isn't as lucrative as a lot of people think. There is a lot of details that need to be taken care to assure a smooth racing program for the racing teams and the fans so that they will all want to come back.
Below is a promotional video for Saturday's Birthday Race at Oakshade.
Below is a promotional video for Tuesday's Brad Doty Classic at Attica.
And finally, a little something to get you pumped up for the 2019 King's Royal...