|Steve Kinser 2007 World of Outlaws sprint car racing car at the famous Kings Royal sprint car race. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
John Gibson, One Dirt -- The WRG is the reason, we could end up with another sprint car series. Don't say it won happen, because it could. The NST was formed for this very reason. You have NASCAR Drivers backing sprint car teams and if they become unhappy, things could happen. Don't discount their complains.Again, I would caution the World Racing Group to not discount what the drivers are saying, or do so at your own risk. You don't have a strong series without good drivers. Also, There are many tracks out there that will put up the bit money purses to have the good drivers to come to town and put on a show. Also, the World of Outlaws Late Models have to compete with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. I think many would like to see a top of the line Sprint Car series competing with STP WoO Sprint Car series.
t’s an interesting dilemma for the series owners though, do you listen to your drivers or the fans’ feedback? If the drivers aren’t happy, then the racing suffers. But, if the fans aren’t happy, then they don’t show up for the events and the racing will slowly die.
I tend to side with WRG on this one. I think they should consult the drivers about particular issues, but for the most part their main concern should be with the fans’ experience at the track.
Jeremy Elliot wrote a great column about the divide between the drivers and WRG where he brings up a point: The complaints have ranged from rules, to track surfaces, formats and tires. The one common thread: the drivers aren’t consulted by the men calling the shots.