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March 13, 2000

Time for Change

Just as I have lost faith in the justice system right now,
I am also loosing faith in the goodness in man. You
look at message boards once again and instead of good
things and how well tracks and racers are doing, it is
nothing but compliants. What is wrong with this picture?
If you own a track and you want to make money and get
lots of fans to come every week and see your racers, you
have to treat them decent, listen to them, and realize that
without the cars and the fans, there is no track.

Racing is not bickering all the time, racing is not being
jealous of one another because of money, racing is a
kinship of men and women who share the same love and
respect for the world of stockcar racing. We are suppose
to treat each other as we would like to be treated but it
is obvious, this is just not happening.

It does not take an expert or an extremely smart person to
realize that local stockcar racing is in trouble. Tracks that
are well run, offer good racing, good food, clean rest rooms
and an atmosphere that "We are glad you are with us tonight"
will make money, will have cars, will have repeat fans. At
Volusia Speedway Park, a dirt track, has a unique idea in that
they offer scale cars to purchase of their dirt cars. They promote
their racers to their fans and that is great. All tracks need to do
that but it takes just a little bit of effort and caring to do this.

Why don't we all stop this silly bickering and complaining and
help our tracks because they are just that, "our tracks". When
you are a racing family, yes, you will travel to a track but more
than likely, not that often. You end up with a local track very close
to home and that is where you spend your time and your money and
it should be money well spent, not blown because someone got

I know it is hard to stop complaining and actually do something
to help it stop but that is what we all have to do as fans and as
racers. Our tracks need to be supported by us and if the track
has an owner that does care, he will listen to one and all for
suggestions and great new ideas of improvement for his track.
That way maybe the racers will come, the fans will come, and
everyone can be happy and truly say "this is the greatest sport
and the best track". Because our tracks can be great, this I know
from all the out-of-state people who tell me that we are lucky here
and I believe that.

Let's start acting like the lucky people we are and make these
tracks work, all of them, dirt and asphalt. We can do this if we
want to and you will be surprised how many new doors can open
up in your life also. Change is not a bad thing if done for the right
reasons, let's change our attitudes and make things better.

-Jane Smith

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