: Are you going to pursue a large series sponsor like you had with the National Guard ?

KN:  Not right away. We’re looking at our eight races as eight individual opportunities for companies to be involved with the ADRL without committing to all of the races.  I look at these eight events as their own entities, and we’re going to focus on those individual entities with in-market marketing and partnerships within those markets and really building those events into the most successful events that we can. I really think we owe that to our track partners who have been great to us over the years.

: Are you going to pursue a major corporate sponsor?

KN:  Not at this time. It’s not something that we’re really looking towards. Right now we’re looking at different economic partners within each separate market and trying to build our infrastructure from there. Instead of a major sponsor I think we need to focus on reinventing the ADRL and drag racing. The sport needs the fan base to be younger and a lot more diverse. Not to say we wouldn’t entertain the idea if a big sponsor came along, but I think we’re going to have to be creative like a lot of companies are with this economic climate at this time.

: You’ve added two classes, actually three, but two Pro classes in Top Sportsman and Top Dragster. Do you see yourself adding or subtracting any other classes going forward? For instance if Pro Stock gets split up between the X-DRL and ADRL and there aren’t enough entries at either one, would you consider doing away with the class? Would you consider adding a class like X275, which is a very fast growing doorslammer class around the country? Are you fluid or are you just going to get a group together and go with that for the whole year?

KN:  If we don’t see a class getting the support it warrants to remain viable, we might remove it the following year. Wouldn’t do it in the middle of a season. For instance, if, God forbid, we only get a half dozen Extreme Pro Stock cars showing up to these events, then we’ll have six cars. But I can name ten guys off the top of my head that have said they’re coming to every event.. So would we be fluid? Not from race to race, but from season to season. We could have some exhibition classes in 2013, though, whether it’s X275 or Drag Radial or reinvention of Outlaw 10.5 or Extreme 10.5 or whatever. Those are possibilities.

:  You have dropped the SuperCar class. Do you have some other class in mind to get Detroit’s Big Three involved in the ADRL?  Because current Pro Stocks and Pro Mods have absolutely nothing in common with any car Detroit makes.

KN:  Pro Factory! That’s what Pro Stock used to be. We’d like to develop a heads-up class for cars like the COPO Camaro, Ford Mustang and Mopar Challenger -- none of this SuperCar stuff. I want to have car anyone can order and buy from his local dealer. We’ve talked to people at Ford and GM about a class like that. I want to use that COPO Camaro that was sitting on display at the IMIS show, for example; that car needs a class. If you can buy it, and he tells me you can, with those options from a dealership, from the roll cage to the shifter… if I can go to the dealership and buy that car, that’s the car I want to race. I don’t want those things that they were using in that SuperCar deal, rolling out of the trailer and it’s $300,000, you know what I mean?