: But the answer to the question is eight to ten events per year.

KN:  Eight to ten is the number, yeah. It’s the right number for our competitors, I believe. Any less than that is not enough and any more becomes too much.

: Are we going to see more bracket classes now that you’ve added Top Sportsman and Top Dragster?

KN:   I don’t think so. I think we’re in a pretty good spot right now. If we can get our goal of having between 180 and 280 cars per event, then I think we’ll be putting on a really good two-day show. I would lean more toward looking at classes like Nostalgia Nitro Funny Car. Not to blow smoke up your skirt, but that’s a class I think is very exciting. Nitro Harleys is an extremely exciting class. But we don’t have any plans right now. It’s not that I’m not particularly fond of bracket racing; I know the skill and investment required. I just think that, from an entertainment perspective, it’s very hard to explain to the average Joe. I think you could find the most hardcore die hard drag racing fans, guys that have been to five ADRL and NHRA and IHRA events every year for the last five years and even they sometimes have a hard time understanding or explaining how sometimes you go too fast and so you have to do this, that, and the other. I think, although Top Dragster and Top Sportsman are bracket classes, I think they’re bad-fast classes and there’s a lot of guys with some really kickass equipment and wicked fast hot rods that run in those classes, and that’s why they appeal to us.

: Do you see yourselves charging for admission to your events at any time in the future?

KN:  Absolutely not. If, God willing, I’m still running the ADRL ten, twenty, thirty years from now, if the Nowling family is still at the helm at Dragstock 50, it will cost you exactly zero dollars to get in. It’s our business model, it’s what we do. We’ve proven that, contrary to what’s been reported elsewhere, it can make money and be profitable. But you know what? Talk’s cheap. Now we have to go out and do it, put enough people in these stands to impress the track partners and marketing partners. So, no, no, no. Free tickets don’t suck. And anyone who thinks they do suck needs to have their head examined.