: How committed is PDRA to the free-ticket model? Is that something open to change in the future?

JS: It's definitely open to change. We actually contemplated a few different marketing strategies, but going into this year we stayed with it for basically two reasons. One, the free ticket has been done before and two, it helps brand your name, it helps get your name out there a little bit on the streets. So between that and everything involved, that's why we elected to go with it again this year. That, and a lot of the tracks had input on what we did and most of the tracks were already signed up for that kind of marketing strategy this year. So that's another reason we kept it like that.

But next year, we're--more than likely we're going to--we're probably going to start selling the tickets. But it's not set in stone yet. We're still talking about it. But right now, that's what we're leaning towards.

: Would you lean towards that and keep a parking fee or just sell the tickets?

JS: No, it'd be free parking and sell the tickets. And it'll be a cheap ticket, it'll be a 15 to 20 buck ticket with kids 12 and under still free. Something reasonable so you can still bring the family out and everyone can enjoy themselves without spending too much.

: Has your new role with the PDRA changed your views on what track owners and promoters go through? Has it opened your eyes to anything?

JS: Well, yes and no. There's little things that you don't really realize, like I said earlier, that you don't really realize until you get involved a little deeper. But for the most part, I knew there's a lot that goes on, putting a race on. And just like anything from the media guys to the track owners, there's a lot of things as a racer when you're out here worried about your car and how to make it faster you don't think about how much goes into or how hard some of these other guys' jobs are. And when you start dealing with the media and you start dealing with race tracks and you start seeing and paying attention a little bit more to that, yeah, it's a lot more goes into a race than meets the eye. That's definitely one of the things that opened my eyes. But other than that, I've already kind of expected most of it.

: Have you had to deal with any disgruntled racers or fans yet?

JS: Well, you know how it is, you just got to do the right thing at the end of the day. It's hard to please everybody. Everybody's got an opinion and there's a lot of decisions that has to be made and you can't always please everybody. But at the end of the day, this organization does now and always will try to do the right thing and what's best for our racers and our sponsors and our fans because that's who we depend on to have an organization. If it wasn't for racers and sponsors and guys like yourself, we wouldn't even have an organization. So we try to do the right thing when there's decisions to be made and that's pretty much it. We just got to make the right decision as best we can and then you have to live with them.