INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW
wondering. . .Were the multi auctions in recent months for
Darrell Russell's widow Julie a means for her to fund a
7.5 Million $$$ lawsuit against Goodyear?
Was the firing of Wayne Dupuy not really a firing, but a
Rob Flynn firing and Wayne Dupuy reassignment?
Was the Lee Beard "vacation" a permanent one?
Was the Bullet Motorsports purchase really a business deal
between Don Schumacher Racing and "Mr.Torco" Evan
Will Bruton Smith start his own sanctioning body and call
it the AHRA?
Did someone give Mike Janis a bad load of methanol...on
Does anyone watch Bob Frey and the alky funnies at 3 in
the morning.....or even TiVo it?
Will most 3-day national events become a thing of the past?
Will I eventually be forced to watch FWD pro cars at national
Should all women racers wear "appliance white"?
....(not sure what the IRL guy meant).
SHOW 'EM THE MONEY!
Jeff, I love your columns on DRO, and your latest one is
right on. NHRA should significantly increase the purses
for 1st and 2nd round losers in the fuel classes. That is,
unless they want to start looking at 14 cars showing up
for 16 slots. For God's sake NHRA, throw the budget nitro
racers a bone!
Thanks for saying what needed to be said. Take care,
SHORT AND TO THE POINT
Great article. Thank you.
Cocoa Beach, Florida
PARCELING IT OUT
Jeff, you are dead on about the $1 Million. I hope the powers
that be give some real thought as to how to divide the cash.
The teams that do most of the winning are financed well
enough that the purses are bonuses, and I believe that most
pro motorsports are the same in that regard. Having said
that, if I had the job of spending the Mil, I would probably
use some to fatten up the Indy purses a bit, and from there
I would increase the first round and non-qualifier payouts.
Unfortunately, with 3 and sometimes 4 pro classes at 23
events, a million will get diluted quite easily. The number
needs to be more like 3-5 Million, but any raise at all,
especially $1 Million, is a step in the right direction.
Nunzio Valerie, Jr.