Spring Vegas Going 4 Wide

Discussion in 'NHRA' started by Paul, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. justafan

    Nitro Member

    Just read this. I've heard pros and cons on 4 Wide racing. IMO, it seems like less racing for fans to see. Personally I enjoy watching 2 cars, not 4. I'm not sure my senses can absorb 4 cars at once. Would much rather see 8 pairs of 2 cars than 4 groups of 4 cars. More difficult on the drivers as well. Seems like a gimmick and should be an exhibition and not a points race to me. Not a fan. Just my opinion.
     
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  2. TooTall999

    Nitro Member

    And one less round of racing on Sunday with 4-wide! Personally I always felt they should take the first two across the line and make them run a final round.
     
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  3. justafan

    Nitro Member

    David, I never looked at it that way, but yes, if they are going to run it that way, I totally agree that the first two cars in round 3 should run a final round. Especially with ticket prices as they are.
     
  4. ironpony

    Nitro Member

    I usually go to the fall Vegas race,
    now I can cross off the spring race..
     
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  5. Rajunz

    Nitro Member

    That's actually a great idea David, then all of the complaints about getting shorted a round could go away.
     
  6. TAFC 5 81

    Nitro Member

    I have been to both at Charlotte; I personally prefer 2 wide.
     
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  7. Chili

    Nitro Member

    I don't care to see 4 wide but if they do it in Vegas I will go at least once. To be honest, Vegas 1 does not draw a huge crowd. If this helps the attendance then its a good move. I would like to see them do something other than eliminating the race. We've heard this rumor every year and it has yet to materialize.
     
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  8. DG

    DG
    Nitro Member

    Vegas 2 is a three race set for the sportsman racers and two close by races for the Pro's to wrap up the season.

    That really boosts participation.
     
  9. SoCal Racer

    Nitro Member

    I guess I've been to my last Vegas spring race....
     
  10. Jimbo

    Nitro Member

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  11. Tony

    Nitro Member

    I agree that a 4 wide should be an exhibition race, but with a twist: 4 lanes, 4 pro classes. TF in one lane, FC in another, PS in another and PSM in the 4th ALL AT THE SAME TIME! Run off of some time of index (national records). Can you imagine watching TF and FC run-down PS and PSM!?
     
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  12. mikebcurve

    Nitro Member

    Or run handicap off low ET in qualifying and race #1 qualifiers. I don't think I want any car in the other lane with a motorcycle though. Maybe add pro mod.
     
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  13. mike

    Nitro Member

    The best way to run four cars at one time is - two from one end and two from the other end that will give you true excitement
     
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  14. PJ

    PJ Staff Member
    Staff Member Nitro Member

    I thought I would like 4-wide. Even went to it once, while the sound and power was cool you have no idea what was going on. Thought maybe it would be cool on TV but it was even worse. I don't even bother to watch that event most of the time now. If it's one race, I don't care, but now if they are adding the long rumored Vegas and with as many tracks as Burton owns, I worry as to how many more tracks he would do this with.
     
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  15. mgty3whlr

    Nitro Member

    Maybe Nhra should focus on Bruton's strategy, Obviously he knows a better idea. Sure he builds tracks but who would focus on failure? Not him.
     
  16. ironpony

    Nitro Member

    Casual watchers enjoy the excitement, real racers will walk away from it. Not sure how it will affect attendance numbers
     
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  17. riderrick

    Nitro Member

    This is terrific news, 4 wide rocks!
     
  18. JP1Special

    Nitro Member

    Less total runs, one less round on Sunday. I'm just not a fan of it. Yes, I'm a born and raised SoCal old schooler that misses real 1/4 mile racing too. It was a cool exhibition at first and would even be a cool specialty race since we don't have the Winston anymore but I just don't like it as a points race. I really don't think you get your money's worth as far as the amount of runs being basically cut in half. Everybody has their opinion on it, this is just mine. I've heard a lot of people say they get kind of lost with it too with so much going on at once.
     
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  19. Leebone

    Nitro Member

    I have an idea, keep it four wide, but only run two cars at a time. Have one side prepped for nitro, and the other side prepped for pro stock. I know of one certain retired pro stock driver, known as the Professor, that would've loved that idea. :D
     

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