Jim Head Racing / Maple Grove. (1 Viewer)

ironpony

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Putting it into perspective many of the current teams are self funded. This is their hobby amazingly. Business is always first.
 

Jim

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When you own a business the size of Head's and it calls for him to be somewhere, that F/C is not going to be the first choice for the weekend.

Then you should make arrangements so that someone else can be there to run the team. That's what a professional does.
 

Jim

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Putting it into perspective many of the current teams are self funded. This is their hobby amazingly. Business is always first.
No one should be running in the pro ranks as an amateur or hobbyist. A lot of people depend on pro events to make their living. Everyone involved should act as a professional all the time. You don't see hobbyists in other sports, do you? Could you imagine if the Arizona Cardinals did not show up for an NFL game because the owner was out of town?
 

glofria

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No one should be running in the pro ranks as an amateur or hobbyist. A lot of people depend on pro events to make their living. Everyone involved should act as a professional all the time. You don't see hobbyists in other sports, do you? Could you imagine if the Arizona Cardinals did not show up for an NFL game because the owner was out of town?

Your right and cut the classes to 8 car fields. :rolleyes:

Let's be realistic, there isn't that many "Pro" teams out there anymore and to compare motorsports to stick an ball teams is ludicrous.
 

Jim

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Let's be realistic, there isn't that many "Pro" teams out there anymore and to compare motorsports to stick an ball teams is ludicrous.

It is not ludicrous. If NHRA wants to be considered a pro sport, it is competing with all other pro sports.

NHRA is competing for sponsors, TV money, and fans who buy tickets. Part of what it takes to do that is a consistent product. Patchwork products made up of whoever decided to show up that weekend are not going to get that done.
 

Jim

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NHRA was built on part-time teams. Nobody could afford to run the entire circuit.
If Head doesn’t want to run the entire circuit, that’s his decision.
Personally, I like seeing a part-timer coming in and shaking up the status quo.

If NHRA wants full-time money from television and sponsors, it can't be built on part-time teams.
 

Custom Body Fan

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No one should be running in the pro ranks as an amateur or hobbyist. A lot of people depend on pro events to make their living. Everyone involved should act as a professional all the time. You don't see hobbyists in other sports, do you? Could you imagine if the Arizona Cardinals did not show up for an NFL game because the owner was out of town?
The pro ranks would be truly pro if they paid enough to not need to have another job or raise sponsor dollars. The Arizona Cardinals all make enough money they don’t need to do anything else. If the self-funded teams all left, it would be goodbye Doug K, goodbye Salinas, goodbye Haddock, goodbye Head, etc.
 
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