Jerry Kulich called me earlier to wish me a Merry Christmas and get caught up on slot car gossip.
He's a good reminder of the situation.
He had an oval track set up under the grandstands at a CART race back around 20 years ago.
He had a steady flow of guys partaking, in pay to play races, and he gave out flyers to them for his raceway.
He said he had one follow-up walking into his raceway to do it again.
IOW, I think there are plenty willing to do it as an amusement, but very few wanting to take it up as a hobby.
At the holidays, I get a lot of families that come in.
I run 8 heat, IROC style, rental car races for them.
They have fun, and come back 365 days later, and do it again.
Same with kid's birthday parties.
They will have their birthday at my raceway 2 or 3 years in a row, but I never see them in between, or maybe once a year, on some odd day, all the kids are off of school.
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Five-time USRA National Champion (two G7, one G27, two G7 Senior)
Two-time G7 World Champion (1988, 1990)
Eight-time G7 King track single lap world record holder (pointless era - lol)
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