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Murphy
January 10, 2017 at 07:50:29 PM
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      I have to believe that someone will buy or lease Husets Speedway for the 2017 season. What would it take to make that successful? 

     For starters, I'd say:
410's 
Sunday nights
Husets Speedway

What do you think?

I've been going there since 1984. Have you been there?


Please note: This isn't the place to go off on payday loans or your feelings about Chuck Brennan. There are several threads already lit up that you can ad your fury to, or you can go to Facebook and have a real hissing match with people.  Please allow us to talk about the future of the speedway without going down those tangent paths. -Thanks



MK4k
January 11, 2017 at 02:46:50 AM
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Posted By: Murphy on January 10 2017 at 07:50:29 PM

      I have to believe that someone will buy or lease Husets Speedway for the 2017 season. What would it take to make that successful? 

     For starters, I'd say:
410's 
Sunday nights
Husets Speedway

What do you think?

I've been going there since 1984. Have you been there?


Please note: This isn't the place to go off on payday loans or your feelings about Chuck Brennan. There are several threads already lit up that you can ad your fury to, or you can go to Facebook and have a real hissing match with people.  Please allow us to talk about the future of the speedway without going down those tangent paths. -Thanks



Go back to the original Sunday night program. 410s, 360s, and street stocks



Jack Black
January 11, 2017 at 08:05:25 AM
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sunday nights, 410's and 360's together, extra money for top finishing 360's. 305's, hobbies and street stock. pits and stands will be full. $15.00 admission, kids under 10 free with adults. start at 7 and be done by 10. keep show moving, no grader. no BS. time limits on body cars and use the black flag.

z-man
January 11, 2017 at 08:28:12 AM
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This message was edited on January 11, 2017 at 08:33:33 AM by z-man

(1) Rename this landmark of a race track, Huset's Speedway. Period.

(2) Sunday nights - Start time 8:00PM, and I mean 8:00pm, not 8:20.

(3) 410's / 360's or 305's/ Late Model Street Stocks - Take it back to the premier event that it used to be.

(4) Treat the fans and sponsors like they're your customers. Because that's exactly what they are.

(5) Treat the race teams like they're your dedicated employees. Because that's exactly what they are.

(6) Let the racing and the fan experience make the headlines. No Jerry Jones needed here.

(7) Watch the fan base, sponsors and car counts begin to increase and Huset's Speedway could possibly have another successful (50+) years or operation.

I'm just sayin'...z

 

 



Murphy
January 11, 2017 at 09:17:34 AM
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Posted By: Jack Black on January 11 2017 at 08:05:25 AM
sunday nights, 410's and 360's together, extra money for top finishing 360's. 305's, hobbies and street stock. pits and stands will be full. $15.00 admission, kids under 10 free with adults. start at 7 and be done by 10. keep show moving, no grader. no BS. time limits on body cars and use the black flag.


I'm curious why you'd want to run 410's and 360's together. Obviously a lot of that happened in years past, but who want to run for 7th place?  You'd gor for 4 classes?



Murphy
January 11, 2017 at 09:19:52 AM
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Posted By: z-man on January 11 2017 at 08:28:12 AM

(1) Rename this landmark of a race track, Huset's Speedway. Period.

(2) Sunday nights - Start time 8:00PM, and I mean 8:00pm, not 8:20.

(3) 410's / 360's or 305's/ Late Model Street Stocks - Take it back to the premier event that it used to be.

(4) Treat the fans and sponsors like they're your customers. Because that's exactly what they are.

(5) Treat the race teams like they're your dedicated employees. Because that's exactly what they are.

(6) Let the racing and the fan experience make the headlines. No Jerry Jones needed here.

(7) Watch the fan base, sponsors and car counts begin to increase and Huset's Speedway could possibly have another successful (50+) years or operation.

I'm just sayin'...z

 

 



8:00 PM Sharp!!!  and not 7:00 PM Sharp!!! ?

Jerry Jones- isn't he a creamed corn salesman. (Sorry man- local joke.  I don't even think I could explain why it makes people snicker.)



Murphy
January 11, 2017 at 09:22:38 AM
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Would I get kicked in the shins if I suggested races starting at 7:00 PM sharp!!!  with the body cars running their full program first, followed by the sprints?

....and skipping the time trials?  (ouch- quit kicking me)



Justatireguy
January 11, 2017 at 09:47:00 AM
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Why not earlier yet like 5-6 pm? Allow teams that travel farther to consider going to husets, and get the fans home before 11 pm on a Sunday night 



cheroger
January 11, 2017 at 11:48:44 AM
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All the above are great ideas.  However, keep in mind that the other tracks Friday and Saturday events have already cost the fans $30 + dollars each, not including concessions and travel cost.  For a regular weekly show, $15 is too much to charge, $12 is more reasonable.  And charging an 11 year old the same as an adult is just unreasonable.  Any student up to 18 years of age should get a break, perhaps half of regular general admission.

 



FORD97
January 11, 2017 at 12:00:49 PM
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Posted By: cheroger on January 11 2017 at 11:48:44 AM

All the above are great ideas.  However, keep in mind that the other tracks Friday and Saturday events have already cost the fans $30 + dollars each, not including concessions and travel cost.  For a regular weekly show, $15 is too much to charge, $12 is more reasonable.  And charging an 11 year old the same as an adult is just unreasonable.  Any student up to 18 years of age should get a break, perhaps half of regular general admission.

 



Once again, the tracks were never competing for the same fans.  They were competing for the same cars.

It's a very tiny portion of the fanbase that's attending all three tracks on a weekend, and then those folks can likely afford whatever a ticket costs.

$15 is fine. $20 was too much for the show that track was putting on.

Knoxville is free for kids, and many more tracks should follow.


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Nickules
January 11, 2017 at 12:01:04 PM
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Not from the Huset's part o the country and cannot remember (nor is it top of mind) when they started when it was Huset's Sunday Nights.  Did they start at 8:00pm then?  To me that's really late for a work night. By 8:00 Sunday I'm getting my 2 year old in bed and starting to get ready to wake up early for work the next day:)  But if that's what they did when they ran Sunday's maybe most are used to it. Just seems late to me, especially with multiple classes.  



Murphy
January 11, 2017 at 12:53:41 PM
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Not from the Huset's part o the country and cannot remember (nor is it top of mind) when they started when it was Huset's Sunday Nights.  Did they start at 8:00pm then?  To me that's really late for a work night. By 8:00 Sunday I'm getting my 2 year old in bed and starting to get ready to wake up early for work the next daySmile  But if that's what they did when they ran Sunday's maybe most are used to it. Just seems late to me, especially with multiple classes.  



  I'd guess that they started racing Sundays maybe 50 years ago?  They used to advertize Sunday-8:00 PM SHARP!!!!  Sometime, maybe 10 or so years ago, they moved it up to a 7:00 PM target start time.

       As I get older and crankier, I don't care for the late nights. 5:30 AM alarm comes plenty early and I'm only a 20 minute  drive home from the track. But if the racing's good, I can fake my way through Monday morning. I just always assumed my co-workers were used to me being ugly in the morning.



Murphy
January 11, 2017 at 01:01:36 PM
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Posted By: cheroger on January 11 2017 at 11:48:44 AM

All the above are great ideas.  However, keep in mind that the other tracks Friday and Saturday events have already cost the fans $30 + dollars each, not including concessions and travel cost.  For a regular weekly show, $15 is too much to charge, $12 is more reasonable.  And charging an 11 year old the same as an adult is just unreasonable.  Any student up to 18 years of age should get a break, perhaps half of regular general admission.

 



    Truth is, there's not that much overlap in the fans from Friday to Saturday to Sunday. Especially since the other local track that ran Saturdays (Hartford) didn't race last year. If Hartford comes back to life there might be some overlap. The big draw for Husets is that they have 410 sprints.

     As far as the kids pricng goes, tracks in general could benefit from a little more investigation into the habits of teenagers. A teenager will spend $7-$8 to get into the races, if there are other teenagers there to meet up with. Offer some selection of concessions at something lower than European Royalty prices and you'll get all of that kid's $20 bill before the evening is over. Would you rather know your kid was safe at the races, or traveling the town looking for a kegger at a stanger's house? The Sioux Falls area has a pretty good sized population to draw from.



Nickules
January 11, 2017 at 03:10:08 PM
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Posted By: Murphy on January 11 2017 at 12:53:41 PM

  I'd guess that they started racing Sundays maybe 50 years ago?  They used to advertize Sunday-8:00 PM SHARP!!!!  Sometime, maybe 10 or so years ago, they moved it up to a 7:00 PM target start time.

       As I get older and crankier, I don't care for the late nights. 5:30 AM alarm comes plenty early and I'm only a 20 minute  drive home from the track. But if the racing's good, I can fake my way through Monday morning. I just always assumed my co-workers were used to me being ugly in the morning.



Thanks Murph, I knew they raced Sundays for decades just not sure if it was at 8pm.  7pm (as you note they did move to a decade or so ago) makes much more sense for a worknight.  Thanks...that Monday alarm seems earlier then any other day, eh? :)



ginelmore
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January 11, 2017 at 04:07:49 PM
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Posted By: z-man on January 11 2017 at 08:28:12 AM

(1) Rename this landmark of a race track, Huset's Speedway. Period.

(2) Sunday nights - Start time 8:00PM, and I mean 8:00pm, not 8:20.

(3) 410's / 360's or 305's/ Late Model Street Stocks - Take it back to the premier event that it used to be.

(4) Treat the fans and sponsors like they're your customers. Because that's exactly what they are.

(5) Treat the race teams like they're your dedicated employees. Because that's exactly what they are.

(6) Let the racing and the fan experience make the headlines. No Jerry Jones needed here.

(7) Watch the fan base, sponsors and car counts begin to increase and Huset's Speedway could possibly have another successful (50+) years or operation.

I'm just sayin'...z

 

 



+ Work with other tracks in the area  GM



Murphy
January 11, 2017 at 08:07:08 PM
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     How important do you think it is for a track like Husets to bring in traveling groups like WoO, ASCoC, USAC, NSL, IRA, Nascar(Just kidding)? I know I'd pay to see 4 of the sanctions I've just listed.



Murphy
January 12, 2017 at 10:50:02 AM
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+ Work with other tracks in the area  GM



     You're from the area. Do you think the Rubens worked well with the other local tracks?



ginelmore
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Posted By: Murphy on January 12 2017 at 10:50:02 AM

     You're from the area. Do you think the Rubens worked well with the other local tracks?



Some times they did & some times they didn't  GM



3togo
January 12, 2017 at 09:51:01 PM
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Big weekend! 



kooks
January 12, 2017 at 09:59:20 PM
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Posted By: Murphy on January 12 2017 at 10:50:02 AM

     You're from the area. Do you think the Rubens worked well with the other local tracks?



For many years the Rubins owned/operated most of the other local tracks.

 

Heres my list of what imediately comes to mind.

 

1.) Its Huset's Speedway and they race there on Sunday night and select Holiday's from Mothers Day til Labor Day.

2.) Start at 7 pm SHARP.

3.) 410's, 360's and late model street stocks     No back gate promoting!     22-24 quality cars in the 360's and 410's is perfect, 15-18 street stocks is perfect      I want to see good racing and 1 feature in each class.     It used to be the "Home of the Professionals", act like it is.

4.) No working on cars during heat races period.   Cause a yellow, go to the pits.    See the last sentence of #3.

5.) No extra laps for working on cars during features.   If you get it fixed before the lineup is ready to take the green great. If not get it ready for next week.   Again, see the last sentence of #3.

6.) Keep the show moving.  Do the track prep before the races start.   Get big ATV's/UTV's and use them to push cars off.  Get a big skidloader and use it to clear the track.  Get it done by 10:00 PM sharp.  Make it happen!!      You can't build future generations of sprint car fans if they leave or fall asleep before the 410 A feature takes the track.

7.) $15 adult tickets, under 14 Free (they're bringing an adult with them and will spend at the concession stand) high school and college students $5 with school I.D. (they'll bring friends and spend money at the concession stand



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