Blytheville Pro cancelled

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Blytheville Pro cancelled

Post by Scoob » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:51 pm

Boo. Looks like Bluhvul is off the map at least for a while. Congrats to the city for getting more commercial activity back to the area, though.
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Re: Blytheville Pro cancelled

Post by John Brown » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:15 pm

Does its replacement put it on same date as our Double?
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Re: Blytheville Pro cancelled

Post by TedV » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:31 pm

John Brown wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:15 pm
Does its replacement put it on same date as our Double?
Looks that way
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Re: Blytheville Pro cancelled

Post by Teufelshund » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:29 pm

Well that sucks. At least it's only twice as far.
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Re: Blytheville Pro cancelled

Post by Scoob » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:51 pm

And anyone who’s been around for 10+ years who went to Nats at Heartland won’t really want to go back to drive on that surface anyway. I know I wouldn’t.
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Re: Blytheville Pro cancelled

Post by Challenger » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:34 pm

Scoob wrote:And anyone who’s been around for 10+ years who went to Nats at Heartland won’t really want to go back to drive on that surface anyway. I know I wouldn’t.
I thought it said in the press release they just paved it

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Re: Blytheville Pro cancelled

Post by MARKP » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:14 pm

I hope they didn't pave it in sand like last time.

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Re: Blytheville Pro cancelled

Post by steverife » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:38 pm

The surface is whatever, IMO. Big problem is it is 750-900 miles from ETR depending where you live.
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Re: Blytheville Pro cancelled

Post by ke0ki2k » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:36 pm

I feel like losing all these good sites is gonna slowly kill Pro Solo as a sport and SCCA seems to not be doing much about it. Slowly withering down to crumby small sites.
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Re: Blytheville Pro cancelled

Post by John Brown » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:45 pm

If they wanted to slow the process down.. I think they would have already made purchases across the country.
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Re: Blytheville Pro cancelled

Post by disneyd » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:00 pm

I agree, if SCCA National doesn't take some big proactive steps I think this sport will be mostly done within ten years.

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Re: Blytheville Pro cancelled

Post by MARKP » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:28 pm

I have seen sites come and go. The sport isn't the same as it was when I first started travelling roughly 25 years ago. Sites that we used to use aren't considered acceptable anymore by many competitors. Take a look at the bitching that goes on about Bristol. Those people never ran Evansville, IN or Forbes Field in Topeka. There are other examples.

I don't think we will see the end of the sport due to site issues. We will see ebb and flow.

I also don't think SCCA national has the money to invest in sites across the country. Going deeply in debt to do so would be detrimental to the long term health of the club. I do think that well placed and well bought sites where they are available are a good idea.

I hope SCCA can invest in some sites but I don't think it will be the end of Solo if it doesn't happen (at least not due to sites).

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