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PostSubject: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:04 pm

Saturday 14th March Coventry  5.pm  - List updated as per 3.pm Friday 13/3

MICRO BANGERS  Entries 13/3
1.      02 Luke Dawson
2.      08 Ben Carter
3.      03 Ant 'Tab' Baker
4.      09 Tom Jordan
5.      16 Lee Hill
6.      16 Jamie Cox#
7.      19 Haydon Carter
8.      20 Harrison Greenall
9.      21 Gav Robinson
10.  25 Joe Parsons
11.   27 Dan Mc Mullen
12.   41 James Mc Donnell
13.  43  Nicky Bishop
14.  55  Chris Hornbrook
15.  70  Sarah Lacey
16.  82 Tom Foster
17.  88  James Bain
18.  90  Adam Stevenson
19.  100 Ayrton Mitchell
20.  110 Brett Judge
21.  110 Mike Watts#
22.  114 Glen Beevis
23.  122 Mark Cooper Junior*
24.  134 Carl Timmins
25.  138 Ant Timmins
26.  156 Dan Beckwith
27.  157 Michael Piggott
28.  164 Gary Shaw
29.  167 Nathan Rees
30.  171 Phil Jones
31.  187 Clint Dallimore
32.  210 Callum McKee
33.  218 Steve Gray
34.  219 Ben Lewis Thompson
35.  220 Kieran Collins
36.  257 Peter Beard
37.  257 Timmy Aldridge
38.  267 Martin French
39.  269 Tom Morris
40.  275 Joe Morgan
41.  276 Adam Rowell
42.  281 Lewis Tingle
43.  312 Brad White
44.  317 Connor Charlson
45.  347 Red Nelson
46.  353 Shaun Mullins
47.  355 Martin Mullins
48.  382 Jack Foster
49.  412 Callum Lacey
50.  421 Graham Aspinall
51.  444 Gyles Wilson
52.  460 Luke Tongue
53.  512 Neal Stock
54.  526 Jak D
55.  571 Mark Quincy
56.  572 Paul Scully
57.  617 Danny Everritt
58.  621 Scott Goodyear
59.  633 Leroy Heywood
60.  654 Matt Atkin
61.  687 Mark Cross
62.  814 Dean Morton
63.  841 Stuart Charlton
64.  895 Wilson Hall
65.   60 Shakey Junior
66.   747 Eddie Cotton
67.   569 John Appleton
68.   169 James Rushton

1600 Bangers 13/3 - 42
002
02 Lee Hampson
08 Mark Baggaley
10 Adam Spencer
12 Joe Dawson
17  Shane King
30  Charlie Seal
42 Greg Brunt
44 Courtney Weston
49 Loz Dowds
57 Mark Gilbert
65 Scott Dorans
66 Dave Dorans
77 Tom Hertzog
110 Benji Spencer
111 Joe Cotton
112 Misha Russell
114 Shaun Turnage
140 Thomas House
160 Ben Buckley
160 Simon Crew
161 Steven Grant
181 Brandon Turpin
219 Kimberley Faulkener
224 James Burrows
225
227 Adam Stubbs
230 Daniel Gajewski
244 Richard Brown
260 Tim Crew
260 James French
265 Bradley French
297 Lee Wiles
326 Ryan Moran
328 Wayne Sleat
346 Jack Kuhn
375 Lloyd Spencer
638 James Friend
686 Mark Cross
727 Sam Smith
834 George Orcherton
837 Martin Wesby

BriSCA F2 Stock Cars – 13/3 - 55
13 Andy Ford
19 Martin Ford
49 Paul Prest
68 Dave Brennan
81 Mark Clayton
103 Carl Issitt
124 Ollie Skeels
H124 Wim Peeters
139 Brian Mason
158 William Clement
177 Glen Scott
184 Aaron Vaight
198 Paul Nicholson
219 Chris Mitchell
225 Tony Blackburn
226 Billy Webster
259  Simon Farrington
260 Anthony Winters
267 Pete Bott
283 Gary Allen
290 Jay Tomkin
295 Lee Cooke
298 Jake Walker
305 Colin Gregg
377 Daz Shaw
381 Josh Caine
431 Andy Gibbs
441 Mickey Branston
448 John Wright
449 Mark Dorrill
488 Liam Bentham
495 John Cayzer
533 Johnny Egg
538 Chevvy Mills
585 Jamie Bowyer
595 Jamie Young
578 Mark Gibbs
589 Colin Eardley
595 Jamie Young
606 Andrew Palmer
630 Justin Parker
710 Brett Townsend
728 Carl Pilkington
735 Mick Haworth
741 Luke Branson
768 Tom Adcroft
823 Sam Wagner
860 Andrew Brewin
871 Mark Simpson
885 Dave Tomlinson
905 Rob Mitchell
923 Graham Legg
968 Mickey Brennan
987 Samuel Brigg
995 Michael Lund

UK MODIFIEDs - 17
1.        2   Mark Bradshaw
2.        11 Driver TBC
3.        28  Simon Panton
4.        36  Mickey Preston
5.        55 Neal Mac
6.        56  Geoff Berrisford
7.        62  Kevin Kettlewell
8.        70  Brent Russel
9.        88  Bill Stewart
10.    150 Steve Shirley
11.    251 David Main
12.    257 Julian Galovics
13.    306 Colin Bunyard.
14.    97  Murray Harrison prov
15.    197 Ryan Harrison prov
16.    297 James Harrison prov
17.    231 Mark Peters  prov

Startrtax Hot Rods - 21
                  2 Lee Rudge
8 Cameron Pillip
12 Claire Long
19 Shane King
26 Gary Meir
43 Stuart Bromiley
45 Scott Meir
52 Dave Matthews
77 Jim Fletcher
80 Lorne Pillip
81 Chris Miller
85 Ben White
86 Ash Tomkinson
88 Steve Butler
92 Tom Hill 
93 Davey Jones
166 Simon Tysol
231 Peter Charlson
281 Matt Harris
282 Paul Dutton
839 Darren Ibbs

1300cc Saloons - 17

8 Lee Green
9 Buster Ketteringham
112 Kevin Shinn
273 Kevin McGlagish
276 Steve Walden
316 Danny McClusky
333 Dan Weaver
340 Wesley Freestone
341 Austen Freestone
377 Dean Whitwell
412 Jordan Gay
431 Damien Thorpe
444 Natasha Street
584 Kimberley – Rebbecah - Smith
653 Gemma Rainer
702 Allen Cooper
704 Stuart Henderson



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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:59 pm

Interesting to see John Cayzer back in Brisca F2 after a few years away, surprised no 380 booked in though.
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:33 am

List updated
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:46 pm

List updated 10.am today
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:57 pm

IMPORTANT - we are now at 60 BriSCA F2's and 234 cars in total - COVENTRY SATURDAY 14th MARCH IS NOW ABSOLUTELY FULLY BOOKED- We thank everyone for their support and regrettably whatever the cae we cannot accept any more entries
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:12 pm

Looks like a great meeting in some respects but unfortunately the attempt to go for quantity rather than quality, which seems to be the norm with Startrax meetings, means I wont be able to make it due to the ridiculously early start time.
I am all for value for money but 6 different classes of racing at 1 meeting is too many. If you were just running 3 or 4 formulas then the start time could be moved back to 6 or 6.30 and allow people to get there. Saturday meetings are supposed to be evening meetings, not mid afternoon meetings.
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:50 am

Actually David, times are changing, many Saturday tracks are moving earlier bearing in mind family audiences etc - Coventry and Stoke have been 5.pm for last few years and has proven very successful as we aim for a 9.30 ish finish - I think Brum last week was 5.45.pm, Mildo have also moved forward - sometimes it is a case sadly of not being able to please everyone

BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR SATURDAY with 60 - list will be updated later today - Thank you
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:55 am

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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:52 pm

Good looking list in all formulas. Hmm... tempting.

The only problem I see with having 5/6 formulas is when one or two of the classes have hardly any cars in them, then it seems to make it drag.
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:35 pm

I am looking forward to this one as long as my car passes mot. Car tested in the morning if all ok off to nigels to have a closer look at the stunning looking f1 then over to Brandon for my first racing of the year. All the better for early finish as its a good 2 &1/2 hr drive home.
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:52 pm

Well i keep adding it up and get 55 f2, not 60. 211 booked racers not 234?? Nothing like a bit of overstating!? Maybe theres another formula on thats secretly been added lol.
And yes it does start too early with too much on. Some people do other things by day or work and wont bother going. And it will start as all startrax meetings seem to at some random time before the advertised 5pm!
Startrax put on some good meetings though with quick efficient turnaround. Just hope they havent bitten off too much this time with congested pits, and 60bangers all in format to clear up. An early finish may be a tad optomistic!
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:53 pm

Mildenhall fixture list shows most meetings starting at 6.30 with the only early ones being major title nights.
Birmingham upcoming fixtures are all stated as 6.30.
I am fully aware that Startrax meetings at stoke and coventry have been starting at 5 for a few years. That is the reason I don't get to many despite wanting to. This policy is excluding anyone who works on a saturday from attending, and also anyone whose kids have daytime activities. From a personal point of view I am a season ticket holder at my local football team so I struggle to make early starting meetings on saturdays when they are playing at home, whereas 6 or 6.30 starts would be ok for me.
At the end of the day it's your meeting and you choose the start time. I was simply stating that my preference is for a later start and a later finish.
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:36 pm

But Dave, as Steve has already pointed out he is doing this to incetivise families to go along for an evenings entertainment. Yes there is even a kids club (but your local family will not know of this or even wish to join it until they have seen value for money from at least acouple of offerings imo). So most will pay to take their kids along.....kerching. What do the kids then get treated to to keep them nagging their parents to take them again.......errrr?
Thats where some promotions tip the scales in favour of the young ones......Coventry (must be a bit confusing for local families when one week kids are free for F1's and the next week they have to pay) also Kings Lynn put on a free fun fair for many meetings. All stuff that makes a family budget go further and makes it more of a family sport.
I look forward to seeing what the Startrax team throws into the mix to warrant the entrance fee for the little ones (under 12).
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:38 pm

There are more additions / deletions to final list - there are now 28 Rods and some more 1300's.

We have arranged for 6 tractors.

We do have to grow our market, attracting more families - Some venues due under 12's free, alternatively as an example Cov F1 £19 adult - BUT we do Family Tickets and choose to promote them and various other initiatives and our Kids Club. In reply to Grafter our admission price/policy/structure have not changed in at least the last 5 years throughout each of those years we have also generally seen 'growth'

All tracks are different, for example Belle Vue only exists due to hard work and co-operation between Greyhounds and ourselves to turn the place around from a Greyhound meeting to a Stock Car meeting in 90 minutes - and yes we will put a couple of 'non core races' on prior to official start time on some occasions but it's always usually stated on the website and gives something to watch for earlier arrivals.

When planning meetings you tend to look retrospective and we had I think 37 Micros for last year - Now, today, we could have had 80+ - ALL car numbers in domestics formulae [ and from licensing ] are looking 'well up' on last year which means we will have to have a re-look, our Stan Wood meet as a prime example had 77 I think last time - 180 at the moment this time so created a separate meeting Sunday! There is definitely an upsurge of interest in all oval race formulae - which is good!

As previously stated, we try to put on 'value' for money and try to attract a new audience who are quite cosmopolitan and there is a happy balance to achieve and start times, not just in our sport, will never suit everyone. In the 'good old days' everything started at 7 - 7.30.pm on a Saturday and 3.pm on a Sunday and a BriSCA meeting consisted of 5 or 6 races - Times have changed dramatically and today's paying public as a wider audience would feel short changed with 'just' six races. Like most people, everything we do is a learning curve and will continue to be so, the latest one being now managing an apparent upswing in car numbers.
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:59 pm

Hi Steve,

Just thought I would pass comment on this thread, tried to resist but here goes... You say punters/families/supporters call them what you want, will feel "short changed" if they only get 6 or so races!!!!..

I understand what your saying, but I think your promotion, more than others have gone too far the other way by having too many formula's on and way too many races! Yes, everybody is after value for money, the best entertainment package they can come up with but punters can also be put of by long drawn out meetings, especially families.

The most important factor of anybody who's been racing is this " did they enjoy it, and want to go back again/"... It's as simple as that, if they have enjoyed it, they will come back, you want to send them home happy. Now, it's pretty much an impossible task to please everyone but you have to atleast try, and to your credit, you and your promotion do but I feel your missing the point on this re families...

Going racing can be a different experience dependant on who you go with... Bare with me here.. If your going with mates, or meeting mates there you don't really start to think about the duration of the meetings, the standard of the toilets, what formula's are on, how many cars etc, your just going to enjoy yourself with mates, more of social thing and get to indulge your hobby of watching stock cars etc.. No one bothered about how many tractors you have! Very Happy

However, if your going to the meeting as a family, then the whole meeting takes on a different perspective entirely. Families I think you'll agree are very important to the sport, it's the next generation of supporters, most of us got into racing after being taken as kids...

Now when you have kids with you, you have to think about dull boring stuff like, will they have food there my child will eat?, what are the toilets are like?, will they be able to see? zzzzzz etc, but as a parent what you don't want is the stress and hassle when they become bored! Attention spans, keeping them happy, keeping them interested etc, 3 hours, not a problem, 3 and a half, yeah ok, 4 hours, yeah at a push, helped if it's a slick promotion and there is always something on track to watch and not waiting 10/15 minutes between races to clear the track and get the next formula on..

However, the more races programmed, the more cars booked, all means longer meetings.. You then have to start your meeting earlier like you have done and pretty much damn sure the meetings end later and later... If your there with your family that frankly becomes a nightmare as a parent.. Who really wants to be at a meeting for 5 or 6 hours? In the end you end up wishing they would just hurry up and get on with it so you can go home, kids moaning, I'm bored, can we go home yet?

Then you ask the question, you do want to go again next week? answer, no it's boring, ask the wife the same question, again the same answer... You want to leave a meeting having enjoyed what you have seen, and eager to go to the next one. What seems to happen a lot these days, you leave the stadium thinking, Christ, thank god that's over!

Too many cars, too many races, to long a meeting will put families off, 3 formula's at best, meeting duration 4 hours at best, go home wanting more, wanting to return and do it all over again!

I put this view forward from first hand experience, my wife and daughter used to love going racing, so did I, they would always be asking me, when's the next meeting? when are we going again?, always a topic of conversation in our house.. Sadly, after many meetings that have lasted way too long those questions have dried up!

If I do mention it now in conversation it goes down as well as a fart in a crowded lift does, any response that I do get is, where is it at? and how many formula's are on?

Sometimes, quality over quantity is best Steve....

Good luck Saturday, hope the "Startrax" weather stays away and it's a cracker of a meeting for you, your promotion and for all those watching and racing...

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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:52 pm

Some good points there - cannot but agree - one big issue is times between races - whilst 'fans' may understand what's going on behind the scenes Mr 2.2 doesn't necessarily - or indeed want to, and expects almost non stop racing - which is the aim!

There are different types of meetings promoters put on - Premier events and weekly grass roots racing for want of a better analogy and the format for those has always got to be based commercially to attract an audience and different formulae including the seemingly small ones attract friends and family - as has been witnessed, what seems the 'ideal' to some is not so commercially. Take BV October F1 - Shoot Out Round - consistently what fans want, F1/Minis/F2 - No BANGERS - We have run this 3 years consecutively and each time has been our worst F1 crowd hence in part changing it in 2015. They do like their bangers in Manchester, as February 15th confirmed - bigger than October.

We always aim for a maximum of 4 - 4.5 hours - most are within 4 - some like tuesday night's are within 3.

Another example - when presented with 4.pm starts due to BAGS Greyhound racing - because of late notice and beyond our control we agreed for the season 'to go with it' - irony is that generally audience increased - even Feb year on year was up. The other point is perceptions of time is sometimes 'subjective'  Take for example most Sunday' meetings at a 'sunny Buxton or NIR' start around 1 and finish up to 5.30'ish seem almost perfect - yet BV as an example may start at 4.pm and finish 8'ish and because of the late afternoon into early evening seems longer ?
There is certainly things to 'digest' from what you say - but we also do our own research and our girls do politely enquire when families leave early - or indeed so do I via the pit gate - generally they have had a great time and usually say they will revisit and there is a variety of reasons for leaving unconnected to not enjoying it.

We are always aware of trying to 'keep in tune' which is the only way to survive and maintain momentum which throughout the recent recession has maintained positive year on year - different marketing mediums and trying to find things with fresh appeal. But also always listening, nowt like a good constructive debate Basketball

With regard this topic, we didn't intend to start a date, we just did what we hope you expect of us, to produce a 'what's on' and who's racing and what time it starts - No particular hype, No fun fairs - No bouncy castles, decent value for money for a family or individuals night out, plenty of bright shiny cars - many that will crash! And a hope that weather is on our side! Better to start early and finish for 10!
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:34 pm

thanks for the detailed reply Steve, food for thought!!! Good luck Saturday, hope it's a cracker!
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:37 pm

some good points in this thread.
I am a bit of a startrax devotee as the quality of racing tends to be excellent. The early start times tend to be difficult due to work for me but I understand that startrax are looking at a family audience. the Coventry domestic crowds have been building meeting by meeting with newbies who seem to enjoy the bangers and autograss cars most as well as the hot rods. Tooz seem to underwhelm them. Now if there were a thousand stox fans who supported cov domestics I am sure startrax would be happy to run a four formula six pm start type meeting.
But that isn't the case so its always a compromise. If you only want to watch the tooz then the first race will be on at half five and the last race around four hours later so that seems reasonable to me.
People who I have seen leaving early seem well satisfied with what they have seen and having a lot of racers makes it economic to run for startrax and gives plenty of variety. Whats not to like? All formulas seem to have good numbers for Saturday. I for one cannot wait!
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:12 pm

Always happy to participate in positive and constructive dialogue as no one ever stops learning and there are always things to take on board - or explanation as to why some things are the way they are.

As die hard fans we can look inward which isn't necessarily what the outside world see. I remember the world being flat when King 'Andy Smith' retired - and admit I was concerned after reading the that the world would fall apart particularly in Manchester due to Andy's strong support. Absolutely no doubt about Andy's talent or indeed on his day drawing power - we have 'well meaning fan's' only yesterday advising the world Rob Speak won't be out in his F1 on 22nd [ well he wasn't last year! ] - It wasn't Rob who posted incidentally - the justification was 'to let his fans know' - surely they would know from the booking list - deep sigh - Anyway I drift, doubtless we lost people when Andy retired - BUT routine stuff like advertising etc did not stop and crowds did not go down, neither did the sport wilt. Whilst balancing between die hards and newbies, combined they are the future, the trick is to keep all happy! But newbies have no preconception of whether 22 or 92 cars is what to expect or indeed who Tom, Rob or Craig is - they are more simpler and get hooked [ like most of us did ] by what they see on the day [ Not what we believe they should see on the day!]
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:12 pm

Always happy to participate in positive and constructive dialogue as no one ever stops learning and there are always things to take on board - or explanation as to why some things are the way they are.

As die hard fans we can look inward which isn't necessarily what the outside world see. I remember the world being flat when King 'Andy Smith' retired - and admit I was concerned after reading the that the world would fall apart particularly in Manchester due to Andy's strong support. Absolutely no doubt about Andy's talent or indeed on his day drawing power - we have 'well meaning fan's' only yesterday advising the world Rob Speak won't be out in his F1 on 22nd [ well he wasn't last year! ] - It wasn't Rob who posted incidentally - the justification was 'to let his fans know' - surely they would know from the booking list - deep sigh - Anyway I drift, doubtless we lost people when Andy retired - BUT routine stuff like advertising etc did not stop and crowds did not go down, neither did the sport wilt. Whilst balancing between die hards and newbies, combined they are the future, the trick is to keep all happy!  But newbies have no preconception of whether 22 or 92 cars is what to expect or indeed who Tom, Rob or Craig is - they are more simpler and get hooked [ like most of us did ] by what they see on the day [ Not what we believe they should see on the day!]
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:24 pm

steven wrote:
Always happy to participate in positive and constructive dialogue as no one ever stops learning and there are always things to take on board - or explanation as to why some things are the way they are.

As die hard fans we can look inward which isn't necessarily what the outside world see. I remember the world being flat when King 'Andy Smith' retired - and admit I was concerned after reading the that the world would fall apart particularly in Manchester due to Andy's strong support. Absolutely no doubt about Andy's talent or indeed on his day drawing power - we have 'well meaning fan's' only yesterday advising the world Rob Speak won't be out in his F1 on 22nd [ well he wasn't last year! ] - It wasn't Rob who posted incidentally - the justification was 'to let his fans know' - surely they would know from the booking list - deep sigh - Anyway I drift, doubtless we lost people when Andy retired - BUT routine stuff like advertising etc did not stop and crowds did not go down, neither did the sport wilt. Whilst balancing between die hards and newbies, combined they are the future, the trick is to keep all happy!  But newbies have no preconception of whether 22 or 92 cars is what to expect or indeed who Tom, Rob or Craig is - they are more simpler and get hooked [ like most of us did ] by what they see on the day [ Not what we believe they should see on the day!]



oh great! you had to go and mention Andy Smith and his retirement!!!  Do you know how long it's took to even say those words "Smith, Andy and retirement in the same sentence? Crying or Very sad


best book back into rehab again! geek
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:33 am

Great to hear that car numbers are up and generally footfall is to. A bit saddened that kids get a bit of a raw deal for their parents hard earned cash though....please, please could you ensure that the Coventry "kids rounabout" (the spinning grader attachment) is locked to stop it turning when not in use; the amount of near amputations I've witnessed is stomach churning.
Anyway, I'm glad you are open to healthy honest debate; just act on the viable suggestions and the faithful will spread the word. Have a great weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:45 pm

I think Grafter we offer cracking value for money for families and promote voucher offers - comparable and value compared to most other 'live' entertainment - Try taking a family of 5 Karting for £40 and get more than 20 minutes - A wristband for Alton Towers or Blackpool Pleasure beach or major visitor attraction etc,etc - We are not in the market for mini fun fairs particularly with HSE implications, attendants and cost. It's basic family oval racing entertainment, cars crashing - and you can get up close with the cars'n'stars - nothing more, nothing less.

Living now near Blackpool I have become educated on attraction prices and wince!

Final update as of 2.pm is on page 1 - It will not be updated any further, we do not expect any dramatic changes other than few +/- which a few minus might do us a favour [lol] The scene is set with every formula having credible numbers.
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:10 pm

I lied - final update -Total Cars 220 + 9 GT / Hot Rods [ names not confirmed ] + 3 more Micros
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PostSubject: Re: THE BIG START @ COVENTRY Saturday 14th March   Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:06 am

You lied! I'm shocked.
Could you please clarify the pricing for this event please.......On the day 2015 Prices for F1 events:
Adults £17
OAP £15
Child 5 – 15 £7
On the day 2015 Prices Non F1 events
Adults £14
OAP £12

Child 5 – 15 £6
(as taken from startrax.info)

Then we also have.....ALL ADMISSION is quite simply Pay at the turnstiles – No advance booking required, it is a big stadium!
Spectator gates open at 3.30.pm
ADULTS £15 inc programme
Concession £13

Child 5 – 14 £6
Family 2 Adults & Up to 3 Children £40
Under 5’s Free
....for this event scratch
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