What does that have to do with one's racing career? That issue is up to the promoters to solve, of which I'm sure will be resolved for next year.At what cost is this live coverage though? There is a currently an FAA investigation ongoing over a drone crashing into and almost taking a helicopter out of the sky at the event. I’m curious to see the outcome of this and how it affects the production next year.
2 week event Dave!I am obviously biased, but I dont think its really even close from a financial perspective. Not just from a purse perspective but the amount of media and support available for top U4 guys, regardless of class.
It is humbling to even be in the conversation.
Agreed. I raced the Mint once, and that was enough for me. I prefer more racing and far less of the rest of it.I raced the Mint and honestly was not that impressed. First off it is a pain in the ass for the racers just from a scheduling standpoint. Tech/contingency it is not convenient at all. Then the day of qualifying is poorly planned out. Seeing as most of the racers stay at Stateline, having the drivers meeting back on Freemont the night before the race makes absolutely no sense at all. It would be much better to have the drivers meeting at Stateline somewhere. And the pitting situation is horrible. Tiny spots that can barely fit everything. The course for the mint is fun, with the exception of the rock quarry. And driving the race truck down Freemont is fun as well. I have not raced the KOH race but it looks like it is much more organized and far less of a hassle for the racers. Every BITD race that I have done has been a blast, but the Mint is all about making money and putting on a show for the spectators, and the racers are put on the back burner as far as consideration goes. Just my two cents