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Old 06-28-2010   #1
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AMA Dragbike ceases operations

http://www.dragbike.com/dbnews/anmvi...sp?a=5791&z=13

Wow, and I was thinking about going to their Indy event in August. Too bad.
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Re: AMA Dragbike ceases operations

WOW that sucks! Most people go racing as a hobby and use fun money to do it! Looks like another bad economy story! I feel sorry for Scott , Brandi and all those racers who will have to find another venue to race now!!
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Old 06-29-2010   #3
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Re: AMA Dragbike ceases operations

No TV= No national sponcer= No more racing series.

Sad but true $$$$$$$$




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Old 06-29-2010   #4
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Re: AMA Dragbike ceases operations

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No TV= No national sponcer= No more racing series.

Sad but true $$$$$$$$


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I don't think it was that so much as racers not being able to afford to travel & pay the entry fees. I haven't checked out the 2010 results/points but it sounds like that was the case. The organization had plenty of repeat sponsors.

Example: in 2007, AMA Dragbike had 11 Top Fuel bikes enter 1 or more events. In 2010, only 2. Hard to even draw spectators when your #1 class is pitifully lacking entries & the promoters can't put on a real "show".

I think there are still quite a few regional and single-track series, especially in the south.

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