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ANDRA Championship

ANDRA Championship

Thought I would start a discussionand bring up some points:
1: Why is the championship shared by two different drivers, why doesn't ANDRA run the championship over one year?

2: Why aren't the races spread evenly throughout the year, there are big gaps and then a whole bunch of races?

3: Top Alcohol, Pro Stock and Top Bike are the classes that run the least amount of rounds which is five. So I think that there should be at least five meetings where it is an all group 1 and RARS round, instead of just one or two group 1 classes running.  The big meetings attract the most crowds and with One HD on board what could be better for the sport?? I just think that when there is a championship meeting on, all classes should be there. This may mean that some classes would have to do more rounds, which means more money, and budget teams may find it hard, but how else will the sport grow and how else will they get sponsors??

4: We also need to use more tracks that are existing to help with more rounds (Hidden Valley is certainly ready), and push even more to get a track in Vic and SA. I liked the Motorvate Melbourne Program on One HD, but I personally thought it looked a little tacky, the program only attracted drag racers. The story on Stateline about Adelaide Motorplex I thought was great, check it out:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/11/19/3071807.htm

I think ANDRA needs to get on the more popular news programs to get the message out.

Lets see what you think on these topics, you don't have to comment on all of them

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Thanks for the link to the story on Stateline about Adelaide Motorplex.  Well presented for the cause i reckon.  Should be more of it.
I'm sure you do realise the championship is over 1 year, just not a calendar year, but the financial year.
I agree with you regarding the mainstream news programs.  The trick is finding a story that the networks believe will rate well. Unfortunately it seems a lot of the time the stories they do feel rate well and actually present are about some bunch of monkeys doing burnouts in the suburbs and then calling them "drag racers".  It really shirts me!  It was refreshing to see the story on Stateline.  Perhaps some kind of event to raise money for a charity would be newsworthy.  How many would be willing to pitch in to help make something like this happen? My hand is up!

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I do realize that the season is over a one year period, but it spans between two years. So the 2010/2011 champion sort of shares his championship with the 2011/2012 champion. I think the season should span over the calendar year and have the meetings spread out evenly.

I do get upset when hoon drivers are labeled as drag racers, its been happening a lot lately.

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It's a topic that comes up frequently, the calendar year championship I mean.
I think a lot of events have been built up on where they are in the calendar at the moment, so that makes the tracks a bit resistant to change.
If the right spread of events can be achieved I think it would be a good idea.

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