Well then, the preceding comments pretty much sum up my feelings about MSHMC. The club has become very unfriendly towards spectators and long time fans. This is the 2nd time this year I showed up exepecting to pay a set price for a pit pass, to find out upon arrival it is now $5 more. The excuse was "they just raised it this morning". What a bunch of BS. I will never attend another race at this facility until a PROFESSIONAL management team takes over operations of said facility . They are now returning to another attempt at selling off the race track for the personal financial gain of a few undeserving individuals. I have seen it coming for years. So now I will publicly call out one of your track workers, Craig Hollis for telling another unknown track worker to "run him down" as I was walking through the pit gate at a recent event. I thought that to be very rude and unjustified Yes, I have witnesses. So, will the club banish my remarks? They have before. So, now the club comes up with all these excuses of how difficult it is and how expensive it is to put on one these GNC races. If you can't afford it, don't bother. Don't lead people on. The recent and short coming pseudo attempt to pull off a great event, will fail for a number of reasons which is exactly what the current regime wants. Flattrack in the NW has 1 foot in the grave because of a few greedy people. Good luck to all the riders and the fans who have the perstence to hang in there. My best wishes will always be to the riders who are my heroes. If I had the resources. I would build you all a new track professionally managed for your's and spectator pleasure and enjoyment. Wish I could do that. Bye.
Paul Simonsen said:July 31, 2013 2:07 am PST
To Osborne racing and Disappointed. To be able to put on a Grand National in this day and age the cost to the club is $54,000 tot he AMA for Purse and Sanction all the other overhead and the list is long is $30,000. That alone is $84,000 in cost just for one night If we put the ticket price at $20 and we drew 5000 people we, buy those figures break even.
Now lets get into advertising, KJON in Portland want $4,900 for one week on the station and that is just a few spots, TV, paper... Long story short another $30,000 so now we are at $114.000.. As of this moment we are $10,000 short just to pay the AMA and at least make the race happen. If you want to take the time and look at admission prices from other Grand Nationals, we will see we are still cheaper and you get to still see the best riders on the circuit. The club is all volunteer members that have put 100's of hours in to make this happen and nobody involved make a dime. We welcome new members and any help is appreciated.
TEAM CHINOOK KENNY OSBORNE said:July 28, 2013 4:14 pm PST
I AM A LONG TIME CASTLE ROCK MX AND TT RACER AND THE CLUB HAD QUITE A FAN CLUB FROM LONG BEACH PENINSULA FOR AMATEUR AND OF COURSE THE NATIONALS.
SUGGEST THE CLUB RE-THINK THE PRICING AND RESERVE SEATING AND WORK MORE AT FILLING THE STANDS TO THE GLORY DAYS. NEED SOME BETTER PROMOTION AND ADVERTISING...... WEBSITE: NOT-SO-GOOD. POSTERS ANYWHERE ? NEWSPAPER AD ? NONE SO FAR....BUT US DIEHARDS WILL MAKE IT TO THE BIG ONE SATURDAY, YOU BET !!!!!!!!
PS IS IT TT OR "ROUNDY-ROUND ON SATURDAY ???
CAN'T TELL FROM THE INFO........
Disappointed said:July 28, 2013 1:48 pm PST
I cannot say how disappointed I am to that general admission tickets are $35 plus $3.75 service fee for the Grand National Championship August 3rd! A, nearly 400% increase in price. No wonder only about 3% of the stands will have spectators in them (according to available seating charts). It will be sad for the Pros to see empty bleachers when they show show up at race time. Shame on you!
My husband and I are both Disabled Military Vets, with 52 years of military service between the two of us, and can't afford $80, and I'm sure most of this community can't afford it either. This is Castle Rock, Wa not New York City for cripes sake.
Life long flat tracker fans, grown up and lived at Sidewinder's. We always made it affordable for the entire family to come out Friday nights for the best flat track racing ever. Even the Western Regional's were affordable, not a 400% mark up. It's a shame such greed has entered this club. Cut the price in half, where it ought to be, and you might fill those bleacher's and show the community that you are actually a part of it.
We'd love to be there.
Dave Vent said:June 27, 2013 2:59 am PST
Before the club’s namesake buried the venue in 1980, I was in regular attendance at the Castle Rock National TT. I came back for the first time with my step-son for the 2011 GNC race and got to meet our Spokane area hometown hero Joe Kopp. Now I’m alone and full-time RVing, so this year I came up with a ‘bucket list’, to revive my travel incentive, of GNC races that began with the Stockton half-mile (a 2,000 mile roundtrip made doubly enjoyable by a Washington rider sweep), and will include all of the west coast races including a return to Castle Rock. Next year I plan to continue beginning with Daytona. I’m very excited to see the newly configured Castle Rock track.
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