QUOTE (Thumperpilot @ Jun 24 2012, 02:26 PM)
FREE race at Chandler BMX last night. They ran on an off race night. They typically run Friday's and Sunday's for race days, so running it in Saturday didn't effect their normal income flow. They made a cool "Olympic" style podium and awarded the Top 3 riders in each class a Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal with the Olympic music playing in the background. It was pretty cool and they went above the norm for the event requirements. They had 25 new families show up that had never been to a BMX track, so it was a good thing.
Also saw some old racers back that hadn't been to the track in years. One of my old race buddies heard about it, aired up his tires, dusted off his geared and made the trip out to check it out. He hadn't been on a race track in 12 years. He's now officially re-stoked on racing/riding and was talking up getting a new ride by the end of the night.
I've also heard reports of some pretty crazy numbers in some states.