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Buying A State Championship
oldfatboy
post Jul 2 2007, 03:26 PM
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How fare/right is it for a track to buy a state championship? Is there not a better way to figure up the points? Shouldn't you have to race at least one race to have your membership count. Just doesn't seem fair for a track that has worked hard to build up a great rider base, and then have another track sigh up all there cats and dogs at the second. I know its $ in the ABA's pocket, but come on..........

[ July 02, 2007, 05:39 PM: Message edited by: oldfatboy ]
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post Jul 2 2007, 03:33 PM
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...wow and I didn't even have to start this one...is this a track in So. Cal?
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post Jul 2 2007, 03:37 PM
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I'd rather buy a State Championship than a Sate Championship! What is that anyway?

Sure, if they pay the fare it's fair!

Sorry, I know I'm a jerk but I couldn't resist!
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post Jul 2 2007, 03:39 PM
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Well I'll be darned! It's time for the annual "Track X bought the championship" threads to start.

Where does the time go?
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post Jul 2 2007, 03:49 PM
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Must be Colorado were talkin bout.
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post Jul 2 2007, 03:52 PM
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Great job http://snakeriverbmx.org/ for honestly winning your state race.
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post Jul 2 2007, 03:57 PM
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Completely agree. I wish the ABA would review this process and make a few adjustments.

It's been the case in our state where we have three tracks, one which has the final every year. This year the same track hosted a National, additionally. Although I agree the top performers should be rewarded for their effort, I don't think the state final should be the reward.

It sounds like sour graps but it's really not. The track we compete against is clearly the best track in our region. That said, I know people are growing tired of the fact they will have to travel 2+ hours for the state final every year. I know people who are writing off the entire series because they know it will be the same old thing.

I would recommend the final be rotated between each track. The top point earning track would then earn an additional double point’s race. This would be a win for that track, as the it would be an additional revenue event for both track and sanction. I would also add that a track hosting a National not be able to host the state final in that same year. In our state it seems the rich get richer and poor get poorer. Granted Track operators must do for themselves and work towards having a successful program. I think a little more help from the sanction would be a welcomed addition. I just haven't seen a bone thrown in any other direction then one track in our area.

I make these comments with the utmost respect. I'm good friends with the track operator, and am a track operator of one of the other tracks. Big brother track has helped me allot and been there for me everytime I've needed help. I take issue with the format in which ABA employs not any one track for being more successful then the other.

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post Jul 2 2007, 04:13 PM
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//Well I'll be darned! It's time for the annual "Track X bought the championship" threads to start. //

Guess it's easy to be sarcastic when you have two other tracks with slightly more then 100 points to compete with. No offense to these other tracks, simply validates my point of "rich getting richer while the poor stay poor"

Also not meant to detract from the hard work that track "X" has done. Just couldn't find any value in the sarcasm.
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post Jul 2 2007, 04:32 PM
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quote:
How fare/right is it for a track to buy a state championship?
By the way the rules are written, it is completely fair. Any track can choose to buy the State Championships if they want to.

As for it being right, some rule changes could be concidered. Wouldnt it be cool for the State Champ Finals to go to the track with the most actual, point earning racers?
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post Jul 2 2007, 04:44 PM
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BS you have too much time on your hands, not like the rest of us that actually contribute to these important threads! Or is that impotent threads?

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