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    Question Any ideas to help develop interest in opc boat racing??

    I really got off topic on my other thread, so I thought it best to start this thread.
    Over the last few years there has been a major decline in interest in OPC type racing in our area. We have tried a number of suggestions including new classes that have shown growth in other areas, free entry fee, prize money.great race site locations, we have NEW low cost boats for T ($3500.00) and S750 ($1800.00), lots of new and used equipment available and in the case of T Class over 45 T boats in the area. We have 3 cylinder DRAG beginning this summer, maybe we can link it with T and have an overall championship. Many tell me it is just a temporary change and the current racers are in different time in the life so they are not racing now,but, will come back in a few years.....I HOPE THAT TURNS OUT TOO BE TRUE!!

    What’s happening in your area?
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    How about having a boat available for a test drive so the punters can try before buy?
    You market a race with that and have a quick orientation and some driver training then a drive and see who turns up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerabout View Post
    How about having a boat available for a test drive so the punters can try before buy?
    You market a race with that and have a quick orientation and some driver training then a drive and see who turns up?
    We actually have tried something even better.....prior to the race season we would have a Saturday get together and invited everybody with a T boat and those interested in T boats to attend. We had a race course setup and people could test their boat with current racers and others without a boat could test drive a T boat. I tried to do a similar event this year and we even had a drag setup planned. I didn’t get any interest so we did not have one. We have a race this weekend and as of to-day.....no T850 boats and only 3 T750 boats entered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hounddog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Powerabout View Post
    How about having a boat available for a test drive so the punters can try before buy?
    You market a race with that and have a quick orientation and some driver training then a drive and see who turns up?
    We actually have tried something even better.....prior to the race season we would have a Saturday get together and invited everybody with a T boat and those interested in T boats to attend. We had a race course setup and people could test their boat with current racers and others without a boat could test drive a T boat. I tried to do a similar event this year and we even had a drag setup planned. I didn’t get any interest so we did not have one. We have a race this weekend and as of to-day.....no T850 boats and only 3 T750 boats entered.
    wow, it has slowed down....
    Have you got a few views of existing racers why they art not there anymore, kids, school, work, cost, insurance etc?
    Sent you a pm about steering..
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    Default This is a Deeper Subject than A Well

    I have been going to as long as the post has been up....Later maybe!

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    GOOD NEWS!.....from OPBRA

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