Gold Cup Canceled

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DDRA Race Director Mark Weber just announced that the 2008 Gold Cup has been called off due to inclement weather.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

How come the ABRA and the DRRA do not have plans for weather days? This is the 100th running of this race and not the first time for inclement weather. Why not have the personnel on board for a "rain day"? Like NASCAR they seem to have all of the needed support they need for a weather day. NASCAR has much larger events with no problems, plus they have 36 races not just 6. The DRRA has full cost of the ticket money and the fans only get 2 heats of racing. This is not what this struggling sport needs right now.
Disappointed in Detroit

cowboy said...

to Disappointed how much was your ticket to Hydro's and how much was your ticket to Nascar and What was the Pay out to the Winer ? Most Teams there Crews fly out Sunday night to go back to work at there Real job Monday (sunburned and beat up) and the people that have taken vacation fm work to help to put race on gota go back also ! THANKS to all of these PEOPLE! I have done both as I said earler for a T-Shirt and Lunch and Beer and we keep comming back so thank these People istead giving em gref this is in a park setting everything is set to come down on Monday or go home on Sunday night it does SUCK and I would of Hated to be the one to Call the Race Off they had your thoughts and the future of the sport in mind!!!and PLEASE at whatever Race site become involved and help out if only at a Limited Race. again THANKS TO ALL !

Anonymous said...

I have been to the last four NASCAR races at MSI and never paided for a ticket. Plus I paid $150.00 per head for my ticket x5. And on top of that earned my t-shirt and lunch. I even took monday off in case of such problem occur. And I go back to work sunburnt. And if some planning was used there would of been a back up plain.

Anonymous said...

Once again, a bunch of know-it-alls seem to think they have an answer without understanding the issues involved in running on a monday.

NASCAR has big money sponsors. Paid crews. It's not run by volunteers. They can afford to make contingency plans. Hydroplane racing doesn't. It's not a matter of planning, it's a matter of reality.

Go back to watching NASCAR if they are so great.

Anonymous said...

I will go back to watching NASCAR, much better bang for the buck. Also, there is just not as much public interest in the sport, plain and clear. There is very little advertising of this sport. Yes, it takes money, but for those that are so passionate about it and drop 100's of thousands of dollars into these boats...couldn't ya set a little aside for advertising?

Anonymous said...

I wonder why the sponsors have gone with there big money to NASCAR? Like Budweiser, Tide,Pringles,Winston,Miller, more bang for the buck. It's great ot see so many people intrested in the race. Now let's work together to get boat racing to the next step and grow this sport so we all can enjoy the races.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love some of these comments. The truth is that Nascar is boring. They're over-exposure on TV is getting real tiresome. As far as the Gold Cup race, the DRRA does not own the race track and has no control over the Detroit River, so Monday racing was impossible. Don't worry, though. They'll come up with something for the disappointed fans. Weber and Bertolini's hearts are in the right place.