Well its done so I'll chime in one more time. A lot better racing then I figured ,some side by side which we didn't see in the build up races. But the drivers even told the story with their own statements. The race doesn't start till ten laps to go. Guess that is the thinking with the stage break up segments,which earns points. They now have 3 mini races adding up to 30 laps total and the rest is just filler laps. Sadly that often ends in cars being torn up. If that is what you enjoy then they have your attention. Glad I'm not in charge of coming up with the magic answer, but the greatest race of the year it is not.
With all my complaining I'll still be watching something I can't keep from doing. Born and breed in me I guess as I've been around race tracks and circle cars all my life. My main concern is the effect the lack of interest is having on the short tracks around the country, it has a trickle down effect.
Steve, I bought a Wayne like the one on the right pretty well complete for $350 a few years ago and then restored it. $600- 700 for the parts pump seems a little high for the shape it's in. If you like storing old iron and tripping over it, just "waiting for the right day", then go for it!! Sam