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Monday, September 15, 2014

Year-end competition points - Finals - Blowout - etc . . . where to go???

This time of year always presents a problem for diesel competitors when so many groups are holding their year-end point series and finals. Local groups are a must if you have been running with them all year especially if you are in the top three spots, you might win the Championship!

Other organizations are claiming to be the biggest, baddest, event ever to grace the face of the earth. DIESEL Motorsports even has it's Year-End Blowout in Ohio September 27th at MCIR. However, we tried to make sure all of the local point series were complete so locals could come and participate.

If it was myself competing and knowing today's economy I would pick the event nearest myself in order to minimize my cost but still have a chance to win some dollars. Does it really pay to drive 4 states over to compete given the cost of fuel, hotels, meals, etc? Only if you are going for points or a title you might have a chance of obtaining. 

But then again, you look at weather by the time you get there, could turn out a bust! Better to be a bust close to home instead of traveling many miles to get there.

Most of these events are one day or day and a half for activities, can you get there and get back so Monday morning you are ready for work?

Takes a lot these days to stretch your dollar and make it all make sense. DIESEL Motorsports wants you around for next year so think about how to spend your dollars wisely and compete to have fun with the sport. 

I tell every competitor if you are doing this to get rich or make money it never works out that way, you do it because you love the sport. However, we understand you need to cover some expenses in order to recoup your expenses for making the trip to compete and perform for the diesel fans.

As the sport becomes more popular more and more groups, shops, people want to hold the biggest, baddest diesel event ever! All I can say after doing these for over 8 years is you better have a lot of money and be willing to gamble on an outdoor event.

We do this because it's a sanctioning body and a business, we get paid to host the events for diesel competition. I strongly encourage everyone doing this to be careful and we offer help to all groups for guidance and marketing the events.

Just remember, if you enjoy the sport do what is best for you and your family so everyone has fun without presenting a hardship for the winter.

We want to see you next year!

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