I received an email from Tony's that Thompson has been added to their 2014 schedule (as well as information that their track fees will be raised to the stratosphere!!). Is NESBA planning to evaluate Thompson as a new venue?
Poper;291714 wrote: Are we talking Calabogie-type pricing??? I'm sure the powers at NESBA are looking into the place.
I think higher than Calabogie...to ride New Hampshire, and his other locales. $270 for a weekend day. That seems like quite a hike, and he packs in 4 groups, with quite a few riders per group.
TTD 2014 PRICING:
After many years at the $225/day pricing, we are going to have a price increase to better reflect the track rental costs - especially the difference in costs between a weekend and a weekday.
For next year, the price for doing a single weekday is going to be $240, and the price for doing a single weekend day will be $270.
However, if you sign up for BOTH days of a 2-day event, there will be a package discount and the total cost will only be $475. The current cost for a 2-day event is $450, so this is an increase of just $12.50 per day.
The place is just too expensive to make sense for us. The rental is higher than Barber which is the most expensive track we ride.Aprilia 417;294073 wrote: Any word on NESBA going to Thompson? TTD has just published 2014 dates there. Has anyone from NESBA been there or talked to anyone?
MoMan and I need to know these things.
We prefer the NESBA format. It's unfortunate Thompson has priced the track rental so high.Nesba;294110 wrote: The place is just too expensive to make sense for us. The rental is higher than Barber which is the most expensive track we ride.
Please remember TTD and most other orgs have a 4 group format, increase pricing and decreased time.
Wonder how many other orgs (car and bike) they have priced themselves out of? Seems to me, as a track owner, I would aim for profit in volume. But, I'll be fair, I've never owned a track before either.Aprilia 417;294118 wrote: We prefer the NESBA format. It's unfortunate Thompson has priced the track rental so high.
:agree: Although NYST will continue to be my home track, looking forward to trying Thompson and eventually the Palmer track in Massachusetts if bikes get on. Also, I hope the expansion to PIRC stays on schedule.jfmgsxr750;294810 wrote: The mo tracks in the area the mo better..........:adore: