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The Unprofessionals: Cautious Optimism for Local Tracks

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We have been making it a priority to post more often about track and driver analytics from the Livetime Scoring Software. The most interesting thing we saw from the numbers in June was that a large majority of the tracks that use our software were able to open for some sort of practice or racing. In our opinion this is fantastic news, but we have a feeling some of these tracks aren't out of the woods completely.

It's no secret that owning a track for most is a labor of love. Even with a hobby shop it is often difficult to make an abundance of money and with two months of closure or more things at the moment could potentially be really tight. Now more than ever it is important to support those establishments that give us the opportunities to have a place to race.

The easiest thing you can do is buy local, your local hobby shop can likely order what you need if they don't have it in stock and they will save you the shipping cost. Even if you don't feel comfortable going to the shop they may be willing to ship directly to you. Give them a call or a Facebook message.

In some places people can still club race, and tracks in many cases are working really hard to provide safe options to do so. If you don't feel comfortable again no one would blame you, but if you do then by all means head to the track and just be aware and respectful of those restrictions that are in place to try to keep everyone safe.

Ultimately there are exceptions, some people in different places don't have this option, but if we have the opportunity we should try to support when and where we can so that when we are ultimately through the pandemic we will still have tracks to support.

Good luck and be safe!

*when looking at the numbers below for July, keep in mind that there has only been one weekend of racing in July*

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About the Author

Tyler Hooks is a recent college graduate with a BBA in management and a Minor in Communications from St. Edwards University as well as a ROAR Stock National Champion and was apart of the IFMAR World Championship USA team in 2016. Tyler is currently an Editor as well as in the Advertising department at Live Race Media and frequently is apart of the broadcast team at major events.

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