I think that S.I.R. is doing more than enough to promote the track as I have many a friend that races there and did so myself for a many year. You cannot stop the people that think they are street racers no matter how much you would like as they want a crowd and 8th street is a place to start and then go from there.
Well, I agree and disagree. If I haven't heard of the dates when the track is open to street cars (and I listen for this kind of thing) then there are a lot of others that haven't heard when it is open, or how much it costs, or anything else to promote that it is a great, friendly way to race someone else that you want to race.
If you have been out there for years, then that information is elementary, but I am talking about the uninformed regular kid. Posters should be put up in high schools, at the university, SIAST, bars, and anywhere else younger people hang out and could see this information. The information should be put out in front of them as just having it available (online or whatever) is not enough and too late if someone wants to give another person a run at that moment.
I've heard that SIR does not line up two cars that want to race together but that you are just in line to race. That makes me not want to go there as I want to go there to trash talk and race my friends, not race the clock. So they need to promote that you can choose who you race as well, otherwise the street just looks that much more inviting.
As long as people continue to street race, more can be done to get them to the track. I do know SIR promotes street legal drag racing, but more needs to be done to get the people that do not go out there. The people that already use the track...already use the track and are familiar with it so they are not the problem.
Not sure what to say about the guys in Corvettes racing...