TV time? It's on tape delay...
The best sound coverage i have ever heard, was the live feed from Santa Pod in the UK. The sound was like right out side the door. Oh and the guys that take still photo's,over there, have so much more details in there photo's . NHRA's coverage is lacking on so many fronts. They have no one to blame but them self's . They pay for TV coverage, so what you see is what they pay for. NHRA Dragracing a fringe sport at best. Never going to get large. With out large pay out at each event. TF car should be able to win the cost of running there car at the event taking in to account. Blowing up a engine every round, going to the final and taking the win. With a good check at the end of the day. Now that's big time racing. How long do you think NASCAR would last if they had the same pay out as NHRA. I love Dragracing so don't get me wrong. I have Been racing for over 15yrs. And going to the track for many more.Right !!!! I don't see how the oil downs affect the programing, when the airing doesn't start until 4 hours after the event. If NHRA is pushing for more 'live' shows, then I'm all for it. If the television doesn't improve, then it sounds like a new revenue source.
And here's a thought....if programming runs long, have some pre-recorded sponsor highlights ready to roll on the live shows, to showcase some of the folks that pay the bills. And, if you can book the live coverage, don't be afraid to push the replay of the 2010 bowling coverage....if an oildown runs the event a little longer than planned.
This is why they are turning into a "Bull Shit" series. Let's keep finning race so they can't aford to race. They are not live shows so they don't slow down tv time. Hey they might start making u pay if you wreck too. Thay don't care about the sportsman racers either. Go ADRL or IHRA!