Two for the Road is a hangout for mystery writers Tammy Kaehler and Simon Wood to chat, reminisce, gossip, speculate and argue about all things motorsport.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Night Moves

By Simon

Following on from my comments about getting greater usage out of racetrack from last week, I’ve been pondering a new concept in racing—night racing. The idea would be to have a midweek race card consisting of four to five races. The races would be a 10-15 lap sprint races in order to provide a couple of hours nighttime entertainment.

Changes in the world of cricket gave me the idea for some new motor racing. Yes, that cricket. For the uninformed, test match cricket is five days. There's one day cricket, but even that is a full day commitment, but in recent years, Twenty20 cricket (a short form version of the game) has gained a lot of favor because the game is high tempo and takes a couple of hours to play out. Perfect for some after work entertainment.

I think this could be a lot of fun. Normally racing usually takes up a full day or weekend. This way, race fans can get a fast and furious (good name for a movie) sporting fix. Organizers could put together some specific night based race series featuring something like Mazda MX5’s, Formula Fords, Porsche, etc. The night series would operate outside of regular championships and could be touted as the “Champion of the Night” series.

This could be good. What do you think?

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