Hi guys (and NJBA board members) !
I was asked by the National Association of NJBA Tow-Ho's to put out this suggestion out for next year in Bakersfield.............
Some of the "jet boat row" racers tried moving their pit area closer to the race course for the October race. The general opinion was positive in relation to being able to see the races much better than out in the back forty at the end of the track, but not having a grassy, clean, pit area was the negative. We were wondering what everyone would think of this:
If everyone who pits along the chain length fence simply turned their rigs around and backed up to the grass instead of the fence, we could most likely save space on the road because your pit area could be in the grass, rather than up against the chain length fence with your boat in front of it. This would make your pit area much nicer because you would be facing the race course at all times- rather than having to walk across the street to see the races. You wouldn't have to pit on the asphalt and have cars, trucks, and trailers fly past you on the other side of the fence (eliminate road grime). You would have a nice, grassy, pit area (except for the playground area - park a motor home sideways there?).
The launch road lane would simply be on the fence side, and would probably be a few feet wider, eliminating trying to weave between people, golf carts, and other vehicles.
Let's hear your comments...............what do you think?