the spectator seating threshold set by
the Supercross promoters.
In event promotion, success is gen-
erally measured by the number of tick-
ets sold. Without bodies through the
would make the take larger than all
but probably the Red Bud and Millville
Nationals this year. That’s a big num-
ber for a first-time event. Was the
spectator count accurate? It’s hard to
tell without sitting down and looking
at an enlarged photo taken of the area
around the Dirt Track and counting
heads. Even so, I think that the num-
ber is slightly inflated.
It’s too early to tell what ramifica-
tions, if any, will come of Youthstream
entering the homeland of MX Sports
and holding the Charlotte MXGP.
Additionally, the real yardstick of success is yet to be determined—whether
Luongo will ante up by returning to
Charlotte in 2017. What I do know is
that the cold war between MX Sports
and Youthstream won’t be over any
time soon. Can’t we all just get along?
DID MONSTER ENERGY
REALLY FORCE SEVERAL OF
ITS SPONSORED RIDERS INTO
COMPETING AT CHARLOTTE?
Was the MXGP of the Americas at
Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Dirt Track
a success? Fans showed up, Americans
won and the racing was exciting—all