Mr. J, I have to agree with you on the entry fee thing.
The JRDC has possibly the lowest entry fee there is for a sport of this nature and caliber.
The Karting Association has an entry fee of $6,500.00 for the bigger classes and $4,000 for the baby class, and thats an entry level sport.
The MSA/FIA trainer came here last week and said he is organising an event at his track that has an entry fee of $100,000.00 for a one day event. It may even be pounds or Euro, but he definately said 100 THOUSAND.
The practice of the JRDC to issue 10 passes with an entry that costs $2500 should be viewed as prizemoney to each driver, as 8 of the bands are pit passes valued at either $2500 or $3000 and two are general admission passes, valued at $1000.00. So in effect, a driver is getting back $26,000,00 for his $2500 entry paid.
No other motor racing entity in Jamaica pays the level of prize money that the JRDC pays consistently, and the club must be commended for this.
Most others except the popular dexterities as run by some business minded promoters and drag racing (also seeming to be run by some business minded individuals, how coincidental?), don't pay any prize money at all.