Since hearing the announcement and now understanding what he is doing I can't help but think about the cost and logistics of putting on a series like this. It's has to be über huge! I think I have read all the info and this is a major undertaking that I find very interesting. I have come up with the first things that crossed my mind and maybe some of you can add to it. And maybe fill in some of the blanks too. I know at this point there is going to be a lot of total speculation, but hey it is something to talk about after the Baja 500 is over with tomorrow.
I got to tell you in my mind to put this together Robby Gordon is a mega rock star!
Building 30 race trucks. Building the spare parts needed for those 30 race trucks. Maintaining those 30 race trucks will take a good size crew. He said each truck will have a SST person working with the crew of two the entrants furnish. Is that one SST person per truck or will each SST person babysit 3 or 4 trucks each? Either way it is a crew that works and travels full time with SST. Transporting the 30 trucks and spare parts could take a small convoy of rigs. Plus hauling in whatever is needed to build the course and make the event happen. Renting the places to stage the events and then building the courses. Doing whatever is needed to promote the event. Buying TV time. Having a crew of people to stage the event smoothly. Guaranteeing a purse of $60,000 per event and $500,000 to the series champ! I keep thinking of more and more.
I know he has backers and sponsors, but still this is so much more of an undertaking than the MTEG series ever was.
Hopefully they'll work with the venues that are having an AMA Supercross event so the dirt and earth moving machines will be there for an event a week prior or after the MX guys. How about a little cross promotion (trucks doing a demo at a SX event and bikes at the truck event). They should be able to share the setup and tear down cost. If Monster is allowed into the SST series with car/driver backing then when should see a partnership work on the business side. Don't forget that Monster has big money invested into supercross. Maybe both the RGM shops, east and west, can build trucks and supplies for events in that part of the country. I hope to see this get some coverage on at least ESPN, Speed and now the NBCSports Network.
Gas On RGM!
cross promotion with SuperCross? probably not.Why, Feld Motorsports is the promoter.Feld also own MonsterJam,a direct conflict to the BigFoot part of Robby show.just say'n
As far as track building? I'd beat Robby has already spoken with people like or including Dirt Wurx.