Things at NAPA Speedway are looking up in lots of areas. Car counts are climbing, the racing is close and the stands seemed full. All good healthy signs of improvement. Hats off to all the changes happening.
Now that the above has been said lets discuss the topic of track watering. I belive race officials had ample time during intermission to make decisions on when & how much water to put down on the surface PRIOR to any cars taking a green flag. And yet the great deity called director waited to water after the start of the first feature (which had the largest car count of the evening). Yes, the dust level was lowered but so was the car count. One person described it as pure brilliance (he appeared very upset so I believe he meant it factiously).
The watering fiasco on the 3rd lap of the x-mod feature was definately something from the other end of the spectrum from brilliance. I'm not sure who made the call to unleash the water boy & his bucket for a "spritzing" but it needs to be re-visited before the next show. Mistakes happen but this is the second time this year that the x mods had a "spritzing" of the track just prior to a green flag. The outcome this time was similar but far worse. Both times the surface was not ready for green flag racing. If the deity called director cannot get a handle on the definition of a spritzing vs a soaking someone should show both he and his water boy an example. (I think the water boy is the same one who "spritzed" the grandstands on opening day.) Most tracks I've seen use a lower class to work in the track and at the same time run their race. But then the other tracks don't have a deity as race director. Since the locals don't seem to listen to Royal, Jimmy Ray, or Chad regarding track operation why not talk to the Seals brothers? Maybe they could give some pointers since they're local. Otherwise the x mods should consider lighting some candles prior to lining up for a feature, maybe then the director will listen.