I'm the guy that ran the nitro dragster..........I did and have always given Geno a few bucks to run and have in the past even gotten him the VHT(PJ1) at my discounted price. So please get the facts straight. It seems that you might have a problem with having to pay to test and tune or race at the Lynwood track (seen your other post). I have never understood how some people don't understand what the cost are to run a track. Let me explain......
2-3 gallons min. per TNT at $35.00 per gallon
2 gallons of denatured alchol at $14.00 per gallon (mix w/vht)
Roughly $15.00 to $20.00 for gas to run the Pro Drag race lighting system.
$30.00- $50.00 to pay someone to run the tree all day.
Don't forget what it might have cost the owners to build a dedicated state of the art facility. I figure maybe 20K might be a safe figure.
ADD IT UP..........
So in my opinion having to pay to run and get a time slip at Lynwood is not a problem nor do I feel cheated. Quite the opposite......feel lucky to have a track like it locally.
Please don't misunderstand, I like running at Geno's....its fun and laid back. But don't try to compare apples and oranges.
Just thought you should know the facts. By the way stop by the wood sometime and get a time on that 4tec or run it in the bracket class. You never know you might like it