How Do You Improve Women's Racing?
I understand that the 33 is almost exclusively male, but supposing USAC was listening to what we lowly yokels think about it, how would you improve the women's side of the sport?
What's the scene like in your area?
What's being done to either promote it among women or bolster the numbers?
In Michigan, if we get 25 women racers at an event, it's a big deal. At smaller events, we get 10 to 15. We've had to encourage women to finish a race just to fill the prize list. So it's a common thing to see a woman who gets lapped three times still win money.
We have two women in our area who can take their pulls in a hard training ride with the men. We can't drop them. Put them in a women's race, and they ride around at 18mph, and they're still dropping riders.