I've been lucky enough to visit quite a few velodromes over the years. This year was the first time I went to Frisco TX to the Superdrome. It's a great facility, really world class. But WTF? It's program is a total disaster for the caliber facility it is. The manager is some bleached blonde hippy dude who, instead of working on a Friday night when races are running, sits up in the stands and brags about how cool he is in his dirty t-shirt and flip flops. There are some pretty fair local racers, but a track like that deserves to have National class and world class stars on it every week, ala Trexlertown.
One night they allowed some fat guy who appeared drunk to use the microphone and do the announcing. The crowd was very small, no more than 50 people, and that jerk insulted them and drove some of new fans away. Luckily the head official told him to STFU because he was holding up the racing. The officials seemed to be doing a decent job at least.
I met some really nice people down there, and some good riders. Every single one of them deserves a better program than what the Superdrome management is giving them. It's run like local club instead of the Olympic class facility it is and should be. Sad. Very sad.
I half expect to get flamed by locals from DFW. Well, I'm on your side, unless you're one of the stooges managing that place. Y'all need to fire the surfer kid and hire someone who knows how to promote a great program for you.