Make plans to come to the track on the weekend of August 14-15 for the first annual Back to the Track event being organizied by the USTA. This is an effort to get fans to turn off their computers for at least one weekend and head to the track to reaquaint themselves to live race and introduce some friends to harness racing.
Many of us got our start with harness racing by visiting the track. Why not introduce some of your friends or relatives to the beauty of the sport? Let's face it, while the computer makes it easy to play the races, it is a very sterile environment; it is hard to get people interested in a sport without experiencing the sights, sounds, and even the smells which accompany racing when you attend the races in person. By attending the races with non-racing fans, you give them the chance to experience racing, and perhaps help develop new fans for life.
Tracks will be hosting various promotions during this weekend, so it should be a fun to attend the races. I am certain tracks will be putting their best foot forward for the event. So why not make plans to come to the track the weekend of August 14-15 and not only introduce new people to harness racing, but to remember why you feel in love with harness racing in the first place?