Although drastically cut back, BOTH bracket programs are running in 2009. Most coporately own tracks are following this trend. About the only places where real good bracket programs now exist are at the "little" mom & pop tracks. The philosophy now is that if they can't make at least $10,000.00 on an event corporate America doesn't want to run mess with it. The probelm is that bracket racing just doesn't (and never really did draw spectators), unless it's at one of the smaller tracks where the dragstrip is the only entertainment there is on a Saturday night. Or if the track can book a match race to run on the same day. I was the last dragstrip manager of the old St. Louis International Raceway (before it changed owners and became Gateway International Raceway) and no matter how much we promoted our weekly program, the only spectators that showed up consistantly were the people who came in with the racers. Personally, I love bracket racing or any kind of drag racing, but most people just don't want to take the time to learn what it is all about.