I totally agree. The bleachers need some work but otherwise I love it just the way it is. To me, Port Royal has never been the same since getting the new bleachers. That old covered grandstand and the cement bleachers had a certain charm that can never be replaced. Unfortunately, it needed to happen but I would give anything to go back in time and watch one more race from our seats on the top row of the cement bleachers. At Susky, you pretty much take a step back in time every time you walk in because its basically been unchanged for decades.
I loved the cement bleachers at Port, talk about a speed rush. There wasn't any other track I know of that you ever sat that close. It was insane! I didn't like the old bat rafters though because, unless you were a midget, they were extremely cramped and uncomfortable. The aluminum grandstands are more comfortable and give a better overall view of the track but it just doesn't have the character and feel of the old cement slabs to me. I've gradually got used to it though. I actually enjoy kicking back with a backrest now in my older age. LOL
I haven't been to Susky in about 5 years but I always enjoyed the speedweek shows there. I thought the bleachers were in bad shape then. I'll have to plan a trip down. IMO this is the track that should have got the super sportsmen after the springs was sold, would have been ideal for them. I still don't understand why the Grove needs to run 2 nights a week.