Do I think the FAST or OSCS team can beat the WoO's or All-Stars at Eldora? No, but they can compete with them, make the feature, and make some good money.
Couple things: Let's just say 1/2 of the FAST teams were to go down to Eldora and run instead of having opportunity to go to Atomic. Let's just say out of the 6, 1 makes the show. $800.00 to make the show. So let's say they run 20th. $800.00 in pocket. You can equal most everything out, equipment usage; fuel and such minus tires comparing to atomic. With the WoO that is a new piece of rubber to start night and a new piece to start feature.. So that's -$550.00 So were at $250. To the plus. Now Let's go with team 2-6 that didn't make the show. $275.00 for b mains or worse. So now 2-6 are really even up or behind a few dollars. Let's say those same 6 went to Atomic. Out of the 6.. let's say 5 make it. Average it out to say they finish 4th. That's $750. With the tire rule you can compete with just about any tire in your trailer. So now your really ahead the 2 tires you didn't buy by not going to Eldora and get just about the same money.
I am unsure on it, so don't quote me how-ever I believe there is a Hoosier discount on a tire for traveling. So a sort of tow money for teams that travel and are members. So now your even father ahead for the 6 teams I used above.
If say the WoO was 1,000 or 1,200 to make the show, it could be worth the trip, how-ever the " big " or " good money " you say is there isn't really there.. People hear WoO or AScoC and think it's great money. Unless your in the top 5 it really isn't big money and the odd's of a local team running in the top 5 at Eldora in a WoO show is limited. Has it happened yes, can it happen yes.. likely.. no.
I for one was one who said it would be great for the Fast to travel a bit. One the challenge or the rival between north and south is fun. I know many people who talk about the OSCS and the Fast. It's great for the sport and honestly running a few tracks here and there isn't all that bad for a team. Shows them what' it's like outside of the local track they race at.