great that the social side is being looked at but think this might be a step too far
is anything planned for the evening when the racing has finished?
keep it as a Saturday night meeting and finish the racing by 10 and have a live band in the bar would be my suggestion
the 2.30 start is to make it really inconvenient for people who have a long journey especially if they need to check into a hotel before getting to the track
5.30 starts on saturdays are bad enough but 2.30 is just taking the biscuit
probably still be light by the gn so not even racing under lights which always looks better
almost like they are trying to put people off going