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According to the proposed rules:

I'd compete in the new Street Tire classes
2 (22.2%)
I'd compete in the Pro class
1 (11.1%)
I'd prefer to keep the Road Tire class the way it is
2 (22.2%)
I'll race wherever you want, I don't care
4 (44.4%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Author Topic: Competitor Input Needed: Road Tire Class(es)  (Read 2740 times)

JimPerrin

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Competitor Input Needed: Road Tire Class(es)
« on: September 08, 2011, 12:22:53 pm »
After reading the proposed rule for a Stock Street Tire class at national events, it got me thinking about shaking things up a little.  So I propose the following:

Pro - any car on r-comps MUST compete here.  Anyone else is allowed to step up if they'd like.
Stock - all stock cars indexed here
ST - all ST* cars
Mod - all SM and *SP cars indexed here
Novice - anyone with less than a full season under their belt

All classes are indexed.


There was some discussion about this at the last meeting, and we were kind of split as to whether people would like the idea or not.  So, here's your chance to let us know how you feel about it!

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Re: Competitor Input Needed: Road Tire Class(es)
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 08:26:56 pm »
In my opinion, once a smaller region has decided that they want or need indexed classes, there is a tipping point where it becomes viable and maybe even desirable to index everyone into sub-classes.  I personally think that FLR is stuck half-in/half-out which is worse than all or none.  Here's how I suggested doing it a while back...

http://www.roclife.org/forums/showthread.php?92302-ST-STS-STX-STU-STR-One-big-happy-index-class&p=1257267&viewfull=1#post1257267

In general, I agree with where you're going with this.

George M

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Re: Competitor Input Needed: Road Tire Class(es)
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 07:46:38 am »
Admittedly, this is at least partially self-interest, but I don't particularly like the idea of being thrown to the wolves, so to speak, in Pro class.  I know I'm not going to be competitive in that case; right now I can at least feel like I have a chance at catching the people ahead of me.  If the intention here is to eliminate the tons of 2 and 3 car classes we keep ending up with, I like George's idea of having some sort of Intermediate class.  For example:

Novice (Anybody with less than a year's experience, barring "graduation" to a higher class)
Street/Road Tire (either one big index class or subdivided by prep level)
Intermediate (R-comps must compete here, Road Tire cars may if they choose)
Pros (anybody who chooses to compete at this level)

We could also have some sort of graduation system to bump Road Tire or Intermediate cars up to a higher level, similar to what we use for novices.  And like Road Tire, we can also subdivide Intermediate by prep level if we have enough cars to do so.

But that's just the view from a a perpetual backmarker.

Paul M.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2011, 07:48:52 am by taurusguy »

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Re: Competitor Input Needed: Road Tire Class(es)
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 08:06:04 am »
I will not support an intermediate class.  The logistics of it don't make any sense to me, and it would just end up being a headache (to me) in the end.  That discussion is for another time/thread though.

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Re: Competitor Input Needed: Road Tire Class(es)
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 01:56:16 pm »
George's suggestion (for ease of reference):
Novice - same as today
Road Tire - same as today
Karts - same as today
Street - all of the ST* classes
Pro - drivers that want to compete with the best
Prep - anyone that competes on Rcomps or slicks, or trailers their car.

Personally, I kind of like George's "Prep" class; it's not exactly an intermediate class, but it gives somebody on sticky tires a class without having to go into Pro.

Dale

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Re: Competitor Input Needed: Road Tire Class(es)
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 07:37:45 pm »
I need some more votes here - encourage your friends to vote!!!

 


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