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Morning all.


There seemed to be a fair amount of rumour this weekend that drivers may be going elsewhere next season which would be a great shame! 

Thinking it through, i’m wondering whether a few tweaks of our very traditional race weekend format might benefit the club?


Having raced in Legends Cars for several years there is no doubt that their format creates a lot more overtaking (and dare I say it excitement!), so what if last weekends schedule had been:


Practice - 15 mins (as before)

Race 1 - 20 mins (instead of qualifying, starting order based on ball draw)

Race 2 - 20 mins (reverse the starting order of race 1)

Final - 25 mins (reverse grid based on points accrued during the day)


- The system allows midfield and slower drivers a chance to shine at the front - and maybe learn from the faster drivers (if and when they come by)


- Faster drivers will have an action-packed race working their way to the front.


- It gives the drivers that have had an unlucky meeting thus far the chance to have a better run in the final (starting neared the front).


- Any driver that doesn’t fancy being at the pointy end at the start can elect not to take part in the ball draw and therefore run at the back


- More races, no extra cost.


- All-action racing for spectators


I’m guessing a driver like Sam (Sigmax) may not have competitively overtaken another car in either race on Saturday, so it would be of no surprise if we lost him to another (more competitve) formula at the end of the season.


Anyway, just my thoughts.


Also, personally, I much prefer last weekends 1 day format - no heavy sunday traffic on the way home, less ‘away racing again’ guilt!  Those that prefer the long weekends away were able to enjoy an uninterrupted sunday exploring/relaxing the island presumably


Shut up Glenn - yer so boring!!!

Glenn (Sigmax) on 11 September 2019 at 10:34Link

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