After pondering it a bit (after someone said the same on another thread) I've come to the conclusion that the powers that be are encouraging us back to crap-can racing. Bring some junk and maybe some dangerous tech and maybe/hopefully a redonkulous theme and race that shiite.
I have no doubt - as already professed - that the Eyesore Miata is a legit $500 crapcan. They told all us idiots how to effing do it! I'll also offer that the Model T GT is probably a $500 crap-can. Angry Hamsters, MetSho, etc... possibly, probably, maybe?
I got a little misty when last year the Eyesores and the MTGT and another car got 3 arbitrary BS laps at one race. But, I kind of got it... bring some industry skill, a sorted car and good drivers and you'll get a little bias particularly after a couple of wins or near wins. My anti-authoritarian tendencies, however, kicked in BIG TIME when the eyesore's were given the laps or X choice this last weekend. THE SAME CAR AS LAST TIME w/o LAPS (or maybe three).
I have huge respect for Jay et al. And, I'm comfortable with a somewhat anticipated level of scrutineering and judgemanship (both words I just made up!) That said, the X qualifications are sketchy to say the least. The snowmobile Miata screams Class X per the rulebook whilst the mildly turbo'd ES car clearly does not. Yet, who was placed in Class X and barely beat the five condenders?
So, to paraphrase the opening paragraph, management seems to be encouraging crap-cans. Bring a lot of out-of-ordinary skillz and some fast lap times and you might get BS e'ffed. Maybe this is the demise of the MTGT, the MetSho and a piston rotary MR2 in LeMons. Who knows? At the end of the day, however, the current direction seems more consistent with the genesis of LeMons.
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