I still don’t see any explanation of X-class consistent with what was demonstrated at Sears Pointless. Many opinions have been expressed, some with such authority they must chat about it with Jay every night, on what qualifies and what is the purpose of X-class. Only one floats: X-class is completely arbitrary, both in scope and purpose.
Level the field: Not remotely consistent. Only one of 4 X cars could really be considered a top competitor so far. There is some potential but this was the first race the Hamster (I think) or MRolla placed even in the top half.
Truly weird builds: One serious omissions. One questionable inclusion.
Cheat control: None of these cars were cheaty. BS laps seem as effective as ever.
Whine control: Are legit X cars are all penalized with the whiner cars? Were the Eyesores the only whiners at this race?
We can all spew speculation, wishful thinking, or total nonsense. I kindly request clarification from the organizers. Would anyone else like that in addition to the Cliff Clavin versions?
The organizers clarified it already. I spoke to Jay about this instance specifically, after speaking to Eyesore about it at the track. You don't want to accept my word on the issue, fine, but I'm not spewing speculation, wishful thinking, or total nonsense.
The Eyesore car was not deemed a class X car. They chose class X as an alternative to 50 BS laps, the high number of which Jay attributed to a rule 2.4 violation. If you build a super-dominant car, expect to be asked to build something less dominant, or at least far more rediculous. They haven't finished their Brat yet. I suspect they will be just as awesome a team as ever on the track, except the Brat *might* not be as quick.
To quote the LeMons staff:
"We pull the classes outta our asses."
The whole premise of LeMons is racing for the fun of it, in rediculous hoopties, without a rulebook the size of an NYC phone book. Those who keep wanting to nail down specifics will not find them, for this reason. And yeah, I DO have some insight on this topic. Building over a dozen fairly iconic LeMons cars, and running over two dozen LeMons races (to date) will do that.
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