Re: What can be done to make Lemons more attractive to spectators?
For those of you obsessed with class C, I encourage you to profitably run a race series on class C entries alone.
Everyone has their own idea of fun. I'd rather work at McDonald's than build/race/deal with a class C car. It holds ZERO interest to me.
For those of you who constantly evangelize the Lemons thing, I ask you, why? Do you need to be validated? If someone wants to race, they'll inquire.
Some of your post is well written but this goes against the grain of your claiming to each their own. What you basically, in your own way, are "evangelizing" is what Chump and other "real racing" organizations are selling. Is it possible that is what you are looking for?
Lemons is about real racing but is also about the absurd, ridiculous and improbable. If you encourage Class C to seek their own race, you are missing at least 50% of what Jay encourages...and he runs his racing series profitably.
FYI I am one of the original posters that encouraged not encouraging more spectators.
I'm not encouraging class C to start their own race. If I come off that way, you get me wrong. I'm just really tired of hearing class C people complain about class A and B cars. The "add more penalties" or "force them to use xx tires" crap is exhausting.
I'm overall fairly happy with Lemons, and I think most of us here are as well. I don't want to deny those who enjoy class C. I don't want to make it more difficult, or discourage those who participate. The percentage of class A drivers who bitch about class C is substantially smaller than the class C guys that bitch about class A/B. Never mind the spectator issue. The constant "answer" to whatever Lemons issues seems to be "discourage class A/B". It's just annoying as fuck.
I don't want separate races. I don't want extra penalties, I don't want anything more than quiet cars and people to shut the fuck up and race. Maybe repealing the Stunting/Sploding rule.