So in principle I can still get behind the "automatic 1 lap per Class A win" idea, but then I got to thinking... why do we care what happens in Class A? Aren't a lot of people (including myself) arguing that there should be proportionately fewer Class A cars at races? Lemons HQ certainly thinks that; that's why they shifted the prize money, right? Unfortunately, with the cost of racing being what it is, $100-200 in prize money doesn't mean dick to most teams. You know what could discourage Class A entries, though? It being a meaningless shitshow dominated by the same teams over and over. Just a thought. Of course, the teams entering all these Class A cars aren't the ones on the forums complaining, because all they want to do is race.
I guess I'm coming back to not really caring about this.
I do like Spank's idea about driver BF tracking, though. You could save money (and make things marginally more difficult for the judges) by ditching the scan-able wristbands and just having unique numbers on them that the judges write down. But you still run into the issue of adding more overhead, and adding more concrete consequences to drivers and teams based on subjective judgments by overworked staff, especially if BF records can vary with circumstance like Spank mentioned. The only thing that really makes this series work as a whole is that winning doesn't really matter in a concrete sense. When you start calling drivers out and giving them permanent records upon which future decisions are based, I can see a lot of people getting bent out of shape over what we'd now consider minor misunderstandings.
Okay, I talked myself out of that one too. It's not broken so don't fix it?
I guess the rule changes could probably come out sooner, at least. I can definitely see the frustration in trying to plan for early races next year.
Command Pilot/Flight Director, Escape Velocity Racing
Index of Effluency, Heroic Fix, Class C Trophy, now hopelessly gunning for Class B.
Currently 1-2 vs. Team Fairlylame in the Class of 1964 Championships