My interpretation? Leave the "price cap" alone.
Technically, the $500 "buyout" covers the problem of "cheater" cars.
It should be enough of a threat that if you show up with an old Celica GT-S All-Trac that you'd plopped a nice low-miler JDM engine out of you can rest assured not only would it win the curse, but *someone* in the Judges stands should hand your team $500 faster than you can say "Where's the ATM!"
It should be, Tom, but they never claim any cars. After they claim a car or two, that threat will actually mean something. I hope they claim the Craptation at Stafford.
Jer / Schumacher Taxi Service
2010 Spring CMP I.O.E. winner
2010 Sebring overall winner
1996 Miata, 1991 BMW E30, 1987 coROLLa (retired), 1984 Citation (retired), 1993 Miata (retired)