FFAttack Posted November 22, 2022 Author Share Posted November 22, 2022 48 minutes ago, nopistons said: What is the ask? Are we looking to adhere to the general ideals of what we wanted our TA to be; to remain open and inclusive to all and generate a competitive environment amongst all Entrants? To create a inviting option to classed racing; a stepping stone; with the current investment placed on/in your vehicle of choice. Or, are we interested in creating or implementing a rule set that you'd have to adhere to, ultimately creating silos, for the the purposes of following western/southern direction? I think we have this in our race classes. Remember if you are set up for SCCA, you have a home somewhere in OTA that WSCC has been using. As someone who has been the face of our schools for many years, trying to grow the entrant list, I have noticed another aspect you may not see! When the disciplines are discussed at our schools, the students are far more interested in running what they already have and being included in equally with everyone else, than focus building a hot rod to a rule set, that ultimately makes people go cross-eyed and become disinterested. Once they find out that what they have is not going to be competitive, or the ability to be, you've lost them, and likely permanently. Some of the above also applies to our current TA roster. Some are excited to change to something familiar, or following structure from where they'd like to compete. Others will be lost in the endless money game, changing setups to an ever-evolving, never satisfying rule set. (AKA...road racing). I see where your coming from, yes a PAX system is more of a run what ya brung class. I have only run one event here on the WSCC PAX system and ultimately I don’t know enough about it to say it’s good or bad. I will say as an outsider it was a bit frustrating not knowing how I was doing compared to others out there. I had no idea if I was fast or slow and I just found it difficult to judge my performance. I use to love being in close competition to people and us mixing it up back and forth for podium. It pushed us all to do better and push a bit more. PAX IMO removes that. I’m already thinking about ways to change my car for next year to maximize PIP’s that actually improve my PAX rating while sacrificing no overall pace. The other option is just to run in RAW time class. Again, I don’t really have a bone in this game here. In my experience big rule changes never make everyone happy and if it would be a detriment to the club I would be against it. My earlier posts were also not an effort to make WSCC go with SCCA TT classes and rules. It’s just an option from an organization that has been doing racing for a long time. It’s not perfect and has some frustrating issues. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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