[quote=“Foglght” post=69292][quote=“Fooshe” post=69291][quote=“Foglght” post=69260][quote=“cwbaader” post=69258]Musings…if you don’t check everyone on the same dyno a hp rule is useless. Example…the GTS series.
I am WAY more interested to see what happens next year with the new tire. I ran two 2009 tires on the left side of my car during the final race at nationals and picked up about 1 second compared to the 2011 tires.[/quote]
Here is a great example of something…it’s not always the engine. At mid-ohio, the locals and freqent runners know one thing most do not, and that is what the course likes. The inside poop was true that you should run your most beat up, older tires that are short of cording…that track LOVES RA-1’s at that stage. New tires…no big deal.
All this talk of cheaters and such is fine, but let’s face it, the group knows who is cheating and who is not by their driving vs. their finish. Come on, you all have seen the guy who blows apex’s and looks more like he should run in Fomula-D, but still pulls on you out of a corner he went for style points in. If you have to cheat for a $8, you are welcome to one of mine. Now take it and go home.
Just my .02[/quote]
I’m getting confused about the $8 comments. Are you just referring to the trophies?
If so, that’s a bit naive.
Some guys have deals with sponsors outside of the main contingencies. The main ones from Toyo and bimmerworld add up to about $500 for the weekend for 2 wins. I wish it were more, but such is racing. Add in other sponsorships, and you could be talking about $1k+ per weekend and that is nothing to sneeze at.[/quote]
I was…and you know what, you’re sort of right. I was not thinking in the frame of mind.
I am not so naive that I don’t know there is contingency $ and items of value up for grabs and guys will get creative to get what they can, but I am also speaking form the group I race with. We still race hard and clean…well, most of us. for the most part, we know who can drive and who is where in the learning curve. We see a cheater and we deal with it our own special way.
Now that I am back in the real world, I think we could pound this into the ground and some will still find a way to cheat. I say do what we would do out here…take them out behind the shed for a “Come to Jesus” talk.