[quote=“victorhall” post=74921]I’m one of 3 drivers who can say that he raced in the inaugural Spec E30 race in 2003. I’ve seen the ups and downs, raced through 4 spec tires, the slow rollout of the spec exhaust, you name it. I’ve been opposed to some of the rules changes in the past, but they were livable. But this is a rule change on an entirely different level. It is not technically feasible. As soon as you add a different chassis, it’s no longer Spec. The E30 and E36 share almost nothing in common. I think that the Roundel on the hood might be the same size. Everything relevant to spec racing is different: Chassis geometry, suspension, engine, aero.
When choosing a series, we could all have signed up for GTS and raced against different chassis’d cars. All about power to weight. But we didn’t.
There are reasons for this proposed change that I clearly don’t understand. Political? Regional? I don’t know. I’ve heard chatter about the West Coast guys wanting to make a series more like Pro3…I dunno. Is any of this related to the non-existent turnout at Nationals? I dunno…just wish we were more open about all of this BS…sigh
Vic, if I missed the first spec e30 race it wasn’t by too many months. I remember the VIR race in February when we thought a 2.31 minute lap was fast. Oh, well, guess we’re a bit faster now.
Your thoughts (especially the last sentence) express exactly what I’m feeling.