I interpret the lack of response as folks not having strong feelings on the issue. If folks cared, we’d have 5 pages of ranting here. Theoretically we ought to decide at the beginning of the season, but why don’t we let the issue go a couple months and see if others get involved in this thread? Lets remind folks each race weekend that if they give a darn about race drops, to come to this thread.
Then we’ll revisit this in a couple months and see if there’s some consensus.
Obviously more drops favors the fastest guys, and fewer drops makes it more of an “attendance award.” So the question becomes…where do we want the slider bar to be in the scale of “fastest” vs. “fastest with best attendance.” Personally, I kinda like the idea of “fastest with best attendance” which is why I favor fewer drops.
I don’t really pay much attention to the finish order of a typical Sat or Sun race. I’m oriented on “did folks have fun?” and “is anyone unhappy about on-track conduct.”
The monthly race winner already gets all sorts of recognition, hardware and contingencies.
What’s important to me is guys showing up at the track, that is to say attendance. Lets say that on any given weekend, chances are the winner will be one of 3-4guys. These are all close buddies, and I have a lot less fun if one or more don’t show up. So I figure that if the #2 fastest guy in the region ends up with more points because of fewer drops, I’m good with that. #2 guy showed up more often and I had more fun because he showed up.
That’s why I lean towards fewer drops. But I think the group should decide because other folks are going to have their own opinions. So if a consensus emerges lets do that.