Pacecar Posted September 6, 2006 Report Share Posted September 6, 2006 There seems to be a disturbing trend for racetrack rules to require car minimum weight and weight percentages at the END of a racing event. At some tracks, only the top finishers are checked for compliance. Perhaps this rule and procedure makes it easier and faster for race track officials to tech. Supposedly, the racing program is not delayed due to ALL cars having to go across the scales BEFORE the race event. I prefer that ALL cars be weighed just PRIOR to the race event. This ensures that the guy that finished 4th or 5th was legal on weight. There's more assurance that the winning racer that took the checkered flag is legal ... with respect to weight. Nothing is more disappointing to fans and the drivers when someone is DQ'd after the race for 2 lbs underweight. It's difficult to predict fuel consumption on feature events when yellow flag laps don't count. Even harder for special race events for extra laps (and for drivers/cars that don't run regularly at a particular track to have experience data on fuel consumption). Race track tech and logistics can be adjusted to allow for ALL cars to be weighed PRIOR to a race event, without delaying the show. It's been done before. What's your opinions? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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