+1 on yakisoba's thoughts.
and what's the point of waiting till 10am to decide? is it to see who's in the class? or to run the first session and see what class you'll be faster in?
that's the main idea. I am trying to open things up so they can do the first one but not open it up so wide that people can't screw the system and abuse it for the second one.
As always, I'll give my thoughts here.
With the AI CMC group, you are required to verify your class prior to qual. If you swap class's after that, your at the rear of the field. Since in TT, laps count from the first session to the last each day, this makes it somewhat more difficult to correct before you start making laps towards your class. I say you should require all driver to remain in the class they are listed in once they take the track for session #2. setting a Time of day does not seem like the best option. What happens when 10am comes and goes while on track? Also, I would allow for corrections of mis-classification up to that point (session #2), but I would prohibit "cherry picking" and having folks run multiple class's just to points chase in as many class's as possible.
Just my thoughts. Worth what you paid for them.
NASA TX AI/CMC Regional Series Director
Appreciate it Glenn
I think the bigger thing is people chasing tire contingencies, not so much points. Its not like you get extra points for first if there are 7 people in your class vs 3. But you do get an extra tire from Hoosier that way...
One upside of the set time of day is I can tell registration "After ___ time all TT class changes come from me only". It does have that downside of "what if we're on track then..."
Glad to have input here, I'm just here to implement and look over what's best and most fun for everyone in the end...