dave et. al. arguing with John W. is pointless.
Hi Jimmy, Now be nice.
Pointless, no. Simply, no one has given me a sound argument 'for' Spec tires as of yet. I'm still waiting.
Yes, I've been very consistent in my view of how damaging and limiting Spec tire programs are on our level of motorsports
No amount of data, such as new profitable contingency programs, real world testimonials, continued manufacturer involvement and product improvements (the free market, capitalistic environment) seem to make a dent on the myth that is "Spec tire".
Thankfully, NASA has a catch-all class (PT) where folks like me can race.
Now, I didn't read the article in Racer magazine by David Phillips. Is it online? But the false premise that Spec tires aid in "keeping competition close and cost down" can be debated/ proven wrong on many levels.
As I've stated many times, Jimmy. If you/ others like spec tires then GOD bless and I'm happy for you. Just understand there are many guys like me who don't and I select which series to race in partly based on this rule. Please respect my position too.
Good Luck to all the USTCC racers, since this is a USTCC thread!