we are trying to improve, and bring back good clean competition. the future will tell.
I think the socal region just killed a GREAT OPPORTUNITY for the car count to potentially be over a 20-car H2 field at a socal regional event or two
If you want to BRING BACK good clean competition, revert to the rules that have worked in the past. Or at least keep them stable for more than 2 years in a row!!
The present is telling you that another upset in rules (adapting NATIONAL level rules to a single region) forecasts the future doesn't look as promising as what it could be.
MOST, if not all of the AZ region was willing to make the trip to Buttonwillow to race with the socal folks!!!!! Now with this adapted national ruleset, the AZ region is voicing their opinion and not going at all. How sad.
If the socal racers was to have a "gentleman's agreement" to use the national hp cap for the regional socal racers
then so be it....and leave it as a "gentleman's agreement", and not enforce a national rule regionally.
Just think, if the AZ region showed up to a socal event and what kind of showing (big field) the HC field would've had!! Not to mention the other fast H2 racers from nor cal willing to battle with everyone and the potential for great racing throughout the ENTIRE field (not just the front runners).
But I'm sure the socal region is happy with the new rule enforcement-afterall, it is the socal region and everyone else are just
visitors. And with that said, having a less than 10-car count for the HC race.
These hp caps all because of some Ass-hole that LEGALLY built his engine to the rules for the 2010 nationals, made great reliable hp and won H2-under the myth of that it cost BIG MONEY to build the engine, when it in fact, it cost less than
$1500 in machine work. The cost incurred, would be that of an engine rebuild anyway.