Prequalifying Rules And Details
Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:35 AM
It appears the league has decided to favor new drivers who are fast and perhaps put more into their racing than some of the older members here. Let me know where your trailers end up and perhaps I will join you there.
Not trying to be negative or fault the direction of the league, but it's clear that as new drivers who are fast keep entering the league, the slower drivers with less time for racing or less skill will eventually be pushed out. It has been a privilege to be able to run in this league and if I don't presume to tell the operators how they should run it.
Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:25 AM
Edited by Ryan Mayfield, 01 June 2009 - 09:31 AM.
Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:39 AM
Not really a fair comment to make.
We have capped membership and are not currently allowing new members. Yes, we have too many now - but it surprised us (all of us). One week we were fine - in fact only had 42 on the grid... and the next week we had 60 drivers competing for 44 spots. It's a combination of old members returning (a significant number... in fact, more than new members).
The other factor we're seeing is minimal drop out rate. Most leagues experience about 25-40% turnover in the course of a season. Right now, we are averaging about 30%... but that includes new members that join and then don't participate. If you include only existing members that started the season - we're under 8% (which is surprising and positive).
We've gone out of our way to help everyone be able to participate... drivers that want to make the Monday race could participate in the LCQ - 6 out of 7 drivers have participated moved on to Monday's race.
Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:47 AM
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:50 AM
Posted 01 June 2009 - 10:29 AM
“To do something well is so worthwhile that to die trying to do it better cannot be foolhardy. It would be a waste of life to do nothing with one’s ability, for I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 11:08 AM
I can set the number to anything I want. Doesn't mean it will work reliably.
Posted 01 June 2009 - 11:26 AM
Didn't realize that you had capped the membership. If that's the case then I retract that statement.
Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:42 PM
May be that explain the number of skilled drivers over here.
Thanks Mister Fisher Bruce and all the Stewards team for the great job.
I'm really proud to be a member of this league, and know all the time i spend on track is not wasted and will help me to have good quality races and lots of fun.
Special kudo for Jeff Daniel for thoose excellents post race write up.
Posted 01 June 2009 - 03:58 PM
Glad you like them. I certainly enjoy gathering the information and putting the stories together.