I like the goal that this rule is trying to achieve, but I'm not sure that this is the way to get there. But, let's see how it works and give ROAR a chance to work on it. Since it won't affect anybody until the 2009 racing season, there is plenty of time for changes.
But, like others here have said, I think the right way to solve this problem, and many others along with it, is to slow the Stock class down dramatically. On carpet with foam tires, Stock is WAY too fast for about 80% of the drivers. Speed is relative. We don't need to be going Warp 9 to have fun. With the speeds we carry today, it is absolutely critical to have a nearly perfect setup on the car just to get around the track. With slower cars, the average driver will be able to get around the track even if the car is very poorly setup.
How we accomplish the task of slowing the cars down is open for a lot of debate. Reducing voltage and switching to slower motors are the two most obvious choices. I think we have quite a few people out there experimenting on these right now. Let's give them some time and once we have some results, we can see about making more changes.
Thank you Dawn and the rest of the ROAR EXComm. It's nice to see ROAR getting actively involved in our hobby once again.