Although I am no threat at winning LOL so I'm safe on that count...
I pay for everything out of my pocket and I've made the A at cleveland, IIC, Snowbirds, Halloween Classic, etc. in stock 12th...
I've finished 3rd once and next highest was 5th.
I can buy tires online as cheap as I can buy them through my own hobbyshop by the time I add tax... within a $1 or $2 a set max...
bodies same thing.
No one pays my entries or my parts/cars/ etc.
I may have decals on my car, but 50% or whatever means nothing. you can buy online close to what I pay for tires, batteries, parts etc.
I pay for everything.
I know several other guys that made the mains at cleveland snowbirds etc. in both touring and 12th classes the past few years that are in the same position.
You can compete if you can drive. so what if you put on a new set of tires each run its a NATIONAL race not a club race. You wouldn't go to a Nextel cup race with 2 weekend old tires or just take one set.
when you get done with your one run tires you go run them to the rims at club racing its not like you are out the money.
I'm sure there are a FEW that "get everything for free" and paid for to run stock, and we all know who they are, but don't act like everyone in the A mains are full factory sponsored in all the stock classes that's just silly...
If we get rid of about 5 guys with this rule over the next 5 years I might just make a podium again LMAO
I can't wait to see the top 2 or 3 fight it out till the last 30 seconds and then the HUGE BRAKE CHECK right before the line so they can stay in stock another year
You know who you guys are and we WILL BE WATCHING