i completely agree, however, when cars get as slow as lets say...
u.s. vintage trans am cars, well, the fun factor starts to decrease (many may argue with me there). It would be cool to see 13.5 or 10.5 lipo cars running longer than 5 minutes, because everyone knows that they can proficiently w/o excess motor ware or battery drain.
This makes me wonder why we aren't conforming to new technology (i.e. lipos and bl motors) by increasing time limits (note- by increasing race length i mean increasing the length of the main event race, not qualifiers).
heck, we have been running 5 minutes for how long?
and last time increase was only 60 seconds?
Geared right i can run EP 42's with a brushed 19t for a solid 9 minute practice.
i cant even imagine the possibilities with lipo and bl.
The thing i dont agree about is the qual length, personally i would rather have 3 five minute sessions to get my car dialed for the main than 2 if not 1 qual that is double the length, plus big races have entry limits anyway due to the amount of time it would take to allow everybody to run.
(lol, my local track struggles even to get everybody in line enough to get 3 quals and a main in a weekend race day)