Originally Posted by Adam?
Except history has shown that open rubber tire (and inserts, etc.) has already killed the class once. There's nothing easy or free-spirited about open tire rules. It greatly and unnecessarily complicates the entire process. The only people that still want open tire are those that don't know how to setup a car.
So if I run blues and get my set up and go to the next town and they run purple its the same thing. Spec tires hold you back theres no real rhyme or reason.
If you get your set up on blues and are allowed to run a blue and purple you may be able to smoke the guy with blues on all four.
I'm not sure where you get any proof of what may have hurt the rubber class because its all personal opinion.
Make any class as easy as mod or foam and you are more likely to bring in a bigger crowd.? Just my opinion.
Theres a market of tires out there utilize them.
There are many like myself that would love to run rubber but not just one brand or compound. Racing is about tapping to more speed and the tires are just like a brush compound or a shock oil or a battery or a charge rate or a radio and on. The tire issue is the last battle. Open the market and go racing. My opinion.
Heres what sux. Spec is to keep the cost down right.? It cant be to keep it fair cause when you show up all ready to spec race some one is using a tire cleaner you don't have and he has a truer to rough his tires up and to put some icing on the cake he has a tire warmer. So yeah you can compete but at what level?
Now if you want to keep cost down try this. Run any tire, the more you can put in the mix the more the market will compete for your purchase therefore cost will go down. Just a thought.
Rubber tire racing has a lot of potential if its longer lasting and or just as fast as foam.
It has the potential to be cheaper on many accounts. But if you are struggling with set up or driving style then the relief can keep a racer involved rather than run him off due to the struggle.
I like open tire racing hope these thoughts help. Good luck.