Kinda forgot another key ingredient in UF1's success while running at TQ, West Coast and Tamiya under the direction of Johnny 55 whom we groomed perfectly IMHO
. (of course his natural race calling intensity must not be overlooked either, guy is excitement at the mike and that's fun for everyone!)
That extra ingredient was "seeding" which was pretty much spot on even before qualifying started.
The quick guys were together etc.
It took extra effort of course to seed the heats but when someone had been paying attention to current races, those top drivers, and most of the others, were easy to group together, even if a few had off days we knew where they belonged.
I'm repeating what we already know but the success of UF1 is due to the unique format, plain and simple and when it's not run according to the plan it can be a mess.
I do hope it will continue and gets to run as Charles has envisioned.
Some of the things I know he wanted to encorporate into next season:
1. All UF1 only events, no merging with club events. 25+ racers once in a while should make most onroad tracks happy to host.
2. Our own Superdirector Johnny 55 crackin the whip and keepin us in line as well as setting up the programs.
3. 15 minute mains with 3 pit stops, one stop in each 5 minute period.
There's more so let's stay positive and keep our fingers crossed.