Dave, when I talk about the towing eyes, I'm looking at three (3) situations. 1. If it needs to be "flat towed", on an asphalt surface, then the roof mount will work. 2. If you have to be pulled out of a sand area, or out of mud. or off the tire wall, the roof mount won't work. Tends to pull the car sideways and with a high center of gravity, tends to roll the car. Not good. And 3. If you have to be recovered and lifted, one end or the other, the roof mount obviously won't work at all. For this situation, you need to take the helmet off and LOOK at your car. If you don't have 2 secure devices i.e. towing eyes, on the front and 2 on the rear of your car, the logical question for you to answer is "WHAT DO I WANT BENT OR DAMAGED, ON MY CAR, IN ORDER TO GET MY CAR OFF THE TRACK AND INTO THE PADDOCK?" You must realize that tow truck drivers may be directed, by the Chief Steward, to remove a vehicle from the track, NOW! For the safety of the other racers and the workers, it has to go. If you have towing eyes that will support the weight of whichever half of the car that needs to be lifted, that recovery is quick, safe and does far less damage than a J Hook.
now, some racers will suggest using a roll back (same as a flat bed tow truck) to do the job. Those type of recoveries work well if the winch cable can be attached low, not on the roof. Tends to break fiberglass. And they don't work well if you have to winch from the rear. Most regions don't have 2 types of tow trucks at the majority of the races and the hook type is more versital for all types of race cars. Think aboutit. You're from Colorado. Come to the Crash and Burn event at PPIR on March 17/18. Bring your car. I'd be happy to show you what I'm talking about. I haven't met a tow truck operator yet that wants to damage a race car and send the driver home. We want to get you back on the track and back racing. Seeing you win is where we have our fun!