Posted By mrazny on 12 Dec 2013 10:29 PM
Posted By OasisTan on 12 Dec 2013 09:07 PM
We were talking about after next year for modern higher hp fwd on r comps . I dont see anywhere for them to play competitively with sticky tires. Some say smf which is almost all civic. When the scca eliminates r comps in stock, they are causing a problem for those who like sticky tires and newer fwd cars. Unfortunately I fall into that category. For the moment I will suck it up and run stx with the hope that the scca will listen to my letter and fill this obvious void that has been created by the SEB's ruling to eliminate stock class :-)
Actually they caused a problem for all competitors that wants to have sticky tires on low prep level builds. FSP is a certain speed level. If your car exceeds that speed level, well, the next level is DSP. If you're too slow for DSP, well, i don't know what to say. I really don't think SP needs another class, so what you want would likely need a complete re-shuffle of SP.
DSP? They are holding their own and actually beat ASP at nats and they were hanging with BSP most of the year. Of course a modern FWD car isn't going to be fast enough for DSP.
I count 26 classes that have sticky tires that include almost all RWD with some AWD sprinkled in here and there in a few classes and a couple classes for old FWD.
That reminds me of one additional solution that has been brought up to me through email by a few. They think the solution is to move the DSP BMW's to BSP and put them on the same line as the M3. That would certainly open up DSP and at the same time allow for the DSP guys to still utilize their investment, at least I assume looking from the outside...
The bottom line is, after 2014, for those that want sticky tires, the next level of prep is SP. Considering that 20% of competitors at nats chose to run r-comps in stock class and that no longer exists after 2014, I can see SP seeing a rise in participation for 2015 and beyond. Adding another SP class for higher HP FWD is certainly worth giving some strong consideration rather than re-organizing SP class. My letter has been written, so, hopefully they see the light.