Posted By sjfehr on 24 Sep 2017 09:46 PM
I disagree with a number of recent HS classing of cars that make HS basically GS-lite. I think FiST and Mini should be in GS with FoST, not in HS with cars with half the horsepower but weigh 1000lbs more. We need HS to be an appropriate home for grocery getters, econoboxes, and all sorts of other cars nobody in their right mind would buy for autocross yet people still show up in. It doesn't matter if it doesn't appeal to SRS BZNS competitors; it's a class that's needed at the regional level.
Tell me any car on the planet, which has half the horsepower of a mini cooper (non S) and weighs 1000# more which anyone would ever consider running in HS? That is plain stupid. The Celica is a GS second tier but not all cars, especially those that are 14-17 years old, are not typically going to be reclassed and made into the car to have. People never really consider how light, how much camber, and power to weight those Celicas had which kept them competitve until the Focus ST and GTi became the cars to have.