Car #: 72 and ?
Year : 90 and 90 Posts: 1051
On behlf of the CRB and SMAC members, I would like to thank all of you who took the time, to write letters concerning the proposed rule changes. We recieved 85 letters. Some letters had more than one rule addressed, so we totalled over 100 votes.
The enthusiasm shown by this many letters proves that the Spec Miata community cares deeply about our class. This was by far the largest number of letters we have recieved in my 3 years on the SMAC.
The SMAC spent 3 hours last night going over every letter that was sent.
As they say on TV, "The race is too close to call".
Reguarding the reimplimentation of the Compliance fee/team; The votes where slightly in favor of reimplimentation. At this time the SMAC is investigating methods of additional tech inspections. If we can come up with a realistic program, we will offer it to the drivers. If you have constructive input on how to impliment this program, let us know. We welcome your opinions.
The vote for upgrading suspension crossmembers, steering racks, etc. was split evenly with 18 votes each way. The SMAC is also split on our opinions. The biggest objection being cost.
The results on allowing adjustable fuel pressure regulators and timing was surprising. With more than a 2-1 margin in favor!!!!
The SMAC wants your input. Whether that be via official letters or casual conversations at the track. If you have a good idea, let us know about it. Big fields and close racing is what all of us desire.
Dave Wheeler, Chairman SCCA SMAC Jim Drago, CRB member Jim Wheeler, CRB Liason Sam Henry, SMAC Member Tom Fowler, SMAC member Dave Macananey, SMAC member Mike Collins, SMAC member
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Car #: 68
Year : 91 Posts: 2359
Compliance fees help everyone if you care about what your competitor is using to beat you. It is not about getting teched all the time, it's about the chance of getting teched at any given race. Our region took great interest in working with the Topeka team to understand and use the tools supplied to tech at regional and national races. If your local officials don't care about making the large SM fields happy, then therein lies the problem.
-------------------- Bruce Wilson 2010 Oregon Region Champ 2010 Monte Shelton Driver of the Year 2010 25 Hours of Thunderhill E3 and Under 2 liter Overall Champion Oregon Region SM Class Advisor
Car #: 54
Year : 1990 Posts: 711
You guys are doing a great job keep it up...
I hope some testing is done before the fuel and timing is opened up - there will probably need to be a restrictor plate or weight change to mitigate the gains in performance or I think we could easily end up with only the 99's running up front.
Region: WDCR - 042
Car #: 75
Year : 93 & 95 & 99 Posts: 3727
Just to follow up on what Dave said. THANKS. It helps when we get REAL input via the official SCCA process.
If you wrote THANKS AGAIN! If you have not you still have time. Please take a moment and share your thoughts with us. We are going to be taking a hard look at a couple of items after the June sprints. We need your support and comments.
-------------------- Mike Collins MEATHEAD Racing http://www.SHEETZ.com The MEATHEAD Racing 2010 Calendar is up!!!! www.MEATHEADRacing.com SMAC Member WDCR-SCCA SM Drivers Rep. ALL OPINIONS ON RULES OR SPECIFICATIONS ARE JUST THAT, MY OPINIONS!