I help crew with Jim Pancake and his really cool SS/AH car... and after racing the Columbus D3 event with him I really think that NHRA and Comp racers need to get together, pool our collective bitchin' and respective arms that can be twisted, and get NHRA to get the AH/SM index correct. From my conversations with racers at the track this weekend... it was solid consensus that the current index is stupid. Most SS/AH guys are really similiar to Comp guys in mentality, and their cars have just as much money/time/effort in them as many of top running Comp cars. I think the really tight competition the last decade or so has really brought these cars to a very refined level. So they really are a natural fit in Comp... and after some soaking in … I really think these cars and drivers can be great additions to Comp. I know first hand that the HEMI guys are very competitive and work hard to win the HEMI shootout... but in reality that's really the only major race. But the rest of the time....I think many of the top guys would have a great time not just testing in Comp... but actually racing in it. They're cool with the full tree... they work on their stuff constantly... and they even have a lot of stick cars. I want Comp to grow and if you're gonna expand it with new classes.. those classes need to grab racers who actually want to RACE in Comp... not just show up because its a new place to make runs. Pro Mod guys show up to test. Factory Showdown guys will probably just show up to test. But the Hemi guys could end up being a big active addition to Comp if the index is set right. But these guys don't need to pay any dues if they race in Comp. They already run really hard in tough competition and there is no sandbagging. If Comp makes it so that even the best of HEMI runs ever are middle of the pack Comp runs... these guys will not race. They may show up every once in a while... but just to test for their own big race. I say a middle of pack HEMI run should be a middle of the pack Comp run. A really fast run in a HEMI car should be a fast run in Comp.... etc etc. I propose an index of 9.05 as a place to start a discussion. . 8.50 is pretty decent run in OK air. So that would make that a -.55 under run. Lets say Jimmy Daniels shows up and runs 8.40 in same air. He should be up at the top with a -.65 under run. He's earned it. Their shit is fast... In mine shaft a fast car will run 8.30 or quicker. So you run -.75 under... which is what the top Comp guys would run in the same air. If the index is alittle soft... CIC and the personal index will take care of it quickly. And the HEMI guys will show up and get into it. Maybe even enjoy it more than Super Stock racing. If the index is too hard or even just even.... they will test and focus on INDY... and the AH/SM class will be a class with no real participants RACING in it. Ive had no luck with NHRA with rules.... so how can we get this going? Who can you call??? Ill type up the stupid letter myself and run around the pits getting signatures if that's what it takes.