DD/AT Index

Discussion in 'The Comp Buzz' started by boostedf22c, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. craig schuck

    craig schuck Member

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    Good points bob,
    So are we saying this is where we are at now? That with no personal index that every time a guy goes and finds something and runs quicker, that the other guys in his class are gonna quit? That sounds like the person problem more than a comp problem... the person who quit was at the end of his rope or didn't want to advance with technology. Well, ive been on both sides of that coin with c/ed. I had raced c/ed for so long i was tired of it so i went another direction instead. But i love comp so i wasnt gonna quit racing it..

    There are other classes in comp and most motors will fit more than one class with minor changes or find another comp class and build something new. I would think that would be good for you because a guy might send his stuff back to you looking for another 20 hp or build a new piece.

    Stuff changes constantly. Phones, computers, automobiles. Why are we hoping that comp should be stagnant and a guy with less power should be able to run 60 under in a performance based class? Why are we trying to make him stay in the same class by giving him a different index.The index system was made to level all cars and create a system to balance run away indexes(mostly because new classes have been created too many times). Not to keep the people who dont want to work at it..and yes we all work at it but some more than others. I dont think everybody should be 60 under. Only the best should be 60 under. Thats part of the problem in my opinion. Everyone thinking that they should be the fastest out there even if they are not working as hard as someone else.

    I like to see people run it to the finish line, and i want to see cool new ideas at the track every weekend. I like technology and progress. I love to see people think outside the box. Using their brains and coming up with something awesome. If we keep on the current direction of the class i think we are gonna lose that. No need to build anything new. Just put a new driver in your car every six months. If no one else was in that class that could last forever...

    - Craig
     
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  2. Raymond Martin

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    You should never give index back. It takes years to get it in line and then somebody had the bright idea it will bring racers back. Some will never come back but just like to jaw. The real comp racers are hanging in there because they are real racers and love the sport and the competition. The money sucks and we all acknowledge that.
     
  3. boostedf22c

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    Funny you say that. And I'm just being honest here, after our index got hit a .10 We've looked at 3 other comp classes to potentially transition too. And 2 of them don't involve turbos (which is crazy for us) :). Crazy when you really start putting pen to paper there are still a handful of classes that have a very soft index.

    But even if we left Comp it wouldn't be to quit racing. It would be to race in a class and/or series that we like better.
     
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  4. craig schuck

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    Carey, your stuff would fly in a dragster!! I/d is always an option..
     
  5. boostedf22c

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    That was one of the classes we were talking about. We also threw around L/A with our current engine setup (no turbo obviously) and I/A with a Honda V6, both in our current chassis since we could get it light enough.

    But for now we'll just keep working on our current setup.
     
  6. Brian Landies

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    Haven't you been 6.70's with that thing?
     
  7. boostedf22c

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    Yes. Once. :)
     
  8. Brian Landies

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    I think you'll be just fine in DD/AT
     
  9. boostedf22c

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    And another .01

    I need to get this thing figured out and back to the track soon. :)
     
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  12. robert1555

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    Heard about the booing of Comp at Norwalk. What was that about? Anybody know any facts about it?
     
  13. boostedf22c

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    The core problem, currently, Comp is too confusing.
     
  14. Comp 307

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    The fans were frustrated that no one was going down the track. It's pretty hard to watch cars fire, then be shut off, and not stage for what seemed like 10 minutes. Not just the first pair, but multiple pairs of cars (some before, some after, the burnout). I was there and I believe any class would have received the same "appreciation" from the fans. I'm not sure what the problem was with getting the correct indexes up on the board, but that was the cause for the delay and the reaction from the fans.

    Chuck Haubiel
     

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