Index based qualifying

Discussion in 'The Comp Buzz' started by Pete Hanratty, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. Pete Hanratty

    Pete Hanratty Member

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    Wouldn't it help with potential fans, if we ran qualifying off our respective indexes. I believe it would also make it easier for the annoucers to explain the class to spectators.

    It would only add about two minutes to the entire round of qualifying.

    It would give everyone more realistic practice on the starting line as well as the top end. Plus it would be just plain fun.

    People ( fans ) would line up to watch heavy hitters pair up in qualfying. Currently it is nothing more then when you pull into the lanes, which determines who you may be qualifying next to. But maybe that could be changed to develope some excitement in the class.

    I understand people have reasons for being first (or last ) to the lanes. Is there a reason for the current heads up system, other than keeping things simple.?

    If you run COMP, I know you want to see it grow, and gain spectators. Even with all the BS in regard to who was going to win the championship last year. it was great because it created exposure. We actually have more "personalities" than the pro classes, but we are not taking advantage of it.

    Just tossing it out there....

    Peter Hanratty
     
  2. Shane Heckel

    Shane Heckel Active Member

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    I love the idea Pete.....

    Lets do it,sounds like fun!!!We could always try to do it ourselfs without NHRA having to do it.............just a thought...
     
  3. Pete Hanratty

    Pete Hanratty Member

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    The person in the tower would have to be in cahoots with us.
     
  4. Dave Ring

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    We've been in favor of this for years. It really would help everyone's top end driving.
     
  5. Will Hanna

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    $$$

    You mean nobody else sneaks into the spectator side stands and bets on Comp qualifying?? Thats easy money 'Yeah, I'll take that B/A err, car on the right over that dragster...' :D :D You know which car is gonna win just off class....:D

    Seriously, I think thats a great idea.
     
  6. Rob Harrison

    Rob Harrison Well-Known Member

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    Index Qualifying

    This is a good idea. Rather than announce 1st round of Comp as Complicated Eliminator, use qualifying as an on going education process of "why" that car is leaving ahead of the dragster.

    Comp racing that means something to the fans.....what a novelty.
     

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