If you want the input of newbies to the class, the first thing that needs to happen is to stop the bickering. It's okay to disagree with others, however, let's do it in a civil way and I believe that to reduce the bickering, the best way would be the use of polls and give inputs to the SRAC designees. I will be a newbie in the class, but not to drag racing. After years of being involved in Stock and Super Stock Eliminator, and many year in Modified Eliminator, after much debate of building a Super Stock Modified class, I decided to make the move to Comp Super Modified. I have always been an advocate for the class and love it. Since I am an engineer by both education and career, Comp Eliminator is the only class that allows creativity on the type of car you build. Many racers have told me that the class is dying, that I am crazy doing so, that is expensive, etc... I believe the class will survive and we can be successful and make many happy if spend more efforts in lieu of bickering, in the rule making process with NHRA and help the Comp SRAC members be more proactive with NHRA. As regards for me being crazy and the expense of the class, any class can be expensive and costly depending on the car you choose to race. I know of guys that have spent $180,000.00+ on a competitive Cobra Jet or COPO Camaro to race either Stock or Super Stock and they still have to dial and hit the brakes. My car has taken some time because I still have family commitments and have been busy due to moving from Seattle, Washington to Glendale, Arizona, this said, I expect to be at the track at the start of next year. The creativity of Comp made me choose a 1994 Mustang for Super Modified that was built by my close friend Jim Cowan. My plan is to start in D/SMA and later move to C/SMA class with a different engine. Running a Ford engine for the class has been a bit more challenging when compared to a GM product as regards to parts. Nevertheless, still looking forward to meeting many of you and to the camaraderie of the Comp class racers.