I had a brief discussion with a rep, on what transpired, if anything, at the Chicago meeting (there was no conference call for that meeting, so you had to be there) He felt the average under, under average, thing, would not work, yet the concern for dealing with mineshaft is priority. Ironically, the average thing was to deal with that, but he didn't like it, the factor's are reworked and sooner than later, we will discuss them. He went on to say, if Comp could not pay their way with the correct number of cars entered in both the divisional and national events, "they're going to dump it". Several people on this forum have said this in the past and I for one, have said, NHRA would never do that. Apparently, this rep has a different story and it surprised me to hear it, so car count becomes a paramount issue if you are to believe what he said. In fact, nothing could be more important, so these discussion's take on a new sense of urgency, to come up with the real reason's a racer stay's home. Is it the index at the top of the list and therefore protection of it most important ( mineshaft factor's etc.) or does that even come into the picture? Maybe it's just lack of money and if that is the biggest reason, what can we do about that? The reasons will quickly become redundant, if they dump Comp.