Yeah this would be a parity nightmare, but maybe it would shake things up enough to get some new blood in the class. I don't know all the details, but here's the rough concept that would need some refining. Obviously these numbers below could be refined to be a better fit. I'm just using the .50's because it's easier numbers. First the base concept. Index would be based on what the cars actually run, no more .50 or whatever under the index. Group all of Comp's classes into the following groups with the corresponding index: AA - 6.00 BB - 6.50 CC - 7.00 DD - 7.50 A - 6.50 B - 7.00 C - 7.50 D - 8.00 E - 8.50 F - 9.00 Heads up, first guy to the stripe wins, .500 PRO tree. Qualifying within class, class eliminations to advance to combined ladder. If there is a class with a single entry, will race another car in single entry class off index handicap. There are obvious details that would have to be worked out in regards to ladder. AA-DD would be power adder classes. A-F would be N/A classes. Ok, let's say everyone likes this, NHRA likes this, and it was to happen. My thoughts would be to make 2018 a transition year. In 2018 everyone would be put into their new classes and race under the current style handicapped format. A committee of racers and tech officials (may pull a retired tech guy or racer back into service) would figure out how to get all of the classes worked into the new indexes. Maybe it's add or subtract weight. Maybe it's more CID or less CID. Try to be rigid as possible and not turn it into "well my car will never run that quick and I can't put that much weight on, so we need another class with a 8.25 index. Pretty soon we defeat the purpose of consolidation and simplification. To be clear, these would still be classes based on weight, and rules of the current sub-class. (altered, econo, super mod, etc). Obviously there would be some modification and some conglomeration there. This idea IS NOT just pick an index and run it. This is heads up, first to the finish line wins. 2018 would be a transition year to get the class performances in line while still racing under the current format. 2018 would be reviewed by the same panel quarterly or at least bi-annually. 2019 it would transition into the full on heads up Comp. Drastic times call for drastic measures. More one-off classes hasn't helped. Giving back index hasn't helped. Personal Indexes hasn't helped. Feel free to fire away. If you see me at the track, feel free to explain to me how bad or good this idea is, but it will cost you a beer.