8710RE: [TrackChasers] Will's response to Randy on behalf of Gordy...
- Aug 1, 2005Will,
There are several road tracks with intersections through bridges
(Japanese Formula 1 track Suzuka being the prime example), but, to my
knowledge, no road course has a same level intersection. Therefore I
think your interpretation on tracks with intersections is right.
[mailto:TrackChasers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Will White
Sent: zaterdag 30 juli 2005 0:47
Subject: [TrackChasers] Will's response to Randy on behalf of
...and Eleanor and Norm and Pat and Gary and Roger and Andy and
Colin and Colin and everyone else who falls under my
In regards to whether a track that has an intersection can ever
classified as a road course, or should always be considered a
eight for track counting purposes, that is a tough one. I would
thought that to be a real rarity until recently, but with the
changing world of novelty type races, this could become quite
the near future. I am inclined to think that it might be less of
hassle for everyone if we would just always consider any track
an intersection to be a figure eight, regardless of how many
has. Does anyone else have any views on this?
As to whether there have been actual road courses with
perhaps Roland or Allan could come up with an example of this.
talking about tracks with a bridge or tunnel but an actual
Randy's other questions were about whether a track counts if
only one or
two countable cars race, but the race wasn't limited to one or
When the rule covering that subject was rewritten in 2003, I
make the direction we were going with it a little more clear,
still leaving it open to future interpretation. The fact that I
call for a set 3 car minimum in all cases indicated that I felt
want to leave some room for exceptions.
Following are possible scenarios that fall into this area and
would look at each one:
In scenario number one, TrackChaser A goes to Track Z. The only
countable class scheduled to run that day is the Micro Sprint
Usually a handful of these cars are in competition at the track,
this afternoon only two show up. They run their normal heat and
TrackChaser A can count the track.
In scenario number two, TrackChaser B goes to track Y. The track
only one countable class, the Senior Mini Cups. However, they
also run a
Junior Mini Cup class for kids. On this night, only one Senior
shows up. The officials decide to combine the Senior Mini Cup
with the 6
Junior Mini Cups on hand and run their races together.
TrackChaser B can
count the track.
In scenario number three, TrackChaser C goes to Track X. This
Junior Micro Stocks and Sportsman Micro Stocks as regular
are no other countable classes in competition. TrackChaser C
shows up on
an evening when just one Sportsman Micro Stock is in the pits,
with 4 Junior Micro Stocks. Management will not waver from their
procedure of running each class in its own separate races. The
Sportsman Micro Stock runs solo in her heat and feature. In this
TrackChaser C cannot count the track.
To recap, my feeling is that a race with at least two cars (but
limited to 2), of which at least one is in a countable class,
count. I think we should consider any race with only one car as
real race, therefore not countable.
Note: This is the first time I have given an official opinion on
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