Track counting and eating habits
- Hello colleagues,
I know as a European I have vastly different eating habits than most of you. However, I had never imagined Guy Smith to have pre-Columbian eating habits. Before we Europeans destroyed American indigenous culture in 1492, a lot of people in what is now called Mexico, used to eat fried worms for their protein intake. I remember from a report when Guy and Will went to see a race at the Ciudad Juarez oval, that Guy was reluctant to drink Mexican water. Yet in the meantime, he seems to have changed his eating habits by opening a can of worms from time to time. How else can one label his plea for counting four lane dragsters, when on the other hand he defends not counting ice races on different shores of one of the largest rivers in North America (which by the way is called Saint-Laurent in Québec).
No regulation, how well written, is ever one hundred percent foolproof. And indeed, there are several bizarre things in the current rules:
- why do we count several ovals (and Figure 8 tracks) at the same location, which can't be used simultaneously, while this is not allowed for road courses?
- why do we count those ovals, but not tracks several hundred yards apart on frozen surfaces?
- why do we count some kart classes and not all of them?
These are only the most blatant examples, but I'm sure there are a lot more.
So, instead of being greedy and trying to bend the rules a little more to get one more track, I think we should either let it be the way it is now and accept that someone (Will in this case) does the dirty work of judging what is within and outside the spirit of the rules (and don't start arguing with it afterwards) or someone should put down a proposal of rewritten rules, so all eligible voters can democratically have their say on it.
I don't think any one track is worth the controversy I've seen on the forum this weekend. I, for one, don't like to open a can of worms, but I'll gladly give Guy and Gordy the address of a Congolese restaurant in Brussels where they pretend to have a very good recipe for 'chenilles', large African black worms. Perhaps they will enjoy this dish.
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