Just seems to me That everyone is bashing the rules. Instead of spending hours on a website arguing about it...go in the garage, make the changes and go out and race.
WTF as the Buick World Turns....what ever happened to the spirit of this class...From an Event Organizers point of veiw we loved this class...it was created IMO as a class that pretty much anyone who was not a serious racer could compete in. To me it sounds like it is getting more restrictive and turning into a true racers class and not a daily/ocasional Racer class. This creates a Dilema as payouts are based on how any cars show up..If rules are too restrictive participants will not show and those that do will not get the full payout... Safety is also an issue...what NHRA IHRA approves for safety is for Race Cars but Fiberglass Bumbers etc do not conform the NHSI Safety so is it a street class or a Race Car class...The BPG would like to host this class again and when rules are finalized please let me know so I can link them to the BPG site and print them for the Brochure
The spirit of THS is alive and well. The rules PLAINLY try to include and appeal to the broadest cross section of buick racer, casual or otherwise, I myself being of the casual variety! That was and still is the core belief that Kip has stuck with since day one. This is and always will be his class. Its his concept from day one. Sure hes seeked imput from ALOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE, FROM ALOT OF DIFFERENT PLACES. REGARDLESS OF WHAT SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO THINK. But in the end its his vision. And I for one think its a pretty solid one. In all the rules that there are in THS, most of them are really just common sense stuff that describe to the T the majority of turbo cars out there. All were made in the name of INCLUSION of as many people as possible. The tweaks only are made to help maintain the spirit of the class PERIOD.Its a real SHAME that so much has been made about this rules situation. Its been stated time and time again that the control arm thing is an astetic choice,and thats it. The TRZ arms scream racecar. Just like my pump. So , its something that needs changed. Its distracted everyones attention away from the fact that its really a great class! Please bear in mind that all this horse $h!t was started ,really by one person who thought he could bring a "DESERT EAGLE" to a knife fight,and got all a$$ed up when he got CUT! Up until now certan things have been allowed but warned about to make sure car count met expectations,and to make sure everyone had fun. Now that THS is a certified repeatable entity that can stand on its own as a legit class in the TR world, I for one dont see the harm in rules tweaking. Especialy when they're done in the spirit of improving the class. They affect me too. I have to move my beloved big fat SX pump hanging under the rear bumper. BIG DEAL!! I want to race more than I want to look like a TSO car. So I'll change it. I really hope that people following this post see it for what it trully is. Ant thats just one or two people with a complete unwillingness to admit that they are in the wrong. Hopefully all this crap will die and people get over their problems and we have a great 2011 in THS.
FWIW: The old rules will be in place at Reynold's and perhaps a couple other races.
After following this thread. I am going to retract this statement. We will instead be running TSR at Reynolds. Everyone that was THS legal last year shoul be legal for last TSR.
I would hope no one has bought tires for this season yet,at the least not running last years tires.
hell with a Slo-GN one can go a long time on a set of tires. My Mickey T's are three yrs old now. There is still some left in tread but the side walls are starting to crack.
But hell i got my money's worth out of them anyhow.
I went in the low 1.50's in BG on them. nothing amazing but do ok