Re: classes


Since people seem to be venting and suggesting changes for next year here is my take.
I think 12 classes is too many. The kart counts in some of the divisions supports this. I think we should look at a participation count and cut the 2 or 3 least participated classes. My son might be in one of them. I wouldn’t have a problem with that if I knew about it 3 or 4 months before the next season started. It sure beats watching 3, 4, or 5 Karts run in “race” by themselves and extending a long race day even longer. My son Mark didn’t want to go to a IMI club race because he knew he would be 1 of a class of 3, he wanted me to put an animal together so he could race against a full field in jr1. If the track owners could get their classes posted by November and give everybody 5 months to fit into those classes I think a podium finish would mean a whole lot more. Steves 5th, 6th, or 7th place finish in Jr1 will mean more than Marks 2nd or 3rd in Novice class due entirely to kart count.
We didn’t get out of Bandi until after 8:00, how do you think the west slope karters liked that, or even the people north of IMI. We were there for 14 hours for less than 1 hour of track time. We need to make the race days shorter. Of the 5 races so far, 3 or 4 of them got over after 5:00.

My $.02