You are 100% correct. All because Billy T. showed us what everyone knew you could do since the countdown started in 2007. We all know what needs to be done, but it will never come from the NHRA first. Unless it is trying to poach sponsors or make it rough for competing brands.Watch NHRA will come out with rule that you have to make all events in order to qualify for top 10.
I don’t believe there should be a set number of Countdown drivers. Attempt to qualify for every race and Win at least one race equals qualification. Allow the highest driver in points without a win to qualify. Everyone that then qualifies for the Countdown is given 40 bonus points per win in regular season. Winning a race in the regular season needs to be rewarded in the Countdown.
That is a horrible call they made. Who is going to go to Brainerd to epping who is not pulling a primary sponsor deal? The eastern swing seemed like it was perfect. The new 4 swing is just a bad idea.Have you guys looked at the schedule for this year it's crazy.....western swing is 4 races long now brainerd and epping back to back
EXACTLY. Keep it where it was 15-20 years ago. The argument that crew chiefs are paid to break rules? So what. Let them have a perfect 4.490 tune up or 4.690 for fc. Spec nitro? it wouldn't dominate and racing would maybe be closer than what we "believe" we have now.1) They wouldn't need such large teams if the turnaround time was extended. That means no more live television - as if anyone cares anyway. Most who care about "live" subscribe to NHRA.tv, the rest DVR it anyway.
2) I know there will be some whining, but make some rules that promote parts longevity; roll back to smaller fuel pumps, blowers, single mag, less overdrive, etc. . Yes, that means they'll slow down. Get over it, or lose nitro racing as we know it.