Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Qualifying Idea

I've thought about this for some time now and here's a possible solution that can satisfy new system and old system qualifying fans:

Plan the "11-11-11-bump day" schedule just as it is with the 2 weekends sat,sun,sat,sun.

BUT the difference being that on all 3 of the days the field can qualify as many cars as possible, and at the end of the first day the top 11 are locked and can no longer be challenged, but unlike the current system the 12-33 qual times will carry over to the 2nd day.

At the end of the 2nd day the 12-22 quals are locked and so forth... this way Davey, Graham, RHR don't need to run more qualifying runs later just to be in the race when they already should be... It will still give people a chance to withdraw and re-qualify if they want so we can retain that possible drama, but will allow guys who just want to stick with their time to do so until they are in danger of being bumped.

Basically for this year it'd mean that while the 12-33 qual spots would still be up for grabs this Saturday; Davey, Graham etc would already be in the field come Saturday and wouldn't have to initially go back out unless they wanted to better their time from this past Saturday...

what do you guys think?

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