Members riche30 Posted April 15, 2021 Members Report Share Posted April 15, 2021 Let me start by stating this is coming from a 100% biased position, and I'm very much aware of my bias. That being said, sometimes a bias helps expose a possible short-coming in our series. Our national championship invites are based on overall points alone. For the 2020 championship race a team could have potentially finished in 6th place overall over two race weekends, never been invited to impound, and still receive an invite. John Allen Special in 2021 has two class victories against classes carrying 13 and 14 cars respectively (don't quote me on that, I'm going from memory). However, the overall placements have them at a 3rd and 13th overall (once again, memory) giving JAS a total of 16pts for the year. Now, the boys fully plan to go out a few more times to try to whip up on everyone else and making this whole idea a non-issue BUT... shouldn't a team that has class victories be considered for invitation to the big dance? Would a rule, with some kind of qualifier, inviting class winners that don't make the championship race through overall placement be supported by the masses? Possible petition could look like the below: 188.8.131.52. In order to qualify for the National Championship, a ChampCar team must: a. Finish in the top 75 in points for the previous season. b. Teams must compete in at least two (2) event weekends. c. Alternatively any team registering a class win in a class with 10 or more participants in the qualifying season and meeting the two (2) weekend event criteria also qualifies for invitation. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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