I often see comments that the stewards don't want to get involved and write patpe. But see it from the Stewards perspective. Most of the time they are struggling to keep up with the day's duties, and then add to that the aggravating paperwork, the man drama, the video review etc, on top of their thankless jobs, you can see why they want to avoid it. And in true marketing form, ask yoursleves, "WHATS IN IT FOR THEM?" to get involved and start an action, writing paper etc.
That's why I think it we should take the responsibility on ourselves - WE HAVE THE MOTIVATION, THE DESIRE, AND IT BENEFITS US! We want a less destructive class, and so for us there is LOTS TO BE GAINED.
Whether it is a single Drivers Rep or a group of Drivers Reps, I don't think it makes much difference. Yes, to start off there will be inconsistencies, this is to be expected. But we will review them publicly, here on the forum and after the Monday morning quarterbacks have had their say, as a group we will know if the drivers actions were worth the reprimand, and if the reprimand/sanction by the Drivers Rep/s was appropriate. By discussing it openly we will be educating all on the standard that we are shooting for.
Also, even if we are UNABLE to get the SCCA to act on our advice, I dont see that as being a major issue. In reality what each of us wants from our racing careers, is to earn the respect of our fellow drivers.
So even if the SCCA does not act, and will not enforce a sanction, my guess is that if the same driver is reviewed on several occasions by his peers (Drivers Reps) and found to be wanting in terms of his on track conduct, it won't be long before he heads to different place. None of us want to race in a place we are not perceived as welcome. I think the court of public opinion, if carefully monitored and applied by respected drivers, can ultimately be more conducive to correcting on track behaviour than the application of sanctions from stewards that the driver has never met before.
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