My brother and I have talked about this since we joined the class. I know he mentioned it in the great tire discussion thread back on page 87 or so... This would help us considerably and encourage us to attend bigger races. At the end of the day if you make a rule for a class it needs to apply to all races. Maybe in some of the less competitive regions "stickering up" is not quite as commonplace but if you run in the southeast odds are at least the top 10 or so competitors are going to have fresh rubber and at certain tracks you'll see plenty of new tires on Sunday. Maybe you just keep the registration sticker on the car until you are done with the tires. Then if you own 19 sets of wheels you can show up looking like the one guy that runs the nearly dead regional class and has his back window covered in winner stickers. At the end of the day, if you want to win, you will need new tires. If you're there just to ride around and have fun, who cares? This is more a blow to the top 1% of the field who never even visits the tire trailer because they pay someone to do that for them. Last time I checked, I paid about $110 for a new wheel and $25 for a mount and balance. Sure the wheels last longer but the tires make me go faster.
Last year at Roebling, we were racing with Pardus, Carter, Connole, Jones, etc. Everyone up front shows up with new rubber Saturday (shocker, right?) and we have a great race. Roebling is terrible on tires and new rubber is considerably quicker. Now for at least half of those mentioned including ourselves the prospect of Sunday rubber was pretty much not an option. We made a gentleman's agreement Saturday afternoon to run the same tires Sunday. Everyone then had another great race Sunday. Pretty sure the field looked very similar to Saturday's race. Could almost guarantee some dude on 5 heat cycle tires moved up positions STRICTLY DUE TO SEAT TIME and most likely finished closer to the leaders than the previous day.
I've got 2 young kids and may have nicknamed my car "Community College" but really don't intend on making that a reality (although the world does need more mechanics and if you know any good ones send them my way). Let's get this process moving and I guarantee you'll see better turnouts including more showings from a couple of redneck brothers from NC.