In the interest of transparency.. I think it is common knowledge I was not too happy after Atlanta when they pulled me, Preston and Danny in for Tear down at 3:00 in the afternoon on a Sunday with both Pardus and I having 8-10 hr drives ahead. What further bothered me was in last 12 months or so less Runoffs and the one west coast supertour .. they pulled only four other heads all year at Sprints.. Again me, Danny, Preston ( Random) and Brown(Random) I publicly stated that if I had another weekend with 2-3 cars and I was one of them... Less the Runoffs, I was taking a DQ and not pulling my personal engine apart? I suggested then that they needed to spread the love to multiple cars and multiple engine builders.
I will say it again.. IMO, No one builder should get the bulk of the heads at any one event less the runoffs ( it is what it is there). I had three at 18' Sprints, Two at Atlanta this year. Then the Sprints this year, Chris had two heads and I had another with Bruni and they skipped me and Brown, while it may seem odd , I get it. they had seen us already multiple times. Watkins I thought was good.. They did winner who happened to be a builder that had not been teched yet to my knowledge, Brunis from Road America and Ciufo.
I may be in the minority.. But I think tech should be 'somewhat" random.. If they have seen multiples of mine, Chris etc and passing.. they should perhaps move to other builders that are doing well. They did that this weekend, it worked well as Elivan won and passed. They have a few other cars from a few other builders on the podium that have to my knowledge never been checked. They would be one of my list of "randoms" From there forward.. Not sure I would continue checking Danny if/when he wins if he has already passed in this year. "I" would record what engines are in what cars in first open hood qualifying session. Pick a random in top 20 from whichever builder(s) you want to see. That keeps the top 20 on their toes, not just the guys who are used to being on the podium and passing. This is solely my opinion. When you no longer have any you haven't seen, go 100% truly random.
But if the question is do you think they wanted to see Chris car after NASA Champs, I would say yes, thats accurate
It is hard to say someone shouldn't be torn down because they were down the race before when the guys being torn down have been found non compliant in the past.
Just my opinion but anyone at the front that knows if they are torn down and won't be again there is a green light to take a liberty.
Tech needs to randomly tech everyone regardless of possition or builder. There are many cheats some don't have anything to do with an engine builder.
It does not take an engine builder to slot a control arm, hog out a rp, run illegal fuel, run a light weight wheel, have switch to kill amd alternator etc etc and so on.
Does it suck to be torn down over and over yes I'm sure it does. We all signed up for this when we voted to collect $20 compliance fee, hard to cry later we are getting to many exams.
I am not for sealing as I do believe it will be bought off to be defeated.
Tires much harder to know what number tire stickers you will end up with before and event and who is gonna print matchi g stickers at the event " dont that that's happening"
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