I think most feel the same way, but don't see anyone doing anything about it.
No contact the entire session they bring in the entire field under black flag. I get put off the track twice in two corners on lap one and they don't even call it in Some consistency would be nice.
I think I read this earlier...their reason was that some or all were scrubbing tires on the green out lap? Assuming this is the case and within the Steward/Race directors authority to enforce(basically a total DICK move but...)...letters to the CRB cant hurt! That said...how about moving forward an effort to improve what happens in a qualifying session?
Depending on the weekend, event, track and drivers...SM has more often than not had a gentleman's agreement to go out at a slower pace, staying in line, to allow all cars to get on track. Scrubbing tires certainly occurs though there is no pace car...maybe looked at by Stewards at times but not penalized?
1. As a group be allowed to request a pace car(FAST!)
2. As a group be allowed to request double yellow flags until lead car gets to a specific corner. No scrubbing but can keep pace down...then all are dropped!
3. If track is green as cars roll out...IT IS GREEN. Any effort of cars to block(not on pace)will be the drivers who are deemed not cool vs the cars who want to go as hard as they can from wherever they roll out at!
4. Regardless of which scenario occurs above...cars showing up late to grid or who choose to wait in the hot pit...will not be allowed out once the lead car reaches a given point on the 1st lap. Held at end of hot pit until a majority of the field has come around or there is an obvious open space to release without affecting a lot of cars.
As our local NASA series leader I have requested both of the first 2 options. IMO both worked better than the traditional "gentleman agreement"(always a few who know its green).
My guess is this situation will never happen again...especially at the runoffs...they wont cave but maybe only pull individual cars who don't heed the warnings that will surely be given. Again, pick an option above and see if it flies!