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Thread: Rules Change Requests for 2023 season

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    Senior Member Site AdminCarroll Shelby michaelmosty's Avatar
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    Rules Change Requests for 2023 season

    CMC racers

    It is the rule season once again and like previous years we have the same rules of engagement as far as submitting your rule proposals.

    You can post your RCR here if you like for public comment but please submit formally to your series director.

    As always, the rule submittals are to clarify, reduce cost of operation or building a cmc car, improves safety or enables closer competition or increases the longevity of the car.

    Your role as a CMC competitor is twofold:

    1, submit Rules Change Requests (RCR) for things you believe make sense

    2, To discuss your RCRs and those others submitted with your fellow racers and, most importantly, with your Regional Director.

    Feel free to create a thread for your RCR, but please keep these threads limited to one specific topic to make it easier for everyone to follow along. Keep these discussions civil and remember that its perfectly ok for others to have a different and even conflicting opinion to your own.

    To submit an RCR for the CMC Directors for consideration, please submit it to your regional director via email using the format below. Your regional director is your representative at the official discussions, and the two of you discussing your suggestion first will help that greatly.

    For those that are new or unfamiliar, the Directors discuss and vote on the RCRs. Usually RCRs are either overwhelmingly supported or overwhelmingly not supported, but if it is a tie then the National Director is the tie breaker and retain the right to veto. When we're done, we submit the whole thing to NASA HQ for their review, suggestions, and final approval.

    I encourage you to do the appropriate due diligence. Provide real evidence and details. Read old RCRs, read the director's cut threads explaining what RCRs were rejected and why. If it's the same RCR and nothing has changed, it's logical to expect the decision to remain unchanged.

    RULE CHANGE REQUESTS (RCR) MUST BE SUBMITTED IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT TO BE CONSIDERED (no a post online isn't enough, Send it to your regional director):

    ---1) Name / Region / Car # / Contact Info (email or phone, etc)

    ---2) Rule reference # (ex.- Rule 3.2)

    ---3) Recommended Revised Wording (saying make rule 5.4 clearer isn't enough! How would you word it?)

    ---4) Reasoning for change MUST include at least 1 of the following:

    ---------->a) Will decrease the series cost because...

    ---------->b) Will increase driver safety because...

    ---------->c) Will promote series growth because...

    ---------->d) Will improve competition because...

    ---------->e) Will provide more clarity because...

    HINT Requests which score points in all categories will have better chances of being accepted than those which score points in 1 category (or worse yet, go against the reasoning's above.)
    -Michael Mosty
    CMC #11 Mosty Brothers' Racing
    Director - TX Region

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    Senior Member Carroll Shelby RichardP's Avatar
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    Friendswood, TX
    I'm not currently a CMC competitor so I'm not going to officially submit anything but I would like a couple of CMC rules looked at:

    1) Hood gutting. If (when) you forget your hood pins and your hood flies up, a gutted hood is more likely to fold over the roof of the car with minimal damage while a stock hood is guaranteed to smash your windshield and probably end your weekend. It's a free mod that can reduce cost and is possibly a safety issue.

    2) Droppable and non-droppable points finishes for the season championship. Currently, any technical infraction is a non-droppable zero while a driving infraction is a droppable finish for season points. On the surface this seams alright. But, if you came across the scales 1 lb. under (maybe because you lost a part on track) you are labeled a CHEATER and your season is effectively over. If you intentionally punt your main competitor off the track (and make it look like an accident) so that he can't score a good finish, you can drop that race and are still good for the championship.

    Richard P.



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