Reply To: 2016 S1 Skip Barber


OK guys, time to make some timely decisions.

We are running the Skip.

This week will be the official track, Brands Hatch Indy.

35 minute race.

No pit.

Do we want random caution?

We will be doing a gentleman’s reverse grid. What this means–
You will enter the race session and run practice laps as usual.
Note your lap time and position from the practice session.
We will have standing grid start. When the race goes green, we will regrid in reverse order form practice.
Once we are in reverse grid we will start the race.
Also, since we are doing reverse grid, do not let the guy behind you go. Fight for every position. Otherwise we would just put the fast guys in the front. Hold your line, race fair, race clean. It is the faster racers job to get around clean. I understand that this will lead to incidents. We all have to accept that this is going to happen. In the long run, I think it will lead to more competitive racing and bring us closer together.

As a side note to that– I think we have all gotten too concerned about preventing incidents. What I mean is we are all driving tight, not racing. That is why we always end up spread out. I know I do. From now on, race fair, do your best to race clean, but damn it, race!!! We all have to accept that things are going to happen. I don’t think any of you are dirty drivers or intentionally trying to wreck members. Just give ‘er and lets have a good time. I want to turn Wednesday back into a good time. And driving behind you guys for 40 min isn’t doing it.

Also, Sloan has mentioned to me–Do we want to do a fully modified schedule?? (Not for tomorrow of course). We may be able to get some other Skip drivers if we go away from the official a bit. My thought on this would be– everyone does some testing and gets back with a track pick by next week. Short tracks that keep the racing tight. If we decide we want to do this we can talk about it some more. We could run some practice rooms during the week and do some promoting and recruiting. Hopefully pick up a couple members. Personally, I think if we had another 5-8 regulars it would make all the difference.

So, I know this is late and we don’t have much time, but lets get it!