I have not made this proposal formally to Kevin or Eric at this time. I would appreciate input on ways to potentially improve this idea.
I understand that there are those that prefer to have entries based on pre entry dates. This rule is probably something that you're not going to support.
There are many that do recognize that their grids are determined by their entry. I, and I'm sure others, recognize that there is a great deal of cyniscism about grids. "I'm gridded there because I didn't pre enter for the whole season in December."
Yes, a really good rider can win from the back.
But is it reasonable to try to reward consistent customers? I feel that it is. I've always felt that there are ways to try to keep racers involved in the sport a little longer than the two to three years that seem to be the average. I've always felt this was a way to reward those who are regular competitors with an organization.
Certainly, this opportunity would only apply to those CCS areas that are under the direct control of CCS. Other entities such as Henry's region in Florida, Dean's region in the Great Plains, and the LRRS region would have the opportunity to use or not use this system.
I have discussed this possibility over many, many years. The software was not available to CCS in the 2001 era, but I would think that it should be an opportunity now.
Personally, I haven't been entering as many races as I used to just a few years ago because of this gridding issue.
I look forward to replies.