Thanks for the clarification... Enjoyed the Internet Feed and Race Chat today! Can't wait to see the big race tomorrow.
I keep talking about going down there for the race, but dang if life doesn't crap all over my plans every year!
I would love to see them be able to finish the Race tomorrow...
It's done that way for several reasons, but mostly to stop any infractions that may have been done after qualifying, after tech, and after a few nights of wrenching. It don't take much to swap out steering if you know what you are doing and have the full hydro set-up already to go on. It also don't take much to bolt on a set of sticky tires, so the winners go into impound and get thoroughly inspected for rule compliance.
You can run them through all manner of tech inspections and the only way to stop them from being altered would be to sequester them under lock and key which is not at all feasible plus a lot of rigs are still being worked on right up until they hit the start line.
They also have the remote pits to contend with and it would not be difficult to bolt on a set of sticky tires at one of them either.
Impound for the podium finishers is the only way to pull it off fairly. Top 3 get impounded and inspected and that is all that really matters.
That said, the fact that only 1 stock class rig finished this year should tell everyone how hard they made the course. There were only 4 mod finishers.
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