The elephant in the room .........
Posted by Ian Williams on 23/9/2017, 12:44 am
Last Sunday at Monarto showed there are a lot of drivers that could use a bit of help. It has been said that it is up to the Stewards to give them that education. All very well saying the officials are not watching, or are not doing anything about the driving standards, but when the Chief Steward and Chief Scrutineer have to man the scales like they did at Monarto, they are not exactly in a good position to view the racing are they?? |
My suggestion to go part way to solving the issue of not enough officials available to do all the jobs ... remove the scale marshal altogether. If the person who is allocated that job can be used somewhere else then that is one less official position that needs to be filled on a day.
So how will the weighing work ... well like in golf, players watch other players, so for us the drivers can do the simple task of looking at the scale readings for each other. First place weighs and second place checks his weight, then second place weighs and the third placed driver checks his weight, and so on down the field. On the day the officials may post a rule of the day that only the first 5 or 8 or whatever drivers are to get weighed , but then everyone knows. And yes the last place-getter will not likely ever get weighed ... but is that a problem ??
Let's try to solve some of our issues by thinking outside the box , and one such problem is a severe lack of officials which if I had said that at the top would you have ever read this ??