If the modified class is not a glorified street stocks, why are they still running 80's technology front clips. And the 700 pound weight difference would be made up as soon as the body's were put back on. Local Asphalt, racing started it's decline. When Dayton Speedway, took the front fenders off the street stocks, I believe Dick Cornett was the first he had a old ARCA car and he soon got competitive once he took front weight off the car and they started calling them Midwest Modifieds. Then Wayne Wattercutter blew the class wide open, when he built a true modified, not the generic things that the fans have forced on them today. Which to help others the rules where changed. So they started calling them Emods. Still they were street stocks with no front fenders. At the same time the IMCA Modifieds were running the same cars but with a motor claim rule. Look thru back old issues of stock car racing magazines and you can find this all in print. The IMCA had it right when they started, and the top 3 lost their motor every night. They would have 50 cars at most tracks, because of the engine rule. At all the big races IMCA would claim every engine in the A main starting field and auction them off for the point fund. These races would draw over a hundred asphalt cars. I know of several local racers who would go to the auction and buy a motor. And because all racers are not smart enough to keep racing affordable they did away with the engine rule. And now the IMCA Modifieds are like local asphalt racing, Short on cars. If the Modifieds were done away with and half went back to street stocks were they came from. And the other half to late models. This would increase the fields. But your great promoter who is doing such a great job. He starts a new class when the others are failing to get full fields. Next people like you will want to do away with the scoring and give participation ribbons. And say everyone won. So before you say someone is clueless get your fact straight. And tell me again that Modifieds are not glorified street stocks. Only so many people will ever own a race car. And if you have less options, then the fields will again be full. Not more classes so every one can win. It is a lot harder to win with 24 cars on the track then 10. Even Mike D would rather beat a full field then himself. As for the sanctioning body pulling the plug he should of went with one who has a proven record. Another poor choice from the promoter who is clueless.
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