Resident geek freak
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: permanetly lost NSW
Re: Guess who's back....back again
I LIKE drop your worst.
You need points system that rewards the driver who goes hard, gets some great results but might crash or have a blow up along the way (coz he's a RACER), rather then the bloke who trundles along to 10th every race (thats not racing).
I think drop-your-worst will encourage "have a go" driving. It means you can afford to take a chance and drive for bust, take that passing and risk a crash or giving it stick and risk blowing the car to score a result. If you stuff up you can drop it, if you win you get the goodies.
But only drop one, coz if you drive like that and lose it regularly,well, you're a woodduck.
Without drop your worst, you have to be more conservative, cant afford to take a risk as every race counts, so dont push so hard, dont try and "do desperate" down the outside, or whatever. Must finish every race in the points, not try to win at all costs and take chances.
Plus drop your worst means its less likey that the final round will be "dead" with the championship placings decided.
Drop your worst was not unusual in the 60s and 70s.
Im sorry if it makes the points a bit hard to add up, mid year for people who need all their fingers to count, but the man on the telly will tell you whos winning.
I do think there are too many points tho. 192 or something for a win and points rite down to last is silly. I think points should only be down to 10th or there-abouts. If you dont finish in the top 10, you're not in the hunt.
At years end the series winners should be around the 100-200 point mark not 2000+ points.