In a recent SC&M Magazine, Donny Schatz admitted in the year he and his father's team became the first million dollar team (2006?) they still lost money!
I agree with Ed... it seems the only way to cut the costs.. is cut the compression ratio or size. Or further more, we have downgrade or even spec or monopolize the smaller detail parts of the car to keep everyone equal. It's hard for me to say how you can do much else at this point without simply making a slower, heavier, "kit car" for everyone to enjoy.
With that said, a "435" can be run at the Knoxville Nationals.. someone please tell me how "that" is cutting costs?
I have been going to races since long before the weight rule, and now I think the rule just isn't cutting it. The really good (financially) teams are still refreshing motors and parts and even cars at an alarmingly expensive rate to truly stay competitive with the few others that do the same. And after all, why does the weight rule include
the driver? I have firmly thought all along since day one.. wouldn't logically a lighter weight car with a heavier driver.. be faster?? Speaking of Donny... JK!