agreed. look at F1. They still keep the rules/regs because some are needed for fairness, but they still let the manufacturers go to the far stretches of their creativity to win. This also creates a huge fanbase for car brands as a whole since they actually have more than just a big sticker invested into the vehicle.
Thanks for the info.
The point I tried to make in my first post is, racing is just getting too rule crazy.
I used to be a big fan of racing, but every year my interest gets less and less.
The part that interests me the most about racing, is seeing the ingenuity within the rules, that a team can come up with something that gives them an edge.
Now things are so over regulated, that it's basically like an IROQ race where you have to buy your own car. i.e. just glorified spec racing.
For example, I have some tapes I made of Daytona and Talladega back in the 1980's when they didn't have to run restrictor plates.
The races then were not the same "rolling parking lot" going around the track like today's race.
The cars were spaced out more, had more power, were more responsive and could pass, and there was good racing at 205-210mph.
Now it just boring, with all this emphasis on trying to make every car the same, because somebody might feel bad if their car isn't as fast as somebody else's.
At this point, the "crack smokin'" rule makers would probably pay a king's ransom to any physicist who could figure out how to make more than one object occupy the same space simultaneously.
Then they could on raceday, turn on a special machine that would allow all the cars in the race to be in the same spot at the same time.
During the race, it would just look like one car going around the track.
Then nobody would lose, every car would be tied for 1st place, and nobody's feelings would be hurt.
After the race, everybody would hold hands and sing Cum-by-ya.
At the end of the season, every driver would be tied for champion.
The only downside would be the time it would take for all those acceptance speeches. LOL