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  • #103014

    Tom Varner

    Did SKUSA Summer Nats at New Castle last year – put on stickers for the last practice on Friday because it was announced that times in the last session would be how you would line up for qualifying – all well and good – we lined up  in our spot for qualifying and then all of a sudden it was like a cattle stampede to get out to qualify – no order, no qualifying position, no nothing, just a mad rush to get out to qualify – never seen even a club race do that –

    Question is why do they talk about lap times in the last session to determine qualifying order when there is no order – it is mass confusion with no control of concern for the qualifying order – just wondering if I need stickers for the last session or not ???

  • #103031

    Christian Fox

    What class were you in? They don’t use the times to “line up” for qualifying, they use them to split the biggest classes into fast and slow groups for qualifying. Last year that was only Jr and Sr. So, unless you are in a group large enough that they will be splitting it up, no need for new tires in the final practice.

  • #103037

    Tom Varner

    X30 SR – so I get splitting a big class – but have not seen WKA, Route 66, or USPKS not maintain some semblance of order when going out to qualify, just seem surprising that a Premiere series would allow this – in most series people line up and are waived out at intervals to qualify in an orderly fashion

  • #103040

    Tony Leone

    There were 76 total X30 Senior drivers so we split you into 2 groups for Qualifying based on the times of the last practice.

    We will commonly grid the Mini or Micro classes for qualifying as the gap between the fastest and slowest tends to be larger  but we’ve never done that for a Senior class that I can recall.  Also, the track at New Castle is huge.  If you don’t want to go out with the huge pack its better to stay in the back of the grid and go out when you think there will be less traffic.

    The 7 minutes has always been yours to manage and not gridding you actually allows you to do that.  And even if we tried to let 40 drivers out in some kind of interval drivers would just be creeping around the track waiting for their teammates.

    There were 58/76 karts that qualified within a second of pole.

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