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2014 Rules development, open call for Rules Change Requests

Postby Al Fernandez » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:02 pm

It is time once again to formally begin our rules editing for 2014. We’re starting a bit later than usual (my fault only) so I’m going to target the end of November for having the 2014 rules published. Our goal is to only make changes that clarify intent unless the change reduces cost, improves safety, or enables closer competition (closer does not mean lower lap times by the way!).

Your role as a CMC competitor is twofold: first, submit Rules Change Requests (RCR) for things you believe make sense and second, to discuss your RCRs and those others submit with your fellow racers and, most importantly, with your Regional Director. Feel free to create a thread in the Rules section of the forum for your RCR, but please keep these threads limited to one specific topic to make it easier for everyone to follow along. Keep these discussions civil and remember that its perfectly ok for others to have a different and even conflicting opinion to your own.

To submit an RCR for the CMC Directors for consideration, please submit it to your regional director via email with a cc to me using the format below. Your regional director is your representative at the discussions, and the two of you discussing your suggestion first will help that greatly. All of our email addresses are in the rules book.

I will accept complete (and serious) RCRs until Wednesday October 16th. will post RCRs as they come in so everyone can see what they are. For those that are new or unfamiliar, the Directors discuss and vote on the RCRs. Usually RCRs are either overwhelmingly supported or overwhelmingly not supported, but if it is a tie I’m the tie breaker and retain the right to veto. When we’re done, we submit the whole thing to NASA HQ for their review, suggestions, and final approval.

I encourage you to do the appropriate due diligence. Read old RCRs, read the director’s cut thread explaining what RCRs were rejected and why. If it’s the same RCR and nothing has changed, its logical to expect the decision to remain unchanged.

RULE CHANGE REQUESTS (RCR) MUST BE SUBMITTED IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT TO BE CONSIDERED (no a post online isn’t enough):

---1) Name / Region / Car # / Contact Info (email or phone, etc)
---2) Rule reference # (ex.- Rule 3.2)
---3) Recommended Revised Wording (saying “make rule 5.4 clearer” isn’t enough! How would you word it?)
---4) Reasoning for change MUST include at least 1 of the following:
---------->a) Will decrease series cost because…
---------->b) Will increase driver safety because…
---------->c) Will promote series growth because...
---------->d) Will improve competition because…
---------->e) Will provide more clarity because...

HINT – Requests which score points in all categories will have better chances of being accepted than those which score points in 1 category (or worse yet, go against the reasonings above.)

I’m available just about any time if you want to discuss something over the phone or email.
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Postby MHISSTC » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:38 pm

We've just about got our 2014 RCRs done, but I wanted to make sure we weren't going to duplicate someone else's effort if they had already come up with an updated version of this 2013 submission:

7) Allow threaded spring adjusters on all four corners, all platforms
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Postby MHISSTC » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:44 pm

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Postby MHISSTC » Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:45 am

WTF!?
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