Glenn, you misunderstand, or, more likely, I haven't been clear. Everything in the rules that has a number attached, or is called out as OEM, or has any performance impact to me is "important", and should be treated as such at all regional, and certainly at a national event. I personally think that ANY rule in the book should be enforced with equal weight. However, I do concede that running without a glove box cover probably isn't that big of deal. What I do think is a big deal is when the "important" rules get treated like the glove box. It makes me crazy when someone says "I was only off by a sixteenth". Makes me even crazier when the officials agree. My comment above was venting some if that frustration. If you get a DQ for being out 1/16", the only person you should be pissed at is yourself. As for the wheel weight, I've said above, and will clarify again, I'm pretty sure Aaron would have beat me had he been driving his pick-up. A couple ounces wasn't what made me look soooo slooooow. But, if your going to prep a car to 10/10ths, you run the risk of crossing the line, however inadvertently. My troubles weren't with Aaron, except for him being too damn fast. My troubles, as "dead horsed" above, are with how the actual rules didn't seem to be that important to our race officials. In retrospect, I'm actually glad he didn't get tossed for a couple ounces of lead, and concur that he'd probably have been OK.
Holly crap. I've spewed more shit here in two days than I have in 6 years. Time to shut the F up and get back out to the garage to get ready for the next race (How DID that punk kid get that old Stang to handle so well ?