On 12/18/2007 Bill Turner wrote:
> What happens to the folks who prefer demolition derby cars but find
> they are required to compete in a NASCAR event?
> Oh, wait... I know. Different classes! Whew. You had me worried there
> for a moment.
> 73, Bill W6WRT
Thing is, I think most people in the US think "Nascar" type - one class is run
at a time. Most folks have nave looked at Road Racing, where 5-6 classes of
car will run on the course at one time
Which always gets me to thinking - "Gee, they also handicap those races, and
have an overall handicap race winner, where it's possible for a lower class car
to beat a higher class"
Just making up numbers here - but lets say the top M/M score has averaged 5.54
times as many points as the top SOAB station for the last 5 years. The
handicapped class would take your SOAB station, multiply it's score by 5.54,
and we compare to the top M/M station this year. See who has a higher
Might be interesting
For that matter, except for the fact that it's too easy to change a station,
and too hard to do a technical inspection - it might be interesting to do what
they do in sailboats. You come in with a handicap level of X, based upon the
"expected" for your station. You do better, your handicap goes down, you do
worse, it goes up - heck, they do it in golf too. You've got your scratch
score vs your handicapped score - it's how you get to have things like pro-ams.
Heck, they do it in bowing too - what was interesting in the league I bowled in
MANY years ago - you're handicap was 200 - your average * .8 - why the .8? The
only gave you 80% of your difference, so that most nights, the better bowler
will still win - give you incentive to improve - but if you were a 150 average
bowler, you could still beat the 190 average bowler, if you had a good night,
or he had a bad night (Back then, before all the new balls 145 was the average
73 de KG2V
For the Children - RKBA!
Haben Sie sehr viel Furcht, denn ich bin mit Gewehr gut.
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