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Race Cars / Re: Honda #32 CRXsi IT for sale, Truck and Trailer as well
« Last post by CRXsi on Yesterday at 09:37:50 PM »
Car and trailer sold. Truck is still potentially available. End of an era but a new owner will enjoy it I hope and have much success with it. .
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General Announcements / Re: 2017 AGM
« Last post by MattB on October 12, 2017, 12:19:12 PM »
And how do you properly cast a proxy vote if there isn't a list of motions presented ahead of time?
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General Announcements / Re: 2017 AGM
« Last post by ChrisS on October 12, 2017, 12:02:07 AM »
From what I've seen before it was people who attended in person plus proxy votes.  Personally I'd like to see electronic voting to make it easier for all to participate.  Eg. Leduc is a long trip for Ken without really knowing what will be voted on.

As for who's vote counts for a class specific vote; that's a good question.  All current racers?  All who currently have a car?  What about those thinking of joining in?

Perhaps these have happened in the past already.  Looking in your direction challenge cars ;)

Chris
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General Announcements / Re: 2017 AGM
« Last post by MattB on October 11, 2017, 06:57:16 PM »
So a motion passes with a simple majority of those who vote in person? Only people who raced in SM vote or it's open to everyone? What about someone that didn't race this year but raced last year? I'm not trying to be obtuse--just trying to understand how things work. If there's a close vote then these details matter...
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Spec Miata / Re: Switching to a 'Best-Of' points structure
« Last post by ChrisS on October 11, 2017, 09:10:34 AM »
The Spec Miata Championship is presently calculated this way. Having the WCMA Championship calculated the same way would make them both consistent.

Yes it's a bit confusing having two (right Dean?).  If I recall correctly; the original purpose of the difficult scoring system for the spec miata championship was to have something that was clear and easy to follow (The WCMA points at the time weren't.  The new system is much more clear.) and that fit the spirit of the class / amateur racing (you shouldn't get knocked out because of life things like your so-called friend wouldn't reschedule their wedding and whatnot).

I'd like to see them match so they could be promoted as one championship.  What that takes is up to our racers (best-of?  drop a weekend?  double points races?  which point structure?)

Chris
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General Announcements / Re: 2017 AGM
« Last post by ChrisS on October 11, 2017, 09:00:46 AM »
OK, but who decides, and what is the exact process, regarding rule changes? And is it the same for class rules (e.g. SM tire) and for point scoring procedures (e.g. 'best of' vs current system)?

Traditionally decisions have been made by vote at the AGM.  I would suggest that we start making use of modern technology so we can discuss and vote on things more regularly that once a year (MSR has built it polling and elections).

Matt,
I'd also suggest that we create a Spec Miata Advisory Committee similar to what is done in the SCCA.  Maybe elect one representative per city sort of thing.  Then we have a few people to keep their finger on the pulse with the option of meeting in person.  And also represent the class on things like sponsorship negotiations or whatnot.

Chris
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General Announcements / Re: 2017 AGM
« Last post by MattB on October 10, 2017, 02:55:47 PM »
OK, but who decides, and what is the exact process, regarding rule changes? And is it the same for class rules (e.g. SM tire) and for point scoring procedures (e.g. 'best of' vs current system)?
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Spec Miata / Re: Switching to a 'Best-Of' points structure
« Last post by Doug Campbell on October 10, 2017, 07:41:46 AM »
The Spec Miata Championship is presently calculated this way. Having the WCMA Championship calculated the same way would make them both consistent.
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Spec Miata / Re: A potential spec tire change?
« Last post by Doug Campbell on October 10, 2017, 07:38:22 AM »
After discussions with Cooper Tires, we will have a proposal to present to all of the racers at the WCMA AGM. This proposal will include some sponsorship, but will not include an "exclusive" Spec tire change for Spec Miata or other classes. Although our testing of the Cooper/Avon ZZR tires this summer went well, there are also other less expensive tires than the Hoosier available, and Cooper is talking about making a faster 2 groove slick available next year, which has not been tested yet. More news at the AGM!
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General Announcements / Re: 2017 AGM
« Last post by Andy on October 10, 2017, 06:45:17 AM »
We will be talking about tires at the AGM, we have been offered a proposal by Cooper Tires and we have had a couple other tires tested this year. SM has been the focus of these tests but other classes may wish to consider spec tires for there classes, maybe they won't. The purpose of the AGM is to discuss these and any other issues that may be presented and try to make racing better for everyone.
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