Think small (NASCAR tracks)!
Do away with the qualifier races and instead of stages, run the Cup races as heats of 12-15 cars, or 3-heat minimum each, 50-75 miles or ~40-50 laps/heat, depending on the track. The top 5 in each heat advance to that day's Cup Final. The cars are staged in order of their finishing time in the heats, i.e., the fastest car of the 3-4 heats is on the pole and so on. Sunup to sundown racing. This would make it easier for the fans in attendance to keep track of their favorites, maybe also to have more favorites, and cut down on the wrecks. Everybody likes smoky-sparky-firey, sod chewin' wrecks, nobody likes multiple 30-40 minute cleanups.
The top 4 or 5 from each final advance to the (insert several naming right and "Presented By" sponsors here) Season Finale, to be held at a randomly selected track. Could be Talledega, Rockingham, Chicago ("ICECAR," yeah!). And to help insure good clean fun, only one (1) car per team in Cup. You would be allowed as many teams as you can afford, but you run only one car each, "Banquet-to-Banquet."during the season. Same chassis, same motor, same everything (rebuild of the original parts would be allowed) once the season starts. Hammer it back into shape and put it on the grid next week. You break, you park, you watch.
Did I mention the rain? The racing goes on. Rain tires would be allowed. Nothing worse than sitting in my $196 seat eating a $15 corndog & lemonade watching the jet dry trucks lapping the field at 2mph.
We could do away with restrictor plates at the bigger tracks: Mandate 9:1 axle ratios. 200mph? Gonna need 16-17000 rpm. NASCAR oval is 80% V8 roar, 20% racing. By raising final drive ratios, you would have all the sound & fury and race strategy, but at a more controlled pace. OK 9:1 is ridiculous, but you get the idea.
Don't get me going on Formula 1.
Ok I`m ready and have no problem with the labeling or the canceling thing so bring it on but, I`m wondering where I missed the transformation (<----opp`s kinda play on word`s) from the old school "normal" where a minor can`t buy whiskey or smokes legally too... this progressive normal.
There was an old saying "only a foolish farmer puts a fox in charge of the hen house, then can`t figure out why the hen`s ain`t there"... This confirmation is similar, put this fox (yeah another play on words) in the decision making level on what the children can do to their bodies, minds and life, then stand back and wonder why a generation of young adults have got so many physical and psychological issues....
At first I wondered if her formerly his responses were a technical glitch but, no they weren`t. So if nothing else she gave a round the barn type of truth in her response, I guess there`s credit due for not answering the question "are you in favor of and supportive of letting minors get pumped up with drugs? and amputating parts of their bodies?" but then again just focus in on the question, then the picture and can anyone be against body transformation using any method while advertising the results as she is doing? But (there`s a million butt`s) Missy got her work done when? 8, 10 or in her 30ies?
I know I knoooo Trans-O-foeprick....
I wonder if there will be a trim level or another country of sale that will use conventional keys? My friends Nissan Rogue has a push button start and its right next to the column where there a plastic plug covering the hole for a keyed ignition.
Interesting competitive info in the article:
So from this, we can reasonably infer that Ford are at level 4 with their work that they have said will be deployed in the future (I think in Florida?). My understanding is that they intend to deploy a commercial fleet in a geo fenced area when they roll it out.
Interesting that sainted GM appear to be no further along than Ford with Argo. They really love to 'engineer by press release', however.
Full article here: https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/vw-aims-to-have-autonomous-id-buzz-vans-for-commercial-use-by-2025/ar-BB1e3EuL?li=BBnb4R5&OCID=HPDHP
We bought our King Ranch Super Duty because of the upgraded interior and the nice leather seats.
Last year, the wife and I drove our truck to the Dollar General. We came out and a woman was looking at the rear of the truck. She said she was checking to see if we were from Texas because the the King Ranch Badges on the side!!