Re(9): Off Season Food For Thought - ISMA Money Won & Why Line-Up Procedure Matters Posted on 3/18/2015 at 11:33:37 AM by dan
The issue is protectionism in a division which has VERY LIMITED cars.
I can appreciate ISMA wanting to help "protect" their own, but it doesn't make it friendly for a team who wants to compete for only a couple shows instead of going on the tour. If ISMA followed the WoO procedures where they essentially protect their own by guaranteeing a feature start vs. guaranteeing a start and "starting position", I think this would be a positive for the group. More accurately, all who compete in ISMA must buy a membership. So it's protectionism of starting positions for it's own members who travel instead of those who can't make every race.
Regarding those who don't think you should qualify, go present that argument to NASCAR, Indy, F-1, WoO, etc. When they no longer qualify at an event, argue against MSA qualifying.
In seriousness, can someone post the last rule MSA had in place which ISMA then adopted? I don't think it happens very often. Most of the measures ISMA creates then MSA is supposed to accept or deny it. That is not how two groups work together. I will say, I have seen some working together in more recent years behind the scenes.
I think we all just want to see this sport we love survive.!
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