>I don't fully object to your plan with regard to higher seed
>gets the entry regardless of club/pro but we would need to
>have a minimum entry per pro class: 3-5 slots reserved for
>P class etc.
Sounds like a plan to me. It would still achieve an idea of letting the fastest proven competitors run. (Hey, my ideal is to let everyone have fun, but the heroic effort of a 120 car field at Maine last year was clearly past a reasonable limit.) 5 cars cars reserved for National only classes would be approximately half the available slots for STPR and Maine; you would probably have to make the National reserved slot quantities higher for Open and N, to accomodate all those who are truly and seriously running for Pro Championships. But it would still open up plenty of slots for the faster Club cars to have a shot at competing in these events. (Hey, I have actually heard Kurt say that he really would love to have a Pro series of 20-30 cars so this would work! Kurt, I know I haven't quoted this exactly right, but it really is the essence of one of your statements.)
Ooooh..... but then that would allow some of those nasty "old" cars to get back in the hunt; I'd love it, but I wonder if certain "others" in the evil-empire would be open to it.
>(This could also lead to needing 3-5 cars for a class, or
>the class could be bumped to allow the fastest drivers to
I wouldn't do that. I would strongly recommend that National class eligibility based on the last year's or 2 year's competition level, like in the road race world, rather than on a event-by-event basis. There is too much competitor investment at stake to do this except on a long term basis. And eliminating a class on a per event basis could mess up any real National championship.