I agree with Dave. I've seen it work in other countries. It doesn't have to be a 'this or that' proposition. In fact, if it is, neither side will win. It is possible to do both, it just takes clear commitment and balance and skill to do it.
>"Corporate Greed" ...... Please don't insult our collective
>intelligence with this tired, old phrase for simple-minded,
Yes, I took some liberties in formulating those choices. Thankfully, most of you don't seem to be taking it too seriously. If you were then I would truly be worried about the future of rallying here...
Both Club Rallies and Pro Rallies can greatly benefit from involvement of more factory teams if SCCA was to allow WRC cars to compete here and help regions to organize a rally candidate for World Rally Championship.
Who knows maybe the exposure would trigger some American manufacturers to consider getting actively involved in Rallying.
Since factory teams would have to pay higher entry fees and would contribute to the overall expenses of the rally it would allow the organizers to keep the entry fees lower for privateers.
One thing is for sure, things would get a lot more exciting both for competitors and for spectators.
>:+ :+ Branden - No offense taken. I just know that once
>the current Club & "Pro" growing pains are sorted, the
>"corporations" could be a real asset to the sport, at ALL
>I'd just rather avoid making them think their involvement is
>resented by those of us who love rallying.
Sure involvement is great, but policy setting and being catered to
are not! If they want to get involved make it easy for them and let them ask-don't asked them and roll over for em!! :+