As far as you thinking I dont know what im talking about well I do and this situation is exactly why I got out of offshore afteronly running about 5 races back in the mid 90's I spent the money on a boat to race and raced in a class were there was no other competitors until the world finals in Key West and even though I showed up to more races than any of the other competitors I had mechanical troubles on day 2 and couldnt compete but someone else got the world championship. So thats when I said why should I spend all this money time and effort to race no competion and when they show up and run one race and win they get to call themselves a champion. Im not bitter about not being labeled a champion esspecially when it seems to just be a paper label anyway . If things change Ill get back in full force again. Yes know there is a 2 race rule now to run the worlds but thats out of how many races 6 or so? I believe the whole season should be based on a high point system for any championship and there should only be maybe 5 premier classes with a set of defined rules where not every Tom Dick and Harry can just show up throw some numbers on their boat and race.
Sounds to me like you picked the wrong class. Didn't do your homework, showed up unprepared, got beat and quit. Now your are bitter and accusing others of doing successfully what you tried and failed.
Pick the right class with the right group and race. Or not.
Last edited by MOBILEMERCMAN; 08-13-2008 at 08:57 PM.
Cat OB is a good class and there are a few others too with good rosters and competition.
Last edited by MOBILEMERCMAN; 08-13-2008 at 10:48 PM.
I am a racer in OSS SVL. I love this class and the people I race against. I moved up to this class after racing for years in F1. Both classes are the same principals with spec. motors,drive's weight, and other factors.
On the other hand I race in OPA in class 5 where the speed is 75 MPH with my old F1 boat. I do this because it is local and there are now around 15 boats in this class.
I can honestly say I dont think there would be any racing in the North East without P class. Its a function of money in most cases. There has been yards full of older race boats and nowhere to race them. It has changed with P class and they are back on the water having fun. It comes down to that or nothing at all.
I also find it hard to recognize the current system of getting a National ,World or Hall of champion title. In my opinion to achieve these titles it should be in a spec class at WOT against a Min. of 5 boats in your class and preferably more. I have two of these World Championships where I have won but didnt have as much merit ,I also have 2 World Championships that mean so much to me Its hard to explain. Race against 20 other F1 boats and win you know you did something.
OSS is as close to what you all want where racing is bad a$$. I also would love to see more teams get into SVL and get 20-30 teams out in the water hammering it out. Why not build a SVL for a fraction of the price and race more boats instead people build boats they cant afford after one year or one wreck. Its human nature to want to be the big show. Could you only imagine if some of the bigger teams spent there money fielding a SVL team. Most racers cant afford more but they certainly can afford less.
YES MIKE!!! WE KNOW!!!, you helped write the original OutLaw P-Class Rules for APBA. & they were called OutLaw because BAJA helped sponsor the series.
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