JeF4y Racing 2001 season wrap-up
Well, now the season is over. I learned an awful lot, and had my ups and downs. Although I had numerous DNF races, and missed a little over 1/2 the season due to lack of health insurance, I still finished pretty well. Here are my standings.
|Class||My Standing||# of racers||Overall percentile|
I'm pretty pleased with the way everything turned out. The only class which I consistently raced throughout the season was Middleweight Supersport and it showed with the top 10% finish. This next season I'm still undecided as to exactly what classes I will run, but I'm positive I will run Middleweight Supersport and Middleweight Superbike held on Sunday's. Then it's just a matter of deciding and committing to a race on Saturday.
Given the choice, I'd race 2 sprints on Saturday and 2 on Sunday and forget the GTU, but I don't know if it will work out. See, CCS changed the entry fees for 'Purse-Paying' races to $65 regardless of how many other races are entered. Last year, races were $65 for the first race, $45 for the second and $30 for all others.
This year, it's still $65/45/30, but all purse paying races are $65 so If I were to race 2 sprints and add the GTU, my entry fees will be $175/weekend. I could race 4 non purse paying sprints for $170, or 2 sprints and the GTU for $175.
The dilemma isn't necessarily money, it's racing time. Last year I found the GTU to be brutal on my body so I stopped racing it late in the season. I picked up the GP class instead and enjoyed the sprint race. This gave me 1 sprint race on Saturday and 2 sprint races on Sunday. I enjoyed it, but wanted a little more track time on Saturday. I'd ideally like to do 2 sprints on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. However, the only sprint class I qualify for on Saturdays is the GP class. Middleweight is great, but Heavyweight is a purse paying class so now I'd be $205 for the weekend which is a bit steep, and I'm then placed in a class with no limitations on displacement or modifications. See the dilemma???
So here are the choice 'packages':
A. $140 Saturday MW GP, Sunday MW Superbike, MW Supersport
B. $175 Saturday GTU, Sunday MW Superbike, MW Supersport
C. $205 Saturday MW GP, HW GP, Sunday MW Superbike, MW Supersport
Let me know what you think (email me here) Thus far, I'm leaning towards package B which gave me ample track time, but seemed really tough. I just don't want to end up crapping out 1/2 way through the season because the GTU race gets too long...