A brand new rule was carried out earlier than this week’s Silver State Nitro Problem relating to professional’s operating the 40+ class, we caught up with Adam Drake to see what he thinks on this week’s #TalkItUpTuesday
New The Dust Racing class rule: In case you are a PRO driver you’ll not be allowed to run in 2 lessons with the identical automotive. It’s important to decide between 40+ or Professional however not each. A professional driver is any driver who has 100% automotive producer sponsorship or will get paid by automotive producer to race stated automotive.
LiveRC: What are your preliminary ideas relating to the brand new rule added to Dust occasions, whereas not made solely for you, it does apply to you most notably of anybody?
Adam Drake: I agree with guidelines when they’re made in the very best curiosity of all of the opponents. I perceive altering the rule for all lessons would cut back the overall entries and cash for the occasion, however that may be what’s truthful and in the very best curiosity of all of the opponents. If wanted, have everybody select one class/class to race and improve the entry charges. Select Professional, Intermediate, Sportsman, or 40+. This might additionally permit everybody to get further monitor time if we had much less general entries. We may return to having multiple lap of heat, 7-10 minute qualifiers, and longer mains on the massive occasions.
Some say the rule ought to solely be modified for the professional class as a result of we’re racing for a paycheck and bonuses, however what concerning the guys who’re paying for his or her merchandise? In my view their racing is simply as necessary if no more necessary as they’re those which can be supporting the manufactures that permit us to race professionally.
LRC: Will this have an effect on your leads to the professional class in any respect do you’re feeling?
AD: The extra monitor time is good, nevertheless it’s additionally further put on and tear on the tools. I’ve raced extra occasions with out the 40+ class than I’ve with the extra monitor time in 40+. I don’t see it making a lot of a distinction. It’s much like guys that bump out of the B principal. The monitor time doesn’t damage, however you normally get in the place you slot in.
LRC: Do you propose on pushing towards the wording of the rule and bringing 2 separate nitro buggies to run?
AD:Joey and I’ve been nice buddies for a lot of a few years and we talked about this after he introduced the rule change. The wording of the rule created some confusion, however after speaking with Joey, you’re not allowed to race the professional class and the 40+ class even with two autos.
LRC: Will somebody named Shadam Shrake be signed up for 40+ this week with the same wanting paint job?
AD: No, however you may even see me in all of the 40+ lessons. Haha. Which will fire up some stuff and we may see a brand new algorithm at future occasions. Clearly I wish to race the very best and work tremendous onerous, however what makes probably the most sense for the businesses that help me? There’s numerous publicity from LiveRC.com for profitable any of the lessons. All joking apart, I’ll be racing all three Professional lessons at Silver State.
LRC: What are your ideas on the 40+ class as an entire or having age lessons interval climate or not it’s for youths or elders?
AD: The 40+ class has been a blast! Racing with all the old-fashioned guys is enjoyable. It’s additionally cool for the fellows that haven’t had an opportunity to race towards Saxton, Degani, or myself. The 40+ class offers anybody over 40 years previous an opportunity to be on the stand / monitor with us and battle it out. If it was me, there would solely be one class on the main occasions. Much less complete entries and extra monitor time to see who’s the very best.
Thanks for reaching out concerning the rule change. This trade is superior and I’m honored to be making the professional mains into my 40’s. See you on the races!