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Rogue Squadron

The empire it seems, truly is no match for the Alliance. (ok, sorry, couldn't help it) Alliance racing, captained by 2016 Drivers Champion Jason Fleischli has done the double. They have successfully defended their crown and held off the likes of Elite West, Grizzly Motorsports Ridin Shotgun and Mountain West. How strong is Alliance? The sister team, Alliance Evolution placed an amazing 3rd in the standings. Congratulations; Jason Fleischli, Lionel Calisto, Brian Bennett, Mike Smith and Ryan Thoma. Final Constructor Standings - 1st - Alliance Racing 2nd - Elite West 3rd - Alliance Evolution 4th - Grizzly Motorsports 5th - Ridin' Shotgun Racing Full Standings

#2 becomes #1

Little Train... no, more like Night Train! #2... no, definitely more like #1! Lionel Calisto has just capped off an incredible three year run in the Pacific Majors by finishing; 2nd in 2015, 2nd in 2016 and finally, deservedly 1st place in 2017. Lionel is the the 2017 Mario Andretti Driver of the Year. He competed in all 14 events making him one of our Iron Men. He won his club championship (California) for the third year in a row and is a member of the back to back constructor champions, Alliance Racing. On the season he had seven top 5's and one victory (New Hampshire). What can he do for an encore? Can he be the first driver to repeat as champion? Can he become the first unified Champio

Linear thinking

There are many ways to distribute points in racing and seemingly more being created every year. For us the most important purpose any points structure is to crown a deserving champion. Next it should accurately rank the remaining drivers and lastly it should encourage continued participation by as many drivers as possible. With more variation in grid sizes in 2018 it became important to make the points linear. No longer will the 1st place points in any of the Sportsman splits be fixed. If for example the Pro split has 55 drivers in it, last place will get 129 points. 1st place in the Sportsman 1 split will get 128 pts (the equivalent to 56th place). If we are running a dirt race and the A M

Teams

In 2016 teams were added to the Majors Series for the first time and in 2018 we are taking teams to a whole new level. Here are the changes... Scoring Drivers / Teams will still carry a maximum of five drivers (all from the same region), but will now score three (instead of two) drivers each race. Adding & Replacing / Up untill now teams have been restricted to five drivers TOTAL for the season. If a team lost a driver for whatever reason they were forced to remain short handed. In 2018 that changes. Teams may add or replace drivers at anytime during the season, provided the driver being added has not competed for any other team during the 2018 season. In the case of replacement, the repla

Size Matters

Grid size that is. The idea of having the largest grid possible is very exciting. Forty three cars in the draft at Daytona or 30 Dirt Late Models flying through the mud at Eldora sounds awesome. It really does. My feeling has always been that the larger the grid, the more special the race can be. Problem is... the quality of racing isn't always as good as the idea. It is with that knowledge that we have established our "Maximum Grid Sizes" for 2018. Road Endurance = 60 NASCAR = 30 Indycar = 30 V8 Supercar = 30 Short track oval = 20 F1 = 20 Dirt Oval = 15 We believe that an appropriate number of drivers on the grid, combined with the licensing system will have a very positive impact on just

Licensing...

Clean racing, while still actually racing... that is the goal. There is a fine line between pushing your car to its maximum level and wrecking out... sometimes you have to find the tow hook before you can find victory lane. For us the rules and regulations are no different. It is easy to create a rules structure that is either too loose, or too rigid and frankly we have done both. Live officials, in race penalties, post race reviews, post race penalties, incident caps and CPI (corners per incident) calculations are all things we have done in an effort to find that "balance" between racing hard and racing clean. To be honest, I don't think it's something we can ever get perfect, but that is t

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