Isn't this what the class awards at Carlisle are for........ lets be realistic, barely any votes come from anyone outside the Focus or Fiesta classes (I have the numbers to support this)I want to also do a couple of attendee pick classes to get people involved and to look at all the cars.
FR Attendee Pick - Everyone with a car in the judging can vote for their favorite
One addition to this list from the current list is best female rideI agree with what Jamie and Matt have said.
-There only needs to be two awards for autox (best time, best novice time). Jason, you of all people know that autox classes aren't awarded by individual car models as there are usually a variety of cars in each class. ST's shouldn't be in their own class because they're boost/have more power because that's not what wins at autox.
But back on track. Here's what I feel we should do for awards...
2000-2007 FOCUS HATCHBACK - MODIFIED
2000-2007 FOCUS SEDAN / WAGON - MODIFIED
2002-2004 FOCUS SVT
FOCUS SPECIAL INTEREST (ROUSH, SALEEN, MACH, KONA, ETC...)
2000-2007 FOCUS ALL - STOCK
2013+ FOCUS ST
Finest Five of Focus Rising x5 (with one being a "Finest Five Winner" award, so 5 in total)
FR Attendee Pick
FR Ladies Pick
Highest HP Naturally Aspirated
Highest HP Forced Induction
Lowcus Limbo winner (if Matt is bowing out again this year, then shall we eliminate bagged cars in general? Esp since it's only Matt and Kyle?)
One award for each sponsor, or each sponsor who contributes over a certain amount. (I'd say for each sponsor that contributes enough to help fund/pay for their award)
Novice: First timers only
Fiesta and Focus: All (including ST's)
I know this is pretty much Matt's list, lol, but this is what i agree with. I would say one suggestion about the whole "finest five shouldn't get any other awards" deal would maybe be to not have Finest Five but have something more along the lines of "Finest of FocusRising" and just have one main winner. That would eliminate some awards and give more people chances to win all the other awards and not have five people only leave with one award.
Also, if we are concerned on awards costs, I can check with Mary and her mom and see if she can help us out as I believe the new company she works for still does trophies as well.
Yeah, but the person who's not going because of the finest five is someone who's been many times before, so they should be going for the same reasons as us.It's different for us tho Matt, we go to see each other and hang out, some are just going for the show or have done work they feel they need recognition for (we all do) it's just one part of the weekend but it is the main event.