WITH ALL DUE RESPECT!!
I have to formally challenge the integrity of this decision, and request a conversation with the decision maker(s). We now appear to be making up rules as we go. The new standing directly affect FLMS team standings and myself. I submit the following in response:
1. The results were updated with what would have been the finishing race results,
But, the field was in all aspects, no matter how you look at it, frozen.
a. To be clear, under yellow flag condition, if the race has no change of going green all cars a locked into their position? It does not matter when/where/if they cross the start/finish?
b. This is not in the rules; therefore, classified as “making up rules as we go”
2. If anyone gets a similar penalty at the end of the race, we will adjust the results too
a. Similar or same?
3. There is no need to penalize a driver for a mistake that can very easily happen
a. To be clear, if a driver mistakenly gets a pit speeding penalty he/she should not have to serve a black flag?
b. To be clear, if a driver mistakenly causes a wreck he/she should not serve an EOL?
4. Yes, the field is frozen. But the issue started with John trying to save fuel to finish the race where he was running. As in real life, you have to maintain pace speed and cannot speed up and coast past cars on the pace laps. This should be addressed in future races, as some may try to stretch fuel mileage (which is racing) but you have to stay single file or at least not next to a car in front of you, or behind you
a. I agree, this should be addressed in future races
b. I believe John was trying to save fuel, he may also have been costing but he always maintained pace speed (80mph ± 3mph) – The replay is indisputable on this;