My concern is alienating even more players within srw,i think its a shame that lower skill racers have no big evening of racing to look forward to any more,SRO was great for them.
When i suggested the evo championship,i did not know that it would effect SRO the way it has,my thought was to just have the evo champ in the middle of it on a sunday evening.
How many 500-700 make these champs,if they dont,where are their races?
I would hate to see some regular evo racers to not be able make the cut,evo is unique event,when it all goes to plan it mostly outshines the top tier.
So my concern is for the rest of true racers here no matter what their level,who love it with a passion,dont forget about them,things are not looking good in the numbers department as it is.
I think the "aliens taking over all champs is not a good thing for srw at the moment,we need a wider spread of them,so champs for all levels(and no in not thinking of myself,before anyone types that )
I assume that by "SRO was great to them", you mean the supporting event. Yes, this event worked well for a while and the rule preventing regular SRO participants from entering it also succeeded. It created a unique Evo X racing environment and allowed 14 extra drivers to take part in the Race-Off show. We all enjoyed watching these races and I'm thankful to every participant for giving their best, regardless of the fact that it was a non-prized, one-off, supporting event. However, after many months of running, it just burned out. That is a normal situation and predictable. It was time to upgrade it.
This Championship wasn't based of your suggestion and I'm not really sure what you mean by saying "effect SRO the way it has"? It hasnt changed anything, apart from becoming a whole month, points scored event with prizes and available to everyone. Other than that, it's exactly the same event, a very smooth transition there.
Regarding the 500-700. This is a larger topic and I would recommend you to check out two things, first one is the history of 500-700 (previously 500-600) SQ group in the Race-Offs. From July, untill a couple weeks ago. Then later on, a thread by wiktorioss, inviting the guys from that group to a unique set of races. All I can say is that I've done everything I could for that group over the last nearly half a year and I will continue to try, but in a different way. Awaiting for some movement in wiktorioss thread and will take it from there.
You shouldn't be concerned about the "regular evo racers not able to make the cut". Remember that bottom 6 slots are all decided in the Heats on Saturday. These are two, fully open, 17 slots races, where two podiums advance to the one on Sunday. Each has the same duration as the race on Sunday and they are always full of great action. The only difference really is the lack of live stream. NoFearc is already putting a lot of effort on Sunday, so we need another solution and we're looking for it. Once that is done, you will see that the whole format has tripled the whole Evo X action on the weekends, from what it was in the supporting event. At the moment it "just" seriously upgraded it to another level.
"Champs for all levels". Yes we need and we do this. Donington Championship is one for all levels. The number of Skillquant groups in it's format will increase soon after we will notice that there's a solid overflow of racers in the lower end of 500-900. I'm waiting for that moment, but it hasnt come yet. You know about the lack of drivers in 500-700 races, so just keep in mind that even after moving to 500-900, there was always someone missing. Again, please have a look at the post of wiktorioss - it's very important for this matter.
"Numbers are not looking good". They are definitely not where our ultimate goal is and we will continue to work hard every day (through Monday till Sunday, Christmas, New Year, Easter and any other day like that) and as many hours as needed to get them higher. Saying that they're not looking good, though - is just not true and you should know it, because you're here for a couple years and you've seen Simraceway in various states.