Yes handicapping etc. is not the best way to go for the hot shots. If
they take it as a challenge though to their skill, then it can work out.
But most see it as a way to hamper them in their quest to trash everyone
else properly each and every race night.
The reality will hit when they walk into the track some night and no one is
there to race with. They have all been run off by the trashing they have
taken week after week.
I have mentioned I have been racing slot for many years and most of that
time the first 25 or so I was very competitive to the point of running
out of anyone to racea couple of times, with but a couple others like me,
no fun racing just three guys everyweek commercially.
We used to run 1/24th hard body, scratch chassis Nascars back in the
late 60's and between three tracks in the area we could get up to 60+ entries any
weekend. Great racing for myself and three of my friends. After about
six months It got to the point though, that when we would get to the track
to practice. There would be less and less entries and some who saw us
come in, would pack up and leave and ask for their entry fees back.
Well we saw the handwriting on the wall eventually and managed to have
problems of some sort or the other intentionally. And then got some of the
others into the winners area.
We also decided that racing tricks we knew, had to be shared with all, for them to catch up.
So we set up "how to" sessions before the races to show how to build a
chassis right, how to set it up to be fast and bullet proof them against falling
apart. We talked the tracks into allowing them more free practice time to get
them time to practice. The racing got much better after that and we
all had a better time of it. It's hard to race against nobody!!!
Since then that has been my way of racing. Winning is not the "end all
to racing", unless you want it to end all your racing with others.
Getting the snot beat out of you each week is not condusive to keep
coming back for more. Racing against those who can do better with help
is a lot more fun. Then winning means something, not just a easy hollow
victory. Maybe I am weird or just old but it has been more fun for me ever
since. And I still get to win a tough one every now and then.
Winning too easy is an empty victory. imho!!