Maybe a more "global" approach by an association or group is a consideration.
Ah, excuse me, you are the group or association. There isn't any spectator money. There isn't any corporate sponsor money. Just you.
This isn't NASCAR. This isn't the International Olymipic Committee. This isn't the FIA.
It's just more people like you. And it's your money you are spending.
The SCTA rules committee is the member clubs. We all vote on any proposed rule changes.
SCTA could create their own DAQ. It could be installed into each car on the starting line and removed at a collecting point on the return road to be brought back to the line.
There were 530 Entries: 368 cars and 162 bikes including 62 Class Changes. Total 468 vehicles.
There were 175 event records certified: 65 bikes and 110 cars.
There were 2,488 timed runs over the 3 courses.
Does that give you some idea of the scope of what you are requesting? There is no such thing as bad data. There is such a thing as not enough data. But there is a price tag attached to everything. Have you priced black boxes? Where are you going to find enough volunteers to do the extra work?
Even if you did, the cost to analyze the data is big money.
It would be better to have everyone get a head and neck support, (Has R3 ISP ) Have a sonic checker to check the size of the tubes used on the roll bars and other parts of the car. Have the bars checked in tech .I think that all roll bars sould be all DOM period.You dont want me to get started on welding and peoples fab skills. All of the above would make you alittle safer.
It's hard to argue against any safety recommendations. Again, checking tubing thickness and weld testing over hundreds of vehicles is a real burden on the sport.
The rule book and technical inspection is the safety net we currently use. It's tough to add more to the lengthy list they already have.
Do we want to get into wheel alignment, tire balance, weight distribution . . . The list is very long if you want to add things.
I didn't see Cliff Gullett's crash. I certainly hope that any pictures or video will be analyzed and some method found to prevent this sort of fatality in the future. But maybe we should wait for the results.