So what's your plan, Ted? Let 'em eat with only the strong surviving? That would be a great plan, except:How can FSS or any class have long-term viability when Ford and Mopar are the only ones being penalized? What happened to pro stock (now an entirely GM powered class) is going to happen to FSS. If it wasn't for DSR's two Mopars, and Kevin Skinner's lone Mustang, it would have been an all Camaro show. Keep penalizing those two makes, and FSS will become merely a slower version of pro stock. Why should Ford and Mopar even bother developing their combinations when they will be penalized?
Is that what NHRA wants? Just change the class name to FSC - Factory Stock Camaro.
1. Everybody's competing in a heads-up class while all running different platforms of engine design.
2. Whether we like it or not, NHRA drag racing no longer has any real appeal to Detroit.
So what you're left with is a class that will produce a platform with a decided advantage over the others because of #1, but because of #2 there is no desire by the competing makers to spend the money on a better design of their own.
The 50 year old argument using the Pro Stock factoring is history. Like I've said a thousand times before, the Mopars got screwed way back then, but they (NHRA) finally got their head on straight after all the crying and said, "Fine, here are your new parameters. Everybody's gonna run the same shit", and kept it that way for 35 years. And that's through multiple championships by all 3 manufacturers and ZERO rules changes following the championships by Ford and Mopar.
And no, Pro Stock is not a GM-powered class, it's a primarily GM bodied class, whose engines have taken the best designs from all three, with modifications from some of the best minds to create what is arguably the baddest naturally aspirated purpose-built powerplant on the face of the earth.