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    RIP EFI Rumble (formally know as Late Model EFI)

    So what the reason why this class has been dropped from the 2014 season ?

    Efi was finally starting to get a good following and now they end it ?

    So much for the Pro Pledge bullshit.

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    More detail? Where did they say it is out or maybe it was just off a list?
    2014 Return stifled
    2013 Car sold, trailer sold, truck sold...just a fan now
    2012 Retirement?
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    What the hell? What is the reason???? Car counts were averaging 11 to 12 over the year, so that sure is not the reason. Let us know what the deal is and don't keep us in the dark.
    Last edited by ricket3195; 12-20-2013 at 07:58 PM.
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    On facebook Rollie said it was because of low car counts. Its complete bs because EFI had the fourth highest car count on average per race:
    OC-34.1
    NSS-25.5
    NMC-18.5
    EFI-11.2
    Pro Street-10.7
    All other heads up classes had less than 10 per event. They at least owe us a real explanation.

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    I'm not speaking for the NMCA on this; just offering my opinion as a fellow racer that has been on both sides of the coin:

    I agree that it's sad to see the EFI class go away, but if it was the fourth largest class, that also means it was the smallest of the index classes (as shown in the figures). Other than the preset index set up, late model EFI only and the transbrake deal, there's not much difference between it and the Open Comp class. They had five cars at Bradenton 2013. Considering taking in the bare minimum Saturday-Sunday entry fee for the class ($85) and you can barely cover the $500 winners purse but are stuck holding the bag on the rest. 3 round wins for the full payout? I would've considered running it if my buddy Jason wasn't racing his Firebird in it (no other car to enter in it, and I know they paid the full winner/runner-up purses). Multiply the average turnout by the bare-minimum entry fee and you're still not taking in enough racer entry to cover the purse. Take away the 19 car turnout at Indy, and you're left with a 9.6 average turnout. As mentioned, racing costs money for both the track and the participant; I'm pretty sure the NMCA doesn't want to run people off without reasoning. If turnout is not good enough, and the class can be absorbed into something else, then that's what happens. The old super truck class is a perfect example of this.

    Again, this is not an NMCA official statement, just my $.02 having worked races and been on the flip side (cost side) of many events, racing and car shows).

    Derek
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    I had thoughts on making a come back this year and racing for the championship but now I guess I'll just go out on the boat, crack open some beers, and creep on the bikinis. A lot less stress involved there.

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    This is so sad. Derek your explanation falls apart when you do the same math for some of the true heads up classes that pay 5 times or more than EFI paid. I don't think any of us know how or if the sponsor of the class balanced it out but I know I inquired once on sponsorship and the price I was quoted leads me to believe there is no hurt there.

    Sadly I don't think Open Comp is close enough to EFI for it to absorb the cars.
    2014 Return stifled
    2013 Car sold, trailer sold, truck sold...just a fan now
    2012 Retirement?
    2011 Eaton Posi Late Model EFI Champion! Back-to-Back
    2010 Eaton Posi Late Model EFI Champion!
    2009 Memphis LSX Shootout Rumble Winna!
    2008 Atco LSX Showdown Winna!

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    I think a savvy EFI racer would take on Open Comp with open arms, IF they look at it with an open mind and positive attitude! Use it a a full season of tuning, set your weekend goal to have your car run your EFI index, learn and perfect your staging strategy especially against cars with a transbrake, and when the EFI makes it's return, you will be DEADLY consistent....

    But we all need to organize as a group and rationally discuss how we plan on getting the EFI class reinstated, then share our thoughts with the powers that be and state our case! It's up us to make this happen guys!
    Last edited by Denny Pett; 12-22-2013 at 04:22 PM.
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