After the major re-write of the Slalom Rules in March 2004, things seemed to work fairly smoothly this year. The Slalom Committee did not receive any significant complaints, nor were there any significant number of questions raised regarding interpretation of the new rules.
Now is the time to consider possible changes to the rules for the 2005 season. So far, the only proposal that has been floated is one to exclude polyurethane bushings from the list of modifications that would place a car in Street Prepared class. It has been pointed out that especially on some of the older cars, it is almost impossible to find OEM bushings, and that polybushings are the only ones available from suppliers. Additionally, polybushings alone are not viewed as giving any significant advantage in the slalom over stock bushings.
So, at this point, the only rules change that the Committee is considering is to exclude the use of polyurethane bushings, not accompanied by other modifications that effect performance, from the list of modifications causing placement in Street Prepared class.
If any member or any club has any additional items that they wish the Slalom Committee to consider for the 2005 season, please submit them to me for review by the Committee not later than January 15, 2005.
Thanks to everyone for their continued support of the slalom program!