Ok, if the goal is to make a blown car (at it's best) be able to run with a a/fuel car (at it's best), then it seems to me there are 2 options. 1. Someone suggested making the nitro cars run the same 90% mixture the pros do to slow them down a little. 2. Allowing the blown cars to run larger engines. I know option 2 is expensive, but at the same time it would be nice not to have to penalize the a/fuel (and let's be honest: of all the a/fuel guys out there now, we're primarily talking about Bradshaw, Lucas, and Reichert. There are others that can step up as well but those seem to be the three that are capable of running quick somewhat consistently). Here is a question for the blown guys- I know option 2 is expensive, but how long does a blown alcohol motor last? My thinking is if NHRA announced the rule in advance and people were going to have go get a new engine block(s)for the next season anyway, it wouldn't be that much of a shock. With more cubes, we may seen blown guys in the 20's (or even teens on occassion). A related question- what if NHRA separated the national and divisional events (ie- maybe for divisional events run the a/fuelers @90%, but for national events, with separate point structure totally independent from divisional, allow the a/fuelers to run at 100%, but also let the blown guys run larger cubes. More expense but compensate with larger payout. Maybe a separate sponsor from Lucas could be found for the top alcohol classes on a national level (and then maybe they could run at a few more national events). Maybe a designation between Pro and Sportsman (Pro Sportsmen?) could be used for a National top alcohol championship that has nothing to do with the divisional races. Not trying to start a flame war, just curious for some discussion from more learned folk than myself.