The National office requested that the maps be removed from the Kentucky
Region site and William Lorings page, for the same reason Mike pointed
out about wishing that everyone or no one see the maps. The maps are
keep "top secret" to give everyone the same opportunity. In the rule book
the Conflict of Interest 4.8 which talks about pre running a course is in
the same spirit. Also the courses are not final until they have been checked
by Howard on Friday.
With a good scale map, entrants could make decisions about car setup, tires,
etc, that someone who was net impaired would not have access to. With
lead time and a large site, portions of the course could be set up and pre
run. I know setting up the course in advance is stretching it some but it
is possible. Keeping a level playing field is what we are trying to do.
Part of Solo II is running what you find in front of you on the weekend of
event. Walking the course to learn it and then driving what is there. If
released the maps to Nationals to 400 of the 1000 entrants two weeks before
event and you were not one of the 400 would it be fair.
Chief of Administration National Tours
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
Behalf Of Mike Bultemeier
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 7:17 AM
To: John Whitling
Subject: Re: Thanks to the Kentucky Region!
The maps are not there anymore???? I was told yesterday that they had been
removed at the request of the National office??? I didn't get to see them.
I wish someone would send them to me.Hint Hint Hint!!!!!
Mike(I wish everyone would have got to see them,or no one)B. 99cm TLS#1
John Whitling wrote:
> Thanks to the Kentucky region for posting it's course maps on the net.
> It's great to see them treated as information to be shared instead of as
> top secret stuff. And a big thanks to Drew Doukas for the nice looking
> courses. I hope he finishes a strong second! He deserves that much!
> John Whitling