Great idea about the champagne Ray. It's examples like that which I'm referring to. I'm sure it was a pretty big deal to you when you won the championship, and you are right that the memories last forever. I'll be sure to bring it up to the executive next year for the final round.
The number 2 for int champ doesnt make sense to me. The champ didn't finish second, he finished first. The 600 champ and many other Champs don't get a special number. Including the winner of expert 600. I think tosh should get to keep his number without feeling guilty about it.
It's a moot point because Tosh wants to keep his number, but to clarify where it came from, if you watch any form of motorcycle racing, you'll see that in the majority of them the top few numbers are reserved for those who have placed in the championship of the premier class
the year prior. Both of the SBK races are the premiere races of Intermediate and Expert. I think reserving the top 3 for the top 3 (like in many organizations) is a bit much in club racing, but a compromise would be to only have 2 reserved numbers. 1 for each of the SBK champs in Int and Exp. Running yet 'another' number 1 (since there are already 2) would be confusing, so my suggestion was the black #2.
I'm open ears to any suggestion on how to recognize the Int champ in a way similar to the Exp champ (so that it makes sense in future years with the club). This is NOT about stripping Tosh of his number, hence why my suggestion said it was full on based on his acceptance. Nobody is trying to push it forward either, so I don't know where you're getting this guilt thing from. This is a discussion thread.. Discussing the suggestions is exactly what we're doing. These are not votes, and Tosh has no chance of losing his number just because we are discussing it.
Some people are attached to their numbers, some are not. Some just pick what's available. Tosh is attached to his, so it ends there. If Tosh was not attached to his, then the suggestion would be entered. Tosh IS attached to the #2, so it will NOT be submitting my suggestion/proposal for the AGM.