This is just an idea beat up the idea for fun and conversation if you like. After many years I already understand my own personality which came up with the idea.
This is about an alternative way for local weekly points tracks to provide quantity and quality cars racing for their front gate fan customer.
The upper limit of rules for Late Models, Sprints, Big Blocks for safety and to control maximum performance would remain the same. A top shelf Sprint, Big Block or Late Model put on a track races under any WoO, Lucas, Allstar or dirt rules limiting performance. The need for racers to make mandated purchases to race under national rules for each class on items like safety, tires, etc., are now track designated requirements.
Whether the head liner class for a track is 410 Sprint, Super Late or Big Block or even all three each would time trial for a chance to make the Premier Feature or "A" Main. I read so often on this site about how it bothers fans and Premier Racers having to deal with slower less equipped and less experienced cars in the "A" Main. It's fact racing has trended to accommodate a few fans and more well heeled racers. The proof is the making the decisions to take away pass earnings of drivers by putting lapped cars to the back. And to accommodate with maximum payout many tracks have reduced the number of "A" Main payout cars from 24 to 20. If that's what a few fans want and what Premier Feature drivers and car owners want along with feature qualifying at local points tracks the Premier Feature car count can be reduced from 20 to 18 or even 16. It will reduce the total "A" Main now called the Premier Feature payout for tracks whether they choose to put 18 or 16 cars on the track. If it becomes the norm that more then 16 top shelf quality car show up each week there is no reason tracks cannot adjust the "Premier Feature" count upward from 16 to 18 or higher.
Cars which do not make the "Premier Feature" via time trial will race as normal into their now 24 car "A" Main or "B" or even "C". Payout for the normal "A" Main racing would be less then the "Premier Feature" but at least as much as any current Late Model, Sprint or Big Modified configured support class. What it would mean to racers with a chance for both is at least 40 cars even if the "Premier Feature" only has 16 cars will make a Feature.
It will allow tracks and racers to determine which cars will be in the support class by time trial, instead of having outside promoters dictate which cars will be in the support class by mandatory purchases.
Yes I see the possibility for lesser normally "Premier Feature" cars to sandbag hoping for top money in the "A" Feature instead of back money in the "Premier Feature". That would all be part of the 'game'. It would add excitement and mystery to the racing for both fans and racers. If a top car does sand bag it or have a bad night qualifying, it not only puts a potentially better car into the "A" main but it allows for a lesser car to make the "Premier Feature". There's nothing to say there will be cars making the "Premier Feature" later in the season who could not make it when the season started. Drivers and crew will get better or outlast in spending money between the start and end of the season.
In total all current classes of Big Modifieds, Lates and Sprints could compete together within a class for each. And rules would be set to limit the top end as it is now, with no rules mandating entry spending except for what tracks accept or designate for safety.
I see local points racing tracks being able to present fans unified 40+ fields for the top three classes. Tracks change your rules to include racers to your top classes, instead of accepting rules which limit racers in each class. It's really very simple. Racers want to race and fans want to watch racers race.