I think they should give points back to 40th too even if everyone from 20th - 30th got 2 points and 30th-40th got 1 point.
not sure your system would separate the leaders even more then they are now or make it closer.
I would be willing to let the AMA pay me to do a study on it.
actually jay, I have bounced some things over to Davey to show him a solution to three issues and one of them was the fact that a guy in 21st place, in the most competitive series (arguably) in the world, got absolutely nada in return. (the two others where purse to get the guys in 40th some bucks, and the main one was practice)
Its actually VERY simple. Instead of 25 for a moto win, 50 for a moto win.
1 = 50
2 = 47
3 = 45
4 = 43
5 = 41
6 = 39
7 = 37
8 = 35
9 = 32
10 = 30
11 = 29
20 = 20
21 = 19
30 = 10
31 = 9
39 = 1
40 = 1 (this is the only annomoly and its 1 point out of 50 total)
From 11th thru 40 1 point difference. done, solved. Mathmatically, it literally is the exact same for the top 20 as it is now, all you did was give.... scratch that, you let them earn what they in the least deserve... the the 21st thru the 40th fastest guys in the USA on that day something for their effort!
I even did a money break down, using the existing amount to pay out thru 40th. Granted the top 5 guys got raped in the purse.... gee, the 10k they got in bonus, how will they live to next week? The winner made 50k, and really needs another 10k meanwhile half your field got absolutely nothing.
How about this, a practice format, so everyone can be on the track, and regardless of weather, or track conditions, have an across the board fair shot. Impossible? nope and can prove it, its the main reason I flew out to meet him.