Long post warning! But first: I'm so incredibly thankful for these people - and for having them by my side through thick and through thin! (@larry_chen_foto for #SRbyToyota)
As for the #FDOrlando event, I wonder if a better system for FD judges to explain what they're looking for would help the overall understanding of the sport. For instance, there was several inner clip cone hits yesterday that severely affected scores. Was the importance of not hitting clip markers explained well?
My understanding is that if you let proximity alone decide every outcome, you'd end up with a grip drag race where - at the extreme - the fastest car would always win. As far as I understand this is why smoothness and line (staying within, but right at the boundaries of the track) are weighed so heavily.
I'm here for the long run, which means I also want to work towards everyone involved in drift getting on the same page.
Question: What measures or technology would make it easier for the judges to explain (or show) what they judge on?