Yeah, I’m leaning more towards the skip as well since it’s a challenge, but not ridiculously so.
I’d say if we’re going to do a series, let’s not use the same track twice just so things don’t get so repetitive. I do totally understand not wanting to dump a huge chunk on tracks, though (I’m missing the last four on that list, myself). One of my friends made an interesting suggestion, though: make it more like Indy Cars and include an oval or two in there. I’ve never run the skip on an oval and I’m terribly curious to know how they’d do.
Ultimately, I’d just like us to find a good middle ground we can agree on and just invite loads of friends. The skips with 26 cars per race has been such a blast compared to the usual 10-15 per race. The more the merrier, so to speak.
Another thing my friend pointed out was with the updates, hosted races are now only 50 cents an hour. So even if we had an hour long race -which is a LONG race if you haven’t run much above the lower series- it could be super cheap for us. Granted, I’m not sure whether you have to purchase qualifying and such, too, but I would imagine it’s the same rate and honestly, something like a buck per race weekend would be more than doable.
EDIT: My friend Dusty has started discussion on an endurance league for the skips if anyone wants to pipe in! http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/1471131.page