I just picked up the latest USAC News and noticed the following rule change for Silver Crown cars:
"Two-way radio communication is mandatory for 2002. Each team must supply a spotter to the designated location at each race. Teams must inform USAC of their radio frequencies."
I know we've been headed this way for the last few years but it sure seems different when I think of all of the rules that outlawed rear view mirrors in the past on dirt track cars. From a safety standpoint and for helping USAC line up restarts it's a good move. I just hope it doesn't turn into the kind of spotter to driver blocking game that we have often seen in other forms of racing.