Originally Posted by Shawnee Bill
This is a race that doesn't really mean anything, no points for anything, just the money and bragging rights neither of which are probably of any interest to Stewart. All he can do is lose so to speak so why show up.
I'm kind of surprised that any of the top five would show up for this, good way to get yourself hurt and ruin the whole SX season.
Seems like a great way to test their race setup in real race conditions as opposed to the practice track. And the benefit is that if you screw it all up, it doesn't cost you anything in terms of points, so it seems strange not to do it. Why wait until A1 to find out your setup is not as good as it could be? I think Stewart in particular could benefit from this since this would be his first SX on the 'zuk.