Online petition challenges NHRA's playoff system

Not everybody likes the new playoff format the NHRA will run with in 2007. Some naysayers have even started an online petition, but there's no way the NHRA changes its mind. In fact, the playoff system could be a boon, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: January 8, 2007, 7:21 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

The NHRA is changing to a playoff-style points format this season, similar to NASCAR's Chase for the Nextel Cup.

It's a good move, but you can't please everybody. Some NHRA fans are fighting mad about it. A petition drive is under way to show NHRA officials how much opposition there is to the playoff system.

"There is a large and growing group of fans who are strongly against such a system," wrote PJ Sapienza, who started the petition. "The goal is to gather signatures ...

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