I am trying to say that there needs to be more reverence for those that make the call. Rule number one should be "the head judge is final and if you appeal to other school officials, you will be fined $15k." That would solve the delay problem.
I am trying to say that officials make decisions and 90% are right and 10% are wrong. Oh well. Life sucks. Life is arbitrarily unfair. Should SDC have been disqualified? I don't know. But the official made the call and we move on. No rolling just in case they got it wrong so we can go into a back room and discuss. Throw the penalty flag, have the ref with microphone announce it, and everyone moves on. To do this, you need an authority. And while sweepstakes attempts to do this with the sweepstakes committee, it isn't enough. These are students who are peers to the competitors. They are subject to intimidation, pressure of getting something right, perhaps of bias. Get a 40 year old who is well respected and knowledgeable about buggy, put them in as head official, and if students want to hate on that person because he interpreted that the propane tank was too close, then they can take their ball and go home.
I think there is some similarity to sports and we should think about taking some lessons learned from it.