Zoo is qualified for this year and ready to roll - despite the early year shenanigans they've got it together for this year.
That being said, my money is still on SDC - I'd being willing to say they'll have -3 on everyone on truck and that will only grow larger on raceday. They have the ability to gamble the chute turn a bit more than Fringe does. It's going to be a shootout between Fringe and SDC (it seems like this is what its now come to every year...).
Can anyone tell me what PIKA A is rolling? Cause if it's nemesis (or its clone) I question their ability to keep up with the independents...that buggy just seems to have bad luck. I say they wind up behind SigEp A, the SigEp guys have had it together the past couple of years and did not have to go through the mess that the PIKA guys did.
Agree with mursky that CIA and AEPi will need help to get into Day 2. Despite the large gains these orgs have made they seem to always be missing that edge that Day 2 orgs have (no offense, nicest people I ever met were from CIA and AEPi).
Dark horse is Spirit. I don't know who is in the truck for them this year, but if they can keep the wheels on the buggy and get her through the chute, the backhills will make up for the downhill. I'd say its going to take a lot to get them into the top 3, but anything is possible.
"...you're telling me that there is literally shit flowing down the back hills?"