I had a thought they other day. Why doesn't maxxis just have all junior classes run ELs ? It seems to me that would make more sense as EL stands for entry level and what are junior classes but entry level ? Also it would cut back on prep cost for families that want to let kids race. That seems to be a trend everyone wants prep gone and think prep hurts the sport because families can't afford to let kids race due to tires. So wouldn't switching to a tire that requires less prep be a good thing. Not to mention they are slower by a little most times which I know at least my wife would like lol for safety reasons.