I haven't seen anybody on the track in Mission with polished wheels/frames but then again I've only been there once. I realize it's a hassle to keep them clean and racers could care less but are they allowed on the track?
WMRC Rulebook states all lenses (both reflective and headlight) must be fully taped if not removed. (#11, pg6) but I couldn't find anything on polished parts.
I could understand that polished parts may reflect in the sun and blind a rider momentarily but is it a unwritten or written rule that polished parts are something to stay away from on the track.
I look at Paul Tracy's helmet in CART and it makes me wonder.