Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 01/28/2021 in all areas

  1. Full disclosure here. I'm the "driver in red". Nothing that has been said here is wrong. I'm not making excuses or looking for sympathy, but I am looking to be out in the open and not hide about my actions. Eventually people would figure it out anyway. No point in pretending it didn't happen. Not my best work. Through various things in my life, my sense of what is considered a raised voice or aggressive approach is vastly different than what some people feel is appropriate. Sometimes it gets me in trouble and its a part of me that I don't like either. Hind-sight
    14 points
  2. During a FCY I was going through turn 10a/b and a safety trucked stopped. A worker got out and grabbed a pair of vice grips off the track, with a bare hand, and then immediately yelled and dropped them like they were 1000 degrees
    14 points
  3. Yes, this cycle where the marketing director changes the rules mid-stream and then people have to petition to send them back is exactly how it’s supposed to be working.
    13 points
  4. We've been working on fender flares using metal that we've removed from the trunk lid inside area. I know it doesn't look like it covers the tire at 2:00 but it does, optical illusion.
    12 points
  5. Well I'm not going to say my pals name that the guy behind the wheel was mouthing off to but I guarantee that just a little bit more of it and a Real Carolina Azz Woop Woopin was about to come his way, dirt track style..
    10 points
  6. We had no issues with the car count, the pits were a bit crowded at times but we just worked with our neighbors to make it as smooth as possible.
    10 points
  7. We are proud to announce (and just a bit dumbstruck) that veteran broadcaster Bob Varsha has agreed to lower his standards and risk his reputation long enough to join the ChampCar Live crew IN PERSON and commentate on the TireRack.com ChampCar Endurance Series 14 Hour Enduro next Saturday at Road Atlanta
    10 points
  8. This generator has been invaluable during our time with no power or water. I made a cable to back feed power into the garage 240 fifty amp outlet. ( yes it is illegal I know. Sometimes one needs to do whatever is necessary to survive.) This unit ran everything in our home, with common sense, including the heat pump for 144 hour continuously until the power was restored. Our elderly neighbors and some children stayed with us until power was restored. We feed 28 people over the last 6 days. We all banded together to help each other in a brutal time. Why? Why did this happen? There w
    9 points
  9. We do this for fun. Tell your driver to up his happy meds. Never EVER ever yell at a volunteer.....EVER......and and......also, tell your driver he’s a DICK.
    9 points
  10. He did that in the tech line? That SOB hahhaha I didnt notice the sticker until Sunday morning when I was loading up the trailer.
    9 points
  11. The spoiler was a regular option in 1979.
    9 points
  12. I think wraps should be legal. I think your tape should be legal. Tape gets used too many ways in emergency situations to consider a rule against its liberal use, in my opinion. There are bigger problems to solve.
    8 points
  13. Applied 10 more rolls of duct tape to cover the previous 10 rolls.
    8 points
  14. No thank you. I don't appreciate getting to tech and being told someone's 'opinion' is now considered a rule, and I have to fix it.
    8 points
  15. I reserved my judgement, but then watch the video starting @ 53.00....holy balls, he is not a nice person.
    8 points
  16. The gospel is often preached, "Hold your line and be predictable, if they are faster they will pass". A slow car changing lines to "allow" passing is scary and unpredictable. So as the flasher, what do you expect of the flashee? Move and change lines? Do something different? That's the message flashing sends.... "DO SOMETHING" Flashing asks action of a slower car. Want more visibility? Turn your lights on. BTCC literally does it constantly to distract and cause you to make a mistake. It has no place here.
    8 points
  17. I have some thoughts on the race weekend that have evolved after reading what some folks posted on the FB group. Thanks to ChampCar for putting on the event and thanks to all the teams out there who offered up great racing. Overall we had a lot of fun. This was race weekend #5 for us and unfortunately we've been plagued with bad weather every time. Stint #1 at RA was my first-ever dry stint! Sadly I only counted 17 laps that weren't under caution in 2 hours and several of those had local cautions in place. Which brings me to some feedback... I'll preface by saying that
    8 points
  18. The ruleset needs to be both proactive and reactive. If the rule set was fixed you would get extremely perverse results as people take advantage of the open ruleset which is far from perfect. I do however think any rule change needs to be in 100% alignment with the vision and mission of ChampCar. Every decision should be a progression towards the vision.
    7 points
  19. 7 points
  20. An alternative that works well for us is a flat magnet painted red. One stuck to the roof, one fastened to the window post behind the driver. It doesn't pull the belts away when you pop the buckle, but you have the time to take and slap the steel end of the belt onto the magnet. Noticeable improvement.
    7 points
  21. A lot of measuring, a couple of pieces of wood, very thin cut off wheel and a few hours and this is the result. Hint practice on scrap metal.
    7 points
  22. How are we on the topic of slowing down miata’s? This is what happened to your Champcar 2021. Move along to another thread. On topic, we installed a new fuel cell we got a banging deal on, in doing so i need to relocate the fuel pumps, and surge tank, as well as re-fab the sheet metal in the rear lol. Anyone looking for a 22gal fuel cell with 1 year of cert left fully setup with venting, discriminator, and hydramat? We then started cleaning and re-lubing our suspension components. Next is nut and bolt check everything, put on lock nuts, and were waiting for Spring Road
    7 points
  23. Target date? None. But the infrastructure is now setup. It's just a matter of plugging in a CCES pitlane radio to the computer and hit send. Right now the station wont work, because I have nothing going to it. But it works good. Just bring a helper with earbuds to monitor the station, either on computer, or from a phone. Once Dana gives the go-ahead, I'll post the QR code to the race supps. You will only be able to monitor CCES Channel 1. Black Flag, Pitlane, and general race stuff is on that channel. Private comms are not. Most races the pace car is done via cell, so no one can monitor t
    7 points
  24. Just a suggestion; plus and throw in get some handling a little aero profit
    7 points
  25. I like the way it was handled on the receiving end, just calmly said hey your session is over now move along. Showed a lot of restraint.
    7 points
  26. Would have been a great race with the race had CC, HN, and VIS, had caught up to the CRX, Red RX7, and Yellow Mustang in this vid...here's a chunk of time with us strategically cutting and carving out way thru traffic for over 30 mins https://youtu.be/H1O6UwjEh9Y Good stuff starts at 4:15
    7 points
  27. NLS Racing #977 Road Atlanta race report: Holidays, New Years, family gatherings, etc. left us with a very short amount of time to sort out the engine woes that plagued us at VIR North. New engine built, ready to fire, annnnd...nothing. 2 weeks to go until we leave, what now? Somewhere along the line, we mixed up our cam caps causing the camshafts to bind. Ughh, tear it back apart, scrape tons more silicone...again. Finally sorted and running great. Packed up and made our way to the awesome Michelin Raceway. Unloaded and made the mad dash to the tech line. 7th in line, not too
    7 points
  28. We understand why Champcar ended the race early but our team from NY, MA and CT were fully prepared to drive to the end!! To us it was just another day driving in the snow!! lol
    7 points
  29. To the drivers in the YELLOW and WHITE Mustang and RED Convertible RX7 - During the 12-2pm and 4-6pm stints - YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME. I was the driver in the RBANK CRX and I witnessed some of the best car control and respectful driving since entering my first race in 2011! It's rare that you have the opportunity two race door to door over long periods of time with any one car but the three of us were hooked nose to tail for quite a while. I trusted what line you would take when you were ahead of me and I trusted you weren't going to take me out when you were behind me. That goes double in th
    7 points
  30. I’ll need some elaboration because the rule (used as you claim it was intended) doesn’t make any sense. First rulebook after AIV was eliminated? What was the logical reasoning behind it? Condren was not one to admit a mistake.. I think he would rather say “yea, I intended that rule” than say “oh wow you outsmarted me, I didn’t want for that rule to be used in that way”. By your interpretation, (as I recall) you could take a manual mr2 and race at XXX points. Or you can take an automatic mr2 and swap in the manual transmission and race at XXX - 75 + 25 points
    7 points
  31. There are some things in this series that are exclusively trading dollars for time on track, most of those are controlled by points. The ones that aren't should be identified and limited. Hot compounds are an easy one to identify and regulate. Race fuel is another. I also see the +2 gallon fuel cell rule as an issue that incentivizes to spend and reduces parity.
    6 points
  32. FYI you don't need to wire anything into the panel, you just need a basic dead-man cord. Basically an extension cord with male on both ends. The breaker that feeds the outlet you plug into essentially becomes your main, but you will be limited my the breaker size as unlike the real main you will probably be 20A or so. You then typically want to shut off any breakers you don't need as things that are plugged in but not turned on may be stealing a tiny pit of precious amperage. You want to shutoff the actual main for reasons already mentioned. Doing this with a small generator can get yo
    6 points
  33. *looks at thread title* *reads thread* *closes browser*
    6 points
  34. Take off eh!! Ya hoser
    6 points
  35. I listed it on Craigslist- let me send you the link...
    6 points
  36. Want to send a big "Thank you" to you for coming and announcing throughout the race. The whole race not just a cameo. It looked like more than normal was viewing. His stories were great and he answered questions like the legend he is. Hope we didnt bore him too much. Seemed interested in our series and note he liked our innovate spirt. Ps: You know he trolls the Champcar forum all the time and will see this.
    6 points
  37. CCES management has not announced any penalties yet but will do so in the future regarding this incident. I have recused myself from the discussion for obvious reasons. It is only "intentional" in as far as it should not be a knee jerk reaction and all parties have been given their time to comment.
    6 points
  38. Jerk Move. Mostly reserved for BMW and Mustang drivers. LOL
    6 points
  39. When NLS moved right at the start of the esses', I bet the contacting car tried to go outside and stayed there, then NLS went back on a normal line and pinched off the offending car. Only fools try to pass in that section and up ahead. Ask me how I know. @Snorman
    6 points
  40. This race officially kicked off our 5th year as a team and the second season in the "Mean Green Swine". A 12th overall finish and 6th in class feels pretty good given the fact that we were breaking in a new crew member while our usual crew (Bill and Bernie) both missed the race. We had a chance at a top-10, but racing giveth, and racing taketh away. We missed the last 2 Road Atlanta races due to our ongoing Barber "Sunday" curse where we break hard to replace or source things. So this year we chose to skip Barber - our home track - so we would be in good shape for Road Atlanta (our
    6 points
  41. So does that mean cars can’t be wrapped either?
    5 points
  42. Most newer sheet metal is like 0.035". You could drill 100 2.5" holes in the body and all you would save is 4lbs. This really is not an issue guys. If someone wants to spend the hours to do that to their car for 4lbs, why do we care?
    5 points
  43. I'm a lineman, and can tell you if i am working an outage and hear a generator you can bet your rear ill be knocking on the door to verify the connection asking for it to be shut down while I'm making repairs in the area, and potentially pulling the electric meter. If we find backfeed we normally take the cord and return it when we are done lol. WAYYYY to many times weve found it back feeding. Its my life not your inconvenience I care about at that time sorry not sorry.
    5 points
  44. Damn Wing! It couldn't be the splitter, splitter ramps, flat floor, diffuser, side skirts, fast back, dove tail, mini splitter, hood venting and ducting, fender venting, mini rear splitters, rear tire spats, or former indy lights drivers. Ban the Wing!
    5 points
  45. Your driver with the red suit and orange gloves needs anger management classes. Really no need to burn out leaving pit lane. WHAT A DICK 53:00
    5 points
  46. Welcome to Round 1 of the 2021 CCiS! We're very excited to continue to bring the opportunity of tight and respectful sim racing to the ChampCar community. Sessions have been scheduled and all the details are below. Please note the 30 minutes earlier start time for all sessions, and the fact that starting fuel is now 6.4g (this is more than last season, which should grant more flexibility with pit stop strategy). Weather is likely to be on the cooler side, and we will be racing close to sunset. A couple of housekeeping details of which to be aware for newcomers: If you r
    5 points
  47. Thanks to ChampCar for sponsoring this event, and Hugh Jass for facilitating all the races - making this possible. Just like a real endurance race perseverance and luck were needed to win. Having Bob Varsha make the announcement was a surprise bonus. I also want to recognize all the other competitors who qualified for this award - Justin, Jay, David, Aaron, Scott, Max, Chris - glad to see you on the digital tracks for all those races. Of the 170+ participants in the league you persevered the most. (And Alex lol) Going to try and get the new build done in time to mak
    5 points
  48. We do this just about every race if we are sharing a pit stall with another team. Just talk to your neighbors and see where else you can pit when needed.
    5 points
  49. From my understanding, a flat bottom is more about how the air is "conditioned" to work with a rear diffuser but drag can be reduced as well. Past a certain level, the underside of the car can be a major contributor to the downforce with only a minor increase in drag. The basic premise is high pressure over the car and low pressure under the car = downforce, so whatever the car needs in mods to increase the pressure differential adds downforce. Partsbadger posted a link to their car build, it answers some of the questions: https://ruggedbadger.com/the-car-build/ Good info
    5 points
×
×
  • Create New...