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  1. So i was surprised by my wife with the best birthday gift ever. She got me a seat with @Hi_Im_Will in GWR's E30.
    7 points
  2. lol. The fuel trucks will be setup on Friday afternoon. Mike will have a chat with the fuel guy next week. Or today, I forgot exactly what he said. The sheriff is to stop the traffic, that can get really bad during rush hour, and allow you to cross the street from the parking lot to the infield with no stopping. They do this with the big guys (Indy Cars, NASCAR) too. The people at Indy, just like the people at ChampCar want you guys to have the best time of your life racing on this iconic track. They are old school and have done stuff a certain way for decades. It works here. So we play bt their rules. Once they see how we do thing, maybe they will loosen up a bit next year. we will see. So far, from my side of things, it has been a huge undertaking, but one that has been awesome to partake in. Every minute is planned. Nothing is left to chance. I think you guys need to start sorting out how you are going to beat the RBank team, and less about how you are going to sneak in 500 gallons of 110 octane fuel for your "low compression" 944/Nissan v6 and 100 cases of Busch Beer.
    3 points
  3. Do we know how expensive the gas is going to be at track prices? Need to budget for gas?
    2 points
  4. If you squint hard enough it looks sort of like a miata
    2 points
  5. Kudos to everyone who put in the time and effort required to allow us to race on what I consider hallowed ground. When I attended my first day of qualifying in 1978, I fell in love with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and never dreamed of being able to turn laps on the same surface as my heroes. Michael S., Fernando A., Rick M., AJ, Emmo, Scott D., Mario, the Unsers, ad infinitum. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to drive at Sebring, Daytona, Barber, AMP, NCM, and Road Atlanta, but for me this will be the biggest thrill yet. We even washed the car and cleaned the brake dust off the wheels. Can't wait for our team picture on the yard of bricks. Thanks again to all who made this possible. Mick R. #970 ODOR (old dudes out racing) Motor Group
    2 points
  6. I have just finished interviewing a young man for a job at my workplace. I asked, "Can you perform under pressure?" "I'm not sure, but I do an amazing Bohemian Rhapsody!" he replied. I hired him on the spot.
    2 points
  7. True story: When I was growing up, 1 of my siblings told my dad that all their friends get an allowance, and ask him "why don't we?" He responded with "Some kids you have to pay to be good, but you kids are good for nothing."
    2 points
  8. I think for most of us, we just want to have our proverbial ducks in a row and have a plan for who does what when we get there. This has less to do with us sneaking in fuel and more to do with your customers/stakeholders asking you for more details about a fueling process for which most of us have never been a part of.
    2 points
  9. So...we did a teardown of the entire rear subframe to check for fire damage on the E30 and what we found caused us to re-think the cause of the fire at NCM. The exhaust had a quarter sized hole in it that burned through the heat shied that directed hot exhaust gases directly to the stock fuel tank. We believe that pressurized the tank enough to blow the small fuel return line off the gas tank.
    2 points
  10. From an Administrative standpoint, sounds like HOD or just that CDI/Event Director is a dick(s). If the car can pass the events tech and the passenger safety items mirror the drivers safety then there should be no issues. A rookie driver would be assigned an instructor and that's it. Please don't let HOD's crappy service and attitude bleed over into your opinion of other clubs or HPDE providers. Use https://www.motorsportreg.com/ to find HPDE's near you and shoot an email off to the CDI or whoever is running the event and tell them what you are looking for. Most if not all will be willing to work with you.
    2 points
  11. I think what you are looking for is actually 30 points. Call it what you will, but axle to axle is 10, forward of that is ten whether you choose to call it a splitter or not, and past the rear axle is 10 more whether you choose to call it a diffuser or not. Ray or Jay are the authority though.
    1 point
  12. No . Not for 10 points , axle to axle , rocker pinchweld to rocker pinchweld.
    1 point
  13. Thanks Doc. Having dealt with a pressurized fuel tank ourselves, did you have any problems fueling the car previous to the fire? In our case, any fuel in the tank would spew out after releasing the gas cap and then it would be difficult to add fuel. It would boil right out of the car. And it would boil out of the vent as well. Yes. Not safe. We retired from a race because of this issue. The fix was to remove the spare tire well and the rear bumper to increase air flow. The bumper was replaced with metal tubing across the rear of the car. The tank already had heat shielding around it from the factory because rotary... Good luck on the fix!
    1 point
  14. Here is a link to a few laps by Troy Ermish in his opening stint on Sunday. Sonoma is Troy's "home" track, but he has a few laps here at Willow Springs as well <smile> . In the hot weather on an abrasive track, we asked Troy to drive the car as precisely as possible and not slide it or bury the throttle around the sweepers (eats left front tires). Smooth is fast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvo3rv9QC0o&feature=youtu.be
    1 point
  15. Hey Bryce, there's a solid front running e36 on "the champcar garage" on Facebook located in Vidalia(south georgia) that was just raced at NCM a few weeks ago...
    1 point
  16. I can vouch for both chummy and beast, the cars are real and the people are good!
    1 point
  17. breaking news from the spy cam. Open Sourced Autosport has finished there new build and plans to bring it to Utah and Autoclub
    1 point
  18. I have a 1990 Miata race car built by BSI on the East coast of Florida . It has a fresh 1w9k miles 1999 full Miata swap front to back (engine, trans , torsen diff) $5500 The car is located in Spring Hill FL I'll upload pictures if you're interested
    1 point
  19. For everyone coming into Indy from the Central Time zone especially if you're driving in Friday morning. Don't forget Indianapolis is in the Eastern time zone in the summer.
    1 point
  20. So my wife and I just had our 5th child. (there's a joke in that alone) She was nearly 2 weeks late when she finally went into labor. The day before we had the baby, she had a doctor's appointment. The doctor informed us that the office policy is to not let a pregnancy go past 42 weeks. In spite of our protests about wanting it to occur naturally, they insisted and scheduled an induction 2 days later. As the doctor left the room, I said "This is just forced induction!"
    1 point
  21. Bill thanks for all you Mike and all the people at ChampCar do to put on our races & especially Indy. I know mostly what you guys are going through but it was much worse when USAC was in charge! We dealt with the same issues minimal food, no beer, no outside catering, $5,000-$10,000 motorcoach spots, don't go here, don't go there, wheres your badge.......Can't wait for Indy lots of memories from there & really can't believe that I am going to have a chance to race there!
    1 point
  22. Ok, so really. How about a little more information on the fuel purchase situation? Although I trust our series management to arrange the best situation they can, they must have a little more info on this process than what has been communicated so far. As a competitor I like to know all that I can. What I am asking for is not the dual keys to the nuclear arsenal, only want to know how this is going to work, when, how much, etc.
    1 point
  23. He speaks the truth, these cars are always fast and almost always near the pointy end of the field.
    1 point
  24. This deserves repeating. I came to this series for great track time to dollar spent ratio in a "limited prep" form of racing. I have watched it become "more free stuff", debates over "speed creep" and now debates over "more aero" and how to flair fenders. Now the rule book and now rule interpretation book are growing just like SCCA's did over the years. Now the debate over "EC" and how to include/exclude them. I am working on another build. Will it race in Champcar? Too early to tell. Will I continue to drive in Champcar? Probably, because friends have cars and I enjoy their company, not because I am excited about the direction I have seen over the past few years. I am not saying there's a better option out there (yet), but the current direction has me looking at all the options. I mention this as an example of the first paragraph of the above post.
    1 point
  25. www.trackdaze.com is a good group. I've also never had any trouble with the various BMW-CCA & PCA groups that run at VIR.
    1 point
  26. I'm pretty sure NASA mid-Atlantic would be a good place for you. You can reach out to Jack or Zach to confirm before you sign up. (fwiw, I'd have no problems instructing someone in your vette, as long as the seat and harnesses looked safe and equivalent to driver's...) http://nasaracing.net/contact-us/ And if you're just looking for track time, don't care about flags or traffic, NCCAR is relatively inexpensive for private rentals- then you can ride along yourself and assess his/her abilities https://nccar.us/contact.html
    1 point
  27. Not a Corolla but a fair number of parts are shared IIRC '95 Celica GT
    1 point
  28. the number one reason people built horrible cars is because they can get it for free or cheap. the cheapest thing to buy in champcar is the car that you start with, so don't let what's just sitting around drive your decision.
    1 point
  29. aha..there it was missed it. But I can have fender flares...hmmmm.. thanks!
    1 point
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