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  1. In a large bowl, combine the beef, egg, onion, milk and bread OR cracker crumbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste and place in a lightly greased 5x9 inch loaf pan, OR form into a loaf and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Step 3 In a separate small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and ketchup. Mix well and pour over the meatloaf. Step 4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour.
    10 points
  2. Why cant we just get rid of points for anything that makes the car more reliable but doesn’t make it any faster. Lets say my cars vpi is 500pts. I want to put a better radiator on it to help cool the engine better. I take a 30 pt hit for that and that now costs me 3 laps. That radiator doesn’t make my car any faster to make up those 3 laps. We spend thousands of dollars to go to these races and that doesn’t include the cost of building the car. I want to run the entire weekend and not have to worry about overheating the car, starving the engine of oil, or overhe
    8 points
  3. ChampCar went through a lot of trouble getting rid of the 2x rule specifically to end this sort of pricing debate. Yet they left the radiator still affected by online prices. Kudos for making progress, I like the direction we’re moving but maybe next year we’ll truly move away from the confusing parts pricing rule and everyone searching for loopholes.
    3 points
  4. I appreciate all the work that went into this! The red line version is very nice to have! Onto the meat of the discussion... I noticed a certain cars vpi went up to 300pts. Radiators are now free (more free stuff). The aero section was defined much more clearly. There are lots of little changes that makes the rules easier to understand. However, it does seem like we keep lowering values of items. I really wish that would stop. Thanks to all who worked on this!
    2 points
  5. You are right they mention autoparts stores. That's a little odd, I try to buy OEM. I think it should be OEM pricing. If my radiator broke I would probably buy a OEM radiator for $280 instead of a $180 from Autozone. I am sure the tech guys will use common sense and make sure the intent is followed. (Imagine if autozone had a sale same day as tech and you all of a sudden gets dinged 30pts. Or someone said they bought the radiator in japan when the currency was different)
    2 points
  6. 2 points
  7. I always liked the idea of ChampCars basically being Improved Touring level cars with aero and big tires.
    2 points
  8. Suck up...You must need to tech your car still.
    2 points
  9. But my on tbe shelf $1800 Tilton clutch and flywheel is free. Does that include the hydraulic release bearing?
    2 points
  10. My guess is probably Monday or Tuesday. Might even be tomorrow. I am not sure at this point as I am just pulling something out of thin air.
    2 points
  11. Do you have a check valve in the system? If not, add one. Also, there is a thing called a reaction disc that helps regulate the amount of brake boost by how hard you are pushing on the pedal. My guess is you don't have a check valve. The reaction disc is rarely an issue.
    2 points
  12. Way to appeal to your customers, Bill.
    2 points
  13. And the Hobbs switches are adjustable to make sure you get an accurate switching point. I had a hose pop off on the first lap at Laguna and was able to immediately pull into the pit due to the coolant pressure switch and light. The engine didn't have time to overheat so most likely saved the engine.
    2 points
  14. Bummer, 30pts for $37.... edit: Maybe they need to put back the 10pts for $300 rule for 1-2 years. Seems like plenty of people are getting screwed by this. Unless there is a better way.
    1 point
  15. What car? Autozone/napa list above $139 you should be fine. I think you should be able to use OEM prices, rules says NAPA/Autozone, I hope they won't use ebay prices.
    1 point
  16. Hmm, positive manifold pressure? As in turbo?
    1 point
  17. Hmm....maybe I should buy an Autozone so I could control pricing and get a free radiator.
    1 point
  18. I would not be so sure. Especially since the membership (and even non-members) have beat up on these guys pretty hard over the past few weeks. They are paid volunteers. I am pretty certain they are going to follow every single misspelled word to a tee from now on.
    1 point
  19. For Sale - 1999 JSK Nissan Maxima #176 All new safety gear Fresh Motor Fresh Trans I have a spare of every part for car. PM for more detail Car will be at RA race if you'd like to view
    1 point
  20. or, if points are important to your build, just use a "hot rod" radiator and adapt it to work. Edit to add: I checked E30s, NA and NB miatas, rx7s, hondas (civic, etc), and C3 corvettes. all have "off the shelf" direct replacement aluminum radiators that are cheaper than those found as stock replacement at the FLAPS. I am SURE there are cars out there that cant use an off the shelf aluminum radiator for cheaper than a FLAPS price. However, as shown above, there are radiators that will cool any champcar for 100$ of less brand new if you fabricate the mounts and hoses.
    1 point
  21. It is a joke bro.... but if I had time and money (more the time).... given the current "rules and point structure" it would be done.
    1 point
  22. 1 point
  23. funny. The vast majority of you can't bring a 500 point race ready, no extras car, to a ChampCar race and do well. I know. I have seen it. Over and over and over. Endurance racing is hard.
    1 point
  24. This is exactly why. Resources definitely prevent ChampCar from fairly reviewing all calls.
    1 point
  25. They allow challenges on completed pass, out of bounds, Interception, spot of the ball when player was tackled, etc. etc. they do not have challenges for calls such as pass interference, holding, etc. Good point about entry level / high school comparison. Resources definitely prevent ChampCar from fairly reviewing all calls.
    1 point
  26. People are making arguments for bad calls being upheld?! If there's proof a corner worker made a mistake, we can't overturn it because you might have to buy a $50 action camera (you don't have to, but you might consider it), so let's just get it wrong. Man would it bring me great joy if the Riley Corvette has all is points reworked next week and its a competitive race all day with them running second. Then with 1.5 hrs to go the leader gets a call for minor contact. Champcar live shows the incident and it's not the leading car that made contact. Leading car captain brings thre
    1 point
  27. Pretty true, weather forecasts are pretty much a dart throw. I think they do it o. Purpose to get is to look more often.
    1 point
  28. Cool your jets. Weather forcasting in the upper midwest in October is laughable at best. It's only even remotely reliable in the 24 hour range. Anything more than 3 days out is useless.
    1 point
  29. I'd rather get it right the 1st time then have 19 versions edited. I think I read the BCCR 5 or 6 times already.
    1 point
  30. Manifold with mechanical water temp & water pressure sensor. Ground wire goes to chassis.
    1 point
  31. We've used this one I like the Allstar brand all made in the US & good quality. Some sending units have to be grounded to work if you have it in a inline rubber hose it might not work. https://allstarperformance.com/water-pressure-warning-kit-all80250/
    1 point
  32. What rear and side view mirrors do you have? I have tried the camera options, and they can work, but I found that having a good convex rear mirror in the correct location was the key. We also added larger convex side mirrors and placed them so the view on the eyes overlaps and flows with the rear view mirror. We can see 360 around the car from the mirrors. The rear mirror is up high and the side mirrors are higher also so you can look at the rear view mirror and see the side mirror at the end of it so it kindoff looks like one mirror. You basically see the side mirror in your peripheral vision
    1 point
  33. The official word from up high is that corner workers will call in passing under yellows. Video will not be used. ChampCar.live will not be used.
    1 point
  34. If you think about where you are full throttle around a lap and compare that to where you aren't gaining much lap time, coast at those spots. In other words, the end of the straight is where you gain the least amount of time. You also are using a lot of fuel. Lift a couple seconds early and coast into the corner. This will save a good amount of fuel if you are diligent any chance you get to do this. Also, short shifting does the same thing with potentially more fuel savings but at the cost of greater lap times. I have found that my pace doesn't
    1 point
  35. What we do is have a spare pair of brand new pads and tires. In practice we run the new pads to bed them in and shakedown the car. Do about 5 to 10 laps bedding in tires and pads. Then, we take them off and run old tires and pads for the rest of practice. If you don't do practice, there are other benefits that are probably even more important that you are missing (pressures, alignment, tire temps). If you can't do practice, take a race that maybe you have an issue and are out of contention. Do the same thing. Bed in pads, scrub in tires, work on race set
    1 point
  36. I was getting nervous at 87 entries but 94 this morning ... daymmmm this is gonna be fun and busy !! Do wish they'd put a column in the entry list for class.
    1 point
  37. Really good responses from everyone. Glad to see so many brake myths finally being put to bed. My only pad recommendation is to start with the same compound front and rear. Then see if you need more/less rear brake depending on lockup/ABS. If you run a higher friction front compound setup on a car that is well biased, all you are doing is forcing the front brakes to do more than its share of the work and elevating heat and increasing wear. We see this A LOT on the consumer side. Some cars might even benefit from a higher rear friction pad, but it all depends on the car and how
    1 point
  38. I was the pace car driver that weekend. The tower gives me instructions on how fast to go. We slowed down the field to give the track clean up crews more time without traffic around them. When Dana talked about about 70% and 50% speed, he was talking without a pace car. With a pace car, the pace car controls your speed. I would love to do 70% race speed on track, and really enjoy the times that they let me loose.
    1 point
  39. So I don't usually weigh in, but I think I might be able to help some here. First, yes the rule is clear that a video alone cannot be used as the basis to file a protest. Every track is different in how flagging is conducted and has different technologies. Indy could replay the entire race from every corner, other tracks, not so much. So bottom line, we take reports from the corner workers, it's the only consistent way we can manage races. Now, with that said, I (and all the Race Directors) are always happy to talk to teams, including looking at video. Any incoming inf
    1 point
  40. @Money Shift Racing thanks for sharing, it looked a little less eventful from a video replay but it sure felt pretty hairy live... good thing we bought that brake fluid from y'all Saturday evening
    1 point
  41. i dont see an issue with that. However, i will say this too. Race Director needs to look at how it effected the race. If a backmarker passed the #5 overall car under yellow, then 1 lap later it goes green and basically nothing happened to the 5th place car, honestly nothing should be done. This happened at PBIR when I went to race control about a team who was cheating the 5 min stop issue. They tried to beat us out of pit lane by almost 50 seconds on a 5 min stop. By the time I went up to race control, it didn't matter anymore. Our team was leading the offending team and pulling awa
    1 point
  42. The majority of PUY don’t get called in. I can see a situation where a never ending stream of teams come to race control to report PUYs and it becomes a bad situation. More teams start running live stream so that they can report the other teams. I like corner called PUYs with no protesting or reporting. If you get called, oh well, if you don’t, lucky you.
    1 point
  43. We are doing a full show, minus the professionalism that Paulie brings. Yes, Paulie's driving but me, Bill, and Doc will be doing a show.
    1 point
  44. holy crap. the emails about attending Road America are coming in fast. So the limit was upped to 100 cars. You have buddies that want to race their spec e30/e36/e46/944/miata cars? send them out to Road America!
    1 point
  45. I honestly was looking for caged C3s this morning so I could get it qualified before the end of the year. Now I am just really hoping RE71rs are 6 second a lap faster than RS4s https://www.racingjunk.com/Vintage/184066423/1966-AP-Corvette-Race-Car-SVRA-HSR-eligible-.html?category_id=4438&np_offset=23 https://www.racingjunk.com/Vintage/184035675/1969-Chevrolet-Corvette-Race-Car.html?category_id=4438&np_offset=25 https://www.racingjunk.com/Vintage/184008259/1968-Corvette.html?category_id=4438&np_offset=30
    1 point
  46. Due to my budget being slashed, we were not going to broadcast. But Doc will be there, and Paulie is racing there, so I will be up there, even if it on my own dime and we will do a show. Same weekend as AMP, and I can't do a show there. So, Great White North Bound I am!
    1 point
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