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  1. This is the championship..... If you have a crap day on Saturday or Sunday on either format, you aint winning.
    5 points
  2. Parc ferme for the Championship Contenders, double race weekend for the other racers. Run concurrently with Contenders gridded 1st on both days in qualifying/Saturday finishing order. Separate trophies for Championship Contenders and the Weekend Racers. Any contender team that choses (or mechanicals chose for them) to not participate in parc ferme can be re-classified as weekend racers.
    4 points
  3. Guys you can twist the past to fit any narrative you want. Last year (this last Feb) it was two distinct races. So that is the most recent precedent. I'm not going (well maybe as a driver but not my car) so I have no dog in this fight and frankly don't care. There are pluses either way. Nice to be able to fix your car for the next day if you have issues, but also nice to put a cover on it and go grab dinner. It will be up to Dana. There is nothing in the rules about it having to be two races or parc ferme. The only thing I know for sure is whatever is chosen, 1/2 of you will
    4 points
  4. I think there is another way to look at it. Champcar wants excitement and participation for the national championships. We need to give as many teams/people the idea that they have a chance at the championship. First step is to open up teams eligible for the big show (I think this is being done lowering the threshold from 5 to 3 races to be eligible?). Winner take all was a big step. Then you introduce the variable of the “special” format. Champcar is an endurance series. Having everyone not touch their cars overnight makes it a two sprint races wrapped into an endurance race (plus we start dr
    3 points
  5. I greatly enjoyed chopping a c6 on slicks, an s2000, a brz, and a swapped miata. I only have 1 point by. On my first lap to one of the v8 isf Lexus cars. Then I hounded him through the corners for 4 laps. This car is good if I can fix the reliabilty!
    2 points
  6. No, should be reserved for special event. 8+7 RA is the same as it is twice a year every year. The Parc Ferme would differentiate this event and help elevate it to "championship level".
    2 points
  7. Yeah. I think I need to pump it out with the in tank pump and see how much is left.
    1 point
  8. We run a stock tank that we made sure the pickup was as optimized as possible. No hydramat. We run a fuel filter type surge tank. No problems picking up the dregs of the tank...
    1 point
  9. I travel half way around the country for every race. You east coasters are too soft. This is supposed to be endurance racing...
    1 point
  10. Like Snorman, I am traveling half way across the country for this race weekend. If the car had an issue on Saturday, Sunday becomes a complete bust if it is parc ferme. If it is two races, the fun resets. And the winner is ultimately going to be the car that covers the most ground over the two days, because there is going to be at least one fast car that has a completely clean race, whether you do it as two races or one.
    1 point
  11. My rig keeps evolving. Started with an old office chair and evolved to a swap meet car seat. Also I've added a small stand to the left of the wheel to hold the phone. After I got going with the league I wanted to speak with the other drivers so I invested around $80 for the HyperX Cloud Stinger headset. There are other choices in this price range but I'm very happy with its performance.
    1 point
  12. It was... Splitter destroyed from too much force on the straightaway (lap 2). Fix with a roll of guerilla tape... rear toe control rod bends after 3 more laps... take 4 hours to find a shop to fix... Get that sorted, Julie does 30 minutes uneventful. I go for 5 minutes... rain. The drivers side wiper falls off.... Come in and fix that... Car is fine! Much power, much grip, much brakes. Yay Still have a list of like 15 things to improve before barber...
    1 point
  13. We didn't really have overheating with the other car unless something was going wrong (brakes). That is from the reaction disc. Basically, the reaction disc gradually applies full booster pressure to the pedal. If the reaction disc is failing, it applies full booster pressure with ANY pressure on the brake.... In other words, very easy for brakes to get hot from being overworked... quickly.
    1 point
  14. The flipside to this is to say we play by one set of rules most of the year, but we're going to change it for one race? Thats like playing the NFL season under one set of rules, but the SB under a different set. Just sayin.
    1 point
  15. It ran Nelson's and has brakes. Can confirm. Something about a tiny little disc in the brake booster....I'll let Robs explain. I am so stoked to drive this car at Barber.
    1 point
  16. @Team Infiniti - Unfortunately I won't be able to attend Sebring this weekend. But we should talk. I tried to PM you, but it wouldn't let me. Email me: Jonathan (at) BehindTheWheel (dot) com
    1 point
  17. I've run a parc ferme at Road America. I am sure other folks here have as well. IMO Parc ferme is like a 24hr race without the fatigue danger. I'd actually like to see a parc ferme 12+12. It is the penultimate endurance race. As an aside I also think the parc ferme will dull the edges of the bleeding edge of the speed curve. There are a handful of cars I can't compete on with pace (mid 2:40 cars). eg GBU, Tuttle, swapped MR2, BBY Altima, your mustang. Parc ferme levels the field a bit for the upper mid pack and mid pack cars.
    1 point
  18. At a fabricator shop in Savannah Georgia.... Lap 2 of track day and splitter decided it was gonna make more downforce than the material could stand... now held up with gorilla tape. Go back out on track... lap 4 or 5, car gets weirdly loose. Come into pits... 1/2 of toe out on drivers rear... toe control arm is now bent like a banana. Didn't even hit anything... just pure grip. Great. Hence, I'm at a fabrication shop so they can straighten it and get it reinforced so I can get back on track after lunch.... Other than that, car
    1 point
  19. When we started in the series in 2015, we mainly ran 14 and 24 hour races (Sebring, Road Atlanta, Daytona, VIR). The doubles were sort of weird to us. But now that we have been moving out to different tracks, we've found that most of the races are doubles and we enjoy those weekends because it's nice to have a 2nd chance on Day 2 AND it's nice to race an entire weekend after traveling 18+ hours to a track. I don't think a parc ferme or a 14-hour race is more representative of the series as a whole than a double. IMO it's the opposite. There are some good points here, but my vote would be
    1 point
  20. I should have included: I’ll race whatever is decided, Doesn’t matter to my team as we can adjust well.
    1 point
  21. You might have to slow down to let the car last 15 hours on one set of brakes. Maybe a different strategy for a 15 hour race versus a 7 hour and a 8 hour race
    1 point
  22. Well, this is what I ended up with for my first league race tonight. Hoping to make it to the parts yard this weekend, used seats are all $20 and I'm sure they will be better than an Ikea chair.
    1 point
  23. It is interesting I keep seeing that Tech was not involved in the petition process. The National Tech Director is a part of TAC. TAC had discussions on the petitions where the National Tech Director did not participate. But when we gave the VPIs to the TAC to discuss, then Tech wanted to be involved. I think there needs to be an improved process on this and thus why I bring up the question so all Tech can be involved from the beginning process and not in August right before the rules are released. I am not here to throw anyone under the bus, but understand the perception and see how we c
    1 point
  24. Tuner may have turned it off to help give that burble everyone wants :P. What also helps cool the cylinder is air pumped through without explosions .
    1 point
  25. What ECU are you running? All (most) EFI systems cut fuel entirely when decelerating and aftermarket have an option to turn it off. If it's not doing a full cut it's usually a TPS that is misadjusted and the ECU doesn't know the throttle is closed.
    1 point
  26. I believe you can get circuit breakers that would work for that and are more durable. That way, you can at least try a reset if it is a fluke and not an actual hole in the tunnel that took put the battery cable! Geez! Anytime a fluke issue like that happens, I always do something to make it safer. It will never happen again, but I'm glad you are looking into solving the issue!
    1 point
  27. I like how it worked in February...........A LOT.
    0 points
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