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  1. Please talk to your MN friends and other people in the midwest and make sure they know about this event. I know Tyler worked hard to get this event scheduled. We need to have a solid turnout. 3-4 years ago it looked like Gingerman was struggling as an event. We had a big showing (reduced price event), teams that normally didn't race that event showed up and saw how fun the event is and it has been successful since. If this race has 20-25 cars, I wouldn't expect any further track expansion in the midwest. I really want to make this event succeed, and plan to try and do some promoting lo
    7 points
  2. I made a surge tank uses the stock fuel pump assembly/regulator and sending unit. Easily replaceable by getting a stock unit and simply removing the float arm.
    6 points
  3. That would be nice, but you should do that anyway because I drive better than you.
    5 points
  4. Oh and back to the parc ferme discussion. I’m going to do a 180. We (Burningham) have only been in two parc ferme races and we won the first one and we were leading after the first day in the second one so bring on parc ferme.
    4 points
  5. Thanks. Bill lives like an hour and half from me and I bummed a ride up with him instead of driving the 15 hours by myself. He was my ride home and after we broke early on Sunday I went up to the broadcast area to hang out and be out of the cold. He asked me how the day went on the broadcast and he handed me a headset as he had to do something and basically never came back. I tried to bring in my experiences from my million past races and hopefully I did not over talk Doc to much, but I was thinking Doc was happy to have someone to talk to besides Bill at that point in the weekend. It was int
    4 points
  6. Mean Green Swine continuing to get better with each race. We had the Daytona 10th place finish (but an engine that was already iffy and low on compression), the Indy 13th place finish (with the great new engine we built after Daytona, but lost the clutch and transmission) and now a 12th at Sebring (5th in class and the second-highest BMW finish behind Gorilla Sticker). So we are very pleased with the development of the car and, while we are seeing a lot of E36 teams going EC, that's not the direction we want to take it. So Mean Green's 2020 debut season was pretty successful for a $700 car tha
    4 points
  7. Agree with previous comment. You sounded really natural on the feed. Nice work!
    3 points
  8. Exhausting but great fun. I drove 2 stints in the Money Pit Racing E30 #197. I can't think of a track that is harder to drive in the rain than Sebring, especially when it dries then drizzles again so one never knows the grip level going into 7 especially without ABS. Also found it eye opening at the significantly different levels of grip various cars had on the slippery track. I think every Miata blew by me during the first few laps and once a line had dried, managed to easily catch and pass them back. We will be using a different tire next time! Had several fun battles on track a
    3 points
  9. Not any further for you to come to Autobahn than us to come to Barber. We are prepping for our 3rd trip to Alabama. You need to come north and beat us, we shouldn't always have to do the long haul to add to the teams you whoop up on You can make it a caravan, @Doc needs to get his car north too.
    3 points
  10. That was me and was a really fun battle for what seemed like and hour. We must have gone back and forth a good 3-4 times and we had a group of 3 or 4 of us all going at it. Thank you for the battle and great memory as that is what I hope to get. This was my first race with Visceral and Ron. I have battled him for years and when he had an opening I took it and glad I did. He does an amazing job at prepping the car, has great drivers and cool attitude that I could learn a thing or two from. Pressure driving for a new team and I was stressed on the way up hoping I would not let them a
    3 points
  11. Yes, this times 1000 This race needs to be promoted starting now to get a good turnout. The track is easy to get to, plenty of places to stay, the facility is very nice. Oh and its a challenging super fun track to drive.
    3 points
  12. Solid platform Sharky2... I enjoyed it .. Sebring in a torrential downpour is a hoot.
    3 points
  13. Our first race in Champcar. Car 248, Mazda RX8. Bought the car 2 months ago, and spent the time getting it race ready, safety wise. Total performance improvements involved getting a better air filter. We were slow as one would expect of a strictly stock vehicle with street tires, especially in the wet. We learned a great deal about ourselves, the car, the series and Sebring itself. Now we can make improvements to the brakes, power, suspension, and get ready for VIR. Thanks to the Champcar organization and workers for their totally professional support.
    3 points
  14. Been waiting for this thread to pop up! Congrats to all the winners, it was a very slippery race! This was our best race ever! Easily. All the work we put into the car since Daytona has paid off beyond our wildest dreams. One of our drivers gained an unbelievable 9 seconds over last Sebring, with two others gaining five and seven seconds each. I got zero even sorta dry laps, and was only able to lose 3 seconds over my best time last year. My team is going to rub that in for a long time coming - it's the first time since we started racing that I didn't set the fast
    3 points
  15. Car is almost too nice to be in Champ, saw it several times during my stints. Drivers did a good job given the speed differences etc. Only thing I would suggest, make sure the drivers pay attention to the drivers meetings about speeds under yellow and catching up to the safety car/cars behind safety car. On 2 separate occasions, a couple of us were behind 248 going extremely slow and not catching up to the safety car. Given that the safety car was out for several laps on each occasion, we did eventually catch up to the line but for future reference it would be safer to go a bit faster an
    2 points
  16. They should, but that seems to be a choice they have to make. No, I don't think that is something we can take on without it backfiring and running people off due to being misunderstood.
    2 points
  17. Tell you what, jon - Microsquirt made a huge difference in our power. We removed the secondary butterflies in the intake manifold and put the car on the dyno at Garcia Automotive up here in melbourne for $60 an hour and tuned it ourselves. Only gained 11 horsepower peak but the torque curve is completely flat now. It's hard to tell the difference on the dyno but on the track it was night and day. We also ran Falken Azenis tires for the first time, and they did very well in the wet and even better in the dry. Edit: Kris' Night Run, 930-11 pm. Still adding links in description
    2 points
  18. As I've now said twice, make it three times, this does not apply to Championship weekend.
    2 points
  19. But there's no MOV penalty even in twin races for the Championship. There wasn't last year either.
    2 points
  20. 5.6. DAY TWO HANDICAP 5.6.1. For two-day endurance events (that is two separate races), the winning car on day one will receive a lap penalty on day two equal to the number of laps they won by on day one plus one extra lap. No victory penalties will follow a team once the weekend of racing is over. If it is 2 seperate races, the day one winner gets MOV per the BCCR. If it is a single championship race there is no MOV.
    2 points
  21. You also wouldn't stop a 14+hour race for maintenance time. I think you are arguing two things at the same time. The championship is two races so no parc ferme. It is also not two races so no MOV.
    2 points
  22. What a race. Sebring last year ended before it started for us with a seized con rod during Friday practice. Nearly 12 months later we returned with new and tested engine, thanks @Huggy. New group of drivers and crew, except me, as well. I got a dozen laps on Friday to get an idea of the track layout. Race started with us forgetting to secure the window net, so we started nearly last. After that we started to settle in for a long race. First two drivers got all the dry stints and as soon as I got in the car the rain started. If I was holding anyone up or got in your way I’m sorry and it wasn’t
    2 points
  23. FORD BEATS PORSCHE! Congrats to MK Motorsports and their win at Sebring! They took their green 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra to the front of the pack to beat the 2nd and 3rd place Sahlen's Porsche Boxsters. They also won four $750 certificates to purchase new Bell Helmets from Bell Racing Sahlen's took home 4x $400 and 4x $100 Bell Racing certificates for finishing 2nd and 3rd overall. Crowd Control Racing held off Level One Racing to take the Florida Mini-Championship win for 2020. Over four races, Daytona 14-Hour, Palm Beach 8+7-
    1 point
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  25. Currently out of a jobby job. And the wife said no more projects until I finish the 100 I already have started So yeah, I'll probably be looking for a seat when the time comes. Also, first race we ever attended happened to be the 2015 Chumpionship at Road America. I think it was an 8+7 with parc ferme for the contenders. No dog in this fight, but it seems the logical way to go to me.
    1 point
  26. OK so I had a reading comprehension issue with those posts. I thought you were guys were talking about the Minnesota race. I may have to make it to a race in the state of my birthplace. Maybe catch up with some cousins on the way up and back.
    1 point
  27. Maybe if you live in a cornfield in Iowa. If in a cotton patch of Mississippi it's a long way.
    1 point
  28. Now there's something I could get behind. Bring back BIR. And don't run it the same weekend as another race. Also, comp course only. The donnybrook is too treacherous if it rains, and packing up the paddock Saturday night sucks.
    1 point
  29. What Andrew stated is the rules...Championship weekend is not called out separately in the rules....one could interpret this the way Andrew has pointed out, the same that corvettes can interpret values to have multiple bars into the engine bay and 50 pt IRS.....
    1 point
  30. I also made a surge tank that uses the stock cartridge but modded the fuel level sensor to be a switch that triggers at 80% full. Standard GM EFI pump so cheap and plentiful when replacing.
    1 point
  31. I’m quite sure I have this on video. Looks like you guys had a bit more power than we did this race and a lot more wet tire grip. Only took a couple laps to pass me back in that afternoon session.
    1 point
  32. Veris, there are not enough racers to support races in the white circle. We have tried at Brainerd, High Plains, Hastings, and Utah three times. No one signs up!!! While we would like to try at High Plains again, we won't put the club at risk on races we KNOW will lose money during COVID. After this is over, we will almost certainly try again.
    1 point
  33. No it's not. You are making assumptions that are not true. On Championship weekend last Feb there was no MOV nor should there have been. Best finisher for the two races combined will win in the absence of parc ferme, and Sunday winner is the tie-breaker.
    1 point
  34. Then if it is two races there should be a MOV. To repeat, you are arguing it is one race against the idea of parc ferme. Then arguing it is two races against the idea of MOV. It is one or the other; not both.
    1 point
  35. Haha that may well have been Sean's spin in the wet. He kinda lost the back end in the transition from 15 to 16 and did a donut.
    1 point
  36. Congrats on picking up speed and reliability! Shark #1 was sidelined by immigration, yes, ICE ! Our international driver had to skip PBIR as he caught covid 2 days before, we raced anyway, underfunded and with 2 drivers, unfortunately that set in motion a set of events where the same driver forgot to renew his recently expired 10 year visa... He was accidentally allowed on the first plane but got called out @ a layover in Texas, not only did the first airline get in trouble, but I did not get final word about his fate till 5pm Friday, that he and his minor son wer
    1 point
  37. Purple 35 Flag will be used at Barber. https://champcar.org/mainweb/pdf/Flags-2019.pdf
    1 point
  38. nope. sorry. covid screwed up everything.
    1 point
  39. I personally can't wait to see the precedent that the "hey, let's vote to change the race format" sets.
    1 point
  40. Everybody bitches about changing rules midstream, then wants to change the rules for this race. Just show up and drive per the rules as has been in place for this race since last year. Thats my 3 cents worth.
    1 point
  41. 1. The board should be the final approval to the petitions. I know they might seem a bit "mirco" and not "macro", but when our business as a club is having a rule book that attracts customers, the rules and their enforcement are "macro". The current membership's expectation is for the BOD to make these decisions, and I think that is correct. I do not know who would do the work required to "present" the changes to the BOD for approval? That would seem to take some of the decision making out of the BOD's hands, which would not be desirable. One thing I noticed about this years rev
    1 point
  42. 1) not really, speed and costs have continued to increase. I would like to see us move more in the grassroots direction, and be easier for people to get involved and be competitive. I am against this moving toward deep pockets win races. 2) I voted against making clutches, flywheels, or most anything else free points. 3) I'd really like to see more trophies and winnings for more class wins, and top 5, especially if we assign classes by points. I'd like to see more comradery and less conflict. It needs to be good quality competition, but also fun. I want to see teams reminded to be
    1 point
  43. I feel strong about Mike being on the Board to continue to transition the CEO spot to Dana Morrison. The transition will not happen over night and Mike continue to be on the Board to support the series is a plus.
    1 point
  44. Mike is away from a compuuter right now, so he asked me to post this for him. Bill Strong ChumpCar had its first event ever in October 2009 in Portland, OR. The club made its East Coast debut in March 2010 at Rockingham Speedway, and I was there racing in my 1987 Camaro. As one might guess, that Camaro broke a lot, so I got to volunteer at those early events often. That volunteering led to a job offer in August 2010 to be the club's first East Coast Regional Director. From that time I have stewarded over 125 events in 10 years and been a constant presence on pit road listening to new an
    1 point
  45. Great job by Troy when his team had an early end to their race and he went up and joined the broadcast team! He would be a good guest announcer for future races.
    1 point
  46. Real race cars don’t have ABS. Just cut the wire.
    1 point
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