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  1. The Level One Racing Miata headed to Sebring coming off the high of our first win at PBIR, with the energy to continue the performance. Our streak of failures and catastrophic contact appeared behind us and the team was excited to get to our home track. We had a guest driver for this event, Eb Vasquez, from TEK Motorsports, sitting in for Nick Soriano. Nick would be playing fuel/crew man for the day. We drew a decent starting position and rolled off 17th. John (as seen on TV) Wilding would start with the hope he could get us to the front. He quickly got us in the top 10
    7 points
  2. I see why you bring two cars now. At least one of them will have a car it can beat out there.
    5 points
  3. Burningham had the Sebring race circled all year since one of our guys had never been there. We like to do one bucket list track a year that all have not been to. Sebring has an unexplainable appeal and it did not disappoint again for me. Plus this was our first time in a while to go head to head with our buddy @Hurljohn in his rival Lexus. Well, it’s always something, so this one started out with one of the guys finding out the night we were to leave he would be under quarantine due to COVID. Thanks China. So C. Preston and I decide we can do this with just two of us. We figure we
    5 points
  4. Wait list was started. email Chelsey.Vickery@champcar.org to be put on the list. Supps updated. All staging will be parked in LOT G https://champcar.org/register/supplementalrules/423.pdf Refresh the document to make certain you version 4
    2 points
  5. We put ours in the passenger floor board. No issues. Not even an HD, I think it's just an 8 cell motorcycle battery. I could see lithium not being happy in a hot engine compartment. AntiGravity makes adapters that screw into their batteries that is shaped like a normal lead battery lug. Edit: I couldn't get the link to open on my phone for a while, but the first thing Huggy posted is basically what the AntiGravity post adapters look like.
    2 points
  6. GM batteries will take threaded fasteners. Or you can use these style on the "backup" battery. https://www.amazon.com/Shoreline-Marine-Battery-Terminal-Kit/dp/B07NQLK321
    2 points
  7. Something like this? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XH69MY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I would highly suggest you switch to a standard lug-end and just screw it down with the included hardware.
    2 points
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  9. Also. 901 Motorsport is/are (my grammar sucks) bringing two 30 year old turds and no matter the format we are kicking all of your butts. Let’s race.
    2 points
  10. You knuckleheads are missing the elephant in the room. How are you delinquent washed up never beens going to beat GBU? Out GBU GBU? Riley already proved he can better do a Crowd Control of the rules. He has polished that turd better than any of us could dream possible. So....how ya gonna beat them. If you give them the chance Saturday night they will have a new engine and transmission and flux capacitor in for Sunday. Make him make that turd go 15 hours without his crew of 20 mad scientist and pentagon spending getting eight hours to freshen/polish it up.
    2 points
  11. I absolutely hate loud r acecars. The constant noise just makes you tired and not as aware as you could be. Mine is barely louder than the stock car it came out of....
    1 point
  12. So the argument is with a $3000 dry break, teams can run re71r because it enables them to change tires during the race? Do we know of any teams that wants to change tires during the race but can't today? I would just hire a bunch of people if I had this problem.
    1 point
  13. I have a fuel cell in the stock location (middle of the car) and have the fill towards the front. It comes out and curves and the curves I have are the only way to make it work. It is solid 2.25" alum tubing that I had Kevin Smith Tig wedl up for me to fit my location. I thought about going to the center of the hood, but then how do I reach it to fill and see it.
    1 point
  14. this is what the discriminator valve does. Let’s air of but keeps fuel in. It’s designed to have fuel closing it.
    1 point
  15. Equipping multiple fuel cans with dry break fittings will always be expensive, but in your example from Hunsaker it seems crazy to have to pay a $60 premium for them to replace a straight hose with a 45° elbow. When you are having to buy multiple cans it adds up quickly, it will still be expensive but you can probably save by buying the parts and assembling the cans yourself.
    1 point
  16. Hey wait a minute, petitions are not due for a while so we can confer when we both have time. We just need to all come up with an idea. The only issue is that is if a good portion of teams want to be able to change tires and want to run the fast tires that wear out will it really be time spent and not just wasted. I am thinking that the members and BOD have spoken and tires are a free item with zero points and you can spend all you want on them. It might be a join them or be left behind scenario. The days of cost effective racing might have left the stable. Dry Break system and bringing 3 set
    1 point
  17. I have not lost any, yet, because we use RS4, but with most of the top teams going to RE71R we might have to and change tires. We will just do half or less the races we have in the past. If we choose to go with RE71R or other tire then we would need to look into changing them often and if that is the case then if we did not pit in under 5 min we would lose. Racing Champcar now can get really really expensive. I have come to the conclusion, with all the petitions denied and how so many members are adamant about having the fast tires that nothing is going to change. Simple as that.
    1 point
  18. lots of money, really a lot of money How many races have you lost because fueling took an extra 45 to 90 seconds? Continuing to think about the wording for a petition to limit the tire changes during a fuel stop.
    1 point
  19. Downside is you look less cool when you carry a lithium battery, with the 50lbs lead acid battery you felt like a man. A barbie doll is more heavy than a lithium battery....
    1 point
  20. I have ruined 2 so far. This is the "indestructible" antigravity HD battery. I think they are more heat sensitive, on the NC miata the battery gets barbequed by the headers and hot air from the radiator. But this is just a theory. Curious what you find it.
    1 point
  21. Got a complete one ,in pieces, here in southern Va.
    1 point
  22. Someone buy this car and name the team Risky Business Racing
    1 point
  23. https://www.enginelabs.com/news/900-horsepower-from-a-supercharged-30-year-old-porsche-928-engine/
    1 point
  24. Yes. Foam, internal pickup, plastic case, and I put my vent hose a bit too low so could only fill the main hose about halfway. The soft bladder cells can be "tricked" into having more volume.
    1 point
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  26. That’s not the way I remember it. And I’m sticking to my story.
    1 point
  27. No....in the interest of accuracy.....the company that makes your car also makes minivans. BMW only makes driving machines. Ultimate driving machines.
    1 point
  28. Everybody should bow to you. Anybody that can have 10-12 birthdays a year deserves being bowed to.
    1 point
  29. You definitely fit in with the style of the show, and your personal knowledge of the teams being discussed. On a side note, near the end of the show on Sunday I think it was @Doc who wondered allowed if our car was Automatic. Its not.
    1 point
  30. I have heard this is common. And sometimes they hold more than the advertised capacity. My ATL cell is such an example, were you to open it you’d question why there are so many displacement blocks, and it’s because it held too much fuel with the “right” number of blocks!
    1 point
  31. Did no one else see Hallett is on the list? To me, that is a lot more mid-west or central to the continental US than some track clear up in Chicago. I'm just kicking myself that we sold our car right after Indy and now I've got no ride for one of the tracks I've been wanting Champ to run for a long time.
    1 point
  32. 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
    1 point
  33. 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
    1 point
  34. Sorry for the delayed response this week took a nose dive lol ++I am in favor of continuing to focus on the overall win as the main objectives, as we currently do. However I'd like to look at what an adjustment to the classes based on points would look like for our membership. We have not purposed the break points that delineate classes, we want this to make sense, so we are currently collecting data this year to look through. I am interested to see how many points the majority of the field has. Are most team maxed out? Or are there a lot of team running vastly under 500pts. These will
    1 point
  35. 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.
    1 point
  36. 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
    1 point
  37. We actually will be addressing a couple of technical issues. This is why we release the rules before they become effective. The wisdom of the masses has us reconsidering a few things. We appreciate the feedback.
    1 point
  38. This idea is worth exploring, just stretch it out to 4 classes
    1 point
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