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  1. I did this as well with my ecotec build, and voila! we got a 40 point increase. Luckily I only had to make a few mods to get penalty free again. I'm still leaving a little room to play with just in case. Overall this year, one car got its VPI lowered and another raised, IIRC. I broached the subject of the MR2 with Mike and he said that no one asked for it to be increased. My own thoughts are that there are a plethora of fast cars in the series now, and the MR2 no longer stands out. Look at the last few seasons of well attended races ,especially the National Championships, and show me differently. If you feel strongly, right a petition so it gets addressed. You might not get what you like, but at least it will be addressed.
  2. The two biggest things in my experience are : 1) getting the oil pan on correctly and let it set up, a 2) get the gasket in the correct please in the filter cylinder lid. Those are the common failure points in oil leaks. It's complicated by the fact that it's extremely difficult to get a good dipstick reading mid-race. Next to impossible. SO you can't just "add oil". Too much oil and it will blow back and drain out of the air filter. ugh.
  3. Keep them cool and keep them with oil. My biggest cause of failure was oil leaks. I went through 4 motors in a year. now, none in a year. Still driving the same one.
  4. Chris is correct. Yes, both Doc and Tyler are running for another term.
  5. Ask them for their number. You also need your number. I think you can nominate more than two but I'm not certain.
  6. My biggest fail was the cheap ebay coilovers. Worthless. Going with spec Miata Billies was more expensive but the difference in performance was astounding.
  7. I would call the website number and ask for the track manager.
  8. If you guys want Eagles Canyon, call them and ask! They have resisted us, got some bad info from a competing series and won't give us a date. We would like to go there. Start a calling campaign and maybe they will change their minds.
  9. My Ecotec Miata build initially was about 6500.
  10. One of my top five anywhere in the country. I love NL.
  11. No doubt on any of these things. I heard an estimate to remove the tires and replace with stacks was 2.5MM!! I'm just happy we can still run there. Debating a tow out next year!
  12. This race suffered a bit in attendance due to scheduling. Very close to the VIR 24, and for me and I heard a lot of others, timing just didn't work out. I hope we are back, I want to race there again. I don't know that I'd do that super long tow from Denver though, but maybe...
  13. I'm looking forward to going back. Can't believe I'll have done every race there in the last two years.
  14. Not sure what your build is. Can you remove things to reduce your points and therefore laps? Things other cars like your don't have?
  15. I will bring a corn hole set I just got for my birthday.
  16. If the system isn't working or has issues, mandatory implementation will be delayed according to our leader.
  17. I was hoping you all would be a little happier about the significant lack of many changes including values changes...
  18. I'm a team in blue right now, but I have 4 more races to go (two weekends). Let's see what the data shows at year end before jumping to any big conclusions.
  19. I could see this saving teams from a lot of PUY. We tested it at NL last year, seemed fine in terms of brightness, worked for the most part with flagging on course with a few exceptions. I would guess human error in pressing buttons was prolly to blame. We have time to test it still. I'll adopt it early because I think it might save our asses from a penalty!
  20. Actually the number changes have also been released, but unlike last year, very few changes. From Mike: For 2020 the only changed values are the AP2 S2000 went up from 500 to 520, and the CTS went down from 520 to 500.The only weight change was the 1990-1994 Mazda Protégé went up 150 lbs. I have inquired on the MR2 because I know the pitchforks and lanterns are still out. I will advise when I learn more.
  21. We have not gotten to the numbers yet. Stay tuned.
  22. Thank you for your post. Where do you live? I live in Denver and my shortest tow is Hastings. To go to Cali is 24 hours. It's actually closer and easier to go to Barber. Weird huh? We appreciate your dedication. I brought up banning a certain fast but not long lasting tire. It was shot down by the Board and i understand the logic, banning specific products that otherwise would meet the specs is an ugly precedent. That tire raise the cost of being competitive, and I have not made the switch.
  23. We been to Brainerd without a lot of success, so we are trying other tracks. Autobahn, Heartland and High Plains have all been discussed along with others. We face some of the same issues in the midwest that we face out west-alienated an RD who was very popular in the area who then went and started a competing series. Hard to overcome, seemingly.
  24. A couple of different questions, I'll try to answer. The Board voted for 5 races or three weekends to qualify for the Championship. The discussion was that we wanted teams truly invested in the series to be able to run for the Championship. That is what happened. On your regional map, we'd LOVE to run more races in the middle part of the country. Unfortunately, take a good look at the turnout in the past at Brainerd. what about Hastings this year? 11 teams? Utah last year? Texas turnout has been good and we will be adding more races in Texas as a result. We keep trying in the midwest, but there is just not a lot of support from racing teams (or a lack of teams). Please sign up and race with us so we can afford to do more races in the central area. In a lot of the circled area, there are no tracks or not many teams. Montana? Wyoming, either Dakota? Idaho? We have raced in Colorado and Oklahoma in the past without much turnout.
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