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  1. For helmets yes (SA-2015) but Suits and other gear go by the SFI/FIA rating. The SFI rating doesn't have a date and the FIA does but it is linked to when the standard was put into place. I'm pretty sure for suits they haven't change in almost 20 years for FIA but I know the dates for helmets change pretty recently for FIA and that they have multiple ratings for helmets (Open Wheel and ones for GT/TC/WRC).
  2. Totally agree. It could still easily take another 10-15 teams over what we had already. The only down side is that that paddock has no structure for tech/podium but I can live with that over not having to go up and down hills all day and being closer to your pit stall. Only suggestion for next year is to assign paddock spots based on the pit assignment to make things even better.
  3. I wouldn't be too worried about it. As long as the it is in good condition it should still be good. Out of curiosity who made the gear?
  4. gsmith2424

    2019 Official Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta 14-Hour

    As for bathrooms there will be some portables (usually at the back of the paddock midway and some near the entrance gates into the cold pit) and on the landing above the paddock on the paddock exit road (T-12 side) there is a permanent one. For showers from what I have heard the same permanent bathroom has showers but I can't confirm that exactly.
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    2019 Official Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta 14-Hour

    I brought it up as the paddock hill on the T-12 side is pretty steep as compared to the T-1 side and has been one way in one way out for any race I've been there for when the pro paddock has been used. Also makes it easier to ensure you don't have two cars going opposite direction meeting up on a road that is only wide enough for one car. Also will the permanent restrooms that are above the pro paddock be open or will we just have portable ones in the paddock?
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    2019 Official Daytona 14-Hour Enduro

    We need to come up with a shirt for this race considering the fiasco that happened at the 24 Hour. It should be along the line of "We race rain, shine, snow or tropical strom" , "We race until we need a boat" or something similar.
  7. gsmith2424

    Post-wreck checks

    Yeah definitely get the HANS checked over and at the same time you can get it recertified by Simpson Racing since they own HANS now. As for the helmet that should also be checked over by someone and this is stated also on the Simpson Racing website. Both your HANS and helmet maybe ok but just need to be checked. HANS recertification information: https://simpsonraceproducts.com/sfi-recertifications Helmet information: https://simpsonraceproducts.com/faq
  8. gsmith2424

    2019 Official Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta 14-Hour

    I was looking at the sups for the race and don't know if this was over looked or not. Will the one way in one way out pattern be enforced for entry/exit of the paddock?
  9. I saw the same thing trying to get one then but they really opened up in late December. I think most of them didn't have the booking open for that time yet back in November.
  10. Thanks. Just want to be certain on this as it wasn't clear in the sups. Also an FYI for everyone the new hotel that is mentioned in the sups is now available for booking and opens in February. The hotel is a Marriott Courtyard.
  11. gsmith2424

    2019 Official Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta 14-Hour

    Onsite pumps might not be available due to the construction plus they are on the other side of the track in the paddock we would normally be in. Also as another reminder to people that the hills are one way going into the pro paddock with the entry down near turn 1 and the exit near turn 12 (step).
  12. Not sure if this is still being worked on or needs to be looked at. Are we all going to be required to park within the marked area on the map or is there another area where we will have to park at? Might require two answers one for rigs and one for support/crew vehicles.
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    I'm just waiting for someone to try and adapt the Audi Laser Lights onto a car.
  14. I can easily see the ND Miata becoming an easy contender. We've already seen one at a race back at VIR for the 24 and ran good but can't be certain to its Champ spec speed as it was run by a pro team with mostly pro drivers as an EC. Some others are the BRZ/86, Focus ST, Civic Si, BMW 1 series, Veloster. Could be others but can't think of them right now.
  15. It's a points card to where you get points for each gallon of gas and in-store purchases you make. You can redeem the points for a discount at some stations (some states don't allow the discount), gift cards and merchandise. It also has a club for certain items (drinks, doughnuts, and certain bottle drinks) to where when you buy 6 you get the 7th free.