Doesn't work if driver puts hands on or off roof when getting into and out of car like some of mine do. Would recommend if rule is considered a panel be installed on hood at upper left corner by windshield to avoid accidental contact.
Petition 2: A lot of cars have gutted doors at this point, seems like it would take a lot to put in place.
Petition 4: I would just assume Tech does this anyway if they choose, no need for a rule.
Petition 6: I could see some merit to this rule. Need more pros and cons discussing, I'm torn because I can see where the series may need in times to make a quicker reaction to a incorrectly valued situation. Maybe in those instances something can be done.
Petition 8: I installed a cheap set of $26 dollar flares on my car and then get a point hit for them, does seem kind of silly as I think everyone else just about did the same thing.
Petition 9: I've never had a problem with my expansion tanks (stock) on either a Mazda Rx7 or Pontiac Firebird.
Petition 10: I think it should be 15-20 points.
Petition 11: I like the idea, but the implementation would be slow. Just think if you B/Fed someone they still have to run a complete lap to get back around to the front. Maybe with the new flagtronics system coming we can have it alert the driver to "Catch Up" or "Pit Now" to get them out of the way.
Petition 12: I don't see why someone should get the benefit of a free oil cooler if their competitors car came with one from the factory. Do not support.
Petition 13: No free oil cooler or accusumps
Petition 14: I've never needed an accusump to finish a race in 10 years of Champcar, that's rotaries and V8 and numberous other powerplants along the way. Do not support.
Petition 15: Sounds good to me.
Petition 16: Sounds good to me.
Petition 17: I understand the petitioner's logic, but I don't think I support the rule.
Petition 18: What stops a team from going 10 feet behind the wall and using their power tools and then just coming right back out? What if a team needs to remove a tire just to check their suspension/brakes/etc, we now can't use power tools? Do not support.
Petition 19: If it ain't OEM, it should get points. Do not support petition.
Petition 35: See Petition 4 notes
Petition 39: I want to keep all cars behind me regardless of class. Do not support
Petition 46: I just tell my driver's not to hit the curbs... stay on the track seems to work pretty good. Do not support.
Petition 47: Petitioner comments that the bar doesn't probably add a 1 lap advantage as the penalty for it brings, so I don't think you would need that bar for free if it doesn't provide any advantage.
Petition 48: My understanding was that we just need to take tires off in tech and then if additional impound was needed, the team would be asked. I would think at that time the team should be allowed to get the tools they need, as some request may require a tool sets (for example, a right side valve cover on a LT1 350 requires the removal of the alternator, so you need to relax the belt tensioner, then the alternator has two different bolts, then the valve cover has a different size, etc... what if you want to remove the back right spark plug on #8, good God we may be there all night! I don't think we should expect teams to haul their tools all over the track, I don't even take my tools out of the trailer as the tool box is mounted in our trailer.
Petition 50: No more free stuff. Run the OEM tank or pay to upgrade. Aluminum is a better conductor of heat so they would improve the cooling properties of the cooling system. Do not support.
Petition 52: I like it.
Petition 59: I think you are changing a rule that has been in place since the beginning to try and combat speed creep because of other issues with the rulebook. Just outlaw swaps, problem solved. Do not support.
Petition 63: I like it!
Petition 65: I don't think you can police the location given the angles and elevation changes we see from track to track. I do think the rules should only allow lights to be a solid color, no strobe or flashing effects.