The race event supps for Sebring have been updated! Version 3.
Ready for 14 hours at Sebring?
First, as always, please read through the Supplemental Rules here.There's lots of good information and the answer to many questions.
Load In: we have some adjustments to times. Teams can begin entering the paddock area at 2:00pm Friday. Another club has the track rented Friday. They are being generous and let us load in while they run, but we cannot access garages or pit lane until they are finished. Expect that to be around 5pm. Tech and Registration will open as soon as our staff are setup, expect tech to be mobile until we can secure a location. Yes, this is different from what the Supps say, it's a change we will have to work with.
Fuel: A piece of good news. The fuel pumps will be open from 8:00am to 9:00pm Saturday. The fuel pumps are located at the west end of the paddock near the bridge.
Trailers, Rigs, and the Gate: Speaking of rigs. Sebring has begun charging a $20 fee for campers, motor homes, sleepers etc in the paddock area. Any vehicle or trailer that you could sleep in or hook up to power will be charged. Yes this includes box trailers with A/C units on the roof. My advice is that you have a $20 in your hand when you enter.
Novice / Champ School: You must attend this meeting Friday if you have never raced wheel-to-wheel before, or never raced with ChampCar before. If you have new members on your team, or if you have not raced with ChampCar this year you are encouraged to attend. Look at it this way, the more we discuss things on Friday, the shorter the driver's meeting on Saturday.
Pits and Garages: Still reading, wondering where your pit and garage assignments are? They are here.
Pit and garage alignment at Sebring is tough. If you rented a garage you are assigned to the corresponding pit. If you did not rent a garage, you only get the pit stall. As you can see on the assignments, we have some garages left. If you would like to rent one contact me and I will put you in one.
Some of the pit stalls are doubled up, some are not. If you are doubled up please make room for each other. You probably requested it anyway. If you are fortunate enough to have a pit to yourself please be generous and share some space. Thanks for understanding.
Headlights: All cars on track must have their headlights installed and turned on by 6:00pm Saturday.
Departure & Move out time: Another club has the track rented on Sunday. All of your equipment, your race car, everything, must be cleared out of the pits and the garages Saturday night after the race. We're putting a 1:00am deadline on being out of the garages. The good news is you can leave your hauler in the paddock overnight. But it must be completely packed up and ready to hook and go Sunday morning. All of us at ChampCar work hard on our reputation as good renters, and we very much appreciate your help.
One more time if you want to print out the Supplemental Rules for this event here.
If you have any questions about the Sebring 14 please email me here.
All the best -
Your ChampCar Staff