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Bill Strong

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  1. There is a standing order that I can run whatever swap I want in the car. Any. No limit. But. I have to win the race. If I don't win, I can never race the car in ChampCar again. I know you MFs would never let me finish the race.
  2. I always liked the idea of having set swap VPIs. If you race a 1990-1995 Tuna Slapper GT your VPI is set to 400 points. But if you want to swap in a engine from a newer or more powerful car, say only allow the ABC300API engine in that car, and your VPI would be set at say 480. Allowing you a splitter and wing if you wanted. Or add an oil accumulator. But you cant have all the go fast stuff if you swap. We want to discourage swaps.
  3. maybe since the fast MR2s are swaps. even the red MR2 at this past weekends road america race has a swapped 4 banger. you put that at less than 0 points and i am going to scream like crazy for the Opel GT point reduction.
  4. Water 8.34 pounds per gallon Salt Water 8.556 pounds per gallon Glycerin 10.75 pounds per gallon Lead 94 pounds per gallon
  5. But what keeps a team from swapping in a weighted cool shirt container filled with salt water and/or swapping new tires at the end of the race with wheel/tire combos weighing 60 pounds each vs the 30 pound combos they used for the majority of the race? Water 8.34 pounds per gallon Salt Water 8.556 pounds per gallon Glycerin 10.75 pounds per gallon Lead 94 pounds per gallon
  6. But you don't run aero on both cars right? Could that be the difference?
  7. Oh, and the numbers used to be based on a lot of the other parts either being included or having fees attached to them. But now these swaps are getting free lightweight flywheels, free radiators, free brakes, free everything except IRS. So that lowered the points totals which allowed more aggressive swap engines and stuff.
  8. So if you put a final weight on swaps. how do you police the issue I posted above? Because that will happen. Having every car roll over a set of scales at pit out would be out of the question. Or would it be just some sort of arbitrary weight that does not make the swap an attractive option?
  9. As a swap car owner. I would suggest doing a minimum swap weight without fuel. But you have to be careful. We would start seeing lead filled cool shirt boxes being installed on the last stint. or heavier run flat tires and 25 pound wheels changed at the last tire changing stop. while during the race, they have started with 400 pounds less in the car. I mean, that's how I would abuse that.
  10. Since I go to every race event. It would be easy to load my scales into the media van with the other tech tools.
  11. there were two typos that were not caught in the editing room. Fixes : The E9X is 550 points and the MX3 spelled correctly
  12. These VPI numbers go into effect January 1, 2022. These VPI numbers go into effect January 1, 2022. These VPI numbers go into effect January 1, 2022. This data will be updated into the system on Jan 1, 2022. VPI are your points. SPV is the weight used for swaps. The vast majority of you don't need to worry about the SPV 2022_VPI-SPV_Changes.pdf
  13. Challenger, Conquest, and Starion are Mitsubishi built. Chrysler badged. Daytona is a G-Body based on the Caravan platform. The P-Body Dodge Shadow was based on the H-Body and used some G-body stampings. Omni/024/Charger is the L-Body which is a derivative of the Talbot Horizon / Simca 1100 chassis from France, which was later used to make the Omni/Horizon L-Body here in the states.
  14. It's the end of October and that means AMP! Greetings One and All.... As usual, please take a few minutes to look over the Supplemental Rules here. Remember to refresh your cache so you are looking at the most current version, it should be up to Version 3 now. AMP is pretty straight forward. We load in Friday, go through Tech and Registration, run the practice event, race Saturday and Sunday, done. Easy right? Ok, maybe a few details. Friday Test Day: DiscoveryParts, your B Class Sponsor, is hosting a Friday test day on October 29, 2021. Pricing has an early pay discount and all details can be found here - https://discoveryparts.com/discoveryparts-at-amp/3513-65726-october-29-open-track-day-at-amp.html#/1393-track_day_times-full_day. And, And.... Please make sure you take the time to get your car through Tech (if you need it), your driver gear checked, and Register your car. Tech and Registration will be closing at the times listed in the Supplemental Rules. Also, there will be a New to ChampCar drivers meeting Friday at 5:00pm. Everyone is welcome, but if you have never raced wheel-to-wheel before, or this is your first ChampCar race, you must attend. Want a preview? There's a preview video here. Speaking of Driver's Meetings. We will have one each day prior to the race. But we've had had great feedback about the virtual meeting videos so we're going to keep doing those. Your Virtual AMP video is here. Ok, on to some Tech stuff. We rolled out the Electronic Tech form online for the VIR race in March. So far it has worked great! If you already have a Tech form in the system, and a 2021 Annual Teach Decal, settle into your space on Friday and come visit registration. If this is your first race of 2021, you (the Team Captain) will find a new button link on your main login page. Two weeks before the race, the tab Submit a Tech Form will take you to an electronic form that looks just like the paper Tech Inspection form. Simply fill in all the boxes at the top, then fill in or click on the listed point value items on your car. Save the form and you are done. At the track the Tech staff will simply check the required safety items on the car. Once the Tech staff clicks save on the safety portion of your online form you will get your Annual sticker and head to Registration. Speaking of the Registration Staff... Please take a few minutes to review your team's registration. Checking things like membership status for each driver and your payment balance can make the check-in process go much quicker. Anything else? Yes, you in the back with your hand up? Pit Stalls? Right, pit assignments! Your pit assignments are here. Thanks very much! Dana & Your ChampCar Staff.
  15. We have not seen in L-Bodies or G-Bodies in years. Every now and then a P-body shows up trying to pretend to be a CSX. But super rare.
  16. I am between hotels right now and will fix the document once I get settled in at Road America later today. I did fix the forum post thank you for finding that guys
  17. 2021-4thQ-VPI-Additions.pdf 2006 – 2008 Audi A4 Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Add at 475 2003 – 2007 Cadillac CTS 2003-2004 3.2L (LA3) – No change (480) 2005-2007 2.8L (LP1) – Add at 480 2005-2007 3.6L (LY7) – No change (500) 2000 – 2002 BMW Z3 M54B30 Add at 520 2002 -2005 BMW Z4 M54B30 – Add at 530 M54B25 – Add at 475 2006 – 2009 BMW Z4 N52B30 Add at 550 2006 – 2009 BMW E60 528i N52B30 Add at 580 2006 – 2011 Chevrolet Impala 3.5L V6 Add at 450 1987 – 1989 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z Add at 400 2006 – 2012 Ford Fusion 4-cylinder 2006 – 2009 – Add at 350 2010 – 2012 – Add at 400 2000 – 2003 Mercedes CLK 430 Add at 500 2006 – 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse 4 cylinder Add at 300 2005 – 2010 Scion TC Add at 350
  18. I completed the "new additions announcement" last night. I will release it once it is reviewed by Dana. It will be added to the forms and the calculators in a week or so.
  19. Have you been speaking with my wife again?
  20. 6 spots left. The Opel GT dropped out as it's not done yet.
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