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  1. It's late, I am halfway home and have to head out to Willow Springs on Tuesday. I will upload more video as I get time. I think I have all the images done. Race results are correct. Mazda results will be uploaded within a few days.
  2. Friday Load-in and Tech Photos https://photos.app.goo.gl/GfZVT7PWHf9YgaTX6 Saturday Race 1 Start images https://photos.app.goo.gl/j7remzVPnz8oCw1o9 Saturday results and timing https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Sessions/5420534 Race 1 Saturday 8-hour - Podium Cars 1. #111 RVAGFX 1989 BMW 325 C-Class 2. #6 Basil Weenie 1990 Mazda Miata EcoTech B-Class 3. #901 Motorsports 1990 325is C-class 4.#923 Rebbin is racin 1992 BMW 325i C-Class 5. #890 E Racing 1986 BMW 325 C-Class A-Class winner - #105 Team NCM 1994 Mazda Miata B-Class Winner - #6 Basil Weenie 1990 Mazda Miata EcoTech C-Class Winner - #111 RVAGFX 1989 BMW 325 D-Class Winner - #55 Checkered Past Racing 1984 Chevy Camaro EC-Class #120 HoChunk 1986 Jeep Cherokee (Lexus SC400 Chassis) Saturday 8-Hour Race Podium Interviews Race 2 Sunday 7-hour - race images https://photos.app.goo.gl/pJDWw4uvYUDNe3UK7 Race 2 Sunday 7-hour - Podium Cars 1. #111 RVAGFX 1989 BMW 325 C-Class 2. #901 Motorsports 1990 325is C-class 3. #105 Team NCM 1994 Mazda Miata A-Class 4. #923 MiElan Plus 2 1990 Mazda Miata B-Class 5. #248 Blakes Garage 2000 Mazda Miata A-Class A-Class winner - #105 Team NCM 1994 Mazda Miata B-Class Winner - #923 MiElan Plus 2 1990 Mazda Miata EcoTech C-Class Winner - #111 RVAGFX 1989 BMW 325 D-Class Winner - #524 Mopar 4 Ever 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Turbo EC-Class #120 HoChunk 1986 Jeep Cherokee (Lexus SC400 Chassis) Speedhive Race Results and timing - Sunday https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Sessions/5422574 Sunday 7-Hour Race Podium Interviews
  3. Everyone should be taken care of. Check your email. You may have not followed the instructions correctly, or there was just an ordering issue. They have manually fixed the issues and you should have the info.
  4. This is good. I am NOT an engineer and will never be one. So I look at it from the perspective of a guy that has done decades of reading about building race cars, and watching racing through the 1960s to now and how development and trends have evolved. I look at this building and open ruleset as a way of developing my knowledge. But as more and more pro-teams come it with engineers that did what I am doing now in the 8th grade, then yes, maybe having the black and white is a good thing. But I hate it.
  5. jay.mauney@champcar.org - that way there is a corporate backup of the responses so that it does not look like backroom deals. signed... The media guy.
  6. So will my Paxton air box be free? It is up stream from the throttle body. and sits in the fender area.
  7. I disagree. I think that is what makes this series fun for the car builder.
  8. ChampCar employee hat off and car builder and racer hat on. I agree. But look at it this way. Most rules in other series say you can do this and that to the car, they don't give you any grey areas. We give you those grey areas. I don't like the "interpretations list" as that takes away the grey areas I thrive on. It's my job as a car builder to try and sell that grey area to the tech person. That's what we do in ChampCar. It's the fun part. It allows innovation. This is being taken away by making a list that explains how that grey area is now no longer a grey area. I got yelled at regularly by tech and the BOD of the past because of my emails and texts of what I think the rule means, or how I think their interpretation is wrong. In fact, the table filled with nachos and near beer kept me from jumping over the table one time. Jay and I worked out our issue in a more friendlier way. lol ChampCar Employee hat back on. Hopefully this form will assist you in building a car that has an easier time getting through tech and that every car becomes a aero laden BMW or Mazda.
  9. I am only doing my job at posting up what the BOD had sent me. I provide some feedback, but have to post up what they send me. I looked at putting the items in order, and will do that in the next version. I just did not have the time to redo the list. I personally don't like a list like this. I too don't like having two sets of rules... One BCCR and one document saying how Tech is interpreting the rules this week. I am trying to sort out how to incorporate it into the BCCR, if we even can. Maybe like this. 4.3.2.1. You can do this to the car. [R.I. Scrutineering is passing cars that use green, but not yellow. Yellow is worth 10 points. Green is free.] something like that? Just thinking out loud. email tech.
  10. That is a mk2 mr2. Like my yellow car. I need the mk3. 2000-2007
  11. WTB - 2000-2005 Toyota MR2 Spyder clutch pedal assembly. I need the pedal and tbe sheet metal assembly that bolts to the firewall. If you see a.convertible MR2 Spyder in a junkyard with a clutch pedal. Please grab it for me. Should be 3 bolts hold the whole assembly onto the firewall. If you could keep the nuts and bolts and the shafts that go to the clutch master cylinder, that would be awesome. It looks like this
  12. Mobil 1 0w30 Euro Blend engine Redline MT90 Transaxle Motul RBF660 brakes/clutch Neo HPCC-1 CV Joint Grease Neo Hp800 Wheel Bearing Grease Redline Water Wetter Shell V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline 93
  13. OK… Due to popular demand, I have done the following with the new BCCR… 1. Update includes red text and yellow highlight where the change was made. Change noted in change log. 2. Update disclosed in three forums on the CCES forum - General / BCCR Tech / Tech 3. Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Twitter updated 4. A mass notification email was sent - After 5-days, the email will be resent to non-openers of the first email. There should be no complaining that they did not receive the update. Did I do everything right?
  14. The ChampCar Endurance Series Basic Club & Competition Rules have been revised on June 6, 2019. The ChampCar Board of Directors voted for the requirement of a roll cage dash bar as part of the minimum cage requirements starting January 1, 2021. This gives you one and a half seasons to sort out your cage if you are currently not using the dash bar. The new rule reads as follows: 3.2.9. Dash bars (labeled “5”) are not required but very strongly encouraged. A dash bar will be mandatory as of 1/1/2021. You can Download the revised BCCR at https://champcar.org/mainweb/pdf/2019ChampCarBCCR.pdf
  15. The ChampCar Endurance Series Basic Club & Competition Rules have been revised on June 6, 2019. The ChampCar Board of Directors voted for the requirement of a roll cage dash bar as part of the minimum cage requirements starting January 1, 2021. This gives you one and a half seasons to sort out your cage if you are currently not using the dash bar. The new rule reads as follows: 3.2.9. Dash bars (labeled “5”) are not required but very strongly encouraged. A dash bar will be mandatory as of 1/1/2021. You can Download the revised BCCR at https://champcar.org/mainweb/pdf/2019ChampCarBCCR.pdf
  16. "...dial the speed back a touch. " said no racer ever
  17. Bring a fan, this one is hot. It's time for NCM! Who would have thought that Kentucky is hotter than Texas or Georgia in June? Bring the ice and lots of water, I'll have our Coolshirt tank running for everyone again. We've got another large field on a great track so the racing action should be as hot as the weather. Read on for event details. Gates - The main gates will open at noon on Thursday. So if you get there early and want to drop off your trailer, have at it. Paddock and Parking - The NCM paddock is huge. Like bigger than anything we go to. So space is not a concern here. Two things: 1) we ask that you do not park in the RV spots along pit road unless you reserved one of them through NCM. If you park there without a reservation they will ask you to move. And 2) if you reserved a garage, you get to park in the painted space in front of your garage. If you park in a garage spot and didn't rent a garage, we'll ask you to move. Camping - Free, but bring a generator. Test Day - NCM is hosting a test day on Friday. For info and to register go here: https://motorsportspark.org/events/ncm-test-day-champcar/ Pit & Garage Assignments - Click here for your pit assignments. Some of you will be making new friends! Click here for your garage assignments. Transponders - If you entered a transponder number (or entered anything really) while you where registering we assume you're bringing your own. Please verify that you have entered the correct number or that you reserved a transponder if you're not supplying your own. Tech - All cars will need to be tech'd for 2019 unless you've had your 2019 annual tech completed. Bring all your paperwork filled out and make sure you have read the rules. Swap cars with no paperwork will likely be put in EC. Tech opens at 1PM on Friday. Decals will be handed out at Tech and will be required to pass tech. Decal locations are shown in the BCCR appendix. Registration - Make sure you tech first, then bring your yellow logbook and tech sheet signed by us directly to registration. Before you arrive, log in and check your driver roster for accuracy. Make any corrections ahead of time. If you are fully paid with the correct drivers, check-in is a 3 minute process. If you are not coming (work issue, car issue, etc), email me to let me know you will not be there. Novice & New to ChampCar School - 5PM Friday in the Holley Scoring tower. A reminder: read through and print out the Supplemental Rules for this event here. If you have any questions about registration, please contact Katherine Miller here. Any other questions you can contact me here. We're looking forward to seeing you all in KY! The ChampCar Staff
  18. I did a 24-hour there with Lemons. I went into A-Fib before the race. Came out of A-Fib. Started the race. We had a fracked engine mount that made the car rotate on the back straight as you hit the dip, and we all got seasick as the car pogo'ed into the final turn. Got home and went into A-Fib while unloading the gear. Cardioverted the next morning. The only good thing from that weekend was discovering that alcohol was the reason for my A-Fibs. well, it wasn't good news. But been A-Fib and Alcohol free since. So... I hated PBIR
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