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lenbo211

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lenbo211 last won the day on March 22 2017

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  1. That's not what I was talking about. fumes escape and fuel is spilled even when there isn't a funnel. By the way, good job on eliminating the open funnels. That is the one safety beef I have with LDRL.
  2. OK, difference in rules there. I'm used to not allowing any fueling until the driver is out of the car. Scares the crap out of me to think guys are working on the driver in the car while fuel cap is off and an open jug is pouring. And your description of what happens is exactly why. You think flammable fumes aren't going to travel through a windowless car? Even if the rules allow you to put the driver in while fueling, you shouldn't need to. We can easily dump 18 gallons with the driver waiting outside the car and get him in and do everything else in under 5 minutes without rushing. We even did a tire change once and put the driver in after fueling was done and hit the pit out stand with 5 seconds left on the timer. Our biggest concern while fueling is making sure we are facing and aware of the pit traffic coming up on us.
  3. I like that it has 2 ports. That way you can fill standing by the wall rather than out in traffic where a car can hit me.
  4. If this is truly the case, then you are on the right path. But again, I'll reiterate that "Rule Stability" needs to include "Valuation Stability" D/ck/ng (tweaking) around with what makes a car more or less valuable is the biggest frustration everyone has. Just lock things down and let everyone settle in for a while. I won't bother reading your build rules or valuations if I ever decide to race with Champ again until I can come onto the forum and not see a 30 page thread on valuations or rules changes. I'll only read the safety part of your rule book and just show up with a big EC written on my tech sheet.
  5. I guess we have a difference of opinions of what rules are. I consider changing how a car is valued and what incurs penalty laps a rule. That, by no stretch of the imagination has been static.
  6. Confirmation Bias. Rather than making assumptions either way, Best way to figure this out is to reach out to people who raced with you more than once, but have not raced with you for over a year and ask why. Then determine if any changes would bring them back. If so, determine if said changes would alienate more current faithful teams than would come back. Play to your current market and try to determine what if any changes would drive them away and avoid those changes. Honestly, I think any changes you make would be unlikely to bring anyone back who has found somewhere that they prefer and would only prove to drive existing teams away. I've always held the opinion that in government, gridlock is good. The less they do, the less they can screw up. All of these rule change petitions should include one extra question: "If we don't make this change, will you leave the series? And can you name any other teams that would leave the series (or come back to the series) if they are made." If the answer is no, then just stand pat on your rules for a couple years so teams can catch their breath.
  7. Correct. But if you look at the post I was responding to, it was regarding have a race with 1:30 mandatory pit stops to figure out where the Mustang would finish if fuel wasn't a worry.
  8. if they don't break because now that they can compete on fuel, they'll conserve less and run the car into the ground. At least that's what I've been told when I ask why endurance bits like accusumps and larger radiators get penalized. "making your car break easier keeps you from driving it as hard and levels the playing field for the rest of us."
  9. No it could not and should not have been. Both cars were off track = standing yellow by rule definition.
  10. Anyone chasing their tails with these rules. I said "your" rather than "our" because I've stopped bothering and will just do EC going forward if any Champ dates interest me.
  11. Don't you guys sometimes wish your rule forums were boring?
  12. True, but I don't have to live by the standards I place on others.
  13. Don't forget the Thunderbird. @Ron_e will feel left out.
  14. Are you ever in the top 2 fastest lap of the day? If so, then I guess you'd have a legit complaint. If not, you're just being contrary.
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