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lenbo211 last won the day on March 22 2017

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  1. lenbo211

    Swap Calculator is Live!

    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.
  2. lenbo211

    Swap Calculator is Live!

    Don't you guys sometimes wish your rule forums were boring?
  3. lenbo211

    Last piece of the 2019 Rules Puzzle

    True, but I don't have to live by the standards I place on others.
  4. lenbo211

    Last piece of the 2019 Rules Puzzle

    Don't forget the Thunderbird. @Ron_e will feel left out.
  5. lenbo211

    Last piece of the 2019 Rules Puzzle

    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.
  6. lenbo211

    Last piece of the 2019 Rules Puzzle

    I wouldn't use this as a replacement for Champ's current build rules. But it would put an damper on the constant speed creep and inability for the cars that aren't in the top 10 to ever feel like they can catch up. Isn't the "capability to go faster but take it easy so you don't use up your car/fuel" the whole intent behind why things like oversized radiators, accusumps, oil coolers and large fuel cells are penalized? None of them actually help the car go faster, but by having them, it allows you to push the car harder than it will be able to last otherwise. so in effect you have to peddle it to finish the weekend. And seriously, if you're in a heated battle for position, our brains shut down and we don't have the ability to stay slower than the car can handle. Plus, if you don't know what the EC lap time is, how would you know how much to peddle it?
  7. lenbo211

    Last piece of the 2019 Rules Puzzle

    The thing is, the better a series gets the more it attracts participants and some of those participants have a lot more money/knowhow than other teams. It speaks well of Champ that that level of team is being attracted to it. You don't want to exclude them simply because they have more resources, but you also don't want to alienate the core of what grassroots racing. Something another series has done is set a "best" lap time target for each track. They don't publish it so nobody knows what it is, but you can try and guess based on previous seasons. If you get better than that "best" time, you get bumped to the EC class for the remainder of the weekend. Maybe it's time for Champ to start doing that? It puts a hard ceiling on how fast a car can get and still be competing for the overall win and helps the slower teams who are trying to develop and get faster but can never seem to do as much to their car as the teams that are already faster than them.
  8. lenbo211

    Last piece of the 2019 Rules Puzzle

    Looks like that date is well spaced from other published LDRL dates in Cali. As we get through the summer I'll start planning around that with my SoCal team.
  9. lenbo211

    Last piece of the 2019 Rules Puzzle

    I wonder how many are actually from the east coast and how many are like Ron and from the west coast. I don't complain much any more now that you're basically not out here much any more. But seriously, either shut up, or find a different league or start a different league. Bunch of whining babies. wish my car had survived long enough this season to run autoclub. That one looked like a good time. Always wanted to run a roval.
  10. lenbo211

    Last piece of the 2019 Rules Puzzle

    I say any car that is under 500 is the same PV in perpetuity. As long as no changes are ever made. Ever. and any changes made have the effect of the year they are made and the penalties under that year's rule book and documented as such. PV is fixed at the time of the most recent race and all non-stock changes are documented all petitions are documented etc. Once the value is set, it's set. and re-write of the rules only affects new builds. Want to get faster? Deal with the new rules to do so. Don't want to spend money and happy with how fast you are and are OK with the value you have? don't change a thing. Get away with something last year that nobody claimed or petitioned last year but isn't documented and then get caught next year? Pay the penalty.
  11. lenbo211

    Last piece of the 2019 Rules Puzzle

    how the hell do you east coasters deal with it?
  12. Have you tried it? And does the race length for brackets change anything? Or is everyone still out there all together it's just official now that there are different classes?
  13. lenbo211

    2018 petitions

    Yup, I should have put it in green. Sorry. My point is that every time someone asks for "free" parts that help the engines last longer and keep the cost of racing down and allow teams to drive cars that aren't factory ready to race, the "no free parts gestapo" come back and say "If you allow oversized aluminum radiators, accusumps, diff coolers and large baffled oil pans, you allow cars to perform at a higher level and go faster." I was just taking that argument to it's next obvious step. Gauges that are better or different than or in addition to what came factory in the car allow the driver to push the car harder and go faster.