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Everything posted by Doc

  1. What a refreshing read after most all of the other posts. Thank You.
  2. My PR team costs a fortune...just to prop me up and my Q rating has gone up very little. They are the lazy bastards.
  3. Problems uploading Speedhive results really threw us off as well. Looks like that issue was resolved... @Burningham is so damned impatient as well....
  4. True enough. Back to back races on different coasts stretch us pretty thin on everything we should do. The have to do list seems to get longer each season.
  5. I would post our race recap on here, but I don't want to be accused of derailing this thread, FFS.
  6. By Saturday night I am in Zombie mode. It's all I can do to recognize myself.
  7. @EL_MACHO...If you talk like you write we MUST have you up to the ChampCar Live broadcast booth at some point. That is some freaking hysterical description of the engine.
  8. Sure seemed like a long time between the incident and the BF where "they" (meaning "us") could have. That causes some confusion for sure because as we all know drivers have short memories, but in our (speaking as the series here) there is so much going on near the end of the race that it takes some time to "get to it" as it were. Again, glad it was worked out.
  9. Glad you got it back. Ya know that was us that just got by you seconds before the hit. Next time....🤣
  10. Like I will ever GET to a podium position...
  11. Good question. The Pro paddock is much smaller than the club paddock (the trade off is it's flat?) so it will be crowded with 80+ teams. I would say to please be considerate and let the transporters/trailers park first but of course this is not often possible. Several of the CCES staff will be getting there early to talk with the track and see what is possible/feasible given current "conditions" at the facility. This is a first for ALL of us so please be patient and friendly as always. I'm sure we wlll get the word out as soon as we know.
  12. Doc

    Swap Calculator is Live!

    I am all for transparency and I would suspect we will eventually publish them. As far as the viewpoints that BoD members personally hold, I am still on the fence about those. I think everybody that runs for the BoD is pretty frank on their opinions and in their bios on that thread. We get a lot of feedback at the track from members as it is along with personal messages, texts, phone calls, and email. Perhaps we will make this part of our by-laws as well. Thank you for your opinions and I didn't see this coming off as rude in any fashion. It is certainly a legitimate concern. I was pretty sure I would get some feedback, (some positive, some negative) when I posted it.
  13. Now you have done it...NEVER post positive statements on the weather. Mother Nature sees that as a challenge here in the South....hourly, even.
  14. Doc

    Swap Calculator is Live!

    It is easily the most hateful thing I have to do. Keeping race records/results , car counts, etc...is kinda fun actually. Seeing how your friends are doing, new teams. At least I don't have to keep TAC records....THAT would be the last nail in the coffin!!!
  15. Doc

    Creating iRacing Liveries

    That's pretty sweet. Great job!!!
  16. Doc

    Swap Calculator is Live!

    The problem with posting verbatim meeting minutes are numerous: Often we are talking about confidential information, like sponsors, track negoitiations, financials, car counts, long range plans. They occasionally last over an hour which works out to about 10-11 PAGES of single spaced text. It takes hours/days to transcribe them and frankly the dictation program on Word is terrible. Legally, we are not required to post them, but we have to have them on file to prove we have meeting should the "powers that be"request them. I record them on my GoPro so the whole record of the meeting is there, but again, the dictation, editing, and transcribing takes up a ridiculous amount of time. I'm thinking a summary should suffice. Afterall, at the Annual Meeting everything is discussed and is an open book.
  17. With 2019 almost upon us, I would love to get some feedback about what you all want. With attendance declining we need to make some changes. EVERYTHING is on the table. Day of the week: I think it has to be Monday through Thursday so as not to conflict with teams travelling to the actual races. Time: Is there a better time than 6PM? Trophies: Here's what I am thinking: We do the usual Class winning trophies (the crystal ones) for 1-2-3 places. Maybe a "regular" ChampCar trophy for the Champion, or is a free race enough? A free race drawn for East and Pacific from all the participants of at least a certain # of races. Maybe 20 or so. This should help our participation #s. Too "gimmicky"? What ideas do you all have to increase participation? Is the format working? Mike and the BoD really want this to succeed as do I. I think @Rapido has done a great job and really any success we have had is largely due to his efforts. I can't thank him enough. I know I will really try hard not to have schedule changes to avoid confusion, but sometimes it is inevitable.
  18. Great job on the broadcast. Hope to join you all in the booth one of these days. BTW, Brew Krewe Racing are my comments.
  19. If you want to check out the ChampCar Sim Series, Hugh Jass will be hosting all of the Championship rounds on their You Tube channel at: The action starts at 9PM and will have LIVE announcers tracking the action on the track. Of course there is a seperate Forum section for the Sim Series covering a lot of topics, but hey, it's cold outside and you all need some entertainment. Check it out and join us sometimes. Grand prize for the Atlantic AND Pacific division Champion is a FREE entry in a real ChampCar race.
  20. Check with Mike at michael.chisek@champcar.org. He should have a pretty good list of what has been taken, # wise...
  21. Just show up. Make sure you have the minimum driver rating for the Championship rounds to get in.
  22. I would certainly hope so.