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  1. Rolling Roadblock Racing is looking for experienced drivers to fill our final seat at the 24 hour race at VIR. We have five drivers currently on our team, four of which have raced previously in multiple races within ChampCar. Our 1990 Mazda Miata has made it through each of the three races we have competed in (AMP Double, VIR 12 Hours South, & 14 Hours @ Charlotte) With each race we have made improvments to the car and continue to do so for the upcoming race at VIR. We are not looking for a driver to set the world on fire in speed, but an experienced and deliberate driver who will bring the car back in one piece and run consistent lap times, as our goal is to finish the race and give each driver an enjoyable experience. Our price for the seat is $1000 for what should equate to 4 hours of racing barring no major issues with the car. 

     

    If you are interested in joining with us in the 24 hour race at VIR please feel free to PM me or shoot me a text 804-814-6323. Most of our team is within the metro Richmond area if you would like to see the car prior to the race we have a workday coming up and you are more than welcome to join us for that. Looking forward to hearing from you! 

     

    Jacob Fyfe

    Rolling Roadblock Racing Team Captain  

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  2. I run an Iracing league for the oval side of things and frankly that just happens as time wears on. Everyone has many different things to do and as the year wears on the participation starts to go down some. You all are offering pretty much in line or more than what most other Iracing leagues would offer during the course of a season. Broadcasts, prizes etc. I do all of the same things for our main racing series and I still see a drop off from the beginning of the season to when we reach our finale in November. Unless there is a massive drop off I wouldn't think too much of it and just look at it as a natural progression of the league. The trick now it is to find new members to join the league to keep things moving along. 

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  3. 10 hours ago, Doc said:

    My bad too @Jamie. The races are still listed under "Hosted Races" as well. I thought they would be under the League Tab.

     

    I'm really sorry. We will get this down in the next few weeks and be ready for the start of the 2018 season.

     

    Bear with us...

    Hey Doc, I run a NASCAR league on Iracing as well so if you have questions on how to setup the sessions and things of that nature please feel free to ask. Either message me on here or on Iracing and I'll pitch in wherever I can. 

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  4. You guys looked really good at the 24 this past weekend and I was pulling for ya to bring home the class A win. You'll certainly be tough competition when the series returns in December. Good to see fellow Iracers getting interest in the real deal as well. Hopefully, we'll be on the track with you in December to run with you. 

     

    Jacob Fyfe

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  5. 17 hours ago, elcaminokid said:

     

    Since you weren't there. There was a black flag all for 15 minutes due to highly aggressive driving. 

    This race was actually A huge let down for my team in terms of driving safety.  We came looking to complete 24 hours and we were constantly getting run off the road. One person got pit manuevered/ spun off track and two others hit. 

    This was the worst I have ever seen in my personal chump experience

    Within 20 minutes of the opening speech telling people they will penalty for aggressive driving I was being run off the road on the front straight... in front of everyone. I'm not sure who to blame, I've helped work before- so hearing radio chatter I know they try their best to control it but maybe there was just too many cars.  Or too many people renting spots in cars that they didn't care to run into someone elses hard earner labor intensive project.

     

     

    As someone who volunteered this weekend I know the beginning of the race probably after the first hour through when they brought a yellow out and really got after everyone that they were trying to give black flags and get a better control of the race as best they could. I think ultimately as someone who drives in these races as well the drivers and teams have to race the way they want to be raced and create the racing they want to see in the series. From there you have to trust that ChumpCar will do what they can to implement the rules and hold other drivers/teams accountable. I know from being on both sides of it that you can't really ask the Chump Staff to do too much more from what they are already doing. I know at one point they were still giving black flags out for incidents that happened 30minutes to an hour before hand, so you can't say that after a certain point they let things go or anything like that. 

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  6. When I have done it in the past and hope to continue to do this year it was done at $10 an hour. You could either have it applied to you directly as cash in hand or you could have it added to your team's credits and apply to entry fee's and the such. It is usually done on a per person basis and your whole team does not have to attend. I know I was able to volunteer the 24 last year and basically after a certain number of hours I had a free entry into the next race of my choice. Just keep in mind (and this could have changed) but usually when there was chumpchange still around you had to use it within the same year. 

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  7. Can we get a clarification or an official ChumpCar position on what is allowable with the number panels and lighting them? The 363 seen above are ours and we have two reflective panels for each side of the car but I need to know if I have to add the lights as well, and if so where can I get them from since as mentioned as well since Chump is not selling them currently. 


  8. 2 hours ago, MR2 Biohazard said:

    So there is someone with an E36, which should totally and completly dominate the series going to AER and not coming back.

     

    This should be a giant waiving red flag for anyone reading and wondering why people are leaving. Board, please read this and understand that people are leaving because of the rules that do not make sense.

     

    Am I missing something here? The given example is posed as a big red flag mainly because he is putting extra parts on the car and getting laps that he feels shouldn't happen because to him it's needed. But yet in the system you propose the same car within this would be getting 3 laps because it's a faster car than say my little 1.6L Miata. In this scenario isn't he going to go to AER either way because no matter what he's getting three laps he wouldn't otherwise get in AER? I don't see where his issue is resolved... He's either getting laps for parts or laps for being fast. What difference does it make to him? While in turn the rest of the teams who want to reasonably compete have to scramble to add parts on to play catch up to what you essentially already have... I am one of those new teams learning the ropes and know we have a LONG way to go but as a team with a tight budget I'm not exactly sure that putting the carrot of achievement further and further out there is the best answer. As it is we're trying to prioritize what additions will go on this season that ARE needed just to make the thing run much less add things onto it to make hang on to mid-pack most races. Just my 2 cents from a noob.

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  9. 6 hours ago, KDJones2000 said:

     

    If you don't understand how that breaks teams, then just give up...

     

    Glad to see that they are going to change the wording on seats, or we would be looking elsewhere for our racing fix.

    I agree with this completely, other than the roll cage our Kirkey seat is probably the most expensive thing in the car and does really well for all of our drivers. If we had to replace it we would find it hard to put the budget together with what all we need to do to the car itself to make it worth our effort. For some of the teams around here $400 on top of everything else is quite a stretch. 

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  10. #363 Rolling RoadBlock Racing's first race as a team is in the books and we ran into a couple problems through out the race with trying to get the engine not to burp after a few laps but our team kept working at it and trying to find solutions while each of our guys got turns in the car and ran it until the car started to burp again. All-in-All I think we accomplished our basic goals of keeping the car in one piece and getting everyone a chance to race. All of our drivers picked up in speed from day one to day two which was a boost of confidence and the car picked up 6 seconds in our best time from Saturday to Sunday as well. Really looking forward to making improvements to the car since it was bone stock and getting out there at VIR in March and seeing how much we can improve as a team. Big thank you to all of the ChumpCar Staff and volunteers, The Racing Analytics guys for helping us so much to try and sort out or issues and all of the other teams who were so gracious with us as this was one awesome learning experience for the team. 

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  11. Had a quick questions about the registration and editing portions of the site. I'm am attempting to make some final moves with the crew and driver rosters for our race in Atlanta. I can see where I am shown as the team captain and can see where all of my drivers are on the initial roster but I have one more driver who finally paid his dues and needs to go on our driver roster. When I go to edit our Atlanta entry the drop down menu does not show anything and therefore I can not add our final driver. Is there something I am missing? Or is this something that I will just have to take care of at the track at this point? Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

     

     


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    9 minutes ago, Mikiel said:

    It depends on the race. Until we get the registration system fully updated SOME races allow you to sign up with just one driver and SOME require the full roster. If you're signing up and the system says the minimum required is 1, then one driver is all you need. If it says 3 (or 4 or whatever), then you need that many drivers in the roster to sign up.

     

    It will be a few more months before the system is fully re-done, so please bear with us.

     

    So as long as I have the minimum drivers to begin with I can submit the entry and then add extra drivers to the roster at a later date?


  13. I am in the process of trying to get an effective steering quick release system for our 1990 Miata since the original Grant model is on back order from Jegs for what seems like an eternity... What is the difference between the NRG 2.0 and the NRG 2.5 models if anything? Is there something that I may be missing between the two models to where for some reason the 2.0 would not be suitable yet the 2.5 would? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated so I can go ahead and start the ordering process, thank you. 

     

     


  14. Yeah I agree completely, our team just finished volunteering for the 24 hours at VIR. ChumpCar takes care of you while you're volunteering and you also learn a lot about the racing and can get insights from the teams as what to expect if you are looking to get out on track. Our team is looking to have our first race down at AMP in a couple months which I'm sure will be interesting. 


  15. Just now, chisek said:

     

    Bold statement.  Any data to back that statement up?

     

    We could have taken the whole table and dropped all cars by 30 points.  That would have been ineffective at balancing the field.  Instead we studied the cars that are entered, how they run and how they finish.  Based on our research, these are the changes we came up with.  I'm ok with someone saying they don't agree with our findings because we'll see how it all shakes out on the race track, but to say we didn't do this in a "holistic way" is quite a statement.

    I'd like to say as someone who is new to this but has similar experiences it's nice to see regardless of if you agree or not at least you're willing to stand next to your decision's and take a few pointed question's on the chin so to speak. 

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  16. I'm not in the least the most proficient person when it comes to cars and there benefits or lack there of. But I am curious to know why all of the newer Miata's with a 1.8L engine had a reduction in points and yet the older and less powered 90-94 year versions with a 1.6L engine did not get any reduction at all? Thank you for all your work into the series and I'm looking forward to finally getting our car out on the track with you guys and seeing how we stack up! 

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  17. Just now, achisek said:

    I apologize for this. We are aware and are waiting for them to resolve this. They warned it may take up to 24 hours- you may have to try again tomorrow. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

    No worries, just didn't know since I am new if it was something I was doing wrong or something else. Thank you for the quick response and I'll try again later! 

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