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hcsi99 last won the day on September 23 2017

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  1. After two hours on and off of driving for practice then qualifying that was the first time I had done that. This is the first race I've done in a few months and was very surprised at the turn out, or lack there of.
  2. A little "help" arrived this weekend. Beer and I got some stuff done! Front subframe and suspension installed!
  3. All the body panels are back on the car, headlights, tail lights are in, rear subframe installed, pedals are installed, and some radiant heat shielding has been installed. We are working on assembling the front subframe and suspension so that we can get some wheels and tires on the car. Fuel cell cage is on the drawing board and will be started on soon.
  4. I think the calculator needs to factory in swaps that lower HP so that one can get a car to race under 500 points. This may require a dyno sheet from a team at tech and some spot checking like Champcar did last year, but it could open the door to new cars. A great example of this is a red and white C5 corvette that races with another series. They swapped out the stock corvette engine for a lower HP truck engine so that they could get the car down to a desired PTW. I plug my CTS into the swap calculator now and take off 25 hp and it tacks on another 50 points to bring it up to 570.
  5. How about a BOP and driver rating system? IMSA drivers love it!
  6. Speed creep is inevitable. Isn’t the point to always be improving your car to try and keep up with the pointy end of the field especially in a series that’s all about the overall win. I can only assume that FTD’s get faster and faster at the same track year after year? It seems that for some time every time a new car comes out it performs better than the previous version (except for the Mitsubishi Eclipse, that thing got screwed in the end). What happens when those cars are eligible for Champ or is everyone going to run the same car for the next 10 years?
  7. How about none of the cars on the VPI list exceed 500 base value and as new cars get added every year the old cars on the VPI continue to drop in value? I'm coming into the series as a new team next year with a car that is already starting at 520 points with no modifications. I've asked for a VPI reduction using different BMW's with lower starting VPI's as an example, but until my car races they having nothing to go off of except the number that was pulled out of someones...... hat. Every year a new model or improved model comes out, it would be nice to have a way of letting those models in without a thesis having to be written by the team looking to run something that hasn't been run before. As far as figuring out how much to lower the VPI year after year, maybe a formula based on how the model performed the previous year in competition?
  8. hcsi99

    Fuel Cell advice.

    We will be running a Radium fuel cell with the built in surge tank in 2019. They use Fuel Safe's Enduro Cell that is FIA FT3 certified. No a bad price considering you get the surge tank setup as well. http://www.radiumauto.com/Fuel-Cell-with-FCST-P893.aspx?ItemId=444300&Kits=2059,2020,2072
  9. Daring Greatly Racing has partnered up with Radium Engineering for our Cadillac CTS endurance car build! Since 2010, Radium Engineering's goal has been to simply design and produce the highest quality, best performing aftermarket automotive products. Radium relies on a core team with a passion for innovation to lead the company toward advancement in the industry. All Radium products are carefully planned with thorough R&D and designed in-house using the latest computer simulation and modeling techniques. Extensive testing and evaluation ensures the performance of Radium products exceed consumer expectations. For these reasons, top motorsports competitors and enthusiasts worldwide rely on Radium Engineering products. Currently, Radium offers an expanding collection of motorsport parts and accessories for high performance and racing, focusing on their revolutionary fuel surge tank line and PCV oil catch can systems. A growing collection of application specific parts are also being created. Daring Greatly Racing will be running Radium Engineering’s fuel cell that combines a competition-grade fuel cell with Radium's innovative Fuel Cell Surge Tank. The fuel cell comes fully assembled and pressure tested. Radium Engineering has a full line of FCST-equipped fuel cells available for any motorsports need. These Radium-spec fuel cells are available with a choice of different bladder types in many popular sizes. Check out http://www.radiumauto.com/ to configure your fuel cell.
  10. All fuel cells shall be separated from the driver compartment by a metal bulkhead. The metal canister that makes up the fuel cell does not count as a bulkhead. I'm glad to see some clarification on this. This always seemed to be a gray area. I was just reading a thread from 2014 that Phil had replied to. "Regarding safety, fuel cells, and bulkheads. Pertaining to fuel cells, I've seen more than a few cars that have installed a metal bulkhead in addition to the metal enclosure that surrounds the cell or bladder. While this is great, fantastic, super safe, it is not required. The Bulkhead requirement only applies to OEM fuel tanks.(ie when removing rear seats you need to over any openings between the driver and the stock gas tank)"
  11. Mirrors and door handles back on, headlight wire harness and under hood fuse box installed, license plate pocket installed, rear sub frame ready for install, lower rocker molding panels repaired and waiting for new clips to install. Daring Greatly Racing also has it's first sponsor! More details to come on that in the next few weeks.
  12. hcsi99

    JAZ Pro Sport vs ATi/Fuel Safe

    You would just have to rely on sender in the cell.
  13. hcsi99

    JAZ Pro Sport vs ATi/Fuel Safe

    Radium Engineering has an awesome fuel cell with build in surge tank set up. They take one of their Fuel Cell Surge Tanks and send it off to Fuel Safe to have it installed in a fuel cell of your choice. Fuel Safe's Enduro Cell seems to be a good choice for Champcar and comes in 8, 10, 12, 15, 22, and 32 gallon options. http://www.radiumauto.com/Fuel-Cell-with-FCST-P893.aspx?ItemId=444300&Kits=2059,2020,2072