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  1. Junk Player Special uses 245/40-15 on 8" rims. Our VW Golf called Stella is trying out the new Falken 660's by running HS-4's on Saturday and the Falkens Sunday at Nelson Ledges and Mid Ohio. I think we will like the 660's.
  2. Regretfully, team Junk Player Special #500 VW Golf will not be able to attend the Watkins Glen race. So hopefully, our spot can be filled for another team. I have notified Chelsey, and you should contact her to confirm availability. Will see you at Nelson Ledges, Mid Ohio, and PittRace though.
  3. Imagine if you will, that someone is crazy enough to actually decide to race a FWD hatchback. My goal was the eliminate the understeer with the splitter and balance the car with the rear sway bar, and not have drag of the rear wing at all. Worked very well at Nelson Ledges and Pittrace in our Coved shortened season. Questions: 1. If we add the rear wing, how much more front downforce can we expect to get in the front to get the car back to neutral? I do not think we need the wing. 2. With our protruding bumper, and low water temps, we can block off some of the air into the radiator. Is it better to tape the grill above the bumper, or add deflector plates under the bumper (as shown). The holes in the bumper are right in front of the intercooler and I would like to keep them open. So which is best for drag and downforce? Blocking off the grill, the bumper, or below the bumper. 3. I have the "required" NACA duct in the passenger wing window to cut down the open area. Should we make new ones with the 1" lip? What angle on the lip is best? 30 degrees? 4. On the 1/2" splitter leading edge, is a rounded radius that is equal top and bottom best? Or all to the bottom with a square top edge? Or the reverse? 5 The hood is getting replaced to eliminate the plastic exit ducts, remove the turbo cooling scoop, and leave the NACA duct to the oil cooler unfortunately. Suggestions?
  4. It has taken years to get some stability in the current rules. We have built cars around those rules. Changing the rules means most will rebuild existing cars or make new ones. And it will take years again, to find the issues of the new rules. In the end, you will find the same teams winning races after spending money that would/could be spent entering races. Don't fix what is not broken. Remember, Champcar is not the only game in town anymore. You may risk loosing teams to another series.
  5. The SUPs schedule shows the race dates as Oct. 5-6 not 3-4.
  6. Thank You Bill for all the photos. I really look forward to the photo dump. It may be a PITA, but it is so appreciated.
  7. LuckyKid, do you have a link/info to the rotors you use?
  8. Installed a set of the Willwood calipers. 10 points. Understood. If we choose to run the 2-piece rotor and Aluminum hats, what are the points for using them? We need to run them due to the stock 11" rotors are ventilated from the outside, not the inside. Brake duct cooling does not work when these rotors are used. Have looked and read but have not found any reference to the point penalty.
  9. I apologize for my rant. Just texted with a friend who was there. Said there was a bad crash at 7:50 and combined with the fog, RA management called for the race to end at 8:00. Makes sense. Been searching here and on FB since 8:30 and could find nothing about the race. Sorry
  10. No, I wasn't there. No I am sure I do not know all the details. But. If I paid for a ride in one of the cars racing today, and didn't get to drive my stint because they shortened the race by the two hours, especially after the extended red flag, I would be pretty pissed. I own my teams car. My drivers pay me in advance to drive. They spend lots of money to get to the race. Hotels, air fare, gas, food. I buy the entry fee, I buy tires, I buy Gas, I buy the consumables. I cannot always reimburse them when the car breaks and they don't get to drive. I do what I can for them because that is the right thing to do. Half off maybe for the next race, if I can. I have even been able to give them a ride for free to make it up to them. I usually drive last so they have a better chance to get their stints in. So, I believe there must be a pretty compelling reason to end it early. I hope so.
  11. 205/50/15 in the past but changing to 225/45/15 rears and 245/40/15 fronts
  12. So, I need to use the Willwood 2-piece rotors because they are ventalated from the inside. The stock 11" rotors are ventilated from the outside. Why? Who knows. But its hard to cool rotors when the vent holes are on the wrong side That said, what points will I take for using rotors and hats that are outside of the 2x rule? Besides the 5 points per side for the calipers
  13. Have always been ready as I pull up with the band exposed. This is a non issue in my opinion.
  14. I liked Race Monitor. Race Hero, IMHO, is only better due to its ability to track the driver in the car, which unfortunately does not work with Chumpcar. It often doesn't work correctly though.
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