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  1. Of course Bill Strong likes your post, haha! Yeah, it's a valid idea, but my response is going to be the echo of many, you can be sure, that's why I responded that way. I have no dog in this hunt and don't really care. I'm a commentator. If they come, so be it. But you can be sure, it'll ruffle feathers.
  2. A few guys asking does not mean 5 or better entries or new builds for our series. Asking isn't money in the bank. As I recall, a proper competitive Spec Miata engine cost more than any of our cars as a whole. What would be the motivation for enough of them to race with ChampCar where it makes sense to come up with the rules for them to do so? If we can't even get the cars that are already compliant and comparable to ChampCars to race with us in that demographic, why would there be enough spec series teams willing to risk their cars in a starter series of unlicensed drivers? It seems like some are always wanting to change ChampCar into something it was never intended to be. It's successful. Leave it alone. My $.02.
  3. Thanks for this guys.
  4. Yeah, it won't do that.
  5. I believe so. eBay and Amazon have new cameras that become available now and then, and the app is still available in the App Store. There are also teams who own them but never really understood how to use them, so I’ll keep these videos current until a better solution becomes available. As for support, I’m not sure we need that. There’s a lot of repair and mod videos on YouTube for adding better speakers and microphones. Even if the app goes, you can still write a script that the camera will substitute for the QR code.
  6. Sorry! By now I'm sure you already have your answer but for others, yes, there's a new version of this video coming out with that answers this. The new YouTube page has an "Enable Auto Start" switch on the event page. Switch that on and your live streams will go live automagically.
  7. The 1000 sub limitation is part of the requirement for "mobile" live streaming to YouTube. You will see this as a limitation using a smartphone, tablet or GoPro for example regardless of how your device connects to the internet. You can alternately use a Yi Action Camera as the app for it's connection circumvents this issue. See this video for more information.
  8. Any camera will be shaky if the connection is poor. T-Mobile is Sprint. We recommend Verizon. Seems to be more reliable across the board.
  9. Yes it’s specified very clearly, but see I think the paragraph at the end places that rule into the “maximum value free” design. That’s the problem. 3:12:17 puts that into the “free” category and then goes on to expand on what happens if that rule were to be exceeded even stating that it may be done. Basically an invitation. 3:12:17 becomes a rule that’s included in the free design and a lot of guys though it stood on its own and apparently it’s not, according to the the rule makers, and 3:12:17. I don’t see how the argument that it’s illegal according to the rules can be won when all of the rules there are put into context. Pull it away separately, sure, but I don’t see how here. I’d agree the performance language in the last rule is where someone might have a decent argument. That’s where I’d focus anyway. Can you tell I’ve been sued before? Lol!
  10. Buddy... no. IMO they definitely do say you can exceed the amount points in the rule book. In that paragraph the word “MAY” is in all caps too. This is why I think so many guys flipped out about the cage design. They aren’t interpreting the paragraph at the end. “The“maximum, value-free” roll-cage includes all pads, points, tubes and triangulations necessary to maintain an extremely high degree of safety, while keeping costs in- check and competition well-balanced. Teams MAY exceed the design and application of the “maximum, value-free” roll-cage; however, additional value will be assessed by the Tech Inspector, based on the perceived performance enhancement of the roll-cage... That’s where it’s all at IMO and apparently in the eyes of tech. So IMO the rule book goes out of its way to point out you can do this.
  11. You know what happens when you assume, right? Haha!
  12. Yeah, I’ve heard this same argument since that Sunday. But the rule book also states later that points would be assessed for anything added that’s not free, so that may be a loophole they seemed to have exploited. I haven’t heard anyone else say that, it’s just what my easily distracted mind went too when all hell broke loose on FB. What about that? If that’s the case, then the center line rule is really more for the free side of cage engineering. I mean why else have a rule later that says basically BTW, if you add more you’ll get points?? It’s like an invitation. What do you think?
  13. Success! And usually I have half a dozen questions before I understand anything. Thanks for taking the time to type all that out.
  14. I’m easily confused as you all know, so you’re wanting, let’s say, a basic ‘88 Civic to automatically be assessed a higher VPI even if “all possible mods” (which sounds difficult to discern) are not there? Where should they draw the line on “all possible mods”? Type R platform swap? Seems like that would be unfair to the extreme to the entry level cars coming in and a moving target best solved by using the baseline and points additive system already in place. Please elaborate.
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