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  1. Peterborough New Hampshire, but we can pick it up any where in the North East.
  2. QUESTION! Does any one have room in their trailer and ability to take a car from the Watkins Glen race to "somewhere in the north east?" I'm sending a car up with Mike Ogren that will be picked up the day (or two) after the WGI race. It was going to be picked up that weekend, but we'll be at New Hampshire Motorspeedway the same dates and won't be able to get it from the Sahlens at the Glen. It can be picked up right after the weekend. Any race shops at or near WGI that can store a car for a couple days? Thanks, Brian
  3. https://jalopnik.com/fire-extinguisher-holder-proves-hes-most-important-memb-1834380762?utm_medium=socialflow&utm_source=jalopnik_facebook&utm_campaign=socialflow_jalopnik_facebook&fbclid=IwAR24yca674dcypw6XlcAdTPRslPK-Jjz_KrJgWYvxs0Q6kseumzHedhcxNc
  4. there are so many answers here that are wrong, I don't know where to start. Liability: Yes a LLC would protect you would reduce your chances of personal liability, and isn't a bad idea if you're going to be renting your vehicle to other people. Just treat it like a separate entity, or it means nothing (not commingling funds, proper accounting, etc). Titling Vehicles: Commercial insurance will cost you more. Also titled as a business may require you to act like a commercial vehicle (way stations, travel plans, DOT regs). This is a whole other additional sets of rules, fees you don't want any part of. Even size/length/weight trailer setup may trigger this. We got a $700 bill coming back through PA from Chumpcar at Watkins Glen for this. Business as Tax avoidance strategy: I would strongly suggest you talk to a CPA and ensure that it passes the hobby test and that you utilize proper accounting. You really don't want to play with the IRS and anything you think is clever has been thought of before. Just creating an LLC isn't enough. It needs to operate as an actual business, not be a place for you to expense money. As others said, there is an expectation that you generate income and profit, otherwise it is just a hobby. Also a DBA provides no liability protection because it's not a separate entity. For the record, I run my racing team as a business. It can be done, you just need to do it correctly, otherwise you expose yourself to far more trouble than it's worth. You mentioned $5k in racing, it's definitely going to cost you more than your tax liability to setup and maintain the business.
  5. BF Goodrich R1 S and 2925 but whose counting .... I totally agree with you that it would be a competitive car but definitely not head and shoulders above others(and would likely not make it without a diff and trans cooler). . Maybe 3 years ago... because speed-creep is definitely a thing. There were 5 Non-EC cars that ran NYE SEbring at or below 2:36 Fast Lap ... many of the NA Miatas doing 2:38s. I've been kicking around making a FRS for WRL/AER if they continue to come down South more often. p.s. I am the other Dynasty FRS in T4 (Darren sold his).
  6. That was my opinion on a lot of these was that the car getting hit didn't "present" himself to the other drivers where in the mirror is filled and it is indisputable that their presence is there. Most of these newer drivers don't have refined situational awareness. While not officially at fault, the car getting hit has some responsibility (in the context of being a safe and should have anticipated what likely behavior of the other driver, if the other driver didn't see him). It's a casualty of this level of racing unfortunately. I especially notice it when third car is sneaking in behind another car who is in a passing situation. The car behind passed makes an assumption and focuses on the passing car, not the one behind it.
  7. T4 is a showroom stock class, so no power specific modifications (Oil cooler is correct). However, I would agree that there are some mods that would exist to increase the VPI, and that the laptime is not on compliant rubber. I'm probably not the best person to ask as it relates to comparing the GCR/BCCR rulebook etc.. I was just posting from experience that it is a great racecar, just not quite champcar material, although I'm no expert. Very balanced and fun, I hope some day there is a Spec class in some series like there is in Australia.
  8. I race a 2013 FRS in SCCA (Touring 4 and STL) and NASA (PTD) - Ballasted to meet T4 class is 2975, but I don't remember how much ballast I've put in it. It'll do a 2:32ish at Sebring with a semi-capable driver, which is about 2 seconds faster than what Pobst did in KSR's car. SCCA BOP'd it with a restrictor and added weight vs. the NC MX5. Knowing that, I would think it's a bit above the Champcar class, but that's just my opinion.
  9. It says no license requirement, but the race says otherwise. I do have a D but it's under 2.0 and I don't have time to race any other races except this one. Brian
  10. Can I make a suggestion to forum moderators? Can we make two official posts and split the conversations -- 1) for race-report posts that actually are about the race, good times, and maybe a video of good/bad driving 2) For for bickering about rules, peanut gallery posts, and chin-scratchers who have an opinion about the VPi or certain cars that must be cheating. I don't post here often but every time I want to read about the previous race I have to dig through 8 pages of crap to read the few posts that are actually about the race. It is annoying. I am saying this knowing full well there are two posts for Daytona they just both aren't being used this way.
  11. I’m gonna leave this here, watch it quick before it gets deleted.
  12. Mark, we can make some of the dates over here at my place --- I have two setups (one for me and my son). I can borrow a setup from a friend and we could actually do 3 as long as we have the iracing accounts for it. -Brian
  13. Although I have an opinion about the incident, it's not what concerned me enough to chime in. Telling new drivers to stay off-line is dangerous advice that I hope no one ever tries. The line is the ONLY place that you can predict a drivers behavior. Otherwise, every pass will look like a hurricane path forecast.
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