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  1. 1000% agree. Are they going to have 5 fill spots per truck? Because if they have 2 per truck and each team needs 80-100 gal for one day that is going to take several HOURS to take care of fueling along with drivers meeting and final car prep..... Assume each team will want 80-100 gallons for the day. 10 minutes to fill witch is probably slow 4 Fill hoses, 25 teams per pump = 4+ hours of fueling average! 6 hoses bring it down to 2hr 45min. 10 hoses = 1.5hrs I dont think having the fuel pumps open Friday @ 3:30 in the afternoon is too much to ask. Then its Tech, Fuel Beer....and the following morning is much less stressful on everyone INCLUDING Champ staff.
  2. Well lol we fried all our electronics in the car 3 days before the race, and since we were planning on being there we called up and said, we’d Marshall just to be at the track. But normally a team would choose a track they don’t plan to race, and volunteer. Show up, they tell you what they need and what to watch for. Then you go out and keep people safe, watch and listen to race control all day. After the race a few teams around where you marshaled will usually offer up some beer and say thanks, you pick some brains watch people prep for the next day pick some more brains and then rinse and repeat for day two if there is one.
  3. The accomplishment for a new race team should be to finish, and learn everything possible for the first year at least. There is a lot that goes into these cars staying on the track the way they do and small tricks guys use to make a pit stop more productive or how they prepare for trouble when it does happen. Id highly suggest volunteering to be a pit Marshal, we volunteered earlier this year and it was amazing the things we learned by being FORCED to watch other teams (while paying for our gingerman race). I cant stress enough how beneficial it was to watch, i learned more on one day than all of last year racing because i wasn’t worried about our car staying on track i was open minded and observant.
  4. My favorite was @Bill Strong talking to @IPF Racing racing last year at gingerman. Question-"Why are you guys celebrating with champagne?" Answer- "Because we won class D two days in a row and weve never won a thing before" If there is an award we can race for, we are racing for it and we going to be happy if we win it. If we didnt win it we dont expect it. Pretty simple. Its hard enough to finish a race at pace so if someones going to bag on us for winning a class oh well they can bag on us for being happy lol. If you dont like the classes or class trophy petition to change it.
  5. Car Racing VS Running, two different sports. If i run a class A car and i finish 6th, and a class A car finishes 2nd over all. I dont want the Class A "WIN" because i didnt WIN class A. Look at it as: 1.Overall Podium 2.Class Winners 2 separate races being ran at the same time. If we start handing out class wins to second place were down the road of, "I want a participation trophy too." Just my opinion.
  6. Ok, thanks, for the clarification.
  7. Did i miss something that says you cant use the clear reinforced filler hose? If so this is news to me We always opened the trunk and watched, i didnt see where it said no clear filler hose. @National Tech?
  8. Where are we at as far as after hour repairs if needed? Id assume same rule applies to garage renters as well? There was talk of needing pictures of the cars competing is this still needed?
  9. So your saying this isnt going to be gingerman? Where we show up the night before and ask to do a track walk, the safety truck advises its about 3 beers each to walk 1 lap around the track.
  10. Neat idea, i like it. We put a 10psi check valve from our lift pump to our surge to ensure 10psi on our lift pump, when that drops we know we have only .5 gal of surge tank left and need to get to pit lane. You should post the finished product i bet thered be some serious interest.
  11. Hello gentleman, We have recently added a splitter to our car, sealed off the bottom reasonably well for a bunch of hacks, now were looking at venting the hood. There are 2 ways being discussed. 1. Cut a hole in the hood just behind radiator, bend a 1" wicker at the leading edge to force air up and over, should help draw air out (I think). Opening would be about 2" narrower than radiator opening and 8" deep. 2. Simply cutting a hole will not help even with the wicker, and may in fact draw air in from the to so we need louvers made or cut in for the hood to help extract the air. They must be placed appropriately and sized appropriately to work. Im an operations guy, i want to cut a hole and run it. Others are engineers and want to calculate, test, calculate, test, calculate, approve and install. What have the masses seen work real world. Does it make a huge difference? I cant see air being forced into the top of the hood at speed....but im not very smart.
  12. Im just pointing out the other view of this, if it was an original 325, it is in fact a stock tank in the stock location. What was changed is the drivetrain. It meets the letter of the rules. Stock tank in stock location. And you are correct, Tech has the final say.
  13. Actually if what the OP is stating is true they actually swapped engines/drivetrain the fuel cell is stock in the stock location. The discussion should be, is he technically in the "Swap" category now with a non stock drivetrain. Engine swap 50pts, trans swap 25pts (assuming a full drivetrain) Also assuming i am gathering all this info off the post correctly.
  14. Edit because I miss read his post like i just woke up...oh wait more coffee
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