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  1. Our team switched from the 43s to 42s due to supply issues. Pretty much the same response as the other teams, less initial bite with similar wear. We ended up losing a hun/wheel/caliper before getting to the end of their life but we’ll be going to the 42 again.
  2. Just another Miata team here that races 3-4 times a year with off-shoot team members building 2 more cars for this series for 2022. We LOVE Champcar. As amateur racers, we don’t need a massive pit crew or 50k car to be competitive. At twisty tracks, we can run within 2-3 seconds of the fast guys usually. We always run RS4/star specs just due to the cost. I brought up skipping a race to buy the sticky tires for the other two races and was shot down by the team. I want to be on par with the leaders and I want to win. That’s just a fact of life for all of us. I still have not
  3. We’ve raced at a couple races with the purple 35 and it’s always astounding how bad the rules are being followed. I’ve had times where the car in front pulls 60-70 on the straights during this, losing 2 minutes to teams in front when we were in the top 5, and being completely alone going 35 and by the end of 3 laps you have a train of 20 cars behind. If there is no enforcement of the rule, the rule is useless. It only takes 1 car to go faster than 35 for the whole group to abuse the rule and since nobody gets black flags, it happens over and over. Super simple for the race director t
  4. We always have a good time during these races. The open qualy definitely makes things interesting since the tow at RA was worth quite a few tenths. Ended up getting lucky in qualy and getting the tow on the entire back straight which dropped me into the 7s. I struggled early on with focusing on my braking points into 7 and 10 which led me to drop a few spots. Then some contact with Koffard (seemed to be a racing incident to me) which caused us both to spin and contact with a couple other cars. After that, a mostly uneventful race trying to get back to the front. Was 4 of us at the end trying t
  5. Sounded like a really fun concept. Really sad I couldn’t make this one.
  6. Love Racing has had a ton of fun getting to participate in these races. We went from being mid-bottom pack with two of us sharing 1 rig last year to having 4 teammates with sim rigs so we could participate in the endurance races. Those enduros really taught us that overall pace does not guarantee victory and you really had to be clean and stay out of other cars/walls. Loved the multi class Racing we had. Enjoyed all the battles with the Hugh Jass guys along the way, hopefully we may finally have the pace to compete with them next year! Really love the broadcast and always a lot of
  7. I like this new ruling. I think it removes a loophole for free parts and slows the speed creep a bit. While I imagine it’s sucks for the teams that have to swap/modify parts, I hope more of these are made in the future.
  8. To hi-jack this thread a bit, during the usual Barber torrential downpour we had (2) separate instances of hydroplaning on the straights and spinning into walls with our 225 RS4s. In the damp we had similar pace to most teams but when it really started pouring we lost a lot of grip. I'm contemplating a set of rain wheels/tires since the RS4s water dissipation seems pretty poor. Should the answer be RE71R/A052/Star Specs/ or a specific rain tire like the continental?
  9. I also submitted a tech desk on this a while back and was told that any non-horizontal component on the splitter was added material points.
  10. We ran into two different walls and got the coolant temp up to 300 before it blew a coolant hose. Not the greatest weekend for Love Racing... Oh had a wheel fall off on track too. Forgot about that one.
  11. True statement. We ran a stock 1.6 Miata for a couple races and were absolutely destroyed on the straights by E30s. Now with reduced weight, aero, and a 1.8l we can nearly keep up. Definitely not a great series to just hop in the Miata and expect to be competitive.
  12. Watching the driver re-enter the track the way he did after his off was pretty scary since he was facing towards 16 and came all the way across the track to get back on. He could have reversed and then entered much safer. That was extremely close to 5 cars piling up right after he got back on track and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a re-entry on a blind corner like that. Maybe just have a talking to to the driver if you get a chance. Y’all were great to race with and had some serious pace both days.
  13. We are a team with 2 new builds and an existing build for 2021. We love Champcar for the great racing and tracks. That being said I am somewhat irked about how many free points are being handed out each year. I don’t want to have to go buy a new radiator, new alternator, new willwood big brake kits, etc. if these are free in terms of points, the best/fastest teams will typically (not always) take advantage and use them. This means I’m forced to do it as well if I want to be competitive and isn’t that what we all want. If reliability mods become free, I’ll have to buy an oil cooler, e
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