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  1. Will and Family, Great job on a well deserved WIN! I had fun running with you between the 4am to 6am run. Awesome restart after that late night caution, you and I broke away for a bit. Then I got out of the way, I did want to mess with your teams race as we were laps down, I hope I didn't bug you to much. PH
  2. Interesting thread for sure, I have not read it all yet. Our team was just talking about if we should entering the INDY race with an EC car (Nasa GTS 4 BMW) or stick with our C class Champcar, which has its highest place of 4th in class and 5 overall. EC car thinking was to win overall (I know right) by beating all the other EC cars, it is becoming a big class by car count. The other cars A, B, & C didn’t even factor into the conversation as they would just test our race craft and patience. We wouldn’t even have to run the car but at 7/10th until the end. The draw to running EC was to try and beat other well-prepped race cars and win at INDY. Like it or not the way it runs now, perception is the reality. The weird part is, I like most of you don’t think highly of the EC cars running with Champcar for most of the discussed reasons in this post, not for being on track with us. We even had an EC 400HP 944 mess up a good race for us. Time to re-think and talk with the team, we cut our teeth racing fast highly involved with a lot of prep and cost cars. Chumpcar is simple, always fun and way more race time by comparison.
  3. Hello to all, More Chump than Champ here (#88 e36) Thanks to all the staff of this great series, even with the equipment timing problems we knew you had it under control. A weekend of almosts for us except for the fun - We nailed that! This was the first time we stayed at the track via renting a travel trailer (New Sponsors Opp). If you have not tried that yet you should. We had five in our Hillbilly Heaven, which was the actual name of the trailer. I didn’t even know they name trailers like they do boats. A special thanks to ABS Motorsports who had us over Sat. night for a post race feast, Bruno and Julie worked the grill like pros to keep the crew and drivers fat and happy. As Brian and his team dropped a working motor into the 139 car under the lights, we told stories of the day and relived the glory days of scoring 4 touchdowns in a single game at Poke High. Thanks again to ChampCar we know you work hard all year to make the events happen.
  4. Hello to all, New name and new number 880, or 88 if we can get it. Our team has been around a few years, we run in a few different cars and still jump around a bit. We are part of Autobody Specialist in Columbus, Ohio their main car is an RX7, a new blue one this year. We are the northern part as a few of us and our BMW 325is live in or around Hudson, Ohio (Cleveland/Akron area). Our next race is Pitt in Oct. hope meet more great racers during the event. Brian Hoover is the crew and car chief, drivers include Sean Tillinghast, Scott Farley, Jim Emerson, Brant Grier and me Paul Hamm. We have several others that join the fun as well, like John Valko, Jeff "Hounddog" Stewart, Chris and Tim. Stop by for a beer and or if you are looking for BMW parts and say hi. PH
  5. Hello Fellow Champs, Just wanted to thank everyone down at VIR. We had a first lap blow-up of some kind, I am sorry to all behind me and to all others for delaying you from racing for several laps. I didn’t know it was our car as I never lost power so I stayed on-line for a few laps (new helmet radio problem). Car still runs and sounds fine, a theory is water froze in the block over winter and it is cracked somewhere. We found the car was down less than a quart of oil while looking for the problem. Again sorry to the field of fellow racers, we prep for safety and endurance; we failed on both this weekend just glad no one crashed in our oil. New Motor going in shortly, see you all next time - Sofa King Slow
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