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  1. Agian, WOW ladies and gentlemen. I agree with Bill Strong. It's a hobby. Champcar is an avenue for people like myself (amature) to come get the most for your money. For under $10k for equipment and $3k per race. I can do so many laps it will make me sick (2 person team - summer- no cool shirt). Please dont take the fun out of the series. Let's it be known for the best racing series for amature endurance racing. Take the lumps given and go racing as ladies and gentlemen. Oh, I get what the forum is. Its a place for racing therapy. Let it out here so when we do go racing. All is we
  2. The new rule book is here! The new rule book is here! One question Bill. How does the VPI weight work? Is this table only used for engine swaps?
  3. I am still a amature. No licences. No previous experience. Bought a car that had ran champ before. Just jumped in and came racing. One car. Two tracks. 3 years. No wins. Mid pack car. Small team. 2 stints per day. 1.5 hrs approx per stint. Just racing 20 to 25 hours of wheel to wheel racing. Some test and tune and autocross not figured. This year was the first year I was not wrapped up in knots at the start. I was relaxed, in control, confident about my car and abilities. It takes some experience to get things going. I really hope the pros with all this time under there belt help out the newbi
  4. 1986 mustang hatch with fuel cell under it. I made this two years ago in the field on a Friday pm at Harris Hill when this started getting enforced. Rushed around and got materials at Home Depot. Went racing Saturday morning. Jay has passed this on several occasions. Lid is held down with super magnets. If any doubts your design will pass take pictures and send it to Mike and Jay. They helped me so when I got there I had little to no issues at inspection last time I made changes to the car. Pictures are 2000 words per Jay. Jay is a great guy and gets a lot guff from others. He will help you pa
  5. Fellow Champcar members. I think I found a bargain I should share. I just passed tech inspection at Harris Hill and Jay approved the cage structure and welds. He really liked it a lot. I had a existing cage installed but the welds were crap and the whole cage really needed changed. What is my life worth. Well at least $750.00. Yes, piping and install in a 1986 Mustang was $750.00. Added tabs were needed for net and dash. NASCAR Bars on the driver side, dash bar and single bar on the passenger side. Darrell is a dirt track racer. Builds cars for other racers. Only has a Facebook page. Weigh yo
  6. Bill I maybe wrong and I have been before. I check several ways and I dont see the waiver at the end of the supplemental rules as noted above. See you there.
  7. Look on the pictures Bill posted in the post race laps and pictures. Most of the pictures are of GBU passing others. I looked at the laps and did Indy not have the 5 minute rule for pit stops? I didnt see any long timed laps. Just lap little longer than the last. Seemed strange. I may be reading it wrong as well.
  8. I posted this under the GBU tire thread yesterday. Probably this a better place to put my opinion that is similar to others here. "Enough with the drama over one car that got by some how and beat the crap out of everyone and then some. Let's just do as Huggy suggests. Pressure the management to manage this team. I think every race and track has its 1%ers tearing it up. From what I have read this is not first time nor will it be the last time. The car can be removed or just EC it and be done with it. Very cool build just dont have the cash to compete at that level. I run my race. Pa
  9. Bummer if no Champcar. Live. My 81 year old mother watched or listened all day to it to see how here son was racing each year it's been on. It was suprising the first time she asked " what happen on lap 34 your car was off the pace" " who was driving when you got hit". If not we will survive. She is coming Sunday to watch in person and see the action. I personally watch most weekend it's on for several hours just to see who and what is going on. Thanks everyone who puts it on for us to watch. Like racing I am sure it's much harder than it looks.
  10. Love the love going on here. This is true. I yet not found a Champcar racer not willing to help out another racer. I got through inspection and needed some hard foam. Our racing neighbor heard us wondering were the heck I was going to get this. He walked out of his trailer handed me a 3ft stick and just gave it to us. I didnt ask. I offered to pay. Nothing to do with us paying. Just asked us to forward on the help. That reminds me to find him at Harris Hill and remind him of my much gratitude in the past. And yes I have forwarded on some help. Gave second seat rides at test and tune to a guy
  11. Enough with the drama over one car that got by some how and beat the crap out of everyone and then some. Let's just do as Huggy suggests. Pressure the management to manage this team. I think every race and track has its 1%ers tearing it up. From what I have read this is not first time nor will it be the last time. The car can be removed or just EC it and be done with it. Very cool build just dont have the cash to compete at that level. I run my race. Pass me 100 times. Your still a winner for just entering. I enjoy the journey. I love Champcar for the laps and wheel to wheel racing. If I ever
  12. Yes, more races west of the Mississippi please ( NOLA, Eagles Canyon, MSR Houston, MSR Cresson, Texas Motor Speedway Roval and H2H 3x a year). I would like to try Hallett but the pits are in the center of the track. Tough for fans, crew, fuel and parts during the race.
  13. It's going to be epic. Everybody on the same footing. It's the same but different.
  14. Wow, what a thread. Been following. Just wow. Let's all go back to racing and talking about our cars/races. We can worry about the rule book changes when it happens. Sound like CNN or Fox. A lot of supposed experts giving there speculation on something that will never or slim chance of changing. Who is the retired experts and inside press leakers wanting there day in the sun. If it changes we will move on or race. If you run up front and the fact your the fastest that's fantastic. The series is only our series. No money, no press interviews, no champagne just a bunch of guys and gals running
  15. I was Googling for less expensive RS-4's. Did find a video from our title sponser Tire Rack and backs up the thread above on the RS4 wear ( video quote " it's the go to for endurance racing"). It's a comparison of almost all the tires mentioned so far. Is there someplace special everyone gets tires or does everyone just scan for what you want and able to afford. https://m.tirerack.com/videos/amp/player.jsp?autoPlay=true&title=Comparing+the+Newest+and+Best+Extreme+Performance+Summer+Tires&image=%2Fimages%2Fvideos%2Fvideo_images_758x426%2F2018%2F2018_tt2_eps.jpg&fragment
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