Hey friends and neighbors,
We all love ChampCar for 1000's of reasons. One reason is the short rule book. Our rule book is short because it is a rule book not a racing procedure or how to race book.
If we start writing out procedures on the proper way to follow the minimal rules we have, that would make us have a long rule book and remove the fun of engineering our own cars.
ChampCar Rules (and pro series rules) are written with wiggle room so that Tech can, and specifically ChampCar Tech can, with the advice of the membership,TAC group, BOD, and the CEO, have the means to regulate the competitive nature and safety of our series. When a rule has to go through all those steps and all the very knowledgeable people I seek advice from before a rule gets approved by the BOD it's going be a damn good rule and one that can be regulated.
I think I understand the frustration and desire to procedur'ize the rule book. Most of it stems from the mystery rules of the past. I will do my very best to keep regulation of our rules as transparent as possible - so in return - don't take away the ability for us to be flexible or regulate rules. Flexibility really encourages the growth of the series.
By trying to make our series like a spec series with set build proceedures you kill flexibility and stifle growth.
Almost anyone can figure out how to cover a fender without a specific set of build procedures. If you want to have fun and build crazy cool cars and you are worried about passing tech - send me or Ray a picture or skype me and the two of us, TAC, the BOD and the CEO can work through your specific design concepts and get them approved.