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JonathanW

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  1. I think it’s worth commenting on the diversity in the top finishing cars. Champcar must be doing something right to create a series where Nissan sedans, Boxters, Hondas, Miata, BMWs, pony cars, etc. can race all day long and finish within a few laps of each other at the end.
  2. I’ve been thinking for a while that a big fwd V6 Nissan would be hard to beat on the right track. Turns out I was right for once!
  3. Well now I’m sitting here thinking about the pit road safety situation of several teams running around their cars rushing to change four tires at once during peak pit stop time. Seems like if someone gets hurt during a pit stop in a pro series it’s usually a tire guy. I think a “one tire off the ground/over the pit wall at a time” or “go to the paddock to change more than one at a time” rule could be a good idea for safety alone.
  4. You can also find a team to join as a crew member. I did and had so much fun that 3 years later I’m still coming to races just to hang out and dump fuel in the car. You can learn a ton about, not only how pit stops work, but also about all the little things that you’d never think about before you try a race. Things like how it’s nice to have a shelf and clothes hangers in your pit box to dry sweaty gear before the next stint.
  5. My peeps won’t be there racing so I think I’m going to bring my 8 year old daughter and we’ll hang out, camp at the track, and just watch the race cars. If we can find anyone not in the middle of thrashing on their cars Saturday evening maybe we’ll come say hi.
  6. I believe #505 was an EC car and Logdog was there crewing with them. I saw them as I was following racemonitor at home which, wow, there was some close racing both days. It was fun to watch even just following on the app.
  7. ^ pretty sure we were pitted next to that car at Gingerman last year. On the subject of Celicas, what about the last gen. Celica? Not heavy, could come with up to something like 180hp stock, low center of gravity, probably pretty aerodynamic, and the internet says 15 gal. tank which isn’t terrible. Seems like it would have a lot going for it out of the box.
  8. Ah, I guess I should plan to race my Oldsmobile wagon then. Heh.
  9. Hi all, I'm new on the forum. For the past few years I've been getting my race car kicks dumping fuel and consuming breakfast burritos as part of Logdog's team at Watkins Glen, Pittsburgh, and Gingerman. This first post is just to help satisfy my curiosity. I've seen a number of Civics, Neons, and even a couple Saturns, at the races but I can't recall seeing any of the little Toyotas. There's one sitting (no title) in the back lot at work and every time I see it I wonder if it has any potential, at least as a reliable and cheap to run mid pack car. So... are they just not a common platform because swapped Civics are a better/easier fwd racecar or can anyone say if there is some fatal flaw that would render them impractical for endurance racing?
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