AV8Driver Posted April 10, 2017 Report Share Posted April 10, 2017 Does anyone else think its time Chumpcar upgraded pit stop timing technology? In my opinion the magnetic egg timers aren't quite getting the job done. Its a combination of enforcement, standardization, and some inherent flaws in the rule that necessitate a different approach to ensuring teams taking fuel are spending the requisite 5 minutes. For a sanctioning body to trust teams in a competition with timers that can be reset at will is pretty absurd. Having raced at a few different tracks now (we are still a young team), I've had the following happen at pit in: 1 - Been asked if I was taking fuel. 2 - Not been asked if I was taking fuel. 3 - Had a timer placed on my car regardless if I was taking fuel or not. 4 - Had a timer placed on my car and started. 5 - Had a timer placed on my car and not started. Pit out is always the same - I am always asked if I took fuel. There should be only two reasons to stop at pit in: 1 - I am taking fuel and need a timer. 2 - I am checking in for a black flag. Provided I am less than the pit speed limit I should be able to drive past the pit-in (wave of course) and do whatever is needed in my teams pit etc. etc..except take fuel. It can then be a simple check by the Pit safety observer to ensure any car taking fuel has a timer on it; no timer = no fuel. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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