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Official Wilwood Grand Prix at Mazda Laguna Seca Summer 2017


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“Laguna” Friday Schedule:

7:00am Gates Open

9:00am Tech & Registration begin

9:30am Practice session drivers meeting

10:30am-12:00pm Test session #1

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm Test session #2

2:15pm-3:15pm Test session #3

3:30pm-4:30pm Test session #4

5:00pm Novice school

6:00pm Tech & Registration ends

 

“Laguna” Saturday Schedule:

7:00am Gates Open

8:00am Drivers meeting

8:50am Cars to grid

9:00am Green Flag/Start Endurance Race

4:00pm Checker Flag

4:05pm Post Race Inspection

 

“Laguna” Sunday Schedule:

7:00am Gates Open

8:00am Drivers meeting

8:50am Cars to grid

9:00am Green Flag/Start Endurance Race

4:00pm Checker Flag

4:05pm Post Race Inspection

4:35pm Awards Ceremony

7:00pm Everyone out

 

Copy of email sent to all team captains - 

Happy summer!  To celebrate, let's go racing at Laguna Seca!
 

Mazda Laguna Seca is a beautiful facility and fun to drive.  We are fortunate enough to get two chances to play on this great track each year.  Get ready to have some fun!  What I have compiled here is a summary of some of the most important information that will make your arrival at the event as smooth as possible.

 

Gates - The main gate will open at 7am on Friday.

 

Sound Limit - Laguna Seca has a strict sound limit of 90dB.  They will be checking sound levels all weekend and if your car is identified to be too loud, the track will pull you off course and ask you to fix your car.  Don't let the lack of a muffler ruin your day.  Make your car as quiet as your neighbor's minivan and you'll have no problem.

Paddock Parking - Laguna Seca has a huge paddock.  That being said, we can use it more efficiently.  Take a look at this map.


I would like to see teams that have reserved a garage park in front of the garages (marked in red). Screen Shot 2017-07-01 at 10.26.53 PM.png If you did not reserve a garage, anywhere else is fine.  This is a suggestion and I will have no one policing this.  Don't ask me to break up any fights.

 

Camping - Paddock camping is allowed on Friday and Saturday night.  There is no charge to teams. 

Concessions - Food will be available Friday thru Sunday at the concessions stand. 
 
Tech - If you have not had your annual tech for 2017, bring your car through the tech line along with all your paperwork filled out.  Make sure you have read the rules.  Swap cars with no paperwork will likely be put in EC unless tech is in a good mood.

 

Registration - If you are already tech'd, bring your yellow logbook directly to registration (garage 20).  Before you arrive, log in and check your driver roster for accuracy.  Make any corrections ahead of time.  If you are paid with the correct drivers, check-in is a 3-minute process.  If you are not coming (work issue, car issue, etc), email me to let me know you will not be there.

 

Pit Setup - Pit road will be open for you to setup your pits starting at 9 am on Friday.

 

Test Session - Friday is a chance to test your car.  The 1st of four sessions starts at 10:30 am.  This test is included with your entry fee.  We want you and your drivers to be familiar with the course so that we can have a safe, clean race Saturday and Sunday.

 

Wilwood Brakes- As the title sponsor of the event, Wilwood will be on site to answer any questions you may have, show you some of their latest products and/or sell you any new and better gear you may have been wanting to purchase.  http://www.wilwood.com/
 
Garage Assignments - Here are your garage assignments.
http://files.constantcontact.com/00477aab001/3099e38c-2b2e-48fe-a9d7-6dfff68f9fb5.pdf

 

Pit Assignments - Here are your pit assignments.
http://files.constantcontact.com/00477aab001/af6b477c-433f-4c2c-b718-d0695fbb6a23.pdf

 

ChumpCast Live! - Join the race with your in-car camera here
https://live.racecast.me/event/592da56e4559211dd6646793
Watch the Wilwood Grand Prix live at

If you have any questions about registration, please contact andrea.chisek@chumpcar.com.  Any other questions you can contact me michael.chisek@chumpcar.com.


We're looking forward to seeing you all in California!


All the best -
The ChumpStaff   

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Garage Assignments

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Laguna Seca Supplemental Rules:

Download and read the CCWS BCCR: http://chumpcar.com/rules.php

Reading the rules is required by all CCWS drivers, crew and car builders.

 

Pit, Paddock and Garage Supplemental Rules:

 SRPP1 – Pit lane spaces will be assigned. 

 

 SRPP2 – No crew members are allowed over the wall until the team car has come to a complete stop in the pit box.

 

 SRPP3 – The Hot Pit Lane will be the exclusive fueling area. Fueling of race cars shall be completed by use of 5-gallon plastic jugs and funnels, hoses or other fueling adapters as specified in the ChumpCar BCR. Jugs must have sealable lids/caps. Metal fuel drums or other fuel containers and caddies with manual pumps (no electric pumps) and hose lines are allowed to re-fill plastic jugs but are not allowed for re-fueling race cars. All fuel storage must be maintained on the “cold” side of the pit wall or kept within your transporter.

 

 SRPP4 – All teams shall have one (1) fully-charged 10LB ABC fire extinguisher in their pit area. All teams shall have one (1) 10LB bag of kitty litter or other reasonable absorbent for oil leaks and/or fuel spillage in their pit area. Having a broom handy is also be advisable.

 

 SRPP5 –Drivers may remain in the car during fueling and driver changes may also be completed. All engines and electrical kill switches must be off during fueling. NO WORK ON ANY CAR SHALL BE COMPLETED DURING REFUELING.

 

 SRPP6 – All work and/or repairs that can be made to your race cars in under thirty (30) minutes may be executed in the Pit Lane; all repairs requiring more than 30 minutes time must be completed in the Garage Area.

 

 SRPP7 – All team members over the wall during fueling must wear a Nomex driver’s suit, gloves, and a full-face helmet.

 

 SRPP8 – Electric, propane or kerosene heaters within the “cold” side of the pit wall are allowed provided all heating elements or flame sources are directed away from any flammable material and are kept a minimum of 20’ from any fuel storage. No open flame stoves or BBQs are allowed in the cold pits.

 

 SRPP9 – All cars, used or junk parts too big for a normal trash can, empty fuel drums and anything else you brought with you must be taken out with you. If you leave it behind, we’ll track you down.

 

Pets: They are welcome on the property, but must be kept on a leash.

 

Children: No children 18 or under on pit road.

 

Camping: Self-contained RV camping is allowed Friday and Saturday night.

 

Barbecues: BBQ’s are allowed in the camping area only, provided all BBQ’s are supervised at all times, a fire extinguisher is within 15’ of the open flame, and all open flames are (at a minimum) 20’ from all race cars, fuel storage or other flammable sources.

 

Camping / Camper Hookups: Yes, the campground just outside the track. Contact http://www.mazdaraceway.com/camping for reservations.

 

Bathrooms / Showers: Bathrooms only.

 

Gate: 24-hour gate coverage.

 

Concessions: Open Saturday & Sunday.

 

Pit Pass / Guest Pass: $20.

 

Fuel on site: Credit card pumps.

 

Weather: We’re racing, regardless of the weather.

Entries for The Wilwood Grand Prix

 

    Team Name Car # Year Make Model
1.   APT Racing 299 1986 BMW 535i
2.   Bare Bones Racing 330 1994 Mazda Miata
3.   Basil Weenie Racing 799 1987 BMW 325i
4.   Blown My Wad 135 1994 BMW 325 IS
5.   Bluff Harder Racing 455 2003 mercedes C320
6.   Bucket List Brigade 700 1986 BMW 325e
7.   Bucket List Racing 147 1989 BMW 325i
8.   Crash Test Mummies 446 2003 ford focus
9.   die Lilium Mannschaft 966 1994 VW Jetta
10.   Doorslammers 95 1994 Mazda Miata
11.   Doorslammers 96 1988 Pontiac Fiero
12.   eracing 890 1986 bmw 325
13.   F-BAR racing 819 1995 Plymouth Neon
14.   Farce India 175 91 Nissan 240SX
15.   flying Rabbit 109 1990 Mazda Miata
16.   Late Ape-x 667 1996 Dodge Neon
17.   Mancave Autowerks 214 1991 Mazda Miata
18.   Men In Black 47 1987 1987 BMW
19.   MIATA, P.I. 30 1993 Mazda Miata
20.   MIisfits II 183 1978 Chevrolet Monza Spyder
21.   Million Ways to Die 186 1991 Mazda Miata
22.   Million Ways to Die Too 86 1992 Mazda Miata Conv
23.   Misfits 184 1995 BMW 540
24.   Missing Part Racing 247 1988 Ford Mustang 5.0
25.   Mission Motorsport 55 1988 Mazda MX-7
26.   No Gray Matter Racing 255 1991 Honda CRX Si
27.   No Ragrets! 310 1985 Toyota MR2
28.   Nuggetters 154 1978 MG B
29.   On Second Thought 141 1991 Mazda Miata
30.   Pilot of Junk Racing 831 1980 Ford Mustang
31.   Polish Hammer Racing 445 2005 acura rsx
32.   Race 4 Fun 647 1995 mazda miata
33.   Race for food 143 1983 Mazda RX7
34.   S and K Racing 100 1984 Toyota Celica GTS
35.   Slugworks 49 1992 Mitsubishi Ecripse
36.   Smoking Tires 170 1991 Ford Mustang gt
37.   SoCalM Racing 442 1994 BMW 540
38.   Supleen Racing 31 1998 BMW M3
39.   Team Black Bird 695 1976 Chevy Camaro
40.   Team Farfromguten 983 1983 VW Scirocco
41.   Team FOG 420   Mazda Miata
42.   Team Force Majeure 386 1994 MAZDA MIATA
43.   Team Toofah Racing 124 1987 Porsche 924S
44.   The Flying\' Hawaiians & 2 White Guys 82 1973 Datsun 260Z
45.   Thing 2 326 1976 DATSUN 280Z
46.   UBoot Rennenwerks 931 1980 Porsche 931
47.   Uncommon Friends Racing 246 1971 Datsun 240Z
48.   WFO Racing 539 1996 BMW E36
49.   Wilwood 119   Pontiac Fiero
50.   ZPT Racing 414 1994 Mazda Miata
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Camping - Paddock camping is allowed on Friday and Saturday night.  There is no charge to teams. 

Concessions - Food will be available Friday thru Sunday at the concessions stand.

 

Are they going to lock the pit gate on Friday and Saturday nights?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Didn't like my thread, Bill?

 

Well okay then. Looking forward to this! Anyone bringing a welder in case I have to add a laguna tip? Still a bit concerned. I have a spinny muffler and added a resonator but it didn't seem to do anything :(

On that note, will the sound station be operating on friday so I can get a volume check on my car?

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I don't care about power. My exhaust routing has very limited space (due to keeping it far, far away from the fuel cell, and a floor pan modified for seat positioning) and I already added a bottle style resonator and it didn't make as much difference as i had hoped. And the race is coming up, time is short, typical laundry list of things to do to get ready, blah blah blah. 

I won't be wasting a weekend entry fee, this is why I ask these questions and why i'll be armed with a few backup plans. But unfortunately my exhaust, as routed under the car, won't be changing before the race. Guessing chump won't be super fond of a muffler mounted outside the body of the car?

 

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Not throwing rocks. Everyone has their challenges and I definitely don't claim to know them all.

 

Hope your junk is (edit-sound) legal and kicks ass.

 

In the end, it's about having fun, and parked is zero fun.

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18 minutes ago, Slugworks Paul said:

I don't care about power. My exhaust routing has very limited space (due to keeping it far, far away from the fuel cell, and a floor pan modified for seat positioning) and I already added a bottle style resonator and it didn't make as much difference as i had hoped. And the race is coming up, time is short, typical laundry list of things to do to get ready, blah blah blah. 

I won't be wasting a weekend entry fee, this is why I ask these questions and why i'll be armed with a few backup plans. But unfortunately my exhaust, as routed under the car, won't be changing before the race. Guessing chump won't be super fond of a muffler mounted outside the body of the car?

 

 

There were a few mufflers mounted behind the rear bumper, the danger is if you get a bump from behind and it gets torn off.  

 

Arm yourself with a couple of 90 degree turns.  We were 94 db aimed out back, simply putting on two elbows to aim toward the driver side dropped it to 87 or 88 db.  

 

The sound meter station does not move but you can aim your sound in a different direction.  

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We are bringing a diverter, a steel wool cap, and a stock exhaust set up just in case - Haven't tested at 90dB before, only 92dB at AZ Motorsports Park.

 

Looking forward to this race! First time for TTR at Laguna (and likely our last).

 

Ben, it will be nice to race you guys again, as long as you haven't blown us away now with your cheaty bits. Stop by and say Hi, Paul.

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23 minutes ago, KDJones2000 said:

We are bringing a diverter, a steel wool cap, and a stock exhaust set up just in case - Haven't tested at 90dB before, only 92dB at AZ Motorsports Park.

 

Sound dissipates as a function of the distance squared.  Your 92 db test is only relavent if you know the distance you were tested at, the distance at Laguna, and the surrounding environmental conditions of each - i.e. what the sound can bounce off of.

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On 7/7/2017 at 8:05 PM, Slugworks Paul said:

I don't care about power. My exhaust routing has very limited space (due to keeping it far, far away from the fuel cell, and a floor pan modified for seat positioning) and I already added a bottle style resonator and it didn't make as much difference as i had hoped. And the race is coming up, time is short, typical laundry list of things to do to get ready, blah blah blah. 

I won't be wasting a weekend entry fee, this is why I ask these questions and why i'll be armed with a few backup plans. But unfortunately my exhaust, as routed under the car, won't be changing before the race. Guessing chump won't be super fond of a muffler mounted outside the body of the car?

 

You can run mufflers etc outside (ie on bodywork) the car, many do. But you just have to make sure that you dont get bopped in the muffler from behind

15 hours ago, KDJones2000 said:

We are bringing a diverter, a steel wool cap, and a stock exhaust set up just in case - Haven't tested at 90dB before, only 92dB at AZ Motorsports Park.

 

Looking forward to this race! First time for TTR at Laguna (and likely our last).

 

Ben, it will be nice to race you guys again, as long as you haven't blown us away now with your cheaty bits. Stop by and say Hi, Paul.

Absolutely!  Its been much too long!

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