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This has kind of been discussed in the past. Starting a mentor program for new teams or less experienced teams that need help at understanding ins and outs of chumpcar. 

From understanding the rules from understanding the rules, pre race filling out the paperwork properly so you don't get yelled at at registration, to understanding how a fuel stop works or how you should play yellow flags during a race. Helping these teams Builder racecraft and not get frustrated and just bleed money. While Racers always want to have the upper hand or the unfair advantage, I think it would be great for the future of Grassroots racing if some of the more experienced teams could help newer teams transition to be better Racers better teams and ultimately they will have more fun doing this.

 

How do you guys think a program like this should work?

 

The way I look at it is that I can help you as a team owner with some of the basic car preparation, rules interpretation, getting your paperwork ready, and the stuff that you need to bring to pit lane or even to the the race that will make your weekend more enjoyable.

And you do most of this via messenger or email. It's been suggested that we pair up teams that request this on Race weekends. My issue with that is that I am already seriously over work trying to keep the wheels on my car to help another team out. But pairing up these teams and pitlane the other team can observe my team and what we're doing and what we bring and that could help them as well.

But I think a lot of this information can be handled via email and messenger.

 

What do you think? Let me know what you think about this it's something that we want to start up fairly quickly.

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Chump is founded on allowing non-experienced people/teams to race cars. So this is a great idea. Seasoned veterans assisting a new/young team would help 360 within the series. The new teams learning curve would be steep, and safety would be better. But the veterans need to have the series best interests in mind. I would not be able to have my own car if I did not have the ability to rely on my experienced racing friends, and @Bill Strong. lol

 

Ideas: Pit together, Drivers meetings together, contact information prior to and after races (facebook messenger, texts, phones), novice school together if first race, have the mentor inspect car for safety/technical ideas. I'll think of some more.

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As the owner of a new team (only one race so far) I would be interested in this. We are registered for VIR in August and looking to build on what we learned in March. Are there any teams out there that want to take a bunch of simracers in a Miata under their wing?

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9 hours ago, Hugh Jass said:

As the owner of a new team (only one race so far) I would be interested in this. We are registered for VIR in August and looking to build on what we learned in March. Are there any teams out there that want to take a bunch of simracers in a Miata under their wing?

I am going to vir in Agust as a driver for another team instead of my own car and can give advice and help if you would like, just pm me.  

 

On the idea of mentoring I think it can help new teams get up to speed quickly with what we take for granted after all these years of racing. 

 

It can also be a way to get a new team to even start a build if they have encouragement and help from an experience team or person to give guidance.  I think it can really help. 

 

Troy 

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I know we tried to do some of this stuff a couple of years ago, but never got off the ground.  I think some CZAR was still in charge of running the organization.  I would be willing to help teams out in the area to get up to speed as quick as possible.  I think it is a good idea to get mentoring out there so new teams do not get so discriminated/frustrated.  The goal is for these new teams to come back, not be a one race and done.

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How do we set his up?

I think we make a list... split out by states and whatever Canadia uses.

with something like this...

 

Bill Strong
Racing Strong Motorsports
Virginia, USA

email: wdstrongjr@gmail.com
Racing with ChumpCar since 2010
Local Tracks - Summit Point, VIR, Dominion Raceway


Specialty:
1970-current Toyota with a specialty in the AE86 and MR2 (1984-2005)
Engines - 4AGE, 5SFE, 3SGE, 3SGTE, 3VZFE, 1MZFE, 3MZFE, 2GRFE
1968-1973 Opel GT

 

Engine swap paperwork
Creative Math and Deception through the use of shiny objects

Rules Interpretation and the Use of the Force
ChumpCar Aerodynamics

Brakes
Race day organization
In-car media and video live and recorded

 

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Andrew Johnson

Holy Rollers
Illinois, USA

email: AIVDOCS@gmail.com
Racing with ChumpCar since 2010 
Local Tracks - Road 'merica, Autobahn, Gingerman


Specialty:
 

Drinking beer or margaritas

Arguing with teammates 

Annoying Mike Chisek

Mean mugging competitors

Forgetting tools, parts, and driving gear at home

Borrowing tools from other teams to repair my car

posting memes on chump forum

Some general endurance racing knowledge

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maybe somehow make it a requirement that less than 3 races, you must pair with a "mentor" and you pick it via the information like you said Bill, and talk to them. But the real thing is at the racetrack, right? Helping run a clean race and on the spot corrections for safety? So maybe identified mentors have some sort of identifier when registered for an event, so a new team and seek them out and pair up.

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Might want to add another field to the form:

 

'DNF percentage'

 

I'd hate to be a new team who links up with another team thinking they are hot s*** only to find that they rarely finish a race :lol:

After all, just finishing should be the main goal at any team's first race.

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53 minutes ago, red0 said:

Andrew Johnson

Holy Rollers
Illinois, USA

email: AIVDOCS@gmail.com
Racing with ChumpCar since 2010 
Local Tracks - Road 'merica, Autobahn, Gingerman


Specialty:
 

Drinking beer or margaritas

Arguing with teammates 

Annoying Mike Chisek

Mean mugging competitors

Forgetting tools, parts, and driving gear at home

Borrowing tools from other teams to repair my car

posting memes on chump forum

Some general endurance racing knowledge

 

Best email ever!

 

 

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slight change...

From the Mentor page, one could register as a mentor (subject to review by us) or one could register as a new team seeking a mentor.  Ultimately all matches will be done by us.

 

I'll make the page this week.

All mentors must be members in good standing with CCWS

 

Please start applying to be a mentor - https://goo.gl/forms/9eS3t67JavmJis173

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Just now, Crank Yankers Racing said:

 

Yeah in order to fill out Google Doc forms you must sign in to Google.  Makes sense to me.

Oh, I understand it. 

 

I just don't want to create an account just for this.

 

Make it more accessible and I would gladly mentor.

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4 minutes ago, enginerd said:

You don't have a google account?

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not intentionally.  Not one that I use for anything.

 

I am sure I have one because I have an android phone, but I don't actively use it.

 

I have been able to update and use google docs (like for a survey) from other sources without personally signing in.

 

 

 

I still have a Hotmail account....  I'm lame.

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