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I'll 2nd Tyler's nomination. He has been a long time advocate, supporter, and entrant at many Chumpcar races, sometimes going long distances to attend bucket list events.

Tyler has a large network of fellow racers, and has the personality and frame of mind to work well with others.

Through his network of friends, I believe Tyler will listen to fellow racers, and will use this input to do what's right for the entire Chumpcar club.

I believe his goals are aligned with Mike Chisek's vision of "no more speed creep", stable rules, keeping things affordable, and most of all, keeping this stuff "fun."

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I would also like to support Tyler's nomination.  From my first day with Chumpcar I have watched as he has gone out of his way to make sure that everyone he comes in contact with is taken care of.  His passion for motorsports and people skills will help to further the interests of all of us.

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Thanks for the kind words from people in the membership already. I joined ChumpCar in late 2012 with a Dodge Shadow because I wanted to come race some awesome tracks with my friends. I have met a lot of people in the 5 years I have been involved with ChumpCar. I have ran 3 different cars within ChumpCar and not to mention rented a couple of seats from different teams as well. I have also participated in WRL races, so I have seen how another organizations are run. We usually run 5 to 7 races a year exclusively with ChumpCar. I have ran events in the East, Central and out West with competing for the podium at every race.  Not to mention I did go up to Calabogie to compete in a Canadian race as well.

 

In 2018, I plan on only doing 4 races which will give me time to help with some items outside of getting the car ready for a lot of races and will help keep us competitive at the races we do show up at. I have a 100% success rate in my petitioning in ChumpCar as well.

 

My goal is to keep ChumpCar grassroots and affordable for the average Joe who wants to continue competing at great race tracks throughout the USA. We have a great ruleset in place that should only need tweaked a little here and there on an annual basis along with preparing for the new set of cars coming in the MPV.

 

My day job is a Commercial and Agriculture Banker with clients in MI, IN and OH. I work with clients on their financials and provide solutions to better efficiencies within organizations. I also ran the SCCA Solo Club for 2 years in Fort Wayne, IN with having great results getting local companies to sponsor races and making approximately $10,000 over two years for the club with record car counts at events. Let me know if you have any questions for me. I can be reached at the following:

 

Thanks,

E. Tyler Pedersen

 

Etpedersen14@gmail.com

260-445-8742 (call or text)

Member number is 003470

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I also stand in nominating Tyler for Board of Directors.  With a thorough understanding of this series, I know many can attest to Tyler being an advocate both on and off the track for ChumpCar.  As shown above, his resume truly speaks for itself.

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On ‎11‎/‎14‎/‎2017 at 7:52 PM, flyinglizard said:

Tyler, How do you suggest we address the newer soft  tires that require changes during the race ?

 How do you suggest addressing the built engines and  high octane fuel? 

    More octane can change the car's run time  with more compression making more torque. 

 Thanks,MM 

 

You know my stance on these as I have made it clear in other topics you have started.

 

1) I don't think a tire rule is needed in ChumpCar.  I run my team with bringing extra tires in case we need them later on in the events.  If someone wants to buy 12 sets of tires and bring them to race then good for them.  They will be doing a lot of tire changing in the pits and if that is their strategy then kudos to them.  Sometimes you have to drive your car to what the limits are and the expenses you can afford.

2) I do not agree with a fuel rule at all.  I believe it is not needed at this point in the series. 

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2 hours ago, flyinglizard said:

So  in summery ,you have no interest in cost control .

Equating someone saying that allowing any 180 treadwear tire and not restricting fuel to them having "no interest in cost control" is a bit of a stretch.  But I guess it's also a stretch to say they definitely want to keep costs at or below the current level.

 

I think I agree with Tyler on the race fuel and tire debate.  I'm just throwing this out there...but there is a fair amount of cost control in the purse.  If you have to spend $1000 more on fuel and or tires to win $1000, what's the point?  I have only run the RS4s in terms of newer batch of tires.  They were noticeably faster than our old BFG Rivals.  Both tires last in the range of 30 hours running them as hard as we can (maybe a little less on the RS4s).  I'm guessing some of the softer tires might be slightly faster and only last ~8 hours, but I don't believe many teams are using them.  Same for race fuel.  That being said, cost and cost control is definitely something that the BoD should be considering.

 

What say ye Tyler on the more general subject of cost control, or is Mike's summery [sic] accurate? 

 

We also need someone to get the Champcar Beer Exchange flowing.  What are you thoughts on this?  I haven't voted yet, BTW.

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4 hours ago, flyinglizard said:

So  in summery ,you have no interest in cost control .

Wow, WUT?

 

There are WAY too many variables to consider when making a rule like you may be interested in.  

 

Say a little light Tunaslapper can get 30 hours out of a set of RE71 tires.

A heavy Palomino XXL can only get 6 hours out of those same tires.

 

So  in summery ,you hate lightweight cars .

 

literally 2 or 3 cars in the entire country have made the podium and have been using race gas or mixing race gas.  Now, we need a rule about it?  I have an idea...  Why not make those that want to use race gas pay a fine of $5.00 / gallon of race fuel used....  Oh wait.....

 

So  in summery ,you want to make the rulebook thicker for no reason .

 

 

Also, are you going into these threads and trolling people just because you didn't make the ballot?

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 yes, you guys are pretty easily riled up. Loveit. 

 

 Really tho / If CC keeps their heads in the sand and ignores  things like soft  cheaty ish tires and race gas then eventually we all will have to compete at a higher level .  "Higher" in this case means simply more money to level the field . Many of you say "let them " 

 Track testing , track days are all good . We do it as often as the team can.  Not the issue .  Unbridled cost escalation  must be kept in check or the series dies a slow death .   Like the stock car guy  said some place . The racers wanted more tire ,more engine and the class went from 30 cars to 6.   We went through the same exact thing .  

  The more the weekend cost,  the less we can do. Drive away the cost conscience teams , the rental teams etc .

 

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1 hour ago, wvumtnbkr said:

literally 2 or 3 cars in the entire country have made the podium and have been using race gas or mixing race gas.  Now, we need a rule about it?  I have an idea...  Why not make those that want to use race gas pay a fine of $5.00 / gallon of race fuel used....  Oh wait.....

So basically the same amount as turbo cars in the entire country that have made the podium. But we have rules for turbos. Yet we don't need an octane rule. Got it. 

The octane rule would be to help enforce the current rules and eliminate people running cheaty engines. How is limiting fuel octane any different than limiting tires to 180 TW? 

Telling people they can't change tires except one per pit stop? That's just nonsense. 

 

I actually think a lot of people who are vehemently against an octane rule are very likely running race gas mixes themselves. That's just IMO. 

S. 

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