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Champcar 2017 Statistics #1 - Year, Make, and Model


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Thanks to Champcar for compiling the finishing data in order to calculate the championship standings. In 2017 we had 800 teams make up about 2300 race entries. I've built into that a database of 1026 cars over a slightly wider 16 month period. With at least 3 members on almost all teams, we can estimate that active membership is easily over 3000.

 

In the coming days I'll be studying average finishing positions and winning rates by various teams and their cars of choice, but first here are the breakdowns for Year, Make, and Model as raced in 2017:

 

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Now, some teams obviously enter more races than others. Here is a look at how that plays out, again for Year, Make, and Model:

 

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'87, '91, '94, and '99 turn out to be good vintages (or a good pick for claiming platform swap)

 

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Not too different. It turns out (as it should, with a large sample size) that a Fiesta or Datsun team is nearly as likely to enter multiple events as a Miata or E30 team.

 

*No [reliable] engine data is available to differentiate further. *Datsun and Nissan have been combined *Includes EC cars

 

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8 minutes ago, Team Infiniti said:

Seeing you have all the data right there, how many teams are campaigning Infiniti cars?

 

In 2017:

19    Team Infiniti 1994 Infiniti J30 (Silver)    1994    Infiniti    J30
94    Maximum Effort Racing 2001 Infiniti I30 (White)    2001    Infiniti    I30
 

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On 1/19/2018 at 12:49 PM, takjak2 said:

 

In 2017:

19    Team Infiniti 1994 Infiniti J30 (Silver)    1994    Infiniti    J30
94    Maximum Effort Racing 2001 Infiniti I30 (White)    2001    Infiniti    I30
 

 

@Team InfinitiCar 94 races in the west and is an automatic. They started racing at Las Vegas last year. 

 

Very interesting data - like Ron I'm interested in how all these cars finished and win rate. Good job @takjak2!

 

@Bill Strong as far as I can tell this is just tabulating data - no statistics in evidence as yet. Right?

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36 minutes ago, Bill Strong said:

The book discusses graphs, and how to skew opinion with graphs. 

I saw a gem of a graph on Facebook a few years back... it was a line graph showing some quantity on the Y and time (in years) on the X. The Y axis number labels were in DESCENDING ORDER (contrary to 99.9% of line graphs), so at a quick glance, one would assume the opposite trend which was actually being shown by the data. Basically this:

 

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Can't remember what the subject was or who's agenda was being pushed... but I wanted to kill the SOB who made it.

 

Another thing I dislike? Y axes which don't start at 0... (there are some exceptions)

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