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Official 2020 - Duel at COTA - Circuit of the Americas Double-8-Hour


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ITS ALMOST RACE TIME!!
 
Greetings ChampCar Family,
 
First and foremost, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your patience. We have been in the process of gathering/waiting for all important information that we needed to disburse to you in order for us to have a safe and fun race next weekend at Circuit of The Americas.
 
PLEASE READ THROUGH EVERY PAGE OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL RULES CAREFULLY.
  • SUPPLEMENTAL RULES found HERE
  • There is extra information containing COVID-19 guidlines from COTA and ChampCar, along with the 3 WAIVERS you need in order to gain access onto COTA's property.
  • Additional waivers for printing are HERE.
  • Anyone who plans on bringing children please contact me HERE for an additional COTA minor waiver.
 
PLEASE FILL OUT THE THREE REQUIRED WAIVER FORMS BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE GATE
  • EVERY Driver/Crew/Volunteer is responsible for bringing the correct waivers to the gate at time of arrival to get a wristband for gate access.
  • We kindly ask for teams/vehicles arriving to be prepared in order to avoid frustrations at the gate. (Remember, after this break, EVERYONE is very eager)
 
PIT/GARAGE ASSIGNMENTS
  • If you have not done so already, TEAM CAPTAINS ONLY, reach out to me HERE to reserve a garage, they are included with your racing fee.
  • We have had some changes with garages from COTA which means you will not see them listed in this email. Im currently still working on them and will send out pit assignments/ final garages next week when everything is concrete.
 
NEW DRIVERS MEETING PLATFORM
Our awesome ChampCar Media man Paulie is helping me record a virtual drivers meeting to comply with COTA's gathering rule. We are planning on sending it out in advance through email and other platforms early next week. This will allow us plenty of time to answer any questions or concerns. The morning of the race it will be again replayed and I will answer some of the top questions I get with the first email send out.
Keep in mind, if new questions arise, Bill has already put my phone number all over the internet and told all of you to text me, so I guess, I digress.
 
In all seriousness, we want you to be safe and comfortable racing with us, my phone number is 812-431-7716 Feel free to call or text leading up to the race or you can email me HERE.
Remember, during the race I will be stationed in the control room and I please ask for texts only unless it is an emergency.
 
We want to make next weekend as headache free as possible for everyone and we are doing everything we can to get you back out there racing.
 
Thank you for sticking with us, we look forward to seeing everyone soon!
 
The ChampCar Staff  
 

 

Entry control in COTA...
Teams are Limited to pre-registered Drivers and Crew.
All drivers and crew must sign the two waivers (ChampCar Waiver & COTA Waiver). You will hand these over to the COTA Gate person.
These waivers will allow you to get an arm band. You will not be allowed into COTA without the arm band. 

Right now, as of this posting, I have the ChampCar waiver in the supps. Print one out for each of your drivers and crew. I will have the COTA waiver soon. 

 

Weekend ChampCar Membership -  For people in your crew that are not ChampCar Endurance Series members, we offer a temporary weekend membership for $20. Sign the waivers, hand them to security at the front gate. You will get a wristband that gets you through the gate. Your team captain will pay for your $20 Weekend Membership when he or she picks up the team registration folder. He will then give you the ChampCar event wristband. 

Bottom line. No waivers, no entry. They will not be available at the gate. You must print, sign, date, and bring it with you. It's like your tickets to get into the track.

Teams must stay within their team area when on-site. 

 

Food - There will be food trucks on site. The Cafe may be open with Grab & Go food. They are still determining this.

 

 

New supps just posted. includes one set of waivers
https://champcar.org/register/supplementalrules/414.pdf

Waivers packet for additional drivers and crew.
https://champcar.org/mainweb/pdf/waivers/COTA-Waivers.pdf

 

Minor waiver packet - email Chelsey.Vickery@champcar.org or call 812.431.7716 during business hours

We ask that minors do not attend this event unless they are driving or crewing.

 

COTA rules (required)

This is a private event. There are NO spectators.

No one – including any employee or event member – who has experienced any of the following symptoms at any time during the 14 days preceding event, or who is a household member, intimate partner or caregiver of anyone who has experienced these symptoms, may enter the property: • fever • cough • shortness of breath • persistent pain or pressure in chest • confusion, or bluish lips or face. Any Renter or crew member who is or has experienced any of the above symptoms must notify COTA immediately. Anyone who begins experiencing any of the above symptoms during an event must leave the facility immediately.

 

All groups are to remain under 10 people. At no time or place (indoors or outdoors) may more than 10 people gather.

All members must maintain a minimum of 6’ social distance.

No meetings or gatherings to be held. (New to ChampCar Drivers Meeting is posted up as a video. Drivers meeting will be posted later this week)

No one is allowed in race control.  If you have issues during the races, you will contact a pitlane marshall with your concerns. If they are busy, or not available, TEXT 812.431.7716
Be certain to include your team name, car number, pit lane stall with your question. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Be aware that race control can be a very busy place at times. 

 

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash and immediately wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Learn more about coughing and sneezing etiquette on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/etiquette/coughing_sneezing.html

Clean AND disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails and doorknobs. Dirty surfaces can be cleaned with soap and water prior to disinfection. To disinfect, use products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, and are appropriate for the surface.

 

These safety measures are subject to change. We will fall in line with the requirements that may be set forth by COTA, local and state officials. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us stay safe. 

 

COTA Update... May 4, 2020

 

NO SHORTS or OPEN TOED SHOES ALLOWED. Everyone along pit lane on the cold and hot side must be in long pants and closed toed shoes. No exceptions.

 

No early Move-in on Thursday as the Ferrari Club has that date.

 

Awards Ceremony will not take place. Sorry. The procedures for picking up your event prizes will be posted closer to the event.

 

There will be no "New to ChampCar / Novice / Crew"  Meeting. Please review the YouTube Video - 

 

 

 

 

 

June 13-June 14, 2020
CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS: 8+8 Enduros, $2200
Austin, TX
"Duel at COTA"
Entrant List

https://champcar.org/register/supplementalrules/414.pdf

 

Garages: Garages are included with your registration. There are four slots per garage. Team Captain only: Please email chelsey.vickery@champcar.org with your garage request.

 

Road Closures around COTA - 20200601 Elroy Road closures.pdf

This PDF has been added to the supps.

 

Pre-Tech by Skype

For those individuals who are concerned about interacting with ChampCar tech staff and the transfer of germs/viruses/bacteria, ChampCar is offering Pre-Tech by Skype from the safety of your own garage.  This is a full vehicle inspection done the same way as it would be done in person.  If you are interested in this service here’s how to sign up:

Entries for Duel at COTA

Updated 6/8/2020   

    Team Name Car # Year Make Model
1.   11 Tenths Racing 130 1992 Mazda Miata
2.   2nd Chance Racing 102 1994 Nissan Sentra SE-R
3.   4 pumps and an apology 38 1990 Nissan 300ZX
4.   901 Motorsport 901 1990 BMW 325is
5.   901 Motorsport 903 1988 BMW 325i
6.   Aim High Racing 440 1997 Dodge Neon
7.   Air Frier Racing Austin 200 1990 Mazda Miata
8.   Autobody Specialist 138 1979 Mazda RX7
9.   AutoSpec Racing #21 21 1993 Mazda Miata
10.   Bradley Fighting Vehicle 997 1996 Mazda Miata
11.   Braking Badly 360 2002 Ford Focus SVT
12.   Bucket List Brigade 708 1986 BMW 325e
13.   BurganZ Racing 113 1979 Nissan 280zx
14.   BurningHam Racing 855 1992 Lexus SC300
15.   Castrol Prefect Racing 742 1994 Lexus SC300
16.   Cone Crushers 919 1987 Porsche 944S
17.   Cross Canyon Racing 90 1993 Mazda Miata
18.   Crowd Control Racing 625 1995 Ford SVT Cobra
19.   CVRacing 614 1996 Mazda Miata
20.   DirtE-30 212 1988 BMW 325is
21.   Effective Team Racing 149 1999 Mazda Miata
22.   ERGOLAB 489 1993 Mazda Miata
23.   Fake Snake Racing 180 1994 Mazda Miata
24.   GorillaSticker 516 1995 BMW 318ti
25.   Kentucky Fried Racing 45 1997 BMW 328is
26.   Ketron Racing 531 1994 Honda Prelude
27.   Killerbasa Racing 350 2008 Nissan 350z
28.   Lets Rock Racing 817 1995 Ford Mustang
29.   Liquid Ass Racing 214 1997 BMW M3
30.   Loanstaracers 193 2008 Mazda MX5
31.   Lone Star Rallycross 128 2006 Mazda MX5
32.   Marathon Motorsports - TLM Racing 169 2000 BMW 325
33.   McMillan Motorsports 681 1992 BMW M3
34.   More Chump than Champ 188 1993 BMW 325
35.   Night Fury Racing 916 1984 Toyota Celica
36.   Nine Four Motorsports 840 1992 Lexus SC300
37.   Nine Four Motorsports 994 2001 Lexus IS300
38.   One Too Mini Racing 737 2009 Mini Cooper S
39.   ORCA 164 2003 Cadillac CTS
40.   Party Girl 266 1999 Mercedes C230
41.   Pull my Finger Racing 168 1968 Ford Mustang
42.   rbankracing.com 1 194 1988 Honda CRX
43.   rbankracing.com 2 190 1999 SAAB 9-3
44.   Rebel-Jas Racing 49 1988 Porsche 924S
45.   Reposado Racing 181 1994 Mazda Miata
46.   ROADHOG RACING 323 2008 HONDA CIVIC
47.   Shots Fired Racing 141 1999 BMW 323i
48.   Team Ghetto 22 1990 Maxda Miata
49.   Team Hong Kong Phooey! 669 1994 Mazda Miata
50.   Team RED 466 1997 Mazda Miata
51.   TK Racing 841 1998 Porche Boxster
52.   Unintended Acceleration 456 1990 Audi 90
53.   USMC Racing 412 2011 Ford Crown Vic
54.   USMC Racing 998 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon
55.   USMC Racing 220 1997 Ford Crown Vic
56.   Valyrial Steel 988 1991 Mazda Miata
57.   Wheels America Racing 65 1994 Mazda Miata
58.   Wheels America Racing 98 1999 Mazda Miata
59.   Winkler Motorsports 910 1992 Mazda Miata

Download additional waivers

COTA-Waivers-v2.pdf

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If everyone has a garage, then it's gonna be crowded.  The last two times we were there we had 4 cars per garage.  Unfortunately the last time there one of our garage mates felt the need to bring every spare, tool, accessory, and kitchen sink to the race and felt the need to have all of it in the garage in disarray which resulted in an impossible entry into the garage.  Please put in the supps for teams to consider only what they really need in the garage and leave the rest in/on the trailers or tow vehicles.  The parking lot/paddock is fairly large so their stuff won't be miles away therefore items less likely to be needed can be retrieved pretty quickly.  COTA has a great set up, just a little crowded if we have a full race and takes working together.  Of the 17 road courses I have driven in North America, this is the best one in my opinion so I am glad we are going back no matter how crowded the garages are.  

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5 hours ago, Burningham said:

If everyone has a garage, then it's gonna be crowded.  The last two times we were there we had 4 cars per garage.  Unfortunately the last time there one of our garage mates felt the need to bring every spare, tool, accessory, and kitchen sink to the race and felt the need to have all of it in the garage in disarray which resulted in an impossible entry into the garage.  Please put in the supps for teams to consider only what they really need in the garage and leave the rest in/on the trailers or tow vehicles.  The parking lot/paddock is fairly large so their stuff won't be miles away therefore items less likely to be needed can be retrieved pretty quickly.  COTA has a great set up, just a little crowded if we have a full race and takes working together.  Of the 17 road courses I have driven in North America, this is the best one in my opinion so I am glad we are going back no matter how crowded the garages are.  

 

that happens in pitlane too. lol

 

its my favorite part about always bringing two cars to the races whole pitstall all to ourselves.

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On 3/20/2020 at 6:47 PM, ETR said:

Post says garages are $100 but supps say they are free with entry?  

 

sorry. this was all changed fast and I missed that.
Garages are $100.

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Can someone quantify a “fluid spill“? I know what it means while on track but in garage and pit lane? What about water from cooling system is that included? Spilt fuel splashed onto ground from overfilling? 1/4 cup of oil while topping off while pitting? Someone knocks over a qt of oil in the garage and we wipe it up? What if we use floor dry immediately? We need to quantify this for teams so they know what is expected.

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Couple questions @Bill Strong

 

Once reserved, do we choose our garage spot on site?  I put my name on one with Chelsey but location wasn't part of it.

 

Will the flagtronics system be used?  I'm interested to be an early adopter but they don't appear available yet.

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On 3/24/2020 at 11:30 AM, Gkuhn41 said:

Can someone quantify a “fluid spill“? I know what it means while on track but in garage and pit lane?

 

Garages have coating on the floor so you can wipe up anything there.  Pit lane, just kitty litter and clean it up.

 

11 minutes ago, turbogrill said:

Is there an discount for signing up early?

 

No.

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E=We have a list of COVID-19 requirements from COTA. We also have a meeting with them on Mo0nday.
We need to get a few things ironed out at the meeting before I list the COVID-19 requirements in the SUPPS.

 

 

The items I can post are the following...

 

Our COTA Novice/New to ChampCar video


 

Practice the following safeguards as recommended by the CDC:

  •  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash and immediately wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Learn more about coughing and sneezing etiquette on the CDC website:https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/etiquette/coughing_sneezing.html 
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as workstations, keyboards, telephones, handrails and doorknobs. Dirty surfaces can be cleaned withsoap and water prior to disinfection. To disinfect, use products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, and are appropriate for the surface. 
  • Avoid using other employees’ phones, desks, offices or other work tools and equipment, when possible. If necessary, clean and disinfect them before and after use.

Direct employees to visit the CDC’s coughing and sneezing etiquette and clean hands webpage for more information (first link above).

  •  No one – including any employee or event member – who has experienced any of the following symptoms at any time during the 14 days preceding event, or who is a household member, intimate partner or caregiver of anyone who has experienced these symptoms, may enter the property:
  • fever
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • persistent pain or pressure in chest
  • confusion, or bluish lips or face.
  •  Any Renter or crew member who is or has experienced any of the above symptoms must notify COTA immediately. Anyone who begins experiencing any of the above symptoms during an event must leave the facility immediately.

 

Our local community in Virginia is starting to open up. I have a dental appointment on Monday to fix a broken tooth I got at the Harris Hill race. So look for more information late afternoon Monday.

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