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September 19-September 20, 2020
PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY: Double 7 Enduros, $1125
Jupiter, FL
"The South Florida 7+7-Hour Enduros"
Early Pay Discount Ends: July 21, 2020
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COVID-19 and Event Waivers

 

Friday Move in: Hooked on Driving participants may move into the paddock at 7:00am. All participants not running in the HOD event will be required to stay outside the gate in the staging area. You will be able to move into the paddock at 2:00pm.

 

Test & Tune Information: Hooked on Driving is offering a test session for ChampCar teams. Teams must sign up separately from the ChampCar race directly through the Hooked on Driving website. HOD will be configuring the track during the Friday session to allow you to practice the track in reverse configuration. See the website below https://www.hookedondriving.com/hooked-on-driving-region/ Southeast-Region

 

One more special note, PBIR does not allow any glass bottles on PBIR property.

 

 

It's still sunny and warm in Palm Beach! 
PBIR
 
 
 
First, let me start by saying thank you. We're looking at a good turn-out for the Palm Beach race and a huge thank you for supporting the event.
 
 
 
COVID Waivers- It's probably worth a short mention about what the COVID situation will look like. We seem to have settled on a process that works so we're planing to continue with it. Each person entering the track will hand in their completed and signed waivers and receive a wristband. This wristband must be worn all weekend. It will be separate from the driver and crew wristbands.
 
The link to the weekend waivers is here.
 
HOD Practice Day. If you are interested and planning to run the HOD event on Friday, please register with HOD. Yes, you can register at the track on Friday, but it helps the HOD staff plan if you register in advance. Click here for the HOD site.
 
On to Load in on Friday. The times for loading in are posted in the Supplemental Rules. Registration and Tech inspection for ChampCar will be open during the HOD event. Please remember to carve out the time to get your car through Tech and your team registered.
 
Remember, it's still 2020, that means masks, social distancing, limited contacts etc. And that means limiting the number of people at areas of congestion. We only want one person from the team to take the car through Tech and come to Registration, preferably the Team Captain.
 
If your car has been through Tech in 2020 you do not need to go through Tech Inspection again. Take your Log Book and head to Registration. If you do need Tech to look at your car, please have all your forms filled out before you arrive at Tech, and remember, one person only.
 
Your Driver Gear can be checked anytime.
 
The virtual Drivers meeting video is located here.
 
The virtual New to ChampCar video is located here.
 
You Pit Assignments are here.
 
 
A reminder about the Supplemental Rules: Please take a moment and make sure you are looking at the most recent Supplemental Rules, we do have to make changes sometimes as we get closer to the race. You can find the most recent Supps here.
 
If you have any questions about the Palm Beach race please email me here.
 
See you soon in the Sunshine State!
 
 
 
The ChampCar Staff  

 

Entries for The South Florida 7+7-Hour Enduros

Updated 9/15/2020  last update

    Team Name Car # Year Make Model
1.   4 paws racing 441 2015 toyota frs
2.   All In Racing 998 1997 Mazda Miata
3.   Blue Steel 990 1999 Mazda Miata
4.   Condor Speed Shop 721 1994 BMW 540i
5.   Crowd Control Racing 625 1995 Ford SVT Cobra
6.   Dark Cloud Racing 699 1999 Mazda Miata
7.   Das Idiots 215 1999 Volkswagen Jetta
8.   DVM Racing 153 2006 Pontiac Solstice
9.   E n J Racin 501 1988 Mazda RX7
10.   Falkenstein 64 1987 Porsche 944
11.   Fatcrack Racing 969 1994 Honda Accord
12.   Formula None Racing 253 1988 Nissan 300zx
13.   Frantic Antic Racing Club 933   BMW E30
14.   Gatewood Family Racing 165 2004 Mazda Miata
15.   GCS Motorsports 419 2006 BMW 330I
16.   Haz-Mat Motorsports 727 1966 FORD MUSTANG
17.   InActiv Motorsports 626 1993 Mazda 626B
18.   J.B.Bugs Racing 54 1973 VW super beetle
19.   Level One Racing 412 1994 Mazda Miata
20.   Lincolnfelter racing 980 1996 Lincoln Mk viii
21.   Marathon motor sports-TLM2 11 2000 BMW 330
22.   Marathon Motorsports - TLM Racing 3 2000 BMW 325
23.   Matt Dylan Racing 291 1995 mazda miata
24.   Matt Travis Racing 708 1990 Mazda Miata
25.   Never Start Racing 254 1998 Dodge Neon
26.   Neveready 950 2004 Infinity G35
27.   ODOR Motor Group 970 2003 Mazda Miata
28.   RacerInk Motorsports 713 1996 BMW 328
29.   Reeves Racing 6 1996 Pontiac Firebird
30.   RENNtech Motorsports 150 1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E
31.   Ricearoni Racing 221 1987 Mazda RX7
32.   Rotary Rocketeers 250 1990 Mazda RX7
33.   RYSA Racing 457 1990 Mazda Miata
34.   RYSA Racing 296 1990 Mazda Miata
35.   Selz Racing 214 2000 Ford Crown Victoria
36.   Sharky 2 219 1995 infiniti j30
37.   Sour Apple Bunch 57 2005 Acura Tsx
38.   StarT Racing 13 1999 Mazda Miata
39.   Steadman Family Racing 920 1984 Nissan 300zx
40.   Team Infiniti 19 1994 Infiniti J30
41.   TEK Motorsports 697 1995 BMW 325i
42.   TKR Motorsports 266 1990 BMW 325i
43.   TLM USA-Shift UP Now 810 1993 BMW 325
44.   Treasure Coast Miata A 74 1994 Mazda Miata
45.   Tuttle Motorsports 108 1997 mitsubishi eclipse
46.   Tuttle Motorsports 107 1996 mitsubishi eclipse
47.   Valyrian Steel 988 1999 Mazda Miata
48.   What's the Rush? Racing 321 2000 Ford Escort ZX2
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Now that the thread is up, I figured it would be a good time to talk about running the track in reverse on Sunday. I've had some racers contact me elsewhere and I thought maybe I could answer some que

So, I guess it's time we got some news about the Palm Beach race out to folks. Since we have the new date for Daytona and the new date for Charlotte lands right on top of PBIR, we are going to have to

Anyone find a cool shirt? Laid one on the pit wall near start finish while our car was being inspected after the race. Came back a few min later and it was gone. 

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Now that the thread is up, I figured it would be a good time to talk about running the track in reverse on Sunday. I've had some racers contact me elsewhere and I thought maybe I could answer some questions.

 

Some background, I live about 20 minutes from PBIR and I've been going there since I was a kid and it was called Palm Beach International the first time, before it became Morosso, and then Palm Beach International Raceway again.. So I know the track. We've been working with the management at PBIR since early last year on both a date and the configuration. I had some concerns, some of the same concerns that racers have expressed to me, but since last summer I've made around 5 trips to the track just to discuss this race. Last week I brought a second ChampCar staff member with me and we met with 5 members of the PBIR track management. We walked and drove the track in both directions. 

 

We addressed and developed solutions to....

 

Add barriers (tire bundles, wall sections, barricades, etc) to every area of wall or impact zone we even remotely thought would be an issue.

We will add corner worker stations and move existing ones so the corner workers can see and flag properly around the course.

We've addressed the placement of fencing so the reverse direction does not allow cars to jump barriers.

We discussed the placement of service vehicles so they can respond to either direction.

We are adding markers on the track surface to better identify the pit-in and pit-out entry lanes going each way.

We are setting up pit lane so there is space at each end for cars to safely enter and exit, while allowing teams to remain in their same pit location each day.

We've looked at each change from the standpoint of not creating a new or additional problem elsewhere

 

And we are adding the chicane. Probably a good time to talk about the chicane. There's been some speculation about adding the chicane to "slow down cars". But that was not the purpose. As many of you know, the back stretch at PBIR is very long, so long that the high-horsepower cars can just run off. We wanted to change the tack configuration in such a way that the smaller displacement cars have an opportunity also. Essentially I wanted to be able to give you two completely different races in one weekend.

 

With all this said, we are not done. PBIR is going to physically set up the track as we agreed at our last meeting. I will go back again, and both walk and drive the track with some speed and make sure we are all comfortable with it. If we identify any new issues, we will make additional adjustments.

 

We are very aware that running a new configuration is a cool thing, and that it can create new and unforeseen challenges. I won't let the cool factor override the safety challenges. You guys are my customers, and many of you are close personal friends to me. I promise you I take your safety seriously. If I wouldn't run the track myself, I wouldn't ask you to.

 

Looking forward to seeing you in Palm Beach!

 

Dana

 

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Wow Dana, interesting concept. Thanks for doing this. Excited to participate 

 

I too have been going to this track since 1993. I believe motorcycle groups used to run it counter-clockwise.

 

As far as tire wear, my educated guess would be the LF is gonna take a beating on Sat, RF on Sunday. Longest race I have run on the new configuration (PBIR) is three hours and the LF Hoosier held up well.

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1 hour ago, Mazmarc said:

Wow Dana, interesting concept. Thanks for doing this. Excited to participate 

 

I too have been going to this track since 1993. I believe motorcycle groups used to run it counter-clockwise.

 

As far as tire wear, my educated guess would be the LF is gonna take a beating on Sat, RF on Sunday. Longest race I have run on the new configuration (PBIR) is three hours and the LF Hoosier held up well.

 

You're right, the motorcycles ran in the reverse direction. And in the way-way-back days the  south end of the track looped around through what is now the drag race staging area, ran parallel to the drag strip, then joined into the drag strip near the shut down area, and connected back to the track we run today at the far north end.

 

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My team ran a 24 hour race there with Lemons. Tire wear was nothing abnormal. Looking at my notes from that race we used one set of used Dunlop Dureza tires.

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Last time out was on RS3, terrible wear but those tires are nothing like the RS4 so, generically speaking, we mostly noticed LF wear from the big sweeper, bringing all our half tires in effort to get our $$ worth out of em.

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Thanks guys.  I have a set of the new compound Maxxis still on the car from the snowpocalypse in Atlanta.  I may try to run a day on those since they have limited wear and get a new set of RS4s as well.  It sounds like wear will be similar to Barber in that the sweeper can easily cause overheating if pushed hard but the surface isn't really abrasive.

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The reverse direction might be fun.

The normal configuration is kinda Blah.

Regardless, I’ll still run there.

When it’s only 45 minutes from my shop, I kinda Have to run it.

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So, I guess it's time we got some news about the Palm Beach race out to folks. Since we have the new date for Daytona and the new date for Charlotte lands right on top of PBIR, we are going to have to shift the date. We just cannot handle that many races so close geographically on two weekends.

 

I have been in touch with the track and we have some dates we are looking at. I can't confirm anything, but I also don't want this to be a last minute surprise. The best I can tell you right now is that we have some dates in late August and mid September that seem to be workable. As soon as we get some solid information I'll get it out to you.

 

What I can tell you is, both ChampCar and Palm Beach International Raceway, are committed to getting this race run. I know this could be a cause of additional uncertainty, but on the positive side, if you were trying to figure out which Florida races to run at least you know now that the dates will not conflict.

 

Thanks for your understanding.

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We are planning to enter this race. Looking forward to running a new track for us and getting some beach time to boot. Hope you do not schedule it the weekend of August 23  most if not all of our team will be at the rescheduled Indy 500.

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24 minutes ago, DuncanDana said:

 

....snip.... my work book and I'll take that into consideration as we plan things.

 

 

Please keep a little cushion between the new date and Sebring.

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7 minutes ago, Team Infiniti said:

Please keep a little cushion between the new date and Sebring.

 

Yeah, I've had that part of the conversation with the track. Fortunately the track manager also races with us, and he wants to run Sebring also so he has the same motivation.

 

Dana

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How about early Dec replacing the Sebring races we lost?    It would probably be better attended

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On 3/9/2020 at 9:51 PM, MPRLkld said:

Seriously considering this race.  How is this track on tires?  Think I'm going to have to get to a track day there in the next couple of months, for sure.

It will run out the LF tire on the normal configuration on the longer races. Probably not during a 7-Hour.

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@DuncanDana any update on a date for this? As things start to loosen up, a lot of stuff is going to be rescheduled aside from Champcar races, so just want to make sure I don't have any conflicts. 
Thanks!

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On ‎4‎/‎27‎/‎2020 at 9:16 PM, Snorman said:

@DuncanDana any update on a date for this? As things start to loosen up, a lot of stuff is going to be rescheduled aside from Champcar races, so just want to make sure I don't have any conflicts. 
Thanks!

Crickets.

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Dana is off doing Coast Guard military things right now. he will be back soon and will let us know what's going on.

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