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Official 2020 - The Cookie Cutter Classic at Gingerman

Bill Strong

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August 22-August 23, 2020
GINGERMAN RACEWAY: 8+7 Enduros, $1000
South Haven, MI
"The Cookie Cutter Classic"
Early Pay Discount Ends: June 23, 2020

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Greetings ChampCar Members,


The ChampCar Gingerman Cookie Cutter Classic is in a few days. Please read through the schedule and supplemental rules carefully HERE . The 2 waivers at the end of the supplemental rules need to be printed out and handed in at the gate in exchange for a wristband.


Please take note of the schedule times each day, notice the start time is earlier on Sunday in order to make up for the mandatory lunchtime quiet hour. PARC FERMÉ rules will be enforced during the quiet hour, no working/fueling is permitted during this time. I will talk more about this process before we start the race on Sunday.


In the matters of COVID-19, we ask that you take normal precautions (read page 5 in the supplementals) and fill out the waivers mentioned above. Gingerman will not be enforcing masks or limiting crew members per team. Additional temporary weekend crew bands will be for sale ($20/weekend) at registration for hot pit access.


Please watch the DRIVERS MEETING VIDEO found HERE and feel free to contact me with questions.


Pit Assignments Found HERE



New to ChampCar/ Novice Class Any novice or new to ChampCar members racing with us must watch this informational video with Dana Morrison HERE


If anyone would like to reserve a newly built garage with power in turn two, Gingerman has 6 available. Call 269-208-5316 or 269-253-4445 to reserve.


In the meantime, please reach out with any questions HERE.


Thank you for racing with us, we look forward to seeing everyone soon.


The ChampCar Staff  


Entries for The Cookie Cutter Classic

Updated 8/19/2020   Limited to 70 entries

    Team Name Car # Year Make Model
1.   #Gyvulys racing team 707 1995 BmW 325is
2.   3rd Gear Pulls 177 1990 Honda CR-X
3.   Angel's stroke 38 1986 Mazda RX7
4.   Answer is Always Miata 701 1997 Mazda Miata
5.   Bad Gas Racing 300 1994 Mazda Miata
6.   Bare Maximum 430 1995 BMW 325i
7.   Bavarian Mustache Werks 662 1993 BMW 325is
8.   Beer Money Racing 978 1978 Chevy Camaro
9.   BEGLEY MOTORSPORTS 510 1972 Datsun 510
10.   Begley Motorsports 81 1988 Chevrolet Corvette
11.   BGKP 70 1997 Saab 900 Se
12.   Bill and Ben 49 2006 Mini cooper s
13.   Black Flag Motorsports 13 2006 Honda Civic Si
14.   Blue Shells 111 2003 Ford Focus
15.   Brake Dancers 631 1991 Honda Civic
16.   Busch Family Motorsports 516 2000 Ford Focus ZX3
17.   Collins Autosport 924 1988 Porsche 924S
18.   Daring Greatly Racing 527 2005 Cadillac CTS
19.   Dead Pedal Racing 185 1987 Maserati BiTurbo
20.   DirtE-30 Racing 212 1988 BMW 325is
21.   For the Sake of Racing 901 1989 Mercedes 190E
22.   GMO Motorsports 771 1992 BMW 325i
23.   Gorilla Sticker 515 1995 BMW 318ti
24.   Hakuna Miata 128 1990 Mazda Miata
25.   HASTINGS TIRES PLUS 550 1991 BMW 325IS
26.   Higgy Motorsport 891 1991 Honda Civic
27.   Hole Lotta Less Laps 732 2008 Mini Cooper
28.   IPF Racing 252 1987 Toyota Supra
29.   JAE Motorsports 523 1994 Mazda Miata
30.   Juan's Trucking 191 1991 Nissan Sentra SER
31.   Junk Dynasty Racing 88 1994 Ford Mustang
32.   Kosi Racing 263 1992 BMW E36
33.   Loose Screws 309 1994 Chevy Camaro
34.   MAWGWKCKA 696 1992 Mazda Miata
35.   MiElan 150 1990 Mazda Miata
36.   MiElan Plus 2 5 1990 Mazda Miata
37.   Money Shift Racing 502 1994 Honda Civic
38.   Nine Four Motorsports 840 1992 Lexus SC300
39.   Nuclear Weapon 244 1987 BMW 325
40.   Over Engineered Motorsports 144 1994 Toyota Celica GT
41.   Over Under Racing 172 1991 Mazda Miata
42.   Parts Badger 630 1991 Mazda Miata
43.   Pass the Buck Racing 108 1991 ford Escort
45.   Pit Vipers Endurance Racing 117 1995 Mazda Miata
46.   Premium Dudes 32 1988 BMW 325is
47.   Red Shoe Racing 11 2002 Ford Focus SVT
48.   Rooster Racing 451 1996 Dodge Neon
49.   Scribeworks Motorsport 960 1993 Volvo 960
50.   Shut Up Racing 234 1987 BMW 325i
51.   Subliminal Racing 717 1991 Chevrolet Corvette
52.   Swampfoot 448 1995 Subaru Impreza
53.   TBD Racing 138 1995 Mazda Miata
54.   Team Jager Bombers 165 1995 BMW 325
55.   Team Jager Bombers 188 1995 BMW 325
56.   Team Lotus EC 134 2006 Lotus Elise
57.   Team Mid Life Crisis 669 1992 BMW 325i
58.   The Fast and The Spurious 102 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
59.   There's no Z in Mazda 283 1990 Mazda Miata
60.   TR Motorsports 318 1993 318is BMW
61.   TSR Racing 765 1996 Saturn SL2
62.   Tuna No Crust 91 1991 Acura Integra
63.   Two Brothers Racing 427 1986 Mercedes 190E
64.   Udder Chaos 55 1996 Chrysler Neon
65.   Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 983 1991 Mazda Miata
66.   Williams Racing Group 112 1999 Mazda Miata
67.   WIP Racing 545 2000 Ford Mustang
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10 hours ago, Shane G. said:

How many entries are the max for Gingerman? 50/60??


I always put the max entries in the 1st post with the entered teams. 
This event is 60 cars.

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Just now, Shane G. said:

Can someone explain the 1hour planned mid-race stoppage on Sunday?  


There’s a church nearby. Race for a couple hours, then pace car goes out and gathers the field, then you park on pit lane for an hour, then pace car leads field back out and you keep racing. No work can be done on cars but drivers can swap in this time. 

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8 minutes ago, Shane G. said:

So it's a courtesy noise compliance break? Interesting.

Yes, the courtesy break has always been honored. 

It DOES however make for an interesting race, regarding pit strategy - when to fuel, and make driver changes...

Run 3 hours, stop for an hour, run the final 4 hours. 


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8 hours ago, Shane G. said:

So it's a courtesy noise compliance break? Interesting.

Lime Rock Park also has  no racing on Sunday (it's the law) Church is across the street.  It's in some of the most iconic photo's of Lime Rock.

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14 hours ago, enginerd said:

4 driver teams may have to roshambo for the extra 1hr stint.

Last year, Bavarian Mustache Werks used 5 drivers in Sunday's 7 hour race - and took 2nd place, starting a lap down after Saturday's win.

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So in an ideal world, with 4 drivers, stint 1 - 1.5 hours, stint 2 - 1.5 hours, go to church, stint 3 -2 hours and stint 4- 2 hours.  Any other strategies?

Assuming 2 hours can be made on fuel. I'm guessing if we can go 2hours at NCM and COTA, we should be able to at Gingerman???

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1 hour ago, LuckyKid said:

What is fuel consumption like at Gingerman?  Could a Miata make it 2hrs?

I'm about 100% that Miata's pretty much all made the 2 hour mark last year. Our Civic made it 2 hours last year with fuel to spare.

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2 hours ago, LuckyKid said:

What is fuel consumption like at Gingerman?  Could a Miata make it 2hrs?

When we ran Gingerman and Road America in the same year, we could do 2hrs at Gingerman but only 1h45min at Road America. Not sure how far beyond 2h we could have gone. 

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Depends on pace, most cars will get two hours here that won't at places like RA.  Not nearly the same amount of WOT here.  Surprisingly Gingerman also seems to be one of the easier tracks on tires too, at least in our experience.


Stint wise, as a 4 man team, we usually draw straws for one person to get the "short" stint Sunday, or have the 1st and 2nd guys go 1.5hrs each, how ever they want to work it out.  I like the strategy of the hour stop.

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15 hours ago, Bill Strong said:

Most likely not.


What if its just a couple of people getting together to have some beers and enjoy some food? Not a ChampCar sanctioned potluck but are we going to be stopped if we want to hang out with other teams abs enjoy some fun?

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I'd go...But the Border is closed until July 21 and likely to get extended to August 20th...and then September 20th...etc.

Church courtesy break would be interesting.  More fun if like 50 or so wander over for church all decked out in their Sunday Best Race Suit....

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