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2021 Official - RVA Graphics and Wraps Carolina Grand Prix (CMP)


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15 minutes ago, Chris Huggins said:

Of course you would object to anything I say...

 

sebring is $20 per weekend

vir is $50 Per weekend?

 

amp was free 

Barber was free

 

so tell me again how $30/day for a dirt spot is cheap

 

I think you can self contain camp for free at CMP.  $30/day is for the 30A hookup.

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WGI is $50 for the weekend just for 110v.

 

Charge your drivers more for that stuff.
$90 spread out over 4 drivers  - $22.50 each
Hit them with $25. apply the extra cash to the beer fund.

 

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I just signed up for the track day on Friday, but wasn't sure if they allow multiple drivers per car? Anyone run in the "Lump" group with Turn One before?

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16 minutes ago, Donovan said:

I just signed up for the track day on Friday, but wasn't sure if they allow multiple drivers per car? Anyone run in the "Lump" group with Turn One before?

 

Yes, I've run several days with them and they do allow multiple drivers in the same car.

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1 hour ago, Donovan said:

I just signed up for the track day on Friday, but wasn't sure if they allow multiple drivers per car? Anyone run in the "Lump" group with Turn One before?

I’m somewhere between lazy and stupid busy, how much is the track day?

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Who wants to take bets on who starts last? My team (Turbo TATR) is the last one on the list and if our normal pattern holds true I"m willing to bet we start at the end of the field again.

 

See yall in a few weeks.

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DiscoveryParts, a ChampCar Endurance Series partner, will be bringing their “Mobile Technology Center '' to the ChampCar RVA Graphics & Wraps Carolina Grand Prix event on June 26/27. If there is anything special you would like us to bring, please let us know before Wednesday June 23 noon EST as the vehicle gets final loaded the previous night. We already have a very full will-call box and thank you for the support of our company.

 

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Thanks once again and we look forward to seeing everyone at Carolina Motorsports Park.

 

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So...  uh...  wtf?

 

Dana isn't going to tell us when the pit exit will be closed before the quiet hour, but expects us to "manage our race appropriately"....

 

How the he'll do we do that if we don't know when?

 

What is the possible advantage to champcar or safety to not tell us?

 

Is it 5 minutes?  20 minutes?   30 minutes?

 

Also, I would be more okay with it if the pits were just closed.  If you came into the pits, roll right through and back out.  Closing just the exit is bull cookies.  How would the driver or team know the pit out was closed?

 

 

Edit...  I'm gonna finish watching the video just to make sure it's not a trick to make us watch til the very end...

 

Edit #2...  nope.  Just guess about it, I suppose.  

 

It will be awesome when somebody is a contender and they get stuck at pit out with no warning....  that would make me....  upset let's say.

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I have never done a race with quiet time. How will this work?  We all pull in to pit lane and stay in running order not actually in our stalls?  I assume we can refuel, work on the car, etc as long as the engine is not running?

thanks

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1 hour ago, SCCAchamp said:

I have never done a race with quiet time. How will this work?  We all pull in to pit lane and stay in running order not actually in our stalls?  I assume we can refuel, work on the car, etc as long as the engine is not running?

thanks

Negative.   Just before quiet time the FCY will come out and the pace car will pick up the leader.  The cars will all come down pit road in a single file line (maybe double stacked if the pit road is too short).  Drivers will get out but no one is allowed to touch or work on the car except for cameras or to help the driver get out.   Cars stay on pit road for the hour, then the pace car takes them all back out in order and the green is dropped, usually after a single pace lap.

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15 hours ago, Chris Huggins said:

Negative.   Just before quiet time the FCY will come out and the pace car will pick up the leader.  The cars will all come down pit road in a single file line (maybe double stacked if the pit road is too short).  Drivers will get out but no one is allowed to touch or work on the car except for cameras or to help the driver get out.   Cars stay on pit road for the hour, then the pace car takes them all back out in order and the green is dropped, usually after a single pace lap.

 

Not exactly, but sort of. There will be a time where we close pit-lane, we cannot have half the field trying to get in and out of the pits while we are trying to collect the field. Also, be cause of how small pit-lane is, we may bring the field to a stop on the track right at start/finish. 

 

We will discus all of this Sunday morning at the drivers meeting. Basically the same way we handle weather and lightning related red-flags.

 

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5 hours ago, wvumtnbkr said:

Yes.  And stint time resets as well.  Remember no work.  No fueling.

Are you saying stint time resets even if the same driver stays in?

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2021 Carolina Motorsports Park Final Information

 

 

Greetings! The CMP race is finally here!!

 

Follow along, cause we have a lot going on at this race!

 

As always, please read the Supplemental Rules here.

 

Ok, let's start with loading in on Friday. If you have a garage or RV space reserved when you arrive you can head to your space and setup. If you'd like a garage or RV space with power you can contact the track and reserve either.

 

If you are running the practice/test event on Friday you'll get your directions from the staff managing that event. Please make sure you get your car through Tech, your driver gear checked, and your team through Registration during the day. We will be closing down both Tech and Registration promptly at 5pm.

 

Speaking of Tech, Team Captains please make sure you have your electronic Tech Inspection form submitted online. When you go through inspection we will quickly check your car's safety equipment and you'll be ready to visit Registration.

 

Already have a 2021 Annual Tech sticker? You can head straight to Registration!

 

Speaking of Registration, taking a few minutes to make sure all your drivers have current memberships, and your registration fees are fully paid will make the process go smooth and quick.

 

Tech Inspection will be setup in one of the garage bays, with Registration right next to it. Overall, Friday is a typical load-in day.

 

Saturday morning we will have a quick drivers meeting at 7:30am. We'll cover any last minute issues or questions and select the starting pit box. Drivers should be buckled in cars and ready to roll by 8:10.

 

Your virtual drivers meeting video is here.

 

On Sunday we will have another quick drivers meeting again at 7:30am. The big issue for Sunday is the required quiet time during the race. I will go over the process in greater detail at the meeting. However, here are the basics. About 10 minutes before 11 we will go full course yellow (I say about, because that will depend on where the leader is), we will close pit-lane and pick up the leader. The pace car will gather the field and bring the field to a stop. We have a large number of cars and we may not be able to fit everyone onto pit-lane, so we may stop the field on the front straight. We'll determine that on Sunday. Once the field is stopped we will go to a Red Flag.

 

During the Red Flag teams can cover their cars, but nothing else. We will call the drivers back to their cars around 11:50. The goal is to start moving the field again shortly after 12:00. The Driver Stint times will reset for all drivers at this point. We do this little evolution for weather and lightning events and it works quick and easy.

 

And last things last, pit-lane. There's no sugar coating it, pit-lane is going to be crowded. The response and interest in this track has been outstanding! I am doing my level best to get every team, car, and driver in that wants to race. What this means is that you all are going to have to work together and share space in your pit-stalls. You guys have all done this before, and you are terrific at it!

 

And finally, you pit assignments are here.

 

 

Thanks very much!  

 

Dana & Your ChampCar Staff.

 

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