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If you are interested in becoming a mentor you can email Champcar at Mentor@Champcar.org

 

I can send you full details there, but the basics are, we will have mentors based on regions, platform experts and if you are able to help a new member or a new team with a build.

 

 

 

·         Mentors- 4 Levels

o   ED1- Experienced driver 1– Online Help

§  Champcar member has raced with Champcar for at least 2 year and has done at least 5 races.

§  Has helpful and positive attitude

o   ED2- Experienced driver 2– Online and in person help

§  Champcar member has raced with Champcar for at least 2 years and has done at least 5 races

§  Has helpful and positive attitude

§  Is willing to help online and also at the track

§  Can be a platform expert

o   EB1 -Experienced builder 1– Online Help

§  Champcar member has built a car in the past and know the ins and out of the rules.

§  Can help guide a team to be successful long term in Champcar

§  Has raced with Champcar for at least 2 years and has done at least 5 races

§  Can be a platform expert

o   EB2- Experienced build 2– Online help and in person

§  Champcar member has built a car in the past and know the ins and out of the rules.

§  Can help guide a team to be successful long term in Champcar

Has raced with Champcar for at least 2 years and has done at least 5 races

 

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This is great. I have a few people already signed up to mentors now and even had a team email/reach out who is working on building a NB Miata and wants to come to Champcar next year. Wahoo, already starting to work and working on making the matches.

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Nice work Troy @MR2 Biohazard. Glad to feel and see your excitement at being able to help!

Although some ideas aren't always well received,  your passion for improving the series and helping to grow and retain new teams is unquestionable.

I applaud your efforts. If it weren't for the mentoring we sought out and received from some awesome ChampCar members, racers and staff, we wouldn't be where we are - being out here and enjoying racing after being on the sidelines for many years. 

 

Many of us Focus teams already network together, but I'm willing to help out any teams in any way possible. 

My build experience is currently much stronger than race experience, having built chassis and roll cages for close to 2 dozen endurance, SCCA, and FIA Rally cars.

As my signature line describes, I was also fortunate enough to work side by side with a couple very successful professional race teams.

(edit: not on sig line, but I was a fabricator at Roush when they won Daytona about 11 times straight... then came Team Viper!! )

Let us know how we can help, as it's always rewarding to help someone avoid the pain and mistakes that can sometimes happen without proper guidance.

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1 hour ago, mcoppola said:

Nice work Troy @MR2 Biohazard. Glad to feel and see your excitement at being able to help!

Although some ideas aren't always well received,  your passion for improving the series and helping to grow and retain new teams is unquestionable.

I applaud your efforts. If it weren't for the mentoring we sought out and received from some awesome ChampCar members, racers and staff, we wouldn't be where we are - being out here and enjoying racing after being on the sidelines for many years. 

 

Many of us Focus teams already network together, but I'm willing to help out any teams in any way possible. 

My build experience is currently much stronger than race experience, having built chassis and roll cages for close to 2 dozen endurance, SCCA, and FIA Rally cars.

As my signature line describes, I was also fortunate enough to work side by side with a couple very successful professional race teams.

(edit: not on sig line, but I was a fabricator at Roush when they won Daytona about 11 times straight... then came Team Viper!! )

Let us know how we can help, as it's always rewarding to help someone avoid the pain and mistakes that can sometimes happen without proper guidance.

I can put you down on the list if a new Focus team comes in and needs some guidance or help. On the note about the Focus, come race the dang thing already. Just saying.

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We did!  We just raced at Gingerman and Mid Ohio. @MR2 Biohazard i thought you might have seen that in the post race write-ups.

I was hoping to make it to Pittsburgh so you could see the car and tell me everything I did wrong!! 🤣

P.S. We were/are quite happy with the cars' performance after a long time rebuilding everything.

 

 

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I'd be down to have a mentor.  Been building a VW for the past several years (goes slow when you work mostly solo).  Car is all but done and looking to race in the spring.  I'd love to be able to ask some questions to someone in the know.

 

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5 minutes ago, Scott said:

I'd be down to have a mentor.  Been building a VW for the past several years (goes slow when you work mostly solo).  Car is all but done and looking to race in the spring.  I'd love to be able to ask some questions to someone in the know.

 

Which VW are you racing?  What engine?

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On 9/30/2021 at 3:15 PM, MR2 Biohazard said:

I can put you down on the list if a new Focus team comes in and needs some guidance or help. On the note about the Focus, come race the dang thing already. Just saying.


I can attest he brought it out to Mid O. He even let me drive it!

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On 10/1/2021 at 6:24 PM, Rodger Coan-Burningham said:


I can attest he brought it out to Mid O. He even let me drive it!

That’s a good way of putting it. Yeah, we brought it all right! We brought the goods.

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