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2023 The RVA Graphics & Wraps Oak Tree 12-Hour (VIR South Course)


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81.jpg   March 4, 2023
VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY (SOUTH): 12-Hour, $1350
Alton, VA
"The Oak Tree 12-Hour"
Early Pay Discount Ends: January 3, 2023
Event Director: dana.morrison@champcar.org
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Entries for The RVA Graphics & Wraps Oak Tree 12-Hour

 

    Team Name Car # Class Year Make Model
1.   Average Joes 121 B 2006 Mazda Miata
2.   Bandit Racing 119 C 1989 BMW 325i
3.   Bliss Racing 432 D 1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
4.   Bliss Racing 2 436 A 1992 Mazda Miata
5.   BOT Racing 89 F 1992 Mazda Miata
6.   Buras Motorsports 58 A 1990 Mazda Miata
7.   ChumpChange 321 C 1987 BMW 325iS
8.   Clapped Out Racing 993 C 1994 BMW E36 325is
9.   Curvy Road Racing 434 C 2007 bmw z4
10.   Eurocar 188 B 1986 Volkswagen Golf
11.   Flat Earth Racing 389 B 1993 Subaru Impreza
12.   Flat on one side 721   2009 Nissan 350z
13.   Forever Young Racing 59 A 1999 mazda Miata
14.   Full Send Motorsports 660 C 2004 BMW 325ci
15.   Fuse 15 524 A 1996 Mazda Miata
16.   Hangloose Racing 813   2013 Scion FR-S
17.   Insane Miata Motorsports 233 A 1994 Mazda Miata
18.   Kingpin Racing 16 A 1999 Mazda MX-5
19.   Maximum Effort 198 B 2008 Mazda Miata
20.   MDR Motorsports 830 A 1993 Mazda Miata
21.   NLS Racing 240SX 977   1993 Nissan 240sx
22.   NLS Racing VW 248 B 2003 VW GTI
23.   NORSPORT 347 B 2012 Honda Civic Si
24.   Open Throttle Racing [Frankenstein] 646 A 1996 Mazda Miata
25.   Open Throttle Racing [Kermit] 644 A 1994 Mazda Miata
26.   PistN’Broke Racing 358 B 2003 Ford Focus SVT
27.   Prancing Donkey Racing 762 D 1985 Pontiac Trans Am
28.   Racing for Heros 18   1999 BMW 323i
29.   Racing For Heros 776 B 1984 Mazda RX7
30.   RCX Motorsport 11 EC 2001 Porsche Boxster
31.   RVA Graphics & Wraps 111 C 1989 BMW 325
32.   RVA Graphics & Wraps 411 C 1990 BMW 325is
33.   SparrowSpeed 216   2002 Mazda Miata
34.   Stimulus Racing 600 B 1985 Toyota Celica
35.   TATR RACING 442 C 1988 BMW 325
36.   TEK Motorsports 697 C 1995 BMW 325i
37.   The Green Machine 316 C 1995 BMW M3
38.   The StuG Racing 46 C 1988 BMW 325IS
39.   Virginia Tech Grand Touring 169   2006 Ford Focus SVT
40.   Walsh-Brace Racing 7 A 1992 Mazda Miata
41.   Warrior Racing 897 A 1990 Mazda Miata
42.   Wee Bee Racing 702 C 1987 BMW 325 iS
43.   Whole Yata Fun 296 A 1991 Mazda Miata
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Race Log - 
https://champcar.org/web/raceloglive.php
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_ltXuIrOzjoRK0nbmT6PlOozdbFaAJ1uwILypaEYydI/edit?usp=sharing

Flagtronics Live Marching Ants Feed - Link TBA

 

ChampCar.Live - https://www.youtube.com/c/ChampCarEnduranceSeries/live

There will be a live broadcast with Paulie, Tiffany, and Bill Strong at this event.

 

IMPORTANT- TEAM CAPTAINS INFO

Please update your car class on your tech form. This is important!
Also, please check your Flagtronics serial number for correctness. We have teams adding too many zeros, not enough zeros, or just weird stuff. 
ChampCar Staff will be at the track Friday and will update your FT200 to get the latest updates with the new 2023 encryption key. Please have the USB power cord in a position for our staff to plug into a laptop. We will update the Firmware, Bootloader, and Track Maps. Updates take a few minutes to accomplish.
Without this update, your FT200 will show a COM or SIG signal. 
Buy a FT200n here - https://flagtronics.com/apps/bundles/bundle/71504
ChampCar will have a limited number of units to rent for $50 at the event.

Please check your transponder number for correctness on the tech form as well. Please also secure your subscriptions for your subscription-type transponders before the weekend.

 

Watch your email for essential emails from Race Director Dana Morrison in the coming weeks.

 

ChampCar will have new Sponsor Panels for all teams; these are required. You will not be able to leave the pitlane without them installed. 

Please look over your decal package with what is required per the 2023 Decal List
https://champcar.org/web/pdf/2023DecalPlacement.pdf
This year's sponsor panels will have the following sponsor decals applied in front of the door number panel. Other locations are not acceptable.
RVA Graphics and Wraps, Lifeline USA, UUC Motorwerks, Frozen Rotors, NLA Parts, Hawk Brakes. 
Any previous sponsor decals are not allowed in that area. You may run them if they are one of your sponsors, but they can't be located near the ChampCar sponsor panel. You may cut the decals out, but they MUST maintain the same lineup and spacing as on the panel. 

To buy pre-printed number panels and decal packages, go here - https://rvagfx.com/store/. Due to delays in shipping, it can take up to two weeks to get. So don't wait until the last minute.

ChampCar will sell blank number panels for $20 each at the event.

 

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Flagtronics Update

Latest Flagtronics Device Manager software - v0.51
https://flagtronics.com/pages/downloads

Latest Firmware - v0.6.0.4
Latest Bootloaded - v0.4.6.5

The FT200 is required to compete at VIR. All units will be required to work before exiting the pit lane.

When installing, DO NOT CUT any of the wirings. Don't laugh; this has happened.
Now that you know NOT TO CUT any wires, please read the instructions BEFORE installing the unit.
DO NOT WIRE THE FT200 LITHIUM BATTERY DIRECTLY TO 12V. This goes back to the part about NOT CUTTING WIRES.
As the great Dana Morrison says, we must say these things because we have seen this happen.


The link to the manual is here -
https://github.com/Flagtronics/Release/blob/main/documentation/productmanual/ft200/ft200productmanual.pdf

After reading the instructions, the easiest way to do this is to plug the USB into a high amp USB female connector.
These 12v to 5v 3.0 amp converters work well. I do use gaffer tape on the USB connector to protect from the elements and to keep it from vibrating loose.
https://a.co/d/fE411uq

These cigar adapters work too. BUT... I have had them vibrate loose, and it just adds something in the middle that can go wrong. 
It must be at least 5v 2.4 amp output. Less than that won't work well.
https://a.co/d/10z9Pg8

Mount the unit to a solid surface. The CRASH DETECTION is now working. If you are being chased by an ambulance, as seen in your mirror, it's probably due to your FT200 rolling about the footwell.

NIGHT RACING
Adjust the light brightness by using the TOP front button to go brighter and the LOWER front button to make it dimmer.
1 - Low brightness with light compensation
2 - Medium brightness with light compensation
3 - High brightness with light compensation
4 - Low fixed brightness
5 - Medium fixed brightness
6 - High fixed brightness

LOW POWER MODE
During the race, the FT200 will go into low-power mode. It looks like four arrows. This is normal.

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GPS NEEDS A CLEAR SITE LINE TO THE SKY. 
Sitting under the dash cowl (Lower window seam) decreases its view of the sky. 
Please ensure the power and the GPS connectors are tight and click into the unit. If your locking nubs are broken, some Gorilla or Gaffer tape can secure the cables to the unit and keep them from vibrating loose.

I know this is a lot of info, but we want to make your racing at VIR and upcoming events a fun experience.
And remember, if you need help, find me in the paddock or race control. 
AND DON'T CUT THE WIRES! :)
 

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