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    As a practical matter, the approval process for...

    As a practical matter, the approval process for supplemental regulations (Executive Stewards and CRB ) will approve supps which supplement the GCR, but not override the GCR.

    For example, an...
  2. 2010 Portable Driverís Advisor Available

    I have posted the 2010 edition of the Portable Driverís Advisor. It tracks the 2010 GCR. You can download it here: DriverInfo.JohnNesbitt.com.

    The collection of articles titled You and the GCR...
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    Good news. The 2010 GCR will be extensively...

    Good news. The 2010 GCR will be extensively reorganized. It's much more accessible than recent editions: like topics are pulled together and a lot of the administrivia is moved to appendices.
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    I wasn't present for these actions, so I cannot...

    I wasn't present for these actions, so I cannot comment on the specifics of why the CS appealed. However, in general, there are a couple of reasons why a Chief Steward might appeal a positive SOM...
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    Goblins Go Accommodations

    Also, depending on your location, consider South Boston. It's about the same distance (to the east along Hwy 58) from the track as Danville, but out of the NASCAR orbit.
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    Sticky: Should I file a protest?

    Something bad happens. Another driver blocks you on course or, worse, punts you, causing damage to your car. Or, you are called to the tower, where a steward informs you that you are being penalized...
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    You and the GCR - PDF Available

    In response to requests, I combined all the articles in this series into a pdf (attached). Please download, print, circulate as you see fit.
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    Sticky: Epilogue - First Principles

    (Last episode in the series 'You and the GCR')

    Epilogue - First Principles

    Perhaps the worst plight of a vessel is to be caught in a gale on a lee shore. In this connection the following ......
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    Sticky: Part 6 - Your Car and Equipment

    (Part 6 of 'You and the GCR'. With thanks to John Haydon for suggesting the topic.)

    Part 6 - Your Car and Equipment

    The GCR contains over 400 pages of rules and specs for cars and equipment,...
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    Sticky: Part 5 - Mechanical Protests

    (Part 5 in the series, 'Your Friend, the GCR')

    Part 5 - Mechanical Protests

    Here is an FAQ around mechanical protests. Mechanicals are sort of obscure, partly because the process is seen as...
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    Sticky: Greg, I recognize that there are two sides to...

    Greg,

    I recognize that there are two sides to this. As a steward, perhaps I tend to see the bad outcomes from misplaced signals.

    On waved-off starts, the GCR requires a hand signal (see...
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    Sticky: Part 4 - Signals

    (Part 4 of a series, 'You and the GCR')

    Part 4 - Signals

    Or, But I thought you meant ...

    There are very limited means of signalling to/between drivers. It is therefore important to...
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    Sticky: Part 3 - SCCA Penalties

    (Part 3 of 'You and the GCR')

    Part 3 - SCCA Penalties

    Here is an FAQ around the SCCA penalty process. It will be of only academic interest to most drivers, who never meet a steward in any...
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    The closed black is a way of giving a warning to...

    The closed black is a way of giving a warning to someone while they are still on track: "We saw what you did. Stop it." It is typically followed up with at least a conversation with a steward at...
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    I think that we make a mistake if we try to argue...

    I think that we make a mistake if we try to argue that one group - drivers or volunteers - is paramount, and that the other group needs to fall into line (or quit). This is a symbiotic relationship...
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    Actually, Gregg is spot-on. There were ~170...

    Actually, Gregg is spot-on. There were ~170 volunteer workers who signed up online, plus a few who did not, plus the 'compulsory volunteers' provided by each team, which works out to slightly over...
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    Sticky: Part 2 - Impound, Inspection, and Teardown

    (Part 2 of what seems to be turning into a serial titled 'You and the GCR'.)

    Part 2 - Impound, Inspection, and Teardown

    Congratulations, you are a podium finisher! Now what? GCR section...
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    Sticky: The GCR and You

    [Editor's Note: the following is a series of articles written in the Summer of 2009 by John Nesbitt, describing many functions/features of the GCR, and how our Club Racing processes work. This series...
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    And there's the problem in a nutshell. I...

    And there's the problem in a nutshell.

    I think that we all agree that there are too many events compared to the total number of entries and volunteer days. The problem is how to improve the...
  20. By my count, there are 91 classes listed in the...

    By my count, there are 91 classes listed in the supps. If there were a checker waved for each class, the poor starter would soon dislocate his/her shoulder. :o

    Imagine the expense to the region...
  21. It's a 2-sanction weekend. It depends what...

    It's a 2-sanction weekend.

    It depends what you mean by 'separate'. There will be only one race per group per day. However, there are separate classes listed for SARRC and MARRS entrants (e.g....
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    Portable Driver's Advisor - 2009

    I have posted the 2009 edition of the Portable Driver's Advisor. If you have not seen it already, it is a short guide to the bits of GCR and SCCA process of most interest to drivers.

    You can...
  23. Thread: Economy?

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    The tentative NEDiv schedule for 2009 shows 2...

    The tentative NEDiv schedule for 2009 shows 2 fewer regionals (I think) than 2008, or about a 7% reduction. What's the over/under on the likely decline in entries next year?

    I suspect that a lot...
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    SRF's are sports racers. Non-production-based,...

    SRF's are sports racers. Non-production-based, yes; open wheel, no.
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    I was a Black Flag steward at the 12Hr, and was...

    I was a Black Flag steward at the 12Hr, and was standing one foot behind the fire bottle guy for the pit stop to which Greg refers.

    There was fuel flying widely before it reached something hot...
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