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    I like both of these points. It's about branding...

    I like both of these points. It's about branding and about the notion of "fun" and the whole team aspect of cheap racing means a lot. I do love the low effort required of participation, but I think...
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    Yeah that's it exactly. The notion that "I can be...

    Yeah that's it exactly. The notion that "I can be guaranteed a level playing field", combined with the notion that the rules are super easy for a lay-person to understand and build to and a simple...
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    Agree... that is part of the story isn't it. But...

    Agree... that is part of the story isn't it. But it that it? You feel that it's a one dimensional issue? It's not about the run-what-you-brung, easy to understand rules? The bracket-racing? I agree...
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    How do we attract new racers?

    American Endurance Racing AER
    Champ Car Endurance Racing
    24 Hours of Lemons
    NASA PT, SE30, 944 and SM Classes

    Why are they so successful despite their lack of organization and structure. What...
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    That was a good car Chuck.

    That was a good car Chuck.
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    This was the best change ever made for the E30. I...

    This was the best change ever made for the E30. I am competitive, I could use another 50lbs off, but then, I'm not unhappy. The E36 and E46 chassis are just much more superior to think about...
  7. This is what I meant by mandating 100TW + tires....

    This is what I meant by mandating 100TW + tires. There are viable and inexpensive solutions for us that are not 200TW. In fact the Maxxis 100TW option as far as we have been able to tell is a really...
  8. Understandable. I really think there is room in...

    Understandable. I really think there is room in IT for a Spec tire, Hoosier is just one of many. Mandating a 100-130 TW tire, I think if I am correct that's where the Maxxis and R888r play. IMO...
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    Looking though the rules, Hmm looks like I need...

    Looking though the rules, Hmm looks like I need to buy an NC Mx5 Miata.
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    Yeah mine is.

    Yeah mine is.
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    Gah, the FIA thinks there is... Not sure how to...

    Gah, the FIA thinks there is... Not sure how to rectify that one, I'll have to call to get clarification. Which class runs at the Majors level? I'd like to run a couple like the Sprints. ITE I have...
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    Other places to race my ITS E30?

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    What is the other competitive place to race my E30 ITS 325 in the SCCA? I have NASA, but I did that, and I'm not excited about NASA. I really want to get a National License so I can get my...
  13. Hahaha I know! I know! and in a 1986 325is - a...

    Hahaha I know! I know! and in a 1986 325is - a car I used to lust for when I was 17!!!
  14. I think Kirk thinks I'm a dick. No, I'm not, I...

    I think Kirk thinks I'm a dick. No, I'm not, I promise, I'm just expressing an opposing opinion. And Greg, I've run these modern tires too, and they are great. But I just don't think it's the right...
  15. While I can appreciate the desire to both...

    While I can appreciate the desire to both distinguish IT from the rest of the SCCA's classes as a "beginner" and a "regional only/low budget" class I don't think racing on non-race compound tires...
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    Ahh drive naked... :023:

    Ahh drive naked... :023:
  17. Thread: ITA MIata

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    Seems that there is a Cottage Industry around the...

    Seems that there is a Cottage Industry around the blocking of these holes... It appears I have been :dead_horse: today
  18. Thread: ITA MIata

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    ITA MIata

    I am preparing my car for ITA/PTE and am curious if you know of any special safety regulations regarding the parcel shelf and holes into the trunk left by removing the oem seat belt inertia reels.
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    The problems we are having are as you stated and...

    The problems we are having are as you stated and more. NASA is a business, they aren't a club, the SCCA is run as a club... NASA is run as a small business, the parts of the SCCA business are run...
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    The E36 is so damn simple, light and reliable,...

    The E36 is so damn simple, light and reliable, I'd still go for an early E36 325 even after all this time.
  21. Thread: 4.10 vs 4.88

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    I have been recommended to put in 4:88's in my...

    I have been recommended to put in 4:88's in my Miata for ITA. Sounds insane, but I used to run ITA, so I'd definitely try it out. :cool:
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    Limit all cars to a predetermined to a max and a...

    Limit all cars to a predetermined to a max and a min weight and then also a power to weight ratio.
    Buy every region a rolling road Dyno and test every last one of the competitors for that hp to...
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    Yeah yeah yeah you know what I mean... :p :D

    Yeah yeah yeah you know what I mean... :p :D
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    The issue with an S2000 in ITR trim - or really...

    The issue with an S2000 in ITR trim - or really any trim is the course. On Buttonwillow I reckon the S2000 could hang with John Norris if say John Norris was driving it (for example of driver...
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    Poll: The only reason we should "allow" the larger...

    The only reason we should "allow" the larger wheel size is when the competition tires dry up for 13 and 14 inch wheels. Really otherwise this "cost effective class" get's that much further away from...
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