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    I want my own class with no Miatas allowed.

    Crap, just realized that's against the rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Amy View Post
    I want my own class with no Miatas allowed.

    Crap, just realized that's against the rules.
    No it's not. you just need to run open wheel. But then you're again stuck racing with those damn rotaries...
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg amy View Post
    i want my own class with no miatas allowed.

    Crap, just realized that's against the rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ner88 View Post
    srf
    No, Miatas are allowed in there now.
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    I'm just glad IT.com just jumped back over eBay in my FireFox feed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ner88 View Post
    srf
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Amy View Post
    No, Miatas are allowed in there now YET.
    FIFY

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    SRF and Miatas together at last? Kinda solves my problems (as detailed on the brown board).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wreckerboy View Post
    SRF and Miatas together at last? Kinda solves my problems (as detailed on the brown board).
    Thanks SCCA!
    Don't ever run Midwest division.. They run/ran SM and SRF together at Hallett...
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    Two new classes to consider:
    IT-80 - Age of car and driver together must be at least 80 years, No Japanese cars, No FWD. IT prep rules apply. (Reduced entry fee)
    IT-30 - Age of car and driver must be less than 30 years, All Japanese cars, No FWD. SM, SSM, or It prep rules apply. (Enhanced entry fee)
    Go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt93SE View Post
    Don't ever run Midwest division.. They run/ran SM and SRF together at Hallett...
    When was that? They have not run together the last 3 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralf View Post
    When was that? They have not run together the last 3 years.
    Maybe that's the local (COMMA) stuff I'm remembering? I remember seeing race results with SM and SRF together, but it's been some time now..
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    Our last Majors at Topeka had SRF and SM together, but there were only 2 SM cars and only one was running competitive lap times. I don't recall if they had a split start or not, but they probably did. http://scca.cdn.racersites.com/prod/...atRace-GP1.pdf
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    A Majors event with only 2 SM entries? Yeah, that's progress for ya! Keep it up Topeka!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt93SE View Post
    A Majors event with only 2 SM entries? Yeah, that's progress for ya! Keep it up Topeka!!
    Dude, entry just opened up...and there's still significant questions as to what the rules will be going forward (though I predict they'll revert to 2014 regs for the January Florida Majors).

    GA, noting that the STAC is looking for resumes...maybe someone we know would want to get involved in the process(es)...?
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    Greg, I was referring to the HPT race last August with only 14SRF and 2SM.. (See post 392). Both of the strongest spec classes with fewer entries than a December Regional, yet the mothership is touting the Majors program as a resounding success..

    With my life and work commitments, I can't volunteer for a committee like that due to the time involved. I had to resign from my local car club stuff that only required 3-4hrs a month because I simply didn't have it to spare. Plus I'm going to Prod. it's cheaper there. :wall:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt93SE View Post
    Greg, I was referring to the HPT race last August with only 14SRF and 2SM.
    Heartland Park? I'm surprised they got two...

    Sadly, MidDiv is not a useful indicator of the health of Club Racing.

    GA, who lived in Texas Region and raced in SWDIV and MidDiv for many years ('90 SSA MidDiv champ, baby!), was in teh very first HPT National, all before deciding to move to New England for better racing pastures...and got stuck here. Oh well, there's always retirement...and I do miss Hallett a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Amy View Post
    Heartland Park? I'm surprised they got two...

    Sadly, MidDiv is not a useful indicator of the health of Club Racing.

    GA, who lived in Texas Region and raced in SWDIV and MidDiv for many years ('90 SSA MidDiv champ, baby!), was in teh very first HPT National, all before deciding to move to New England for better racing pastures...and got stuck here. Oh well, there's always retirement...and I do miss Hallett a lot.
    Agreed.. SWDIV has a strong SM, SRF, and FM contingent, but almost zilch for IT and GT. Reynolds is in Dallas area and the Saurinos in Tulsa, so Prod is wrapped up. (That said, the Saurino boys are looking to go open wheel and the cars so the throne will be vacant for FP soon.)

    There are several tracks in the area, but only a couple that are capable of supporting a Club Race due to lack of facilities/grid/paddock space. We are losing TWS in a few months, but there is talk of another track being built nearby. If it comes through, there will be 9 tracks within a 6 hr tow- 6 or 7 of which could support a club race. Then there's the help of year-round racing if you don't mind racing in a swamp in August! Money is good here with industry and oil, so I'm at a bit of a loss why attendance is lacking here.
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    Though we're treading off the beaten thread path on this one...here was the state of SWDiv/MWDiv in 1989. This was an email I sent to a guy in regard to the history of my SSA Shelby CSX...

    Pulled up the logbook...it was issued 11/11/88, first event
    11/12-13/88 at Texas World Speedway. Bill Saunders drove the car in
    the SCCA driver's schools the weekends of April 8th 1989 at TWS and
    then the following weekend of April 15th at Hallett Motor Speedway,
    the car's 4th and 5th race weekends. He apparently passed the second
    school, as he finished 1st in the SCCA Regional on Saturday. That
    first year the car also raced at Hutchinson Aerodrome in Kansas (an
    ex-WW2 Navy airfield), the very first SCCA National at the then-new
    Heartland Park in Topeka, another ex-WW2 airfield in Big Spring TX,
    the Ponca City (OK) Grand Prix July 4th weekend (probably where that
    photo came from), again in Big Spring, won the Solo 1 National
    Championship in Showroom Stock A at Hutchinson Aerodrome, finished 23rd
    in the 1989 SCCA Runoffs at Road Atlanta, then topped off the year at
    the "Bass Ackwards" (reverse direction) annual race at Hallet in
    November and the "Early Bird Enduro" at Texas World Speedway in
    December.

    And it did all this while being driven to each race with tools and
    tires in the hatchback...busy year!
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    Hallett gets one SCCA race a year now. TWS gets 1-2, but they're closing forever in May.. Never been to HPT but it's obviously still open. The rest of the tracks and even SOLO sites are long gone.. :\

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