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Old 02-25-2015, 06:51 PM   #1
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Chumpcar world series

Anyone race in this series? Looks like low cost fun!


http://www.chumpcar.com/rules.php

RULES

Here are the Basic Rules

Not including the required safety equipment that you'll need - roll-cage, racing seat, racing harness -- your car must be valued at less than $500. That's valued at, as assessed by the general market, not what you paid for it.

Personal safety gear includes a Snell SA helmet and SFI-FIA certified driver's gear.

Strip out all the interior and take out all the glass, except the windshield. Install the roll cage, seat and harness. Add some numbers and you have just created a $500 race car. Okay, so there's more to it than that, but not much. Read the rules to fill-in the blanks.

You can upgrade the brakes a little but don't even think of adding any trick racing suspension crap. Tires are up to you... as long as they're DOT legal and rated for treadwear according to the rules.

ChumpCar has various race formats, but they're all endurance racing... ranging from 7 hours to 36 hours. You'll need a minimum of 3 drivers for most events - 4 for the longer events - and it's wise to have a couple of crew guys as part of the team. Get people on your team that know what end of a screwdriver to use and can think clearly at 3:19am when a wheel bearing starts to disintegrate.

If you cheat or screw-up or both... you'll be docked laps. If you come to Tech Inspection with a car that's worth $1,500... plan on starting the race about 100 laps down from everyone else. You can still run in the race and you'll have a great time... but you'll never win. If that doesn't bother you, you're our kind of Chump!


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Anyone race in this series? Looks like low cost fun!


http://www.chumpcar.com/rules.php

RULES

Here are the Basic Rules

Not including the required safety equipment that you'll need - roll-cage, racing seat, racing harness -- your car must be valued at less than $500. That's valued at, as assessed by the general market, not what you paid for it.

Personal safety gear includes a Snell SA helmet and SFI-FIA certified driver's gear.

Strip out all the interior and take out all the glass, except the windshield. Install the roll cage, seat and harness. Add some numbers and you have just created a $500 race car. Okay, so there's more to it than that, but not much. Read the rules to fill-in the blanks.

You can upgrade the brakes a little but don't even think of adding any trick racing suspension crap. Tires are up to you... as long as they're DOT legal and rated for treadwear according to the rules.

ChumpCar has various race formats, but they're all endurance racing... ranging from 7 hours to 36 hours. You'll need a minimum of 3 drivers for most events - 4 for the longer events - and it's wise to have a couple of crew guys as part of the team. Get people on your team that know what end of a screwdriver to use and can think clearly at 3:19am when a wheel bearing starts to disintegrate.

If you cheat or screw-up or both... you'll be docked laps. If you come to Tech Inspection with a car that's worth $1,500... plan on starting the race about 100 laps down from everyone else. You can still run in the race and you'll have a great time... but you'll never win. If that doesn't bother you, you're our kind of Chump!
It's pretty much the LeMons series we got here. https://www.24hoursoflemons.com/
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:38 PM   #3
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they run both series in cali
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I've raced in LeMons and a couple weeks ago The World Racing League, which was awesome. We won 2nd place in the GP2 class in our SVT focus race car.
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I've raced in LeMons and a couple weeks ago The World Racing League, which was awesome. We won 2nd place in the GP2 class in our SVT focus race car.
Are you active on the chumpcar forum? We've raced an 02 SVT in Lemons and Chumpcar in 2010-13 (3 races), and are currently building an 03 SVT 4 door for Chump and WRL racing. Is the #150 your SVT road racer? What team name, interested in looking at lap times, results, etc.
Thanks and best regards,
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