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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:50 am 
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So I'm in the process of trying to get my car ready for ST. Been looking over the latest participation and it's a bit discouraging. 3 total ST cars at season opener at CMP for SE. Have 3 total signed up for Road Atlanta so far and 3 at VIR with MA.

Are folks rebuilding cars? Taking a break? Economy?

Just curious. I'd hate to be out there turning DE laps, would like some folks to run with.

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UKRBMW wrote:
So I'm in the process of trying to get my car ready for ST. Been looking over the latest participation and it's a bit discouraging. 3 total ST cars at season opener at CMP for SE. Have 3 total signed up for Road Atlanta so far and 3 at VIR with MA.

Are folks rebuilding cars? Taking a break? Economy?

Just curious. I'd hate to be out there turning DE laps, would like some folks to run with.

Depending on PTA field you may get some bump ups.

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I didn't go to CMP for 2 reasons, but primarily it was for reason number 2.
Glad I made the right decision.

1. I hate that place
2. There was no contingency announcement from Hoosier.

I'm in for March PT/ST/STR or whatever. I just haven't registered yet.

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UKRBMW wrote:
So I'm in the process of trying to get my car ready for ST. Been looking over the latest participation and it's a bit discouraging. 3 total ST cars at season opener at CMP for SE. Have 3 total signed up for Road Atlanta so far and 3 at VIR with MA.

Are folks rebuilding cars? Taking a break? Economy?

Just curious. I'd hate to be out there turning DE laps, would like some folks to run with.


Just thinking back to last year's entries for ST2... Jody A. was running DE to test his rebuilt car. Kevin C. was signed up but something came up about his car. Tim was gone on work related business I believe. Not sure about Tony J.and Mac M. And I'm rebuilding mine back. Russ Dalba was only one of that group to run this year.

I'm shooting for possibly having mine ready for the May CMP event or June Road Atlanta event. I won't have everything I wanted done to it by then... but I really want to make enough races to run nationals this year (in ST2 or STR2) since it might be going out west next year.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:17 am 
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I hope to make nats, so with that as a "goal", you have to work everything backwards. How many events do you need, which ones are the closest/easiest, etc. At a bare min I hope to TT at nats, I guess i'll be dumb enough to race again in PTA if I have the $$. But right now $$ is tight with hopefully it flowing a bit more later in the summer/year. So TT events for me (since TT counts for racing but not vice versa). Once I'm qualified for TT for nats, hopefully I can find a few dollar bills to go race.

Instruct/TT is a ton cheaper than racing. I'll jump in whatever class where there is a shot at tires (ST2, STR2, PTA, etc). Probably experiment with stuff in TTS but will reset the car for "A" trim for nats.

I always think worst case, I have a race car sitting around, and RA 4 mins away, so I can always do 4 NASA weekneds at RA in a year. If that's all I get to do, that's 8 days instructing/helping folks and flogging a Z06 around Road Atlanta. There are worse things in life!


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Only 2 TT events count towards 5 race entry for racing at Nats.

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But 2 races can't count towards any of the 5 TTs. Need a mix for both.

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ninetyfourintegra wrote:
Only 2 TT events count towards 5 race entry for racing at Nats.


correct, but 5 TT's puts me in the running for TT, and only extra 3 races needed to do both. as ken said 5 races means no TT


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Wow, I never knew that actually. Hoping to have the car ready by April and attempt to do Roebling (or NARRA at RA). Between CMP, RA, and Charlotte should be able to get both. This year might be the one to finally try nationals.

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Well that TT rule is BS but whatever

Hoosier contigency is same as last year. It's not posted on website as I mentioned to them but same as before as already got tires.

As for ST I think a few of us AIX cars will hop over if fields are big enough to win tires. RA in general is way low currently but expect next week it to bump big time.

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