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Its a horrible bad habit.  I need a new visor since mine is scratched but it should be down.


I've noticed a few of th big boys in IMSA run with theirs up and always wondered why. Figured it should probably be down...
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I have a very hard time driving with the visor down as well.  I have tried, and I cant do it but know I need to work on it. I miss brake zones, turn in points, etc. More than I do already :)


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The kill-zone lives on...

 
Before getting to the (very short) video, I want to say BIG THANKS to Chris Haldeman.  Either he is the Jesus of Spec Miata or has made a deal with devil. How he manages to complete my re-tub and practically re-build the #04 he was racing at NOLA baffles me (and do all of things involved in running X-Factor). Additional thanks to Michael Johnson, Chris Bermudez, Tim Mikus and Trevor McCallion, would not of made it to NOLA without your help.
 
As mentioned the car was fresh re-tub and I struggled to find pace, even with guidance from Haldeman, Ross and Ferranti, thanks gents, you make it easy.
 
Found myself starting P21, made what I thought was decent start to ~P15 by T3.......  Poor (Amy) Mills, wish I could have reacted quicker. (I did notice they DQ'd Federi for the contact).  Too bad for (Skip) Brock, just nowhere to go.

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So were our new contact rules or enforcement in place for this weekend? This is being rolled out in the super tour events correct?


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Amy is just having the worst luck - every one of these instances has not been of her own making. So want to see this fast chick kick some butt and move up in the class where I think she belongs, but this succession of bad luck just sets her back every time.


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I agree.  Amy has been on the unlucky end of a lot of crashes which is really unfortunate.  I'm sure it is difficult to find a rhythm and gain pace/confidence when you are getting taken out every weekend.  Was a poor move on the white car IMO. 


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So were our new contact rules or enforcement in place for this weekend? This is being rolled out in the super tour events correct?

 

I am guessing this is sarcasm, right? Lol


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So were our new contact rules or enforcement in place for this weekend? This is being rolled out in the super tour events correct?

Official results ยป Car #121 SM disqualified for contact with #14 SM. GCR 6.11.1.A  "Drivers are responsible to avoid physical contact between cars on the race track", a severe penalty according to 7.2.F. http://cdn.growasset....pdf?1488505873

 
Joe (Federi) was paddocked in the X-Factor compound and felt bad about the situation.
 
(I got to do color commentary from T1 for the flat-bed driver.  Told him once Rollan and Carter passed Haldeman I didn't see how he would get back around 'em unless they made a mistake, which they didn't.  Saw plenty of impressive driving  throughout the field).

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I am guessing this is sarcasm, right? Lol

Not really, we were promised last year that in response to our concerns over contact that they were going to roll out a test program on contact to take action on contact in the super tour program. Since i was not that just asking. No real reason to drill someone in a corner like that and if you make that mistake to the detriment of another driver there should be a consequence.

 

Last race of the year, last year I and everyone behind me was slowing for a car that was spinning in the corner and I got drilled so hard it knocked me into and past the spinner into the sand trap. wrecked my car, because someone is not looking up. I for one am tired of fixing my car.

 

I am not making any statement about this past event, we all make mistakes I have too, I am just saying if we do make a mistake we have to address it.


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Not really, we were promised last year that in response to our concerns over contact that they were going to roll out a test program on contact to take action on contact in the super tour program. Since i was not there just asking. No real reason to drill someone in a corner like that and if you make that mistake to the detriment of another driver there should be a consequence.

 

Last race of the year, last year I and everyone behind me was slowing for a car that was spinning in the corner and I got drilled so hard it knocked me into and past the spinner into the sand trap. wrecked my car, because someone is not looking up. I for one am tired of fixing my car.

 

I am not making any statement about this past event, we all make mistakes I have too, I am just saying if we do make a mistake we have to address it.


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I was asking if it was sarcasm, because have we even been updated of such changes to the program for contact?  Maybe I missed the memo ... but all I remember is them saying "we heard you and are working on it" and that is it.  Doesn't seem like it has been talked about much since then


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I was asking if it was sarcasm, because have we even been updated of such changes to the program for contact?  Maybe I missed the memo ... but all I remember is them saying "we heard you and are working on it" and that is it.  Doesn't seem like it has been talked about much since then

Stumbled across the clip (don't know any details)

https://youtu.be/OdxRDbJZ-aw

 

Description said the other car was DQ'd.  IMO the officials at NOLA were enforcing the GCR. The only penalty more severe than a DQ [4 points] is probation (suspension) of racing privileges.  Maybe I don't understand GCR-70?  Wonder how SCCA is tracking penalty points?


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This was in the Jan Prelims, not sure the final version

http://cdn.growasset....pdf?1481489840

 

Recommended for 2017

 

GCR
1. #20618 (Jim Rogaski) Chief Steward Powers
The CRB recommends this rule be implemented
3/1/2017
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The Executive Stewards would like to add the ability of probation to the penalty options available to the Chief
Steward. This would bring the list of potential penalties in line with the powers of the Race Director at Majors
events.

The Executives would like to restrict the length of probation a Chief Steward can assign to a maximum of 3
race weekends. Any longer probation period would be handled through the RFA process and would go to
the SOMs for a decision.


Since the Chief Steward probation would be done with a CSA, it was agreed that no driver license points
would be assessed. If it was felt that points should be assessed, then the RFA process should be used.

 

The reasoning is that at times it is necessary to get a driver's attention, but not have to put them through the
full blown RFA process of interviews, witnesses, written statements, etc.

Add 5.12.3.C.11: 11. Impose up to a three race weekend probation.


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I was asking if it was sarcasm, because have we even been updated of such changes to the program for contact?  Maybe I missed the memo ... but all I remember is them saying "we heard you and are working on it" and that is it.  Doesn't seem like it has been talked about much since then

Not to stomp on this thread, but maybe Todd Lamb or Ralph can comment, Its my understanding they are rolling out a test program, in the super tour events.


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