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Old 01-31-2017, 07:28 PM   #1
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Chumpcar Endurance Racing

I tried Chumpcar racing for the first time recently, and it was awesome! Definitely recommend this experience to anyone wanting to "try out" wheel-2-wheel endurance racing. Our car was a 94' Jetta with the 2.0L and 200tw tires.

https://youtu.be/iV7vKWF1rNc

And here is the little Jetta/Miata battle video:

https://youtu.be/x_NW9yhemOQ

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Old 01-31-2017, 08:38 PM   #2
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I tried Chumpcar racing for the first time recently, and it was awesome! Definitely recommend this experience to anyone wanting to "try out" wheel-2-wheel endurance racing. Our car was a 94' Jetta with the 2.0L and 200tw tires.

https://youtu.be/iV7vKWF1rNc
Fun video. But needed some in-car action.
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:07 PM   #3
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Oh man you have no idea how depressed I was when I found out they forgot the GoPro on my stint....mainly because of the surprise tire issue. I do have video from a following Miata though!

https://youtu.be/x_NW9yhemOQ
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:55 PM   #4
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I took a pretty hard look at doing chumpcar. It's pretty cool trying to keep a beater alive for the entire race, and you (hopefully) get a ton of seat time. It's just so bloody hard to find enough people with the time/money to meet the 3-4 driver requirements.

Still looks like fun though.

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Old 02-01-2017, 12:23 AM   #5
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That was a fun battle to watch.


Man, I would love all that seat time. :)
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Old 02-01-2017, 12:49 PM   #6
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The best way to try chumpcar is to buy a seat like I did, I would never be a team car owner because I love my car too much to trust strangers with it. I got lucky honestly, this team saw me on "The Smoking Tire" and took a chance based on my attitude and ability to handle a FWD car. I'm no where near the fastest driver, but I do know how to treat equipment like it's my own and not jeopardize a whole race for just one pass....and that's what's important
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:07 AM   #7
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Chump car and lemon races are a blast.. I have helped other team do a trans swap in grid to get their car back on the track. Did a transmission swap on a EF civic hatch in like 15 mins with 6 other people. It's awesome to have a group of people knowing exactly what goes where
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:43 AM   #8
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Yep, it's a load of seat time too. This is how I break it down

Chumpcar - $2.50 per minute(real competition)
Track day - $1.50 per minute(testing mostly)
Autocross - $8.75 per minute(driver fine tuning)
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:47 AM   #9
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How many runs do you get in your regions and how much is registration?
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