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  1. I have a question about the tire rules. Are we going to disallow specific tires which meet the minimum 180 treadwear requirement for CCC (line A7)? There are several new for 2017 200TW street tires, new compounds which narrow the gape between R-Comp track tires and street tires, The Falken Azenis RT615K is new for 2017, Toyo, Kumho, Dunlop, BFG, are all releasing new compounds for this year to equal the Bridgestone RE71-R. The least expensive 200 treadwear tire I have found in my size (205/50-15) is the Bridgestone RE71-R, $112.50. In the spirit of keeping costs down in CCC, I want to run these. I'll take the additional PTE points for line A7. I suspect if we start banning specific tires that meet the treadwear requirement decided on, each season we are going to have to add more to list?
  2. Thanks Peter. Please add Morris Drysdale as co-driver for car 40. I think he's spent more time in the seat than me this year.
  3. Stefon was on the list. . Booked, Fri-Sun.
  4. Get well Jordanne, all the best buddy! When I rolled, everyone bought me a beer... I owe ya a beer. Talk soon, Steve
  5. Looks fine with me Don. Although I would not ban weight reduction materials. My car is significantly heavier than the older Civics. I've added lexan to the rear hatch, and may also replace the rear quarter windows. I'm still 150LBS above my minimum weight, so when I buy my next $300 parts car with a carbon fiber hood, I might like to use that also.
  6. In IT3 your car is a fatty like mine. I just looked up the minimum weight for a CRX, it's 2630lbs, that's 344 more than Al, both of you on the same tires. That's my beef with the IT rules, unless you have a 89-91 Civic the numbers don't compute. I'll all for keeping costs down, and agree with Al there for sure. I just don't think going back to IT rules is the answer.
  7. I found the new rules helped my car. IT3 works well for 89-91 Civic’s, but perhaps not for others. I tried to run my car in IT3, it’s not competitive with the additional 340lbs for the class. This year I was able to remove 300lbs from the car, and I don’t have carbon fiber anything. I think PTE is 3 seconds faster for two reasons. We removed the ballast block required to add weight, and gutted more of the interior, making the cars lighter. Second, there has also been a driver improvement. I know I improved this season, we are each pushing each other, resulting in closer racing and faster lap times. Al you mentioned you needed R-Comps to stay out front because the rest of us are not making the mistakes we once did. Yes the lap times are faster but I see the cars are more equal. Look at the three wide drag races we had down the straight at GMP this year, or the starts with a pack of cars nose to tail. I don’t see where there was less competition than previously. The points between 2nd and 5th, came down to the last race of the last weekend to sort the order out. PTE allowed more cars in the same class, without splitting the group into IT3,IT2, and wherever Darin and Sarah’s SUV fit. Basically the exact same cars that ran IT3 last year ran PTE. The only real change was the allowance for less weight. The tire rules for IT are wide open. There is no make it fair factor there, those running the dot R-Comp tires in PTE ran the same tires in IT3 and did not have to take a weight penalty for it. Perhaps we need to look at a cheap spec tire for Gimli due to the cheese grater effect, but that's conversational. I hope this new classing does not discourage new racers. We all want this to continue growing. I don’t see the car costs being much different than previously. You could spend just as much or more in IT. (eg: $400 suspension, $4000 suspension, both equal under IT rules) I’ve about $2500 in my junk yard racer, with most of my own labour. My biggest expense is tires. I used eight tires this season, one set of pads, one set of rotors, and a bunch of 87 octane pump gas. Made every event and every race. The NASA rules seem to give you options, spend money on HP adders, fancy suspension bits and brakes. Or, get the saw and bathroom scale out. Or perhaps a combination of both. For new racers on a budget like most of us, there is competitive racing other than the front. Show up with a cheap car that’s under powered, does not handle well, and I think you will learn more, and have just as much fun. Steve
  8. All the best Don. Enjoy the retirement, I'm waiting for mine. Talk to ya later. Steve
  9. Here ya go... PTE 205/50-15
  10. Thanks guys for timing this year! How would I know I've forgotten to switch on my transponder. Very much appreciated. Don kicked butt! Excellent job, good racin'. Just looked at the points a little closer from the last event. I made the "hero to zero" move last race of the season. At the start of the final race I was second in points, then ended the season in 5th. Super close... positions 2 through 5, could have gone any which way. Awesome everyone! Steve
  11. Two please. Paid on dlb. Thanks Pete.
  12. MPIC is at it again...
  13. Bringing more perogies... can never have too many right. Also bringing six plastic lawn chairs to donate.