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New GridLife Touring Cup series

Old 12-25-2018, 11:39 PM
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Default New GridLife Touring Cup series

New W2W series within the Gridlife weekends. Many of us fit in here well. The farther you get away from 12.5:1 the crazier the min weight gets.

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Old 12-26-2018, 10:06 AM
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A Christmas present... new rules to benchrace over, sweet!!

I think it works well with STL and ST5 cross-overs. There's some other classes that I'm missing for sure. I like this rule-set more than the RM "club". Though I know this had a lot more thought put into it.

The pointy end of this class in a NA/NB would be something like Ryan's chassis, but ballasted up to 2265lbs with 166rwhp flat from a TSE kit A more realistic combo could be Dan's ST5 car at 2250lbs, 205 or 225 R7s and a peak cap of 170rwhp. I think there's lots of combos that could do well, including some FWD ringers. I would suspect the class to be filled up of cross-overs for the first while, though.

I could easily see myself dipping into this next year for funniez since I plan bump up to ST5 next year.
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Old 12-26-2018, 02:35 PM
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Flat, 3" splitter
We're allowed 5" sideskirts, top of the fender wheelwell venting and behind the tire fenders cuts.
Plastic windshields allowed, but must be 1/4". That's cray cray. Carryover SCCA rule? 3/16 is allowed almost everywhere else.
Reads like we can delete bumpers/support, rad supports, etc, but can't partial tube frame. It'd be pretty easy to get my car under 2100lbs range with no bumper beams, TimeAttack style.

A Supermiata S2 with a big boy motor capable of a 160+ whp high power map would be fun to drop in, but it would be tough to get an n/a BP miata down to 12.5:1.
2100/165 on 205 R7s with an airdam and wing. Or pay the penalty to add a splitter.

I wish the Street tire chart started at 245, and went 265/285/305. We know that a 205 R7 is still significantly faster than a 245 Rival S, especially in a 25-35 minute race. Giving light weight cars a 205 R7 or a 4% Comp Balance credit with 225 Street tires is still not enough.
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