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Old 10-24-2010, 10:30 AM   #1
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We need to get someone from the forum to this event next year. What's it going to take to get one of you guys with a properly setup track car and matching driving abilities to enter this event? I've heard in the past that if it was held on the west coast it would be a different story, but since it's not, what can we do to help? Donations into a travel fund? Naked pictures? Hookers and blow? What's it going to take and what can our community do to support this?
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I have a friend who tried to get in on this in his 69 RS SS Camaro. Most of the spots are reserved for magazine contributors, customers pay their way in, and there is no way in hell they're going to let a car the likes of the forum into that challenge.
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Well, that sucks.
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Hope that's not true. Look at all the BS cars that had no chance. Miata with stock power, Honda's with stock power, etc. There has to be a place for cars like the top guys here have. Gotta look into the rule and entry info. Also hitting the GRM forum might clear things up.

Here's a forum thread about entering. Of course we have no idea how political, tough or screwed up it might be to get in.

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/for...e/20567/page1/
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I know of a car here in TN. Needs more power, and some motivation to burn up 275 a6s. Morely an autox car though.

I saw forged performance's recap on the event, you'd really need a car like Sav's to place in the top 5 lol.
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Georgia Tech won the grassroots challenge in their Lexus V8 Miata. So they get a free spot in the UTCC. I wonder if they'll show up.
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About time they got that thing running right
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About time they got that thing running right
QFT, always seemed to have good prospect, not surprised to hear they finished well.
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You could enter by making a profile on cardomain and get peeps to vote for you. I have been wanting to enter but the money just hasn't been there. I went to Virginia for a redline time attack in '08 and if it wasn't for a bunch of friends helping with gas and food I would have never made it. I borrowed a diesel truck and from TX. It cost almost $1000 in gas alone! And I don't know if you guys have read the magazine but comparing my slow *** time from 2008 (with only a few laps of practice (don't get me started on why) and I would be mid pack overall, not just my class or whatever. I know there's. Alot faster miatas out there. And if someone did go they would be going for class win. Not overall, cuz honestly there is no Miata in the world that could take the overall at that event. But it wouldn't need a win to earn the respect of everyone there.
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I was happy for them. Only thing I didn't like was that a Pro Driver did all 4 of their autocross runs. In our car I was only like a 1/10 of a second slower than our Pro (Scott Lear).

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Not overall, cuz honestly there is no Miata in the world that could take the overall at that event. But it wouldn't need a win to earn the respect of everyone there.
If it can do 180+ on the straight then maybe.

If someone is serious about going. I'll donate.
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We need Hustlers car and Jason Saini driving...lol
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Hustler's car can't do 180 mph on the straights, but I do have access to one that will. Of course, its not a Miata. It does have twins if its any consolation.
***Edit*** Ha, just talked to him about it. He's unwilling to "loan it" to a driver, and he is not that caliber driver either.

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We need Hustlers car and Jason Saini driving...lol
sorry but if we were looking for fastest in miata world to rep at vir, it would have to be matt's car on high boost, or savington, bbundy, bellwilliam etc..
like i said though, there are many around the country that could still do well. they have been getting faster every year, but the slowest 20 out of 50+ would be beat easily by a sorted 200-250whp miata thats driven well.
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/\ Agreed!
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Any Miata would be fine - even the participants who Did Not Finish got their photo and paragraph included in the Grassroots Motorsports article.

What about you East Coast Miata Challenge guys?
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there have been miata's over the last few years. the few that were FI had issues and didn't do good or get an official time. again, has anyone ever gotten the magazine that shows every car and lap time?
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The SCCA SM record on the VIR Full course is 2:18. If that can be beat by the likes of Bellwilliam, Savington, etc by 10 seconds that would put them 20th of 59 entries. That's ahead of a lot of respectable competition. Here's the results of this years challenge.

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/med...UTCC_Final.pdf
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I can't even find rules for this. Does anyone else see them?
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...Has anyone ever gotten the magazine that shows every car and lap time?
You mean from 2008?
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The rules are that there are no rules only simple classing based on number of cyliders, DOT tires vs non DOT racing slicks, shop supported vs independant. there are no suspension, power adder or aero restrictions per se.

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/events/UTCC2010/rules/

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