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FastCars    185

Alright everyone, registration for Sonoma is LIVE!!! This is a limited car count event so register TODAY! It is an 8 + 7 with a Friday test day Feb 17th - 19th. Registration is open and you have until December 16th to receive the discount for paid in FULL entries only.

 

Last year Laguna was sold out in just a couple of weeks and I don't think there will be that much time for this bucket list track early in the season.
 

Again, this will be a limited field so register TODAY!

 

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Andrea made a deal with this hotel for us so book today!

Sonoma- Best Western Plus Novato Oaks
Online URL http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/groupSearch.do?groupId=6Z5BZ514
Call in: (415)883-4400 ask for the "ChumpCar" block
Cutoff Date: 2/1/17
$129/double occupancy

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FastCars    185
23 minutes ago, Bandit 82 said:

The Flyin Hawaiians & 2 White Guys & The Degenerate are signed up!

We are REALLY going to have some fun at Sonoma!!!

 

Glad the degenerate is still with you guys. You know how they can be. Part  of the team now!

Miata PI, glad to have you guys too as always!

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mcoppola    1,114

Same place you sign up for 2016 races. But there are only 3 races open (so far) for registration for 2017; Chuckwalla, Road Atlanta and Sonoma. 

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FastCars    185
9 hours ago, chump5150 said:

is there a fee for the Thursday tech day, and will there be garages for rent?

 

No fee for the tech day, test on Friday is included and I am waiting to hear about garages. I am waiting on a call back about garages.

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Miata PI    264

For the Friday Test Day, what is the limitation of cars?  IE. Can non-chump tech legal cars run it as a track day?

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FastCars    185
7 hours ago, Miata PI said:

For the Friday Test Day, what is the limitation of cars?  IE. Can non-chump tech legal cars run it as a track day?

Safety is KEY!!! I do plan on having a couple of sessions so we can play follow the leader with some new drivers. Tell me about the car and we will see.

Here is the Hotel information for the preferred hotel and we have a "ChumpCar" deal!

Sonoma- Best Western Plus Novato Oaks
Online URL http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/groupSearch.do?groupId=6Z5BZ514
Call in: (415)883-4400 ask for the "ChumpCar" block
Cutoff Date: 2/1/17
$129/double occupancy

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Schultz    483

Looking for a seat for Sonoma.  How about I cover your teams entry fee and you let me do a stint around this bucket list track?  I have many many races under my belt, the catch is that it is somewhat large belt.  I am 6"4" and just at 300lbs (down 30 and still working on it) so I most likely won't fit it the standard Miata cage.  I will be happy to help out as much as you would like me to in the pits as I will be there for the whole weekend.  PM me if you interested and I can elaborate on entry fees and my racing experience.

 

 

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FlorahDorah    172
On 1/11/2017 at 11:37 PM, FastCars said:

No fee for the tech day, test on Friday is included and I am waiting to hear about garages. I am waiting on a call back about garages.

 

Any word on the garages? Thanks! 

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Miata PI    264
16 hours ago, FastCars said:

Safety is KEY!!! I do plan on having a couple of sessions so we can play follow the leader with some new drivers. Tell me about the car and we will see.

 

Typical track day cars.  So not fully caged, fire extinguishing etc...

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FastCars    185
On 1/20/2017 at 11:15 AM, Miata PI said:

 

Typical track day cars.  So not fully caged, fire extinguishing etc...

Yes.

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achisek    91

Let's start talking Sonoma here...

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Thursday:

February 16th 2017

11:00 am Offsite registration and tech. Location to be determined

5:00 pm Registration closes

4:30 pm Required Novice (or new to ChumpCar) Driver’s School**

6:00 pm Head to the track *

Thursday Paddock available until 10pm to park/setup*

 

FRIDAY: February 17th 2017

8:00 am Late Registration, Safety, Tech Inspection!

9:00 am Track is hot/Test sessions

5:00 pm Checkers out, track cold and Registration closed

5:30 pm Required Novice (or new to ChumpCar) Driver’s School**

 

SATURDAY:

February 18th 2017

6:00 am* Gates open

8:00 am Mandatory Driver’s meeting

8:45 am Race Cars on Grid

9:00 am Green Flag! Start Endurance Race

5:00 pm Checkered Flag

5:05 pm Podium cars to impound inspection

 

Sunday:

February 19th 2017

6:00 am* Gates open

8:00 am Mandatory Driver’s meeting

8:45 am Race Cars on Grid

9:00 am Green Flag! Start Endurance Race

4:00 pm Checkered Flag

4:05 pm Podium cars to impound inspection

4:45 pm

 

 

RACE HIGHLIGHTS:

• ChumpCar Friday test and 8 + 7 Format (two separate races each day) 8 hours Saturday and 7 hours Sunday.

• Fill out Car Tech Inspection sheet (found online www.chumpcar.com) and get car Tech’d BEFORE coming to Registration on Friday. Questions? Email John Passon, West Region Tech Director john.passon@chumpcar.com

• Bring an approx. 3 x 3-sized photo of your car for your Log Book. (It’s required to pass Tech.)

• Pit spots will be assigned 1 week prior to the event.

• Mark your Pit and Paddock area with your Team #. Use chalk or duct tape or be creative!

• 2017 MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED TO DRIVE ON TRACK!!! Purchase your membership online: https://www.chumpcar.com/register/main.php

• Registered team drivers, crew & 2017 ChumpCar members are on the Gate List.

• All race car drivers must have a 2017 ChumpCar membership otherwise they will not be allowed on track. Any difficulties, check in with registrar at Race Central.

• Addt’l Crew & Spectators $20 pp. for the weekend.

• Always remember SAFETY! It is paramount to your enjoyment & the success of our series.

 

Trophies/Purse/Chumpionship Qualification:

Saturday*: $600 - 1st place; $400 - 2nd place; $200 - 3rd place

Sunday*: $600 - 1st place; $400 - 2nd place; and, $200 - 3rd place

*If less than 35 entries, 75% of purse awarded in ChumpChange.

(See rules, Section 1.5) Qualifying for the Chumpionship: See Section 1.8 in the BCR’s posted online: www.chumpcar.com

 

Event Supplemental Rules:

Download and read the CCWS BCCR: http://chumpcar.com/rules.php

Reading the rules is required by all CCWS drivers, crew and car builders.

Pit, Paddock and Garage Supplemental Rules:

 SRPP1 – Pit lane spaces will be assigned.

 SRPP2 – No crew members are allowed over the wall until the team car has come to a complete stop in the pit box.

 SRPP3 – The Hot Pit Lane will be the exclusive fueling area. Fueling of race cars shall be completed by use of 5-gallon plastic jugs and funnels, hoses or other fueling adapters as specified in the ChumpCar BCR. Jugs must have sealable lids/caps. Metal fuel drums or other fuel containers and caddies with manual pumps (no electric pumps) and hose lines are allowed to re-fill plastic jugs but are not allowed for re-fueling race cars. All fuel storage must be maintained on the “cold” side of the pit wall or kept within your transporter.

 SRPP4 – All teams shall have one (1) fully-charged 10LB ABC fire extinguisher in their pit area.All teams shall have one (1) 10LB bag of kitty litter or other reasonable absorbent for oil leaks and/or fuel spillage in their pit area. Having a broom handy is also be advisable.

 SRPP5 –Drivers may remain in the car during fueling and driver changes may also be completed. All engines and electrical kill switches must be off during fueling. NO WORK ON ANY CAR SHALL BE COMPLETED DURING REFUELING.

 SRPP6 – All work and/or repairs that can be made to your race cars in under thirty (30) minutes may be executed in the Pit Lane; all repairs requiring more than 30 minutes time must be completed in the Garage Area. A penalty of 1 lap for every five (5) minutes of work in the pit lane that exceeds 30 minutes shall be levied.

 SRPP7 – All team members over the wall during fueling must wear a Nomex driver’s suit, gloves and full-face helmet.

 SRPP8 – Electric, propane or kerosene heaters within the “cold” side of the pit wall are allowed provided all heating elements or flame sources are directed away from any flammable material and are kept a minimum of 20’ from any fuel storage. No open flame stoves or BBQs are allowed in the cold pits.

 SRPP9 – All cars, used or junk parts too big for a normal trash can, empty fuel drums and anything else you brought with you must be taken out with you. If you leave it behind, we’ll track you down… and it won’t be pretty.

 

ChumpCast Live! :Live Onsite Event – Visit http://chumpcar.com/live for event info and live video feeds from in-car, pit lane and tower cameras. Listen to the live ChumpCar scanner network from your home computer or smartphone at select events.

 

Race Day Spectators/Dogs: Guests are welcome to attend Saturday and Sunday’s races and will purchase a weekend pit pass wristband for $20 that provides access to the paddock and track viewing areas (plus in & out privileges).

Children 16 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. All teams, drivers, crew, family & friends are required to have a wristband. And all dogs must be on leash at all times in the paddock area. If you have friends that will be regularly attending, it may be cheaper for them to become members as their pit passes are FREE!

 

Alcohol/Smoking: And as with all ChumpCar races, absolutely no alcohol during the race…including your guests and spectators (it’s grounds for immediate removal of your car and team from the race and property…period). And glass is never allowed on property.

 

NO SMOKING IN PIT LANE EVER and NEVER IN THE PADDOCK AREA WHEN FUELING.

 

Concessions: The raceway food concession stand will be open for the event and it is REALLY good! . BBQs: The track does allow the use of small BBQs, charcoal or gas. Just remember BBQs must be supervised at all times, a fire extinguisher must be within 15’ of the open flame, and that all open flames are (at a minimum) 30’ from all race cars, fuel storage or other flammable sources.

 

ABSOLUTELY NO FIRE PITS!

 

Pit Vehicles: Pit vehicles are allowed in the paddock (but not anywhere else on track or off pavement), and must obey the 10 mph paddock speed limit.

No one under 16 allowed on any ATV, golf cart, motorized bike, or scooter. Any pit vehicle violations will result in penalty laps to the associated team.

 

Track Walk: People may walk or ride a bicycle on the track after hours with permission from Sonoma Raceway management.

 

Drones: At no time during the entire weekend (hot track or not), drones of any sort are not allowed to be flown at the track.

 

Gear Equipment Vendor: The Sonoma Raceway Pro Shop will be open during our event and they are fully stocked however, We highly recommend series sponsor http://www.RacerSafetyOnline.com They offer great starter packages for Chumps..

 

Novice School: Novice school will be held Thursday and Friday night from 4:30pm-5:30pm. Location outside Registration booth, Maybe inside, depending on room availability and weather.

 

Living Timing: We will be broadcasting Live Timing via both www.ChumpCar.com; look for the Live Timing button in the upper right-hand corner of the Endurance page. An app for iPhones & Android is available for a small download one-time download fee…called Race Monitor. Learn more at http://www.race-monitor.com/

 

Camping/RVs: Camping is not allowed thursday. Friday and Saturday night camping in the paddock. Cost $50. Pick up your RV pass at Registration. There are no RV hook-ups or black or gray water dumping.

 

Remember that the Front Gate will close at 10pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. No pit fires, but BBQs are allowed. No excessive noise; quiet time is from 10:00pm – 7:30am. Teams will need to be off property following the end of Sunday’s race by 7:00pm.

 

Fuel: Fuel will be available at the track!

 

Weather: We’re racing regardless of weather. Yes… Enzo you heard it right… (I get it! Bill Strong)

 

If you have Questions or comments about anything EXCEPT spelling or punctuation errors, feel free to call/text me (Bill G. ) at 702.403.6443 or email me at mailto:Bill.Guzenski@ChumpCar.com

 

 

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Bill Strong    3,629

Entries for RVA Graphics Sonoma Grand Prix

 

    Team Name Car # Year Make Model
1.   5150 19 1994 mustang gt
2.   Das Idiots 105 1999 Volkswagen Jetta
3.   die Lilium Mannschaft 966 1994 VW Jetta
4.   door slammers 95 1994 Mazda Miata
5.   door slammers 195 1994 Mazda Miata
6.   door slammers 96 1988 Pontiac Fiero
7.   Finally Racing 177 1992 BMW 325is
8.   Flash Racing 331 1985 Mazda RX7
9.   Frasun 72 1997 BMW 328
10.   LSJ Racing 119 2004 Ford Focus
11.   MIATA, P.I. 30 1994 Mazda Miata
12.   Missing Part Racing 247 1988 Ford Mustang 5.0
13.   Mission Motorsport 55 1988 Mazda MX-7
14.   Mo-Ron Racing 334 1995 BMW 325is
15.   No Gray Matter Racing 255 1991 Honda CRX Si
16.   No Ragrets 310 1985 Toyota MR2
17.   On Second Thought 141 1991 Mazda Miata
18.   Open Source Autosport 919 1973 Porsche 914
19.   polish hammer racing 445 2005 Acura RSX
20.   POMONA SPEED SHOP 236 1995 BMW 325is
21.   R Starr 277 1983 Toyota Celica
22.   Race for food 143 1983 Mazda RX7
23.   Roto-Plooker Racing 37 1990 Mazda RX7
24.   S and K Racing 100 1984 Toyota Celica GTS
25.   Silver Fern Racing #1 169   mazda Miata 169
26.   Silver Fern Racing #2 157 1991 Mazda Miata
27.   Smoking Tires 170 1991 Ford Mustang gt
28.   SoCalM Racing 442 1994 BMW 540
29.   Team Dysfunctional Badger 47 1998 BMW M3
30.   team force Majeure 386 1994 MAZDA MIATA
31.   The Flyin Hawaiians & 2 White Guys 82 1973 Datsun 260Z
32.   UBoot Rennenwerks 931 1980 Porsche 931
33.   Uncommon Friends Racing 246 1971 Datsun 240Z
34.   Wilwood 111   Pontiac Fiero
35.   Zoom-Zoom...BOOM 114 1991 MAZDA Miata

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