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The RVA Graphics ChumpCar World Series Presents

“The Pittsburgh Grand Prix” Pittsburgh International Race Complex

(Wampum, PA)

October 7th -8 th, 2017

http://pittrace.com/

 

“PIRC” Friday Schedule:

12:00pm Gates Open

1:00pm Registration begins

5:00pm Novice school

6:00pm Tech & Registration ends

 

“PIRC” Saturday Schedule:

6:00am Gates Open

8:00am Drivers meeting

8:50am Cars to grid

9:00am Green Flag/Start Endurance Race

5:00pm Checker Flag

5:05pm Post Race Inspection

 

“PIRC” Sunday Schedule:

6:00am Gates Open

8:00am Drivers meeting

8:50am Cars to grid

9:00am Green Flag/Start Endurance Race

4:00pm Checker Flag

4:05pm Post Race Inspection

4:35pm Awards Ceremony

 

Entries for The Pittsburgh Grand Prix

 

    Team Name Car # Year Make Model
1.   60° Motorsports 720 1989 chevrolet beretta
2.   Asheville Petrolheads Racing 502 1974 BMW 2002tii
3.   Auto Neurosis Racing 285 1992 BMW 325i
4.   Autobody Specialist 139 1985 Mazda RX7
5.   Autobody Specialist 186 1995 BMW 325
6.   Bad Idea Racing 248 1989 Ford SHO
7.   BMTRBLU Racing 187 1997 BMW 318ti
8.   Bulldog Racing 152 1988 BMW 325is
9.   Cars, Crowds, Curbs - We Hit Em All 246 1986 Ford Mustang
10.   ChubbyGecko Motorsports 651 1991 Nissan 240SX
11.   Enger Racing 114 1995 BMW e36
12.   Fluffy Puff Marshmallows 427 1990 Mazda Miata
13.   GMS Racing 556 1987 Mazda RX7
14.   GWR: Guarino-Watson Racing 991 1987 BMW 325is
15.   Half fast garage 326 1988 Bmw 325IS
16.   Interplanetary Ninja Assassins 194 2010 Honda Fit
17.   JCM Motorsport 997 1995 BMW E36 325
18.   Junk Payer Special 500 1998 VW Jetta GL
19.   Just 4 Fun Motorsports 741 1988 BMW 325is
20.   Karlnoski-Roessel Racing 56 1989 Honda CRX
21.   kim jung il racing 949 1990 Acura Integra
22.   Krueger Tuned Racing North 940 1993 volvo 940
23.   Lake Effect Rac1ng 213 1991 BMW 325
24.   legacy auto sports 264 1995 mazda miata
25.   Logdog Motorsports 616 1993 Honda Civic
26.   Lucky Seven Racing TR7 V8 266 1977 Triumph TR7 V8
27.   Mckibbins Biohazard Racing 381 1991 Toyota MR2 V6 Twin TurboS SC AWD
28.   Monkey Football League 501 1985 BMW 325
29.   Motorkars Racing 297 1999 VW GTI
30.   NTF Racing 683 1998 Honda Civic
31.   OFM Racing 219 1988 Ford Mustang
32.   Oil Bees Racing 809 1995 Acura Integra
33.   PLC Racing 960 1990 acura integra
34.   RBankRacing.com 194 1991 Honda Civic Si
35.   Rhinoceros Racing 283 1986 FORD MUSTANG LX
36.   Safety Third Motorsports 769 1982 Toyota Supra
37.   Shut Up Racing 234 1987 BMW 325i
38.   SpedSource 75 1989 Mazda RX7
39.   Student Drivers 233 1994 Honda Accord Wagon
40.   T and A Racing 380 1992 BMW 325i
41.   Team Rooster Racing 451 1996 Dodge Neon
42.   Team Sahlen Ketchup 942 1988 Mazda RX-7
43.   Team Sahlen Mustard 943 1988 Mazda RX-7
44.   Team Sahlens Charcoal 941 1986 Mazda RX-7
45.   Team Sterm 449 1990 Acura Integra
46.   Team Troxell Racing 325 1993 BWM 325is
47.   Ten Second Rice Racing 165 1996 Saturn SL2
48.   Visceral Racing Group 918 1987 Porsche 944
49.   Widow Maker 279 1990 Honda Civic
50.   wizzdumb 126 2001 dodge neon

 

PIRC 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.

 

Test & Tune Information: Hosted by PIRC, TBA

 

Lighting: The pit lane has very limited lighting and minimal pit/paddock area lighting. Be advised that ambient lighting may not be sufficient for fueling or mechanical repairs. Therefore, teams are advised to consider alternate power and lighting sources. The use of EZ-ups on the “cold” side of the pit wall are also recommended for keeping out weather and hanging all lighting fixtures.

 

Electrical Hookups in Pit / Paddock: Minimal.

 

Pit Passes: Teams are advised that all team members, family, and guests who desire Pit Lane access MUST purchase a Pit Pass through ChumpCar at the track. ChumpCar members can obtain a free pit pass by showing their membership card.

 

Pets: They are welcome on property, but must be kept on a leash.

 

Children: No children 18 or under on pit road.

 

Camping: Self-contained RV camping is allowed Friday & Saturday night.

 

Barbecues: BBQ’s are allowed in the camping area only, provided all BBQ’s are supervised at all times, a fire extinguisher is within 15’ of the open flame, and all open flames are (at a minimum) 20’ from all race cars, fuel storage or other flammable sources.

 

Camping / Camper Hookups: None.

 

Bathrooms / Showers: Yes.

 

Gate: 24-hour gate coverage.

 

Concessions: Open Saturday & Sunday.

 

Pit Pass / Guest Pass:

 

Fuel on site: Credit card pumps.

 

Weather: We’re racing, regardless of the weather.

 

Event Hotel:

Park Inn by Radisson Beaver Falls
7195 Eastwood Dr, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

 

Auto Parts Stores:

Advance Auto Parts

91 Golfview Dr, Monaca, PA 15061

Hours: 7:30AM–9PM

Phone: (724) 774-8150

Monaca, PA

(724) 774-8150

Open until 9:00 PM

 

Other Event Relevant Information:

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wvumtnbkr    2,357

Yay!

 

I can't wait.

 

It will be interesting to see who has the fastest RX7!  There are 6 RX7s!

 

I think there are only 2 GM powered cars.  That is a weird ratio!

 

 

Oh yeah, GWR....   We are gunning for you....

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wvumtnbkr    2,357

$200.00 track day on Friday starting at noon.  Run through Pitt race.  price is per car if you are a registered Chumpcar driver.

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Gearhead_42    498

Alright alright alright...

 

Clarification please on "No children under 18 on pit lane" ... I read that as no one under 18 over the wall.  Am I correct, or do I need to tell my daughter she can't even come to the race this year?  (Since the pits are nowhere near the paddock at PittRace)

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shutupracing    31

Does anyone know if passengers are allowed during the test day through pittrace?

 

At Thompson we were getting grief for not having a passenger window net. 

 

 

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red0    3,890
Just now, Crank Yankers Racing said:

I don't think this is the Chumpionship 

 

Maybe it is now. 

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MichaelPal    6

Finally! A race thread I can participate in. Gonna go so fast! One more track day for a shake down then prepping spares. 

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We will be there with the CRX. We are planning on doing the test session as well. 

 

@shutupracing, where are you based out of? We are from Dundee/Watkins area. Also, they allowed passangers last year, and were pretty laxed about it.

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shutupracing    31
8 hours ago, HectorRacing said:

We will be there with the CRX. We are planning on doing the test session as well. 

 

@shutupracing, where are you based out of? We are from Dundee/Watkins area. Also, they allowed passangers last year, and were pretty laxed about it.

@HectorRacing

 

thanks for the info!

 

car is in horseheads now. Rest of the team is in Ithaca. 

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Gearhead_42    498
1 hour ago, shutupracing said:

@HectorRacing

 

thanks for the info!

 

car is in horseheads now. Rest of the team is in Ithaca. 

Interesting, I have friends/teammates in Horseheads... and after following you halfway across NY on my way to Thompson :lol:

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dogtired    4,010
25 minutes ago, Gearhead_42 said:

Interesting, I have friends/teammates in Horseheads... and after following you halfway across NY on my way to Thompson :lol:

My ex wife is from Horseheads. But she is more like the opposite end of the equine.....

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chisek    2,193

FYI, Dana Morrison will be running this event.  If you send him questions via email right now he won't respond.  He lives down near Palm Beach Florida and has no power and internet.  For the time being you can email me your questions and I'll make sure they get to Dana.

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DuncanDana    168

 

Greetings Everyone!

 

In the words of my favorite Robot TV character, "I'm back!"

 

I got my power back late last night and I'm starting to catch up on my messages. Please be patient and I'll get to any questions as quick as I can.

 

Thanks, Dana

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DuncanDana    168

 

Ok, a couple updates.

 

Camping at the track. We have the track beginning Friday, so we have no access for early arrivals on Thursday. There are about a dozen hook-ups for RV's available. They must be reserved by calling the track and booking ahead of time. Each reserved spot will be marked with the name and the team will be direct there when they arrive. 

 

Tents are allowed. If you need to set your tent into the ground you can use the grass area along the fence line at the back area of the paddock. If your tent is self supporting you can place it in your paddock area, but you cannot drive any stakes into the asphalt of the paddock.

 

Garages.. Garage rentals are being handled directly by the track. You must contact and book though them.

 

Someone asked about the age limit. No one under 18 is allowed in the pit area, this is defined as beyond the fence separating the paddock from the pits. There are lots of areas to see the track, including up on the second floor of the tower building. Hope that helps some.

 

We are arranging for teams to walk the track for about an hour after the test session on Friday. No motorized vehicles at all. Foot, bikes, roller skates, just no power driven devices.

 

The Test Session. The test session is being run by the track. You must book the event directly though them. You can find the event and register for it here at this link.

 

https://www.motorsportreg.com/

 

The details of how the event will be run are still being worked out. The final answer will be up to the track, but we are discussing things like passengers, passing zones, etc. Once we agree on the details I will publish them here and in a group email to the teams. 

 

I hope this helps answer some questions. Please let me know if there's anything else you'd like me to get sorted out. This is always a great event at a terrific track. So if you're on the fence, sign up and come race with us!

 

Dana

 

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wvumtnbkr    2,357

The age restriction is new.  Is that a track designated thing?

 

Also, it took us 3 phone calls to get a spot for our rv with power.  Call now.

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