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      Emails have been sent to all current CCWS Members with a link to BOD nominations. Please check your email.   You will need to ask the person you're nominating for their current 2017 CCWS Member Number. Keep in mind that we will contact each nominee to make sure they are OK with being a candidate. You can't nominate yourself either (sorry). All nominations are due by November 3, 2017. To keep from having 574 different nominees, a nominee must be named by at least five members to qualify. We will compile all the nominations and put the top ten nominees on the November 10, 2017, ballot. Elections are over on December 10, 2017. We will announce the winners on December 13, 2017, and the two winners will take office January 1, 2018. How to get your current CCWS member number. Log into the CCWS event registration system. Your member number will be next to your name on the welcome screen. https://www.chumpcar.com/register/login.php Mike Chisek
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  1. We use the milk jugs from Costco - the square shape and flat tops with a big lid make them easy to store in the freezer and can fit a couple in the system. We pack yellow fuel cell foam they shipped our cell in around the jugs - it is really porous and doesn't hold much water when you take it out and dries out pretty quick. We pull the tops off - seems to get rid of heat better, we would have blocks left in jugs when we left lids on at the end of a stint, now we generally just have a little piece of ice left. Also bought a $100 craigslist freezer about the size of a dishwasher. Like was mentioned earlier - nothing better after the race than Sundae Cones?
  2. No more "OFFICIAL" threads by members please

    Tell your forum troll curs that Bill Strong is coming, and he is bringing h*** with him!
  3. Free improvements for E36 m50b25?

    That's a pretty steep penalty for a bass?!?!?
  4. We are planning a new wagon and struggling with ideas and how not to make it as big as a pickup. Would love to see what others have built and take any suggestions.
  5. See new thread I am starting - we are getting ready to build new war wagon and would like to see what others have built/recommend
  6. It makes sense - shouldn't that be a low pressure area if your hood is not too sloped downward?
  7. Have to ask if the hood design was worth the time and effort??
  8. modified wheelbase

    Sorry if you thought that was pointed at you, not the case at all - it is a very common theme in a lot of threads that people spend way more time worrying about what the other guys are doing. I would say you would be a prime example of what is right with chumpcar. Made a choice of a car that didn't work like you hoped, now have a different car that is more competitive, good for you! I just really appreciate people having a vision and seeing it through good or bad. The series hasn't been overrun by shortened Crown Vics yet and I am guessing this may be the only one ever..(If his wife had let him buy a Mustang you would have never seen this one) Couple of years ago everyone was up in arms about a couple of 240SX's that got labeled the 400SX if I remember right, I will never forget watching that thing go down the straight at Donnybrooke but it didn't change the entire face of the series. Not sure if they just grew weary of whipping everyone by so much or got lawyered out of the series but things like that tend to pass. IF we were better drivers and IF we were better mechanics and IF we had the perfect car and IF we actually understood racecraft we would never lose but that is pretty hard to come by, For now we are going to have to keep hanging out with our buddies, meeting a lot of really cool people, once in a while putting a great day together and getting a trophy but usually going home with only a bunch of great stories to tell and a lot lighter wallet. Its on all the rest of us to figure out how to knock RBank off the podium not figure out how to create a rule to do it for us so we can feel better about ourselves. It's really not hard to figure this game out, have a really solid set of drivers who can cleanly drive for 2 hours at a time in a really well prepared car and the results will be there. If only it was that simple!!
  9. modified wheelbase

    The wing and headers would be way less points than the blower!
  10. modified wheelbase

    Nothing would make me happier than to see a Gremlin out front! There is a Bobcat we have fun against that has had some good runs. Guarantee they are having as much or more fun than anyone on the track! Favorite Hot Wheel I ever owned!
  11. modified wheelbase

    if you can take an existing platform and make it better (and still be safe) with a demo saw and a welder I think that is EXACTLY the spirit of chumpcar. (I can't make the edit work)
  12. modified wheelbase

    I am all for the next Unicorn - be creative - think outside the box. For all of the talk and complaining it still seems to me that BMW's and Miatas with a few Mustangs out west and now a ridiculously fast Honda still pretty much dominate the series. Personally I would love to see a one off Neon kick everybody's butt. Seems to me that if you are afraid of a Unicorn you are just trying to defend the car that you have today that is working and screw anybody and does something, heaven forbid, better or different than buying a BMW or Miata and being competitive in it. And as a disclaimer I spend a lot of time racing in a modified wheelbase car.
  13. modified wheelbase

    Is anybody else thinking about Wayne and Garth with Bohemian Rhapsody going through their head??? No? Just me?
  14. Cost of being a Chumper

    If you have a good group of guys with some skills the build can definitely be as much fun as the actual racing, assuming very understanding wives who don't care to spend any substantial amount of time with you! But the Jag is terrible place to start - I know absolutely nothing about them but when was the last time you walked in to O'Reilley's and they had a great selection of Jaguar parts on the shelf?? You are going to get to know the counter guys at your closest parts store better than your children if you decide to build a car. Great advice to go out to a race and look around and ask questions, preferably at check in the day before. Never heard of guy in this series who didn't want to talk nearly endlessly about the merits of the car they chose as long as its not in the heat of a race. Then volunteer to help the next day if you can. Can't get any closer to the action and understand how a race weekend actually works. We have built 3 cars in 3 different models and still really don't have any clue what we are doing. Last comment would be safety first. Cage, seat, harness, fire suppression and personal gear is not the place to save money. It has been said many times here but if you can't afford high quality personal gear then this isn't the right place for you. If you happen to end up building most any Ford we will be glad to provide an extensive list of things NOT to do! Good luck and welcome to the asylum!
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