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Super cool. A couple years ago, the future of ford in professional racing looked a bit bleak, but it’s pretty damn bright these days. You gotta love it. Between Ford and GM, American motorsports is going be very well represented
 

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Im excited for next year. Daytona and le mans here i come!
 

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@PatrickStapler what are average stints? Id be interested in running with a team. Im slowly trying to weasle my way in with Slib and the Briggs Built guys
 
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Thats what your team is running at champcar right?
Yes. Usually we get two full hours per driver per session based on mileage at the shorter tracks. Two hours is the cutoff per the rules. So we try to get as close to that as possible.

This will be our first time at Daytona which will obviously have a LOT more WOT. So we suspect we will be between 1:30 and 1:45 per session.
 

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Holy shiznit, what are you running? The gtp cars were running 135s last weekend
 
🤣🤣🤣…that’s hours, not lap times. I have no idea what we will run for lap times.

Sorry for the confusion.

Based on our Opps Research, the fastest cars at ChampCar last couple of years were running 2:15-2:20.

Good lookin car. We're taking a much less beautiful 2011 Mustang V6. Cheap and functional, we will see how it does.
 
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Based on our Opps Research, the fastest cars at ChampCar last couple of years were running 2:15-2:20.

Good lookin car. We're taking a much less beautiful 2011 Mustang V6. Cheap and functional, we will see how it does.
Most likely Miata's...I'd be surprised if they even run brakes at Daytona.
 
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With racing expenses getting so crazy, the smaller organizations usually do well. Even IMSA has started the VP fuels sprint series for those that can't spend the $75K ( or more) on the full zoot GS class stuff.
I'm not too familiar with Champcar, it seems it started out as kind of a fun/ not serious deal, but has really morphed into a decent organization of late, same with the WRL. Both seem to be great alternatives to the high roller programs.
 
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Definitely...ChampCar started as ChumpCar...which was really close to what Lemons is now. It has evolved into having a lot more structure, yet is still reasonably affordable. Most if not all teams are owned by several people. We have four actual owners and we occasionally have fill in drivers when one of us can't make an event. For instance, we will have a substitute driver at Daytona. I'm not bragging, but our car is not the norm...it is probably the nicest "looking" car on the circuit...definitely not the fastest.
 

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