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Wheelman_13
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So, I wrote a letter.

Post by Wheelman_13 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:14 am

I haven't been able to make many events this year even being back in town (miss you guys/gals), so I put my idle time to use and wrote a "letter" to SCCA asking for the "Vintage" NSX to be included in STR. Allegedly this will be in an upcoming Fastrack for comment/discussion. So just in case anyone sees that....yeah, it was me, lol.

Quick logic:
  • Purpose: It needs a "home" in between stock/street and fricken ASP
  • It would likely not change the competitive landscape of the class vs. S2KCR etc.
  • It fits within the existing displacement/tire width rules outlines for the class
  • PWR/WGT ratio is comparable (in some cases unfavorably) to existing field of cars
  • There exists a pseudo open-top version (Targa) with the "spirit" of the class. (although I'm arguing for full inclusion ala 350Z, where coupe is included as well as drop-top).
Maybe I'll actually bother with a national event if this goes through, lol :lol:

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Re: So, I wrote a letter.

Post by thrdeye » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:57 pm

I don't think the car would upset anything, but usually rare(ish) and expensive (ish) cars are somewhat intentionally left out or buried on the off chance some one put a good one together and dominated.



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Re: So, I wrote a letter.

Post by Wheelman_13 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:45 pm

thrdeye wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:57 pm
I don't think the car would upset anything, but usually rare(ish) and expensive (ish) cars are somewhat intentionally left out or buried on the off chance some one put a good one together and dominated.
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1) sshhhhh, that was my plan :pirate:

2) I thought about that and spared a few bullets/sentences to emphasizing it being a relatively low risk change in that just not that many people are going to try to build one, and even then they'd have a hard time still with the existing class alpha cars.

Eh, we'll see I suppose.

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Re: So, I wrote a letter.

Post by JohnSmith » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:29 pm

I think it has about as much of a chance as a more modern 911 has of being included in STR or STU. I'm not saying it isn't appropriate to put it in the class, but historically these types of cars generally aren't let in where they might be competitive. Best of luck with it.

My 996 experience eventually led to buying a miata in an uncompetitive class and then to a c6 z06. Big v8s are the best thing ever. It's proof their classing system eventually does the right thing by nudging people into vettes.
83 AS 2008 Corvette Z06
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RIP: 13 ASP 2002 911
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