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Car eligibility

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:27 pm
by thewelder
My daughter is 15 and has her learners now. And she is doing good. I always said I would make her do some autocrosses for the seat time. Probably is the car we found for her is a Nissan Juke. I looked in the rule book and didn’t see it classed anywhere. Is this one of the cars that the scca says is too tall? Thanks

Re: Car eligibility

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:11 am
by Nick2500cd
I looked this morning but unfortunately yes, the juke is excluded due to being too tall.

Re: Car eligibility

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:50 pm
by MARKP
Those are fun to drive, though. You could lower it. :-)

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Re: Car eligibility

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:46 am
by thewelder
I would lower it but that still wouldn’t let it run would it. I may just barrow a car to let her run some

Re: Car eligibility

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:03 am
by thrdeye
thewelder wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:46 am
I would lower it but that still wouldn’t let it run would it. I may just barrow a car to let her run some
Yeah, in theory, if you got it low enough. For example, the Fiat 500 is not eligible, but the Fiat 500 Abarth is since it is very slightly lower.

You'd have to use the chart in the rulebook to figure out how much to lower it. It would still be up to safety discretion, so I'd make sure Mark, JY, and other safety stewards are good with it before working on the car.

Re: Car eligibility

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:01 pm
by Buck05Sti
thewelder wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:46 am
I would lower it but that still wouldn’t let it run would it. I may just barrow a car to let her run some
Once upon a time, we had someone come out that would run a Juke but it was lowered. Not crazy low, but low enough. Basically, the car can have a maximum of a 1:1 ratio of track width to height.

Re: Car eligibility

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:00 am
by TedV
You could clamp the waste gate open so no boost equals a de-tune and let her run the Locost :D

Re: Car eligibility

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:41 am
by thewelder
TedV wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:00 am
You could clamp the waste gate open so no boost equals a de-tune and let her run the Locost :D

Right now it is safe for her to run. It is still on jackstands.