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  • LemonJus
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    Originally posted by mustturn..right View Post
    do yourself a favor and use 2 zip ties (or a bracket and 2 zip ties). Speaking from experience, a little redundancy goes a long way...
    Yeah, also, don't use the flimsy dinky zip ties please.

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  • John P
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    Re: Rule Changes for 2019

    The ccdb is updated for 2019 rules. 2019 Rule book is being updated.

    Competitors that copy 2018 Class Submission should review Section 5.0.D rules 1-14 since two new rules have been added (5.0.D.4 and .5, resulting in following rules have been moved down by two spots).

    JohnP

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  • mustturn..right
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    Originally posted by LemonJus View Post
    Walter, official documents from MyLaps says that the transponder should be mounted less than two feet off the ground. This could be your front bumper, rear bumper, side door, etc. I would suggest you put it where your front license plate would go - enough points to zip tie the bracket to.
    do yourself a favor and use 2 zip ties (or a bracket and 2 zip ties). Speaking from experience, a little redundancy goes a long way...

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  • souledge
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    Is there a link to the rulebook?

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  • LemonJus
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    Originally posted by dubya_rx View Post
    Gary, I could look this up, but I'm lazy...

    Where does the transponder get mounted? Underside somewhere?
    Walter, official documents from MyLaps says that the transponder should be mounted less than two feet off the ground. This could be your front bumper, rear bumper, side door, etc. I would suggest you put it where your front license plate would go - enough points to zip tie the bracket to.

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  • Gary
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    Not sure of the exact technical requirements. At some point there will be a document produced that sets out all the answers to the FAQ's that our competitors will have. We only just pulled the trigger to buy the transponders on Dec 31, after discussing it during the fall. There is work to be done to communicate all the necessary information to our competitors. So, stay tuned. In any event, during discussion I recall hearing that CSCS competitors zip tie the bracket to the front fascia of the car. On my ancient heap, being a former race car, the transponder is mounted under the car. I think as long as the transponder can communicate with the loop embedded in the track, it will be all good. And if it doesn't, Kevin and his guys will know right away, so you will be told about it.

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  • dubya_rx
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    Gary, I could look this up, but I'm lazy...

    Where does the transponder get mounted? Underside somewhere?

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  • Gary
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    If you want to buy a transponder, then yes, OTA will have them for sale at a discounted price. But, you don't have to buy one. We have enough for everyone to use during an event and the transponder rental will be included in the price of the event. You will get a discount if you have your own transponder. Buying one has some advantages because you can register it and then have access to all your lap time history after the event using the Mylaps app. But if you don't need or want that data, there is no necessity to buy one. You will still have full access to your laptimes during the event using an OTA supplied transponder.

    The transponders fit in a plastic bracket that you buy once (it is cheap) and mount to your car. Zip ties work fine for this. The transponder clips in and out, and the bracket stays on your car, Simple and effective.

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  • LemonJus
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    Originally posted by jimmo-san View Post
    Thanks Kevin. Will OTA be able to buy the X2 transponders at a discount and pass on the discounted price to members, or should we just buy them directly from MyLaps?

    https://speedhiveshop.mylaps.com/car.html
    Jimmo, buy them from us - we have bulk pricing and will pass it on. Will announce shortly.

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  • jimmo-san
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    Originally posted by LemonJus View Post
    MyLaps and the X2 Transponders. With this, you can pretty much participate in any North American race event not just OTA.
    Thanks Kevin. Will OTA be able to buy the X2 transponders at a discount and pass on the discounted price to members, or should we just buy them directly from MyLaps?

    https://speedhiveshop.mylaps.com/car.html

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  • LemonJus
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    Originally posted by jimmo-san View Post
    Has a transponder vendor been chosen? Just curious about what might be used.
    MyLaps and the X2 Transponders. With this, you can pretty much participate in any North American race event not just OTA.

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  • jsphyang
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    That's absolutely reasonable, thanks Dave and Stephen for the clarification.
    I just learned my lesson about buying tyres ahead of time.
    I will submit to CCC for consideration.

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  • Slowpoke
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    Originally posted by jsphyang View Post
    The change of UTQG rating will cause problems for some competitors, including myself, who already purchased 140tw tyres during clearance. I'm not sure of the significance behind bumping up the minimum wear rating, unless there is one single 'cheater tyre' with 140tw that beats all.
    Hi Joseph,

    This was discussed at the competitor's meeting in November and mentioned briefly at the banquet. Always a risk to buy tires before rulebooks are published, but we can look at a transitional year. Like Dave said, submit it to the CCC for consideration.

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  • Dave Barker
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    At issue is the new Michelin Sport Cup 2R which is rated at 150. We suspect it performs very well. Also since SCCA increased their requirement to 200, there are few tires sitting at 140.

    If you have bought 140 UTQG tires ahead of time, you might want to submit a request to the CCC re an exemption

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  • jsphyang
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    Originally posted by Dave Barker View Post

    1) The definition of zero PIP street tires has been changed to those tires with a UTQG rating of 180 or more, up from last year's 140. There will be exceptions to this rule including allowing Toyo RA-1, R888, and R888R tires as well as Nitto NT-01 tires in to the zero PIP street category. Additionally the Yokohama A052 will be classified as a non premium R compound tire at 5 PIPs despite it have a 200 UTQG rating. There may be other tires added to the list.
    The change of UTQG rating will cause problems for some competitors, including myself, who already purchased 140tw tyres during clearance. I'm not sure of the significance behind bumping up the minimum wear rating, unless there is one single 'cheater tyre' with 140tw that beats all.

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