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Old 23 May 2010, 15:14 (Ref:2696576)   #1
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The Annual DMN Regs Discussion Thread 2010 (Split)

Answer this one then Graham
Which has more time advantage on a lap??????
Putting a 400/500BHP YB Cossie Turbo motor in your car (double yr horsepower and got to be worth a min 3 secs a lap)
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A Hewland 6 speed H Pattern Gearbox (a 10th or 2 at most a lap ????)

Imagine my surprise to see Ray beautiful MK1 Cossie Turbo in the class BELOW?????

No other Reg 'setter' in the country would try and justify that penalty
What can all that be about?????
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Old 23 May 2010, 17:35 (Ref:2696629)   #2
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the thing was it was only vaguely worded and as such unenforceable so we HAD to remove it,

from what i can see though no ones running off with anything, in any case and im sure plenty of others will agree its up to those behind to speed up not the winners to slow down,

keep an eye out for brief talk which will list some options for those that dont have true class A performance or budgets
Without trying to be controversial Graham and with due respect but a 4.4sec advantage to second in quali and a 15sec gap at race end is somewhat "running away with it", seeing that the cars placing 2nd and 3rd where driving the wheels off their cars. But this is and has been the situation for a while. On the most part it doesnt affect me as i am in the skint class A bracket and at best live in hope of the big motors blowing so i can grab a rare podium, or better still rain.
I did hear though the idea of a restrictor plate for cars such as mine to drop down to class B?? Still that doesnt compute as Ray Barrow is far advanced in that class and my performance is about that of Ash Hargreaves now, without the good Joss whose car he believes to be that of class B of right and not A.
All things considered though, im happy to be in class A, poverty stricken but reliable. In two weekends i have done 3 quali sessions, 6 races, finished them all and had a great laugh. How many of the big power motors can say that????
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Old 23 May 2010, 17:44 (Ref:2696633)   #3
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All things considered though, im happy to be in class A, poverty stricken but reliable. In two weekends i have done 3 quali sessions, 6 races, finished them all and had a great laugh. How many of the big power motors can say that????
Hehe. Good point. Mind you I bet that barrier at Mallory was looking a little too close for comfort at one point ... does that come under the great laugh banner?
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Old 23 May 2010, 17:53 (Ref:2696636)   #4
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Answer this one then Graham
Which has more time advantage on a lap??????
Putting a 400/500BHP YB Cossie Turbo motor in your car (double yr horsepower and got to be worth a min 3 secs a lap)
or
A Hewland 6 speed H Pattern Gearbox (a 10th or 2 at most a lap ????)

Imagine my surprise to see Ray beautiful MK1 Cossie Turbo in the class BELOW?????

No other Reg 'setter' in the country would try and justify that penalty
What can all that be about?????
you no what its about joss
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Old 23 May 2010, 18:24 (Ref:2696643)   #5
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Copperbottom has a lot of promise if they can keep it on the circuit!
In DMN (and most other championships)there is probably one car/driver in each class that is far quicker than the rest in that class,there are cars and driver combinations that can and have beaten everyone else out there,they just don't race at every round.............
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Old 23 May 2010, 19:24 (Ref:2696678)   #6
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Come on lads rod is head and shoulders above you [well his car is]dont take this the wrong way but to me if you get a sniff hes only playing with you i can only think of one person over the last few years whos ruffled his feathers.Joss,s in car at Mallory just showed what his car can do one straight and hes gone.
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Old 23 May 2010, 20:54 (Ref:2696718)   #7
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re classes every year we look at them and if there are technical reasons why a car is under or over competitive we try to amend them,

what we have to do is keep the silent majority happy
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Old 23 May 2010, 21:39 (Ref:2696740)   #8
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Without trying to be controversial Graham and with due respect but a 4.4sec advantage to second in quali and a 15sec gap at race end is somewhat "running away with it", seeing that the cars placing 2nd and 3rd where driving the wheels off their cars. But this is and has been the situation for a while. On the most part it doesnt affect me as i am in the skint class A bracket and at best live in hope of the big motors blowing so i can grab a rare podium, or better still rain.
I did hear though the idea of a restrictor plate for cars such as mine to drop down to class B?? Still that doesnt compute as Ray Barrow is far advanced in that class and my performance is about that of Ash Hargreaves now, without the good Joss whose car he believes to be that of class B of right and not A.
All things considered though, im happy to be in class A, poverty stricken but reliable. In two weekends i have done 3 quali sessions, 6 races, finished them all and had a great laugh. How many of the big power motors can say that????
Just cos Rod wins most races doesnt mean he wins the championship, the championship winners over the last 5 years have come from the 'lower' classes Richard, Jason ect ect POINTS MAKE PRICES not race wins. If you are consistant and score points its all up for grabs, just look at the positions this year. Turn up and finish well in class simples.... PS. just dont be in Rods class it dosnt work

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Old 23 May 2010, 22:30 (Ref:2696764)   #9
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what we have to do is keep the silent majority happy


Roughly translated.............Shut up!!!!!
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Old 23 May 2010, 22:34 (Ref:2696769)   #10
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I normally win my class at nearly all the other championship/Series but now I find myself surronded by Turbo Big Power in the class they have placed me with which anyone can plainly see is wrong.
The classes are on the engine size/possible power.
How can you penalize a well sorted car for being quick ??
Its not meant to be on combined driver/car performance, they are meant to be around the car in general.
Otherwise we will have useless drivers in Moslers in Class A and good drivers in 2 CV's alongside in Class A.
An M3 BMW was always been in a different lower class to the Sierra Cosworth for obvious reasons.
Whats the difference with The Sunbeam Lotus, apart from the engineering and design was from 2 decades earlier at least and a turbo short of the all conquering Sierra Cossie.
Ray has a possible lighter MK! Escort with up to 650BHP available and he is in the class below me???
My Team are penalized for doing a good job/driving it hard

I will have to come out and say it......loads think it but don't want to say it on here.....
I have been green a 50% capacity increase for an H pattern gearbox that has given me 'how much advantage???
No other scruttener/Championship organiser in the country could justify that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,they would just scratch their heads.........................
derrrrrrrrrrrrrr 300BHP more or straight cut gears which is the big advatage?????????? derrrrrrrrrrrrr
Obvious bigger penalty for the gearbox........................
The Class Win Trophy is not my point,
I got shafted unfairly on purpose by the 'commitee' to put me out the running, of the Championship,....that penalty would never cross anyones minds unless they were looking for something to make an excuse,

Complete B****KS
WAS DONE SO I COULD NOT RACK UP MY CLASS WINS
SIMPLESSSSSSSSSSSS

I have had e mail correspondence with Rod today about these and other issues to try and persuade him to make some changes behind closed doors to save face and try and build some bridges with the drivers but as he insists that everything is above board and fair for everybody and it is a transparent process I am left with no other option to put my thioughts on here and say my goodbyes.
Great racing with you guys but I'm sorry to say I'm gone, its not like this in any other championship /series I race with and they won't take the p***S out of me and use me as a pawn in championship points tally!
I hope I can come back in the future when an impartial judge is doing the Regs, classes etc until then...Adios

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Old 23 May 2010, 23:01 (Ref:2696789)   #11
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sorry joss, you knew what class you would end up in before you entered the championship!

how many times have you been on the podium this year?

how many other class A cars have you already beaten?

the rules are the rules, they are the same rules that used to put alex ribbins pinto powered mk2 escort in class A, clearly that car wasnt even slightly competitive in class A, alex didnt even say anything to the comittee but at the end of the year the rules changed to put cars like his in a more appropriate class,

they are also the same rules that put steve nobles nova in class A last year it was basically an xe powered trackday car and totally outclassed, again without any complaints from steve the rules were changed to put cars like that in a more appropriate class, if the committee feels your cars spec puts it in the wrong class then they will change the rules at the end of the year.

you are doing class A lap times and it all rather sounds like sour grapes because your not winning outright like your clearly used to doing

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Old 23 May 2010, 23:40 (Ref:2696814)   #12
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I will not be drawn into long drawn out arguments on this subject but you are Barking up the wrong tree there Graham as anyone who has raced closely against me knows that winning is not everything to me.
I am thrilled I have got on the podium against the monster Turbo 4WD brigade. As I am clearly outclassed in power and its impossible to achieve that sort of power with the type of normally aspirated engine fitted, NOTE NOT underdeveloped, but IMPOSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE.
I Dream to win a race on the road but would never be expected to ,
you only have to ask a kid in the Paddock and they could see my old design car is clearly outclassed underpowered compared to the rest of class A.
You and Rod have both avoided the issuse regarding the classification , you are both bright blokes so this would not just slip by you .....
When You/ Rod/or other comitee member had said
'we want a 2 class Jump for different H pattern gearbox'
but only one class jump for exchanging the ford pinto for a Sierra Cosworth Turbo Motor .....................................................
you would have p***d yourself laughing at him and vica versa if you had suggested it.
There is no logical/sensible answer that either of you can give without sounding silly.............apart from, ......................he will win class b or c because of his pace....................so if we manipulate a rule to stick him two classes into class A and get rid of the championship threat.
Hope no hard feeling Graham as you are a nice bloke, but when you are involved with racing and doing the rules it should be made very transparent, just these arn't...sorry
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Old 23 May 2010, 23:40 (Ref:2696815)   #13
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sorry joss, you knew what class you would end up in before you entered the championship!


you are doing class A lap times and it all rather sounds like sour grapes because your not winning outright like your clearly used to doing

Graham i couldnt agree more....

Joss, you have raced in DMN before for a few rounds if my memory serves me correctly last year or the year before, so you would have known that Mr Birley is quick and very often the front man, so why oh why if you wanted to beat him, which it sounds like thats all you were out for did you not build your car to do the job, if you had read the rules and regulations you would have known that your car would be in Rod's class. All you have done since Mallory is moan, its people like you moaning and slagging of a good series that you have only been in for 3 months that give Motorsport a bad name, if you dont like it, see ya. Rod does have some competition out there, the 2 skylines are very quick, hope you dont mind me saying Darren and Mark but reliaility is an issue, Craig Davies is quick also, so he does have competition and maybe we will see a couple of different race winners.

It annoys me people with sponsors and what appears disposable income that can spend loads on their cars moan coz they aint winning outright, spare a thought for those that build their cars themselves on shoestring budgets who are just glad to be competing in what is on the whole a friendly championship.
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Old 24 May 2010, 00:10 (Ref:2696835)   #14
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I was quite happy after Mallory until I was told by 3 different sources that a fellow competitor who actually was Rod, was insinuating intentional foul play from me,
He won the race still, but still had to blame me for his mistake ,then when questioned he denied saying it to anyone, just people causing trouble...
He also denied jumping up and down in the Paddock going 'YES, YES YES when he was told by me that Darren would not make the start at Mallory, I told him, thats what he did, then he tells me he would never say/do such a thing.
I am sorry I have moaned but I won't be accused of cheating by anyone, and the chairman in particular who should know better. I will not have my strings pulled and be told I am mistaken and ignore it.
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Rod does have some competition out there, the 2 skylines are very quick, hope you dont mind me saying Darren and Mark but reliaility is an issue, Craig Davies is quick also, so he does have competition and maybe we will see a couple of different race winners.
Don't forget Nick W. Best not upset anyone else A?
He beat Rod 4 (THAT'S FOUR) times last year
Mark beat him once but both he and Darren could have done it more regularly if the Nissans had been a little more reliable.
Darren it getting very quick now, and not just on the circuits with lots of straight bits...

If proof is needed then here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS40RBjBnzg

Never had the need to read the regs and I'm not going to start at this late hour because they have worked well for the last few years and I'm sure nothing is drastically different. As Graham says if it's thought you are losing out then the rules would be looked into at the end of the year. Surely they can't be changed mid season, especially after the MSA has signed them off for 2010 ?
Anyway if something funny is going on then why isn't Graham's BMW in class E. (or a least it wasn't last time I looked)

Sitting up here on the fence I would say the Sunbeam is somewhere between Class A and B. However if you go into Class B then what are all those that reside there now going to say about it. Golfwidow might have something to say on that one

Secondly how much of it comes down to the circuit?
Brands for example: Would there have been such a gap in times if it it been the Indy track?


p.s It's now Monday so let's all WELCOME BACK CHEZZA. You haven't missed much...

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