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Old 18 Nov 2017, 02:48 (Ref:3781167)   #61
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Despite new GT4 entries from Audi, BMW and Mercedes, along with the previously seen Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Ginetta, KTM, McLaren, Maserati, Panoz, Porsche, and SIN entries from this year, there appears to be no SprintX GTS races scheduled, which seems to be a lost opportunity. Perhaps PWC has researched the entries to get an approximate car count, and have decided that there isn't enough interest YET!
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Old 18 Nov 2017, 17:42 (Ref:3781343)   #62
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Not good news about Gainsco, but two Panoz GT4s in GTS next year is going to be fantastic.
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Despite new GT4 entries from Audi, BMW and Mercedes, along with the previously seen Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Ginetta, KTM, McLaren, Maserati, Panoz, Porsche, and SIN entries from this year, there appears to be no SprintX GTS races scheduled, which seems to be a lost opportunity. Perhaps PWC has researched the entries to get an approximate car count, and have decided that there isn't enough interest YET!
Another interesting thing about the schedule: it looks like the GT classes will be racing at St. Pete, instead of GTS only, as some sites had reported.
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Old 20 Nov 2017, 13:59 (Ref:3781715)   #63
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Despite new GT4 entries from Audi, BMW and Mercedes, along with the previously seen Aston Martin, Chevrolet, Ginetta, KTM, McLaren, Maserati, Panoz, Porsche, and SIN entries from this year, there appears to be no SprintX GTS races scheduled, which seems to be a lost opportunity. Perhaps PWC has researched the entries to get an approximate car count, and have decided that there isn't enough interest YET!
PWC dropping GTS from SprintX has been discussed since early in the 2017 season. Now hopefully they can just get enough GT3 entries to make the grids interesting
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Old 20 Nov 2017, 14:42 (Ref:3781722)   #64
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Old 20 Nov 2017, 15:31 (Ref:3781730)   #65
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Here's the official Callaway announcement http://nasportscar.com/callaway-comp...lenge-program/
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Old 20 Nov 2017, 15:33 (Ref:3781731)   #66
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What's the wrong thread?
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Old 20 Nov 2017, 17:07 (Ref:3781757)   #67
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Here's the official Callaway announcement http://nasportscar.com/callaway-comp...lenge-program/
This is awesome news! Suddenly can't wait for 2018.
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Old 20 Nov 2017, 23:20 (Ref:3781847)   #68
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Here's the official Callaway announcement http://nasportscar.com/callaway-comp...lenge-program/
Great to hear some confirmation of the program going ahead for next year.

What about Michael Cooper for one of those seats?
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Old 21 Nov 2017, 01:12 (Ref:3781871)   #69
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What's the wrong thread?
i think he meant he posted in the wrong thread.
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Old 22 Nov 2017, 20:37 (Ref:3782270)   #71
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A sporting changes for 2018 http://nasportscar.com/pirelli-world...nges-for-2018/
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Old 24 Nov 2017, 23:01 (Ref:3782760)   #72
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TR3 will be back with at least one Ferrari. Hopeful for two
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Old 26 Nov 2017, 13:18 (Ref:3783187)   #73
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PWC could really improve the Sprint-X races. Having the teams do a 4 tire change and refueling for a 60 minute race is not enough. I have a few other suggestions.

1. Get a brake manufacturer as a presenting sponsor for Sprint-X. Then make the teams do a 4 rotor, pad and caliper change during the race.
2. Ban all alternators. Get a battery manufacturer as another presenting sponsor for Sprint-X. Then make the teams change out the battery during a pit stop. The chance of making it a full 60 minutes with no alternator is unlikely.
3. Make Pirelli come out with a tire that is about as soft as a Hoosier A series tire (what's used for autocross or what many use for the runoffs and is only good for 30 minutes). Then the tire change will mean something and force teams to put on new tires because they will cord them in 30 minutes. Best part is that sportscar fans are obsessed with lap times and this will definitely get the times much faster than any other GT3 series out there. In general, faster than GTLM.
4. Make all teams only start with 30 minutes of fuel. They have to all use an 11 gallon dump can and the car must take two of them during the pit stop. This makes it seem like a NASCAR race.

I like the armband idea because it'll bring in all of the dog lovers because if you watch a dog show, the handlers wear an arm band.
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Old 26 Nov 2017, 14:58 (Ref:3783206)   #74
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I really don't understand the refuel rule, but not extending race length. What's with the need to make this even more complicated? It's so unneeded
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Old 26 Nov 2017, 19:49 (Ref:3783269)   #75
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I really don't understand the refuel rule, but not extending race length. What's with the need to make this even more complicated? It's so unneeded
Weren't some of the cars (specifically thinking the McLarens) having trouble making 60 minutes on a single fuel load?
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