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RGVracing

Hello all,

 

I was routed to the socal region forum from my original post.

 

My name is Robert and I am looking to begin my amateur weekend racing career, which has brought me to this website. I have experience doing autocross weekend events at Qualcomm stadium, some drag racing, and the ocassional weekend track events at car club weekends (Dubwars, Dubfest, etc).

 

I have a race prepped (roll cage, fuel cell, single race seat, etc) 1976 Rabbit. I currently has the original 8v engine that came in these 1st generation VW GTI's. I recently obtained a stock engine and transmission that came out of the 2nd generation GTI's (16V 2.0 engine). I was thinking of swapping out the older 8v engine for the 16v one.

 

I wanted to ask if this will prevent me in participating at NASA events due to the engine not being original to the vehicle. What events should I be gearing or preparing for? Is there a time when the season starts or ends?

 

I have downloaded the "CC&R's", and have gotten familiar with them over the past few weeks. My goal is to do wheel to wheel racing , but I know there must be a road to follow before I get that confortable with my car.

 

Thank you in advance for your guidance. I look forward to making new friends and competitive enemies (in a racing fun kind of way) in this club.

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ianacole

Sent you a PM with some more info...

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Shawn M.

I know this guy........

 

You will eventually want to do the Performance Touring series. Its quite simple, run what you brung however the only difference is you take points for mods. With your engineswap, you need a dyno sheet and the weight of the vehicle and get a new base class. It works out really well and if you want to swing my my place with the car I can go over your car and tell you how many points you have ect.

 

Before all that, you will need to get your competition license which starts with HPDE and do a few Time Trials with the car. The rules and classes are the same with the exception of more safety items required for racing than in TT.

 

Performance Touring Rules

http://www.nasaproracing.com/rules/2009/pt.pdf

form:

http://www.nasaproracing.com/rules/Performance-Touring-classification-form.pdf

 

Time Trial rules:

http://www.nasaproracing.com/rules/Time-Trial-Rules.pdf

 

and the NASA CCR.

http://www.nasaproracing.com/rules/ccr.pdf

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ianacole

Nah, he's going want to run GTS, where the VW is [almost] truly welcome

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Shawn M.
Nah, he's going want to run GTS, where the VW is [almost] truly welcome

 

 

Welcome yes, competitive? never.

 

PT loves everyone!

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RGVracing
I know this guy........

 

You will eventually want to do the Performance Touring series. Its quite simple, run what you brung however the only difference is you take points for mods. With your engineswap, you need a dyno sheet and the weight of the vehicle and get a new base class. It works out really well and if you want to swing my my place with the car I can go over your car and tell you how many points you have ect.

 

Before all that, you will need to get your competition license which starts with HPDE and do a few Time Trials with the car. The rules and classes are the same with the exception of more safety items required for racing than in TT.

 

Performance Touring Rules

http://www.nasaproracing.com/rules/2009/pt.pdf

form:

http://www.nasaproracing.com/rules/Performance-Touring-classification-form.pdf

 

Time Trial rules:

http://www.nasaproracing.com/rules/Time-Trial-Rules.pdf

 

and the NASA CCR.

http://www.nasaproracing.com/rules/ccr.pdf

 

 

Hello Shawn,

 

Thanks for the info. My car will be ready in the next 2-3 weeks, I will contact you as I get closer to finishing it up to discuss what you listed above. Thanks again...

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