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Pro 7, Spec Miata, CMC?

Charlie F

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Hey guys. This is a great site/message board and by taking the time to maintain and moderate the site you are really making it easy for "new guys" like myself to learn about CMC. I just found out about CMC today at the Long Beach GP, and maybe it was just in time. I was seriously looking at a Pro 7 car, but it appears from the outside that the CMC cars are not that much more expensive. The question is, can a $6-8,000 car be competitive? Does anyone know of any for sale in the So Cal/Nor Cal area?


Spec Miata seems to be really getting popular. Is the CMC growing at a fairly good rate as well?


I would prefer buying a complete turn-key car than building one. I've had one too many half finished race cars sit in my garage.


Also, it seems like a pretty supportive group, but is there help available, not just driving help (lead - follow) but set up help and general do's and don'ts of this class from the other competitiors to someone new?Would this be considered the MENTOR program

I've raced Formula Fords years ago, but have never run a muscle car.


Any info or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Charlie, I'm new to CMC and its been great. At the track my questions have always been answered. Its a great group of folks that help new guys. Even an engineer from Max motorsports helped with my car set up at the track. Give it a try, you enjoy yourself.


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I have the perfect car for you. A winning car should not cost you more than $7,000 to $9,000 in this class. Too many cars for sale in CMC, why build your own? In this class, it's totally the driver however. Just be sure the componets are in good condition. CMC is by far the best choice NASA has to offer. Check the "For Sale" page for cars for sale. Good Luck.

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Thanks for the responses guys. I have checked out the for sale section now and I guess I'll get started at looking at some cars. Chris, I'll e-mail you regarding your car.


One last question, how much wear do you get out of a set of brake pads, set of toyos?


Thanks again for the info...

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I went through 6 or 7 tires last season. I ran every event and about 4 or so test days. Budget yourself for about 2 sets and you should be good to go.


Brakes wise, I am the wrong person to answer that question. I seem to kill a set of brake pads, calipers and rotors in one weekend. I think "normal" drivers get about 3 - 4 weekends per set. Get with TonyG for brake pads. He's da man when it comes to those.


- Nick

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Nick is right,I go through a set of pads every third/fourth weekend.

Two sets of tires if you run all the events,one year I only used one set total.The toyos last forever and can take a ton of heat cycles.

Charlie,give me a call so we can talk to maybe help you out.

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Tony Guaglione

CMC Coordinator

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