"The Basics" are the rules. These are the important saftey items and the procedures that ChumpCar uses to access the race car you have chosen.
"Standard Race Car Entry Paperwork" is for the racers who are entering a race car with very little mods. You have the stock engine, the stock transmission and the stock rear diff. Super easy paperwork.
"Swapped Race Car Entry Paperwork" is for the racers who,have replaced their drivetrains with engines from a different car. Like a Chevy V8 in a Mazda Miata. They have a bit more paperwork to do.
"Miscellaneous Paperwork", need to protest that Chevy V8 Miata? Start here with the paperwork.
"2017 Changes - Not to be used until January 1, 2017" - Future changes uploaded for membership review.
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Here are the basic rules:
Not including the required safety equipment that you'll need - roll-cage, racing seat, racing harness -- your car must be valued at less than 500 points. What does that even mean?
ChumpCar uses a points-based system to value the cars. Each make/model is assigned a specific base point value. Performance items- shocks, springs, engine modifications, etc. are assigned additional points. Your car’s total point value cannot exceed 500 points (see the rules for how to do this). ChumpCar uses this point-based system to control the cost required for a team to go racing.
Strip out the interior and take out all the glass, except the windshield. Install the roll cage, seat, fire-suppression system and harness. Add some numbers and you have just created a race car. Okay, so there's more to it than that, but not much. Read the rules to fill-in the blanks.
ChumpCar has various race formats, but they're generally range from 7 hours to 24 hours. You'll need a minimum of 3 drivers for most events, and it's wise to have a couple of crew guys as part of the team. Get people on your team that know what end of a screwdriver to use and can think clearly at 3:19am when a wheel bearing starts to disintegrate.
If you cheat or screw-up or both... you'll be docked laps. If you come to Tech Inspection with a car that's worth 1,500 points... plan on starting the race about 100 laps down from everyone else. You can still run in the race and you'll have a great time... but at that point, you'll only have photos to show for it.