It’s been six years, but the National Championship is Back!
Do you remember the first and only National Championship? It was at Iowa Speedway. Well six years later we’ve brought the National Championship back and it’s on the exciting National Corvette Museum road course. Read on to get some information to make your trip to Bowling Green a little easier.
Gates – Gates open at Noon on Thursday.
Test Day – NCM is hosting a test day on Friday for teams to sort out their car and learn the track. Details, cost and registration can be found here – https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/ncm-test-day-champcar-grand-full-motorsport-park-motorsports-940875
Paddock – The paddock at NCM is plenty large and is unassigned (first come, first served). Most people will not be able to park near their pit spot so don’t be surprised. If you rented a garage, your parking spot is marked by white lines in front of your garage.
Camping – If you would like to tent camp or camp in your RV off your own generator, there is no charge. RV spots are available with power and water, but there are a limited number of them. Contact NCM to reserve one.
Tech – If you have not had your 2018 annual tech yet, bring your car through the tech bay garage (A/B) when you arrive. Bring all your paperwork filled out. Make sure you have read the rules (good news – no changes from 2017). Swap cars with no paperwork will likely be put in EC unless tech is in a good mood.
Registration – Make sure to tech first, then bring your yellow logbook and tech sheet signed by us directly to registration. Before you arrive, log in and check your driver roster for accuracy. Make any corrections ahead of time. If you are paid with the correct drivers, check-in is a 3-minute process. If you are not coming (work issue, car issue, etc), email me to let me know you will not be there.
Novice School – 5pm Friday, location TBD.
Pit Assignments – Here are your pit assignments.
Garage Assignments – Here are your garage assignments.
Board Meeting – Should you arrive early and would like something to do that does not involve looking at old Corvettes, you can sit in on the 2018 club Board meeting that is being held in the Holley scoring tower classroom at 7pm Thursday night.
Saturday Night – This event is a Park Ferme (click here to read those instructions), which is to say the race is red flagged Saturday night. Since all cars will be locked on pit road and no work allowed, you might as well eat. ChampCar is providing dinner in the paddock to all teams Saturday night, free of charge. Drinks you’ll have to buy.
Finally – 75 teams qualified and were invited to this year’s National Championship. Of those 75, 24 registered for the event. While we have 60 cars racing in this one, only 24 have a chance to win the National Championship trophy. Here are those 24 teams. The Champion will be the team with the lowest point total of the three listed races, two of which have already been recorded. It is possible that the Champion may not be the team who wins the NCM event, but given how tight the points are, that seems unlikely.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all in Bowling Green!
The ChampCar Staff