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      06-21-2012, 08:31 AM   #1
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SCCA July Solo2 Fastrack: Proposed move of E9x M3 to F-Stock

Write your letters in support of moving the M3! You can submit electronically www.sebscca.com , it takes about 30 seconds

Currently the M3 competes in AS against cars like the '97-'04 C5 non-Z06 Corvette, Caymans and Boxsters, 996 and 993 911's, and Evoras. The C63, ISF, and E46 M3 are also being considered for this move from AS (B-stock for the E46) where the cars are borderline uncompetitive depending on who you talk to, to FS where they would be very good cars for the class.

Some points you might include:
- '11+ Mustang is a key member of the M3's competitive set, see Grand Am GS, SCCA Touring 2 club racing, and performance specs
- AS pits the M3 against 2-seat cars which do not look, act, or drive the same on the same courses, making the class more course-dependant
- FS is a historically sedan-based performance car class which makes sense
- If the C63, ISF are moved down to FS, the M3 should go too because they are direct competition and similar performance potential
- There are tons of E9x M3 enthusiasts out there and most of them aren't showing up to autocrosses, this move could help change that.

Note: I did not write the letter which sparked this, at least I don't think I did. I'm just posting this here to get more exposure and support from the E9x community. More letters means more likelihood the E9x M3 will be moved to FS and have a place to play with unquestionable competitiveness in Stock class.

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      06-21-2012, 09:51 AM   #2
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i used to run solo II and pro solo in a vw scirocco many moons ago, but i was competitive in my class. i would never bother with SCCA being stuck in A stock. what pro solo class does the E9x M3 run? scca is losing many members and racers because of this. i think i would still struggle with it. i like the points system used by other sanctioning bodies. i want to go with a BBK. if i do that, i go to SP. once you go to SP, you have to do everything under the sun within SP to be competitive. i don't want to spend all that money. for guys that want to run almost bone stock, F stock is the place to be though.
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      06-27-2012, 01:58 PM   #4
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I submitted a letter for AS to FS.

I also sent a request to consider the move to STX from STU.
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      07-02-2012, 09:54 AM   #5
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done. I just shake my head at the index a AS gets given all the tight turns the locals put in.

of course it would also help if i was a better driver
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      08-20-2012, 09:49 PM   #7
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I sent my letter supporting the M3 move from AS to FS. Got an email today saying that the response to my letter would be in the latest Fastrack. The September Fastrack is posted but all they did was thank those for their input. I don't see an answer to the letters. Am I missing something? Anyone have more info?
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Still pending, sounds like the comments are being considered for a recommendation to be made after nats
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Recommended to the BOD for approval:
http://scca.cdn.racersites.com/prod/...k-oct-solo.pdf
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Any idea what the pax multiplier will be? I am assuming it will be somewhere between AS and FS.
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Unless FS went much faster relative to AM this year, the pax number should be around the same as it was for this year
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