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With the NASA aspect of sanctioning in the mix these days here are some questions I'm thinking of:

- Will they have a rulebook next year?

- Any hints if any current SCCA Nationals are going NASA? If NASA lets the organizers run the show and it's cheaper, why stay SCCA?

- Will there be NASA rally licenses?

- Any possibilities of NASA putting all these events together and running a Rally Championship?

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>- Any possibilities of NASA putting all these events
>together and running a Rally Championship?
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>Brian

Wouldn't it be a better idea to have a Rally Championship that was independant of SCCA, NASA, whatever??

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Can I just pitch my restrictor ????

WOOHOO !!!!!

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Having organized with them, I can answer a couple of these questions:

>- Will they have a rulebook next year?

They currently have a rulebook.

>- Will there be NASA rally licenses?

Yes, see Ray Hocker's response to some of the Gorman questions.

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Do they have a rally specific rulebook (like their other series) with classes and such, or are we going to start seeing pro7's and "American Iron" cars on stage?:+
 

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Matt,

I don't beleive that Pro7's are street legal. Let them bring
on the American Iron. Short of a straight uphill tarmac section,
they're way to ungainly to be fast on a stage.

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Wilson,

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>They currently have a rulebook.

Yes, but by their rule book, my cage (and I'd bet nearly all other rally cages) is illegal since the cage goes through the firewall to the front shock towers. Maybe you could whip up a rally rulebook for them? ;)
 

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Brian,
I just read the NASA 2003 Performance Rally Rules v.4.1 and see nothing about cage design. I do see two things that have caused weeping and wailing here and that is a ban on studded tires and the use of the red cross to stop the rally in case of non-rally traffic. What page covers cage design?
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RE: NASA's On Line Rule Book

Mmmmmm Co-driver reading material...

I would be nice if these where 'offical', but seeing as they are only available on an event's website and not an offical NASA website (no offence), I will consider them a 'guideline' more than a rulebook.
 

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RE: NASA's On Line Rule Book

I just read the cover. Seems official. Maybe NASA doesn't want to put its rule books on line so that they can make money selling them. :)
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RE: NASA's On Line Rule Book

>I just read the cover. Seems official. Maybe NASA doesn't
>want to put its rule books on line so that they can make
>money selling them. :)
>Richard

Let hope that doesn't follow us to NASA. :p

It does seem official enough, but most if not all of their other series rulebooks can be found online. It seems that the General Regs for Gorman where taken directly from this document, but it would be nice to see something offical (as far as a rulebook goes) before we get too many NASA rally's under our belt. right now there are a few things that refer to CRS which refers to SCCA, so these events are still being governed by SCCA policies.
 

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RE: NASA's On Line Rule Book

>>I just read the cover. Seems official. Maybe NASA doesn't
>>want to put its rule books on line so that they can make
>>money selling them. :)

Folks:

I would view them as "guidelines." They were put together many moons ago. They satisfied my need for a rulebook on short notice without offending other sanctioning bodies by taking theirs. I did change some things in the supp regs to account for some folks without licenses, but with prior motorsports experience, and some cage issues.

On another note, please observe that NASA is technology driven. You can currently register for any of their Road Racing events anywhere in the country from their website. All rules are available there as well (with the rally rules exception). Their rulebooks are not print or copy protected. I would expect to see the same for rally in the near future.

I must say, however, that I have experienced one SCCAesqe thing . . . I was sent two copies of my membership card. However, it is a nice multi-color credit card type thing, not two flimsy pieces that need to be joined together and laminated (which I've never done in my 7 years of SCCA membership). :p

Just my .02

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Let them
>bring
>on the American Iron. Short of a straight uphill tarmac
>section,
>they're way too ungainly to be fast on a stage.
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>Patrick

Yep, there's no way a 450hp mustang could be fast on a rally stage;)
 
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