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 VRG Eligibility & Rules Resources 
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We intend for our rules to be similar to those of other major vintage-race sanctioning bodies in the region, so that drivers need not make extensive changes to existing cars in order to participate with our club.

Detailed rules for car eligibility are located on the following page of the VRG website:

http://vrgonline.org/rules/#car_eligibility

Detailed information on driver eligibility are located on the following page of the VRG website:

http://vrgonline.org/rules/#driver_eligibility


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Several of us, including myself, were newbies to vintage racing and attended driver's school and held a provisional driver's license with the club in 2013. When I read the rules under 1.2 Driver status, I see that the driver should have an evaluation and recommendation from the committee in order to receive a "regular" license. There's some criteria also stated in the rules. I'd like to know if the committee is planning to have a review of the rookie drivers from last season. Or should the driver's submit a request to the committee? Thanks
P.S. I still think I'll keep the rookie logo on the back of my TR.

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John,
You should of received a form at your drivers school that would require sign-off by the Drivers Committee after your first three races. Once successfully accomplishing this, you would receive full driver privileges. If you didn't receive this form, please contact our Chief Driving Instructor, Ed Valpey, at: vmax@metrocast.net

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I attended VRG's Driver School in May followed by the J500. So, I have one signature out of the three needed on my provisional form.

Last weekend I entered the vintage races at Watkins Glen with SVRA. I couldn't find any members of VRG's driver committee but I did talk to Chris Meyers & Storm Field. I also talked with SVRA's competition director (Ray S.). Ray said if needed he could write something to the effect that I had successfully completed the event. And Chris & Storm could likely do the same.

So, does my weekend at the Glen 'count' or does it have to be at a VRG event & witnessed by the VRG's driver committee?

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Hi Eric,

Congratulations on completing the SVRA Watkins Glen event, wish I could have been there! Must have been a great experience.

Only VRG events "count" towards your 3-race requirement. This is partly due to VMC policy (to approve a VMC license application, we have to certify that the driver has completed three of our own club events) -- and also because VRG can't really have Driver Committee representatives attending all the various vintage races going on. I think our policy is consistent with that of other vintage racing clubs.

Not to worry, though -- your "Provisional" status really doesn't restrict your activity, you can enter any VRG event and I believe all other vintage clubs will accept entries from VRG Provisional drivers. Obviously, SVRA accepts Provisional status. If you encounter any questions from any other club, give me a call and we'll iron it out.

If your schedule & budget allow, there are still 3 more races on the VRG calendar for this year, so you could still satisfy the Provisional requirement by the end of the year. If it dribbles over into 2015, no problem.

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Mark Palmer
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Thanks for the reply. I am hoping to get to another VRG event this year - either Watkins Glen in October or Summit Point in November.

And of course there is always next year...

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It's the off-season. While some dream of dancing sugar plums, racers dream of the modifications they'd like to make to their cars...

Here's my question. I'd like to save my original MGA engine for posterity. Is it allowed to sleeve an MGB block to MGA bore and build an engine that way? Does 3-main bearing vs 5-main bearing matter? (the MGA & MGB stroke are the same)

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Hi Eric!

I too, am dreaming of next season. Though, I picked up some in-car telemetry for 2015, so I won't necessarily have the pleasure of engine builds to plan. Just wiring and sensors to run. :D

I'm not an MGA expert, but I think the 3-main/5-main argument is one which often comes up when discussing eligibility, as it's a fairly common use case. Your best bet before sending anything to the machine shop is to call Ralph Steinberg, who heads up Rules &Regs/Eligibility, or maybe Mark Palmer who also works with Rules/eligibility and I understand may know a thing or two about MGAs. ;) They'll be able to explain the rules/regs as it relates to part substitution.

Have a great holiday season.

-Ian

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Ian Wisbon wrote:
I picked up some in-car telemetry...


Doesn't that just remove the possibilty of lying? :mrgreen:

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Eric Russell wrote:
Ian Wisbon wrote:
I picked up some in-car telemetry...


Doesn't that just remove the possibilty of lying? :mrgreen:


Ha Ha that it does! But this way, I'll be inspired to make it a bit more honest. And, I'll be able to see what I did right on that one good lap, and where it all went wrong every other lap.

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