SPACES!!! Contact Sick Cylinder to join and more importantly to guarantee your slot on the grid in the next great series - Cobra Coupe Shootout and James Hunt's Avon Tour of Britain 1973. You will start as a Reserve Driver and after attending a few rounds (subject to space) you will be promoted to Permanent Driver. Below - Cars for new drivers joining at Round 7 Power - the limits used are not accurate to real life and were selected because they are enforceable by the game and provide an entertaining online racing experience. Trans Am 1: Mercury Cougar XR-7 1967, Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA 1600 1965, Pontiac Tempest Le Mans GTO 1964 "Grey Ghost" Replica, Nissan Bluebird 510 1969* - Maximum 350bhp, Minimum 812kg. Drivers use the Mercury, Alfa and Pontiac and change at 5 weekly intervals - *NB the drivers who finish the race in 1st and 2nd position will use the Nissan Bluebird in place of their regular car the following week. (For the first week of the championship the Nissan Bluebird 510 will be driven by racers who hold a Platinum SRR License i.e. Lex Lathor, Flaco and Rehdogg). Note - Mercury Cougar was a runner up to Ford Mustang in the main up to 5 litre class in 1967. The 1964 Pontiac Tempest was a privateer entrant in 1971 which achieved amazing results, beaten only by the AMC and Ford works teams. Alfa Romeo were champions of the under 2 litre category (1966 & 1970) and Nissan (then known as Datsun) were champions of the revised under 2.5 litre class with the Bluebird (1971 & 1972). In the early days the small cars raced with the big cars and Jochen Rindt once scored an overall win in his little Alfa beating Bob Tullius in his Dodge Dart. There were frequent changes of driver line up as in the early years there was only a manufacturers championship and no championship for drivers. Trans Am 2: Ford Mustang Mach 1 1971, Ford Mustang Trans Cammer 1970 OR Dodge Challenger R/T 1970, Chevrolet Camaro Z28 1969 OR Plymouth AAR Cuda 340 Six Barrel 1970 - Max Tune Drivers use 3 of the 5 cars and change at 5 weekly intervals - NB drivers who hold a Platinum or Gold SRR License will use the Dodge and Plymouth as these are more difficult to control. The Trans Am 2 Championship will be scored both overall and by license grade so that the slight variation in machinery does not result in any unfairness. Note - A Platinum license holder is a driver who has won a championship in Sick's Race Room. A Gold license holder is a fast or very fast driver. A silver license holder is a normal driver - this category may also include online novices. Note - these cars require good throttle control as they have more power than grip. Trans Am 1 is intended to provide a good warm up before taking the wheel of one of these monsters and later the similarly powerful, but much lighter Toyota 7. Can Am by Toyota 7 1970 - Tuning Prohibited (827bhp with oil change) Group 7 unlimited capacity, prototype Sports Car racing was popular in America (Can Am), Europe (Interserie) and Japan where the Japanese Grand Prix was an event held at Fuji not for F1 cars, but Group 7 behemoths from Toyota, Nissan and Mazda with a sprinkling of Lolas and Porsches. Nissan held the upper hand in 1969 with their 6 litre V12 monsters so for 1970 the Toyota 7 was turbocharged and the plan was to race in Japan and then enter Can Am and battle with the dominant McLaren's, however when two test drivers were killed the project was cancelled. Can Am was held during the F1 off season and hence could attract the best drivers in the world - they were the fastest racing machines on the planet with engines sometimes exceeding 8 litres and with the introduction of turbocharging to the series by Porsche and Shadow power reached frightening levels. Hopefully we can recreate some of that excitement with the Toyota 7! A flavour of Trans Am racing: Championship Points We use the MotoGP points system as this awards points down to 15th place and provides an appropriate reward differential between positions (1st = 25, 2nd = 20, 3rd = 16, 4th = 13, 5th = 11, 6th = 10 etc). Three drivers championships will be scored: Trans Am 1 Trans Am 2 - This will be scored both overall and divided by license grade (Silver & Gold/Platinum) Can Am Two manufacturers championships will be scored (points from highest placed car): Trans Am 1: Alfa Romeo, Mercury, Nissan, Pontiac (NB the Nissan is driven by drivers who came 1st or 2nd in the race the previous week). Trans Am 2: Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Plymouth, Trans Cammer The Trans Am 1 Tribute Team Trophy A team trophy is scored in honour of three great drivers: Jochen Rindt - Team Captain: Flaco Peter Revson - Team Captain: Lex Lathor Mark Donohue - Team Captain: Rehdogg The Horst Kwech Trophy Tony Lomas has kindly agreed to score this trophy which is for the number of places made up in the race relative to your qualifying position and is based on the Jack Sears Trophy previously used in BTCC. The Horst Kwech Trophy is named in honour of the great Trans Am Racer, Engineer and Inventor. IMPORTANT - as we have a full room it is important to inform the Host when you are unable to attend. This will enable Reserve Drivers to temporarily fill your slot on the grid. For Round 7 there are expected to be 3 spaces.