Ready for MARRS 2019

It is now officially February, the Super Bowl is tonight, and next Month is March Madness at VIR. This week was 31 below zero (53 below with wind chill) in Minnesota. It seems too cold to be thinking of racing already!

The Washington DC Region (WDCR) has posted the Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series (MARRS) schedule on its website, so it is time to get things moving with!

It looks like the WDCR has decided that we are back down to 9 Feature races this year – but the same number of weekends. For the first time since 2009, when I started racing in MARRS, the VIR race will not be a double for MARRS drivers. It will use the standard format used by MARRS races aside from the first race in the Labor Day weekend double. This seems to make skipping VIR easier for folks. It used to kill your points total by missing two Feature races right at the beginning of the year.

Like last year, we will attend two away races at NJMP, one each at Thunderbolt and Lightning. It is such a shame the NJ state police do not allow NJMP to start before 9AM. Makes heading home on Sundays so difficult. They are fun tracks though.

So the schedule is set and in the system. I have not flipped the default year to be 2019 yet (still set at 2018 so it is easy to see results from last year). We still need the WDCR “powers-that-be” to decide on how many drops for the Net Points and things like that – but those do not matter until more than half way through the season.

For now, I have a few features I have queued up for the system. I will talk about those details over on

Need to buy a new AIM data acquisition hardware now that most of my TraqMate stuff has slowly died. Another fun place to sink money! Ready for MARRS 2019!!!

Ted Cahall

Author: Ted Cahall

Ted Cahall is an executive, engineer, entrepreneur as well as amateur race car driver. He combined his skills as an engineer and passion for racing by developing the points tracking website for the Washington DC region of the SCCA.