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Someone contested the Model 3 because it was electric and they disqualified the Model 3.

Nonetheless, Rogers made the podium with the Model 3 Performance, but his time was contested by a defeated competitor because and I quote: “electricity is not listed as an approved fuel.”

Everyone except the guy who contested knows that he lost and all it did is give Rogers the opportunity to say you can’t stop the future on stage, which was pretty cool.
https://electrek.co/2018/11/11/tesla-model-3-performance-global-attack-on-track-mode-disqualified-electric/
 

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This often happens when there's a game-changing innovation in racing. Existing competitors have so much invested (money and knowledge) in current (haha) technology they want to just shut-down the latest. When I was little, I remember the thrill of watching the turbine car race at Indy. They almost ran away with the race but conked out very near the end. Turbine cars were effectively banned the next year.
 

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That's good news.
Cannot wait for the age of solid state batteries.
Same Model 3 will be 500lb lighter and the battery will be able to get much hotter.
The ICE cars will loose the last leg...
 

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Direct from the Mountain Pass Blog: https://www.mountainpassperformance.com/gtasuperlap/

The series literally DQd us on the podium and took away our trophy! Here is the exact excerpt from the rulebook:

2. Only unleaded gasoline or Diesel may be used as fuel. No Ethanol, E-85, leaded, methanol or exotic fuels allowed as the primary fuel. Water/Methanol injection is allowed in a maximum of 50% methanol mix.”


We found it hilarious that we were being protested with what is a total daily driver that we just threw some parts on for this one event. The guys that protested us have been racing at this track and been working on their cars for years. We didn’t get too upset or make a big stink of it, because the protest is actually more of a compliment than anything else. Cameron confronted the guy after and asked why he protested – and his response was that “we were making him nervous.”
 

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Direct from the Mountain Pass Blog: https://www.mountainpassperformance.com/gtasuperlap/

The series literally DQd us on the podium and took away our trophy! Here is the exact excerpt from the rulebook:

2. Only unleaded gasoline or Diesel may be used as fuel. No Ethanol, E-85, leaded, methanol or exotic fuels allowed as the primary fuel. Water/Methanol injection is allowed in a maximum of 50% methanol mix.”


We found it hilarious that we were being protested with what is a total daily driver that we just threw some parts on for this one event. The guys that protested us have been racing at this track and been working on their cars for years. We didn’t get too upset or make a big stink of it, because the protest is actually more of a compliment than anything else. Cameron confronted the guy after and asked why he protested – and his response was that “we were making him nervous.”
That's funny. I love the Buttonwillow track - taken my 636 ninja there so many times. Those rules need to change.
 

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This often happens when there's a game-changing innovation in racing. Existing competitors have so much invested (money and knowledge) in current (haha) technology they want to just shut-down the latest. When I was little, I remember the thrill of watching the turbine car race at Indy. They almost ran away with the race but conked out very near the end. Turbine cars were effectively banned the next year.
Yep I remember the four-wheel drive STP turbine car owned by Andy Granatelli and driven by Parnelli Jones.
Some $5 bearing failed in the gearbox if memory serves me. The 1960's were a long time ago.:confused:
I lived a few blocks from STP Headquarters in Des Plaines IL back then.
 

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Bunch of weasels indeed!


Model 3 giving out gas less spankings. Gear heads don't know what to do. Bye bye dinosaurs
 

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The DQ is very clear - the rules are explicit on fuels allowed. I bet that rule changes in the next year simply because Tesla's Model 3 is starting to show up everywhere.

The fact that Teslas are showing up on tracks and beating the ICE competition and that a VW EV now holds the Pikes Peak Hill Climb record should make all the ICE based vehicle owners nervous.
 
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