SCCA racing question

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  1. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    My friend who is an audi sackrider keeps asking me why Nissan doenst participate in SCCA racing like Audi, Porsche and a list of others.
    He said Skyline is cleared for competition and elects not to race.

    Anyone has any info on this?
     
  2. steve o

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    why nissan don't have a sports car anymore that they could race
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    reading not a strong point for ya is it?
     
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    ccarver Nitrous Whore OT Supporter

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    All about the money.
     
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    yea i guess itd be the money like ford dropping out of f1 to save money i mean theyre not that well off im guessing.
     
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    what do they gain by participating? prolly doesn't outweigh the costs...
     
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    The Sentra SE-R competed in the touring class and the 350Z competes in GT. The RTR Sentra SE-R was the only factory backed car in recent time.

    Add that to the numerous 200SXs, SE-Rs, and 240SXs, 510s, and Zs that competed in all the other SCCA events over the past few decades. If anything, Nissan has had more presense in the SCCA than any other Japanese manufacturer.

    In other words, your friend is an idiot.
     
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    1337 Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

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    I think he means pro racing/ nationals. Even then, you're still right; the 350z was competing. couldn't exactly catch up to the bmw's though :mamoru: :hsd: :wtc:
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Then he only needs to look to JGTC to see what Nissan can do.

    Why compete in some piddly shit SCCA race when JGTC is faster and more popular?
     
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    ever herd of jtcc thats where nissan j.p spends there money

    why would nissan u.s.a want to poor money into racing when they have nothing to race

    you tell me what nissan should race her in the states
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    According to my friend and my first post, Nissan has the Skyline approved for SCCA racing.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    But I have my answer now with JGTC Thanks :big grin:
     
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    Nacho Fancy words here.

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    No one thinks the nissans will be competitive, obviously.

    Nissan had a big push for the SE-R, as stated, but Realtime and P D Cunningham elected to go back with Acura because they liked the TSX platform more.

    In the higher classes, there's at least one 350Z, but it's never done well.

    As for the skyline, i dunno if it;s legal or not, but if it is, no one feels it's competitve, incluing nissan.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Thanks for the opinionated mis information :mamoru:
     
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    Nacho Fancy words here.

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    misinformaton? Where?

    P D Cunningham did have an SE-R. He's racing the Acura TSX this year, and has been quotes as saying he prefers it to the SE-R.

    The 350Z has never placed well in it's class.

    If someone thought that the Skyline would do well in it's class, they'd have imported one if it was 'SCCA legal" Not just factory teams compete in SCCA's touring car classes (in fact, very few do).
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    From research my friend did that Sentra SE-R finished 3rd in its class.. I would even call that competative..
     
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    the skyline isnt exactly the cheapest platform to choose for, well, any type of racing. its a big car and it takes alot of money to compete. but it is eligible for certain scca racing, and recently i read about one which will be competing in the near future (though i don't know which series)
     
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    So does has nobody heard of that one Nissan sports car that they sell in the US... The 350z perhaps... oh wait they do race that in the scca... Hrmm. A car company racing the one car that they currently sell in the US instead of the one that they never even sold here...
     
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    Once again your friend is full of shit. There is no "approval" just get a tube frame that looks like something nissan and a motor that obeys the power restrictions and engine size requirements.

    The reason Nissan does not compete in the SCCA events is the same reason Porsche doesn't compete in F1.

    Not everyone can compete everywhere at once.... There just isnt the money to do everything. ESPECIALLY when your a company like nissan who is recovering from financial hardship.
     
  21. Team503

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    Nissan will not race a non-US spec car in a US series. No manufacturer would - it's idiotic.

    What is racing for, to a manufacturer? It's a proving and testing ground for technology, a place for innovation to improve the product. Since the Skyline is a dead car (ie no longer produced), there's no point in that. The other goal? Marketing and advertising. Like the saying goes, win on Sunday sell on Monday. And what would Nissan sell if the Skyline was winning races? Not a damn thing.

    It's an unwise investment. Nissan will continue to campaign the 350Z, and may enter the new GT-R when it's unveiled (since it'll be sold over here), but I find that unlikely.
     

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