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    "NASA will be unveiling a brand new innovative series unlike anything currently available in the motorsports community in conjunction with a new partnership at the NASA booth, #3309, on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 3 pm. We will reveal the items under the silk sheets at 3 pm sharp, along with guest speakers to answer questions related to the new secret program a year in the making.

    The press conference is scheduled to take only 20 minutes and will explain everything involved in the new series and why you should be so interested in it.

    Please stop by and see what all the excitement is about!"

    Hmmm....wonder what it could be? Crapcan racing has no shortage of series so probably not that.

    Maybe a new Spec series? Maybe something like Rally Cross but catering to amateurs?

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    This is my guess
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    Anthony, let me know if you need help.

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    According to the brief, the news conference will include revealing something under a silk tarp in the NASA booth at PRI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    According to the brief, the news conference will include revealing something under a silk tarp in the NASA booth at PRI.

    Can't be a lemons car, the sharp edges would shred the silk.

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    Western ST2 Championship Series?
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    Clear and enforceable SM engine rules?

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    ^^ Those are coming, too. Dec. 14.

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    I'm going to guess it's a production race car of some sort. If it were a modified street car, they probably would not bother showing an actual car as it isn't really new. I'm think something along the lines of a 999 SuperSport or something of that nature. I'd also venture a guess that they already have a primary sponsor committed, hence the fanfare.
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    NASA posted a picture
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    Supermiata S1, SuperMiata S2, Supermiata S3
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    17 GT350 !!
    08 M3 - Carmax warranty !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    NASA posted a picture
    Legends car that doesn't suck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Legends car that doesn't suck?
    Spec Snowmobile....
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    These look small. One on right looks like one of those 3/4 scale "sports prototype" style single seaters powered by a snowmobile or bike motor. Guessing the one on the right is along the same lines. Bike motored cross between a Thunder Roadster and Exocet.

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    I can't make out any wheels. "Simulator racing series solves nasty contact disputes in attempt to lure 949 Racing back into the fold", comments one anonymous NASA official.

    (Disclaimer: I totally made that up)
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    sim is a good guess......
    Supermiata S1, SuperMiata S2, Supermiata S3
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    One on the right is an overgrown kart maybe? There was something like that with a sign up list at WSIR on an extremespeed day.

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    Something like a bare chassis waiting for suspension, drivetrain, and a fiberglass body. The thing on the right is sitting on a table so that might be a scaled model of a fiberglass body and looks a lot like an SRF to me.
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    It's a spec 1980's Baja dune buggy and a taco trailer.
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    That's not a Typo, I just can't spell no so well.

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    I can just picture a NASA management meeting somewhere:

    "Guys, we added 87 new classes over the past four years and participation is still flat or declining. Anyone have any ideas?"
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