Champ Car Racing Teams, otherwise known as Champ Car, was an officially sanctioned governing body for open-wheeled car racing in America that ran from 1979 to 2020. It ran the PPG Indianapolis 500 from 1978 to 1983, the Pirelli World Challenge in California from 1986 to 1989 and the Pinnacle Championship Racing Series in California from 1992 to 1996. Champ Car also sponsored the Continental Tire Challenge, which was a race based on the Formula 1 schedule.
In addition to these series, there were four other series that the car owner could enter into. These include the NASCAR Busch Series, Continental Tire Challenge, The Continental Tire Challenge Cup, and the Super League of Auto Racing. Each series had its own rules were different from the others.
When a driver won a championship or achieved a certain amount of wins in one series, the car owner could then qualify for the next season. They would also be given additional points if they qualified for the finals of any of the four races that the series held.
The rules were made more complex when Champ Car introduced their “Triple Crown” program. Each driver was given three attempts at qualifying for the finals of each of the four races and they were required to do the same in order to be eligible to compete for the trophy. Each driver also received points for the total number of wins in all of the categories that they entered into.
Champ Car started their involvement in the Nationwide Series in 1999 and they sponsored every driver who qualified for the Cup Series, as well as drivers who had won the season finale but not been given a shot at the championship. The NASCAR Cup teams used to be a team of drivers that were in the Nationwide Series to try to win the championship and then retire with the trophy.
Champ Car also ran a very interesting program that was called the “Ace System”. For each of the driver's victories, the driver was given an award from the organization. The person who won the most awards would be awarded the “Ace” designation.
There were several rules in place that the drivers were supposed to abide by when winning their “Aches”Champs”. These included wearing a white t-shirt with the name of the sponsor on the front, wearing the color of the driver's car on the shirt and also participating in at least half of the races that the series ran.
It was only in recent years that Champ Car began to let non-Champ Car drivers compete. They allowed the former drivers that had won a certain amount of wins in the National League, in the previous season, to participate in the series and to race for them in the Nationwide Series.
The system was similar to that of the Chase in which the winning driver is the one that earns the most championship points for that particular year's championship. When drivers entered the “Championship” they were ranked according to their finish position in the season finale. The driver with the best finish after all of the races was then ranked number one.
Most of the current championship holders have run into problems since they began to become involved in the system. Many drivers entered their first season with no idea of what exactly they were doing and some failed to qualify for many of the races that they entered. Some ended up having to fight for a seat on the final day because they did not earn enough points to make the finals.
The Champion System worked because of the fact that all of the drivers were trying to win. a championship and it worked because of the points system that Champ Car was using. Many drivers did not have a chance to earn as much points as they should have because the series ran out of drivers who had the best finishes each race. Even though the “Aches”Champs” program worked out fine for the most part, there have been some problems with the way that they have been run.
Some drivers, particularly those that have won a great deal of victories in the past, have found it difficult to earn their “Aches” Championship in recent seasons. This was mainly due to the fact that the rules were too hard on the car and some of the teams that were responsible for those victories were forced to withdraw from the series because they did not have the money to compete. The “Triple Crown” system also cost the Champ Car drivers money by forcing them to pay the same amount of money that all the other teams would spend on tickets and travel expenses.