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BrianW
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I need some help interpreting this GCR:

"Numbers shall be no more than 2 digits, and shall meet the approval of the Chief of Timing and Scoring. 3 digit numbers may be used when individually approved in advance by the Chief of Timing and Scoring"

This seems like they discourage 3 digit numbers, but I checked the results for my local region and there seem to be a fair number of cars with 3 digit numbers. Is this a big deal? I was mainly going to use a 3 digit number because I figured the chance of having a duplicate was pretty remote.

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NASA permits 3 digit numbers / SCCA typically does not.

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Check with the regions you race in. The Central Florida Region are fine with 3 digits as the car counts are large. I've been told some regions don't use 3 digits because their boards for black flagging only support 2 digits. My guess 2 digits are also easier to hand score.

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Just make your number easily changeable. Keep both sides of the number open. Also check your division about their permanent numbering scheme.

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BrianW
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Good point about NASA vs SCCA. When I saw the 3 digit numbers I was checking the NASA results. Once I looked at both the permanent number assignment as well as race results for SCCA it does appear that everyone is using a 2 digit.

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