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Author Topic:   Ever heard of a Champion Chassis??
JasonBrock
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted October 21, 2002 05:17 AM
I have a Champion Chassis with a ford torino front clip. Anyone know anything about these cars?

ford5
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 231
posted October 21, 2002 07:24 AM
what year? and what do you need to know?

autoshop
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted October 21, 2002 09:57 AM
Champion chassis
Enid Oklahoma

JasonBrock
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted October 21, 2002 04:53 PM
It's a 96 model. I moved up to modified racing from a pro street division. I was wondering if this chassis will be competitive with the DW8 dirtworks, and Larry Shaw cars that I will be running against.

modracr41
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 57
posted October 21, 2002 05:29 PM
Jason,
I know a guy that has an older champion chassis, and he likes the design. He is pretty competitive, and says that they work pretty well.
If you'd like to ask him about it, I know this is going to sound crazy, but go to www.moparchat.com Register, and go to the circletrack part of the forum. Post any questions you may have to 340King, and he'll answer. He does run a chrysler for power, and he does pretty well with it. I asked him about Champions when I was looking for a newer car, and he was lots of help. Just a suggestion, and .............See ya at the track!!

PS Also, there is a guy there that goes by "Sanborn" that's a lot of help with set-up questions, etc. He and his son run a UDTRA late model, but he knows mods, too.

joeltjen
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted October 22, 2002 12:01 AM
champion chassis
cedar rapids iowa.
319-396-7177

mike frieden owner.

wanna sell that 96???

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JasonBrock
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted October 22, 2002 06:02 AM
Thanks for the input guys!! I don't think I'll sell it just yet without trying it first. Ya'll probably have never heard of him but I bought the car from a fellow named Bill Moyer. His son Billy Jr. drove it a few times and said he liked the way it worked.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 467
posted October 22, 2002 08:46 PM
That may also be the same car that Bill Moyer Senior had Rick Gustin,Mark Noble and a few others drive in and around Iowa and some big specials. Car was a purple frame in color with a yellow body when i last saw it. Car was new around 96 or 97 and i think Bill had more than one of them at the time.

old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted October 22, 2002 09:18 PM
That may be the same car the Moyer's used at the first longhorn round-up in Texas in that time frame. They won the A qualifier on the first night of qualifying. If I remember right, the car is a wishbone car. If so it was way fast then.

JasonBrock
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted October 23, 2002 05:04 AM
You hit the nail on the head! The car has a purple chassis, yellow body, and a red interior & cockpit. Has a purple #5 with moyer in the top of the five. The main story I've heard on the car is that it sat on the pole for some super big modified race in the south. Said he lead a big part of the race, dropped a cylinder and finished 4th.May have said it was a $50,000 purse for that race, but not for sure.

JasonBrock
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted October 23, 2002 05:35 AM
If this is the same car, how long ago was it when ya'll saw it run?

dirttrackracer
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted October 24, 2002 09:22 PM
I believe I remember that it is Bret Moyer that used to drive that car,they might be some relation to Billy Moyer though.Billy is from somewhere in Iowa originally,and I think Bret is from Des Moines.

JasonBrock
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted October 25, 2002 07:06 AM
I did hear that Billy had a brother or cousin or something with the last name Moyer that drove a mod. for them alot.

JasonBrock
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted October 25, 2002 07:11 AM
All this doesn't really matter alot, because I've already bought the car. I like hearing stories on it because it'll be another month or two before I get it going, and I have no idea what it's going to do then. I guess all this is really to help my confidence in the car itself. Thanks for all the input!!!

old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted October 25, 2002 10:01 AM
If that car has not been seriously damaged, you can feel good about having a quality car to start with. Don't worry about the age of a car if it has been well maintained and has not been raced to death. Geometry does not care how old it is. We are still running an older DW7 with success. Good luck with your car.
The race I saw the car run was the Longhorn Round-Up at Royse City,TX. It think it ran 96 and 97. Billy drove it the first year when they almost won the main. It was 30,000.00 to win. I don't remeber who drove it or the out come the next year. This race was an awesome event that drew 200 plus cars annually. It was a huge accomplishment just to make the Main.

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