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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted July 07, 2001 10:35 PM  
It sure seems to me that with all the current technology that cars would be 1/2 to 1 secomd faster than 10 years ago. When in fact, they're no faster and in some cases slower now. I've also noticed the left front tires staying on the ground now. The left rears are jacked up quite a-bit but nothing like in the past few years. Are crews and drivers just now starting to realize look'n cool is not always fast? I always laughed when I watched the 3-wheel cars dancing around thru the corners and along comes a Rayburn car running flat and cruising right on past.
Since the local cars are now on all 4's the racing has been alot better. More passing and not all freight-trained around the bottom. Is the trend of 3-wheeling going by the wayside? They looked cool for awhile, but the racing suffered I think.

Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 6243
posted July 16, 2001 02:14 PM  
As far as car speeds go, a lot of sanctioning bodies are going with spec engines and spec tires with no grooving or siping allowed which has slowed the cars down considerably. Would be interesting to see lap times of UDTRA cars 5 years ago and compare them to now to see if they too are slowing down!

As for the 3-wheeling thing, I think drivers are beginning to notice the Billy Moyers and Scott Bloowquists of the racing world are going faster on 4 wheels, not 3. As Billy Moyer said in an article about a year or so ago...a 4 legged dog is faster than a 3 legged dog!

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted September 06, 2001 08:39 AM  
I've noticed the same thing, at our local tracks nobody is going faster than they did 10 years ago, and equipment is much much better. I heard rumor that Scott Bloomquist was doing some testing with leaf springs! Look out world........there back....

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted October 03, 2001 06:00 PM  
Around Western PA, Scott Rhoads runs on all 4's so to speak, while other guys running on 3 wheels are watching him lap them. This is probably the case with most places, however, this is at (Latrobe Speedway) a BIG half-mile. I think that at smaller tracks, i.e. a Challenger or Lernerville, that 3 wheelin' doesn't hurt all that much. What do you guys and gals think?

Churchfield Racing

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 315
posted October 03, 2001 11:23 PM  
keep em on 3 wheels... ; )

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted November 11, 2001 09:04 PM  
down here around houston three quaters of the guys that run up front are on three wheels, they are also more fun to watch, you can see the foward traction.

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