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Author Topic:   SUPR Late Model vs. IMCA mod
NJantz
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posted April 21, 2004 08:09 PM  
I've been thinking of getting out of mods and into a late model. The closest late models around here are SUPR sanctioned. About how much more expensive is a late model to operate than a mod? I currently spend about $200/nt. to run the mod. How much are tires? How about a SUPR spec engine?
thanks,
Nate

NJantz
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posted April 21, 2004 08:11 PM  
Also what are the typical payouts for the regular weekly shows?

harlow129
Dirt Roller

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posted May 01, 2004 10:49 AM  
im not sure how much it cost to run a super but i was told a front running car can cost in triple digits to run for the year and the spec motor for supr is a flat top with brodix heads and intake if you go to baton rouge raceway the have an article on the supr spec motor i will try to get you their web page

FirstLight7
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Total posts: 69
posted May 18, 2004 08:16 PM  
If you wanted to talk with some of the guys that run Supr's, it looks like they will be running a show at Lonestar in a few weeks >
http://www.lonestarspeedway.net/schedule.html

Additionally - I was kind of surprised to see on the Devils Bowl web site that they are trying to phase in the Supr rules.

Post or PM if you run across any solid numbers.

Thanks

3dirtLm
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posted May 26, 2004 07:36 PM  
Their is no real difference between the cost of a new mod roller or a new rolling Late Model. Some things on the mod are a lot more expensive than a LM. Gear changes for one 2-400 dollars on mods vs 60-100 on LMs. Tires on LMs run higher but usually will last longer. most people tell you the engines are where youll find the real price difference but alot of this is a myth. IMCA mod are subject to claims and most of the front runners are spending 3-6000 on them. Be unlucky enough to get clained a couple of times and you spent what a good LM spec engine will cost you. There are alot of different prices on engines but we built a IMCA/SAS type spec engine that ran 50 nights 3000 laps on 3/8 mile tracks for 6500. Not counting the oringal car cost or the 6500 engine cost that engine not only covered all the years racing expenses( tires, fuel 3 pit passes each night, and whatever car repairs and engine maintinace was needed)but left us with a $4000 profit. Hopes this helps you some

NJantz
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posted May 27, 2004 11:22 AM  
thanks 3dirtlm.

zeroracing
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posted May 27, 2004 03:32 PM  
we are making the switch to late models soon also. and the motors will cost a bit more, but the cars tear up less parts.
i feel the cost is about the same by the time you weigh in everyhting.

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