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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted October 16, 2002 09:20 PM  
I have been a racing fan all my life but since becoming a little more involved in the sport (new car owner) I have run into new terms. I understand most of the classes or race cars but two that I have never heard of before reading the various forums on the net is Hobby Stock and Bomber. Nothing of that class races here local so I am just curious what is the difference in them and plain old say street stock? Someone needs to make a web sit to explain ALL the variations of stock car classes, that would be interesting. I have noticed one thing, the difference between say mini stock class at one track is not the same as another track.
Well just curious
B 1 R

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted October 17, 2002 05:51 AM  
Your question is sa hard one to answer. From reading this forum, I have learned that there are many variations of rules in all classes. It seems that in the mid-west, sanctioning bodys with common rules are more common than they are here in Western PA / Eastern Oh. It seems that every track in this area has their own rules, especially in the stock and E-Mod classes. I have said for years that they (the promoters) should adopt common rules. The problem is that it is impossible to get them to sit down in the same room let alone agree on anything. Just my $.02

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 376
posted October 17, 2002 09:18 AM  
One reason the track owners or promoters don't want to have common rules is the fact that other tracks may offer more incentives to the racers and they will lose cars. Sometimes, they have agreements made with fuel or tire dealers to get a percentage of each item. One reason for "spec" tires.

As for different names of similar cars, it is more to identify the track itself where these cars race.

If you want to race using the same equipment and under uniform rules, go to groups like IMCA or form your own group or club. Then you can set your own rules and charge a sanctioning fee to the tracks for booking your club to race at that track. The sanctioning fee is used as a purse and to pay the club's expenses.


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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted October 17, 2002 07:04 PM  
Around here, Pure Stocks, Street Stocks, or Stocks are primarily CSC Metrics. Tire rules vary from 8" to unlimited racing tires. After market bodys are premited. Motor rules allow for 406s and specified intakes and carbs. no aluminum. Weight rules vary from track to track form 2800 to 3200. 9" ford allowed. Although illegal at every track I know of, we are seeing more and more sidewinders. Lots of cheating being overlooked with "Camaros" and other leaf type cars. Rear stub must be stock, but guys are building tubular rear stubs and welding stock rear stubs over the tubing. Things are getting a little out of hand.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted October 19, 2002 05:35 AM  
Where are you getting your info MS8crew? LOL Ready for MRP tonight? Go 56!!

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted October 19, 2002 08:45 AM  
I have my sources.... I think rain will win tonight. Looks like Sunday will be the day

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted October 19, 2002 08:22 PM  
I Race @ a Track called "Texas Thunder Speedway" and they have thier own version of Bomber, it's called "Thunder Stock", Roll-cage in Drivers compartment, Racing seat w/5-pt harness, Window net, 3 bars in front of driver, Helmet/Neck Brace/ Fire Suit & Gloves, That's it! Safety equipment ONLY, everything else is PURE Stock. They even leave the factory dashboards, Looks like a 20 Lap Demo Derby, usually start 28-30 cars, About 10 finish. Only problem is no $$$, Only trophies.


Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted November 29, 2002 07:19 AM  
Hobby stocks,Street stocks,super stocks, usually consist of camero's, firebirds,and the"intermediate"sized cars.Bombers,Roadhogs,usually consist of the longer wheelbase "grocery getters"of the 70's,some places don't even allow Chevy's in these classes. But they allow a lot of "modifin"on them,engine ,suspension,etc.,etc.Pure stocks,rookies,dromers,usaully require almost totally stock type cars loooong wheelbase,stock exhaust & mufflers etc.,etc.basically a beginners class,by the way.

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