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emery76
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted September 07, 2003 08:14 PM  
I'm located in Missouri... here we have a class at the local speedway (24 raceway park) in moberly called Hornets...

FWD 4 cylinder only.. no mods to engine no 4 valve heads ect.. alot of people are milling and porting and changing cams and chips and such..

I'm currently working on a 94 ford tempo for this class and was wondering if there would be an advantage to running a smaller tire on the drivers side of the car (ideally i'd like to lift the inside rear tire thru a turn if possible??)..

most of theese cars are not going too fast on the 3/8 mile track... maybe 80-90 in the straights at best i'd like to be able to run full throttle all the way around the track and smoke em thru the corners cus i know my car isnt too fast on the straights (2.3 pushrod motor and automatic trans)

the winning cars so far have been a cammed up 1.9 escort gt and a new style multi port cavalier...but all of em slow WAY down thru the turns like they're afraid to let the rear end slide...

any suggestions would be appreciated thx....

USAUS Racing
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Total posts: 69
posted September 08, 2003 08:52 AM  
Thats different from any other Hornet Class Ive come across. Most allow front or rear wheel drive 4cyl. Engine must be strictly stock - no cams, bigger carbs etc. I belive that in most hornet rules tyres must be the same size and must be stock and fitted with DOT approves tyres.

I'd like to see a copy of your hornets rules (just out of curiosity)

USAUS Racing
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Total posts: 69
posted September 08, 2003 08:55 AM  
Mmmm. I just re-read your posting and doesnt camming up and porting and polishing count as engine modifications?? Seems so to me.

BTW I run a FWD Colt in Ministock and run wider tyres on the outside than on the inside wheels and she corners like she is on rails.

emery76
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted September 10, 2003 12:03 AM  
go to www.24racewaypark.com and look for the hornet rules.. it specifies tire sizes but not that they all have to be the same...

as for porting and milling the head... they have no way to inspect for that type of mods... they just have a rediculous $500 claiming rule for the whole car to keep people from putting too much dough into their cars..

unless the rules have changed (they said they were chainging them for 2004) you can get away with alot up here.. (the tech guy and the other racers really dont care)

as for tire sizes.. my car was offered from the factory with 13 14 or 15" rims in different variations so technically they would be stock wheels and tires.. just run 13's on the drivers side and 14's on the passengers ect...

i have also found some tarus's with a 2.5L HSC engine which is just a stroked out version of my 2.3 HSC.. that would bolt in and pass tech and give me more torque and hp... so would running a v6 spring/strut assembly on the right front and things like that... im sure the tech dept at the track isnt that knowledgable about theese little cars lol

USAUS Racing
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Total posts: 69
posted September 10, 2003 09:20 AM  
OK I'll look at those rules. Thanks. We have a $1000 claimer on minis and $200 on Hornets. Hey stock is anything that the manufacturer supplied for that car, which means that although our Colt has a 1600 engine fi we can find one we can put a 2300 engine in. I must admnit that "stock" does allow a wide variation in what you can run.

Have fun with the car

emery76
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted September 10, 2003 05:13 PM  
i'll try to if i can get it put together...

im having trouble contacting the tech guy down there to find out just how much i can get away with b4 i ever bring it to the track


there are only 6 races left there this season (or thats all thats listed on the website) i'd be lucky to make 4 of them if i hurry up and put the thing together and that'll be worth the $30 membership fee for the year just to test the car out... then modify it in the off season if it dont run as expected or just modify it anyhow during the off season

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