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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted October 29, 2003 09:17 AM  
The track I am planning on running next year has a new rule a 250.00 dollar claimer /swap rule. if you claim someones motor youhave to swap yours. any thoughts on this one. Also with this in mind any one heard of putting washers in the lifters to make a soild lift with the stock camsahft.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 376
posted October 29, 2003 09:28 AM  
I understand the swap rule works real well if you use some odd-ball engine. Just keep extras on-hand to replace your engine. You can sell the one you acquired from the other racer.


Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted October 30, 2003 09:06 AM  
the biggest complainers of engine claiming rules are the ones who go hog wild in spending on an engine when it gets claimed!!seems they read the rules but don't want to go by them when they get claimed,saying it is a dirty deal,and the only reason for claiming is because you can't out run 'em!!most tracks with claiming rules have stipulations on claiming anyhow,like you must be on the lead lap,or in the top 10,most claims rules also state that once you file the claim it is a done deal and you can't get your money back,and you get the engine in whatever condition it is in AFTER the feature,still RUNNING or BLOWN UP!!usually the rule also states that an engine has been claimed can't be revealed untill the end of the feature race,and the person(S)who claimed it be kept confidential.I recon this is to keep the owner from intenionally blowing the motor so the claimer gets some "SCRAP IRON"!!penelties for refusing a claim are usually pretty stiff,loss of points,loss of money & trophies,suspenions,and even for showing unsportsman like behavior while your engine is be pulled out at the track.Does it make sence to put a $8,000.00 motor in a racecar running for $150.00 or$200.00 to win,some don't care about what they spend as long as they win!!usually the overspenders don't last to long in racing,they quit because it "AIN'T FUN NO MORE AND COSTS TO DANG MUCH ANYWAY"

[This message has been edited by dirttracker98 (edited October 30, 2003).]

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