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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 44
posted August 19, 2004 09:45 PM  
Recently went to sherman county speedway in goodland ks. they now run new generation mini stock cars. they are like the old but they can have front wheel drives. they have the options of rear or front. they can run fuel injection and trottle bodies. couple run carbs. this class will soon kick off in to something big. If any questions on the class give me a call... I race #79 in this class... 719-342-1251 If no answer leave name and # and i will call u back!!!
Oh Yah give ur thoughts on the new class.

Currently running 14 cars.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 86
posted August 26, 2004 05:06 AM  
At our tracks they run these two together and it is just my opinion but "rear sling" cars mixed in with "crank and pray" cars just shouldn't be... the fwd and the rwd run too differnt lines and if you get under the fwd cars when they "wash up" in the corners and most of them do watch out cause when his wheels bite he's coming back down on top of ya...also there's been a contraversy at our tracks the newer cars ie. cavaliers, neons are messing with there computers (hyper-techin) this gives the advantage to the puter cars...rules say oem computers but they cannot check to see if the oem has been tamperd with making it Not OEM spec...but again this is just a hill billy's opinion and thats that...but if I ran a track i would at least split the two classes mainly because of the to different style and if you move to another class ie street stock(bomber, pure, mod squad) what do you have then...Rear Slung and a Holly 4412...

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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 376
posted August 26, 2004 11:56 AM  
In my humble opinion...
The shortage of used rear drive carbureted automobiles suitable for racing...most are 20-30 years old, is going to force tracks and race clubs to include front wheel drive cars for minis and full size classes.

Rather than forcing inspectors to look for illegal components and modifications, I suggest having a minimum of rules...perhaps a mandated tire size, width and compound or a limit to the size of an intake for a fuel injected car or cfm limit for a carbureted car. Other mandated rules easily checked are weight of car, wheelbase, tire tracking width and use of a specific fuel.

A minimum of rules means no cheating is possible and the tech crew can concentrate their efforts on safety inspections.

Personally, I welcome the inclusion of injected cars with computers. Not many people under the age of 30 (non-racers) know what a carburetor or distributor is and their function. Same if you ask them about a Ford Pinto, Mercury Bobcat or Capri. For oval tracks and clubs to survive they have to court the youth.

Gerry Dedonis
Kansas Racing Products Inc.
Chapman, Kansas

PS...a track located in east-central Kansas is making preparations to reopen. The Plaza Speedway will now be known as Whiskey Lake Raceway and is considering a four cylinder Hornet class....front or rear drive.


Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted August 26, 2004 12:41 PM  
You are so right! Isn't it sad

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