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Pegasus5150
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted September 29, 2004 08:51 PM  
I am looking into building a mini stock for next year and am new to racing. I was wondering what make/ model vehicle you would build up?

Class Rules are:

1. COMPETING MODELS ELIGIBILITY

A. Any American/Foreign made automobile 1990 year model or older, self aspirated only*, no turbo or super charged automobiles.
B. No convertibles, station wagons, jeeps, etc.
C. Front or rear wheel drives allowed, no all wheel drive or four wheel drive automobiles allowed.
D. Maximum wheel base 103".
E. No rear view mirrors.
F. Mini trucks allowed.
2. ENGINES

A. Three (3) or Four (4) cylinder engines only, must be stock for make, model and year. No turbo charged engines allowed.
B. Engines must remain stock, no performance parts of any kind allowed. No engine modifications to enhance performance are allowed.
C. Rotary engines not permitted.
D. Cranking compression, hot off the track at 180 lbs max.

*Fuel injection permitted, if car came originally equipped as fuel injected.

Xtrem4U
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 144
posted September 30, 2004 05:37 AM  
Celica-Mustang-Pinto, in that order!

fsracer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted September 30, 2004 09:25 AM  
I race at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola,OK.We mainly run Mustangs with 2300 engines. There are a few pinto's and a vega. The 2300's are easy to maintain and modify. The mustang bodies are also very easy to find.



bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted September 30, 2004 04:29 PM  
TOYOTA COROLLA RWD VERY FAST 3TC MOTOR UNBREAKABLE

Xtrem4U
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 144
posted October 02, 2004 07:50 AM  
Isn't a Corolla a leaf spring car?

bigcityracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted October 02, 2004 11:29 PM  
1980 THRU 1986 2-DOORS ARE RWD COILS ALL THE WAY AROUND.

20M
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted October 05, 2004 03:05 PM  
If you are talking about a "Hornet" type class(EVERYTHING STOCK, including suspension), I would look for a 89 Ford Probe. Good, fast car with a lot of pickup coming off the corner, and the rear suspension is easy to work with, you can shorten the left rear trailing arm by turning a wrench. If you are talking about a class that allows racing suspensions, I would probably by a proven used car to start with. Good Luck and let us know what you come up with.

DBracing1734
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted October 07, 2004 09:51 AM  
i would deff run celica or mustang...TOYOTA will probably be your best shot...all depends on the $$

robbleece
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted October 11, 2004 12:06 AM  
I'm running a probe now. This is my 7th different model of car now, and it is by FAR the best I've tried. Mind you, we are only allowed to run FWd/auto's.

So is there a difinitive answer on which is better on the dirt? Fwd or Rwd. I mean, I know it will be very different track to track, but I know up here in Calgary, the FWD's seem to pull through the mud a little better.

[This message has been edited by robbleece (edited October 11, 2004).]

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1363
posted October 11, 2004 07:32 PM  
mostly mustangs around here. i would have to try a mitsubishi starion/dodge conquest TSI just to be different. it has IRS. another car i might try would be a datsun/nissan Z car, also with IRS.

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