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racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted December 03, 2004 10:54 AM  
What is your opinion on the Late Model guys dropping down into the IMCA modifieds for the high dollar shows?

Roadhzrd
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posted December 04, 2004 09:50 PM  
Don't yo mean stepping up? LOL

zeroracing
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posted December 04, 2004 10:36 PM  
the way i look at it at big shows many of the bigger regular mod guys have everything you could want within the rules. so if a late model guy jumps down he is not outclassing us anymore than a large modified guy already has the average guy outclassed.
we all have the same set of rules when we show up so may the best win weather that is a usmts regular, gary clark, bloomquist, or anybody.

andykmod
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Total posts: 351
posted December 05, 2004 08:34 AM  
The Nascar boys do it to the Busch guys all the time, I guess you just have to try harder to beat them.

mod70
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posted December 05, 2004 09:50 AM           send a private message to andykmod   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Bring em on! I'm not afraid of a little compition. Like z said, the top mod guys probably have more of an advantage than somebody who doesn't run them every week.

hoosier transplant
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posted December 05, 2004 11:49 AM  
I would have to agree, no matter what class that has a big payoff. If everybody has to abide by the same rules and there's no favoratism, let the best driver win. After all, the better the competion is the more fun it is to see just how good the driver might be.

Ego Racing
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posted December 07, 2004 06:19 AM  
Here we have seen several of the LM guys build modifieds and run them, one guy who finished second in points in LM's finished 18th in mods. You can sit in the stands when the LM's race right after the mods and see it takes him a few laps to get into the grove in the LM or if the LM's run first I have seen them drive into the corner like they were in the LM and stuff the mod into the wall.
The biggets difference here is 4 link cad dominate in LM's but the three link dominates in the mods and the difference is a little much for them at first. One guy had his cars looking exactly alike as far as the interior, about 5 races into the season he changed the mod so it "made him aware he was in a different car", those were his words.

DPORT60
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted December 07, 2004 02:18 PM  
Modifieds are faster than ever. Around here in Eastern IA. you have IMCA and NASCAR late model tracks. The IMCA cars are probably 100-200 hp short of 80% of the mods. The NASCAR LMs have more liberal engine rules but are limited to a 390 carb for weekly races. I've been to a few practice days at Maquoketa where you have IMCA LMs and open mods hot lapping together and the LMs were no faster. I think the ALLTEL 100 was cool. I think the G60 tire was an eye opener for some of the top dirt racers around.

FlyNLoIMCA17
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posted December 07, 2004 07:41 PM  
I would enjoy racing against big name drivers like Bloomquist and Moyer and some Nascar guys, they might smoke me but if you beat at least one of them it would have to make you feel good!!

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