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Author Topic:   Mod tires for World race in KC, McCrearys?!?
Leafer
Member
posted May 11, 2002 11:07 PM
The tire rule at KC is american racers on the rear tires. At Davenport Barker ran american racers that were three times better than the traditional G-60's that are run everywhere for IMCA. Do the american racers that he ran have a different number? They had a (hoosierlike) treadpattern. Wide grooved and much softer than your IMCA hockey puck tires.

If someone has info please let me know, I didn't see these (new) american racer tires on the tire rule for Davenport unless I just didn't know what I was looking for.

Thanks,7E#

Rooster
Member
posted May 12, 2002 06:48 PM
It is my understanding that the American Racer IMCA stamped tire, or the American Racer non stamped IMCA tire, which is the Track tire at Lakeside, is what is required. I'm not sure who will make the final call but I would think that Jim Wilson would want to work with the Speedway and the Local Drivers there if he wants to have future races there. I don't see a problem here unless guys show up with soft compound American Racers, which are still being made, and try to pass them off as the right tires, this has happened in the past and did not go over very well. I hope the WDRL keeps things in check, this will be our first race with them, and we are looking forward to having some fun......

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Tom Charles


Leafer
Member
posted May 13, 2002 05:55 AM
What are the physical differences in the Non-stamped IMCA vs. the stamped IMCA? Are they the same tire? Same tread pattern? It sounds like they have the same numbers, but I don't want to go down and get my but kicked because I had the wrong tires. I'm done with the go-kart days of carrying 35 tires mounted so I had all the compounds.

Thanks for the help,
#7E


Rooster
Member
posted May 13, 2002 06:10 AM
The non-stamped tire is just like he old McCreary G-60 IMCA tires, The tread pattern is the same, the corners of these are squared instead of rounded, the tread appears to be a little narrower. The Track tire is required to be the *ASPH* compound. We were allowed to run both at the start of the season and guys won on both tires, they seem to be really close in performance. As long as the WDRL doesn't allow any other tire or compound the racing should be great.


Leafer
Member
posted May 13, 2002 05:45 PM
Thank You!!!!!!!!!

That is what I wanted to know. Barker won the other world race on a different type of american racers and I wanted to make sure it wasn't them.

Same tread than we will be there!

#7E

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