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Author Topic:   How many guys running SIMS this year?
posted May 21, 2003 05:19 PM
Is the sanction spreading or staying just in the Texas area? How do you like the sanction?


nate 11
posted May 21, 2003 10:04 PM
Plan on running SIMS limited modified this year (when I get my car running). This will be my first time to run in a sanction. Rules seem fair and reasonable. It's growing in East Texas.

posted May 21, 2003 10:34 PM
What kind of tires do you guys run?

posted May 22, 2003 08:22 AM
hoosier "500" if you want to compete 15" rear spings to duel master cylinder 800.00 rear end that you can use ford axles real expensive run at battle ground if your in the houston area alot cheaper to compete go to discout tires and pay 60.00 a tire insteaded of runnig a 80.00 hoosier 500

RC Racing
posted May 22, 2003 09:37 AM
Wizzard, I thought the rules were "locked" for 5 years. Do you have a specifics that you're referring to? Also, have you contacted Bill Gould about this? I thought he was the sanctioning body's rule official (or some fancy title like that ).

Jammin, 2 comments:
1)if you're running at a SIMS sanctioned race, the best tire to use is the Hoosier 500. However, if you're racing at a non-SIMS track (has I will, at Battleground in Houston), you can NOT run racing tires. Rule state DOT tire (I bought the softest I could find at Discount Tire). Wish I could run the Hoosier. Would probably tighten the car up some.
2) Responding to your original posted question.... because I'm racing at a non-sanctioned track, and will only occasionally race at a SIMS track, I didn't register.

But the pluses I‘ve observed (Keep in mind, I’m NOT currently a member. One of their members may chime in with a rebuttal to what I’ve said):
; same set of rules are endorsed by multiple tracks in the area, but (here’s a con thrown in) NOT necessarily ENFORCED in a consistent basis, inconsistency in teching from one track to another. But I believe they’re trying to address that.
; added visibility to the racing, which i turn results in ....
; higher payouts (most tracks in the area, on a weekly basis are paying $500 to win. Usually one can find, at least once a month, a $1,000 to win show)
; good payout to Top–10 (or more? 15? 20?) for season points standings.

If I were points chasing or traveling to different tracks in a more consistent basis, I would join. Maybe next year.


posted May 22, 2003 09:57 AM
Thanks for the input guys.....I heard that the tire was about as sticky as the UMP that true? How do they wear?


posted May 22, 2003 01:15 PM
just as sticky bout like a A-40 wears better because lack of hp's

posted May 22, 2003 02:58 PM
theres a class in Louisiana sorta like SIMS but its called LIMITED MODIFIED i plan on trying to buy a car and running that class. the class allows u to run old ump cars with less motor but u still have to run HOOSIER A-40. this particular class is being run at forest hill speedway in forest hill ,LA and Thundervalley speedway in glenmora,La. there are a few tracks that run SIMS and some other rules.

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