Thats where the issue inlies. Every Street Stock driver was against the purposed rule change, yet that class gets cut and the LMS cars stay. Hmmm, which class do you suppose has more oppertunity to grow in a area that is struggling due to a bad economy? LMS @ $10k+ per car or Street Stocks for $2500 a car? Hmmmm?
The entire rule book is a joke. (more on this later) Actually I said that last year and was told to make a rule book if I thought that was the problem. And you know what, I did. I have it saved right here on my computer, every single class, every single rule. But I never printed it to give it to the track. Why? Better yet why should I? I refreshed my memory one night by looking back throughout the past two summers and why should I do the leg work? What has come from racing that has made me so happy to help? Nothing. Its no secret the only reason I even attend it to help a friend. Hell why he continues to go I think boraders on some form of mental disability, but I digress.
Back to the rules. Lets look at the changes and how much these "new" and "improved" rules are going to help
Northren Lights: Adjustable spring compressors allowed.
• Wheels and Tires: Wagon wheels, snow rims, and all types of “Stock” steel wheels are allowed “as long as they fit the vehicle PROPERLY”. Aftermarket wheels from Diamond Racing Wheels “Stock Car series” allowed. All other brands must be approved by track officials. “No reverse wheels”. Max wheel width 7". No Wheel Spacers allowed. 300 min tread wear tire. No tire wider than a 60 series. Buffing of tires allowed. No recaps allowed. Any offset with a 61" tread width from center of wheel to center of wheel
Adjustable compressors allowed? As in cups? In a entry level division? Has someone fell and hit there head? Or are we taliking about those threaded rod adjuster things VIP sells that HAVE NO PLACE IN A RACE CAR!! Several years ago I had one of those that broke get picked up by the car in front of me, come through the car and hit the roll cage on the passengers side. All I heard was a BANG and somthing rattle around on the floor. When I came in the pits we figured out what happened. Could you imagine one of those going into the stands? Or even if it had hit me? I was wearing a open face helmet at the time. Great way to get hurt
apperently enough people cried they went to 7" and allowed Diamond wheels. Diamond, incase anyone dosnt know, makes the biggest pile of crap for race wheels probably to date. So now the entire class if they would like to stay competitive gets to go buy all new wheels @ $60 a pop. GREAT IDEA! I think we should add more rules that force people to spend money! Oh wait, thats right according to track management these cars still fit the rules. I mean we all feel like we can be competitive with 6" stock wheels agains 7" racing wheels. That rule must of just been put into place because they look cool, it wont make the cars any faster. LMAO. You guys can deciver which part of that was sarcasim
Fast 4's: Coil overs allowed.Stock OEM struts or shocks only, no racing shocks or struts.Adjustable spring coil over on front wheel drive only
What? So the same as last year, just more wording to muddy the water, or ?? As far as I know the only coilover on a stock shock outside of a front wheel drive would be on the front of a mustang. Now cars like the 41 have struts with springs but arnt allowed the adjusters, or? Any stock traction control system must be brought to the tech official’s attention for inspection. Upon inspection or after racing, if it is felt that there is a competitive advantage, tech officials may at their discretion mandate it to be uninstalled or disabled.
Anyone else want to cover this one? I mean really?
Super Street: • 1.5 ratio Roller rockers allowed.
We were told this rule was intended to save money. Can someone PLEASE explain to me how spending $200 on rocker arms save money? We have ran stamped, steel, under the bench rocker arms for 2 seasons and never broke a one. Yet go spend $200, it will save you money, BRILLIANTAdjustable sway bar allowed. 3 links allowed. Must be located in stock location.
What the hell is stock location if the car didnt have a 3 link to begin with? For instance whats stock on the 02, 08, and the 39? Anyone? What about a car like a Camaro that wants to go 3 link?
Late models: Hell I wont even go there. Thats a joke of epic purportions.
And these are just the rule CHANGES, I didnt even consider covering the existing rules that have more holes than Dick Chenys buddies hunting vest