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Todd McCreary
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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: Todd McCreary
Date: April 01, 2018 06:59PM

Yeah, I don't like that "no cage" rule either.

I talked to the promoter. He says he's already got a 2013 Challenger and a 2017 Prius register.


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Jim Blackwood
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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 02, 2018 10:19AM

Well that's going to be an interesting run-off :P

Jim


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 03, 2018 10:49AM

Wonder what they do about convertibles? Just outlaw them I guess?

I think we may have to take a good look at the vintage racing organizations. I don't know if any of them allow engine changes though.

Jim


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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: Todd McCreary
Date: April 04, 2018 01:00AM

Promoter thinks he's going to have 500 cars. Of course, promoters survive on a steady diet of moon beams and unicorn farts ... which they feed to everybody else.

I'm expecting 200 / $20k to win. I would be seriously impressed by 300.

+400 cars would be pretty close to nose to tail, three wide, all the way around the track.

ie - No "racing" for the first four hours because there's no where to go. They'd be lucky to go 40mph.

Dodge is going to have a serious problem with how wide it is and fuel mileage. Something that heavy is also going to chew up tires if it gets going very fast. The Prius is narrow and has mileage for days but I wonder about durability and handling ( over the last half of the race ). I've ridden in my buddy's Prius and I was never that impressed by accel. And a circle track is two drag races every lap.


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Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 04, 2018 11:54AM

Yeah, that prius is just hoping everyone else breaks or shunts. The dodge is counting on getting out in front and then it being like passing a school bus. Admittedly both strategies have worked, and the Challenger corners better than you would expect. I'd give it a go, probably be a lot of fun. Don't see a stock MGB hanging with it in fact. Or probably one with a V6 for that matter, unless it was pretty seriously tricked out.

Jim


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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: Todd McCreary
Date: April 18, 2018 12:45AM

you could use a 340 crank instead of a 350, right?


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Jim Blackwood
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Re: Chump Car racer
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 18, 2018 11:19AM

Got your text Todd, thanks.

Jim

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