Re: Lousy Local Racing Rules
Well, here's a few from memory... for "Altered Stock" class.
1. Raised vacuum from 15 to 16. Ouch! Time for a new cam!
2. No electric fans, fuel pumps or water pumps. My fan and fuel pump are electric.
3. No removal of leaf springs. I have done this and have been experimenting with other rear suspension tricks, while sticking with basic factory setup.
The goofy one is for "Super Stock" class, they want the truck to have current plates! With the other mods they will allow, like open headers, no vacuum limit, etc., no one is going to drive the beast on the road. It's just another expense and annoyance to drive away more of the dwindling local mud racers.
I think they're a little upset that last year, my truck took the season points trophies for the two classes above the class is was built for (Altered Stock). This is not so much because my truck is so fast, as because many trucks are just not coming anymore because of these stunts with the rules for the last few years. When my small block powered, Q-jet carbed, full size, non-gutted, all steel truck can win the trophy for "Modified" class, that should tell you something. There is less competition which is sad because in my opinion that's what it is all about.
The whiners are the guys who don't travel around and race against tough competition like Slimfast, Holloway, etc. They want the class to fit their truck, not make their truck fit the class. So, I think they are looking at things they think make my truck and others faster than most and making rules against them. Two years ago, they made a new "Pure Stock" class for the people who couldn't compete with the mildly modified trucks. That was fine, but now that's not enough. What happened to the concept that if you're losing, you go home and make your truck a winner. That's what everyone who wins consistently has done. Am I wrong? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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'80 CJ-7 BBC, 1 ton
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