i still think wingless cars on a 1/4 to 3/8 track with purses around what indiana pays at weekly shows would work. any motor size, no tech and 2 or 3 choices (on the harder side of the scale) of right rear tire from any manufacturer would bring back some exciting shows for the fans and a ton less money spent by owners. you can find decent 12 head 410's for around 10k that wont win locally with a wing but would be perfect for a wingless car......
Why would this class be immune to over spending on motors? Seems like every other class designed to save money eventually gets too expensive.
the idea is based on the fact that there is only so much power you can put to a non winged car before it becomes counterproductive and you cant hook the car up. i have seen races and watched videos and read about drivers in 305's and 360's beating 410's given the right driver and track conditions....and some were big, fast tracks. once a track slicks off, the big money big motors are at a disadvantage....sometimes to the point of taking gear and timing out of the motor to get it hooked up.
we use to run quad 4 motors in our midget and given the right senarios, the car would drive right by motors with 125-150 more hp just because it was so underpowered it wouldnt spin the tires where everyone else would. a couple of the best examples were 24th to 7th at NES and 24th to 3rd at lindas and still coming before breaking a shock and finishing 7th again.....all this with $50 junkyard motor right out of the car. 2 very different tracks but the conditions were right both nights where HP didnt matter and all the money in the world wouldnt get a high HP motor to hook up.[/quote]
For sure. I can't believe no track has tried it yet. Path Valley seems like it would be perfect. Susky and Clinton County are good candidates as well. All these tracks we have struggling to keep racing costs under control while trying to find a good headline division, you'd think someone would try thinking outside the box. It's not really even thinking outside the box(just in this area) as it's been proven to be successful in other parts of the country. 2 ways to keep costs down- smaller tracks, no wings. This is coming from someone who is primarily a winged fan although I like all forms. Sure it would add another class in an area that already has too many but in this case I think it would be a good thing as it would open up an avenue to lower budget sprint teams looking to race in a top division, plus it might even save a track.