For those of us on the board who do not have direct knowledge, could somebody give a quick overview of how much difference there is between a winged sprint and a non-winged sprint? I know that the wings go on or come off, but do any other parts need to be changed? Would one need to invest in some set of duplicate parts if running winged and non-winged on the same car, or is it more a matter of keeping the car the same, but changing the set-up?
I understand that for the driver and for the crew, there is definitely a learning curve, but as far as cost, is there any additional investment required to be ready to run competitively in both forms of sprint racing with the same basic car?
I ask because the issue of winged teams running non-winged events or tracks contemplating trying non-winged racing keeps coming up, and I would like to better understand whats involved for the teams.
Thanks in advance to those who can provide a "Winged vs. Non-winged 101" class for the rest of us.
The March 11th edition of Winged Nation on the MRN podcasts had Bryon Clauson as a guest and they actually asked him that question. (Big USAC racer that has started transitioning to WoO some) There is quite a bit that is different from what he indicated. If you have never listened to Winged Nation, you gotta get on that particularly if you have an Apple product and do the ITunes thing. Here is a link to that show on their website but you can definitely subscribe to that service all the time. http://www.mrn.com/Media-Center/MRN-Sho ... 077c914a68
Note... I doubt the dangerous comment. I imagine it was made in jest with comparison to the wind and so on.