The way I see the 7200 class is it is a wide open class with a few rules. Nothing SPEC about the class at all. The reason why you don't see more trucks is newer classes that make more sense to race per dollar spent have evolved and others were created.
1) 6100 - New created class with a few...
IMO there are only a few races that really move the needle.
1) King of the Hammers
2) Baja 1000
3) Mint 400
4) 3/4 way move the needle Vegas to Reno
5) 3/4 way move the needle Baja 500
Now this is not a list of best races for racers for fun etc. But for What sponsors care about. IMO
Trucks sales account for more than 60% of auto sales in the USA. With competition the manufactures will need to market product. When this happens there will be truck racing supported by the manufacture.
"And because trucks are much more profitable. Light trucks accounted for a record 75.9%...
7200 is dead. Only way there will be more entries is one of two things.
1) Factory involvement V6 Turbo programs
2) Older trucks can install cheap power. Only Logical answer is current tagged spec V8.
All other things like trans etc would be open like it is now.
The new 7200 rules should be as follows.
1) OPEN V6 same as now
2) OPEN Turbo V6 up to 3.5L
3) For the budget guys spec tagged 525hp engine
4) 90" wide same as SCORE
5) Solid rear axle
Peace out.... No other rules.
This is not 6100, has nothing to do with 6100. The 6100 class is great and...
So many things wrong with the new rules change has been written. Ive been on the phone all day with Bryan Folks from BITD, Jeff Proctor, Randy Merrit and a few others. Stay tuned. This should be good for the 7200 guys (maybe 3?) as well as the older 6100 guys who feel out classed in the 6100...