Congratulations great job out there this weekend guys!! You got me thinking I have a couple class 1 cars sitting in my shop. Ones already LS powered it would be an easy conversion maybe not a state of the art build like you guys are doing but they would be reliable on the lower horsepower engine.Finally we are recognized!!!!
I can't believe I have never seen this forum on here, but to address the guys early on in April yes in the beginning none of the teams could get their poop together, us included. but remember class 6100 started the same way until it all of a sudden exploded. We can from FORDs 2400 program and had lots of success with the 2.0 Eco boost. However the class never got off the ground. Donald approached me at the end of the season (2016 if I remember correctly) and asked what are we going to do with the class. I said throw us in with the new class coming next year 6200, but let us run the 2.3 and allow us to tune computers. Obviously he said yes, we were very excited because the 2.0 was super restricted and we couldn't even tune our motor. So we built a brand new Alumicraft 10 car with a 2.3 Eco boost and life computer. The car was FAST, stupid FAST, but we couldn't keep the damn thing to live through a race. We went through 6 motors until we finally threw in the towel. We switched to LS3 and that was REALLY STUPID FAST. The car needed a torque converter to be controllable, but rather then cutting up a brand new Alumicraft racecar we turned it back to a true 10 car and sold it so we could buy what we have now.
I can honestly say we now have a rocket for a racecar, We knew we could show up the spec trucks it was just a matter of how soon we could get through the new car blues. It debuted at blue water, I had very little seat time, but we still had a solid finish, first in class and a few seconds out of top 10 in spec TT. We then went to El Paso STORR 125 and took the over all, 425 went just as planned. We still have some bugs to work out, but the car will only get faster. Working with the Mcmullen team as really help bring our program to the next level. Kevin is a off-road genius
I am really not the type of guy to talk trash on the internet (off-road is just a fun way to spend time with my dad), but there's been a lot of talk how we could never beat a truck and buggy's aren't built to take the harsh desert terrain. This wasn't a fluke 1 and done. I think 6100 trucks are BADASS, I wish I could afford one, but they ate their words this weekend, I was first on road and first on corrected by time I handed car off to Conner for last lap. So hopefully now there should be a lot of interest bringing guys over. Conners car will be done in a few months and there be 2 of us to worry about. Not to mention Alumicraft has already started a 3rd 6200 chassis. We can't wait for more competition and are willing to help out anyone who is looking to join.
ALSO being in ALumicraft shop and seeing what RPI has in store..... Class 1 is also in store for a BADASS revival.
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Johnnywebb - Iv heard rumors about the new and improved shelia that's another one that's pretty exciting. Josh Daniels and danzio is no slouch when it comes to thinking out of the box and building badass stuff. I am really shocked no TT have worked in turbo set ups since. If you got the money it makes sense. I would definitely try that before I tried 2 diesel motors like the RPM truck
next 3 guys - WOW! lots of people changing their tune today.
MTPyle - hopefully the spec truck builders have some cancelation calls coming this week after seeing results that'll free em up!! Id be pumped to see Jimco, Raceco or any of the top truck teams start building 6200's.....ALSO Iv heard the Gaunt new Geiser 6100 was up in the 500k range. but again..... just rumors
No it was closer to 210, but we had sponsorship help with free parts . We had Alumicraft finish everything so we picked up Turnkey car. Which is obviously not the most cost efficient way of doing things. Initially we planed to have them build roller, but pandemic screwed everything up for shipping parts and I got super busy at work. We had to had Alumicraft take one more step in the build, one more step in the build, another step to buy us more time …. Till we eventually just said screw it you might as well finish it at this point.Come on, spill the beans...I bet your new Alumicraft was more than $200K!