So by a quick read of the rules a rotary would be allowed in this class as it meets the "watercooled " cc limitation. the rules do not sat "no rotarys"
So the new body generation is not legal per all rule books . Wasnt Sealy the first to introduced the new body in Class 5 was their some kind of addendum not listed in any of these rule books allowing it? GlenIts all way a good thing to check out multiple sanctioning bodies rules. I linked a some below.
There’s been several new body style cars. I’m all for the new beetle being used.So the new body generation is not legal per all rule books . Wasnt Sealy the first to introduced the new body in Class 5 was their some kind of addendum not listed in any of these rule books allowing it? Glen
Not yet, a couple guys dragging their feet on the Change, one of them has a lot of pull. Drew and I are attending the November snore meeting and plan to have it inked shortly after. The rest will follow suit I’m sure.Have all the sanctioning bodies approved this rule yet? I believe MORE and SNORE have but have not seen anything for BITD and SCORE.
Are you guys running a built engine?Have all the sanctioning bodies approved this rule yet? I believe MORE and SNORE have but have not seen anything for BITD and SCORE.
The engine war is what created a the standard $20,000 3 liter fat tyoe 4 time bomb which killed class 5 until 2012 when ecotecs were allowed in this class. Since then stock engines have been somewhat competitive with the hi po water cooled engines because of lack of R and D and no one other than the grabowskis have really created an absolute giant of a 5 unlimited. 1 car will never dominate desert racing becuase of how much has to go right everytime. but if we see 10 teams invest 100k into their engine and transmission which would be easy to do that will become the dominant standard after a short period of time.I run a junkyard LE5 2.4 liter Ecotec so I really don't gain anything with the modified engine rules but it is an unlimited class and it doesn't seem like we should have to run tagged stock motors. Unlimited means "Bring it" to me. That being said, I think most races are won by consistency, good prep, good initial car design and suspension set up and, of course, excellent driving skill and experience, which is one of the reasons I love Class 5 U. Cheers! and congratulations to Travis and his team for the championship and their sportsmanship in helping a fellow racer, and to the Schweers as well for their tenacity.