What series runs the most Class 3000 buggies and trucks? It is all but a dead class in score , There were 9 when I raced the 2017 B1000, I dint see any in the Parker
a buggy at 118 is a class 10 car. I know our 3000 car at 101" with a DI ecotec could not keep up with that HP.It is interesting that whoever came up with these rules has both liveaxle and transaxle vehicles at 118" maximum wheelbase. The liveaxle "truck or suv" can run these engines: "1. FORD 2.3 TURBO ECOBOOST ENGINE, CONTROLL PACK #M-6007-23TA WITH CONTROLL PACK #M-6017-23TA WITH 310 HP AND 320 FT LBS TORQUE. 2. GM 2.0 TURBO ECOTEC 260 HP WITH 260 FT LBS TORQUE, GM LHU MOTOR 3. GM 2.7 TURBO ECOTEC 300 HP WITH 340 FT LBS TORQUE. 2019 NEW MOTOR."
The transaxle cars can only run an Ecotec: "ENGINE IS LIMITED TO STOCK PRODUCTION GM ECOTEC 4 CYL 2.2 AND 2.4 MOTORS." I wonder if a stock Ecotec Buggy at 118" is equal to a truck at the same WB but with more power? With old rules we knew the buggys were faster on short course races (BAP, Rage) and the trucks and truggys had a slight edge on longer courses. Hopefully this helps the class. I have heard that one builder has 5 trucks being built for the new rules.
Thankfully the originators of C3000 had a very cool concept of an inexpensive, budget motor'd, mini class 1: Otherwise 10 & 5 would still be floundering with those expensive engines & insane spending all seemingly prompted by special interests...What is the point of 3000?
Yes he did, and I think his finishes up towards the top at MDR races is what gave the 10 guys the idea. He was regularly hurting them.Thankfully the originators of C3000 had a very cool concept of an inexpensive, budget motor'd, mini class 1: Otherwise 10 & 5 would still be floundering with those expensive engines & insane spending all seemingly prompted by special interests...
Scanlon hauled tail in that class back in the day
Class 3000 was started years ago, before Ecotecs were even thought about being allowed in class 10. The original concept was a 'mini class 1' car using a wheel base limit and stock Ecotec engine. Car counts were good in MORE, I remember 10+ buggies per race. Then when class 10 allowed the Ecotec, class 3000 died out. I believe the Trophylite is class 3000 legal now??3000 seems similar to Class 10. But it seems the budgets are totally different.