Exactly. Since Ivan and Savage split in the beginning (through lawsuit i.e. bad terms), if Ivan gave up on it, Savage wouldn't bat an eye at leveling the class (that is in SCORE). It wouldn't be impossible to up the tubing size to accommodate the rules though. In fact when you look at an SPD TT chassis, the basic design is very similar. Addressing another note, most all of the 54 still exist. Only a few were completely destroyed. We have got many of them back that have been endoed with most of the front and rear mangled. We just cut the ends off and weld new ones on. They are really amazingly durable. We had chassis #4 or something in the shop not too long ago and it looked worn out but still in amazing shape. Some of the motor and suspension mount holes were a bit egged out but other than that it looked pretty damn good for being in the dirt 14 years. I love the idea of the sealed LS2 or maybe a sealed new 5.0/ 6.2 liter Ford engine. I think they should keep the basic premise of the class just expand it a bit.isnt a protruck already over the weight versus tubing size rule.. once ivan is out of the loop shoildnt they have to conform to the rules. they are all 1.5 in if memory is correct
No disrescpect to the iron man, but something should change with this class because it seems that it is dying off, maybe do authorized dealers for the products that he would approve, it shouldnt all be about profit with racing, i mean lets face it we all dont do off road racing for the big money, haha we do it because we all love it. Maybe not change the class completly, maybe just re-tool it to bring back the racers, contact those people with pro trucks and see directly from them what changes could be made to better the class as a hole and what would bring them all back.How would it benefit Mr. Stewart to have outside vendors he can't control for quality or price, let alone profit?
they have different engines built to protrucks specs, they also have to run protruck race fuel.. all parts are currently bought thru protruck.u get the picture ivan gets a cut on just about everything. im supprised more have not switched to the 7200 bitd class .i know one protruck owner that has 2 and he is building a new one off 7200 truck. more entrys and more cost effective not buying thru protruckwhat engines are the pro trucks currently using? do they all run the same engines with different bodies(toyota,ford,chevy,dodge)?
Not every repair must be done by Protruck; all repairs must meet spec rules however. This is unless you’re talking about a major repair such as a complete front cage.they do seem to be a good starting basis for a 7200 truck. What are the overall prep cost race, and does every repair that has to be made have to be done by pro truck?
Yes exactly.And i do just want to clarify, i am not saying that ivan is running anything the wrong way, he opened us all up to spec racing, i have been a huge ivan fan for as long as i can remember, i am simply saying that there should be some changes made to keep this awsome class afloat and so we do not see it disapear, keep the origonal idea, but make some changes to keep cost down and bring it back from the grave.