How many current pro truck owners would come back if there were changes made to the class and the trucks were updated?
My dad, Bob Neth, was talking to a guy from Apex Racing and said he talked to Ivan about the idea and he said if he could get enough guys to go for it he might do it. If you are racing Silver State next weekend ask him about it. It would be bitchin' to make something happen.Was he serious?
Indeed. Silver State is coming up next weekend. There are a few trucks entered and it's a Protruck points race so Ivan should be there. If he ain't, talk to my dad, he'll be doing tech. Everyone voice your opinion while you're truck is getting teched.i think we should take this oppertunity to make something happen, lets revive a great class
I think with a big payout a new crop of racers would come from other classes. The trucks that are currently prepped and ready to race are awaiting a better economy (mainly construction) for those racers to again campaign their trucks. Keep in mind those racers would need to secure sponsorships or pay for said updates to get rolling again so there would be a bit of a double hit at the outset.How many current pro truck owners would come back if there were changes made to the class and the trucks were updated?
Keep in mind those racers would need to secure sponsorships or pay for said updates to get rolling again so there would be a bit of a double hit at the outset.
Not really, when it comes to the old bilsteins used on the ProTrucks. Bilstein is now 2 generations beyound the bypass shock currently spec'd on the ProTruck; if you ever have the opportunity to tear one apart you will see exactly why ProTruck needs to update the shocks.
There is better.
per an email between Joel and myself:Quite true on the old shock internals, these have long ago been discontinued from all other production and remain in inventory for Protruck only.
Perhaps offering to open up the shocks up to all manufacturers who will drop the CA$H on a season points purse would bring in some added competition as well as infuse the much needed funds back into the class. Keep the 2.5 size so that there is little need to modify the chassis layout and no big increase in weight. I would be excited to put an updated Bilstein 60mm up against any other manufacturers 2.5".
Many of my favorite racers are in or have come from this class. And working with them for the last 4 years has been a great priveledge. Bring back the money, a few manufacturer grudge matches and the class will thrive.
My point exactly. I dont think opening up shock mfg's is going to bring anymore competitors unless a mfg puts up a 10k per race purse or something big, new "technology" shocks wont make the trucks any faster given same upper and lower mounts and its going to be an 8-10k expense when the idea of this was to make them stronger, safer, and faster and maybe even cheaper using current "technology".I am definitely not a expert, but our truck is dialed in extremely well. Craig Stewart has done a fantastic job with the Blower Racing 1263 truck. I don't believe we could get more performance out of the chassis, maybe less expense in prep. My only complaint would be the brakes, even with the CNC brakes, its seems a little lacking at a 100+