You are obviously on here just to stir the pot and have nothing constructive to add.Fuel consumption is a thing even in the biggest racing series. Nascar, Indy, etc... Are you special?
The problem that you are not seeing is that last year we were told the mileages before the race and prepared for that. Then come race day the pits were way off, up to 30 miles on one of them. How do you plan a fuel strategy when the numbers change??? I am asking these questions because so far in the last week the race director has told me no more than 50 miles on the phone, then on here it is stated that 65 miles will be the spread.The point was, Wayne, that other teams will be dealing with the same issue, so as some have said, tone down the race speed a bit and mileage goes up. Or, ask the promoter to make a special change for you and move the pits. Which sounds fair to everyone? Will the YXZ or the Canam have the problem going 65 miles? Race teams use fuel mileage as strategy when racing. They adapt, improvise, and overcome. I am not stirring up anything, I was TELLING you to maybe slow down a bit at the front of a stage to make the mileage that the promoter is using. But never mind.
So you say that you would "put a fuel cell in". The rules state that we have to use the stock fuel tank per class rules. They also state no extra fuel in the car. In your own words, you said that "65 miles at prerun speeds was pushing it". This is a race and not a prerun. So at race pace 65 mile is not doable at all. The way it is set up right now half the field would be out of gas if they followed the rules. So yes, it is a HUGE issue!!!No, trying to help you out. Apparently you don't need it. I can say this- A friend has a turbo 4 seater that we have prerun in. And yes, fuel mileage is a HUGE issue. 65 miles at prerun speeds is pushing it with the stock tank. But I do not tell promoters to keep loops or lengths of course under 50 miles so the stock fuel tank is not an issue. And wouldn't do that in a racer either. Put a fuel cell in and don't worry about it, slow down and conserve a little fuel on this fun run down the peninsula, or have your own fuel plan and guys to handle it.
Drive slower, It's not a race. Ask the Insurance supplier.So you say that you would "put a fuel cell in". The rules state that we have to use the stock fuel tank per class rules. They also state no extra fuel in the car. In your own words, you said that "65 miles at prerun speeds was pushing it". This is a race and not a prerun. So at race pace 65 mile is not doable at all. The way it is set up right now half the field would be out of gas if they followed the rules. So yes, it is a HUGE issue!!!
Maybe now you will see the issue we have. I did not ask these questions for just myself or to start a pissing match with you. I asked because there were a lot of unhappy people last year regarding the pits that were laid out by NORRA. I have a ton of respect for Eliseo and the rest of the people in the NORRA organization, they do an amazing job. This is by far my favorite race of the year, that is why I am asking the questions and making suggestions. If people don't ask questions or make suggestions nothing will change or improve!!!
GUYS we where planning on 65 miles for each splash pit on the stages that are longer than that but we can change it to 55 if that is what you need, Mag 7 has been very helpful and willing to do anything we need to make it work.A stock Polaris Turbo S can not go more than 55 miles at race pace on a stock tank. I was on the phone with Eliseo last week and was told that the pits would be no more than 50 to 55 miles apart. And now i'm on here reading that they are going to be 65 miles apart? What is it going to be?
The biggest question I have is, are we allowed to carry extra fuel in containers or not when racing in the stock UTV class? And if not, will you be penalizing teams with extra fuel containers?
Not trying to be a pain in the ass, I would just like it spelled out for everyone.