TORC is bringin in the Trophy Lites which run the Ecotec package... they wouldnt use that package in a pro class. Would be kinda cool to see them use factory V-6's... Would allow manufacturers to brag about power/durability in their production mid size trucks... no clue on what it would cost for something like that though...i dont think specing the motors for those class would be good you would loose manufacturers support and interest if you could only use a ECOTEC oops did i let that slip
What manufacturer support exists in pro lite? They all bailed out long ago.i dont think specing the motors for those class would be good you would loose manufacturers support and interest if you could only use a ECOTEC oops did i let that slip
I agree with this,What manufacturer support exists in pro lite? They all bailed out long ago.
The funny thing about the pro lite motor deal is that Chevy, Toyota and Mopar spent millions developing purpose built four cylinders engines for dirt racing that are not allowed to compete in Loors or Torc.
If you want the car companies to support short course racing, you have to let the engines that they have developed compete.
One motor builder I know, had a certain winning Toyota teams engine budget for a year estimated at over 6 figures. Not only did they run a new or refreshed bullet every weekend, they had the money to build extra motors to experiment with during testing looking for the edge down the road...A "normal" team, not doing this for a living, uses all it's resources to prep and make each race. There is no future planning they could afford to make, the off season is spent financially recuperating from trying to survive the season they just ran...We looked at Prolite a few years ago and came to the conclusion we couldn't afford it, the drivetrain expenses alone would have done us in...You guys are so blind you don't even see why these spec engines WON'T make racing more affordable! If a racer has $XXX,000 to spend on their racing program, and you make the engine program "cost lest", that just means that the money will get spent elsewhere. More testing, more Dyno time, lighter less durable parts, etc...
Why do LOSERS always blame their engine program? The guys that in the middle of the pack aren't winning because they have other problems, not just that they are "down on power"! The guys up front are the better drivers, with better handling trucks, that don't have "prep" problems, and also have engines capable of running up front. You could put Kyle LeDuc, Rob Naughton, Chad Hord, Jeff Kincaid, Marty Hart, etc... in fourth place trucks and they would still be able to beat the 4th place driver in the truck with the most horsepower!
I guess it's easier to blame the engine than it is to change the talent level, or I.Q. that are required to run a race winning program... More often, a poorly funded team that is "smart", will beat a well funded team that isn't "smart"! Brains ARE the answer, not complaining about the rules...