BITD and SCORE have different rules for this class as previously discussed, right?
Don't get me wrong overall. We could run a 2.4 today with a mild tune and likely go just as fast. There is savings on the motor initially and over time with maintenance, another big save will be on the R&P wear with the lower RPM motor.
To re-iterate a few of the issues:
I do like the idea of a Turnkey motor but, where do you see that in SCORE's rules?
I like the overall idea but, history tells me it won't be a class we can depend on for uniformity and some flexibility for logistics (motor builders) for a few years.
Score is stupid for not adopting the Bitd desert lite rules. Just what we need, a new class with low participation because of rules. JMHO
Desert racing does not need any more classes, let alone ones that will split up an existing class.
Or said another way, desert racing needs to get rid of a bunch of low car count, expensive to run, buggy whip classes...in favor of something with modern technology and lower (hopefully) operating costs.
I am saying all of this in the spirit of good debate and good ideas!
The vehicle count at the Mint at the Mint in order were:
Like I said, I am all for a cheaper motor with more torque in my car. What I am not in favor of is a motor package that limits where I can race competitively. The conversion would be an easy $12k for our program. If we can't run the same car and motor in SCORE, BITD, SNORE and MORE. we will not make the change.
Lastly, where will SCORE start this class? I am very partial to starting behind the C1's.
That’s exactly how I feel as well. I will make the switch for that fact it will lower my operating costs and bring people back into class 10 (4) but without the sanctioning bodies recognizing the SCORE class 4. I will gladly keep my VW motors and run races where ever I want.