Why not do like BITD does in TT and put up a side pot? $100.00 each. Doesn't change the designation to pro but I'm sure the promoters would consider more miles if you asked.
I agree with this, keep 1450 an amateur/Sportsman class and move the guys who want to be pros to HM/Class 8.Why not just get a group together and race in Heavy metal, its already a pro class?
This is easy to handle in the tech inspection line before each race.I like the Heavy Metal Idea but no one will make the jump.
Heavy Metal only has 2 rules:HM would rule out 80% of the trucks with the engine to chassis matching rules, or we (top 10-15) would already be there.
I think 1450 should remain sportsman.....the whole field should be inverted day 2 at Rage to make it more fair. Why just invert the 6 fast guys. They should have to pass the entire field if they started in the front day one. It makes it pretty technical and fun.
I think it's a mistake to allow trucks without working doors and a steel cab. I also think frame rail should be a part of it but I think that ship has sailed.
Why ruin a good thing any more than it already has been. If you want to race pro, with fiberglass cabs and all tube chassis then race 7200 (6cyl), 6100 (sealed V8) or come man up in TT (unlimited). There are already 3 classes for pros with this equipment to to come race. I don't know how I did the smaller print...????
You guys are working on eliminating the core values of a class that has been fun to watch and occasionally take part in. Why take the fun out of it. If I showed up with a tube chassis, race prepped truck with a real engine why would I race 1450?
I race 1450 to race with everyone but I think the big spend trucks need to go elsewhere. Sorry for those that don't agree. You can have qualifying and payback without being PRO. Lean on the org for equal rights qualifying and do a $250 side bet for those that want to and now you have a purse.
The orgs should in my opinion really look at the cages and safety of the trucks IMO and all should have flame out or fire containment.
Okay I'm out, sorry if some of you don't like it.
The qualifying was incredibly fun! Really, really bummed I couldn't actually see how slow we were though.Yes it should. You guys put a billion dollars into these trucks. But pay an entry fee that's less then a class 11??? Kind of insane. Qualifying and payback to the winner is worth the extra few hundred dollars.
That qualifying course is a blast. I love doing it every year in my 1600 car.The qualifying was incredibly fun! Really, really bummed I couldn't actually see how slow we were though.
It took forever and I was envious of those that got do overs but it was fun nonetheless.
the guys wanting more miles an a pro class should race HM it would be great to have more in that class come on guys lets get some of those trucks in HMThis is easy to handle in the tech inspection line before each race.
A self-appointed group of busybodies should hang bags of sand from the back bumper on any registered 1450 racers that they believe should move up to 1400 (Heavy Metal).
Heavy Metal only has 2 rules:
SCR23 Engine and Engine Displacement
Engine does not need to match vehicle type and may be re-positioned but must remain in front of driver/co driver
SCR48 Chassis and Body
Frame must retain 2/3 of frame rails
Heavy Metal should be changed to 1400 and the 2/3 frame requirement dropped.
All current 1450 racers will be legal in 1400.
Class 1450 is Sportsman.
Class 1400 is Pro.