Post by DOCTOR FIELDS on Aug 21, 2007 0:01:24 GMT -5
Let's say for instance that all the Chevette tracks went together and made a set of rules for 2008. The rules stated stock steel bodies, stock suspension and drivetrain, no racing tires, no beadlocks, max bore .060" cast flat top pistons only, stock rods, stock stroke crank, no lightening, stock flywheel, head can be milled, no porting or polishing, stock size valves, hyd. lifters only, any size racing cam, header allowed, stock intake w/ a stock 5210 carb. And most importantly they checked it on a regular basis!
How many of you would convert back to that? Could you imagine how much cheaper it would be? Instead of calling up Wiseco for a $500 set of pistons, you could go to AutoZone and get a $100 set. You would save about $400 - $500 on the crank, $300 on rods, no telling how much in the head....
Am i crazy or wouldn't that make the Chevette class more competitive, more affordable for everyone, give alot more people a chance to win, and have more people interested in joining the class?
Post by winchester3d on Aug 21, 2007 20:13:27 GMT -5
the tracks that i raced at dont care about chevettes.thats why thay never check them...i agree with some things but i dont see people sticking by the rules...u can even get pistons cheaper than $100.00 on ebay...steven i would still be racing if i could but u know my about my son with diabetes... i miss racing alot ...
the only track i kno of that checks the chevettes for any thing is mudlick and all they do is look at tires, and carb., i have no chance to run with anyone,... i like to work a lil bit not be out for a sunday drive,i remmeber about 2 years ago we had at least 25cars a night and everyone was battlen for position,...but i do think if the rules changed the class would make a come back
Post by winchester3d on Aug 22, 2007 15:15:59 GMT -5
the only way i see chevette make it in the next year or two is put a claimer on the motors for about a $1000.00 and then check the rest on weekly bases...and go back to street tires only...its just alot cheaper than dirt tires
I don't know about you guys but I am sick of rule changes. Every time the rules get changed it ends up costing me more money, the car counts actually go down then the rules get changed again to help bring cars back. Again it cost me money. Most of the people who fuss for the changes never show up to race anyway. I have several new 14" wheels and tires collecting dust as result of the last rule changes.
Post by DirtRacer17m on Aug 24, 2007 23:12:30 GMT -5
I'd love to go back to that. That's why we sold out and went to Karts. Lets All face it Racing is racing it's not cheating it's competing.. The guy who runs second tonight is gonna go home and try something alil more tomorrow which ends up in all of us spending more the next weekend..Racers are never satisfied with the HP they have so they want more Tell me I'm wrong Stephen this is what keeps engine builders in buisness. Also just to let ya'll know I don't think Brushcreek has any rules now , as long as it looks likes a vette
Post by DOCTOR FIELDS on Aug 25, 2007 10:07:41 GMT -5
You're right. We got tired of losing every week, so we started experimenting until we found a combination that won. We won 22 races in 2 years (2002 - 2003) and everyone else complained, like we once was. Then they started getting faster and faster. The process never ended, mainly because they never checked anything.
Here's a quick fact.
2000 season - Tennessee Motor Speedway - Fast lap for a Chevette 22.5 - 23.0 seconds.
2005 season - Tennessee Motor Speedway - Fast lap for a Chevette 20.5 - 21.0 seconds.
Thats racing tho, You are suppose to find a way to get faster. But you are suppose to stay within the rules to do it. I also blame the tracks for not caring and not checking. If the tracks checked the chevettes just like they check the late models we would not be in this position now.
how bout 2 classes stock an open stock being stock like from the manufacturer open being where we are now headers and milled heads are not stock if we are gonna change go all the way or not at all just an idea we are only in chevettes another year or so till we get the late model right
2 classes of chevettes wouldnt work,... the pay out would be crap...no one wants to check the cars,..and there would only be what 1 or 2 cars in the stock class and 5 or 6 in the open class,....lets just face it boys next year we'll have to run with the mustangs and pintos
Post by DOCTOR FIELDS on Aug 29, 2007 22:07:31 GMT -5
What about this idea...
- Clinton County Speedway - Lake Cumberland Speedway - Macon County Speedway (if it reopens) - Ponderosa Speedway - Brown County Raceway - Mudlick Raceway
All drivers / tracks get together and have the same set of rules.
All drivers get together and form a "series" Possibly call it the Tri-State Chevette Racing Series...
Ponderosa - Brown Co - Mudlick (Northern Division)
Clinton Co - Lake Cumberland - Macon (Southern Division)
Each division has a "series" race once a month from March to September. Each track in the division would be visited by the series twice during the season. The off weeks you can run at whatever track you want to run at.
Keep points for each division and at the end of the season, everyone meet at one track (Lake Cumberland or Ponderosa would be about half way for Ohio and Tennessee guys) Have a big race to determin the overall series champion.
well mudlick wont be open next year, jim said hes takin a break after 13years, but he also said that he might be back at the track mowwing and gettin the track ready,..but i doubt that,... and i kno that the few of us chevette drivers left wont go to diff. tracks,...brown county is a long haul for us and we'd have to leave at 2:30-3 just to make it, we dont know where the ponderosa is or the rules,.. everyone i'v asked said they dont kno where there goin to run cause of the drive, and track set up