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Murphy
October 17, 2019 at 01:35:32 PM
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Posted By: BigRightRear on October 17 2019 at 12:21:20 PM

There is no good reason to long for a field of 410s that include cars that are 2-3 Seco seconds off the pace of the leaders.

Moving Chicanes are dangerous at these lap time. 

Cut down the straights, widen the racing surface and you will get an exciting night at the track.

Nobody truly wants to open up the engine rules for affordable horsepower...or drop a few inches of advertising space for a smaller wing so you have to start with something that the engine / team lobby cannot throw a fit about...and that is THE TRACK CONFIGURATIONS. 



How 'bout a 4'x5' top wing without the verticle offsets on the side panels?

20% less downforce, less rudder, same sponsor space, looks pretty much the same at 100 m.p.h.



motorhead748
October 22, 2019 at 05:44:03 AM
Joined: 08/05/2010
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Posted By: egras on October 13 2019 at 02:33:11 PM

Once again, we all get caught in the same argument.  Would we rather have a field of cars where 1/2 of the field can win?  Or, do we want to go back to 21 field fillers and 3 cars .5-1 second faster than the 4th place car?  If we want to see fields where 10-12 cars can win, track position is going to matter!  If 10-12 cars can win, and we make the wing smaller, loosen the cars up, etc, this will still be the case.  10-12 cars can win, and track position will still be HUGE.  

To answer your original question, of course the cars are the "problem" if you think there is a problem.  I personally love the way the fields are tightening up and don't think this is a problem.  



Bingo... 



straight shooter
October 22, 2019 at 12:36:01 PM
Joined: 03/21/2010
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16 sq ft wings, no off set panels

2" narrower wheels on rr  wings & wheels will help to balance out motor costs

adj shocks are driver preference, LD still wins on Pro shocks because he understands what feel he likes

NO POWER STEERING




Murphy
October 22, 2019 at 01:10:03 PM
Joined: 05/26/2005
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Posted By: straight shooter on October 22 2019 at 12:36:01 PM

16 sq ft wings, no off set panels

2" narrower wheels on rr  wings & wheels will help to balance out motor costs

adj shocks are driver preference, LD still wins on Pro shocks because he understands what feel he likes

NO POWER STEERING



     I'd have to disagree on the 4x4 wing. When IMCA got back into the sprint car game, they had 4x4 wings. Not a pretty sight.

      No power steering? No thanks.



larsonfan
October 22, 2019 at 02:47:20 PM
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Sadly, like the old saying goes - we can wish in one hand and sh_t in the other, then see which one fills up first.

As long as he WoO has control of costs (that trickle down to the rest of winged 410 racing), things will never change.



Murphy
October 22, 2019 at 03:38:26 PM
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Posted By: larsonfan on October 22 2019 at 02:47:20 PM

Sadly, like the old saying goes - we can wish in one hand and sh_t in the other, then see which one fills up first.

As long as he WoO has control of costs (that trickle down to the rest of winged 410 racing), things will never change.



     As long as there are enough local 410's to fill out the WoO field.  Maybe the WoO should take a serious look at what it costs their competitors to be out there on the road and come up with some sustainable ideas for the sport before it becomes critical.




linbob
October 25, 2019 at 06:19:34 PM
Joined: 03/12/2011
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Posted By: straight shooter on October 22 2019 at 12:36:01 PM

16 sq ft wings, no off set panels

2" narrower wheels on rr  wings & wheels will help to balance out motor costs

adj shocks are driver preference, LD still wins on Pro shocks because he understands what feel he likes

NO POWER STEERING



You have never drivin a sprint car.  It sounds good but fans will not like it.  We had to run 4x4 for 2 years,  they look like toy cars next to a 5x5





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