Sorry I didn't get my drunk post deleted in time even though some have seen merit in it.
The problem with new sprint racers is what and where to race and where to spend their money on an engine. There being pulled on from all sides because both promoters and tracks know the fan attraction of sprint car racing.
If your new at it you really can just like the old days buy and engine out of a bone yard, throw injection and a mag on it and go winged sprint car racing. We all assume your building your own car out of swap meet parts especially with being able to buy a kit for cheap at swap meets. But what engine to put into your race car is the question. My suggestion is if your going to throw cash into the game with a low budget car and junk throw away tires you look into building an ASCS legal 360 with bigger injection that you will need to sleeve. Actually if you look into it you can find the right muffler pipe for cheap to sleeve with only needing to flair the top end. You'll not only end up with a Patriot and Empire sprint legal engine(someone please correct me if I'm wrong) but the ASCS heads are basically 12x heads of years past. Those same heads later put on a 410 block won't put you with the flashy stuff but might get you a win on the slick tracks around here.
The net of it is it doesn't make one lick of sense throwing your money at 305 or crate when you can for the same or less money go run with 360's and 410's which at least pay half ass tow money even with the cheap not caring about the racer tracks we have in this area.
I have NEVER BASHED the racing and quality of drivers racing crate. My only complaint is it gets TOO unnecessarily DEEP into RACERS POCKETS. IMHO there are a TON more racers and want to be racers out there who can't afford to FIT into the profit scheme of push parts and venues down racers throats. If someone would please tell me what's wrong with having 410 B mains to sort out what you all are calling the junk, I'd like to hear it. As a fan I'd much rather see B mains with a 24 car starting field then this bull jack up the purse and drop the lineup to 20 cars. Would someone please tell me WHO THE HECK INSTIGATED THE I WANT MORE MONEY FOR RACING, which got all this lower car count started in the first place? WHO WAS IT WHO SCREWED OVER ALL THE REST OF THE RACERS TO GET A JACKED UP PAYOUT AND 20 starters? I don't know do you?
yeah too much holiday cheer again (: