2019 Pro Stock Rules
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Posted 21 November 2018 - 05:09 PM
Stock type noses and rear cover mandatory for 2019. No slopes of any kind. Does this make sense to anybody?
Posted 21 November 2018 - 06:15 PM
Was told by Lernerville this will be for 2020. 2019 same as 2018.
Posted 21 November 2018 - 08:12 PM
With penn/Ohio and the cost of racing today there just shooting themselves in the foot. Guys are going to follow the series instead of the costs of weekly racing. They can pick and choose and don't have to get locked in 1 racetrack.
Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:22 AM
what shame... bad enough they stuck it to these guys with that motor deal. now spend more money on changing the body. weres it STOP. tell them to stick it where the sun don't shine.
Posted 22 November 2018 - 10:45 AM
Personally I feel with the success of the peen/ohio deal, tracks would embrace the rule package they have in place. Costs being what they are and the sucess at ppms and Sharon for 2 of the races. Why would a promotor have a stand alone rule package ?
I also give the promotors credit for taking that chance and it has proven successful for both venue's.
Posted 22 November 2018 - 09:06 PM
They started with 18
Had 17 the last several weeks
I guess that is success if you have 17 cars every week
For a support division
Will it last? Maybe
But I dont think it would work at Pittsburgh just because I know several of the guys they have there and they wouldnt go out and buy a monopoly motor to stay there
Sharon is but 1 hour up the road
Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:22 AM
I would just like to know the reason for learnerville doing this. Most of the cars had late model style noses so why would you shoot your own guys? we are just getting started in racing and already seeing the vast amount of money it takes to put a competive penn ohio car togeather so for the promotors of the tracks to not get on the same page with the rules is just dumb and will hurt car counts and racers.
Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:34 AM
This is totally from a fan perspective... but I like the idea. It visually sets the class apart and although stock is nowhere near stock it does identify the car with a manufacturer and a vehicle that supposedly could be on the street. Again, Im not silly enough to think todays manufactured race car is anywhere near what you would see on the street... I think its just a matter of nostalgia for me
For instance, I think thats one of the hindering factors for nascar today... as a kid Id watch a race then see a car that looks like what I just saw race pass me in the street... a Monte Carlo or Thunderbird... today... the facade is too disconnected
I get safety and performance of a stock chassis... but Id love to see it required to have a full manufacture steel body wrapping that chassis... so the junk yards are full of them... would bring some creativity back to the garage as guys have to fit the bodies on the chassis and will allow some kid to dream at the track and as he passes the same car on the street of racing some day!
JMO... too much race product just makes the stock look like a cheap late model...
Not poking anyone here, just sharing thoughts from the stands
Posted 23 November 2018 - 01:40 PM
better check the junk yards again.when scrap prices were high they were the first to go. those bodys are gone.
Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:08 PM
Mod Pro, I think if you would check the prices of steel over bent sheet metal you can understand why it is what it is.
Posted 23 November 2018 - 06:15 PM
If you want to run with Penn/Ohio you need a good chassis and a big motor. None of the front runners have old cars. At Lernerville there were older cars that were competitive and everybody has the same motor. I have no issue with the nose change (in 2020) but can't see a reason for the rear cover. They're an unnecessary expense.
Posted 23 November 2018 - 09:55 PM
You hit the nail on the head
That is exactly what Penn Ohio cars are
Cheap late model
Or a 1980 late model
But even if there were no 1980s metric cars left
The parts are stil 1/4 the price of calling Rocket to fix it when you scrape the wall
And you can use allot of used latemodel parts like transmission and allot of motor parts and aluminum body parts
The 55 car is not a new car !! But he knows how to build them for sure !
Repeat : the winningest penn Ohio car is not a new car !
It has a great builder and driver and its been said by many that these cars are allot harder to drive than a Rocket Latemodel
You see real good from up there !
Edited by DavyLee2, 23 November 2018 - 10:03 PM.
Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:44 PM
I would like to hear from the racers who race at Lernerville on what they think about the change. Good and Bad.
Posted 24 November 2018 - 07:20 AM
not sticking up for lernerville but most drivers replace bumpers every year any way the rear just finishes the look. l like the stock car look, we have too many late model looking cars jmo
Edited by yenko1, 24 November 2018 - 07:27 AM.
Posted 24 November 2018 - 02:36 PM
The IMCA stock cars look really nice with a real nose piece.
Posted 24 November 2018 - 10:43 PM
I was at Charlotte for little guy's world finals and the New York crate stock cars were there with stock noses and tails and as a fan really liked the look compared to our wanna be late models here. Also they put on some great racing and I'm not a crate fan at all.
Posted 24 November 2018 - 10:49 PM
IMCA stock car rules would sure be nice everywhere. Get back to stock cars being stock cars, and if you want a fabbed racecar, you get a late model. But that horse has been beaten beyond death.
Posted 25 November 2018 - 09:27 AM
you guys are stickly talking about the body. look underneath any penn ohio car and belive me there is not late model on them. a late model nose dont make them a late model. Sure from the stands they may look close to a late model but are far from them.
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