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#436763 Marion Center Pro Stock rules (Penn Ohio)

Posted by Jmfosnaught on 27 March 2018 - 03:18 PM

Are they  Scheduling a Motors from US only Sportsman race at  Marion ? Not on the schedule YET Maybe the week of the Firecracker?
Strange .. They are only about 50 miles from 20 or so Monopoly motor buyers and could travel there easily it seems.  .. curious to know why they didn't make the decision to force people to save a ton of money  ... think I will call and ask them ! ..... they didnt answer ..and message box full
Fosnaught .. I know you were a Sarver regular ... what direction did you go and why
 Thanks for your opinion in advance
 DavyLee #96

This isn't Jim, it's Jason. The reason for this post was because I had heard that Marion Center had changed rules for 2018. I have interest in the Penn Ohio rules package, at MC, because I currently drive for a team competing in that series. I also own my own crate late model (that gets run upon occassion) and have been involved with crate racing for years. Furthermore, I'm the substitute driver for one of the Lernerville stock car regulars when he has to work. I have no dog in any fight with sanctioning bodies. I compete in many different forms of racing and they all have their place. I enjoy all of them for different reasons and I'll keep supporting ALL local racing because it's what me and my family do.

#435505 Newer "SS Chassis" stock car, #73

Posted by Jmfosnaught on 02 December 2017 - 05:43 PM


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#435238 Steel Valley Pro Stock Nationals June 16th Event - Payout & Race Format

Posted by Jmfosnaught on 14 November 2017 - 10:01 PM

Here's an opinion from a guy who has been involved with stock cars for years...the payout structure is very important, but being a part of a show like this weighs heavy with most, if not all, the stock car guys. That's why this series has had great car counts. The payouts for normal series events are also a bit top heavy but guys travel for those because it's great to be a part of. We competed in more than a few events this year, with the series, and will continue to do so in 2018. The Laboon race pays a quarter of this show and usually pulls approximately 50-60 cars (and that's no knock on that show, it's become a very prestigious event to be a part of...with a great pay structure). I see no reason that this $10,000 to win, top heavy race, shouldn't get even more support. Stock car guys appreciate these big shows and what the Penn Ohio series has become. This division has great drivers, fans and family's of those drivers. That is why this event will have the support regardless of the payout structure.

(Jason F, driver of the Tristani #73)
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#434671 Lernerville

Posted by Jmfosnaught on 18 October 2017 - 05:08 AM

That's not true, the average mod in usmts runs no smaller then 415. The 8" tire don't make em dangerous either. And they ain't heavy, 2400 pounds I didn't think was heavy. They run really close lap time to late models down at batesville and I'm sure they are really close to em at lernerville. Closer then big blocks and sportsman.

"Emod" lap times, at Lernerville, for the whole Stampede weekend were just about the same as the Open Sportsman/Stock cars. They were not as close, to the late model times, as you might think. I just looked through the "Race Monitor" app to verify.

#431345 60 crate car at lernerville?

Posted by Jmfosnaught on 01 July 2017 - 08:08 AM

Body dimensions, we were parked right beside them...they chose to load up.

#427315 Lernerville Sportsman tire question

Posted by Jmfosnaught on 29 November 2016 - 10:45 AM

Being intimately involved with Lernerville's Sportsman Stocks, the track's tech officials and having bought used tires from most of the Late Model teams at the track...I can tell you that a big deal is being made about nothing...with this post.

#423881 12 fastrak tires

Posted by Jmfosnaught on 15 July 2016 - 08:51 AM



Posted by Jmfosnaught on 05 July 2016 - 02:45 PM

Vince, the idea of having a quick hot lap session after the dash is perfect...and needed. Thanks for getting all the above information organized and taking into consideration these small details. Can't wait to get this show in!

#415774 S&S Chassies

Posted by Jmfosnaught on 26 October 2015 - 02:15 PM

I was told by many drivers that the car has been in the S&S shop many many times. But still uncertain about who built it. Either way, the S&S chassis seem to be using lighter cages. Its one of the few ways they can get those cars lighter for the crate engines. However, it is very dangerous as you can see. Even by ignoring the fatal wreck this past Thursday, everyone knows how the 25 McDonald car was an S&S car and his cage collapsed badly on the passenger side on his very weak rollover. These stock cars are becoming death traps

The 25 car was also involved in a horrific accident last year, at PPMS, and held up the way it was supposed to. Anything that is or was built by Chris is as safe as they come. We've had several of his cars and he doesn't cut any corners.

#415771 S&S Chassies

Posted by Jmfosnaught on 26 October 2015 - 02:05 PM

The car that was involved in the accident on Thursday was not an SS Chassis.

#402957 Sweeney RUSH Series announces pilot Pro Stock "Weekly" program for GM 602 & 604s

Posted by Jmfosnaught on 28 January 2015 - 12:01 PM

Just to clear things up: the 604 rules, for stock cars, at Lerneville, are basically the same as the 358 open engine rules. There are no weight breaks given for the 604. The 602's have many different advantages including a weight break and the use of a racing style transmission (Bert, Brinn, etc.). The 602 was utilized with some success by Chris Schneider but it didn't catch on.

Lernerville currently has no actually tech procedure for the crate option but the engine builders that are involved with Fastrak and Rush are the guys providing these engines. And they are using the same process of tagging as they do for the crate series. I can't imagine they'd put their reputation on the line for a couple of stock cars to be successful. Lernerville's tech officials did pump the 604's and they came up just under 350 C.I.

IMO, it's crazy to buy a 604, attempt to "cheat it up" and expect great results. The cost of doing this would outway the gains to be made. You can still build a very good open 358 and know exactly what you're getting. But you will incur a higher cost to do so.

So, you either spend more or compromise HP for cost. Either way, the stock cars at Lernerville have always had parity. Usually one of the best features of the night.

*If I were still running stocks, I wouldn't do anything but a 604. The durability and cost works for a budget and a good setup has proven that they can win races*

-Also, this added cash from Rush is very simple: If you run a crate engine weekly, you can cash in. If you don't run a crate and/or are opposed to this idea, it doesn't effect you weekly or the Penn Ohio series-

#402740 berts and body

Posted by Jmfosnaught on 22 January 2015 - 06:43 AM


#397664 Jim Fosnaught at Lernerville

Posted by Jmfosnaught on 08 September 2014 - 09:44 PM

✋...that would be me...👍