Legends Dirt Modified $16K
Legends Dirt Modified $16K
Pretty cool. I would add more bodywork to make them look even less than a regular midget. Maybe a sedan look rather than the coupe. Also put some "booger bars" on them.
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I love the look of the old NE modifieds, but these don't get it done for me.
Maybe if they had Falcons, 60 Valiants, and Corvairs.
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Is that a motorcycle engine? Is is chain driven?
So in other words, it is a 1200cc mini-sprint with a quick-change rear end instead of a chain drive? Why so expensive, this another sealed spec-engine class?
Yes, this is a sealed spec-engine. This keeps the costs way down, and should be the norm in all "beginner" racing classes.
We have Micro Sprints at our local track, and they can work on the engines. You've got 16 cars on the track, and the same two cars lap the field every race. Entry level racing should be about getting seat time, not engine development.
Without trying to sound argumentative or anything, having spent more than a few years playing with 1200cc mini-sprints, I'm not sold on the need. Like you said, it's a beginner class and there's going to be a huge differential in speed and abilities. I will admit that I have seen a few guys over the years who have spent a lot more than everybody else on engines but it never came close to making up for the other "areas" where they were lacking.
The cars look OK to me, much like the Don Edmunds car. For its purpose, as a hobby car its fine. I'm just not sure there's enough of a market for it though. I'm kind of curious about the 5 speed transmission though. Will most drivers actually shift during a race or just leave it in fifth? Some years ago I saw the mini sprints run at a half mile track and they topped out about a third of the way down the straight. I wondered why they didn't use their transmissions to get a higher top speed.
As for some Mini sprint guys spending a ton of money on the engines, that may just be way more of a problem here, with all the NASCAR guys/money floating around.
I think the one advantage this car has, is that it will be run like the legends, and no matter where you run it in the U.S., the rules will be exactly the same. That's always been a big selling point for Legends and IMCA.
Sure sounded like Kahne and Sweet were doing something at the end of the straight as there seemed to be an extra buzz to the engine note. Curious...
Thanks for the clarification. And yes, they did have 'em pretty damned sideways...
As to the dirt legend cars, they look like a good entry level into short track racing. Initial cost is not bad. Low budget teams only need an open wheel trailer and a few spares. Less than $25K total. And there are many dirt tracks around the country. Even on Vancouver Island, B.C.
Under the skin, are these cars really that much different from Legends cars? What's different about them?