Dyson Racing has a Mazda MZR 4 cyl turbo 2.0 liter that makes 550 hp at slightly more than Indycar level boost. Punch it out to 2.2 and back the boost down to Indycar spec and its gonna make the correct power. And be lighter, and get better mileage. Its a non stressed block, so a cradle will need to be made, evening out the weight advantage.
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Would someone please explain why we don't call the Judd engine a Judd engine--what is the significance of calling it a Lotus when it is really a Judd. I've been told Lotus has never made an engine--ever.
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I'd take Grand Am's engine rules anyday over limiting it artificially like indycar is.....
Instead of trying to make a viable business out of running a race car team, they should just do whatever the heck all of those people on trackforum think they should do so that they wont get their name raked through the coals by a bunch of know nothing blowhards. Seriously, some of you seem to think that Shank has perpetrated the greatest crime of the century by attempting to put together a credible entry into the 500. Maybe ya'll would prefer Marty Roth instead.
Seriously, get over yourselves.
Yeah, just ask Jay Howard about how well that long term contract in Marty's second car went.
Where is Jay Howards money ?
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I think Indy will be the last race for Lotus. Honda plus Chevrolet will supply 29-30 starters for Indy. That is enough to cover the field after May. I just don't see the value to Lotus of their showcasing a crappy product week in and week out. Sticking it out through Indy keeps them from being blamed for less than a full field at the 500. So I am hoping HVM and Dragon will soon be out of this mess.
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I think you mean to say until there are NO rules (or very, very minimal rules) about what car and engine someone can use to qualify, it's still a spec series.
What about people rambling pure nonsense on specific details of private financial contracts?
What about people making excuses for car manufacturers that have half-assed their ICS efforts from the start & picked a hard working, start-up like MSR as their 1st ICS team?
Blame the bumbling emperors at Lotus for pretending to field a legitimate ICS engine program, not the "small fish" in the series pond that gambled the Malaysian automaker could make 'em a "shark".
Although the Lotus spokesman said there would be testing after Brazil and Pruett concluded that meant they would be at Texas, neither Lotus team is listed among those scheduled to test at Texas.
Has anyone heard for certain that Lotus will in fact not be at Texas? Is it possible they meant testing somewhere else somehow?
I will admit to all those with whom I argued about the jury still being out on Lotus (because of the possibility it was mainly down to ECU issue that could be sorted) that if Lotus does not test at Texas, that is a very bad sign that you guys were right all along. We still need to see what the engine actually does on the track, but no testing on a dodgy engine indicates a company that cannot scoot their chair all the way up to the table to join the poker game.
About Dragon Racing, declaration of Seabass in the sports newspaper L'équipe "But with Jay Penske, it's a 2 year program".
From an unofficial source directly from the paddock of six hours of Spa, Jay Penske decided to leave Lotus for Chevrolet and is now in conflict with the Indycar to make this change.
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