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2/5/19, 7:27 PM   #1
How much "sheet metal"?
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Recently saw some posts of new cars prepped for USAC season. At what point does it become a hybrid looking Sprint/modified? I would never want to sacrifice safety, but this is also sports entertainment in which the human element should be primary.
 
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2/5/19, 8:21 PM   #2
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If carbon fiber is legal (I'm not looking up the rules & am out of the loop...lol - not that I ever really was anyway...), it's proly as much of that as it is sheet metal...lol
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2/5/19, 10:23 PM   #3
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Mr Devin sent me a rulebook when I was a race official yrs ago in their it stated openings on R/S had to be so big, don't know if it's changed since then. I see some of these sprint cars where the R/S opening is very small & w/ these containment seats I hope drivers can get out quickly of theirs a fire. I never saw a rule book so complete b4 in my life as that USAC book was
 
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2/6/19, 10:46 AM   #4
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I'm disgusted by it too. The Chili Bowl midgets had wings/spoilers mounted on the back of the cage behind the drivers. It's almost at the point where I will stop following the sport as they become less and less the cars I used to love.
 
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2/6/19, 11:25 AM   #5
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This has to be an over 50 post....
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2/6/19, 11:44 AM   #6
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I'm under 50 and not a fan of just seeing a helmet. Seeing a driver work the wheel shows a lot of what the car is doing, and how smooth or not they are.
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2/6/19, 12:16 PM   #7
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I only stated that I believe the person who started the post would be over 50.......and I bet I am right.
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2/6/19, 12:35 PM   #8
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2/6/19, 12:51 PM   #9
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I wish they would completely enclose the driver with a roof that attaches with hinges. I also think they need to have fenders to make them safer. Cars should be fully enclosed.
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2/6/19, 1:19 PM   #10
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