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2/11/20, 3:35 PM   #1
Over winged sprint cars
Wayne Davis
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I am officially over winged sprint cars....

LOOK....New Doors on "Wing Sprint Cars"
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2/11/20, 3:49 PM   #2
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Not really new. Sammy Swindell ran a side door on a Nance car back in the '80s.
 
2/11/20, 4:06 PM   #3
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Not really new. Sammy Swindell ran a side door on a Nance car back in the '80s.
Love see a picture of that...working side door with hinge and lock
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2/13/20, 2:15 AM   #4
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At least it opens most don't.
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2/13/20, 3:50 AM   #5
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Wayne, Wing & Non-Wing have ran left side panels for many, many years! Winged cars need a damn door! Hard enough to get in without a left side panel, ole buddy!
Non-Wing, you just climb in over the cage like normal, can't do that with a Wing on.
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2/13/20, 8:59 AM   #6
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Wayne, Wing & Non-Wing have ran left side panels for many, many years! Winged cars need a damn door! Hard enough to get in without a left side panel, ole buddy!
Non-Wing, you just climb in over the cage like normal, can't do that with a Wing on.
Thanks for the comment sir... I don't know what we would do without your expertise
 
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2/13/20, 10:19 AM   #7
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there are no sprint cars left,once the cages were put on that was the end.now they are just a type of modified.
 
2/13/20, 4:34 PM   #8
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there are no sprint cars left,once the cages were put on that was the end.now they are just a type of modified.
But at least the drivers have a chance of surviving those hellacious wrecks....
Call 'em whatever you want....
 
2/14/20, 10:06 AM   #9
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Fellow I knew had a door & he said fumes built up in the cockpit & he had a spindle break & crashed. He was trapped & couldn't get out, good thing their was no fire
 
2/15/20, 1:34 PM   #10
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It's sort of a combination between personal preference, acceptance, and generation. I grew up watching midgets without roll cages, true open cockpit, open wheel racing. I put up with the cars changing looks for years, eventually I lost interest as the cars no longer appealed to me, personally. I have not set foot in a speedway since 2011....had been going since 1960. That's my opinion. IF you still follow the sport, great! but midgets, sprints, dirt champ cars, are no longer "open cockpit" cars, there are dwarf cars, topless late models, and some open wheel dirt modified's that cover the driver just as much. By the mid 1980's most sprints, midgets had side covers on the right side of the car, obscuring the view of the driver, you still got a good look at the left side of the driver, but now that's gone as well. Lets face it, if you really want to see a race car driver at work behind the wheel (which was pretty exciting, and a big draw to the sport in the old days) the only vehicle on four wheels left to see that, is probably go-karts.
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