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  2. Devin Willis

    358 tracks

    I don't know if a better tire would make for better racing though. Which is what really matters to me. The only real downside for us using Hoosiers is that they require a bit more siping and grinding
  3. Due to a soggy forecast, the 360 Spring Nationals and ESS season opener has been deep sixed.
  4. 22racingteam

    The DR

    Very true. Maybe he surprises everyone and go to fonda for there 8k in win show
  5. Stewyfan44

    The DR

    He should be at fulton..but you never know with the dr.He sometimes complicates the situation.lol
  6. 22racingteam

    The DR

    Next Saturday is Fulton’s SDS event so I would think he would be there
  7. Stewyfan44

    The DR

    yep that's true..lol..what about next week any news
  8. burtonfan1995

    The DR

    Nobody is gonna be at OC. They're off
  9. Stewyfan44

    The DR

    Is Danny gonna be in the 66 at OC saturday night.
  10. DIRT does these things because they can (as do many/most other tracks). The revenue is good and, in most cases, they know the race teams are a captive audience ... the only alternative is to load up your hauler for long hauls to somewhere else to buy *different* spec stuff mandated at the other track or buy/build your own track. (And if you do buy/build your own track, you probably will start eyeing these kinds of deals yourself because once you get a good look at the financials of running a racetrack ... it's one of the few forms of guaranteed income in this business.) In many cases, the tire and fuel deals are a pretty big part of the financial picture for tracks and sanctioning bodies. That's just the way it is if you want to race.
  11. Hoosier may not have any incentive to make the tires perform better, they may be made to be a control tire, but none of that explains them taking half of the tread off of the front tires and making them more money. Dirtcar has always mandated anything they could make a buck off of, I know that many sanctioning bodies may do this. Msd boxes for 358s(that are not all the same), 2 different versions of sportsman MSD boxes, tires, fuel, Brodix intake manifolds, 2 barrell carb spacers, mufflers, headers, shock stickers that anyone can buy for 15 bucks and stick on anything....the list is long. Most of these parts hurt performance and cost the racer more than a better replacement, but it makes/made dirtcar money.
  12. exactly! Why would they make a better tire when they have no competition in Dirtcar. They just give Dirtcar big money to guarantee that & they just keep raising the tire prices. Give them some competition & watch the price come down & better tires developed
  13. gary tomkins

    358 tracks

    The Hoosier dirt modified tire is a "control" tire. It is not designed for optimal performance, but rather the ability with only 3 compounds, 2 for the left side, to be able to run a variety of tracks, and usually have pretty good longevity. The American Racer dirt modified tire is a "performance" tire. It's designed for optimal performance, and there are more compounds available to fine tune the performance of the car to a certain track. Yes an AR is faster, but it usually doesn't last as long as a Hoosier tire would. They both have contingencies for using their product. So it's usually a matter of personal preference. I know some racers that love AR's and hate Hoosiers and vice versa. But I will say this, I think spec tires have helped save racers money, especially if you are racing tracks you know pretty well because then you will need less of a selection of tires then you would with an open tire rule. I never raced a modified before the tire rules were implemented, but I did race a Sportsman car and we would have certain compounds we ran in the heats and then usually harder tires for the feature. The tire bill was brutal (btw I never bought used tires, why buy 1/2 a tire for half price, what are you really saving?). I can't think of any major division or sanctioning body that doesn't have a tire rule, and I have yet to hear any racer complain about that.
  14. Devin Willis

    358 tracks

    There isnt any reason for them to make a better tire. They are locked in as the go to for dirt. They make better tires for other classes but this is what we have.
  15. The team will be traveling around a lot more this year mostly because of the above mentioned reasons. Plus it also doesn't hurt that Bridgeport has some pretty damn wacky rules going on right now and it doesn't hurt that the regular season opener for the track doesn't even happen until May 4th. Like this passed Saturday, Ryan will also run with URC in a 360 sprint car when his schedule allows.
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  17. All fixed lets have fun and enjoy an awesome race season !! Thank you HearnNation20
  18. That's exactly why i say take tire choice out of the hands of the sanctioning bodies & put it back in the racers control where it belongs.....make the tire money be earned thru contingency awards at every race instead of sanctioning groups determining who, where & how much the racers will get
  19. Here is what I do not get. Teams are running Hoosier tires to get paid. Teams are running American Racer to get paid. The consensus by many teams, promoters, drivers ,sponsors, key board warriors, etc..... is that given a choice , teams will almost always certainly pick American Racer over Hoosier to win a race, given a choice. I have rarely, if at all , heard anything to the contrary How many years now has this been goin on? Why does not Hoosier step up their game?? ? Make a new tire(s)? Does American Racer have Colonel Sanders secret recipe? 🤣
  20. AMA Supercross racers drink lots of Monster Energy! By the case load. 🙄😆 👍
  21. What do you think Hoosier & VP are lol? They’re DIRTcar sponsors who payout a lot of money at seasons end. Not only for the DIRTcar Championships, but the member tracks as well.
  22. Devin Willis

    358 tracks

    Deyo has some smallblock shows sometimes. The one at Georgetown was pretty good. Not sure what the weight rules look like at Fonda for that weekly.
  23. No harm done...Mistakes happen, Stratton 87 hope you reconsider and play out the rest of the year ( i could use your money😀)
  24. The weather forecast for Friday afternoon into the evening around Albany isn't looking favorable for racing., Most likely, the Season Opener at Albany-Saratoga Speedway will take place on the rain date of Tuesday just like last year. With the driver's announced in the press release as being at The Great Race Place for the opener, the pits will be packed as well as the parking lot and the grandstands. Whatever day they race, make sure to stop by the NESCOT table and get your 2019 NESCOT Lottery Calendar. There are still 57 chances to win $2150.00. Calendars were $20.00 each but at Albany-Saratoga Speedway for "Come N get It" they are $15.00 for 1 or 2 for $20.00. "Super" CD Coville is the featured driver for April and "Barefoot" Bob McCreadie is featured in May. Albany-Saratoga Speedway's Ronca Racing Family is the centerfold with a lot of neat pics. "Come N Get" your calendar(s) before they sell out.
  25. We are just looking for a place to take our old steel headed 358 engine and run it a few times while our big block gets finished. There is huge disadvantage with DIRT weight rules.
  26. Well, Monster Energy is a sponsor & Nascar drivers are not required to only drink that cat piss....LOL, Hoosier is not an advertising sponsor as Goodyear is not in nascar
  27. If you believe that NASCAR doesn’t reap benefits from Monster Energy Drink without actually consuming the product, you’re dreaming.
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