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BOP changes For The IMSA Series (Ford GTs, Corvettes, Etc.)


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#1 OFFLINE   bifs66

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 01:53 PM

The Corvettes were given an 0.4mm wider air restrictor, a richer fuel mixture, 2 liters more fuel, and can shed 22 pounds.

 

The Ford GTs adjustments were to add 33 pounds,  and turn down the turbo boost (2000 - 7200 rpm).

 

Some of the other competitors had changes also.

 

 

Apparently, rules can make or break winners.   If only there was a series where "production spec"  GT cars could race against each other.


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#2 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 02:35 PM

It's all about parity because that makes for more interesting racing.  The days of "run what you brung" are long gone.  Having one car or mfr dominate isn't good for ratings or for bringing in other competitors.

 

It would be nice to see a class where it is more open within very broad parameters.



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Posted 06 July 2016 - 06:38 PM

It's all about parity because that makes for more interesting racing.  The days of "run what you brung" are long gone.  Having one car or mfr dominate isn't good for ratings or for bringing in other competitors.

 

It would be nice to see a class where it is more open within very broad parameters.

I'm not advocating a "run what you brung" series; but a "run what you build/sell to the public".   I'm aware of the reasoning behind the current series rules. 


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Posted 06 July 2016 - 07:52 PM

Run what you sell to the public is the same problem. Look up the 1970 Plymouth Superbird.

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