Tom with all due respect in racing the complexity and costs of things always get
larger never smaller. It is almost impossible to stifle innovation. Sometimes
rules that are very restrictive end up increasing costs rather than reduce them.
Do you disagree that a set of tires blistered beyond use is a larger expense
than an addition few hundred dollars in engine controls? Last i knew it was
pretty common to spend 6 to 7 hundred for a pair of rear tires that are purpose
designed for LSR racing. If a slew rate rev limiter is under the cost of the
tires what is the economic reason to not run one or a similar system that will
accomplish the same service? We have no show to put on so I can not see the need
to make sure all the cars run at exactly the same speeds ala Nascar,cart and
As far as the EFI taking longer on the dyno that is a myth created by people
that either don't know what they are doing or just want to make it more
expensive than it needs to be. Generally it takes one day same as any other
engine. the difference is you don't have to change a cam to make the injection
happy. You change the injection to make the cam happy..
"Thomas E. Bryant" wrote:
> I believe that you miss the point here, and with many of your other
> discussions about the rules. SCTA/BNI has always had two major concerns
> in rule making. #1 is safety, #2 is keeping this an amateur sport that
> is fair and as affordable as possible.
> The more automation that appears, the more expensive it gets. Then,
> "deep pockets" have an unfair advantage. For instance, electronic fuel
> injection costs very little more than my present setup, but the dyno
> time to properly dial it in is above many participant's budget.
> I will always cheer on ingenuity and I admire the diversity that we have
> in concepts and automobiles that we see on the Salt. I would prefer to
> see us continue to favor the low budget guy, where ideas and concepts,
> not pocket books, compete.
> Tom, Redding CA - #216 D/GCC
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