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#1 Eddie Fleming

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Posted 15 January 2023 - 01:13 PM

Is anyone running a short guide lead Retro Stock Car?


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Posted 15 January 2023 - 02:10 PM

Eddie:  
 
Until we came up with the +/- specs (see link below) I don't think anyone has really checked the stock car guide leads often enough to know if anyone is running shorter (or longer) guide leads.
 
Revised IRRA Stock Car rules


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Posted 15 January 2023 - 03:06 PM

Jay, I would think the people building them would know.

 

And I am not talking about 1/16" short but rather like 1/4" short. 


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Posted 15 January 2023 - 03:45 PM

Yeah, Eddie, that is true, but from now on anything outside of the new specifications would be illegal so I guess it's just academic at this point.


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Posted 15 January 2023 - 03:52 PM

Yeah, Jay, it is "academic at this point," but still at least one small mind would like to know.  :D

 

So change my question to was instead of is. 


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Posted 15 January 2023 - 04:02 PM

I agree, it would be interesting to know. I guess I'm just an 'academic' like you! :D


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Posted 15 January 2023 - 06:10 PM

Yes we ran short guide leads to the tune of 1/2 lead before. Really good getting into the corner and through the middle but made the car really Un stable on exit. Will B winning stock car at the Sano was something like .625 but at that time the rule was a maximum rule.
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Posted 15 January 2023 - 07:58 PM

If they get any shorter you'd almost need a trailing flag


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