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#1 IRRAź Retro Racing

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:00 PM

News flash from IRRA® - July 11, 2014.
 
The BoD of the IRRA® is pleased to announce the new Can-Am Plus class!
 
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By 1970 our inline Can-Am cars had become sleeker and faster race cars. This class is a tribute to those evolved race machines. In keeping with the focus on scratchbuilding, this class allows a new level of imagination and innovation as there is NO restriction on the number or style of chassis hinge or even the need for a motor bracket as uprights can now be used. With a smaller front tire requirement and NO minimum rear tire size It will enable you use up tires from the other classes that are too small to meet the specs. A new body list allows those sleeker bodies that we ran in the early '70s. Many other rules that apply to the existing Can-Am class have be eliminated or reduced.
 
One of the incentives behind this new class was the need to find a proper class for the new, affordable, and fast Pro Slot 4002 FK motor. In recognition of the support Pro Slot has given the IRRA® since its inception that will be the ONLY motor allowed in the Can-Am Plus class.
 
A few additional key changes:
  • No min weight
  • Modify your gears
  • No cut out front wheel wells for added body longevity
The NEW Can-Am Plus class is coming to a raceway near you!!
 
Here are the rules:

Attached File  2014_Can-Am_PLUS_Rules-Final.pdf   224.12KB   507 downloads
 
Attached File  2014_Can-Am_PLUS_Body_List-Final.pdf   274.57KB   343 downloads

(posted for the IRRA® BoD by Joe Neumeister)
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:06 PM

Interesting class, I like it

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:17 PM

Looks good, but I think rule 16D contradicts the no minimum tire diameter rule.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:22 PM

Yeah the words legal diameter can be taken out. If in a move-up and has to pass clearance.

 

That was a test and you passed it.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:35 PM

Should be fun and fast...


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:41 PM

  You forgot the heading "For Immediate Release" ! :)


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 03:42 PM

Think evolution of inlines if anglewinders and spring steel never happened.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:03 PM

Did I win anything? Like maybe a Noose-painted body. :D
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:31 PM

Can wings be far behind?


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 04:59 PM

Never!
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:06 PM

How about a rousing "Atta Boy" when I see you tomorrow?

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:35 PM

I like the fact of only one motor being allowed. I would love if only one refurber would be allowed. That is of course the manufacture who makes the motor.

For some reason my phone won't open up the download of the rules. So I'm not sure if my refurber thoughts have been addressed in the rules?
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:36 PM

It's a throwaway motor.
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:38 PM


 
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:48 PM

Sweet. I really like this class even more now, Tony P. I know you know why. LOL.

 

See you in a couple weeks.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 06:03 PM

How about a rousing "Atta Boy" when I see you tomorrow?

No offense, but I'd rather have the body.  :)

 

Unless you want to give me four unpainted bodies, or how about free entry fee for the enduro.  :D


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:05 PM

Oh Butch, I'll paint you one of these new bodies.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:11 PM

Is this class going to replace RetroPro at major races?
 
Clearance says .050" in picture. .047 in text?
 
What is the max diameter steel wire? Ground top and bottom? How much?
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:17 PM

It's .047" and you can grind the wire all you want.

I see it as an accompaniment to the RetroPro class at big races at a much lower cost since you can use small tires front and rear and not have the cost of the motors.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

This is going to make for some interesting chassis designs. Full plumber, iso-fulcrum, center hinged, steel rail in-lines.
 
I'll have Duffy mill .003" off one of my tech tools.
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:48 PM

I have no complaints, only curiosity. Why did this class stay with inlines?


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:11 PM

i agree... should have been anglewinder.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:20 PM

Probably so you can run a "regular" chassis, maybe modified slightly and don't have to have a one-class chassis.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:26 PM

Oh Butch, I'll paint you one of these new bodies.


OK, can't wait to not see it.  :laugh2:
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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:45 PM

The class remained inline as a vision of what might have happened to Can-Ams if the Anglewinder class never came about. Inlines are also a lot easier to build.
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