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#1 IRRAź Retro Racing

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 11:07 AM

Rules update regarding JK Hawk Retro motors:
 
Effective immediately, the armature shaft on the endbell side of JK Hawk Retro motors may not be cut or shortened. This restriction is to ensure that the Retro Hawk motor can be distinguished from the similar-appearing JK Hawk 7 motor, which is now being sold with the commutator tied as on the Hawk Retro motor.
 
Rules update regarding Can-Am Plus bodies:
 
After further review by the IRRA® BoD, the body height rule for Can-Am Plus is being eliminated but the maximum spoiler height of .5 inches will remain in effect. No material, including flash plastic from the vacuum-forming process, may be added to the vertical portion of the body as a means of increasing body height.
 
(posted for the IRRA® BoD by Greg Wells)


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 12:06 PM

Comment on the elimination of the Can-Am Plus body height rule...

 

What if a certain manufacturer was to design a new, or modify an existing body that had sides that were say 2.5" high to start with? I guess the IRRA® BoD could simply not approve it but on what premise? I would suggest setting a fairly high (2.0"?) max body height which will keep this from happening but still alleviate the present body mounting problems. 


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 12:11 PM

Jay, bodies have to go through the approval process and each is dealt with individually.


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 12:25 PM

Yes, I know that, but if you didn't approve the new "too high" body wouldn't it look like you just had it in for a certain manufacturer? I'm sure they would ask which rule their body wasn't meeting. 


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 12:31 PM

Of course and that would all be taken into consideration as it has for every other body we have approved for all classes. 

 

Also note that this class from a tech standpoint has been developed to keep it simple.


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 01:05 PM

Wouldn't be the first time a body was not approved...


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Posted 12 September 2014 - 05:32 PM

I didn't think we could cut them before? Speaking of the arm shaft.
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Posted 12 September 2014 - 05:40 PM

It would have much simpler to just state 1-3/4" high (max) including the spoiler, and it polices itself and no grey areas...


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:36 AM

Without modifying the flash on some of these bodies you will not be able to get the extra height you need to get off the motor.  I'd rather have the 1/2" on the bottom rather than the spoiler... 


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