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#1 IRRAź Retro Racing

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:00 PM

If a racer has a non-hand-out motor blow during qualifying the racer will be allowed to change the motor, re-tech, and the racer will be placed in the slowest qualifying spot. Any qualifying times already recorded will be thrown out.

 
If a racer has a non-hand-out motor blow up during a warm-up period the racer will be allowed to change the motor under green and then will be re-teched.
 
Definition of motor blow-up: Motor comes to a complete stop and will not run or slows dramatically. The tech or race director will make the final decision regarding when this rule will be invoked.

 

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:26 PM

if the motor blows up during warm-up the motor change is after the race starts and the re-tech is when?


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:29 PM

Correct. The race starts and the racer can change the motor, get teched, and then get in the race.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:51 PM

Will this be known as the Dominey Amendment?


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:08 PM

Sorry, Dennis you were trumped on this. It happened a couple weeks previous to your motor failure.. 


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:38 PM

Just for my own clarification, a motor that slows during either is not eligible for a change, correct? Or lets say I am not happy with my motor performance during qualifying or warm-up, I cannot simply ask to use the "Dominey" rule and swap a motor under the specified ruling.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:38 PM

Damn... my only chance to be famous in Murica...


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:40 PM

Correct, Matt. As it says:

 

"Motor comes to a complete stop and will not run or slows dramatically. The tech or race director will make the final decision regarding when this rule will be invoked."


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:51 PM

Thank you for the clarification! And I like that mid-race motor changes are still disallowed.
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 01:51 PM

Mine slowed about 1.5 seconds per lap. I trust that would qualify as "dramatically"?


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 02:02 PM

Thank you for the clarification! And I like that mid-race motor changes are still disallowed.


Correct unless the move-up system is used at which time a racer may change motors and go through tech again.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 03:01 PM

Still think the Dominey Amendment has a nice ring to it...


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 11:28 PM

If the rule is to be given a name, then it should be named as the Bruce rule as Matt Bruce had this happen to him several years ago at the Sano during Coupe qualifying.


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