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Poll: Closed Cockpit "Ribbed" Bodies in Group 10 (11 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 Justin A. Porter

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 04:17 PM

As many of us are aware, Red Fox, JK, and Outisight all offer closed cockpit "ribbed" bodies that reflect the current state of the art in LMP racing. Traditionally, to better differentiate Group 10 from GT1, Group 10 has been an open cockpit class. However, with open cockpit LMP's no longer in competition in full scale, this likely will limit future production of new bodies in Group 10. As such, I would like to gather public opinion on introducing such bodies to Group 10. Current testing has placed them at very similar performance to the existing crop of open cockpit bodies.
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#2 gmpower

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:22 PM

Sounds like a great idea to me the backend doesn't seem to collapse as easy on fast tracks on a flat track not a big issue.
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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:44 PM

We raced two different ones at the USRA Nats.   LMP class  We have adopted them for B production for the Great Lakes ISRA/USA as well.


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#4 mgerbetz

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:43 AM

I remember having a conversation with Frank and Bear about this very subject some years ago. They believed the Group 10 LMP class should stay traditional. Open design.

Yes, things change. Times change.
I think that's what I would have to think about. Do you want it to stay more traditional, or move on and update the class.

I do like the open design and motor building in this class.

I would hate to see every class every where become a sealed motor, modern body design class.

Just my 2 cents worth.
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#5 Justin A. Porter

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:50 AM

There's definitely no plan to change the motor package for Group 10 for the foreseeable future. Group 10 is well subscribed with new racers having joined throughout the past three seasons. With ProSlot offering good "out of the bag" horsepower for folks starting out and a healthy supply of available options for tinkerers, the unsealed 16D is still a viable and vibrant motor in the Ohio Challenge Cup.

 

The concern simply enters that the ribbed bodies have been previously submitted for GT1 and they DID present a large jump in performance over the existing crop of closed cockpit GT1 bodies. As such, the question came to be "what is a reasonable home for these bodies?" and Group 10 appeared to be the sensible answer.


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