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  • in reply to: Perth 31/10/15 #12745

    pistolpete
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    Like every event the details and entry forms are available on the host tracks web site:

    http://www.motorplex.com.au/drag-racing/

    Entry forms are about to go live, so keep an eye out on the Perth Motorplex site.

    Pete.

    in reply to: 2016 Rule Discussion #12742

    pistolpete
    Member

    Well start discussing them guys….. lol

    Seriously, rules discussions shouldn’t be limited just when rules proposals are considered or voted on. The whole idea of this forum is for sensible discussions on all APSA matters.

    Ive always said that if the majority of racers of a class want a change then lets go for it, providing it doesnt hurt the sport. The committee is more than fair when it comes to any improvement to class numbers, fairness and progress.

    Pete.

    in reply to: APSA Round2, Willowbank Raceway – wrap up #12731

    pistolpete
    Member

    fatvh, well done mate!!!

    We are updating the top ten lists across the board, and will be a few more days as we DEFINITELY haven’t forgotten about our members that have reset records!

    Please send us your time slip so we get the info correct and have it on file – apsa@live.com

    Well done again Dave!

    Pete.

    in reply to: next round? #12728

    pistolpete
    Member

    The calendar is up to date with 100% locked in rounds.

    We are working on a couple of rounds between now and the finals, and as soon as anything changes we will let all members know.

    The option is to maybe run one more at Willowbank in Oct, and still run a round at Calder when the track is done.

    Either way we have 2 more rounds locked in:

    Benaraby on 22nd August
    Sydney Grand finals in November.

    As soon as it changes Members will be advised right away.

    Pete.

    in reply to: APSA Round2, Willowbank Raceway – wrap up #12727

    pistolpete
    Member

    Points have been allocated for travel, Top qualifying and first round and as far as I know there weren’t any records.

    They should be posted up in the next few days…

    Pete.

    in reply to: Best place to buy a Turbo350 #12724

    pistolpete
    Member

    Unfortunately a TH350 will not take any decent HP, especially behind a blown engine. If you are really stuck on a 3 speed, you will have to go for a TH400.

    Then it does get a little complicated about the level of HP you want to put it through, and how many billet components you want to put in it. I run a Rossler XHD by Raceglides, and they are well known for handling HP levels of 3000+ (wish I made that much).

    Best advise i can give you is make sure you just don’t buy out of the USA as you will have to service/repair/maintain it, and need someone local to look after all the problems you WILL encounter.

    Pete.

    in reply to: Rules questions in Outlaw 10.5 and outlaw extreme #12714

    pistolpete
    Member

    Good pick up Mr. CVE

    Those do not apply to Outlaw 10.5 and Extreme. Pro Street has not required an alternator for as long as I can remember and well need to tidy them up. For classes that require a radiator (all except the above), I am pretty sure the requirement is that it remains in front of the engine – however there may be combinations that that is not possible and would require an exception.

    Why you ask two dogs???

    Pete.

    in reply to: APSA membership #12713

    pistolpete
    Member

    Thanks for the props Debenz…

    That was quick!!!

    Yeah, youll be able to tell whos a member and who isnt with the Membership Decals thats for sure. Its a hard thing to do to keep reminding people that they need to be a member to race the series and accumulate points, etc…

    Thanks to all those that have been diligent and renewed their membership.

    Pete.

    in reply to: slicks in radial class and other issues ?? #12708

    pistolpete
    Member

    Please dont assume I am for or against any of these rules.

    Im just trying to establish what was already agreed to (Radial vs the Word) and what was already posted up as complete rules.

    As a side issue, the Outlaw Radial rules have completely different weights (much heavier), Engine/turbo combos, and chassis allowances – so if that what you are saying be aware, as it will completely change the class.

    You cant just pick and choose the parts out of a set of rules that suit you, and leave out the parts that make up the entire package and allow it to work. Keep in mind both Outlaw Radial and Outlaw Radial vs the World have gone through quite a bit of ‘finessing’ by our USA counterparts over the last 3-6 years to where they are now to make them fair and both work.

    At the end of the day, they are rules that have been up since start of 2014, However if the majority Outlaw Radial members want to modify them then thats a different discussion.

    Again, I think its a case of people not completely understanding what they agreed to, as an objective outsider looking in.

    Pete

    in reply to: SA Top 10 #12707

    pistolpete
    Member

    @blacktrack wrote:

    Correct If i am wrong

    But to be in the National top ten you have to have run those times at a APSA event

    To be in a state by state eg SA or VIC etc top ten, you just need your car to be verified by a APSA delegate.

    I ask for a SA top ten list some time ago, which MR Habbib organised for SA
    but have struggled to get more than 2 cars for each class.

    So what are you suggesting?

    To date I have had no SA member present a time card for inclusion. Until that happens what can I do ?

    Pete.

    in reply to: slicks in radial class and other issues ?? #12701

    pistolpete
    Member

    @andrew M wrote:

    So with out sounding like a pest and asking a question that has already possibly been answered either here or on the Facebook and me not understanding it, can any car CURRENTLY run a 29×10.5(non W) slick or is it not wrote clearly in the rules and this was intend to give the 28/9 sports compact style cars somewhere to race?

    Are the rules staying as they are for a period of time at the moment or are they going to be re looked at as my car is also being redone at the moment , just if there is going to be major changes I’ll hold out, I don’t have a problem with the rules (less this radial tire drama) but just would be good to know what is planed ahead for the class?
    Thankyou

    Andrew, the way the rules read they are crystal clear that you can run a Slick in any style car that meets all the other rules in OR. I think if the intention was to limit Slicks to 4/6 & rotaries it would be written that way.

    Just to clear it up, as you can see from the post below when these rules were suggested and agreed to – its not Outlaw Radial that was introduced…. Its was Radial Vs the World which allows radial cars to race against Slick cars in an anything goes style:

    viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2831&p=18209&hilit=Ducks+Rules#p18209

    So all the people that were ‘allegedly consulted and agreed to” as stated in the above thread were:

    Franky dandy engines
    Khan hr
    Steve bessina
    Perry bulivant
    Jamie farmer
    Jay Goodwin
    Jason Barnett
    Darren mood
    Scott’y Hoffman
    Keth vt from cv
    Nathan farrugia
    Drago
    Matt turnbull
    Stu Henry
    Johnny Wilson
    Po tung
    Milan opelic
    Stix man

    Please dont take this as me blaming anyone, just trying to point out how it come about and where from and how long ago (Jan 2014).

    Pete.

    in reply to: Fabricated floor #12700

    pistolpete
    Member

    Im sure Craig Brewer can give you some guidance on that, so just give him a call.

    I think you would be hard pressed to find a Capri, LJ, etc that hasnt had any floor section replaced, but to “fabricate” a complete new floor would be a much different thing.

    Pete.

    in reply to: Trans Restrictions For True Street #12699

    pistolpete
    Member

    I think that the True Street class is aimed and meant for the Purest types of Street cars with the least amount of modifications to the actual car and engine swaps/types etc, in all of the APSA classes.

    There has been much discussion about bringing this class closer to True Street cars, so allowing a pure racing style transmission in this type of class would be out of the realms of the rules intended.

    Lets perhaps get some views of the people like Tocca, or Janelle, Dean McMahon, and some of the other regulars…

    Pete.

    in reply to: slicks in radial class and other issues ?? #12698

    pistolpete
    Member

    @DEBENZ wrote:

    While we are asking questions, in Outlaw Radial there is no weight for a roots blown small block. Can I assume its the same as a pro-charged small block and single turbo small block @ 2600 pound. There is only one weight for roots blown cars @ 3100 which I assume is for big block?? There is also no weight for a screw blown small block just in case anyone is brave enough to try??

    It does appear to be silent on what engine the 3100lbs is meant for, looking at the logic there it is”probably” aimed at BBlocks.

    Is anyone running one that combo???

    Pete

    in reply to: SA Top 10 #12697

    pistolpete
    Member

    Thats a good point guys….

    Have a look at the records clause on our general rules.

    Maybe we need an SA APSA event to give all you SA a chance to do it??? What do you think? Will we get a decent number of competitors???

    PEte.

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