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Old 01-12-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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Default Thompson 8.90 index class is a GO!

We recently met with Jim Curtis of Thompson Raceway Park to discuss adding an '8.90 heads-up index class' to run at the track and the
meeting went extremely well to say the least. We will be having a 'test session' in early May and if we have a good showing Jim Curtis
will be adding the 8.90 class to run on all of Thompson Raceway's ASPHALT WARS dates!!! (final dates to be announced) Below are the rules
that we presented Jim Curtis for this class.

8.90 OUTLAW STREET GAMBLERS (name suggestion) RULES

BODY/INTERIOR

1. Full-bodied factory street type cars (domestic and import)
2. Working Headlights and Taillights mandatory, this means headlights NOT foglamps
3. NO DRAGSTERS, ROADSTERS, ALTERDS OR CENTER STEER CARS
4. Must be street appearing/no gutted interiors/carpetedinterior even if rear seat is removed (The interior should look clean
andprofessionally done)
5. Must have interior door panels
6. Racecar lettering on windows only (minor exceptions may apply)
7. Back half or stock REAR suspension permitted
8. Windows, Lexan permitted (Roll down windows optional)
9. Must have stock style front suspension
10. No full round or square tube chassis cars
11. Any size drive tires permitted

ELECTRONICS

12. Bracket Racing Aids: No throttle stops, No Electric shifters or Optical sensors.
13. No delay boxes or other driver aided electronics.
The application or use of any device, mechanical or electronic, that permit the driver to ascertain the position of their vehicle in
relation to the starting line is prohibited.
14. Progressive Nitrous controller system permitted
15. No electric or air shifters.

SAFETY

All cars must meet all current IHRA/NHRA SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Drivers are required to wear the required safety equipment for the ET's that are being run.

RULES COMMITTEE

All cars will be reviewed by a RULES COMMITTEE to ensure they meet the spirit of the class. Fairness is all we are promoting.

THERE WILL BE NO 'GUTTED' RACECARS PERMITTED TO RACE, IF THE CAR DOESN'T FIT THE SPIRIT OF THE RULES IT WILL NOT RACE WITH THE 8.90
INDEX CARS.

FORMAT

1/4 MILE RACE
8.90 INDEX
.400 PRO TREE (COURTESY STAGING IN EFFECT)
16 CAR QUALIFIED FIELD
CARS QUALIFIED 8.8999 OR QUICKER ARE SITUATED AFTER THE SLOWEST
QUALIFIED CAR IN THE FINAL QUALIFYING ORDER.
PROFESSIONAL RUN ORDER (1 VS. 16, 2 VS. 15, ETC.)
DOUBLE BREAKOUT CLOSEST TO 8.90 WINS

IF 20 OR MORE CARS ENTERED THERE WILL BE A GAMBLER STYLE RACE AMOUNGST CARS QUALIFIED NO. 17 AND LOWER (WE WANT EVERYONE TO
RACE)

IF ONLY 19 CARS ARE ENTERED, QUALIFIED CARS NO. 17, 18 AND 19 WILL BE ABLE TO RACE IN THE TRACKS REGULAR BRACKET PROGRAM

PAYOUTS/ENTRY

ENTRY FEE $50.00 at the gate

PAYOUT IS 100 PERCENT !!

80 PERCENT TO WINNER
20 PERCENT TO RUNNER-UP

THESE ARE THE FINAL RULES.

please send all inquiries to; Paul Suloff VIPERAKRON@AOL.COM or Tom Cowle RAMBLERBME@YAHOO.COM.

DO NOT CONTACT THE TRACK ABOUT THE RULES.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:56 PM   #2
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awsome - good luck guys
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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Thats a nice setup.
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Wish they had something like that at the local track.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:32 PM   #5
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It's up to us "those who supported the idea in the previous thread" to make this happen now. Make sure we have the car count in May!!!! This can be big and we own it!
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This is great news ! Jim Curtis is a stand up guy an I believe this will work out well for the racers, spectators an Thompson. It will be the start of good event that we need locally. See ya there.
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I will try to make it it just depends on how fast my new motor is.
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:47 PM   #9
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glad to hear that things are shaping up for the new class looking forward into seeing it come to the track should be fun to watch, I'll be sure and pass the word around
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how about that 100% payout! curtis is a good dude who is all about putting on a good show! hats off to everyone involved! not sure if i will have the nos on my car done by may, but i will be there running and supporting the class anyway untill i do!
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Well i might have to check that race out now .
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This is great to here , the people at thompson are great, Jim is a excellent track manager, we can really make this class be a blast.
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wish we had something like that down here
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Dennis,

Let me know if you need any help with the Nitrous on your Camaro.I'm ready for spring i've had enough snow and cold already.

Bruno,

I hope to go watch these guys if i can get time off work since some of them will be guys i know.It does sound like a good class and is 50 minutes or so from my house.

Later Mark.
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