LEGENDS of GEORGIA
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Next AMS Practice: TBDrd Next AMS Race: Saturday August 30rd
Lap Times, Results and Points have been updated - 07/25/14
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URGENT: Bandolero and Legends race Aug 30. I need email confirmation that you will attend. We are working with Nascar to allow us to have a Nationwide Garage Tour for our drivers ( 1 driver, and 1 Crew member per car). The timing is being worked out but it will be either before or right after our 1:00-2:30 time slot. But we need email confirmation of how many of you will attend and race with us on Saturday Aug. 30. Email Dwight at email@example.com to verify you will attend
My apologies for what will probably be a rather long posting.
The intent on this posting is to clarify any misconceptions any of you may have about joining those of us whom are now racing our Legends cars on dirt. Also I am going to include prices of some items that you will need to prepare you car for racing on dirt.
Engines: Many of the older cars that have not raced for a while have the older 1200cc "built" engines in them. These engines are perfectly LEGAL to still be used as long as they are built to the specifications set forth in the INEX rulebook. I.E. 10.0:1 compression ratio, 165 # cranking compression. Built engine rules can be found beginning on page 59 of the 2014 INEX rule book.
The newer 1250cc engines must be sealed with the new thin square seals. (Purple and Gold) Early 1250's used various colored and shaped seals. Those engines need to be inspected and resealed. There is NO CHARGE for resealing an engine as long as it is a legal engine. There would only be a charge if the engine needs to have work done to it to bring in into compliance. You may either remove the engine from the car and have it sent, or I will take it, to US Legends for resealing, OR I will offer to take your car with it's engine still installed to US Legends to have it's engine inspected and resealed.
To convert your car to race on dirt you will need to soften up the rates of your springs, and purchase the dirt racing tires and a RR bead-lock wheel. The cost of a dirt tire is $ 110.00 an the Bassett bead-lock wheel is $ 145.99. There is not cutting or grooving allowed so the tires last much longer than asphalt tires. The # 71 house car has raced on the same 4 tires that it started on last fall. I believe they have 15-18 races on them now and the only tire that is showing any wear is the RR. The setup for racing on dirt is a bit different and we are finding that adding additional weight to the rear of the car is making it more stable in the corners.
I have had many long conversations with the officials at INEX and with the tech inspectors about growing this series. They know that this is all about getting cars back on the track racing and the racers having fun again. Rules will be softly enforced other than weight, tires and safety items. The car must weigh 1300 pounds, and the only tires allowed will be either the asphalt Federal tire, or the American Racer MS 57 tire with the USLCI stamp on it. The enforcement of these are for fairness, as well as for the safety of the competitors.
It is the goal of AMS Legends and US Legends Cars to provide a venue for racing Legends cars on dirt that is fair to all competitors by sanctioning tracks and providing a level playing field for all racers. We want you to come race with us in a friendly environment. One that is safe and family oriented. This is all about having FUN
Please contact me at the AMS Legends store, and I'll be more than happy to answer any other questions that you may have. 770-707-2977.
I will be offering the red 71 car for rental on the DIRT.. The cost will be $ 300.00 if you come to AMS, pick up the car, race it, and bring it back CLEAN. If you don't have a trailer and want to rent it, the cost will be $ 450.00 for me to take the car to the track and to clean it. You MUST also sign a damage waiver, and pay for any damage to the car while you have it. Check out the racing schedule at www.dirtlegendsofga.com.
From the Speedway
Thanks to our competitors, families and friends for supporting Legends and Bandolero racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The on-track action was fantastic this summer, we're looking forward to more side-by-side racing action during the NASCAR Sprint Cup weekend, Saturday afternoon right before NNS qualifying.
The Thunder Ring is one of the toughest tracks in the Southeast and has produced some of the best short track competitors for many years. Test your skill against the best on one of the nations premier circuits for Legends and Bandolero cars.
We need your support so whether you're racing or simply coming out to watch the action please make plans to attend our next event, Saturday, August 30th.
Thanks for your continued support this season, we look forward to seeing you soon at the track.
|Thursday Thunder Race #10||Thursday Thunder Champions|
|Beginner Bandits||Blaise Maddox|
|Bandits||Connor Younginer||Chandler Smith|
|Outlaws||Jenson Jorgensen||Jenson Jorgensen|
|Young Lions||Woodrow Mullis||Woodrow Mullis|
|Semi-Pro||Will Martin||RS Senter|
|Masters||Skip Nichols||Skip Nichols|
|Pro||William Plemmons III||William Plemmons III|
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