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Old 07-24-2009, 03:43 AM   #1
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i have a wrecked 00 camaro that was given to me (its stripped) so i was thinking about building something along the lines of a street stock class being powered by an ls1 no one around here has done it, any info, pics, links etc would be awesome and much appreciated. oh and i hoped i posted in the right section
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:26 AM   #2
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huh... thats cool. CT doesnt have any dirt tracks and the closest I think NY so I don't get a chance to see them but I always liked the concept.

I would figure to hit the dirt racing forums.

On this site, try the drag racing, you may get a hit, or Auto cross.
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:27 AM   #3
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Get a rule book from your local sanctioning body. I have done a lot of dirt track racing and at least in AZ I don't think it would fly. I have seen a **** ton of 2nd gens, and a few 3rd gens. But the differance there is that their bodies were all steel, the 4th gen is mostly plastic & fiberglass and I know some groups have rules about body panel material.

They were also cast iron blocks and the LS1 is aluminum so that would put you at an advantage. Those classes are designed to keep cost down and this wouldn't help matters.

If all else fails you could see if they have a practice night where you can go out in a group of similar cars and just have a good time. You could go ahead and build the car just to have a good time with.

Its a great idea and I am curious myself so keep us posted.
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hey umm im not sure were your from but i know at my home town track you are not aloud fuel injected engines in the pro stock class. i do know that even though its stripped your gonna have alot of work. Especially making all the panels on the car steel cause your not aloud fiberglass or plastic
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most street stock classes here will not alow unibody cars
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most street stock classes here will not alow unibody cars
95% of the street/super/pure stocks I have seen have been 2nd gen F-bodies. They do have full role cages so there is no differance between that and a Monte carlo or something else with a full frame.

Edit: Just saw where you were from, Is it IMCA sanctioned, I know their stock cars aren't allowed to be F-bodies, they are mostly cars like the monte carlo and such. If that is the case that makes a lot more sence. I have been racing IMCA modifieds for 14 years and they have some pretty strict rules. Out in AZ our stock car classes are a little less strict than some of the others.

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yeah man i really do think its a regional thing,went to florida to run a few times at speedweeks and most of the cars were 2nd gens
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a lot of places don't allow torque arm cars so that would rule out 3rd and 4ths.
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why would a torque arm matter? i find that odd
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why would a torque arm matter? i find that odd
Do you know what the torque arm does?

It helps keep the rearend from rotating (changing the pinion angle) during heavy load which transfers to better traction and keeping the rear wheels planted during accelleration. That would be an advantage over a lot of the other cars on the track and in a class like that keeping cost down is important.
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Good Idea..I ll check the dirt track sanctioned rule here in TN. Also, I ask my friends about it..I have friends involve the dirt track races a lot.
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