Nov. update IMCA & USRA, FAQ’s, For Sale
As the 2015 season winds down, we’d like to take a minute to thank our teams and drivers for another great season. While we are a small shop that fields a fairly low number of cars each year, we find more drivers racking up more wins each season. This season has been no exception. October 3, 2015 Alex Stanford picked up a huge late season IMCA victory, making a last lap move around Bobby Hogge to win the Pat Pettit Shootout at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA. A few weeks later Stanford ventured to Las Cruces New Mexico for the USRA Fall Nationals where he qualified for the weekend’s main event on the first night. Stanford closed out the weekend with a 10th place finish in Sunday’s A-main event.
Alex Stanford, Randy Brown, and Rick Diaz now head to Las Vegas for the Duel in the Desert. We’d like to wish those guys good luck at the Duel. Thanksgiving Weekend, Travis Peery will join up with the rest of the boys for Thanksgiving Thunder at Bakersfield Speedway.
Now to answer a few questions we receive frequently:
Question 1: How much is a bare chassis?
Answer: We do not sell bare chassis. As any of our drivers will tell you, we provide tech support that no other chassis builder can out-do. In order to be able to provide each driver and team with the level of tech support that we maintain, there are several parts for the cars that must be purchased with the chassis to guarantee that the car is geometrically sound and will respond to adjustments appropriately. Chassis tuning becomes a more detailed, exacting science almost daily, and becomes very difficult to support if each team is on parts which create different geometry. For this reason we have to make sure that we’re best able to help our teams by maintaining a minimal package of parts that must be purchased to make sure the car performs as intended.
Question 2: What are your chassis built out of?
Answer: Our chassis are built out of a combination of DOM tubing and 4130 tubing. We exclusively use American made and German made tubing in the construction of our chassis. These materials are more costly on our end than the India and China produced materials that are used by many other builders. However, we are a small shop that takes pride in producing high quality chassis, and in our opinion a high quality chassis must be built out of high quality materials.
Question 3: Do you use OEM or aftermarket stubs
Answer: While we’ve tried to use all OEM stubs throughout the 2015 season, it is no secret that sourcing good OEM stubs is becoming almost impossible. For 2016 all new chassis will be produced using aftermarket stubs unless the buyer provides an OEM stub to be used for the construction of their chassis.
If there are any other questions you would like to be addressed, please feel free to contact us and we will address those questions ASAP.
Currently we have one used car for sale. Rick Wallis USRA car is available minus motor, headers, and carburetor for $16,000. This car has very low nights on it, has never been bent, and has only the best parts available on it. It is a 1 1/2″ roll cage car, with aluminum calipers, and many other things that are not IMCA legal, however for the USRA / USMTS crowd there isn’t a better deal out there right now than what you get for the money on this car. For more information please contact us.