May update for AMRA, IMCA, and USRA Modifieds
The start to our 2017 season continues to be strong here at PCD Race Cars. Travis Dickson and Rick Diaz are off to particularly strong starts, winning over half of the shows they compete in thus far. Dickson is our first PCD driver to compete east of the Mississippi River, and he currently maintains a lead in AMRA points, having put together four wins in twelve starts, and having only one finish out of the top five. Rick Diaz is off to a dominant start in the IMCA northern sportmod division in California. At this point in the season he was won each time he and the 7-one-four motorsports team have attended an event. Monte Bischoff has now found his way to victory lane, early in 2017 as well, joining JC Morton, and Mark Wauge as well in the win category for the PCD team. At this point last year our small constituent of drivers had put together four wins, whereas this year we’re sitting at thirteen wins, even having had less cars in competition at this point in the year.
Alex Stanford is in the process of getting his new, tig welded, Docol R8 PCD assembled, and should be back in competition sometime in the next month or so. Alex has been out so far for 2017 recovering from an operation on his back, and we’re very excited to see him getting ready to be back on the track.
Having mentioned Alex Stanford’s Docol R8 car, I wanted to take a minute to answer a question I’ve received frequently as pictures of the Docol R8 USRA B-mod (the car JC Morton won The Battle at the Bullring, and two nights of the King of America B-mod division) and pictures of Alex Stanford’s 2017 chassis have been posted.
Question 1: What is the cost difference between a standard frame and a Docol R8 frame?
Answer 1: If the customer wants a mig welded, Docol R8 chassis, the cost difference is simply that of the difference in tubing from DOM to Docol R8. This is approximately a $750.00 difference.
Question 2: Does Docol R8 have to be tig welded? If so how much does that add to the cost?
Answer 2: Docol R8 does not have to be tig welded. We do prefer tig welding these frames, but, Docol R8 is suited for mig welding as well. As far as cost for tig welding, it adds $1000 to the cost of the chassis.
Question 3: Do you offer chromoly (4130) chassis?
Answer 3: Yes, we have done 4130 cars in the past, and we’re very open to doing more of them. Cost would be about $200 less than a Docol R8 chassis.
Question 4: Are Docol R8 chassis faster than standard DOM chassis?
Answer 4: I have no idea how a person could legitimately answer that question. I can tell you that JC Morton, in his first 4 races in our Docol R8 USRA B-mod, racked up over $10,000 in winnings. I have no way to prove that this is because of the material used. But, I have no way to prove that it isn’t either.
Hopefully that addresses most of the FAQ’s I’ve received. If not, contact us at [email protected] with any further questions. -Thanks!