2018 RULES ARE POSTED!

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2018 RULES ARE POSTED!

Postby Joey » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:48 am

2018 Rules: http://www.racewrl.com/pdfs/2018_rules_draft.pdf

This is the Draft version open to comment.

There are minor revisions for next year, here is a quick rundown of the notable changes:

1. Appendix B has been completely reorganized. Teams may now class by dyno or factory HP
2. Teams may voluntarily add ballast (with restrictions)
3. Fuel cell capacities must be clearly marked at the fuel port
4. Team must complete 50% of class leader lap count to score official finish (dropped requirement to take checkered)
5. Clarification to cage rules regarding attachment points
6. Width extents added for body and tires

Note that the changes in Appendix B mean that you can now class either way - the original system or by dyno results. The original system is simple and costs nothing. The dyno system requires minor expense and hassle but might be preferable for some cars "on the bubble" between classes.
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Re: 2018 RULES ARE POSTED!

Postby ABR-Glen » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:52 am

Minimal, straightforward and logical changes, well done.

I think it's safe to assume that teams will chose the method of determining HP that if most favorable for them. Is that the intent or should they have to take the "higher" of the two values?
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Re: 2018 RULES ARE POSTED!

Postby dvot » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:38 pm

These are excellent improvements. Kudos
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Re: 2018 RULES ARE POSTED!

Postby CTS482 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:40 pm

Great job Joey. This fixes concerns I had about engine mods that improve reliability and serviceability but not performance.



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Re: 2018 RULES ARE POSTED!

Postby Joey » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:45 am

ABR-Glen wrote:Minimal, straightforward and logical changes, well done.

I think it's safe to assume that teams will chose the method of determining HP that if most favorable for them. Is that the intent or should they have to take the "higher" of the two values?


We recognize that some teams are running 100K-mile stock engines that may be down on power, against teams that can afford to rebuild motors and maybe even *ahem* slip in a little grinding and de-flashing. Of course no one would do that without disclosing it! So in theory you can have two identical cars but one putting down, say, 10% less power simply because the other team can afford the money and time to keep a motor fresh.

Instead of forcing teams to spend more money on rebuilding motors every year to stay competitive at the top of their class, we've created two opportunities that are very cost effective by comparison - dyno results showing actual power output, and ballasting. Teams at the bottom half of a PWR range in their class can elect to upgrade their car to move closer to the top of the PWR range, or, they can use actual power output and perhaps ballast if needed to move down a class and compete.

The limits on ballast will keep cars that are mid-range and above from "trophy hunting" in lower classes.
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Re: 2018 RULES ARE POSTED!

Postby CBraden » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:04 pm

Width extents - can you helkp me understand this rule, and specifically if adding fender flares that stick out more than 3" per side are now against rules?

As you know, we run an Opel with fairly ridiculous flares, they are well over 6" wider than stock body - this has never been an issue until now, just making sure we are still good.

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Re: 2018 RULES ARE POSTED!

Postby Jahnmel » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:51 am

The Opel is the best sounding car in the WRL! Not obnoxiously loud just a great sound.

Which brings me to my rules comment. Would love to see some sort of noise restriction that is across the board regardless of track. Having to wear ear plugs in the pits because of a few just ridiculous sounding cars gets pretty old.

Generally speaking the fastest cars on the track are well prepped with a complete exhaust and have a great sound.

Loud does NOT equal fast!!
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