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DawgStrip
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Hello Folks!

Postby DawgStrip » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:03 pm

Hey guys,

We just came across the Okanagan Autocross. We are from Kamloops. We have done demolition derby and mini stock racing, perhaps Autocross would be fun to get into. What do you say, would our Hamster be welcome on track ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJB96kstveU

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See23
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Postby See23 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:39 pm

Hello 2u2!
Not sure about the car being competitive but I'm sure you'd have fun.
You guys seem weird enough so I think you'll fit right in.
The more the merrier!
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Re: Hello Folks!

Postby Brain » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:21 pm

I hate to be a downer, but I highly doubt that car is legal for autocross. First couple things that come to mind is the wheelbase is likely too short and the roll bar probably isn't adequate.

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Re: Hello Folks!

Postby SkinnyG » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:32 am

It doesn't look like it would fit in D/Mod due to the shortened pan, however A/Mod (a catch-all for the unusual) has a minimum wheelbase of 72".

The decision, however, on "questionably stable" vehicles, rests with the event steward. It's ultimately their call (because it's their insurance and liability at risk).
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See23
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Re: Hello Folks!

Postby See23 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:53 am

Test it. It's gots a roll cage and 5 point harness.
At the very least it'd be fun to see it on its side, roof or both ...maybe more than once. :P

I'll volunteer!
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Postby Mazda3 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:54 pm

Or simplify come out, we can try and help you and you can do a "ride along" with us...cheers!

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Re: Hello Folks!

Postby DawgStrip » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:45 am

Thank you all for the warm welcome. We are a happy go lucky bunch so we are not too worried if the Hamster race legal or competitive, we just wonder if you'll let it go around the track a few times.

Come spring time we'll be starting another project. Our 24 hours of LeMons race car. A 1985 hearse! With the modifications this car will be getting I am sure it will be fun on track.

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Re: Hello Folks!

Postby Brain » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:52 pm

DawgStrip wrote:we are not too worried if the Hamster race legal or competitive, we just wonder if you'll let it go around the track a few times


Sorry, but it's not that simple. If the car doesn't meet the definition of legal according to the rules then it can't run - it's an insurance thing. The more I contemplate your car the more I'm positive that it's not legal......


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