Pro Mod Rule Changes

Pro Mod Rule Changes

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St Louis Limited Modified Drivers started this petition to Local Track Promoters

After meeting with a group of drivers to discuss rules, it seems that most, of not all, drivers are in agreement that a few amendments need to be made to the current UMP rules that we race under. We are not asking for you to drop the UMP banner. Instead, we are asking you to exercise the “track rules supersede” option that many tracks already use.

1. Open motors to stay(2019+): This has never been a crate only class. If you push the open motor out, many drivers will quit as they either can’t afford to buy a crate or simply want to build their own engines.

2. Open motor VS Crate motor weight(2018+): Open motor cars are not currently as competitive as they should be. Drivers are in agreement that the 200lbs additional the open motors are required to carry is the culprit. Both Open and Crate motor drivers have agreed to a weight split of 2450 for the Crates, and 2500lbs for the Open. The 50lb additional can be wherever the driver chooses to put the additional weight.

3. Crate sealing/Dyno testing(2018+): No one is happy about spending the $450 to seal their engine. Something definitely needs to be done. However, dyno checking only the guys who were not told about/now allowed to the Pace sealing last year is ineffective. If one crate has to be dyno checked to be deemed legal, they all should. After that; there needs to be some sort of periodic checks in place. Such as after 5 wins, your motor automatically gets checked. Whether visually or another dyno test. We cannot take the seals as the ultimate decision. There needs to be more checking and harsher punishment for cheating.

4. Spec shock rule(2019+): Of the drivers who have voiced their opinion, less than 10% of them want the spec shock rule. We would like to continue with the basic shock rule that has been enforced the past few years. Single steel, non adjustable, non bulb/non schrader valve shock. No bump stops/no exotic materials. This is a simple shock rule to enforce and is something drivers would be able to help combat anyone who is cheating by a simple visual inspection.

Aaron Kleine expressed his interest in the Spec shocks at this meeting. Almost every driver is still wanting to keep the basic shock rule we have now. If the Spec shocks are going to come into play, there needs to be more than a few months of notice. Not knowing the rule is only going to cost us even more money.

5. 5” Spoiler(2018+): Fans need a way to differentiate between A mod and Pro Mod. If you listen while in the stands, that is the number one complaint. Fans cannot tell the difference between the two. Put a 5” spoiler on the Pro Mods. Make them stand out.

6. Stock length aftermarket lower control arms(2018+): There has been a noticeable voice of allowing aftermarket lower control arms. Most A mod rollers are sold with these and can even be picked up cheaply used. Most stock control arms are either more expensive than aftermarket or the stock dimensions are off as much as 1/2” which would technically make them illegal. Aftermarket(and stock) control arms can be checked easily for extended length and bucket location. These aftermarket arms must be stock dimensions only.

As you can see, we’re not asking for a completely different set of rules. We’re asking for a few items to be changed to benefit the entire class and not just a few individuals. We want to continue to grow this class and support your race tracks.

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