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IMCA rules out for late models

Postby 93Nelson » December 5th, 2017, 9:48 pm

The big news for IMCA Late Model drivers in 2018 is wider tires and wider wheels.

IMCA will allow both beginning next season. Rules for the division were announced today (Tuesday).

“Moving the maximum tire and wheel width rules to a maximum of 14 inches is a step toward industry standards,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “We feel we have the best engine rules and most stable Late Model division in the United States but narrower tire and wheel rules have somewhat hindered our growth.”

Required tire for the division beginning in 2018 will be the WRS2 D55 Hoosier Late Model tire.

“It’s a pretty big change for us,” acknowledged Root, “but we think it is better for the long-term direction of the division.”

2018 rules specifically state that air shocks will not be allowed, a move Root noted was consistent with other IMCA divisional rules.

“Air shocks have proven to not be in the best interests of any IMCA divisions, dating back to the 1980s,” he stated.

And the SA2005 helmet has been removed from rules for next season. Helmets used in sanctioned competition in all IMCA divisions must be SA2010 or SA2015.
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Re: IMCA rules out for late models

Postby fasttrackfan » December 6th, 2017, 5:37 pm

so will this help?
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Re: IMCA rules out for late models

Postby SEENITALL » December 7th, 2017, 8:14 pm

Good ? should have went to 14" wheels and D55 years ago. I don't like the way they did it but it what it is.
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Re: IMCA rules out for late models

Postby sodrodder » December 8th, 2017, 9:31 am

Is it true that Independence will not be sanctioned IMCA lates?
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Re: IMCA rules out for late models

Postby MoyerFan25 » December 8th, 2017, 10:27 am

sodrodder wrote:Is it true that Independence will not be sanctioned IMCA lates?


Yes they made the official announcement last night they will be following the same rules as Farley.
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Re: IMCA rules out for late models

Postby NTMID8R3 » December 8th, 2017, 11:44 am

So, there you have it.....The Friday, Saturday, & Sunday trifecta with new rules.

So, that leaves East Moline, Davenport, Maquoketa & West Liberty in Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois for IMCA sanctioned late models.
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Re: IMCA rules out for late models

Postby wantyourhelmetback » December 8th, 2017, 12:37 pm

Probably jumping the gun on having West Liberty running late models this year......or possibly anything this year. Hope they can get something going. Would be awful to have 2 of the best tracks in Iowa sitting vacant.
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Re: IMCA rules out for late models

Postby Bugsy8625 » December 8th, 2017, 11:28 pm

wantyourhelmetback wrote:Probably jumping the gun on having West Liberty running late models this year......or possibly anything this year.


Was going to say. We'd be happy with just about anything on the track at this point. :lol: :lol: Not looking or sounding to good for West Liberty next year. :oops: :oops:
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Re: IMCA rules out for late models

Postby snake60 » December 9th, 2017, 4:03 am

Looks like a 1981 rerun when Super Stocks Inc went away and WL was dormant. Frieden Inc came in 1982 and saved the track. Hopefully someone will be willing to take a chance in 2020 when this contract expires.
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Re: IMCA rules out for late models

Postby lightning » December 9th, 2017, 8:36 am

So what the rumors of the West Liberty track for next season?

Bugsy - you seem to be the insider.
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