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FullofShift 02-11-2014 03:02 AM

Chevettes on Ice
 
Chevette Racers,

I have updated the chevettesonice.ca website with the 2014 Supp Regs and CH class rules. I will post updates and info as available. If you have any suggestions or material to add to the site let me know at chevettesonice@gmail.com.

Cheers,
Todd

jcm0791 02-11-2014 03:05 AM

I still think Spec Miatas on ice would be awesome.

FullofShift 02-11-2014 03:14 AM

Be nice to see someone run one in rubber and see how it goes. Same debate for Spec E36 BMW or Spec SN95 Mustang. I agree one of the three should become a class in the next few years. As stated by the club exec build one and bring it out. Or lets get a really good discussion and show of interest that could result in draft class rules for a trial run. I'll even write the first draft and post them if there is interest.

Another thing to keep in mind is the new interest in the AWD class. I heard we could see a few cars run this year. Should be very interesting. Not really a low buck class like CH however.

GregC 02-11-2014 03:16 AM

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Originally Posted by FullofShift (Post 27051)
Be nice to see someone run one in rubber and see how it goes. Same debate for Spec E36 BMW or Spec SN95 Mustang. I agree one of the three should become a class in the next few years. As stated by the club exec build one and bring it out. Or lets get a really good discussion and show of interest that could result in draft class rules for a trial run. I'll even write the first draft and post them if there is interest.

Another thing to keep in mind is the new interest in the AWD class. I heard we could see a few cars run this year. Should be very interesting. Not really a low buck class like CH however.

After driving my Miata on ice at a rallycross last season I feel it's definitely not as quick as it could be. I've also attended a rallycross on snow/mixed conditions and again not fast at all especially when leaving the corner.
Miata's without traction pretty much = toyota corolla with flat tires.

jcm0791 02-11-2014 03:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GregC (Post 27052)
After driving my Miata on ice at a rallycross last season I feel it's definitely not as quick as it could be. I've also attended a rallycross on snow/mixed conditions and again not fast at all especially when leaving the corner.
Miata's without traction pretty much = toyota corolla with flat tires.

I won the Fox Field Trials in mine by 2 seconds over second place who was 2 seconds clear of 3rd. And this was pre turbo ... I always felt that putting the power down was the car's strength.

Even with the turbo and an open diff the thing was fantastic in the winter.

GregC 02-11-2014 01:17 PM

It handles okay on ice and actually feels twitchy when you have to catch it, It's a more difficult car to put sideways and my car I feel is very slow out of a corner (very old winter tires i'm sure is a valid reason).
I'd take it out on the ice again for rallycross but definitely don't think i'd be competitive in an ice race.

Icedawg 03-12-2014 02:40 AM

Miata's on ice?
 
A few years ago Scott Stretch and his brother came out ice racing on rubber with
two Spec Miatas the brother had brought up from Texas. They could not get out of the Chevettes in the rubber class. They were nearly last when running on a Spec Miata suspension. But they tracked down some stock suspension parts and swapped, and started running mid Chevette class.
So in Les or Landon's hands they might not be too bad, but not so special either.
I think if you ran one in limited stud, with a turbo, it might not be too bad, or in race stud with an over 200 hp turbo build it might be pretty awesome. Still stock suspension though, or coilover with near stock spring ratios.


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