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2012 Champion Beau Binder
Beau Binder Feature Winner 5-11-13
After a rainout (Brownstown), promoter change cancellation (Thunder Valley) and an open date on the schedule we have been idle the last three weeks, I hope everyone is prepared to go racing again this sat. June 22nd at Brownstown, IN, this will be a non-wing event and to make it easier for the official scorers please place the car number on the hood nose piece (if you don't already have it) of your car, use a contrasting color. I will see you at the track,
The MMSA will be back to Brownstown, IN this sat. June 22nd, regular payout plus $50 Speedway Motors, INC. merch. cert. to the winner.
We need to improve the car counts if we want to continue a travelling series, it's depends on the response from the Racers.
The payout has been adjusted to help the bottom end, ( check the
bottom of the schedule pg.) to help compensate for the reduction at
the top we will set aside $50 each race toward a point fund to be
paid out to the top 3 points leaders at seasons end, (ie. 18 races,
1st $500, 2nd $250, 3rd, $150) We will award 10 gift certificates
($50) from Speedway Motors, Inc.at specific races during the season.
Other awards will be announced as they are confirmed.
American Racer will award a $25 merchandise certificate at all MMSA races to the highest finishing car on all four American Racer tires.
Thanks to Tony Rose, American Racer Tire Rep. An "Allen Ruppenthal Sportsmanship trophy" will be awarded to a person voted in by MMSA members and staff
at seasons end, to be presented at the annual Banquet.
Attention all racers, the 2014 season motor rules will look like the
Waynesfield & other midwest rules, we will attempt to move to stock.
more details will be posted in the near future.
In reference to experimental engines:
At some point in the future, The sport may need to transition
into some new/different engine packages for whatever reasons, At
this point, the performance of these engines is unknown, I'm not
opposed to allowing anyone that's willing to make the risk
investment a trial with no guarantee of immediate acceptance.
One of the goals of the MMSA is to keep costs as low as possible,
thus, providing the opportunity for more cars and close competition
(the reason for the 2013 engine inspection procedure) and eliminate
the expensive "Built" engines. The higher cost and low availability
of these new engines may tilt the playing field in favor of the
wealthy owner resulting in causing other serious racers to spend
more money to compete at the top, discouraging new comers from
joining and forcing others to leave the sport. We need to protect
the existing field of cars that have invested in known/accepted
Experimental engines will be allowed to compete with the MMSA
under the following conditions. Cars w/Driver minimum weight 1,050
lb's. on gas or alcohol and/or w/qc rearend.
Performance will be evaluated after two races to determine
whether or not to accept as legal, or require further
test/evaluation. during these two races, the car will be scored last
(in the A main) and receive no more than $100 payout.
This will allow anyone wanting to try a different, more expensive
engine the opportunity for a comparison experiment (at their
expense)with minimum affect on existing cars, we must be very
careful to prevent the high dollar equipment from being a detriment
to the sport, we need to maintain a full field of cars in order to
schedule races. It is unknown at this time if we have the tools to
properly tech, some of these engines,
Contact me if you have any questions or need additional
information. Bill May
Rules Further Updated
Thanks to all of those attending the Banquet, 45 total, 15 different
cars/crews were represented including all of the top 10 in points
and Rookie of the year, plus special guests,
Larry Fasse of Speed Partz (Hard Charger sponsor) and Tony Rose,
American Racer Tire Rep.
After the meal and trophy awards, we reviewed the 2012 season stats
and discussed plans for the 2013 season, schedule, tracks, rules,
etc. announcing the new engine inspection policy
resulted in several questions. In response to those questions, I
offer the following remarks, Aftermarket internal parts and
modification of stock parts have always been "illegal" with the
MMSA, if you have been racing with any of these in your engine, "You
have been CHEATING" One of the initial goals of the MMSA was to keep
engine cost to a minimum, thus, the stock 1,000cc motors, allowing
alcohol conversion as the only modification. but, we only checked
Bore & Stroke, therefore, some people chose to see what they could
get by with in an effort to gain an "unfair advantage. Apparently
and unfortunately not having confidence in their own skill or
ability to be competitive otherwise, sorting through all the BS this
is what it amounts to in my opinion.
The new inspection policy still allows the possibility for an
illegal car to win a couple of races (unless the protest rule is
applied) before being detected, disqualified and "BANNED" from the
MMSA I do not wish this to happen to any one.
We are attempting to provide as level playing field as possible,
however, that term is not reality, remember the old IROC series,
where all of the cars were identical, well, guess what, someone won
each race and all of the other cars lost, how did that happen? A
vast array of variables during the course of the event including
driver skill and some luck maybe. something to think about when you
accuse any or all of the cars finishing in front of you to be
In applying the new inspection policy, the only engine modifications
allowed are (1) Milling the head, may save a warped head. (2) match
porting & polishing (3) degreeing the cams.
To cover in and all "gray" areas, any other deviation from stock
(bolts, springs, etc.) you will need written approval from the MMSA.
More information concerning the 2013 season will be posted within
the next few weeks.
Payout has been posted on the schedule page.