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    • #41695
      Kerry Yunck
      Participant

      Spec Fuel in Road Racing just yes or no.

    • #41702
      David Cole
      Keymaster

      Yes, with limited oils approved.

      David Cole - EKN Managing Editor

    • #41706
      Larry Stewart
      Participant

      NO

    • #41708
      Bruce Peck
      Participant

      NO

    • #41740
      Greg Wright
      Participant

      NO

      Greg Wright
      Rapid Racing Inc.
      Vintage B-Stock Pilot
      "When in doubt Gas it, It won't help but it ends the suspense."

    • #41757
      Mark J Schoonover
      Participant

      NO, NO, NO.

    • #41760
      Brian Wilhelm
      Participant

      NO

    • #41771
      Gene Davis
      Participant

      AKRA will be using the 110 track fuel as the baseline. The digatron meter will be set at -45 using that fuel. There will be no limits on how much oil a competitor can add to their fuel, it just needs to not register greater than 0. No spec oils at this time. Secondary tests may be done.

      Gene

      • #41775
        Kelly Read
        Participant

        NO!!!!!

        My biggest issue is that NOT ALL motors run like they should on 100+ octane.

        Gene,

        Isn’t there actually a LIMIT on how much oil you CAN put in the gas??  The more oil you add, the closer to 0 it gets correct??

    • #41779
      patricia hechler
      Participant

      NO.  I can’t tell you how much fuel we end up taking home and burning in the lawnmower.  Yet another added expense to racing, I’m afraid.  We can’t burn all that extra fuel in Friday practices… it just keeps adding up with each race of the season.

    • #41790
      Kerry Yunck
      Participant

      Gene is that a yes or no ?

      • #41954
        Kelly Read
        Participant

        Kerry,

        Let me answer it for him. YES!!!!!

        My point is that I DON’T want competitors thinking that it DOESN’T make any difference on how much oil you put into your gas.  As you add oil to the gas, the meter reading goes more positive.

        That said, IF the competitor adds LEGAL oil and not get crazy on the amount then they should not have a issue with the -45. I would expect to see readings down in the single digits thou.

        Nothing against a track fuel as a baseline but, Patricia hit it on the head. This is one reason I have always liked setting my meter off a KNOWN consistent baseline like Cyclohexane. Cyclo doesn’t change (by my experience) but fuels do (age, moisture, etc) let alone what oil and the amount I put in changes.

    • #41957
      John Mulvihill
      Participant

      Good thread.

      I really want to get a clear  understanding, could the folks who answered “No” please give an explanation of why they don’t want a Spec fuel.

      Thank you and much appreciated,

      John

       

    • #41971
      Larry Stewart
      Participant

      I don’t want spec racing. Hate it. NO spec tire,no spec motor.no spec anything. That’s a big reason that I run unlimited. I don’t run a 2 stroke.

    • #41974
      Gene Davis
      Participant

      AKRA is not requiring spec fuel at this time. WKA uses spec fuel because Sunoco is a sponsor and pays WKA, as do the oil sponsors.

      My point on oil is that in laydowns some people run 6 oz/gal some run up to 10 oz/gal. This gives you a choice of how much you can run. As far as the octane on other motors can’t answer that.

      As far as am I for or against it. We won more races using Sunoco than VP C12. It is cheaper per gallon. I think we had less wear using C12 and Blendzall but what do I know. I am a banker.

      One thing I agree on. Anytime you put the word spec on something the price just went up.

      Kerry give me a call sometime would like to talk to you.

      Gene

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