Post by administrator on Mar 10, 2011 9:43:44 GMT 1
Grand Prix midget driver Ben Pashley is involved in bringing this midget on to the racing scene this summer. Apart from that information, at the moment there's an air of secrecy about the venture. Doubtless we'll here more in the course of time.
Pardon me for pointing out the obvious, but that is the former Eurosprinter isn't it?
You mean the one built by a Swede (I forget his name-was it Arne Jonsson) and tested at Coventry about 1994? In that case, the car certainly will not gain GPM sanction as was mentioned by another poster previously. Has anyone a photo of the Eurosprinter so we can compare? This is getting very interesting?
Be good to see that out as size wise it fits GP midget rules perfectly but all the moans about the Cheetah, the big wing, that massive sprint car car quick change, the beam axles but best of all the brakes- be fun arguing that even though it only has one back caliper it works on both wheels. The front unless they found the missing bits will take some blagging through with only a disc on the inside front. Seriously though it is good to see someone rescue that car and be possibly attempting to use it - lot of work there though - good luck!
Post by haflinger121 on Mar 11, 2011 0:05:38 GMT 1
Well, I've never looked at a modern-day GPMC rule book, but whatever it says, I should think anything on this car that doesn't comply could just be dealt with during the rebuild it's presumably about to get? Can't use a quick-change rear axle? Out it goes. Must have four wheel brakes? Fit extra brakes. I don't think Eurosprinter has her V8 engine anymore anyway, so some legal mill will need installing in any case. Why should any of it be insurmountable? Even if it's deemed too tall, too wide, wrong wheelbase or whatever, it could still be altered.
Post by haflinger121 on Mar 11, 2011 20:15:08 GMT 1
Ah well, now we're talking about a completely different kettle of fish! I can only wholeheartedly agree that a dirt (shale) based formula would be my ideal. Something along the lines of what goes on in Argentina....well, I'd pay to see it. Heck, I might help organise it! Anybody got a dis-used speedway track they don't want? As you so rightly say Rod, trying to share one with an active speedway team is probably out of the question.
Last meeting we did on shale at Belle Vue there was only five of us but all front engine classic design and the reception we got from the racing we put on was amazing. Despite wrecking my Heritage car at Sheffield last summer I love dirt racing and the midgets on dirt are so much fun - still plenty of tracks out there as well with Stoke opening back up for business