I just had a nerdgasam. That thing is wicked! I agree with Daniel - we want to see more!
DanielO. wrote:and generally "outside the box" builds are highly scrutinized...
Don't be silly.
I love what NASRA is doing, and I have to give you mad props for the years of hosting these events, the TnG races, the Antisocial club, etc, all while being a family man and holding down the fort at enviromoto. You have massive respect for that. As you know I am also running a business raising a family, and trying to maintain the site with a few events and such and I'm not sure I could do a good job with the added work of hosting races and putting on the big events like you do. Way to go!
I don't think that Daniel's being silly honestly. I have a 50cc Honda Express with a 50cc Minarelli engine in it from a Beamer. The way the rules look, I can surely race it no problem, but it'd be in the Outlaw class or perhaps 2t Unlimited also. Hey, I'm okay with that. My stepson can ride it and get his feet wet with racing and enjoy himself, but we're doing a stock engine with porting, Leo Vince exhaust, head work, etc. Not exactly competitive with the bigger builds of the outlaw class. That said, I might just port up an Airsal cylinder and throw it into the regular 70cc class. I guess it's still up in the air.
I am sure that over the years there will be many changes. Some that people will love, some that others will hate. Can't make everyone happy I know... I'm looking forward to the future of the sport though, and I'm glad that scooter racing has a foothold in the US. I could be wrong, but it seems to me that NASRA has raised scooter racing awareness in the States to a level unprecedented in the past.
For kicks, I wanna race my 50cc MB5 against a Grom or two next year.
Hey, what's the "Must Retain Stock Appearance" rule break down to? For instance, my Super 9 for the first couple years I raced it had no body work on it at all, and had many things removed for weight reduction. Now it's got body work on it, but doesn't really resemble stock at all... Clearly there was no problem being allowed to race it, but I'm curious as to just where the line is drawn with the "stock appearance" bit. I thought it might be covered in the rulebook, but somehow I can't find it.