supermodifieds/radical ofet midget


Evanstone
10-13-2005, 02:48 PM
Hi, I'm looking for information on small2<3 liter super modified type cars.
have seen some pictures of them, but cannot find on the web.

Want to start a series for seald std duratech 3ltr V6 powered cars for 1/4 mile tracks in uk. 250BHP on std engine and inlet just change managment and exhaust.

Any buildrs over there got anything to say on live axle versus independant rear??
cost/performance?? will design series to disallow ind rear if no significant gain, or substantially dearer. I can see build dearer, but it should reduce accident damage costs - diff and dampers can be well protected.

rules pictures or info please

Layla's Keeper
10-21-2005, 12:09 AM
All right, first off you're speaking of supermodifieds like those I've posted on, correct?

If so, keep in mind that almost none of these cars use an independent rear suspension as such setups are prone to breakage due to the extreme stresses involved and the high costs.

Here in the states, the closest thing we have to a small displacement supermodified is what's called a TQ Midget. Here's the basic rundown on TQ Midgets from the Can-Am Midget Racing Club. The majority of these guys actually are from Canada.

The race cars of the Can-Am Midget Racing Club are a unique and exciting breed.

Although we refer to our class as Midgets, they are technically three quarter Midgets as they are approximately scaled at three quarters of a true Full Midget (as run by USAC). They are open wheeled racers with a wheelbase of about 68”, an overall length of 8 to 9 feet, an outside width of approximately 53” across the rear wheels, and a post—race weight of 650 lbs. with fluids but without driver. Power comes from an assortment of 750cc motorcycle engines with the dominant varieties being Suzuki GSXR 750’s and Kawasaki ZX7’s. In their highly tuned state these
fire—breathers put out around 125 horsepower giving the Midgets a strong power to weight ratio, requiring significant skills to setup and drive.

As all racing is done on paved oval tracks of 1/4 to ˝ mile in circumference, the cars are built with a left side weight bias and a larger right rear tire to help maximize left turn cornering speed. A wing or airfoil approximately 30” square mounted above the roll cage of the car adds to the down force, also boosting cornering speed. Qualifying procedures put the highest point finishers deep in the field for the Feature event, guaranteeing lots of exciting passes and action

Most teams transport their Midgets in fully enclosed trailers which double as portable workshops for maintenance at the track or in the motel parking lot. Both the cars and trailers become traveling billboards for our sponsors.

Car registration exceeds 60, with over 50 drivers earning some points for competition annually. The average car count for an event is 32, with only 24 qualifying for the 25 or 30 lap Feature event, which makes for very exciting racing in the preliminary races as well as the Feature’ Pictures and Videos tell the story of Can-Am Midget competition better than words can possibly do.

We have just completed our 39th year of Can-Am Midget Racing and would be very pleased to have you associated with us for the corning year(s)’
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TQ's often resemble either a scaled down supermodified or a small wingless sprint car with an offset engine. Here are some great examples.

http://www.racewaymagazine.com/June2002/Lancaster6-8/TQs/TQCharlieDiRosia.jpg
http://www.ransomvillespeedway.com/Generation/curtsunset.jpg
http://www.racewaymagazine.com/January2004/Atlantic%20City%20Midgets/1%20Billy%20Pauch.jpg

The neatest thing about TQ's is that not only do they run great on 1/4 to 1/2mile tracks, they also put on great shows running indoors in stadiums and arenas. :biggrin:

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