barnca
barnca Reader
6/8/10 9:19 p.m.

http://www.advantagebroadcasting.tv/njmp.htm

novaderrik
novaderrik Reader
6/8/10 10:08 p.m.

i wonder what you have to do to those things to make them turn right, and are they still running powerglides with gutted converters?

Tom Heath
Tom Heath Webmaster
6/8/10 10:58 p.m.

That was about as awesome as I'd hoped.

The dirt modifieds I'm familiar with used a lot of offset chassis components, so I'm really curious how they handled the setup on these cars. The cars in that video had a ton of roll, so I suspect stiffer spring rates and/or bigger anti-roll bars next time out.

Wally
Wally SuperDork
6/8/10 11:57 p.m.
novaderrik wrote: i wonder what you have to do to those things to make them turn right, and are they still running powerglides with gutted converters?

Most use a Two speed with a tiny multi disc clutch. You don't need many gears with a light car and a bigblock, even on a roadcourse.

poopshovel
poopshovel SuperDork
6/9/10 8:46 a.m.
That was about as awesome as I'd hoped.

berkeley yes. I would pay to see some of that action at Road Atlanta...it also would've been cool to hear some driver reaction. I bet those dudes were giggley.

Monkeywrench
Monkeywrench Reader
6/9/10 9:04 a.m.

Outside of adjusments that can be made to a dirt car (springs, sway bars, etc), they must be run in dirt trim, including the tires!

That video was shot from a weeknight practice session.

They're calling for over 50 cars.. $300 payout to each starter, $5000 to the winner if he's in a big block, and I think $7000 to the winner if he's driving a small block. It should be pretty wild.

There is also a 2 hour Street Stock support race. Which should be equally as entertaining.

Date is June 20th at NJMP.

Brotus7
Brotus7 Reader
6/9/10 9:42 a.m.

My brother was telling me that a similar thing is going down at Lime Rock this year.

96DXCivic
96DXCivic Dork
6/9/10 10:38 a.m.

That is all kinds of awesome. So how much does one of those dirt modifieds cost?

barnca
barnca Reader
6/9/10 10:43 a.m.

In reply to Brotus7:

they are runnin pavement mods on the road course at lrp.

nderwater
nderwater Reader
6/9/10 11:03 a.m.

holy crap that looks fun!

barnca
barnca Reader
6/9/10 11:11 a.m.

these babies will be on the road course at lrp. they have run at the glen before also.

slefain
slefain Dork
6/9/10 11:18 a.m.

Holy lifted tire Batman!

neon4891
neon4891 SuperDork
6/9/10 11:29 a.m.
96DXCivic wrote: That is all kinds of awesome. So how much does one of those dirt modifieds cost?

Around me, durring the off season you can find several a week at challenge prices

Monkeywrench
Monkeywrench Reader
6/9/10 11:41 a.m.
neon4891 wrote:
96DXCivic wrote: That is all kinds of awesome. So how much does one of those dirt modifieds cost?
Around me, durring the off season you can find several a week at challenge prices

The problem is these aren't crate modifieds. Some of these guys have some big $$ tied up in motor programs.

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