RMLRA Newsletter - 3/6/2014

posted Mar 7, 2014, 8:41 AM by Admin RMLRA   [ updated Mar 7, 2014, 8:42 AM ]

March 6, 2014

The new sealed engine rule is in effect for 2014 and many of you had your engines resealed in the past few weeks. The rule that is posted below comes from the 2014 Legends Rule Book. All INEX members will be receiving their copies with their INEX license shortly. Please take time to read and be familiar with the rules of Legend Racing. Legends are a spec class of racing and the tech officials work hard to maintain the rules. A copy of the rules can be seen on the USLegends web page.

Engine Specification Rules XJ1250 “Sealed”

***The XJ1250 & XJ1219 are sealed engines. Tampering, removing, altering the engine seals will result in an immediate disqualification, engine confiscation, loss of top 5 races from National Points at season end, and a period of 12 months of probation. Additionally the driver, and/or car owner, and/or crew chief (as determined by INEX) are subject to further penalties. Competing with an engine that does not internally conform to the USLCI Engine Shop specifications will result in an immediate disqualification, engine confiscation, loss of top 5 races from National Points at season end, and a period of 12 months of probation. Additionally the driver, and/or car owner, and/or crew chief (as determined by INEX) are subject to further penalties. INEX recommends that when purchasing an engine or car from a source other than US Legend Cars International, that the engine be inspected by the Engine Shop at US Legend Cars International headquarters, located in Harrisburg, N.C. prior to competition. All repairs requiring removing the seal(s) must be addressed by the U.S. Legend Cars International Engine Shop.

ENGINE SPECIFICATION RULES XJ1250 “SEALED”

581. 1250 & 1219 ENGINE SPECS: The only modifications allowed to the factory sealed engines are:
A. Changing carburetor jets
B. All stock carburetor adjusters may be used
C. Adjusting the valve shims
D. Installing an aftermarket clutch and spring of original design (no aluminum clutch plates).
E. Upperhead oilers, heavy-duty valve springs, “pinned” camshafts and steel sleeves are permitted if installed by an INEX authorized sealed engine shop only.

Legend Car Engines with clear plastic seals, green (old style) seals, blue (old style) seals or silver (old
style) seals will not be permitted to be used in any INEX sanctioned event.

***Mandatory for all competitors in 2014***

9. FACTORY MANUFACTURED AUTOMOTIVE RACING HEAD AND NECK RESTRAINT SYSTEMS
ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL DRIVERS.

If this rulebook does not specifically say that you can change/modify/add something, then you must consider that the change/modification/addition is illegal. Any questions about the legality of a change/modification/addition not covered in this rulebook must be answered by INEX in writing and presented to the tech inspector upon request. If you have a request for a change/modification/addition, please contact INEX before making the change/modification/addition.

Set Up Class March 2, 2014

A special thanks go to Tim and Chris Cooper for holding the set up class at their garage Sunday afternoon. The class was attended by several drivers and mechanics. While a lot of information was directed at them in setting up the car, many questions were asked and hopefully answered to help the new drivers gain some knowledge while getting their cars ready for the upcoming season.

2014 INEX/RMLRA Memberships

Drivers, Car owners and friends are urged to send their membership forms in to Katie Eggleston. The RMLRA form can be obtained on the RMLRA.org web page. “Become a Member.” This a volunteer membership for the associate membership. This helps support the RMLRA. INEX memberships are sent to INEX.

RMLRA/COLORADO Legends History 1995-2013

The History of Colorado Legends History has been posted on the web page. If you have not looked at it, take some time to read it and let me know what you think about it. Much of the information came from notes and information from my computer through the years. Not a lot of printed information from the early years was recorded, but your reporter was there. Drivers also helped provide information for the article.