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btjones65

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Guys, we are pretty far into the season and I'd like to through it up now. Since the 206 is clearly the better motor, why not leave the clone legal?
The 4 cycle class is a budget class anyway so, for next gear at least, why not keep the clone legal and keep building the class?


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Bruce, most of you know I am easy to deal with and I listen to what you guys have to say, but the days of a "legal" clone are long gone. Therefore  I think the 206 is more suitable for the budget racer your initial purchase of an engine assuming you have a clutch and all other accessories is $550 you run it until it dies and you can pick up a long block for less than $300,that  I keep on the shelve for anytime someone needs it and it remains the same factory spec as everybody else. In my opinion Briggs has it figured out and their system has been working for years with very little flaws. They Have even run the same rule book for 5 years straight with the only change being the year. But all in all yes the LO206 is the better option and as a result it is what has grown the class to what it is now, the first couple of races this year had more entries than we ever had before in this class and that's a positive sign to me that this will be our future engine. I don't want to sound like the evil dictator but I believe in the Briggs program and I believe we can grow off of their format. But as always I am open for opinions and or discussions.
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Your probably right and please don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of the 206. I think its a far superior motor (in performance and quality).

At the same time, I do have to admit, I like tinkering around and building my own motors. Its not about winning or cheating for me, its just the challenge of seeing how fast I can make it go. I get a charge out of watching something I built run and run well. There is no bigger gas for me when I can take something off the scrap heap (like my CRG) or take an obsolete motor( like my clone) and make them run well enough to make people think I am cheating.

If the clone has to go away I do understand but, if given a preference, I'd like to keep both.

Bruce J.

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Bruce....you could always paint it orange and black....lol... i do think that CMP has the best set of rules that caters to anyone wanting to get started racing a 4 cycle sprint and still accomodate any racer from any other track with the opportunity to win the race and that it should carry over also next year like the Briggs LO206 rule set. no doubt the LO206 is the better engine but hopefully the clone doesnt get dropped just yet. there will be some straight rails out there with clones on them being sold to newbies that won't know any better.
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Yup, I agree...orange and black it is....

No really, I do agree. I like CMP and always feel welcome there and the rules are about as good as they get. But, In am old school. I like seeing a variety of karts and engines all running together and I like tinkering with my on motors.

At the same time, I know David has other things to consider and his judgment has been pretty good so far. So even though I'd like to see the clone continue if it's gotta go, its gotta go.

Like I said, never hurts to ask.

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