Just as soon as the 2013 Racing season closes, the start of the 2014 racing season has begun.Track management is busy meeting with racing series, touring series, working on decisions, planning on improvements, working on a schedule, meeting with sponsors, making proposals to potential sponsors, and coordinating with the media.Lakeside Speedway is aware our racers are awaiting a decision on a sanctioning body, we ask that the racers please be patient as we work through the decision making process.
The 2013 Grand National rules are the same for 2014, however, with that said there have been questions concerning the build your own crate motor.Listed below is clarification on this rule.
The Spec Crate Motor Option will be deleted and instead the following rule will be added under the crate motor rule:
“For those who want to build their own crate motor and run a Holley Model 4150, 650 cfm Holley four barrel carburetor part number 80541-1, the option is available to build your own crate motor.Build your own crate motors must be built to the Tech Specs (compression, valve size, displacement, bore and stroke) listed in the Chevrolet Performance Catalog for engine part number 88958604 and must utilize the following part numbers for the block (P/N 10105123), crankshaft (P/N 12556307), connecting rods (P/N 10108688), pistons (P/N 10159436), camshaft type (P/N 10185071), cylinder heads (P/N 12464298) and rocker arms (P/N 19210724).Seal bolts are not required but a 1 inch inspection hole in the oil pan for inspection of rods and crankshaft is required. Firing Order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
From the original rule the intent has been to allow a person to build their own crate motor utilizing the crate motor parts.Hopefully this rewrite will help everyone understanda crate motor has specific parts which make it a crate motor.