I have to disagree with this! You can go buy any after market motor, and the guy that knows how to build a motor will still have a better motor, and about the dyno/computer first: i dont trust/believe in dyno's Second I dont have none of the tools you listed all i do is bum a lathe, and build my own motors and i still have some of the best stock motors at the track dyno/track proven..........hankster said:I personally feel that handout motors makes the field unequal. The guy that can spend $1000+ on a dyno, computer, lathe, dozens of brushes and 100s of hours of spare time learning to tune motors will have a leg up on those that can't afford the money or time. Allowing racers to bring your own motor means anyone can "buy" a good tuned motor for only a few bucks more then the handout cost in the first place.
Cheating is a different story and should never be done.Justin_29 said:I prefer hand-out motors at any "big" event, because this ensures that everybody is using the same quality of motor and it is mainly a race between the drivers, not cheating and tweaking.
That sounds good untill the motor you pull out of the box was overgeared by 10 teeth in the run before! I feel handout motors are more for the perception of an "EVEN" playing field than any other purpose. There will always be an advantage someone has over someone else period. This is by nature a competitive hobby/sport and the only way to gain more advantages is by making the most of the ones you already have! i.e. chassie setup, driving, even helping others. You never know when they might be able to return the favor. Bottom line is that 90% of people spending thousands of dollars to find a few sweet motors or anything else for that matter are trying to compensate for some other disadvantages (see previous i.e.) So ultimately the only thing a race director can control is, everyone runs a handout or brings there own.That being said...I do LIKE Handouts...IF (This is the big IF) If you hand out the motor and NO TUNING IS ALLOWED, NO CHANGES ARE ALLOWED, and after EACH ROUND of QUALIFYING the motors go into a BOX and are rehanded out. NO BRUSH CHANGES, NO SPRING CHANGES and YOU DO NOT BUY the motors, they belong to the race. (They may be sold after the event or reused at other events)