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Offline JC Sparks

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« on: August 19, 2013, 03:33:09 PM »
  I will not mention any names or the class so don't ask. We had been told long before coming to the salt that a certain tire was not legal in our class. We understand that rules are in place for a good reason so we use the approved tire. We see in the tech line that the competition has the tire on that we know is not approved so it was mentioned to tech. The owner is told they can run it but are not allowed to exceed 200 MPH with it. Ok... Well the competition proceeds to set the record at well over 200. When tech is ask about it, all they say it the record stands. I'm sure the tire had very little to do with there success but it just gets under my skin. JC
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 03:53:37 PM »
The Sheriffs have their own rules that apply as they see fit. Sooner or later and Iwould bet on sooner this type of officiating will ruin this sport.

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 04:08:15 PM »
JC, should have protested it. You  guys worked Dodge hard to have a cheater do that to you.

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 04:46:36 PM »
There is a board meeting this Friday night. Contact one of these people, and explain what happened, and hopefully it will be talked about at the meeting.

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Re: Tech
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 04:55:44 PM »
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The Sheriffs have their own rules that apply as they see fit. Sooner or later and I would bet on sooner this type of officiating will ruin this sport.


I would tend to agree with you.

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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2013, 05:09:28 PM »
why is this tire not allowed? Was it a perceived safety issue?

Was the speed limit enforced for the first runs but lifted after subsequent inspections?

Can anybody who goes through this same process use the same tire?

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2013, 08:33:13 PM »
What's the purpose of the rule book if the tech gods make it up as they see fit. :x And they give other sanctioning bodies crap about not being consistent. I thought bonerville was supposed to be the pinnacle of the sport.
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Re: Tech
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 09:24:15 AM »
Tires are a big deal when it comes to safety for motorcycles over 200 MPH, I want get into the tire quest issues I've been thru the past several months, But one thing is for sure, I will not personally run any tire that the manufacturer wouldn't certify for the speed I plan to run.

So what's happening, is folks are running under rated tires, some brands have proven to hold up, others have had problems, and then there is others that nobody knows yet. All and all the truth is motorcycle tires over 200 MPH is a shot in the dark as to which is best, or even safe for that matter. I don't know of any brand or part number that have been laboratory tested and certified speed rated for any speed over 200.

I do know this, I'd sure fill like hell if I was the guy that forced someone to run a particular tire brand and/or part number and later find out that they got hurt on account of a tire failure.

I agree that tech inspection has to be consistent for everyone, but this tire issue needs to leave a little wiggle room for the racers own judgement and research as to what tire will work for their bike. I know there are some folks that will do stupid things ( can't fix stupid ), but others have done their research and made reasoned decisions on tire choice. If need be maybe they should have to back up that choice with documentation, and if that's the case, I wouldn't force them to run another tire. There used to be a thing call "personal responsibility" for your own actions.

Another thing, I rather outrun my competitor on the track, and if it came right down to it, I'd loan him the tires off my bike before I'd let him get "DQed" in tech. That's just me;  I have to look at that trophy on the mantel.


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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2013, 02:00:20 PM »
Is this a car or bike issue?....
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2013, 02:40:54 PM »
Bike Tires

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Re: Tech
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2013, 02:41:19 PM »
Is this a car or bike issue?....

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2013, 04:08:20 PM »
would this bike with the unapproved tires perhaps have been blue?

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Re: Tech
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2013, 05:58:14 PM »
I have yet to run an SCTA / BNI event.
I don't go anywhere near 200 mile per hour.

anyway, I thought the tires for those speeds on motorcycles were to be Bridgestone bt003.
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Re: Tech
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2013, 08:01:14 PM »
Yep....nothing has changed in SCTA/BNI M/C Tech......it is just the luck of the draw.....it all depends who does the Tech. inspection and how he/she reads the rules, or does not read the rules......................................................

.........Oh, where is Jack Dolan......

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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2013, 11:20:01 PM »
How far over 200 is "well over 200"?
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