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Author Topic: I am new to this land speed racing and need some informatin on tires  (Read 3287 times)

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Offline superford317

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i joind the forums today and this is only my second post.
i have never been to a land speed even yet but i hope to see one later this year.
is there a rule book i can download on line that i can use as a guide in setting up my new streemliner.
i will be running a streemliner with 700-1000HP, im not sure how fast it will run, if it were a drag car it would be no problem, im new to this land speed stuff, i know i will be extremely traction limited, i have been looking everywhere for the tires i will need to run, any ideas on where to get them and what brand or size to use. also any idea about what kind of speeds i will be running.
i live in east tenn about 5 hours from the maxton NC area.
i have been drag racing for 11 years, i have won 62 races and 2 track championships in the southeast.
my current car is a front engine altered running low 5s and about 150mph in the 1/8.
i have a shop and have built several cars ground up and dozens of racing engines.
i have mills, lathes, plasma cutters, welders, torchs engine test stands the whole 9 yards.
i am looking for something different and want to get into land speed racing.
i specialize in small block ford windsors & clevelands but have built them all from chryslers to roundy round 4 cylinders.
i am currently finalizing plans to build a streemliner body and chassis with 700-1000 HP and hope to run at maxton mainly with a few trips to other events.
i was getting tired and wanted to get away for a while.
i have been in southern iraq 90 miles from the kuwait border for the last 4 years and am looking forward to going home and starting the shop up again later this year.
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Re: I am new to this land speed racing and need some informatin on tires
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010, 06:43:37 AM »
 Join ECTA and you will get a rule book.

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Re: I am new to this land speed racing and need some informatin on tires
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 07:40:55 AM »
To specifically answer your question about rulebooks online -- no, there is not a way to get the rulebook online.  Rulebook sales are a good source of income for the racing organisations, so they sell them only by mail or at the race track.  Sorry -- but since you'll be joining at least one of the groups -- you'll get yours that way and have it in hand when you've got questions.  Buy a couple of books -- one for the living room, one for the shop, maybe one for the bathroom, too.
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Re: I am new to this land speed racing and need some informatin on tires
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 08:01:43 AM »
Information about ordering a rule book or joining (membership includes a rulebook) for the ECTA can be found here:
http://www.ecta-lsr.com/?page_id=19
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Re: I am new to this land speed racing and need some informatin on tires
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 08:03:55 AM »
Well to a lifetime addiction.

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Re: I am new to this land speed racing and need some informatin on tires
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 08:11:46 AM »
Are you planning on running on the salt as well as Maxton? The reason I ask is IMO I think a 1000 HP streamliner would be a very limiting vehicle at Maxton. Don't get me wrong, to each their own,and if that is your plan I wish you all the luck in the world, but if I were building a car exclusively for the mile it would be something other than a high HP liner. Welcome to LSR and good luck to you.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2010, 08:22:38 AM by DallasV »
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Re: I am new to this land speed racing and need some informatin on tires
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010, 02:09:24 PM »
as maxton is the closest LSR track to me, it will be the track i will run at most of the time.
the only thing i am having problems finding are the high speed tires, i have spent a lot of time researching this and cant seem to find any.
as i have not started on the frame or body yet, if not a streemliner, what would you build.
i have lookd at the lakester type cars and they were my second choice.
later i hope to make a trip out west to the salt, i can re gear the car for that.
i have lookd at the ron vesco car and the speed demon liner and like them also.
what ever i build will be rear engined, with the tube frame wrapping around close to the engine, with the slickest body i can mold to it.
my present dragster has 16' wide slicks on back with front runners.
are drag slicks allowed to be ran, i thought i read on one of the forums they were not allowd.
 
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Re: I am new to this land speed racing and need some informatin on tires
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 02:35:38 PM »
Drag Radials are approved to use at Maxton (some versions up to 200mph, some to 225mph, not sure if you can exceed 225mph with them however,).


A lakester would be a good choice for double duty (east and west) as would rear engine modified roadster.

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Re: I am new to this land speed racing and need some informatin on tires
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2010, 02:39:12 PM »
A really nice streamliner was for sale back in November that might be of interest.  Not all that far from you in North Carolina.  I considered buying it but I am too big to fit in the cockpit.  Don't know if it is still for sale but you can get info form the for-sale forum here . . .http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.php/topic,7053.0.html
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Re: I am new to this land speed racing and need some informatin on tires
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2010, 02:47:55 PM »
Ifollowed the build diary on this car, and everything about it seemed first class.
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Re: I am new to this land speed racing and need some informatin on tires
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2010, 03:22:57 PM »
As far as LSR tires go, here's a link to a section of the Roger Kraus Racing Tires catalog.  At the top of page 3 you will find the Goodyear LSR tires.  This is just one source I've found, I'm sure there are others (other brands as well, I saw several cars with Dunlap tire at El Mirage a couple of weeks ago).

http://rogerkrausracing.com/racetirepricing/index.php?dir=Goodyear+Race+Tires%2F&download=Goodyear++2010.pdf

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