The American Motor Racing Association (AMRA) is off to a promising start in 2013, and is building momentum toward a banner season for its
Memberships for this point in the season are at an all-time high and growing as drivers pursue a shot at the nearly $50,000 in prize money and contingencies guaranteed to drivers who place at the end of the season.
The American Motor Racing Association will restore its season points fund to 35 positions in 2013 from last year's 25, while expanding the number of contingencies from 36th to 50th in the Octane Open Wheel Modified Division. The Late Model Division will now pay 15 positions.
The fund pays $250 for 35th position and $300 for 29th. The Two Brothers Motorsports Lucky 13 Award will add an additional $1000 to the
This was the premise that the AMRA was built upon. The AMRA central office, officers of the AMRA, and the entire technical inspection team acknowledges the drivers for building compliant race cars, and for the efforts and respect the drivers have shown the tech crew in making their cars compliant.
The AMRA will—in addition to regular inspections—take a closer look at engine set-backs on both the AMRA Late Models and the AMRA Modifieds. To help to insure the safety of AMRA Drivers safety components such as Snell / SFI tags on Helmets and safety belts, and illegal suspension components will also be items of closer inspection.
Getting the bodies compliant remains a top priority. The width of the front down posts, especially on late models, and sail panels are top priorities as well.
Late Models follow primarily Lucas Oil Rules. AMRA rules are posted on the website for both divisions. To remind all of the AMRA Modified competitors the engine placement rule in the modified series is found at Rule 25 (B) which states the measurement from the front of the bell housing flange to the center of the rear axle is 72".
The AMRA Late Model Engine Setback tech procedure will mirror Lucas Oil and WOO tech procedure regarding the same. Due to the many engine and cylinder head configurations the following tech procedure has been implemented by the AMRA. Engine Setback will be determined by measuring from the center of the ball joint in the upper control arm to the front of the motor plate. The maximum dimension is 25 ½".
In the case that a competitor has an offset upper control arm, the measurement will be taken from the center of the rear bolt in the upper control arm cross shaft. The maximum dimension is 22 ½".
In the case of a car that the upper control arm upright frame mounts are located in such a way and/or the car has been fabricated with
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