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Old 11-07-2017, 11:29 AM
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Default Update to letter 21799, BOD change

In the Noevember 4, 2017 meeting, the BOD made a change to this letter as shown below.

Please note that for the 2018 Runoffs, all drivers will be required to use one of the tires listed in this letter as well. The ASAC/CRB are working to get this requirement into the Runoffs Supps.

1. #21799 (September Fastrack - American Sedan Committee) Tires for American Sedan
The ASAC recommends the following addition to the tire rule for American Sedan.
Add 9.1.6.D.6.b.4: 4. Effective 1/1/2018, American Sedans must compete on one of the DOT tires listed below, after participating in their second race event weekend.

BFGoodrich R1
Hancook Ventus Z214 C51/Medium
Hoosier R (7 or 6)
Kumho Ecsta V700
Nitto NT101
Toyo R888
Toyo Proxes RA1
Toyo Proxes RR
Yokohama A048

Rain tires must continue to have a DOT rating, but, are otherwise unaffected by this rule, except that, softer compound dry tires, such as (but not limited to), BFGoodrich R1-S and Hoosier A (all versions), are not permitted for use as rain tires.


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Old 11-07-2017, 04:45 PM
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This latest change sets up a situation where some AS competitors can be on A's and some must be on R's in the same race for much of the 2018 season. Hard for me to see how this helps participation in 2018. This also makes things tougher on the Tech folks because they will need to check tires and log books at impound.

Why the change?
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:55 PM
Danny"TheKid"Richardson Danny"TheKid"Richardson is offline
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I think (dont know for sure) this is to give people the ability to do two races in their own area and not have to worry about traveling. Its a damned if you do damned if you dont. Someone will get boned with any change that is ever made. At least it is not a permanent bone and more of a temporary bone.

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Old 11-07-2017, 06:11 PM
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Sure seems to me that no ones ox would have been gored if we just said the new tire rule goes into effect at the 2018 RO's.

IMO this new rule discourages traveling outside of your home Conference early in the season.
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:45 AM
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Default BOD decision

Tom --

At this point, if you have questions about why the decision was made this way, please contact your BOD person.

Thanks, Pam
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Old 11-08-2017, 09:40 AM
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The change was made to guarantee that everyone could have an equal opportunity to use up their stock of "A" tires before changing to the new mandate. Yes, there might be some overlap that burns a few people, but there will always be some problems when something this big is done. I doubt that the few times it happens will really change anything over the course of the season.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:57 PM
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Is this official yet? Do we still have time to send in letters?
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:12 PM
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The tire idea was a WDYT, published April 20, 2017. (May Fastrack)

It became a REC for 2018, published August 20, 2017 (September Fastrack)

It was approved by the BOD in their November 4, 2017 meeting with a small timing change on implementation in 2018.

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