Meeting on How To Make Dirt Late Model Engines More Affordable
Fee: No Fees
Date: Thursday, December 12
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 244
Speaker: Jay Dickens
Race engine builder Jay Dickens is organizing a meeting at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show to discuss potential rule changes that could result in more affordable race engines for dirt late model racers.
The meeting will take place in Meeting Room 244 in the Indiana Convention Center at 3 p.m., Thursday, December 12.
Dickens said it is his goal to bring race engine builders, promoters and sanctioning bodies together for an open discussion on ways to reduce the price to racers of a new engine. He welcomed all interested parties to participate.
In general, Dickens said the current ballpark price for a new engine in the dirt late model arena is $40,000. A key factor is a lack of rules, allowing the use of more expensive parts. He believes there may be rules that would allow the same level of competition, but with new race engines priced between $25,000 and $30,000.
Dickens said his chief concern is that the high cost of race engines may be contributing to racers quitting the sport. He explained that his company, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, in Aberdeen, Mississippi, could build a more affordable race engine that lasted longer, and still make a reasonable profit while helping to build car counts with less expensive engines.
From compression limits to rpm limits and more, Dickens said there are a variety of rules strategies that could potentially be employed.
To contact Jay in advance of the meeting, email email@example.com. The telephone number for Jay Dickens Racing Engines is 662/369-2780.
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