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URSA event @ TMS

Rick Day

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The 400-horse power Super Late Model Stock Cars of the United States Racing Association return to Texas Motor Speedway in June. The USRA race is part of the June 8-10 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series Bombardier Learjet 500k weekend at "The Great American Speedway!"


Houston's T. Wade Welch picked up the third win of his career and his first at Texas Motor Speedway with his victory in the June 2005 event at Texas as he won from the pole. Wade posted the top qualifying speed of 144.177 mph in the 2005 event.


The United States Racing Association features a Texas-based schedule from March through October. Texas Motor Speedway is the only super speedway (1.5-mile) the series competes on.


Qualifying for the USRA race at Texas Motor Speedway is Friday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. The green flag falls on the race at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, June 10.

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I was wondering the same thing. Does anyone know if crates have ever been run on a mile and a half before in a no lift situation?

Was that last " Steve Dale ASA" race at Charlotte (the one that had all the purse problems and had the rolling stock "attached" by the track) a crate engine deal? Those were the fuel injected engines and I just don't know if they were the same in terms on short block, quality of valvetrain, etc.



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Whether a '604 wetsump crate would withstand continuous full-throttle at TMS is a very big question.


And throw any OEM guarantee out-the-window for running a crate with a modified fueling system (i.e. any type of restrictor plate or different carb).


Also, don't believe that the wetsump oiling system is configured for long, high-banked straightaways, with the oil uncovering the oil pump pickup on the right-side of the pan.


An 400 hp+ unrestricted crate would either blow up or win the race.


P.S. I hate crashing when I get into someone else's oil on the track.... especially at 140 mph.

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