10.5 outlaw build off
Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:22 PM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:36 PM
Sooo..maybe I'm old school, what does a '10.5 outlaw ' car mean??
Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:39 PM
Class description: Outlaw 10.5 is a heads up class designed for vehicles produced from a major manufacturer. This means vehicle must come from a major assembly line
Factory quarter panels and roof required with factory dimensions. All factory pillar post and door jams must be present. Carbon fiber or fiberglass panels limited to front-end pieces, door, deck-lid, and bumpers and must be factory appearing. After market spoilers and wings allowed. Wing size is limited to 20” from the transition point to the tip of the spoiler. Side spill plate, size 8” maximum. Hood, doors must be operable. Hood must be separable from the front end. Hatchback and deck-lid vehicles must have factory dimensions. Stock or stock appearing grills must be retained. Vehicle must have functioning head lights and tail lights. Hide-away headlamp style vehicles must have some type of working headlights, at least behind headlight grill. In case of hidden headlights that completely fold away with no grills, fog lights may be used
No full tube chassis allowed. Back half vehicles only.
Any combination of power adders allowed. Mufflers required for all vehicles except vehicles with turbo charger. Exhaust must be directed toward rear of vehicle. No frontal or side exit in front of front wheels.
Any slick up to 10.5” side wall designation or DOT tire up to 13.5” side wall designation allowed. Drive wheels must meet SFI spec 15.1.
pretty much anything that has 10.5 tires in back can run usualy they are supercharged or turbo cars
Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:02 PM
This could be an interesting CBP. Keep in mind that rules vary widely, to put it mildly. In this area alone there are several series mandating 10.5 tires (and/or drag radials) and, unfortunately, the rules vary enough that it's not always possible to build one car to run at different tracks. In the south, where 10.5 outlaw racing arguably began, most tracks are 1/8 mile or have gone to 1/8 mile racing since these cars are extremely quick/fast and simply outpower many of the smaller rural tracks they race.
A couple of tech type things that are fairly universal in this type of racing. Most of the time stock suspension is mandated, as are factory floorpans. In reality, "stock suspension" means stock suspension mounting points. This is why the racing is usually dominated by late model Mustangs and Malibus, with their factory four-link suspension. In most of the 10.5 outlaw racing I'm familiar with, backhalf (aftermarket four-link or ladder bars) aren't allowed, and if they are it's with a hefty weight penalty.
Also, since these cars can run in the low 7s/high6s at well over 200 mph in the quarter mile, and since tube chassis are disallowed, there are pretty exotic chassis upgrades mandated, usually 25.x cages and underpinnings. You'll often see a tube frame beneath the stock floorpans (as I've done in this Mustang project I'm messing with) and a minimum of 12-point cages with funnycar bars and the whole shebang.
On engine choice (or power adder choice) you'll find as many nitrous cars as turbo/supercharged cars, depending on the rules and track. Nitrous cars tend to do better on short tracks since turbos make big power on the top end and are trickier to launch than a nitrous or blower car. Small blocks are most common, since big blocks usually get a weight penalty (and you can build some pretty big small blocks these days). But you'll find plenty of big blocks. In a lot of cases, racers have to add weight - sometimes a lot of it - to the car to make class weight with a big block motor. We tried to put 500# of weight in a friend's car to make class in a race a few years ago.....and failed. Filled the bumpers with concrete, bolted in all the free weights we could round up, and still didn't get the car heavy enough to make weight with its 600-inch motor.
For my money, this is by far the most exciting racing around these days and if you haven't ever been to a 10.5 race in person, you're missing some really wild stuff.
Edited by Mark Brown, 02 December 2012 - 03:03 PM.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:38 PM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:27 PM
This is a great idea, these cars are awesome, I will definitely be in on this. He are a couple curbside 10.5 cars i've been mesing with, keep in mine they are NOT all rule correct!
Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:04 PM