With the speeds of the TQ Midgets at Wall Stadium ever increasing the ATQRMA in cooperation with the management of Wall Stadium is implementing a new Aero Package designed to slow the cars on the high banks of Wall with the hope of improving safety and increasing competitiveness. Rather than removing the wings from the cars they will remain in place but teams will be required to ad a "Spoiler" to both the top and bottom of the wing to reduce the down force and create drag while still keeping the wing atop the car to help absorb energy in case of a rollover. Additionally a Spec throttle stop has been developed to limit the throttle opening reducing the available horsepower from the engine. For the upcoming race at Wall teams will be allowed to ad three tires to their tire bank.
Each year the lap times go down and the speed of the cars goes up. As with everything a correction was needed. An aggressive package to reduce the speed of the cars on Wall's High banks has been developed. Several teams tested a number of methods to slow the cars at Wall across the last several weeks. ATQMRA President Buddy Sload commented, "It's much easier to make a car go faster than it is to figure out a way to make them slower."
A name synonymous with going fast at Wall Stadium in everything from a TQ Midget to a Modified, Lenny Boyd came forward with a proposed aerodynamic solution to slow down the cars. Boyd, Owner of Oceanaire in Tom's River NJ certainly knows aerodynamics and has a long history of winning races in TQ midgets, Midgets and Modified Stock cars. Boyd's concept was fairly simple and straight forward. He tested the addition of a spoiler both on top of, and under the wing in a strategic location coupled with a shallow wing angle and no rear wicker bill. This made the cars drive much like a car with no wing. The biggest benefit of slowing the cars in this way is that it keeps the cushion the aluminum wing provides atop the car while allowing it to race much like a wingless car while still having the straight line stability the side boards provide.
To further reduce the speed of the cars a spec throttle stop has been developed and tested. The stop reduces the throttle opening a specified amount that will be equal for each car and can easily be checked.
The first race with the new package in place will be the ATQMRA's next scheduled event at Wall Stadium on May 16th. A strong field of cars was on hand at Mahoning Valley for the club's opener on April 25th and nearly all of those teams are planning to run at Wall with the addition of a handful of others coming into the fold.
Following the heavy tire wear experienced at Mahoning Valley teams will be allowed to ad three tires to their bank at the race at Wall on the 16th.
What follows is the rules package that has been adopted for the races at Wall. Please direct any questions to ATQMRA President Buddy Sload 484-880-0907 or any of the club officers. The ATQMRA will have the equipment and ability to help anyone struggling with their spoiler installation available at Wall on the 16th.
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Wall Speedway Rules Package
This rules package is in effect for all races at Wall Speedway in 2015.
All cars will have aerodynamic spoilers affixed to the upper and lower side of the wing. These spoilers will be constructed of 2" aluminum angle with a minimum thickness of .0625 inches (1/16). Spoilers must be located at 33% of the chord line measurement of wing measured from the front edge both top and bottom and should extend the full width of the airfoil.
No wicker bills will be allowed as part of this rules package.
All cars will have a maximum wing angle limit of 2.0 degrees. This measurement will be taken along the chord line of the wing at the centerline and will be checked during post-race inspection.
All cars must install a .250 throttle stop at the current factory throttle stop at the throttle body. These stops will be supplied by the ATQMRA and returned after each race.
Wall Speedway reserves the right to increase speed restrictions as they see necessary.