CRA: Sunoco Super Series releases 2003 specs, racing guidelines

Salem, Ind. (November 23, 2002) -- CRA Sunoco Super Series officials announced today the release of the series 2003 Car Specifications and Racing Guidelines. As expected there are not any major changes for 2003, but the series has made a couple of...

Salem, Ind. (November 23, 2002) -- CRA Sunoco Super Series officials announced today the release of the series 2003 Car Specifications and Racing Guidelines. As expected there are not any major changes for 2003, but the series has made a couple of changes to increase the level of competition and allow for some new racers to give the series a try in 2003.

"We made some small alterations to the carburetor rules starting with the 2003 season," explained Sunoco Super Series Tech Director Tim Teal. "These changes will help the overall competition level in the series by putting all the teams closer to the same playing field. These changes will make teching the carburetors a little easier. The best part of the change to the carburetor rule is it will make the cost of purchasing a carburetor for the series significantly cheaper."

The series has also made changes to the rules to allow teams with a steel headed Concept Engine to compete occasionally with a Holley 750 Carburetor. In the past the series has allowed the Concept Engine, but those engines had to run a Holley 390 Carburetor, which made those engines uncompetitive. Teams competing with the Concept Engine with a Holley 750 Carburetor will not earn any series championship points in the events they compete in during the 2003 season. The Concept Engine rule is being used on a trial basis and may be eliminated at any time during the season.

"We felt by changing this rule, it would encourage a team to compete occasionally with the Sunoco Super Series to 'test the waters' without buying new equipment," remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of the Sunoco Super Series. "By not giving them any championship points, those teams finishes will not effect the series teams running for points. We want the 9.0 to 1 compression, 358 cubic inch motor to remain the standard motor of the Sunoco Super Series."

The 2003 Sunoco Super Series Car Specifications and Racing Guidelines will be posted on the series web site at www.sunocosuperseries.com. To receive a copy by mail or fax, contact the Sunoco Super Series office at 812-883-0455.

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