Thumbs Up on Sprint Bandits Dyno Test TULSA, Okla. (February 26, 2004) -- It was announced today that a recent dyno test of a Sprint Bandits series-head engine versus an open-head engine with injectors sleeved down to the specified 2.000-inches...
Thumbs Up on Sprint Bandits Dyno Test
TULSA, Okla. (February 26, 2004) -- It was announced today that a recent dyno test of a Sprint Bandits series-head engine versus an open-head engine with injectors sleeved down to the specified 2.000-inches yielded the desired results, indicating that neither engine possessed any noticeable advantage over the other.
The test was conducted within the past week at the Wesmar Racing Engines shop in Bixby, OK. Wesmar is one of the nation's top racing engine builders and has been busy prepping numerous Sprint Bandits engines in recent months as the series initial event at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, TX, on March 19 and 20 draws ever closer.
Conducted to determine whether one engine combination provides any significant advantage over the other, a series-head engine was tested along with an open-head engine with the required 2.000-inch injector sleeves in place. The open-head engine had just returned from a successful Florida series that included a number of top finishes.
Results of the test revealed that the sleeved-down, open-head engine held a slight advantage in lower-end torque, while the series-head engine had a similarly slight advantage in the upper-end torque range. The conclusion was that neither engine combination possessed any significant advantage, with each combination's slight advantage in one torque range negated by the other's advantage in a differing torque range.
"It's critical that the series head versus the open-head are competitive with each other," commented Sprint Bandits President and founder Emmett Hahn. "We're pleased with the results of this dyno test. We're confident that as we go into our initial events, the outcome will be determined by the person in the driver's seat, not by any advantage in the engine compartment. We'll continue to monitor the progress of these engines and if any changes are necessary in the future, we'll be ready to institute the changes to make sure everyone stays on a level playing field."
Founded by Emmett Hahn, the Sprint Bandits series has been created in an effort to revitalize 410-ci Sprint Car racing, in part by utilizing cost-cutting rules including the use of a series head, spec right rear tire and eliminating the wicker bill on wings. These rules will also combine to unhook the cars, thereby making the driver a greater part of the equation, resulting in more competitive Sprint Car racing.
The use of the series head is not mandatory, as open-head engines with injectors sleeved down to 2.000-inches are legal. Dash-12 heads with 15-degree valve angles are also legal with the Sprint Bandits standard 2.687-inch maximum injector diameter.
The Sprint Bandits series is set to kick off its inaugural season with the 31st Annual Devil's Bowl Speedway Winter Nationals in Mesquite, TX, on March 19-20. A large field of drivers, including top shoes Sammy Swindell, Daryn Pittman, Gary Wright, Travis Rilat, Shane Stewart, Joey Saldana, Terry McCarl, Aaron Berryhill, Danny Smith, Kelly Kinser, Jerrod Hull, Nick Smith, Brooke Tatnell and Randy Hannagan among others, is expected for the much-anticipated series debut.
Additional information regarding the Sprint Bandits is available at www.sprintbandits.com.