Post by Bob Vehring on Jul 13, 2012 9:54:26 GMT -5
Starting this coming season, ISR has rules and class structure for two new classes This is a factory sealed, 206 cc engine from Briggs Motorsports. This is the same basic engine use in Kart racing for over a decade. This engine can be installed in all 4 brands of chassis with minimum amount of modifications and will provide a fair and equal engine platform for all brands. The engine is factory sealed, and no modifications are allowed to the short block. The head and carb follow the same tech limits as used in karting and are quick and simple to check that they meet factory dimensions. A spec pipe is being developed for use with this package. This will provide a class that falls between Stock and Champ HP wise (8 HP) and will put the focus on driver ability and chassis set up equalizing performance regardless of sled brand. More info coming soon.
Post by Bob Vehring on Jul 13, 2012 18:30:20 GMT -5
Here is the press release from Briggs Motorsports;
Press Release: For immediate distribution 7/13/12
The Briggs & Stratton 206 Racing engine will debut in the ISR this Winter!
The Briggs & Stratton 206 factory sealed crate racing engine will debut in the ISR (International Snowmobile Racing) as a semi-pro and pro classification in 2012/2013. Engineered exclusively for racing the 206 engine is hand-built and sealed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin using dedicated tools, premium materials and top-tier, single-source vendor components. Each 206 engine is backed by a personalized build sheet and a factory backed rule set the 206 engine to insure a proven, level playing field right from the box. Built off of the ‘Animal’ platform, the 206 race engine works to simplify what it takes for a racer to hit the track, be competitive, and the tech process so that set-up and driver skill is what determines the final outcome.
“The tremendous growth of the 206 race engine over the past 3 years is a result of repeated, proven out-of-the box wins at the highest levels of racing and meeting the needs of families and racers looking for bullet-proof performance at a cost-effective price” Stated David Klaus – Director, Briggs & Stratton Racing. “Dedicated assembly, daily production, combined with the quality, engineering, and manufacturing standards customers have come to expect from Briggs & Stratton is the foundation for our program. We are incredibly excited to be a part of the ISR program and the opportunity to meet new families who share the same passion for racing as we do. Let the snow fly!”
To find out more information about the Briggs & Stratton 206 Racing engine please visit www.BriggsRacing.com or join the conversation on Facebook
Post by Bob Vehring on Nov 27, 2012 17:35:16 GMT -5
We need another week or two, the only race I know that has happened so far this season was the ISOC Nationals at Duluth Two days ago. The Champ class was the only 120 class to race there. I saw some there in trailers but do to time, the class was not run. From what I heard from our customers, racing in other series is starting to kick off, results will start coming soon. We've sold 10 or 12 for racing plus some Hi Po trail sleds, I've heard someone out of the twin series had sold a bunch and I know Scott has been selling them so there should be some showing up at these races
There were 8-10 sleds at the ISOC regional race last weekend 6 of them were in the 6-7 age group. I heard all went well except someone thinking they could run after market shocks. I ordered two of the motors for my two kids they should be delivered today. If I get time I will most some install pictures and some results from the ERX series. My one boy is probably a touch young to be on one but with every intention that the class will continue to grow and be the motor of choice for his next 7-8 years of racing. Still debating on purchasing the different carb slides for him that will tame it down a little. We will see how his first race goes. Everything about this motor is great from what I can tell factory sealed, affordable and should bring some competitiveness between the different brands. We are running cats just due to the fact we found them for killer deals one for $700 and one for $800 (2001 and a 2002). By the time you figure what it would cost to freshen them up and make them competitive the Briggs motors were a no brainer for me.
Post by Bob Vehring on Dec 4, 2012 11:26:37 GMT -5
I started getting reports as of Fri practice, all were good. I know the conversation have started re; different ft shocks and springs in snow x. Because they are a fair bit faster then stockers, they are landing harder off the jumps. The concerns are both safety and either breaking or having to continuously replace the stock units. I had a talk with one of the series techman yesterday, right now it looks like it would be a series by series rule update. Keep the discussion going here so people have a chance to get their thoughts heard. Bob