Post by Bob Vehring on Jul 27, 2012 9:09:53 GMT -5
This past June, at the ISR meeting for 120 and Kitty Kats, a new class was developed as a joint effort from Arctic Cat and Briggs and Stratton Motorsports. For well over a decade Briggs Motorsports has offered its 206 cc Animal engine, built exclusivly for various forms of racing in Kart racing and Quarter Midgits and is the most widely used engines in those sports. The LO206 version of this engine is a factory sealed engine, hand built on its own assembly line here in Milwaukee Wi These engines produce 8.8 HP These engines bolt directly into any of the 4 brands of 120 sleds with very little modifactions, a spec pipe is being developed, and it will use the OEM factory clutch. The engine will be run under the exsisting ISR Sprint chassis rules. I think this class will go a long way to solve several problems the big oval series have had in the past.
This class will provide a economical and very equal class for kids to get started on any of the 4 brands of sleds. No longer will one brand be faster.
It will provide a place or the 8-12 year old kids to get started on the bigger tracks at a safer speed then the 120 champs or the Jr Classes.
One of the problems 120 parents with multiple kids face is, when one child out grows the age limits in the 120 series, but still has smaller kids racing, he has no place to go. We now offer a place where both age groups can race together.
For the exsisting Oval series this class should go along way in bringing new kids into our exsisting Jr Classes
Post by Jeff Lohmar on Jul 29, 2012 21:55:22 GMT -5
Bob, Will this motor be used at WTC for the prostock class or will it be a totally new class? I need to rebuild 2 120 prostock sleds and make some mods to them and I just rather buy the 206 if WTC is going to allow that motor in that class. Any help would be great.
Post by Bob Vehring on Jul 30, 2012 9:04:15 GMT -5
Jeff, I guess that would be up to the people running the 120 classes. Mike Maleggue races karts with us, so he is aware of this but, the concept just came out and really not many people are watching the D Boards like this right now. In a series like ISOC Nationals where they only run Stock and Champ, this class will fit directly in the middle of those classes. In places like WTC where there is also Immproved St and Pro St classes, because this has not been run before I really don't know how or where it will fit performance wise. I can tell you that St and Imp. engines make 4 HP when set up well. Pro St and Champ are in the 12-14 HP range. The Briggs engine makes 8.8 HP from the factory. ISOC did not have a rep at the ISR, 120 meeting so I don't know what their going to do with it yet I know when again today its suppose to be near 100 deg here, not many watch the Disc. boards at this time I guess we just need to let the word get out and see what people want to do. If you see any 120 people send them here so we can get some feed back.