Sportsman Motor Rule Change
Written by Tim Bortz   
Sunday, 14 October 2012 10:52

After much thought and deliberation, the Board of Directors has decided to remain status quo in regards to the Sportsman class motor rules for the 2013 season. The water-cooled 250cc motors will not be permitted to run in the Sportsman class. We would like to thank the Technical Committee for the time they spent in drawing up engine specs for a water-cooled 250 motor. Also, thank you to all who took the time to attend the October and November meetings to discuss the Sportsman motor rules.

A rule change was submitted that proposed to allow 250 liquid-cooled engines to compete in the Sportsman class. There was lengthy discussion at both the Membership and Board Meeting concerning this rule change. We are aware that teams are already planning and purchasing parts for the 2013 season, but we want to take some time to ensure a good decision is made for Lanco and the Sportsman class. The Technical Committee is researching 250 liquid-cooled motor rules and will be drawing up engine specifications for the motors. These specifications will be presented after the November Membership Meeting on Monday, November 12, 2012 at the West Earl Fire Company in Brownstown. Opinions on the engine specifications and allowing liquid-cooled 250s to compete with the Sportsman air-cooled motors will be heard as well. The Board of Directors will then make a decision on whether to allow the 250 liquid-cooled engines at their meeting on November 14, 2012.


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