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mini pro
« on: July 01, 2013, 07:10:47 PM »
hello Im trying to get a hold of tom l of the mini pro info thanks Les


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Re: mini pro
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 07:26:15 PM »
he will be on line in the morning and see your post.   sent him a pm,he will get back to you.
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Re: mini pro
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 02:00:50 AM »
Here are the rules as they now are. There may be some minor tweaks as we learn more.




Below are the rules for the new Mini Pro class,
1 Must be a small chassis machine, wheelbase 34" minimum to 39" maximum.
2 May use the existing Mini Chassis as long as wheelbase is 34" to 39"
2A NO rear engine riders.
3 May build a frame resembling a factory tube frame.
  a. This will be 2X1X14 or 11 gauge rectangular steel tubing. NO ALUMINUM!
  b  Frame will measure outside to outside 12".
  c Length is dependent on wheelbase.
4 Sheetmetal must be of lawn mower origin. If small ("huffy style") hoods are not available the larger lawn mower hoods may be used and shrunk (chopped and channeled) to "fit" the smaller frame size.
5 Mower “Brand” name will be the same as the hood being used. Ex; Homemade frame/wheelhorse hood = wheelhorse mower.
6 Must use a factory mower deck or deck halves.
7 Must use a factory lawn mower seat or its replacement. NO Kart Seats

Engine and Driveline Rules,

Engine will be
Honda GX200 or its 196cc Clone equivelent.
Stock Block, Stock Side Cover, Stock Head. NO BILLET. Head may be aftermarket cast.
Must use stock crankshaft or Max Stroke Crank only.
ARC Billet Aluminum Flywheel #ARC-6619 only.
Restrict bore to +.030 to prevent crazy bore sizes.
Billet Rod okay.
Aftermarket Piston okay (No more than .030 over)
Any Cam.
Remove governor.
Valve train upgrade okay (STOCK size stainless steel valves only. Aftermarket Valve Springs, Keepers, Retainers, Pushrods okay) Valves must be STOCK diameter.
NO billet or Roller Rockers.
Corrected rockers are okay.
No CC limits on combustion chamber.
Porting and polishing is okay.
Stock Valve cover (pulse fitting okay).
Carb must appear stock but may be internally modified. NO stand-off tubes.
Must run aftermarket Air Cleaner.
Engine MUST appear stock from the outside.
Exhaust pipe, no restrictions but must exit away from driver.


Clutch WILL BE a shoe/drum type only.

Must run a jackshaft between the engine and rear axle. This eliminates huge rear sprockets and gives more gear ratio combinations.

Recommended tire size 13X5X6 or 13X6.50X6 Lawn Mower Tires Only. NO tire prep.

No offset or stagger.

ANY QUESTIONS, OPINIONS, SUGGESTIONS CONTACT ME
TOM LAVALETTE              TOMS580@YAHOO.COM           OR            CALL 717-989-6224

THANKS FOR ALL THE INQUIRIES AND SUPPORT OF THIS PROJECT.
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Re: mini pro
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 06:48:37 AM »
Hollywood, good seeing you Sunday....Get a haircut you Hippie! LOL


   Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to see these machines up close and personal. Due to a major downpour/flood, I did not get to see them run.  I very much like the ease of construction and ergonomics. Most of all, the simplicity and reliability of the chosen components that are extremely reliable.
   Cost is beyond affordable. I have seen some Videos and had conversations with those who have seen them run. They have significant speed and look as though they could finish mid pack with the current Mini’s (ARMA Flat heads, not OHVs’s). They Handle very well and are quite safe.

You do NOT, have to find an old Vintage mower. The frames can be hand made as long as they fall within guidelines.

I very much like the affordability concept and may be building one for the wife soon. I would consider one for my self but due to my “girth”….I would not be competitive. However it might be rather entertaining to see my Big self on one. LOL.


Numerous inquiries from the Mason Dixon group for something affordable and reliable on a local chapter level.
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Re: mini pro
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2013, 12:43:27 PM »
THAT REMINDS ME OF A MONKEY AND A FOOTBALL. :doh:
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Re: mini pro
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 01:06:24 PM »
THAT REMINDS ME OF A MONKEY AND A FOOTBALL. :doh:

LOL...I wasn't goin' there!.....Or a big Crab!
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Mason Dixon Lawn Mower Racing Association Chief Technical Director 2016, 2017
Mason Dixon Lawn Mower Racing Association Vice President 2018
2008 BP 1st Place Champion Delmarva LMRA
2008 2nd Place Champion Super Sportsman - Tri State LMRA
2009 Delmarva LMRA Presidents Award
2012 2nd Place Champion Super Sportsman North East National Division ARMA
2013, 2014, 2015 BP 1st Place Champion Mason Dixon LMRA
2013 Mod-XR 1st Place Champion Mason Dixon LMRA
2014, 2015, 2016, Mod-XR-T 1st Place Champion Mason Dixon LMRA & VLMRA
2013, 2014, 2015 IMOW 1st Place Champion Mason Dixon LMRA
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017  Presidents Award for Excellence Mason
2017 North American ARMA National 1st Place Champion Mod-XR-T Class

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Re: mini pro
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 01:09:52 PM »
Why not make the engine size 212cc max since that is what Harbor Freight advertises their clone as now and that is the most affordable and easiest to find engine around. Just my .02     I LOVE the idea behind this class though
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Re: mini pro
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 01:33:13 PM »
Why not make the engine size 212cc max since that is what Harbor Freight advertises their clone as now and that is the most affordable and easiest to find engine around. Just my .02     I LOVE the idea behind this class though
I already own 2 of these motors. They seem to be holding up pretty good. They are on a tiller and a go cart. I think they would make good power on my other short chassis. Not to mention the last one I got on sale for 99 bucks.
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Re: mini pro
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2013, 02:00:30 PM »
HEY JUNKYARD WHAT YOU THINKING? AND WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO RUN THESE?
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Re: mini pro
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2013, 03:02:30 PM »
rules are rules and that's what the group agreed on to be used. maybe in time we will go with the 212,but for now the 196 clones are what is being used,are easy to get race ready,and all the mini pros built now have these and are working well.
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Re: mini pro
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2013, 06:26:12 PM »
The challenge is to build and compete under any given set of rules.
I am not against the higher dollar stuff but its nice to have many machines on the track racing not just a couple.
Look for the good for everyone not just the one.
There has been tons of positive feedback from the people that have seen them, the Kart guys like them too.


Here is some ideas of whats out there and some of the prices.


From ARC with the 6619 Billet Flywheel (The only one that is legal) $330

DJ-1005 Box Stock You-Build-It Race Engine Kit
        
DJ-1005 Box Stock You-Build-It Race Engine Kit
SKU: DJ-1005
Price: $235.00
 Please select options:
Choose Your Kit
DJ-1005 with NO flywheel $235
DJ-1005-A with ARC 6619 Aluminum flywheel $330
DJ-1005-S with BSFW-1 STEEL flywheel $300
Quantity:    
   

PRICE WILL UPDATE IN SHOPPING CART BASED ON YOUR SELECTION ABOVE
Basic You-Build-It Kit includes:

    DJ-1000 6.5HP BSP Engine w/o fuel tank Engine specs can be viewed here
    NEW BSP-2 Box Stock racing cam included in kit.
    ARC 6619 billet aluminum flywheel (default),  OR  BSFW-1 steel flywheel can be added at a bundled price
    DJ-1146 ARC top plate/throttle hookup
    6934 ARC billet air filter adaptor
    DJ-1257 Choke hold
    DJ-2225 CNC bored and jetted .615" carb
    FPC1-1 Fuel pump
    DJ-1055MB high tension valve springs (new product as of 7/15/12)
    6877 Pulse inlet fitting
    6899 Angled air filter
    5' fuel hose
    DJ-1420 Chain guard/heat shield
    AR3910X spark plug.

http://www.arcracing.com/catalog/DJ-1015a.jpg

Or try Dover Power,

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Or try EC Dist,

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You can buy the box stock engine with no race parts for $95.

Do some research. We have put a lot of thought into this and its working great. The overall theme is AFFORDABLE, COMPETITIVE racing.

AND they ain't slow. I already own a ProX national win with my white one.

Tom

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Re: mini pro
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2013, 06:40:09 PM »
a pro-x national win......cheater!!!
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Re: mini pro
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2013, 08:23:08 PM »
hello first I would like to thank you Tom for all the rules and the time you have spent doing the research in this class and to keep the cost down and the class equal I LOVE IT. I  have started building the new chassie for this class ill post pics latter Les    :woo: :woo: :woo: :woo: :woo:
big Al all we have in Michigan to race at is Potterville if theres more please let me know thanks Les  :woo: :woo: :woo: :woo:
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Re: mini pro
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2013, 01:25:04 AM »
He could with you guys Al because I was the only mini who ran at Potterville last year a lot. But my engine blew up and now I got fxs almost done. So dirt devils has a lot more minis or also there new track called Mid Michigan race way. Pluse at potterville if you have fx mower you be racing with fxs and twins. If you got ap mower you be racing sp and cp.
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Re: mini pro
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2013, 07:45:22 PM »
hello darkviper where is the dirtdevels racing at I need more info also can anybody get me ferris number  thanks Les
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