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Beebe, Arkansas (02/14/17) – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil is busily preparing for the 2017 racing season.
As the tour sets its sights on its most ambitious slate to date, officials are finalizing the 2017 rule book. While the final set of specs will be released within the next week or two, several revisions and clarifications have already been released.
Front tires for all races will now be Hoosier 1350. The rear tire rule will remain the same as it was in 2016.
Due to co-sanctioned events with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point racers and those wishing to participate in the Bad Boy 98 and COMP Cams Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway must meet all Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) requirements.
However, there will be some concessions for racers, who will only run CCSDS stand-alone events in 2017. The following clarifications and rules will apply.
1. Fire suppression systems will be required on all cars, but there will be a three-race weekend grace period allowed for teams to install the systems. In addition, the series will also allow mechanical fire suppression systems. However, the automated system is highly recommended.
2. Nightly inspections of all racecars will allow CCSDS officials to address fuel cells and seats. These will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Again the series will allow a transition period for those who may need it.
3. In regards to the new rules on left-rear suspension and weight, the series will address these issues in pre and post-race inspections on a nightly basis. Series officials will make sure there are not improper components and that they are not exceeding what is allowable by rules. Podium finishers will be checked thoroughly after the feature each night.
4. The CCSDS will continue to test tires as they have in the past and will utilize the sniffer as well.
In other news, long-time engine builder and CCSDS supporter, Jim Kuntz has announced that he is retiring after more than 50 years in the motorsports industry. During this time, he has sponsored the Rookie of the Year award for the MARS Super Late Models during the Mooney Starr era as well as ten years with the CCSDS. To date the Arkansas businessman has spent over $60,000 alone on Rookie of the Year programs.
To honor Kuntz, the CCSDS Rookie of the Year trophy will now be known as the Jim Kuntz Trophy. In addition, the CCSDS event at I-30 Speedway on August 5 will be named the Jim Kuntz Tribute. More details will be released soon.
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil recently unveiled the initial edition of their 2017 schedule.
The season opens with a doubleheader on March 31 and April 1 at Timberline Speedway (Corley, Texas) and Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, Texas). For more information on the 2017 schedule, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, Allen Manufacturing, The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Tire South, Kuntz and Co. Racing Engines, New Vision Graphics, GRT Race Cars, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Wilwood, Allen Manufacturing, Boston's Sports Bar and Restaurant, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Woodco, Mark Martin Automotive Group, Mid-State Golf Cars, Henryetta Ford, M&M Paint and Construction, Ronald Surrett Contracting, Tommy Surrett Trucking, Beach Veterinary Services, MSR Mafia Marketing, Sampson Racing Communications, AR Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, and Keyser Manufacturing.