LO206 / Handout tires?

Ted Hamilton

helmet painter and racer
Why are tracks not running LO206 LTO's with tires handed out on the grid? Seems like the cheapest possible low-hassle way to race... Run a SL compound no prep 6" wide American rim tire on every corner, track hands random 4 out on grid, bolt 'em on, go run. Entry fee $40 (to cover tire "rental"), no payout, points class. Tear-down / inspections waived at competitor unanimous agreement (top 5)


Someone has to front the money to buy all the tires and rims, services all the tires and make sure they are staggered properly, its a LOT of work for a budget class. I am sure if people committed to the full season schedule up front, someone might try it. However, its a big investment in time and money for a local class from the promoters point of view.