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GRSMSRC Board Meeting 11/19/17

Posted 2017-12-03 at 15:50

Mike called the meeting to order at 10:07am

Robb Leonard of Robb's Racing Engines attended and answered some motor questions for the board. He also make some suggestions for changes. Robb stated that the 400ex is a good choice to run with the 500's. The cost of parts is reasonable, and there is a large amount of aftermarket parts available. It can be run as is off the bike with easy bolt in and go. He suggested that the weight difference between the 500 flat top and dome pistons should be changed to be the same. He can build a motor within the rules to run faster than one with a dome top piston. He also suggested that the 400 rules be the same as the 500's. With the restrictions on the motors he said that both aftermarket and programmable CDI boxes do little to change performance. Robb also said that boring the 500's to 60 or 80 over give little enhancement, but will bring more cylinders back into the mix. Troy asked about titanium values and what kind of enhancement they would give. Robb stated it would give a minimal enhancement. Nickel plating the cylinders was also asked about. Robb said that it would take away the heat and create less friction giving the motor some longevity, and that it is not an issue enhancement wise. Robb suggested possibly adding the XR400 engine to the 400's. He stated it is the same as the 400ex from the cases up. It is a little less common but still out there. He also suggested removing the 250 engines, the 400ex pairs well with the 500.

Robb is willing to do tear downs for the club. Possibly do some measurements at the track and then send to his shop for complete tear down. Waiting for a cost to the club per tear down.

Troy made a motion to have Robb give the board his suggestions for wording of the engine rules. All board members agreed. Robb and Troy will be getting together to go over this before the next board meeting.

At 11:13am the board took a short break.

Meeting resumed @ 11:30am

Annie presented the treasure report. As of 10/31/17 the balance is at $5,304.94 this clears everything from the banquet and includes the 2018 memberships from the general meeting. There was a problem with a payment from the silent auction, Annie has reached out but has not received a response yet. There is also a refund headed to a couple of members that have decided not to join for the 2018 season. Annie will be presenting clubs financial paperwork to her tax people to review and assist with completing 1099 forms as needed. 2018 season books started 11/1/2017. Troy made a motion to accept the report, Dick 2nd the motion, and the motion was accepted.

Lisa presented the secretaries report reading the mounted from the last meeting. Troy motioned to accept, Adam 2nd the motion and the motion was accepted.


Mike called Racing Electronics about pricing for radios. For 2, 8 channel radios with headsets would be approximately $830.

After some discussion with board members and members in attendance it has been decided that Mike will reach out the 11yr old that was interested in participating this season and let him know that he will not be permitted to participate with the club until he is 12yrs old.


Mike received about a car show. New England Racing and Auction (?).The show is December 2nd. It is $150 for a one car spot. It is a one day show in Springfield Mass. Mike has tried to call but no answer and the voicemail is not set up. Annie suggested that her and Troy go and check out the show and then maybe participate next year.


May 11th @Legion
May 19th @ Bear Ridge
June 1st @Legion
June 9th @ Bear Ridge
June 15th @ Legion
June 23 @ Bear Ridge
July 7th @ Bear Ridge
July 13th @ Legion ~Len West Memorial Race
July 14th @ Bear Ridge ~ Len West Memorial Race
July 27th @ Legion
August 3rd @Legion ~ Wingless
August 4th @ Bear Ridge ~ Wingless
August 17th @ Legion
August 25th @ Bear Ridge
September 7th @ Legion
September 15th Bear Ridge

Legion and Bear Ridge test and tune day is April 28th, the last Saturday of the month. GSMSRC practice day will be Sunday April 22nd, with a rain date of Sunday April 29th. Adam made a motion to accept schedule and practice day date(s), Eric 2nd, motion accepted. Annie will get in touch with Alan Ward to print schedules.

Car shows: Marlboro show is in February, and Race-a-rama is in March, the Diamond run mall show is in April. Dates and more information to come!

Frame sizing was discussed. Currently it is written as 1 ¼ inch for mild steel, and 1 inch for chromoly. Troy took some measurements of cars, the measurements varied. He estimated that about 35 cars are either 1 inch or 1 1/8th for mild steel. Troy made a motion to change the frame size requirements to the 1991 rule book wording and sizing, adding that the board has the power to check structural integrity of chassis. Eric 2nd, motion was accepted.

Kyle made a motion to change the weight of cars. 500's at 725lbs. ( no matter the piston.. flat top or dome top) and the 400's at 700lbs. ( stock or 416kit) Adam 2nd the motion. Troy was not in favor of this. Motion passed and was accepted.

Troy made a motion to allow the 400's up to a 420 displacement, and the 500's up to a 522 displacement, and to have the specs of each the same. Dick 2nd and the motion was accepted.

Kyle made a motion to remove the 250 engine from the approved engines list. Dick 2nd and the motion was accepted. 250 ENGINES ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED

Adam made a motion to have a 4inch L on the wing of the 600 lite cars (formerly stock), Drew 2nd and the motion was accepted.

Drew made motion for the top 3 600's (formerly modified) and the 1st place lite (formerly stock) to the winners circle, Adam 2nd the motion and the motion was accepted.

At 2:10pm the meeting was adjourned.

Next meeting will be held on December 17th @ Tip Top Tire. Board meeting at 10am. General meeting at 12pm

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