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George Durdin
Participant

Jim,
Apparently you still haven’t grasped the purpose of the seal in the Rotax program and the one reason that the RMC is not plagued with the continued technical scandals of the TaG program. First TaG had to deal with Sonic suitcase motors, then Biland suitcase motors and now the Leopard scam……all because there are no seals and no integrity in the program. You don’t hear RMC – Rotax racers constantly complaining about cheating within the RMC because they respect the integrity of the seal.
The seal is there to assure the Rotax racer that the engines have been manufactured, assembled and serviced to strict technical guidelines that remain within OEM specifications. The seal and the cost of replacing it is also there as a deterent to those who lack the integrity to race within the rules of a spec racing program. Rotax service centers are held to very high standards and risk their business and reputations to participate in the RMC. TaG has already shown us over the last two years that a gentlemans agreement is not going to stop those who insist on a unfair advantage.
The seal should assure promoters outside of the RMC that the engines are within universal specifications and that the competitor lacks the opportunity to make modifications to the cylinder and crankcase. All of the potential performance gains in a Rotax engine are external and should be open to total scutiny. A tech inspector, outside of the RMC is wasting his time and the competitors money to break a Rotax seal; it is inappropriate and punitive.
The Rotax engine was the first TaG package on the market …..long before there was a TaGUSA promotion. TaGUSA adopted the Rotax in to TaG competition knowing and acknowledging that is a sealed engine with competition opportunities outside of TaG competition. So why should it’s position within TaG competition anywhere in the country change?
At least 60% or better of the current CSC TaG classes are Rotaxes……..do you really want to alienate the foundation of the TaG program?
” The Seal IS the Deal !!”
BTW – CRE Motorsports is proud to be an “authorized” Rotax service center, one of only two on the front range. Zach….we will galdly inspect and reseal your engine FREE of charge. Please contact us if we can help out…….