Re: Tag JR

Joe Rosse

Brad Fleming asks an interesting question–why does CSC allow TAG Jrs to run a full-out Rotax and “make up” for the extra power with extra weight, when there is an accepted Jr version of the motor? (Exactly the same motor, except that it has a different cylinder that lacks the power valve.) Given that the Jr. option exists, is actually less expensive than the full Rotax version, would help reduce confusion about motor differences, and is the standard everywhere else in the country, why don’t we follow that model? :idn:

The only reason I can think of is that a few people have a senior motor and don’t want to invest in the new cylinder. I was in that situation, but was happy enough to get a Jr. cylinder and have it installed and sealed for $60. Then just save the Sr. cylinder until your kid is ready to move, and switch back–almost no cost to move up a class!

Don, we can argue till we’re blue in the face about whether to “trust” a sealed engine. As others have pointed out, a dealer would be nuts to cheat on this; if you get caught you lose the franchise and all your credibility. For a few hundred bucks? Doesn’t make much business sense. “The seal is the deal” works on a national and international level with the Rotax Max Challenge–why wouldn’t it work in CSC??? (Moreover, as Doug Welch pointed out a few weeks ago, racers who want to compete in RMax Challenge series races are not going to be willing to be torn down and have to pay a few hundred bucks to get it re-sealed. )