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    Usra

    Where is this approval:

    Posted Yesterday, 11:29 AM

    The JK Products Aeolos chassis does meet all of the USRA spec requirements and is now USRA legal.

    Both the steel and aluminum pan versions were submitted and approved along with the "J-bar" accessory pack.

    As of right now the part numbers for those chassis are JKC43 (all steel, complete version), C26C (center section), C26P (steel pans), C26PA (aluminum pans) and JKC26J (J-Bar pack).

    Jason Hooper, USRA D-2 Tech Director

    Jon Madtes, USRA D-2 Assistant Tech Director

    This was posted on another blog, that certain people can't delete.
    Sincerely,

    Jeff Strause

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    It was posted - by both the director and asst director. Nothing HAS been posted on either the WEBSITE www.usraslots.com or the official forum here on OWH. Just checked.

    Where it went and why? and is the NEWEST Mossetti submitted or approved.?
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    Of course the newest Mossetti is approved - the national dictator has a bunch of them on his wall and doesn't want to get stuck with them.
    Sincerely,

    Jeff Strause

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    Another crap posting..................................

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    It WAS posted on OWH, twice, but for some reason was removed...

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    Interesting post on another forum...

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    As Scale Director of the USRA Div 2, I wanted to shed some light on why posting this approval by Jason and Jon has such significance. JK Products had submitted their new C-43 chassis for USRA competition approval. It was approved by both technical directors, namely Jason and Jon. It has however had attempts to be blocked by the current National Director Roger Schmitt. Attempts by both Jason and Jon to post its approval on OWH have been met by deletion because of certain influences. Rogers position against the USRA Boards approval decision revolves around the design of the C43s bite bar.
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    The rule he refers to, which was written by Jason, Jon, and myself in 2015 was proposed and passed by the membership under Scale Car Specifications Item 1 line "O" and it reads:
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    May change stock bite bar diameter supplied by mfg to a bar with a dia. .062" maximum and .039" minimum diameter. The bar must be steel, straight, round, no bends, no flats and does not deviate from stock.
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    This of course was centered around basically the only manufacturers' chassis being run at the time (JK product line) that utilized the same style bar in all their chassis to that date. Jason and Jon were concerned that in years past they had seen many attempts to change the design of the stock bars by racers, sometimes altering a cars handling and in some cases made the bars use differ from its overall intended purpose. Being at that time there was nothing in the rules outlining bite bars, it was decided a rule needed to be created to stick to the manufacturer's intent and not deviate from stock which would also keep inline USRA's rules of no modifications. They gave a diameter tolerance to the bar so racers could experiment with different handling characteristics. This was good for both racers and manufacturers while also keeping it very simple and fair.
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    The intent of this rule was to restrict the racer from manufacturing bars which deviated from manufacturers stock for which was submitted and approved by the USRA in its form. It's intent was never to limit a manufacturer's design of a flexi chassis and say a chassis can only utilize a straight bar. This is why the rule reads "does not deviate from stock." Stock means whatever the manufacturer produces and deems as their product design.
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    Instead the National Director, disrespecting the purpose behind the rule and the intent of those who wrote it, has chosen to undermine its purpose and intent and in fact shows no regard for the very USRA BoD who wrote it.
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    In doing so, we on the USRA Div 2 BoD feel he is not serving in the best interests of either the USRA membership or its manufacturers.
    Jason, Jon and myself have only the best interest of the USRA membership who we represent and who elected us to these positions.
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    The USRA is not meant to be a dictatorship, steered by outside influences or for ones own personal gain.
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    It is meant to be a racer-run organization that works with both its membership and manufacturers to provide an organized and fair competition for the racing of slot cars.

    Matt Bruce
    USRA Div 2 Scale Director

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    Michael Colvin

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