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12-25-2002, 08:19 PM
After looking through the SCCA home page i noticed the 94-98 Mustang V6 is eligible for ITS but not the 99-03. Is there a reason for that. Id really like to get in to club racing in my area and would like to know what class my car is eligible for. I have a 2001 V6 Mustang that i currently run in ESP in Solo II

12-25-2002, 08:37 PM
Yeah, there is. I was the one who requested the classification, and unfortunately, given the power/weight that they classed it at, I never built it. As to why the 99-up cars are not classed, it's because they aren't old enough to be legal for IT. Newest eligible would be a 97 come January. Now the 99-ups are classed in SS, so you could go run there, and then convert to IT when the car is old enough, but don't expect to be competitive in SS, the car is just too heavy compared to the other cars out there.

Just my opinion of course, maybe someone else knows how to get 3100Lbs around a track with only 140Hp (or 190 for the 99's).... http://Forums.ImprovedTouring.com/it/frown.gif

-Marcello Canitano
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[This message has been edited by SilverHorseRacing (edited December 25, 2002).]

12-25-2002, 11:16 PM
IM pretty new to this what is SS? I dont really care if im competitive i just need a place to start. and i cant afford a new car for track only so I have to use my daily driver autocross car

12-26-2002, 09:59 AM
SS stands for "showroom stock", a whole different class for new cars. It is run as SSB (for larger displacement 4 cyl new cars--Miatas dominate) and SSC (for smaller displacement 4 cyl new cars--Civic Si, Mazda Protoge, Dodge Neon, etc.).

SS allows no performance modifications except for safety items and brake linings.

SCCA also has T-1 and T-2 classes for big-bore showroom stock cars like Corvettes and Vipers and Porsches.

AS--American Sedan--is a National Class for bigger bore improved tourers--Mustangs and Camaros.

Happy Holidays

12-26-2002, 11:47 AM
Friendly advice... if you can't afford a dedicated track only car, don't take your daily driver out to race wheel-to-wheel (w2w). It invariably will end up in a wall or under another car, and then you won't be very happy walking to work. Add to that the insurance companies generally don't like you racing a car you still owe money on, as it tends to hurt the value rather quickly. I'd suggest renting a ride for a couple events per year to get your feet wet, and then maybe getting a used race car when you're ready to take the plunge. Not trying to discourage you, just don't want to see someone lose everything over some "fun".

-Marcello Canitano

01-30-2003, 10:02 PM
Are the Mustang V6's competitive at all in ITS? I keep thinking that with all the mods you can get for the Stang it makes it interesting.Does anyone race them?

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[This message has been edited by Racescort (edited January 30, 2003).]