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Last Post 21 Jul 2016 04:55 PM by  drdisque
Proposed spoiler rule change in FastTrack (15.2.I.2.b)
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Tim Irwin
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21 Jul 2016 03:34 PM
    Does anyone have insight behind the reasoning for this change?

    Street Prepared
    #19715 Proposed wording for new spoiler rule.
    The SPAC requests member comment on the following proposed changes to 15.2.I.2.b:

    “b) It is a non-production rear spoiler which is mounted to the rearmost portion of the rear hatch, deck, or trunk lid.
    The spoiler may extend no more than 10” (254 mm) from the original bodywork in any direction. Alternatively, in a
    hatchback, the spoiler may be mounted to the rear hatch lid at or near the top of the hatch; in such a configuration
    the spoiler may extend no more than 4” (101.6 mm) from the original bodywork in any direction. The spoiler may be
    no wider than the original bodywork, and it shall not protrude beyond the overall perimeter of the original bodywork
    as viewed from above. The use of endplates is prohibited. Angle of attack is free. The spoiler may not function as
    a wing.

    It seems like quite an expansion to the spoiler rule to me.
    Basic Member
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    21 Jul 2016 04:55 PM
    My guess is to allow off-the-shelf spoilers and wings which are potentially much cheaper than fabricating a duck-bill style spoiler to comply with the rules.