I was wondering if anyone runs the ITT class??? I think only the Atlanta Region SCCA runs this specific class...
Is there a way to promote the class to other regions, lets say if I were to get enough interest...
It just seems like a very bang for the buck type of racing that I would rather not see die...
any help on this would be greatly appreciated...
I know this is a super-old post but it caught my eye, so I thought I'd revive it. FWIW I don't think ARSCCA runs this anymore (or it's not on their website).
The beauty of this concept is that all trucks are relatively simple and low-tech regardless of age, at least in the chassis and weight distribution department, and rarely have competitive advantages between each other. This greatly simplifies a classing system, and I think ultimately makes for closer racing than you'd see in any IT class, vehicle-wise (except maybe small-bore ITC).
Here's what I would propose.
3 classes for standard cab, 2wd, short-bed trucks which conform to all current IT rules (with the following structure). Just as an FYI, I used bigger rims than you'd typically see for these weights as a way to help these things handle.
ITT-1: 4500 - 6000cc, Min weight 3750 lbs @ 4500cc, with 30 lbs added for each 100cc, 10" wide rims. Examples: any v8 half-ton truck - 5.0L F150s, 318 Rams, 305 Chevies.
ITT-2: 3000 - 4499cc, Min weight 3000 lbs @ 3000cc, with 30 lbs added for each 100cc, 8" wide rims. Examples: V6 compacts - 4.3L Chevies, 4.0L Fords, 3.4L Tacomas.
ITT-3: 1500 - 2999cc, Min weight 2250 lbs @ 1500cc, with 30 lbs added for each 100cc, 6.5" wide rims. Examples: 4/5cyl/small V6 compacts- 22r Toyotas, 2.7L Tacomas, 2.8L V6 Chevies, 2800 I-5 Colorados, 2.9L Fords.
The few issues I see with classing:
- What to do with all the "big small" V8's in ITT-1 that are solely paired from the OEM with auto trannies. Auto trannies are currently banned in IT (for good reason - hard to regulate). Allow swapping to the "small small" V8's manual trans?
- V8 Dakotas being an overdog in ITT-1, and V6 full sizes being an underdog in ITT-2. But, I think with the uniform minimum weights, and the track width advantages of the bigger trucks, the situation evens out.
- Getting significant front camber adjustment under the rules to help these brutes handle.
- New rules on roll cage structure?
- Weird, super tall seat brackets for the full sizes?