Press Release –
The WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour released its 2007 rulebook today.
The most notable addition to the rules is the addition of several new transponder classes. Transponders will be required in the following classes: SuperQuad Pro 450, SuperQuad Pro Am, A Class, Women A, Production Lites, 0-50cc Production auto clutch 6-8, 90cc Production CVT belt drive 8-15 yrs, Pro Stock QTC, Stock Lites QTC, Stock Unlimited QTC, Modified QTC, and Pro Super Sport. A limited number of transponders will be available for purchase or rental through WPSA.
“The use of transponders will allow us to continue to promote our unique and exciting ladder system,” said PowerSports ATV Tour Director Tes Sewell. “Transponders allow us to feature more classes in our live timing and scoring feed on the web, and will also allow our television production team more access to the Pro-Am, Amateur and Junior classes. Additionally, lap times and other pertinent information will be posted on the web for team usage.
“We hope to further expand this program is subsequent years to include all of our classes,” concluded Sewell.
Several changes also affect the QuadTerrain Challenge Pro Stock class. In the QuadTerrain Stock classes, the following equipment may be changed or added: Tires, wheels, handlebars, throttle assembly, grips, handguards, seat covers, nerf bars, bumpers, foot pegs (foot pegs must not protrude beyond the running boards or nerf bars), steering dampers, exhaust with spark arrestor, clutch plates and springs, aftermarket air filters, tie rods and tie rod ends, shocks and springs (shocks must not have a reservoir and must maintain the original shock length measured from eye hole to eye hole), and skid plates that are commercially available.
“We received quite a bit of feedback from our racers and teams during the 2006 season, and these rule changes are in response to that,” said PowerSports ATV Tour Race Director Blair Bodley. “The goal with these new rules is to allow equipment to last longer, while still showcasing one of the most exciting ATV racing shows in North America.”
The new Pro SuperSport UTV class rules will be issued soon as part of the Tour’s supplementary regulations.