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New idea: MS3 in STX?

With the MK4 R32 being in STX, i think the MS3 should be placed in STX also. Anyone want to send in a letter?


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Re: New idea: MS3 in STX?

ive thought that for a while, but with the RX-8 in stx, it wont really matter imo, nationally at least

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Re: New idea: MS3 in STX?

Wow... BS RX-8 is faster than the STX winning WRX in the nationals.... Even with street tire, the RX-8 can win in STX stock...


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Re: New idea: MS3 in STX?

why not race an MS3 in GS, it can be quite competitive there. With so many cars getting moved down, the rein of the Mini Cooper S is over.

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Re: New idea: MS3 in STX?

[quote author=rubyred3 link=topic=137222.msg2958083#msg2958083 date=1235496262]
why not race an MS3 in GS, it can be quite competitive there. With so many cars getting moved down, the rein of the Mini Cooper S is over.
[/quote]


The MS3 did not get moved to GS for 09.

Most of the cars that did get moved from DS to GS wouldn't have much of a chance against the Cooper. Most were GS cars to begin with before the reorg that moved them to DS.

Mini Cooper has been proposed to DS in 2010. I already wrote my letter.

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Re: New idea: MS3 in STX?

[quote author=justint5387 link=topic=137222.msg2957687#msg2957687 date=1235466526]
With the MK4 R32 being in STX, i think the MS3 should be placed in STX also. Anyone want to send in a letter?
[/quote]is it's motor over 2 liter?

Speed3 in STX would be a lot more fun than in STU, for sure...
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Re: New idea: MS3 in STX?

[quote author=dMikko link=topic=137222.msg2958664#msg2958664 date=1235511587]
[quote author=justint5387 link=topic=137222.msg2957687#msg2957687 date=1235466526]
With the MK4 R32 being in STX, i think the MS3 should be placed in STX also. Anyone want to send in a letter?
[/quote]is it's motor over 2 liter?

Speed3 in STX would be a lot more fun than in STU, for sure...
[/quote]

R32 has a 6 cylinder 3.2 N/A


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Re: New idea: MS3 in STX?

I guess I misread the October FasTrack, but on p 3 it says "MOTION: To accept the 2009 Solo Rules changes as submitted by the Solo Events Board.(Noble/Introne) PASSED, Unanimous"

Which if I read correctly included moving the Cobalt SS (Turbo and Supercharged), Mazdaspeed3, Audi TT FWD, SRT-4, Caliber SRT-4, Dodge Daytona, Honda Prelude, and many others from DS to GS. I can see several of those cars giving the Cooper S a run for its money in GS.

This was the same FasTrack the removed the RX-8 from the exclusion list in STX.

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Re: New idea: MS3 in STX?

That was an error. Here is a cut n' paste from the November issue:

- The rules package forwarded by the SEB to the BOD, which was approved at the BODís September meeting was in error.
Specifically, under the STOCK CATEGORY heading, Item 8 is incorrect. The correct wording, is as follows:
ITEM 8)
Move from DS to GS: Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged
Move from GS to HS: Honda Civic del Sol VTEC


<snip>

- Per the SAC, the following class change proposal is published for member feedback: Move the Mini Cooper S from GS
to DS.
- At this time the SAC withdraws the follwing previously published class change proposals:
- Cobalt SS Turbocharged - DS to GS
- Mazdaspeed 3 - DS to GS
- Integra Type R - DS to BS

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

BTW, I don't think any of the cars that did get moved down have a snowball's chance against the Mini. They couldn't hack it in DS and the Mini has been as fast if not faster than DS. Now in 2010, when (if) the Mini gets moved to DS, then those cars look interesting.


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Re: New idea: MS3 in STX?

pz with all this writing you are doing, are you asking the ms3 to be moved to GS when the mini gets moved to DS?
I sure hope so, i dont want to be shopping for a new car next season

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