Proposal to clarify Sport 40 Carrier carburetor rule approved
Mike Potter proposed a changes in the Northwest Sport 40 Carrier rules that is intended to clarify the original intent of the event's rules.
The proposal was approved by a vote of Northwest Carrier fliers that concluded on Jan. 11, 2016. The final result was YES 83%, NO 17%
The change specifies that the "stock" engine requirement includes the mandate that the carburetor that is original equipment for that engine must be used. Carbs from other engines or after-market carburetors are not allowed.
As the originator of the event and the author of the original rules, Mike indicated that the stock carburetor requirment was intended at the beginning but was not clear in the initial version of the rules.
Rationale, as explained by Mike Potter:
Potter says the venturi size of carburetors varies, so that changing from original equipment could affect performance in a way not intended.
The new rules are become effective for the 2016 competition season.
A copy of the new rules is below.
Northwest Sport 40 Carrier rules proposal
RULES FOR NORTHWEST SPORT 40 CARRIER