This is a discussion on The Autocross Thread within the Focus RS Racing forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; Originally Posted by Tyraid We are supposed to write and ask the RS to get moved down and I assume all the stis and evos ...
yea it's not just for the RS, but all the boost buggies - RS, all STIs and Evos, the audi TTS, etc. i think one can attempt to make an argument to keep the LE in BS, but at the same time, the evos have gone through a lot of changes but are all in the same class - which makes the early evos obsolete, too. the difference between the cars isn't as great as, for example, the CR vs the regular S2k. From what I've come to understand, if it makes it to member comment in fastrack, it is a done deal unless many people post many compelling reasons against it. But with the Type R getting classed into DS, it seems like this is the plan they expect to go to. If the new Type R is in DS, the rest of boost buggies better get moved there too. There's no way a stock evo 9, for example, with the stock class rules, can beat the new Type R. It also pushes the BRZs and FRS's out of DS and into their spec twin class, which i assume they receive kickbacks from Koni and whoever else to sell the products. i'm not crazy about the direction the SCCA has taken in the last few years...
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Ethanol testing is easy, they can do that with minimal issues. Octane testing means sending fuel to a lab and hoping your 93 octane fuel is actually legal. The rule allows up to 93.9 octane, but if you look at the pump it says 93 MINIMUM so you could be getting 95 octane or something.
My plan for nationals this year (in whatever I drive) will be mixing 91 & 95 in Lincoln or carrying a few jugs of 93 from here. Finding a station that sells 93 in Lincoln is a pain, but there are supposedly at least two.
FWIW the way the fuel rules were was apparently being used heavily even in street classes. All of the V8 cars in AS & BS benefited greatly from 100 octane. I know my GT350 is good for ~15+ HP over 91-93 octane and the Vettes were similar. That's a pretty significant difference.
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Thank you for your input. The SAC believes that the changes to the 2018 Focus RS do
not warrant a separate classing from the 2017 models.