Allison Legacy Series

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2012 Allison Legacy Series car

The Allison Legacy Series is a stock car racing series in the United States. It is based on 3/4 size scaled down NASCAR Sprint Cup Series chassis utilizing a Mazda B-2200 truck engine. The lower-tier series has been used as a stepping stone into higher divisions. The cars were designed in 1996 by NASCAR driver Donnie Allison's sons Donald, Kenny, and Ronald Allison.

History[edit]

The series was conceived in 1996 by Donald, Kenny, and Ronald Allison, the sons of former NASCAR driver Donnie Allison.[1] The vehicles were designed to be 3/4 size stock cars.[1] Kenny Allison said that the cars were designed to be decently affordable and have decent maintenance costs yet be a class that fans can relate to.[1] The cars began to compete regularly in 1998 with the formation of a national series.[1] The national touring series is run out of the Allison Brothers shop at Salisbury, North Carolina.[1] By 2004, eight regional touring series had formed in the United States, including the Maine Legacy Series which had Canadian dates in Quebec and Nova Scotia.[1]

The cars are typically raced on road courses and 0.5 miles (0.80 km) or less short tracks.[2] Feature events are typically 50 laps or less.[2]

Vehicle[edit]

The series uses a tubular chassis with a fiberglass body.[2] Body styles include a Ford Thunderbird and Chevrolet Monte Carlo.[2] The vehicle is 60 inches (150 cm) wide, 12.5 feet (3.8 m) long, 42 inches (110 cm) high, with a 80 inches (200 cm) wheelbase.[2] The chassis is powered by a Mazda B2200 2.2 liter diesel engine.[2] The chassis must weigh 1,425 pounds (646 kg) (without the driver) and it utilizes 7 inches (18 cm) wide Goodyear tires.[2] As of August 2004, the vehicles were estimated to cost around $16,800 by Stock Car Racing Magazine.[1]

Racing enhancements including an aluminum radiator, adjustable front suspension, aluminum front hubs, a quick change rear end, steel racing wheels, and coil over shocks and springs. An aluminum racing seat, 5-point harness, and window nets are required for safety.[2]

Drivers[edit]

Drivers in the series are part-time, including children who are old enough to have jobs.[1] The series is often used as a development series by Late Model drivers.[3] Drivers who have used the Allison Legacy Series on their way to NASCAR include: Trevor Bayne, Kelly Bires, Erik Darnell, Joey Logano, David Ragan, Regan Smith, and Brian Vickers.[3] Chad McCumbee won the 2001 national championship and rookie of the year; he repeated as champion in the following season.[4] Timmy Hill won the 2009 U.S. national championship after winning ten races.[5]

National championship drivers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Holder, Bill (August 2004). "The Allison Legacy Series - Get On Track". Stock Car Racing Magazine. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Series Information". Allison Legacy Midwest. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Drivers". Allison Legacy Midwest. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Chad McCumbee Biography". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Timmy Hill Biography". NASCAR. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Lauer, Cheryl. "Clay Rogers: Who Says Opportunity Only Knocks Once?". Speed Couch. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.brantleyracing.com/new_page_3.htm.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Regan Smith: Driver No. 19 Xpress Motorsports Silverado". Regan Smith official site. 2005. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  9. ^ Campbell, Angie (October 14, 2009). "Trevor Bayne: One of NASCAR's Rising Stars". Bleacher Report. Turner Sports. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  10. ^ "2007 Official Points Standings". Allison Legacy Series. 
  11. ^ "2008 Official National Points". Allison Legacy Series. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  12. ^ Thomas, Hunter. "Justin Allison Wins the Allison Legacy Series Championship". Speed Weekly. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  13. ^ Allie Fetterolf,, Allie. "Senior Tyler Hill Declared Allison Legacy Series Champion". Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  14. ^ "JOHN HUNTER NEMECHECK-The Allison Legacy Race Series 2012 Champion". Allison Legacy Series. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  15. ^ "Official website". Retrieved January 5, 2013. 

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