Lightning Sprints

Darren Salmon

Originally called Litre Sprintcars after the nominal engine capacity limit, these little cars are really Compact Speedcars on steroids. Indeed, the cars CAN be run as compacts if the wings are removed and the suspension is re calibrated. Running either 1000cc motorcycle engines or up to 1300cc car engines, the balance is shifting in favour of the motorcycle power plants for all sorts of reasons. They are cheaper, produce more horsepower per dollar invested, can run a chain drive final drive which is lighter and simper and spares are much more easily obtainable. A full field of Lightnings is a thrill to the eyes and ears and their racing is always frantic. There are several Lightning shows booked this season, don't miss them.