Legends - sponsored by Earth Works Equipment
Legends racecars are 5/8th scale versions of the historic NASCAR modifieds driven during the 1930's and 1940's. Introduced in 1992 as a fun, safe, and affordable class of racing, Legends has now grown into one of the most popular classes of racing in North America. In fact, there are now over 4,000 Legends Racecars located around the world.
Competitors are governed by a strict set of rules, enforced at every race by INEX officials. This keeps the competition fair, and maintains an inexpensive form of racing. Each car is relatively the same, with the only changes allowed being the car setup, which also must be within strict tolerances.
There are five fiberglass body styles to choose from ('34 Chevy Coupe, '34 Ford Coupe, '34 Ford Sedan, '37 Chevy Sedan or the '37 Dodge Sedan), which come from the factory in stock colors of white or black. However, owners/drivers can customize the appearance of their Legend racecar by applying their own custom paint and/or graphics.
Each car consists of a full tubular roll cage, which ensures the highest level of safety. The high quality front disc and rear drum brakes, rack and pinion steering, and coil-over shock suspension on all four corners ensures that each car can handle high cornering speeds.
Each car is driven by a 1250cc Yamaha motorcycle engine, which outputs 122 HP. Although this sounds small, combining this power with a car that only weighs 1100lbs allows the car to reach a top speed of 130 MPH.
Drivers are split into four different divisions depending on their age and experience:
- Young Lions Division: This class is for young drivers between the age of 14 and 16 (12-16 in the USA).
- Semi-Pro Division: This is the entry level class for those who are either new to racing, or new to Legends racing.
- Pro Division: This is the class for the experienced Legends racer, who has proven his/herself in the semi-pro division. Typically those who are in the Pro division have experienced great success already in one of the other divisions of Legends.
- Masters Division: This is a class for drivers over 40 years of age. However, don't be surprised if there are also a few drivers over 40 showing the young guys how it's done in the pro division.
All divisions often race together however, the points from each race are kept seperate for each division. For more information about the Sask. Legends Series and their drivers click here to view their new website!