What Does All Of This Mean?
As an overview, what we are trying to do is some pre-planning for the future. No one knows exactly what the future of circle track racing will be, but we can imagine. If I were to guess, based on past experience, the evolution of racing will follow the car manufacturers' leads. That is, the racing will need to be based on engines and fuel systems that are produced for passenger cars and those that will be readily available.
This fits perfectly with our stock classes. But more than that, we can look forward to Late Model racing becoming more simplistic if we use the FI systems, and more than that, we could be the leaders in implementing green technology while enjoying more power and less noxious emissions. The cost can be as reasonable as the current crate systems once the volume of sales is up and cost is a factor in the economy of today. The Street Stock car of tomorrow will necessarily need to be of the more current designs, meaning FI.
The idea of running FI is not new and was done before. But the use of alternative fuels like the E85 we ran plus using racing cats all add up to a leap forward for short track racing. It's a win-win situation. Now let's see who will step up to the plate and take the lead.