In dirt track racing, engine claimer rules are popular in many of the series and classes. The experts like to point out that engine claim rules were designed to keep racing affordable and competitive on all local tracks.
Ideally, an engine claim rule will stop teams from dumping fist-fulls of cash into an engine for racing in a class where an engine can be claimed for a few hundred dollars.
It is easy to spend thousands of dollars on a small-block stock Chevy block to make it a higher-performance engine. No one is going to do that if the engine can be claimed for 600 bucks. Logic dictates that this will make the engine claimer classes a little more even in their competition.
The goal becomes building an engine with more power and durability on a budget. Knowing where to spend the engine building dollars to achieve that goal is critical. Many engine claim rules state that another driver can claim your engine, but the car owner can keep the carburetor and ignition. Those items typically are the top-shelf parts.
The crew at Total Seal found an area where high-performance piston rings didn’t have to cost a fortune but still afforded the performance that Total Seal is famous for. The Total Seal Claimer Ring Set features high-quality cast moly top rings, gapless 2nd rings, and low tension oil rings.
These ring sets are priced so that engine builders can replace the claimed rings easily when building the replacement engine.
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