Miniature Motorsports Racing Association
To: All MMRA Racers
From: David Daniels National Director
RE: Illegal timing
The following is taken directly out of the 2002 MMRA minicup
26.1 Altering the
ignition timing from stock Honda GX390K1 specifications is not allowed.
alterations to the starter coil or other electrical parts are allowed.
intensifiers are prohibited.
26.1 clearly states that ignition timing cannot be altered in any way. Starting last season and into this season, several
racers have been purchasing engines with advanced timing.
This can be done a number of ways with the most creative being a
welded up and then re-cut crankshaft keyway. Although
many racers are familiar with the phrase It aint cheatin unless you get
caught, the MMRA sees things differently.
sport needs to keep the racers it has and attract new, novice racers to the fold. When some racers cheat, it frustrates other racers
and keeps new racers from joining the sport. We
do not respect nor will we tolerate cheating.
recommend that ALL Regional Directors perform tech inspections of their front running cars
every week and specifically check for these advanced timing motors. If found, they should be treated just like any
other form of blatant cheating such as cut heads, illegal fuel, or oversized pistons.
specific issue of advanced timing is such a problem that we will single this out for
special treatment at the MMRA Nationals Presented by the U.S. Air Force. Any racer caught with advanced timing BEFORE,
DURING, OR AFTER any or all of the weekends events will be thrown out of the event. In addition, they will receive a $300 fine and will
not receive any MMRA regional race points or renew their membership until that fine is