The Vintage Snowmobile Club in Marion, MI put on a excellent race, show and swap meet. Second annual for them and had a sell out crowd. Lots of racers showed, there were a few Rupps, one came all the way down from Manistique Mi. (in the UP) with a 340 3D. He ran in the open class, walked away for three laps then there was that funny smell and sized it in front of the grand stand, what a shame he was doing so well! I ran a Sport 295 in the stock 340 class and took a forth place (couldn't turn in the corners (1/2 mile flat ice track). My first time at oval racing, so I was quite pleased. Looking forward to next year. If you live in the area, keep it in mind for next year!!
keep it up you,ll get better everybody has to start some where , you have to just keep tuning on , its real neat about the 3 d ,,that should give you something to shoot at i am to old to do the circle stuff, i can still get it in a drag race though
Hey Daniel, I made the trip to Marion Saturday with my dad we had a great time.We saw Troy Smith's 72 Nitro 340, 74 Nitro II, and his 76 Nitro all very nice. A lot of other great sleds too . My dad took some pics. I think there's one of your sled on the track just before the race. I'll post some pics when I get his camera.
ruppgreenhorn: just wondering what the length of john deer track is u used in your conversion on your sprint and what year the artic cat drivers are thanks for your help
Apr 27, 2014 12:51:17 GMT -6
ruppgreenhorn: what is ppd im new to all rupp stuff. I picked up 1975 john deer looks like same track and suspension u used can I use them drivers if I have bored to fit rupp shaft? how do u figure out if its 2.52 pitch thanks for your time.
Apr 28, 2014 6:31:14 GMT -6
ruppgreenhorn: I don't know sight real well yet I hope I did it right.
Apr 28, 2014 13:15:46 GMT -6
pathfinder: Anyone have a source for the correct track clips for the 72-73 Nitro tracks? Also what type of clip tool works, I've tried several and they all don't get the clip tight enough! Thanks
May 3, 2014 9:37:17 GMT -6
Me: Snow and cold rule.
May 3, 2014 16:37:36 GMT -6
pathfinder: Thanks Rupplover, I'll try Bob Sapp.
May 4, 2014 9:17:41 GMT -6
wesley: Hi I just found a 69 GTX behind a barn it is complete other that it has no seat . Can I find parts in Mi. for it I have been told it was a built racer with the motor done by a well known person . Was it worth the $20 I paid for it
May 13, 2014 21:24:52 GMT -6
wesley: I will have pics up soon .
May 13, 2014 21:25:35 GMT -6
BeatUpRupp: Just found a '72 Nitro 340 hanging out near a relative's house. They claim it has an "experimental" engine in it and it was very fast. Even though it has sat outside for 20 years they won't sell it!!
Jun 20, 2014 19:00:01 GMT -6
lemans1955: Lets get some pics of that thing, maybe if it really is something special some cash will persuade them. Always works for me.
Jun 25, 2014 20:13:06 GMT -6
ruppgreenhorn: just wondering if anyone can help me out I picked up 1973 nitro 440 it wont suck gas out of tank. you think its diaphragm in carb cheak valve in tank or crank seals thanks for any in put
Jul 6, 2014 9:56:40 GMT -6
snosnake: Hey ruppgreenhorn I would say your just going to have to check it out. Thats a fix you can not do over the internet. Just start with the easy things first like the tank pick-up.
Jul 7, 2014 19:22:31 GMT -6
wiscrupped: Hello, Can someone tell me where a good place to order decals from? Thanks!
Jul 29, 2014 20:44:28 GMT -6