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The GT Roadster

A purpose built race car that possesses a great combination of Safety, Performance, Dependability, Affordability and most importantly FUN ……  The Toys by Tink GT Roadster

The History

Each Toys by Tink GT Roadster starts with the base components used to build US Legend Cars International Spec Thunder Roadsters. These Roadsters are designed with a sprint car-type roll cage, wide sidepods for additional safety, a long wheelbase, and an open cockpit for enhanced visibility. This design makes the car incredibly driver-friendly. Toys by Tink then makes additional improvements and enhancements including but not limited to powering their cars with a water cooled 1,340cc Generation II Suzuki Hayabusa Engine. This upgrade provides added performance, durability, and longevity when compared to the 1,250cc Air Cooled Yamaha engine in a Spec Thunder Roadster.

Hayabusa outfitted Toys by Tink GT Roadsters can not only outperform race cars that cost two, three and sometimes four times more than the cost of a GT Roadster, they do so on regular pump gas, inexpensive spec Hoosier tires that can last 6 race weekends or more and spec brake pads that last over a 12 race weekends – whereas other cars can require $14 dollar per gallon race fuel and a new set of racing tires – and sometimes brake pads – every weekend.   You may be able to afford to spend upwards of $3,000 dollars for a weekend of racing, but why do that when you can beat that same car in a Toys by Tink Roadster for the price of a high quality dinner out for four.

Come join us and chase your dream in a Toys by Tink GT Roadster.  You don’t need to have any experience and you surely don’t have to be rich.

The Class

Toys by Tink GT Roadsters compete in the National Class GTR (Grand Touring Roadster) as governed by INEX Corporation and has its own dedicated Supplemental Rules Section.  This National Class distinction allows all Toys by Tink GT Roadsters to compete competitively on tacks throughout the country regardless of the State in which they are based.

A Toys by Tink GT Roadster – the safest and least expensive way to race very competitively – and while doing so, beat other cars that cost tens of thousands more to acquire, race, maintain and repair.

Supplemental Rules for INEX

Supplemental Rules for INEX Spec and GTR Spec to be used in conjunction with the INEX 2017 Rulebook

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21 1 Minimum age of 18 years.
21 3 Fire suppression system mandatory.
21 8 Head side support mandatory. Installed as instructed by manufacturer. Roll bar padding optional
23 1 Front valance if installed may only be cosmetic and must be flexible as to bend under air pressure.
24 7a Up to 4 piston Wilwood calipers and vented rotors allowed
24 7b Brake master must remain in stock location, aftermarket allowed
25 11 Carburetors:  Hayabusa engines must run spec 36mm mikuni and spec intake. Yamaha may run mikuni flat slides.
27 20 Frame:  600 Racing frame may be upgraded to GTR specs available by contacting Gary Tinker.
28 20 Gear Ratios:  358 gear for Hayabusa. Open gear for Yamaha.
29 24 Lower control arms:  Stock lower control arms or ‘roadcourse’ control arms as supplied by US Legends Cars may be used. Upper control arm may have welded jam nut.
29 28 Pickup Points:  Trailing arm pickup points may be modified to GTR chassis specifications. Outrigger rear shock pickup allowed.
29 31 Radius rods/Panhard bar:  Panhard may use either location on rear housing. Trailing arms and pinion bar may be upgraded to 5/8  bar with 1/2 holes.
29 32 Rear Axle:  May use large axle and spool as delivered by US Legend Cars.
30 33 Rear Ends:  Wider 1.250 inch outrigger housing allowed.
30 34 Ride Height:  3 inches frame clearance, may air tires to 25 lbs after race-cooldown time waiting for tech.
31 46 Weight:  1500lbs minimum for Yamaha cars; 1600lbs minimum for Hayabusa cars. (after race, as raced)
33  1 Engine:  Yamaha may run sealed L mod engine. Sealed stock for Hayabusa.
35 11 Fuel Cell:  10 gallon Fuel Safe Racing Cell as delivered from US Legends allowed.
35 12 Fuel lines:  Fuel injection hose may also be used.
35 16 Ignition system:  Any INEX approved ignition box on Yamaha.  SBD only on Hayabusa.
Width:  64 inch maximum car width, to be measured outside of tire to outside of tire.
Bumper:  GTR must use wrap around rear bumper and small oval front bumper.
Radiator:  Shroud must be within frame rails on snout and stop at cross bar.
Transponder location:  Must not be forward of “A” pillar.
Roll cage:  Safety light recommended.

The GT Roadster in Action

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