Photographer Mel Stettler/Photo provided to The Vault by Mel Stettler.
Photo ID # Q07.14.20_056_CHA_TAM_0085MEL_1 Car #: #56 Driver (s) : Steve Chassey Location: Tampa Fairgrounds Date: 1985 Photographer: Mel Stettler Photo provided by: Mel Stettler Comments:
Comment for above photo: Another classic image from photographer Mel Stettler. This time it's Steve Chassis in Silver Crown action in the #56 at the Tampa Fairgrounds in 1985.
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The Steve Chassey pic is interesting not for the mud and drift angle but the brake on the RF corner. Usually a dirt sprint does not run a RF brake, only a LF and that brake has nothing to do with stopping but rather setting the car in the corner (lock up the LF brake going in with the throttle wide open to make the car rotate). It also looks to be a steel rotor, a lot of unsprung weight. I wonder why they ran that configuration?
I think the reason for the right front brake is it's a Silver Crown champ car, not a sprinter. 4 wheel brakes may have been required on a Silver Crown car.