World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Allison Legacy Series

Article Id: WHEBN0036043063
Reproduction Date:

Title: Allison Legacy Series  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: John Hunter Nemechek, A1 Grand Prix, Jake Crum, Regan Smith, Brian Vickers
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Allison Legacy Series

The Allison Legacy Series is a stock car racing series in the United States. It is based on 3/4 size scaled down NASCAR Sprint Cup Series chassis utilizing a Mazda B-2200 truck engine. The lower-tier series has been used as a stepping stone into higher divisions. The cars were designed in 1996 by NASCAR driver Donnie Allison's sons Donald, Kenny, and Ronald Allison.


An Allison Legacy Series car at Columbus 151 Speedway in 2012

The series was conceived in 1996 by Donald, Kenny, and Ronald Allison, the sons of former NASCAR driver Donnie Allison.[1] The vehicles were designed to be 3/4 size stock cars.[1] Kenny Allison said that the cars were designed to be decently affordable and have decent maintenance costs yet be a class that fans can relate to.[1] The cars began to compete regularly in 1998 with the formation of a national series.[1] The national touring series is run out of the Allison Brothers shop at Salisbury, North Carolina.[1] By 2004, eight regional touring series had formed in the United States, including the Maine Legacy Series which had Canadian dates in Quebec and Nova Scotia.[1]

The cars are typically raced on road courses and 0.5 miles (0.80 km) or less short tracks.[2] Feature events are typically 50 laps or less.[2]


The series uses a tubular chassis with a fiberglass body.[2] Body styles include a Ford Thunderbird and Chevrolet Monte Carlo.[2] The vehicle is 60 inches (150 cm) wide, 12.5 feet (3.8 m) long, 42 inches (110 cm) high, with a 80 inches (200 cm) wheelbase.[2] The chassis is powered by a Mazda B2200 2.2 liter engine.The chassis must weigh 1,425 pounds (646 kg) (without the driver) and it utilizes 7 inches (18 cm) wide Goodyear tires.[2] As of August 2004, the vehicles were estimated to cost around $16,800 by Stock Car Racing Magazine.[1]

Racing enhancements including an aluminum radiator, adjustable front suspension, aluminum front hubs, a quick change rear end, steel racing wheels, and coil over shocks and springs. An aluminum racing seat, 5-point harness, and window nets are required for safety.[2]


Drivers in the series are part-time, including children who are old enough to have jobs.[1] The series is often used as a development series by Late Model drivers.[3] Drivers who have used the Allison Legacy Series on their way to NASCAR include: Trevor Bayne, Kelly Bires, Erik Darnell, Joey Logano, David Ragan, Regan Smith, and Brian Vickers.[3] Chad McCumbee won the 2001 national championship and rookie of the year; he repeated as champion in the following season.[4] Timmy Hill won the 2009 U.S. national championship after winning ten races.[5]

National championship drivers


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h
  2. ^ a b c d e f g
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ a b c
  5. ^ a b
  6. ^
  7. ^
  8. ^
  9. ^
  10. ^
  11. ^
  12. ^
  13. ^
  14. ^
  15. ^

External links

  • Official website
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.