Old Guy New Here May Race A Cobalt
Hi all, new guy here and new to the Chevy Cobalt world.
I am in the process of finding a suitable car to run in IMCA Sport Compact oval dirt tack races. FWIW, Sport Compact is a very basic factory stock level of car prep (Iíll post a link to the rules if youíre interested). One of the possibilities, based mostly on horsepower to weight ratio, is the Cobalt. There is an 06 Cobalt available that looks to be a possible candidate.
Given that my questions are:
Are there better factory parts (most aftermarket items are not allowed) from newer Cobalts (or ??) that can be easily found and utilized on a 2006 Cobalt? Examples might be better flowing exhaust manifolds (headers not allowed), a better (presumably bigger) bolt on Throttle Body, or a better flowing head, or better suspension pieces.
Also, are there any specific weak links I might be able to address while prepping the car?
Thank you in advance for your input.