TENTATIVE 2015 Modified Rules
ATTENTION MOD DRIVERS - If needed 6" body rake will be measured at a 4" ride height. 11" motor height will be measured at a 4" ride height. Minimum Oil Pan depth 6 1/2"
1. FRAME: 1964 or newer OEM perimeter American made rear wheel drive passenger car frame only. No sports car frames. No strut front suspension of any kind allowed. Square tube front clips will be allowed but must be square tube chassis/clips UNALTERED Howe part # 358-8-01 OR Howe part # 358-09 2x4 or 3x4 only at this time. Frame cannot be widened or narrowed. Exceptions: Weight jack in original center line of spring tower; frame may be cut a maximum 36 inches forward from center of rear housing; horns may be removed in front of steering box; front cross member may be notched and boxed for radiator and/or steering clearance but not raised; maximum 7 inch wide opening in side of spring tower for spring removal. OEM upper A mounts may be replaced with aftermarket mounts. Minimum wheelbase 108 inches, maximum 112 inches, both sides. Maximum overall width, front and rear, shall not exceed 78 inches from outside of tire, to outside of tire. No part of frame or body shall be lower than 4 inches from ground, except the front cross member, in race trim. Left side frame rail must run to interior foot box.
2. ROLL CAGE: Must consist of continuous hoops, minimum 1.75 inch O.D. tubing, with a minimum wall thickness of .095 inch for the main cage. Frame mounted in at least 6 places, low carbon or mild steel recommended. Must consist of a configuration of front, rear, and top hoops connected by tubing on the sides or side hoops. Driver's head must not protrude outside cage with helmet on. Roll cage must be securely supported and braced with minimum 1 cross bar in top halo.
Foot protection bar(s) required. Main cage no further forward than rear of engine. All bars forward of the cage must be lower than the hood
3. DOOR BARS: All driver side door bars and uprights must be a minimum 1.75 inch and .095 inch wall thickness. Minimum 4 driver side door bars, parallel to the ground and perpendicular to the driver, and welded to the front and rear roll cage. Passenger side must have at least 1 cross door bar, horizontal or angled, and 1 top door bar, minimum 1.5 inch O.D. Steel door plate, 16 gauge (.065) minimum thickness, must be securely welded to outside of the driver side door bars and cover the area from top door bar to bottom door bar and from rear hoop down post to front cage down post.
4. FRONT SUSPENSION: All components must be steel, unaltered OEM, in OEM location, and replaceable by OEM parts. Exceptions: Tube type upper A frames with or without aluminum or steel cross shaft, and mounts can be moved; stamped steel OEM replacement lower a-frames; rubber, nylon, or steel lower a-frame bushings; no offset bushings; welded or bolted shock mounts on lower a-frames. Lower a-frames must be right and left, and of the same design. Lower a-frame mounts and bolt holes on frame must be in OEM location. OEM TYPE BALL JOINTS ONLY. Sway bar must be OEM type, no splined bars.
5. STEERING: No rack and pinion. All components must be steel, unaltered OEM, in OEM location. Exceptions: tie rod ends and adjuster sleeves may be replaced by a minimum .625 inch steel rod ends and steel tubes; OEM spindles can be modified for ball joints and tie rod ends; passenger car drop spindles allowed; (NO MADE FOR RACING OR FABRICATED SPINDLES.) Bolt on spindle savers allowed; spindles must be right and left, and of the same design; steel steering shafts and knuckles only; steering quickener, steering wheel and quick release may be aluminum; driver compartment steering may be modified, but must be kept on left side. OEM center link or OEM after market type center links allowed. After market center links could be phased out in the future.
6. SPRINGS (FRONT) : Steel coil springs only. Coil springs right front 650# minimum, left front 600# minimum. Spring heights minimum 10”. 5” diameter minimum. NO tender/ progressive rate springs. NO take up springs of any kind. 1 spring per wheel only. All springs must be visible/NO covers. No torsion bars or air bags.
7. SPRINGS (REAR): Steel coil springs and leaf springs allowed. Coil springs must be at least 5” diameter. Spring heights minimum 10”. Steel coil over eliminators, and steel or aluminum (5”) coil over kits allowed on the rear only. Must conform to shock and spring rules.
8. SWAY BAR: OEM style only maximum size 1 1/8. NO splined ends.
9. REAR SUSPENSION: No independent rear suspension. All components must be steel. No covers allowed. All trailing arms/link bars must be made of steel tubing. Rear of frame may be altered to accept leaf or coil springs. Pull bar may utilize smaller O.D. spring. One (1) mechanical traction bar only. No rear sway bars. Aluminum panhard bar adjuster allowed. No bird cage type suspensions.
10. SHOCKS: Steel, factory sealed, non rebuildable. Pro WB series or AFCO #14 series only! Rates 3 through 5 50/50 valving. NO split valve shocks. 7” or 9” lengths allowed. Right front shock must be heaviest rate. One (1) shock per wheel, with one (1) additional shock allowed in the lift / pull bar area. No air shocks. No shock covers. No chassis limiting devices..example..frame stops, frame extensions. Absolutely No bump stops. Fine for limiting devices will be the same as shock altering.
SHOCK CLAIM: SHOCKS CAN BE CLAIMED BY RACE TRACK OR ANY OTHER DRIVER IN COMPETITION THAT NIGHT FOR $90.00 PER SHOCK. NO SALE PENALTY: $250.00 FINE. LOSS OF POINTS AND MONEY THAT NIGHT. CAN NOT COMPETE IN THE FOLLOWING 2 RACES. ALTERING SHOCKS: 1ST OFFENSE..$250.00 FINE PLUS CANNOT COMPETE IN THE FOLLOWING 4 RACES. 2ND OFFENSE…$1000.00 FINE PLUS 1 YEAR SUSPENSION FROM COMPETITION.
11. REAR END: LOCKED DIFFERENTIALS ONLY. NO traction style differentials allowed. Examples.. Gold/Black track, Gleason, Detroit locker, But not limited to names listed. Any steel approved OEM passenger car or truck rear end allowed. Closed, steel tube Quick changes allowed. Safety hubs (floater) mandatory. Steel axles only. No cambered rear ends. One (1) piece drive flange only. All components must be steel. Exceptions: lowering blocks, axle caps, rotor plates, and drive flanges.
12. BODY: NO CONCAVE/CONVEX PANELS. NO RAISED EDGES, EXTERNAL LIPS OR FLARINGS (VERTICAL OR HORIZONTIAL) ON ANY BODY EDGES OR WHEEL OPENINGS WILL BE PREMITTED. (See Diagram) must be same width, front to rear, and parallel to the OEM frame. Engine compartment must remain open on both sides. Hood must be enclosed at rear. No panel in front of right door to engine compartment. No inner panels. Must have front windshield support and rear window support posts. Driver and passenger side windows must have at least 12 inch opening (height and width), measured at center of window, between lowest point at top of window, weather roof or roll cage, and the highest point at bottom of window, weather interior or body. May use Lexan in sail panels. No full windshields. Roofs must be fiberglass or plastic (no carbon fiber) full size, rounded and stock appearing (No flat roofs). Must run full upper and lower nose. No plastic body parts. Exception: Howe part #'s 622 & 624 are the only approved plastic body parts. No wings or aero dynamic devices inside or outside the car. Outside of tires must be the widest part of car. Quarter panels and B/C pillars must be 2 distinct pieces. Oil coolers/radiator must not protrude above interior or outside of body. (Spoiler:) A 4 inch by 66 inch spoiler is allowed, with all braces to the rear of the spoiler. * Body rake and motor height will be checked at 4" ride height. (Revised 01/12)
13. DRIVER COMPARTMENT: Must have a minimum 3 windshield bars in front of the driver. Lexan or aluminum cowl panel in front of the driver can be no wider than the cockpit and no farther back than the steering wheel. Minimum .125 inch aluminum, or 22 (.035 inch) gauge steel, complete floor pan required. Aluminum high back seat only and must be bolted in securely, inside the left OEM frame and ahead of the rear tires. Bottom of seat can be no lower than bottom of frame. (NASCAR style right and left head, shoulder supports and leg restraints highly recommended). Driver must be sealed off from track, driveline, engine, fuel cell, battery and pumps. No driver adjustable devices allowed in cockpit except brake adjusters.
13A. MIRRORS/RADIOS: No mirrors and/or two way radios are not permitted in the car or in the driver's equipment. All divisions must have a RACEceiver radio system.
14. SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Snell-rated SA2005, SA2010 helmet required. Roll bar padding required in drivers compartment (Fire retardant highly recommended). SFI full fire suit required. Fire retardant neck brace, gloves and shoes required. (Fire retardant head sock and underwear; head and neck restraints; collapsible steering shaft; highly recommended). Driver side window net required, and must be mounted so that the latch is at the top front of window. Minimum three inch wide, five point safety belt assembly required, must be mounted securely to the role cage. (Highly recommended to be no more than one year old). Fire extinguisher required. Kill switch required within easy reach of driver and must be marked 'OFF' and 'ON'.
15. BUMPERS: (See diagram) NO variations from this will be permitted. Steel bumpers must be on front and rear at all times and welded or bolted securely to the frame. Must be a minimum 1.25 inch O.D. tubing, .065 wall thickness. Two bar front bumper must be mounted frame end to frame end, no wider than width of OEM frame horns. Bottom loop must be parallel to the ground. Top bar must be directly above bottom bar, minimum 6.5 inches apart, measured center to center. Aluminum I-beam rear bumper are allowed. No sharp edges.
16. WHEELS: Eight (8) inch steel wheel only, measured from inside bead to inside bead. No bead locks, screws, or rim mounted bleeder valves. Steel and aluminum wheel spacers are allowed.
17. TIRES: American Racing Tires. No softening, soaking, conditioning, siping, or grooving of tires. No re-caps. Soaking of tires is strictly prohibited. (This rule applies to ALL tires in the pits, on the car, in the trailer or hauler, ALL tires) Tires may be checked at any time.
18. BRAKES: Must be steel OEM type, operative on all 4 wheels, drum or disc. Must maintain minimum OEM dimensions for hub/rotor and calipers, cannot be drilled or lightened. Bolt pattern may be changed. Larger studs allowed. Rear rotors may be aftermarket, minimum .810 inch thick, vented rotors only. No scalloped or drilled rotors.
19. EXHAUST: Round tube headers only. All primary tubes must enter into 1 collector, at the end of the header. Mufflers required. Right side exhaust must exit under the car (not out right side door).
20. FUEL SYSTEM: Mechanical or belt driven pump only and must be mounted on front of motor. Racing fuel cell required 22 gallon maximum capacity, square or rectangle in shape (no tear drop, wedge, or exotic F-1 type fuel cells allowed). Must be in a minimum 22 gauge steel container. Cell must be securely mounted behind the rear axles and between the rear tires. Cell must be no lower than bottom of rear end housing. Cell must be mounted with a minimum 2 solid steel strap around the entire cell, 2 inches wide and .125 inches thick or equivalent. All cell mounts must be steel and securely welded or bolted to the frame. Protective tubing must cover rear of cell and extend past both ends of the cell. No part of the cell is to be lower than the protective tubing. Vents and lids must have check valves. Fuel line pick up must be on top of cell. No cool cans and (1) fuel filter only.
21. FUEL: Racing gasoline, no alcohol allowed.
22. WEIGHT: Minimum weight limit of 2,400 pounds, 58% left side weight (No Tolerance), after race with driver and helmet in car setting in normal driving position. Weights must be securely mounted with at least (2) half inch bolts to frame or roll cage, and painted white with car number on it. No weight outside of the body. No titanium, carbon fiber, or exotic materials used on race car. No gun-drilled, tubular, hollow bolts or studs. Steel fasteners only.
23. BATTERY / STARTER: One 12/16 volt battery only, must be securely mounted between frame rails, behind cross member, in front of rear end and outside of driver cockpit, with positive terminal covered. Car must have the capacity of starting without being pushed or pulled. Standard or reverse mount starters allowed.
24. GAUGES / ELECTRONICS: No electronic monitoring computer devices capable of storing or transmitting information. Exception: Analog tach. No adjustable ignition control boxes. One (1) 12/16 volt ignition box allowed, with rev chip, must be out of reach of driver. No additional ignition accessories allowed. No magnetos. No traction control devices.
25. TRANSMISSION: Must have at least two forward gears and one reverse, plus a neutral position. With engine running and car in still position, must be able to engage car in gear and move forward, then backward. OEM production type or approved aftermarket transmissions (Bert, Brinn, Falcon) allowed. (2-speed, 3-speed, 4-speed and automatic). No 5-speed or more transmissions, No 'in and
'out boxes allowed. Standard clutch type transmissions must have a blow proof bell housing (steel or aluminum). Automatic transmissions must have an approved scatter shield.
26. DRIVE SHAFT: Minimum 2.5 inch diameter,steel drive shaft, painted white. Steel slip-yokes only. 360 degree drive shaft loop required and must be constructed of at least .25 inch by 2 inch steel or equivalent, mounted 6 inches back from front u-joint.
27. ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Rear of engine must be mounted at least 72 inches forward from centerline of rear axle. Engine offset must be kept within 2 inches of centerline of front cross member with engine level. Minimum 11 inches from centerline of crank shaft to ground. Radiator must be mounted in front of engine. Cooling system may be modified. No anti-freeze.
28. ENGINE: Any American make engine allowed. Steel block. No machine work to the outside of block (lighting). Wet sump oiling system only. Minimum 6 1/2" Oil Pan. One (1) naturally aspirated two or four barrel carburetor only. (No fuel injection) No magnetos. No external oil pumps. Intake must be steel or aluminum.
29. NUMBERS / DECALS: All numbers shall be in contrasting color from body, affixed to both doors and top, be at least 4 inches thick and 20 inches tall, and be readable from the passenger side of car. Competitors are to reserve the front 24 inches of each door and the first 6 inches of the roof for Sanctioning Body and/or Track Sponsors.
ASPHALT BODY DIAGRAM & DIMENSIONS
(A)20" Max. – 16" Min. (Ground to center of bumper front & rear)
(B)6.5" Min. (Center to center)
(C)52" Max. – 42"Min.
(D)6" Max. Hood sides – 3" Max. Rake in hood.
(E)32" Max. (Bumper & Nose)
(F)6" Max. (Scoop/Deflector)
(G)4" Min. at Nose and Sides– 8" Min. at Quarters
(H)19" Max. (Same both sides)
(I)112" Max. – 108" Min.
(J)29" Max. – 22" Min.
(K)72" Max. Or not past back of block, right side. Left side may extend forward
to cover foot box if necessary.
(L)18" Max. – 12" Min. Opening, both sides.
(M)With 4' level, must have 2" gradual clearance at rear and no more than 5" at
(N)120" Max. – 106" Min.
(O)45" Max. – 34" Min.
(P)3" Max. height at rear of sail panel, gradual slope from roof to this point.
(4" x 66" Max. spoiler allowed with supports to the rear only.)
(Q)Interior slope is 6" Maximum. Front to rear and flat across. If flat at front
half of interior you have used up 50% of your 6" so from behind the driver to
the rear you only have 3" of slope. Top of interior must be flush with top of
doors and quarter panels.
(R)38" Max. – 28" Min.
(S)38" Max. – 24" Min.
(T)66" Max. – 24" Min. No narrower than radiator
(U)52" Max. – 44" Min.
(V)56" Max. – 41" Min.
(W)Tires must be the widest part of the car. Must be able to see side wall of
tire from front, top, and rear.
(X)66" Max. – 53" Min.
(Y)8" Panel / 90 degrees to ground. Must be solid, attached to the deck and
extend to the quarter panels, securely fastened.
(Z) Aluminum "I" beam or tubular steel rear bumpers allowed, must have rounded
nerf bars that follow quarter panel and connect back to frame on both sides.
Rules are subject to change. Any part found illegal will be
confiscated by track officials and remain track property.
If found illegal, driver will receive last place points and money.
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