Richmond Raceway 2012 Rulebook by 6en78I


									                                  Richmond Raceway 2012 Rulebook

    On occasions situations may arise that are not precisely covered in this rule book. All rulings and
  interpretations of the rules included herein will be made exclusively by Richmond Raceway and these
                                          judgments shall be final.

                                  Joey & Tiffany Tackett, Promoters
                                          1618 Four Mile Road
                                          Richmond, KY 40475
                                         Phone: (859)626-4189

General Rules

      1) Management and Director of Competition reserve the right to reject or allow the entry of any
          car and/or driver.
      2) Management and Director of Competition reserve the right to refuse entry to Richmond
          Raceway to anyone for any reason.
      3) Small six (6) pack coolers (12" maximum) are permitted in the grandstand area. NO glass
      4) No driver, car owner or mechanic shall have any claim for damages, expenses, etc. against
          promoter, track operator or participating raceway or its officials by reason of disqualification, or
          damage to either car or driver, or both and they agree the track is in a safe and usable
          condition if they take part in any of the racing activities.
      5) All drivers, car owners, mechanics or any other persons assume full responsibility for any and
          all injuries sustained, including death and or property damage, any time they are on racetrack
          premises or in route to or from track.
      6) Management reserves the right to inspect any race car at any time. Failure to allow this will
          result in disqualification without refund of money.
      7) Track officials may run any type race program.
      8) No driver or crew member may enter racing area (pits or track) until he/she has signed all
          releases, registrations, or entry blanks. No person will be permitted at any time to sign the
          release sheet for anyone other than himself.
      9) All drivers must attend the MANDATORY pit meeting, NO EXCEPTIONS!
      10) No competitor shall subject any track official to abuse or improper language at any time. Any
          violations will be subject to fine or suspension. Drivers and car owners are responsible for their
          pit crew and family member’s actions. Any complaints must be presented to pit steward, in civil
          manner (preferably written), who will confer with judge. Only driver is allowed to issue protest.
          If a driver cannot control his pit crew, he and his crew can and will be suspended from the track
          for any given period of time. NO ONE, under any circumstances, is allowed on the
          FLAGSTAND OR SCORING TOWER or in its area - this will cost the driver a fine of $200
          and/or suspension.
      11) Any competitor, driver, owner, mechanic, etc. who takes part in demonstrations or fights on the
          track premises before, during or after the race shall be subject to fines of $100 minimum, loss
          of prize money and championship points and/or suspension. This is no idle threat.
      12) Drivers leaving or entering pits in a reckless manner will be disqualified and/or suspended.
      13) Any privately owned vehicle not used to tow race car will not be allowed to park in pit area
          unless personal clearance is obtained from promoter and fee paid.
      14) All cars must start under their own power.
      15) Each car will have min. 18" high and 3" wide numbers, NEATLY DISPLAYED on each side and
          also on roof (visible from tower as you pass under the flagstand).
      16) When you are called to line up for a race, you must quickly take your position. If you are not in
          place once the gate has been closed, you must return to the pit area.
      17) Race participants are not employees of track and are considered independent contractors and
          assume and take all responsibility for all charges, premiums, and taxes, if any, payable for any
          funds they may receive as a result of their participation in any event at race track.
         18) Richmond Raceway must have a completed driver information sheet on file before any monies
             will be disbursed. Prize money shall be paid to driver only and he will be solely responsible for
             settlement with car owner. Prize money must be picked up on race date – money left unclaimed
             after fourteen (14) days becomes the property of Richmond Raceway. Everyone must fill out a
             driver sheet. On the sheet there is a place for the person receiving prize money. This is the
             person or business that receives the 1099 and is responsible for the taxes. If this section is not
             filled out, the 1099 goes to the driver. If the information changes during the year, you must
             inform Richmond Raceway or the 1099 will go to the driver. This same rule applies to address
         19) When and if any race is called off because of weather conditions, with less than half the race
             program completed, no purse will be paid and spectators will keep ticket stub for rain check to
             be used within two (2) scheduled race events. If more than half of the race program has been
             completed, the race program will be considered complete with no refunds. Uncompleted feature
             races will be run the next regular race night.
         20) No refunds will be given under any circumstances.
         21) No mirrors in race cars in any class. No two-way radios in any class.
         22) If these rules don’t say you can, can’t.
         23) Driver sign in time is 6:00 p.m. If a driver signs in after 6:00 p.m. he/she will start in the rear
             of their assigned heat or feature race.
         24) Officials MUST be immediately notified of any driver change and that driver will start from the
         25) All decisions of scoring judges and officials are FINAL.
         26) Whenever it is deemed dangerous, unsafe, or unjustified to continue any racing event, it may
             be stopped at any point by the discretion of management.
         27) Per given race night, race cars must claim one (1) class only however, a driver may drive in
             more than one class at the cost of an additional pit admission.
         28) Make absolutely sure you receive an authorized pit pass or grandstand ticket stub upon
             entering Richmond Raceway. This will be your only means of re-admittance. Your signature on
             pit sheets, or "don't you remember me?", is not acceptable to gain re-admittance.
         29) Anyone caught illegally entering Richmond Raceway and cannot produce an authorized pit pass
             or grandstand ticket will be immediately ejected from the track. (Officials reserve the right to
             ask for proof of admission at any time.)
         30) The management reserves the right due to inclement weather conditions and/or any unforeseen
             conditions, to make changes in the posted pay-off structure. You will be notified as soon as
             possible IF this condition arises.
         31) There will be no excessive speed in the pits by a race car, ATV, golf-cart, etc. No exceptions will
             be made. Speeding will be determined by track officials.
         32) There is an eight (8) car minimum per class on any given night of racing. In the event there is
             eight or less cars registered in a class, a feature ONLY will be ran in that class. Payout may be
             adjusted at the discretion of management.
         33) Richmond Raceway is available for lease for a Test & Tune on Friday and Saturday Nights when
             there is not a scheduled race event and with prior notice. The cost is $500 with a maximum of
             five (5) cars and four (4) hours of test time.
         34) Anyone wishing to sell parts, fuel, memorabilia, etc. must contact Richmond Raceway prior to
             event to obtain a seller's permit.


         1) All fuel cells must be in trunk area with a minimum of two straps surrounding it. No dual fuel
         2) No electric fuel pumps allowed.
         3) A quick-release 5-point racing belt harness no less than 3" wide is mandatory. Both ends must
            be fastened to roll bars or frame with minimum 3/8" grade 5 bolts. No belts older than five (5)
            years are permitted. If tag is missing or visible wear/tear is noticed, belts will be considered
         4) Approved helmets with face shield or goggles required.
         5) Fire Suit, Helmet, seat belts, shoulder harness, and eye protection will be worn at all times
            while on the race track. (Gloves recomended.)
     6) All cars must have a roll cage approved by track officials. Minimum .095 thickness and must be
         welded to frame. Minimum 1½" O.D with four bars in driver side. If 1 3/4", must have three
         bars in driver side. Must have center bar in roof, vertical bar in center of windshield area, and
         vent bar on driver side. Vertical bar minimum 1" O.D. (Four small bars to protect driver are
     7) All glass and upholstery must be removed.
     8) For driver protection, screens over windshield area, and or vertical steel bars in front of the
         driver are required.
     9) Doors must be welded, bolted or strapped securely.
     10) Drive shafts must be painted white.
     11) All cars must have a 360 degree loop placed at the front of the drive shaft. loop should be
         made of steel not less than 2" wide and ¼" thick.
     12) Scatter shield is recommended on standard transmission.
     13) No glass, Plexiglas or Lexan allowed.
     14) Radiators, oil coolers, water, oil, or gas lines are not allowed inside driver’s compartment of car.
     15) Battery box must be bolted or securely mounted and the battery must be covered or sealed and
         securely held down.
     16) There must be a firewall between driver and gas tank and between driver and engine.
     17) No uni-body cars unless frame is tied together, and must be approved by track official.
     18) Track officials reserve the right to inspect any race car at any time. No unsafe cars will be
         allowed to participate. Failure to allow inspection will result in disqualification without refund of
     19) Richmond Raceway reserves the right to change, omit, and/or enforce any rules necessary to
         maintain a safe program.
     20) Approved Fire Retardent Racing suits mandatory in all classes.

On Track Rules

     1) RACEceivers are mandatory at all times.
     2) NO WARM-UP LAPS WILL BE GIVEN! All cars must be in their designated starting position
         prior to entering turn one (1).
     3) Pole position is responsible for orderly start and needs to maintain a consistant speed. No
         "break checking" or flying starts!
     4) Any car causing two cautions will go to the pits, if you spin two times, you need some
     5) Any intentional bumping, spinning, or un-sportsman-like driving will be black-flagged.
     6) Any car involved in a caution will be sent to the rear of the field. The car causing the caution is
         subject to being black-flagged.
     7) Anyone who feels he is not in his right position for lineup should pull up to the high side of the
         track and continue until notified where to line up.
     8) Track officials and rescue squad workers ONLY are permitted on the track. Do not for any
         reason step onto the racing surface. Working on cars on the track is prohibited.
     9) Drivers must remain in their cars after a crash and remain buckled at all times unless a
         dangerous/life threatening situation arises.
     10) Pit crews, car owners, and personnel in the pit area are not permitted on the track following an
         accident or injury. Drivers are responsible for his/her pit crew.
     11) No person will be permitted to ride on the outside of a race car at any time.
     12) Anything dragging or hanging on a car that is determined unsafe will result in that car being
         black-flagged. This car will be allowed to re-enter the track once repairs have been made. The
         car will report to the rear of the field upon his re-entry to the race.
     13) Any car entering the race track from a location other than the posted gate will be penalized one
         (1) lap. You may only enter the race track from the turn 3 entrance. Do not enter from any
         other area. You may only enter the track when the yellow light is on. If there is no light, red
         lights, or green light, do not enter the racing surface.
     14) Any cars causing a situation which brings out the yellow or red flag will automatically go to the
         tail. Note: If you are involved in an accident which only slows you and you do not stop on the
         track, or if you do not make contact with the vehicles involved, you will regain your position. If
          it is deemed that you intentionally caused a wreck, you will either be sent to the tail or the pits.
          (Depending on size of infraction).
      15) FRONT ROW should approach the designated starting point at a MODERATE pace, keeping
          nosepieces of car as even as possible. Once the FRONT ROW has reached the designated
          starting point they may accelerate and race will be underway.
      16) FRONT ROW is given ONLY two (2) chances to start the race properly. If the race is NOT
          properly started the FRONT ROW WILL be moved back to the second starting row. Failure to
          readily comply with a 'move-back' directive from Officials will results in disqualification. After
          this point, if the race is NOT properly started cars will be lined single file.
      17) Once green flag is displayed the race is officially underway. NOTE: If only one (1) car is
          involved in a caution on the original start or before one (1) complete lap is scored that car will
          tag the rear of the field for a subsequent attempt at starting the race. If more than one (1) car
          is involved in a caution on the original start or before one (1) complete lap is scored the cars
          involved in the caution will receive their original starting positions for a subsequent attempt at
          starting the race.
      18) ANY car racing or passing before the designated starting point will be moved back two (2)
          positions. When an infraction occurs, officials can exercise their discretionary powers and allow
          the race to continue, not calling for another restart, and then penalize the offending car(s) at
          the next caution period or when the race is concluded.
      19) After the caution is cleaned up, track officials will give drivers the one (1) to go signal,
          indicating the green flag will be dropped on the next lap.
      20) The split yellow scoring rule will be utilized. We will explain this in the driver's meeting.
      21) We do not have inside or outside position choice in any race for the pole position.
      22) In the event of a flat tire, that driver will receive three (3) courtesy laps to change tire and will
          start from the rear of the field.

Flag Rules

      1) Green Flag: (Green Light) Racing is underway on the entire track.
      2) Yellow Flag: (Yellow Light) Means caution. There is NO racing back to the start-finish line.
         Cars will line up according to the last scored lap. Any car not maintaining a slow and cautious
         speed is subject to being black flagged or disqualification.
      3) White Flag: One lap to go!
      4) Red Flag: STOP regardless of position on track, and do not proceed unless and/or until an
         official authorizes you to move your car.
      5) Blue/Yellow: Lay-over flag, means lapped cars hold your line and position on the track so
         leaders can make their way around you. They can see you, you can't see them. DO NOT

Passing Points Format and Procedures

      1) General Format
         a. Passing Points will be used on all weekly, non-special events.
         b. Drivers draw at Pit booth for heat starting spot.
         c. Heats lined heads up from draw.
         d. Upon completion of heats, drivers will be assigned points for both finishing spot(Finishing
            Points) and for spots advanced from the start of the heat(Passing Points).
         e. Drivers will be ranked in order of the most Total Points. Total Points is the sum of Finishing
            Points and passing points.
         f. The driver with the most Total Points will lined up inside row one of the feature. Second in
            Total Points will line up outside row one. Third, inside row two and so on through the field.
         g. If Consi's are necessary, the consi’s will be lined up the same way as the feature with the
            pole car being the driver with the most total points who does not make the feature cut off.
         h. Consi's and Feature finish are NOT subject to passing points. Consi finish will be used heads
            up to determine drivers transferring to feature. Feature finish is heads up to determine
            winner and monies won.

Passing Points Details
   1) Finishing Points (FP)

          a. Drivers receive FP based on their finishing order in their heat race. Heat winner receives 59
             points. Second, receives 55. Third receives 51. And so on with a 4 point difference per

   2) Passing Points (PP)

          a. Drivers receive PP based on how many spots they advance during their heat. Drivers receive
             1.76 points per spot advanced from starting position to finishing position.
          b. PP are awarded ONLY for total spots advanced. PP are not awarded for every pass made(ie
             – passing a car dropping back then passing a car again will not award multiple PP)
          c. Starting position is determined at the green flag(and only initial green flag) and is not
             necessarily the same as the posted lineup.(ie – a car scheduled to start on the pole of a
             heat not making the call, would not automatically mean all other cars get 1.76 PP. It would
             result is a resetting of the field)
          d. A driver electing to take the tail or a spot other than his assigned starting spot will not be
             eligible for PP. This is to prevent a “fast car” in a “weak heat” from taking the tail and
             abusing the system. They still will receive the appropriate FP for their finishing spot. The
             same will go for a driver who does not draw for a heat spot.

   3) Total Points (TP)

          a. TP are the sum of a driver’s PP and FP.
          b. After the heats, all drivers from all heats are combined into one group and sorted by TP to
             determine feature (and consi if necessary) lineup.

Passing Points Chart

                 1          2       3       4       5        6       7       8     9    10    11     12
           1    59         55      51      47      43       39      35      31    27    23    19     15
           2   60.76       55      51      47      43       39      35      31    27    23    19     15
           3   62.52      56.76    51      47      43       39      35      31    27    23    19     15
           4   64.28      58.52   52.76    47      43       39      35      31    27    23    19     15
           5   66.04      60.28   54.52   48.76    43       39      35      31    27    23    19     15
  Start    6   67.80      62.04   56.28   50.52   44.76     39      35      31    27    23    19     15
           7   69.56      63.80   58.04   52.28   46.52   40.76     35      31    27    23    19     15
           8   71.32      65.56   59.80   54.04   48.28   42.52    36.76    31    27    23    19     15
           9   73.08      67.32   61.56   55.80   50.04   44.28    38.52   32.76  27    23    19     15
          10   74.84      69.08   63.32   57.56   51.80   46.04    40.28   34.52 28.76  23    19     15
          11   76.60      70.84   65.08   59.32   53.56   47.80    42.04   36.28 30.52 24.76  19     15
          12   78.36      72.60   66.84   61.08   55.32   49.56    43.80   38.04 32.28 26.52 20.76   15

Super Late Model Rules

   1) Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series body rules apply.
   2) Weight Rules
          a. Steel Block Aluminum Head Motors - 2200 lbs. w/10 in. spoiler.
          b. Aluminum Block Motors - 2300 lbs.
          c. GM 602/604 and CT 525 Motors - 2200 lbs.
   3) Tire Rule
          a. Front Tires - Open
          b. Rear Tires - Hoosier: LM40 and 1600, American Racer: D55 and MD56, and Goodyear: G50
          c. ALL TIRES MUST FIT IN A 16 4/3 HOOP
          d. SUPR or SAS branded Hoosier 1600 is not eligible for competition.
          e. Largest permitted tire is twenty-nine inches (29") by eleven inches (11") by fifteen inches
          f. Maximum circumference permitted is ninety-three inches (93").
          g. Maximum cross section width permitted is sixteen and three-quarter inches (16 3/4")
          h. Hoops for inspection must pass over tire freely.
          i. No tire softeners or conditioner.
          j. Officials reserve the right to take random tire samples at any time from anyone. All prize
             monies will be held until lab results have been confirmed.

Open Wheel Modified Rules

  1)   UMP DirtCar body rules apply.
  2)   Weight - 2400 lbs.
  3)   No aluminum engines are permitted.
  4)   Tire Rule
           a. Hoosier: 'A', 'H', Hard and Extra Hard; American Racer: Hard and Extra Hard
           b. Siping is allowed.
           c. No grooving allowed.

Sportsman Rules

  1) General Rules
         a. A domestic stock appearing bodied car.
         b. Rear wheel driver ONLY.
         c. Stock frames, unibody cars allowed front to back.
         d. 108 inch minimum wheel base.
         e. No station wagons, convertibles, Mustangs, or Capris.
         f. Camaros and Firebirds are okay to run as long as they have a sub-connector frame (108
             inch minimum wheel base)
  2) Appearance
         a. Cars must be neat in appearance and paint bright in color.
         b. Cars must have TOW HOOKS front and rear. Hooks must be visible and able to support
             weight of vehicle.
         c. Body must be recognizable as a production vehicle. After market bumper covers may be
  3) Exterior Body
         a. 8” Rear deck spoiler allowed. No spoiler on quarter panels.
         b. All doors must be welded shut.
         c. All glass and chrome removed. No cutting of body parts to change from stock appearance,
             EXCEPT for wheel clearance.
         d. Gutting of trunk and hood allowed.
         e. Rear body must be enclosed; NO open back end. 12" down from deck
         f. Bumpers must be welded to prevent loss. No sharp edges allowed. If ends are cut off they
             must be capped. Minimum of 4 vertical bars in windshield with 1” maximum mesh screen
             covering entire windshield.
         g. Fenders and hoods must have stock appearance.
         h. Can use stock bumper and header or after market front nose.
         i. Sheet metal bodies are permitted however, ABSOLUTELY NO WEDGE NOSES!
  4) Interior Body
         a. Interior of car must be completely sealed from engine compartment.
         b. Must have a rear firewall.
         c. No uncovered batteries, fluid reservoirs or tanks in driver’s compartment.
         d. No mirrors, two way communications or electronic devices of any kind.
         e. All bars near driver must be padded.
  5) Frames
         a. Frames must match manufacturer of body.
         b. No aftermarket tubing frame except behind the rear end hump. This means that only the
             flat part around the fuel cell, after the hump that is over the rear end.
  6) Roll Cage
          a. 6 point full roll cage that may exceed past front of firewall.
          b. Must be welded 360 degrees.
          c. 4 kicker bars on driver’s side door, 2 bars on passenger side door. .095 steel. 6 kicker bars
          d. Padding on roll cage within 30 inches of driver’s head.
  7) Carburetor
          a. One 2 or 4 Barrel carburetor. No dominators or predators. 750 Holley permissible.
          b. Carburetor must have stock appearance.
          c. Gas only. No alcohol.
  8) Engine
          a. Engine must be original equipment for the manufacturer of the car.
          b. #1 or first spark plug must be in C/L with upper ball joint. (MAXIUMUM SET BACK)
          c. Cast iron blocks and heads – no cubic inch limit.
          d. Fuel pump must be stock mechanical only.
          f. No Magnetos allowed. MSD allowed.
          g. Headers permitted.
          h. Exhaust pipes must exit out past body behind driver’s seat.
          i. Car must have working starter and start under own power.
  9) Transmission
          a. Must have working forward and reverse gears.
          b. Standard or automatic transmissions, mini clutches and direct drives are okay. Standard
             flywheels must have scatter shield or blanket.
          c. Bert and Brinn Transmissions allowed.
  10) Suspension
          a. Front and rear suspension as stock as possible, may be braced for safety.
          b. Weight jacks allowed.
          c. Racing shocks allowed—1 per wheel. (1 per corner)
          d. No coil overs allowed.
          e. May have quick release adapter on steering wheel.
          f. Upper and lower control arm must be non-adjustable.
          g. Passenger car type rear ends only, may mismatch manufacturers.
          h. May run floater rear ends.
          i. No J Bars or Pull Bars allowed.
  11) Brakes
          a. Required on at least 3 wheels, must be sufficient to stop car.
  12) Tires and Wheels
          a. Steel racing or wagon wheels only.
          b. 8” wheel width maximum.
          c. 1” lug nuts on all wheels.
          d. Beadlock permitted on right side front and rear, and left rear.
          e. Street tire 2.55 x 60 x 15 maximum. (60 minimum)
          f. Hoosier or American (Open-wheel) race tires are okay (A, H, HARD, OR EXTRA HARD
          g. Tire and wheel must not extend past stock body panel.
          h. Size must be legible on outer side of tire.
  13) Weight Rule
          a. Must weigh 3000 lbs. minimum with driver at all times.

Road Hog Rules

  1) Competing Models
        a. Any American made passenger cars meeting these specifications – No Tolerance!
        b. Frames may be repaired or replaces with the exact duplicate parts only.
        c. El Caminos and Rancheros are okay.
        d. Full frame cars must have a 108” minimum wheel base.
        e. No unibody or leaf spring cars allowed.
2) Engine
       a. Engine must be stock. Engine may be 6 or 8 cylinder. Engine may be interchanged within
          manufacturer’s line only.
       b. Hydraulic or solid lift cams only.
       c. Cast iron intakes only.
       d. Heads must be manufactured stamped. No aftermarket aluminum or vortex heads.
       e. Only one 2 or 4 barrel carburetors allowed. No dual lines or double pumpers. Holley or
          Edelbrock carburetors allowed.
       f. Adapting spacer allowed for carburetor.
       g. Ignitions must be OEM, no MSD or Mags allowed.
       h. Cast iron exhaust manifolds only. No headers allowed.
       i. No roller rocker arms allowed.
3) Engine Claiming
       a. Engine claim is $300 plus exchange of engine. Claim does not include carburetor, motor
          mounts, sending out units, or switches. Driver making claim must have taken the
          checkered flag on the lead lap in the feature race. Driver must immediately report to track
          promoters or track tech official as soon as the race is complete, with cash in hand. The car
          being claimed and the car claiming must report to the hanger immediately and engines will
          be claimed once racing program is complete. At this time the engines will be pulled and
          exchanged. The drivers may not stay in the car. Only the winning car of the feature can be
          claimed. Any driver refusing a claim forfeits all points and winnings for the night. Any
          driver refusing a second claim will forfeit all points and winnings for the night and will not be
          allowed to race for the next two races. Any driver refusing a third claim will forfeit all points
          and winnings for the night and will be barred for the remainder of the race season. Drivers
          may only claim 2 engines per season. Only the two drivers and race officials are allowed in
          the claim area.
4) Tires and Wheels
       a. Street tires only. Maximum size is P235x75.70x15. No grooving of tires allowed.
       b. May use 8” maximum racing type or stock wheels. Beadlocks on right side only.
       c. 1” lug nuts must be used.
5) Suspension
       a. Suspension will remain stock.
       b. Racing shocks and springs allowed in stock location only.
       c. No weight jacks or adjustable suspension allowed.
6) Transmission and Rear End
       a. Automatic transmission only. Must have a working torque converter. No direct drives.
       b. Rear end must be stock for make of car. May lock rear end and change gears. No Ford 9”
          rear ends unless running a Ford manufactured car. No floater rear ends allowed.
7) Body and Bumpers
       a. All interior cloth and seats must be removed.
       b. All Glass must be removed from the car.
       c. Windshields opening must have heavy screen and small bars to protect driver from falling
       d. All bracing must be behind sheet metal and bumpers. No outside bars allowed.
       e. All doors must be welded, bolted or chained shut.
       f. Must have hood pins to keep hood shut. Mount these pins as well.
       g. Fenders may be neatly trimmed for tire clearance only. Front inner fender may be
       h. Both doors may be gutted for roll bar clearance only. Gutting can only be done in the front
          doors and fenders.
       i. Must have a complete firewall between driver and engine compartment and another
          complete firewall between driver and fuel compartment. Both firewalls must be completely
          sealed with no holes in them.
       j. All bumpers must be welded to prevent loss.
       k. All four bumper ends must have a flat strap mounted to the body to prevent other cars from
          hooking them.
       l. No spoilers allowed.
       m. Must have OEM sheet metal. No aluminum or steel fabricated bodies.
Four Cylinder Rules


*Under the guideline of the 2012 DIRTcar Sport Compact rules any and/or rules and as stated in the 2012
DIRTcar Rule Book, all DIRTcar rules applies to all divisions, except in instances where any local track
rules, pertaining to any item are listed in the local track rules, whether that is in the technical components
and/or the racing procedures and/or overall rules that are administered by the local track officials and
management. In those instances and where applicable, the local track rules shall prevail.

   1) 15.1 – Engine
      A.) Only three (3) or four (4) cylinder in-line engines will be permitted.
      B.) All engine components must remain unaltered and OEM for the year, make and model of the
      car being used in competition.
      C.) All valve-train components must remain unaltered and OEM including but not limited to;
      crankshaft, connecting rods, valves, valve sizes and the bore and stroke.
      D.) Aftermarket and/or racing-type cylinder heads will not be permitted.
      E.) High performance and/or sports car engines of any type will not be permitted.
   2) 15.1.2. – Electronics and Ignition System
      A.) All ignition components must be unaltered, OEM and match the year, make and model of the
      car in competition. Only 12 volt ignition systems will be permitted.
      B.) Ignition boxes and/or performance chips and/or any ignition enhancing devices will not be
      C.) Traction control of any-type will not be permitted.
      D.) Only one twelve (12) volt battery, securely mounted with both terminals covered will be
      permitted. If battery is moved from OEM location, the battery must be mounted in a Marine-type
      E.) Only stock OEM starters in the OEM location will be permitted.
      F.) Only one aftermarket tachometer, oil pressure and water temperature gauge(s) will be
      G.) In-car cameras, recording devices and/or data transmitting devices of any-type will not be
   3) 15.1.3 – Exhaust System
      A.) Removal of the catalytic converter, air conditioning compressor and smog pump will be
   4) 15.1.4 – Engine Compartment
      A.) The engine and radiator must be OEM and mounted in the stock OEM location for the year,
      make and model of the car in competition.
      B.) Solid engine mounts and/or safety chains will be permitted.
      C.) Accumulators and/or accusumps will not be permitted.
      D.) Reinforcing will not be permitted with the exception of the front strut bar.
   5) 15.2 – Transmission & Driveline
      A.) The transmission and/or transaxle must remain OEM and unaltered for the year, make and
      model of the car in competition.
      B.) All forward and reverse gears must be operational.
      C.) The flywheel, flexplate, clutch and/or torque converter and/or assembly must remain unaltered
      and OEM of the year, make and model of the car in competition.
      D.) Mini-type clutches and/or couplers will not be permitted.
      E.) Transmission coolers in the driver compartment will not be permitted.
      F.) Torque dividing final drive systems will not be permitted.
      G.) A minimum one (1) inch inspection hole must be located in the bell housing.
   6) 15.3 – Chassis/Frame
      A.) All chassis and frames must remain unaltered and OEM. Any front wheel drive, compact car
      frame will be permitted.
      B.) A maximum wheelbase of 107-inches will be permitted.
      C.) The magnetic steel floor pan must remain unaltered and OEM. Any work that is done in the
      form of patches must be completed with magnetic steel.
7) 15.4 – Weight
    A.) Additional weight of any type will not be permitted. Any item(s) that are deemed to provide
    additional weight must be removed.
8) 15.5 – Fuel Cells and Fuel
    A.) The fuel system must be complete, unaltered and OEM for the year, make and model of the car
    in competition.
    B.) Only standard pump gasoline will be permitted for competition. A maximum of 93 octane.
    Performance additives will not be permitted.
    C.) The gas tank/fuel cell may be mounted ahead of the rear axle with a minimum 1/8-inch shield
    mounted under it.
    D.) If the gas tank/fuel cell is mounted behind the rear axle the gas tank/fuel cell must be replaced
    with a maximum eight (8) gallon fuel cell relocated to the trunk area of the car. The cell must be
    mounted with two (2) solid magnetic steel straps around the entire cell two (2) inches wide and
    .125-inch thick. A magnetic steel or fuel cell cover must be between the driver and the fuel cell.
    E.) A fuel cell vent, including cap vent, must have a check valve. If the fuel cell does not have an
    aircraft-type positive seal filler neck, then a flapper, spring and/or ball type filler roll-over valve is
    F.) External electric fuel pump wired to the ignition switch with aftermarket fuel cell will be
    G.) Cool cans will not be permitted.
    H.) Fuel lines that pass through the driver compartment must be magnetic steel.
9) 15.6 – Body
    A.) Any front wheel drive, compact car will be permitted for competition. Convertibles and/or two
    seat sports cars will not be permitted.
    B.) The body must remain unaltered and OEM in appearance.
    C.) The hood and trunk lid / hatchback must be positively and securely fastened.
    D.) All doors must be positively and securely fastened.
    E.) All glass, exterior lights, chrome and/or plastic trim and hood insulation must be removed.
    F.) The dashboard may be removed.
    G.) Front and rear bumpers must be positively and securely fastened. Welded, chained and/or
    cabled to the frame will be permitted.
    H.) A front and rear tow hook easily accessible will be required.
    I.) The OEM bumper covers must remain on the vehicle, but may be altered to allow for tow hook.
    J.) A maximum seven (7) inch sun visor will be permitted.
    K.) The opera windows may be closed and/or sealed.
10) 15.7 – Suspension
    A.) All components and mounts must remain unaltered and OEM and must match the year, make
    and model of car in competition.
    B.) Weight jacks, modifications, racing components, aftermarket or homemade traction devices will
    not be permitted.
    C.) The car must remain in alignment from front-to-rear and must track straight.
    D.) A maximum of 5 degrees of camber will be permitted on any wheel.
    E.) Center mounted steering will not be permitted.
    F.) A quick release, aftermarket steering wheel will be permitted. The steering column must remain
    OEM and unaltered.
    G.) Aftermarket remote reservoir power steering will not be permitted.
    H.) All shocks and struts must remain unaltered and OEM in the OEM location.
    I.) Spring rubbers will be permitted.
11) 15.7.2 – Brakes
    A.) All brake components must be unaltered, OEM, magnetic steel and operative on all four wheels.
    B.) Disc and/or drum brakes will be permitted and they must match the year, make and model of
    the vehicle in competition.
    C.) Only OEM Master Cylinders in OEM location will be permitted.
    D.) Brake shut off and/or valve bias adjuster(s) will not be permitted.
    E.) Only magnetic steel brake lines will be permitted.
12) 15.8 – Wheels and Tires
    A.) Only OEM DOT 13, 14, 15 or 16-inch passenger tires will be permitted. Racing (Hoosier or
    American Racer), mud, and/or snow tires will not be permitted.
    B.) Alterations of any type including re-caps, softening, chemical alteration, conditioning, siping
       and/or grooving will not be permitted.
       C.) All four (4) tires and wheels must be of the same series, size and offset.
       D.) Wheel spacers and/or bleeder valves will not be permitted.
       E.) Wheel reinforcement is strongly recommended.
       F.) One (1) inch Outside Diameter magnetic steel lug nuts on steel wheels are required.
   13) 15.10 – Roll Cage
       A.) Unless otherwise noted all tubing utilized in the construction of the roll cage must be 1.50-inch
       Outside Diameter, .095-inch thick magnetic steel tubing.
       B.) A six-point, full perimeter, using 1.50-inch Outside Diameter, .095-inch thick magnetic steel
       tubing is required.
       C.) The rear hoop must have bracing that crosses in an ‘X’ configuration. Rear kick up supports are
       D.) A minimum 1.25-inch outside diameter cross bar is required across the top of the halo bar.
       E.) The roll cage must be securely fastened (welding is required) utilizing a minimum of .250-inch
       plating to mount cage to the frame. Only magnetic steel will be permitted. Iron, galvanized pipe,
       fittings, square tubing, brazing and/or soldering will not be permitted.
       F.) A minimum of three (3) door bars on the driver side and two (2) door bars on the passenger
       side, mounted in a horizontal manner will be required. Vertical bracing from the top-to-the-bottom
       of the door bars on both sides is required.
       G.) A minimum of three (3) windshield bars and protective screen will be required in front of the
       H.) The driver compartment must be sealed completely from the track, the engine and the fuel cell.
       The front and rear firewalls must remain and any holes must be patched with magnetic steel.
       I.) Mirrors will not be permitted.
       J.) Gutting of the car will not be permitted with the exception of clearance for the roll and door
       K.) All material considered flammable including but not limited to the radio, airbags must be
       L.) The interior must remain open.
   14) 15.11 – Other
       A.) The entire car may be claimed and/or exchanged by the track operator/promoter and/or
       another competitor who finishes on the lead lap in the stated feature event. A competitor may
       make only one such claim per season;
       1.) $1,000 cash claim and/or exchange on complete car.
       2.) The claim does not include any of the following; Seat, seatbelts, any other permanently
       mounted safety items and/or the fuel cell and/or electronic fuel pump.


RULEBOOK DISCLAIMER: The rules set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of
racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements of such events. These rules shall govern
the condition of all events, and by participating in these events all participants are deemed to have
the conduct of the sport and are in no way guaranteed against injury of death to a participant, spectator
or official. The race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviations from any
of the specifications herein or impose and further the restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the
RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS.Any interpretation or deviation of these rules
is left to the discretion of the officials. THEIR DECISION IS FINAL.

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