2014 Rules

GENERAL RACING RULES AND TRACK PROCEDURES  (Downloadable PDF)

1. Admission into the Speedway facility indicates acceptance of and compliance with all I44 Riverside Speedway rules and regulations.

2. The Speedway Promoters and/or the Race Director reserve the right to refuse entry onto the property and/or into the pit area for any reason.

3. Gates open at 4pm, sign in will end at 6pm. If you are not signed in by 6pm you will be placed on the back of your heat race. Hot laps begin at 6:15, Races START at 7pm.

4. Only tow vehicles with race cars attached, push vehicles, ambulances, and official’s cars will be allowed in the pits area. All equipment and/or tools must accompany the race car and/or the tow vehicle. Before entering the pit gate, you must sign release form.

5. All race cars must have mufflers that do not exceed 90 decibels. If your muffler comes off during the race or becomes loud and you pull to the infield you will receive last place points. If you do not pull off than you will be disqualified for that race.

6. The car/driver combination entered for the race program cannot change once they have pulled on the track to start the heat race. Starting positions are determined by point average, with the highest point average starting on the back of heat races and feature races.

7. Drivers appearing for the first time in any division, will be placed at the rear of his/her heat and feature races. The race director will make the judgment when the driver is able to compete, based on his/her skills allowing them to start in his/her points average position.

8. If it’s your first time racing at I44 for a weekly race you will start at the back of the heat and feature for that racing program, the next time you come you will start by point average.

9. Cars may not scratch from the original line-up of any race in order to start in another race. If a car scratches from lineup cars will move straight up. If two cars drop out from same row, prior to the first green flag, a criss-cross lineup change will be used.

10. The race line-ups will be posted on the board. No delay between races will be tolerated. Cars will be staged by line-up in the staging area. Once the cars enter the track, the gate will be closed. (NO late cars will be allowed on the track). Cars will stay in the line-up position and the race will start. No persons except track officials will be permitted in the infield while racing is in progress.

11. When you pull out onto the track to start the race, it will be lights out! From the start of a race to the Checkered Flag the Flagman controls the race. All drivers must watch and obey the Flagman.

12. The car on the pole shall set the pace as determined by the Flagman's signal for the start of a race. No car will overtake or pass another car before the green flag is thrown; this rule also applies to the restart after a yellow or red flag condition. There will be no passing of cars until you pass the start line. If you pass a car, you will be put on the back; second offense will result in disqualification for the race.

13. Shifter Starts or Clutch Starts. Any driver observed to be shifting or clutching on the start, or any car which appears to be shifting or clutching on the start will be placed at the rear of the field.

14. A white line or cone will be placed on the turn 4 area for all double file starts. All cars must remain in proper nose to tail order until passing start line (cone). If any car is out of position a yellow will be displayed, after the green and a warning given to offender. Any further violation will result in the offender being placed on the back. Any car requiring a second push on start or restart of race will be placed at rear.

 15. On all single file starts after one lap, the restarts will start at a cone to be placed on the front straight-away. The leader must start race at or near the cone and all cars must go outside of cone in the proper aligned order. Leader must set a consistent pace. Any car going inside of cone, hitting cone or passing a car prior to going outside of cone will cause yellow and be placed on rear.

16. Spins and tangles occurring in the first lap in any event will call for a complete restart. Any car stopped on the track and/or those causing the restart will be put on the back.

17. If a race is stopped after the first lap has been completed the cars will be restarted in single file in the same position that they crossed the finish line during the last full green flag lap. Any car stopped on the track will be put on the back.

18. When the yellow flag comes out, the lead car will cautiously slow to parade speed. Racing under yellow flag conditions will not be tolerated; no racing to the flag stand after the yellow has been thrown. Noncompliance with this rule will cause your car to be placed on the back. Anyone intentionally causing a yellow flag will be disqualified!

19. If a car spins out by its self once during a race causing the yellow flag, the driver may continue to race but will be put on the back. If a car spins out more than once by itself, the driver will be disqualified for that race. In spins involving two or more cars, all cars get to restart but must line up at the back of the pack. If a car-driver is involved in two (2) yellows car-driver will be disqualified.

20. During a yellow flag, cars cannot be worked on; neither on the track or in the infield. Nor may you pull up to the fence to talk to crew members. If your car develops a problem causing it to slow down, carefully move to the inside of the track towards the infield.

21. All cars that require assistance due to a mishap that caused the yellow or red flag must go to the back of the pack on the restart if they are able to continue to race. On realignments after a yellow or red flag, if a car pulls out of line (unless directed to do so by the track official) he/she goes to the back of the pack.

22. Cars that have left the racing surface and entered the infield may re-enter the track on the straight-a ways only. Reentering in the corners will cause the car to be disqualified. All 4 tires of the car must be on the racing surface when crossing the finish line to be scored for that lap. Cars crossing the infield in an unsafe manner to get back onto the track will be disqualified.

23. No car may exit the track while a race is in progress. You must pull to the infield.

24. A car starting in an event without its body parts, engine cover, or chain guard in place will cause the car and driver to be disqualified. Any damages to a car during an event will not cause immediate disqualification (provided safety is not a factor) but must be fixed prior to the next race. You will not be allowed to race without a chain guard.

25. For foul driving, intentionally cutting the corners, unnecessary bumping, crowding, chopping, jumping the start or rough driving, the driver may be given the Black Flag and may be subject to a fine or suspension from racing.

26. Any condition considered unsafe by the track officials will be adequate ground for barring a car from competing until the fault has been corrected.

27. Any driver refusing to allow their car to be weighted, motor to be measured, or their fuel to be tested will automatically disqualify themselves from all participated events that evening and will forfeit all accumulated season points and money earned for that race program.

28. Safe pit speed is strictly enforced. Cars should be driven in pits to and from racing surface only.

29. If you buy a car, the Technician will be happy to check it for legality. If you choose not to have your car checked, and you have illegal parts, whether you know it or not, then you will get punishment allotted for the offense. There is no grace period for a car that is louder than 90 decibels.

30. The decision of the Race Director is Final. Promoter and/or Race Director have final say in all matters pertaining to racing facilities.

31. When a red flag/red light appears, all cars are to stop immediately in a safe manor and wait for officials instructions to move to the designated area. Do not drive to a place on the track for convenience. Cars passing the accident site will start on the back.

32. On the red flag you must be ready to go when signal is given to restart. Timed reds will be called by race director.

33. If you stop to argue with a track official on the track, you will be disqualified for the race.

34. Any car that stops on a yellow for any reason will be placed to the rear. Exception: You may stop to have an official check your car for safety.

35. The race is over when the lead car receives the Checkered Flag and scoring will discontinue as each car has crossed the finish line one time. Finishing positions will be determined by the number of laps completed. Any feature race shall be subject to being called after 2/3 of the laps are completed or 12 minutes elapsed time during that particular race. This will be determined by the Race Director.

36. During the heat races for all division, if they are not completed due to the weather, the entire program will be canceled. If all heat races are completed it will be considered a complete program, the feature races for that show will be run on the next race date.

37. Feature races: All cars finishing in the top 5 must stop at the scales and weigh. If you are light, the car and driver may pull to the side untouched by crew and reweigh a second time. It is your responsibility to check your car to I44 Riverside Speedway scales. Anyone finishing in the top 5 who does not make weight will be disqualified for the night.

38. Prize money will be paid to all classes for feature races only. Money should be picked up and signed for within 45 minutes after the last race is completed. No money will be paid unless the Speedway has a valid FEIN & or a Social Security number on file. All money must be picked up within 2 weeks from the night it was awarded.

39. Any person sustaining injury while on the track facilities must report the injury to the Office no later than 15 minutes after the end of the racing program. Any person entering a hospital with such injury must advise I44 Riverside Speedway of their intent before entering the hospital.

40. The Race Director, Speedway Promoter and/or the Speedway Technicians reserve the right to inspect any part of a race car and/or its fuel for the purpose of determining the legality of that car, without protest fees. This will be done at the car owner's expense. Any prize money will be held until the test results are in.

41. Any car may be disqualified by the Pit Steward or Race Director for an infraction of safety specifications.

42. No two-way radio communication with the driver is allowed.

43. No traction control. No telemetry systems. Data logging systems (i.e. Mychron) are OK.

 

44. Any driver requiring medical attention as a result of an accident while participating at I 44 Riverside Speedway must obtain a written release from their physician (on the physicians letterhead) and given to the race director, before being allowed to race again.

SPORTSMANSHIP

Micro Sprint car racing is a very emotional sport. As such, good sportsmanship is the key element of any competitive racing program. This must include respect for all participants’ drivers, owners, pit crews, and officials. For our part we will make every effort to be consistent with our rules regardless of whom or what is involved. We will treat all participants with respect and expect similar treatment in return. A racers pit area is his/her castle therefore please stay out of other racers pit areas, especially after an incident where you have been involved with that racer. Drivers remember that you are responsible for the actions of your crews. Any offending parties will be fined appropriately and disciplinary actions will be initiated as deemed necessary

 2014 I44 Riverside Speedway Rules

THESE RULES APPLY TO ALL CLASSES

 

All cars must be an attractive color and colors. Cars should be kept clean a presentable for the fans. Any damage to a car will not cause immediate disqualification, if it is deemed safe to continue, by an official but must be repaired prior to the next night's racing.

Bumpers & Nerfs: Cars must have bumper extending beyond the front and rear tires. Nothing may extend beyond a tangent line from the outside edge of the tires to the bumpers. Nothing may extend beyond the outside edge or the tires or wheels, whichever is the widest. No sharp corners or designs as to hook or damage. All cars must be equipped with nerfing bars. Nerfing bars must extend to inside edge of tires, but not beyond the outside of tire.

Battery: All wet cell batteries mounted in the cockpit must be covered and vented outside the cockpit area.

Bodies: All cars must have complete bodies. There must be a metal firewall between driver and engine compartment. The minimum specifications are steel (24 gauge) or aluminum (.0625 thickness).

Brakes: Brakes will be of sufficient strength so as to slide the wheels while the car is in motion at any given time. Steel, aluminum or titanium brake rotors only. ** TURF TIRE; NO Front Brakes Allowed.

Numbers: All cars must have legible numbers in colors contrasting to the background on both sides of the car and on the nose. Minimum height is 8” on the nose and nose wing, 10” on each side of the tail and 12” on the wing. Car numbers need to be separated from advertising so that they will stand out and be readable by the scorers. If the scorers cannot read your number, you will be required to change them. Numbers are limited to 3 digits. Letters must be at least half the size of the # and posted in every spot the # is. Numbers are assigned to the driver (not car) on a first come first served basis. *Turf Tire and Non-Wing: 8” number-plate is required on the right side of the roll cage.

Ballast: Any material used for ballast must be firmly attached as a part of the cars structure AND such added weight must be painted white AND must have the car's number on it. No liquid or loose ballast such as water, fuel, oil, sandbags, rocks, logs, chains etc. allowed.

Chain Guards: Chain guards will be installed on all cars where chains are exposed to the driver and/or other participants. The chain guard, using a minimum of .090 aluminum material or equivalent, will run on top of the chain from front to front sprocket to the vertical centerline of the rear sprocket. The guard must be installed in such a manner that the driver cannot touch the chain and/or sprockets when sitting in the cockpit. For right side engine cars driver must not be able to touch the chain or sprockets while sitting in the cockpit.

Drivers Compartment: No cockpit adjustments of any kind. Driver must not be able to touch the chain or sprockets while sitting in the cockpit. All shift levers should be inside cockpit. No mechanical, electrical or hydraulic adjustments will be allowed in the cockpit area.

Engines: See specific classes.

Fire Walls: There must be a firewall between the driver and engine compartment. Must be steel, aluminum, or fiber glass. Minimum specifications are: Steel to be 24 gauge and aluminum to be .0625 thickness.

*****FUEL BLADDERS OR FUEL CELLS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL CARS - NO EXCEPTIONS!

JAZ SYSTEM IS LEGAL*****

Fuel Tank: All fuel tanks must be equipped with a one-way check valve designed to prevent spillage of fuel in the event of a rollover. Tank used for qualifying heats must remain for all events

Fuel System: A fuel shut off value is mandatory. A fuel cut-off safety switch is required for all cars with an electric fuel pump. No Exceptions. 1st time cars to the Speedway will be given one week to comply with the rule. Fuel injection engines may run carburetors. Fuel injection engines running carburetors may change all fuel metering devices to tune fuel curve, Billet intake boots allowed. Fuel cell must be securely mounted. Fuel samples will be taken throughout the racing program at the race director’s discretion. Teched fuel will be pulled from the fuel line that is connected to the carburetor. As with all classes, only 1 person allowed per car during tech. Fuel cell must be securely mounted. Tank used for qualifying heats must remain for all events. No flammable liquids allowed in cooling systems.

Floors or Belly Pans: Cars must have complete floor pan extending from the front of the seat to a place forward of the driver's feet.

Inspection: All race cars are subject to inspection once entered into the pit area.

Mirrors: No Mirrors allowed

Mufflers: Mufflers are mandatory and must keep the car at 90 decibels or less. All mufflers must be packed, and checked routinely to ensure full packing is in place. No super-traps allowed. No exceptions.

Seats: Race seats are required, no plastic seats allowed.

Steering: On and Off switches must be on dash, top of the cowl or on steering wheels. Switch must be connected and functional. A quick release steering hub is mandatory on all cars. Front wheels must be connected by a solid or tubular tie rod. No other restrictions shall be enforced provided that the steering is considered safe and operable.

Throttle: Only foot operated throttle permitted.

Wheels: See specific rules.

Safety Rules:

All drivers are required to wear SNELL approved helmet, a fire retarding uniform, protective gloves and arm restraints during competition. Helmets must be at least Snell approved, full head coverage competition type, and worn with a face shield. Helmets are to be worn and strapped at all times while the car is in motion.

Neck collars or HANS are mandatory. Arm Restraints are mandatory. They must be adequately adjusted to keep the drivers hands below the top of the roll cage. Racing gloves and racing shoes are required and must be flame retardant.

Cage nets are mandatory for all open-wheeled cars.

All drivers must wear a Snell approved flame retardant fire suit with an SFI-3.2.1 rating or higher. It is also strongly recommended that drivers wear long-underwear, long sleeve shirt, socks and head socks.

All cars must be equipped with adequate seat belts, shoulder harness and crotch strap. Safety belts must be securely attached to the car and used at all times. Only latches that are metal to metal will be allowed. Name brand racing 5-point seat belts, shoulder harnesses and sub straps are required. Belt dates must not be over three years old. It is mandatory to install a cross brace back of the seat to support the shoulder harness.

All Mini Sprints cars must be equipped with a roll cage that is a minimum of 3 inches above the driver's helmet. The roll cage shall have gussets at the intersecting bar to the uprights. Cage shall be made of chromyl steel or material equivalent in strength.

Roll bar specifications are:

1"-.062 wall thickness: 1-1/8" - .065wall thickness: 1-1/4-.065walls thick

All cars with 1" O.D. or smaller must have down bars. A 1/8" inspection hole is to be drilled in roll cage for measuring of material used.

Any and all mechanically operated devices must be mounted below the drivers shoulder for safety.

 

Jr. Sprints and Restrictor drivers will not be able to return to their lower class if they race 5 times in an upper class.

JR. SPRINT RULES

 

AGE REQUIREMENT: Drivers ages 6 through 12 (A driver who turns 13 during season will be allowed to finish the season in which they began). Birth certificate must be on file for 12 and under. At his sole discretion, the Race Track Promoter has the authority to permit an underage driver to participate in this class.

 

1.     Roll Cage: Roll cages shall be at least 1-inch .083 wall thickness mild steel, or 1 inch .065 wall thickness

chromoly steel minimum. The front section of the cage shall be no further back than the steering wheel. Roll cage shall have sufficient fore and aft bracing and strength to support the weight of the car and driver in case of an upset. Bends must have at least 3-inch radius. No square or pointed corners allowed. Roll cage must be a minimum of 3 inches above the driver’s helmet. Cage must have gussets at the intersecting bars to the uprights. It is mandatory to install a cross brace behind the seat to support the shoulder harness.

 

2. Electric & Electronics: On and off switch must be connected and functional and must be able to be reached by the driver when seat belts are secured. Data computers and cockpit carburetor adjusters are allowed. No cockpit pan hard bar adjuster allowed. No radio communication is allowed.

 

3. Fuel & Oil: Fuel must be Sunoco Purple only (110 octane or less). No additives allowed. The most commonly used oil test is to take a sample of oil and put it in a common tablespoon. Then the oil in the spoon is heated. Once the oil is hot, it may burn when a match or lighter is put up to it, but if the flame continues after the match or lighter is withdrawn, it is determined to be illegal. Racers should not take chances. Racers should only use the commercially available oil their engine builder recommends, and they need to change it often..

 

4. Weight: Minimum car and driver weight is 400 lbs. Material used for weight MUST be firmly attached to the main frame. Only lead and/or steel plate will be allowed. AND such added weight must be painted white AND must have the car's number on it.

 

5. Suspension: Coil-over shock suspension only. Tread; Maximum 46 inches. 32 inches, center to center of tires…Wheelbase: Maximum 52 inches. Minimum 50 inches, center of front axle to center of rear axle. Rear axle to be minimum of 1 ¼ inch diameter steel or aluminum. ALSO 600 style axle, splined only will be allowed... Steering: Front wheels must be connected by a solid or tubular tie rod. All suspension bolts except wheel nuts must be secured by some type of locking device.

 

9. Shocks: Steel or aluminum shocks. No cockpit shock adjustments allowed.

 

10. Brakes: Brakes will be of sufficient strength so as to slide the wheels while the car is in motion at any given time.

 

11. Bodies: All cars must have complete bodies of Sprint Car design only. Tail sections must be in place for time trials and all races. There must be a metal firewall between driver and engine, made of 24 gauge steel or .0625" aluminum. Body of car must be made of aluminum, metal, fiberglass or high impact plastic. All cars must be painted an attractive color or colors. No rear view mirrors. The only part of the car allowed to be dismantled for driver to enter or exit is a quick release steering wheel hub. Mud guards must be aluminum, metal, fiberglass or high impact plastic. There will be no tops or body encasements allowed. Minimum opening on the right side of the car will be 14" from top of roll cage to the top of the mud guard or sissy bar and 16" minimum from front down tube to the back. All mechanically operated devices must be mounted below the driver’s shoulders for safety.

 

12. Tires & Wheels: Wheels to be 8 inches diameter non-beadlock only. Rim stiffeners are allowed. Right rear spec tire to be 10 x 8.5 x 8 American Racer (McCreary) SD44 or the Hoosier Jr. Sprint tire 16.0/8.5/8/8 RD20. Wheels must be held on with 4 or more standard lug nuts or knock-off hubs. Sipping and grooving are allowed.

13. Drive: The drive will be by engine or jackshaft mounted clutch. No axle mounted clutches allowed. Chain guards are mandatory on all cars and will be made of .090-inch thick aluminum or equivalent material and will extend from the front of the front sprocket to the center of the rear axle for left side engine cars.

 

14. Wings: Right side board, maximum 42 x 20. Left sideboard maximum: 42 x 20. Minimum size is 5 sq. ft. and Maximum is 6 sq. ft. The wing cannot be mounted outside the centerline of the rear tires. The measurement will be made from outside of the sideboards with the car level. Sideboards may not extend more than 3 inches beyond center section and sides must cover center section. All wings must have radius edge or edging. No raw edges. Wings sides cannot be more than 4 below top of roll cage. Nose wings cannot exceed 24 x 18, and must carry car number. Top wing is mandatory to enter a nights event. Cars may finish without a wing if no replacement is available. No wing adjusters allowed. 2 piece wings are allowed.

 

15. Hubs: Front hubs; Go kart type with 5/8 bearings and 5/16 wheel studs minimum. Rear hubs; 5 x 130 Go-kart type or equivalent.

 

17. Mufflers: Mufflers are mandatory and must keep the car at 90 decibels or less. Mufflers must be run as manufactured by Briggs World Formula except for turning the outlet to allow fumes to escape away from the driver and for right hand cars. The RLV Pipe # 5442SK is the pipe kit and RLV Muffler # 4100 is the only muffler allowed, no grinding OR smoothing of the pipe or muffler is allowed. Mufflers may be ceramic coated. Loosely mounted mufflers or lids that come loose during the race will mean disqualification.

18. All parts must be B&S factory production parts unless otherwise noted in these rules. No machining or alteration of parts is permitted unless specifically noted in these rules. All parts are subject to comparison with a known stock part

 

16. Engine Rules: The Briggs and Stratton WORLD F0RMULA 4 Stroke engine is the only engine allowed. The motor specs for this engine are the same as the National rules and the KID SPRINTS USA rules.

 

RESTRICTOR Specific Rules

AGE REQUIREMENT: Drivers 10 - 16 years of age with no exceptions. At his sole discretion, the Race Track Promoter has the authority to permit an underage driver to participate in this class.

1. Roll Cage: Any micro sprint chassis is allowed, but it must pass any test prescribed by the safety inspectors. The roll cage must be of a four-post design. No elliptical (oval shaped) tubing used on or as part of the main frame structure. Roll cages shall be at least 1-inch .062 wall thickness, or 1 1/8 inch .065 wall thickness, or 1 ¼ inch .065 wall thickness. Roll cage shall be made of chromoly steel or equivalent material. The front section of the cage shall be no further back than the steering wheel. Roll cage shall have sufficient fore and aft bracing and strength to support the weight of the car and driver in case of an upset. Cage shall have gussets at the intersecting bars to the uprights. Bends must have at least 3-inch radius. No square or pointed corners allowed. Roll cage must be a minimum of 3 inches above the driver’s helmet. It is mandatory to install a cross brace behind the seat to support the shoulder harness.

2. Electric & Electronics: On and off switches must be on dash, top of the cowl or on steering wheel. On/off switch must be connected and functional. No radio communication is allowed with the car or the driver.

1. Fuel: Methanol only. NO ADDITIVES.

2. Weight: Minimum car and driver weight is 700 pounds at the conclusion of the race. Any material used for the purpose of adding to the cars total weight must be firmly attached as a part of the cars structure AND such added weight must be painted white AND must have the car's number on it. No liquid or loose ballast, i.e., water, fuel, oil, sandbags, rocks, etc. allowed.

3. Suspension: Tread: Maximum 50 inches. Minimum 32 inches, center to center of tires.

4. Wheelbase: Maximum 70 inches. Minimum 50 inches, center of front axle to center of rear axle. Rear wheel drive only. All suspension bolts except wheel nuts must be secured by some type of locking device.

5. Tires & Wheels: Any wheel size and tire combination may be used, but tires may not exceed 22 ½ inches in height. Racing rubber only. Beadlocks optional. Air bleaders are allowed. Wheels must be held on with 4 or more standard lug nuts or knock-off hubs. Right rear tire must be a minimum 45-durometer compound Hoosier or American Racer (McCreary) tire. Siping and grooving are allowed. Tire durometer check should be done at least 15 minutes after the races to allow for cool down.

6. Shock: Any shock absorber legal, except no cockpit adjustable shocks.

7. Bodies: All cars must have complete bodies. Tail sections must be in place for time trials and all races. There must be a metal firewall between driver and engine, made of 24-gauge steel or .0625 aluminum. Body of car must be made of aluminum, metal, fiberglass or high impact plastic. All cars must be an attractive color or colors. No rear view mirrors allowed. The only part of the car allowed to be dismantled for driver to enter or exit is a quick release steering wheel hub. Mudguards must be made of aluminum or fiberglass, and can be no less than 16 inches from the top of the cage. No mechanical, electrical or hydraulic adjustments will be allowed in the cockpit area.

8. Transmission: Motors must have transmission with all stock gears in working order. Any car equipped with a shifting mechanism must have this device mounted in the driver’s compartment. Chain guards will be made of .090-inch thick aluminum or equivalent and will run on top of chain from the front of the front sprocket to the center of the rear axle.

9. Wings: Right side board, maximum 48” x 18”. Left sideboard, 48” x 24”. The wing cannot be mounted outside the centerline of the tires. All wings must have a 1/16 radius edges or edging. No raw edges. Wings sides cannot be more than 4 below top of roll cage. Nose wing sideboards cannot exceed 18 x 24 max and must carry car number. Top wing is mandatory to enter a night’s event. Cars may finish without a wing if no replacement is available. Cars must run a 10 square-foot fixed wing positioned no further back than the back of the roll cage. The measurement for the wing placement will be taken from the back edge of the center section of the wing, not the sideboards. That point is to be no further back than the rear of the roll cage behind the drivers head. Roll cage cannot be altered to change this point. No cockpit adjustable wings allowed. No split or multi-staged nose or top wings allowed. Wing center section has to be one piece. Offset sideboards are allowed.

10. Engine Rules: 600cc 4 cylinder 4 stroke as comes on a stock production bike for public sale in the U.S.A. No current year production engines. Except as noted, all internal and external engine parts must remain stock with no modifications, metal removal, blueprinting. Valve seat inserts may be reworked. Valves must remain as produced with no modifications. Valve springs may be shimmed with standard or aftermarket shims. Cylinder head combustion chambers may be cleaned by bead blasting with valves seated in place. Intake and exhaust ports may not be bead blasted. Cylinder head gaskets may be replaced only with original equipment manufacturers stock parts (All 3 layers of the head gasket must be used). All other gaskets may be replaced with Duplicate aftermarket parts. Light cleaning of gasket surfaces with steel wool, Scotch-Brite, etc. is allowed. Transmission gears may be shimmed only for the purpose of proper engagement. Standard or aftermarket shims may be utilized. Aftermarket cam chain tensioner allowed for safety of motor.. Modification of oil pan & pick up allowed or aftermarket ok. Modification to thermostat cover allowed or aftermarket ok. Modifications to water pump cover allowed or aftermarket ok. Any air box, stock appearing CDI, aftermarket washable replacement air filter. Any 600cc OEM CV carburetors (no flat slides allowed). Restrictor plate must have hole diameter .750 inside, outside must be tight against inside of boot, absolutely no allowance, plate must be against carburetors. Restrictors must be flat, no cones.

11. Clutch: Must have manual working clutch. No automatic clutch. Must be mounted inside of roll cage.

12. Tires & Wheels: Right Rear Hoosier Racing Tire or American Racer (McCreary) tire must test with a durometor of 45. Beadlocks recommended on all wheels.

 

TURF TIRE Specific Rules

Age Requirement: Drivers must be a minimum of 13 years old with no exceptions. At his sole discretion, the Race Track Promoter has the authority to permit an underage driver to participate in this class.

1. Roll Cage: Roll cages shall be at least 1-inch .062 wall thickness, or 1 1/8 inch .065 wall thickness, or 1 ¼ inch .065 wall thickness. Roll cage shall be made of chromoly steel or equivalent material. The front section of the cage shall be no further back than the steering wheel. Roll cage shall have sufficient fore and aft bracing and strength to support the weight of the car and driver in case of an upset. Cage shall have gussets at the intersecting bars to the uprights. Bends must have at least 3-inch radius. No square or pointed corners allowed. Roll cage must be a minimum of 3 inches above the driver’s helmet. It is mandatory to install a cross brace behind the seat to support the shoulder harness.

2. Suspension: Tread: Maximum 50 inches. Minimum 32 inches, center to center of tires.

3. Wheelbase: Maximum 70 inches. Minimum 50 inches, center of front axle to center of rear axle. Rear wheel drive only. All suspension bolts except wheel nuts must be secured by some type of locking device.

4. Electric & Electronics: On and off switches must be on dash, top of the cowl or on steering wheel. On/off switch must be connected and functional. No radio communication is allowed with the car or the driver.

5. Ignition: Stock ignition and coils. No slotting allowed.

6. Transmission: Motors must have transmission with all stock gears in working order. Any car equipped with a shifting mechanism must have this device mounted in the driver’s compartment. Chain guards will be made of .090-inch thick aluminum or equivalent and will run on top of chain from the front of the front sprocket to the center of the rear axle. All shift levers should be inside cockpit. 

7. Weight: Weight is 720 pounds with driver. Any material used for the purpose of adding to the cars total weight must be firmly attached as a part of the cars structure and such added weight must be painted white AND must have the car's number on it. No liquid or loose ballast, i.e., water, fuel oil, sandbags, rocks, etc. allowed.

8. Fuel: Pump gasoline only. Maximum 91 octane. No racing fuel. No additives or enhancements of any kind allowed. You cannot finish the race with more than 3 gallons of fuel or you will be disqualified.

9. Shock: Steel or aluminum shocks only. No adjustments allowed in the cockpit.

10. Wheels & Tires: Wheels: 8 inch or 10 inch wheels in any combination of any type allowed. Wheel locks will be accepted. Tires: Old Style Turf tires only. Sipping and grooving are allowed. (New Hoosier Turf Tires are considered illegal).

11. Wings: No wings allowed.

12. Bodies: All cars must have complete bodies. Tail sections must be in place for time trials and all races. There must be a metal firewall between driver and engine, made of 24-gauge steel or .0625 aluminum. Body of car must be made of aluminum, metal, fiberglass or high impact plastic. All cars must be an attractive color or colors. No rear view mirrors allowed. The only part of the car allowed to be dismantled for driver to enter or exit is a quick release steering wheel hub. Mudguards must be made of aluminum or fiberglass, and can be no less than 16 inches from the top of the cage.

13. Engine: F4I engines on carburetion only are legal this season. Any stock 2002 or older 600 cc motorcycle engine allowed. Also the F 4s and YZF's are allowed. (NO R6's allowed) Stock engines as the motor was run on the motorcycle from the factory. No engine work. Stock pistons only. Any air cleaner will be allowed because the factory air box will not fit in some chassis. Any exhaust will be allowed for the same reason. Rods, pistons, cams etc. must be stock. Carburetors must be the same make and model as the motor. No fuel injection, even if the motor comes stock from the factory with injection. Carburetors only! Aftermarket CDIs (ignition black box) will not be allowed. Aftermarket timing advancers are illegal. Cam gears that are redrilled, slotted or altered are illegal. Charging systems must remain in the motor. Any sprocket (520 or 530) will be allowed. Boring 1 over allowed on F1 Hondas only.

 

NOTE: Cars, parts, components, and/or equipment will not be considered as having been approved by reason of having passed through inspection at any time or any number of times unobserved or undetected.

 

A-Class Specific Rules

Age Requirement: Drivers must be a minimum of 14 years old with no exceptions. At his sole discretion, the Race Track Promoter has the authority to permit an underage driver to participate in this class.

1. Roll Cage: Roll cages shall be at least 1-inch .062 wall thickness, or 1 1/8 inch .065 wall thickness, or 1 ¼ inch .065 wall thickness. Roll cage shall be made of chromoly steel or equivalent material. The front section of the cage shall be no further back than the steering wheel. Roll cage shall have sufficient fore and aft bracing and strength to support the weight of the car and driver in case of an upset. Cage shall have gussets at the intersecting bars to the uprights. Bends must have at least 3-inch radius. No square or pointed corners allowed. Roll cage must be a minimum of 3 inches above the driver’s helmet. It is mandatory to install a cross brace behind the seat to support the shoulder harness.

2. Electric & Electronics: On and off switches must be on dash, top of the cowl or on steering wheel. On/off switch must be connected and functional. No radio communication is allowed with the car or the driver.

3. Fuel: Class "A" 600cc powered cars may run methanol or gasoline. NO UPPER END LUBRICANTS OR ADDITIVES.

4. Weight: 4 cylinder 600cc powered cars; minimum car and driver weight is 750 lbs.

5. Suspension: Tread: Maximum 50 inches. Minimum 32 inches, center to center of tires.

6. Wheelbase: Maximum 70 inches. Minimum 50 inches, center of front axle to center of rear axle. Steering; Front wheels must be connected by a solid or tubular tie rod. Rear wheel drive only. All suspension bolts except wheel nuts must be secured by some type of locking device.

7. Shock: Any shock absorber legal except no cockpit adjustable shocks.

8. Tires & Wheels: Any wheel size and tire combination may be used, but tires may not exceed 22 ½ inches in height. Wheels must be held on with 4 or more standard lug nuts or knock-off hubs. Right rear tire must be a minimum 45 durometer compound or harder Hoosier or American Racer (McCreary) tire. Beadlocks recommended on all wheels. Siping and grooving are allowed. Air bleaders are allowed. Tire durometer check should be done at least 15 minutes after the races to allow for cool down.

9. Transmission: Motors must have transmission with all stock gears in working order. Any car equipped with a shifting mechanism must have this device mounted in the driver’s compartment. Chain guards will be made of .090-inch thick aluminum or equivalent and will run on top of chain from the front of the front sprocket to the center of the rear axle.

10. Bodies: All cars must have complete bodies. Tail sections must be in place for time trials and all races. There must be a metal firewall between driver and engine, made of 24-gauge steel or .0625 aluminum. Body of car must be made of aluminum, metal, fiberglass or high impact plastic. All cars must be an attractive color or colors. No rear view mirrors allowed. The only part of the car allowed to be dismantled for driver to enter or exit is a quick release steering wheel hub. Mudguards must be made of aluminum or fiberglass, and can be no less than 16 inches from the top of the cage.

11. Wings: Right side board, maximum 48” x 18”. Left sideboard, 48” x 24”. The wing cannot be mounted outside the centerline of the tires. All wings must have a 1/16 radius edges or edging. No raw edges. Wings side board cannot be more than 4” below top of roll cage. Top wing is mandatory to enter a night’s event. Cars may finish without a wing if no replacement is available. Cars must run a 10 square-foot fixed wing positioned no further back than the back of the roll cage. The measurement for the wing placement will be taken from the back edge of the center section of the wing, not the sideboards. That point is to be no further back than the rear of the roll cage behind the drivers head. Roll cage cannot be altered to change this point. No cockpit adjustable wings allowed. No split or multi-staged nose or top wings allowed. Wing center section has to be one piece. Offset sideboards are allowed.

12. Engine Rules: 600cc 4 cylinder 4 stroke as comes on a stock production bike for public sale in the U.S.A. No current year production engines. Except as noted, all internal and external engine parts must remain stock with no modifications, metal removal, blueprinting. Valve seat inserts may be reworked. Valve springs may be shimmed with standard or aftermarket shims. Cylinder head combustion chambers may be cleaned by bead blasting with valves seated in place. Intake and exhaust ports may not be bead blasted. Cylinder head gaskets may be replaced only with original equipment manufacturers stock parts (All 3 layers of the head gasket must be used). All other gaskets may be replaced with duplicate aftermarket parts. Light cleaning of gasket surfaces with steel wool, Scotch-Brite, etc. is allowed.

13. Transmission gears may be shimmed only for the purpose of proper engagement. Standard or aftermarket shims may be utilized. Aftermarket cam chain tensioner allowed for safety of motor. Fuel injection engines may run carburetors. No timing modules allowed. Modification of oil pan & pick up allowed or aftermarket ok. Modification to thermostat cover allowed or aftermarket ok. Modification to water pump cover allowed or aftermarket ok. Any air box, stock appearing CDI, aftermarket washable replacement air filter, power commander on fuel injection models only.

14. Any 600cc OEM CV carburetors (no flat slides allowed). Fuel cell securely mounted. Tank used for qualifying heats must remain for all events.

General

1. Except as noted, all internal and external engine parts must remain stock with no modifications, metal removal, blueprinting.

2. Valve seat inserts may be reworked. Valve springs may be shimmed with standard or aftermarket shims.

3. Cylinder head combustion chambers may be cleaned by bead blasting with valves seated in place. Intake and exhaust ports may not be bead blasted.

4. Cylinder head gaskets may be replaced only with original equipment manufacturers stock parts (All 3 layers of the head gasket must be used). All other gaskets may be replaced with duplicate aftermarket parts.

5. Light cleaning of gasket surfaces with steel wool, Scotch-Brite, etc. is allowed.

6. Transmission gears may be shimmed only for the purpose of proper engagement. Standard or aftermarket shims may be utilized.

7. Aftermarket cam chain tensioner allowed for safety of motor.

8. Fuel injection engines may run carburetors. Fuel Injected Motors may run methanol. No timing modules allowed Modification of oil pan & pick up allowed or aftermarket ok.

9. Modification to thermostat cover allowed or aftermarket ok.

10. Modification to water pump Cover allowed or aftermarket ok.

11. Any air box, stock appearing CDI, aftermarket washable replacement air filter.

12. Power commander on fuel injection models only.

13. Any 600cc OEM CV carburetors (no flat slides allowed).

14. No hollow, tubular or drilled out bolt allowed.

15. The right side opening of body must be a minimum of 10 inches vertical at any point.

 

NON-WING Specific Rules

AGE REQUIREMENT: Drivers must be a minimum of 14 years old with no exceptions. At his sole discretion, the Race Track Promoter has the authority to permit an underage driver to participate in this class.

1. Roll Cage: Any micro sprint chassis is allowed, but it must pass any test prescribed by the safety inspectors. The roll cage must be of a four-post design. No elliptical (oval shaped) tubing used on or as part of the main frame structure. Roll cages shall be at least 1-inch .062 wall thickness, or 1 1/8 inch .065 wall thickness, or 1 ¼ inch .065-wall thickness. Roll cage shall be made of chromoly steel or equivalent material. The front section of the cage shall be no further back than the steering wheel. Roll cage shall have sufficient fore and aft bracing and strength to support the weight of the car and driver in case of an upset. Cage shall have gussets at the intersecting bars to the uprights. Bends must have at least 3-inch radius. No square or pointed corners allowed. Roll cage must be a minimum of 3 inches above the driver’s helmet. It is mandatory to install a cross brace behind the seat to support the shoulder harness.

2. Electric & Electronics: On and off switches must be on dash, top of the cowl or on steering wheel. On/off switch must be connected and functional. No radio communication is allowed with the car or the driver.

3. Fuel: 600cc powered cars may run methanol or gasoline. NO UPPER END LUBRICANTS OR ADDITIVES ALLOWED.

4. Weight: 4 cylinder 600cc powered cars; minimum car and driver weight is 750 lbs. at the conclusion of the race. Loss of any bolt-on weight during competition will disqualify the individual from that event.

5. Suspension Tread: Maximum 50 inches. Minimum 32 inches, center to center of tires.

6. WHEELBASE: Maximum 70 inches. Minimum 50 inches, center of front axle to center of rear axle. Rear wheel drive only. All suspension bolts except wheel nuts must be secured by some type of locking device. Inside adjustables must be bolted.

7. Shock: Any shock absorber legal, except no cockpit adjustable shocks.

8. Tires & Wheels: Any wheel size and tire combination may be used, but tires may not exceed 22 ½ inches in height. Wheels must be held on with 4 or more standard lug nuts or knock-off hubs. Right rear tire must be a minimum 45 durometer compound or harder Hoosier or American Racer (McCreary) tire. Beadlocks recommended on all wheels. Siping and grooving are allowed. Air bleaders are allowed. Tire durometer check should be done at least 15 minutes after the races to allow for cool down.

9. Bodies: All cars must have complete bodies. Tail sections must be in place for time trials and all races. There must be a metal firewall between driver and engine, made of 24-gauge steel or .0625 aluminum. Body of car must be made of aluminum, metal, fiberglass or high impact plastic. All cars must be an attractive color or colors. No rear view mirrors allowed. The only part of the car allowed to be dismantled for driver to enter or exit is a quick release steering wheel hub. Mudguards must be made of aluminum or fiberglass, and can be no less than 16 inches from the top of the cage.

10. Transmission: Motors must have transmission with all stock gears in working order. Any car equipped with a shifting mechanism must have this device mounted in the driver’s compartment. Chain guards will be made of .090-inch thick aluminum or equivalent and will run on top of chain from the front of the front sprocket to the center of the rear axle.

11. ENGINE RULES: Same as A-Class

General

16. Except as noted, all internal and external engine parts must remain stock with no modifications, metal removal, blueprinting.

17. Valve seat inserts may be reworked. Valve springs may be shimmed with standard or aftermarket shims.

18. Cylinder head combustion chambers may be cleaned by bead blasting with valves seated in place. Intake and exhaust ports may not be bead blasted.

19. Cylinder head gaskets may be replaced only with original equipment manufacturers stock parts (All 3 layers of the head gasket must be used). All other gaskets may be replaced with duplicate aftermarket parts.

20. Light cleaning of gasket surfaces with steel wool, Scotch-Brite, etc. is allowed.

21. Transmission gears may be shimmed only for the purpose of proper engagement. Standard or aftermarket shims may be utilized.

22. Aftermarket cam chain tensioner allowed for safety of motor.

23. Fuel injection engines may run carburetors. Fuel Injected Motors may run methanol. No timing modules allowed Modification of oil pan & pick up allowed or aftermarket ok.

24. Modification to thermostat cover allowed or aftermarket ok.

25. Modifications to water pump Cover allowed or aftermarket ok.

26. Any air box, stock appearing CDI, aftermarket washable replacement air filter.

27. Power commander on fuel injection models only.

28. Any 600cc OEM CV carburetors (no flat slides allowed).

29. No hollow, tubular or drilled out bolt allowed.

30. The right side opening of body must be a minimum of 10 inches vertical at any point.

 

DISQUALIFICATIONS AND SUSPENSIONS

1. Any driver or pit crew member being disqualified will be told as soon as possible after the race in which he/she is disqualified.

2. All disqualifications, suspensions or fines for violation of the rules will be levied before race officials leave the race site.

3. Any verbal protest to any official by a car owner or driver can result in disqualification of the car and driver for the complete program of the date. Suspension of privilege to re-enter the pits can also be levied.

4. No violent arguments on the track or in the pits will be tolerated. Any person violating this rule will be subject to suspension.

5. For unsportsmanlike conduct by drivers, owners, pit crew members, the following penalties will be imposed:

1STOFFENSE - $50.00 FINE

2ND OFFENSE-$100.00 FINE

3RDOFFENSE-$250.00 FINE AS WELL AS POSSIBLE SUSPENSION

6. Striking any track official is a felony and will result in permanent suspension!

 

PROTESTS FEES AND PENALTIES

For protest on all classes the following rules apply: ---A formal protest will be accepted in writing by the Race Director from a car owner or driver only if his/her car was in a race with the car being protested and finished in the lead lap. A protest must be submitted within 15 minutes after the completion of the race that is being protested. Protest money must accompany a protest.

Protest Fees

-- Fuel: $100.00 - all classes-no money will be returned.

-- Ignition Box: $100.00 - Check ignition only- no money will be returned.

-- Engine: $300.00- Remove cylinder head, measure bore's stroke, identify piston, verify cylinder length, check cam timing and cams, and check ignition timing and box. Tech fee $100

-- Engine: $500.00 - All of the above plus remove engine, remove pan, and verify crank/ rods. Tech fee $150

Penalties for all classes

A protested car may have only the car's driver and one car owner or one crew member in the inspection area for inspection by the technical inspector. Any car or driver found illegal will forfeit money for that race, program and all track points for that year. Refusal to be teched shall be considered a failure.

If car owner wants to select a mechanic to disassemble the motor, the car owner is responsible for all fees incurred.

Race Director will take immediate possession of motor upon protest.

For any class in which there is a protest, all prize money will be held until protest is resolved. If the car driven by a point winner is found to be illegal, all following cars will be moved up one place in the event they finish behind the point winner and will accrue points and money according to their adjusted positions.

The Race Director and/or Technicians reserve the right to demand inspection of any part of a race car for the purpose of determining legality, without protest fees.

If a protest is upheld, money will be returned to protesting person. If protest is overturned than money is awarded to protested car and tech inspector.

Any protest, the person found to be illegal will be responsible for paying the tech fee.

 

**Must take green flag and make 1 full lap in race to earn points.

FLAGS

THE FLAGS OR LIGHTS ARE OFFICIAL AT ANY POINT DISPLAYED.

Lights out indicate start at line

GREEN Starting the race

YELLOW Caution, No passing. Slow to parade speed, hold your position, and close up single file.

RED Stop at once.

ROLLED BLACK -You are being warned.

WAVED BLACK – Must enter the infield immediately! Do not continue racing. You are disqualified.

WHITE - One lap to go

CHECKERED - Race is over.

RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER

Cars, parts, components, and/or equipment will not be considered as having been approved by reason of having passed through inspection at any time or any number of times unobserved or undetected.

Unless these specs say you can do something, you cannot. The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator, or official.

The race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specification herein or impose any further restrictions that in his opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation of deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is final.

 

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