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2018 Rules MEETING SATURDAY JUNE 3rd at 2PM at the Hagerstown Speedway

UPDATE 2/24/17

 

Late Model Specifications

LATE MODEL CAR SPECIFICATIONS

A.) See Lucas Oil or World of Outlaw Late Model Car Specifications.  A copy of Lucas Oil Car Specifications is included.

 

LATE MODEL ENGINES

A.) Engines must be based on a factory design and must be naturally aspirated. Aluminum or steel blocks permitted.

B.) No fuel injection devices, electric fuel pumps, turbo chargers, or blowers permitted.

C.) Magnetos are permitted. However, the engine must have an operating self­starter.

D.) The engine may be set back a maximum of (25 1/2”) from the center of ball joint to back of the block.

E.) Carburetor is limited to one four barrel.

F.) All engines are limited to one spark plug and two valves per cylinder.

G.) No engines using coil packs are allowed. Engine must operate using a single distributor. No distributor­less engines allowed.

H.) A harmonic balancer certified to SFI Spec 18.1 is required.

I.) No overhead cam engines.

 

LATE MODEL TIRES

A.) Any Hoosier tire, 1300 or harder. Minimum 40 durometer.

 

WEIGHT LIMIT

A.) A minimum weight limit of 2250 lbs with the driver at end of the race without adding fuel.

 

Late Model and Late Model Sportsman

Car Specifications

 

CAR SPECIFICATIONS

LUCAS OIL AND WORLD OF OUTLAW LATE MODELS SPECS APPLY.  The following is an excerpt from the Lucas Oil Late Model Rules for reference.

 

BODIES

A.) Nose piece and roof must match body style of car.

B.) All cars must have a minimum of one half inch (1/2”) and a maximum of two (2”) inches of roll at top of fenders, doors, and quarter panels. A sharp edge or angle will not be permitted. Body roll must go from sides over interior, not interior over sides.

C.) Floorboards and firewall must cover the driver’s area and be constructed to provide maximum safety.

D.) Driver’s seat must remain on the left side of the drive line.

E.) Front window bars are mandatory.

F.) Legible numbers, at least eighteen inches (18”) high are required on each side of the car and roof.

G.) No fins or raised lips of any kind are permitted anywhere along the entire length of the car.

H.) Body line must be a smooth even line from front to rear.

I.) No “slope noses” or “wedge cars” permitted. Noses must be stock appearing, subject to Series template.

J.) No “belly pans” or any type of enclosure on bottom of cars will be permitted. Skid plate to protect oil pan is permitted.

K.) No wings or tunnels of any kind are permitted underneath the body or chassis of the car. A maximum of one (1) stone deflector, for rear mounted oil pumps, oil filters, and for the main oil tank will be permitted. The deflector may be made of steel, aluminum, carbon fiber, or heavy gauge wire. Can run from rear of motor mount to in front of the four bar brackets not to cover bracket. Not to be above the top frame rail. Not to exceed below the bottom frame rail.

L.) All body panels must be solid. No holes, slots, or air gaps are permitted.

M.) All non­approved bodies or any section/s of the body can or will be assessed a fifty pound (50#) minimum weight penalty at the discretion of the Technical Director.

N.) No panels of any kind under the rear deck running from the front to the rear of the car. Bracing from fuel cell top from front to rear is legal.

O.) Any air cleaner scoops used must be positioned in front of or around the air cleaner and cannot exceed one (1”) inch in height above any part of the air cleaner. The scoop cannot be designed with fins or raised edges to direct airflow. The scoop cannot extend behind the rear of the air cleaner and must have a maximum width of seventeen inches (17”) at the rear, with a maximum of ten inches (10”) width at the front and cannot have more than one inch (1”) opening in height at the front.

P.) No cockpit or driver adjustable shocks, hydraulic or pneumatic weight jacks, trackers, MSD boxes or similar adjustable components of any kind are permitted inside the cockpit of the car. Taping over of any adjuster is not permitted. The offending component must be removed from the cockpit.

 

STOCK NOSE PIECES

A.) Nose pieces must be made of molded type material.

B.) Two (2) piece noses must be fastened together in the center. No spacers to gain width are permitted.

C.) The nose piece must be mounted so as not to alter its original shape. Nose piece will have checked with a template. Nose will be pushed against mounting supports to gauge its profile against template.

D.) Adding to the bottom of the nose piece in the front achieving lower ground clearance is permitted.

E.) A stock nose piece can extend a maximum of fifty-two inches (52″) from the center of the front hub to the farthest point extending forward. (1” Tolerance)

F.) Front fender flairs must be made of plastic and cannot alter the original shape of the nose piece. The front fender flairs cannot extend beyond the front tire more than one inch (1″) in width with wheels pointed straight.

G.) Front fender flairs must have collapsible support.

H.) Front fender flairs can extend a maximum of three inches (3”) above the fender tops and hood.

I.) Front fender flairs can extend a maximum of four inches (4”) above where the filler panel meets the hood.

J.) The nose piece must have a headlight decal package attached. One warning will be permitted and then the car must run contrasting color tape in the shape of a headlight.

 

ROOF AND ROOF SUPPORTS

A.) The roof length size must be a minimum of forty-four inches (44″) to a maximum of fifty-four inches (54″).

B.) The roof width size must be a minimum of forty-eight inches (48″) to a maximum of fifty-two inches (52″).

C.) Roof must be stock appearing and mounted directly to roll cage with no spacers.

D.) Roof height must be between forty-five inches (45”) and forty-eight inches (48”) from the ground.

E.) The roof must be mounted parallel to body and near center of the car.

F.) A maximum one and one half inch (1.5”) roll, turned downward, is permitted along the front edge of the roof. A maximum one inch (1”) roll turned downward is permitted along the rear edge of the roof. (Roll permitted to help strengthen roof).

G.) No odd shaped roofs permitted.

H.) All roof side (sail) panels must extend to the edge of the body. Maximum (no tolerance) right side sail panel size – seventeen inches (17”) at the top and forty-three inches (43”) at the bottom. Maximum (no tolerance) left side sail panel size – seventeen inches (17”) at the top and forty-three inches (43”) at the bottom and minimum fifteen inches (15”) at the top and forty inches (40”) at the bottom. The window area may be covered with clear Lexan or transparent material. Both roof support openings must be covered or both must be left open, if left open the openings must maintain a border frame of 2­3” at the top and sides and 3” at the bottom. Decals will be permitted but must meet the dimensions in the drawing and must be approved by the Technical Inspector. Maximum two-inch (2”) radius (No Breaks) in either direction in rear roof side panels is permitted.

I.) Sail Panel Windows Openings must be a border frame of 2­3” at the top and sides and 3” at the bottom with no tolerance +/­0”

J.) All cars must have a minimum of three inches (3”) and a maximum of four inches (4”) between sail panel and spoiler side where they meet the deck.

K.) Front posts must be flat and in uniform width from top to bottom – four inch (4”) maximum width.

L.) Any sun shields, four inch (4”) maximum, must be able to hinge for easy exiting of car.

 

FRONT FENDERS AND HOOD

A.) Must be level and flat from left to right side of car.

B.) Fenders are not permitted to gain height from rear to front of car. Will check with a string from the top of the quarter panel at the spoiler to the top of the highest point of the fender. Must be flat (1” tolerance)

C.) No part of fender or hood can be outside of the body line.

D.) The front fender can be a maximum of thirty-six inches (36”) in height. Height is measured vertically from the ground to the top of the fender behind the front tires.

 

DOORS

A.) Door to door cannot exceed seventy-six inches (76”) in width at the top of the doors. (1” tolerance)

B.) Door to door cannot exceed eighty­two inches (82”) in width at the bottom in the center of the car.

C.) Doors cannot exceed thirty-six inches (36”) in height measured from the ground, 1” tolerance.

D.) At no point can the door sides break in towards the center of the car between the top and bottom measurements.

E.) The minimum ground clearance permitted is three inches (3”).

 

QUARTER PANELS

A.) No offset quarter panels permitted. Must be equally tapered towards the center of the car.

B.) Tire clearance from body must be a minimum of two inches (2”). No wheel skirts permitted.

C.) At no point can quarter panel sides break in towards center of the car.

D.) Right side quarter panel must be straight in line with the door or taper in a maximum of one inch (1’).

E.) Left rear quarter panels must extend downward from the deck a minimum of thirty-three inches (33”) and a maximum of thirty-six inches (36”) including the plastic. Measured at the front and rear of the quarter panel. Right rear quarter panels must extend downward from the deck a minimum of twenty-seven inches (27”) without the plastic and thirty-one inches (31”) with plastic. Measured at the front and rear of the quarter panel. One inch (1”) tolerance.

F.) Maximum length from Center of Rear Hub to End of Quarter Panel forty-eight inches (48”), 1” tolerance.

 

FRAMES

A.) No aluminum frames or bumpers permitted in construction of car.

B.) Minimum 103” ­ Maximum 105” wheelbase.

C.) Rectangle or Square Tubing: The frame of all cars must be constructed of two-inch (2”) by two-inch (2”) minimum rectangular or square tubing with a minimum of eight-inch (8”) circumference and a minimum of eighty-three thousandths inch (.083”) wall thickness.

D.) Round Tube Frame: The frame of all cars must be constructed of a minimum of one and three-quarter inch (1¾”) round tubing and must have a wall thickness of eighty-three thousandths inch (.083”) wall thickness minimum.

E.) If rear bumper is stubbed, it may only extend a maximum of eight inches (8”) beyond frame. Any stubbed rear bumpers that extend eight inches (8”) or more beyond frame must be rounded and directed towards the front of the car.

F.) It is recommended that all cars be equipped with a tow hook or strap.

G.) All battery supports must be braced in two axis ­ two horizontal and one vertical.

H.) All frame and chassis components must be welded or bolted together. No sleeves, slip couplings. etc.

 

ROLL CAGES

A.) Cars must have a suitable steel roll cage in driver’s compartment, including headrest.

B.) Side roll bars are mandatory and must extend into the door panels.

C.) A minimum of three (3) bars must be used on the left side of the car. Each bar must be a minimum of one and one-half inch (1½”) in diameter with a minimum thickness of ninety-five thousandths inch (.095”).

D.) Roll cage must be welded to the frame.

E.) Roll cage must be above the driver’s helmet. 38” minimum between floor pan and the bottom of the roll cage

F.) No “fin­shaped” or “foil­shaped” add­ons permitted on any part of the roll cage. The entire roll cage must be constructed of round tubing only.

G.) Roll cage padding certified to SFI Spec 45.1 is required anywhere the driver’s helmet may contact the roll cage while in the driving position.

 

INTERIORS

A.) Interior is permitted to be dropped to the middle of the car a maximum of five inches (5”) below the top of doors and a minimum of twelve inches (12”) below the roll cage.

B.) Interior must be fastened flush at the top of the door and quarter panels and must taper gradually towards the center of the car, not creating a “lip effect”.

C.) Interior must run in a straight line from behind the driver’s seat to the rear spoiler.

D.) If interior is flat through the car, it must maintain a twelve inch (12”) clearance from roll cage for easy exiting from either side of the car.

E.) All cars with interior panels must at NO point in the car be over three inches (3”) in height. The portion of the panel running beside the driver must taper to zero or end in line with the steering wheel.

F.) If interior is dropped at firewall, that portion of the firewall must be filled for safety reasons. Dropped Interiors will be monitored by the Technical Director and his calls on dropped interiors are final.

 

SPOILER

A.) Rear spoiler must be manufactured of material of adequate strength, such as Lexan or Aluminum.

B.) Rear spoiler material maximum eight inch (8”) height measured from deck to tip of material. Maximum seventy-two inch (72”) width.

C.) Rear spoiler is not permitted to be suspended above the deck to create a “wing effect.”

D.) Rear spoiler must begin where quarter panels end. No extended decks permitted.

E.) Maximum of three (3) rear spoiler supports. Option of two (2) additional one­inch (1”) aluminum braces.

F.) Spoiler supports cannot be mounted wider than the top of the quarter panel.

 

FUEL SYSTEMS

A.) An approved fuel cell (32 gallon maximum) must be securely mounted in the trunk area of the car inside a 20­gauge metal box supported by two (2) 1/8 x 2″ steel straps.

B.) A firewall must be installed between the fuel tank and driver’s compartment.

C.) Gasoline or Alcohol only. Nitrous gases or other nitrate additives are not permitted.

 

CHASSIS

A.) No titanium chassis or suspension components

B.) No titanium fasteners

 

TRANSMISSION, CLUTCH, AND REAR END

A.) Any transmission with working reverse and working forward gears is permitted.

B.) Manual transmission must be equipped with an operational clutch.

C.) Automatic transmissions are permitted.

D.) The transmission must be mounted to the rear of the engine and lead to one drive shaft.

E.) No “live­axle” rear­ends are permitted.

F.) No independent rear suspensions are permitted.

G.) All rear­ends using a cable to lock­in the rear­end must have the cable mounted outside the cockpit area and not in reach of the driver.

 

DRIVE SHAFTS

A.) All drive shafts must be a minimum of two inches (2”) in diameter. All drive shafts must be painted silver or white.

B.) Only one drive shaft is permitted.

C.) The drive shaft must be protected with a secure drive shaft hoop or sling.

 

TIRES

A.) Largest permitted tire is twenty-nine inches (29”) by eleven inches (11”) by fifteen inches (15”).

B.) Maximum circumference permitted is ninety-three inches (93”)

C.) Maximum cross section width permitted is sixteen and three­quarters inches (16 ¾”). E.) During technical inspection, the hoop must pass over the tires freely.

D.) No tire softeners, no conditioners, no altering of tires with any natural or un­natural chemicals, no hazardous or un­hazardous components or chemicals which alter the factory set baseline settings of a given tire.

E.) All sidewall markings must visible at all times. No buffing or removing of the compound designations.

 

WHEELS

A.) Steel or aluminum are allowed.

B.) Wheels must be mounted with lug nuts: no knock­off mounting devices are allowed.

C.) Maximum wheel width is fourteen inches (14”).

D.) Maximum width outside of front tires is ninety inches (90”).

E.) Maximum width outside of rear tires is eighty-eight inches (88”).

 

BRAKES

A.) Must be equipped with sufficient four (4) wheel braking system.

B.) On track three wheel braking is allowed.

C.) No titanium or carbon fiber brake rotors are permitted.

 

SHOCKS AND SPRINGS

A.)  Shocks must be constructed of aluminum or steel. Canister shocks are permitted.

The only external connection allowed to the shock is a single hose to a single remote canister with the option of a compression adjuster in the canister.

Compression adjuster and/or canister cannot be mounted within the reach of the driver.

B.)  No cross connected shocks are allowed.

The only external connection allowed to the damper is a single hose to a single remote canister with the option of a compression adjuster in the canister.

Compression adjuster and/or canister cannot be mounted within the reach of the driver.

C.)  No “Rod­Through” designs are allowed. “Rod­Through” shocks are defined as those shock absorbers in which the piston rod protrudes from both ends of the shock body.

D.)  No Inerters are allowed No rotating parts inside the damper. No Inerter style dampers, either mechanical or hydraulic, or other type of primarily acceleration sensitive damping devices not permitted.

E.) No Electrical adjusted or active dampers are allowed. No electrical wires, transmitting or receiving components will be allowed to be attached internally or externally to the dampers or mounted inside any component or dampers. No portion of the racecar including and not limited to ­ shocks and spring components or chassis components may have the ability to communicate transfer/transmit/receive any type of digital or analog data or any language and or adjust or monitor in any way whatsoever including but not limited to a variation of a wireless remote device/phone/computer/tablet/ipad or a mechanical remote device.

F.) Any new chassis design or component designs pertaining to and/or but not limited to shock absorber mounts must be submitted to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for approval before they will be permitted for use in competition. Manufacturer and/or competitor may be required to disassemble for complete inspection before in­statement of new part is permitted.

G.) Springs must be made of steel. Torsion bars are not allowed in rear.

H.) Coil springs must be steel. Leaf springs may be composite or steel.

I.) Shock Locations Only one shock per wheel is permitted at the left front, right front, right rear corners. Left rear must have one shock behind the axle tube and may have one traction (dummy) shock on the front side or top of axle tube. Must mount vertically to the birdcage or clamp bracket. One 5th Coil Shock permitted. One 90/10 optional shock may be mounted above lift arm on upper lift arm plates. Must be mounted towards the front of the car lying parallel with the car. Shock must mount within 3” of the centerline of the rear ends center section.

J.) Drop Chain (limiting chain) is permitted. Must mount vertically between frame and a clamp bracket.

K.) Bump stops and/or bump springs are permitted.

L.) Suspension covers are not allowed. Rear covers on racecar are not allowed outside of your pit area. Spring and/or shock covers are permitted, but must be fastened directly to the spring or shock.

M.) A Swing Arm and/or Z Link suspension is permitted as long as the Top and Bottom solid links are mounted on hiems and run in the opposite directions of the bird cage. The Shock on a Swing Arm or Z Link rear suspension may mount to the bird cage or the bottom radius rod.

 

 

SUSPENSION COMPONENTS

A.) Any new chassis design or component design and or technology pertaining to and/or containing suspension must be submitted to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for approval before they will be permitted for use in competition. Manufacturer and/or competitor may be required to disassemble for complete inspection before instatement of new part is permitted.

B.) Suspension and/or rear end parts can be made of steel or aluminum. Aluminum mounting brackets are permitted.

C.) Frame and/or suspension mounts must be welded or bolted solid to the frame and not move. ie­ Floating, sliding, pivoting and/or rotating mounts and/or brackets of any sort are not allowed.

D.) Bolted components must match the correct bolt size with the hole (for instance no 3/8 bolts in a 1/2 inch hole will be deemed illegal) and be torqued to a min of 40 foot pounds per inch

E.) Rear Suspension Mounts. Single sheer mounts must be 1/4” minimum steel and/or 1/2” minimum aluminum. Double sheer mounts must be 1/8” minimum steel and/or 1/4” minimum aluminum. Sheer mounts must use minimum 5/8” rod ends with minimum 1/2” grade 8 bolts only. Double sheer mount must be no wider than 4 inches with a minimum 1/2” inch grade 8 bolt with steel or aluminum spacers only.

F.) Only one (1) mechanical traction device is permitted. Only one (1) pull bar or one (1) lift arm is permitted. No other options are allowed. Covers of any sort in any relation to the lift arm or pull bar are not allowed.

G.)  Lift Arm & Pull Bar- Floating, pivoting and/or rotating mounts and/or brackets of any sort (connected to and/or associated with the pull bar or lift arm) are not allowed. Lift arm is defined as a steel or aluminum triangulated bar that is connected at the top and bottom of the rear end housing, extending forward where it is connected to a shock, shock­spring coil­over combination and a limiting chain. One stabilizer bar is permitted to locate the front of the lift arm from left to right in the car. 6th coil or braking spring assemblies are permitted, must be in front of 5th coil shock. Pull bar is defined as a continuous assembly that is connected to the top of the rear end and extends forward to a solid mounting point located on the chassis. The mounting location at both the front and rear of the pull bar may be adjustable but must remain constant during competition (cannot be adjustable from the cockpit).

H.)   Radius Rods – All rear suspension radius rods must be of a fixed length. No hydraulic cylinders, torsion bars, bump rods, spring rods, slider rods or shock­type radius rods are permitted. Radius Rods must be a minimum of 1” diameter OD. Rods can be round, square, or hex shaped. Rods must be a minimum of .095 steel or .120 aluminum in tubing thickness. Heim joints must be a minimum 5/8, and a maximum 3/4” steel heim. No rubber bushings. ONLY ­ Two (2) radius rods per side. Radius rods must be spaced on the frame a minimum of 6” Radius rods must be spaced on the birdcage a minimum of 6” and a maximum of 12” Measurements will be made from center of each radius rod bolt.

I.)  Birdcages may consist of multiple barrels but must bolt or weld together to work as single barrel birdcage. Limited one birdcage (1) per side. Shock(s) and radius rods must mount to the birdcage. Floating, pivoting and/or rotating mounts and/or brackets of any sort are not allowed. All brackets or mounts attached to the birdcage must be bolted or welded solid.

 

 

REMOTE CONTROL SUSPENSION DEVICES

A.) NO “in cockpit driver controlled” suspension devices permitted. NO weight jacks of any kind permitted. (This includes fifth [5th] coils, etc.). ANY driver using “in cockpit driver controlled” suspension devices or weight jacks WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM COMPETITION!

 

 

MUFFLERS

A.) Exhaust is not permitted to be directed towards ground. Exhaust must be parallel to the ground.

 

TRACTION CONTROL DEVICES

A.) All Traction Control Devices are strictly prohibited during any form or portion of an event, race or practice/test session.

B.) All traction control devices, whether electronically controlled in the ignition system, wheel sensors or any means of measuring ground speed to control wheel spin, are strictly prohibited. All devices not mentioned in the above that are found to control wheel spin, timing or fuel delivery control will be considered strictly prohibited.

C.) At NO time during the season and will there be any type of ping control devices, dial a chip controls, timing controls or any modifications to the ignition control boxes, distributors, or any other part of the Ignition System. This includes any add on component or components inside or outside the cockpit of any competitor’s race car. There shall be NO driver controlled wheel spin, timing or fuel delivery control devices in the cockpit area of any race car.

D.) A competitor found with any of the above mentioned will lose the complete device permanently and will lose all points earned to that point in the season. NOTE: A competitor may be asked for his electronic ignition at any time by the Technical Director to be sent for testing and inspection. Failure to hand over the electronic ignition will result in the holding of any purse monies won.

E.) GPS and/or any other type of electronic tracking and/or locating device will not be permitted for any reason.

E.) Hagerstown Speedway officials reserve the right to change and/or alter rules and procedures at any time. ALL OFFICIAL DECISIONS ARE FINAL!

 

MISCELLANEOUS

A.) All crews must carry an operable fire extinguisher of 20 pounds marked with the car number in 2 inch numbers/letters in the rear of their transporter, capable of extinguishing gas and oil fires.

B.) No car will qualify without Tech Inspector approval.

C.) All cars must be available for inspection prior to the advertised time of the driver’s meeting.

D.) Following the drivers meeting, covers of any type are prohibited until the feature is completed.

E.) All race cars are subject to inspection by officials at any time.  Must be available to tech before, during, or after racing programs.

LATE MODEL AND LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN CAR DRAWINGS

COMING SOON

 

Late Model Sportsman and Crate Late Model Sportsman Specifications

 

CAR SPECIFICATIONS

A.) See Late Model Car Specifications or Lucas Oil or World of Outlaw Late Model Car Specifications. A copy of Lucas Oil Car Specifications is included.

 

358 ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

A.)  Engines limited to 358 Cubic Inches.

 

B.)  Block must be a standard production block or approved aftermarket block that was less than 358 cubic inches originally. No aluminum blocks

 

C.) Crank minimum weight of 46 lbs.

 

D.) RODS- Any rod up to 6 inches.  NO TITANIUM RODS.

 

E.) Flat top pistons only.

 

F.) Any steel head, or DART steel head, valves must be in factory location. Heads must have a 60 cc minimum combustion chamber. No aluminum heads. No relocating rocker arm studs. Rocker shaft systems are allowed.

 

G.) Production valve or production replacement, steel or stainless steel only. Any spring, any retainer permitted. Roller rockers permitted. Stock valve guide angle. No relocating valve guides.  No titanium except for valve springs, retainers and locks.  No valve stem diameter smaller than a 5/16” (.310”) Shaft Rocker legal.

 

H.) Flat tappet cams only.

 

I.) Block must be cast iron.

 

J.) Must have a working clutch and starter. Multi-disc clutch permitted.

 

K.) Gear drive units permitted.

 

L.) No needle bearing cam, crank or rod bearings permitted.

 

358 WEIGHT LIMIT

A.) The minimum weight limit is 2300 lbs with driver at the end of race.

 

OTHER

A.) All 358 LMS cars must have a “358” decal on the air cleaner or on the front edge of hood in a bright contrasting color for officials to recognize which class the car belongs in.

 

 

359-410 Engine Specifications

Or Any 358 with Roller Cams or Aluminum Heads

 

359-410 ENGINES

 

A.) Engines used must be factory produced and naturally aspirated.

 

B.) Limited to 410 cubic inch maximum steel block only.

 

C.) Steel head engine, valves must be in factory location, with roller cam shafts allowed.

 

D.) Aluminum head engine, valves must be in factory location, with roller cams allowed.

 

E.) All engines are limited to battery power ignition only.

 

F.) Engine setback is measured from the mid-plate to the center of the upper A-frame bolts and equals 25 ½ inches.

 

G.) No tolerance.

 

359-410 WEIGHT LIMIT

A.) The minimum weight limit is 2600 lbs with driver at the end of race.

 

CARBURETORS

A.) Carburetors – 4 barrel, alcohol or gas permitted. Ignition- battery powered ignition – no magnetos).

 

B.) Carburetor spacer/adapter must be no more than one Inch maximum thickness with one gasket between carburetor and spacer/adapter, and one gasket between spacer/adapter and intake manifold.

 

C.) Gaskets must be no more than 1/8 thickness.

 

LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN TIRES

A.) Any Hoosier tire, 1300 or harder. Minimum 40 durometer.

 

Late Model Sportsman Crates Specifications

 

CRATE ENGINES

A.) GM 602/604 Crate Engines and Ford M-6007-D347SR/JR Crate Engines. Must have seals in place.

 

CRATE WEIGHT

A.) NO WEIGHT LIMIT IN EFFECT.

 

CRATE TIRES

A.) Open tire rule for crate engine cars. Any tire manufacture permitted. Any compound

 

CRATE OTHER

A.) All crate cars must have “CRATE” decal in a bright contrasting color located noticeably where officials will recognize which class the car belongs in.

Pure Stock Specifications

 

ENGINES

A.) Hydraulic cam shafts. Must be able to adjust to factory and maintain compression.  Grandfathered rule from 2016: Solid lifter cams allowed but will be discussed at JUNE 3rd Meeting for 2018

B.) Roller Rockers Arms and Shaft Permitted.

C.) No Titanium Valves.

D.) Maximum Cubic Inch 410.

E.) Any single Disc Clutch & Steel Flywheel permitted.

F.) Aftermarket harmonic balancers are permitted.

G.) Two (2) barrel carburetor including 500 Holley.

H.) Any intake.

I.) Carburetor spacer no more than 1″ tall.

J.) One gasket no more than 1/8″ thick between carburetor and spacer.

K.) Carburetor must fit gauge.

L.) Gasoline only with no additives.

M.) GM in GM, Ford in Ford, Chrysler in Chrysler, etc.

N.) Headers will be allowed, except for 180 Degree Headers.

O.) Any battery powered ignition.

 

CYLINDER HEADS

A.) Combustion of 60cc minimum

B.) Head gasket thickness of .038 minimum.

C.) Guide Plate allowed

D.) All Cast Iron Only, valves must be in factory location

TIRES

A.) Any Hoosier tire, 1300 or harder. Minimum 40 durometer.

B.) Hoosier brand tires are the only brand that may be used.

Crate Pure Stock Specifications

 

ENGINES

A.) GM 602/604 Crate Engine & Ford M-6007-D347SR/JR Crate Engine will be the only Crate Engine allowed.

B.) Must have Seals in Place

CARBURETOR

A.) Any One (1) Carburetor not to exceed four (4) barrel and not to exceed 650 CFM.

B.) Only work that can be done to carburetor is choke removal and shaft removal.

WEIGHT

A.) NO WEIGHT LIMIT

REAR SPOILER

A.) Maximum of 46 inches from the ground to the top of the spoiler and cannot pass rear body panels.

TIRES

A.) Open tire rule

APPEARANCE

A.) All crate cars will have lettering above the drivers door in 2 inches in height stating CRATE.

NOTE

A.) All other rules for Crate Pure Stocks will follow pure stock rule set forth by Hagerstown Speedway.

Pure Stock and Crate Pure Stock

Car Specifications

 

 

CARS

A.) Any North American Made car 1960 through 1997.

B.) CAMAROS, FIREBIRDS, MUSTANGS, CHEVELLE, AND THUNDERBIRDS are allowed.

C.) Wheel base in accordance with factory body spec.

D.) Cars must remain stock.

E.) Modifications that are permitted are listed below.

BODIES

A.) Must be complete and stock appearing.

B.) Generic body parts permitted, (all body panels and parts must have complete factory lines.

C.) 5 star performance, ASA, All pro, etc. body or body parts will be permitted.

D.) Aluminum or steel bodies are allowed.

E.) The rear inside trunk area can be open to allow tech inspectors to easily view rear suspension.

F.) Body must have bow in the side doors, no straight sides.

G.) Doors must be welded shut.  If stock body parts are used.

APPEARANCE

A.) Car must remain stock appearing as manufactured.

B.) Wheel wells may not be altered except for minor trimming for clearance.

C.) Floorboards and frames may be patched for rust.

D.) All other holes will be covered individually.

E.) The driver’s feet and leg area, and the driver’s door may be shielded for driver’s safety using 1/8 inch steel or 1/4 inch aluminum.

F.) No covering of roll cage or frame with sheet metal will be permitted.

G.) The safety inspector will have the final word on the appearance.

H.) Glass must be removed. (No broken glass allowed in door wells, trunk, or inside car. This will be checked.)

I.) Screens or bars are mandatory in place of windshield.

SPOILERS

A.) Cannot pass rear body panels.

B.) Deck height is 39” and spoiler height is 44” from ground to top of spoiler.

C.) No rub rails allowed.

FRAMES

A.) All suspension components will remain as manufactured by the auto manufacturer for the body being used and have to be in factory mounts.

B.) Altered rear frames must weigh 3200 lbs.

C.) No adding any suspension components from different makes or years.

D.) May be X braced supported for strength.

E.) If car is used that is manufactured without a full frame, frame must be tied together.

ROLL CAGE

A.) Must be a (6) post design with a front roll bar following the windshield contour and the rear roll bar in back of the driver’s seat.

B.) Top of roll bar must be connected to form a box section and be at least four (4) inches above driver’s head.

C.) The 5th and 6th posts from top of roll cage to rear frame at firewall.

D.) Bars must be securely fastened to frame by welding.

E.) No screwed piped fitting allowed.

F.) All roll bars must be a minimum of .125 wall thickness.

G.) Seamless tubing of 1 1/2 inch or seamed tubing of two (2) inches outside diameter must be used.

H.) Seat must be fastened to roll cage.

I.) Roll cage can be extended into the engine and trunk compartments for bracing and driver safety.

J.) Safety inspector will have the final word on roll cage and seat mounting.

WHEELS

A.) Cars must have reinforced wheels and oversized lug nuts, all four wheels.

B.) Wheel width can be up to12 inch maximum.

C.) Must be steel.

D.) Bead Locks are permitted.

REAR ENDS

A.) Rear-ends must be locked. Ford 9″ rear ends and floater rears are permitted on any brand car.

B.) Ford 9″ rears and floater rears must run standard swing arm type suspension.

C.) No independent rear suspension.

TRANSMISSION

A.) Standard straight gear, with forward and reverse working gears.

B.) Automatic transmission allowed.

C.) Must have blow proof type bell housing or scatter shield when using standard straight gear transmission.

D.) NOTE: Minimum or 1 1/2 inch check hole in scatter shield or Bell Housing.

ENGINE LOCATION
A.) The 2nd plug on Driver side in line with top ball joint.

FUEL SYSTEM

A.) Thirty-two gallon maximum safety approved fuel cell in a twenty (20) gauge steel box supported by two (2) one-eighth inch (1/8”) by two inch (2”) steel straps top and bottom to safely secure fuel cell.

B.) All fuel cells must be mounted securely in trunk area of car.

C.) Fuel line should run under floor of car.

D.) Fuel shall be subject to testing at anytime.

E.) Fuel Line must be in steel pipe 1 ½” diameter from firewall to firewall if placed above floor board.

F.) It is to be on the rights side of the car away from the driver and mounted on floor board.

G.) NO wires in pipe

I.) No Fuel Additives

DRIVE SHAFT

A.) The drive shaft must be a minimum of two inches (2”) in diameter.

B.) All drive shafts must be painted white.

C.) Only one drive shaft is permitted.

D.) A minimum of one (1) driveshaft hoop / sling must be fastened securely to the frame. It is recommended that two (2) driveshaft hoops / slings be used.

E.) NO aluminum

F.) Steel ONLY

SUSPENSION

A.) Only one spring per front and rear corners.

B.) No stacking of springs.

C.) Upper tubular A-Arms permitted

D.) Must be equal length of factory original for both sides (no longer than 8” long on right, and 9” long on left).

E.) Steel shocks only NO/adjustables.

F.) No Aluminum shocks

G.) NO Shrader valves allowed.

BRAKES

A.) Standard production brake components only.

B.) Brakes must work on all 4 wheels at all times.

C.)  Dual Master Cylinders and Brake Adjusters are permitted.

WEIGHT LIMIT

A.) A minimum weight limit is in effect.

B.) This weight limit is with driver and without adding anything to car.

C.) 366 cu in and smaller inboard shock 2800 lbs

D.) 366 cu in and larger inboard shock 3000 lbs

E.) 366 cu in and larger outboard shock 3200 lbs

F.) Any Car with altered Factory Frame 3200 lbs

G.) If a car fails to make legal weight limit following a racing event, car and driver will be disqualified.

 

NOTE

A.) All Cars must have the Engine CC decal on their cars located noticeably for scale officials.

 

SPECIAL NOTE

A.) The Pure Stock division is designed to promote greater interest in stock car competition, to enable those of moderate means to participate without spending a lot of money for racing equipment. Otherwise, a competitor should enter a different class of racing.

Hobby Stock Cruiser Specifications

 

ENGINES

A.) No big blocks permitted.

B.) Header allowed classic 1 5/8 inch tube only.

C.) Guide plate allowed.

D.) Must use stock mechanical fuel pump.

E.) Hydraulic cams shafts only. Must be able to adjust to factory and maintains compression.

G.) Roller Rockers allowed.

H.) Any cast iron head, valve must be in factory location.

I.) Minimum combustion chamber size will be 60 cc.

J.) Any two plane intake.

K.) Stock crankshafts and rods as manufactured for the block used.

L.) Gasoline or Racing Gasoline only with no additives. (Cam2, Union, 76, etc.)

M.) Gasoline is subject to testing.

N.) Engine must remain in the stock position.

O.) Stock two barrel carburetors and Holly 500 2 barrel with choke horn.

P.) Venturi size will be checked with a calibrated go / no-go gauge.

Q.) Two barrel carbs. can be mounted using an adapter plate no thicker than 1 inch.

R.) Any adapter or spacer may be no more than 1inch thick.

S.) A 1 inch hole must be drilled on side of pan for inspection purposes.

T.) Flat top or inverted dome pistons only.

U.) Pistons must be at zero deck height or below the deck at top dead center.

V.) Stock Ignition, no MSD or magnetos

 

CRATE ENGINE

A.) Part # 19258602 ONLY.

B.) Stamps must be in place.

 

TIRES

A.) Street tire not over 11” wide must punch durometer reading of 66 or higher.

 

BODIES

A.) Must be a stock appearing body.

B.) All body panels must be steel.

C.) Using a stock body, all lines and bends must match OEM body.

D.) Hood must be kept in place at all times.

E.) Body sheet metal must be kept in place at all times.

F.) Stock type plastic nose will be allowed.

G.) No additional piping in front for reinforcement.

H.) All glass and lights removed.

I.) All decorative trim, door handles, chrome molding, etc. must be removed.

J.) No Plastic grills.

K.) Stock appearing spoilers allowed no higher than 4 inches.

L.) All doors must be welded shut.

M.) Motor, transmission and rear end mounts must be in original location.

 

INTERIOR

A.) Steel floor pans from front fire wall to rear fire wall.

B.) Interior should allow for easy access to driver from either side of car and be clear of material or construction methods that could cause injury to driver.

C.) Interior must be gutted of all flammable material and upholstery.

D.) Rear bottom seat cushions must be removed.

E.) Rear seat shelf must be left in as fire stop otherwise aluminum or steel type metal firewall must be mounted to separate the driver’s compartment from the trunk.

F.) No mirrors or 2 way radios.

G.) Steering column must remain in stock location right to left and front to back.

H.) No steering quickeners of any kind.

I.) Pedals must be in or close to stock location.

J.) No extending the pedals rearward.

K.) Driver seat should be in the same location as original.

L.) Seat with seat belt and approved shoulder harness is required.

M.) Seat belts are to be no older than 36 months.

N.) Fire extinguisher within reach of the driver and safely mounted is mandatory.

O.) No fluid reservoirs, tanks or radiators in driver’s compartment

 

FRAMES

A.) Must remain stock and to factory specifications

B.) Suspension components must remain as manufactured by the auto manufacturer for the body being used.

C.) No adding of any suspension components from different makes or years.

D.) No more than one spring per wheel and in original location.

E.) Coil springs must have a pig tail on at least one end.

F.) Springs can be no shorter than 11 inches and no smaller than 5 ½ inches in diameter.

G.) Spring rates can be split.

H.) No weight jacks.

I.) If a car is used that is manufactured without a full frame, frame must be tied together.

J.) Stock or stock appearing shocks only.

K.) Shocks must be steel and have stock type mounts.

L.) With Weight Jacks, must be made stock height and welded all adjuster gone.

 

ROLL CAGE

A.) Must have a full six-point roll cage.

B.) Roll cage must be welded 360 degrees with gussets and welded to frame.

C.) A minimum of four (4) bars must be used in the driver’s door.

D.) Passenger side must have two or three horizontal bars.

E.) Each bar must be a minimum of one and one-half (1 1/2) in. diameter with a minimum thickness of ninety-five thousands inch (.095).

F.) Two bars can extend into engine compartment and trunk area

G.) Roll cage should be padded around areas where driver may come in contact.

H.) All doors must be welded shut.

 

WHEELS

A.) 15 x 8 steel racing wheels only are permitted with a 3 inch offset on all four corners.  NO bead locks are permitted.

B.) Reinforcing of wheels, especially the right front is mandatory.

C.) Oversize lug nuts are required.

D.) No “hung style” racing pedals.

 

TRANSMISSION AND REAR END

A.) Lock Rear or welded permitted.

B.) 9” Fords Allowed.

C.) All factory manual transmissions legal.

D.) Transmission must remain stock and must match the make and model of the car (i.e. Ford/Ford, GM/GM, Chrysler/Chrysler, etc.).

E.) Must have a working torque converter.

F.) Transmission must shift through all gears starting out in drive and will be checked.

G.) Must have factory style single disk clutch and blow proof (must have inspection hole).

 

ENGINE LOCATION

A.) It needs to be in the original location from stock.

 

FUEL CELL

A.) Thirty-two gallon maximum safety approved fuel cell in a twenty (20) gauge steel box supported by two (2) one-eighth inch (1/8”) by two inch (2”) steel straps top and bottom to safely secure fuel cell.

B.) All fuel cells must be mounted securely in trunk area of car.

C.) Fuel line should run under floor of car.

D.) If fuel line runs through interior, it must be encased and sealed at both ends.

E.) Bottom of fuel cell can be no lower than the bottom of frame rails.

F.) Fuel shall be subject to testing at any time.

 

DRIVE SHAFT

A.) The drive shaft must be a minimum of two inches (2”) in diameter.

B.) All drive shafts must be painted white.

C.) Only one drive shaft is permitted.

D.) A minimum of one (1) driveshaft hoop / sling must be fastened securely to the frame. It is recommended that two (2) driveshaft hoops / slings be used.

E.) NO aluminum

F.) Steel ONLY

 

BRAKES

A.) Standard production brake components only.

B.) No brake bias or balance bar allowed.

C.) Brakes must work on all 4 wheels at all times.

D.) No driver controlled brake adjusters.

 

WEIGHT LIMIT

A.) A minimum weight limit is in effect.

B.) This weight limit is with driver at the finish of the race without adding fuel.

C.) The weight limit is 3000 pounds for 366 cu in and Smaller and 3300 pounds for 366 cu in and larger.

D.) NO WEIGHT LIMIT FOR CRATE ENGINES.

E.) If a car fails to make the legal weight following a racing event, car and driver will be disqualified.