Steel Head Late Model Rules

RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER 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 conditions of all events and by participants in these events. All participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESS OR ILIEMPD WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for 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 specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his/her opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. NO EXPRESS OR ILIEMPD WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATIONS OF SPECIFICATION. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. Their decision is Final.

 

NO TRACTION CONTROL DEVICES OF ANY KIND! Anyone caught will be suspended for the remainder of the year. A second offense will equal a lifetime ban.

BODY

  • All cars must have tops
  • All Lucas body rules apply
  • Standard Dirt Style body required with a stock looking nose
  • Rear Deck Height maximum 39 inches, (NO Tolerance)
  • No more than 3 spoiler supports may be used
  • Wheel base 103 inches Minimum

WEIGHT

  • 2250 lbs -604/602/ Flat Tappet Sportsman Engine
  • 2300 lbs -Standard runner heads (Steel and Aluminum)
  • 2400 lbs - Raised runner Steelheads
  • 2350 lbs -CT 525 Crate
  • CT 525 MUST have 50 lbs in front of bell housing
  • NO shaft mount rocker arms
  • No spread port exhaust heads

ENGINE- CT 525 2350lbs after race 50lbs in front of bellhousing CT525 Fuel Sealed Engine ALLOWED No spread port exhaust heads CARBURETOR

  • Any 4150 series based carburetor
  • No injection
  • Carburetor spacer maximum of 2 inches (any material)

FUEL

  • Racing gasoline and E-85 ONLY
  • NO Alcohol, NO Nitrous Oxide , or other fuel additives
  • Fuel Cell : All fuel cells must be mounted inside a 20 gauge metal box, supported by two (2) 1/8 x 2" steel straps, mounted inside the protective structure of the vehicle
  • All fuel cell must have flap in top with a ball valve to keep fuel from running out if car is upside down
  • Fuel cell must have the pick up line coming from the top half of the cell.

TRANSMISSION

  • Drive train must have transmission, mounted on rear of engine
  • NO direct drive or in-boxes
  • Any Transmission, with working forward and reverse gears permitted, and must lead to one drive shaft
  • All drive shafts must be painted white or silver, and must be protected by a minimum of one safety hoop or a sling. (Carbon fiber shafts are recommended)

DRIVE SHAFT

  • Drive shaft must be a minimum of 2 inches diameter

REAR END

  • Any type of quick change rear end, No exotic materials allowed
  • Any steel or aluminum tube permitted. NO lead may be bolted to the car
  • Cars must have a full-containment racing seat utilizing a left and right halo protecting drivers side-to-side head and shoulder movement (25 pound weight penalty for cars competing without full containment seats)

SAFETY APPAREL

  • Driver must wear Fire resistant uniform meeting SFI 3.2A/5 specs and display valid SFI 3.2/5 label.
  • Each Driver should wear Fire resistant accessories that effectively cover the remaining parts of the body
  • Shoes should meet the FSI 3.3 specifications and display valid SFI 3.2/5 label.
  • Gloves and window nets ONLY if tracks requires.

HELMETS

  • Driver must wear Full face helmet, with at least a valid SA 2010 or SA 20154 Standard Snell and/or valid SFI 31.1,31.2, or 31.1 2010 label at all times on the track when competing.
  • Driver should wear helmet in accordance with the directions provided by the helmet manufacturer and/or supplier.
  • Head and Neck restraints are strongly recommended and should conform to manufacturers mounting instructions.

STRONGLY RECOMMEND THESE ITEMS

  • A Marked electrical Kill Switch and a marked fuel shut off valve in reach of driver
  • An easily accessible fire extinguisher of at least 2.5 gal FFF or Equivalent.

ANY DRIVER WHO GETS OUT OF THEIR CAR ON THE RACING SURFACE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE EVENT, AND WILL NOT BE AWARDED PRIZE MONEY OR SERIES POINTS. NO EXCEPTIONS.

PROTEST RULES

  • 500.00 dollars to pull ONE head , check bore and stroke/ cubic inch (Tech Man receives 100.00 dollars, Winner of protest receives 400.00 dollars)
  • 150.00 dollars to check Rods ( Tech Man receives 50.00 dollars Winner of protest receives 100.00 dollars)
  • 100.00 dollars to check Cam (Tech Man receives 25.00 dollars , winner of protest receives 75.00 dollars)
  • 75.00 dollars to check weights (Post race) (Tech Man receives 25.00 dollars, winner of protest receives 50.00 dollars
  • 120.00 dollars to protest a tire, PROTEST MUST BE MADE WITHIN 10 MINUTES AFTER RACE OR QUALIFYING
  • Series Tech Man can check positioned weights for accurate weight and placement.
  • ALL PROTESTS MUST BE MADE WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF RACE FINISH
  • PROTEST CAN ONLY BE MADE TO RACE DIRECTOR OR TECH MAN
  • Series reserves the right to adjust weights in interest of competition should it deem necessary
  • ALL Weights are after the race

ENGINE-STEEL/ALUMINUM HEAD

  • ALL ENGINES MUST HAVE STEEL BLOCK
  • 365 Maximum cubic inches
  • Steel/ Aluminum head Standard Runner
  • Steel Raised Runner head
  • Any Cam
  • Any Lifters
  • Any Piston . Only aluminum heads allowed will be Brodix Spec/Track 1
  • NO Titanium or Aluminum Rods
  • Any bore and stroke combination 365 cubic inches
  • All Heads can be ported
  • All engines must be naturally aspirated
  • Any Oil system
  • Any Rocker Arms
  • All Chevy heads must be 23 degree based (Angle Milled Allowed)
  • Ford heads must be 20 degree based steel head ( Angle Milled Allowed)
  • Ford Motor Sports N head Allowed
  • Ford Crate 2300lbs, must be as come from Ford
  • All Crate engines can be bored no more than 030
  • Intake- Any single four barrel intake permitted ( May port and polish)
  • Maximum engine set back no more than six (6) inches from center of top ball joint to number 1 spark plug
  • No spread port exhaust heads

ENGINE-GM CRATE

  • 602/604
  • Sealed or Unsealed MUST meet GM specifications
  • No spread port exhaust heads

ENGINE-SPORTSMAN TYPE MOTOR

  • MUST have flat tappet Cam
  • MUST be wet sump oil system rear end

SHOCKS

  • Standard Late Model Shock, limit one per wheel except Left Rear may have one in front and one in back
  • NO Shocks may be adjustable from cockpit area
  • NO Air Shocks
  • NO Shock arms on the rear

WHEELS

  • Any Aluminum wheel that is mounted by lug nuts, NO carbon fiber
  • Maximum wheel width 14 inches

TIRES

  • All four corners Hoosiers 1350 and 1600 (1600 must be shoulder plated)
  • American Racer 48 and 56 (NO ART 56 Allowed)
  • All numbers and names must remain on tire ( NO grinding off numbers and names)
  • Tire samples may be taken at any time from any car. (If taken prize money will be held pending results)- If caught with chemicals in tires loss of pay for race and eligibility for points money.

MUFFLERS

  • Only if required by track PERSONAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT SEAT BELTS
  • Car should be equipped with SFI 16.5 or SFI 16.1 approved seat belt restraint system until date of belt expiration.
  • Seat belts restraint system shall be installed in accordance with the directions of system supplier or manufacturer . It is the responsibility of the driver, to ensure his/her seat belt restraint system and all components are SFI approved and correctly installed, maintained.

SEATS

  • High-back full containment seat should be securely mounted to frame as recommended by manufacturer
  • Suitable FIA manufacturer approved Full containment seats are permitted