PGARA'S Mandate

PGARA's mandate is to provide and place where safe and responsible racing can take place first and foremost. In both facilitating and offering this to our Members, we have an additional goal to present to our fans a great event in a well prepared facility. The Directors believe this is essential to fans long term support and growth. We want the experience at PGARA to be entertaining, while offering the spectator as many services and amenities as we can. This will support the mandate of increasing spectator attendance to double or triple present levels. PGARA is driven by both the evolution of its classes and the facilities that we presently have and make changes in the best interests of progression of racing in western Canada. As the association grows, the demand for improvements and promotion has been the forefront of challenges for the organization. Where the 'not for profit' advantage of the facility puts money back into the track, the Board of Directors work to ensure the income of the track has a corporate attitude.

 

Volunteers

Prince George race enthusiasts volunteer their time and effort to assist in the normal operation of the facility. Many of these volunteers have been with the association for many years and have contributed greatly to the maintenance and care of the track. Race days provide a number of responsibilities that are filled by Directors and Volunteers. Flag person, gate keepers, spotters, and more including the Emergency crew will keep PGARA at the top of its game.

 

Goals

Dedicated to provide Safe Responsible Racing in a Professional and entertaining format.

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to enter for any purpose any RESTRICTED AREA (herein defined as including but not limited to the racing surface, pit areas, infield, burnout area, and all walkways, concessions and other areas appurtenant to any area where any activity related to the event shall take place), or being permitted to compete, officiate, observe, work for, or for any purpose participate in any way in the event, THE UNDERSIGNED, for himself, his personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin acknowledges, agrees, and represents that he has, or will immediately upon entering any of such restricted areas, and will continuously thereafter, inspect such restricted areas and all portions thereof which he enters and with which he comes in contact, and he does further warrant that his entry upon such restricted area or areas and his participation, if any, in the event constitutes an acknowledgment that he has inspected such restricted area and that he finds and accepts the same as being safe and reasonably suited for the purposes of his use, and he further agrees and warrants that if, at any time, he is in or about restricted areas and he feels anything to be unsafe, he will immediately advise the officials of such and will leave the restricted areas.
HEREBY RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE the promoter, participants, racing association, sanctioning organization of any subdivision thereof, track operator, track owner, officials, car owners, drivers, pit crews, any persons in any restricted area, promoters, sponsors, advertisers, owners and lessees of premises used to conduct the event and each of them, their officers and employees, all for the purposes herein referred to as "releases", from all liability to the undersigned, his personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or demands therefore on account of injury to the person or property or resulting in death of the undersigned, whether caused by the negligence of the releases or otherwise while the undersigned is in or upon the restricted area, and/or competing, officiating in, observing, working for, or for any purpose participating in the event.
HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE AND HOLD HARMLESS the releases and each of them from any loss, liability, damage or cost they may incur due to the presence of the undersigned in or upon the restricted area or in any way competing, officiating, observing, or working for, or for any purpose participating in the event and whether caused by the negligence of the releases or otherwise.
HEREBY ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND RISK OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE due to the negligence of releases or otherwise while in or upon the restricted area and/or while competing, officiating, observing, or working for, or for any purpose participating in the event.
THE UNDERSIGNED expressly acknowledges and agrees that the activities of the event are very dangerous and involve the risk of serious injury and/or death and/or property damage. The undersigned further expressly agrees that the foregoing release, waiver, and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the province or state in which the event is conducted and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.


THE UNDERSIGNED HAS READ AND VOLUNTARILY SIGNS THE RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, and further agrees that no oral representations, statements or inducements apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made.

If it doesn't say you can, then you can't do it, All classes!!

RUNNING RULES…

No one is allowed on track until the following conditions are met:

  • Fire equipment is on hand and ready for use.
  • Tow truck and driver is ready (except during practice)
  • Permission from pits is granted.
  • Helmets, goggles, driving gloves and driving suit must be worn.
  • Cars must have been safety checked and passed as listed in rulebook.
  • Anyone wanting to practice must have a member of the Board of Directors present and have signed the waiver before going out onto the track.
  • A driver must be a current member to practice.

If any car has any mechanical problem, the driver is to move off the racing surface (into the gravel). If they do not, they will be black flagged, at the flagman's discretion.
Cars will get two timed laps. If a car spins out, stops, or pulls into the pits he may return for one more lap only.
Any car spinning out in the first lap will result in a restart. Only one restart per race. Second restart will be single file.
In the event of a stoppage during a race, cars will line up in a double file with leader out front on back straight according to the last completed lap shown on the lap sheets. Cars involved in an accident or a spin out shall start at the rear.
No race will be stopped because of an accident unless the officials deem it necessary.
Yellow flag laps will not be counted as running laps.
Any car stopping due to mishap and not driven immediately to starting position shall be considered as involved in an accident. Starter's decision is final.
Intentional running in the infield will result in disqualification from the event. An event is one single race, not the day's events.
Intentional blocking or chopping, nerfing will result in disqualification from the event. An event is one single race, not the day's events.
Permission must be granted by pit boss and/or starter before any practice at intermission.
All cars must have numbers neatly decaled or painted on the center of both doors and on the center of the roof minimum 20” high. All numbers must contrast to body paint. Numbers must be readable day or night from the timing booth.
Points are awarded to the car number that is registered at the pit gate for the day's race. There will be no interchanging of numbers during the day's program.
PROTEST: Protest forms are submitted to the Pit Boss along with $150.00 cash to protest top end of motor, and additional $150.00 cash to protest bottom end. Protests are only valid if they are made during the day's events or within one half-hour after day's program. Any competing driver may protest any car once per race day, and specify any two items. The protest fee is to be forfeited to protested driver if the car is found legal. Only drivers who have competed in the day's events may protest.
The executive will designate tear down personnel.
Being found guilty of running illegally, the offending car will lose all points for that day. Being found guilty of second offense at any future race during the season, the offending car will lose all points gained to that point, any points that day may also be suspended.
No cars are to be removed from speedway grounds for 30 minutes after completion of the day's program. Any car leaving the track will lose its points for the day, unless special permission has been given.
In main events only car starters change starting positions for any reason deemed necessary. Decisions are final and not to be disputed. Rookies, meaning any person who has never oval raced in that class before, must start at the rear of the pack for the first 3 race meets; they will not receive passing points.
Tech-man's decision can only be appealed and possibly overruled by official protest to PGARA.
All cars must be self-starting.
Cars may only enter or re-enter race during yellow flag and (or) at the discretion of the flag person.
In order to receive points for a race, the car must take the first green flag of the race.
Any car is subject to inspection at anytime.
If any car ignores the black flag for 3 laps, the offending car will be deleted from lap count system.
If a driver is unavailable to time in his car, he can make arrangements to have someone else time in his car and race it, until he can make it to the racetrack. Upon arrival at the racetrack, the driver is to inform the pit gate. The timing booth MUST BE NOTIFIED that someone other than the driver is timing in his car!
ALL CLASSES – DO NOT GRIND PART NUMBERS OFF! ANYTHING NOT COVERED TO REMAIN STOCK NO UNWRITTEN RULES SHALL APPLY. IF IN DOUBT, OR FOR ANYTHING NOT COVERED, REFER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

POINTS AND PAYOUTS

Any car not qualifying does not receive passing points TIME TRIAL POINTS Number of cars will determine the total number of points for qualifying, the faster qualifier getting the same number of points as there are cars. Cars will receive one point diminishing down to the last place qualifier getting 1 point. Ties: the first car to have timed in receives faster qualifying position.


DASHES AND HEATS

Dashes receive the same number of points as the heats. Numbers of cars starting will determine number of points. 1st place will receive the same number as cars starting, each position thereafter diminishing by one point.


MAINS

After the main event top three cars must go directly to scales. Refer to timing booth per class to identify the the top three (3) finishers, if necessary. Finishing points are number of cars x2 Diminishing by 2 points by finishing order Passing points are 1 per position gained.


FLAG RULES

Any driver who does not obey the Flag Rules will be subject to disqualification and/or fined. Light signals are also used; drivers should have a definite understanding concerning signals and flags before the race.

GREEN FLAG:

Start of race, or qualifying lap.

YELLOW FLAG:

Caution, go slow, single file, hold position. No passing. Not allowed to race to yellow flag. Drivers are responsible for line up after yellow flag.

RED FLAG:

Danger! Come to controlled stop.

BLACK FLAG:

Go to pit at once for consultation.

WHITE FLAG:

One lap to go.

CHECKERED FLAG:

End of race or qualifying lap.

BLUE WITH YELLOW STRIPE:

Lapped car: Move to inside of racetrack.

If a caution flag waves during the final lap, a restart will be done as a Green, white, checkered flag format

TRACK RULES

A current membership card must be shown when entering pit gate. Persons must be 14 years or older to be a member and enter the pits. MUST BE 16 TO DRIVE Street stock OR 14 to drive a MINISTOCK or HORNET. Any persons with no circle track racing experience must attend a mandatory 2 practice sessions and have 2 BOD signatures to race.
No splitting of classes with 30 or less cars. Six cars make a class. Five cars or less can time in, run a dash, heat and a main (with the same number of laps as the heat). May also run in another class's main event if other class allows. No trophies.
The BOD May at any time, revoke a persons driving privilege if they are deemed to be a danger to themselves or fellow drivers.
All participants must be members and must sign Waiver before entering Pit Area. Pit pass must be displayed in a conspicuous place on his/her person. PGARA recommends that all entering pit area have MEDICAL COVERAGE.
All teams must be clothed in uniform apparel with matching shirts, pants, and or coveralls. No shorts, tank tops or open toe footwear allowed in pits.
The track reserves the right to reject any person applying for pit entry or to refund pit fee, and to eject any person whomsoever from the pits.
Any club member permitting the use of his membership card by anyone other than himself may be fined or barred from the track.
Anyone under a doctor's care or on compensation or drawing sick benefits from any source must make his condition known and a decision will be made by track officials as to his admissibility.
Anyone acting in any way to the detriment of the track, club or racing in general will not be allowed on track property.
No pit person or non-official in the pit area will be allowed on the track, infield, or track exit or entrance during any race event. Unless with permission from an official.
Cars will park as directed by the pit boss. One tow vehicle and trailer allowed in the pits per car, all other vehicles must be removed. Enclosed trailers, which obstruct the vision of safety officials and spectators, must be removed before the start of the race.
Drivers will alert themselves and read the blackboard in order to be ready when called to line up. If not there when called, a driver may lose their position and may be deleted from entire program for the day.
Cars must be lined up in correct position and ready to move out of the pits before the previous event is completed.
Changes in drivers and sponsors must be reported to pit gate or pit worker at board BEFORE EVENT STARTS.
Pit boss is in charge of all cars while in pits. Once on track they are under the starter's direction until re-entering the pit.
Cars entering the pits must proceed directly to their pit stall and not stop in pit driveway, thereby blocking cars in the rear from entering pits or clearing track.
A car having mechanical trouble or impeding traffic must move to the pit or infield. Any driver who blows an engine or a tire must immediately leave the track surface.
Tow trucks are for track use only and will not be required to lift cars for tire changes or repairs. This is the responsibility of the car's pit crew.
Speeding or spinning wheels in pits will not be tolerated and will be considered a serious offense, subject to a fine / suspension. SPEED LIMIT MAX 5MPH.
INTOXICANTS: The use of intoxicants by a driver, car owner, pit person or track official on the day of a race is strictly forbidden up to the end of the race meet. Violators will be immediately excluded from the course by track officials. Penalty will be an automatic fine and/or suspension for two race meets. Drinking in the pits by any member or person will cause the person to be taken from the pits immediately.
CAUSING A DISTURBANCE: Any driver, car owner, or pit person who at any time or place causes a disturbance or uses improper language before the public is subject to a fine and or suspension from pits and or club activities.
Any drivers or pit crew harassing track officials or volunteer workers will be given a fine (to be paid before next race day). Upon receiving the third fine you will load up your car immediately and leave the racetrack. Any driver or car incurring more than one fine on race day, the second fine should be issued by a different track official.
After three fines, car will be parked for one race day.
Slow cars start at the front, fast at the rear determined on qualifying times. No inverted starts.
Anyone going onto track or across track during a race meet will be suspended, and his car will lose all points for that day or will be fined, unless special permission is granted by Pit Boss or Starter. Any pit crew or driver going onto the track to attend a car before a track official is at the scene could have his car parked for the day.
All present are required to attend pit drivers meeting when called. Any driver present in the pits and not attending will be fined.
Anyone using a fire extinguisher must report with used extinguisher to the pit boss so that used extinguisher may be suitably marked. Due to crowding in the pit area, the number of persons on any car's pit crew will be limited to five persons, including driver.
Anyone blocking the movement of safety vehicles and tow trucks will be fined.
Tow trucks must be parked in designated areas only.
No littering in pits. Cars responsible will be fined. All teams will be found responsible for their pit.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF DRIVERS: Drivers will be responsible for the conduct and dress of their pit crew and responsible for any fines incurred. Any fines incurred to be paid before next race meet.
Any stopping on track due to mechanical or otherwise, the driver must remain in car with helmet and belts ON until pit official advises otherwise.
All interpretations of the rules shall be decided at the executive level. No unwritten rules shall apply. All complaints shall be in writing in the form of a letter to PGARA.

Fundamental Rules for Drivers

The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events to establish minimum acceptable requirement for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all PGARA events, and, by participating in these events, all PGARA members are deemed to have complied with these rules. No express 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 participants, spectators, or others.
Racing is a sport, but a good sport is made up of men and women. Racing has no place for the trouble makers, or those who can see nothing but wrong, believing that every action of the officials is directed at them, and that rules are made only to break. This man or woman has no place in the racing sport and should be left at the entrance gate of all racetracks.
Enter here, into The PGARA, those we can trust, honor and respect. People we would welcome into our homes. This book should be studied by all members, and then we may avoid many unnecessary misunderstandings.
We adopted these rules, regulations and specifications with the thought in mind that every competitor is entitled to a fair chance in the most exciting of all competitive sports, "Auto Racing."
Racing is a good sport. Many, many grinding hours, days and weeks can be put into a machine and getting it to the race track. Seeing it go around the track once and all the many hours of work are forgotten and fulfillment is met.
This is racing, as it should be. Regardless of the hardships, monies and joys, racing will continue. We hope every one of you continue in the sport. We will be there in some capacity.

SAFETY RULES

All safety rules are to be obeyed. The PGARA representatives may implement further rules as deemed necessary. The Board of Directors committee has final authority.
  1. New helmet regulations – each driver must a current Snell Foundation SA rated helmet. Rates are updated every five years only the current and previous rating will be accepted (eg. In 2016, the 2015 and 2010 ratings are allowed, in 2020 only the 2020 and 2015 will be allowed).
    Full face helmets strongly recommended, open acceptable with CSA approved safety eye wear.
  2. All classes must wear approved driving suits, gloves, footwear, pit crew coveralls and car uniforms. SFI rating for single layers (3.2a-1), BOD recommends a rating of 3.2a-5 or better.
  3. Window net on the driver's side window mandatory. This net must be removable and an approved safety window net. (No homemade window nets) .
  4. All cars must have safety belts, minimum 5 point harness, 10 years old or newer, and subject to tech approval.
  5. Neck Braces mandatory in all classes, it is strongly recommended have and use HANS device or equivalent.
  6. Board of director approved racing seat in all classes.
  7. A full 4 point roll cage, 3 door bars each side, front and rear hoops allowed, seat and seatbelts must be attached to roll cage, minimum tubing size 1.75" diameter, .095 wall thickness, all roll cage must be welded to frame or mounted to a plate that is minimum 1/4" plate steel 6"x 6" square and bolted on or welded to floor boards and door sills and or unibody frame of car using 1/2" bolts and big washers. No limits to roll cage to protect yourself. Plating driver side door bars.
  8. All flammable material to be removed (stock dash optional).
  9. Full firewall and floor pan must remain stock.
  10. Easy entrance and exit from driver compartment.
  11. ALL DOORS must be welded shut.
  12. All glass must be removed except the windshield.
  13. A full windshield or Lexan shield on driver's side with a safety bar securely fastened from the roof to the cowl in the center of the windshield opening, minimum ½" O.D.
  14. Bars must be safety padded in the driver's compartment, steering wheel center to be padded as well.
  15. Bumpers must be stock and capped to body.
  16. Radiator must have over flow catch can with a minimum 1 litre capacity.
  17. At least 2 hood and trunk pins with 2" flat washers.
  18. All cars must have a fully charged chemical fire extinguisher, of at least 2.5 pounds, mounted securely within the driver's reach. This extinguisher must be mounted on a metal bracket (extinguishers can not be taped to roll bars).
  19. No sheet metal screws allowed.
  20. Use of antifreeze is not allowed.
  21. Fuel lines must be passed by Safety Committee.
  22. Batteries within roll cage secured, covered with rubber and passed by Safety Committee.
  23. Drive shaft sling made of strap steel installed behind the front "U" joint, within the front third of the drive shaft.
  24. A skid plate installed on the right front lower "A" frame. A used brake shoe is recommended.
  25. Water cans must be painted BLUE, gas cans painted RED.
  26. Ignition switch removed and a pull-on push-off type switch is to be installed within easy reach on right hand side of driver, clearly labeled "IGNITION SWITCH".

IF IN DOUBT, OR FOR ANYTHING NOT COVERED, REFER TO THE PGARA DIRECTORS

SEAT BELTS MUST LOOK LIKE THIS

Floor mount hardware on the ends of the lap belt that attaches your belt assembly to the floor must be mounted in the vertical position. When using this type of hardware for any reason, shoulder harnesses or belts must be mounted vertically.
Any car involved in an accident must be checked by the Safety Committee or pit boss before it will be allowed to run in the following race event. All accident damage is to be repaired before the next race meet.

Techman for PGARA Aaron Conn - 250-617-0345 or Check PGARA website for futher Contacts

Northern Outlaw 4 Running rules


These rules are adapted from the official Northern Outlaw 4 rulebook. If any discrepancies between their official rulebook and these rules, their rulebook will be considered the correct version. PGARA is not responsible for enforcing these rules. Any suggestions for additions, omissions, or clarifications of these rules please direct to Steve Jackson and/or Mike Staniforth.

Preface

These rules were not written for the betterment of any one car, chassis or engine. Any variation from these rules must receive prior written approval form the technical committee. Based on reasonable fact, the technical committee may recommend adjustments to these rules to level the competition. The majority of adjustments will be made with the addition or removal or required race weight.
No express or implied warranty of safety shall be taken from publication or compliance with these rules or regulations. They are intended as a guide reflecting acceptable standard by the membership or the cub, and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator, or Official.
Technical committee may permit minor deviation, impose further restriction and with discretion provide interpretation and deviation that in their opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable standard and provide qeuality of competition. Their decision is final.


Compliance/Declaration

Required

  1. An owner shall declare to the technical committee:
    1. Stock wheelbase with a full suspension from a
      single model of vehicle or designation of a Mixed wheelbase selecting one of the stock wheelbases from one of the source vehicles when using a combination of front or rear clips in a mixed suspension.
    2. Engine by make and series, (original source may be requested), and displacement in cc's
    3. Body model/style and year
  2. Body, suspension/pan/frame and engine are to be from a single OEM manufacturer
Proof
  1. At any time, an Owner may be required to prove compliance with these rules, by physical proof or written documentation, consisting of:
    1. Original manufacturers data sheets and diagrams showing reference data.
    2. OEM or after market parts data, technical data from recognized repair firms/support companies.
    3. Matching vehicle parts that can be measured.
    4. Written approval of deviation by the technical. committee.

Eligibility


Allowed

Parts Sources – Bodies, chassis, and pans, suspension components, engines and transmissions are to be sources from a 4 cylinder, minimum 4 passenger (forward facing seats) vehicles originally intended for sale in North America (except where otherwise noted in the rules).
Prohibited
Wagons, vans, t-roof or soft top cars, compact utility vehicles, independent frames (truck), all wheel or 4 wheel drives, 4 wheel steering.
Variation
Except for safety, fuel and cage construction rules, cars registered in 2011 or 2012 race seasons and in full compliance with the rules of the time are grandfathered under the rules for 2 years. All other cars must be updated to the new rule book.

Body


Required
  1. Removal, all interior flammable material, glass windows and operators, door latches(doors to be welded or bolted shut, or replaced with door skin), redundant wiring harness, door, hood and deck latches and hinges, exterior trim and mouldings, lights and lenses and support assemblies.
  2. Lexan windshield, minimum 1/8” thickness, if no center bar is provided in cage, back up with a ½ “ x 1/8 “ bar or ½ “ diameter tube securely mounted.
  3. All exposed metal edges to be rolled or suibably finished for safety.
  4. Soft nose bumper skins, tailpieces, feathering smoothly to body lines, securely mounted with contact point at 16” ride height.
  5. Bumpers not to extend more than 32” at contact point beyond tires at front and 38” behind tires at rear.
  6. Top of rear tread to be contained within body line by either extending fenders or providing rigid fender extension.
  7. Body supports to be constructed of small diameter round tubing. No angle or square tube.
  8. All body components tare to be fastened securely by smooth faced mechnical fasteners (exposed fasteners should be pan head bolts or rivets)
  9. Silhouette of declared body to be maintained from top of front bumpers to top of rear bumper. Rear of car to be enclosed. Sunroofs to be removed and enclosed.
  10. Finished body to present smooth non sagging suface at any point where body contact may be expected.
  11. Paint schemes to be contrasting tasteful graphics suitable to the class and visible in darkness.
  12. Car number to be 12” high on both doors, 18” high on roof and 4” high on the front/rear of car in contrasting colour, sharp edges.
  13. Top 5” of windshield to be left for series sponsor.
  14. Displacement cc's and required race weight 2” high on upper left fender/hood
  15. Car to be maintained and repaired between races (except for consecutive races)
  16. Removaable panels (hood and deck lid) are to be easily removable for emergency crews by use of hood pins or Dzus style fasteners not requiring specialized tools.
Allowed
  1. Removal; gutting of doors, trunk and deck lids, door posts, firewall above vertical upturns, wheel wells, interior liners and miscellaneous panels, to achieve a single layer body skin and floor pan.
  2. Removal of body skin and replacement with fibreglass body skins, or portions of skin.
  3. Street style ground effects, air dams and splitters securely mounted, 3” minimum height above ground if solid/metal and no minimum height if flexible (bumper skin, rubber, etc). Air dams and splitters not to extend more than 3” in front of bumper or outside body lines on side.
  4. Wings or spoilers, street styled, factory or similar design appropriate to car, rigidly mounted not to extend outside deck sides, beyond bumper or above roof. All wings and spoilers to be approved by tech committee. Maximum face dimension 12” wing, 8” spoiler.
  5. Body swaps are allowed, wheel wells centered and car scaled to fit.
  6. Emergency repairs may consist of quick straps or tape.
  7. One non original hole in body allowed for exhaust, flush to body at surface
  8. Trimming of wheel wells for clearance, edges to be rolled and smooth.
  9. Hood scoops not higher than 1.5”. Hole on hood minimum 1” greater diameter than air cleaner.
Prohibited
  1. Removal of any portion of unibody without suitable reinforcement for structural strength.
  2. Metal bumpers.
  3. Glass, plexiglass or acrylic windshields or windows.
  4. Ram air boxes.
Variations
Currently registered bodies are grandfathered for use for a period of four years.

Driver Compartment

Required
  1. Firewall of minimum 0.020” steel sheet sealing engine compartment and fuel compartment.
  2. Installation of minimum 0.020” steel skin above driver (hoop) and door skin if fibreglass body is installed.
  3. Driver's compartment to be sealed from passage of flame, gas fumes, and exhaust fumes.
  4. Seal all holes over 1” diameter with steel sheet.
  5. Protect all penetrations through firewalls with grommets to prevent chafing, maximum penetration diameter is 1”

Cage and Frame

Required
  1. Full roll cage and door bars constructed of minimum 1 ½ “ diameter x 0.090 wall thickness seamless or electric weld rolled steel tube consisting of:
    1. Minimum roll bar with diagonal brace from top to bottom, and lower and mid spreader bars.
    2. Three horizontal drivers side door bars with two vertical door bars (top bar at top of door skin)
    3. Two horizontal passenger side door bars with two vertical door bars (top bar at top of door skin).
    4. two front vertical posts spread with a dash bar and transmission bar (transmission bar may consist of portions of existing floor pan and transmission support if restrained).
    5. Hoop (halo) bar.
  2. All connections of roll cage to be welded and gusseted with a minimum fo 2” length to each gusset leg.
  3. Front and rear braces, seat support frame and a foot bar constructed of minimum 1 ½ “ diameter x 0,060 wal lthickness seamless or electric weld rolled steel tube.
  4. Weld 1/8 “ thick steel plates to factory sheet metal (floor pans and light gauge frame rails) to allow distribution of forces when attaching roll cages and braces (minimum of 1” beyond tubing).
  5. Nose/tail pieces backed by rolled internal bumper, minimum 1 ½ “ diameter x 0.060 wall and mounted at 16” height, attached to frame clip with nested pipe or crush mounting and shear pins/bolts (1/4 “ recommended). Ends to have radius and extend 4” along side of car.
  6. Crush zone of 12” from front or rear bumer to any rigid portion of the frame. Bumpers or bodies on front wheel drives may be extended slightly to achieve this.
  7. Nested or collapsible bumper mounting is not to project more that 4: into crush zone fro a flat face on the frame.
  8. Removable Nerf (rub) rails of maximum 1” x 2” rectangular or 1.5” diameter steel tube extending to within 6” for tires, mounted at 16” height along side of body, ends turned into body and smooth, rail face to be inside tire lace.
  9. All bars except nerf bars to be constined inside body skin.
  10. Easily accessible hook up/lift points at front and rear of car. Points to be marked and labelled for emergency crews.
Recommended
  1. Windshield (Ernhardt) bar.
  2. Center Halo bar.
  3. Attachments to roll cage made by welding tabs or solid eye bolts.
  4. Additional reinforcement/cage to limit suspension mount/pan damage.
Prohibited
  1. Stock internal bumper crush panels and bumper shocks.
  2. Excessive construction of roll cage and body supports that prevents crush of external skin or presents a puncture hazard of other cars.
  3. Welding main roll cage directly to sheet metal without plates.
  4. Drilling holes in the main roll cage

Chassis & Suspension

Required
  1. Maximum wheelbase 105”.
  2. Maximum width 74” measure to outside bulge on tires.
  3. Minimum 3” ride height to any rigid portion of car, or engine. Oil pan and transmission are not to be the lowest point of cars.
  4. All suspension components must be OEM production parts from a passenger vehicle sold in North America.
  5. Floor pans must be complete from vertical upturn at front firewall to axle centerline at rear, and rocker to rocker.
  6. All components, wheel base, and mounting for suspension must match make and model of declared STOCK suspension.
  7. Any component and mount configuration may be used in a declared MIXED suspension.
  8. Spring location to match suspension declaration and component selection.
  9. Tires to club spec for season.
  10. Rims 13” or 14” diameter x maximum 7” width steel racing type.
Allowed
  1. Existing floor pans may be reinforced with minimum 1 ½ “ x 0.060 wall square tubing frame rails.
  2. Frame horns may be reinforced or replaced with minimum 1 ½ “ x 0.060 wall square tubing.
  3. All cracks or damage in floor pans to be repaired with minimum 0.020” steel sheet.
  4. Maximum of four shock absorbers, one per corner. MacPherson struts may be drilled or drained. Heim ends allowed.
  5. Non-externally adjustable, steel bodied race shocks allowed. May be rebuidable.
  6. Maximum of 4 height adjustments allowed, may be accomplished by ladder bars on leaf springs, jacking bolts on arm mounted springs, cut and t urn of torsion bars and coil over sleeves over shocks/struts.
  7. Arm and sub frame components may be fabricated to match dimension and style of OEM factory components.
  8. Strut towers may be removed and custom mounts built. MacPherson struts may be adjusted for camber and caster by relocation of top mount or use of adjustment plates.
  9. MacPherson strut lower spring cup may be repositioned by sleeve or clamped brackets.
  10. Heim ends/bump sleeves allowed on outer tie rods.
  11. Adjustable sway bars and panhard bars.
  12. Mounting points may be reinforced, slotted and elongated.
  13. Stock or OEM replacement bushings, polyurethane bushings.
  14. Aftermarket and cut OEM springs.
  15. OEM steering components from any manufacturer.
  16. Solid metallic ballast blocks allowed, minimum 10 lb securely fastened to floor pan or frame by multiple fasters and washers, painted white and labelled with car number.
Prohibited
  1. Aluminum or Coil over (threaded body) shocks, exotic racing shocks.
  2. Adjustable links and control arms.
  3. Spherical bearings or solid bushings.
  4. Drop spindles.
  5. Re-valving or change of valving of shocks at track.
  6. Any form of suspension adjustment from the driver's position.

Engines

Please check with tech for legality of engine modifications
  1. Carburated
  2. Any naturally aspirated single overhead cam 4 cylinder engines up to a maximum original factory horsepower rating of 162 HP, maximum 2449 cc original engine size.
    Required
    1. OEM production block, crank and heads, stock stroke (same manufacturer).
    2. Two barrel Carburetor not exceeding 350 cfm, 1.21” maximum venture size, with original air horn.
    3. OEM intake, may be port matched to head and carb, max 1 ½ “ depth, factory runner surfaces.
    Allowed
    1. Any engine up to a maximum of 2440 cc original displacement with increase of bore to 0.040” (1.0 mm) oversize.
    2. Smaller engines are not limited on bore oversize.
    3. Any cam and valve train, hydraulic, roller or solid.
    4. Any OEM or forged pistons.
    5. Stock or oversize valves.
    6. Multi angled valve grind, maximum 75 degree seat angle.
    7. Minor clean up of casting imperfections such as ridges and sharp corners.
    8. Multi angle valve seats.
    9. Beaming, shot peening and balancing of rods.
    10. Aftermarket steel alloy rods with solid web and beams.
    11. Any header.
    12. Compression up to a maximum of 11.0 to 1.
    13. Carburetor adapter placte and gaskets up to 2 ¼” maximum thickness.
    14. Carburator may have choke assembly removed, power valves and jets may be changed.
    15. Aftermarket ignition systems (MSD, etc) distributors and crank triggers.
    Prohibited
    1. Porting or alterations of internal cast surfaces, except as noted in #7 above.
    2. Magneto ignitions.
    3. Dry sump oil systems.
    4. Internal modifications to carburetors/metering blocks.
    5. Lightening of crankshafts/knife edging.
    Variations
    1. Engines built of various block, head, crank combinations or de-injections require prior approval by technical committee and will receive individual base weights if approved.
    2. Keith Dorton 2300 style carburetor allowed, model 0-80787-1 and metering block #134-27.
    3. Currently tagged parts are grandfathered for use of a period of two years.
  3. Fuel injected or double overhead cam
  4. Any 4 cylinder engine up to a maximum original factory horsepower rating of 162 HP
    Required
    1. All engine, air intake and fuel delivery, ignition components to remain OEM, or OEM direct replacement for declared engine. Fuel pressure to remain within factory spec.
    2. Factory wire harness including all sensors related to engine and electronic control unit.
    Allowed
    1. Engines up to a maximum of 2440 cc original displacement.
    2. Clean up of head and block surface only, max .010”.
    3. Any air cleaner.
    4. Exhaust manifold/header change subject to technical committee approval.
    5. Removal of emissions controls (EGR, EVAP, Air injection/pumps, catalytic converters).
    Prohibited
    1. Modifications of any engine or control component, or mixing of components.
    2. Increase of bore.
    3. Aftermarket electronics.
    4. Variable valve timing, variable valve lift, variable intake length (Vtech or equivalent).
  5. General these rules apply to all engines in conjunction with rules specific to engine type
  6. Required
    1. Exhaust system and muffler exiting behind drivers back, not exceeding 85 db noise level measured at 100 ft distance behind car. Also to meet track rules if more restrictive.
    2. Mechanically sealed dipsticks.
    3. Minimum 1 litre metallic radiator overflow/catch can sealed with rollover check valve.
    4. Minimum 1 litre metallic oil vent breather overflow catch can with rollover check valve (sealed system).
    5. Radiator remaining in stock location (front of engine). Mounting may be changed.
    6. Operating starter.
    Allowed
    1. Engine mounts may be reinforced or manufactured (solid).
    2. Balancing of crankshaft.
    3. Oil pan capacity may be increased.
    4. Alternators.
    Prohibited
    1. Engine setback. Engine location determined by bellhousing relation to firewall or front axle centerline.
    2. No portion of a cooling system may be installed in a drivers compartment.
    3. Lightening of crank or knife edging, non stock counterweights.
    4. Turbo or super chargers, nitrous injection.
    5. Use of antifreeze or glycol compounds.
    6. Oils and lubricants banned by track venues.
    7. Removal of any casting identification or serial numbers on engine parts, sensors and accessories.
    8. No portion of exhaust is to be exposed in driver's compartment.

Fuel

Required
  1. Fuel lines including (EFI) returns, running through drivers compartment must be enclosed in steel.
  2. Electronic fuel pumps require a shut off switch (oil pressure switch) Momentary override allowed for start up.
  3. Fuel cell designed for circle track racing, max 8 gallon size enclosed on min 22 gauge steel, securely mounted and protected by 1 ½ “ x .125” strapping or 1x1 tubing, attached to cage or frame/body.
  4. Fuel cell is to be located minimum 12” from bumper, in opposite end of car from engine, and have 10” ground clearance.
  5. Fuel cell may only be filled through a cap mounted directly on cell.
  6. Quick turn caps are to be tethered by safety cable. Metallic filler necks and cell components are to be grounded to car frame.
  7. Fuel cell vent lines must have check valves for rollover.
Allowed
  1. Automotive fuel dispensed from a retail service station (unmarked) maximum octane rating of 94.
Prohibited
  1. Aluminum lines.
  2. Rubber fuel lines under floor plan.
  3. Race fuels and home brews.
  4. Fuel filler necks.

Transmission & Driveline

  1. Standard Transmissions (OEM)
  2. Required
    1. OEM stock clutch and single disc.
    2. OEM standard transmissions.
    3. Clutch scatter shield, min .250” steel or approved conveyor belt material, minimum 180 with full driver protection.
    4. Operational first and reverse gear.
    Allowed
    1. OEM stock flywheel may be lightened and balanced, or billet steel flywheel.
    Prohibited
    1. Aluminum flywheels, ram clutches, couplers, mini clutches or multi disc clutches.
  3. Automatic transmissions (OEM)
  4. Required
    1. Operational torque converters.
    2. Sealed dipstick.
    Prohibited
    1. Electronic control alteration.
  5. Driveshaft on real wheel drives.
  6. Required
    1. OEM steel drive shaft painted white.
    2. Two drive shaft loops, min ¼” x 1” within 8” of each end of shaft.
  7. Differentials on real wheel drives.
  8. Required
    1. OEM axle/differential, solid or independent depending on construction.
    2. Breathers preventing accidental loss of lubricants (rollover protection).
    Allowed
    1. Open style or locked by welded spiders or mini spools.
    2. Rear end swaps maintaining same attachment style and configuration.
    Prohibited
    1. Quick change rear ends, functional limited slips, full spools or lockers.

Brakes

Required
  1. OEM type operational brakes required on four corners of the car.
  2. OEM stock mounts and brackets for front brake callipers.
  3. Rotors must bolt to spindle/axle hubs.
Allowed
  1. Rear brakes may be converted to disc brakes using all OEM callipers and ferrous rotors.
  2. Tilton style/proportioning dual master cylinders.
  3. Proportioning valves.
  4. Custom brackets for rear disc brake callipers.
Prohibited
  1. After market or home grooving, drilling, venting of rotors.

Electrical

Required
  1. Battery restrained in a reinforced acid proof/container securely mounted to a solid portion of the floor pan or frame in drivers compartment behind driver (unless otherwise approved by tech committee).
  2. Battery terminals are to be protected against shorting.
  3. Battery master (kill) switch mounted in a conspicuous and easily reached centered dash or tunnel position that is accessible by driver and track safety staff from both sides of car. On/Off positions to be clearly labelled.

Safety

Responsibility
  1. Each owner/driver is responsible for their own safety equipment as it pertains to condition and wear, expiry dates and suitability of use in racing events. Drivers should fully understand the limitations of protedctive ratings such as SFI ratings.
  2. Annual service checks of fire extinguishers.
  3. Installation or use of all equipment is to follow manufacturers instructions, to be kept available for inspection at all times.
Required
  1. Driving suit, SFI rated or equivalent.
  2. Helmet rated for automotive racing (current Snell or equivalent).
  3. Balaclava for non-fire rated helmets.
  4. Fireproof driving gloves.
  5. Fireproof driving shoes.
  6. Neck collar or restraint system.
  7. Five (5) point seat belt system, 3” double shoulder strap, 3” lap belt with quick release, 2” sub belt, mounted securely to cage on welded tabs and bolts, max 5 years old.
  8. Fire resistant roll bar padding on all bars within reach of the driver's limbs.
  9. Window net manufactured for racing with quick release mechanism positioned for removal by both driver and safety crews.
  10. 2 ½ lb class BC fire extinguisher in drivers compartment.
  11. 5 lb dry chemical extinguisher visible in pit area.
  12. High back (headrest) one piece aluminum racing seat.
  13. Collapse mechanism on steering shafts.
Allowed
  1. All safety equipment exceeding these minimum requirements.
Recommended
  1. Hans style neck restraint system.
  2. Sternum strap.
  3. Functional quick release on steering wheel.
  4. On board fire extinguisher systems, minimum 2 outlets, 1 to engine compartment, 1 to fuel cell area, release activation from drivers position.
  5. Aluminum leg, rib, helmet, and shoulder extensions providing further restraint/support of driver or containment seats.
  6. Fire retardant undergarments or multi layered suits.
Prohibited
  1. Any frayed, damaged/cracked or soiled safety equipment.

Communication

Allowed
  1. Radio communication between crew and driver is priviledge allowed, but may be revoked for unsportsmanlike actions.
  2. All cars are to register their radio models and frequencies with the club.

Club spec for tires:

  1. Current tire – Supplied by Finish line Hoosier 700 series 7-8” wide.
  2. Maximum of 6 new tires in season, serial number to be recorded to tech committee.
  3. Replacement of tires above the limit allowed only if damaged tire are inspected at the race event where the damage occurred and approved by the tech committee.

Car race weight and adjustments recommended by tech committee.

  1. Cars are to weight a minimum of the engine base weight combined with any appropriate additional weights added to the engine base weight and resulting in the required Car race weight.
  2. Weight additions:
    1. For an Independent rear end, add 0 lbs.
    2. For a front wheel drive car, add 0 lbs.
    3. For mixed suspension vehicles (Not single model), add 50 lbs.
    4. For fibreglass bodies, add 25 lbs.
  3. Minimum race weight with deductions/additions 1800 lbs.
  4. No car will be required to weigh more than a maximum race weight of 2500 lbs with driver.
  5. At any given time, during a sanctioned event, all cars must weigh their minimum race weight with driver.
  6. Maximum of 56% left side weight with driver.
  7. On weighing of cars, no topping off of fluids allowed. Parts lost or removed during race cannot be added to achieve weight.
  8. Weight must not be added if an instruction has been given to report to the scales. Weight may be added up to the start of main events if no instruction has been given.
  9. Weight adjustments are intended to provide a fair and equitable racing venue, but not to give advantage or penalize any one individual or class of car/engine unless it is clearly illustrated that there is an obvious advantage that needs to be addressed and that the current rules do not address.
  10. The board of directors may direct the addition of weight to cars to equalize the level of competition.
    1. No weight adjustment shall be implemented until 2 races after a major change of rule or equipment that would affect performance.
    2. At regular intervals fast lap times for events are to be reviewed to determine if a particular type of engine is at an unfair advantage over other cars in the club. The tech committee will review if a weight adjustment is required.

Engine base Weights.

Minimum car base weights are determined by the engine being used in accordance with the following list
Currently 1.0 lbs per CC of engine as recommended by members.

 


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