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

2016 STREET STOCK RULES


 

Refer to the Safety Rules for the basic building rules (Roll Cage, Bumpers, Fuel Cell, and Approved Clothing etc.)

No radios allowed in any classes.

All Cars must be stock in every aspect with the following exceptions.
When the word "stock" is used it means as it came from the factory for the particular year and model in question. This also includes replacement parts by part number. Any questions on parts need to be directed to the board of directors.

Chassis

  1. Any North American built, stock production passenger car, or pick-up truck. No station wagons, convertibles, or Corvettes. 1982 and newer Camaros or Firebirds not permitted.
  2. 70-81 Camaro and Firebird allowed with stock front clip, unibody and rear suspension and body complete only.
  3. No four wheel drive cars permitted.
  4. No four wheel independent suspensions permitted.
  5. No excessive rear movement of the stock body permitted. Only a max. of 1" from the stock body mounts tolerated.
  6. Any steel body may be run over any chassis of same make. No distortion of the body is permitted to fit the chassis. Only the movement of the wheel openings may be moved to fit the wheel base of the chassis being used.
  7. Any stock appearing nose and tail pieces allowed.
  8. Bodies must be complete and remain stock appearing. Any damaged panels must be replaced before the next race day. 22ga. sheet metal may be used for repairs, no aluminum.
  9. After market steel body panels allowed.
  10. Hood must have a min. of two but four hood pins recommended in the front to hold it down.
  11. Holes around hood pins must not exceed 5/8". Straps connecting pins to the hood or body recommended. Hoods can not be bolted shut.
  12. All cars must have front and rear bumpers. Bumpers must be strapped to fenders on all four corners to prevent hooking.
  13. Minimum 3" x 36" yellow strip on back of trunk lid or on rear bumper for all rookie drivers.
  14. Wheel wells may be radiused for tire clearance. Fender well edges must be rolled under, not out. No sharp edges.
  15. All doors must be welded or bolted shut.
  16. Rear spoilers allowed. Spoiler can not be more than 6" high. Must be bolted to the trunk lid and can not extend beyond the width of the fender. No sides, no Gurney lips. No roof wings.
  17. The interior of the car must be stripped of all flammable material. All sharp objects must be removed or folded over.
  18. Rear view mirror and a left side mirror that doesn't exceed body line allowed.
  19. Gas pedal may be modified or aftermarket. Pedals must remain in stock location. Toe hook or solid linkage recommened.
  20. Driver's compartment must be sealed off with minimum 22 ga. sheet metal, no aluminum.
  21. Stock front firewall and floor must be retained to behind driver. Passenger side of transmission hump may be removed and retinned with a min 22 gauge sheet metal. Behind driver may be removed and tinned over with a min. 22 ga. sheet metal. No Aluminum. Any discrepancies see tech man.
  22. All glass must be removed, except the following: A full windshield with two straps or tubes inside. The Earnhardt bar or strap on the outside acceptable. Outside, four stong tabs if using a glass windshield. Or if using a Lexan front windshield, Mount with 3/16 rivots spaced maximum of 6 inche spacing between rivots.
  23. Pick-up trucks must have lexan rear window or tin cover over truck box.

Wheel Base

  1. Cars must be a min. of 108" wheel base. Frames over 108" wheel base may only be shortened in the straight, middle section to achieve 108" wheel base.
  2. Reinforcing the frame, such as boxing or adding an "X" brace is recommended.
  3. Fords may run a min. 104" wheel base on the 1984 to 1988 T-Birds and Cougars only. Must retain the original suspension that came with that car. No newer Mustangs permitted.
  4. All unibody cars must have sub frames tied together. Minimum of 2” x 3” 0.120” steel tubing recommended.
  5. Wheel base must be within 1 inch variation right to left side (strictly enforced).
  6. A chain or eye front and back of car for lift and towing recommended.

Engines

  1. The engine must be the same manufacturer as the frame and body (GM frame, GM body, GM engine, etc.).
  2. The engine must be in the stock forward location and in the centerline of the car without altering the frame. May use aftermarket or modified/fabricated mounts.
  3. NO ALTERATIONS TO THE FRAME IS PERMITTED FOR FUEL PUMP OR EXHAUST MANIFOLD CLEARENCE.
  4. Small block engines only maximum engine size GM- 350, Ford 351, Chrysler 360 plus max. .060" overbore permitted. Must use stock block “Stock replacement” aftermarket crank and rods will be allowed. Part numbers to follow. Contact tech man for details.
  5. All crate engines must comply with all of the engine rules!
  6. Stock distributor and stock design ignition parts only.
  7. A Rochester 2 barrel carburetor for all manufacturers on a stock cast iron 2 barrel intake manifold. Removal of the choke assembly is allowed. The choke horn stays. Holley jets permitted.
  8. Stock style mechanical water pumps only. No electric water pumps permitted.
  9. NO antifreeze allowed in coolant.
  10. No porting or polishing of heads or intake.
  11. Max. 1" spacer between carb and intake manifold. Maximum of two (2) ¼" gaskets. Total allowed height ½". Spacer and gasket combined height not to exceed 1½” .
  12. Two throttle return springs mandatory. Fuel filters must be steel, no plastic or glass allowed.
  13. Air cleaner mandatory. Any size filter. Open topped air box exiting to cowl permitted. Ram tubes or ducting allowed.
  14. Rear opening hood scoops allowed.
  15. GM engines - Max. 1.94" intake valve and 1.50" exhaust valve. No angle plug, Bow-tie, Vortec.
  16. Ford engines- Stock Cast iron heads only. No 4bbl. Cleveland or GT-40 heads.
  17. Chrysler engines- Stock cast iron heads, No W-2 heads.
  18. All heads must use stock diameter valve springs with no alterations to the spring pocket.
  19. Absolutely no modifications to cylinder heads, such as porting, polishing, port matching; roller rockers or angle milling.
  20. Must be maximum 1.5 rocker ratio.
  21. G.M. double Bump heads allowed.
  22. Screw in studs are allowed. No guide plates.
  23. Stock style steel rockers only.
  24. No roller rockers or roller tipped rockers permitted.
  25. No roller lifters allowed.
  26. No stud girdles allowed.
  27. Any flat tappet, hydraulic or solid camshaft allowed as long as the 1.5 rocker ratio remains. No mushroom or roller cams.
  28. Two (2) or four (4) valve relief flat topped pistons only. Must be stock appearing. Cast, Hypereutectic, or forged pistons allowed. No light weight, thin walled wrist pins. Pistons must run one piece 5/64 inch thick top ring and second ring. Rule does not apply to standard bore dished piston short blocks. Part numbers to follow. Contact tech man for details.
  29. Piston clearance to be minimum .000 below deck.
  30. Any wet sump oil pan allowed that does not sit lower than the cross member. No crank scrapers.
  31. After market vibration damper and pulleys allowed.
  32. Stock production cast iron exhaust manifolds only allowed. No Corvette 2.5" center dump manifolds permitted.

  33. Spec headers allowed:
    • SCH-185 72-87 Malibu/Monte/GP/Cutlass/Regal.
    • SCh-185M 70-81 Camaro same as 185, but fits stock manual clutch linkage. “One tube on right side may be altered to clear upper A-arm”
    • SCH-115 67-69 Camaro/68-74 Chevy 2-Nova.
    • SCH-165 70-81 Camaro/75-79 Nova/64-77 Chevelle/72-77 Monte.
    Other headers allowed as long as it matches or is less than the above header specifications.
    If you run these headers in 2016, a 100 lb weight penalty will be applied. This will not be applied to the Tri-Cities race day in 2016.
  34. All cars must have mufflers. H-pipes allowed, No X-pipes.
  35. The pipes may pass through the drivers’ compartment as long as they are shielded from the driver with 22ga sheet metal. The firewall and passenger floorboards may be altered only enough for the mufflers/piping to fit.
  36. All cars must have working starters, no push starting.
  37. Radiator must mount in front of the engine. Aluminum radiators allowed.
  38. Radiator must have a minimum 2 litre overflow catch can.
  39. Electric fans permitted. Fan must have an ON/OFF switch and be fused.
  40. No electric fuel pumps

Suspension

  1. Front and rear suspension must mount in the stock locations with no alterations. No Camaro/Firebird front clips allowed on any other car except total stock unibody, rear suspension and body Camaro or Firebird.
  2. No aluminum suspension or steering components permitted.
  3. The upper control arm shaft called "The Problem Solver" is allowed.
  4. Also, upper control arms may be of the tubular design, but must remain in stock location, and have the part numbers listed below, or equivalent;
    Metric cars:
    • Keyser/Port City 100-06-0800 RHS-1 8” Right, non slotted shaft
    • Keyser/Port City 100-06-0820 LHS-1 8.5” Left, non slotted shaft
    • Or
    • ALL57830 Right hand with steel cross shaft
    • ALL57831 Left hand with steel cross shaft
    • ALL57832 Right hand with aluminum cross shaft
    • ALL57833 Left hand with aluminum cross shaft
    Camaro & Nova
    • Lefthander 001-687 8¾” right – non slotted
    • Lefthander 001-695 9½” left – non slotted
    Or equivalent, subject to tech approval. All part numbers must remain intact, alterations or removal of part number, makes the part illegal.
  5. Upper control arm mounts can not be moved to gain camber.
  6. Rear trailing arms may be boxed, mounts may not be altered on frame or trailing arms.
  7. No Panhard bars.
  8. All cars must have a skid plate under the right front control arm. This plate must be lower than the brake rotor.
  9. Steel control arm and trailing arm bushings permitted. Trailing arms may have bottoms boxed for reinforcement.
  10. One shock per wheel. Heim-end shocks allowed. Front shocks may be relocated outside A-arm. Rear shocks to be mounted in stock location. Racing shocks permitted. No aluminum, adjustable or rebuildable shocks permitted.
  11. Racing springs may be used.
  12. Spring spacers allowed but no metal wedges in springs. Rear weight jacks allowed.
  13. Lowering blocks allowed on leaf springs. Rear leaf spring sliders permitted. Rear mounted only. Leaf springs must mount the original way they came from the factory.
  14. Minimum 6” ground clearance to the bottom of the frame rails. Uni-bodies measured at the door sill, with a secondary reference point of 4” at the bottom of the sub-frame where it mounts to the floor. Measurements taken with the driver in the car.
  15. Stock front steering components (idler arms, steering box, tie rods, drag link, etc.) Aftermarket centerlink for metric cars allowed.
    • AFCO #30271 improved geometry centerlink (only one allowed). Part number must
      remain intact.
  16. A bigger or heavy duty type steering box may be used if it bolts to the stock location.
  17. After market fabricated steering column recommended.
  18. Bigger front spindles allowed but MUST BE OEM. No aftermarket spindles allowed. No OEM drop spindles permitted.
  19. Steel or heavy duty rotor required on the right front. P/N AFCO 9850-6501.
  20. Sway bars must be OEM and must mount in the stock location. Front sway bar can only be adjustable at the control arm mounting point.
  21. Car must weigh NO LESS THAN 3200 LBS. at any time, with driver.
  22. Lead ballast must be bolted to the frame or cage with two ½" bolts and lock nuts (Double nuts is acceptable alternative). All ballast must be painted white with your number clearly visible. All ballast must be visible to tech. inspector.
  23. Weight allowance 55% Left side max., 47% Rear max., with driver all day.

Tires/Wheels

  1. Must use a heavy duty racing type wheel. No stock rims permitted.
  2. Wheels can not exceed 8" in width.
  3. No aluminum rims.
  4. Aftermarket wheel studs and nuts recommended.
  5. The tire and rim shall not extend more than 4" outside the body.
  6. Max. 2" wheel offset.
  7. AR P265 or Hoosier 970. No tire softeners.
  8. Four (4) new tires allowed for first race day. Must be stamped by tech man. One (1) new tire allowed on each subsequent race day.
  9. No wheel spacers allowed.

Drive Line

  1. Must have driveshaft hoop.
  2. Drive shaft must be painted white with car number clearly visible on it.
  3. No aluminum drive shafts permitted.

Roll Cage

  1. All cages will be teched. Cages must be securely welded to the frame and/or floor of the car. Minimum roll bar thickness is 1.5" diameter, 1.25" wall thickness or 1.75" diameter, .095" wall thickness.
  2. There must be four door bars on the driver's side and three on the passenger side. Driver's door bars must be tinned to protect the driver, minimum of 20 gauge.
  3. The roof bar can not be more than 6" from the out side of the roof on the passenger side.
  4. Rear upright must be cross braced.
  5. Front window bars can not be more than 6" back from the roof post.( "A" pillars).
  6. Front uprights must be connected by a dashboard bar.
  7. All cars are recommended to have an "Earnhardt Bar" in the center of the windshield area of the front roll cage. Must be made of either one ½" tube or two 1" bars 6"-12" apart.
  8. Must have minimum two (2) windshield bars, minimum 0.5" O.D.
  9. All cages will have an ankle bar on the left side.
  10. All roll cage bars within reach of the driver must be padded.
  11. All cars will have a safety approved aluminum racing seat mounted securely to the roll cage. Must be bolted down with a min. of 4 x 5/16 bolts on bottom, and 2 x 5/16 bolts across the top below the shoulder belt opening. All seats will have headrests. No fiberglass or plastic seats permitted.
  12. Rub rails allowed, must be within one inch of the body panel, ends cut capped, 1" x 2", 3/16" wall, bumper height.

Fuel Cell

  1. The use of a commercially manufactured fuel cell is mandatory. Must be contained in a container of not less than 22 ga. steel.
  2. Racing fuel allowed. No Alcohol racing fuels . No electric fuel pumps.
  3. Overflow check valve is required.
  4. No material other than the standard foam supplied by a fuel cell manufacturer is permitted.
  5. Fuel cell must be mounted between the frame rails and as far forward as practical. Must be securely mounted with a min. of two 1½" wide straps bolting it down. Any fuel cell over eight gallons must mount inside a cage constructed of min. 1" square tube (NASCAR type). Must have a min. of two 1½" wide straps bolting it in.
  6. Fuel cell must have a min. 8" ground clearance.
  7. All cars must have a nerf bar welded to the rear frame behind the fuel cell. The nerf bar must be at least the width of the fuel cell and extend up to the frame or a cross member on the sides. The nerf bar must hang at least two inches below the level of the bottom of the fuel cell. This bar must be constructed of a min. of 1¼" round or square tubing.

Transmission

  1. Any OEM manual or automatic transmission.
  2. Must have working reverse gear.
  3. Automatic transmission must have a steel, working torque converter weighing 39 lbs. In standard transmission applications, stock OEM type, single disc clutch and pressure plates with a min. 10" diameter clutch. Must weigh minimum of 39 lbs.
  4. Torque converter must mount to an OEM, steel flex plate with no alterations.
  5. All transmission coolers must be mounted either ahead of the front firewall in the engine compartment or behind the rear firewall. No coolers permitted inside the driver's compartment.
  6. All transmission lines must have either screw on fittings or double clamped over flared ends. Any transmission cooler lines running through interior of car must be metel or steel braided hydraulic hose.
  7. All cars with manual trans. must have a ¼" steel scatter shield top 180 degrees, or thick belting.
  8. All bell housings must have an inspection hole, a minimum of 1¾" in size on the lower passenger side of the bell housing, or be open at the bottom for clutch and flywheel inspection.
  9. No aluminum flywheels permitted. Stock OEM, steel flywheels only.
  10. No aftermarket flywheels permitted.

Rearends

  1. Stock working rear differentials only, welded rear ends and mini spools allowed.
  2. Rear differentials must be centered in the stock frame.
  3. Locked rear ends permitted.
  4. No Detroit Lockers permitted.
  5. No traction control devices of any kind permitted.
  6. Ford 9” rear differential conversions are allowed, but the differential must be centered in the stock frame. Shock angles to remain stock for the chassis, control arm angles must be stock. Altering of the mounting bracket length and location not allowed on installed differential. All mounting is subject to Technical approval.
  7. Stock replacement aftermarket axle shafts allowed.

Brakes

  1. All cars must have stock OEM brakes in good working condition on all four wheels.
  2. Lightening of backing plates, brake drums, discs, shoes or calipers by cutting, trimming or grinding metal is not permitted.
  3. No rear disc brakes permitted.
  4. Must use stock OEM type brake components only. Steel braided lines ok.
  5. Hi-performance, racing stock type brake pads permitted.
  6. You may use stock type OEM bigger spindles with bigger brakes. On metric cars, P/N AFCO 9850-6501 rotor required on right front, unless you have upgraded.
  7. No aftermarket spindles permitted. No drop spindles permitted.
  8. Ducting to the front brakes is ok.
  9. Brake bias valves allowed but must not be mounted within reach of the driver at all times. No bleeders.
  10. Stock OEM type master cylinders and brake pedals only. In stock location. No aftermarket brake pedal assemblies permitted.

Appearance

  1. Cars must be neatly painted with all exterior body panels. A damaged car, if it is safe to continue, will only be allowed to finish that race date. The car must be repaired before coming back to the track another race date.

Safety

  1. Refer to Safety rules for clothing, helmets, and other equipment.
  2. Batteries must be securely mounted to the frame or cage, not the floor. It must be sealed inside a battery box.
  3. All cars must run a quick disconnect switch within reach of the driver and/or within reach of safety workers. Switch must be clearly marked ON/OFF.
  4. Holes in the floor or firewall must be sealed with minimum 22 gauge steel.

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