2004 NSCA RULES and REGULATIONS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 - Disclaimer 2
2 - NSCA Information 2
3 - The Organization 2
4 - NSCA Official Rules 2
5 - Purpose and Policies of NSCA Nfld Inc 2
6 - Powers of NSCA Motor sports 2
7 - General License Regulations 3
8 - Track Owner/promoter 3
9 - Registration and Licensing 4
10 - Car Numbers 5
11 - General Regulations . 5
12 - Illegal Drugs 7
13 - Protest Procedure . 7
14 - Penalties . 8
15 - Hearing and Appeals Process . 9
16 - Safety Procedures and Regulations . 9
17 - Race Procedures . 10
18 - Points 11
19 - Special Rules & Procedures 12
20 - Go Cart Rules. 12
21 - 250cc Micro Sprint Rules. 14
22 - 600cc Micro Sprint Rules 15
23 - Dwarf Car Rules. 16
24 - Street Stock Rules 18
25 - Mini Stock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
26 - Super Stock / LMS . . . . . . . ........ . .21
27 - Engine Claiming Rules . . . . . . . . . .30
Appendix, Diagrams, Amendments
SECTION 1 - RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER
The rules and/or regulations set forth are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official.
The race director shall be empowered to permit minor 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 EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATION OF SPECIFICATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials. THEIR DECISION IS FINAL.
Copyright: This book is produced by NSCA Motor Sports Inc., and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without prior written consent of NSCA Motor Sports Inc.
To obtain license application forms, rules and/or official publications write or fax:
P.O. Box 56
Avondale, NF. A0A 1B0
Phone::709-229-4583 or 727-8437
SECTION 3 - THE ORGANIZATION OF NSCA
1. EXECUTIVE - the owners to the legal rights in NFLD of NSCA.
2. BOARD OF DIRECTORS - personnel to aid in specific areas of the organization and operation, on a yearly basis, of NSCA, appointed by the EXECUTIVE or elected (executive option).
3. ADVISORY BOARD - personnel to offer advice and assistance to the Board of Directors.
4. TRACK REPRESENTATIVE - Appointed by the Chairman, acts as the Official Representative of the association at their appointed facility's meets and shall be responsible for the enforcement of NSCA rules and regulations and completion and forwarding of all documents.
Presented herein are the official rules of the NFLD Stock Car Association, hereafter referred to as NSCA. All participants upon being issued a license and/or sanction will be subject to abide by them. In the event of any point arising, which is not covered by these rules, the Executive Officers of NSCA shall have the power to decide same and any such decision shall be final.
The purpose of NSCA is to promote and advance the sport of racing. It shall formulate rules governing its activities and in furtherance thereof will sanction race meetings, license drivers, register cars, license race supervisors and/or officials and sanction race facilities. In addition it shall co-operate with and encourage track owners and managers to improve safety conditions at their tracks.
1. The Board of Directors of NSCA shall have the power to supervise and regulate all racing under its jurisdiction.
2. NSCA shall grant sanctions, make, construe and interpret rules and render decisions concerning said sanctioned races and/or rules.
3. It shall license promoters and race supervisors, license officials working for said promoters and license race drivers and register cars.
4. It shall do all things which it considers to be in the best interests of racing.
1. All participants shall be subject to the rules and regulations of NSCA Inc. as hereinafter set forth and such rules and regulations as may be added during the season. A driver, mechanic, competitor, official or contestant, when duly licensed and registered by NSCA, is then a licensed participant of NSCA for the balance of the period covered by their license and is thus subject to all rules contained herein.
2. Annual license fees are governed by the Executive. (These fees do not include any additional fee that may be assessed by the local track operator and/or racing association.)
3. All licenses will be issued by NSCA Office only. An applicant for license will be allowed to compete, upon receipt of payment and completion,( in full), of a license application, with a temporary license until such time as the NSCA office issues their permanent license. Driver may not claim an engine until he/she has received the permanent license and claim card from NSCA, but they are subject to be claimed.
4. Licenses are non-transferable. Any NSCA licensee who allows any person to use, or attempt to use his license in any manner will be subject to loss of all points and/or fine or suspension.
5. IMPORTANT - NSCA participants are not employees of NSCA but are independent contractors and assume all responsibility for all charges, premiums and taxes,( if any), payable on any funds they receive as a result of their participation in NSCA sanctioned events.
1. The track owner/promoter who receives an NSCA official sanction has been screened by NSCA and awarded this sanction on their ability to comply with the regulations as set forth herein and their devotion and efforts to improve the sport of automobile racing. A track owner, promoter or operator sanctioned by NSCA is subject to these regulations for the period of their sanction or until such time as notified by NSCA head office that they are no longer operating under sanction. They are deserving of the support and co-operation of all NSCA participants as long as their sanction is in force and all participants are urged to assist them in every way possible in order that the well being of all concerned can be progressively improved.
2. The track owner/promoter agrees to have on display for inspection by all drivers, car owners, pit men and officials an entry blank showing the amounts of prize money pay out or a percentage figure for each position, in each event, on each program. In the event that circumstances arise whereby the previously advertised figures are to be altered in any way it is the duty of the track owner/promoter to notify NSCA Track Representative in advance of running any part of a program that will have an altered program.
3. The track owner/promoter agrees not to allow any participants to compete in any event under the terms of their NSCA sanction who have not been licensed or approved by the local Track Representative or Head Office.
4. E. I. R. I. (Except in Rare Instances.) Decisions of NSCA Officials are final and binding without exception. In some cases, track rules and specifications may take precedence over NSCA rules - any discrepancy between NSCA and track rules should be brought to the attention of NSCA for immediate interpretation.
5. The track owner/promoter, NSCA Head Office or local Track Representative reserves the right to reject the entry of any car, call off any race that does not fill, or change the distances of any event. The track owner/promoter is under no obligation to pay out prize money for any race that is not run, or any money position that has not been won by a competitor.
6. A race shall be recognized as sanctioned, for points to be awarded towards the NFLD championship, if six (6) or more cars register (enter the competitors gate having signed the proper waivers and paid the required fee) for the race event. In the instance that five (5) or less cars register and a previously advertised sanction race, is determined to therefore to be a non sanctioned event, drivers must be informed at the pit meeting, of this change and the result being they are competing for day money only.
7. Sanctioned events on any day/night other than the track's designated day/night require special permission from NSCA and requests must be submitted in writing 10 days prior to that event. Failure to comply may result in suspension from running any sanctioned event for two (2) weeks, or cancellation of sanction.
8. In the event a track owner/promoter does not fulfill their obligations to NSCA their track may be put under temporary suspension until such time as the obligations are fulfilled.
9. The track owner/promoter is granted full use of NSCA emblems, trade marks, and banners for the purpose of promotion, publicity, and advertising of a sanctioned NSCA race event.
1. If proof of driving ability is deemed necessary, tests shall be conducted at the discretion of NSCA officials, as their right but not their obligation and their decision shall be binding on the applicant.
2. When deemed necessary, NSCA officials, have the right but not the obligation to insist on a physical examination of any license holder or applicant.
3. Issuance of race drivers license by NSCA Office binds that driver by the rules as contained herein. Ignorance of these rules is no excuse for infraction thereof. A copy of these rules can be obtained from NSCA Office by a licensee and they are required to read and be familiar with the rules herein. In acceptance of their license they agree to comply with the terms of these rules.
4. The valid period of the license is from the date of issue until Dec. 31 of the year in which the license was issued. NOTE: Licensee must sign back of license card and fill in any required information before license is considered valid. All licenses become due and payable on Jan 1 of each year. Any driver not applying for a renewal license upon expiration of their current license will be considered in temporary suspension and will not be allowed to compete until they apply for their renewal. NSCA decals will be furnished to each licensee.
5. All drivers must be at least 16 year of age (proof of age required). Drivers under 18 years of age must have a signed and notarized Parental Consent form by parent or legal guardian and said document must be in the hands of the sanctioning body or its official before participation of said individual will be allowed to race.
6. No competitor will be allowed to participate in events until they have made application for NSCA license.
7. Any driver who competes in a car that they are not eligible to drive shall forfeit all prize money won and shall be subject to fine or suspension.
8. Those persons wishing to be affiliated with NSCA although not an actual racing participant or official may become an Associate Licensee. Crew persons such as mechanics and crew chiefs may find this beneficial as they will then receive all printed material of NSCA including decals.
9. All Associate Licensees will be subject to all rules pertaining to them contained within this rule book.
10. Registration Fees
Late Model Sportsman (LMS) ... $40.00
Mini Stock ................................. $20.00
Associate License ..................... $20.00
Drivers License ......................... $10.00
These licenses are valid until and expire on Dec. 31 of the current year.
1. NSCA will assign all car numbers.
2. Numbers 20" tall must be neatly painted on or decaled on both sides and the roof. The right side top of windshield, # shall be 6" tall, in contrasting colors to the body. Gold and silver colors are not allowed. No glitter, chrome or foil to be used in car numbers. Numbers must be able to be easily read from the score tower in all light and speed conditions, on any section of the race track.
3. The numbers from zero (0) to ninety nine (99), including the 01 through 09 digits, are available.
4. No letters or special characters are allowed.
5. NSCA reserves the right to reassign numbers when necessary.
6. All licenses expire on December 31 of the current year. All car numbers become available as of January 1 and are assigned on a first come first serve basis, according to postmark. In order to keep the same car number that you used in the previous year you must request a car number and fill out a Driver Information & Registration Form. Numbers not reserved by May 1st will be re-issued on a first request basis.
7. Compliance of rules 1 through 6 is mandatory, failure to do so may result in the disqualification of car until number is corrected.
1. Drinking of intoxicating beverages on the racing premises, by a driver, car owner or any crew member, in advance of any program is strictly forbidden. Any persons whatsoever who show evidence of having partaken of alcoholic beverages will be required to leave the premises immediately and may be subject to a fine of not less than $100.00.
2. No driver or crew member may enter the racing area until they have signed all releases, licenses, registrations and/or entry forms. NSCA officials reserve the right to reject or allow the entry of any driver or car.
3. In presenting themselves in the pits every NSCA licensee or participant must be aware of their responsibility to the sport for their dress and will conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner at all times. All NSCA race cars, drivers, and crew members must be presentable in appearance. NSCA decals and NSCA sponsor emblems must be worn or applied as designated. NSCA reserves the right to refuse entry to any race car, driver, or crew member who is considered improperly prepared and not carrying the proper emblems. ALL LICENSE HOLDERS ARE REQUIRED TO PRESENT A PROFESSIONAL IMAGE.
4. The driver shall be the person responsible for the proper behavior of their entire pit crew.
5. The driver shall be the sole spokesman for their car owner and pit crew in any and all matters pertaining to the race and the driver only shall take part in any arbitration with the NSCA officials in charge. Where there is more that one driver you must designate one driver and "THE DRIVER" at registration time.
6. All participants in NSCA empower NSCA to all rights, property and interest in any broadcast by radio, television, motion pictures, and/or by any other means of media related material and/or promotion and any and all receipts therefrom, belong to NSCA for their exclusive and unlimited use.
7. No NSCA licensee shall subject any official to any form of verbal or physical abuse or improper signs or language at any time.
8. All registered cars will carry the official NSCA decal on the top front 18 inches of the left and right door panels. NSCA reserves the right to use the top five inches of the windshield - if none, the same approximate area - and the entire front 18 inches of the door panels for other NSCA sponsors. Decals and an emblem crest for the car and driver will be furnished by NSCA when the car is officially registered.
9. No driver, car owner, or crew member shall have claim for damages, expenses or otherwise against promoter, track owner, NSCA, or any of its officials, by reason of disqualification, or damage to either car or driver or both; and car owner, driver and pit crews agree that the track is in safe condition if they take part in racing activities.
10. NSCA and track owner/promoter reserve the right to subject any car to a mechanical inspection at any time and further reserve the right to disqualify any licensee from competition or any car from competition.
11. It shall be the responsibility of the driver and car owner to provide the car for inspection and/or tear down whey requested to do so by NSCA officials. Failure to comply will result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize money.
12. No NSCA licensee will take part or participate in any action or activity considered detrimental to NSCA racing.
13. No NSCA licensee will participate in an event not sanctioned by NSCA on a day when an event is being run under NSCA sanction within 250 kilometers of his/or suspension.
14. No NSCA licensee shall participate in fights in the pits or on the racing premises at any time. Any participant doing so, will be subject to fines and/or suspension.
15. NSCA licensees agree to abide by the official decision.
16. NSCA reserves the right to have all cars use the same fuel.
17. All drivers, car owners and pit crew members assume full responsibility for any and all bodily injuries sustained including death and property damage, from any cause whatsoever, at any time they are on the racing premises and/or en route thereto or therefrom.
18. All disputes developing as a result of local track rules must be settled at the track by the local representatives.
19. Any suspensions and/or fines are in addition to any and all actions taken by the "track".
20. Waste Oil Barrels will be provided for proper disposal of used oil, lubricants, and fluids in the pit crew area. Any team that leaves oil, lubricants or fluids in any unauthorized container or is found to be dumping oils, lubricants or fluids on Speedway grounds shall be fined $100. A second offense penalty shall be determined by the track management. All fines must be paid before ANY member of the team may compete or enter the pit area. This rule WILL BE strictly enforced. NO exceptions will be made. No appeal of the fines are permitted.
21. NSCA reserves the right to have a sample of the gasoline used sent for chemical analysis and the results of that test will determine as to whether an illegal additive had been added which would result in disqualification.
22. So called Traction Control devices of any electronic or mechanical design of any kind are not permitted in any division in any event. Penalty for using any such so called Traction Control devices shall be as follows:
Immediate disqualification from the event in which the violation occurs, forfeiture of all points and money earned in that event, a $100 fine and an additional race suspension.
3. The use of two-way radio communications with the driver are limited in use in the Pro Stock division. No two-way communication devices are permitted in the Late Model Sportsman (LMS), Street Stock or Mini Stock divisions. Penalty for the use of two-way communications with the driver in those divisions will result in disqualification from the event in which the violation occurred.
24. No crew member shall ride on any vehicle.
1. Prescription Drugs
Participants using prescription drugs on the advice of a physician must notify NSCA officials prior to participation in any NSCA sanctioned event.
2. Use or Possession of Illegal Drugs or Drug Substances.
NSCA participants, including but not limited to, drivers, crew members, car owners, mechanics, sponsors, pit observers and officials shall not participate in the use or possession of illegal drugs or drug substances, either on the sanctioned facilities grounds, as well as any area considered to be used in the operations of the facility, such as parking lots or leased properties. Illegal drugs are those substances defined and prohibited by provincial and/or federal law. The consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs and/or drug substances shall not be allowed prior to or during any NSCA sanctioned event or duly-convened NSCA meeting of drivers, car owners, crew members, or officials. Any person found to be in possession or under the influence of an illegal drug or substance on the racing facility property, or at any NSCA sanctioned event, shall be subject to the penalties set forth in subsequent sections of the NSCA Rule Book.
Any person found to be in violation of the rules and regulations, as defined above, in the circumstances stated above, shall be subject to penalties by the NSCA sanctioned facility and NSCA: mandatory exclusion and suspension from the sanctioned facility and/or from NSCA sanctioned events for a period to be determined by the speedway or NSCA officials
4. Appeal and Hearing
Participants charged and/or suspended under the above violations may be granted an appeal hearing by a board of officials designated by NSCA or the sanctioned facility. Request for a hearing must be submitted in writing within 10 calendar days from date of suspension. It is the suspended party's responsibility to request a hearing if so desired.
5. Petition for Reinstatement
Petition for reinstatement may be made for violation of these rules, with the exception of persons charged with the selling of drugs through the hearing process, and may be reinstated if, upon mutual agreement (at their own expense) they produce proper medical documentation from a licensed physician of the province attesting to his/her drug rehabilitation. NSCA reserves the right, or the sanctioned facility may request a random drug or breathalyser test.
SECTION 13 - PROTEST PROCEDURES
1. All protests shall be in writing and must be filed with the local NSCA Track Representative within one half hour after the race program is completed. Protests will only be recognized as valid when made by another NSCA license holder competing in the same event and division. Such protests must be specific in charges and alleged violations so that determination can be made whether they are allowable or rejected. A PROTEST WILL NOT AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF ANY CLAIM.
2. Major protests which involve alteration of scorer's results, engine tear downs, etc., must be accompanied by a $100 cash protest fee. If the protest is not sustained $50.00 will be awarded to the car protested. If the protest is allowed $50.00 will be refunded to the protester. No pay for cube or visual check. Pit steward may require both heads and or oil pan or any other part(s) to be removed to check legality. The track has the right to tear down an engine at any time for the sum of $50.00.
3. All costs and expenses incurred during a protest shall be assessed against the party against whom the decision is rendered.
4. Any situation not covered by these rules shall be referred to NSCA for a decision.
5. The party against whom the protest is made has a right to know the charges and have a written copy thereof so that they may adequately defend themselves against any action. No person, track owner/promoter, official, licensee or other person affiliated with NSCA will be placed under permanent suspension without a hearing before a committee and a final review of the action by the NSCA Board of Directors.
6. Any driver who is under temporary suspension may not participate in any NSCA event while such suspension is in effect, nor may their car compete if they are a driver/owner. No car under temporary suspension may compete while such suspension is in force.
7. No protest of any type will be allowed after prize money has been paid.
8. Only the following may be present at a tear down or tech inspection:
1. Owner, 2. Measurer, 3. NSCA Track Representative, Protester (when applicable).
9. Protest will only be entertained on an error in the rules. No protest of a Judgement call by any official is permitted.
10. Protest is initiated by advising the pit steward at the earliest possible moment after the incident and prior to the end of the race. The protester must present $25 with his written protest.
11. Any car owner/driver or crew member who, instead of submitting a written protest, organizes or attempts to organize or in anyway delays or interferes with the normal operation of a race meet or race track operation shall be suspended from racing and barred from the pit for one year.
12. All phone calls to be placed through the posted track office phone number. Direct calls to home number of Track Officials or Board of Directors will cost the team 50 points for each occurrence.
1. Black Flag Policy and Procedure
Whenever a driver receives a black flag for ANY reason, he/she shall drive his/her car to PIT ROAD and await instructions from the official in charge.
Failure to obey a black flag may result in disqualification for the race, the balance of that race meet, an additional race meet, a minimum fine of $100, or the assessment of a lap penalty.
2. Rough Driving
Penalty for what is determined by Track Officials to be an act of rough driving is determined by the gravity of the violation.
1st Offense - If the Track Officials declare a full rough driving violation charge, the penalty shall be immediate disqualification for the entire race meet.
2nd Offense - If the Track Officials declare a full rough driving violation for the second time in a racing season, the penalty shall be immediate disqualification for the entire race meet and an additional race meet, a $150 fine, loss of up to one-half of the driver's competition points, or any combination of those penalties.
3rd Offense - If the Track Officials declare a full rough driving violation for the third time in a racing season, the penalty shall be immediate suspension for the remainder of the racing season, a $250 fine, total loss of all of the driver's competition and bonus award points. The driver shall also be on probation for a full calendar year after the date of the drivers return to competition.
3. Stop and Go Penalty
A Stop and Go penalty will be declared for a minor driving conduct violation as determined by the Track Officials. Upon receiving the black flag, the driver will proceed to pit road, come to a complete stop, at which time the official in charge will signal for the driver to return to the track and continue racing.
4. Other (A) Rowdyism, fighting or demonstrating:-
1st violation - $100 fine.
2nd violation - $200 fine & 30 day suspension
3rd violation - 1 year suspension
(B) Competition in a non sanctioned race when a sanctioned race is being held within a 250 kilometer radius
1st violation - $100 fine.
2nd violation - 1 year suspension
Continued violation - Permanent suspension
(C) Assault of an NSCA official, track owner/promoter
1st violation - suspension and/or fine not to exceed $1000 and/or 21 day suspension of driver. Case to be referred to NSCA head Office while driver is under temporary suspension.
(D) Violation of any NSCA rules or regulations by a license holder may result in suspension, disqualification and/or fine.
(E) Repeated violations of NSCA rules - Permanent suspension.
1. The right of appeal is given to any NSCA license holder who has been suspended and/or fined for any infraction of NSCA regulations, rules and specifications.
2. Appeals must be made, in writing, within seven (7) days after notification of penalty by NSCA.
3. Hearing shall be with the NSCA Board of Directors and all appeal decisions are final and binding. Decisions shall be rendered by NSCA within two (2) weeks.
1. All cars must have an approved type of safety seat belt equipped with a quick release buckle. Both ends must be fastened to the frame of the car with aircraft quality bolts not less than inch in diameter. A steel plate should be welded to the frame on the right side of the driver so the belt can be brought down in such a manner that it will prevent the driver from sliding from side to side under the belt. All seat belts should be installed at a 45 degree angle to the driver's hips. Shoulder harness coming from behind the driver should go over both shoulders so that the driver will be held securely in the seat (see diagram).
2. All drivers participating in NSCA competitions must wear safety helmets designed for this purpose. Snell SA80 or SFI 31.1 or 41.1 approved racing helmets. SFI approved full fire suits of a flame retardant nature, fire retardant neck braces and fire retardant gloves are recommended at all times the car is on the racing surface. Fire retardant shoes and fire retardant underwear highly recommended.
3. All cars subject to safety inspection at any time by NSCA officials.
4. No hot laps, time trials, or races shall start until adequate safety and emergency equipment and personnel are in attendance.
5. The race car must have a 2 ½ pound fire extinguisher. It must be securely fastened and within reach of the driver. Each pit crew shall have in its possession, in working order, a 5 pound fire extinguisher. Dry chemical is most effective type.
6. No nitro or other liquid oxygen type fuels of a highly volatile nature such as acetate additives shall be used or added to regular fuel supply at any NSCA race meet.
7. No cars allowed on the track without an official at the starter's position.
8. During all portions of NSCA programs, including warm up, and race, both on the track or in the pits, NSCA registered cars may be driven only by properly licenced NSCA drivers with valid NSCA license. Race cars must not be driven into or about the pit or public areas, except when specifically approved by the officials and the arrangements have been made to ensure the establishment of a safe clear way for the race car that is being driven. Driving in an unsafe manner in the pit area, unloading zones and public areas, will result in fines and/or suspension.
9. No car in competition without approved type of roll bars. All cars must be equipped with roll bars of a design and material specified by NSCA.
10. NSCA members who are injured or suspended shall not participate in any event without approval of NSCA official. Anyone requiring hospitalization resulting from injury at an NSCA event must be cleared by the NSCA official in attendance prior to participating in the first race after hospitalization. NSCA reserves the right to request a doctor's release at any time. NSCA officials must be notified of any and all incidents or injuries to any participants prior to the conclusion of the event during which such incident or injury occurred.
NOTE: Refer to Specific Car Rules sheets for required car and driver safety requirements and/or regulations, car specifications and rules for the current year.
1. The starter will control and have jurisdiction over all drivers/cars once they enter the race track, by the use of flags, signals and signal lights. The decision of the starter shall be final and subject only to valid protest, according to the protest procedure.
2. A race may be stopped at the discretion of the starter or other officials at any time they consider it dangerous to continue.
3. No owners, mechanics, or crew members are allowed on the racing surface. No driver is allowed to exit their car or remove their seat belts or helmet while on the race surface unless instructed to do so by a track official or unless in danger from fire or other unforseen circumstance. No crew member is allowed to approach the vehicle while on the race track. Under no circumstances will a vehicle be attended to on the race track.
4. Any competitor stopping on the race track for the purpose of disputing an official decision (i.e. - scoring, lineups ) will be deleted from the score sheets for that event and any further suspension will be the decision of the track official.
5. The most recent feature event winner in any weekly series division will start in the last feature event qualifying position in the next feature event in which he/she earns a qualifying position.
6. General rules, pre-race, race, and post race procedures and policies are under the control of the Race Director. He alone is responsible for the conduct of those segments of the race. He may also delegate the authority to a track official or officials to conduct those segments at his desire. The Race Director shall make the final decision for all situations.
7. The flags and their meanings:
GREEN - Will start or restart all races. Lead cars will be responsible to hold the field at a reasonable speed and be even coming out of turn four. The green flag will wave as the lead cars approach the start line coming out of turn four. No one shall pass prior to the green flag waving and they cross the starting line. False starts will be yellowed and all cars will be expected to return to their start/restart lineup immediately. Those deemed to be responsible for the false start will be at the discretion of the officials.
YELLOW - Caution. Will be displayed when, in the opinion of the officials, there is no immediate danger to anyone in the competition, and the field must be slowed to enable cleanup or removal procedures. All cars will fall into single file and remain there until further instructed by officials.
Anyone causing a yellow goes to rear on restart. Any time two or more cars make contact causing a yellow, all cars involved go to the back. If your forward motion stops, you're part of the incident and you also go to the back.
RED - Indicates that the race must be stopped immediately.
WHITE - Indicates that the leader has started his final lap of competition. All other cars will be shown the white flag to indicate their final lap regardless of how many laps they have competed.
CHECKERED - Indicates the completion of the race.
BLACK - Indicates a driver is under penalty. He should immediately proceed to the pit. If, in the opinion of officials, the black flag was thrown for a deliberate unsportsmanlike maneuver then the offending car and driver could be disqualified for that race, or the entire event, and subject to further action at the discretion of NSCA officials. If, in the opinion of the officials, the black flag was thrown because of over-aggressiveness or impatience on the part of the driver, the car may be allowed to continue once it has worked its way to the rear of the field. This Black Flag situation will also be used for such things as not holding your position on a start or restart, racing through the infield, entering or re-entering the track with little concern for the competitors which remained on the racing surface, or mechanical difficulty (e.g. Gas/oil leak, car unsafe). Should a car and/or driver receive several black flags for rough riding throughout a season, the car and/or driver could be disqualified for an entire event or longer. Black flag penalties could result in a temporary loss of positions, last place points and money for the affected race, or no points and/or money at the discretion of the officials.
BLUE with YELLOW STRIPE - Indicates you are being overtaken by another car; hold your line and/or move to the left inside of the track and give the other car room to race. Passing room flag will be used at starters discretion and not necessarily given to all lapped or slower moving cars.
1. Points are awarded towards the driver.
2. All money will be paid to the NSCA registered driver.
3. NSCA championship points are determined by the finishing position in the feature event race only at sanctioned race meets at any NSCA sanctioned facility.
4. Points will be awarded only at sanctioned race meets as follows:
Place Points Place Points Place Points
1st 40 6th 30 11th 20
2nd 38 7th 28 12th 18
3rd 36 8th 26 13 to 36 16
4th 34 9th 24
5th 32 10th 22
(B) MAIN (FEATURE) EVENT RACES
Place Points Place Points Place Points
1st 30 6th 20 11th 10
2nd 28 7th 18 12th 8
3rd 26 8th 16 13 to 36 6
4th 24 9th 14
5th 22 10th 12
1st 5 3rd 3 5th 1
2nd 4 4th 2
Place %Total Place %Total Place %Total
1st TBA 8th 6 15th 3
2nd 15 9th 5 16th 2
3rd 12 10th 4 17th 2
4th 10 11th 4 18th 1
5th 9 12th 3 19th 1
6th 8 13th 3 20th 1
7th 7 14th 3 21st 1
5. Point funds and awards are paid on a per point basis, for participation in a sanctioned NSCA event unless otherwise stipulated by NSCA.
6. Team points may be combined by all drivers on a given car towards Team Championship.
7. To be eligible to receive awards a car must have participated in 80% of the races.
8. The driver/team winning the championship shall receive a portion of the point fund to cover his travel costs to the U. S. The balance will be divided as indicated above. If he is unable to attend the position and money will be offered to the next available person in succession.
9. Recognized awards will be as follows:
Men's 1st, 2nd, 3rd; Women's 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Highest Average; Rookie of the Year; Most Sportsmanlike; Most Improved Driver; Mechanic of the Year; Best Appearing Car; Hard Luck Award; Rollover Award; Men's & Women's Crash Award; Perfect Attendance; Appreciation Award; Meritorious Service Award.
1. Starting positions for all weekly series point races will be determined by a formula which shows driver performance during a given period of time. The event handicapper shall calculate the formula and assign starting positions. A detailed copy of the system formula is available from the event handicapper upon request. A driver may ask to have his starting position recalculated for clarification.
2. Starting fields are limited to a maximum of 36 cars unless posted otherwise prior to the start of qualifying.
3. Driver's who have not previously competed during the most recent season in 2 (two) consecutive point meets for that division will start at the rear of all qualifying and feature events for 2 (two) consecutive race meets.
4. Any driver who intentionally causes the yellow flag to be used will be penalized as follows: A one lap penalty or a fine($10.-4cyl,$15-6cyl,$20.-8cyl.).
5. Any driver may have his assigned starting position reviewed at any time throughout the season and his starting position will be assigned by the race director when deemed to be for the good of the sport.
6. Any car that makes a pit stop will restart the race at the rear of the field during any red or yellow flag period. A car will restart in a safe blended position during a green flag pit stop.
7. In order for a driver to receive points in a qualifying or a feature event, that driver must take the green flag in that qualifying or feature event. A driver change cannot be made prior to the first completed green flag lap. If a driver change is made after lap one the driver who completed lap one will receive the points for the earned position in the final official order of finish.
8. NSCA Motor Sports reserves the right to schedule double point races and/or twin features on any given race meet.
9. A copy of any special track rules must be filed with and approved by NSCA.
10. All competitors are always entitled to know of any special rules and must be informed of them, preferably by written notices, ahead of any race in which they compete.
11. ANY NEW RULES WHICH ARE PUBLISHED DURING THE COURSE OF THE SEASON IN THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER WILL BE CONSIDERED A PART OF THE RULES - AS OF THE DATE OF PUBLICATION AND SHALL REMAIN IN EFFECT, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED - AS CONTAINED IN THIS BOOK AND ALL PERSONNEL, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWLEDGE OF AND COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES.
12. NSCA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALL RULES CHANGES DEEMED NECESSARY.
ATTENTION: The Rules, as contained in this book, will be applied in conjunction with/and as pertains to the Specific Car Rules sheets. Copies can be obtained from NSCA. Address and phone numbers are on Page 2 of this book.
SECTION 20 GO - CART RULES
1. No driving in the pit area !!! Drivers must come to a complete stop before leaving the scales. Drivers wil start all motors at the grid area. 1st offense is a $20.00 fine.
2. ENTRY FEES: PIT PASS.......................................$ 5.00
PIT PASS (5 YEARS & UNDER) .. $ 3.00
KART & DRIVER FEE ..................$ 20.00
SECOND CLASS ..........................$15.00
3. If drivers are 16 years of age before the first points race, they must run a senior class. Junior classes must run in their age restricted class unless authorized by track personal. If you run in a higher class for more than 2 weeks you may not move back.
4. If rained out any class completing their heat races will receive feaure points for that race and trophies will be given for the heat race. Any class not completing their heats entry will be honored for the next week only !!! If rained out in mid-feature, feature finishes will be used for the features completed and heat finishes wil be used for the rest of the class not able to run their features. Pit passes are honored for the next week only and arm bands must be shown ONLY IF NO CLASSES HAVE STARTED THEIR HEATS before cancellation. Kart entries will be honored for heats that have not been completed.
5. Each karter is allowed one re-start after the intial green flag. If you stall within the 3 minutes or initial green, this start is not counted as your re-start.
6. All karts and drivers must pass a safety inspection. Most items to be inspected are steering. All rod end bearings will have a larger washer to prevent center bearing from falling out. All steering bolts must be cotter pinned or safety wired. Weights must be safely secured. Chain and clutch guards must be installed. Two cycles must have a third bearing support or adequate safety sheild to contain clutch if crank breaks. Four cycle exhaust must not extend beyond the rear bumper. Mufflers & kill switches are mandatory in 4-cycle class. Air boxes required on all 2cy karts.
7. All protesting must be done before kart being protested leaves the scales. Protest money and kart to be torn down and protesters kart will be handed to scale person or Promoter only. If a different kart motor was used in the heat race than was used in the feature, then both motors will be torn down. If the motor is illegal, the protester gets his money back and the offender will be disqualified. If the motor is legal, the protester loses his money to the accused. If the illegal kart ran in multiple classes, the kart is disqulified in all classes that it ran. Decisions of the techman are final. Protest fees are $25.00 for top end tear down (stroke and cam profile) top end (down to crank and rod) plus $10.00 for the techman and $50.00 for complete tear down plus $20.00 for techman. $15.00 for fuel restrictor ($12.00 plus $3.00 for the techman). If motor is found to be legal, then the protester pays. If the motor is found to be illegal, then the offender pays. Only techman and kart owner or mechanic is allowed in the tech area during tear down. NO LOITERING !!! If found illegal 1st offence loss of points for night & fine of initial tech fee. 2nd offence loss of season points & suspension for remainder of year. All fines must be paid before reentering track facility.
8. Nose cones are allowed. WKA seat rules apply. Catch cans are mandatory.
2001 WKA motors rules apply. In junior classes body, steering wheel height & faring permitted at track discretion only.
9. All karts must be weighed after each event. If light at the scales in the heat you lose points for the heat and the driver starts in the rear for the feature. If light at the scales in the feature, you will lose points for the feature. You may re-wiegh after the class is through for both the heat and the feature, however, if you are still light you lose points for that race. Penalty for not weighing your kart is loss of points for that race. You may re-weigh, but you may not leave the scale area. Anything that was knocked off due to normal racing incidents may be with kart at scales. Track officials are not responsible to find lost parts. (This rule applies to all karts entering the racing surface, unless you leave in EMT unit.)
10. Drivers clothing recommended are track approved heavy jacket, heavy full length pants or racing suit preferred, gloves, neck brace and SNELL (90 or newer) full face helmet.
AWARDS ARE AS FOLLOWS
# of karts Awards 1st Place free pit pass, next week only or feature winner t-shirt
1 (Ribbon) 2nd Place $1.00 for pit pass, next week only or t-shirt
2-3 1 Trophy 3rd Place $2.00 for pit pass, next week only or a hat
4-6 2 Trophy 4th Place $3.00 for pit pass, next week only or a hat
7-9 3 Trophy 5th Place $4.00 for pit pass, next week only or a cup holder
10-12 4 Trophy
13-15 5 Trophy
16-19 6 Trophy
20 7 Trophy
NOTE: All awards can be bought. Ask for pricing, or exchanged for lesser value.
BOX STOCK LIGHT 14 YRS OLD & UP 305LBS
JR. CAGE/CHAMP KARTS (.425) PURPLE 7 TO 12 YRS. OLD 315LBS
JR. SPORTSMAN 1 (.425) PURPLE 8-10 YRS OLD 250LBS
2-CYCLE YAMAHA 14 YRS OLD & UP 320LBS
JR. SPORTSMAN 11 (.500) turquoise/blue 10-12 YRS OLD 265LBS
JR. NON-REST. CAGE/CHAMP KARTS 11-15 YRS OLD 345LBS
JR. SPORTSMEN 11 (.575) 12-14 YRS 300LBS
BOX STOCK MEDIUM 14 YRS OLD & UP 335LBS
JR. NON-REST 12-15 YRS OLD 300LBS
BOX STOCK HEAVY 14 YRS OLD & UP 360LBS
ADULT CAGE KART/CHAMP KARTS 14 YRS OLD & UP 410LBS
STOCK EXTRA HEAVY 14 YRS OLD & UP 390LBS
OPEN 14 YRS OLD & UP
NOTE: ANYTHING NOT COVERED IN THESE SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE TO THE DISCRETION OF THE TRACK TECHNICAL PERSONNEL WITHOUT RECOURSE FROM ANY DRIVER OR OWNER ALL SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION !!!!!!
SECTION 21 - 250cc MICRO SPRINT RULES
1. Roll cage min. thickness of 0.065" of (6) hokups. Must be well gusseted. Min. 1 1/4 inch O.D. tubing. Must be 4130 chrome molly. Complete frame 0.065" min 1 inch tubing may be used if wall thickness is at least 0.083.
2. All steering and suspension points that are bolted together must use locking nuts, safety wire, or cotter pins. The steering mechanism must be constructed of a min 5/8" rods and 3/8" heim ends.
3. Cars must have a firewall to separate the motor compartment and fuel tank from the driver, min thickness 0.040"
4. The belly pan must extend from the front of the seat to a point beyond the driver's feet.
5. Radiators must be mounted so that contact cannot be made by another car.
6. All cars must be equipped with nerf bars extending to at least the inside of the tire, but not beyond the outside of the tire. No sharp pointed edge or objects allowed on cars. Only nerf bars can be extended beyond center line of tire.
7. Car must be equipped with bumpers extending beyond the front and rear tire. Rear bumper must be suitable for push start (track not responsible for car damage due to push start).
8. All cars should have left and right side safety bars. Not mandatory, track prefers.
9. All wet cell batteries mounted in the cockpit must be covered and vented out of the cockpit area.
10. Brakes will be sufficient strength so as to slide the wheels in the pits or stop the car while in motion on the track.
11. All cars must be constructed to look like micro sprints. All cars must be equipped with complete body parts, hoods, tail, side panels belly pans, etc..... all cars must have legible numbers printed on both sides of the tail wing, and nose.
12. 4 point racing harness and shoulder harness must be in god condition and approved racing type only.
13. Each car must have one workable fire extinguisher in pit area.
14. Minimum weight (car and driver) 600lbs. Wheelbase - 56" min, and 72" max. Car width shall not exceed 59" overall sidewall to sidewall.
15. Top wing shall not exceed 12 sq. fe. Side panel height may nt exceed 24", and may not obstruct the vision of the driver. Wing panels cannot exceed wheel base at any point. Side panel cannot extend past center section by more than 6" front or back.
16. All wheels must be race approved, 8 and 10 inch diameter only.
17. ENGINE SPECS: any single cylinder 250cc. Full production engine. Max of 270 cc permitted. No forced air induction. Any high compression head is legal. Gas,
alcohol & bean oil only. NO HOT FUELS !!!!!!
18. ANYTHING NOT COVERED IN THESE SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE TO THE DISCRETION OF THE TRACK TECHNICAL PERSONNEL WITHOUT RECOURSE FROM ANY DRIVER OR OWNER ALL SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION.
SECTION 22 - 600cc MICRO SPRINT RULES
1. A Micro Sprint is defined as a racing vehicle of single seat design build upon a racing chassis and mounted on 4 racing wheels. No rear engine cars or aluminum frame. Cars must be built to with stand the stress of high speed competition. Sprint car appearance required.
2. APPEARANCE: The Body must give the appearance of completely covering the car frame and must be fully painted. Body may be constructed of aluminum, metal, fiberglass, or high impact plastic. All cars must have large legible numbers at least 12 inches high displayed on both sides of the tail and both sides of the wing panes. Prefix letters must be at least ½ the size of the numbers. Colors used for numbers must stand out on car.
3. ROLL CAGE: Roll cage must provide maximum protection with suitable space and headroom in the drivers compartment and extend at least 3" above drivers head. Minimum roll cage diameter of 1 1/8" OD x .083 or 1 1/4" x .065 wall thickness (No 1" x .065 roll cages). Roll cages may be drilled to be checked at the discretion of track tech personnel. Roll cage should be made of chromoly steel or material equivalent in strength.
4. WEIGHT: Minimum car weight with driver must be 775 pounds. At all times any add on weight must be securely fastened and not adjustable.
5. WING: Top wing must be single air foil design (maximum 12 sq. ft.) Wing panels cannot exceed over the width of the tires. Maximum side panel height of 24". Side panels must be parallel and may not obstruct the vision of the driver. Front wings are optional.
6. CHASSIS: Wheel base must be between 58" to 65" max. Must have accessible fuel shut off valve and kill switch clearly marked. No belt drives or centrifical clutches. Cars must have approved firewall between driver and engine compartment as well as between driver and fuel cell. Fuel cell is mandatory. All cars must have side nerf bar. Metal belly pan is required (minimum .040"). It must run from in front of seat forward past drivers feet. Cars must have front and rear bumpers. Rear bumper must be suitable for push starts. Hose connections within the cockpit should be hosed. Radiator and fuel vent hoses must extend below frame. No driver compartment adjustable suspensions of any kind allowed. This includes shocks, coil over shocks, torsion bars and any pan hard bars, etc. Wing adjustments are ok. No part of the car can extend out past the side wall of the tires.
7. STEERING: No nylon steering hangers. Steering mechanism must be constructed of a minimum 5/8" and 3/8" heims. All universal jonts on steering must be SAE or racing approved. Spring loaded quick release type steering hub required.
8. ENGINES: Must be original factory 600cc production engine with a maximum overbore of 1mm. Engine models allowed are Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, or Suzuki. 1998 model year or older. Engine must be built with factory stock OEM parts (except valves as listed below). No titanium allowed anywhere in engine except for valve spring retainers. Stock stroke only. Maximum cranking pressure can only be 10psi above stock (Example if stock cranking compression is 191pse, then maximum limit would be 201psi. Readings are with track gauges). All transmissions must be to factory specs.
9. CYLINDER HEAD: head must remain factory stock. No porting oor polishing of any kind. Aftermarket valves, springs, retainers, lifters allowed as long as they are stock dimensions.
10. CAMS: Must be OEM factory stock camshaft.
11 CARBS: No fuel injection, OEM or aftermarket !! Carburetors only !! No forced air induction systems.
12. EXHAUST: All exhaust pipes must have muffler. Any header allowed.
13. IGNITION & ELECTRICAL: Factory ignition only. No aftermarket coils. Any stock appearing CDI module. Rev limiter must be in place. No Vance and Hines or Dana boxes. Charging system/alternator must be in place and working.
14. BATTERY: Battery must be securely fastened and covered. All cars must be self starting at start of all events. If car doesn't self start you will go to rear of the event.
15. FUEL: Gasoline or alcohol only. Absolutely no additives allowed; including performance enhancing products or top lubes. Must have fuel pump relay installed so fuel pump shuts off when engine shuts off.
16. SAFETY: Seat belts must be 3" wide 4 point approved racing harness. Belts must be in good condition and be attached to the car n a safe manner, shoulder belts must run over a bar at shoulder height. Full face Snell 85 or newer helmet required. Fire suit mandatory; (two layer suit recommended). Arm restraints, neck collars, ad racing gloves must be worn at all times. Open wheel age net is recommended. Chain guard mandatory, aluminum racing seat is mandatory. Must have headrest and be padded. Seat must be securely fastened to car.
17. WHEELS & TIRES: 11" maximum wheel width. 11" maximum tire width. 10" maximum wheel diameter, must be approved racing wheels.
18. BRAKES: All brakes must be in good working condition and be able to skid car at all times.
19. NOTE: Anything not covered in these specifications will be to the discretion of the track tech personal without resource from any driver or owner. If you are running an engine not listed above, YOU must provide all specs to engine.
20. HAVE FUN !!!!!! SECTION 23 - DWARF CAR RULES1. BODY STYLES: 1928-1948 American-made production cars only. 5/8 scale two-door and coupes.
2. BODY REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS: Body must be 5/8 scale, stock appearing, 73 inch wheelbase. Maximum outside tire width 60". Must have grill shell or stimulated open radiator matching original body style, any material. Doors, windows, and cowlings must retain stock appearance. Hood louvers allowed for cooling, but must maintain stock contours. Engine compartment must conform to scale and match contour of body. Must have trunk lid or trunk access panel conforming to original body lines. No fenders. No wings or spoilers.
Body will be metal construction 26 gauge steel or .040" aluminum Minimum. Fiberglass or plastic grill shells allowed. All exposed edges must be folded or trimmed over. Legends cars allowed. No open top cars (roadsters, convertibles). No panel truck, station wagons, pickups or specialty car.
3. DIMENSIONS: No car over 48 inches tall, top to ground. Body height maximum 40 inches, bottom edge to top (including frame rail). Maximum outside tire width 60". Maximum body width 38". Body contour must not let car bottom out on track. Doors must be operational and equipped with secure latch. Fasteners on hood, truck, or panels must be positive, locking type.
4. WEIGHT: All cars will weigh minimum 1240 lbs. With driver, after race. Added weight must be painted white. Weight mounted to frame rails must use two 7/16" bolted and double nuts. All weight inside metal.
5. BUMPER DIMENSIONS: Front maximum width 30", maximum height 15". May not be more than 6" forward of front tires. Rear maximum width 50", maximum height 15". May not extend more than 6" behind rear body panels.
6. Firewall must be metal and must COMPLETELY separate engine compartment from cockpit. Engine protruding into cockpit MUST be enclosed. Windshield must be lexan or wire mesh. No glass. Dashboard must be metal. Should have push/pull electrical switch on extreme right hand side, OR master electrical switch clearly located and marked. Other switches must be toggle type.
7. Kick-out must be minimum of 3-point mount ahead of rear axle. Full length nerf bars between front and rear tires are strongly encouraged from a safety standpoint. May not extend out beyond tread width more than 1" at the rear only.
8. Seat must be high-back aluminum, racing type. All cars will have a permanent bar located behind top seat at shoulder level. Bottom of seat will not be more than 63" back measured from upper ball joint. Seat may be tilted back for added driver head clearance, however, no portion of the seat may be back more than 68" as measure above.
9. NUMBERS & GRAPHICS: Car number must be minimum 12" in height and 2" stroke. Must be displayed on each door and roof. The year and make of body style should be displayed in 1 ½" letters. Car should display engine model and displacement.
10. WHEELS & TIRES: Steel wheels only. Minimum wall thickness .100", 13 only. Wheel width max. 8". Bead locks permitted. Tires: 13" DOT-labeled only. Wheel width max. 8". No recaps. Tires durometer min or right side of car.
11. ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS: Motorcycle engines, regular production (500 + units) only. Displacement maximum: 1250cc (+1%) for cycle only, four cylinder maximum. Car should display engine and displacement. Must have working transmission, clutch, and starter with all parts in place. Charging system optional. No auxiliary starters. Engines must be front mounted I engine compartment. Engines/transmission may not extend rearward more than 21" from center of front axle, or upper ball joint. No fuel injection, no turbos. No nitro, or nitrous oxide. Gasoline or alcohol only. Engine must be cooled by original intent. Maly use extra fan or oil cooler. Engine lubrication open. Carburetors and cams open. Engine exhaust must be installed so as to not detract from stock appearing hoood. Mufflers mandatory.
12. BATTERY, FUEL SYSTEM: Battery and fuel pump must be mounted outside driver compartment. Battery must be secure and held with non-rubber strap. Electric fuel pump allowed. Car should have master electrical switch, clearly located. Main line fuse or ciroet braker to be placed from battery supply to electrical systems preferred. Fuel cell mandatory, maximum 5 gallons located in truck.
13. DRIVE TRAIN: Must use drive shaft from transmission to automotive rear end. Minimum 2.50" x .084" steel tubing highly recommended. No quick change rear ends. Drive shaft must be painted white. Drive shaft tunel must have minimum of 2 (3 recommended) 360 degree hoops between firewall and seat back. Must be fabricated of minimum 3/16" x 1 ½" steel bar. 1.25" x .065" steel tube highly recommended.
14. FRAME & ROLL CAGE: main frame members will be minimum of 1" x 2" x .120" wall
rectangular steel tubing only. No aluminum allowed I cage or frame. Main frame will have a minimum of 3 cross members between firewall and back of seat fabricated of same material as frame rails. Alternate material my be steel angle, min 1/8 x 1 ½" x 2". Cross-bracing in floor under driver strongly recommende.d Roll cage must be mild steel tubing minimum 1" x .065" wall. Cross-brace or diagonal strongly recommended in hoop over driver's head. Rear door post must be minimum 1" x 2" x .120" rectangular steel. All cars must have cage bars installed across door openings on both sides. Bars should be welded in place as part of rolll cage. Minimum size 1" x .065" (1.25" x .065:" recommenede) Cars with bars mounted on doors should have full door frame and minimum of 2 horizontal cross bars. Minimum 3/4" x .065. Cars with bars mounted on doors must have 1/4" x 2" steel stops welded in on each side of opening, totaling a minimum of 4" on each end of door. It is required to have a steel bar 1" x .065" from door post to door post under the dash. Steel plate on driver's door bars recommended. It is recommended that, if using rivets, body panels attach to tabs welded onto cage instead of drilling multiple holes into cage bars.
15. SUSPENSION: Front suspension must not exceed tire eight or extend rearward past the most forward panel of the firewall. May be hidden under frame rail, out of view from either side. Trailing arms may not extend forward past rear door post. Maximum length 18" out side of body. Wheel offsets are allowed. Hub offsets are not allowed. Hubs must be an equal distance from frame rail on both sides of car. Coil-over shocks are the only allowable means of supportine the chassis. One shock and spring per wheel only. Shocks must be of all steel construction, non-adjustable type. May NOT bo of a type that allows disasembly. No driver shall have the ability to adjust suspension from inside car. Straight front axles are
prohibited. No leaf springs or torsion bars allowed. No bird-cage type rear linkage.
16. STEERING: All steering components must have safety fasteners such as cotter pins or self-locking nuts. Manufactured quick-release steering wheel hubs mandatory. Rack and pinion steering is recommended.
17. ROTORS, CALIPERS & BRAKES: Steel OEM rotors and hubs mandatory. Steel OEM rotors or wilwood dynalite calipers UDRA endorsed as replacement. Maximum value $65.00. Four wheel brakes recommended. Two-wheel brakes acceptable. May be disc or drum. Only steel OEM calipers and rotors. Adjustable brake bias allowed. Competition-type master cylinder allowed.
18. SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Each car will carry a fully charged fire extinguisher, mounted within easy access of the driver. Car must be equipped with 4-point safety harness with minimum of 3 inch belts. Aluminum, high-backed racing seat mandatory.
NOTE: ANYTHING NOT COVERED IN THESE SPECIFICATIONS WILL BE TO THE DISCRETION OF THE TRACK TECHNICAL PERSONNEL WITHOUT RECOURSE FROM ANY DRIVER OR OWNER. ALL SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION.
SECTION 24 - STREET STOCK1. All cars must be neat appearing. Cars should be painted with contrasting colors and appropriate lettering and numbers.
2. Minimum wheel base is 100 inches.
3. No torque arm suspensions permitted.
4. No turbo or supercharged engines. Engines may be six or eight cylinders.
5. May be front or rear wheel drive but not both.
6. All glass, except the windshield must be removed. Windshield may be replaced with steel mesh ½ to 1 inch size.
7. Exhaust must run behind the driver and dump under the car.
8. All doors must be welded shut. Hood and rear deck lids must use pull pin fasteners.
9. Stock front and rear bumpers for year make and model must remain in place, and must have a minimum of two safety chains or straps. No aftermarket nose or tail sections permitted.
10. Vehicles with T-tops or convertible not permitted. Sun roof must be removed and replaced with metal.
11. All body panels must remain stock for make and model year, no cutting of panels except for drivers door for roll bar clearance.
12. Passenger side and rear seat must be removed.
13. Drivers seat may be stock or aluminum racing seat. A support seat brace must be installed at the back of the seat.
14. Original stock floor boards must remain in place. Any holes will be patched with sheet metal. Floor upholstery must be removed.
15. Battery must remain under hood and be covered.
16. Stock fuel tank may be replaced with a boat or fuel cell and installation must be approved by the Technical Director. Stock fuel tanks located between the rear end and the rear bumper must be replaced with a boat tank or fuel cell.
17. Everything about the vehicle must remain stock for year, make, or model, except what is in the rules above. Engine, transmission, and rear ends must remain stock. 4 PT seat belts recommended.
18. Tires must be DOT type radial, summer thread, same size, same number, 70 series only. No racing wheels permitted. White spoke wheels can be used. One inch lug nuts permitted. Offset may not exceed ½ of wheel width bead to bead (ie. Five inch wheel must be 2 3/8 inches maximum offset measured from the front or back). Seven inch maximum wheel width.
19. Right front wheel must have no more than a maximum of one inch of camber with stock oem adjustments only.
20. Stock dash frame must remain in place, but can be covered with sheet metal. Steering wheel center must be padded. Roll bars within the reach of the driver must be padded.
SECTION 25 - MINI STOCK 1. Any ten year or older 4 cylinder stock, non turbo, non rotary with a wheelbase between 87" to 103".
2. Stock body, interior frame, transmission, suspension, dash, steering, and pedals.
3. Max left side weight 55%. Engines up to 1999cc the min. weight is 2100 pounds. Engines 2000cc or more the min weight is 2400 pounds. Cars with double overhead cams must add 50 lbs to right side. Cars with more that 2 valves per cylinder must add 50 lbs to right side.
4. Horns, radios, and speakers must remain intact and be in working condition. Trunk lids and hatch backs must not be removed.
5. Stock carburetor or fuel injection for make and model. Max carb permitted Holley 350 cfm (part # 07448). Max compression ratio 10:1. Min combustion chambers Ford 55, Volks 50, Gm 53, Toyota 52, Nissan 52, Mopar 52, Mazda 52. Fuel pressure recorded at 2000 RPM.
6. Hydraulic camshaft may not exceed gross valve lift of .410. All cars may be front or rear wheel drive but not both.
7. A single stock size exhaust pipe (max. 2.25") attached to stock exhaust manifold and remain same size until it exits car. Exhaust pipe and exhaust gases will exit behind the driver and 3 inches in front of rear wheel. Pipe must be cut flush with quarter panel outer edge.
8. Battery must be securely fastened and under the hood. A fire extinguisher must be within reach of driver.
9. Stock (no posi or locked) differential for that make and model. One wheel must spin freely at all times.
10. Tires must be 70 series summer or all season. Grooves max .25 inches. Stock wheels with a max. of 5" treads bead to bead. Wheels and tires must be of like size. NO low profile-type tires. No tire studs permitted.
11. If stock gas tank is ahead of rear axle it may remain in place. If stock gas tank is behind rear axle, it must be replaced with a fuel cell or boat tank, 28 liter max. Fuel cell/boat tanks must be covered, secured and located in trunk behind firewall.
12. Drivers door must be welded, bolted, or chained shut. Drivers side door plate required. A minimum 1/8" steel plate 16" wide (or 1/4" at least 12" wide) to be installed on outside of drivers door. Must be bolted through the door frames with a minimum of 8 carriage bolts. Center of plate must be 16.5" from ground. Plate must be painted same color as car.
13. A four (4) point roll bar welded or bolted to frame or unibody. (See diagrams)
14. All insulation, glass (except front windshield) must be removed. Windshield may be replaced with steel mesh ½ " to one inch size.
15. Third brake light must be in working condition, mud flags required.
16. Approved helmets, with face shield or goggles, seat belts, gloves and long sleeved garments required. A safety net should be installed on drivers side door.
17. Car must be painted a bright color such as yellow, blue, red, green or orange. Black or white striping allowed.
18. Car numbers on doors must be at least 20" tall in an easy color to see color. Number on right hand top corner of windshield must be at least 6" tall. Number on roof must be 24" tall and readable from passenger side.
19. Car claims fee - $400.00. Claim does not include fuel cell, safety harness, seat or fire extinguisher. Any car may be claimed by any other driver for the claim fee and exchange of cars. Any car which wins 3 main features may be claimed by any driver or the track for the claim fee of $400.00 no exchange required. Any car winning 3 features and not claimed must add 50 pounds to right side for each feature win thereafter.
20. Have FUN !!!
Call 709-229-4583 if you require clarification.
Rev March 2004
NO EQUIPMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED AS HAVING BEEN APPROVED BY REASON OF HAVING PASSED THROUGH INSPECTION UNOBSERVED. THE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR SHALL DETERMINE AS TO WHETHER ANY TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION, DESIGN, OR INTERPRETATION OF ANY RULE SHALL BE ACCEPTED.
NSCA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO UP-DATE, MODIFY, ADD, OR DELETE RULES AT ANY TIME IN THE INTEREST OF PROVIDING PARITY FOR ALL COMPETITORS. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY BE MADE VIA OFFICIAL ENTRY REGISTRATION, TECHNICAL BULLETIN, OR MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT, WHICH AUTOMATICALLY AMENDS SPECIFICATIONS HEREIN. ALL CHANGES WILL BE POSTED
1 COMPETING MODELS AS SELECTED BY NSCA
1.1 Super Stock Car Races
Races are open to eligible model passenger production cars.
1.2 Approved ChassisChevelle 1973 to 1977 wheelbase 112".
Malibu 1978 and up wheelbase 108".
Impala 1978 and up wheelbase 114".
Ford Crown Victoria 1980and 90's wheelbase 114".
Dodge Aspen wheelbase 110" or Dart wheelbase 108".
Dodge or Ford may use G.M.108" wheelbase metric chassis.(no weight penalty).
Any chassis which is cut, altered, chopped, joined or shortened to 108 inches will be penalized a minimum of 75 lbs.
2 GENERAL BODY REQUIREMENTS
2.1 (a) Cars must be neat stock appearing and have complete bodies. NSCA approved body may be either stock or aftermarket steel. Front and rear bumper covers may be stock or aftermarket rubber or metal. Fiberglass hoods and window frames permitted. All body panels must be complete in length and width, nose panel may be narrowed a maximum of 4 (four) inches.
2.1 (b) Full stock dimension windshield is mandatory or windshield area may be replaced with steel mesh ½" to one inch size.
2.1 ( c) Rub rails permitted at bumper height and tight to body. Max 1"x1" or ½ by 2" o.d.. Exposed bolt heads carriage type only. No sharp edges permitted.
2.2 Overall Car Weight
Minimum weight 3500 pounds with gas, oil, water, and driver and be race ready. Maximum left side weight percentage will be 55%, maximum rear weight 45%.
3 DETAILED CAR BODY REQUIREMENTS
3.1 All cars must have a complete stock-appearing body, with a minimum side window opening of 14 inches. No flat sides. Must be centered on front stub. Back of car must be closed with a panel extending from side to side and minimum of 9" down from the deck, measured vertically to the bottom of the panel, and must be firmly secured. Back panel must be a bright color.
3.2 Stock appearing or after market molded nose section or stock bumpers. The length from the center of the front spindle to front-most portion of nose section must not exceed 42 inches. No part of the car can stick past or through the nose piece.
3.3 Must have full-length floor pan under driver (20-gauge minimum thickness steel).
3.4 Air cleaner protrusion may not be exceed 4 inches above the hood.
3.5 Leg saver guard: Guard must mount between drive shaft and interior tin. Minimum of 11 gauge steel or 3/16 thick aluminum. Guard must run from the back of driver's seat to the foot well and must be a minimum of 15 inches high.
3.6 It is recommended that the driver's seat be specifically designed for auto racing and be constructed of .125 inch thick aluminum. Aircraft-quality hardware is required for attaching seat to seat sub-structure as described in diagram section.
3.7 Seat must be located in such a manner that the inside (left side) is a minimum of 8 (eight) inches distance from the nearest longitudinal door bar member.
3.8 Fire walls :-Interior of car must be completely enclosed in respect to engine compartment, track surface, tire wells, and rear, (fuel cell) compartment. The area immediately beneath (floor) the driver and the vertical panels surrounding the seat area, front and rear fire walls, and transmission tunnel MUST BE CONSTRUCTED of minimum 20 gauge steel and be of welded construction. Other interior panels may be constructed of aluminum minimum of .040 inch thickness. Panel on passenger side of car may be either:
(a) Flat projecting across at approximately the height of the transmission.
(b) Dropped back to level of floor on driver's side of compartment.
No vertical section of the driver's right may be higher than the nominal height of the transmission meaning a "boxed" or flat interior section to the driver's right is not permitted except at transmission height.
3.9 Hoods must have four pin fasteners on leading edge.
3.10 A full width dash is required on all cars. Vertical surface of dash must project in a single plane across the car. Top (horizontal) plane must follow the contour of the windshield between the "A" posts. Instruments must be neatly installed in the vertical panel.
4 GENERAL ENGINE REQUIREMENTS
Only NSCA approved engines permitted. Engines may be interchanged within any corporate manufacturer's product line. Only ferrous alloy cylinder block type V-8 engines permitted. Camshaft location may not be altered. Blocks must be O.E.M. only. No aluminum or aftermarket allowed.
4.1 Approved Engines Approved for 2004(provisional)
Chev 350 305,307
Ford 351W 302
Dodge 360 318
Approved Engines for 2004 must comply with compression and cam rules as listed.
GM Bowtie, Ford SVO, and Mopar Performance parts are not considered O.E.M. and are not approved for competition. Any other engines must be approved by NSCA prior to competition. Cubic inches (CID) must be declared on hood.
5 DETAILED ENGINE REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Engine Location
Engine must be positioned within the chassis per the following specifications in all COMPETING cars.
(a) Cross (lateral) location - centerline of engine crankshaft shall be located within ½ inch of an imaginary line through the center of the car, defined as the dimensional center of a measurement across the car, from upper ball joint grease nipples.
(b) Front-To-Rear Longitudinal location of the engine (setback) is defined as the engine must be placed with the center of leading spark plug or center of hex if angle fitted even with or ahead of center of grease fitting on upper ball joints. Ford and Dodge permitted 2" further set back if using approved Ford and Dodge chassis (see rule 1.2)
5.2 Engine Overbore
Stock stroke must be maintained. Engines may be bored to a max. of 365 cu. inch for all engines.
Pistons must be (dished or flat top) cast or forged, 4 eyebrow. Forged pistons must be in the price range of $50 each. No light weight or high performance pistons. Pistons cannot come up above block. Piston, pin, rod, rings, bearing must weigh no less than 1350g. Two valve reliefs permitted.
Connecting Rods must be of stock length and configuration. No 6" GM rods. No billet, aluminum, titanium, or carbon fiber rods permitted.
Crankshaft must be Stock original equipment steel or cast. No lightening or knife edging permitted. Balancing permitted.
5.5 Oil System
Any wet type system permitted. Oil pump must be located in oil pan. No dry sump systems permitted. Aftermarket oil pan or widened and deepened stock permitted and recommended.
5.6 Cylinder Heads
Open chamber heads only with total compression ratio of 9.0:1 Max. No aluminum or high performance heads. No porting or polishing on heads or manifolds. Compression will be taken for tech use. Composition gaskets of .038 thick recommended
All cylinder heads must be cast iron, O.E.M. smog type. The following castings are permitted. (All others must have prior approval by providing cylinder head for inspection before installation on engine):
GM 128, 188, 336, 339, 389, 441, 493, 624,820, 882, 991, 993, 920
Ford D5AE, D5AEA, D5AECA, D5TE, D5TEDA, D5TEEB, D70A, D70E,
Dodge 2531894,3418915, 3671587, 3769974, 4027596
All cylinder heads must have legible to read casting numbers. Angle milling, port matching, polishing, grinding, and/or blueprinting will not be allowed. Heads may be milled for straightness or to conform to specs as listed. No titanium valves. Valve stem length, diameter, and keeper group location must be stock. Jam nuts, screw in studs and guide plates are allowed. No poly locks. Stock steel retainers must be used. No additional valve springs.
General Motors: Maximum valve intake diameter 1.94". Maximum exhaust diameter 1.50". Minimum head cc volume 76cc. Minimum combined deck clearance plus head gasket thickness .040". Maximum intake runner volume 160cc. Maximum exhaust runner volume 60cc. Maximum valve spring diameter 1.275". Rocker arm ratio 1.5.
Ford: Maximum valve intake diameter 1.84". Maximum exhaust diameter 1.55". Minimum head cc volume with flat top pistons 64cc., with dished pistons with .120" cup 60cc. Minimum combined deck clearance plus head gasket thickness .070:. Maximum intake runner volume with flat top pistons 125cc., with dished pistons with a .120" cup 140cc. Maximum valve spring diameter 1.437. Rocker arm ratio 1.6".
Mopar:: Maximum valve intake diameter 1.88". Maximum exhaust diameter 1.6". Minimum head cc volume 64cc. Minimum combined deck clearance plus head gasket thickness .110". Maximum intake runner volume 162cc. Maximum exhaust runner volume 72cc. Valve spring diameter 1.500". Rocker arm ratio 1.5.
5.6.1 The compression ratio will be determined by whistle gauge or by measurement. 9.01 will be considered illegal. The following technique will be used to measure and calculate compression ratio.
CR = V + P + G + D + C V = 12.87 x B x S
P + G + D + C
V = cyl swept vol. P = piston dish vol. G = head gasket vol.
D = deck ht. vol. C = combustion chamber vol. B = bore
S = stroke
Any extra deck clearance or head gasket thickness can be applied to the combustion chamber volume using one thousandth equals .206cc.
e.g. (1) -The following factors are known determine the compression ratio. Bore 4.04, stroke 3.48, piston dish = 4cc, piston below deck = .015, head gasket thickness = .038, head cc = 76.
Combustion chamber volume = 5cc = (15 x .206)+(38 x .206)+76cc = 90.9cc
V = 12.87 x (4.04) x 3.48 = 731cc. CR = 731+4+7.83+3.09+76 = 9.04
Any hydraulic camshaft not having one of the Mfgr part numbers listed below must have approval by providing camshaft for inspection prior to installation.
Mfgr. Part No. TRW Sealed Power
GM 14088839 TM 274 CS 274
Ford D60Z6250C / EOAZ625A TM 764 CS 764
Dodge 3512589 TM 665 CS 665
Maximum Intake Exhaust
Lift Dur Lift Dur
Chev .390 260 .410 273
Ford .445 270 .453 290
Dodge .410 273 .410 273
Vacuum must be recorded at 600 RPM. Camshaft must have Identification number on the end of the camshaft.
5.8 Valve Lifters
No solid lifters. No roller lifters. No mushroom lifters. No Rhodes lifters. No anti-pump up lifters, roller cams, rev kits. Lifters with c-clips, spring plate, snap rings are allowed. Lifter bores may be bored or rebored and sleeved but stock specs must be maintained. Valves must not have over zero lash clearance.
5.9 Rocker Arms
Roller rocker arms not permitted. Adjustable rocker arms not permitted. No shaft type rocker systems permitted on non-Mopar models.
5.10 Push Rods
Stock push rods for that engine only, heavy duty type that are .125" long are not allowed. Valves must not have over zero lash clearance.
5.11 Intake Manifold
Stock OEM cast iron intake manifold only. Intake throttle bore not to exceed 1.720 inches on all models. No porting, polishing, painting or modifying of intake manifold permitted. No Brezezinski intake manifolds permitted. An easily accessible intake manifold vacuum line is to be provided for tech officials to record vacuum.
One only two barrel carburetor. Maximum carburetor permitted 500 CFM. Holley #4412 recommended. Absolutely no material may be added or removed from carburetor, except choke mechanism. A one inch carburetor adaptor plate spacer is allowed. No air passages or air leaks below the venturi in carburetor permitted, any found during post race inspection constitutes automatic disqualification. Throttle must have two return springs and a throttle stop to prevent the linkage from going past the point of no return. PVC valve can come out of valve covers only
NOTE: Carb must pass GO_NO_GO test. Serial # must be readable
5.13 Air Filter/Air Cleaner/Air Intake
No carburetor hats or air deflecting devices permitted. Air filter housing and fresh air box only. Induction must be from the cowl area. No forward facing or "ram" air type induction lid permitted.
6 ENGINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
6.1 Ignition System
Only stock distributor and stock coil allowed. No dual point magnetos external amplifiers or twin fire ignition systems permitted. Rev limiters permitted.
Starter must be stock in working order and in stock position.
The battery must be securely mounted. Battery may not be located in the driver's compartment.
6.4 Electrical Safety Switch
Car shall be equipped with a safety switch that will effectively kill the power from the battery to the car's ignition system. Switch to be mounted within reach of the driver's side window opening.
7 ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
One radiator only. Must be in standard position inside body work. Expansion tank or catch can overflow must blow on right lower quarter of windshield. Stock cast water pump or aluminum pump permitted. Oil coolers permitted. Auxiliary rad heater core connected to existing stock heater connections permitted. Cooling lines must not run through drivers compartment. Aluminum radiators allowed with a 20# weight penalty.
8 ENGINE EXHAUST SYSTEM
Stock cast iron exhaust manifolds or 1 5/8 outside diameter tube headers(add 50 pound weight penalty). The exhaust pipe from the manifold or the header flange must be a maximum diameter of 2.5 inches O.D. and must remain 2.5 inches for a minimum of four feet or until it exits the car. All joints must be welded or securely fastened any leaks found in post race inspection could constitute automatic D. Q. Pipes must extend behind the driver and in front of the rear wheels. Pipes must then exit the car on the passenger side within 17" of the front of the right rear tire. Pipes must be cut flush to body.
9 DRIVE TRAIN
Stock clutch with one clutch disc min. of 10" dia. and one steel pressure plate only. No lightening of clutch disc or pressure plate permitted. No aluminum pressure plates permitted. Min weight 19 lbs.
Flywheel must weigh a minimum of 22 pounds with ring gear.
9.3 Bell Housing
It is recommended that a steel scatter shield be used to cover the top half of the bell housing. Shield may be a steel plate to cover original bell housing and may be attached to the floor boards. Cars must provide inspection holes for clutch or torque converters.
Transmissions must be stock steel case 3 or 4 speed standard or an automatic transmission with all gears working. No 2 speed or power glides permitted. Automatics must have a full size 11 inch diameter converter and be stock OEM. Converter must have a 1/8 inch drain plug on the outside of the converter. Fluid volume may be measured to ensure compliance. Converter must be warm or warmer than the transmission. No electric lock up converters permitted. Transmission must be able to stop and idle in gear, must have working reverse. Must run in 2nd or 3rd gear. Safety blanket recommended.
9.5 Drive Shaft
Only steel drive shaft permitted. It is mandatory that 2 (two) 360 degree brackets, no less than 1 inch wide by inch thick (min), be placed around the drive shaft and fastened to the floor or cross member to keep the shaft from becoming dislodged and dropping out. All drive shafts must be painted white.
9.6 Rear End
Any car or light truck rear end by any mfgr. permitted. Rear ends must be locked with spool or by welding axle gears only. Gold Track, Posi ,Limit Slip, Detroit Locker or cambered rear ends not allowed. Must run in 2nd gear no 1:1 direct drive.
Steel wheels maximum seven inches wide bead seat to bead seat. After market steel racing wheels permitted. Bleeder valves not permitted. One inch Hex Head aftermarket lug nuts recommended. Drivers are advised to check LUG NUTS before every race. We recommend torque all nuts between 80 - 90 pounds. GM 7/16" studs should be drilled out and replaced with at least ½ " studs with 1" aftermarket lug nuts. Right side wheels should be aftermarket, police or hi-performance with a flange thickness of ¼ " min. If these wheels are not available the right side wheels should be reinforced.
Maximum 8 (eight) inches wide summer or all season.Tread depth must not exceed 9/32 inch (9.5 mm) and grooves must not exceed ¼ inch (8.4mm). Tires must be D.O.T. approved. NSCA reserves the right to specify tire manufacturer and type for all events. No tire softener compound may be used. All tires will be subject to durometer testing or other form of compliance inspection.
10 CHASSIS CONSTRUCTION
10.1 Center Section Components
Main frame rail structure of chassis, defined as the primary structure to which roll cage members, major suspension components, engine, etc. mount must be constructed of a mild steel shape having a minimum perimeter dimension of 10 inches, 2 x 3, 2 ½ x 2 ½ , etc.
Main frame members shall be a minimum of:
10 " perimeter tubing .120 " wall thickness
12 " perimeter tubing .095 " wall thickness
16 " perimeter tubing .083 " wall thickness
10.2 Front and Rear Section Components
Section extending such as front and rear clip sections must be a minimum of 10 inches in perimeter and have a minimum of .083 inch wall thickness and extend 10 inches beyond wheel base. 10 inch perimeter tubing must go to the rear edge of the fuel cell.
10.3 Perimeter Chassis Defined
A perimeter chassis is defined as having left and right main frame rails that are symmetrical, (with one inch tolerance), with kick out from front clip to main frame rails the same on both sides. Both frame rails must be constructed of steel with same size tubing on both left and right side frame rails and must measure a minimum of 56 inches from outside edge to outside edge. The maximum offset allowed is 1 (one) inch measured from the center line of the tread width.
Any chassis that does not meet this rule will be penalized a minimum of 75 pounds.
10.4 Ballast Weight
Ballast weight must be securely attached to main frame rail or major cross member structure. It is strongly recommended that major ballast weights be contained inside the main frame rails. No lead shot or liquid type ballast permitted. No ballast adjustment devices permitted on car. Weight transfer devises of any type may not be activated by the driver.
All bumpers must be at least 16.5" above ground level + or - 0.5 inches. Sections beyond the end of the front and rear chassis rails normally containing bumper shocks and referred to as crumple or crush zones. If not completely stock, any reinforcing,
rebuilding, or repairs must conform to the following specifications:
Front Bumper Crush Zone: Can be extended forward of the chassis rail position by 24" by using maximum 1 by .125 or (1 ¾ by .090) OD pipe tubing or angle iron of 1 ¾ by 3mm ( ") thickness. This must not extend more than 15" along the chassis rail. As well a length of 1 by 1/8" OD pipe or tubing may be placed behind the front bumper, the welds to the chassis extension may be gusseted with 3 inch by inch maximum gussets, (bumper gussets to be allowed on all four bumper extensions), there may also be one brace on each end connected onto the chassis rail mount. Bumper ends to be rounded and curved back in towards car the end of which may be welded to the brace.
Rear Bumper Crush Zone: Rear Bumpers may be made from same material as front bumper, covered by original bumper or similar material, to be securely welded or bolted. Bumper may extend along the side of the car to the wheel arch. End of pipe to be curved and go into body. Ends may be attached to the chassis rail or rear floor bar. Rear bumper may be gusseted to bumper extensions. Gussets 3 inch by inch.
Bottom of bar to top of bumper pipe, to be 6 inch maximum. The upper bar may be connected to the bumper in up to seven places using the same material as the upper bar. Plating between the two bars is not permitted. But original car bumper or similar material may be welded or bolted to upper bar and bumper. Rear bumper can be extended up to 18 inches beyond chassis end rails. Front and rear bumper pipe or tubing may be welded to the body as they pass through the body panel to the chassis rails to prevent body panels being torn off. If covering material is plastic or similar material, one may use " head pop rivets. (See diagrams)
Minimum spring diameter shall be 4.5 (five) inches. No coil over springs permitted. NO coil spring eliminators permitted. Jacking bolts allowed.
11.2 Shock Absorbers
OEM shocks or the following replacements recommended. Shock value not to exceed $100.00 original manufacturer's suggested racer price. Recommended allowable shocks include: AFCO 1275FB, 1276FB, 1277FB, 1278FB, 1293FB, 1294FB, 1295FB, 1296FB, 1297FB, Numbers on all shocks must be readable. Claim rule in effect on any shock for $100. or exchange your shock plus $50.
11.3 Front Sway Bar (Optional on Dirt)
Stock appearing sway bar only allowed. Must be solid bar side to side.
Front frame stub must use stock type suspension parts. Any stock upper and lower control arms allowed. Upper control arms may be reinforced to stock specifications. Stock Lower control arms must be same length left and right. Measurement will be from center of mounting point to center of ball joint.
Any stock steel spindle or hub allowed.
11.6 Tread Width
All cars must not exceed maximum allowable tread width, front and rear of 64 ½ inches, measured at the center line of the wheel, zero toe-in at spindle height. Rear wheels must have mud flaps (3/8 thick rubber) chained forward or back braced and centered on wheels.
11.7 Wheel Base
Minimum allowable wheel base shall be 108 inches, with not more than 1 " difference side to side. Any chassis cut, shortened, or altered to 108" must add 75 lbs.
11.8 Rear Suspension
The suspension must be absolutely stock for year and make of chassis. Trailing arms may be solid and of equal length left to right. Rubber mounts and bushings must be used. No torque arms permitted. No devices to mechanically transfer weight while car is in motion permitted. Top control arms may be re-drilled. Multiple holes permitted on front leaf spring mount. On leaf spring cars Jacking bolts can be at the rear of leaf only. Lowering blocks are permitted. No anti-sway bars may be used on rear. No lift bars, snubber bars, j-bars or any other traction devices allowed. Pan-hard bar permitted with three link suspension only. Springs may be mounted on the lower control arm or the center of the axle tube but not behind the axle tube.
11.9 Three link suspensions
The third link runs parallel with the frame, perpendicular to the axle. Pan-hard bar mount and upper control arm mount must be a minimum of 9" from center of housing on the right hand tube. Pan-hard bar must mount behind the rear axle. Links may not be longer than 30 inches. The maximum length of the upper mount is 12 inches and the max length of the lower link is 6 inches measured from center of axle tube.
11.10 Frame Rail/Body Component Ground Clearance
The minimum ground clearance from chassis rail shall be 5 (five) inches.
Steering box or rack and pinion are permitted. Power steering pumps must be driven from the front of the motor by belts. Steering columns must have a minimum of two U-joints. Removable steering wheel is recommended.
Four wheel brakes in good working order are mandatory. Front brake rotor must be a minimum of 1(one) inch thick and made of steel.
14 FUEL/FUEL SYSTEM
Pump gas only must be used. 765 maximum specific gravity.
14.1 Fuel Cell
Approved fuel cell with all components with a minimum of 7 and a maximum capacity of 22 gallons U.S. Measurement, is recommended. Must be enclosed in 20 gauge (min) metal canister and installed in an approved manner (see diagram). No side fill dry brake systems permitted. Refer to diagram section for recommendations for proper installation. A check valve must be installed in the vent line. Check valve on the vent line may be GM PVC valve. In the absence of a check valve, the vent line must wrap around the tank and vent at bottom to prevent fuel spill in the event of a roll over. The fuel line must be neoprene, steel or steel braid and securely fastened under the floor. Metal. fuel filters only. FRAM or equivalent recommended.
A safety loop designed to protect the rear of the fuel cell is recommended. Minimum ground clearance from the bottom of the fuel cell to the ground plane is 8 (eight) inches.
14.2 Fuel Pump
No electric fuel pumps permitted unless wired in series with oil pressure switch also recommended that a mercury roll over shut off switch be installed.
15 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
15.1 Roll Bars
All cars shall be required to have a four point roll cage structure of minimum 1 ¾ by .090 inch wall or 1 by .125 inch wall, DOM or seamless mild steel tubing. The roll cage structure shall be fully triangulated with inch thick gusset plates utilized at all major tube intersections. The four point roll cage structure shall have a minimum of 4 (four) horizontal driver's side "door" bars.
Roll cage structure shall be integrated to front frame stub via a "hoop" section surrounding the engine compartment and joining the front roll cage uprights. Rear braces shall extend diagonally from top rear horizontal roll cage members to "kick up" section of rear frame member. Bottom bay of roll cage structure shall have an X-structure spanning between the frame rails. Rear frame section shall have an "X" or oblique members to stiffen frame rails against rear corner impact, lessening parallelogram roll cage tendency of rear rails.
A sub-structure integral with the frame and roll cage members shall provide driver seat mounting points. Foot well area of driver's compartment must have oblique horizontal member connecting forward upright and main frame rails, then bracketed to engine compartment main hoop.
The 4(four) point cage shall be symmetrical in all directions. Minimum length for door bars is 42 inches. Total height of roll cage to be 40 ½ inches from bottom of frame. Halo to be no less than 1 (one) inch lower. Width of halo to be no less than 46 inches outside to outside of tubing. Full dash bar required. All cars must have an X-type member across and behind driver. One piece tubing run diagonally or perpendicular between halo in top of cage required. Minimum height of door bars on driver's side is 22 ½ inches from bottom of frame. A so called "Petty Bar" must run from center of cage to upper right front halo.
All major roll cage members including uprights, connectors, "door" bars on left or right side, and major braces must be a minimum 1 ¾ inch by .090 inch or 1 by .125 wall thickness tubing as specified above. Incidental structure components for brackets, components mounting, etc. may be fabricated of lighter material.
A bar shall connect mid point on the dash bar and then connect mid point on the halo cross bar. The bar must be approximately in the center of the windshield.
Full circumference high quality welds are mandatory on all tube connections.
Roll cage material is subject to sonic testing or inspection hole testing for compliance with the rules. A tester for analysis of roll cage strength may be used repeatedly.
Add 16 gauge (min) metal between door bars and body on driver's side only. Minimum 40 inches in length and 17 inches high. 16 gauge metal may be welded in between door bars and door bar connectors on driver's side only.
15.2 Additional Roll Cage Specifications for all cars.
Roll cage members must CLOSELY conform to window/roof/door contour and not be readily apparent when car is viewed for side area. Roll cage members must be within tube diameter dimensions of actual roof components.
15.3 Part Identification Numbers
Any parts that have any identification numbers and those numbers are removed or altered will be declared illegal.
15.4 Illegal Parts Penalty
Any parts that are found to be illegal will become the property of NSCA and must be surrendered immediately upon demand. Parts will be held by NSCA and will be disposed of at the desire of NSCA. If any team refuses to turn over any requested part or parts then that team will be denied access to NSCA Speedway until such parts have been surrendered to the satisfaction of NSCA. An additional fine may be imposed as part of the penalty.
15.5 Declaration of Intent
Anything not specifically covered in this rule book must be approved for competition by the Technical Director.
A competitor who competes in 4 (four) or less features in a given division in a given year will be eligible for future rookie status.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COMPETITOR TO OBTAIN AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE CURRENT RULES PERTAINING TO THE DIVISION IN WHICH HE/SHE CHOOSES TO PARTICIPATE.
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the conditions for all events, and by participating in these events all participants are deemed to have obtained and read, and understood a copy of the current rules, and complied with these rules. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE GUIDELINES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator, or official.
Rev Mar 2004
SECTION 27 - ENGINE CLAIMING RULES
1. Cash claim on engines - Late Model Stock $875; Street Stock $475 ; Mini Stock $255; $25 of this goes to wrecker for pulling engine.
2. Claim does not include: 1. Flywheel, 2. Clutch, 3. Pressure plate, 4. Bell housing, 5. Headers, 6. Carburetor, 7. Starter, 8. Motor mounts, 9. Sending units and switches for oil pressure and water temperature, 10. Carburetor adaptor, 11. Fan and pulleys, 12. Clutch ball, 13. Clutch arm, 14. Throw out bearing, 15. Dip stick, 16. Water pump, 17. Fuel pump, 18. Distributor, 19. Plug wires, 20. Oil restrictors (must furnish plugs).
3. First three position finishers must report directly to inspection/claim area and are subject to engine claim by any other driver finishing fifth on back in feature. Failure to report directly to claim area and remaining there until told to leave by officials will result in disqualification and loss of money and points for first infraction engine is still claimable. Will be treated as engine claim refusal for second infraction. Any driver lapped by the fourth place car is not eligible to claim. Driver allowed one claim ONLY per event, regardless of outcome of that claim. In case of multiple claim on same engine, engine will go to qualified claiming driver finishing farthest back.
4. Driver making claim must drive his race car immediately after finish of feature, under its own power, directly to claiming area. Only drivers and officials allowed in claiming area. The vehicle is to remain in the engine claiming area until directed otherwise by the officials.
5. Claims must be made to official immediately after end of feature race, and claimed engine must be completely removed within one hour from time claim is made and driver agrees to sell claimed engine.
6. Claims must be made to official, with cast, valid NSCA License and claim card must accompany declaration of intention to claim.
7. Only driver may claim engine and only driver may agree to sell or refuse to sell engine. First sell or no sell by driver being claimed is binding.
8. Promoter may claim any engine finishing in the top ten immediately following feature. Driver claim takes precedence over promoter claim.
9. Refusal to sell forfeits all cash and contingency winnings for feature, any trophies earned in feature, plus ALL NSCA points for the season. Any driver refusing to sell engine, when claimed within rules, regardless of his reinstatement within NSCA loose his right to claim any NSCA driver's engine for 12 calendar months from date of refusal to sell.
10. First refusal to sell will result in loss of ALL NSCA points for the season and will also result in driver being suspended from NSCA events for 30 calendar days from date of refusal and until $1,000 cash fine is paid to NSCA. Fine must be in the form of a cashier's check or money order and be received in the NSCA office prior to driver returning to competition. Some tracks may also suspend car for duration of penalty. Second refusal to sell will result in driver being suspended from NSCA events for 60 calendar days from date of refusal and until $2,000 cash fine is paid to NSCA.
11. All claimed engines must be removed from car at the track; buyer must examine engine before removal - once removal is started, sale is final.
12. The cylinder block may not be altered in such a way as to prevent it from being used in a stock application. Stock OEM components must be able to be immediately used in their stock location. NSCA drivers are to be held accountable for any sabotage discovered while pulling the engine, and will be responsible for any and all penalties as a result of any sabotage. Any sabotage discovered to claimed engine will result in driver being suspended from NSCA competition for 30 calendar days and until $1,000 cash fine is paid to NSCA. The claim will be disallowed and the money returned to the claimer.
13. No driver may claim more than four engines during current calendar year. After a driver has claimed two times, the next two drivers he claims have the option of engine exchange or the cash. In the event of exchange, claiming driver pays for both engines to be removed.
14. No driver may claim unless he has competed at the track the two previous events. Claim is in effect on opening night for all eligible drivers and driver must have been at track on opening day/night to be eligible to claim second night of season.
15. No one driver may claim any other one driver more than once during current calendar year.
16. A disqualification will not affect a legal claim. The engine will be pulled and transferred prior to any penalties being assessed.
SECTION 28 - RACE DAY SCHEDULE
11:00 am Pit Gate Opens
11:15 am Pre-race Technical Inspection Begins
1:30 pm Compulsory drivers meeting. Draw car #'s for qualifiers. Start position determined by handicap. 100% inversion. New drivers start at rear.
1:35 pm Lineups posted
2:00 pm SCHEDULE.
2:20 pm Lineups begin for 2nd qualifier (same as first qualifier)
Race 1 - Mini Thunder for points - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Race 2 - Mini Lighting for points - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Race 3 - Street Stock for points - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Race 4 - Super Stock for points - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 40, 38, 36, 34, etc.
Race 5 - WOW for points 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. -B for points 30, 28, 26, 24, etc.
Race 6 - LMS-A for points 40, 38, 36, 34, etc.
Race 7 - Mini Stock Main Feature for $$$
Race 8 - LMS Main Feature for $$$
4:15 pm Gamblers, Ladies, Mechanics, or special event entry deadline. Gamblers fee $10.00
4:30 pm Special event race.
SECTION 29 - NSCA REGISTRATION FORM
CLASS: DAY MO YR CAR #:
NAME: DOB: Mo Day Yr
STREET P.O. BOX
TOWN POSTAL CODE
HOME PHONE WORK FAX
E-MAIL : ____________________________ WEB SITE: _____________________
EMERGENCY CONTACT PHONE
RACE TEAM INFORMATION
CAR OWNER(S) PHONE
CREW CHIEF PHONE
CREW MEMBER PHONE
CREW MEMBER PHONE _
CREW MEMBER ________________________________PHONE_____________
CHASSIS MFGR MODEL___ YEAR
ENGINE MFGR CID LITERS____________
CYL HEAD P/N _____________ ___CAM PART NO. _
COMPRESS RATIO CARB MODEL CFM
CON ROD FORGING # LENGTH
CRANKSHAFT # BLOCK # CYL. HEAD CC _______
SECTION 30 - ANNUAL AWARDS
AWARD 1998 1999
Men' 1st Place Rick Walsh Steve Abbott
Men's 2nd Place Darrin St. George Cyril Robson Jr.
Men's 3rd Place Steve Abbott Cory Paul
Women's 1st Place Elizabeth Jordan Carol Ann Reid
Women's 2nd Place Kaye Morgan Christine Foss
Women's 3rd Place Marina Cole Emily Temple
Highest Average Darrin St. George Wally Reid
Rookie of the Year Ches Cole Andre Vokey
Most Sportsmanlike Skip Druken Cyril Robson Jr.
Most Improved Driver Rod Ryan Wally Reid
Mechanic of the Year Charlie Lockyer Roy Brace
Best Appearing Car Gary Turner Todd Moss
Hard Luck Award Shane Verge Jason Foss
Rollover Award Terry Yetman Rodney Temple
Men's Crash Award Bob Tetford Sr. Corey Paul
Women's Crash Award Sharon Verge Lisa Gosse
Perfect Attendance Car 76 Steve Abbott Steve Abbott
Perfect Attendance Car 5 Skip Druken
Perfect Attendance Car 22 Mike Crotty
Perfect Attendance Car 29 Shane verge
Perfect Attendance Car 33 Lewis Morgan
Perfect Attendance Car 66 Brian Jordan
Appreciation Award Vern Clarke - NTV OZ FM
Appreciation Award Blair Patrick - PEPSI
MS Motorsports Kelly Squires
AWARD 2000 2001
Men' 1st Place
Men's 2nd Place
Men's 3rd Place
Women's 1st Place
Women's 2nd Place
Women's 3rd Place
Rookie of the Year
Most Improved Driver
Mechanic of the Year
Best Appearing Car
Hard Luck Award
Men's Crash Award
Women's Crash Award
SECTION 31 - CAR/DRIVER STATUS SHEET
DATE START FINISH SPONSOR Q M TOT STATUS $ WON
SECTION 32 - CHAMPIONSHIP GRID DRAW
NFLD Championship or Invitational format & grid draw for all NFLD Championship as follows:
Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Car # Grid # Grid # Grid #
1 14 26
2 15 24
3 16 22
4 17 20
5 18 18
6 19 16
7 20 14
8 21 12
9 22 10
10 23 8
11 24 6
12 25 4
13 26 2
14 1 25
15 2 23
16 3 21
17 4 19
18 5 17
19 6 15
20 7 13
21 8 11
22 9 9
23 10 7
24 11 5
25 12 3
26 13 1
SECTION 33 - DIAGRAMS
NEWFOUNDLAND STOCK CAR ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS 2004 $5.00
P.O. BOX 56
A0A 1B0 TO:-___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________
ROLL BAR INSTALLATION MINI AND STREET
1. Refer to Diagrams.
2. Vehicles with a wheelbase of 113" or less, must be equipped with a roll bar.
3. Driver is responsible for installation, construction and workmanship of roll cage.
4. The roll bar must be located directly behind the driver and reach as close as possible to roof and left side of car.
5. The roll bar must be back braced from the top of the bar to the rear car frame (or plate on floor) at an approximate 45 degree angle.
6. Material used must be 1 3/4" x .090" or 1 5/8 x .125 or better mild steel. No pipe fittings, galvanized or exhaust pipe, or conduit allowed. All welding must be electric.
7. Roll bar members may attach to either the frame or the floor. For floor installation, attach members to 8" x 8" or larger plates which are securely fastened to floor.
8. Driver compartment bracing must remain inside the driver's compartment and may not dissect, bisect or pass through either the engine or trunk firewall. Such bracing may be installed as a safety feature only and may not reinforce the body or frame or alter the geometry of car.
9. "Petty" bar may be installed and attached forward to the right A post of the cage only.
10. Roll bar installation is subject to inspection which will be closely scrutinized. Refer to illustration for suggested minimum installation.
11. Door bars may be used for driver protection only. In some cases, with approval, door bar may extend from front firewall to rear wheel well. Bars may not pass through firewall or wheel well.
12. Radiator Protection bar consisting (a hoop from top to top of frame rail only) with a 45 degree support on each side allowed.