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2013 PADUCAH INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY STOCK WARRIORS 

TO ALL COMPETITORS/PARTICIPANTS

 

 

1 – Engine

A.) Only   three (3) or four (4) cylinder in-line engines will be permitted.

B.) All   engine components must remain unaltered and OEM for the year, make and model   of the car being used in competition.

C.) All   valve-train components must remain unaltered and OEM including but not   limited to; crankshaft, connecting rods, valves, valve sizes and the bore and   stroke.

D.)   Aftermarket and/or racing-type cylinder heads will not be permitted. Shaving   and milling will not be permitted.

E.) High   performance and/or sports car engines of any type will not be permitted. This   will be checked by V I N number.

F.) Turbo   charged and/or super charged and/or rotary engines and/or engines utilizing a   variable cam-timing system will not be permitted. No VVT permitted.

2. – Electronics and Ignition   System

A.) All   ignition components must be unaltered, OEM and match the year, make and model   of the car in competition. Only 12 volt ignition systems will be permitted.

B.)   Ignition boxes and/or performance chips and/or any ignition enhancing devices   will not be permitted.

C.)   Traction control of any-type will not be permitted.

D.) Only   one twelve (12) volt battery, securely mounted with both terminals covered   will be permitted. If battery is moved from OEM location, the battery must be   mounted in a Marine-type case.

E.) Only   stock OEM starters in the OEM location will be permitted.

F.) Only   one aftermarket tachometer, oil pressure and water temperature gauge(s) will   be permitted.

G.) The   vehicle computer (ECU) must be mounted in a visible location providing ease   of inspection. There will be a ECU swap program where the track can   swap your computer for one provided by the track. Refusal is loss of points   for the night and 1 night suspension.

H.) In-car   cameras, recording devices and/or data transmitting devices of any-type will   not be permitted.

3 – Exhaust System

A.) The   exhaust manifold must remain unaltered and OEM for the year, make and model   of the car in competition. Even if your car had a factory style   header, IT WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.

B.) Removal   of the catalytic converter, air conditioning compressor and smog pump will be   permitted.

4 – Engine Compartment

A.) The   engine and radiator must be OEM and mounted in the stock OEM location for the   year, make and model of the car in competition.

B.)   Accumulators and/or accusumps will not be permitted.

5 – Transmission & Driveline

A.) The   transmission and/or trans  axle must   remain OEM and unaltered for the year, make and model of the car in   competition.

B.) All   forward and reverse gears must be operational.

C.) The   flywheel, flexplate, clutch and/or torque converter and/or assembly must   remain unaltered and OEM of the year, make and model of the car in   competition.

D.)   Mini-type clutches and/or couplers will not be permitted.

E.)   Transmission coolers in the driver compartment will not be permitted.

F.) Torque   dividing final drive systems will not be permitted.

G.) Locked   differentials of any type will not be permitted.

H.) A   minimum one (1) inch inspection hole must be located in the bell housing.

6 – Chassis/Frame

A.) All   chassis and frames must remain unaltered and OEM. Any front wheel drive,   compact car frame will be permitted.

B.) A   maximum wheelbase of 107-inches will be permitted.

C.) The   magnetic steel floor pan must remain unaltered and OEM. Any work that is done   in the form of patches must be completed with magnetic steel.

7 – Weight

A.) After   each race, the car with the driver must weigh a minimum of 2400 lbs. Any weight ballast lead or other must be placed on the right side front half of the car. Weight placed in any other area of the car will be deemed illegal.   The track reserves the right to increase the minimum weight in the best   interest of competition.

8 – Fuel Cells and Fuel

A.) The   fuel system must be complete, unaltered and OEM for the year, make and model   of the car in competition.

B.) Only   standard pump gasoline will be permitted for competition. A maximum of 93   octane. Performance additives will not be permitted. Fuel may be   tested, and refusal to give test sample can result in loss of points.

C.) The gas   tank/fuel cell may be mounted ahead of the rear axle with a minimum 1/8-inch   shield mounted under it.

D.) If the   gas tank/fuel cell is mounted behind the rear axle the gas tank/fuel cell   must be replaced with a maximum eight (8) gallon fuel cell relocated to the   trunk area of the car. The cell must be mounted with two (2) solid magnetic   steel straps around the entire cell two (2) inches wide and .125-inch thick.   A magnetic steel or fuel cell cover must be between the driver and the fuel   cell.

E.) A fuel   cell vent, including cap vent, must have a check valve. If the fuel cell does   not have an aircraft-type positive seal filler neck, then a flapper, spring   and/or ball type filler roll-over valve is mandatory.

F.)   External electric fuel pump wired to the ignition switch with aftermarket   fuel cell will be permitted.

G.) Cool   cans will not be permitted.

H.) Fuel   lines that pass through the driver compartment must be magnetic steel.

9- Body

A.) Any   front wheel drive or rear wheel drive, compact car will be permitted for   competition. Station wagons, and/or convertibles and/or two seat sports cars   will not be permitted.

B.) The   body must remain unaltered and OEM in appearance.

C.) The   hood and trunk lid / hatchback must be positively and securely fastened.

D.) All   doors must be positively and securely fastened.

E.) All   glass, exterior lights, chrome and/or plastic trim and hood insulation must   be removed.

F.) The   dashboard may be removed.

G.)Must   have front and rear bumper covers. Front and rear bumpers must be positively   and securely fastened. Welded, chained and/or cabled to the frame will be   permitted.

H.) A front   and rear tow hook easily accessible will be required.

I.) The OEM   bumper covers must remain on the vehicle, but may be altered to allow for tow   hook.

J.) A   maximum seven (7) inch sun visor will be permitted.

K.) The   opera windows may be closed and/or sealed.

10 – Suspension

A.) All   components and mounts must remain unaltered and OEM and must match the year,   make and model of car in competition.

B.) Weight   jacks, modifications, racing components, aftermarket or homemade traction   devices will not be permitted. No coil over/adjustable strut will be   allowed. If tech feels a part has been altered, shortened etc you may be   asked to remove to further check its legality of it.

C.) The car   must remain in alignment from front-to-rear and must track straight. NO REAR   STEER.

D.) Center   mounted steering will not be permitted.

E.) A quick   release, aftermarket steering wheel will be permitted. The steering column   must remain OEM and unaltered.

F.)   Aftermarket remote reservoir power steering will not be permitted.

G.) All   shocks and struts must remain unaltered and OEM in the OEM location.

 

11 – Brakes

A.) All   brake components must be unaltered, OEM, magnetic steel and operative on all   four wheels.

B.) Disc   and/or drum brakes will be permitted and they must match the year, make and   model of the vehicle in competition.

C.) Only   OEM Master Cylinders in OEM location will be permitted.

D.) Brake   shut off and/or valve bias adjuster(s) will not be permitted.

E.) Only   magnetic steel brake lines will be permitted.

12 – Wheels and Tires

A.) Only   OEM DOT 13, 14, 15 or 16-inch passenger tires will be permitted. Racing, mud,   and/or snow tires will not be permitted.

B.)   Alterations of any type including re-caps, softening, chemical alteration,   conditioning, siping and/or grooving will not be permitted.

C.) All   wheels must be OEM steel or aluminum wheels with a maximum width of seven (7)   inches and a standard bead. NO AFTERMARKET/ OFF SET WHEELS WILL BE   PERMITTED.

D.) All   four (4) tires and wheels must be of the same series, size and offset.

E.) All   tires must remain inside of the body.

F.) Wheel   spacers and/or bleeder valves will not be permitted.

G.) Wheel   reinforcement is strongly recommended.

H.) One (1)   inch Outside Diameter magnetic steel lug nuts on steel wheels are required as   1 inch wont fit most aluminum.

I.) All four tires a minimum of 50 lbs of air after every race. We will check tire pressure after heat, semi and feature.

13- Personal Safety Equipment

A.) It is   the sole responsibility of each competitor for the effectiveness and proper   installation, per the manufacturer’s specifications to be adequate for   competition at every event. Each competitor is expected to investigate and   educate themselves for continuing improvement regarding their own personal   safety equipment.

14- Seat Belt/Restraint System

A.) Each   car should be equipped with an SFI 16.5 or SFI 16.1 approved seat belt   restraint system until the date of the belt expiration (usually two years).   Seat belts restraint systems shall be installed in accordance with the   directions and application of the system supplier or manufacturer.

B.) Seat   belt webbing that comes into contact with any sharp or unradiused metal edge   should be protected from that edge by means of push on grip vinyl trim.. Seat   manufacturers supply the seat with trim protecting the webbing from abrasion   or cutting under impact conditions and should be used to their   specifications.

C.) It is   the responsibility of the driver, not the Officials or the Promoter to ensure   that his/her seat belt restraint system and all components are SFI approved,   correctly installed, maintained and properly used.

15- Protective Clothing

A.) Each   driver should wear a fire resistant uniform meeting the SFI 3.2A/5   specification and display a valid SFI 3.2A/5 label.

B.) Each   driver should also wear fire resistant accessories that effectively cover the   remaining parts of the body. Shoes and gloves should meet the SFI 3.3   specification and display a valid SFI.3label.

16- Seats

A.) An   aluminum seat built specifically for the purpose of competition in   auto-racing events will be required

B.)   High-back Aluminum (stockcar style) seats should be securely mounted to the   frame as recommended/required by seat manufacturer and chassis manufacturer.

C.) Head   rest (behind the head) should include padding. All areas surrounding the head   should have padding

D.) A right   head net or support is required. Head nets must be equipped with quick   release mechanisms

E.) The   seat must be mounted a minimum of 30” (inches) from the center of the rear   end, measured at the bottom of the seat

17- Helmets

A.) Driver   should wear a full face helmet, with at least a valid SA 2000 or SA 2005   Standard Snell and/or a valid SFI 31.1, SFI 31.2 or SFI 31.1 2000 label.

B.) The   driver should wear the helmet in accordance with the directions provided by   the helmet manufacturer and/or supplier.

C.) If a   head and neck restraint system is connected it should conform to the   manufactures mounting instructions.

D.) Head   and Neck restraints are strongly recommended.

18- Other

A.) No   sharp or protruding edges in or around the cockpit, which would impede the   driver’s rapid exit from the car.

B.)   Windshield screens with a minimum of .090 inch screens.

C.) Flame   retardant seat, roll bar, knee and steering pads or padding are recommended

19 – Roll Cage

A.) Unless   otherwise noted all tubing utilized in the construction of the roll cage must   be 1.50-inch Outside Diameter, .095-inch thick magnetic steel tubing.

B.) A   six-point, full perimeter, using 1.50-inch Outside Diameter, .095-inch thick   magnetic steel tubing is required.

C.) The   rear hoop must have bracing that crosses in an ‘X’ configuration. Rear kick   up supports are required.

D.) A   minimum 1.25-inch outside diameter cross bar is required across the top of   the halo bar.

E.) The   roll cage must be securely fastened (welding is required) utilizing a minimum   of .250-inch plating to mount cage to the frame. Only magnetic steel will be   permitted. Iron, galvanized pipe, fittings, square tubing, brazing and/or   soldering will not be permitted.

F.) A   minimum of three (3) door bars on the driver side and two (2) door bars on   the passenger side, mounted in a horizontal manner will be required. Vertical   bracing from the top-to-the-bottom of the door bars on both sides is   required.

G.) A   minimum of three (3) windshield bars and protective screen will be required   in front of the driver.

H.) The   driver compartment must be sealed completely from the track, the engine and   the fuel cell. The front and rear firewalls must remain and any holes must be   patched with magnetic steel.

I.) Mirrors   will not be permitted.

J.) Gutting   of the car will not be permitted with the exception of clearance for the roll   and door bars.

K.) All   material considered flammable including but not limited to the radio, airbags   must be removed.

L.) The   interior must remain open.

20 – Claim

A.) The   Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) must remain clearly visible and unaltered   in a minimum of one (1) of the OEM locations. Any car missing the VIN will   not be permitted to enter competition.

B) The   entire car may be claimed by the track operator/promoter and/or another competitor   who finishes on the lead lap in the stated feature event. A competitor may   make only one such claim per season; the promoter may claim one per   week.

C.) $800   cash claim for the complete car.

D.) The   claim does not include any of the following; Seat, seat belts, any other   permanently mounted safety items.

21.)    OTHER -

A.) Every time you win the feature, the following week you   must start last. First driver to win 3 features within the season you will be   required to start 10th in the feature every   week. The second driver to win 3 must start 11th, third to do so 12th and so on and so on.

B.) ROUGH DRIVING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. The car has a brake   pedal, if you get to the corner and ARE going to hit another car, USE THE   BRAKES, or you will black flagged and possibly suspended.

C.) The driver is responsible for anyone in his pit area,   friend or foe, so be aware of who you allow in your area as any of their   actions could result in your penalty.

D.) This class is supposed to be fun and low cost, and we   will do everything possible to keep it that way!

 

The track reserves the right to change or add any rules in the best interest of competition. Refusal to co-operate with the tech PROCESS of your  car in any way can result in being parked, without return of your pit fee.  You also must treat all officials with the utmost respect or face suspension, they are trying to keep this class fun! If it dont say you can do it in these rules, then dont do it!

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