2013 HORNET RULES
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATIONS OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a participant, spectator or official.
The race director shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that in his 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.
1. SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Rules apply at all times car is on the race track. Snell-rated SA2000 or SA2005 or SFI 31.1/2005 helmet required. Roll bar padding required in driver compartment (Fire retardant recommended). SFI-approved full fire suit required. Fire retardant gloves, shoes and neck brace (or head and neck restraint) required. Recommended: Fire retardant head sock and underwear. Driver-side window net required, minimum 16 inch by 20 inch ribbon or mesh style, and must be mounted so latch is at top front of window. Minimum three inch wide SFI-approved five point safety belt assembly required (Y-type shoulder harness not allowed) must be mounted securely to roll cage, recommended to be no more than one year old. Kill switch required within easy reach of driver and must be clearly marked “OFF” and “ON”.
2. BODY/CHASSIS: Any front wheel drive, compact car with three or four cylinder engine. All cars must remain strictly OEM. Must be unaltered OEM-appearing body. No convertibles or two seat sports cars allowed. Maximum wheelbase 107 inches. OEM steel unaltered floor pan only. Inner fenders may not be removed. Hood and trunk lid/hatch must be securely fastened. All doors must be securely welded or bolted. All glass, exterior lights, chrome/plastic trim and hood insulation must be removed. Dash may be removed, but can remain. Bumpers must be welded, chained or cabled to frame and have front and rear tow hook. OEM bumper covers must remain. Maximum seven inch sun visor, opera window may be closed.
3. ROLL CAGE: Six-point roll cage required. Must use minimum 1.5 inch O.D. with 0.095 inch wall thickness tubing. Rear hoop must have “X” bracing configuration. Rear kickers required. Must have 1.25 inch minimum O.D. cross bar in top halo. Cage must be electric welded. No iron, galvanized pipe or fittings, square tubing, brazing or soldering allowed.
4. DOOR BARS: Minimum three horizontal door bars on driver side and two horizontal door bars on passenger side. Both sides must have vertical bracing from top to bottom door bars. All tubing must be minimum 1.5 inch O.D. with 0.095 inch wall thickness.
5. DRIVER COMPARTMENT: Minimum three windshield bars and protective screen mounted in front of driver. Aluminum high-back racing seat required. Must be securely mounted to roll cage using 0.375 inch bolts. Driver must be sealed off from track, engine, transmission and fuel cell/tank. No mirrors. No gutting allowed except for roll/door bar clearance. All flammable material, radio and air bags must be removed. Front and rear firewalls must remain and have no holes. Interior must remain open.
6. SUSPENSION AND STEERING: All components and mounts must be unaltered, OEM and match year, make and model of car used. No weight jacks, modifications, racing components, aftermarket or homemade traction devices allowed. Rear wheels must track straight ahead and be in alignment with front wheels. No more than 5 degrees camber on any wheel. No center steering. Quick release steering wheel is allowed, must maintain OEM column. No aftermarket remote reservoir power steering.
7. SPRINGS/SHOCKS/STRUTS: All shocks and struts must remain OEM, in OEM location. Spring rubbers allowed.
8. TIRES AND WHEELS: OEM DOT 13, 14, 15 or 16 inch passenger tires only. No racing, mud or snow tires. No re-caps, softening, conditioning, siping or grooving allowed. Must be OEM steel or aluminum wheels, with standard bead bump and maximum seven inch width. All four tires and wheels must be the same series, size and offset. Tires must be inside of body. No wheel spacers or bleeder valves. Reinforcing of wheels recommended. Must use one inch O.D. steel lug nuts on steel wheels.
9. BRAKES: Must be steel, unaltered, OEM operative, four wheel disc or drum brakes, and match year, make and model of car used. OEM master cylinder only, in OEM location. No brake shut off or bias adjuster. Steel brake lines only.
10. EXHAUST: Exhaust manifold must be unaltered, OEM for year, make and model of car used. Smog pump, catalytic converter and air conditioning compressor may be removed. Track may require mufflers (IMCA recommended).
11. WEIGHT: No ballast (extra weight) of any kind allowed. Any item deemed as ballast will be required to be removed.
12. BATTERY/STARTER: One 12 volt battery only. Must be securely mounted with positive terminal covered. Battery must be in Marine type case if mounted in driver compartment. OEM starter only, must be in OEM location. Car must leave initial staging area on demand, unaided, or go to rear of that race.
13. GAUGES/ELECTRONICS: No unapproved cameras, transmitting or listening devices. 12 volt ignition system only. No ignition boxes. No performance chips. All ignition components must be unaltered, OEM and match year, make and model of car used. Aftermarket analog tach, oil pressure and water temp gauges only.
14. FUEL SYSTEM: Must have complete, unaltered, OEM fuel system for year, make and model of car used. Gasoline only. No performance additives. Gas tank ahead of rear axle allowed but must install shield under it. Gas tank behind rear axle must be replaced with maximum eight gallon fuel cell and relocated to trunk area. Must mount with minimum two solid steel straps around entire cell, two inches wide and 0.125 inch thick. Metal firewall or cell cover must be between driver and cell. Fuel cell vent, including cap vent, must have check valve. If racing fuel cell does not have aircraft style positive seal filler neck/cap system - a flapper, spring or ball type filler rollover valve is required. No cool cans. Fuel lines through driver compartment must be steel.
15. TRANSMISSION: Must use OEM, unaltered transmission that came in year, make and model of car used. All forward and reverse gears must be operational. Flywheel, flexplate, clutch assembly and torque converter must be unaltered, OEM for year, make and model of car used. No mini clutches or couplers. Must have inspection hole in bell housing. No transmission coolers in driver compartment. No torque dividing final drive. No locked differentials.
16. ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Engine and radiator must be OEM, in OEM location for year, make and model of car used. May use solid engine mounts or safety chains. No accumulators/accusumps. No reinforcing except installation of front strut crossbar.
17. ENGINE: 3 or 4 cylinder in-line engines only. All engine components must be unaltered OEM for year, make and model of car used. Must use OEM crank, rods, valve sizes, stroke, etc. No aftermarket racing heads. No high performance or sports car engines of any kind. No turbo charged, super charged, rotary engines, or engines utilizing variable cam-timing.
18. VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (V.I.N.): The V.I.N. must remain in the OEM location. It must be clearly visible and unaltered in any way. Any car missing the V.I.N. will not be allowed to compete.
19. CAR CLAIM: Refer to General Rules and Procedures for claim eligibility requirements.
(A) $1500 cash claim or exchange on complete car.
(B) Claim does not include – 1. racing seat, 2. safety belts, 3. fuel cell (if equipped).
AMENDMENTS TO THESE RULES MAY BE MADE AT ANY TIME IF CERTAIN TYPES OF CARS ARE DOMINATING.
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 20:35
ENDURO HIGHLIGHT—Welcome drivers to the fun and excitement of Enduro Racing. Here is what an Enduro is all about. SPEED does NOT necessarily count in an Enduro. The secret is the combined ability of a driver and his car to last for 100 laps or one hour, on the race track without a major mishap. This is NOT a Demolition Derby. The first cars will be the winner, or the car that travels the most amount of laps in one hours can also be the winner.
This is an event for the basic “STOCK CAR.” Only minor modifications or alterations will be allowed. The race will start with two or three cars abreast in each row from a rolling start, and continue for 100 laps or one hour, with-out any yellow flags (unless deemed necessary by officials for safety reasons). Cars that are stalled on the track due to breakdowns or accidents may be left there as obstacles, and all other cars should avoid them while continuing to race. The driver must never get out of his car while it is on or near the racing surface. Violators will be disqualified and ejected from the race immediatelymay the driver get out and observe the race from the safety of the infield. Once again, this is an endurance race event, NOT A DEMOLITION DERBY! The best strategy is to pace yourself and stay out of trouble, don’t crash into anyone and try not to let anyone crash into you. Start with a good set of tires and avoid running over anything that will cut them.
The RED flag will be displayed only in case of an emergency, and all cars MUST STOP IMMEDIATELY and hold their position. The race will restart with all cars in the position they were in at the Red flag. If your car catches fire in the engine compartment, go to the infield and get out of it immediately. The fire crews will extinguish the fire quickly. No cars will be allowed out of the pits during a RED flag. Cars that have flat tires or need servicing, may go to the pits on the GREEN flag. If you enter the pits on a RED flag, you will be held at the pit entrance for one minute once the green flag flies again. Re-entry to the track will be allowed as the ramp officials indicate. Driver changes will be allowed only when the car is in the pits. Cars entering the pits must slow down and proceed in an orderly fashion with safety in mind. There is a $25 fine and/or a five lap penalty for speeding in the pits. Any car that cuts through the infield will be BLACK flagged and/or assessed a five lap penalty. Rupture of gas tank and/or fuel spillage will require immediate BLACK flag. Any loss of wheel or tire requires your leaving the race track immediately, either to the pits for repairs or park in the infield. Officials will assess lap penalties or disqualify cars that are in violation of procedures, specifications or safety, and their decisions shall be final.
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: All minors under age 18 must have a parent’s signed, notarized release and permission to participate in the Enduro or to enter the pit area. PRE-ENTRY FEE for your Enduro car is $25 payable by cash, check or money order, sent to the speedway office for that race event date, or $40 if you register at the track on the day of the event.
1) PRE ENTRIES must be received no later than two business days before the event (Sunday event—Thursday registrations due date).
2) CAR NUMBERS: The numbers must be clearly displayed on each side of the car and roof with at least 20” numbers. A minimum of 6” numbers will be displayed on the rear of your car visible to the driver behind you to ease line-up procedure. You may not use letters or punctuation in your number. NO FOUR DIGIT NUMBERS PLEASE
CAR AND BODY SPECIFICATIONS:
1) Any 1955 or newer American made passenger car or station wagon having a factory spec wheelbase of 108 inches or longer may be used. NO Cameros, Mustangs, compacts, convertibles, trucks, El Caminos, Rancheros or 4-WHD vehicles allowed 2) Steel bars of 5/16” or heavier material spaced approximately 4” apart must be installed in the windshield opening for protection. 3) Roll cages with drivers side protection recommended, however, no bracing forward through the firewalls is allowed. 4) SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Five-point race harness in good condition for driver and passenger. A race seat constructed of aluminum, metal or fiberglass. NO plastic seats. Helmets with a minimum of a Snell 85 rating (Snell 85, 90,95). Fire suits are highly recommended, but not required. If you do not wear a firesuit, a long sleeved shirt or jacket and long pants are required. NO shorts, sandals are short-sleeved shirts are allowed. Cars must have a fire extinguisher. Additional safety equipment is encouraged, i.e., window nets, neck braces, and gloves. .ALL cars carrying passengers will have to abide by the following safety precautions: Door bars required on passenger side, as well as driver’s side. Race seat of same specifications for drivers is required for passengers. Window net on passenger side is mandatory. Passengers must abide by the same dress codes and safety codes of drivers. NO EXCEPTIONS. 5) No front loops, or X-bracing to alter the geometry of the car is allowed. NO nerf irons or outside bars. You may reinforce rear bumper. 1” O.D. pipe or square tubing may be used to mount radiator - not for protection. 6) A four-point roll cage with a minimum of four door bars to protect the driver. The same is required on passenger side for cars electing to carry a passenger. No bars will extend through front of firewalls. Front bars cannot be visible in engine compartment. Race seats should be mounted at least 8” from the door bars. All door bars and roll cage bars surrounding driver and passenger should be padded. No unnecessary cutting or gutting of the body is allowed. No gutting of hood or trunk. Doors may be cut to allow for door bar clearance only. Front and rear fenders may be cut to allow for tire clearance.
ENDURE RULES CONTINUED
Front inner fenders may be removed. All sharp edges must be rounded. No sharp bumper ends or body parts will be allowed that may cut other competitors’ tires. All doors must be welded, bolted or chained shut. Hood and deck lids securely fastened. Hood and trunk hinges may be removed if the hood or deck lid is securely fastened on all four corners. An open hood or door will result in an immediate Black Flag. The rest of the body must be intact and stock appearing. All holes and openings in front and rear of firewalls MUST be covered using steel or aluminum. They may be screwed, bolted, welded or riveted to the car. 5/16” minimum bars spaced 4” or less, vertically across windshield opening are required. All glass, headlights, taillights, and side chrome must be removed. Front and rear bumpers may be welded or chained to the car. No reinforcing of front bumpers is allowed. NO MIRRORS ALLOWED. NO RADIO COMMUNICATIONS WITH ANYONE IS ALLOWED. 7) No front bumper reinforcing. Stock brackets may be welded to frame for safety only. 8) No gutting of car bodies allowed. Full front and rear firewalls must be in place. NO BALLAST ALLOWED. 9) One gas tank only. If a fuel cell is used it must be mounted in the trunk without cutting out floor panels. 10) Batteries may be placed inside of the car on passenger side floorboard if properly fastened and covered for safety. (Marine or RV heavy-duty plastic boxes recommended.) NO BATTERIES IN THE TRUNK. 11) Family-to-Family parts may be transferred from one make to another as long as they are manufactured by the same company. GM to GM, Ford to Ford, Chrysler to Chrysler. For example, you may put a Chevy engine in a Buick body, since GM makes them both.
SUSPENSION: No modifying of the suspension is allowed. THIS MEANS NONE! All suspension parts must remain absolutely stock for make, model and year of car. No spacers, lumber, chains, racing or dual shocks allowed. Original sway bars must have stock hook-up, the one exception is coil springs as long as they are stock appearing.
TIRES AND WHEELS: Tires will not exceed 8-1/2 inches of tread width; wheels will not exceed 8 inch wheel width. Tires must be stock passenger tires only. NO studded snow tires. NO racing tires or racing recaps allowed. Wheels must be steel and may be of heavy-duty type, reinforced or plated centers, heavy-duty large lug nuts or washers are recommended to prevent loss or breakage.
TRANSMISSIONS AND REAR ENDS: NO MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS. Any family-to-family stock automatic and stock torque converters. Factory posi-track okay. You may lock your rear-end. No coil over or helper springs allowed. You may run lowering blocks on rear leaf springs as long as they are same size on both sides.
ENGINE: Must be strictly stock. NO high performance parts allowed. Must be family-to-family consisting of stock components. Engines must remain in stock position. No more than a single stock 4- barrel carburetor. No double pump Holleys. No fuel injection. No carb spacers. Intake manifold must be stock only. No aftermarket. No porting or polishing. Heads must be stock cast iron heads. No porting, polishing or special machine work allowed. Flat top or dish pistons only. Hydraulic cam shafts only. Max lift in all makes .410. No roller rockers, roller lifters,screw in studs allowed. May run adjustable rocker nuts. Valve springs, rockers and retainers must be stock. NO modifications. Exhaust manifolds must be cast iron stock only. Boring is allowed but engine cannot be stroked. Oil pans must be stock. No electric fuel pumps. No turbo chargers or super chargers allowed. Chrome or aluminum valve covers, and air cleaners are allowed. Ignition systems must be stock. No magnetos, dual point distributors or aftermarket components. 400 cu. in. Chevy motors must run heads that came with 400 motor. No headers. Radiators must be in stock position, and may be aluminum aftermarket. Can run aluminum pulleys.
INSPECTION: A mandatory safety inspection will be conducted at the track. Top five cars of each event must pass visual inspections. For $250 the winner is subject to being torn down and inspected by removal of carburetor, valve cover, intake and exhaust manifolds and heads. Second through fifth place cars are subject to visual inspection by removal of valve cover. Failure to comply with inspections will result in disqualifications, forfeiture of prize money and/or points, as well as a one-race suspension.
POINTS: Points will be awarded one point for each lap completed. Points are awarded to the driver.
SCORERS: Each driver/car must provide their own scorer. NO protest on scoring.
This event will be delayed or postponed only in the event of severe and unsafe weather conditions, otherwise, we run rain or shine
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 20:32
Some divisions have had very small changes yet created some confusion so this is intended to simplify the small transition into 2011. Rules the same as 2010 unless noted per class.
2012 RULE CHANGES
Modieds will be IMCA sanctioned. Mod drivers must purchase IMCA membership.
Run only IMCA Hoosier tire.
SPORTMOD No "E" before the car number. Sail panels max 36" min 24" both sides the same.
Spoiler must be a maximum of 5", with 3 braces (follow northern sport mod rules on this requirment only) Light weight starters are now allowed
Can run tubular upper A-arms with "bolt in" ball joints.
may run aluminum aftermarket radiators, and pulleys. May run adjustsble rocker nuts.