10625 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd
Highlands, TX  77562
(832) 614-0042

2016 Rules

GENERAL RULES:

A.  RACECEIVERS ARE MANDATORY AND ARE A DISQUALIFYING SAFETY INFRACTION WITHOUT THEM!!!!!!

B.  THE ONE SPIN RULE IN YOUR HEAT WILL BE IN EFFECT.  ANY SINGLE CAR CAUTION THAT IS DEEMED TO BE HIS/HER FAULT WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE TRACK AND
WILL BE SCORED IN THE LAST POSITION OF THE LAST COMPLETED LAP

C.  ANY DRIVERS REGISTERING IN MORE THAN ONE CLASS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY A $30 FEE FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CAR HE/SHE DRIVES.

D.   FIGHTING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.   FIRST OFFENSE:  4 MONTHS SUSPENSION    SECOND OFFENSE:  TO BE DETERMINED BY BATTLEGROUND SPEEDWAY PROMOTER.

E.  ABSOLUTELY NO DRINKING IN THE PITS UNTIL THE LAST CHECKERED FLAG OF THE EVENING DROPS!  ANYONE CAUGHT DRINKING ALCOHOL IN THE PITS PRIOR TO THE LAST CHECKERED FLAG WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR 30 DAYS.    

F.  IF YOU STOP ON THE RACETRACK TO ARGUE WITH A BGS OFFICIAL OVER A CALL OR POSITION ON A RE-START, YOU WILL BE BLACK FLAGGED AND SENT TO THE PITS.  IF THIS HAPPENS DURING A HEAT RACE, YOU WILL START AT THE BACK OF YOUR FEATURE EVENT.  IF IT HAPPENS DURING THE FEATURE, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE EVENT WITH LOSS OF ALL MONEY AND POINTS AWARDED FOR THAT EVENING.

G.   IF A CAUTION OCCURS ON THE WHITE FLAG LAP AFTER THE LEADER HAS TAKEN THE WHITE FLAG, THE RACE WILL BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE AND FINAL FINISHING POSITIONS WILL BE DETERMINED AS OF THE LAST COMPLETED LAP.  

H. 
 POINTS FOR THE 2013 SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP IN EACH CLASS (EXCEPT LATE MODELS - WHICH WILL FOLLOW THE POINTS SYSTEM OF THE NESMITH WEEKLY DIRT RACING SERIES)  WILL BE DETERMINED BY ADDING ALL POINTS COLLECTED DURING THE SEASON WITH  “NO DROPS”.  IF A TIE OCCURS, WE WILL THEN LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF WINS, FOLLOWED BY THE NUMBER OF 2ND PLACE FINISHES AND SO ON IF NEEDED.

I.  A REFUSAL OF A BGS TECH OFFICIAL’S REQUEST IS AN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION AND LOSS OF ALL POINTS AND MONEY WON FOR THAT NIGHT.

J.  BGS WILL DETERMINE NUMBER OF CARS/HEAT BASED UPON TOTAL CAR COUNT IN THE CLASS, NUMBER OF LAPS OF HEAT RACES AND WILL STRICTLY ENFORCE THE 30 MINUTE TIME RULE FOR ALL FEATURES.  (Red flag conditions do not count toward the time limit, but cautions do.)

 

K.  In the event of a rainout after all the heat races have been completed, the purse for your features will be paid based upon your starting position in that feature.  If the rainout occurs before all heats are complete, we will start completely over at the next weekly scheduled event.  Your pit passes will be honored that next regular weekly scheduled event or the next event your class is scheduled. Specials such as ASCS or SUPR will not count as your next weekly scheduled event.  If the rainout occurs during your feature, the purse will be paid by finishing positions on the last completed lap prior to the rainout.

***If something is not listed in the rules, it is considered “ILLEGAL” until it is determined by BGS officials to be allowed and put into the rule packages. 

Battleground Speedway will retain the option to change any rule and/or rules during the 2014 season that it determines to be a performance advantage to anyone. 



 

 

Nesmith Crate Late Models

Refer to  http://www.nesmithracing.com for weekly series Crate Late Model Rules.

 

 

 

 

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BATTLEGROUND SPEEDWAY CLASS RULES

2016 FACTORY STOCKS
All cars must use an unaltered Holley # 4412 carb. and pass a go-no go guage.
Cars registered during the 2015 season in Pure Stocks may use their KK704 tires until May 1st.  
Any car using KK704’s or 2015 legal Pure Stocks will be required to meet a minimum of 3200 lbs. with driver until May 1st.
Chevrolet Nova and El Camino will be allowed to compete in Factory Stocks during 2016.
All cars will run Factory Stock rules after May 1st. 
2016 Battleground Speedway Factory Stock rules will parallel the 2016 Factory Stock Rules for Ark-La-Tx Speedway.  If changes occur between the end of the 2015 season & start of the 2016 racing season in the Ark-La-Tx rules package, Battleground will adopt those rule changes also.  
***If something is not listed in the rules, it is considered “ILLEGAL” until it is determined by BGS officials to be allowed and put into the rule packages.


BODY: Any American made stock passenger car body on a stock, unaltered full frame or Chrysler Uni-body vehicle.  No front wheel drives. No Camaro or Mustang bodies.  Aftermarket plastic noses and/or tail pieces are allowed, but must be stock appearing.  Rear of car must be sealed off, no exposed fuel cell. No spoilers, (even if factory equipped), wings, skirts, air scoops, hood scoops, or anything that alters stock appearance. Bodies cannot be moved from the original body mount rubber bushing no more than +/- 1” and cannot be less than 5 ½” from ground. A front visor is allowed on the windshield area. (MAX. is 7 inches high). No side or rear window visors allowed.  Sunroofs and T-tops must be reinforced and enclosed. No Nerf bars. Maximum one inch wide by two inch tall steel or Lexan rub rails allowed & bolted flush to body. All glass, plastic, upholstery, lights, mirrors, and trim must be removed. Cars must be stock appearing. No cutting, channeling, shortening, or modifying of body is allowed. No excessive trimming of fenders or hoods allowed, must maintain stock OEM appearance. All doors, fenders, and window openings must remain stock appearing with OEM dimensions being the same on both sides. No straight slab sides. No enclosed interiors or interior decking allowed. Front edge of rear deck cannot be more than 8” forward of center of rear end and must have at least 2” continuous drop from front to rear. Rear of dash can be no more than 35” from the center of the distributor or 28” from back edge of the center of stock hood. Original OEM front and rear firewalls must remain in stock location and be full and complete.  Cars must have a complete stock, steel roof mounted in OEM location with OEM rake and OEM angle for model of car.  All openings should be covered as to isolate the driver & will be subject to track approval. Racecar body should be maintained in such a manner as to keep a presentable appearance.  


Aluminum Body Parts:
1). Cars without stock, steel front fenders will have a 20lb weight installed as a penalty in front of engine. Cars without a stock, steel hood will have 10lb weight installed as a penalty in front of engine. Cars without stock, OEM windshield posts attached to firewall must add 20lbs. installed as a penalty in front of the engine. A total of 50 for all three if required. Added weight installed as a penalty must be lead ballast.
OR
2). Maximum of 52% Rear Weight.


FRAME:  
1. Frame must be full and complete.  Cannot be Widened, Narrowed, Shortened, Lengthened, or be Cut, Bent, or Altered to change Suspension Brackets.  Rear of frame behind upper shock mounts may be replaced with round, square, or rectangular tubing.  Right rear frame cannot be narrowed for tire clearance. No additional alteration of the frame is allowed.  All bars forward of main cage must be lower than the hood.
BUMPERS: 
1. Stock type rear bumper required. A fabricated front bumper may be used with the following conditions: Cars with aftermarket nose pieces are allowed to have the bumper extend past frame rails for support and reinforcement, but must be installed behind nosepieces. Cars without nosepieces cannot have the bumper extend past front frame horns. NO SHARP EDGES. 
ROLL CAGE: 
1. Minimum four-point cage, minimum size 1 ½ “O. D. by .095” wall thickness.  Minimum three bars in driver’s side door, and two bars on passenger side door.  A Four-point quick release Seat Belt and Safety Harness required. Racing seats required. Car must have a driver’s side window net.  Car must have at least three bars installed in front of the driver in the windshield area.
ENGINE: 
1. Engine must be stock for the make and model of car.  No 400 cu. In. or larger engines allowed.  Cast piston only, Chevy must use 4 equal valve relief pistons. OEM crankshaft only; cannot be lightened. Crankshafts cannot be aerowed, bullnosed or knife edged.  No undercutting and/or drilling of second or third rod throws. OEM steel Connecting rods only and must remain stock, OEM length, weight and shape. No lightening of any parts. Aftermarket water pumps, mini starters, pulleys, harmonic balancers and/or oil pans are okay. Aftermarket power-steering pumps allowed. Metric cars may run a Chevrolet 350. No stroking or de-stroking of engine. Engine must be installed in stock location and stock height. Solid motor and transmission mounts allowed. Maximum engine cranking compression is 175lbs.  Results will be achieved with ignition turned off and turning over the engine 5 times with all spark plugs removed. Oil pans must have at least 1”inspection hole located between 2nd and 3rd oil pan bolt on driver’s side. 
CAMSHAFT, VALVETRAIN, AND CYLINDER HEADS: 
1. Hydraulic cam and flat tappet lifters only.  Maximum Valve Lift is .447 measured at the retainer.  Engine must maintain 14” of vacuum at 1200 rpm. Valves sizes on Chevrolet engines will be 1.94 maximum intake valve diameter & 1.50 maximum exhaust valve diameter. No hollow valve stems. Stock size and shape valve springs and retainers mandatory.  Push rods must be stock length and diameter. Stamped steel, 1.5 rockers must be used on Chevy; 1.6 rockers allowed on Fords and Chryslers.  No roller tips or full roller rockers. Open chambered heads only and must be unaltered O.E.M. heads.  No porting, polishing or gasket matching allowed. The only GM head numbers allowed are 14079267, 3986336, 3986339, 3986339X, 3986388, 3932441, 376445, 3928454, 3932454, 3876487, 3973487, 3973487X, 3973493, 3951598, 468642, 330862, 333882, 3998920, 3998991, 3998993, 3998997, and 3970126. Screw in rocker studs and guide plates allowed. 305 engines may use 305 heads, but no Vortec heads allowed.
CARBURATION AND FUEL SYSTEM:  
1. All cars must use a cast, Holley, unaltered # 4412, 2 barrel carb.  Choke plate may be removed. 4412 must be cast into choke horn of the carb. Maximum spacer and adapter allowed is 1” total combined. Fuel pump must be installed in stock location for make of car.  No electric fuel pumps or fuel injection even if the car and/or motor came with factory equipped.
EXHAUST: 
1. Stock, unaltered, cast iron exhaust manifolds only. No porting or grinding allowed. No Chevy center dump, Corvette, marine, Lt1 or tubular steel type manifolds allowed. No adaptors between head and manifolds. Engine must be able to have bolts installed in all exhaust bolt holes.  
TRANSMISSIONS: 
1. All stock type automatic or manual transmissions. Automatics must have a stock appearing working 11” or larger torque converter with ring around it. No direct drives. Transmission Coolers are allowed.  Manual transmissions must have single disc 10.5” clutch. The flywheel and pressure plate must be steel with a minimum 15lb steel flywheel. No mini clutches. Steel drive shafts only painted white with a safety installed loop 6” from front u-joint.
FUEL: 
1. Pump or racing gas only. No additives or fragrant smells. Fuel cell must be secured in trunk area. No part of the fuel cell can be mounted forward of any part of the rear end. 
SUSPENSION: 
1. Front and rear suspension must be stock unaltered OEM for that make and model of frame.  This includes all ball joints, spindles and suspension components. No air shocks. No alterations to any part of the suspension or frame will be allowed. Any spring allowed in stock OEM location.  No spring rubbers or adjustable weight jacks of any kind.  All springs must sit in unaltered stock mounts. Cars may run IMCA type upper control arms. Sway bars must be stock for make and model and mounted in OEM mounts. No suspension stops of any kind.  Shocks must have stock type rubber ends. No screw on type rod ends, even if welded.  Shocks must be mounted in stock OEM location on frame, control arms and/or rear end. No bulb-type, threaded body, coil-over or remote reservoir shocks. No external or internal bumpers or stops.  No Schrader valves on shocks. 
REAR END: 
1. Stock rear-end for make and model only.  No modifying axle bearings or axle tube length. All brackets, control arms & shock mounts must be left in stock location. Gears may be locked must use stock, unaltered ring gear carrier.  May weld or use bolt in locking blocks. No full spools, Detroit lockers or torque sensing devises.   
STEERING / DRIVER SEAT: 
1. Steering boxes must remain in stock OEM location. Aftermarket steering wheel and quick release steering coupling are recommended. Quick steer boxes are allowed.  No part of the driver’s seat may be further back than a point 25” forward of center line of rear end housing.
RADIATORS: 
1. Any (1) radiator that fits in original OEM location without body modifications is allowed. Water pump mounted fan only, No electric fans. 
IGNITION: 
1. One, 12 volt battery only.  Battery must be mounted securely in rear of driver’s compartment or trunk area. One stock type distributor, module and coil in stock OEM location only.  Ignition on/off switch must be clearly marked. No traction control devices of any kind. No digital gauges or digital tachometers.
BRAKES:  
1. May use any (1) one brake master cylinder.  Aftermarket pedal OK.  Cars must have at least 3 working brakes. Right front may be blocked. No bias adjustment is allowed. Disc brakes allowed in rear.  No aluminum or composite rotors or calipers.  Steel, stock type rotors on rear disc systems are mandatory. No lightening of brake system components.
TIRES AND WHEELS: 
1. Any steel, 8” maximum wide wheel allowed. Any 15” diameter steel wheel only. Wheel covers and mud plugs are allowed on right rear only. No bead locks or screws allowed. No bleed-off valves. 1” steel lug nuts are mandatory. Approved Hoosier, asphalt pull-offs only, model 35 or higher. Tires must durometer 45 or higher at any time. No grooving, siping, and/or softening allowed. Both rear tires must be either Hoosier F45’s or F56’s.
WEIGHT: Weight may be securely added in trunk or under the hood, but not in plain view or within the driver’s compartment.  Weight must be painted white with car number identification in a contrasting color. Car must weigh minimum of 3,000 lbs. with driver after race.  
COURTESY RULE: Any car with “minor” rule infraction(s) will be allowed to race that event. If the infraction(s) is found during post-race inspection at tech, tech official(s) have the right to disqualify that car, depending upon the severity of the infraction.  If infraction(s) is found prior to the race, tech official(s) have the right to add a weight penalty before being allowed to compete.  Any infraction(s) found must be fixed prior to being allowed to compete in the next event.


CLAIM PROCEDURE RULES:
ENGINE CLAIMING RULES: Any Factory Stock driver in the same race that finishes on the lead lap may claim one of the top three Finishers (If they are Factory Stock cars) immediately after the “A” feature in the tech area.
(A) $500.00 and swap claim on engines.
(B) Claim does not include - Flywheel, clutch/assembly, bell housing, breathers, carburetor, starter, motor mounts, oil/temp sending units, water pump, fan, pulleys, dip stick, distributor, wires, water outlet/restrictor, fuel pump, fuel pump (plate/rod).
(C) Driver may NOT claim another driver finishing in a position behind them and may not claim the same driver more than once per calendar year.


CARBURETOR / DISTRIBUTOR / SHOCK CLAIM RULES: 
1. The official claiming area is in the tech area, or wherever track designates. Claim must be made immediately after the “A” feature race finishes (checkered flag). Only the driver may make the claim. Driver must have the money. The claiming driver must be on the same lap as the driver being claimed. Any one of the top three finishers (if Factory Stock Cars), may be claimed by another Factory Stock driver. In the event of multiple claims on the same item on the same car, (carburetor, distributor, or shock), a draw will be held with claiming drivers to determine who gets claim. Refusal to sell will forfeit all cash, trophies, and points for the night. If claim is refused, claim is NOT held against driver who made claim.
Carburetor claim $200.00 and swap, Shock or Spring claim $20.00 each and swap, Distributor claim $100.00 and swap.
PROTEST RULE: Any driver in the same race on the lead lap may protest another car immediately after feature in the tech area. $250.00 cash per component is the claim with $50.00 going to the track, If the protested car is legal, protested car gets $200.00. If protested car is found to be illegal, protestor gets $200.00 back.
SCORING:  Numbers must be 24” high and 4” wide on both sides of car and 28” tall on the roof and positioned so it can be read from the passenger side. Cars must be painted and numbered neatly and to be seen easily by the scorekeepers. The number on the roof is the most important number. Reflective vinyl is not recommended for roof application due to the poor read ability. All numbers must be of different color than background. When positioning the number on the roof, it should be readable from the passenger door.


2016 FACTORY STOCKS
2016 Battleground Speedway Factory Stock rules will parallel the 2016 Factory Stock Rules for Ark-La-Tx Speedway.  If changes occur between the end of the 2015 season & start of the 2016 racing season in the Ark-La-Tx rules package, Battleground will adopt those rule changes also.  
***If something is not listed in the rules, it is considered “ILLEGAL” until it is determined by BGS officials to be allowed and put into the rule packages.


BODY: Any American made stock passenger car body on a stock, unaltered full frame or Chrysler Uni-body vehicle.  No front wheel drives. No Camaro or Mustang bodies.  Aftermarket plastic noses and/or tail pieces are allowed, but must be stock appearing.  Rear of car must be sealed off, no exposed fuel cell. No spoilers, (even if factory equipped), wings, skirts, air scoops, hood scoops, or anything that alters stock appearance. Bodies cannot be moved from the original body mount rubber bushing no more than +/- 1” and cannot be less than 5 ½” from ground. A front visor is allowed on the windshield area. (MAX. is 7 inches high). No side or rear window visors allowed.  Sunroofs and T-tops must be reinforced and enclosed. No Nerf bars. Maximum one inch wide by two inch tall steel or Lexan rub rails allowed & bolted flush to body. All glass, plastic, upholstery, lights, mirrors, and trim must be removed. Cars must be stock appearing. No cutting, channeling, shortening, or modifying of body is allowed. No excessive trimming of fenders or hoods allowed, must maintain stock OEM appearance. All doors, fenders, and window openings must remain stock appearing with OEM dimensions being the same on both sides. No straight slab sides. No enclosed interiors or interior decking allowed. Front edge of rear deck cannot be more than 8” forward of center of rear end and must have at least 2” continuous drop from front to rear. Rear of dash can be no more than 35” from the center of the distributor or 28” from back edge of the center of stock hood. Original OEM front and rear firewalls must remain in stock location and be full and complete.  Cars must have a complete stock, steel roof mounted in OEM location with OEM rake and OEM angle for model of car.  All openings should be covered as to isolate the driver & will be subject to track approval. Racecar body should be maintained in such a manner as to keep a presentable appearance.  


Aluminum Body Parts:
1). Cars without stock, steel front fenders will have a 20lb weight installed as a penalty in front of engine. Cars without a stock, steel hood will have 10lb weight installed as a penalty in front of engine. Cars without stock, OEM windshield posts attached to firewall must add 20lbs. installed as a penalty in front of the engine. A total of 50 for all three if required. Added weight installed as a penalty must be lead ballast.
OR
2). Maximum of 52% Rear Weight.


FRAME:  
1. Frame must be full and complete.  Cannot be Widened, Narrowed, Shortened, Lengthened, or be Cut, Bent, or Altered to change Suspension Brackets.  Rear of frame behind upper shock mounts may be replaced with round, square, or rectangular tubing.  Right rear frame cannot be narrowed for tire clearance. No additional alteration of the frame is allowed.  All bars forward of main cage must be lower than the hood.
BUMPERS: 
1. Stock type rear bumper required. A fabricated front bumper may be used with the following conditions: Cars with aftermarket nose pieces are allowed to have the bumper extend past frame rails for support and reinforcement, but must be installed behind nosepieces. Cars without nosepieces cannot have the bumper extend past front frame horns. NO SHARP EDGES. 
ROLL CAGE: 
1. Minimum four-point cage, minimum size 1 ½ “O. D. by .095” wall thickness.  Minimum three bars in driver’s side door, and two bars on passenger side door.  A Four-point quick release Seat Belt and Safety Harness required. Racing seats required. Car must have a driver’s side window net.  Car must have at least three bars installed in front of the driver in the windshield area.
ENGINE: 
1. Engine must be stock for the make and model of car.  No 400 cu. In. or larger engines allowed.  Cast piston only, Chevy must use 4 equal valve relief pistons. OEM crankshaft only; cannot be lightened. Crankshafts cannot be aerowed, bullnosed or knife edged.  No undercutting and/or drilling of second or third rod throws. OEM steel Connecting rods only and must remain stock, OEM length, weight and shape. No lightening of any parts. Aftermarket water pumps, mini starters, pulleys, harmonic balancers and/or oil pans are okay. Aftermarket power-steering pumps allowed. Metric cars may run a Chevrolet 350. No stroking or de-stroking of engine. Engine must be installed in stock location and stock height. Solid motor and transmission mounts allowed. Maximum engine cranking compression is 175lbs.  Results will be achieved with ignition turned off and turning over the engine 5 times with all spark plugs removed. Oil pans must have at least 1”inspection hole located between 2nd and 3rd oil pan bolt on driver’s side. 
CAMSHAFT, VALVETRAIN, AND CYLINDER HEADS: 
1. Hydraulic cam and flat tappet lifters only.  Maximum Valve Lift is .447 measured at the retainer.  Engine must maintain 14” of vacuum at 1200 rpm. Valves sizes on Chevrolet engines will be 1.94 maximum intake valve diameter & 1.50 maximum exhaust valve diameter. No hollow valve stems. Stock size and shape valve springs and retainers mandatory.  Push rods must be stock length and diameter. Stamped steel, 1.5 rockers must be used on Chevy; 1.6 rockers allowed on Fords and Chryslers.  No roller tips or full roller rockers. Open chambered heads only and must be unaltered O.E.M. heads.  No porting, polishing or gasket matching allowed. The only GM head numbers allowed are 14079267, 3986336, 3986339, 3986339X, 3986388, 3932441, 376445, 3928454, 3932454, 3876487, 3973487, 3973487X, 3973493, 3951598, 468642, 330862, 333882, 3998920, 3998991, 3998993, 3998997, and 3970126. Screw in rocker studs and guide plates allowed. 305 engines may use 305 heads, but no Vortec heads allowed.
CARBURATION AND FUEL SYSTEM:  
1. All cars must use a cast, Holley, unaltered # 4412, 2 barrel carb.  Choke plate may be removed. 4412 must be cast into choke horn of the carb. Maximum spacer and adapter allowed is 1” total combined. Fuel pump must be installed in stock location for make of car.  No electric fuel pumps or fuel injection even if the car and/or motor came with factory equipped.
EXHAUST: 
1. Stock, unaltered, cast iron exhaust manifolds only. No porting or grinding allowed. No Chevy center dump, Corvette, marine, Lt1 or tubular steel type manifolds allowed. No adaptors between head and manifolds. Engine must be able to have bolts installed in all exhaust bolt holes.  
TRANSMISSIONS: 
1. All stock type automatic or manual transmissions. Automatics must have a stock appearing working 11” or larger torque converter with ring around it. No direct drives. Transmission Coolers are allowed.  Manual transmissions must have single disc 10.5” clutch. The flywheel and pressure plate must be steel with a minimum 15lb steel flywheel. No mini clutches. Steel drive shafts only painted white with a safety installed loop 6” from front u-joint.
FUEL: 
1. Pump or racing gas only. No additives or fragrant smells. Fuel cell must be secured in trunk area. No part of the fuel cell can be mounted forward of any part of the rear end. 
SUSPENSION: 
1. Front and rear suspension must be stock unaltered OEM for that make and model of frame.  This includes all ball joints, spindles and suspension components. No air shocks. No alterations to any part of the suspension or frame will be allowed. Any spring allowed in stock OEM location.  No spring rubbers or adjustable weight jacks of any kind.  All springs must sit in unaltered stock mounts. Cars may run IMCA type upper control arms. Sway bars must be stock for make and model and mounted in OEM mounts. No suspension stops of any kind.  Shocks must have stock type rubber ends. No screw on type rod ends, even if welded.  Shocks must be mounted in stock OEM location on frame, control arms and/or rear end. No bulb-type, threaded body, coil-over or remote reservoir shocks. No external or internal bumpers or stops.  No Schrader valves on shocks. 
REAR END: 
1. Stock rear-end for make and model only.  No modifying axle bearings or axle tube length. All brackets, control arms & shock mounts must be left in stock location. Gears may be locked must use stock, unaltered ring gear carrier.  May weld or use bolt in locking blocks. No full spools, Detroit lockers or torque sensing devises.   
STEERING / DRIVER SEAT: 
1. Steering boxes must remain in stock OEM location. Aftermarket steering wheel and quick release steering coupling are recommended. Quick steer boxes are allowed.  No part of the driver’s seat may be further back than a point 25” forward of center line of rear end housing.
RADIATORS: 
1. Any (1) radiator that fits in original OEM location without body modifications is allowed. Water pump mounted fan only, No electric fans. 
IGNITION: 
1. One, 12 volt battery only.  Battery must be mounted securely in rear of driver’s compartment or trunk area. One stock type distributor, module and coil in stock OEM location only.  Ignition on/off switch must be clearly marked. No traction control devices of any kind. No digital gauges or digital tachometers.
BRAKES:  
1. May use any (1) one brake master cylinder.  Aftermarket pedal OK.  Cars must have at least 3 working brakes. Right front may be blocked. No bias adjustment is allowed. Disc brakes allowed in rear.  No aluminum or composite rotors or calipers.  Steel, stock type rotors on rear disc systems are mandatory. No lightening of brake system components.
TIRES AND WHEELS: 
1. Any steel, 8” maximum wide wheel allowed. Any 15” diameter steel wheel only. Wheel covers and mud plugs are allowed on right rear only. No bead locks or screws allowed. No bleed-off valves. 1” steel lug nuts are mandatory. Approved Hoosier, asphalt pull-offs only, model 35 or higher. Tires must durometer 45 or higher at any time. No grooving, siping, and/or softening allowed. Both rear tires must be either Hoosier F45’s or F56’s.
WEIGHT: Weight may be securely added in trunk or under the hood, but not in plain view or within the driver’s compartment.  Weight must be painted white with car number identification in a contrasting color. Car must weigh minimum of 3,000 lbs. with driver after race.  
COURTESY RULE: Any car with “minor” rule infraction(s) will be allowed to race that event. If the infraction(s) is found during post-race inspection at tech, tech official(s) have the right to disqualify that car, depending upon the severity of the infraction.  If infraction(s) is found prior to the race, tech official(s) have the right to add a weight penalty before being allowed to compete.  Any infraction(s) found must be fixed prior to being allowed to compete in the next event.


CLAIM PROCEDURE RULES:
ENGINE CLAIMING RULES: Any Factory Stock driver in the same race that finishes on the lead lap may claim one of the top three Finishers (If they are Factory Stock cars) immediately after the “A” feature in the tech area.
(A) $500.00 and swap claim on engines.
(B) Claim does not include - Flywheel, clutch/assembly, bell housing, breathers, carburetor, starter, motor mounts, oil/temp sending units, water pump, fan, pulleys, dip stick, distributor, wires, water outlet/restrictor, fuel pump, fuel pump (plate/rod).
(C) Driver may NOT claim another driver finishing in a position behind them and may not claim the same driver more than once per calendar year.


CARBURETOR / DISTRIBUTOR / SHOCK CLAIM RULES: 
1. The official claiming area is in the tech area, or wherever track designates. Claim must be made immediately after the “A” feature race finishes (checkered flag). Only the driver may make the claim. Driver must have the money. The claiming driver must be on the same lap as the driver being claimed. Any one of the top three finishers (if Factory Stock Cars), may be claimed by another Factory Stock driver. In the event of multiple claims on the same item on the same car, (carburetor, distributor, or shock), a draw will be held with claiming drivers to determine who gets claim. Refusal to sell will forfeit all cash, trophies, and points for the night. If claim is refused, claim is NOT held against driver who made claim.
Carburetor claim $200.00 and swap, Shock or Spring claim $20.00 each and swap, Distributor claim $100.00 and swap.
PROTEST RULE: Any driver in the same race on the lead lap may protest another car immediately after feature in the tech area. $250.00 cash per component is the claim with $50.00 going to the track, If the protested car is legal, protested car gets $200.00. If protested car is found to be illegal, protestor gets $200.00 back.
SCORING:  Numbers must be 24” high and 4” wide on both sides of car and 28” tall on the roof and positioned so it can be read from the passenger side. Cars must be painted and numbered neatly and to be seen easily by the scorekeepers. The number on the roof is the most important number. Reflective vinyl is not recommended for roof application due to the poor read ability. All numbers must be of different color than background. When positioning the number on the roof, it should be readable from the passenger door.


   
 

Nesmith Street Stocks


Rule Changes for 2016:


1. In 2016, Battleground Speedway will run their 2016 Stock Car Class using the 2016 Nesmith Street Stock rules.  


WEEKLY GENERAL RULES: 


1. THE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS SET FORTH HEREIN DOES NOT EXPRESS OR IMPLIES WARRANTY OF SAFETY FROM THE PUBLICATION OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. THEY ARE INTENDED AS A 
GUIDELINE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE CRATE RACIN’ USA SANCTIONED STREET STOCK DIVISION, ALSO  
KNOWN AS THE NESMITH STREET STOCK DIVISION; AND ARE IN NO WAY A GUARANTEE AGAINST INJURY TO PARTICIPANTS.
2. THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS WILL APPLY TO ALL CRATE RACIN’ USA STREET STOCK DIVISION WEEKLY SANCTIONED EVENTS.
3. CRATE RACIN’ USA OFFICIALS SHALL HAVE FULL AUTHORITY OVER SAID SANCTIONED EVENTS, AND IN THE 
EVENT OF ANY DISPUTE, THE HEAD OFFICIAL'S DECISION WILL BE FINAL. 
4. ALL CARS ARE SUBJECT TO BE INSPECTED BY THE CRATE RACIN’ USA TECHNICAL INSPECTORS AT ANY TIME DURING ANY EVENT. 
5. CRATE RACIN USA, RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONFISCATE ANY SUSPICIOUS, OR DEEMED ILLEGAL, COMPONENTS.
6. CRATE RACIN’ USA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER OR AMEND THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS IN THE INTERESTS OF FAIR COMPETITION. ALL OFFICIALS DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
7. THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE CRATE RACIN’ USA, SANCTIONED STREET STOCK DIVISION HAVE BEEN 
SANCTIONED AND APPROVED BY THE CRATE RACIN’ USA DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES, P.O. BOX 1346, CARTERSVILLE, GA 30120, AND AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.NeSMITHRACING.COM. 


SAFETY RULES: 


SAFETY IS THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTY OF THE RACER!! ALL TRACKS GENERAL
SAFETY RULES APPLY AT ALL TIMES TO EVERYONE PARTICIPATING. WE DO RECOMMEND THE
FOLLOWING:
1. ALL DRIVERS WEAR FULL FIRE SUIT, SHOES, AND GLOVES.
2. ALL CARS HAVE FULLY CHARGED FIRE EXTINGUISHER MOUNTED WITH IN REACH OF DRIVER.
3. ALL CARS HAVE A QUALITY FUEL CELL, WITH ROLL OVER VALVE (CHECK VALVE) IN FUEL CELL VENT.
4. DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW NET.


WEEKLY MEMBERSHIP AND ENTRY FEES:
 
1. ALL DRIVERS PARTICIPATING AT NESMITH STREET STOCK DIVISION WEEKLY SANCTIONED TRACKS, AND EVENTS MUST PURCHASE AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP, AT A COST OF $50 PER YEAR.  THIS MEMBERSHIP MAKES THE DRIVER ELIBIBLE FOR ANY WEEKLY RACING SERIES POINTS FUND MONIES, AND CONTINGENCY AWARDS.
2. A DRIVER VISITING AND NOT COMPETING AT A WEEKLY SANCTIONED TRACK ON A REGULAR BASIS MAY 
PURCHASE A TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP OF $15 PER RACE.  A TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIP MAY BE PURCHASED 
ONLY TWO TIMES, AFTER TEMPORARY MEMBERSHIPS ARE PURCHASED, AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MUST BE PURCHASED TO CONTINUE COMPETING.
3. WEEKLY TRACKS WILL BE UPADATED OF RACERS MEMBERSHIP STATUS ON A WEEKLY BASIS, VIA EMAIL. 
4. ANY DRIVER COMPETING AT A WEEKLY SANCTIONED RACE TRACK AND EVENT MUST PAY A $10 ENTRY FEE.


WEEKLY POINTS FUND:
1. THE NESMITH WEEKLY STREET STOCK SERIES WILL HAVE A POINTS FUND OF $5,000 PAYING FIRST THROUGH TENTH AS FOLLOWS:
1) $2,000
2) $1,000
3) $500
4) $300
5) $200
6) $200
7) $200
8) $200
9) $200
10) $200


WEEKLY RACE PROCEDURES:


1. RACE PROCUDURES AT WEEKLY TRACK ARE THE DISCRETION OF INDIVIDUAL SPEEDWAY.  RACE TRACKS SHOULD BE CONSISTANT AND FAIR IN THEIR RACE FORMATS AND PROCEDURES AT ALL TIMES. KEEP IN MIND THAT RACERS ARE ALSO COMPETING AGAINST COMPETITORS AT ALL OTHER WEEKLY SANCTIONED TRACKS AT THE SAME TIME.
2. WEEKLY TRACKS MAY NOT HAVE A DOUBLE POINTS RACE FOR WEEKLY RACING SERIES POINTS, HOWEVER IN 
THE EVENT OF EXCESSIVE RAIN OUTS, AND MAKE UP RACES ARE NEEDED, A TRACK MAY RUN A DOUBLE 
FEATURE EVENT.  NOTICE MUST BE PROVIDED TO THE SERIES 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF DOUBLE FEATURE 
EVENT, TO PROMOTE AND LET ALL RACERS KNOW WHAT IS TAKING PLACE AT YOUR SPEEDWAY.
3. IN THE EVENT OF RAIN AT THE SPEEDWAY DURING A SCHEDULED WEEKLY RACING EVENT, AND THE FEATURE 
EVENT HAS NOT COMPLETED MORE THAN HALF THE ADVERTISED LAPS, THAT EVENT MUST BE EITHER 
CANCELLED COMPLETELY, OR MADE UP THE NEXT WEEK AS A DOUBLE FEATURE, FIELD WILL BE SET AS QUALIFIED THE PREVIOUS ATTEMPT TO RACE.


WEEKLY ENGINE RULES: 


ENGINE OPTION 1:


1. GM PART NUMBER 88958602/19258602, WEIGHT 3,000 Lb. with driver.
2. THESE ENGINES ARE SEALED AT THE INTAKE MANIFOLD, CYLINDER HEAD, FRONT COVER, AND OIL PAN WITH 
SPECIAL TWIST OFF BOLT HEADS ORIGINALLY FROM GM.  ORIGINAL GM SEAL BOLTS, OR CRATE 
USA GEN. III (YELLOW), ONLY SEALS ALLOWED, SEALS NOT ALLOWED: NO RM BOLTS, NO GEN. I 
(SILVER) OR NO GEN. II (BLUE) CABLE SEALS 2015 FORWARD. IF ANY OTHER SEALING SYSTEM ARE IN QUESTION, CONTACT CRATE RACIN USA FOR APPROVAL.  CRATE ENGINES MUST NOT BE ALTERED, MODIFIED OR CHANGED FROM FACTORY SPECS.
3. THE SEALED ENGINES MUST REMAIN INTACT AND NOT BE TAMPERED WITH; ANY SEALS THAT HAVE BEEN 
REMOVED OR TAMPERED WITH WILL MAKE THE ENGINE ILLEGAL AND NOT ELIGIBLE FOR COMPETITION. THE 
PENALTY FOR ANYONE TAMPERING WITH SEALS, MODIFYING ANY INTERNAL ENGINE PARTS, CHANGING THE 
PARTS FROM STOCK AS DELIVERED SEALED FROM THE FACTORY WILL BE SUBJECT TO EXPULSION FROM 
RACING WITH ANY CRATE RACIN' USA SANCTIONED EVENT FOR THE REMAINDER OF SEASON AND FUTURE SEASONS. 
4. NO CHANGES ARE ALLOWED TO THE ENGINE - INTAKE MANIFOLD, HEADS, VALVE COVERS, FRONT COVER, OIL 
PAN, HARMONIC BALANCER OR ANY OTHER PART / OR PARTS ON / OR IN ENGINE. 
5. NO VACUUM PUMPS. 
6. ALL CRATE ENGINES MUST REMAIN STOCK AS THEY CAME SEALED FROM THE FACTORY. CRATE ENGINES MUST 
NOT BE ALTERED, MODIFIED OR CHANGED FROM FACTORY SPECS. 
7. ENGINE’S GM SERIAL NUMBER AND WHEN APPLICABLE CRATE USA BUILD CERTIFICATION NUMBER, MUST BE CLEARLY VISIBLE TO SERIES TECHNICAL INSPECTORS. 
8. ANY VIOLATION OF THE ENGINE RULES AND/OR FACTORY SPECS INSIDE THE SEALING SYSTEM OF THE ENGINE 
WILL RESULT IN THE DRIVER AND/OR OWNER BEING DISQUALIFIED FROM THAT EVENT, AND SUSPENDED FROM 
SERIES COMPETITION FOR 365 DAYS AND PAY A $1,000 FINE.  AFTER THAT PERIOD, THE DRIVER CAN ONLY 
COMPETE IN SERIES EVENTS WITH AN ENGINE EQUIPPED WITH ORIGINAL FACTORY GM SEALING BOLTS, OR 
CRATE USA SEALS FROM AN AUTHORIZED REBUILDER THAT IS APROVED AND AUTHORIZED BY CRATE RACIN USA OFFICIALS.  DRIVER AND/OR OWNER WILL BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING OF SERIES DECISION, ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
9. ANY VIOLATION OF THE ENGINE RULES AND/OR FACTORY SPECS OUTSIDE THE SEALING BOLTS OF THE ENGINE WILL RESULT IN THE DRIVER BEING DISQUALIFIED FROM THAT EVENT.  DRIVER AND/OR OWNER COULD BE 
SUSPENDED FROM SERIES COMPETITION FOR UP TO BUT NOT MORE THAN 30 DAYS, AND FINED UP TO BUT NOT MORE THAN $500.00, AT SERIES OFFICIALS DISCRETION.  DRIVER AND/OR OWNER WILL BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING 
OF SERIES DECISION, ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL. 


ENGINE OPTION 2:


1. MINIMUM WEIGHT 3200 LB. 362 CUBIC INCH MAXIMUM; FACTORY STEEL BLOCKS, AND OEM STREET 
PRODUCTION STRAIGHT PLUG STEEL HEADS, RHS VORTEC PART #12407, or ENGINE QUEST PART #350C, STOCK 
REPLACEMENT HEAD IS OK.(173CC MAX INTAKE RUNNER VOLUME, NO TOLERANCE). NO PORTING OR POLISHING HEADS. 
MAX. VALVE SIZE, 2.02” INTAKE, AND 1.6” EXHAUST.  ANY INTAKE MANIFOLD IS ALLOWED BUT NO PORTING AND POLISHING.  ANY OTHER CAST IRON HEAD ADD 100LB, AFTERMARKET CAST IRON HEAD MUST HAVE MAX 2.02” INTAKE AND 1.6” 
EXHAUST WITH NO PORTING OR POLISHING OF HEADS..  NO ALUMINIMUM HEADS. STEEL OR CAST CRANKS AND RODS, AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT CRANKS AND RODS OK.   STEEL CRANKSHAFTS AND RODS ONLY, NO 
EXOTIC MATERIAL CRANKS OR RODS (EX. ALUMINUM OR TITANTIUM).
2. FLAT TOP PISTONS ONLY.  FLAT TAPPET CAMSHAFT ALLOWED ONLY. NO ROLLER CAMS. TIMING CHAINS ONLY, NO 
GEAR DRIVES.
3. STUD MOUNT ROCKERS ONLY.  NO STUD GIRDDLES.  STOCK DIAMETER VALVE SPRINGS ALLOWED ONLY.  A 1.250” MAXIMUM O.D. BEEHIVE SPRINGS ARE ALLOWED. A 1.310” MAXIMUM O.D. SPRING OF ANY OEM MANUFACTURE (CHEVY, FORD, OR DODGE), CAN RUN ANY CYLINDER HEAD, BUT NO DOUBLE VALVE SPRINGS.
4. ANY ENGINE LARGER THAN 362 CUBIC INCHES, 3400LB. MINIMUM.  YOU MUST USE ALL OTHER RULES FOR INTAKE, CAM, CARBURETOR AND CYLINDER HEADS FROM ENGINE OPTION 2.


ENGINE OPTION 2&3 Infractions:


1. ANY VIOLATION OF THE ENGINE RULES AND SPECS INTERNALLY OR WITHIN THE SEAL OF THE ENGINE 
WILL RESULT IN THE DRIVER AND/OR OWNER BEING DISQUALIFIED FROM THAT EVENT, AND SUSPENDED 
FROM SERIES COMPETITION FOR 365 DAYS AND PAY A $1,000 FINE. DRIVER AND/OR OWNER WILL BE 
NOTIFIED IN WRITING OF SERIES DECISION, ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
2. ANY VIOLATION OF THE ENGINE RULES AND SPECS EXTERNALLY OR OUTSIDE THE SEAL OF THE ENGINE WILL RESULT IN THE DRIVER BEING DISQUALIFIED FROM THAT EVENT.  DRIVER AND/OR OWNER COULD BE 
SUSPENDED FROM SERIES COMPETITION FOR UP TO BUT NOT MORE THAN 30 DAYS, AND FINED UP TO BUT 
NOT MORE THAN $500.00, AT SERIES OFFICIALS DISCRETION.  DRIVER AND/OR OWNER WILL BE NOTIFIED IN 
WRITING OF SERIES DECISION, ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL.


WEEKLY ENGINE SETBACK RULE: 


1. ENGINE MUST BE MOUNTED IN STOCK LOCATION, CENTER OF CHASSIS.  #1 SPARK PLUG MUST BE IN FRONT OF
OR CENERLINE OF UPPER BALL JOINT.
2. WEIGHT PENALTIES OF 50LB PER INCH.  WEIGHT WILL BE ADDED FORWARD OF WATER PUMP FOR IMPROPER SET BACK.


WEEKLY CARBURETOR RULE:


1. HOLLEY 4412- 500 CFM 2 BARRELL.  NO PORTING OR POLISHING, CHANGING OF BOOSTERS OR ALTERING OF 
BASE PLATE AND THROTTLE SHAFTS IN ANY WAY.
2. 2 BARRELL CARBS CHECKED WITH GO-NO-GO GAUGES FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
3. MAY RUN 1” MAXIMUM CARBURETOR SPACER .040” TOLERANCE. AT NO POINT MAY SPACER EXTEND INTO INTAKE MANIFOLD AREA.  A MAXIMUM THICKNESS WITH 2 STANDARD CARBURETOR GASKETS IS .070” MAXIMUM THICKNESS. 
4. A 602 ENGINE MAY RUN ANY BRAND FOUR BARREL CARBURETOR.


WEEKLY DISTRIBUTOR RULE: 


1. ANY STANDARD DISTRIBUTOR TYPE ELECTRONIC IGNITION ALLOWED. MSD IGNITION IS OK.  NO MAGNETO’S AND NO CRANK TRIGGER SYSTEMS.
2. NO ELECTRONIC TRACTION CONTROL DEVICES ALLOWED!  DRIVERS FINISHING IN TOP 5 MAY PROTEST ANOTHER 
TOP 5 FINISHERS BOX FOR $100. SERIES KEEPS $100 PROTEST FEE. 3/31/15.


WEEKLY STARTER RULE: 


1. ALL CARS MUST HAVE STARTER IN WORKING ORDER.  STARTER MUST ME MOUNTED IN STOCK LOCATION, NO
REVERSE MOUNT STARTERS.


WEEKLY WATER PUMP RULES: 


1. STOCK TYPE CAST OR ALUMINUM PERMITTED. 
2. NO ELECTRIC WATER PUMP. 
3. MANUAL FANS ONLY, NO ELECTRIC FANS


WEEKLY EXHAUST RULES: 


1. COLLECTOR TYPE HEADERS REQUIRED. EXHAUST MUST HAVE FOUR (4) TUBES INTO ONE (1) COLLECTOR OF A CONSISTENT DIAMETER.
2. MUFFLERS NOT REQUIRED UNLESS TRACK MANDATES.   WHEN MANDATED MUFFLER’S MUST HAVE SOME TYPE 
OF INTERNAL NOISE DAMPENING CHARACTERISTICS, BAFFLES, EXTRUDED HOLES, SCREEN, CHAMBERED, ETC.  
MUFFLER’S MUST MEET LOCAL SPEEDWAY’S NOISE DECIBAL REQUIREMENTS.
3. NO TRI-Y HEADERS OR MERGED HEADERS ALLOWED.


WEEKLY FUEL - FUEL CELL - FUEL PUMP RULES: 


1. AN APPROVED FUEL CELL MUST BE SECURELY MOUNTED IN THE TRUNK AREA OF THE 
CAR, INSIDE A .20 GAUGE METAL BOX SUPPORTED BY A MINIMUM OF TWO 2" BY 1/8" STEEL STRAPS. 
2. GASOLINE OR RACING GAS ONLY – NO METHANOL, OR ALCOHOL - NO NITROUS OXIDE.  NO PROPYLENE OXIDE,
NO NITROETHANE, OR OTHER PERFORMANCE ENHANCING CHEMICAL ADDITIVES (8/21/15).  FUELS MUST HAVE A 
SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF LESS THAN .761 ANY FUEL WITH A SPECIFIC GRAVITY OF .762 OR GREATER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.  IT IS THE RACERS RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW WHAT HE/SHE IS PUTTING IN THE FUEL CELL.


Recommended Fuels To Use:
Sunoco Race Fuels 260-GT
Sunoco Race Fuels 260-GT Plus
Sunoco Race Fuels E-15
Sunoco Race Fuels E85R- Pale Green in color; ONLY colored E85 allowed (6/29/15).


3. E85 FUEL IS ALLOWED. FUEL MUST CHECK WITHIN 1% AT ANY TIME CHECKED,(MIN 84% ETHANOL-MAX 86% ETHANOL. SEASONAL BLENDS AT THE PUMP VARY GREATLY FOR STREET CARS, FOR BEST PERFORMANCE AND 
THE FEWEST PROBLEMS MAKE SURE E85 MEETS THIS SPEC).  IT IS YOUR RESPOSIBILTY TO KNOW WHAT YOUR 
PUTTING IN YOUR FUEL TANK, E85 TESTERS ARE READILY AVAILABLE AND EASY TO USE TO INSURE YOU’RE WITHIN THE RULES.  E85 FUEL TESTERS CAN BE PURCHASED EASILY FROM YOUR LOCAL RACE PARTS DISTRIBUTOR, OR SUMMIT OR JEGS.  QUICK FUEL AND WILLY’S HAS A VERY AFFORDABLE TESTER RANGING 
FROM $16-$25.  E85 MUST REMAIN NATURAL CLEAR; Exception- Sunoco Race Fuels E85R- Pale Green in color, 
ONLY colored E85 allowed (6/29/15) (Pale discoloration for top end lube or corrosion inhibitors is acceptable) COLOR, 
ANY SAMPLE TAKEN OF ANY OTHER COLOR WILL BE TESTED AS GAS.  E85 ENGINES MUST HAVE SMOOTH IDLE 
LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, MAKE SURE CARB IS PROPERLY ADJUSTED, ANY CAR WITH ERRATIC IDLE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE TRACK UNTIL PROPERLY ADJUSTED.
4. MECHANICAL FUEL PUMP ONLY, MOUNTED IN STOCK LOCATION. NO ELECTRIC FUEL PUMPS. NO BELT DRIVEN FUEL PUMPS.


WEEKLY EVENT ENGINE PROTESTS: 


1. THE PROTEST FEE FOR A COMPLETE ENGINE TEAR DOWN THAT FINISHES THE FEATURE EVENT IS $500. A $250 PROTEST FEE IS FOR A TOP END PROTEST.  A 602 ENGINE COMPLETE TEAR DOWN IS THE ONLY OPTION AVAILABLE.  THE PROTEST FEE MUST BE PAID TO THE RACE DIRECTOR OR TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, IN CASH, WITHIN 10 MINUTES AFTER THE CHECKERED FLAG HAS FALLEN ON THEIR FEATURE.   MUST FINISH IN THE TOP 5 TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PROTEST.  $100 OF PROTEST FEE WILL GO THE SERIES/ TRACK, REMAINING WILL GO TO WINNER OF PROTEST. ANY PART OR PARTS FOUND TO BE ILLEGAL WILL BE CONFISCATED.
2. AT ANY TIME AN ENGINE IS PROTESTED, AND DRIVER/CAR OWNER ACCEPTS PROTEST AND AGREES TO TEAR 
DOWN, THE ENGINE BEING PROTESTED MUST BE REMOVED AND INSPECTED OR IMPOUNDED BY RACE TRACK RIGHT THEN.  ARRANGEMENTS FOR NATIONAL TECHNICAL DIRECTOR FOR INSPECTION CAN BE MADE IF NECESSARY.  ANY REFUSAL AT THIS POINT FOR ANY REASON WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION, AND DEALT WITH ACCORDINGLY. 
3. ANY CRATE RACING USA SANCTIONED RACE TRACK IS AUTHORIZED TO CALL FOR AN ENGINE INSPECTION OR 
TEAR DOWN BY TRACK OR CRATE RACING USA NATIONAL TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.  IF THIS HAPPENS TRACK WILL 
REMOVE ENGINE AT RACE TRACK, AND INSPECT OR IMPOUND UNTIL INSPECTION DAY CAN BE ARRANGED FOR 
ALL PARTIES INVOLVED. 
4. FAILURE AND/OR REFUSAL TO TEAR DOWN AN ENGINE AND/OR FOR YOUR RACE CAR TO BE INSPECTED BY 
SERIES OFFICIALS AT ANY TIME WILL RESULT IN A 365-DAY SUSPENSION AND FINE OF A DETERMINED AMOUNT BY SERIES OFFICIALS. 
5. ONLY TWO PEOPLE FROM THE PROTESTED CAR AND 1 PERSON DESIGNATED FROM THE TEAM PROTESTING WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE TECH AREA DURING A PROTEST. ALL OFFICIALS DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
CROSS BREEDING BODIES & ENGINES:  ENGINE MANUFACTURE AND BODY MANUFACTURE MAY BE CROSS BRED.  
EXAMPLE:  CHEVY ENGINE IN FORD CHASSIS AND BODY, OR DODGE OR FORD BODY ON CHEVY CHASSIS AND ENGINE.


WEEKLY BODY RULES:
 
AR BODIES HAS BECOME THE PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE NESMITH PERFORMANCE PARTS STREET STOCK SERIES FOR 2014. WE URGE ALL RACERS TO USE AS MUCH OF THE AR BODY PRODUCTS AS POSSIBLE AND HELP SUPPORT THOSE WHO HELP SUPPORT YOU.


1. CAR MUST HAVE STOCK STEEL OEM ROOF’S OR THE STOCK APPEARING ROOF.  AR BODIES STOCK APPEARING FIBERGLASS ROOF PREFERED OR RECOMMENDED.  NO FLAT LATE MODEL STYLE ROOFS.  ALL ROOFS MUST 
HAVE ROOG SUPOORTS FRONT AND REAR SHOULD BE STOCK OR MADE JUST LIKE STOCK.  REMAINDER OF 
BODY MAY BE OEM, OR OEM REPLACEMENT PARTS.  YOU MAY USE AFTERMARKET BODY PANELS, STEEL OR ALLUMINUM, HOODS, FENDERS, DOORS, QUARTERS OR TRUNK LIDS.  ALL BODIES MUST BE STOCK STYLE, HAVE 
BODY SEAMS AND LOOK LIKE CAR BEING CLAIMED.  NO RAISED QUARTER PANELS.  DECK HEIGHT MAXIMUM FROM THE GROUND IS 40” WITH 1” TOLERANCE MEASURED FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SPOILER TO THE GROUND. THE DECK WIDTH MAXIMUM IS 62”. NO FIBERGLASS SIDE BODY PANELS ANY WHERE.
2. ALL CARS MUST HAVE STEEL FIREWALL, AND STEEL FLOOR PAN TO REAR OF DRIVERS SEAT, AND EXTEND FROM DRIVERS STOCK FRAME RAIL TO PASSENGER STOCK FRAME RAI. FIREWALL MAY BE CLEARANCED FOR HEADERS, AND HAVE FULL DRIVE SHAFT TUNNEL. RIGHT SIDE FLOOR PAN MUST BE SAME LEVEL AS DRIVERS 
SIDE FLOOR PAN. YOU MAY MAKE A STEEL FLOOR PAN AND FIREWALL.  FLOOR PAN MUST BE 20 GAUGE MINIMUM STEEL WITH DRIVE SHAFT TUNNEL, FULLY WELDED AND ENCLOSED.  MAY MAKE FIREWALL AND FLOOR PAN OUT OF THICK HEAVY GAUGE ALUMINUM, .080” MINIMUM THICKNESS, AND MEET THE SAME CRITERIA AS STEEL FIREWALL AND FLOOR PANS.
NO TUNNELLING FLOOR PANS LIKE LATE MODEL OR MODIFIED.  IF THE PASSENGER SIDE IS ENCLOSED, AN INSPECTION 
DOOR MUST BE INSTALLED 8” X 8” MINIMUM. BODY MUST BE CENERED ON CHASSIS, BE STOCK APPEARING IN ALL WAYS.  INSTALL IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.
3. FIREWALL MAY BE CUT OR MOVED FOR DISTRIBUTOR CLEARANCE.
4. AFTERMARKET PLASTIC NOSE PIECES MANDATORY.  FRONT AND TAIL MUST BE ENCLOSED, AND LOOK LIKE CAR BEING CLAIMED. NO FLOPPERS OR FENDER SKIRTS ON FRONT END LIKE A LATE MODEL, ALL FENDER 
ENCLOSIERS MUST REMAIN TIGHT WITH BODY LINES & RIVETED TO FENDERS TUCKED IN TIGHT WITH BODY LINES.  NOSE PIECES SHOULD BE MOUNTED HIGH AND TIGHT LIKE A STREET CAR, NO RAKED MOUNTING OF NOSE; A MAXIMUM OF 3” DECLINE FROM FIREWAL TO LEADING TOP EDGE OF NOSE PIECE.  TAIL MUST BE 
COMPLETELY ENCLOSED, MOLDED PLASTIC TAIL PIECE FOR BODY BEING USED PREFERED, AND ATTACH AT 
QUARTER PANELS, NO HOLES IN TAIL PIECES, SHEET METAL OR ALLUMNIMUM TAIL PIECES ALLOWED MUST 
EXTEND QUARTER PANEL TO PANEL, NO GAPS, AND EXTEND BELOW FRAME HORNS IN A STRAIGHT HORIZONTAL LINE QUARTER PANEL TO QUARTER PANEL. NO WEDGE OR LATE MODEL STYLE NOSE PIECES ALLOWED.
5. MUST USE STOCK BUMPERS, OR LIGHT WEIGHT TUBING FOR BUMBERS.  MAY HAVE TUBULAR PUSH BARS 
OUTSIDE BUMPER COVERS REAR, NO SHARP EDGES OR CORNER TO CUT TIRES.  ALL CARS MUST HAVE A TOW 
HOOK FRONT AND REAR. NO RUB BARS OR BRACES OUTSIDE THE BODY.
6. AR BODIES FULL BODY KITS ARE THE ONLY FULL BODY KIT ALLOWED FOR USE IN COMPETITION.  AR NOSES, 
FENDERS AND QUARTER PANELS ARE A DURABLE, REPAIREABLE, COMPOSITE PLASTIC COMPONENT AND STAMPED AR BODIES ON THEM.  ANY COMPOSITE FENDERS OR QUARTER PANELS NOT STAMPED AR BODIES WILL BE 
DEEMED ILLEGAL.  THIS RULE IS AN OPTION FOR ALL RACERS AND NOT MANDATORY, YET IF YOU CHOOSE TO 
RUN THIS OPTION WITH COMPOSITE FENDERS AND QUARTER, IT MUST BE AN AR BODIES KIT. (SEE AR BODIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTION DIAGRAM SHEET AT END OF RULES.)
7. ALL GLASS AND PLASTICS MUST BE REMOVED.
8. FOR SAFETY PURPOSES ALL CARS MUST HAVE MINIMUM 13” WIDE WINDOW OPENING ON BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE, IN CASE OF EMERGENCY EXIT. 
9. DRIVER COCKPIT ROCK SHIELD CAN NOT EXTEND ANY FURTHER TO THE REAR THAN THE STEERING WHEEL.
10. A 4” MAXIMUM SPOILER WITH 4” SIDE BOADS.  A 602 MAY RUN 8” SPOILER. 60” MAXIMUM WIDTH OF REAR SPOILER AND MUST BE CENTERED ON BODY. STOCK CAMARO SPOILERS ARE TOO TALL FOR ENGINE OPTION 1.  YOU MAY USE THE BELOW SPOILER SUPPORT DIAGRAMS WHEN MAKING SPOILER SUPPORTS.


FRAME AND SUSPENSION:


1. FRAMES MUST STOCK FRONT TO REAR, UNI-BODY CARS MAY CONNECT SUB FRAMES. X-BRACING ALLOWED.  
ALL CARS MUST REMAIN WITHIN .5” OF STOCK WHEEL BASE OF CAR BEING RACED.  WHEEL BASE MUST MATCH 
THAT OF FRONT CLIP BEING RACED AND REAR SUSPENSION MUST MATCH FRONT SUSPENSION (EX. 70’S 
CAMARO FRONT CLIP MUST HAVE LEAF SPRING REAR SUSPENSION), 
2. FRONT SUSPENSION: MUST USE STOCK STEERING BOX, STOCK DRAG LINK, IDLE ARM, TIRE RODS AND ENDS 
MAY BE TUBULAR AND MADE HYME JOINTED.  QUICK STEER ALLOWED.  STOCK SPINDLES, AND STOCK CAST 
IRON BRAKE CALLIPERS.  STOCK LOWER CONTROL MANDATORY, NO SHORTENING OR LENGTHENING LOWER 
CONTROL ARMS.  5” COIL SPRINGS MANDATORY, MOUNTED IN STOCK LOCATION.  WEIGHT JACKS ALLOWED, 
TUBULAR AFTER MARKET UPPER CONTROL ARMS ALLOWED.  CROSS MEMBER MAY NOT BE CUT OR ALTERED 
EXCEPT FOR FUEL PUMP CLEARANCE.
3. REAR SUSPENSION: STOCK REAR SUSPENSION ONLY, MUST BE THE SAME AS MAKE OF CAR BEING RACED.  
ANY STOCK TYPE REAR END HOUSING PERMITTED, (GM 10-12 BOLTS, OR FORD 9 INCH), IN ANY MAKE OF CAR.  
NO QUICK CHANGE REAR ENDS.  FLOATER AXLES PERMITTED, MUST USE STEEL STOCK LUG PATTERN HUBS, 
NO WIDE 5 ALLUMINUM SAFETY HUBS.  REAR END MAY BE LOCKED. REAR TRAILING ARM MOUNTS AT FRAME 
OR LEAF SPRING MOUNTS MUST REMAIN UNALTERED AND IN STOCK LOCATION, WITH ONE MOUNTING HOLE ONLY. LEAF SPRING CARS MAY HAVE ADJUSTABLE SHACKLES ON REAR ONLY, NO SLIDERS.  REAR TRAILING 
ARMS MUST BE STOCK (MAY BE BOXED FOR STRENGTH AND SAFETY), OR STOCK LENGTH TUBULAR, NON-ADJUSTABLE TRAILING ARMS OK, ARMS MUST WE WITH IN 1/2'” OF FACTORY LENGTH TRAILING ARMS FOR CAR BEING RACED, 2.” MAX FROM BOTTOM OF HOUSING TO CENTER OF CONTROL ARM BOLT. UPPER CONTROL 
MOUNTS MAXIMUM OF 3” FROM CENTER OF TOP OF REAR END HOUSING TO CENTER OF MOUNTING BOLTS OR ON FORD 9” HOUSING, 7.” FROM SEAM CENTER OF AXLE TUBE TO CENTER OF MOUNTING BOLTS 5 INCH COIL 
SPRINGS MANDATORY, ANY LEAF SPRING ALLOWED.  WEIGHT JACKS ALLOWED.   NO PANHARD BARS OR Z BARS OF ANY TYPE.
4. BRAKES: MUST HAVE OPERATING BRAKES, DUAL MASTER CYLINDERS OK. STANDARD STEEL ROTORS ONLY, 
NO SCALLOPPED OR GUN DRILLED ROTORS, NO EXOTIC BRAKE SYSTEMS.
5. SHOCKS: STEEL BODIED CONCENTRIC BODIED, NON ADJUSTABLE SHOCKS ONLY, NO SCHRADER VALVE SHOCKS, NO PIERCING VALVES, NO TWO PIECE BODIES WITH REMOVABLE GAS HEAD OR BULB HEAD. FILL 
SCREWS MUST BE DRILLED, AND NOT REMOVABLE AT TRACK.  SHOCKS VALVING OR GAS PRESSURES MAY NOT 
BE ADJUSTABLE AT RACE TRACK.  
SHOCK PROTEST: $50 PROTEST FEE, TO REMOVE ALL FOUR SHOCKS FROM RACECAR FOR INSPECTIONS. YOU MUST FINISH THE RACE TO PROTEST. PROTEST MUST BE FILED WITH SERIES OR TRACK OFFICIALS WITH IN TEN MINUTES OF CHECKERED FLAG.


CLUTCH AND TRANSMISSION:


1. STOCK OR MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS MAY RUN ANY CLUTCH, PRESSURE PLATE COMBINATIONS.
2. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH SHIFT KITS ALLOWED.
3. BERT OR BRINN TRANSMISSION ALLOWED, NO BALL SPLINE BERT OR BALLL SPLINE BRINNS.
4. DRIVE SHAFT LOOP MANDATORY ALL CARS, MUST BE MOUNTED 5” TO 8” BEHIND FRONT U-JOINT OF DRIVE SHAFT.  ALL DRIVE SHAFTS MUST BE PAINTED WHITE FOR SAFETY.


TIRES AND WHEELS:


1. 8” STEEL WHEELS MAXIMUM.  BEADLOCKS ALLOWED.  WHEELS MUST HAVE STOCK TYPE LUG PATTERNS ONLY.  NO WIDE 5 WHEELS OR ADAPTERS.
2. HOOSIER, H-500 TIRES ONLY.
3. SIPING ALLOWED. NO GROOVING, NO CHEMICALLY ALTERING OF TIRES.
CRATE RACIN USA USES “THE SNIFFER” AS ONE OF ITS TOOLS FOR CHEMICAL DETECTION.  AT ANY TIME “THE 
SNIFFER” DETERMINES THERE IS AN UNAPPROVED CHEMICAL PRESENCE WHETHER INSIDE THE TIRE, WHEEL, 
OR OUTSIDE THE TIRE, OR WHEEL, THAT DRIVER/DRIVER’S WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE RACING EVENT.  TIRE/TIRES IN QUESTION WILL BE CONFISCATED.  THE SERIES MAY OR MAY NOT USE 
LABORATORY TESTING TO TEST FOR CHEMICAL ALTERATION OF TIRES, THE SERIES MAY USE ANY MEANS 
NECESSARY TO DETERMINE IF TIRES MEET HOOSIER SPECS, AND THAT DECISION IS THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE SERIES. ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
4. PENALTIES FOR ILLEGAL TIRES: PENALTIES FOR ANY TIRE FAILING INSPECTION WILL BE AS FOLLOWS.
FIRST OFFENSE, $500 FINE & 30 DAY SUSPENSION FROM ANY CRATE RACIN USA SANCTIONED EVENT.
SECOND OFFENSE, $1,000 FINE & 90 DAY SUSPENSION FROM ANY CRATE RACING USA SANCTIONED EVENT.
THIRD OFFENSE $2,000 FINE & 365 DAY SUSPENSION FROM ANY CRATE RACING USA SANCTIONED EVENT.
FAILURE TO ALLOW ANY TIRE/TIRES TO BE CONFISCATED WILL RESULT IN ADDITIONAL $500 PER TIRE FINE, IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER FINES AND PENALTIES.  ALL DECISIONS ARE FINAL.


Code of Conduct and Penalties:


1. DRIVERS, CAR OWNERS, AND TEAMS ARE ALWAYS TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES IN A ORDERLY AND 
PROFESSIONAL MANNER WHILE AT A NESMITH PERFORMANCE PARTS STREET STOCK SANCTIONED EVENT.  
SERIES DIRECTOR WILL JUDGE INCIDENTS OF CONDUCT ACCORDINGLY, AND USE THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA TO 
ASSESS ANY PENALTIES, UPON A DRIVER, CAR OWNER, OR RACE TEAM AS NECESSARY.
2. DRIVERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF PENALTIES THAT HAVE BEEN LEVIED BY THE SERIES DIRECTOR. ALL SERIES
DIRECTOR’S DECISIONS SHALL BE FINAL. 
3. NOTE: THIS RULE IS NOT INTENDED TO ELIMINATE COMPETITION OR ACCIDENTAL CONTACT; HOWEVER, IT IS 
INTENDED THAT DELIBERATE CONTACT AND/OR OVER-DRIVING, WILL BE PENALIZED. 
4. ANY COMPETITOR THAT VERBALLY ABUSES A SERIES OFFICIAL BY USING PROFANE AND/OR DISRESPECTFUL 
LANGUAGE IS SUBJECT TO A FINE OF $100 FOR THE FIRST OFFENSE, A $300 FINE, A ONE-RACE SUSPENSION 
AND LOSS OF POINTS FOR THE SECOND OFFENSE, AND MORE THAN TWO OFFENSES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A ONE MONTH OR MORE SUSPENSION AND LOSS OF POINTS. 
5. ANY PHYSICAL CONFRONTATION, EITHER ON THE RACE TRACK OR IN THE PITS, WILL RESULT IN THE AGGRESSOR OR AGGRESSORS BEING SUSPENDED FOR ONE RACE; LOSS OF POINTS AND FINED $300 FOR THE FIRST OFFENSE. THE SECOND OFFENSE WILL BE A SUSPENSION FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON, AND A MINIMUM OF A $500 FINE. 
6. ANY DRIVER WHO ENTERS ANOTHER DRIVER'S PIT AREA WILL BE DEEMED THE AGGRESSOR. AWAY FROM EITHER DRIVER’S PIT AREA, BOTH DRIVERS WILL BE CONSIDERED AGGRESSORS. DRIVERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THEY WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MEMBERS OF THEIR RACE TEAM, AND THE ABOVE PENALTIES.
7. ANY INCIDENTS THAT OCCUR DURING THE LAST FIVE EVENTS OF THE SEASON COULD RESULT IN PENALTIES BEING APPLIED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE FOLLOWING SEASON. 
8. ANY INCIDENTS THAT ARE JUDGED TO BE DELIBERATE ACTS OF AGGRESSION, WHETHER ON OR OFF THE 
TRACK, UNDER GREEN OR CAUTION, WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND A MONETARY FINE TO BE DETERMINED BY SERIES OFFICIALS. 
9. SERIES OFFICIALS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO INCREASE THE ABOVE PENALTIES, DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY OF THE INCIDENT. 
10. ANY DISQUALIFICATION OTHER THAN A WEIGHT VIOLATION WILL RESULT IN NO POINTS AND NO MONEY FOR THE EVENT.
11. ALL OFFICIALS DECISIONS ARE FINAL.
12.  TO VIEW DIAGRAMS ON BODY AND SPOILER SPECS., GO TO WWW.NESMITHRACING.COM AND LOOK UP UNDER THE STREET STOCK RULES.  






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Battleground Speedway

2016 Texas Jr. Mini-Stock Rules

Rule Changes for 2016: None

DRIVER REQUIRMENTS:

                                                                    

The driver must be minimum of 12 years of age and not older than 16 years of age. We must have a copy of your child’s birth certificate for our records. If a driver is racing and during that race season he turns 17 he will be allowed to complete the remainder of the season. All drivers must have a good working knowledge of how to operate a car and all required safety procedures before entering on to the racing surface. It will be the sole responsibility of the parent to see that your child has the working knowledge to enter onto the racing surface safely. Notarized release forms must be completed before being allowed to race.

No contact rule: Any driver deliberately contacting another driver’s car will be put to the back on the first offense. On the second offense the driver will be asked to leave the track (black flagged).

CHASSIS:

 

Car must be 1962 or newer with 4 cylinder motor. Trucks are allowed. Front or rear wheel drive allowed. Cars must be stock appearing as they came from the factory. No sharp edges allowed on bumpers, tow loops allowed on bumpers not to exceed width of frame. Aftermarket plastic front nose pieces allowed. Stock floor pan must be in car and unaltered unless repairs have been made due to rust or crash damage and then all repairs must be made with steel. No aluminum in floor pan. The fire wall and trunk floor must be retained also. Wheel base must be stock for that make and model car. No alterations from the front of strut tower to the rear of the shock tower.

BODY:

Front fender wells may be removed if the shock or strut is not connected to it. No gutting of car. Fenders may be trimmed for tire clearance. Rear inner fender wells must remain in car. Hole allowed in the hood for air filter only. No spoilers allowed unless it was a factory item. Routine maintenance of the appearance of your car is required. NOTE: Decking is optional but cannot be higher than top of door so driver can climb out of passenger side if needed.

ROLL CAGE:

 

Minimum 4 point cage with x bracing required. 3 door bars on driver’s side and 2 door bars on passenger side are required. Roll cage bars may run from front or - 2 - 2014 Jr. Mini Stock Rules for GTRP Rvsd. 12.04.2013

Nothing on the rear of the car may extend outside of body anywhere. All cages are to be constructed with the driver’s utmost safety in mind. All welds must be complete and done by a trained welder. If you are not one when building your car, find someone. Your child’s safety depends on it! Rub rails are permitted and may be attached to body. Must not extend past rear of front fender or front of rear fender and be no larger diameter than 1x2 box tubing or 1 ½ round tubing.

SUSPENSION:

 

Car’s suspension must remain stock from factory. No interchanging of leaf or coil springs. No aftermarket suspension parts. No weight jacks of any type permitted. Lowering blocks on leaf spring cars will be permitted not to exceed 3 inches (lowering blocks must be equal on both sides). Upper and lower control arms must remain unaltered and be for make and model of vehicle. All shocks and struts must remain in stock location.

STEERING:

 

Steering box must be stock and in original location. Steering may be quickened and a quick release steering wheel is permitted.

REAR END:

 

Rear end must be O.E.M.  Locking of rear gear is permitted.

BRAKES:

 

All cars must have at least 3 wheel brakes. No aftermarket pedals, master cylinders or proportioning valves allowed.

TIRES AND WHEELS:

 

Tires must be a passenger car type capable of having a road hazard warranty and be for street use only. Must be D.O.T. approved and not exceed a 70 series in size. Any steel wheel 7 inches wide or less allowed. No bead locks. Grooved and/or siped tires are allowed.

WEIGHT:

 

All cars (or trucks) must weigh minimum 2400 lbs. after the race including driver.

ENGINES:

 

All engines must remain stock from factory except as noted below. A maximum of 2.3 liter engines allowed in Fords; 2.4 liter engines in foreign cars and 2.5 liter engines allowed in G.M.  Twin overhead cams & turbo charged engines NOT ALLOWED. Bore size not to exceed as stated in the 2014 Jr. Mini Stock Rules for GTRP Revised 12.04.2013.

Motor may not exceed .060 over stock. Heads and block can be milled. Rods and crankshaft must remain stock for the size and year of the motor. No aluminum heads allowed unless it came on that vehicle and no porting allowed. All valve sizes must remain stock. Stock stroke of crankshaft must meet OEM specs.  Cam must be capable of producing 15 in. of vacuum at 1000 R.P.M. Any hydraulic cam allowed. No solid lifter cams. No solid or adjustable lifters allowed. Adjustable cam pulleys allowed. All engines must remain in stock location and in stock height. Solid motor mounts permitted and strongly advised. No headers allowed. All exhaust must be directed behind rear of driver’s seat.

CARBURETORS:

 

2 bbl. carburetor not to exceed 500 C.F.M. (Must pass go/no go gauge) Choke horn must be in place but flap may be removed. Fuel injection type vehicles must be stock for make and model with no modifications allowed. No turbo chargers are allowed. Electric fuel pumps will be allowed only on fuel-injected cars and must have a shutoff switch that kills fuel pump if vehicle loses oil pressure to prevent fuel pump to continue to run in the event of a roll over. This will be MANDATORY on all fuel-injected cars.

IGNITION:

 

Cars must run Stock type ignition only. Only one battery is allowed. If the battery is in the driver’s compartment, it must be securely mounted in an enclosed battery box. Gel cell batteries strongly advised. All cars must also have a battery disconnect switch mounted in easy access of all safety personnel that will kill all the electrical system when activated to protect the driver in the event of fuel loss during a crash or roll over.

SAFETY:

 

This class will abide by the same general safety rules in place for all other BGS classes. Fire suits, gloves, neck braces and window nets are required. Roll bar padding is strongly advised. All cars must have a working fire extinguisher mounted securely with in drivers reach. All helmets must be current and have the appropriate safety ratings. Racing seats with a 5 point seat belt required. All seat belts must have SFI tag and no more than 3 years old, the date clearly marked. Fuel cell with can is required and must be securely mounted in all cars with the exception of fuel injected vehicles. If stock tank is to be used in fuel injected cars it must be securely enclosed to prevent damage and fuel loss in the event of a crash. If car has weight added it must be safely and securely fastened with minimum ½” bolts, painted white and the car number on the weights.

Raceivers are Mandatory:  454.000 channel

ENGINE CLAIM RULE:

 

BGS has the right to claim any motor from intake to oil pan for $500.00 if necessary to keep motors within the spirit that this class is intended for. Refusal of engine claim will result in all points and disqualification for that night. This is a kid’s class designed to give the kids a stepping stone to the higher classes and foremost to promote a good family hobby and enjoyment.

DRIVE LINE:

 

No aluminum flywheels, mini clutches or couplers allowed. Cars must run stock clutch and pressure plate. Cars must have a hole in bell housing for inspection purposes. Safety shield is required over bell housing to protect driver. All automatic transmissions must have a working stock OEM diameter torque converter. Transmission coolers allowed. All rear wheel drive cars must have a driveshaft loop. All drive shafts must be painted white.

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

1. Points will begin the first race run in the month of April and go through the last race held in the month of August. Hopefully this will help the conflict with school activities.

2. Any new driver will start in the rear of the field for their first night.

3. Heat races will be determined by the draw. Exception: new driver start in the rear of the field for their first night.

Battleground Speedway will run the 2016 Jr. Mini class under the same rules as GTRP.  If there are rule changes either before or during the 2016 racing season at GTRP, Battleground will amend our rule(s) as well.

**In Jr. Minis, points will be awarded for heat race finishes.  Points awarded will be based upon the number of cars.  The last place finisher in the heat will receive 1 point and we will add 1 additional point for each place forward toward the front.  Example:  4 cars in a heat:  4th gets 1 point, 3rd gets 2 points, 2nd gets 3 points and the winner gets 4 points.  This will justify running a heat race.

The rules that are in place may be amended at any time for the betterment of the class. This class will have hot laps, heat and feature races. Trophies or Plaques will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the feature.



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Battleground Speedway Class Rules

2016 LIMITED MODIFIEDS
NO CHANGES ARE BEING MADE FOR 2016.


 1. SAFETY EQUIPMENT: Rules apply at all times car is on track. Snell-rated SA2005, SA2010 or SA2015 helmet required. Roll bar padding is required in driver compartment. Recommended; Fire retardant padding. SFI-approved full fire suit required. Fire retardant gloves, shoes and neck brace (or head and neck restraint) required. Right and left seat head supports required if using head and neck restraint system. Recommended; Fire retardant head sock and underwear, collapsible steering shaft. Driver-side window net required, minimum 16 inch by 20 inch ribbon or mesh style, and must be mounted to roll cage so latch is at top front of window. Minimum three inch (two inch with head restraint system) wide SFI-approved five point safety belt assembly required, must be mounted securely to main roll cage. Recommended: Safety belts no more than two years old. Kill switch required within easy reach of driver and must be clearly marked ‘OFF’ and ‘ON’. 
2. FRAME: (see frame drawing) 1978-1987 OEM midsize GM metric full frame only. Minimum wheelbase 107 inches, maximum 109 inches, both sides; maximum one inch difference one side vs. the other side. Frame must be full and complete, cannot be widened, narrowed, shortened, lengthened, or be cut, bent, or altered to change suspension brackets, except upper control arm brackets on front end. All frame bolt holes must remain in OEM location. Front frame horns may be removed in front of steering box. Front frame may be cut for radiator clearance. Frame may be notched for seat clearance. Transmission cross member mounts may be removed, no further forward than frame welds. Rear of frame, behind upper shock mounts, may be replaced with round, square, or rectangular tubing. No part of frame can be lower than five inches from ground except front cross member. No other frame alterations allowed. See www.imca.com for OEM frame dimensions. 
3. ROLL CAGE: Must consist of continuous hoops, minimum 1.5 inch O.D. tubing, with a minimum wall thickness of .095 inch for main cage. Cages must be steel or chrome-moly. Main cage can be no further forward than rear of engine and no further back than front edge of rear tire. Four bars, two per side, may extend from main roll cage to main frame points in front of the upper control arms. These bars may have two additional braces per side to the main frame. Six bars may extend from the main cage to the rear. X-bracing is allowed. Driver’s head must not protrude outside cage with helmet on. Roll cage must be securely supported and braced with minimum one cross bar in top halo. All bars forward of cage must be lower than hood. 
4. DOOR BARS: Minimum three driver side door bars required, minimum 1.5 inch O.D. and .083 inch wall thickness, must be parallel to ground and perpendicular to driver, and welded to front and rear of roll cage. Minimum two passenger side door bars required, must have at least one cross door bar, horizontal or angled. Steel door plate, 18 gauge or .049 inch, required. 
5. BODY: (See diagram) No composite or plastic body panels allowed except roof rock guard and hood scoop. Body must be same width, front to rear, and parallel to OEM frame. Aluminum nose panel must be flat. Maximum 2.250 inch side fins allowed on aluminum nose. IMCA-approved plastic nosepieces allowed. Nose must be mounted in an approved manner and can extend no higher than front top of hood. Nose piece must remain inside confines of front bumper and be no lower than two inches below frame horns. Cooling holes allowed. Engine compartment must remain open (no side panels). Hood must cover radiator, be level or sloped down at front, enclosed and maximum two inches above interior deck at rear. No reverse hood rake allowed. No panel in front of right door to engine compartment. No inner panels. No complete or half-car covers, rear tail cover allowed in personal pit area only. Cars must have front and rear roof support posts. Driver and passenger side windows must have at least 12 inch opening (height and width). Cars must have full size, fiberglass or aluminum roof only (see diagram). No dished roofs allowed. Driver roof hatch allowed. Maximum 1.5 inch rolled down rock guard allowed on roof front. Maximum four inch roof sides allowed. A maximum of one inch ridge is allowed down the sides of roof. Maximum one inch rear roof stiffener (must face down). Solid sail panels must resemble all aspects of drawing and may not extend ahead of back of seat. Rear spoiler (optional) may be minimum one inch or maximum eight inches in material height and maximum 67 inches wide. Spoiler may have rear stiffener, must be one inch or more down from top. Maximum three spoiler braces allowed, must be mounted in line. Spoiler braces must resemble all aspects of drawing. Spoiler must be mounted within confines of spoiler braces. No fins, lips, wings or vortex generators allowed. Maximum four inch plastic skirting allowed on bottom of doors and quarters. Car number must be minimum four inches thick and 20 inches tall and clearly visible, on both sides and roof of car; six inches tall on rear and front if possible. 
6. DRIVER COMPARTMENT: Must have minimum three windshield bars in front of driver. Lexan or aluminum cowl panel in front of driver can be no wider than cockpit and no further back than steering wheel. Floor pan must be metal or aluminum and cover entire driver compartment. Aluminum high-back seat only, must be securely bolted, using minimum 0.375 inch bolts, to roll cage and support system. Bottom of seat can be no lower than bottom of frame rail. Driver must be sealed off from track, driveline, engine, fuel cell, cannisters and pumps. No oil coolers allowed in driver compartment. No devices that would enable driver adjustment to alter wheelbase or for weight jacking while car is in competition. No mirrors of any kind. 
7. FRONT SUSPENSION: All components and mounts must be steel, unaltered OEM, in OEM location, and match frame. No jack bolts allowed. Adjustable spring buckets are allowed. Cars must use OEM upper and lower A-frames and mounts. OEM upper A-frame may be replaced using aftermarket upper A-frame (steel or aluminum cross shaft allowed), must display “IMCA approved” decal. Upper A-frame mounts may be modified and moved for caster and camber adjustment, but must remain OEM material. Lower A-frame mounts and bolt holes on frame must be in OEM location, mount may be notched for clearance. All A-frame bushings may be aftermarket, but no offset or bearing type. OEM or OEM replacement ball joints are allowed & may be tacked in. Sway bars (optional) and brackets must remain OEM. No suspension stops of any kind allowed. 
8. STEERING: All components must be steel, unaltered OEM, in OEM location and match frame. Exceptions are: replacement spindle with Speedway Motors raised cast - part numbers 91034501-L and 91034501-R; bolt on OEM spindle savers allowed; steel steering shafts and knuckles only. Steering quickener (optional), steering wheel and quick release (required) may be aluminum. Power steering pump and reservoir must remain one unit. Driver compartment steering may be modified, must be kept on left side. No rack and pinion. 
9. SHOCKS: One unaltered steel, nonadjustable, OEM mount shock, in OEM location, per wheel. All shocks must completely collapse at any time. No external or internal bumpers or stops. Mounting spacers and weld or screw-on shock ends allowed. No coil-over shocks, air shocks, remote reservoir shocks, or shock covers. No Schrader or bladder type valve allowed. One or all shocks may be claimed per event for $50 each, counting as one claim on card, following shock claim procedures (Refer to www.imca.com). 
10. SPRINGS: One steel spring (racing allowed) per wheel only. Minimum 4.5 inches O.D., non-progressive coils only. No torsion bars or air bags. 
11. REAR SUSPENSION: All components and mounts must be steel, unaltered OEM or OEM replacement, in OEM location, and match frame. No jack bolts allowed. Adjustable spring buckets allowed, may be dropped as long as they remain in OEM location. If upper spring cup uses all thread, it must be securely welded to chassis. Lower spring cups must be centered on housing. Control arms may be reinforced, but cannot be shortened or lengthened, must remain OEM length. All control arm bushings may be aftermarket, but no offset or bearing type. Bushings cannot be drilled. No suspension parts may be altered or lightened. No aluminum parts allowed, other than bushings. No suspension stops of any kind allowed. 
12. REAR END: Must use OEM 7.5 inch GM 10 bolt rear end (bracing optional), must remain stock width. No Ford or floater rear end allowed. Housing end, from control arm mount out, may be modified with three inch tubing to accept nine inch Ford axle. If Ford axles are used, rearend must remain minimum GM width or maximum three inches wider. Steel components only. OEM mounts on lower control arms must remain in OEM location on original 7.5 inch tube housing. Aftermarket axles, mini-spools and C-clip eliminators allowed. Locked rear ends only, no torque dividing differentials allowed. No full or aluminum spools allowed. Pinion angle cannot be changed. Any gear ratio allowed but housing must remain unaltered. No quick change devices. 
13. BUMPERS/RUB RAILS: (see diagram) Steel bumpers must be on front and rear at all times and welded, or mounted with minimum 0.375 inch bolts. Two bar front bumper must be minimum 1.25 inch O.D. tubing with minimum .065 inch wall thickness (maximum 0.095 inch) mounted frame end to frame end. Rear bumper must be constructed of minimum 1.25 inch tubing with 0.095 wall thickness. Maximum 1.50 inch O.D. tubing, .095 inch wall thickness fuel cell protection bar required, must cover rear and extend past both sides of cell, may be welded to rear bumper. Rear bumper may be maximum six inches beyond rear deck. All bumpers and rub rails must be capped with no sharp edges. Single bar rub rail from front to rear wheel allowed on each side, no center supports allowed, maximum 1.50 inch O.D. tubing and .095 inch wall thickness, must be mounted to cage at front and rear of rub rail. 
14. TIRES/WHEELS: Must use unaltered Hoosier ‘500’ Race tire, with IMCA stamped on sidewall. 27 x 8 x 15 or 26.5 x 8 x 15 ‘stagger tire’ allowed. No chemical softening, conditioning or grooving of tires (Refer to www.imca.com for automatic penalties). Tires may be ground or siped within confines of tread. All wheels must display white “IMCA approved” decal and wheel manufacturer decal. Any offset allowed. Cars may use IMCA approved bead lock, on right rear only. External steel bead lock only and it cannot make wheel any narrower than eight inches and no wider than 8.75-inches. Steel bolts only. Foam type or plastic outer mud cover allowed on right side wheels. Inner mud cover allowed on left rear only. No bleeder valves. Must use minimum one inch O.D. steel lug nuts and 0.625 inch studs are recommended. No wheel spacers allowed with OEM studs. Wheel adapters are treated as spacers and may be aluminum, maximum 1.50 inches thick. 
15. BRAKES: Must be steel OEM, operative four wheel, drum or disc. Right front brake shut-off allowed. Must maintain minimum OEM dimensions for hubs/rotors and brake calipers & cannot be lightened. No oil bath front hubs. Bolt pattern may be changed. Larger studs allowed. Single or dual aftermarket master cylinders allowed. Driver adjustable dual pedal brake bias allowed. Additional proportioning valve (in-line type) allowed, must be out of driver reach. Rear rotors may be aftermarket, minimum 0.81 inch thickness (new), maximum 12 inch O.D. Vented solid surface rotors only, no scalloped or ceramic coated rotors. Rear caliper brackets must be welded to housing. 
16. EXHAUST: Must use one of following header part numbers: Schoenfeld - GM #161, #151, #151E, or GM #161CM, #151CM, #151ECM (for crate motor) with 1.625 inch tubes and three inch collector. Chrysler: #451, #461. Ford: #351, #361, #562, #562-4B. Dynatech: GM #701-16210, #701- 10010. Collector and turn down length maximum nineteen inches total. No header modifications allowed. No pan evacuation systems, exhaust sensors, merge collectors, cross-overs, extensions, inserts, cones or balance tubes. Coated headers allowed. Schoenfeld mufflers, stamped IMCA609, IMCA930 or IMCA935, must be used if track has noise reduction rule of 98 dB or more. 
17. FUEL SYSTEM: Racing fuel cell required, maximum 22 gallon capacity (Recommended: 12 gallon), must be in minimum 20 gauge steel container. Fuel Cell must be mounted with minimum two solid steel straps around entire cell, two inches wide and 0.125 inch thick, between frame rails and behind rear axle. Fuel cell vents, including cap vent, must have check valves. If fuel cell does not have aircraft style positive seal filler neck/cap system - a flapper, spring or ball type filler rollover valve is required. Fuel shut-off recommended. No part of cell can be lower than protective tubing. No regulators, bypass fuel systems, pressurized, or return lines allowed. One fuel filter allowed. No cool cans. Any air cleaner allowed. No cold air boxes or ducting of any kind between engine and hood. Mechanical OEM type push rod fuel pumps only. Maximum 0.100 inch thick carburetor gaskets on all engines. NON-CRATE ENGINE: must use unaltered 500 c.f.m. Holley – part no. 0-4412, may be modified to Holley HP Dorton part no. 0-80583-1 specs only. Float bowl must face forward. Any carburetor adapter is allowed with a maximum one inch thickness. No throttle bore adjustable carburetor spacers. GM CRATE ENGINE: may use any Holley four-barrel carburetor, all components (float bowls and main body) must be Holley manufactured. Metering blocks and base plate may be billet aluminum non-Holley. No aerosol-style carburetors allowed. May use Speedway Motors part #545-64940 or (Moroso part # 64940), carburetor spacer on crate. No RPM Chip Required.
18. FUEL: Gasoline only. Racing fuel allowed. No E85. No performance enhancing additives or scented additives. Fuel must pass both dielectric meter and chemical tests. Fuel sample may be taken from any car at any time (Refer to www.imca.com for automatic penalties). 
19. WEIGHT: Minimum weight limit of 2,350 pounds after race with driver in car. Weights must not be used in driver compartment or outside body. All weights must be securely mounted with at least two 0.5 inch bolts, painted white with car number on it. No titanium, magnesium, stainless steel or carbon fiber components. Solid steel fasteners may only be used. 
20. BATTERY/STARTER: One 12 volt battery only, must be securely mounted between frame rails and positive terminal must be covered. Aftermarket starter allowed, must bolt in OEM location and directly engage flex plate/flywheel. Car must have capability of starting without being pushed or pulled. Car must leave initial staging area on demand, unaided, or go to rear of that race. 
21. GAUGES/ELECTRONICS: No unapproved cameras, transmitting or listening devices (exception is one-way Race Receiver radio by officials), timing retard controls, or digital gauges (including tachometer). No electronic monitoring computer devices capable of storing or transmitting information except memory recall analog tachometer. 12 volt ignition system and OEM HEI style ignitions only. Ford/Chrysler may use HEI distributor. No crank triggers. Any module that fits inside distributor with no alteration allowed. Crate engine MUST use original HEI distributor with MSD #8728 rev-control. (NO CHIP REQUIRED) No unapproved or additional ignition accessories allowed. All components must be out of reach of driver, but with rev-control easily accessible facing up or out for inspection. All wiring must be visible for inspection. Only gauges allowed are analog oil pressure, fuel pressure, brake bias, water temperature and tachometer. OEM type alternator with internal regulator allowed. No electronic traction control devices. (Refer to www.imca.com for automatic penalties). 
22. TRANSMISSION/DRIVE SHAFT: Only OEM production transmissions allowed. No aftermarket transmissions allowed. No ‘in and out’ boxes or quick change devices allowed. With engine running and car in a still position, must be able to engage car in gear and move forward, then backward. Functioning shift levers must be in OEM location. Transmission fluid coolers allowed. Flywheel, flex plate and converter must be steel. 
Automatic: Any OEM automatic transmission allowed. Cars must use functioning, minimum 10 inch diameter steel torque convertor. No direct drives, couplers, valve style pumps, or bleeder style valve bodies. Must have at least one forward gear and reverse gear, gears must function. Must have an approved scatter shield constructed of .125 inch by three-inch steel, 270 degrees around top of flex plate. GM automatic must be used with GM engine, may be used with Ford or Chrysler engine. Stall converters allowed. Steel OEM style flex plate only, must be bolted directly to end of crankshaft. No bump starts allowed.
Manual: Three, four or five speed OEM manual transmissions only. All gears must function. Must have functioning 10.5 inch minimum diameter clutch and pressure plate bolted directly to steel flywheel. These components must rotate, consistent with engine rpm, while car is in any gear. Cars must use explosion-proof steel bell housing 180 degrees around top of clutch and flywheel. No mini-clutches or couplers. Minimum 9-inch diameter Ford clutch allowed. Hydraulic slave cylinder/throw out bearing allowed. 
Drive Shaft: Steel slip-yokes only. A minimum two inch diameter, white, steel drive shaft is allowed. 360-degree drive shaft loop required, constructed of at least 0.125 inch by two inch steel, or one inch tubing, mounted six inches back from front U-joint. 
23. ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Rear of engine (bell housing flange) must be mounted at least 70 inches forward from centerline of rear axle. Minimum 11 inch engine height from ground to center of crankshaft. One radiator allowed, steel or aluminum, 27 inches by 19 inches maximum in size, must be mounted in front of engine. Racing cap and electric fans allowed. No sprinklers. Power steering pump and reservoir must remain one unit and mount in front of engine. Side engine mounts only (OEM or 45-degree style) must be steel, aluminum mid-plate allowed. No vacuum pumps, oil coolers or remote oil filters. Belt driven, OEM style water pumps only, no aluminum water pumps on GM engine. 
24. ENGINE OPTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS: All cars utilizing a GM602 crate engine must clearly display on both front roof posts the word CRATE. The word “CRATE” must be contrasting in color from body, minimum two inches tall. Markers are not acceptable. 
(A) CRATE ENGINE: Must use unaltered sealed GM #88958602 or #19258602 crate engine. Upon inspection, any different, altered or missing GM seal bolts will result in disqualification. GM seal bolt exception is IMCA approved and issued Cable-Lok repair system, and oil pan may be replaced by IMCA certified repair center with Champ pan #CP57LTRB and Champ pick-up #1012SB, or Kevko pan #1090NRHw/ISP and Kevko pick-up #1003-3/4.  
(B) NON-CRATE ENGINES: All non-crate engines must be able to be used in conventional passenger car without alterations. External engine casting and threaded holes cannot be altered. 
BLOCK: OEM steel passenger vehicle production block only. No GM bowtie, Ford SVO or Chrysler W-2 components allowed. GM approved blocks are: 10105123, 10066034, 283, 302, 305, 307, 327, 350. Ford: 260, 289, 302, 351. Chrysler: 273, 318, 340, 360, no hemis. Maximum cubic inch limits: GM 364, Ford 363, Chrysler 370, no tolerance. Violation of cubic inch limit must be verified by removal of head and will result in disqualification, loss of all IMCA points for the season, $1,000 fine and a 30-day suspension. No 400 or larger cubic inch parts allowed. Any flat top or dished pistons allowed; no gas ported pistons. Stroke must match block. A maximum of 175 lbs. per cylinder compression is legal; no tolerance. Compression checked with one spark plug removed, turned five engine compression revolutions. Engines may be balanced and block decked. Oil filter system must remain OEM. A “Wet” sump oiling system may only be used. No accumulators. OEM or OEM appearing replacement steel crankshaft only - cannot be lightened. No aerowing, bullnose, knife edge, undercut or drilling of second or third rod throws allowed. OEM or OEM appearing replacement steel rods only - GM must use maximum 5.7-inch rod or GM Vortec rod part number 10108688. Cap screw rods allowed. No splayed main caps. Racing oil pans allowed. A mandatory one inch inspection hole must be available in all pans; no obstructions to crank and rods. Engine bolts may be aftermarket. Fluid dampener balancer allowed. No roller bearings allowed. 
CYLINDER HEADS: Steel only. GM OEM approved head numbers are (last 3 digits): 126, 185, 336, 441, 445, 487, 487X, 493, 598, 624, 862, 882, 920, 993, 997, with valve no larger than 1.94 inch intake and 1.50 inch exhaust. May use Stock Replacement (SR) cylinder heads: Engine Quest (EQ) GM part number CH350I, (EQ) Chrysler part number CH318B, World Products Ford part number 53030 - 1.250 inch (± .015 tolerance) maximum O.D. valve springs. All SR heads must remain as produced, seat angles and valve sizes can not be changed: three angle valve job only (absolutely no casting removal in valve pocket of EQ or World Products head, for any reason). No porting, polishing, or unapproved alterations allowed to ANY cylinder head or intake, disqualification and $250 fine if illegal. Any cast iron OEM Ford and Chrysler heads allowed with valves no larger than 2.04 inch intake and 1.70 inch exhaust. Headers must bolt directly to heads with correct numbers. No vortec, bowtie, SVO, or W-2 heads allowed. Flat milling allowed. Guide plates, screw-in shouldered studs (0.375 inch max) and poly locks allowed. No stud girdles. Steel roller rocker arms allowed. Chrysler may use OEM rocker arm bars. Any length push rods allowed. OEM diameter springs (GM - 1.250 inch maximum O.D.) must match heads, no beehive valve springs allowed. 
INTAKE: Unaltered, approved OEM cast iron low rise, two- or four-barrel. Only unaltered (no porting or polishing) aftermarket aluminum intakes allowed are: Weiand GM #7547, #7547-1; Ford #7515, #8023 or #7516; Chrysler #8022; Edelbrock GM #2701; Ford #7121, #7181, #7183; Chrysler #2176. Cooling lines allowed on aluminum intakes. Ford may use OEM aluminum intake, no under air or hi-rise. 
CAMSHAFT: Conventional flat tappet cam and lifters are legal but cannot alter lifter bores. OEM firing order cannot be changed (GM: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2). No maximum cam lift. No vacuum rule. Must be chain driven, no gear/belt drives.


 IF IT DOES NOT SAY YOU CAN, THEN YOU CAN’T!!



Limited Modifieds

Limited Modified rules will again remain the same as IMCA Southern Sport Mod rules
with the following exception. 2014 Limited Modifieds will be allowed to run full roller rockers
with roller tips and 7/16 rocker studs at BGS.  No roller cams, roller lifters or stud girdles allowed.
 
If additional changes are made by IMCA when their rules are published in December for 2014,
Battleground Speedway will adapt those changes. 

 

 

 

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2016 Battleground ECO-STOCK Rules


Rule Changes for 2016: 
1. A chain or cable loop must be installed on the front and rear of the race car to enable a wrecker to pick it up.  In the event you do not have this when the wrecker tries to pick you up, you will have one week to fix it.  You must bring the car to tech to prove it has been fixed prior to being eligible to race that next event.  
Option # 1: 
Domestic:
1. Any domestic front wheel drive vehicle except Dodge Neon.
2. A 3.1 liter engine maximum.  VIN numbers may be used to determine Engine size.
3. Factory automatic transmission.
Option 2: 
Import:
1. Any import front wheel drive vehicle with four (4) doors.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
2. A 2.5 liter engine maximum 
a. No Twin Cams allowed                                                                                      
b. No V-Tec motors allowed
3. Factory automatic transmission only.
4. Maximum of 160 factory rated horsepower. 
5. Car must meet either Option 1 OR Option 2. 
6. No 2-seater vehicles allowed.  Vehicle must have come from factory with a back seat. 
7. No turbochargers or superchargers allowed. 
8. Car must be completely factory stock.  No aftermarket parts of any kind allowed. 
9. DOT passenger car steel belted radial tires only. (No racing, mud or snow type tires).  No grooving or siping of tires.  Series rating on tire must be 55 series of higher and must be legible on side of tire.  Tires must be inflated to at least 30psi.  SEE ADDITIONAL TIRE RULE BELOW.
10. May camber only right front wheel to help with tire ware.  Camber is only alteration permitted.  No cutting, lengthening and re-welding permitted.  May slot bolt holes.  No additional bracing. 
11. Only original seats, carpet, door panels, and headliner are to be removed.  Catalytic converter and mufflers may be removed. 
12. Racing seat is required and must be installed in place of factory driver’s seat.  A Five point seat belt safety harness is required. (Not older than 5 years). 
13. Driver’s side quick release or push button window net required. 
14. A four (4) point cage with three (3) driver door bars is mandatory; 1.5” .095 tubing minimum. 
15. Every race car must have fire extinguisher that is fully charged with a functional gauge.  Fire extinguisher must be mounted in vehicle within driver’s immediate reach.
16. Battery must remain in factory location and be securely mounted.  Terminals must be covered. 
17. All lights, lenses, factory mirrors, and windows must be removed; Front windshield is optional. 
18. No antifreeze may be run in vehicle.  Water allowed only in cooling system. 
19. Unaltered VIN plate must be on vehicle. 
20. Vehicle must remain factory stock!  Nothing else other than what is listed above may be altered, removed, changed, etc. 
21.  Any Eco-Stock competing in feature is subject to be claimed by anyone including spectators after the race for $1800.  Claim does not include the driver’s seat, seat belt.  Claim must be made in cash to the tech man within 5 minutes after the completion of the Eco Stock feature. 
22. Deny of claim will result in the loss of claimed car including seat and seatbelts to the track.  The car will then be auctioned off the following week to the highest bidder with all monies going into the following week’s eco stock purse. 
23. All registered eco stocks have signed below indicating they fully understand all rules and regulations, no exceptions.
24. Three of the four tires have to be the same size.  A different size tire may be used on the rear of the car. (One side only)
25. A chain or cable loop must be installed on the front and rear of the race car to enable a wrecker to pick it up.  In the event you do not have this when the wrecker tries to pick you up, you will have one week to fix it.  You must bring the car to tech to prove it has been fixed prior to being eligible to race that next event.  




                  

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 Classic Dwarfs

  Dwarf Car 2016 Rules
Rule Changes for 2016: 
1. These are the current Classic Dwarf Car rules for the 2016 season.  If BGS is notified of any changes, we will post them asap.  


1. BODY REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS


(a) 1928-1948 American-made production vehicles only. Body must be 5/8 scale, stock appearing two-door sedans, coupes or pickup trucks. These are known as Dwarf Cars. (The intent is to have classic appearing cars from the 1928-1948. MAKE IT LOOK LIKE AN OLD CLASSIC CAR).  Bodies can be subject to a 3 person (2 to 1 vote) panel for approval prior to racing.  
1. Cars must pass freely through a hoop 61” wide (with the exception of the nerf bars) by 50” high.  Wheelbase must be 73”, plus or minus 1”.
2. No car over 50” tall, top to ground. Body height maximum 44”, bottom edge to top (including frame rail)
3. Maximum body width: 40” (left side kick out ok) all tires must be outside of body line.
4. Maximum frame width 38”, minimum 30”
5. Car cannot be longer than 124” maximum total length, bumper to bumper.
6. Car must weigh 1240 # minimum with driver after race.
7. Must have grill, any material. The grill must stand between 80 and 90 degrees in relation to the frame. From the side view, no body panels will follow the down tubes forward of the grill. 
8. Doors, windows and cowlings must retain stock appearance. Hood louvers allowed for cooling but must maintain stock contours. Lexan in rear side windows is legal.
9. Engine compartment must conform to scale and match contour of body. Hole may be cut for breather clearance only. Ram air induction system prohibited.
10. Must have closed trunk lid or fully enclosed trunk access panel conforming to original bodylines. Louvers allowed no holes.
11. No fenders.
12. No wings or spoilers. Pick-up trucks allowed a 3" lip on bed Square with the body in back sides can be flared out. 
13. Body will be metal construction, 26-gauge steel or .040” aluminum minimum. 
14. NO open top cars (roadsters, convertibles). No panel trucks, station wagons or specialty cars.
15. Roof hatch entrance allowed.
16. Frame ride height must not let car bottom out on track.
17. Fasteners on hood, trunk or panels must be positive, locking type.
18. Kick outs or side nerf bars must be mounted at three points. Nerf bars can be 1.25” maximum O.D. tubing with .125 wall thickness; Nerf bar can’t stick out beyond 1” from the side of the tire. (It is recommended that all Nerf bars be 1" outside the tires) 
19. Roof …..The roof line on the sides cannot extend more than ½” from the roll cage without meeting the side body panels. 
20. Max. roof rake of 8 degrees  


2, ENGINES


(a) Injected Motor Specifications: 1000cc, 2010 and earlier will be the only year models that are legal for 2016 .
1. Must remain stock bore and stroke, stock rods and pistons and cams.
2. All head components must remain stock. Cams must be stock as per original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and must meet specs as per manufacturer. 
3. ONLY OEM stock ignition system with OEM ECU box may be used. Fuel monitoring control devices allowed. TFI, Power Commander 3 and 5 are the only boxes allowed. At no time will any cord be plugged into the usb ports. (this is to monitor fuel only) 
4. Engine must retain its stock fuel induction system. Engine may run aftermarket air filters/headers/oil pan.
5. Secondary butterflies may be removed.
6. No adjustable aftermarket cam sprockets must be in the stock mounting round holes. 
7. The intent is for all injected motors to remain stock.
8. Bypassing gear selector is legal. (I.E. to have a resister in the harness to make the motor appear to be in 5th gear)
9. No aftermarket spark or timing advancers
(Person(s) caught modifying TFI, power commanders, or with a aftermarket spark advancer/retarder, will serve a 1 year suspension and the part will be confiscated).  Anyone caught with Traction control will be banned from racing with the Battleground Dwarf Cars for one year from the date of the infraction. 
  
(b) Carbureted Motor Specifications:  1250cc (+1%) maximum, this will be on any motor 2001- older 
1. No engine can be modified to be less than original stock configuration OEM specifications.
2. Aftermarket electronic engine components allowed (i.e. dyna).
3. Carburetors and cams optional.
4. Carburetor boot must fasten directly to head in the stock intake port location.
5. Header must attach directly to head in stock exhaust port location.
6. Oiling system may not include a dry sump system.
7. Motor must have been intended to run carbs. no converted fi engines allowed.
8. No port and polished heads. 


(c) “General Motor” Specifications:


1. Four cycle, four cylinders maximum only. Car must have working transmission, clutch and starter with all parts in place. Complete clutch assembly must remain in engine. External reverse boxes allowed. No air controlled shifting devices.
2. Charging system optional. Battery powered ignition system only. Alternator cover allowed.
3. No auxiliary starters.
4. Engines must be front mounted in engine compartment.
5. Engine setback: The “square of the engine” (rear fins of the jugs) may not exceed rearward more than 17” from the center of front spindle. No part of the engine or transmission may extend rearward more than 21” from center of front spindle.
6. No aftermarket fuel injection and no turbos. No nitro or nitrous oxide. OEM fuel injection must remain stock.
7. Engine must be cooled by original intent. Car may have extra fan or oil cooler.
8. ECU or Brain box must remain stock. (NO FLASHING) 
9. Engine exhaust must include a muffler and exit rearward. All muffler devices must include baffles. Muffler is required by Battleground Speedway. Anyone asked to replace the muffler by the track or the tech crew will have to replace prior to the next race.
10. Transmission gears must all be in place and remain stock. 


(d ) Engine Tech Procedures:
1. Cylinder cranking compression Maximum 220 p.s.i. or as per the stock US version tech service dealer manual,  per cylinder average of 4 cylinders, no variance after (10) compression revolutions of cranking, 15-45 minutes following feature event
2. Carburetors or Fuel injection and all 4 spark plugs must be removed before checking compression.


3. BATTERY, FUEL SYSTEM:
1. Battery and fuel pump must be mounted outside driver compartment. Battery must be secure and held with non-rubber strap. Electric fuel pump allowed.
2. It is recommended but not required that a direct manual cutoff switch wired to ground circuit be located over the right shoulder of the driver.
3. Fuel cell mandatory, maximum 5 gallons, located in trunk.
4. Flapper valve, aircraft style cap or 2” fill neck recommended 
5. Gasoline or racing fuel, no alcohol or fuel additives allowed. 
6. Reinforced or steel braided line must be used in all high-pressure areas.


4. DRIVE TRAIN:
1. Quick changes allowed.
2. Gear set #1, gear set #2, gear set #3 high only, gear set #4 low only, gear set #5.
3. Rear ends must be locked either welded, full or mini spools. No limited slip.
4. Must use steel drive shaft, must be painted white. Min. 2 ½” x 0.083” or 2” x .120”
5. Drive shaft tunnel must have minimum of 2 (3 recommended) 360 degree hoops between firewall and seat back. Tunnel must be made of at least .1875 x 1 ½” steel bar (1” x .095” steel tube highly recommended).
No changing gears between heat race and the feature. (If you suspect you have a broken gear a tech crew member must be present prior to opening cover or removing gear) 


5. FRAMES:
1. Main frame members will be minimum of 1” .120” wall steel tubing only. Main frame rail consists of the length between the front lower a-arm cross member to the rear bumper. No aluminum allowed in cage or frame.
2. Main frames will have a minimum of 3 cross members between firewall and back of seat fabricated of same material as frame rails. Alternate material may be steel angle. Construction of the bracing must include a minimum of .125” x 1.5” x 2” cross-bracing in floor under driver and is strongly recommended. Real frame rails at rear roll bar must be 36” maximum and 30” minimum outside dimension.
3. Kick out on the left side ok 
4. Front of the engine area frame width cannot be more than 24” max. Outside dimension cannot be less than 20” outside dimension. Left and right frame rails must be the same + or – ½”.
5. Roll cage must be DOM steel minimum 1.225” x .083 (.095 recommended) in all cars manufactured from 12/98 on. Clubs may grandfather older cars with 1” x .065” tubing. Cross=brace or diagonal strongly recommended in hoop over drivers head.
6. All cars must have cage bars installed across door openings on both sides. Bars should be welded in place as part of roll cage. Minimum size 1” x .065” (1.25” x .095” recommended) cars with bars mounted on doors should have full door frame and minimum of 2 horizontal cross bars. Cross bars must be constructed with a minimum of 1” x .083”. Cars with bars mounted on doors must have ¼” x 2” steel stops welded in on each side of opening, totaling a minimum of 4” on each end of door.
7.  Drivers door must be operational and equipped with secure latch.
8. It is required to have a steel bar with a minimum size of 1” x .065” from doorpost to doorpost under the dash.
9. Steel plate on driver’s door bars recommended.
10. It is recommended that, if using rivets, body panels attach to tabs welded onto cage instead of drilling multiple holes into cage bars.
11. No down tube frame cars allowed. Any bars going from cowl area to snout must remain below the upper line of hood.
12. Classic pickups may have two (2) bars going from upper rear roll cage down to rear clip.
13. All cars must have min 1” x 2” rectangular tubing under slung from back of seat to the rear bumper mount. Must be mounted flush with bottom of frame rail with narrow edge facing towards the bottom of cage and welded in place.  
14. All cars will have a permanent structure support bar, located behind the seat approx. 23" above the frame rail, extending from side to side. The bottom of the seat will not be more than 63" back, measured from the upper ball joint to the center of the seat at the height of the permanent structure bar.
15. During the 2016 season, no “modlite style” chassis will be allowed to race with the classic dwarf cars. What will consist of a “modlite chassis” will be determined by a 3 person panel. Eligibility can be determined by the chassis roll cage roof rake, set back of the seat, shock mounting points etc…..
 If there is question on the chassis being legal, seek approval prior to building a dwarf car. (All 2016 registered cars see “ Grandfathered rule”)
6. SUSPENSION:
1 Front suspension must not extend rearward past the most forward panel of the firewall.


2. Aluminum spindles allowed.
3. Rear trailing arms outside of frame may have a maximum length of 24” center of the rear end to center of forward heim joint.
4. No limit on the length of the trailing arms mounted inside of the frame rails.
5. Torque absorbing devices are permitted.
6. Maximum 3 radius rods or 3 link suspension.
7. Wheel offsets are allowed.
8. Hub offsets are not allowed. Hubs front and rear must be centered within ½” distance from main frame rail on either side of car, measured from the center of rotor to vertical plane of frame rail.
9. Coil-over shocks are the only allowable means of supporting the chassis. One shock and spring per wheel only. Shock and spring must remain as one unit.
10. Steel body shock, non-adjustable type, allowing 7” maximum travel.
11. No driver shall have the ability to adjust suspension from inside car.
12. Straight front axles are prohibited.
13. No leaf springs.
14. No birdcage type rear linkage.
15. No anti-roll (sway) bars permitted front or rear.
16. No torsion bar suspension system of any type allowed.
7. BRAKES AND STEERING:
(a) Steering
1. All steering components must have safety fasteners such as cotter pins or self-locking nuts.
2. Manufactured quick-release steering wheel hubs mandatory.
(b) Brakes
1. 2 working brakes required (4 recommended). You may cap off right front brake line on dirt.
2. Steel rotors mandatory, .250 minimum thickness.
3. Steel OEM calipers or aluminum calipers.
4. Cutting & scalloping of rotors will be allowed.
5. The drilling of rotors is permitted.
6. Adjustable brake bias and wheel shut offs allowed.
7. Competition-type master cylinders allowed.
8. TIRES & WHEELS:
1. The Goodyear G45 or G50. Hoosier (stamped medium) or street tires 205, 215 and 235.  All tires must pass a durometer test reading of 45 or harder.
2. Grooving or siping allowed. 
3. All tires must duro 45 before the race.
4. No pouring water, ice, etc. on the tires to pass the min. durometer reading.
5. Steel wheels must be 13” x 8” max.  Bead lock rims o.k.
9. SAFETY:
 1. Fire extinguisher B/C type required in you pit area. 
2. SFI rated fire retardant suit, fireproof gloves and shoes required.
3. Snell sa2000 full face helmet required (no motorcycle helmets).
4. Window nets, arm restraints and head and neck device recommended but not required.
5. High back aluminum racing seat mandatory.
6. Car must be equipped with a 5 point harness, min. 3” belts, no more than 3 yrs. old.
7. No mirrors or two way radios allowed.
* in addition you will be required to meet all track safety rules and requirements 
Battleground Speedway requires Raceivers  
10. TECHING:
1. All cars will be teched before they are allowed to race at Battleground. If found illegal in a way that is not considered a safety hazard it will be up to the Battleground Speedway or Dwarf car officials on hand to make the decision for that particular night.
2. Only tech official, the driver and 1 crew man from each car being teched allowed in tech area period.
3. The top five each nigh will report to the scales, top 5 to tech, In addition any car can be asked to go through tech at any time. 
4. On track damage to car will be considered on a case by case basis by the class officials.
5. The general rules are as a guide line. The Competition Director Assistant Competition Director and tech crew will make judgment calls on any item not clearly described in these rules on a case by case basis.
6. If you are you are Disqualified, No money, no points.
7. Tech crew will consist of 5 tech men and one Competition Director and one Assistant Competition Director. 
 Competition Director will have the final say so on all Disqualifications
 Track manager will have the final decision on all track racing, line ups, and scoring.
11. GENERAL RULES:
1. Conduct:  ALL DRIVERS ARE TO PRESENT THEMSELVES IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER. THERE WILL BE NO TOLERATION OF FIGHTING, ARGUING OR VERBALLY ABUSING OF ANY OFFICALS OR OTHER DRIVERS. ANY DRIVER FOUND GUILTY OF THESE INFRACTIONS WILL FACE A 2 RACE SUSPENSION ALONG WITH A $100.00 FINE THAT WILL BE PUT INTO A GENERAL FUND. ANY DRIVER PRESENTING UNSPORTSMAN LIKE CONDUCT WILL BE SUBJECT TO A $50.00 FIND (i.e. SPEEDING THROUGHT THE PITS, VULGAR GESTURES TOWARDS OFFICIALS OR OTHER DRIVERS, DOING A BURN OUT AFTER AN OFFICIAL MAKES YOU GO TO THE BACK, ECT.).
2. No pulling out of formation before the green on starts & re-starts (all cars must be in tight formation)
3. Drivers must be 15 years of age with the exception of a 14 year old that has 1 year of previous racing experience. 
4. Any person(s) who makes calls to the race track management or uses social media (ie Facebook, twitter, etc.….) to attempt to cancel races , change rules , or under mind the direction of the Battleground Dwarf Cars for their own personnel gain, can be subject to suspension or be banned from racing with the Battleground Dwarf Cars. By racing with the Battleground Dwarf Cars. All drivers have agreed to this rule and will uphold themselves in a professional manner.


5. “Grandfathered Rule”:
A. The following are exceptions and will be the only cars allowed to compete at BGS during the regular weekly racing season in 2016;  
1.** All car/car owner combinations that did not meet the “classic dwarf chassis rules” in 2015, but had cars that were allowed to be registered with the DWARF CAR CLASS in 2015, and scored starting positions in 2 A-Main Features at Battleground Speedway in 2015. SEE BELOW.
2. Any car that meets all the rules as outlined above under Classic Dwarf Car Rules 2016.  
3. ALL CARS COMPETING IN THE CLASSIC DWARF CLASS AT BGS IN 2017 WILL BE “TRUE DWARFS.”  NO MOD LITE CONVERSION ALLOWED IN 2017.
**By registering those cars outlined in paragraph 1 of this section, car/car owners will have the understanding that changes must be made to the cars prior to the start of the 2017 season.


Intent: The intent of Dwarf cars is to provide low cost, safe racing for all. Anyone that tries to circumvent the rules will be asked to change. 
We also reserve the right to change the rules for safety reasons or cost. 
Disclaimer: Just because it doesn't say it in the rules does not mean it's legal.  Before you go and do it, check with the tech crew and competition director for approval.



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