In keeping with Salem Speedway’s commitment to maintaining proper balance in the competition arena, it may be necessary for Salem Speedway to make rule changes and/or rule modifications from time to time.  Such changes are designed to enhance close competition.  For competitive balance, Salem Speedway reserves the right to change, modify, delete or add to any guidelines as deemed necessary throughout the season.

 


ELIGIBLE CARS

1. Any 1968 - 1988 American made sedans only. No station wagons or convertibles. No Camaros,
Mustangs or pony type cars.

CHASSIS

1. Minimum wheelbase 108”.
2. Frame must be OEM and match make of car. No boxing or bending to alter frame. X-ing of frame is permitted. Notching of cross members for fuel pump is allowed. Box tubing allowed for replacement of rear frame rails. Must have stock mounting points for all suspension.
3. Maximum tread width for front and rear of car measured from outside of t
ires at spindle height is 76”.
4. Engine setback: Farthest forward sparkplug must align or be in front of centerline of balljoint on left upper control arm.
5. Engine must be centered on chassis side-to-side.
6. Ground clearance for lowest part of frame, other than cross member, is a minimum of 5-inches.
7. Unibody cars must be constructed in approved manor.
8. Cars not meeting guidelines subject to rear percentage penalty.

SUSPENSION & BRAKES

1. No aluminum parts (calipers, rotors, hubs, etc.)
2. Factory OEM lower front control arms only. Tubular upper control arms permitted, bushings shaft only, no bearings. Non adjustable replacement ball joints only. After market bushings permitted.
3. Factory spindles and hubs only. No altering, chopping or lightening spindles and hubs in any form. Spindles must be the same on both sides.
4. Sway Bar: Stock location. May be adjusted at the frame. Maximum size 1.250”. No heim joints. No spline bars. No rear sway bars allowed.
5. One steel non adjustable shock per wheel. Maximum cost of shock $100. Any shock determined to have a new price of more than $100 will be subject to $100 claim. No machined body (late model style) smooth or threaded shocks allowed. No bump stops. Travel indicator required.
6. Springs must be in original location. Minimum 800 lbs. front springs. No coil bind, no bump stops. Weight jacks permitted.
7. Stock cast iron brake calipers only. Pedals and master cylinder must be positioned in stock location. No floor mounted pedals. No recirculation systems.
8. Floater rear-ends mandatory. No ball bearing spline hubs. Gear ratio no lower than 4.78. All mounts in stock location.
9. Rear upper, lower or any other control arms for rear suspension must be stock OEM. Cars with leaf springs must have springs mounted in stock location.

INTERIOR

1. Cars must have front and rear firewall between the driver, engine compartment and fuel cell area. Front firewall must be made of steel and resemble OEM firewall the full width and length. 8-inches is the maximum distance allowed from the furthest back sparkplug to the front of firewall. Crush panels may be made of aluminum and attach to outer body.
2. Rear firewall must be enclosed with sheet metal. No other decking allowed.
3. Floorpan must be made of steel horizontal from side-to-side and from front firewall to back of roll cage. Driveshaft tunnel cannot be 8-inches higher than left floorpan or 35-inches from top of car to top of driveshaft tunnel. No angling floorpans or decking between Front firewall and rear of roll cage.
4. Crush panels may be made of aluminum, but cannot be utilized in such a manner to cool tires or duct air to rear tires.

BODIES

1. All bodies must be securely mounted.
2. Cars must maintain stock body appearance and window frame dimensions (see weight penalties). Body and frame must be the same make. Minimum roof height of 51-inches. No lowering of nose. 6” minimum ground clearance.
3. Complete bumper to bumper steel body must remain intact. No louvers or holes allowed in any panel or bumper. Approved stock appearing nose mandatory (1984-1987 Monte Carlo). Any other nose pieces must be approved by Tech Director. Rear panel and tail light area must be covered. Stock tail recommended.
4. All body panels must remain factory OEM specifications. Use of fiberglass hood permitted. Five Star stock appearing Monte Carlo roof (stock #601-5112/601-5102) is permitted with weight penalty. Deck lid may be no lower than quarter panels at any point. Body sides must have definition lines.
5. Fenders may be cut for tire clearance.
6. No spoiler or scoops, either stock or after market. Side skirting to the bottom of the frame rail is permitted with at least 6-inches of ground clearance.
7. 24” high x 3” numbers must be displayed on both sides and on roof and must be readable from outside of track. A 6” number must also be displayed on upper right-hand of windshield.
8. Windshield and glass – see Safety #4.
9. Salem Speedway reserves the right to assess weight and/or percentage penalties for body infractions at the discretion of the Tech Director.

TRANSMISSION

1. Automatic transmission with stock OEM type working torque converter minimum 10-inches. Standard transmission, 3 or 4 speeds, with OEM case, external linkage, and OEM standard ratios will be allowed to compete with the use of two barrel carburetor (stock production Holley #4412 two barrel 500 CFM to NASCAR specifications – choke horn may be removed) and 100 lb. weight penalty). Must use a steel blow proof bell housing if using stock type clutch. 7 ¼” or larger metallic mini clutch will be allowed and may use an aluminum bell housing. Starters must mount in stock location. A hydraulic throw out bearing will be allowed.

2. No transmission coolers in driver compartment.

WHEELS & TIRES

1. 8" maximum steel racing wheels only. Wheel mounted bleeders only.  No wheel mounted fans or cooling devices allowed.
2. Track tires only, Hoosier Comanche 2
7.5-8.0-15 or 26.5-8.0-15. Must start race on tires used for qualifying.
3. No tire softeners of any kind.
4. All cars must have 1/2” studs and 1” lug nuts minimum. Stud must pass all the way through the lug nut.
5. Limit of two new tires per race after the first event of the season unless otherwise stated prior to event.
Tires must be purchased at track.

ENGINES

1. Must be same as corporate manufacture. GM to GM, Ford to Ford.
2. SHORT BLOCK: A. Block - Must be stock or OEM replacement. B. Engine Displacement - Bore can be up to 4.165. Maximum cubic inch displacement 410. C. Components - 1. Pistons: Can be forged aluminum. Rod: No aluminum or titanium rods. Must be steel connecting rod. 3. Crankshafts: Stock or OEM replacement.
3. HEAD: Cast iron straight sparkplug, stock valve angle (23 degree Chevy) intake runner height and exhaust bolt pattern. Angle plugs permitted on 360 cubic inch or less. OEM or replacement heads. Steel or stainless steel valves only.
4. ROCKER ARMS: OEM stamped steel or roller type only (see weight addition below for use of roller rockers). NO shaft type. Yella Terra brand roller rockers permitted.
5. CAMS: Hydraulic or solid flat tappet lifters only. Standard shape. No rollers. No billet camshafts. No belt drive timing systems. Maximum lift 550.
6. MANIFOLDS: Exhaust - No coating or cutting. Must retain factory stock exhaust flange. No new style Corvette or truck manifolds. Cast iron manifold only - no steel or stainless steel. 2 1/2” exhaust tubing from manifold to exit end. Tubing may be oval shape for clearance. Pipes MAY NOT be connected by equalizer tube or by crossing. Pipes must exit to right side of car in front of right rear wheel. No flex pipe.
7. INTAKE: Cast iron intakes only. Dual plane Intake: Plenum may be cut where center divider remains. Divider can be no lower than .500” below top surface of intake.
8. DISTRIBUTOR: HEI type with stock appearing cap and coil only. Aftermarket modules allowed. Rev limiter module may be required for special conditions and cars not meeting specifications. Distributor and coil must remain as one unit. No remote coils. No ignition boxes.
9. CARBURETOR: One stock production Holley #4412 two barrel 500 CFM (to NASCAR specifications). Carburetor must retain factory finish and color. Choke horn may be removed, no cutting, grinding or relieving of any kind. Absolutely stock. CARBURETOR EXCEPTION - Four barrel 4150 or 4160 series (Holley single pump 30cc with a single primary squirter only and vacuum secondary. No billet center section or base plate. No external adjustable metering plates) may be used if either of the following conditions are met: (A) If engine remains 1-inch or more forward of the centerline of ball joint and has log type exhaust manifold that runs under sparkplug. (B) Engine is 360 cubic inch displacement or less.
10. SPACER PLATE: One 1 ¼” maximum space plate measured with the gaskets from the bottom.
11. AIR CLEANER: 1- round 14" x 4" maximum air filter. Base may not exceed 2 1/2 " past the element, front half may be shrouded.
12. FUEL: Racing gas or E-85 only. No oxygenated gasoline additives or methanol allowed.
13. FUEL LINE: Must run direct from fuel cell to fuel pump to carburetor. No coiling of fuel line. No cool cans. Fuel line run through right side of driver’s compartment must be encased in a 1" outside diameter steel tube.
14. No electric fuel pumps.
15. COOLING: Radiator, water pump and pulleys may be aluminum.
16. Made for racing valve covers and oil pan allowed. Valve covers may be aluminum. Steel oil pan only.
17. Starter must be mounted in stock location.

WEIGHT

1. 3200 lb. base weight. (See Deductions and Additions below).
2. Cars must be at required weight at all times – no tolerance. 56.0% maximum left side weight. 46.0% maximum rear weight. Exception: 57.0% maximum left side weight if wheel base is longer than 114 inches with stock engine position. 46.0% maximum rear weight.
3. Weight penalties may be assessed for use of unapproved parts.

DEDUCTIONS
450 Lift cam with flat top piston 50 lbs.
Un-ported OEM head 25 lbs.
360 cubic inches or less 50 lbs.
Log style exhaust 25 lbs.
Factory floor pan 25 lbs.
Perimeter roll cage 25 lbs.

ADDITIONS
Manual transmission 100 lbs.
Stud mounted roller rockers with
maximum of 150 lb. spring seat pressure 25 lbs.
Aftermarket master cylinders 25 lbs.
Serpentine belt drive 25 lbs.
Five-Star fiberglass roof 25 lbs.
Fabricated firewall 25 lbs.
 

SAFETY

1. All cars must have a minimum of a 4-point roll cage made of 1-3/4" x .095 tubing. Two points in front of driver and two behind. Also must have gussets measuring 3" diagonally welded where the pipe meets the frame; one per pipe. Three door bars or an "X" structure spanning the door area on the right side mandatory. No offsetting cages. 3X4” box tubing is allowed along side of frame rail (inside body panels). Cage must be welded in a professional manor and is subject to approval by Tech personnel.
2. All cars must have a door plate 3/16" thick 12" high that runs from door post to door post fastened with no less than 6 1/2" bolts. If full approved cage, the plate may be on inside of door skin.
3. Aluminum seat is mandatory and must be mounted on a loop connected to the cage.
4. All glass must be removed with the exception of the windshield and quarter glass. The left side of the windshield must have 3 equally spaced 1/2" box tubing reinforcement bars. "Lexan" will be allowed as a substitute for factory windshield.
5. A fuel cell with foam is mandatory with a maximum capacity of 22 gallons. Fuel cell must be enclosed in a full steel can, surrounded by two steel straps and mounted in a secure fashion. A bar may be added between frame rails to protect fuel cell.
6. Interior must be free from debris and flammable materials. No glass, factory seats, etc.
7. Batteries must be securely mounted and covered with non-flammable material, whether in the driver’s compartment or in the trunk area.
8. All lead must be painted white with car number in contrasting color. All lead must be securely fastened. No lead in driver compartment.
9. All cars must have two safety loops around drive shaft.
10. Window nets are mandatory, no homemade or string nets. Must have quick release latch, latching mechanism must be mounted on the top left side of the window. Window net must be welded to the roll bars, not the body.
11. Resilient padding designed for roll bars must be used on any part of the roll cage that can be reached by any extremity of the driver.
12. Snell 2000 or newer helmet mandatory with sticker visible for inspection.
13. Clean, fire retardant driver uniform and racing gloves mandatory for fire protection.
14. All competing teams must possess a working fire extinguisher. 10 lb. minimum. Extinguisher must be marked with car number.
15. Mandatory 5 point 3" wide seat belts with shoulder harness, mounted to the roll cage, no floor mounted belts! Belts can be no older than 3 years. Sternum strap optional.
16. All cars must have a manufactured center steering wheel pad.
17. Radio communication permitted.

In keeping with Salem Speedway’s commitment to maintaining proper balance in the competition arena, it may be necessary for Salem Speedway to make rule changes and/or rule modifications from time to time. Such changes are designed to enhance close competition. For competitive balance, Salem Speedway reserves the right to change, modify, delete or add to any guidelines as deemed necessary throughout the season.

ALL RULES SUBJECT TO INTERPRETATION OF
SALEM SPEEDWAY OFFICIALS

These rules are subject to change as conditions warrant without notice. All general guidelines for participants; including Guidelines Disclaimer, Safety, Racing Rules, Conduct, Substance Abuse Policy, Official Decisions, etc.; listed in the 2014 Salem Speedway “Official Rules and Regulations” book apply unless otherwise stated in these rules.

All cars will display a one or two digit number series (0-99) as assigned. No duplicate numbers allowed. Numbers reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis with a $25 Number Registration Fee. 2013 numbers guaranteed until Feb. 15, 2014.

 

 

 



ELIGIBLE CARS

1.  Any 1960 - 1996 American made sedans.  No station wagons or convertibles.

CHASSIS

1.  Minimum wheelbase 116” for G.M., 114” for others.
2.  No cutting, moving or replacing all or any part of the front firewall or floorpan.  The only exception to this rule will be for the mounting of the fuel cell. 
3.  Bumpers must be welded and chained to frame.  No aluminum bumpers.  Cut bumpers must be smoothed, no jagged edges. 
4.  No bars, angle iron, plating or any other type of material may be used to help support or strengthen the body or chassis in any way.  The only exception to this rule will be a leg bar added from the door bars to main frame rail behind the front wheel on the drivers side, running parallel to the frame, no more than six inches above the frame.
5.  No altering frame in any way.
6.  If frame is bent or broken, it must be replaced with stock material for that make and model.
7.  Lowest part of frame must be at least 6” from ground, measured at front and rear firewalls.
8.  Stock cast iron calipers.
9.  Stock rear end can be locked.  No lockers or tru-tracks (stock or aftermarket) allowed.
10.  Upper and lower control arms, as well as panhard bar, must be stock.

BODIES

1.  All doors must be welded shut.
2.  Car body and frame must be left stock.  Cars must maintain stock body measurements 100%.  No tolerance.  Body and frame must be the same make and model.  No moving body on frame.
3.  Complete bumper to bumper stock steel body must remain intact.
4.  All doors, roof, trunk and rear fenders must remain intact.
5.  All body panels must remain factory OEM parts.  The only exceptions are the following: the Hood - which must be gutted, the Left Inside Door Panel - which may be removed for safety cage clearance and the Trunk Area - which may be gutted from fender well to fender well.
6.  No spoiler, scoops or ground effects, either stock or after market. 
7.  All headlight and taillight openings must be covered.
8.  Rear firewall must be enclosed with sheet metal.  No other decking allowed.
9.  Numbers must be 24” tall on both doors and on top with number readable from outside of track.
10.  Car number must also appear in the upper right hand corner of the windshield.  This number must be at least 6” in height.

TRANSMISSION

1.  Automatic transmissions only.  Must run stock unaltered torque converter for that make and model.
2.  No transmission coolers in driver compartment.

WHEELS & TIRES

1.  WHEELS - Maximum 7" steel rims.  Racing wheel option – 15x7, 3 ½” back spacing only.  No offsets.  TIRESTrack tires only, new or used Hoosier Comanche 26.5-8.0-15.  No new tires allowed after the first race of the 2014 season.
2.  No tire softeners of any kind.
3.  No tire covers allowed at any time.

SUSPENSION & BRAKES

1.  Suspension parts must remain absolutely stock for make and model.
2.  Front wheels may be cambered:  maximum 2 degrees.
3.  Factory spindles and hubs only.  No altering, chopping or lightening spindles and hubs in any form.  Spindles must be the same on both sides.
4.  Sway bar must be in original mounts where connected to frame.  No adjusting sway bar where mounted to frame.  Maximum sway bar diameter (TBA).
5.  Shocks must be in stock location and in stock mounts.
6.  Stock springs must be in original location. 
7.  No aluminum parts (calipers, master cylinders, rotors, hubs, pulleys). 

ENGINES

1.  Must be same as corporate manufacture.  GM to GM, Ford to Ford.
2.  Engines must be stock.  No RV or oversized cams (smooth idle).  Vacuum 17-22”, in neutral 800 r.p.m. maximum.  Working hydraulic lifters, no lash, no engine rattle, no vortec heads, no aftermarket heads.
3.  No roller rockers and no roller tip rockers.  Feature winner pulls valve cover for inspection.
4.  EXHAUST: Manifolds – Cast iron only, no porting, polishing or cutting.  Must retain factory stock exhaust flange.  No Corvette, new style truck or headers of any kind.  No larger than 2 1/2” exhaust pipe may be used.  Pipes must exit behind drivers seat.  No flex pipe.  No X or H pipes allowed.
5.  INTAKE Stock cast iron production intakes only.  No porting, polishing or cutting.  No Bowtie or marine high rise allowed.
6.  DISTRIBUTOR:  No made for racing or dual point distributors allowed.  No bronze gears.  Stock coils only.
7.  CARBURETOROne, two or four barrel carburetor only with choke plate.  No Holleys or look-a-like.  No cutting of choke horn or any other cutting, grinding or relieving of any kind.  Absolutely stock.  Must retain factory finish and color.
8.  AIR CLEANER 1-round 14”x4” maximum air filter.  Must have solid top, no louvers.  No shrouding.
9.  FUEL LINE:  Must run direct from fuel cell to fuel pump to carburetor.  No coiling of fuel of line.  No cool cans.  Fuel line can run through right side of drivers compartment, must be encased in a 1” outside diameter steel tube.
10.  No electric fuel pumps. 

WEIGHT

1.  3500 lb. minimum after race, no tolerance.

SAFETY

1.  All cars must have a minimum of a 4-point roll cage.  Two points in front of driver and two behind.  No bars to extend through front firewall.  Cage must be welded in a professional manor and is subject to approval by Tech personnel.  Rear hoop may be added for fuel cell protection.
2.  All cars must have a door plate 3/16" thick 12" high that runs from door post to door post fastened with no less than 6 1/2" bolts.  If full approved cage, the plate may be on inside of door skin.
3.  Racing or bucket seat.  Subject to approval by Tech personnel.
4.  All glass must be removed with the exception of the windshield.
5.  Stock tanks are legal.  If stock tank is low and close to the rear bumper, fuel cells are mandatory.  All stock tanks must pass safety inspection.  Fuel cell ground clearance must be 10”. 
6.  Interior must be free from debris and flammable materials.  No glass, factory seats, etc.
7.  Batteries must be securely mounted and covered with non-flammable material, whether in the driver’s compartment or in the trunk area.
8.  All lead must be painted white with car number in contrasting color.  All lead must be securely fastened.  No lead in driver compartment.
9.  All cars must have two safety loops around drive shaft.
10.  Window nets are mandatory, no homemade or string nets.  Must have quick release latch, latching  mechanism must be mounted on the top left side of the window.  Window net must be welded to the roll bars, not the body.
11.  Resilient padding designed for roll bars must be used on any part of the roll cage that can be reached by any extremity of the driver.
12.  Snell 2000 or newer helmet mandatory with sticker visible for inspection. 
13.  Clean, fire retardant driver uniform and racing gloves mandatory for fire protection.
14.  Approved seat belts:  Double shoulder harness and lap belt mandatory.  Must be mounted to roll cage, no floor mounted belts.
15.  All competing teams must possess a working fire extinguisher (minimum 10 lb.).
16.  No radios allowed.

 
ALL RULES SUBJECT TO INTERPRETATION OF SALEM SPEEDWAY OFFICIALS

These rules are subject to change as conditions warrant without notice.  All general guidelines for participants; including Guidelines Disclaimer, Safety, Racing Rules, Conduct, Substance Abuse Policy, Official Decisions, etc.; listed in the 2014 Salem Speedway “Official Rules and Regulations” book apply unless otherwise stated in these rules.

All cars will display a one or two digit number series (0-99) as assigned.  No duplicate numbers allowed.  Numbers reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis with a $25 Number Registration Fee.  2013 numbers guaranteed until Feb. 15, 2014. 

 

 

SAFETY

1.  A full four point cage is required.  All cars must have a minimum of three door bars on the driver’s side and two on passenger side.  Minimum 3/16” thick plate must be welded or bolted to the outside of the driver’s door bars.  Cages must be welded or bolted to the floor of the car.  No portion of any bar or cage may be attached to or touch any portion of a strut tower.  A maximum of two rear down bars may be used to support the hoop.  These bars may run from the top of the hoop behind the driver and extend to the trunk area.  A single cross bar of X may be used between these down bars.  Rear down bars must be attached to the truck floor.  Main cage must have at least two bars running from left to right, between the uprights, behind the driver – one bar at floor level and one bar at shoulder height of the driver.  Roll cage padding is recommended. 

2.  Racing seat required.  Seat must be securely bolted to a mount assembly that is an integral part of the roll cage.  A five-point safety harness is mandatory.  All belts shall be attached to roll cage.  Full fire suit mandatory for drivers at all times.  Approved racing gloves mandatory.  Approved racing helmet (Snell 2000 or newer) must be worn.  Helmet must bear proper identification and have no signs of previous damage.  Cars with electrical fuel pumps should have Master Power switch mounted so it is easily accessible by the driver and safety personnel.  Master power switch must be clearly labeled as such.  All safety equipment is subject to the approval of Salem Speedway officials.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

1.  Four cylinder front wheel drive cars with 96”minimum wheelbase (excluding Honda CRX, Mitsubishi Eclipse and Eagle Talon).  No all wheel drive.  No all wheel steer.  No convertibles, no trucks, no two seat coupes.  Strictly an economy based class, no performance modifications of any type will be allowed.  All decisions on rules are final.  There are no protests. 

2.  Cars must have stock frame, stock firewall and stock floor pan.  Any openings in firewall and floor pan must be covered.  No reinforcing of body outside the driver’s compartment.  All exterior trim, including lights, body molding, mirrors, etc. must be removed.  Stock body panels and stock bumpers are to be used.  Bumpers must remain in stock position and be secured and chained so that they will not fall off if impacted.  All doors must be welded or bolted shut.  Hood must be secured with a minimum of two hood pins.  All glass must be removed from the vehicle except front windshield.  Front windshield may be replaced with Lexan or remain open (if no windshield is used a minimum of three bars must run vertical in front of driver at windshield opening).  All other glass openings are to remain open.  No spoilers.  No skirting lower than rocker panels allowed. 

3.  All flammable interior trim is to be removed from passenger compartment and trunk.  No removal of any interior sheet metal panels except in driver and passenger door to make room for cage.  Stock instrument cluster shall remain in place.  Heating and air conditioning box may be removed.  Steering column and pedals must remain stock.  All air bag components must be removed.

4.  D.O.T. approved passenger car tires only.  No “made for racing” tires, no low profile tires.  All tires must be non-directional, all season radials.  No asymmetrical tires.  Tires car be 13, 14, or 15 inches maximum.  They can be 75, 70, 65 or 60 series.  Wheel width a maximum of 7-inch.  Must be OEM production wheels, aluminum permitted.  No racing wheels allowed.  No rear wheel drive offset wheels will be allowed. 

5.  Steering and suspension shall remain stock.  Only OEM style shocks, struts and springs allowed.  No adjustable compression or rebound on shocks or struts.  No heating or cutting of springs allowed.  Spring Rubbers will be allowed (one per wheel).  No progressive rate springs allowed.  No adjustable spring mounts.  A maximum of one and one-half-inches of camber measured 90 degrees from bottom of tire will be allowed.  For cars that do not have camber adjustments build in from the factory, modification of existing parts, to allow for camber only adjustment will be allowed, but subject to approval by Salem Speedway officials.

6.  All four brakes must remain stock.  No ABS or traction control of any kind.  All ABS sensors must be disabled.

7.  Cars that have fuel tank mounted in front of rear axle may use stock tank.  Stock fuel tank must have two additional safety straps wrapped from frame to frame.  If tank is not mounted in front of rear axle, a fuel cell (maximum 12-gal. capacity) must be used and securely mounted in the trunk area of the car.    Trunk mounted tanks cannot be mounted within ten inches of the rear trunk panel and may not extend beyond the side frame rails.  All fuel tank installations must be centered between the rear wheels.  Only straight pump gasoline may be used.  No racing or aviation fuel permitted.

8.  Only four cylinder naturally aspirated engines allowed.  No rotary engines.  No turbos.  Only the complete stock engine for the car as delivered from the factory.  Stock intake manifold must be used with no modifications.  Stock exhaust manifold must be used with no modifications.  Factory headers must have heat shields.  Removal of smog, emission, air conditioning, and power steering parts are permitted.  Must use stock style starter.  Battery may be relocated to an area behind driver.  If so it must be secured and covered.  Transmission must remain stock and unmodified for that vehicle’s production.  Transmission must have working forward and reverse gears. 

9.  No portion of exhaust may pass through interior and must exit under vehicle behind the driver.  Removal of catalytic converter is allowed.  No weight or ballasts are allowed to be added to car.

10.  No radio communication allowed

ALL RULES SUBJECT TO INTERPRETATION OF SALEM SPEEDWAY OFFICIALS

These rules are subject to change as conditions warrant without notice.  All general guidelines for participants; including Guidelines Disclaimer, Safety, Racing Rules, Conduct, Substance Abuse Policy, Official Decisions, etc.; listed in the 2014 Salem Speedway “Official Rules and Regulations” book apply unless otherwise stated in these rules.

All cars will display a one or two digit number series (0-99) as assigned.  No duplicate numbers allowed.  Numbers reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis with a $25 Number Registration Fee.  2013 numbers guaranteed until Feb. 15, 2014.

 

 

 

2014 Firecracker 200 and Halloween 200 Rules

  1. Snell 2000 or newer helmet is mandatory.
  2. Clean, full driving suit and racing gloves required (Nomex recommended).
  3. 4-point roll cage mandatory.  1-3/4”x.095 tubing.  Two points in front of the driver and two behind.  Cage must be welded in a professional manner and is subject to approval by tech personnel.  Resilient padding designed for roll bar use must be installed on any cage member that can be reached by any extremity of driver while normally seated with restraints fastened.
  4. Side plate for driver’s door is mandatory.  Must be 12” high post to post, ¼” minimum thickness and fastened with six ½” bolts or welded to the cage.
  5. Fuel cell with foam is mandatory (maximum 22 gallons).  Fuel cell must be enclosed in a full steel can, surrounded by two steel straps and mounted in a secure fashion.  Rear hoop must be attached to frame in trunk section of car for fuel cell protection (min. 1-1/2” tubing).
  6. A full windshield is mandatory (Lexan recommended). Three vertical bars, a minimum of ¼” thick, must be welded to the cage between the driver and the windshield.  Quarter glass permitted, but must not obstruct access to driver.  All other glass must be removed.
  7. Aluminum racing seat, approved seatbelt and harness are required.  Steering wheel pad required.  Air ducts to driver and cooling systems allowed.
  8. Factory firewalls must be in place in front and behind driver.  Battery must be properly encased.
  9. Driver’s side window net is mandatory (must be securely mounted to roll cage).  No homemade or string nets.
  10. Lead weight must be painted white with car # clearly displayed on weight. Secured with a minimum of two 7/16” bolts. No weight in driver compartment.

  1. Car must be American made, 1960 to 1988.  No convertibles, station wagons or pickups.  Minimum wheel base 108”.
  2. 3200 lb. base weight with driver after race (See Weight Deductions and Penalties at end of these rules).
  3. Automatic transmission with OEM type working torque converter.  No oil coolers in driver’s compartment.
  4. Standard transmissions, 3 or 4 speeds (GM transmissions must have shifter and linkage on the outside), with OEM standard ratios.  Must use a steel blow proof bell housing if using stock type clutch.  7 ¼” or larger metallic mini clutch will be allowed and may use aluminum bell housing.  Starters must mount in stock location.  A hydraulic throw out bearing will be allowed.  See weight penalties and deductions. 
  5. 8” maximum racing wheels allowed. No wheel mounted fans or cooling devices allowed.  Only tires allowed are - Hoosier F, G or H 10-15 Comanche (27.5-8.0-15 or 26.5-8.0-15).  No plated tires (AEI, SST, etc.) allowed.  No softener or tire treatment of any kind.  No hub mounted fans allowed.  No ducts to cool tires allowed.  Only two tires per pit stop allowed per caution.  Tires will be marked at the start of the race.  Tire restrictions TBA.
  6. Stock OEM frames and sub-frames with OEM front lower mounts.  Cross member may be modified for fuel pump and exhaust.  Must maintain rear mounting points and brackets.  Sub-frame/unibody cars must retain factory floorpan or rocker panel (see below for weight penality).  Stock suspension parts only (exception upper A-Frames may be tubular steel).  Cars must retain stock OEM spec parts.  A-frames, spindles, trailing arms and steering components must remain stock for that make and model of car.  Reinforced aftermarket axles mandatory - floater rear end allowed and recommended.  No c-clip style axles allowed.  Rear brakes mounted to rear axle tube only.  No ball bearing drive plates.
  7. Sway Bar: Stock location.  May be adjusted at the frame.  Maximum size 1.250".  No heim joints.  No spline bars.  No rear sway bars allowed.
  8. Maximum tread width for front and rear of car measured from outside of tires at spindle height is 76”.
  9. One steel non-adjustable shock per wheel, maximum cost of shock $100.  No machine body (late model style) smooth or threaded shocks allowed.  No bump stops on or inside of shock or on suspension.  Travel indicator required.  Minimum 800 lbs. front springs. 
  10. Engines must be all cast iron: block, heads, intake and exhaust (no headers).  23 degree OEM style cylinder heads only.  Angle plug heads allowed with weight penalty (see below).  No roller cams.  Valve springs maximum seat pressure 150 lbs.  Roller rocker arms allowed.  Rocker arms can be stock configuration and stamped steel.  Wet sump oiling only.  No aluminum parts except: radiator, water pump, front pulleys, carb spacer, valve covers, power steering bracket and reservoir.  Aluminum intake allowed with weight penalty (see below).
  11. Engine in stock location or the front left sparkplug must be no further back than to align with center of ball joint on left upper control arm.
  12. Two or four barrel carburetor only.  FOUR BARREL - No double pumper. #4160 series Holley single pump vacuum secondary only.  Single squirter only. Center squirter not allowed. For 360 C.I. and smaller engines. See weight deductions and penalties for other options. TWO BARREL - Stock production Holly #4412 two-barrel 500 CFM to NASCAR specifications.  Choke horn may be removed.  For 360 C.I. engines and larger. One spacer plate or one adapter, not over 1¼” inches including gaskets.  AIR CLEANER: one 14” maximum, front half may be shrouded.  No air duct hoses to air cleaner.  No air boxes.  Distributor: HEI type only.  Must remain as one unit.  After market coil and modules permitted.  Ignition boxes not permitted.  See weight deductions and penalties.
  13. EXHAUST:  Cast iron manifolds 2 ½” maximum exit. Center dump manifolds must be 2 pipes (max. 2 ½” outer diameter) that must exit in front of the right rear tire.  Pipes may not be connected in any way.  Log type manifolds under the spark plug may have X-pipe, must exit to the side.  Tubing may be oval shape for clearance.  Weight penalties for unapproved exhaust.  NO headers, no marine manifolds.
  14. Stock appearing steel bodies with stock dimensions and locations.  No xtreme oval or late model style bodies allowed.  Stock appearing nose and tail pieces (must be approved).  No aftermarket bodies allowed.  Fiberglass hoods allowed.  Five Star stock appearing Monte Carlo roof (stock #601-5112/601-5102) is permitted with weight penalty – see below.  Deck lid can be no lower than quarter panels at any point.  Hood and trunk must be pinned or bolted down.  Windshield and windows – see #5 safety.  GM to GM, Ford to Ford.  Cars must have full fenders and hood.  Tail light and rear panel must be covered and no wider than stock appearing rear bumper cover.  Minimum ground clearance 6-inches at any body point.  No holes or louvers permitted.  See weight deductions and penalties.
  15. All cars must have stock firewall and floorpan in place.  Firewall must go from inside of left fender to inside of right fender and be full length.  See weight penalties below for fabricated firewall and floor pans.
  16. No traction control devices of any kind allowed.
  17. No spoiler or scoops - stock or aftermarket allowed.
  18. Air ducts to front brakes permitted.  Electric fans not permitted in duct..
  19. No more than 2 impacts, 2 hoses and 1 hydraulic jack, manually operated by a handle (no air over hydraulic, electric or other) may be used during pit stop.  Maximum fuel can size allowed is 11 gals.
  20. Radio communication allowed.  Radio frequencies will be monitored.  No radio communication with scorer.
  21. Electronic scoring will be used, however One scorer mandatory per car.  Track is not responsible for finding a scorer.  200-laps using yellow and red flags.
  22. Numbers are first come, first serve.  No duplicate numbers.  After sending in your entry call the track at 812-883-6504 to confirm your number.  Number must be on race car day of race and LEGIBLE.  Numbers must be 24” high and a minimum of 3” wide on both doors and on the roof of car.  Roof number should face the outside of track.  A 6” high number must appear in the upper right hand corner of the windshield.
  23. Firecracker 200 entry fee is $75 if received by July 1, 2014.  Halloween 200 entry fee is $75 if received by Oct. 23, 2014.  You may also pre-enter both races for $125 (prior to July 1, 2014).  Late entry $100 per race.  Absolutely no checks accepted day of race (pit passes or entry).
  24. No entry refunds.  Promoter has the right to reject any entry or car from competing.  Rules are subject to change at official’s discretion and weight penalties may be added for rule infractions.
  25. Any disagreement over technical questions or operations will be resolved by the racing officials.  When their decision is rendered, such decision is final and binding.  Track officials will determine all finishing positions and their decision is final and non-litigate.
  26. European style qualifications will determine starting line-up for Firecracker 200.  Halloween 200 starting line-up procedure TBA.
  27. Drivers are responsible for cleaning own pit area before leaving.  Charge for leaving parts or tires behind.

WEIGHT DEDUCTIONS AND PENALTIES:

3200 lb. base weight.  56% left side weight – checked after race.
Wheel base longer than 115” are allowed  57% left side weight – checked after the race.
46% rear weight for aluminum intake - checked after the race.

DEDUCTIONS

                     Flat tappet hydraulic cam with
                     stamped steel rocker arms  ……………………………………50 lbs.
                     Factory firewall…………………………………………………… 25 lbs.
                     Stock upper A-frames…………………………………………… 25 lbs.
                   
                    Rear percentage deductions may be used in other instances.

ADDITIONS

   Standard Transmission................................................  75 lbs.                        
   After Market floor mounted brake pedal & master cylinder.....25 lbs.                      
   Fiberglass roof............................................................25 lbs.
   Non-factory floorplan with maximum 8” driveshaft tunnel......25 lbs.
   Improper exhaust beyond manifold...................................50 lbs.
   Improper wheel base penalty..........................................50 lbs.
   Unapproved frame or uni-body construction......................100 lbs.
  Angle plug heads.......................................................... 25 lbs.
  4-barrel carb with use of engine measuring over 365 CI........... 60 lbs.
  Unapproved body parts and alterations.....................start at 50 lbs.

Weight or left side percentage penalties may be assessed at discretion of Tech Director for cars not in compliance with rules.

In keeping with Salem Speedway’s commitment to maintaining proper balance in the competition arena, it may be necessary for Salem Speedway to make rule changes and/or rule modifications from time to time.  Such changes are designed to enhance close competition.  For competitive balance, Salem Speedway reserves the right to change, modify, delete or add to any guidelines as deemed necessary throughout the season.

Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery reserves the right to make corrections, update and/or make rule revisions prior to the 2014 Firecracker 200 or Halloween 200 if needed.