358 Modifieds for 9/18/15 Open Tire 13-92, Gas or
alcohol, No sail panels, 650 Holly carb. #80541, 4777 or 80777.
DIRT legal motor with chip-2400 lb. weight, Open motor -370
Maximum -cubic inch, No tolerance -2450 lb. weight.
1.ROLL CAGE: Minimum tubing thickness .095. Minimum
outside diameter 1.5 Must be 4 post design with rear upright
loop supported with tubing running down to the rear of car. Top
hoop must have 1 crossbar preferably running from right rear to
left front. Absolutely no crossbar above drivers head.
All support bars forward of roll cage must be lower than stock
hood height. Door bars must be .083minimum thickness. 3 bars
minimum, 4 suggested. Door bars must be welded to roll
cage-front and rear and be parallel to frame.
2.BRAKES: Must operate at all times on all 4 wheels.
Calipers must be OEM steel only.
3.EXHAUST SYSTEM: Headers may dump out side of engine or
rear of engine and must not point directly to the ground.
Mufflers must be run, securely attached, and easily detectable.
4.FUEL CELL: 32-gallon maximum capacity - Completely
enclosed in a steel enclosure. Fuel cell must be protected in
rear by roll cage tubing. Cell may not be lower than protective
Top siphon fuel cells only. Tech inspectors can reject any fuel
cell mounting they deem unsafe.
5.BATTERY: Must be mounted securely and fastened across
6.FUEL: Either racing gasoline or methanol-no nitrous
oxide or power additives.
7.WEIGHT: No weights added in driver compartment or
outside of body. Weight must be painted white and have car # on
it. Weight must be fastened with 2-1/2 bolts minimum. Weight
may not be attached to rear bumper. All cars must weight 2400
track scale pounds with the driver after the race at speedway
8.FRAMES: OEM production full 1960 or newer parallel
American passenger car frames only. Frame may be cut not farther
forward than 36 from center of rear end housing. Frame must be
full and complete on both sides and not narrowed or widened.
Frame must be able to support roll cage.
9.FRONT SUSPENSION: Must be in stock location. Stock
passenger car spindles only. No tubular or fabricated spindles
allowed. Tubular type upper and lower A-frames permitted. Upper
A-frames may be moved and have aluminum cross shafts. Coil
springs minimum 4-1/2 diameter only (no coil overs) and must be
mounted in stock position. No coil-over eliminators may be used.
(Mono balls will be accepted.)
10.STEERING: Must be OEM type. Front steer type frames
must have steering box mounted on left frame rail ahead of front
cross member. Rear steer frames must have steering box mounted
behind crossmember on left frame rail. Power steering with a
steering quickener is permitted. No rack and pinion steering.
Stock type OEM steering boxes only.
11.SHOCKS: Steel only- 1 shock per wheel and no
hydraulic, ratchet or electric weight jacks anywhere on car. No
externally adjustable shocks.
12.WHEELBASE: Minimum 108, maximum 112.
13.REAR END: Any passenger car or truck type rear end
permitted. Rear end must be locked, must be mini spool or welded
spiders only. Quick change allowed with steel tubes and must be
5 x 5 bolt pattern.
14.REAR SUSPENSION: May be coil spring (minimum 4-1/2)
diameter or steel leaf springs. Coil-over eliminators or
steel/aluminum coil-over kits may be used with coil springs.
Lowering blocks (aluminum or steel) may be used with leaf
springs. No aluminum birdcages, brake floaters, trailing arms or
trailing arm mounts allowed. Panhard bar and bracket must be
15.DRIVESHAFT: Must have a protection loop completely
around. Loop must be .25 thick x 2 wide steel minimum and
mounted no more than 6 back from U-joint in driveshaft. Drive
shaft must be steel or carbon fiber only.
16.TRANSMISSION: Must have forward and reverse gears and
be able to shift to forward or reverse with engine running. Bert
and Brinn type transmissions are permitted (no direct drives).
Stock clutch type transmissions must have scattershield or blow
proof bell housing. Automatics must be stock OEM cases and bell
17.ENGINES: Must be able to be used in conventional
passenger car without alteration. No machine work on outside of
engine. No dry sump oil systems (racing type wet sump oil pans
permitted). One four barrel carburetor naturally aspirated, no
fuel injection, no electric fuel pumps, no magnetos. Rear of
engine must be at least 72 forward from the center line of rear
axle. No more than 2 engine offset. Minimum height 11 from
center of crank to ground, no aluminum blocks.
18.RADIATORS: May be aluminum, steel, or brass and must
fit under hood line and be located in front of engine fan.
19.BODIES: Must resemble American compact passenger cars
only (Daytona, Cavalier, Pinto, Probe, Mustang II, T-Bird, Monte
Carlo, Gran Prix, Cutlass, etc.). Bodies must have front and
rear windows open, steel screen and/or bars are mandatory in
front of driver. Original roof line should be maintained with a
maximum 1 drop rear to front. No wings, or other ground effects
allowed inside or outside of car except an 8 spoiler. Body must
have a minimum of 4 ground clearance. Engine compartment will
remain open with no side panels. Hood sides may have a maximum
4 drop and be enclosed at rear of hood. Rear of bodies may have
a solid panel at least 8 high with car number. Side windows
must have a minimum vertical opening of 12 front to back. Nose
piece no lower or wider than frame horns and no further back
than radiator. Firewalls and floor boards are mandatory.
Handmade body parts may be constructed of steel, aluminum, or
fiberglass, but should be recognizable as a factory production
20.KILL SWITCH: A battery disconnect switch is required.
This should be mounted within easy reach of the driver and the
21.FRONT BUMPER: Must be mounted to end of frame, with
bottom loop parallel to the ground. Minimum 1-1/2 tubing must
be used. Rear bumper may be tubing or square stock and must
protect fuel cell. Center of bumpers must be at least 18 from
ground. No sharp edges.
22.NERF BARS: Must be inside of line from rear tire to
front tire with no sharp edges. There is no tolerance.
23.GAUGES: Oil pressure, oil temp., water temp., fuel
pressure, brake bias pressure, volt or amp gauge and a
tachometer are the gauges permitted. No digital dash panel. No
lap timers or any other type of electronic gadgets permitted. No
electronic traction control. No adjustable engine timing
controls of any kind. No engine retarding devices allowed. No
controlling of wheel spin by any device. No back up or dual
24.STEERING WHEEL: All cars must be equipped with a
removable steering wheel.
25.WHEELS: Any 8 steel production racing wheel may be
used. Beadlock wheels may be used.
26.TIRES: Any 8 inch American Racer, Hoosier or
Goodyear permitted. No softening of tires allowed. Grooving and
siping allowed. No re-caps allowed.
1. Can be a maximum of 8 inches clear material. A maximum one
inch flange can be used at the top of the spoiler for added
strength. This flange does not count as part of the 8 inches
clear material allowed. Spoilers cannot be wider than the car.
2. Front and rear roof edges must remain flat. No bending for
3. Side panels from roof to rear deck can have a maximum one
inch flange for added strength.
4. Drivers side window and passenger side window must remain
open except for support angles in roof pillar openings. Support
angles cannot extend past the front roof line. Roof pillars must
be in place. Window net required in drivers window.
5. No traction control of any kind mechanical or electronic
allowed. Only one ignition box allowed and it must be located in
engine compartment. All wiring from distributor/magneto to
ignition box or tachometer must be in plain view for inspection
and have no splices or interruption in these wires. Speedway
will have the right to confiscate any part of the ignition
system for further inspection. If parts are confiscated, prize
money and points will be held until results of inspection are
known. All legal parts will be returned within 5 days. Violation
of any of these rules will result in disqualification.
28.RADIO: One Way Radios required. (Frequency 454.000)
29.CAUTION RULE: Any driver/car who causes two cautions
in any one race will be disqualified for the remainder of that
30.TIME LIMIT: Each Heat or Consi will have a 10 minute
time limit commencing from the first green flag of the event.
Each Feature will have a 30 minute time limit. In the event the
time limit is reached and the race is under green flag
conditions, the leader of the next lap will be given the
checkered flag. In the event the time limit is reached under
yellow or red flag conditions, the leader of the race at that
time will be declared the winner.
CRATE LATE MODELS
Crate Late Models will follow all RUSH rules or all FASTRAC
rules according to their respective rule books.
Attn- Crate Late Models
-"AMERICAN RACER 44, 48 DTW TIRES ALSO ALLOWED".
If a topic is not covered in this rulebook, do not assume your
car is legal.
Call one of the following for clarification:
* Little Valley Speedway Office at 716-938-9146
* Jay Shaw, Tech Inspector 716-933-7505
* Wayne Reed, Pit Steward-716-257-9573