Little Valley Speedway Track Rules

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General Specifications For All Classes

Appearance - We expect all participants to take pride in being a part of our racing presentation. No wrecked, rusted out, loose bodies, unpainted or poorly painted cars will be permitted entry. Cars that, in the opinion of officials, detract from the show by their appearances will be denied entry until they are made acceptable.

Paint and Numbers - All cars must be neatly and brightly painted and shall be freshly washed when signed in at each race meet. Bright or light colors are recommended for all cars. Dark colored cars are often difficult to see at night and may constitute a safety hazard. Officials may require dark colored cars to add a contrasting color to improve their visibility. Numbers must be on both sides and on roof in legible form. Car number must be clearly marked on both sides of car: 24” high and 3” wide, and must also have car number on roof at least 18” high and 3” wide. Number must also be on back of the car.

Exhaust - Stock-style. Any car deemed by officials to be too loud will not be allowed to run. Muffler must be unaltered and securely fastened. Muffler must be in place at the end of the race or the driver will be disqualified.

Cooling System - Any type cooling system allowed and must remain in front of engine fire wall with at least one gallon unbreakable catch-can. Positively no leakage of water, oil, gas or any other substance.

Steering - Heavy-duty steering parts recommended with proper reinforcement to tie rod, drag links and component parts.

Transmission - Drive shaft must have front and rear full circle steel hoops, no less than 1 1/2” wide and 1/4” thick, securely fastened to prevent shaft from dropping. Every car must be able to engage one forward and one reverse gear without shutting off motor.

Clutch - All cars must have clutch and 360 degree scatter shield around flywheel and clutch area or min. 3/8” thick steel or 1” approved aluminum, or other approved type shield.

Starters - All cars must be self-starting.

Roll Bars - Steel roll bars are compulsory. Aluminum and other soft metals are not permitted. Front and rear roll bars must be connected at top (cage type) and bottom on both sides at seat height. Side roll bars are compulsory and must extend into door panels (min of four on left side and two on right side) with additional support on the back of the roll bar. Left door bars must be convex in shape with some arch. Roll bars must be welded and not less than 1.5 inches in outside diameter and walls must not be less than .090 inches thick. No pipefittings allowed. All welds must have steel gusset plates of no less than .125 of an inch thickness and gussets must have at least 6 inches of weld. Bilateral support required on inside top of roll cage. Supplemental side bars may be added to uni-body construction. Recommended rectangular tubing. Sufficient padding for driver compartment required, including padded headrest and roll bars.

Tow Hooks - Each car has the responsibility to provide access permitting tow truck hookup. Pickup hook or chain mandatory, front and rear.

Air Jacks – None permitted.

Doors - Must be bolted, welded or strapped shut with approved metal fasteners.

Hood & Trunk - Any car using 1/2” hardware cloth as a windshield must have a hood securely attached at all times. Hood & trunk must be attached with approved quick release hood pins.

Floors - All floors must be complete and free from holes.

Windows - All glass must be removed with the exception of the windshield, which is optional. Full width windshield in original position is compulsory in all divisions. Safety glass or comparable plexi-glass acceptable. Windshield safety clips (3” x 1/8”) must be installed. 2 clips bolted to the top of car extending beyond outer edge on windshield and 2 clips bolted to bottom of windshield a min. of 12 inches apart. 1/2” hardware cloth also acceptable as a windshield. Driver’s compartment is to be completely separated from the engine and gas tank compartment. Firewall (front and rear including top shelf) must be made of a min. of 20-gauge sheet metal or similar substance welded or riveted in place. No oil coolers or cooling system components in driver’s compartment.

Fuel Tank - Single approved fuel cell required with max. Capacity of 32 gallons. Fuel cells are mandatory for all divisions. Fuel cell must be installed as far forward as possible in trunk compartment. A rounded pan of 20-gauge steel is mandatory when fuel cell container hangs down below frame rails. Pan may be attached to frame rails only and extend under the fuel cell container but not beyond rear frame cross member. Bottom of fuel cell must be at least height of bottom of axle tubing or have a min. ground clearance of 10”.

Fuel Pumps – No electric fuel pumps allowed.

Fire Extinguishers - All cars must carry approved 2 3/4 lb. dry chemical fire extinguishers with pressure gauge or approved measuring device, mounted securely to car and accessible to driver in case of emergency. Pit crew must have additional fire extinguishers capable of putting out fuel and oil fires with a five pound minimum ABC classification.

Seat - Seat is to be one-piece bucket type construction. Must have aluminum or carbon fiber racing seat. Recommend rectangular tubing, securely attached to frame and roll cage, and be completely to the left of centerline of car. All seat cushions must be securely fastened.

Seat Belt and Shoulder Harness - Quick release 3” nylon lap-type belt and shoulder harness are compulsory and must be fastened in a safe and secure manner. Manufactured vertical support belts are mandatory. Belts must be less than six years old.

Mirrors - None allowed.

Electrical Disconnect - All cars must have a positive electrical power cut-off installed on the left side of the car within reach of the driver with the OFF position clearly indicated. If an alternator and or magneto is used, an additional engine kill switch must be installed with the electrical disconnect clearly marked.

Battery - All wet cell batteries must be securely mounted and may not be located in the driver compartments. Metal battery hold down straps are required. A battery box and fuel cell must be used if battery is allowed to be located in fuel tank area.

Window Net - Approved quick-release window nets mandatory on left side. These must work freely with no obstacles in the way. Easy escape is a must.

Protective Clothing - Approved fire retardant uniforms, gloves and helmets are mandatory for drivers and are the responsibility of the drivers in all classes.

Helmets - Helmets are required and must be Snell SA95.

Alcoholic Beverages - Are prohibited. All drivers are subject to breath analyzer test at any time.

Tires - No pre-race heating of tires permitted.

Brakes - Four-wheel brakes mandatory. All brakes must be in working condition.

Weight Shifting - No mechanical or hydraulic devices for shifting weight will be permitted inside of drivers compartment. No hydraulic weight-shifting device is permitted at any time.

Radios – One-Way Radios required in all classes. (Frequency 454.000)

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