2018 440 Hot Shot Rules
– Must be a stock 4 cylinder car
– No turbo or rotary engines allowed
– Stock-type fuel injection or stock manufactured carburetor only (Motorcraft, etc…).
ONE 0.800″ maximum throttle body spacer may be used. No Holley, Weber or other racing
carburetors allowed. Carburetor must be stock for engine.
– Motor must be stock appearing and in stock location
– Motor must match car (ex. Honda must have Honda engine)
– Any air or oil filters (K&N, etc.)
– No cold air intakes for fuel injections – must be stock type breather system. A flexible rubber
or plastic hose may be used in place of the stock airbox tube. No smooth metal or smooth
plastic tubing allowed. A cone type filter is allowed and may be connected directly to throttle
body or the allowed tubes.
– Aftermarket radiators okay – radiators can be braced for support
– No aftermarket (racing) headers. Factory production header allowed without any tuning
– Computer may be chipped and/or tuned.
NOTE: It is helpful to have a manual for your make and model car or
truck if you are concerned that a question will come up in post race
– All cars must weigh 2,200 pounds with car and driver after the race
Exceptions: 50 lb. weight break for HANS or like device
50 lb. weight break for containment seat
Body / Wheel / Tire Rules:
– Any front or rear wheel drive car or truck
– No all-wheel drive cars / trucks or all wheel steer cars
– Must have stock rear and front suspensions as from factory
– No racing springs (lowering) or shocks allowed
– Stock production cars only
– Mirrors are allowed
– Must have a quality welded 4 point roll cage inside the car with a minimum of 0.95″ thickness
tubing – SCDRA has final say in safety of the cage
– Minimum 3 door bars / 2 side door bars – 6 point cages okay
– No push bars past firewall
– Spoked aftermarket wheels allowed – 7 inch maximum
– Street legal DOT tires required. No drag radials, mud grip lug tires, racing tires or racing
recapped tires allowed. Directional tires are allowed. No bead locks.
– Tires can be mixed and matched for stagger
– Aftermarket nose pieces allowed
– 6 inch metal support to extend out behind nosepiece or to hold grill in place allowed
– No push bars to extend beyond nose piece.
– RACING (not motorcycle) helmet, SA 2005 or newer is required.
– Minimum single-layer fire suit required (SA 3.2A specification recommended).
– Fire proof gloves strongly recommended (SFI 3.3 specification recommended).
– A 4 or 5 point harness, properly mounted per manufacturers specifications, is required.
Must have been manufactured in the last 5 years. Any worn, abraded or torn belts shall be
– A minimum 5 lb fire extinguisher is recommended and should be securely mounted within
– Only racing-type seats, properly mounted per manufacturers specifications, are allowed.
A full containment seat is strongly recommended. Cars equipped with full containment seats
will receive a 50 lb weight break.
– A head and neck restraint system (SFI 16.1 compliant) is strongly recommended. Drivers using
a head and neck restraint will receive a 50 lb weight reduction.
– Racing fuel cell and window nets are highly recommended.
– SCDRA has final ruling on all questions of legality. A pre-race inspection will be made to
ensure SAFETY only.
– Questions of legality can and will be answered during the pre-race inspection if asked by
entrant. No guarantee of legality shall be expressed or implied during pre-race inspection.
Legality will be determined in POST-race inspection.
– Competitors must present cars for inspection prior to participating in any racing event.
– No radios allowed
– RACEceivers or a like device is mandatory at all times on track.
2017 Pro Late Models
2017 Pro Late Model Engine Rules
2018 Georgia Late Model Rules
GEORGIA LATE MODELS RULES PACKAGE
Red font indicates change for 2018
A.) The minimum wheel base will be 103”.
B.) All frames must be fabricated from magnetic steel with a minimum of 2” x 2” or approved
rectangular magnetic steel with a minimum material thickness of .083”.
C.) A minimum of 1.75” Outside Diameter magnetic steel tubing, 4130 Chrome Moly or DOM
with a minimum material thickness of .083”, will be permitted for frames that are fabricated
from round tubing.
D.) Rear bumpers that are stubbed may only extend a maximum of 8” beyond the frame. Any
stubbed rear bumper that extends further than the maximum of 8” must be formed and directed
8” toward the front of the car.
E.) External rub rails will not be permitted.
F.) All cars must be equipped with a tow hook and/or strap for the purpose of towing.
G.) All battery supports and/or mounts must be secure and braced in two (2) horizontal positions
and one (1) vertical position.
Weight / Ballast
A.) Weights up to 50 lbs must be positively fastened by (2) 1/2″, minimum grade 5 bolts, with a
minimum of two weight clamps. Threaded rods will not be permitted. All weights must be
painted white and clearly labeled with the car number on it.
B.) Any weight(s) must be securely attached to the frame below the body decking.
C.) Any car that loses any weight/ballast during an event will be subject to a penalty.
D.) Weights attached to the rear bumper and/or outside the frame will not be permitted.
E.) Pellet-type and/or liquid-type weight/ballast will not be permitted. Tungsten will not
F.) Driver operated weight adjustment, ‘weight jacking’ devices will not be permitted.
G.) The scales used for the event, provided by the track, will be considered the official scales for
H.) Scales will be available for any team to verify its car weight and determine the scale weight.
I.) Officials will allow a car to re-scale two times by pulling off scale and pulling back on.
Reading of the third attempt will become the entered weight.
Body (Refer to diagrams attached)
A.) The car must be neat in appearance and must display the car number of the front nose and the
rear fuel cell. The minimum height for the number will be 6” inches.
B.) The car must have legible numbers on each side and on the roof a minimum of 18” inches
A.) The nosepiece must match the body style of the make and manufacturer of the car and be the
same as the make and manufacturer of the motor (GM, Ford, Mopar).
B.) All cars must have a minimum half-inch (1/2”) and a maximum of one inch (1”) radius at the
top of fenders, doors and quarter panels. Sharp edge(s) will not be permitted.
C.) The floorboards and firewall must completely cover the driver’s area with no openings.
D.) Fins and/or lips of any-type will not be permitted anywhere along the entire length of the car.
E.) The bodyline must be a smooth even line from front to rear.
F.) Wedge shape cars and/or body styles will not be permitted.
G.) “Belly pans” or any type of enclosure on the bottom of the car will not be permitted. A skid
plate to protect the oil pan is permitted.
H.) Wings and/or tunnels and/or any type of air deflection device will not be permitted
underneath the body and/or chassis of the car.
I.) Panels of any type under the rear deck running from the front to the rear of the car will not
J.) Any style air cleaner scoop used must be positioned in front of/or around the air cleaner and
must not exceed 1” in height above any part of the air cleaner. Any type of flange and/or air
deflection device and/or fin that is designed to direct airflow will not be permitted.
K.) Cockpit adjustable components with the exception of brake bias adjusters will not be
permitted. Adjusters of any-type, including but not limited to adjustable shocks, hydraulic or
pneumatic weight jacks, trackers, ignition boxes or similar adjustable components will not be
permitted inside the cockpit of the car or within reach of the seated driver.
L.) The top edge, measured from the ground, of the rear quarter, door and front fender to the
point where the fender flare attaches must be a straight line, within 1” on both sides of the car.
A.) Only approved nose pieces will be permitted.
2. Five Star – Performance Bodies
B.) Approved nose assemblies must be installed per the manufactures instructions. All nose
assemblies must meet the maximum/minimum dimensions, shall maintain manufacture
appearance and not be altered.
C.) All nosepieces must be made of molded type material.
D.) Nose filler panel shall be flat across entire surface, dishing or raising prohibited.
E.) Two piece noses must be positively fastened together in the center. Spacers added to gain
width will not be permitted.
F.) The nosepiece must be mounted in a manner that does not alter its original shape.
G.) The nose shall remain flat above the nose lip/wicker bill. Alterations and/or additions may be
made to this area other than cooling holes will not be permitted.
H.) The nosepiece can extend a maximum of fifty-two inches (52”) from the center of the front
hub to the farthest point extending forward.
A.) Roof length from front-to-back must be a minimum of 44” and a maximum of 54”.
B.) Roof width from side-to-side must be a minimum of 48” and a maximum of 52”.
C.) The roof must be stock appearing and be mounted level to the body.
D.) The minimum height of the roof will be 45” with a maximum height of 48”.
E.) The roof must be mounted parallel to the body and near the center of the car as viewed from
the front of the car.
F.) A maximum 1-1/2” roll, turned downward will be permitted along the front of edge of the
roof. A maximum1” roll, turned downward, will be permitted along the rear edge of the roof.
These modifications will be permitted to improve the strength of the roof. Any other
modifications to the roof will not be permitted.
G.) Flat and/or odd shaped roofs, bellied and/or hollowed roofs will not be permitted.
H.) Any sun/antiglare shields may not exceed a 4” drop from the top roof line, and must hinge
for easy exiting.
I.) A maximum of two (2) roof edge bead rolls of a maximum height of ½”- inch the length of
the roof will be permitted.
J.) The roof posts and spoiler support(s) may not overlap.
K.) Only single plated roofs will be permitted.
L.) The maximum thickness of the roof at any point will be 1/2”.
M.) The roll cage and associated frame members above the interior panels (decking) must remain
open. Enclosures will not be permitted.
Roof Supports and Window Side Panels
A.) All roof side panels must extend to the edge of the body.
B.) The roof side panel window size must be a minimum of 10” x 15” and must match drawing
number -2- side view. A maximum crown of 2” will be permitted, measured from the center of a
common tangent point on either side of the crown.
C.) The side window area may be covered with clear Lexan and/or equivalent type material, be
cut out and/or represented by a decal. Both roof support openings must be covered and/or both
must be left open. The left and right side openings must be the same size with a tolerance of 1”.
D.) The left and right side window panels must match.
E.) A maximum bow of 2” outward on the window side panels as viewed from behind will be
F.) The front roof supports up to 2” in width must extend forward to the rear of the hood.
Front Fenders, Fender Flares and Hood
A.) The hood and the front fenders must be level and flat from the left to the right side of the car.
B.) The outside edges of the hood and/or the fender must remain inside the overall bodyline.
C.) The front fender may be a maximum of 37” in height, measured vertically from the ground to
the top of the fender behind the front tires.
D.) The front fender flares must be made of plastic and must not alter the original shape of the
E.) The front fender flares must not extend beyond the front tires more than 1” per side to a
maximum width, edge-to-edge, of 90” in width with the wheels pointed straight.
F.) The front fender flares must be flat across the entire width of the car. Front fender flairs shall
not extend, bubble or rise more than a maximum of 4” at any point of the front fenders and/or
G.) The front fender flares must have collapsible supports.
A.) The door-to-door measurement must not exceed 76” in width at the top of the doors.
B.) The door-to-door measurement must not exceed 82” in width when measured at the bottom
of the doors in the center of the car. The doors must not exceed 37” in height when measured
from the ground to the top of the door. The measurement from the ground to the top of the door,
on both sides of the car, right door and left door, must measure within a 1” variance.
C.) The door sides may not break inward from the top 76” and bottom 82” measurements.
Hollow and/or bellied doors will not be permitted.
D.) The minimum ground clearance will be 3”.
A.) The maximum distance from the center of the rear hub to the top quarter of the panel is 54”.
B.) The quarter panels must not exceed 76” in width at any point as measured at the top of the
C.) The rear deck must taper in a symmetrical manner from the center of the rear hub to the rear
spoiler with a minimum width of 72” and a maximum width of 76”.
D.) The maximum width for the quarter panels measured from outside to outside
measured 19” from the ground and/or at the bottom of the quarter panel will be 86”.
E.) Any breaks and/or bends formed in the sides of the quarter panel that move the panel toward
the center of the car will not be permitted. Hollow and/or bellied panels will not be permitted.
F.) The maximum distance from the center of the rear hub to the rear trailing edge of the quarter
panel will be 49”.
G.) G,) The maximum height from the ground to the top of the rear deck at the top of the rear
quarter panel is 40” checked pre-race.
H.) A minimum of 2” of tire clearance between the tire and the body will be required.
I.) Skirting that extends behind the rear quarter panel will not be permitted.
Spoilers and Spoiler Braces/Supports
A.) Only aluminum and/or Lexan and/or Lexan-type rear spoilers will be permitted.
B.) The maximum overall height of the rear spoiler will be 8”. The maximum width of the rear
spoiler, including braces and/or supports is 72”.
C.) The rear spoiler must begin at the deck and extend 8”-inches from that point. Suspending the
spoiler to create a wing-type device will not be permitted.
D.) The rear spoiler must begin at the rear most point of the quarter panels.
E.) Only three spoiler braces/supports will be permitted. The front edge of the spoiler
brace/support must be in line with the spoiler.
F.) The outside spoiler supports must not be mounted any wider than the top of the quarter
panel(s) and must be centered on the rear deck.
G.) In the event that aluminum angle is used to bracer the upper edge of the spoiler, the angle
must not add to the height and/or length of the spoiler in any way.
A.) The interior of the cockpit must be a minimum of 11” below the top of the roof and/or roll
cage, measured perpendicular to the ground from the bottom of the roof to the cockpit deck.
Roof rolls are not part of the measurement.
B.) The side window opening(s) must be 15” from the top of the door to the bottom of the roof.
C.) Supports bars that block the right window from the driver exiting will not be permitted.
D.) A single rock guard (Lexan screen) tapered back from the steering wheel to the height of 1”
in line with the driver’s chest providing the 11” minimum clearance is met at any point from the
roll cage to the body and/or rock guard.
E.) If the interior deck drops the drop must begin at the rear of the engine plate with a maximum
of 4” and must not drop below 4” rear of the hood. The start of the dropped interior must remain
closed as a part of the fire wall. The entire width must be closed off with sheet metal.
F.) The interior must gradually taper up to the quarter panel height and must be level for a
minimum of 20” from the rear of the quarter panel and deck.
A.) A full metal firewall fabricated from magnetic steel and/or aluminum must encompass the
driver’s compartment from front-to-rear, on both sides and floor boards.
B.) The driver’s seat must be a high back aluminum seat, designed for racing, located on the left
side of the car and mounted per the manufacturer’s instructions securely to the frame.
C.) The seat design should be one from a current manufacturer and/or recommended to include
the full containment design. Installation should follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
D.) All cars must be equipped with a quick-release type steering wheel.
E.) The driver compartment must have a starting switch and/or button within reach of the driver.
F.) A clearly labeled electrical on/off ‘kill’ switch within reach of the driver is recommended.
G.) Mirrors of any-type will not be permitted.
H.) Radios, electronic or data communication devices other than Raceceiver are not permitted.
I.) Any edge and/or sheet metal end in and around the driver compartment must be protected
with trim and/or beading and rounded. Sharp and protruding edges will not be permitted.
J.) A substantial rock guard with a minimum of three (3) additional roll bars must be mounted in
front of the driver.
A.) Cars utilizing a GM 602 crate engine (with any Carb.) or a Ford 347JR crate engine (with
Holley 4412 2-barrel) shall weigh a minimum of 2200 lbs. post-race minus 1 lb. per lap burn off.
B.) Cars utilizing a GM 604 crate engine or a Ford 347SR crate engine shall weigh a minimum
of 2450 lbs. post-race minus 1 lb. per lap burn off.
C.) Cars utilizing a rules specified built engine shall weigh a minimum of 2500 lbs. post-race
minus 1 lb. per lap burn off.
D.) Any car having an engine setback of more than 6” inches measured from #1 spark plug to
center of ball joint on the left front upper control arm shall add 25 lbs. of penalty weight for
every 1/2“ past 6”.
E.) Weight reduction bonuses to be taken off the minimum post-race weight are as follows
1. 25 lbs. for the use of an approved head and neck restraint.
2. 25 lbs. for the use of an approved full containment seat.
3. 25 lbs. for the use of an approved non driver activated fire suppression system
• Crate Engines
All crate engines shall remain sealed as per manufacturer or shall be rebuilt and sealed by
approved recognized national series approved rebuilder and shall follow all rules and guidelines
set forth by those national series for engines being used. (NESMITH, FASTRAK, SECA,
UCRA, UMP, IMCA, East Bay)
A.) ONLY stock production steel V-8.
B.) 360 cubic inches maximum Ford and Chevrolet. 374 cubic inches maximum Dodge/Chrysler.
MUST utilize stock bore and stroke combinations. Small block engines ONLY.
C.) .060ths over bore permitted on all engines. Block may be surfaced. Pistons may not exceed
top of block more than one 10th. Measured without head gasket.
D.) Stock steel rods or stock type steel rods. Eagle H-Beams rods permitted, but no other H-
Beam rods allowed. MUST be stock length to the engine. (EX: 350 Chevrolet 5.7″ maximum
length). No titanium, aluminum or exotic material permitted. Ford and Mopar 6” rods permitted.
E.) Steel or cast factory production crank shafts ONLY. 48 lbs. minimum weight. Casting
number must be plainly visible. Cranks must be stock stroke to engine. (EX: 3.48″ maximum for
350 Chevrolet) NO knife edging. Eagle or Scat crankshaft OK must meet above rules! Ford
crankshaft must weigh 54 lbs.
F.) No dry sump oiling systems
G.) Engine balancing permitted.
H.) Chassis type collector headers ONLY. Tri-Y headers permitted.
I.) Any flat top piston. 2 or 4 valve relief piston permitted.
J.) Any flat tappet camshaft permitted. No roller camshafts . Lifters must be stock diameter.
A.) Any steel head meeting the following requirements
1. Chevy 23 degree head + or – 1 degree with no larger than a 1.94” intake valve
2. Ford 20 degree head + or – 1 degree with no larger than a 2.02” intake valve
3. Mopar 18 degree head + or – 1 degree with no larger than a 2.02” intake valve
B.) Angle milling of heads OK.
C.) Multi angle valve job permitted. NO porting, polishing, squaring, or epoxying of ports.
D.) Valve size Chevrolet 1.94”, Ford or Mopar 2.02″ intakes and 1.65″ exhausts max.
E.) Stainless steel valves permitted.
F.) Screw in studs and guide plates permitted.
G.) Roller tip rockers. Aluminum rockers and stud girdles permitted. No shaft mounted rockers.
H.) Any valve retainers . Any spring permitted.
I.) NO aluminum heads permitted.
A.) Any aluminum or cast iron intake.
B.) NO porting, polishing, or epoxying of runners permitted.
C.) 1″ carburetor spacer allowed.
Any two or four barrel carburetor is allowed
A.) Any non-electric fuel pump mounted anywhere on car.
B.) Racing fuel cell mandatory.
C.) NO alcohol, NO nitrous oxide, gas or E85 ONLY.
D.) Fuel must have a specific gravity of less than .761.
A.) Any electronic or breaker type ignition system allowed.
B.) No magnetos
C.) No traction control
D.) One battery per car, may be up to a 16 volt.
A.) Triple disc clutch OK.
B.) May run aluminum flywheel.
C.) Must have working clutch.
A.) Stock factory production standard or automatic transmissions. Bert or Brinn type
transmissions are allowed. May run racing automatic transmission.
B.) Transmission must have two working forward gears and one working reverse gear.
C.) Drive shaft may be steel, aluminum or carbon fiber, with steel drive shaft loop front and rear.
Rear Suspension & Suspension Components
A.) Rear suspension must utilize either coil or leaf springs.
B.) Rear Suspension Frame Mounts
1) The frame/roll cage structure must have integral welded mounting brackets for the
attachment of rear suspension components. Frame suspension mounts may be welded or
bolted securely (without any movement) to the frame/roll cage structure.
2) The only materials used to fabricate frame suspension mounts that will be permitted
are magnetic steel or aluminum.
3) Frame suspension mounts may be either a single or double shear configuration for
mounting suspension components.
4) Single shear frame suspension mounts must be a minimum of 1/4” thickness. Double
shear frame suspension mounts must be a minimum of 3/16” thickness on both sides of
5) All frame suspension mount component mounting holes must be round and sized
correctly for the fastener being used. Clearance between the fastener and the mounting
hole must not exceed the next fractional drill size. Example: 1/2″ fastener, 33/64 inch
C.) Axle Housing Mounts
1) Only one (1) axle-housing mount per side will be permitted.
2) Axle housing mounts may be a solid (welded) type or floating type (birdcage) design.
3) The final assembled axle-housing mount must be a one (1)-piece mount. When a
floating type mount (birdcage) is fabricated using two (2) pieces, the two (2) pieces must
• create a common one (1)-piece pivot (barrel). The two (2) pieces must be fastened or
welded together to prevent independent movement of the two (2) pieces. The axle-
housing mount must attach directly to the axle tube with clearance only to permit
rotation of the entire mount. Fore, aft or vertical movement of the mount or the axle
housing within the mount will not be permitted.
4) The only materials used to fabricate axle-housing mounts that will be permitted are
magnetic steel or aluminum.
5) Mounts for suspension attaching (radius) rods must be an integral part of the axle-
housing mount. The mounts may be either a single or double shear configuration. When
using a single shear configuration, a minimum thickness of 1/4 inch for magnetic steel or
1/2 inch for aluminum is required. When using a double shear configuration, a minimum
thickness of 3/16 inch for magnetic steel or 1/4 inch for aluminum is required. Dynamic
movement of any mount other than a rotational and pivoting movement as a result of
suspension travel will not be permitted.
6) Unless otherwise authorized, the mounting of any component(s) other than suspension
attaching (radius) rods or shocks will not be permitted on the axle housing mounts.
D.) Rear Suspension Attaching (Radius) Rods
1) A maximum of two (2) attaching (radius) rods per side will be permitted.
2) The only materials used to fabricate attaching (radius) rods that will be permitted are
magnetic steel or aluminum.
3) Attaching (radius) rods may be solid or tubular material. The material may be round or
hexagon in shape.
4) Spherical rod ends or steel clevises must be used at the end of each rod for pivoting,
static length adjustment, and mounting. Bushings of any type will not be permitted.
5) The final assembled attaching (radius) rod must not have the capability to change
length dynamically by any means or devices.
6) Spherical rod end sizes may be a minimum of a 5/8-inch rod end body with a 1/2 inch
bearing to a maximum of a 3/4 inch rod end body with a 3/4 inch bearing.
7) In all applications, the correct size fastener must be used when mounting the spherical
rod end to a bracket (example: 1/2 inch fastener must be used with a 1/2 inch bearing and
mounting hole). Metal step spacers will be permitted to reduce the hole size of the
spherical rod end bearing.
8) Attaching (radius) rods must mount directly to the frame suspension mount at the
forward end and to the axle-housing mount at the rearward end.
9) All rear suspension fasteners must be magnetic steel with a minimum diameter of 1/2
inch. The use of grade 8 fasteners is highly recommended. All fasteners must be correctly
sized for the component and application of use.
10) When rear suspension assembly is completed, the attaching (radius) rods must have a
minimum of eight (8) inches between the pivots at both the frame suspension mount and
the rear axle-housing mount.
E.) Rear Droop Limiter
1) One (1) droop-limited chain per side will be permitted.
2) The droop limiting chain may incorporate bump stops and/or springs.
3) The droop limiting chain must attach to a collar or bearing type mount on the rear axle
tube and to the frame assembly directly above the lower mount. Chains to the rear axle
mount (birdcage) will not be permitted.
• 4) Droop limiting chains must be mounted so that when taunt they are as close to vertical
F.) Torque Control Devices
1) Lift arm assemblies and pull bars will be permitted.
2) Only one (1) torque control device may be used.
3) Lift arms must attach to the axle housing using a mounting configuration that prevents
any movement between the lift arm and the rear axle housing. A gusset or brace bar to
prohibit side-to-side flex will be permitted.
4) The forward end of the lift arm may use a spring over shock assembly (5th coil), a
spring or bushing, and a limiting chain.
5) Pull bars may be adjustable on both ends; however, the adjustments must remain fixed
during competition. Adjustors within reach of the driver will not be permitted.
1) Coil springs or leaf springs will be permitted.
2) Coil springs must be manufactured from magnetic steel. Leaf springs must be
manufactured from either magnetic steel or approved composite material.
3) No stacked springs allowed. Take up springs as used on left front are allowed.
(The intention of this rule change to non-adjustable shocks is to contain costs and eliminate
exotic and expensive shock packages, the claim rule will remain in effect and the wording may
be adjusted to enforce the intended result)
A.) Shocks are intended to dampen and help control spring frequencies in both the compression
and rebound motions. The amount of force applied to move the shock piston and shaft assembly
may be varied with the option of shock “builds” however the piston and shaft assembly must
have the ability to move in both directions. Shock claim is for shock and spring assembly. $200
plus your shock and spring assembly. First, Second, and Third place finishers may be claimed by
top 10 finishers on the lead lap and claim procedures will be per track policies.
B.) Mono-tube with Schrader valve, single piston, non-adjustable nitrogen gas charged shocks
will be permitted. All shocks must utilize mechanical oil controls, such as: spring shim(s), drum
and disc(s), check ball and spring, needle and seat. Magnetic and/or electro-magnetic controls are
not permitted. Remote nitrogen gas reservoirs (CANISTERS ) will NOT be permitted.
C.) Shock adjustments while the vehicle is in motion will not be permitted.
D.) Shocks and shock components may only be manufactured from steel or aluminum.
E.) Rotating parts will not be permitted inside or mounted to the shock absorber. Inertia/gyro
style shocks are not permitted.
F.) Thru-rod shocks will not be permitted.
G.) Unless otherwise authorized, all shocks must be mounted as close to vertical as possible.
H.) Approved shock locations are as follows:
I.) One (1) shock will be permitted at each front wheel
J.) One (1) shock will be permitted at the right rear wheel
K.) Two (2) shocks will be permitted at the left rear wheel. When using only one (1) shock at the
left rear wheel, the shock must be mounted behind the rear axle tube. When two (2) shocks are
used at the left rear wheel, one (1) shock must be mounted behind the rear axle tube and the
second shock must be mounted on top of or forward of the rear axle tube.
L.) One (1) shock will be permitted mid-ship at the front of the lift arm assembly.
• M.) One (1) braking shock will be permitted. The shock must be mounted within three (3) inches
of the center line of the rear axle center section. This shock must be mounted horizontally.
Rear Suspension and Suspension Components
A.) Axle Housing, Quick Change Rear Differential
1.The axle housing must be of the “closed tube” design utilizing “full floating” magnetic
steel axle shafts.
2. The center section of the axle housing must be manufactured of either aluminum or
3.Axle tubes must be one (1) piece. Axle tubes must be manufactured of aluminum or
magnetic mild steel. Axle tubes manufactured of exotic, heavy materials will not be
permitted. The outside diameter of the axle tubes must not exceed three (3) inches. Axle
tube internal inserts or external sleeves will not be permitted.
4. The addition of any ballast weight to the axle housing will not be permitted.
B.) Axle Housing Mounts
1. The only materials used to fabricate axle housing mounts (birdcages) that will be
permitted is aluminum or magnetic mild steel. Axle housing mounts fabricated of exotic,
heavy materials will not be permitted.
2. When fabricating axle housing mounts detail must be paid to functionality. The
completed axle housing mounts, when comparing the right and the left side, must be as
similar in design as possible.
C.) Rear Suspension Attaching (Radius) Rods
1. The only materials used to fabricate attaching (radius) rods that will be permitted are
magnetic steel or aluminum
2. Aluminum attaching (radius) rods may be solid or tubular material. Magnetic steel
attaching (radius rods) must be tubular with a maximum wall thickness of 3/16 inch.
Brakes, Brake Components, Wheel Hubs
A.) Brake calipers must be manufactured of aluminum.
B.) The brake caliper including brake caliper pistons must be used as produced by the brake
C.) Brake rotors must be manufactured of magnetic or stainless steel.
D.) Brake rotors must be used as produced by the brake rotor manufacturer.
E.) Wheel hubs must be manufactured of aluminum or magnesium.
F.) Wheel hubs must be used as produced by the wheel hub manufacturer.
G.) The combined weight of the wheel hub, wheel bearings and seal, spindle nut and washers,
brake rotor and attaching hardware, the axle cap, and the wheel spacer must not exceed 27
Wheel, Wheel Discs, Wheel Spacers
A.) Steel and aluminum wheels will be permitted.
B.) Only approved wheel discs will be permitted. Approved wheel discs are wheel discs that are
fastened to the wheel using a minimum of three (3) 1/4” or 5/16” diameter magnetic steel hex
C.) Only aluminum wheel spacers will be permitted. Wheel spacers must not be fastened to the
• D.) The combined weight of the wheel, wheel hardware, wheel disc and fasteners, and tire must
not exceed 40 pounds. The maximum combined weight in this rule is based upon current tire
rules and may need to be adjusted in the event of an alternate tire.
Wheels and Tires
A.) 12″ or 14″ wheels allowed. Bead lock wheels allowed.
B.) Wide 5 adapters allowed.
C.). Hoosier D21, D55 and D70, tires are allowed
D.). NO tire softeners allowed. Tires will be subject to a minimum durometer reading and/or sent
for lab testing.
A.) Coil springs or leaf springs will be permitted. ( No stacked springs allowed) Take up springs
B.) Coil springs must be manufactured from magnetic steel. Leaf springs must be manufactured
from either magnetic steel or approved composite material.
C.) Spring preload adjustments for coil springs must be made using mechanical adjusting nuts on
the shock body.
D.) Spring preload adjustments for leaf springs must be made using a mechanical adjusting
device such as an adjustable shackle or threaded rod type mount.
E.) Other than spring dampening by the shock absorber, hydraulic, pneumatic, or electrically
controlled adjusting devices, (static or dynamic) that affect spring preload or race car heights will
not be permitted,
Body Diagram and Dimensions (dimensions listed are maximums unless noted)
• RULE BOOK DISCLAIMER
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for the orderly conduct of racing events
and to establish minimum acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the condition of all
events, and by participating in these events, all participants are deemed to have complied with these rules. NO
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM THE PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH
THESE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS. They are intended entirely as a guide for the conduct of the sport and in
no way guarantee against injury or death to any participant, spectator or official. The race director or Head Tech
Inspector shall be empowered to permit reasonable and appropriate deviation from any of the specifications
herein or impose any further restrictions that in their opinion do not alter the minimum acceptable
requirements. NO EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM SUCH ALTERATIONS OR
DEVIATIONS. Any interpretation or deviation of these rules is left to the discretion of the officials
and is final and binding. On occasion when situations arise that are not covered by written rules herein, special
rulings may be put into effect by the track officials. Once such rulings are acted upon, they may become an act
of policy and will be added to the existing rules of procedures.
2018 C-Class Late Model Rules/602 Sportsman
**Rules new for 2018 will be highlighted in BLUE.
A. 2400lbs. with driver.
B. 2450lbs. with driver & Rebuilt 602. Must have EAMS or Crate Racin’ USA seals. No engine claim.
C. 2550 lbs. with C Class Late Model built engine rules
D. All cars must have weight posted on right side of roof. NOTE: 50 lbs. weight break for head and neck restraint and/or full containment seat.
A. FACTORY STOCK 602 GM sealed Crate Engine; Engine must have factory GM seals. Any tampering above the seal bolts will result in a 30day suspension from EAMS. Any Tampering inside the sealing system will result in a 1year suspension from EAMS, and engine will be confiscated. 602 Assemble height must be no less than 1.70” if shims have been added.
ENGINE CLAIM :
A. Engine may be claimed for current price of new engine plus $200 with $100 going to driver and $100 going to track. The fee must be paid in cash to the tech
B. The claim must be made within 10 minutes of the completion of the race.
C. Only the top three drivers finishing a race may claim a crate engine.
D. The driver having their engine claimed must finish the race ahead of the driver claiming the engine.
E. A driver can only claim one engine per event.
F. Not included in the claim will be carburetor, water pump & pulleys, water neck, motor mounts, fuel pump, fuel pump rod & cover and flywheel assembly.
G. A claim will not be accepted should officials determine that the claim is made on someone else’s behalf or the fee is from more than one party.
H. Failure to pull a claimed engine will result in the driver forfeiting all money for the event. The driver will be required to pay a fine before they are allowed to compete again.
Engine (option 2)
A. If you run C Class Late Model and currently have a built motor you may continue to run your built motor as long as it is by last year’s motor specs and you must weigh 2550 lbs. This option will not be an option after the end of the 2018 season.
A. Any 4-barrel carburetor.
B. Engine must be naturally aspirated.
C. 1” carburetor spacer allowed.
A. Stock type fuel pumps Carter M4891 or equivalent ONLY mounted in stock location. Belt driven Powersteering/Fuel pump OK. No electric pumps permitted.
B. Gasoline or Racing Gas Only. NO VP CHP, NO ALCOHOL, NO NITROUS OXIDE.
A. Any Electronic Ignition System, MSD or HEI.
B. NO magnetos.
C. NO traction control.
A. Collector type headers ONLY. NO 180, zoomies, Tri-Y or merged collector headers.
A. Standard 4 speed or automatic transmission. After market SAFETY bell housing and automatic cases permitted. B. Bert or Brinn Transmission allowed. C. Transmissions must have 2 working forward and a reverse gear.
D. NO Tex, Jerico, or quick change transmissions.
E. Ball spline transmission’s Mandatory to run a carbon fiber drive shaft. This is a safety requirement.
REAR END :
A. Standard quick change rear end permitted. No Titanium or exotic material axles, spools, gears, or other materials inside rear end.
A. 6 ½” from center of ball joint to #1 spark plug, ½” tolerance. 50lb weight penalty for every ½” out of tolerance mounted in front of water pump.
A. 103” wheelbase minimum, 1” tolerance.
B. Any Late Model Chassis allowed, Square tube or Round tube. NO aluminum frames, square tube frames must be a minimum of 2”x 2” tubing, round tube must be a minimum of 1 ¾” tubing. Full racing roll cage mandatory, 1 ½ OD x .090 steel tubing minimum.
C. Stock front clip cars allowed.
A. Standard Late Model Suspensions Only. No Spring Loaded or Shock Type 4 Bar Rods.
Only Standard Solid Bar 4 Bar Rods. No Torsion Bar Front or Rear Suspension.
B. Standard One Piece Bird Cages; No Split Bird Cages
C. May run 1 of the following rear suspensions, 5th coil or torque link, NOT both.
D. One(1) Coil Spring Per Wheel. One(1) Take Up Spring and Slider Per Wheel Including 5th Coil. No Bumpstops or Bumpsprings allowed on Any Corner Except RF. May Run Any Bumpstop on RF(Shims, Washers, and/or Spacers OK). No Stack Springs on Any Corner Including 5th Coil . No Progressive Springs. No Spring Rubbers.
A. One(1) working shock per wheel except left rear(LRF OK). One(1) 5th Coil Shock Only. NO single adjustable or double adjustable shocks allowed. NO canister style or remote adjustable shocks permitted. NO externally adjustable shocks. Schrader Valve Shocks OK. NO Internal Bumpstops. NO Air Shocks or Spring Cages Allowed. No “Thru Rod” or Inerter Shocks.
B. One(1) 90/10 shock allowed to be mounted on top of rear end.
A. NeSmith Crate Racin USA body rules apply.
B. Light tube bracing behind bumpers. NO pipes or push bars in front of bumpers.
C. Spoiler 8″ maximum height, 8″ maximum height on side supports.
D. Must have front and rear tow hooks.
E. All Body Panels Must Be Solid, No Holes, Slots or Air Gaps.
WHEELS AND TIRES:
A. Any Wheel, 14” maximum width. Beadlock permitted any position.
B. Wide 5 wheels and adapters permitted.
C. Track tire Crate 21, Spec 1350 or Crate 55 Hoosier Racing Tires only.
D. No inner liners.
E. No tire softeners permitted. Tires will be subject to lab testing at any time to determine legality.
F. Tires available at the track on race night or call 334-297-2594 during the week.
NOTE: Tires must conform to benchmark when tested. No alteration of any kind is permitted.
A. All cars must meet the safety requirements as outlined in Section D of General Track Rules for all divisions.
A. Visual protest $25 – $25 will be retained by track.
B. Fuel protest $50 – $50 will be retained by track.
C. Valve spring & assemble height protest $100 – $50 will be retained by track. 602 Assemble height must be no less than 1.70” if shims have been added.
D. 602 Rebuilt Crate Engine: Top End $450 – track retains $100. Top & Bottom End $900 – track retains $100. Crate engine camshaft will be checked only if bottom end is protested.
E. Tire protest $250 (per tire) – $250 will be retained by track. Must finish in the top 3 to protest.
2018 Super Street Rules
Needmore Speedway 2018 SUPER STREET Rules
All Changes for 2018 are in red.
Any American made 1970-1995 production sedan.
Stock firewall and floorboard OR enclosed driver compartment OK.
Bodies may be cut for tire clearance.
Bodies may be hulled. Removal of dash permitted.
Uni-bodies may be tied together.
Trunk must be sealed from driver’s compartment.
No sharp edges.
Rear spoiler 6″ x 66″ permitted with 6in. to 2in. by 12in. long, total of 3 supports. Must be in center of
Rear deck 66 ” at top of interior at spoiler, Rear of car can be open.
Aftermarket nose and rear cover permitted. Must be stock appearing. No sloping noses. No Dirt
Must have 3 bars in front of driver’s window.
Must have tow hooks on front.
May run aftermarket body, steel or aluminum. Fiberglass roof and hood ok. Roof must be stock
appearing. No Aluminum Roofs Body must be stock appearing.
(If you look like a late model prepare to run with Late Models)
May run skirts. Maintain 3 in ground clearance
Minimum 1 ” tolerance for your chassis. Wheel base must match chassis. Example: ( 74 Camaro
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION:
Screw jacks OK front and rear. On leaf springs, on rear of spring only
May relocate top a-frames. May run tubular top a-frames.
Changing of springs OK. Coil for Coil, Leaf for Leaf. Example: (no coil springs when org. had leaf
Sliders allowed on rear leaf springs.
Sway bars and lowering blocks optional.
Any shock. Nonadjustable. NO coil over shocks. Shocks can be relocated one per tire.
No Offset chassis. Stock Steering box and components. No aftermarket steering parts.(example:.
Fabricated drag link or aftermarket idler arm) NO rack and pinion. Steering Quickners OK.
*4 bar suspension on stock chassis OK *No 3 or 4 bar Aftermarket suspension design or
*Must be stock front and rear clip for chassis claimed. In stock location (1″ tolerance) Rear clip can
stop at rear shocks.
350 block ONLY
358 CI – RULE ON ENGINE
Engine must sit with leading spark plug no further back than 1 in. of the center of the top ball joint.
NO porting and polishing.
Hydraulic cam and lifters or solid flat tappet only.
NO 4/7 cross fire cams.
Anti-pump up lifters OK. NO oversize lifters.
Any flat-top piston. Dish pistons ok.
No coating of engine parts, except pistons.
OEM 5.7 rods with 7/16 rod bolts or sir eagle stock replacement rods. Pins may be floated. Polishing
of beams ok. May run scat with 7/16 bolt or cap screw. I-beam only and Crower I-beam rods. No
lightweight or billet rods.
Steel crank must weigh 48 lbs. Cast crank must weigh 48 lbs. Must be stock stroke.
NO knife edging. Balancing ok. May run eagle or scat. All cranks will be weighed with pilot bushing,
gear, bolt and washer.
Any aluminum or steel intake. No porting or polishing.
No porting or polishing. Vortec part # 062 or 906 (Org. GM heads Vortex), 62cc combustion chamber
and 175cc runner ok. May use 300 hp 291, 462, 62cc combustion chamber or any stock production
head. Valve size 1.94 and1.50. Three-angle valve job OK. NO raceflow valves. Stock type valve
springs. Double springs OK. .Screw-in studs and guide plates OK. Roller rockers OK. 1.52 roller tip
OK. May use World product part # 4361 heads. 62cc rule with 1.94 & 1.50 valves. Bowl cut in head
cannot exceed 1 inch, and must remain lip. Maximum valve stem step down cannot exceed .010.
461 heads, 62cc combustion OK.(602 Crates Allowed 200# weight break)
After Market Heads May run Engine Quest # 350C or Equivalent You are responsible for head you
choose, choose wisely. No porting or polishing Intake runner on this head ranges from 178-180cc
Stock rods and crank. May run scat 4351W3500600 crank. Must weigh 53lbs. May run scat rods or
Eagle rods. I-beam only. Crower I-beams ok. No lightweight rods.
Cast iron heads only. 302 or 351 world product Winsor Jr. 57 cc’s. 1.940 intake 1.500 exhaust.Must
have straight stem valves. NO pro-flow or race flow or undercut valve stems. BORE-.060 plus.010
Quadrajet or 4412 two-barrel or 3310 Holley. NO porting or polishing. May remove choke butterfly.
Must have stock air horn. Maximum carb. adapter 1 1/2″ maximum carb. spacer 1″ CANNOT run
both adapter and spacer. Holley 650 cfm. Vacuum secondary. (This means unaltered factory specs.)
OEM or single point distributor. Stock type H.E.I. OK. NO MSD box add on. NO cross fire caps.
Any steel flywheel must weigh 14 lbs. Stock-type clutch assembly minimum 10″ no lightweight. No
aluminum parts. No Triple Disc Clutches .
Clutch & pressure plate must weigh 16lbs. Hydraulic release bearing OK.
Any OEM factory brakes. All cars must have 4-wheel brakes. No shut-offs. 4 wheel disc OK. Dual
master cylinder with brake adjuster ok.
Stock type. No aftermarket. Must have working forward and reverse. No automatic transmission
allowed. Steel Safety Bell housing required.
Changing of rearends, gears, ratios and locking ok. No quick-change. Wide 5 wheels ok. May run
disc brake rear-end. 9″ Ford OK
12″ steel wheels maximum. Bead Lock wheels okay. Note: 12 ” wheels allowed. 1″ Lug Nuts on all
wheels. Wide 5 wheel adapters ok.
Mandatory. Racing gas permitted. NO alcohol.
Weight / Ballast
All cars must maintain 3100 LBS of weight after race with driver.(except 602 Crate w/
assembly bolts. 2900LBS)
Golden Isles Speedway cars are allowed as long as they are 100% percent by their rules and make Needmore weight
A.) Weights up to 50 lbs must be positively fastened by 2 ½-inch, minimum grade 5 bolts with a
minimum of two (2) weight clamps. Threaded rods will not be permitted. All weights must be painted
white and clearly labeled with the car number on it.
B.) Any weight(s) must be securely attached to the frame below the body decking.
C.) Any car that loses any weight/ballast during an event may be subject to a penalty.
D.) Weights attached to the rear bumper and/or outside the frame will not be permitted.
E.) Pellet-type and/or liquid-type weight/ballast will not be permitted.
F.) Driver operated weight adjustment, ‘weight jacking’ devices will not be permitted.
G.) The scales used for the event, provided by the track, will be considered the official scales for the
H.) Scales will be available for any team to verify its car weight and determine the scale weight.
2018 NeSmith Street Stock Rules
2018 Enduro Rules
2018 NEEDMORE ENDURO CLASS RULES
All changes for 2018 are in Red.
Any American car BODY
A. All interior glass must be removed.
B. Full roll cage required
C. Totally stock appearing body panels fabricated from steel ok. No flat side panels will be allowed.
D. Fiberglass hood ok but if used a 25 pound weight must be securely mounted at or forward of the hood centerline from front to rear.
E. Window nets required. Race Seat required. 3″ lap and shoulder harness required.
F. Racing fuel cell required. May be moved to trunk but cannot hang lower than center of rear end housing.
G. No electric fuel pumps
H. Fire extinguisher required securely mounted within reach of driver.
I. Body hulling ok, floor pan, fire wall, and trunk floor must remain stock. If stock trunk and floor pans are rusted out they may be replaced with sheet metal and must be approved by tech official.
J. Dashboard may be replaced with sheet metal.
K. Must have stock type bumpers. No bump bars of any kind. May have radiator protection bar but it cannot extend past bumper.
L. Stock spoilers allowed or a fabricated spoiler no taller than 4 inches. No spoiler braces or side wings allowed.
M. Stock brake pedal and master cylinder ok. Hydraulic clutch pedal and slave ok. Racing pedals with dual master cylinders ok ( NO INSIDE ADJUDTERS).
A. Weight after race 3400 lbs, minus 1 lb. per lap burn off.
WHEELS AND TIRES
B. 8″ steel wheel. No wide 5 adaptors.
Bead locks Ok.
C. No tire treating chemicals allowed. Tires will be subject to durometer test.
D. DOT tires no larger than 275-15. No racing tires with DOT stamp. If car came with 16 inch wheels they will be permitted. The H-500 and AR500 Tires are legal. No other racing tire is allowed. No grooving or sipping allowed.
A. No racing parts – STOCK O.E.M. only unless otherwise stated.
B. Aluminum Radiator allowed.
C. Aluminum Racing Pulleys Allowed.
D. Stock Cast Iron Water Pump.
E. Factory Cast Power Steering Pumps Only.
A. Engine must be strictly stock and same type for make and model. 350 ok for all GM cars, but no high performance parts of any kind.
B. No High Performance Engine or part of any kind unless otherwise stated.
C. Pistons must be 4 eyebrow flat top. No forged pistons. Maximum overbore 0.60 + 0.10. D. Stock carb or Unaltered Holley 1850 or 80457. May have oil pan with kick out to one side.
E. Stock valves, valve springs, rocker arms and studs. Maximum valve size of 1.94 intake and 1.50 exhaust. Poly locks ok no guide plates or stud girdles allowed.
F. Carburetor must be stock for make and model, no alterations of any kind. Unaltered
Holley 1850 or 80457 ok
G. Crankshaft: minimum weight of 47 lbs.
H. Camshaft can be maximum lift of .425. Cam advance button or bottom gear ok. Stock replacement lifters only and must have horse shoe wire ring clip. Stock pushrods only.
Valve adjustment must be preloaded.
I. Heads must have a minimum of 70cc combustion chamber.
J. Engine quest CH 350 I head unaltered with 76 cc(+ or – 1cc) combustion chamber,
K.94/1.50 valves and 3/8 screw in studs OK
L. Stock replacement open chamber cylinder heads 76 cc( + or – 1cc) combustion chamber. M. EQ heads and stock replacement heads with a minimum of 72cc combustion chambers may be used with a head gasket of .039 minimum compressed thickness. This allows these heads to be resurfaced for further use while keeping engine compression as originally intended.
CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION
A. OEM front and rear suspension unless otherwise stated.
B. Stock Replacement Tubular Upper Control Arms Ok. Must be non-adjustable and stock length/mount.
C. Stock mount shocks, and struts. $85 claimer on shocks per shock. Lead lap finishing cars may claim forward only. Must be done within 10 minutes of checkered flag.
D. May run heavy duty or racing springs but must be mounted in stock location.
E. May use larger studs for wheels.
F. 1″ lug nuts required
G. Adjustable leaf spring shackles and lowering blocks allowed. Front spring mount should be stock and stock location.
H. Adjustable coil spring spacers allowed in rear (no screw jacks)
I. Front weld in coil spring spacer and shims allowed.
A. Rear end: STOCK OR ANY 9-INCH, FLOATER OK. You may use rear end tube support systems.
B. Rear end may be locked.
C. Any gear.
D. Must have stock transmission standard or automatic ok.
E. All gears must work.
F. Drive shaft must be painted white.
G. Torque converter must be stock and working. Stock clutch and flywheel only. Safety bell housing with standard transmission. Clutch and pressure plate 14 lbs minimum. H. No aluminum drive shafts
A. Stock exhaust manifolds or any full-length header, 1 5/8 max. (No over-rail headers).
A. Gasoline only no alcohol or additives. Fuel Cell may be inside trunk but must hang no lower than center of rear end housing. Fuel may be checked by track.