SPORT COMPACT RULES
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No expresses or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of, or compliance with these rules. They are intended as a guide and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or others. Management reserves the right to change them at any time.
15.1 – Engine
A.) Only three (3) or four (4) cylinder in-line engines will be permitted.
B.) All engine components must remain unaltered and OEM for the year, make and model of the car being
used in competition.
C.) All valve-train components must remain unaltered and OEM including but not limited to; crankshaft,
connecting rods, valves, valve sizes and the bore and stroke.
D.) Aftermarket and/or racing-type cylinder heads will not be permitted.
E.) High performance and/or sports car engines of any type will not be permitted.
F.) Turbo charged and/or super charged and/or rotary engines and/or engines utilizing a variable cam-timing
system will not be permitted.
15.1.2. – Electronics and Ignition System
A.) All ignition components must be unaltered, OEM and match the year, make and model of the car in
competition. Only 12 volt ignition systems will be permitted.
B.) Ignition boxes and/or performance chips and/or any ignition enhancing devices will not be permitted.
C.) Traction control of any-type will not be permitted.
D.) Only one twelve (12) volt battery, securely mounted with both terminals covered will be permitted. If
battery is moved from OEM location, the battery must be mounted in a Marine-type case.
E.) Only stock OEM starters in the OEM location will be permitted.
F.) Only one aftermarket tachometer, oil pressure and water temperature gauge(s) will be permitted.
G.) The vehicle computer (ECU) must be mounted in a visible location providing ease of inspection.
H.) In-car cameras, recording devices and/or data transmitting devices of any-type will not be permitted.
15.1.3 – Exhaust System
A.) The exhaust manifold must remain unaltered and OEM for the year, make and model of the car in
B.) Removal of the catalytic converter, air conditioning compressor and smog pump will be permitted.
C.) Track rules may require a muffler.
15.1.4 – Engine Compartment
A.) The engine and radiator must be OEM and mounted in the stock OEM location for the year, make and
model of the car in competition.
B.) Solid engine mounts and/or safety chains will be permitted.
C.) Accumulators and/or accusumps will not be permitted.
D.) Reinforcing will not be permitted with the exception of the front strut bar.
15.2 – Transmission & Driveline
A.) The transmission and/or transaxle must remain OEM and unaltered for the year, make and model of the
car in competition.
B.) All forward and reverse gears must be operational.
C.) The flywheel, flexplate, clutch and/or torque converter and/or assembly must remain unaltered and OEM
of the year, make and model of the car in competition.
D.) Mini-type clutches and/or couplers will not be permitted.
E.) Transmission coolers in the driver compartment will not be permitted.
F.) Torque dividing final drive systems will not be permitted.
G.) Locked differentials of any type will not be permitted.
H.) A minimum one (1) inch inspection hole must be located in the bell housing.
15.3 – Chassis/Frame
A.) All chassis and frames must remain unaltered and OEM. Any front wheel drive, compact car
frame will be permitted.
B.) A maximum wheelbase of 107-inches will be permitted.
C.) The magnetic steel floor pan must remain unaltered and OEM. Any work that is done in the
form of patches must be completed with magnetic steel.
15.4 – Weight
A.) Additional weight of any type will not be permitted. Any item(s) that are deemed to provide
additional weight must be removed.
15.5 – Fuel Cells and Fuel
A.) The fuel system must be complete, unaltered and OEM for the year, make and model of the car in
B.) Only standard pump gasoline will be permitted for competition. A maximum of 93 octane. Performance
additives will not be permitted.
C.) The gas tank/fuel cell may be mounted ahead of the rear axle with a minimum 1/8-inch shield mounted
D.) If the gas tank/fuel cell is mounted behind the rear axle the gas tank/fuel cell must be replaced with a
maximum eight (8) gallon fuel cell relocated to the trunk area of the car. The cell must be mounted with two
(2) solid magnetic steel straps around the entire cell two (2) inches wide and .125-inch thick. A magnetic
steel or fuel cell cover must be between the driver and the fuel cell.
E.) A fuel cell vent, including cap vent, must have a check valve. If the fuel cell does not have an aircrafttype
positive seal filler neck, then a flapper, spring and/or ball type filler roll-over valve is mandatory.
F.) External electric fuel pump wired to the ignition switch with aftermarket fuel cell will be permitted.
G.) Cool cans will not be permitted.
H.) Fuel lines that pass through the driver compartment must be magnetic steel.
15.6 – Body – (See drawing diagram for reference)
A.) Any front wheel drive, compact car will be permitted for competition. Station wagons, and/or convertibles
and/or two seat sports cars will not be permitted.
B.) The body must remain unaltered and OEM in appearance.
C.) The inner fenders must remain unaltered and OEM. Removing of the inner fenders will not be permitted.
D.) The hood and trunk lid / hatchback must be positively and securely fastened.
E.) All doors must be positively and securely fastened.
F.) All glass, exterior lights, chrome and/or plastic trim and hood insulation must be removed.
G.) The dashboard may be removed.
H.) Front and rear bumpers must be positively and securely fastened. Welded, chained and/or cabled to the
frame will be permitted.
I.) A front and rear tow hook easily accessible will be required.
J.) The OEM bumper covers must remain on the vehicle, but may be altered to allow for tow hook.
K.) A maximum seven (7) inch sun visor will be permitted.
L.) The opera windows may be closed and/or sealed.
15.7 – Suspension
A.) All components and mounts must remain unaltered and OEM and must match the year, make and
model of car in competition.
B.) Weight jacks, modifications, racing components, aftermarket or homemade traction devices will not be
C.) The car must remain in alignment from front-to-rear and must track straight.
D.) A maximum of 5 degrees of camber will be permitted on any wheel.
E.) Center mounted steering will not be permitted.
F.) A quick release, aftermarket steering wheel will be permitted. The steering column must remain OEM
G.) Aftermarket remote reservoir power steering will not be permitted.
H.) All shocks and struts must remain unaltered and OEM in the OEM location.
I.) Spring rubbers will be permitted.
15.7.2 – Brakes
A.) All brake components must be unaltered, OEM, magnetic steel and operative on all four wheels.
B.) Disc and/or drum brakes will be permitted and they must match the year, make and model of the
vehicle in competition.
C.) Only OEM Master Cylinders in OEM location will be permitted.
D.) Brake shut off and/or valve bias adjuster(s) will not be permitted.
E.) Only magnetic steel brake lines will be permitted.
15.8 – Wheels and Tires
A.) Only OEM DOT 13, 14, 15 or 16-inch passenger tires will be permitted. Racing, mud, and/or snow tires
will not be permitted.
B.) Alterations of any type including re-caps, softening, chemical alteration, conditioning, siping and/or
grooving will not be permitted.
C.) All wheels must be OEM steel or aluminum wheels with a maximum width of seven (7) inches and a
D.) All four (4) tires and wheels must be of the same series, size and offset.
E.) All tires must remain inside of the body.
F.) Wheel spacers and/or bleeder valves will not be permitted.
G.) Wheel reinforcement is strongly recommended.
H.) One (1) inch Outside Diameter magnetic steel lug nuts on steel wheels are required.
15.9 – Safety
15.9.1 Personal Safety Equipment
A.) It is the sole responsibility of each competitor for the effectiveness and proper installation, per the
manufacturer’s specifications to be adequate for competition at every event. Each competitor is expected to
investigate and educate themselves for continuing improvement regarding their own personal safety
15.9.2 Seat Belt/Restraint System
A.) Each car should be equipped with an SFI 16.5 or SFI 16.1 approved seat belt restraint system until the
date of the belt expiration (usually two years). Seat belts restraint systems shall be installed in accordance
with the directions and application of the system supplier or manufacturer.
B.) Seat belt webbing that comes into contact with any sharp or unradiused metal edge should be protected
from that edge by means of push on grip vinyl trim.. Seat manufacturers supply the seat with trim protecting
the webbing from abrasion or cutting under impact conditions and should be used to their specifications.
C.) It is the responsibility of the driver, not the Officials or the Promoter to ensure that his/her seat belt
restraint system and all components are SFI approved, correctly installed, maintained and properly used.
15.9.3 Protective Clothing
A.) Each driver should wear a fire resistant uniform meeting the SFI 3.2A/5 specification and display a valid
SFI 3.2A/5 label.
B.) Each driver should also wear fire resistant accessories that effectively cover the remaining parts of the
body. Shoes and gloves should meet the SFI 3.3 specification and display a valid SFI.3label.
A.) An aluminum seat built specifically for the purpose of competition in auto-racing events will be required
B.) High-back Aluminum (stockcar style) seats should be securely mounted to the frame as
recommended/required by seat manufacturer and chassis manufacturer.
C.) Head rest (behind the head) should include padding. All areas surrounding the head should have
D.) A right head net or support is required. Head nets must be equipped with quick release mechanisms
E.) The seat must be mounted a minimum of 30” (inches) from the center of the rear end, measured at the
bottom of the seat
A.) Driver should wear a full face helmet, with at least a valid SA 2000 or SA 2005 Standard Snell and/or a
valid SFI 31.1, SFI 31.2 or SFI 31.1 2000 label.
B.) The driver should wear the helmet in accordance with the directions provided by the helmet
manufacturer and/or supplier.
C.) If a head and neck restraint system is connected it should conform to the manufactures mounting
D.) Head and Neck restraints are strongly recommended.
A.) No sharp or protruding edges in or around the cockpit, which would impede the driver’s rapid exit from
B.) Windshield screens with a minimum of .090 inch screens must be securely fastened
C.) An electrical engine shut off switch is required. The switch must be clearly labeled and within the reach
of the driver.
D.) A fuel shut off valve is required. The valve must clearly labeled and within reach of the driver.
E.) Flame retardant seat, roll bar, knee and steering pads or padding are recommended
15.10 – Roll Cage
A.) Unless otherwise noted all tubing utilized in the construction of the roll cage must be 1.50-inch Outside
Diameter, .095-inch thick magnetic steel tubing.
B.) A six-point, full perimeter, using 1.50-inch Outside Diameter, .095-inch thick magnetic steel tubing is
C.) The rear hoop must have bracing that crosses in an ‘X’ configuration. Rear kick up supports are
D.) A minimum 1.25-inch outside diameter cross bar is required across the top of the halo bar.
E.) The roll cage must be securely fastened (welding is required) utilizing a minimum of .250-inch plating to
mount cage to the frame. Only magnetic steel will be permitted. Iron, galvanized pipe, fittings, square
tubing, brazing and/or soldering will not be permitted.
F.) A minimum of three (3) door bars on the driver side and two (2) door bars on the passenger side,
mounted in a horizontal manner will be required. Vertical bracing from the top-to-the-bottom of the door
bars on both sides is required.
G.) A minimum of three (3) windshield bars and protective screen will be required in front of the driver.
H.) The driver compartment must be sealed completely from the track, the engine and the fuel cell. The
front and rear firewalls must remain and any holes must be patched with magnetic steel.
I.) Mirrors will not be permitted.
J.) Gutting of the car will not be permitted with the exception of clearance for the roll and door bars.
K.) All material considered flammable including but not limited to the radio, airbags must be removed.
L.) The interior must remain open.
15.11 – Other
A.) The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) must remain clearly visible and unaltered in a minimum of one
(1) of the OEM locations. Any car missing the VIN will not be permitted to enter competition.
1) The winning car may be claimed by a competitor in the feature who finishes on the lead lap.
2) $1,000 CASH and exchange cars.
3) Only drivers racing in the Sport Compact class may claim a car and only one car per year.
4) Car is claimed less seat, seat belts, window net & fuel cell with electric fuel pump.
5) Claimed car must be raced the following week by the claimer.
6) Driver claiming a car must drive to the pit barn within 5 minutes after the feature. Present the money and the car must stay there. Claimed car will then be brought to pit barn. If claim accepted exchange takes place right there.
7) Claimed car has 10 minutes to make a decision on accepting or refusing.
8) If claim is refused: Driver forfeits the win & all points accumulated to date. Driver or car cannot race for 4 race nights not including any rainouts/cancelations.
9) Officials must approve all claims.
10) Officials may claim any car at any time!