The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Official Rules and Regulations

2003 Season

These rules are in effect as of January 1, 2003. This publication supersedes all previous LVMS rule books and rule updates.

LVMS reserves the right to alter or amend the rules and regulations in the interest of safety, cost control, and/or fair competition. It is the responsibility of each competitor to read and understand the contents of this rule book. If there is a disagreement or dispute regarding the meaning or application of these rules, the decision of the Chief Technical Inspector shall prevail.

The rules and regulations set forth herein are designed to provide for orderly conduct of racing events and to establish minimum requirements for such events. These rules shall govern the conditions of LVMS short track events, and by participating in these events, all participants, guests, race members and staff are deemed to have complied with these rules and/or regulations. No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from publication of, or compliance with these rules and regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators or others. In the event of a serious or fatal injury, LVMS reserves the right to impound race cars for review and evaluation, and may exercise this right at anytime. The Chief Technical Inspector shall be empowered to permit minor deviations from any of the specifications herein or impose any further restrictions that, in his opinion, do not alter the minimum acceptable requirements.

No pretense is made for having designed a foolproof set of rules and regulations. The spirit and intent of the rules is the standard by which LVMS short track events will be governed. LVMS tech officials are authorized to decide if an equipment change or modification is an attempt to circumvent these rules. LVMS officials can and will disqualify a race car in violation of the spirit and intent of these rules. If this rule book does not specifically state that you can alter, change, or otherwise modify something on your car, you should consider it a violation of these rules. Illegal components may be confiscated and become the property of LVMS. No part is deemed to have been approved by LVMS by passing through prior technical inspections.

All participants, guest and crew members fully understand that racing is inherently dangerous and that they are exposed to risks of death or serious bodily injury. The participants, guest and crew members voluntarily assume these risks.Changes to this rule book from previous years are underlined.

RACE CAR CLASSES FOR 2003 SEASON

  • SUPER LATE MODELS (Previously Late Models)

NASCAR license required to compete in this division.

  • LATE MODELS (Previously Outlaw Stocks)

NASCAR license required to compete in this division.

  • IMCA MODIFIEDS

IMCA license required to compete in this division.

  • CHARGERS

NASCAR license required to compete in this division.

  • BULLRING BOMBERS

Drivers must be at least fourteen (14) years of age to compete in this division.

  • LEGENDS CARS

INEX license required to compete in this division.

  • BANDOLERO CARS

INEX license required to compete in this division.

  • THUNDER ROADSTERS

INEX license required to compete in this division.

Section 1

GENERAL RACE PROCEDURE RULES

Following are the track procedures for all 2003 events at the Bullring, unless different procedures are specified at the driver's meeting. Any questions about these procedures should be asked at the driver¿s meeting. All on-track or race procedure disputes, protests or concerns must be directed to the Race Director for his final decision within thirty (30) minutes of the conclusion of the final race of the night.

1-1.1 CHECK IN: All participants must present their tech card and race car(s) to the Chief Technical Inspector before the driver¿s meeting on race night.

1-2.1 DRIVER'S MEETINGS: All participants must attend every driver's meeting. LVMS reserves the right to penalize any driver not in attendance at the driver¿s meeting by placing him/her at the rear of the field for their heat race or main event. Spotters should also attend each driver¿s meeting.

1-3.1 TECH INSPECTION PROCEDURES: All cars are required to pass a pre-race technical inspection before entering the track. Drivers must bring all of their cars through the tech line (including backup cars). If a driver should have any questions or concerns about the legality of the car(s), it is the driver¿s responsibility to talk to the Chief Technical Inspector. Post race inspection procedures are explained at each driver¿s meeting.

      1. QUALIFYING and HEAT RACES: Drivers may not attempt to qualify more than one car during qualifying or heat races. All car changes must be reported to the Chief Pit Steward prior to the lineup of qualifying, heat races or the feature event. A driver may enter the rear of the feature event in an approved back up or borrowed car if he or she fails to qualify through time trials or heat races, provided there are less than 26 cars already qualified for the feature event. During races with twin features, should a car be damaged during the first feature event then the driver of that car is guaranteed a starting spot in the next feature event of that night in an approved back up or borrowed car.

1-5.1 PRE-RACE LINE UP: All cars must line up in the designated staging area prior to their respective qualifying, heats races and feature events. Any car not staged and ready to go when the race is called on to the track will not be permitted to start in that race. The Race Director may allow that car to enter a subsequent heat race or feature event in the rear of the field. Driver and car are considered one for the entire night, unless the Chief Pit Steward is notified of a change. In the event that a car drops out of the line up before a race begins, the cars behind that car will be moved straight forward (no crossing of the rows). Any car that is presented to line up in time for a race and cannot compete, for any reason, will receive last place points for that event.

1-6.1 INITIAL RACE STARTS: The Chief Starter begins every race. All initial race starts take place on the frontstretch when the green flag is displayed. All initial starts will be double file, nose to tail starts at the speed of the pace car. When the green flag is displayed cars may begin passing on either side of the car in front of them. In the event that a start is waived off, the yellow flag will be displayed as the cars enter the backstretch. Any car deemed to be intentionally slowing the field on a start or moving out of line prior to the green flag will be sent to the rear of the field at the Chief Starter¿s discretion. Any car not taking the initial green flag will not be allowed to re-enter the race. No car may scuff tires after crossing the start/finish line with one (1) lap to go until green flag.

1-7.1 RESTARTS: The lead car restarts every race. It is the lead car¿s responsibility to accelerate at any point between the two stripes painted on the track in turns 3-4. If the lead car elects not to accelerate between these two stripes, the Chief Starter will display the green flag and racing may begin. Cars may not pass the car in front of them until they cross the start/finish line. If a car does not come up to speed for a restart, the cars behind may pass on the right prior to the start/finish line. All restarts will be single file in a nose to tail formation maintaining the speed of the pace car, until the green flag is displayed. Any car deemed to be intentionally slowing the field on a start or moving out of line prior to the green flag will be sent to the rear of the field at the Chief Starter¿s discretion. Drivers choosing not to go to their designated positions at an official¿s request may be sent to the rear of the field or to the pits at the Race Director¿s discretion. No car may scuff tires after crossing the start/finish line with one (1) lap to go until green flag.1-8.1 PACE CAR: When the pace car lights go out, the race will be going green the next time past the designated starting spot. It is each driver¿s responsibility to be ready to start at this time. All starts and restarts must be at the speed of the pace car. The leaders must maintain this speed throughout the entire start or restart. Failure to maintain the proper speed will result in the lead car being sent to the rear of the field. Any car called to track exit for consultation with an official may be permitted to pass the pace car during caution periods.

1-9.1 JUMPING ON STARTS AND RESTARTS: Any driver who begins racing, passing or is not in a nose to tail formation before the green flag is displayed will be penalized for jumping. Any car not in the nose to tail formation is subject to jumping penalties. Any driver considered jumping will be penalized to the rear of the field (back of the lead lap) at the next yellow or at the end of the race (whichever comes first) on the first jump start. If a driver is caught jumping a second time in the same event, they will be relegated to the pits.

1-10.1 ACCIDENT RULES: Any driver(s) deemed to be the cause of a caution will be sent to the rear of the field for the restart, if they are able to continue. The Race Director and the Chief Starter will make this decision, based on their view of the incident. Stopping to avoid an accident does not constitute causing a caution.

1-11.1 TWO CAUTION RULE: Any driver that causes two yellow flags per event, for any reason, will be black flagged from the event and relegated to the pits. Cars stopping to avoid an accident or cars that get spun out by another car, are not required to leave the track after two cautions. The Race Director makes the final determination regarding this rule.

      1. SPIN OUTS: Drivers that spin out must try to continue immediately and not stop the race. The Race Director reserves the right to penalize any driver one (1) lap for intentionally stopping a race.

1-13.1 ROUGH DRIVING: Any driver who is observed causing other drivers to spin or lose control of their car during a race or the cool-down lap, may be warned, fined, disqualified and/or suspended indefinitely at the track¿s discretion. This rule also applies to lapped cars choosing to re-enter the event. RESPECT OTHER DRIVER¿S EQUIPMENT!

1-14.1 PASSING: It is the responsibility of both the overtaking and overtaken driver to assure safe passing at racing speeds. A driver being overtaken must give the overtaking driver a lane to race in. A car is ruled to have lost a position when the overtaking car¿s hood is even with the driver¿s side door of the car being passed.

1-15.1 BLACK FLAG: A black flag will be given to any driver that is losing a part on their racecar, smoking/leaking badly or to assess a penalty. Lost parts include front or rear bumpers, hoods, body panels, etc. When a black flag is displayed, that driver should immediately report to hot pit lane for consultation. Decisions on black flags will be made at the discretion of the Race Director or Chief Starter.

1-16.1 PITTING DURING A RACE: Any driver going to the pits under a yellow may return to the race at the rear of the field. Hot pit lane may be used for the removal of loose body parts or other minor repairs only.

1-17.1 WORKING ON CARS: All work on the racecar must be done in the pit area or any area which is designated by the officials at the driver's meeting. No crew members are permitted on the race track at any time except if requested to be there by an official. Cars in the designated pit area may not be worked on during red flag conditions.

1-18.1 LAPPED DRIVERS: All lapped cars must move to the outside groove to permit faster cars by them. On restarts, lapped cars should remain in the field in their position unless they choose to go to the rear of the field. Drivers choosing to go to the rear will remain lapped. If a driver is shown the "move over" flag (blue with yellow diagonal) for two (2) consecutive laps and does not move out of the racing groove to allow faster drivers to pass, a black flag will be displayed to that driver.

1-19.1 CARS MOVING THROUGH THE PITS: Cars moving through the pits will do so with extreme caution and at a minimal speed (5 mph). Any driver deemed to be driving dangerously, erratic or in excessive speed for the circumstances will be fined a minimum of $100 for the first infraction. No one (except the driver) is allowed to ride in or on the racecar at any time. Anyone not adhering to this rule risks disqualification from the entire schedule of events for that night.

1-20.1 DRIVER SAFETY: Drivers may not get out of their cars while on the racing surface, except in an emergency such as a fire, fuel leak or severe accident. Drivers may be requested by track officials to get out of their cars by the track for special promotions.

1-21.1 DRIVER/CREW BEHAVIOR: Any driver or crew member causing a disturbance at the flagstand or on the track with any official will be suspended for a minimum of one (1) week.

1-22.1 DRAIN PLUGS: Check all drain plugs and gas caps before every race to minimize caution periods and to enable all of the drivers more track time for their events. LVMS and your fellow competitors appreciate your cooperation and attention to these items.

1-23.1 Any situation not covered by these rules will be dealt with at the discretion of the race officials and their decision is FINAL.

1-24.1 The most important rule at this event - HAVE FUN!

Section 2

2-1.0 LINE UP PROCEDURES

2-1.1 SUPER LATE MODELS

2-1.2 All drivers will draw for qualifying position.

2-1.3 All cars will receive two (2) qualifying laps. The faster of the two laps will be taken.

2-1.4 The top 16 qualifiers will transfer to the A-Feature. If more than 26 cars attempt qualifying runs, the remaining cars will run a B-Feature with the top ten (10) finishers transferring to the A-Feature. If 26 or less cars attempt qualifying runs, the top eight (8) qualifiers will run a. A maximum of 26 cars will start the A-Feature event.

      1. The invert dice will be rolled each night and the field will be inverted accordingly.

2-2.1 LATE MODELS AND CHARGERS

2-2.2 All drivers will draw for either qualifying order or heat race starting position.

2-2.3 If qualifying, all cars will receive two (2) qualifying laps. The faster of the two laps will be taken. The top 16 qualifiers will transfer to the A-Feature. If more than 26 cars are entered, the remaining cars will run a B-Feature with the top ten (10) transferring to the A-Feature.

2-2.4 If heat races are run, the top four (4) finishers will transfer to the A-Feature. If more than 26 cars are entered, the remaining cars will run a B-Feature with the top ten (10) transferring to the A-Feature. If less than 26 cars are entered, all cars will transfer to the A-Feature. A maximum of 26 cars will start the A-Feature.

      1. The invert dice will be rolled each night and the field will be inverted accordingly.

2-3.1 IMCA MODIFIEDS

2-3.2 IMCA Modifieds will follow the 2003 IMCA Modified Line Up Procedures.

2-4.1 BULLRING BOMBERS

2-4.2 All drivers will draw for heat race or A-Feature starting position.

2-4.3 All cars will run a heat race unless the A-Feature is a 50 lap event. All cars entered will start the A-Feature event. The top 24 cars will be inverted by point standings. The high point car will start 24th in the field, second place point car will start 23rd, etc. If less than 24 cars are entered, the entire field will line up by inverted point standings.

2-5.1 LEGEND CARS

2-5.2 All drivers will draw for either qualifying order or heat race starting position.

2-5.3 If qualifying, all cars will receive two (2) qualifying laps. The faster of the two laps will be taken. The top 18 qualifiers will transfer to the A-Feature. The remaining cars will run a B-Feature with the top ten (10) cars transferring to the A-Feature. A maximum of 28 cars will start the A-Feature.

      1. If heat races are run, the top seven (7) finishers from four (4) heat races will transfer to the A-Feature. The remaining cars will not transfer. A maximum of 28 cars will start the A-Feature.
      2. The invert dice will be rolled each night and the field will be inverted accordingly.

2-6.1 THUNDER ROADSTERS AND BANDOLERO CARS

2-6.2 All drivers will draw for heat race starting position.

2-6.3 The A-Feature will be lined up according to the finishing position in the heat races.

2-6.4 The invert dice will be rolled each night and the field will be inverted accordingly.

Section 3

SCORING PROCEDURES

      1. SCORING LAPS: Every lap is scored when the leader has passed the start/finish line under green flag conditions. Yellow flag laps may be counted as described in rule 3-3.4. If the field completes the first lap under green, the first lap shall be scored and any subsequent yellow flags shall result in the drivers lining up single file in their designated position based on the last scored green flag lap.

3-2.1 PASSING UNDER THE YELLOW: Any driver attempting to improve his/her position while running under the yellow will be warned and returned to his/her correct running position. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from that event.

3-3.1 RESTART LINEUPS: All restart lineups will be derived from the Head Scorer¿s lap sheets as the field crossed the start/finish line on the LAST COMPLETED GREEN FLAG LAP.

3-4.1 COUNTING YELLOW FLAG LAPS: LVMS will count the first five (5) yellow flag laps, of every caution period, toward the total if a race consists of more than forty (40) laps. No yellow flag laps count toward the total for events that are forty (40) laps or less. When the race is within five (5) laps of the finish, no yellow flag laps will count toward the total. LVMS guarantees a minimum green-white-checker finish for all restarts within five (5) laps of the finish.

3-5.1 LAPPED CARS: Lapped cars must go to the rear of the field for restarts when there are less than five (5) laps remaining in an event.

Section4

TECH INSPECTIONS AND PROTESTS

4-1.1 TECH INSPECTIONS: All cars, car parts, components and equipment are subject to inspection at any time and in any manner. All decisions regarding the timing and manner of inspection as well as which cars, car parts, components or equipment will be inspected are final.

 

4-1.2 Only those persons approved by track officials will be admitted into the inspection area.

4-1.3 Track officials will determine whether a car, including any car parts, components or equipment meets the specifications for an event as set forth in this rule book. Only the cars, car parts, components and equipment determined to meet the specifications are eligible to compete. Such determinations may be made at any time before, during or after an event.

4-1.4 A competitor must take whatever steps are requested, including tear down of car, to facilitate inspection of the car. This obligation includes, but is not limited to, installing inspection holes, inspection ports and/or any other means of inspection in the roll cage bars, engine components and the like.

4-1.5 If a track official determines prior to the race that the car, including any car part, component or equipment, does not meet the specifications, the car will not be permitted to compete unless the deficiency (a) will not adversely affect the orderly conduct of the race; (b) cannot be corrected in time for qualifying or the race; (c) will not provide the competitor with a significant competitive advantage; and (d) is so insubstantial as not to warrant a determination that the car is ineligible to race. If the track official permits the car to compete under these circumstances, the track official will apprise the competitor of the deficiency, and if the deficiency has not been corrected by the next race, a penalty may be imposed and the car will not be permitted to compete until the deficiency has been corrected.

4-1.5 NASCAR and the track officials have the right, for inspection purposes, to seal or impound cars, car parts, components or equipment entered and competed in an event. NASCAR, track officials or the promoter are not responsible for payment, reimbursement, damage or loss to the competitor as a result of such sealing or impounding.

4-1.6 Any car that has competed in the event may be inspected at the conclusion of the event. NASCAR and/or track officials have the right to confiscate any car part, component, equipment and/or fuel without obligation for payment or reimbursement which fails to meet the specifications of the NASCAR or LVMS rule book. If track officials determine that any car part, component, equipment of fuel used by a competitor does not meet specifications, track officials may declare the car ineligible for the event, resulting in loss of points and/or prize winnings.

4-1.7 Track officials have the right to confiscate any car part, component, equipment and/or fuel without obligation for payment or reimbursement which fails to meet the specifications of the NASCAR or LVMS rule book.

      1. Inspection and/or eligibility decisions are final.
      1. PROTESTS: If a NASCAR member who is a competitor believes that another competitor has obtained a significant unfair competitive advantage by some action that the member believes is in violation of the NASCAR or LVMS rules, the member may protest such action. The protest must be made in writing by the competitor (or his/her crew chief if the competitor is on the race track) within 20 minutes after the checkered flag is displayed. Each separate protest shall be accompanied by a $200.00 protest fee; however, a separate protest that involves the removal of the crankshaft from the engine shall be accompanied by a $750.00 protest fee. Also, a separate protest that involves the removal of a piston and/or connecting rod for the engine shall be accompanied by a $500.00 protest fee. Track officials will decide whether the manner is protestable, and if so shall decide the protest as promptly as possible, and shall inform the parties to the protest of the decision. Track officials may decline a protest, even if the matter is protestable, if he determines that the alleged rule violation is so insubstantial as to not provide the competitor with a significant competitive advantage. The decision that the matter is not protestable is final and non-appealable. In deciding the matter, track officials may take whatever action is appropriate to further the interests of fairness and finality in competition results. Such action includes, but is not limited to, revising the official race results, imposing penalties (disqualification, suspension or fines, and/or loss of finishing positions in the event), awarding or subtracting points or taking no action.

4-2.2 Protests will not be accepted on any subject not specifically provided for in these rules. Such subjects include, but are not limited to timing and scoring decisions, inspection decisions and race procedure decisions.

Section 5

IDENTIFICATION

5-1.1 NUMBERS: All car number configuration and design is subject to approval by track officials.

      1. Single and double digit numbers are recommended; however, three digit numbers are permitted. Numbers must be at least 18 inches high and positioned on both sides of the car, in the center of the door, and on the roof of the car, readable from the right side of the car. Each car must also have a number displayed on the upper corner of the front window on the passenger side.
      2. Car numbers must be of a contrasting color with that of the car.
      3. Car numbers must be registered by the car owner with LVMS. LVMS reserves the right to require a competitor to use a different number at any time to avoid duplication. If the car number is not registered, year-end point fund prize winnings will not be awarded.
      1. DECALS AND ADVERTISING: NASCAR, IMCA, INEX and/or LVMS reserve the right to assign or restrict the display of decals, identification or advertising on race cars.
      2. Contingency sponsor decals must be in place to receive awards and/or prize money from contingency sponsors.
      3. Contingency sponsor patches must be worn to receive awards and/or prize money from contingency sponsors.
      4. LVMS reserves the right to ask any competitor to remove decals and/or advertising deemed by track officials to be in poor taste or otherwise detrimental to the betterment of the sport.

Section 6

CONDUCT AT EVENTS

6-1.1 The driver shall be the sole spokesperson for his/her car owner and pit crew in any and all matters pertaining to an event. At all events the driver assumes responsibility for the actions of his/her crew, this includes violations of rule 6.4. Only one (1) crew member may accompany the driver in the tech area, unless the Chief Technical Inspector requests more crew members.

6-1.2 Fighting, rough driving and other acts of violence will not be tolerated. Penalties will be issued based on the severity of the incident including, but not limited to, fines, suspension and probation.

6-1.3 LVMS will not tolerate profanity, discourteous gestures or behavior deemed detrimental to the betterment of the sport in front of fans or race officials. The minimum fine is $100 per incident. Second incident will result in a one (1) race suspension. Any driver who stops his/her car to argue a decision may be suspended for up to one (1) year from the date of the infraction, depending on the severity of the incident.

6-1.4 No driver or crew member may be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other controlled substances while competing at LVMS. Any impaired driver or crew member will be suspended for a period no less than six (6) months.

      1. Failure to report to the tech area for post-race inspection or failure to present LVMS officials with a part upon request will result in loss of points and purse for the event. The driver is also subject to a fine of $150.
      2. At no time is a car owner, driver or crew member allowed to enter Race Control to dispute a decision while a race is being conducted.

Section 8

SAFETY EQUPMENT FOR ALL CLASSES

No express or implied warranty of safety shall result from the publication of or compliance with these rules and regulations. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators or others. Whenever there is a conflict between a safety provision provided herein and any other rule, the safety provision shall take precedence.

8-1.1 HELMET: It is recommended that helmets meet the specifications set forth in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Regulations or meet the specifications set forth by the American National Standards Institute, Inc. All helmets must have minimum of Snell 95 rating.

8-2.1 FIRE SUITS: It is recommended that at all times, the driver wear a driving suit and gloves of fire resistant material that effectively covers the entire body. It is also recommended that each driver wear fire resistant underwear, fire resistant shoes and a fire resistant head sock.

8-3.1 SEAT BELT and SHOULDER HARNESSES: A) A quick release belt no less than three (3) inches wide is mandatory. Both ends of the lap belt must be fastened to the roll bar cage with high quality bolts not less than 3/8-inch in diameter. B) Shoulder harnesses must be no less than three (3) inches wide and must come from behind the driver¿s seat. Where the harness crosses the roll cage, it must pass through a steel guide welded to the roll cage that will prevent the harness from sliding side to side. Shoulder harness inertia reels are not permitted. C) A center (crotch) belt must be securely mounted to the lower seat frame at the bottom and to the lap seat belt on the top. D) Where the belts pass through the seat edges, it must have a grommet installed, be rolled and/or padded to prevent the cutting of the belt. E) All seat belts and shoulder harnesses must connect at the lap belt with an approved quick release buckle. F) All seat belts must be dated by the factory and must be replaced after four (4) years of use.

8-4.1 FIRE CONTROL: A) It is recommended that each car have, within driver¿s reach, built-in fire extinguishing equipment containing Halon 1211 or equivalent. Dry powder is not permitted. B) Any car that is not equipped with a built-in fire extinguisher must have an adequate fire extinguisher securely mounted within reach of the driver. The fire extinguisher may be secured to the roll bars or mounted on the left side door area. C) All entrants should have in their garage or pit area as part of their equipment, at all times, a fully charged 10 or 13 pound dry chemical, Halon, or equivalent fire extinguisher. D) It is recommended that at all times while the car is being refueled during a pit stop or while fuel is being transported to and from the pit area, all crew members involved should wear a fire resistant suit, gloves, shoes and head/face shield that effectively covers the entire body.

8-5.1 ELECTRICAL CUT-OFF SWITCH: All cars must be equipped with a master cut-off switch, center accessible from either side of the car. The cut-off switch must completely disconnect electrical power and must be clearly marked with an "ON-OFF¿ decal.

8-6.1 MIRRORS: All cars must compete with at least one (1) mirror mounted inside the car. Driver¿s side mirrors are not allowed.

8-7.1 RADIOS: Radios are permitted for use in the following divisions only: Super Late Models and Late Models.

Section 8

SUPER LATE MODEL DIVISION

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

8-1.0 BODY REQUIREMENTS

8-1.1 This class is open to the following American-made, passenger car, production sedans:

CHEVROLET: Monte Carlo, Lumina

DODGE: Intrepid

PONTIAC: Grand Prix

FORD: Thunderbird, Taurus

BUICK: Regal

OLDSMOBILE: Cutlass

Any body not listed here may be approved with prior written notice to LVMS.

All bodies must be neat appearing and stock as produced by manufacturer. Bodies must be constructed of steel, aluminum or fiberglass. Carbon fiber and/or kevlar components are not permitted. Flat or slab sided bodies are not permitted.

8-1.2 The nose and grill area may be cut for the installation of air ducts only. The rear bumper may not be altered, modified or drilled. Approved front air dams must have a minimum of four (4) inches ground clearance. A full rear filler panel is required.

8-1.3 The roof must be located in the stock position and may not be crowned or altered in any manner. Angled aluminum roof rails with a maximum height of 3/8 inch are permitted, provided the angle is mounted parallel, aligned vertically and painted to match the roof. All other body parts must be securely attached without sharp edges.

8-1.4 Belly pans are not permitted.

8-1.5 Exterior nerf bars or any other type of external supporting devices are not permitted.

8-1.6 Interior of the car must be totally isolated from engine compartment and fuel cell with firewalls of minimum 20-gauge steel. All holes must be sealed.

8-1.7 Rear spoiler height may not exceed six and one half (6.5) inches, measured from any point along the deck lid to top of spoiler on all cars. Rear spoiler may be a maximum of sixty (60) inches wide on all cars.

8-1.8 Hood must be even with top of front fenders and completely cover the air cleaner and carburetor. A rearward opening scoop is permitted with a max. height of four (4) inches and a max. width of twenty-four (24) inches.

8-2.0 WINDOWS

8-2.1 A windshield made of clear safety glass or lexan must be used. Minimum thickness is 1/8 inch. Windshield must be supported between the dashboard and roof halo bar with a minimum of three (3) evenly spaced metal strips, 1/8 inch x 1 inch.

8-2.2 Each car must have a rear window made of clear safety glass or lexan. Rear windows must be flat and not dished from roof to deck lid.

8-2.3 All side window glass must be removed. Driver side window net is required on all cars. Net material must be aminimum ¾ inch wide and have openings of at least one (1) inch. Net must be equipped with a quick-release device on the top left front corner.

8-3.0 HEIGHT, WEIGHT AND CHASSIS DIMENSIONS

8-3.1 Minimum weight of car and driver is 3,100 pounds, unless competing with an LVMS Spec Engine or a dry sump system. Cars competing with the LVMS Spec Engine must weigh a minimum of 2,850 pounds, including driver. All other weight restrictions and/or penalties still apply (see rule 8-5.6 for dry sump systems). These weight advantages/penalties may be adjusted in the interest of fair competition at anytime.

8-3.2 Left side weight may not exceed 58% of the total weight.8-3.3 Minimum wheelbase permitted is 105 inches. Maximum tread width permitted is sixty-eight (68) inches, plus or minus ¼ inch. Magnetic steel spacers are permitted to utilize maximum allowable tread width.

8-3.4 Frame rails, body and all added lead must maintain a minimum of four (4) inches ground clearance, without the driver in the car. There must be a minimum of eight (8) inches ground clearance at the fuel cell. There must be a minimum of three (3) inches ground clearance at the oil pan.

8-3.5 Added weight must be in minimum five (5) pound blocks, must be painted white, must have car number clearly visible on each piece and must be securely attached within the frame rails, with minimum of two (2), ½ inch, grade 5 bolts.

8-3.6 All cars must have a minimum of ten (10) inches between the center of the crankshaft and the ground.

8-4.0 LVMS SPEC ENGINE REGULATIONS

8-4.1 The purpose of the LVMS Spec Engine is to offer an economical alternative to competitors. The LVMS Spec Engine is intended only for small block Chevrolet engines.

8-4.2 Maximum displacement is 360 cubic inches, including wear.

8-4.3 Maximum compression ratio is 10.5:1.

8-4.4 Engine block must be cast iron and must originate from a mass-produced type engine.

8-4.5 No titanium is permitted in engine, except for the valve retainers.

8-4.6 Crankshaft must be cast or forged steel only, weighing a minimum of fifty (50) pounds. The crankshaft may not be knife-edged or cut in anyway to lighten the total weight. The stroke is limited to 3.48 inches (+/-.020). Crankshaft design and shape must match OEM. Minimum rod journal size of 2.10 +/- .030.8-4.7 Connecting rods must be solid, magnetic steel. Alum., titanium, stain. steel or hollow rods are not permitted. GM connecting rods must be used with GM blocks. Interfacing of rods between manufacturers is not permitted. No Honda rods in GM, GM rods in Ford, etc.8-4.8 Pistons must be of a flat-top or dished design only. A minimum of three (3) rings per piston is required. The pistons may not protrude above the deck.

8-4.9 Camshaft must be a solid steel lifter type with a maximum lift of .510 inch, measure at the valve. LVMS officials permit no valve lash adjustment prior to inspection. Hydraulic or flat-tappet lifters are permitted and must maintain original manufacturer¿s stock diameter. Mushroom, roller or roller type (including ceramic roller replacements) lifters are not permitted. Camshafts must be designed to maintain contact between each lifter and each lobe at all times.

8-4.10 Independent stud, roller tip rocker arms and stud girdles are permitted. Shaft rockers are not permitted.

8-4.11 Cylinder head must be a stock Chevrolet Vortec (casting number 12339906, 12558062) only. Casting number must be clearly visible and not altered in anyway. Combustion chamber volume must be a minimum of 61cc. Maximum intake port volume is 173cc and maximum exhaust port volume is 163cc. Angle milling, port matching or grinding of any type is not permitted. The heads may be surfaced/milled only to true the gasket surface. Chemical milling or porting is not permitted. No alterations may be made to the bowl, port or runner area.

8-4.12 Maximum intake valve size is 1.94 inches and maximum exhaust valve size is 1.5 inches. Valves must be steel or stainless steel only.

8-4.13 Intake manifold must be a stock Edelbrock (part number 2912 or 2913) only. Intake manifold may not be modified in anyway, including painting. Carburetor spacers are prohibited between the carburetor and the intake manifold.

8-4.14 Engine must use a wet sump oiling system. Dry sumps or external pumps are not permitted. An accusump type auxiliary oil reservoir is permitted. Oil pans must have an inspection plug with a minimum diameter of one (1) inch on the driver¿s side allowing visibility of the crankshaft and connecting rods.

8-4.15 The carburetor must be a Holley 4412 (casting number 3250). The ONLY modifications permitted are as follows: a) The choke air horn may be removed with a square-mill cut. b) The butterflies may be drilled with one (1) idle hole each, maximum of 3/16 inches in diameter. c) Cam and accelerator pump may be replaced with aftermarket. d) The choke and linkage may be removed, but screw holes must be filled. e) Power valves, metering blocks and floats may be modified.

8-4.16 The carburetor and intake manifold are subject to an exchange by the Chief Technical Inspector. The carburetor exchange consists only of the main body. If any part(s) are found illegal, driver is subject to penalties including, loss of purse, loss of points and/or suspension from future races. Exchange of carburetor and/or intake manifold will take place during post-race inspection after the main event.

8-4.17 All cars are subject to the use of a restrictor plate at the track¿s discretion.

8-5.0 SUPER LATE MODEL ENGINE REQUIREMENTS (NON-SPEC ENGINES)

8-5.1 Cars competing without the LVMS Spec Engine must compete with V-8, push rod engines.

8-5.2 Maximum displacement is 360 cubic inches, including wear.

8-5.3 Maximum compression ration is 11:1.

8-5.4 Engine blocks must be cast iron and maintain the factory-stock weight, design and dimensions. No aluminum or aftermarket blocks are permitted.

8-5.5 No titanium is permitted in the engine, except for the valve retainers.

8-5.6 Dry sump oiling systems are permitted. Any car competing with a dry sump system must carry an additional weight penalty of fifty (50) pounds, making the minimum weight of car and driver 3,150 pounds.

8-5.7 Cylinder heads must be stock, cast iron production components only. The head must contain the original manufacturer¿s casting number and must have been used in a production vehicle. Bow-tie, Vortec and/or Camel-back heads are permitted. Ford and Chrysler heads are subject to prior approval of Chief Tech.

8-5.8 Three (3) angle valve jobs are permitted.

8-5.9 Heads may be resurfaced or milled on gasket surface. Heads may be port matched a maximum of ½ inch into the intake port.

8-5.10 Crankshaft must be cast or forged steel only. Aftermarket crankshafts, similar in design to OEM, are permitted. Odd firing order or 180 degree crankshafts not permitted. Stroke must be 3.48 inches (+/- .020).

8-5.11 Connecting rods must be solid, magnetic steel. Aluminum, titanium, stainless steel or hollow rods are not permitted.

8-5.12 Solid steel camshafts (hydraulic or flat tappet) are required. Roller lifter cams are not permitted. Lifters must maintain stock diameter for the engine being used (no interchanging of parts). Roller tappets, mushroom valve lifters or roller type lifters are not permitted.

8-5.13 Independent stud, roller tip rocker arms, shaft rockers and stud girdles are permitted.

8-5.14 The carburetor must be a Holley 4412 (casting number 3250). The ONLY modifications permitted are as follows: A) The choke airhorn may be removed with a square-mill cut. B) The butterflies may be drilled with one (1) idle hole each, maximum of 3/16 inches in diameter. C) Cam and accelerator pump may be replaced with aftermarket. D) The choke and linkage may be removed, but screw hole must be filled. E) Power valves, metering blocks and floats may be modified.

8-5.15 Only aluminum or steel, single-piece intake manifolds may be used. The intake manifold must remain stock as sold by the original manufacturer, porting and/or polishing is not permitted. The intake manifold may be port matched a maximum of ½ inch into intake ports at the head.

8-5.16 A maximum one (1) inch thick adapter may be used between the carburetor and intake manifold.

8-5.17 Pistons must have a minimum of three (3) rings each.

8-5.18 All cars are subject to the use of a restrictor plate at the track¿s discretion.8-6.0 AIR CLEANERS AND FILTERS

8-6.1 Only dry, round paper element filters are permitted for use. Air must enter the filter housing in an even and consistent manner without obstruction. LVMS reserves the right to impound all air filters at any time.

8-6.2 Air filter housing must be round and made of metal. 8-7.0 ENGINE LOCATION AND MOUNTS

8-7.1 Engines must be located so that the forward most spark plug hole is within two (2) inches of a line connecting the rear of the upper ball joints.

8-7.2 Crankshaft must be centered within one (1) inch of the vehicle¿s front treadwidth. Minimum clearance between the center of the crankshaft and the ground must be ten (10) inches.

8-7.3 All mounts must be securely bolted and adjustable mounts are not permitted.

8-8.0 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8-8.1 Electronic distributors, single or dual breaker points or any camshaft driven type distributors are permitted. Magnetos, crank trigger, optically triggered or computerized systems are not permitted.

8-8.2 All cars must have a functional starter located near the stock location.

8-8.3 Batteries must be securely mounted within the confines of the body. Batteries must be contained in leakproof, electrically insulated containers. Dry cell batteries are not required to be contained in leakproof containers.

8-8.4 Traction control devices, mechanical, electrical or otherwise, are not permitted.

8-9.0 ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM

8-9.1 All cars must have a functional fan containing a minimum of four (4) blades, and a minimum diameter of fourteen (14) inches. Free spin or clutch fans are not permitted.

8-9.2 All cars must have a fan guard in place. Fan shrouds or ducts directing air to the radiator are permitted between the frame rails.

8-9.3 Electrical fans are permitted, but must be mounted on the back side of the radiator only.

8-9.4 Radiators must be stock appearing and remain in the stock location.

8-9.5 Anti-freeze is not permitted for use in the cooling system.

8-9.6 A minimum one (1) gallon overflow catch tank is required in all cars. Catch tank may be located in the engine compartment with a hose protruding enabling the driver to see overflow.

8-9.7 Water pump must be mechanically driven, must be located in the stock location and must rotate in the same direction as the crankshaft. All coolant must flow in the same direction as the OEM production engine.

8-10.0 ENGINE EXHAUST SYSTEMS

8-10.1 The use of any exhaust manifold is permitted.

8-10.2 Exhaust pipes from header to the collector may not be larger than five (5) inches in diameter (O.D.).

 

8-11.0 DRIVE TRAIN

8-11.1 Any aftermarket or OEM, manual or automatic shift transmission may be used. Transmissions with enclosed clutches are permitted. Transmission must have a functional forward gear and reverse gear.

8-11.2 Minimum diameter of clutch plates and discs must be five and one-half (5-1/2) inches. The pressure plates and discs must be made of magnetic steel only. Aftermarket scatter shields are recommended.

8-11.3 Flywheel must be constructed of aluminum or steel.

8-11.4 Driveshafts must be magnetic steel and painted white.

8-11.5 Quick-change rear ends are permitted. Cambered rear ends are not permitted.

8-12.0 FRAMES

8-12.1 Full tube frames or stock subframes are permitted.

8-12.2 Main frame rails must be constructed of rectangular tubing having a minimum outside circumference of ten (10) inches and a minimum thickness of .120 inches.

8-12.3 Clearly marked tow hooks must be located in both the front and rear of the car for hook-up.

8-12.4 The driver¿s side door must have at least three (3) complete horizontal bars between the pillars and two (2) vertical bars extending from the window opening to the frame rails.

8-12.5 Roll cage must be welded to main frame rails in a minimum of six (6) locations.

8-13.0 SUSPENSION

8-13.1 Independent rear suspension is not permitted. Independent front suspension is required.

8-13.2 Minimum coil spring diameter is two and one half (2-1/2) inches. Bottom coil spring mounts must be located on the stock appearing lower A-arm and top mount must be securely attached to the chassis. Lower A-arms must be made of magnetic steel.

8-13.3 The rear springs must be mounted in the same manner on each end of the rear end housing (both in or both out).

8-13.4 All upper A-arms must be made of magnetic steel. Aluminum cross shafts are permitted.

8-13.5 Shocks may not have external reservoirs. Only one shock per wheel is permitted.

8-13.6 Static weight jacking devices are permitted. No weight may be moved while car is in motion.

8-14.0 STEERING COMPONENTS

8-14.1 NASCAR approved quick release steering wheels are required. All steering wheels must have a minimum two (2) inch thick pad in the center.

8-14.2 Steering columns must be collapsible (U-joints are acceptable).

8-15.0 BRAKES

8-15.1 Four (4) wheel disc brakes with magnetic steel, non-coated rotors are required.

8-15.2 Brake bias valves are permitted.

8-15.3 Aftermarket calipers are permitted.

8-15.4 Brakes must be functional at each wheel during competition.

8-16.0 FUEL SYSTEM

8-16.1 The only fuel permitted for use is VP Racing Fuels, 110 octane. The chemical composition of the fuel may not be altered by any means. Fuel may not be cooled by any means prior to entering the carburetor.

8-16.2 All cars must be equipped with an approved fuel cell, securely mounted in the trunk area as far forward as possible.

8-16.3 Fuel cell must be mounted with steel framework (1 inch x 1 inch, .065 inch minimum) and attached with a minimum of four (4), one-half inch (1/2) bolts to the frame rails.

      1. Glass fuel filters, electric fuel pumps and belt driven fuel pumps are not permitted. Fuel lines may not enter driver¿s compartment.

8-17.0 TIRES AND WHEELS

8-17.1 Magnetic steel, fifteen (15) inches by ten (10) inches racing wheels are required. Minimum offset allowed is three (3) inches. Maximum offset allowed is five and one-half (5-1/2) inches.

8-17.2 Only one (1) valve stem per wheel. Bleeders are not permitted.

8-17.3 Use of the track specified tire (Hoosier 2040) is mandatory. Visiting cars may be eligible for a one (1) race grace period based on the decision of Chief Technical Inspector. Soaking, softening or otherwise altering the composition of tires is not permitted.

8-17.4 Each driver is permitted to purchase eight (8) tires to establish an inventory at the beginning of the season. After a driver purchases eight (8) tires, the two (2) tire maximum will be in effect. A maximum of two (2) tires may be purchased for the next event. Any driver not completing at least one half of the total laps of the previous week¿s feature event is not permitted to purchase tires.

Section 9

LATE MODEL DIVISION

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

9-1.0 BODY REQUIREMENTS

9-1.1 This class is open to most American-made passenger car production sedans, coupes and pick-ups. If there is a question whether a body type is permitted, submit a written request to LVMS for tech approval.

9-1.2 All bodies must be as close to stock appearing as possible with the body being used. All body parts must be made of steel, aluminum, or fiberglass. Carbon fiber and/or kevlar components are not permitted. Flat or slab sided bodies are permitted.

9-1.3 The nose and grill area may be cut for the installation of air ducts only. The rear bumper or bumper cover may not be altered, modified or drilled. A full rear filler panel is required.

9-1.4 The roof must be located in the stock position. All other body parts must be securely attached without any sharp edges.

9-1.5 Belly pans are not permitted.

9-1.6 Approved front air dams must have a minimum of four (4) inches of ground clearance.

9-1.7 Interior of the car must be totally isolated from the engine compartment and fuel cell area with firewalls constructed of a minimum of 20-gauge steel. Aluminum firewalls are not permitted. All holes in the firewalls must be sealed. The interior floor of the car must be completely sealed and constructed of a minimum of 20-gauge steel or approved material.

9-1.8 Hood must be even with the top of front fenders and completely cover the air cleaner and carburetor. A rearward opening scoop is permitted with a maximum height of four (4) inches and a maximum width of twenty-four (24) inches.

      1. Rear spoiler height may not exceed six (6) inches, measured from any point along the deck lid to top of spoiler. Rear spoiler may be a maximum of sixty (60) inches wide.
      2. Exterior side rails and/or nerf bars are not permitted.

9-1.11 All other body modifications must meet with prior tech approval.

9-2.0 WINDOWS

9-2.1 A windshield made of clear safety glass or lexan must be used. Minimum thickness is 1/8 inch. Windshields must be supported between the dash bar and roof halo bar with a minimum of three (3) evenly spaced metal straps 1/8 inch by 1 inch or a single 1.75 inch bar in the center of the windshield welded to the dash bar and the roof halo bar.

9-2.2 Each car may have a rear window made of clear lexan. Rear windows must be flat and not dished from roof to deck lid.

9-2.3 All side window glass must be removed. A right side window of any type is not permitted. Side quarter windows behind the "B" pillar can be replaced with lexan. Driver side window net is required on all cars. Net material must be minimum ¾ inch wide and have openings of at least one (1) inch. Net must be equipped with a quick-release device on the top left front corner.

9-3.0 HEIGHT, WEIGHT, WIDTH AND CHASSIS DIMENSIONS

9-3.1 Cars with a wheelbase of less than 108 inches must subtract 1% of the total left side weight percentage per inch under 108 inches. Wheelbase must be within one (1) inch from side to side of car.

9-3.2 Maximum treadwidth is 66 inches measured at center of tire.

9-3.3 Minimum weight of car and driver with a stock chassis (front and rear) is 3,100 pounds with no more than 58% of the total car weight on the left side.

9-3.4 Minimum weight of car and driver with a stock front frame (must have a minimum of the stock frame 8" forward and 10" rearward of the front spring buckets) and fabricated rear frame is 3,150 pounds with no more than 56% of the total car weight on the left side.

9-3.5 Minimum weight of car and driver with a fabricated chassis is 3,200 pounds with no more than 56% of the total car weight on the left side.

9-3.6 Maximum rear weight percentage on all cars is 52% (percent).

9-3.7 All weights are for car and driver on LVMS scales.

9-3.8 The frame rails, body and all added lead weight must maintain a minimum of four (4) inches ground clearance, without the driver in the car. All cars must maintain a minimum of eight (8) inches of ground clearance measured at the bottom of the fuel cell can. There must be a minimum of three (3) inches of ground clearance at the oil pan.

 

9-3.9 All added weight that is not contained in the frame rails or in steel tubing welded to the frame, must be in minimum five (5) pound blocks, must be painted white, must have car number clearly visible on each piece, and must be securely attached, within the frame rails, with a minimum of two (2), ½ inch grade five bolts.

9-4.0 ENGINE REQUIREMENTS

9-4.1 Eligible engines will be production engines as determined, selected, and approved by LVMS. LVMS must approve all major engine component parts prior to their being used in competition.

9-4.2 Engines may be interchanged within any corporate manufacturer¿s line.

9-4.3 Only stock, OEM, cast iron engine blocks are permitted. Aftermarket engine blocks are not permitted. The engine block must retain all stock external dimensions, excluding maximum allowable overbore. Angle cutting the engine block deck is not permitted.

9-4.4 Maximum engine displacement is 361 cubic inches including wear.

9-4.5 Maximum engine compression ratio is 11:1.

9-4.6 Any round aluminum piston may be used. A minimum of three (3) rings per piston is required.

9-4.7 No titanium is permitted in the engine with the exception of the valve retainers. Only magnetic steel valves and valve springs are permitted.

9-4.8 Cylinder heads must be LVMS approved and all modifications must be submitted to LVMS before any proposed modifications will be eligible for approval. All manufacturers¿ identification and part numbers must remain on the part being used in competition.

A. All cylinder heads must be of cast iron construction and produced by the OEM manufacturer in quantities readily available. Camel back and Vortec heads are permitted. Bow Tie heads are not permitted. All cylinder heads for use on Ford or Chrysler engines must meet with prior tech approval before they will be considered legal for use in competition.

B. A maximum of three (3) angle valve job will be permitted. When cutting the valve seat angles, stone or grinding marks will not be permitted above the bottom of the valve guide. All cutting in reference to the valve job and bowl area must be centered off the centerline of the valve guide. Radius cuts will not be permitted. Upon completion of the valve job, the bowl area above the valve seat to the bottom of the valve guide must still be the same configuration as far as shape and finish as it was from the manufacturer. Surfaces and/or edges where the cutter or stone has touched must not be polished. Hand grinding or polishing will not be permitted on any part of the head.

C. Resurfacing or milling on the gasket surface only is allowed.

D. Port matching of the head a maximum of ½ inch into the intake port is permitted.

E. No other modifications are allowed. No porting (other than listed above), polishing, or removal of material from any surface of the cylinder head by any means mechanical, chemical or any other way not listed.

      1. All valves must be identical in appearance and constructed as an OEM type valve. Undercut valve stems or radiused (tuliped) valve heads are not permitted. The maximum valve size as measured across the face of the valve are as follows: Intake ¿ 2.050 Exhaust ¿ 1.625

The valve stem centerlines must remain in the OEM location and dimension for the heads being used.

9-4.10 Camshaft must be a solid steel lifter type. Hydraulic or flat-tappet lifters are permitted and must maintain original manufacturers stock diameter. Mushroom, roller or roller type lifters are prohibited. Camshaft must be designed so that each lifter maintains contact with each lobe at all times.

9-4.11 Independent stud, roller-tip rocker arms, and stud girdles are permitted. Shaft rockers are not permitted.

9-4.12 Only standard magnetic steel or cast iron production design crankshafts will be permitted. If aftermarket crankshafts are used, they must be designed and manufactured the same as an OEM crankshaft for the approved standard production engine. Crankshaft must weigh a minimum of 50 pounds and cannot be altered in any manner such as knife edging. Stroke not to be increased or decreased. Balancing permitted.

9-4.13 Connecting rods must be solid, magnetic steel. Aluminum, titanium, stainless steel or hollow rods are not permitted.

9-4.14 Aluminum or steel one-piece intake manifolds are permitted. The intake must remain stock as sold by original manufacturer. The intake may be port matched a max. of ½ inch into the intake ports of the head.

9-4.15 A maximum one (1) inch thick adapter may be used between the carburetor and the intake manifold. Adapter may not be altered to accommodate carburetor and/or intake manifold.

9-4.16 A single Holley 4412 (casting number 3250), 2 barrel carburetor must be used. The ONLY approved modifications are as follows:

A. The choke airhorn may be removed with a square mill cut.

B. The butterflies may be drilled with one (1) idle hole each, maximum of 3/16 inches diameter.

 

C. Cam and accelerator pump may be replaced with aftermarket.

D. The choke and linkage may be removed, but screw holes must be filled.

      1. Engine must use a wet sump oiling system. Dry sump or external pumps are not permitted. An accusump type auxiliary oil reservoir is permitted.

9-4.18 On ALL cars the oil pan must have an inspection plug with a minimum diameter of one (1) inch on the driver¿s side allowing visibility of the crankshaft and connecting rods.

9-5.0 ENGINE LOCATION AND MOUNTS

9-5.1 Engine must be located so that the forward most spark plug hole is within two (2) inches of a line connecting the rear of the upper ball joints.

9-5.2 Crankshaft must be centered within one (1) inch of the vehicle¿s front treadwidth.

9-5.3 All mounts must be securely bolted and adjustable mounts are not permitted.

9-5.4 Minimum clearance between the center of the crankshaft and the ground must be ten (10) inches.

9-6.0 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9-6.1 Electronic distributors, single or dual point distributors, or any camshaft driven type distributors are permitted. Magnetos, crank trigger, optically triggered or computerized systems are not permitted.

9-6.2 All cars must be equipped with a functioning starter located near the stock location.

9-6.3 All cars must be equipped with a master electrical switch located in the cockpit of the car. The switch must be within reach of the driver and safety crew from the left side of the car.

9-6.4 Batteries must be securely mounted within the confines of the body.

9-6.5 Batteries must be contained in leak proof, electrically insulated containers. Dry cell batteries are not required to be contained in a leak proof container.

9-7.0 ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM

9-7.1 All cars must have a functional fan containing a minimum of four (4) blades, and a minimum diameter of fourteen (14) inches. Free spin or clutch fans are not permitted.

9-7.2 All cars must have a fan guard in place. Fan shrouds or ducts directing air to

the radiator are permitted between the frame rails.

9-7.3 Electrical fans are permitted, but must be mounted on the back side of the radiator only.

9-7.4 Radiators must be stock appearing and remain in the stock location.

9-7.5 Anti-freeze is not permitted for use in the cooling system.

9-7.6 A minimum one (1) gallon overflow catch tank is required in all cars. Catch tank may be located in the engine compartment with a hose protruding enabling the driver to see overflow.

9-7.7 Water pump must be mechanically driven, must be located in the stock location and must rotate in the same direction as the crankshaft. All coolant must flow in the same direction as the OEM production engine.

9-8.0 ENGINE EXAUST SYSTEMS

9-8.1 Any exhaust manifold may be used.

9-8.2 Exhaust pipes from the header to the collector may not be larger than five (5) inches in diameter (O.D.).

9-9.0 DRIVE TRAIN

9-9.1 Any OEM or aftermarket manual or automatic transmission may be used. Transmissions with enclosed clutches are not permitted. Automatic transmission must have a torque converter. Automatic transmission with in-out coupler or valve to bypass torque converter is not allowed.9-9.2 Minimum diameter of clutch plates and discs must be five and one-half (5-1/2) inches. The pressure plates and discs must be made of magnetic steel only.

9-9.3 Aftermarket scatter shields are recommended.

9-9.4 Flywheel must be constructed of aluminum or steel.

9-9.5 Driveshafts must be constructed of magnetic steel and painted white.

9-9.6 All cars must have a minimum of two (2) driveshaft safety loops constructed of no less than 1/8 inch by one (1) inch steel straps.

9-9.7 Quick-change rear ends are permitted. Aftermarket floater rear ends are recommended. Cambered rear ends are not permitted.

9-10.0 CHASSIS AND ROLL CAGES

9-10.1 Full tube frames or stock subframes are permitted.

9-10.2 Unibodied cars may connect the front and rear subframes.

9-10.3 Main frame rails must be OEM or constructed of a minimum two (2) inch by two (2) inch rectangular tubing having a minimum thickness of .120 inches.

9-10.4 Clearly marked tow hooks must be located in both the front and rear of the car for use by the safety crew.

9-10.5 Roll cages must be constructed of steel with a minimum outside diameter of one and three-quarters (1 ¾ ) inches and a minimum wall thickness of .095 inches.

9-10.6 The left side door area must have at least three (3) complete horizontal bars between the pillars and two (2) vertical bars extending from the windshield opening to the frame.

9-10.7 The right side door area must have at least two (2) horizontal door bars between the pillars and two (2) vertical bars extending from the windshield opening to the frame.

9-10.8 The roll cage must be attached to the chassis in a minimum of six (6) locations. The roll cage must be welded to the chassis and cannot be bolted.

9-10.9 Any areas of the roll cage that may in any way come in contact with driver must be padded using dense foam padding specifically manufactured for use as racing roll bar padding. The use of pipe insulation wrapping is not permitted.

9-11.0 SUSPENSION

9-11.1 Independent rear suspension is not permitted. Coil over suspension is not permitted.

9-11.2 Minimum coil spring diameter is four and one half (4-½ ) inches. Bottom coil spring mounts must be located on the lower control arm and top mount must be securely attached to the chassis.

9-11.3 All control arms must be constructed of magnetic steel. Aluminum cross shafts are permitted.

9-11.4 OEM or tubular lower control arms are permitted.

9-11.5 OEM or tubular upper control arms are permitted.

9-11.6 The rear springs must be mounted in the same manner on each end of the rear end housing.

9-11.7 Static weight jacking devices are permitted. No weight may be moved while the car is in motion or on the racetrack.

9-11.8 Shocks may not have external reservoirs. Only one shock per wheel is permitted. Adjustable shocks are permitted

9-11.9 Shocks can be claimed by anyone, at anytime, during the event for a claiming fee of $115.00 per shock payable to the driver whose shocks are being claimed. LVMS Officials have the right to claim shocks.

9-12.0 STEERING COMPONENTS

9-12.1 A NASCAR approved quick release steering wheel is required.

9-12.2 Steering columns must be collapsible. U-joints are acceptable.

9-12.3 Rack and pinion steering is permitted.

9-12.4 All steering heim joints and tie rods may be constructed of magnetic steel or aluminum.

9-12.5 All welding of steering components must meet with LVMS approval.

9-12.6 Steering wheels must have a two inch thick pad in the center.

9-13.0 BRAKES

9-13.1 Only four (4) wheel disc brakes with magnetic steel, non-coated rotors are permitted. Drum type rear brakes are permitted.

9-13.2 Brake bias valves are permitted. Aftermarket, racing brake master cylinder assemblies are permitted.

9-13.3 Aftermarket calipers are permitted.

9-13.4 Brakes must be functional at each wheel during competition.

9-14.0 FUEL SYSTEMS

9-14.1 The only fuel permitted for use is VP Racing Fuels, 110 octane. The chemical composition of the fuel may not be altered by any means. Fuel may not be cooled by any means prior to entering the carburetor.

9-14.2 All cars must be equipped with an LVMS approved fuel cell. Fuel cells must be securely mounted in the trunk area as far forward as possible.

9-14.3 Fuel cells must be mounted within a steel framework constructed of steel square tubing (1 inch x 1 inch, .065 inch minimum).

9-14.4 The framework must attach to the frame rails with a minimum of four (4) one-half (½) inch bolts. Framework may be welded to the main frame rails of the car.

9-14.5 Glass fuel filters, electric fuel pumps, and belt driven fuel pumps are not permitted. Fuel line may not enter the driver¿s compartment.

9-15.0 TIRES AND WHEELS

9-15.1 Fifteen (15) inch magnetic steel wheels with a maximum width of eight (8) inches are required. Wide five (5) pattern wheels are permitted for use.

9-15.2 Minimum wheel offset allowed is three (3) inches. Maximum wheel offset allowed is five and one-half (5 ½) inches.

9-15.3 Air bleeders are not permitted.

9-15.4 Use of the LVMS track specified tire is mandatory (Hoosier 970). Visiting cars may be eligible for a one (1) race grace period based on the decision of the Technical Director or Director of Competition. Soaking, softening or otherwise altering the composition of tires is not permitted.

9-16.0 COMMUNICATION

9-16.1 The use of a two-way radio for communication with a spotter and/or pit crew member is recommended.

Section 10

CHARGERS DIVISION

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

10-1.0 BODIES

10-1.1 Body must be stock appearing, American-made, rear wheel drive passenger

sedans and must match the make of the chassis.

10-1.2 All body panels must be made of minimum 20-gauge steel or aluminum equivalent. The use of a fiberglass hood is permitted.

10-1.3 Air scoops and/or wings are not permitted. Factory installed rear spoilers or aftermarket spoilers are permitted. Rear spoilers may not exceed six (6) inches in height and may be no wider than the rear deck.

10-1.4 Fenders may be trimmed for tire clearance only. Front fender wells may be removed.

10-1.5 Steel front and rear firewalls are required. Front firewall must be stock and rear firewall may be fabricated from minimum 20-gauge steel. Front and rear firewalls must remain in stock location for chassis being used. All holes in the front and rear firewalls must be filled. Full-length and full-width steel floorboards are required. Interior sheet metal can be removed from doors and roof.

10-1.6 All interior upholstery must be removed.

10-1.7 All glass and plastic lenses must be removed (excluding windshield). Headlight and/or taillight openings may be covered. The windshield may be replaced with polycarbonate (lexan) at least 1/8 inch thick.

10-1.8 Each car is required to have a window net on the driver¿s side. Minimum opening of the window net squares is one (1) inch. Net must be permanently attached at base of window with a quick release at the top.

10-1.9 Doors must be welded or securely fastened with a minimum of four (4) ¼-inch bolts.

10-1.10 Body must maintain original manufacturer¿s dimensions. Narrowing or lowering the body is not permitted.

10-1.11 Hood must be within ¾ inch of windshield along entire surface.

10-1.12 Each car must have at least one (1) mirror.

10-1.13 Bumpers must be stock appearing and must be visible from outside the car. Reinforcing is not permitted, except the bumpers may be welded to the stock brackets or welded to the frame horn. Each bumper must be strapped to the front fenders or rear fenders with a minimum 1/8 inch steel straps or conveyor material.

10-1.14 Exterior side rails and/or nerf bars are not permitted.

10-2.0 HEIGHT, WEIGHT AND CHASSIS DIMENSIONS

10-2.1 Minimum wheelbase is 108 inches on each side of the car. Wheelbase must be within one (1) inch on each side of the car.

10-2.2 Minimum weight of the car and driver 3,200 pounds. Any car competing with the engine not in the stock location is required to weigh a minimum of 3,400 pounds, including driver. Maximum left side weight may not exceed 55% of the total weight. Maximum rear weight percentage is 50%.

10-2.3 The frame rails, body and all added lead must maintain a minimum of four (4) inches of ground clearance, with the driver in the car. There must be a minimum of ten (10) inches ground clearance at the fuel cell.

10-2.4 Added weight must be in minimum five (5) pound blocks, must be painted white, must have car number clearly visible on each piece and must be securely attached, within the frame rails, with minimum of two (2), 1/2 inch, grade 5 bolts.

10-2.5 All cars must have a minimum of eleven (11) inches between the center of the crankshaft and the ground.

10-3.0 ROLL CAGE AND FRAME

10-3.1 Frames may be constructed from any American-made, rear wheel drive passenger car. Frames must retain original manufacturer specifications and must match make of the body. Fabricated subframes are not permitted.

10-3.2 Frames may be altered for the installation of springs and/or shocks only. Removal of material from the frame, cross members or frame supports with the intent of reducing overall weight of the car is not permitted.

10-3.3 Roll cage bars must be a minimum of 1.75 inches in diameter and a minimum of .095 inches thick. The driver¿s side door must have at least three (3) complete horizontal bars between the pillars and two (2) vertical bars. LVMS recommends the installation of minimum 1/8 inch steel plate on the driver¿s side door.

10-3.4 Roll cage must be welded to main frame rails in a minimum of six (6) locations.

10-3.5 Unibodied cars may connect the front and rear subframes

10-4.0 ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

10-4.1 The engine must match factory brand of chassis being used.

10-4.2 Maximum displacement is 363 c.i.d., including wear.

10-4.3 Maximum compression ration is 10:1.

10-4.4 Engine must remain totally stock, unless specified further in these rules.

High performance engines are not permitted. Titanium is not permitted for use anywhere in the engine.

10-4.5 Engine block must be a V-8 type and be of stock factory production. Bow-tie blocks are not permitted.

10-4.6 Overbore size for all engines shall not exceed .060 inches from original manufacturer¿s specifications.

10-4.7 Crankshaft must be made of cast iron or steel and maintain stock factory specifications for block being used. Knife-edging or otherwise lightening the crankshaft is not permitted. Altering the stroke is not permitted. Polishing the crankshaft is not permitted. Aftermarket racing crankshafts are not permitted.

10-4.8 Connecting rods must be solid steel and exactly match OEM specifications for block being used. Aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, H beam or hollow rods are not permitted.

10-4.9 A minimum of three (3) rings per piston is required. Pistons may not be altered.

10-4.10 Camshaft must be a solid steel lifter type with a maximum lift of .450 inch, measure at the valve. LVMS officials permit no valve lash adjustment prior to inspection. Only solid, flat-tappet lifters are permitted and must maintain original manufacturers stock diameter. Hydraulic, mushroom, roller or roller type lifters are not permitted.

10-4.11 Shaft rockers are not permitted. Roller rockers and valve guides are permitted.

10-4.12 Only cast iron, stock OEM production cylinder heads are permitted. Part number must be clearly visible and not altered in anyway. No angle milling, port matching or grinding is permitted. The heads may be surfaced/milled only to true the gasket surface. No chemical milling or porting is permitted. No alterations may be made to the bowl, port or runner area. High performance heads such as Bow-tie, Camel-back, Dart and /or Vortec are not permitted. Maximum intake valve size is 1.94 inches and maximum exhaust valve size is 1.5 inches for GM engines. Maximum intake size is 2.02 inches and maximum exhaust valve size is 1.6 inches for Ford or Chrysler engines. Studded heads are permitted, stud girdles are not permitted. Valves must be steel or stainless steel only.

10-4.13 Only stock, cast iron intake manifolds are permitted. Intake manifold must be readily available. Intake manifold may not be modified in anyway, including painting. Mounting holes may no be altered. Carburetor spacers are not permitted between the carburetor and the intake manifold, with the exception of a maximum one (1) inch adapter. Only one (1) single layer gasket is permitted per mating surface.

10-4.14 Except as described, all other engine parts must retain original manufacturer¿s specifications to size, shape, weight and finish. Aftermarket aluminum pulleys are permitted.

10-4.15 All engines must have the forward most spark plug hole even or ahead of the lower ball joints.

10-4.16 A single Holley 4412 (casting number 3250), 2bbl carburetor must be used. The ONLY approved modifications are as follows:

A. The choke airhorn may be removed with a square mill cut.

B. The butterflies may be drilled with one (1) idle hole each, maximum of 3/16 inches diameter.

C. Cam and accelerator pump may be replaced with aftermarket.

D. The choke and linkage may be removed, but screw holes must be filled.

10-4.17 The intake manifold may not be altered in any way to accept the carburetor.

Controlled vacuum leaks are not allowed.

10-4.18 Air boxes, ducts, baffles scoops and hole in the hood to direct air to the air cleaner are not permitted.

10-5.0 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

10-5.1 Any OEM ignition system may be used. Ignition system does not have to match make of chassis being used. High-performance ignition systems are not permitted. Magnetos are not permitted.

10-5.2 Aftermarket ignition components are not permitted. Any spark plug and any spark plug wire may be used.

10-5.3 All vehicles must have a functioning starter. The use of a mini-starter is permitted.

10-5.4 Batteries must be securely mounted in the engine compartment or in a leakproof, electrically insulated container behind the driver.

10-6.0 ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM

10-6.1 Engine must have a functioning fan located in the stock location. Electrical

fans are permitted, but must be mounted behind the radiator.

10-6.2 Top fan guard is required on all cars. Extended shrouds or ducts directing air at radiator are permitted.

10-6.3 A stock type radiator of any source or capacity is permitted. Radiator must be mounted securely in the stock location.

10-6.4 A radiator protection screen is permitted.

10-6.5 A one (1) gallon over-flow catch tank is required on all cars. Catch tank may be located in the engine compartment with a hose protruding enabling the driver to see overflow.

10-6.6 Anti-freeze is not approved for use at LVMS.

10-7.0 EXHAUST SYSTEMS

10-7.1 Stock, cast iron exhaust manifolds are required. Spacers between the exhaust

manifold and cylinder head are not permitted. Headers are not permitted.

10-7.2 Exhaust must exit behind the driver.

10-7.3 Maximum exhaust pipe diameter permitted is three (3) inches.

10-7.4 Exhaust pipes may be thermal wrapped.

10-8.0 DRIVE TRAIN

10-8.1 Flywheel must be stock for the engine in use and maintain all OEM

specifications. Flywheel must be made of magnetic steel.

10-8.2 Carbon fiber type clutches are not permitted. Minimum diameter of clutch

discs and pressure plates is ten (10) inches.

10-8.3 Steel bellhousings and scatter shields are required.

10-8.4 Transmissions must be OEM automatic or manual. Automatic transmissions must have a fully functional, stock torque converter for make/model of car. Aftermarket racing transmissions are not permitted. Transmission coolers, if used, must be located in the engine compartment.

10-8.5 Drive shafts must be magnetic steel and painted white. Two (2) steel, 360° retaining straps at least 1/8 inch by 2 inches are required for the drive shaft.

10-8.6 Any OEM type, mass-produced, passenger car or truck rear end is permitted. Floaters are recommended. Non-magnetic components are not permitted anywhere inside the rear end, with the exception of washers, crush collars and/or spacers.

10-8.7 Aluminum brake hats are permitted.

10-8.8 Axles must be solid, magnetic steel. Gun drilling or boring axles is not permitted.

10-8.9 Only OEM, positively locked differentials are permitted. Steel spools, steel mini-spools or welded spider gears are permitted. Aftermarket limited-slip rear ends are not permitted.

10-8.10 Panhard bars are permitted.

10-9.0 WHEELS AND TIRES

10-9.1 Wheels must be fifteen (15) inches in diameter with a maximum width of eight (8) inches. Wheels must be magnetic steel.

10-9.2 All four (4) wheels must have same width and offset. A maximum one-half (1/2) inch spacer is permitted.

10-9.3 Bleeder valves are not permitted. Only one (1) valve stem per wheel is permitted.

10-9.4 Double center wheels are recommended.

10-9.5 Heavy-duty wheel studs and lug nuts of at least 9/16 inch are required.

10-9.6 Use of the track specified tire is required (Hoosier 890). Soaking, softening or otherwise altering the composition of tires is not permitted.

10-10.0 SUSPENSION AND BRAKES

10-10.1 All coil springs must be stock appearing. Aftermarket coil springs are permitted for use. Coils may be cut or heat treated to achieve correct ride height. Leaf springs must be stock for make/model of car and mounted in the stock location.

10-10.2 Coil over suspension is not permitted.

10-10.3 Tubular type A-frames are not permitted. All A-frames must match make/model of car.

10-10.4 Spindles must match make/model of car. Aftermarket or fabricated spindles are not permitted. Spindles must be magnetic steel.

10-10.5 Any spring bushing is permitted. Lowering blocks on leaf springs are permitted.

10-10.6 Racing sway bars are not permitted.

10-10.7 Any steel type, non-adjustable shock absorber is permitted. Shocks must be mounted near the stock locations. Air shocks, coil over shocks and/or aluminum shocks are not permitted.

10-10.8 OEM tie rod ends are permitted.

10-10.9 Static weight jacking devices are permitted. No weight may be moved while car is in motion.

 

10-10.10 Any OEM brake system is permitted and may be interchanged among make/model. Brake bias valves are permitted.

10-10.11 Brakes must be functional at each wheel during competition. Aftermarket master cylinders are permitted. Only one (1) master cylinder may be used.

10-11.0 STEERING COMPONENTS

10-11.1 Quick release steering wheels are required. Quick connect must be made of steel or aluminum. A pad of at least two (2) inches must cover the steering wheel hub.

10-11.2 Steering boxes and related components must be stock for make/model of car and must be mounted in stock location. Aftermarket steering boxes, rack and pinion steering or steering reducers are not permitted.

10-11.3 Steering column must be collapsible. U joints are acceptable.

10-12.0 FUEL SYSTEM

10-12.1 Any non-oxygenated gasoline is permitted. Gasoline may not be cooled prior to entering the carburetor.

10-12.2 All cars must be equipped with an approved fuel cell, securely mounted in the trunk area as far forward as possible.

10-12.3 Fuel cell must be mounted with steel framework (1inch x 1 inch, .065 inch minimum) and attached to the frame rails with a minimum of (4), one-half (1/2) inch bolts.

10-12.4 Glass fuel filters, electric fuel pumps and belt-drive fuel pumps are not permitted.

10-12.5 Fuel lines may not enter driver¿s compartment. All fuel lines must be under the vehicle unless enclosed in a maximum one (1) inch OD steel rubbing.

10-12.6 All cars must have a minimum of two (2) springs on throttle return cable.

Section 11

BULLRING BOMBERS

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

11-1.0 THE CAR

      1. Any American-made, TOTALLY stock passenger car. Minimum wheelbase must be 114 inches.

11-1.3 Station wagons automatically earn front starting spots at all events.

11-1.4 No Convertibles, Pick Up Trucks, SUV¿s, T-Tops, Sports Cars or Jeeps.

11-2.0 BODIES

11-2.1 All body panels must remain completely stock and not gutted. This includes the roof, hood, dash and trunk lid.

11-2.2 Dash and dash pad must remain intact. Partial removal of material for roll bar installation is permitted.

11-2.3 Removal of gauges and dash wiring is optional.

11-2.4 Floorboard and firewall must remain intact. Holes must be covered with metal.

11-2.5 Exterior body molding, antennas and trim must be removed

11-2.6 All sharp edges outside or inside car must be smashed flat.

11-2.7 Doors must be chained, welded or bolted shut.

11-2.8 Holes or scoops in the hood or roof are not permitted.

11-2.9 Sun visors must be removed. Windshield wipers are optional. A functional horn is required.

11-2.10 Stock bumpers are required. Bumpers may not be reinforced in any way, except the bumpers must be secured with chains or straps.

11-2.11 Seat must be secured in an upright position.

11-2.12 All glass must be removed except for the windshield.

11-2.13 All exterior lights must be removed.

11-2.14 Added weights or ballast of any kind is not permitted.

11-3.0 ROLL CAGE

11-3.1 Minimum three-point cage may be purchased commercially, or fabricated from the following specs. Upright pipe of at least two (2) inches O.D. between floor and roof behind driver, upright must extend higher than the driver¿s head when seated. Each end of the upright must have a plate at least 6" x 6" x ¼". Use a minimum of four (4), ½ inch bolts at each plate. A minimum two (2) inch O.D. pipe crossbar must run from the door bar on the driver¿s side to the opposite side of the car, this pipe must be attached to both the upright and the door bar.

11-3.2 The upright behind the driver¿s head must be protected with roll bar padding.

11-3.3 It is recommended that every car have a minimum 6" x 3/8" steel plate or a 4" x ¼" channel located in the center of the driver¿s and passenger (if car has a passenger seat) side doors. Center the plate or channel so that it is at least 12" from the front and rear of the door (or as your body size allows). Round off the outer edges and secure it with a backing plate and at least four (4), ½¿ bolts.

11-4.0 ENGINE

11-4.1 The engine and all components must be stock as it left the showroom floor.

11-4.2 Stock cast iron intake manifold and exhaust manifold only.

11-4.3 Carburetor must remain OEM, no modifications allowed.

11-4.4 Exhaust must extend past the driver and exit towards the rear of the car.

11-5.0 ENGINE COOLING

11-5.1 Stock radiator, fan and fan shrouds only.

11-5.2 Radiator may not be braced or supported by any means.

11-5.3 No antifreeze allowed in the radiator.

11-6.0 ELECTRICAL

11-6.1 Must remain stock for make and model of car.

11-6.2 Battery must be secured in a leak proof box in either the trunk or located behind the driver¿s seat.11-6.3 All cars must have key ignition or a kill switch.

 

11-7.0 TRANSMISSION AND DRIVETRAIN

11-7.1 Stock for make and model of car.

11-7.2 Each car must have a functional reverse gear.

11-8.0 BRAKES

11-8.1 Stock brake assembly for make and model. All four brakes must function.

11-9.0 TIRES AND WHEELS

11-9.1 Street tires only. DOT Racing Street Tires are not permitted.

11-9.2 Seven (7) inch, steel wheels only. Racing wheels are permitted.

11-9.3 Oversized lug nuts are required. Oversized wheel studs are recommended.11-10.0 STEERING AND SUSPENSION

11-10.1 Stock steering system for make and model.

11-10.2 Stock suspension system for make and model.

11-10.3 Over-exaggerated caster/camber is not permitted. Maximum of one (1) inch in or out.

11-11.0 FUEL SYSTEM

11-11.1 Stock fuel tank must be removed and replaced with a maximum ten (10) gallon steel fuel cell or marine fuel tank.

11-11.2 The fuel tank must be located as far forward as possible in the trunk compartment. Fuel tank must be secured with steel straps or nylon tie-down straps. Station wagons must install a sheet metal barrier between the fuel tank and the driver¿s compartment.

11-11.3 Fuel line must exit out of the top of the fuel tank only.

11-11.4 No fuel lines in the driver¿s compartment.

11-11.5 Mechanical fuel pumps only ¿ no electrical pumps.

11-11.6 Gasoline type fuels only.

11-12.0 DRIVER SAFETY (All rules in this section apply to passenger, if applicable)

11-12.0 Helmets required per section 8-1.1 in this rulebook.

11-12.1 Polyester or nylon clothing is not permitted. Each driver must wear a long sleeve shirt and trousers made of cotton, wool or a Nomex driving suit.

11-12.2 A minimum 4-point safety harness is required. 5-point safety harness is recommended.11-12.3 An approved racing seat is recommended for driver and passenger (if applicable).11-12.4 Fire extinguishers that are securely mounted within reach of the driver are recommended.

11-13.0 RACE PROCEDURES

11-13.1 Prior to each main event the drivers will be notified which direction the cars will be turning. Clockwise or

counter-clockwise and wet or dry conditions.

11-14.0 GRAND ENDURO

11.14.1 LVMS will conduct two (2) Grand Enduro races each season paying a minimum of $1,000 to win. Cars will compete in a 200 lap event.

    1. SPECIAL EVENTS

11-15.1 LVMS will conduct several special events throughout the season utilizing the Bullring Bombers. These events may include the Boat Race, 360 Race, Tag-Team Race, Car Football, etc. All Bullring Bomber cars will be eligible for these events. The special events will not award points, but will include cash prizes. Special events will be announced for the 2003 season throughout the season.

Section 12

IMCA MODIFIEDS

    1. CAR REGULATIONS
      1. All cars must meet the 2003 IMCA Modifieds rules and regulations. The IMCA rules are available through LVMS or at www.imca.com
      2. All 2003 IMCA Modified rules will be enforced, including spec tires and wheels and engine claim.
      3. All cars must weigh the IMCA minimum of 2,450 pounds. Maximum left side weight of 56% or total weight.
    2. RACE PROCEDURES
      1. All 2003 IMCA line up procedures and point system structures will be used for all track and IMCA point paying events.

Section 13

LEGENDS CARS

13-1.0 CAR REGULATIONS

13-1.1 All cars must meet the 2003 INEX Legends Cars rules and regulations.

      1. All cars must run INEX approved mufflers in all events at LVMS.

13-2.0 TECH PROCEDURES

      1. All Legends Cars tech inspections will follow the INEX rule book and will be performed by the licensed INEX officials.

13-3.0 POINT STRUCTURE

      1. FRIDAY EVENTS ¿ INEX National points will be awarded on Friday events. Track points will not be awarded on Friday events.
      2. SATURDAY EVENTS ¿ INEX National points and track points will be awarded on Saturday events and any special events throughout the season.

Section 14

THUNDER ROADSTERS

14-1.0 CAR REGULATIONS

14-1.1 All cars must meet the 2003 INEX Thunder Roadsters rules and regulations.

14-1.1 All cars must run INEX approved mufflers in all events at LVMS.

14-2.0 TECH PROCEDURES

14-2.1 All Thunder Roadsters tech inspections will follow the INEX rule book and will be performed by the licensed INEX officials.

14-3.0 POINT STRUCTURE

14-3.1 FRIDAY EVENTS ¿ INEX National points will be awarded on Friday events. Track points will not be awarded on Friday events.

      1. SATURDAY EVENTS ¿ INEX National points and track points will be awarded on Saturday events and any special events throughout the season.

Section 15

BANDOLERO CARS

15-1.0 CAR REGULATIONS

15-1.1 All cars must meet the 2003 INEX Bandolero Cars rules and regulations.

15-2.0 TECH PROCEDURES

15-2.1 All Bandolero Cars tech inspections will follow the INEX rule book and will be performed by the licensed INEX officials.

15-3.0 POINT STRUCTURE

15-3.1 FRIDAY EVENTS ¿ INEX National points will be awarded on Friday events. Track points will not be awarded on Friday events.

15.3.2 SATURDAY EVENTS ¿ INEX National points and track points will be awarded on Saturday events and any special events throughout the season.