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A World Racing Group, event is a competitive racing event which is intended to be conducted and officiated in accordance with the rules herein. These rules provide the guideline for all events. The rulebook may be amended from time-to-time and special rules may be published and/or adjusted at any particular event with the participants receiving prior notification. By participating in these events, all participants agree to comply with these rules and regulations. The rules are not intended to express or imply the warranty of safety as a result of publication of, or compliance with the rules and regulations as stated herein. The rules are intended to offer a guideline for the conduct and officiating of an event.
The Supervisory Official shall be empowered to permit any reasonable and/or appropriate amendment from any of the specifications and/or procedures herein or impose any further restrictions that in their opinion does not alter the minimum acceptable requirements. Revisions to the rules are not intended to express or imply the warranty of safety shall not result from any such deviation or restriction of the specifications, rules and/or procedures. Any interpretation of, or deviation from, these rules herein, are left to the discretion of the racing officials and their jurisdiction is final.
Any equipment changes, alterations to existing parts and/or performance enhancing changes to previously approved parts or equipment must be approved in writing prior to introduction into competition.
Supervisory Officials reserve the right to immediately determine the legality and use of any equipment that has not received prior written approval for introduction into competition. It is ultimately the obligation of each participant to ensure their conduct and equipment complies with all of the applicable rules, as they may be amended from time-to-time. The rules are in no way a guarantee against injury and/or death to participants, spectators, officials and/or others.
ANY CAR, TEAM AND/OR DRIVER THAT DOES NOT MEET THESE SPECIFICATIONS AND/OR EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO PENALTIES AS DETERMINED BY THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS CASE CONSTRUCTION LATE MODEL SERIES OFFICIALS
Chapter 1 – World Racing Group General Rules
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Chapter 2 – Procedure Rules
Section 1 – Racing Event Procedures
A. Pre-Race Inspections
a. All cars entered and present at any series event that intend to compete in the racing event, must pass pre-race inspection prior to any on-track activity. Pre-race inspection may take place in a specified area and/or in the regards of space directly at the team’s transporter. Refusal to present vehicle or preventing officials from completing pre-race inspection will result in disqualification from that event and possible penalty and fines.
B. Drivers Meeting(s)
a. All drivers must attend the drivers meeting. Drivers in violation of not attending the Drivers Meeting could face a fine, loss of driver points, owner points and/or suspension.
b. The number of cars starting each event and the number of laps for each event may be announced at the drivers meeting.
c. Any changes in the basic event night program due to car count, track conditions and/or any other circumstances may be announced at the drivers meeting.
C. Inspection Procedures and Legality
a. Officials may at their discretion, impound part(s) and/or component(s), engine and/or any other components and/or the complete car for competitive, and/or research data analysis.
b. World Racing Group is not responsible for any cost incurred as a result of inspection.
c. Officials may at their discretion, inspect any car entered for competition in any racing event at any time.
D. Weighing and Scales
a. All cars will weigh as directed by announcement, radio message or posted at the designated scales, per the weight rule, and track layout. All cars must weigh in immediately following their races as directed. Any detour, redirection, mud puddle meandering, may result in disqualification or penalty.
b. The top 3 finishers must scale immediately after victory lane presentations.
c. Any detour to the scale, may result in loss of finish position or time. Should any car stop on the way to the scales and be touched by anyone other than a race official and/or the driver may be disqualified. Any car not meeting the minimum weight, after the designated event will lose its time, and/or finishing position from that event.
d. The scales used for the event, provided by the series or the track, will be considered the official scales for the event.
e. Scales will be available for any team to verify its car weight as determined by the official scales for that event.
f. The number of cars to be scaled nightly will be announced at the drivers meeting, on the pit board and/or instructed via the driver’s one-way radio.
g. At the scales, the car must present themselves directly on to the scales. The figure shown is the official weight for that car.
h. Officials will allow a car to re-scale two times by pulling off scale and pulling back on. Reading of the final attempt will become the entered weight.
i. If, at the scales, the car fails to meet the minimum weight, the following penalties apply:
i. Qualifying: The car forfeits the earned qualifying and must start last in a heat race.
ii. Heat Race: Car is penalized for that event but remains eligible for the next qualifying race.
iii. Preliminary mains, LCS and Feature: Car and Driver will be scored in the last finishing position of the race.
a. Once a racecar has been started or once any race has been started, all work on the racecar must be completed in the designated work area unless informed otherwise. Any participants who do not work on the car in the designated work area are subject to disqualification and/or fine and/or suspension and/or any other action deemed appropriate by Officials and/or World Racing Group Supervisory Officials.
b. On the initial push, during a yellow and/or red flag situation if a car needs more than one (1) ‘push-off’, except for safety reasons, that car will be penalized 2 running positions. A ‘push off’ is considered completed only when the pushed vehicle has started and pulled away from the push vehicle.
c. Drivers and/or team members will not be permitted to tamper with track racing surface. Any participants who tamper with the track racing surface are subject to disqualification and/or fine and/or suspension and/or any other action deemed appropriate by World Racing Group Supervisory Officials.
d. Any driver, crew member or team associate that enters the race surface without express approval from an official are subject to disqualification and/or fine and/or suspension and/or any other action deemed appropriate by World Racing Group Supervisory Officials.
e. All drivers should not exit their car unless there are extenuating emergency circumstances. They should shut off the electrical power, remain in their car and wait for track and/or safety officials without removing any personal safety equipment. At no time should a driver and/or crew member approach any portion of the racing surface or another moving vehicle.
f. If a car/driver switch is made, for any reason, that car/driver must start at the rear of the next segment of the racing program in which that car/driver has qualified for.
F. Entry and Pill Draw
a. All drivers and/or teams entered in any event must draw for a position in qualifying order at the designated location. The drivers and/or teams are responsible for their own pill draw. Only one (1) car may be entered per driver in any event.
b. All pills will be drawn prior to the drivers meeting. If a driver and/or team entered and present at the event does not draw, that team will be placed at the end of the qualifying order. In the event that there is no qualifying, then the driver and/or team will start at the rear of their specified qualifying race.
c. All participants shall be DIRTcar Members in good standing to participate in any event draw.
G. Hot Laps
a. All entered cars will hot lap by the qualifying order. If a driver misses their respective group, they will forfeit their opportunity to hot lap.
b. The AMB/MyLaps scoring transponder must be mounted on the racecar prior to hot laps.
c. If, and when track packing is required any car that does not participate will be given only one (1) qualifying lap and/or the best the car may qualify is 50% + 1 of the entered cars for that event.
a. Qualifying will consist of two consecutive timed laps unless otherwise noted. Changes to the two-lap qualifying procedure will be at the discretion of series officials.
b. When conditions and circumstances allow multi-car qualifying may be utilized at the sole discretion of series officials.
c. Qualifying may be split into two or more separate qualifying groups based on car count. Regardless of the situation, a car must qualify within its overall assigned group.
d. Qualifying will take place in the order of the pill draw, staggered into groups. Each car and/or team will have a two-car or two-group grace period to be in line for their own qualifying opportunity.
e. If the grace period is missed the late car will take its qualifying at the end of the scheduled lineup and receive only one qualifying lap. The best a late car can qualify is 50% (lower number) + 1 of the overall number of qualifiers in a group no matter what the qualifying time of record is posted.
f. Once a car is pushed and/or rolls for time-trials, even if it doesn’t start, that is considered an attempt to qualify. If the car leaves the track and goes to the pit area or returns to the qualifying line it will be considered late and will only receive one qualifying lap as outlined above.
g. The cars that are late must be in line before the last scheduled car attempts to qualify. Qualifying will be closed once all cars that are in line have attempted to qualify.
h. In the event of two or more cars posting the same qualifying times, the tie breaker will be the fastest other lap time of the two consecutive recorded laps. If this does not break the tie, the tie will be broken by the qualifying pill draw. In the event that one (1) lap qualifying is utilized, the tiebreaker will be the qualifying pill draw.
i. In the event of inclement weather and/or unforeseen circumstances, it is at the discretion of the World Racing Group Supervisory Officials to revise the qualifying procedure.
j. If, for any reason, a race must be run on a different day after qualifying is completed (except for multiple day events), the driver may start the race in the earned qualifying position even if not in the car originally presented for qualifying.
k. Drivers will earn points for qualifying starting at 10 points dropping by 1 for each position.
I. Heat Races
a. The heat race lineups will be determined by the results of qualifying.
b. All heat races will have an invert of four (4).
c. The number of laps in the heat races and number of cars transferring from the heat race(s) will be announced at the drivers meeting by series officials.
d. The driver that has accumulated the most points through qualifying and their heat races will draw a pill to determine that feature invert. The feature invert will either be a 0, 4, or a 6.
e. Unless otherwise announced at the drivers meeting, the top sixteen (16) drivers in overall passing points will be locked into the Feature event.
f. Any driver that does not transfer from the heat race(s) to the feature race will be assigned to compete in an LCS and/or preliminary main.
g. Drivers will earn points for heat race finish starting at 20 points dropping by 2 for each position.
J. Last Chance Showdown(s)
a. The Last Chance Showdown(s) line up will be determined by overall passing points.
b. The number of laps and number of transfer position(s) from the Last Chance Showdown will be based on the overall car count for the event and announced at the drivers meeting.
K. Backup Cars
a. A backup car may be introduced at any time between qualifying and the start of the Feature due to the original car not operating properly and/or from extensive damage. Such determination will be at the sole discretion of the Series Officials. Any such change will result in the driver starting at the rear of the next race segment in which the driver has qualified for. If a driver changes car(s) after hot laps, that driver will remain in his drawn position for qualifying and will be positioned in subsequent races accordingly.
b. If a backup car is introduced, the car must pass pre-race technical inspection prior to any competition. A backup car may be obtained from any source and does not have to be part of a team’s original equipment.
c. An additional entry/inspection fee may be due for the introduction of any backup car where applicable.
d. Once a car has been withdrawn from an event, that car will not be allowed to be resubmitted to competition during that event.
a. The race will begin immediately once the racing surface is clear, and the cars are properly aligned in their assigned starting positions.
b. Any driver, team, and/or car, who purposely attempts to hold up the start of any race will be placed at the rear of the lineup and could be disqualified from the event, suspended and/or fined at the discretion of the World Racing Group Officials.
c. Once the allotted time (announced at the drivers meeting) allowed for being on the track or in the push off and/or staging area, ready to race, has expired, any late car will be penalized to the rear of the field.
d. Any car pushed or joining the field after the field has started assembling must start at the rear of the field.
e. In any race once the one (1) to go signal has been displayed cars will not be allowed to enter the racing surface unless directed by a Series Official.
f. All starts, and restarts will take place at a consistent speed. Consistent speed will be at the discretion of World Racing Group Officials. Starts will take place at a designated point that will be identified at the drivers meeting. Any car out of line and/or passing before this point will bring out a caution period and will be penalized two (2) positions on the ensuing restart. If an offending car is located on the last row of the starting grid then that car is allowed to restart but will be penalized 2 positions from its finishing position. If the same car commits a second offense it shall be disqualified from that event. All front row cars must choose their racing line coming out of turn three (3) and must maintain that line until the start or restart occurs. Failure to do so will result in a two (2) position penalty. Failure to acknowledge and comply with the “move back” signal may result in being parked for that race.
g. In the event that the race is not properly started by the two (2) front row cars, the responsible car(s) may be moved to the second row. Failure to acknowledge and comply with the “move back” signal may result in being parked for that race.
h. Alternate starters for any race will not be permitted to start any race after the original start has taken place.
i. One (1) complete lap must be completed before the race is restarted using a restart lineup.
j. The pole car sets the pace, and the front row starts the race together at the designated area, regardless of a displayed flag. Any passing before the front row accelerates will not be permitted.
k. If a caution comes out on the original start or before one (1) lap is completed, the car or cars that brought out the caution will lineup at the rear of the field and the race will have a complete restart for the remainder of the field with cars lined up by position at the discretion of the race director.
a. All restarts will take place with the lead lap cars moved to the front of the field. Lapped cars will pull to the inside and fall in behind the last car on the lead lap in their order of running.
b. If a car is unable to properly restart the race after the one (1) attempt, the car will be penalized two (2) positions.
c. When an infraction occurs on a restart, race officials may exercise their discretion and allow the race to continue, not calling for another restart, and then penalize the offending car(s) under yellow flag conditions or at the conclusion of the race. The offending car(s) will be penalized 2 positions.
d. The restart area will be at the designated restart area, which will be announced at the Drivers Meeting.
e. All restarts will take place at a consistent speed. Consistent speed will be at the discretion of Series Officials.
f. Any cars that stop in the pit/designated work area, during a caution period will be required to restart from the rear of the field.
g. Any cars that are involved in a red flag situation will be required to restart at the rear of the field, including cars that go to the pits during a red flag situation.
h. Under red flag conditions any car that stops because of a blocked track, at the discretion of the Series Officials, will not be considered involved in the red.
i. Any car that is stopped for consultation during a caution period will retain its position only if the Series Officials deem the car ‘clear’ and permit it to return directly to competition without adjustment.
j. If a car is not in a proper nose-to-tail alignment and/or is laying back to create excessive gap between cars, then that car may be penalized. If there are multiple violations, the car may be disqualified from the event.
k. Restarts will follow single-file procedures following a caution period.
a. Any car that does not race on the designated racing surface in order to better its position will be black flagged and penalized at the discretion of the Series Officials.
b. The maximum number of event laps will be stated by the Series Race Director during the drivers meeting but may change due to extenuating circumstances.
c. Any car that spins, is involved in an incident and/or has a problem but does not bring out the yellow flag and/or create a caution period, will blend back into the field where the driver is able to do so. If there is an inadvertent caution period, the Series Officials will determine the placement of the car(s) involved. The placement of the car will be where the car blended back into the field.
d. At the discretion of the Series Official any car that is involved in two (2) or more unaided spins may be penalized.
e. All races must be completed in a “green-white-checkered” finish. This means if the yellow flag is displayed or caution lights illuminated prior to the leader receiving the checkered flag, that race will be restarted and run for two consecutive laps before completion. Under certain conditions, at the discretion of Series Officials, a one lap “white – checkered” finish is allowable.
f. If a race is red flagged due to weather conditions and cars are sent to the pits, then any and all work, including tire changes, is permitted.
g. If there is an incident resulting in a closed red situation and the determination is made to go to an open red then all the cars that were considered involved, whether they went to the work area or not, will re-align at the rear of the field in their scored position on their last completed lap. Order is lead lap cars, 1 lap down cars, and multiple laps down cars.
h. A spin or stoppage that requires a car to be restarted during a yellow flag slow down period is considered as being involved and will result in said car or cars re-aligning at the rear of the field along with other cars that were involved in the yellow stoppage.
i. If it is determined in any race, after the original start, that any competitor deliberately initiates a caution period, by any means, that competitor may be penalized. The determination of what constitutes deliberately initiating a caution period will be at the judgment of the and/or World Racing Group Officials.
j. Any cars going to the work area and reentering the race together will be positioned in the order of their last scored lap at the rear of the field behind cars that are on the same lap as they are. If a restart green flag is displayed and followed by a yellow or red flag before a lap is scored, then any car(s) that remained in the work area can reenter the race but will be positioned behind any same lap car that took the aforementioned restart green flag. If a car remains in the work area it can re-enter during any ensuing race stoppage, lining up behind any cars that are on the same lap as said car that is re-entering.
k. Officials may complete an event, at any completed lap count, at their discretion, if a condition or circumstances create a reasonable inability to continue. The race will be considered complete unless announced otherwise.
l. If, when officials determine in their sole discretion that unforeseen circumstances prevent the completion of the advertised distance or make it impractical to continue or complete the race within a reasonable time after it has been stopped, the race will be considered officially completed as of the last lap scored by the leader prior to the race halt. The finishing positions will be determined, as they would have held if the race had been restarted.
m. A pace car may be utilized to pace the field prior to the start of the event and on all restarts. Passing of the pace car, unless otherwise instructed to do so by the Series Race Director will not be permitted.
n. Hand signals and colored gloves will be permitted during the use of communication with drivers. Flashlights, sticks and/or anything with electricity and/or two-way radio communication or any electronic communication with drivers will not be permitted.
o. Any driver not qualified for the Feature that gains entry into the Feature due to a car/driver separation will earn show-up points only for the entire event.
p. In the event that a race car is inadvertently or purposely hit by a push truck, pace vehicle or purposely hit by another race car during push-off, or under yellow flag conditions or other non-racing activity and such incident is witnessed by a race official, then repairs can be made to the contacted vehicle and that car will resume it’s running position. The maximum time allotted for such repairs is six (6) minutes. If repairs cannot be completed within this time, then the car will be scored as finishing last in that race. Alternate(s) starters will not be given a starting position in this situation. In the event the damaged car is not able to reenter the race, the car will be scored last on the lap in which that car has completed.
q. When a car is presented in the designated lineup area or during push-off for any event competition, any tire change is prohibited. Any tire change will result in forfeiting starting position. Penalty will be starting in the last position.
r. Adding fuel, whether on the track or in the work area, will not be permitted when yellow flag and/or closed red flag conditions exist.
O. Work Area
a. When the yellow flag is displayed a two (2) minute period will be permitted for the repairs of any race damage. The time will begin once the car has reached the designated work area. The car will rejoin the field at the tail of the lap it’s on once the work has been completed at the direction of Series Officials. After the completion of halfway of the race the two-minute period will no longer be in effect.
P. Flag Rules and Officials Signals
a. Green Flag
i. The green flag signifies the start of any race and/or qualifying run.
b. Yellow Flag
i. When the yellow flag is displayed, and/or the yellow caution lights are illuminated, this signifies a caution period.
ii. When the yellow flag is displayed and/or caution lights illuminated no passing is permitted unless instructed to do so by Series Officials.
c. Red Flag
i. All red flags are considered closed red flags unless Series Officials determine it needs to be an open red. In an open red flag, a work area may be designated on the racing surface. All cars will be moved to the designated work area on the racing surface before work begins.
ii. When the red flag is displayed all cars on the racing surface and in the pit area must come to a complete stop in a controlled manner, while not stopping and/or driving through the area of the incident. Cars are not permitted to move for any reason unless instructed by Series Officials. Any car that moves during the red flag without permission will be penalized and/or parked.
iii. During any red flag situation all drivers, unless involved in the incident, must remain in their car unless otherwise instructed by Series Officials.
iv. During any red flag, once the field is stopped, the race director may offer the opportunity for any car to the work area by signaling to do so with instruction over the one-way radio. Any car that goes to the work area for service during the red flag period will surrender its running position and have to restart at the rear of the field and/or if the race is canceled due to inclement weather, the car will be scored behind those cars which did not go to the work area.
v. If the race is red flagged due to inclement weather conditions, work and tire changes will be permitted.
vi. CLOSED RED: The track will be closed. Crew members will not be permitted on the racetrack and/or to their race cars.
vii. OPEN RED: The Race Director will determine when the track is open. Any repairs and/or adjustments, except changing a tire or wheel, can be made to the race car. When the Race Director determines that the racing may resume; an air horn designating the start of a 2-minute work period will be sounded. At one-minute remaining, the air horn will be sounded twice. At the end of the 2-minute period the horn will be sounded, officially ending the work period. Crews must be clear of their car when the 2-minute period has expired or be penalized 2 running positions. Last row cars violating this procedure will be penalized 2 positions from their finishing position. Any car still being worked on once the field has started assembling will be disqualified and not allowed to re-enter the race.
viii. FUEL RED: As soon as all the crews have reached their cars an air horn designating a 2-minute work period will be sounded. The 2-minute work period procedure is the same as outlined above. Any repairs and adjustments, except changing a tire or wheel, can be made to the race car as long as they are completed before the 2-minute period has expired.
d. Black Flag
i. If the black flag is displayed, then the driver that the flag is being displayed toward must bring their car to designated pit work area immediately for consultation. The car will not be scored from the point that the black flag has been displayed. If after the car is inspected and it is able to return to competition, the car may only return to the track during a caution and/or red flag period.
e. White Flag
i. When the white flag is displayed this signifies that the leader of the race and/or the car that is qualifying has started the last lap of that event.
f. Checkered Flag
i. The checkered flag signifies the completion of the event. All cars must past underneath the checkered flag to be scored correctly on the final lap of the event.
ii. Once the leader has crossed under the checkered flag, that race will be considered complete.
g. Officials Signals
i. All drivers must obey signals, communications, blackboard(s) and/or any other Official’s communications that assist in the direction and facilitation of creating proper lineups and/or the process of completing the event.
Q. General Racing Equipment, Driver Radios, and Scoring Transponders
a. All competitors in all series are required to have, in working condition, an approved one-way radio system to aid in line ups and/or the use of race control to manage the racing event.
b. All cars must have and/or provide adequate hardware for the attachment of the scoring transponder.
c. All cars are required to be equipped with a scoring transponder securely mounted on the specified location. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure proper installation and working condition of the scoring transponder.
d. If a car is found to have a non-functioning scoring transponder, they will be directed to the pits to have one installed. A penalty may be assessed at the discretion of series officials.
Section 2 – Scoring Procedures
A. All races are scored at the designated start/finish line.
B. A lap will not be scored on the original start and/or any restart unless all cars complete the lap by passing through the start/finish line except for the cars involved in the incident.
C. After the first completed green flag lap, following the original start or restart, when the caution is displayed all cars that were scored under green flag conditions will hold that scored position with all other cars lining up according to their last completed green flag scored lap. This partial lap will count toward the event’s total number of laps. Racing back to the start/finish line will not be permitted. This is also known as split scoring. A completed lap is considered leader plus one (1).
Section 3 – Payoff Procedure
A. All paid purses, appearance money and/or other awards and/or funds as outlined in the promoter’s contract shall be paid to the car owner and/or designated owner’s representative.
Section 4 – Provisional and Alternate Starting Positions
A. Provisional starting positions may not be awarded at the discretion of the Series Director for the following, but not limited to; if a car is deemed not be able to run a competitive speed; if a car is late to present itself for the feature event.
B. Once a driver has refused and/or chose not to use their awarded provisional, they will have forfeited their right to use said provisional for that night and it will be awarded to the next eligible driver with no exceptions.
C. All Teams wanting to take a provisional must have attempted to compete in at least one preliminary event leading up to the Feature.
D. Provisional starters tag the rear of the Feature.
E. If provisionals are permitted in the Feature event; the car(s) owner(s) and driver(s) will earn full series points.
F. Any Owner or Driver that has already exhausted their allotted provisionals but gain additional provisionals by switching teams and/or by any other legal means will earn show-up points only for any further provisional starts.
G. Multi-car teams cannot rotate drivers to enhance their provisional position.
H. Any Team using a provisional shall forfeit the minimum start money paid for the Feature. Any position attained that pays greater than the start money will be paid as advertised minus the start money amount.
I. There will be a maximum of two (2) provisionals for each event.
J. The following guidelines will be used for determining provisional order:
a. For the first 4 race nights of the 2024 season, provisionals will be awarded and lined-up according to the 2023 final Owners and Drivers Point standings.
b. Beginning on the 5th night of racing, current 2024 Owners and Drivers Points will determine the provisional order.
K. In the event a qualified car/driver for the Feature Event is unable to take the initial green flag, the qualified car/driver will receive feature points and purse for last place. Any reason for not being able to take the initial green must be approved by Series Officials. In the event that multiple cars/drivers cannot make the initial green they will be scored and pointed at the back of the field based on starting position. Alternates will no longer be taken to the Feature Event.
L. If at any time during the racing season a Platinum Team splits and both the Owner and Driver retain their Platinum status then both the Owner and Driver will be eligible for any unused Provisionals the Team had when the split occurred.
Section 5 – Racing Program and Special Show Events
A. There may be special event shows during the year that do not follow the Series racing formats. When such events occur, all teams will be informed of specific program and/or procedural changes for that particular event. All racing programs are subject to change and any such changes will be explained to all competitors prior to the race.
B. From time-to-time mandatory appearances, interviews and or/autograph sessions will be scheduled. Drivers will be notified of attendance and location at selected events. If any driver fails to report to any autograph session a written penalty may be issued, which could result in loss of points, starting positions earned and/or fine(s).
Section 6 – Points Breakdown
Qualifying and Heat Race Points
|Heat Race Points
A. Drivers will earn one (1) point per each car passed in their heat race.
B. If a driver fails to qualify, they will not be eligible for passing points in a heat race.
C. 100 (show-up) points will be awarded to all members in good standing, who attempt to qualify a car, but fails to qualify for the feature event.
D. If a race is cancelled and rescheduled and a member in good standing is unable to return due to extenuating circumstances, then that member may be awarded show-up points if they were present and prepared to race on the original date.
E. Points will be awarded special events, as agreed with members in good standing, utilizing show-up points only.
F. In the event of a tie that occurs during the season, the driver that placed highest in the most recently completed event will be listed ahead in the overall Championship Point Standings. The order is created by wins, top 5s, top 10s, last completed event.
G. In the event that a tie should occur in the final Championship Point Standings at the end of the season, the tie will be broken using the following tiebreakers in order; Most feature wins, most second place finishes, most third place finishes, etc. until the tie is broken. In the event that the tie remains unbroken by finishes the tiebreaker will result to qualifying results in the same manner.
Chapter 3 – Technical Rules
Section 1 – Design and Construction
A. All phases of design and construction are subject to the approval of the Technical Director. The Series Director and the Technical Director may exclude any car, design, or construction, which they deem unsafe or not meeting the specifications, the spirit and/or the intentions of the rules contained herein.
Section 2 – Engines
A. Pushrod Type Engines
a. Four cylinder in-line, two valves per cylinder, water cooled, with intake and exhaust ports on the same side of the head using an aluminum block and approved non-cross flow aluminum “Fontana” cylinder head.
i. Maximum of 174 CID (2852cc)
ii. Maximum RPM 8800
b. Fontana (Rhino) sealed spec engine.
i. Maximum of 200 CID (3278cc)
ii. Maximum RPM (factory set and sealed) 7800.
c. Four cylinder in-line, two valves per cylinder, water cooled, utilizing an aluminum block and/or head.
i. Maximum 166 CID (2721cc)
ii. Maximum RPM 8700
B. Single Overhead Camshaft Type Engines
a. Four cylinder in line, aluminum block and head, 2 valves per cylinder.
i. Maximum 161 CID (2639cc)
ii. Maximum RPM 10,300 (Esslinger)
iii. Maximum RPM 9800 (Esslinger BB7)
iv. Maximum RPM 9800 (MOPAR SR11)
b. Esslinger EST sealed spec engine
i. Maximum 161 CID (2639cc)
ii. Maximum RPM (factory set and sealed) 9400.
C. Double Overhead Camshaft Type Engines
a. Honda K-Series four cylinder in-line, water-cooled, four valves per cylinder, must use Honda OEM cylinder block and cylinder head.
i. Maximum 154.6 CID (2533.5cc)
ii. Maximum RPM 9600
iii. Maximum Stroke 99mm (3.898”)
D. The preceding engines sizes are the maximum permitted. No clean up permitted.
E. All engines must be normally aspirated, internal combustion, four cycle, reciprocating piston type, incorporating a maximum of four (4) cylinders. Only one spark plug per cylinder will be permitted.
F. Camshaft timing must be fixed. Any device used to alter camshaft timing during engine operation is prohibited. Penalties will be issued to the entrant and engine builder if such devices are found.
G. The entire engine lubricating system must be of the dry sump type.
H. The use of starters and de-clutching device is optional. If utilized, they must have a neutral position in the final drive.
I. Complete engines and/or major components must be available in a reasonably sufficient supply to all competitors at comparative prices.
J. Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series reserves the right to adjust rules or disallow any engine for competition, which in its judgment does not meet the spirit and intent of competitive racing, in regard to cost and/or performance. Any engines not covered by the preceding specifications must be submitted for approval prior to entering a competition.
K. Fontana (Rhino) and Esslinger EST sealed spec engines must be rebuilt and sealed by the original manufacturer. Fontana and Esslinger must supply XOMS with seal and engine numbers that will be available for view to any XOMS member. Any engine seal number not matching XOMS records cannot participate. Any seals that have been tampered with (not original) could result in disqualification, loss of points and money earned for the event. Sealed engines that are found to be out of manufacturer’s specifications penalties to entrant and manufacturer (engine builder) will be issued. Loss of all points earned, one (1) year suspension and fine, engine manufacturer fine and engine removed from list of approved for use.
L. All probationary RPM limits will be monitored at each event and are subject to RPM adjustments on but not limited to an event-by-event basis and may be adjusted during an event.
M. Cylinder heads may not be billet. Any new design must be submitted to XOMS for approval.
N. No titanium crankshafts, connecting rods, and/or rod caps.
Section 3 – Fuel and Fuel Systems
A. Pure Methanol is the only approved fuel. (No Additives)
B. All fuel is subject to testing at any time. Any fuel that does not conform to standards, as administered at the track, will be considered illegal. The use of illegal fuel could result in disqualification for the event and/or the entire program.
C. A conventional tail tank, fuel cell and the fuel contained must be carried on the centerline of the chassis and be located behind the driver. All cars must be equipped with a fuel cell and tail tank meeting the requirements and SFI Specifications 28.2
D. The minimum capacity of the tank must be 18 U.S. gallons.
E. All tanks must have a minimum of four mounts to the chassis.
F. Fuel tanks may not be mounted to the chassis utilizing any portion of the access plates or the nut plates bonded into the fuel bladder.
G. The engine must be equipped with a fuel shut-off device located within easy reach of the driver.
Section 4 – Exhaust, Muffler, and Sound Reduction Devices
A. Exhaust system tail pipe(s) must not be any wider than the nerf bar.
B. The car may be required to have a muffler if local conditions warrant. If so, this will be stated on each individual entry blank. The technical advisor may disallow a muffler that in their opinion is not within the spirit or intent of this rule.
Section 5 – Traction Control Devices
A. Traction control devices of any type are not permitted at any time, during any event.
B. Any team found with a traction control device in pre and/or post-race inspection shall be subject to Chapter 1 Section 7 of the World of Outlaws Rule Book.
C. From time-to-time random inspections will occur and various components may be impounded for further analysis and inspection including, but not limited to ignition systems, ignition boxes, wiring looms and/or tachometers.
Section 6 – Chassis and Frames
A. Frame and/or chassis must be constructed of 4130 normalized tubing or equivalent.
B. All cars must have a roll cage that is integral with the frame and does not encroach upon an imaginary cylinder, 20 inches in diameter, extending through the top cockpit opening directly above the seat. The roll cage should extend four inches above the driver’s helmet when seated in the driving position.
C. Roll Cage Construction cars constructed after 1/1/98, main uprights forming the roll cage must be a minimum of 1-3/8 inches O.D. x .095 wall thickness 4130 normalized tubing or equivalent.
D. No water or oil coolers are to be placed above or beside the cockpit opening.
Section 7 – Dimensions and Weight
A. The wheelbase must be at least 66 inches and no more than 76 inches.
B. The overall width will be a maximum of 65 inches.
C. The right front tire cannot be farther out than the right rear tire when the right rear wheel is set at maximum width (as measured straight line along outside RR to outside RF).
D. All cars must weigh a minimum of 1,035 pounds including driver.
E. Additional bolt on weight must be mounted and fastened to the frame and/or chassis in a secure manner. Weight must be mounted in an area between bottom frame rails, front and rear axles and no higher than mid rails at cockpit. All weight must be mounted within confines of frame. NO BALLAST/WEIGHT IN NERFS, BUMPERS, FRONT AXLE.
Section 8 – Car Construction and Body
A. All cars shall be rear drive only. Engine offset is limited to a maximum of one (1) inch, (two inches overall), from the chassis centerline as measured at the centerline of the crankshaft. Engine inclination is limited to forty-five degrees from vertical as measured from the vertical centerline of the cylinder bore.
B. Only torque tube type drivelines, utilizing only one u-joint or cv joint, will be allowed. The torque tube must be bolted directly to the face of the rear axle center section without any interruptions; the torque tube must be one solid piece. Torque tube hoop and/or strap highly recommended. A driveline containment system utilizing steel shield bolted to the engine plate or containment blanket to cover torque ball and u-joint is highly recommended.
C. Radius rods may not be attached within the confines of the cockpit. All radius rods must be one piece, no spring rods or shock dampers.
D. The driver shall be seated directly behind the engine; centerline of top of seat at the driver’s helmet can be no more than one (1”) inch off centerline of roll cage.
E. Only standard type Midget Car bodies, tail tanks and hoods will be permitted.
F. The front part of the body, known as the nose assembly, shall not be wider than the parallel lines of the body and may not exceed the width of the frame. The nose assembly may not extend forward beyond the confines of the front bumper.
G. Any item added to resemble imitate and/or specifically designed to deflect, trap and/or form a pattern for air to travel in a directed manner, except for those used to cool and/or protect engine and brake system will not be permitted.
H. The engine must be covered with a cowling or hood secured in place. The hood or cowling need not enclose the sides of the engine.
I. A forward-facing scoop, or ducting, supplying “forced air induction” to the injection inlets is not permitted.
J. Side panels covering the sides of the engine and/or vertical spill plates may not extend vertically past tubing
K. Any wicker or turnout may not extend past the frame rail vertical of downtubes or cage, rearward of back of cage, or below bottom of lower frame rails.
L. Right side cockpit body panels may be a maximum of thirty-six (36) inches high as measured from the bottom of the bottom frame rail. Opening must be 150 square inches and not distract drivers vision determined by chief steward.
M. Left side cockpit body panels may be a maximum of thirty-four (34) inches high as measured from the bottom of the bottom frame rail. Opening must be at least ten (10) inches vertically and twenty (20) inches horizontally, and not distract drivers vision determined by Series Director.
N. Side visors on roll cage will be limited to eight (8) inches tall. Visors that restrict driver’s vision at the discretion of officials will not be permitted.
O. Only steel, aluminum, or carbon fiber floor/belly pan are permitted. The floor/belly pan may not extend rearward past the leading edge of the rear axle and must be flat from side to side without any aerodynamic aids. Horizontal panels may not extend below the plane of the floor/belly or fuel tank.
P. Sun visors must not extend forward more than seven (7) inches from the front of the forward most edge of the roll cage/halo tube and may not be wider than the width of the cage; sun visors must be flat on both sides. For fan recognition, all teams are encouraged to place the drivers’ name on their visors in large letters.
Q. Panels attached to nerf bars will not be permitted.
R. An effective firewall must be installed between the engine compartment and the cockpit. It must be as leak proof as practical.
S. The motor plate may not be made from carbon fiber, or any type of composite materials.
T. Airfoils, wings, spoilers, or other aerodynamic appendages will not be permitted. The Chief Steward or Technical Director may have any panel or part removed which in their opinion is not within the spirit or intent of this rule.
U. All paneling must not extend past edge of frame rails more than thickness of material.
V. One (1”) inch turnout allowed on all body and sail panel edges, except sun visor.
W. With the exception of suspension components, induction and/or exhaust systems and nerf bars, no accessory or compo nent of the car may extend more than 6 inches from the main frame tubes. Cylindrical oil tanks mounted outside the frame, behind the engine must be mounted as close to the frame as practical.
X. Rear view mirrors are not permitted.
Section 9 – Bumpers and Nerf Bars
A. The car must be equipped with a rear bumper at all times.
B. Front and rear bumpers and nerf bars must be constructed of magnetic and or stainless steel (NO TITANIUM) tubing with a minimum O.D. of 7/8 inch and having a minimum wall thickness of .065 inch and a maximum wall thickness of .120 inch. A maximum of three horizontal and/or three vertical tubes are allowed in the construction of nerf bars.
C. All cars must have a tubular front bumper extending forward no more than 21 inches from the leading edge of the front axle. Bumpers must be constructed so as not to cause a safety hazard.
D. The right nerf bar cannot extend beyond the outside of the right rear tire.
E. With the exception of the exhaust system, no components or accessories may be attached to the nerf bar assembly.
Section 10 – Steering and Suspension
A. Removable steering wheels incorporating a quick release mechanism conforming to SFI Specification 42.1 are mandatory. Pip pin type mechanisms are not allowed.
B. Welded aluminum or titanium suspension parts are prohibited except for Jacob’s ladder (Watts link).
C. No electronic weight, shock, sway bar or any suspension item adjuster.
D. No independent suspension
E. Wheel cover fasteners be made of steel is highly recommended
Section 11 – Axles
A. The car’s axles connecting the wheels must be of one-piece tubular construction without the capability of camber or independent castor adjustment to the wheel assembly. Offset kingpin bushings are allowed on the front axle.
B. Any other construction will be considered as independent suspension.
C. All front axles must be constructed of SAE 4130 steel or a steel alloy equivalent in structural strength. Titanium front or rear axles are not permitted.
Section 12 – Wheels
A. The number of allowable wheels is restricted to two (2) front wheels and two (2) rear wheels on each car.
B. The wheel diameter must be 13 inches.
C. The wheel width is limited to eight (8) inches for both front wheels and the left rear.
D. The right rear wheel may be a maximum of ten (10) inches in width.
E. An approved tire bead locking device must be used on the outer bead seat of the right rear tire and wheel assembly.
F. The use of full-face brake scoops and/or wheel covers on the inside of wheels is not allowed.
G. All bolts are mandatory in bead lock and wheel centers.
H. Digital bleeders are allowed. Air may not be introduced to the tire. Bleeders may not be controlled remotely.
I. Any wheel cover dislodging under racing conditions will be subject to a fine. Wheel cover must utilize 3 bolts.
Section 13 – Tires
A. Hoosier SP-3 is the mandatory compound right rear tire. (SP-2 will be allowed at the March 10th & 11th event at the Southern Illinois Center) Teams will have (1) new and (2) used SP-3 right rear tires stamped prior to each night of competition. Only tires that are stamped may be used in race night competition.
B. Teams must utilize Hoosier tires on all 4 corners. LR tires must be D12 or harder. D10 and RD12 will NOT be permitted on LR.
C. Any member that attempts and/or is found to be using tires that are found to be illegal in any manner will be subject to disqualification and/or fine and/or suspension and/or loss of points and/or any other action deemed appropriate by World Racing Group Supervisory Officials.
D. The minimum penalty for any tire that does not meet the benchmark will be as follows:
a. Disqualification from the event and;
b. A fine up to 1,000 championship and track points and;
c. Return of all earned purse and/or reward money from the event and;
d. A fine up to equal the purse money awarded for the event with a minimum fine of $2000 and;
e. A minimum suspension of 1-month minimum or 4 races, up to six (6) months in duration and;
f. Any cost incurred for testing
g. The penalty including fine and suspension may include the driver, crew chief, the car and car owner as stated in the penalty notice.
E. TIRE PROTESTS: Tire protests may involve any tire. The fee will be $500 ($50) per tire. The protest will require the confiscation of the tire(s) protested. The tire(s) involved in the protest will be shipped by World Racing Group to the authorized laboratory for benchmark testing. The determination of the facility will be final and non-appealable.
Section 14 – Throttle
A. A minimum of two (2) return springs.
B. If the throttle actuating mechanism is the cable type, the cable must be encased.
Section 15 – Brakes
A. No electronic controlled brake bias adjuster. (Manual adjustment only)
B. Master cylinders not fixed to the frame must have flexible lines.
C. Carbon fiber or carbon composite brake discs or components are not allowed.
D. If at any time during competition it becomes evident that a car is without brakes, the necessary repairs must be completed before the car can continue in competition.
Section 16 – Ignition and Electronic Equipment
A. All cars must be equipped with an ignition switch or emergency shut-off located within easy reach of the driver.
B. Electronically controlled fuel injection systems are not permitted. Exception is the Esslinger EST sealed spec engine.
C. Any ignition, other than magnetos, must be approved by the Technical Director prior to their use in competition. It is the responsibility of the participant, not the manufacturer, to obtain proper approval.
a. Current list of approved electronic ignitions for national events:
i. MSD programmable 6214, EFI R1i (Red or gold),Electromotive, Magnetos, Electromotive on Esslinger EST.
D. All Ignition units must have download cable on LH cockpit side attached to mid-rail by seat or front cage upright. Electro motive, magnetos and sealed Rhino excluded.
E. Electronics that provide traction control are prohibited. All electronic components may be inspected, sealed, or confiscated at any time. The maximum penalty for utilizing traction control is a one-year suspension from competition and loss of all points earned for the season.
F. Electronic ignition systems may only be used to control and collect data for ignition; coil(s), trigger(s), spark curve(s), battery voltage, and maximum RPM limits. The electromotive ECU unit on Esslinger EST sealed spec engine in addition to above is permitted to control EFI (electronic fuel injection) with following sensors. TPS, fuel pressure, and MAP sensor.
G. The use of electronic logic processors of any type to control any function of the race car and/or any system for gathering continuous data from any function of the race car is strictly prohibited for exception of ignition.
H. Tachometer with water temperature and oil pressure collection capability is the only item approved for use to collect/record data other than electronic ignition system. Specific device approval is at the discretion of chief steward.
I. RPM limitation will be mandatory at all national events. Ignition to all cylinders must be cut at or before the predetermined limit as established in section 414.
Section 17 – Personal Safety Equipment
Each competitor is solely responsible for the effectiveness and proper installation, per the manufacturer’s specifications, of personal safety equipment and determining it 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 equipment.
a. All current seats must be full containment type constructed of aluminum or approved carbon fiber and must adhere to the general design specifications of SFI 39.2 seat construction standards. The design shall include a comprehensive head surround, shoulder and torso support system, energy impact foam, and removable head foam.
b. Carbon fiber seats must have a current valid SFI 39.2 certification.
c. Up fitting a current seat with bolt-on kits will be permitted with a seat manufacturer-produced kit and an acceptable base seat approved by the seat manufacturer. Components must include a comprehensive head surround, shoulder and torso support system, energy impact foam. Must be installed in accordance with seat manufacturer’s instructions. Combining components may not meet SFI 39.2 Certification.
d. Seats must be used as supplied and installed following instructions provided by the seat manufacturer.
e. If the left-side head surround is 7”-inches or less when measured from the back of the headrest, then a left-side head net meeting the SFI 37.1 must be installed with a quick-release latch. A minimum left side head surround of 4”-inches is required.
f. All cars should have a headrest of high impact, shock-absorbing material meeting SFI Specification 45.2 behind the driver’s head with a minimum thickness of one (1) inch.
B. Seat belts and Restraint System
a. Each car must be equipped with a minimum of an SFI 16.1 or SFI 16.5 approved restraint system. The restraint system will be eligible for use in competition until the expiration date or for 2 years from the date of manufacture. Seat belt restraint systems shall be installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
b. In any type of manufacturer’s installation, the fasteners must be as supplied by the manufacturer.
c. Seat belt material should not be permitted to come in contact with any sharp or metal edge, including when the material passes through the seat.
a. All drivers must wear a full-face helmet with a minimum safety rating of FIA 8860-2018, Snell EA 2016, Snell SA 2015, Snell SA 2020, a valid SFI 31.1/2015 label, and/or a valid SFI 31.1/2020 label.
D. Head and Neck Restraints
a. Drivers, at all times they are on the track, must have their helmets correctly (following manufacturer’s installation and use instructions) connected to an approved head and neck restraint.
b. The head and neck restraint must be SFI 38.1 approved and display a legible and valid SFI 38.1 label.
E. Protective Clothing
a. All drivers will be required to wear a fire-resistant driving uniform meeting minimum of the SFI 3.2A/5 specifications and display a valid SFI 3.2A/5 label on the outside of the uniform. Drivers must wear gloves at all times they are on track.
b. Driver’s gloves must meet or exceed the SFI 3.3 specification and have a legible and valid SFI 3.3 label.
c. Drivers must wear shoes that meet the minimum of the SFI 3.3 specifications and display a valid SFI 3.3 label.
F. Arm Restraints
a. Arm restraints are mandatory and must be worn at all times during competition.
G. Roll Bar Padding
a. Only SFI 45.1 may be used . Knee, Steering pads, and or additional padding may be utilized.
H. One way driver radio
a. MANDATORY (Racing Electronics Switch, Solo II, or Solo III- Frequency 464.5500)
b. Two-way radio communication will NOT be allowed.
I. Fire suppression system is HIGHLY recommended WILL be mandated in the future.
J. All teams should have an easily accessible fire extinguisher or its equivalent in the team’s pit area.
Section 18 – Car and Driver Appearance
A. Xtreme Outlaw Midget series logo MUST be placed on left and right side for point funds and contingencies. Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series sponsor logo(s) must be placed on right and left lower cockpit side panels to be eligible for point fund and contingency programs.
B. Car numbers must be displayed in three (3) areas one (1) each side of the tail and one (1) on the front section of the hood.
Section 19 – Electronics
A. Wi-Fi, cellular, or satellite device (including cell phones and smart watches) in or attached to the race vehicle or the driver will not be permitted.
B. All forms of vehicle position system (GPS) will not be permitted.
Section 20 – Miscellaneous
A. Any part that may appear illegal is subject to confiscation at any time without notice for evaluation. If deemed necessary by series officials, any confiscated part may not be returned.