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Primary Series Contacts
|Name||Position||Phone Number||E-Mail Address|
|Steve Francis||Director, Series & Sanctioning||(270) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|DJ Smallwood||Race Director||(513) 349-3997|
|Ken Kenneda||Technical Director||(513) email@example.com|
|Jeff Olson||Scoring Official||(507) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ruben Mireles||Announcer||(915) email@example.com|
|Mike Warren||PR Coordinator||(802) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andrew Boone||Series Marketing Coordinator||(567) email@example.com|
World Racing Group Contacts
|Name||Position||Phone Number||E-Mail Address|
|Corrie Goss||Sr. Manager, Client Services||(724) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tracey McDaniel||Director, Human Resources/Competition Membership||(704) email@example.com|
|Jim Chiapelli||General Manager, DIRTVision||(704) firstname.lastname@example.org|
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 2 - Procedure Rules
A. Pre-Race Inspections
a. All cars entered and present at any Series event that are intended 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 5 finishers must scale immediately before 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:
1. Qualifying: The car forfeits the earned qualifying and must start last in a heat race.
2. Heat Race: Car is penalized for that event but remains eligible for the next qualifying race.
3. 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, non-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.
I. Heat Races
a. The heat race lineups will be determined by the results of qualifying.
b. 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.
c. Any driver transferring from the heat race(s) to the feature race that does not qualify for the redraw will line up for the feature race based upon the driver’s finish in the heat race.
d. 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.
J. Last Chance Showdown(s)
a. The Last Chance Showdown(s) line up will be determined by the finishing order of the heat race(s).
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 within a designated area 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 starts the race 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
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. All restarts will be lined up using the Delaware Double File restart format.
l. All restarts will be double file with the exception of the last five (5) laps of the Feature event.
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 re enter 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 for the use of communication with drivers. Sticks, flashlights and/or other objects along with anything that is battery powered or has electricity will not be permitted. 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) lap period will be permitted for flat tires only. The time will begin once the car has reached the designated work area and the lineup on track is complete. 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.
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).
D. In the event that a yellow and/or red flag is displayed with the checkered flag simultaneously that race is completed. The cars not crossing the finish line will be scored according to their position in their last completed green flag lap
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.
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. There will be one (1) provisional from Owner Points and one (1) provisional from Driver Points from the current 2023 point standings for the remainder of 2023.
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.
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).
A. 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.
B. 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.
C. Points will be awarded special events, as agreed with members in good standing, utilizing show-up points only.
D. 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.
E. 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.
A. No open or closed test or practice sessions will be permitted seven (7) days prior to a World of Outlaws Late Model Series event without prior authorization from World Racing Group officials.
Chapter 3 - Technical Rules
A. Only conventional type V-8 engines with the cam in the block will be permitted. Cubic inch displacement is optional.
B. All engines must be based on a manufactured, factory design.
C. Aluminum or steel blocks will be permitted.
D. All engines must be naturally aspirated with a single conventional-type four (4) barrel carburetor.
E. The engine must have an operating self-starting mechanism.
F. Only one distributor or magneto will be permitted. Cylinder designated individual coil systems will not be permitted.
G. A maximum of twenty-five and one-half inches (25-1/2”) from the center of the left ball joint to the front of the motor plate/engine bell housing flange will be permitted.
H. Only two (2) valves and one (1) spark plug will be permitted per cylinder.
I. A harmonic balancer certified to SFI Spec 18.1 is required.
J. No overhead cam engines.
K. In the event that there are new engine components and/or a new engine configuration they must be communicated to and approved by the Series Director prior to being introduced into competition.
L. An approved carburetor roll-over plate that prevents fuel spillage in case of a roll over is recommended.
a. Currently approved roll over plates are:
i. Willy’s Carb & Dyno shop LLC. Part # WCD4000SB
ii. Willy’s Carb & Dyno shop LLC. Part # WCD400
a. A functional clutch must be used. Direct drives systems of any type will not be permitted.
b. The transmission must be bolted to a bellhousing, bellhousing must be bolted to the engine.
c. The transmission must have forward and working reverse gear(s) and must be able to shift to forward or reverse with the engine running.
d. Only two-speed transmissions with a working reverse low gear and high gear will be allowed. High gear is one (1) to one (1).
e. No overdrive or underdrive multiple speed transmissions will be permitted.
a. The driveshaft must be a minimum of two inches (2”) in diameter. All drive shafts must be painted white.
b. Only one (1) driveshaft connected from the transmission to the center section of the rear end will be permitted.
c. A minimum of one (1) driveshaft hoop/sling must be fastened securely to the frame.
C. Rear End
a. Any type of rear-end differential/center section will be permitted.
b. Independent rear suspensions will not be permitted.
c. Full-floating hubs manufactured of either aluminum or magnesium with “wide 5” wheel bolt pattern must be used.
d. The axle housing must be of the “closed-tube” design utilizing “full-floating” magnetic steel axle shafts.
e. The center section of the axle housing must be manufactured of either aluminum or magnesium.
f. Axle tubes must be one (1) piece. Axle tubes must be manufactured of aluminum or magnetic mild steel. Axle tubes manufactured of exotic, heavy materials will not be permitted. The outside diameter of the axle tubes must not exceed three inches (3”). Axle tube internal inserts or external sleeves will not be permitted. The addition of any ballast weight to the axle housing will not be permitted.
A. Fuel cells must meet or exceed FIA/FT3 or SFI 28.3 specifications. The fuel cell must have a maximum capacity of thirty-five (35) gallons, prior to foam.
B. The fuel cell must be enclosed in a container with a minimum thickness of twenty (20) gauge magnetic steel or sixty thousandths of an inch (.060”) aluminum.
C. Fuel cell cap must be a threaded cap and/or ATL Part # TF751 quarter (1/4) Turn Bullet Cap, Schultz Racing Fuel Cell part #SFP-300 quarter (1/4) turn cap.
D. The entire container must be visible for ease of inspection.
E. The fuel cell must be mounted behind the rear axle between the rear tires, a minimum of four inches (4”) ahead of the rear bumper. The bottom of the fuel cell must not be any lower than the bottom of the rear end/quick-change housing.
F. Fuel cells that are not contained within a welded steel tubing “rack” must have two (2) equally space straps that measure two inches (2”) wide by one eighth inch (1/8”) in thickness that surround the fuel cell. The straps must be bolted to the frame. Longitudinal (front to rear) orientation is recommended for strap mounting.
G. Fuel valve plate, fuel pickup, and fuel return fittings must be on the top of the fuel cell.
H. Only racing gasoline or alcohol will be permitted for competition. Nitrous oxide, nitromethane, and/or propylene oxide will not be permitted.
I. Competitors must be prepared to drain fuel from the fuel cell for inspection.
J. Mechanical fuel pumps must be used. Fuel pumps must be engine mounted. Fuel pumps may be camshaft actuated or belt driven. Electric pumps, primary and/or secondary, pressure systems, and additional reservoirs will not be permitted.
A. The battery must be securely mounted with positive fasteners and brackets. All battery supports and/or mounts must be secure and braced in two (2) horizontal positions and one (1) vertical position.
B. The battery terminals must be insulated, and the battery enclosed with a non-conductive material that will prevent contact with any part of the race car should the battery become dislodged from the battery mount.
C. One (1) mandatory battery disconnect switch must be installed on the rear deck, behind the driver seat, in a location that is easily accessible from outside the race car. The switch must be clearly labeled with off/on direction. The switch must be directly in-line with the negative battery cable and be capable of completely disconnecting the negative terminal of the battery from the race car. Negative or “ground” wiring connections must not be made anywhere from the battery negative terminal to the input side of the disconnect switch.
D. No batteries are permitted in the driver’s compartment/ cockpit.
A. The exhaust flow must be parallel to the ground. Exhaust systems that direct the flow toward the ground will not be permitted.
B. All exhaust systems/headers must end with a collector.
C. Several tracks have a locally enforced decibel rule, which preempt any particular muffler rule. Some tracks may have a maximum sound level rule of ninety-five (95) decibels at one-hundred feet (100’). This rule will be enforced by local government agencies.
D. If a decibel rule is in place, then the decibel rule must be met, regardless of the specified muffler application.
A. All electronic and/or computerized wheel spin and/or ignition retardation and/or acceleration limiting and/or traction control devices of any type will not be permitted.
B. Adjustable ping control devices, dial a chip controls, timing controls, and/or automated throttle controls will not be permitted.
C. Adjustable restrictor plates will not be permitted.
D. Remote control components of any type will not be permitted.
E. Radios and/or devices for transmitting voice and/or data will not be permitted.
F. Data acquisition systems will not be permitted.
G. GPS and/or any type of electronic tracking and/or locating devices will not be permitted.
a. The minimum wheelbase will be one hundred three inches (103”) with a maximum wheelbase of one hundred five inches (105”).
b. Frames fabricated using square tubing must be a minimum of two inches (2”) x two inches (2”) magnetic steel with a minimum material thickness of eighty-three thousandths of an inch (.083”).
c. Frames fabricated using round tubing must be a minimum of one and three quarters of an inch (1-3/4”) outside diameter magnetic steel tubing, 4130 chrome moly, Docol, or DOM with a minimum material thickness of eighty-three thousandths of an inch (.083”).
d. Rear bumpers that are stubbed may only extend a maximum of eight inches (8”) beyond the frame. Any stubbed rear bumper that extends further than the maximum of eight inches (8”) must be formed and directed eight inches (8”) toward the front of the car.
e. All battery supports and/or mounts must be secured and braced in two (2) horizontal positions and one (1) vertical position.
f. The manufacturer’s unique serial number should be displayed on every chassis.
g. No aluminum frames, door bars, or bumpers permitted.
h. No titanium fasteners, chassis components, or suspension components.
B. Roll Cage
a. All cars must have a roll cage fabricated from a minimum of one and one-half inch (1-1/2”) outside diameter with sixty-five thousandths of an inch (.065”) thick seamless magnetic steel tubing.
b. The side roll bars and/or door bars must extend into the door panels.
c. A minimum of three (3) one and one-half inch (1-1/2”) outside diameter bars sixty-five thousandths of an inch (.065”) in thickness must be utilized on the left side of the car in the door area.
d. Roll cage must be above the driver’s helmet thirty-eight inches (38”) minimum between floor pan and the bottom of the roll cage.
e. The entire roll cage must be constructed of round tubing only.
C. Driver Side Intrusion Plate
a. A minimum one-eighth inch (1/8”) thick magnetic steel intrusion plate on the driver’s side door bars is mandatory.
b. Approved installations:
i. Welded plates- Individual plates between door bars are permitted but must be welded around the perimeter of each opening. The minimum area covered is sixteen inches (16”) by twenty-six inches (26”).
ii. A minimum of sixteen-inch (16”) x twenty-six-inch (26”) plate bolted to fabricated one-eighth inch (1/8”) magnetic steel tabs, welded securely to the chassis, using a minimum of eight (8) x three-eighths of an inch (3/8”) Allen button head bolts. A minimum of three (3) fabricated one-eighth of an inch (1/8”) magnetic steel tabs and three-eighths of an inch (3/8”) Allen button head bolts required across the top of the intrusion plate, a minimum of three (3) fabricated one-eighth of an inch (1/8”) magnetic steel tabs and three-eighths of an inch (3/8”) Allen button head bolts required across the bottom of the plate, and one (1) fabricated one-eighth of an inch (1/8”) magnetic steel tabs and three-eighths of an inch (3/8”) Allen button head bolt in each in the middle front and middle rear of intrusion plate.
iii. A minimum of sixteen-inch (16”) x twenty-six-inch (26”) plate bolted to a minimum of six (6) approved-design door bar clamps using the included twelve (12) x one-half-inch (1/2”) Allen button head bolts per the manufacturer’s specification. A minimum of three (3) approved-design door bar clamps and the included six (6) x one-half-inch (1/2”) Allen button head bolts required across the top of the intrusion plate and three (3) approved-design door bar clamps and included six (6) x one-half-inch (1/2”) Allen button head bolts required across the bottom of intrusion plate. The vendor and part number must be clearly labeled on the part.
iv. Currently approved door bar clamps:
1. Bicknell Racing Products – Part Number: BRP 954
2. Wehrs Machine & Racing Products – Part Number: WM397
3. Allstar Performance – Part Number: ALL4198
D. Weight and Ballast
a. The total weight of the car with the driver must be a minimum of 2,350 lbs. for a car with any engine block as weighed on the track scales.
b. Any attached weights must be securely attached to the frame, painted white, and have the car number clearly displayed on them. All weights must be secured by two (2) one-half-inch (1/2”) Grade 5 or higher bolts on two (2) weight clamps per piece.
c. Additional added weight(s) must be securely attached to the frame below the body decking.
i. Frame is defined as the steel welded structure only.
d. Any part that moves or is not a fixed component to the steel frame structure may not be used for any additional weight attachments.
e. Additional added weight(s) attached to the rear bumper and/or outside the frame will not be permitted.
f. Any car that loses any weight/ballast during an event may be subject to a penalty.
g. Pellet-type and/or liquid-type weight/ballast will not be permitted.
h. Driver-operated weight adjustment, ‘weight jacking’ devices will not be permitted.
i. The scale(s) used for the event, provided by the series or the track will be considered the official scales for the event.
j. Scale(s) will be available for all teams to verify their car weight and determine the scale weight.
k. In the event of a car not meeting the required overall weight, Officials may allow a car to re-weigh up to two (2) additional times by removing the car from the scale(s) and repeating the weighing procedure. If a car is allowed to re-weigh the overall weight of the car recorded during the final weighing procedure will be the “official” weight of the car.
A. General Body
a. All cars must have a minimum one-half-inch (1/2”) and a maximum of one inch (1”) radius at the top of fenders, doors, and quarter panels. Sharp edge(s) will not be permitted.
b. The floorboards and firewall must completely cover the driver’s area with no openings.
c. Fins and/or lips of any type will not be permitted anywhere along the entire length of the car.
d. Wedge shape cars and/or body styles will not be permitted.
e. “Belly pans” or any type of enclosure on the bottom of the car will not be permitted. A skid plate to protect the oil pan is permitted. A maximum one-eighth inch (1/8”) skid plate will be permitted.
f. Wings and/or tunnels and/or any type of air deflection device will not be permitted underneath the body and/or chassis of the car.
g. A maximum of one (1) stone deflector, for rear mounted oil pumps, oil filters, and for the main oil tank will be permitted. The deflector may be made of steel, aluminum, or heavy gauge wire. The cover may only be mounted near the unit it is designed to protect with a maximum size of eighteen-inch (18”) x eighteen inch (18”) and only mounted from the upper right frame rail to the lower right frame rail.
h. Panels of any type under the rear deck running from the front to the rear of the car will not be permitted.
i. Any style air cleaner scoop used must be positioned in front of/or around the air cleaner and must not exceed one inch (1”) in height above any part of the air cleaner. Any type of flange and/or air deflection device and/or fin that is designed to direct airflow will not be permitted.
j. The top edge, measured from the ground, of the rear quarter, door, and front fender to the point where the fender flare attaches must be a straight line, within one inch (1”) on both sides of the car.
k. All body panels must be solid. No holes, slots, or air gaps are permitted. NACA ducts or NACA style ducts are not permitted. One (1) hole for interior (deck) mounted oil cooler is permitted.
l. The minimum ground clearance (including plastic) is three inches (3”).
a. Only approved nosepieces will be permitted. Currently approved nosepieces:
i. Dominator (must fit MD3 template)
ii. MD3 – Performance Bodies
iii. ARP Air Speed Nose
iv. Five-Star MD3 type
v. Performance Bodies/Five Star MD3 2015
vi. Performance Bodies / Five Star 2016 Evolution
vii. Performance Bodies / Five Star 2019 Evolution 2
b. Approved nose assemblies must be installed per the manufacturer’s instructions. All nose assemblies must meet the maximum/minimum dimensions, maintain manufacture appearance, and not be altered.
c. All nosepieces must be made of molded type material.
d. Nose filler panel shall be flat across to entire surface, dishing or raising is prohibited.
e. Two-piece noses must be positively fastened together in the center. Spacers added to gain width will not be permitted.
f. The nosepiece must be mounted flat where filler panel and nosepiece meet. The nosepiece must be mounted in a manner that does not alter its original shape. The nosepiece will be checked with a template by pushing against the mounting supports to gauge its profile against the template.
g. Holes for cooling purposes must be within ten inches (10”) from the center point of the nose (where the left and right panels of nose and/or valance come together).
h. The nosepiece can extend a maximum of fifty-three inches (53”) from the center of the front hub to the farthest point extending forward.
i. The front fender flairs can extend a maximum of four inches (4”) above the filler panel or the hood.
a. The roof length from front to back must be a minimum of forty-four inches (44”) with a maximum of fifty-four inches (54”).
b. The roof width from side-to-side must be a minimum of forty-eight inches (48”) to a maximum of fifty-two inches (52”).
c. The roof must be mounted directly to the roll cage with no spacers.
d. The minimum height of the roof will be forty-five inches (45”) with a maximum height of forty-eight inches (48”).
e. The roof must be mounted parallel to the body and near the center of the car as viewed from the front of the car.
f. A maximum one and one-half inch (1-1/2”) roll, turned downward will be permitted along the front edge of the roof. A maximum one inch (1”), ninety-degree (90) bend, will be permitted along the rear edge of the roof. These modifications will be permitted to improve the strength of the roof. Any other modifications to the roof will not be permitted.
g. Flat and/or odd-shaped roofs will not be permitted. Bellied and hollowed roofs will not be permitted.
h. Sun/anti-glare shields may not be used.
i. A maximum of two (2) roof edge bead rolls with a maximum height of one-half inch (1/2”) the length of the roof will be permitted.
j. The maximum thickness of the roof at any point will be one-half inch
k. The roll cage and associated frame members above the interior panels (decking) must remain open. Enclosures will not be permitted.
D. Roof Supports and Window Side Panels
a. All roof side panels must extend to the edge of the body.
b. The left and right sail panels must be between fifteen inches (15”) and seventeen (17”) at the top; between forty inches (40”) and forty-three (43”) inches at the bottom.
c. The window area may be covered with clear Lexan or transparent material. Both window openings must be covered, or both must be left open.
d. If sail panels are left open, they must maintain a border frame of two inches to three inches (2-3”) at the top and sides, and three inches (3”) at the bottom.
e. The maximum inside radius of either sail panel is three inches (3”).
f. The left and right window panels must match.
g. A maximum bow of two inches (2”) outward on the window side panels as viewed from behind will be permitted.
h. The front roof supports must extend forward to the rear of the hood. The front roof supports may be a maximum of four (4”) wide. The left and right front roof supports must match.
i. A minimum of three inches (3”) is required between sail panel and spoiler support.
E. Front Fenders, Fender Flares, and Hood
a. The hood must be level and flat from the left to the right side of the car.
b. The hood can drop two inches (2”) measured at the back edge of the hood and in from of the carburetor from the left to the right side of the car. Fenders must taper from outer edge to the hood in a straight line.
c. The fender top must have a ten inch (10”) minimum width.
d. The outside edges of the hood and/or the fender must remain inside the overall bodyline.
e. The front fender must be a minimum of thirty-six inches (36”) and maximum of thirty-eight inches (38”) in height, measured vertically from the ground to the top of the fender behind the front tires.
f. The front fender flares must be made of plastic and must not alter the original shape of the nose piece.
g. The front fender flares must not extend beyond the front tires more than one inch (1”) per side to a maximum width, edge-to-edge, of ninety inches (90”) with the wheels pointed straight.
h. Front fender flairs must not extend, bubble, or rise more than four inches (4”) at any point of the front fenders and/or hood.
i. The front fender flares must have collapsible supports.
a. The door-to-door measurement must not exceed seventy-seven inches (77”) in width at the top of the doors.
b. The door-to-door measurement must not exceed ninety inches (90”) in width when measured at the bottom of the doors in the center of the car (including plastic).
c. The doors must not exceed thirty-seven (37”) in height when measured from the ground to the top of the door.
d. The door sides may not bow inward more than one inch (1”) from top to bottom (including plastic).
G. Quarter Panels
a. The maximum distance from the center of the rear hub to the top quarter of the panel is fifty-four inches (54”).
b. The quarter panel must not exceed seventy-six inches (76”) in width at any point as measured at the top of the panel.
c. The rear deck must taper from where the quarter panel and door meet to the rear spoiler with a minimum width of seventy-two inches (72”) and a maximum width of seventy-six inches (76”).
d. The maximum width for the quarter panels measured from outside-to-outside (including plastic) is eighty-two inches (82”).
e. The quarter panels may not break inward more than one inch (1”) from top to bottom (including plastic).
f. The maximum distance from the center of the rear hub to the rear trailing edge of the quarter panel is forty-nine inches (49”).
g. A minimum of two inches (2”) of tire clearance between the tire and the body will be required.
h. Left rear wheel opening between the quarter panel and the door must be a minimum of twenty-eight inches (28”) with a maximum of thirty-three inches (33”).
i. Right rear wheel opening between the quarter panel and the door must be a minimum of twenty-nine inches (29”) with a maximum of thirty-two inches (32”).
j. Skirting that extends behind the rear quarter panel will not be permitted.
k. Left rear quarter panels must extend downward from the deck a minimum of thirty-three (33”) and a maximum of thirty-six inches (36”) (including plastic) when measured at the front and rear of the quarter panel.
l. The right rear quarter panel must extend downward from the deck twenty-seven inches (27”) without plastic, or thirty-one inches (31”) with plastic when measured at the front and rear of the quarter panel.
m. Deck height will be measured at the nose piece splitter at a max height of fifteen inches (15”) from the ground to the top. Deck height must be thirty-nine inches (39”) from the top of the rear deck to the ground.
n. Plastic quarter panels are permitted on the right side only.
H. Right Side Body
a. The quarter panel, door, and fender (to the fender flair) must be within one inch (1”) of a straight line in all directions when measured at the top of the body.
b. The quarter panel and door must be within one inch (1”) of a straight line where the skirting joins the door and quarter panel.
I. Spoilers, Spoiler Braces and Spoiler Supports
a. Only aluminum rear spoilers will be permitted.
b. The maximum overall height of the rear spoiler will be eight inches (8”). The maximum width of the rear spoiler, including braces and/or supports, is seventy-two inches (72”).
c. The rear spoiler must begin at the deck and extend eight and one-quarter of an inch (8-1/4”) from that point. Mounting hardware, hinges, etc. will be included in the eight and one-quarter of an inch (8-1/4”) measurement. Suspending the spoiler to create a wing-type device will not be permitted.
d. The rear spoiler must begin at the rearmost point of the quarter panels.
e. Only three spoiler braces/supports will be permitted. The front edge of the spoiler brace/support must be in line with the spoiler.
f. The outside spoiler supports must not be mounted any wider than the top of the quarter panel(s) and must be centered on the rear deck.
g. In the event that aluminum angle is used to brace the upper edge of the spoiler, the angle must not add to the height and/or length of the spoiler in any way.
h. The spoiler must be a single plane from top to bottom.
a. The interior is permitted to be dropped to the middle (just behind the seat) of the car a maximum of five inches (5”) below the top of the doors and minimum of twelve inches (12”) below the roll cage.
b. The side window opening(s) must be fifteen inches (15”) from the top of the door to the bottom of the roof.
c. Support bars that block the right window from the driver exiting the cockpit will not be permitted.
d. A rock guard (Lexan screen) can be no higher than four inches (4″) and no farther back than the front edge of the right-side headrest.
e. If the interior is dropped at firewall/back of the hood, that portion of the firewall must be filled in vertically with aluminum. Interior may be dropped a maximum of two inches (2”) from the top of the hood.
f. Interior must be fastened flush at the top of the door and quarter panels and must taper gradually towards the center of the car at a maximum of seventy-degree (70) angle from the deck.
g. Interior must run in a straight line (vertical and horizontal) across the back of the car at the spoiler.
h. All interiors must be made of aluminum.
K. Driver Compartment
a. A full metal firewall fabricated from magnetic steel and/or aluminum must encompass the driver’s compartment from front to rear, on both sides and floorboards.
b. All cars must be equipped with a quick-release type steering wheel that is a full circle.
c. Mirrors of any type will not be permitted.
d. Radios and/or electronic and/or data communication devices will not be permitted.
e. Any edge and/or sheet metal end in and around the driver compartment must be protected with trim and/or beading and rounded. Sharp and protruding edges will not be permitted.
f. A rock guard with a minimum of three (3) additional roll bars must be mounted in front of the driver.
g. Cockpit adjustable components with the exception of brake bias adjusters will not be permitted. Adjusters of any type, including but not limited to adjustable shocks, hydraulic or pneumatic weight jacks, trackers, ignition boxes, or similar adjustable components will not be permitted inside the cockpit of the car or within reach of the seated driver.
L. Body Skew
a. The measurement of the left rear quarter panel from the center of the hub to the rear of the quarter panel cannot exceed fifty-four inches (54″). Measuring seventy-two inches (72″) from the left rear quarter panel to the right rear quarter panel, then ninety-six inches (96″) forward along the right side door, the diagonal measurement from that point to the top of the left rear quarter panel must be a minimum of one-hundred seventeen inches (117″).
A. Must be equipped with sufficient four (4) wheel braking system. On-track three (3) wheel braking is allowed.
B. Brake calipers must be manufactured of aluminum.
C. The brake caliper including brake caliper pistons must be used as produced by the brake caliper manufacturer.
D. Brake rotors must be manufactured of magnetic or stainless steel.
E. Brake rotors must be used as produced by the brake rotor manufacturer.
F. Wheel hubs must be manufactured of aluminum or magnesium.
G. Wheel hubs must be used as produced by the wheel hub manufacturer.
H. The combined weight of the wheel hub, wheel bearings and seal, spindle nut and washers, brake rotor and attaching hardware, the axle cap, and the wheel spacer must not exceed twenty-seven (27) pounds.
Any and all new designs or modifications to an existing suspension and/or suspension component must be communicated to and approved by the Series Director before being used in competition.
a. Rear suspension designs and applications are constantly evolving. Although the intent of the rear suspension rules are an attempt to accommodate the majority of suspension and suspension component designs and applications currently being used in competition, the rules cannot be absolute.
b. Rear suspension must utilize either coil or leaf springs.
c. Rear suspension configuration used on current and new chassis(s) must be the design commonly known as four (4) link. Older cars currently competing with other rear suspension designs will be allowed to compete until further notification at the discretion of the Series Director.
d. Swing arm and/or Z-Link suspension types are permitted. The shock on a swing arm or z-link rear suspension may mount to the bird cage or bottom radius rod. Top and bottom solid links must be mounted on hiems and run in the opposite direction of the bird cage.
e. Bump sticks are not allowed anywhere on the car.
B. Front Suspension
a. All cars must utilize independent front coil spring suspension consisting of one (1) right and one (1) left lower control arm, one (1) right and one (1) left upper control arm, one (1) right and one (1) left spindle, one (1) right and one (1) left shock, and one (1) right and one (1) left spring / spring stack.
i. Lower control arms must be fabricated using magnetic mild steel or 4130 chrome moly tubing.
ii. Lower control arms may be of the “A” frame design with two (2) inner pivots or the Ford design with one (1) inner pivot and a strut rod to secure the control arm fore and aft movement. The strut rod may be mounted either forward or rearward of the control arm.
iii. All lower control arm frame mounts must be welded to the applicable frame rail. (The right lower control arm mounts must be welded to the right side frame rail and the left lower control arm mounts must be welded to the left side frame rail.) This procedure applies to the Ford style including the strut rod as well.
iv. Lower control arm mounts (inner pivot points) must remain to the outside of the front frame centerline for the respective side.
v. The frame mounts for the lower control arm inner pivots may be adjustable by two (2) methods:
1. A series of single round holes.
2. A machined slot that will accept a steel “slug” with a single round mounting hole.
vi. Both methods of mounting must produce a secure non-moveable mount when assembled and tightened.
vii. Upper control arms must be fabricated using magnetic mild steel or 4130 chrome moly tubing.
viii. Upper control arms may be either the “A” frame type design with or without a shaft or the individual tube type with individual inner pivot mounts.
ix. All upper control arm frame mounts must be welded to the applicable frame rail. (The right upper control arm mounts must be welded to the right side frame rail and the left upper control arm mounts must be welded to the left side frame rail.)
x. The frame mounts for the upper control arm inner pivots may be adjustable by optional methods including but not limited to:
1. A series of single round holes.
2. A machined slot that will accept a steel “slug” with a single round mounting hole.
3. A machined slot with a capture eccentric (cam) type adjuster.
xi. All methods of mounting must produce a secure non-moveable mount when assembled and tightened.
xii. Spindles must be fabricated or forged using magnetic mild steel.
xiii. If separate, spindle steering arms must be welded to the spindle.
xiv. Steering arms must remain below the spindle pin.
xv. Spindles must connect to the upper and the lower control arms by utilizing ball joints, mono-balls, or spherical rod ends.
C. Rear Suspension Frame Mounts
a. The frame/roll cage structure must have integral welded mounting brackets for the attachment of rear suspension components. Frame suspension mounts may be welded or bolted securely (without any movement) to the frame/roll cage structure.
b. The only materials used to fabricate frame suspension mounts that will be permitted are magnetic steel or aluminum.
c. Frame suspension mounts must be double shear configuration for mounting suspension components. Shear mounts must use minimum five-eighths of an inch (5/8”) rod ends with minimum one-half inch (1/2”) grade eight (8) bolts only. The bolt must be bolted through both shear mounts.
d. Double shear frame suspension mounts must be a minimum of three-sixteenths of an inch (3/16”) thickness on both sides of the mount. Double shear mount must be no wider than four inches (4”) with a minimum one-half inch (1/2”) grade eight (8) bolt with steel or aluminum spacers only.
e. All frame suspension mount component mounting holes must be round and sized correctly for the fastener being used. Clearance between the fastener and the mounting hole must not exceed the next fractional drill size. Example: one-half inch (1/2”) fastener, thirty-three sixty-fourths of an inch (33/64”) mounting hole.
D. Axle Housing Mounts
a. Only one (1) axle-housing mount per side will be permitted.
b. The only materials used to fabricate axle housing mounts (birdcages) that will be permitted is aluminum or magnetic mild steel. Axle housing mounts fabricated of exotic heavy materials will not be permitted.
c. When fabricating axle housing mounts, detail must be paid to functionality. The completed axle housing mounts, when comparing the right and the left side, must be as similar in design as possible.
d. Axle housing mounts may be a solid (welded) type or a floating type (birdcage) design.
e. The final assembled axle-housing mount must be a one (1)-piece mount. When a floating type mount (birdcage) is fabricated using two (2) pieces, the two (2) pieces must create a common one (1)-piece pivot (barrel). The two (2) pieces must be fastened or welded together to prevent independent movement of the two (2) pieces. The axle-housing mount must attach directly to the axle tube with clearance only to permit rotation of the entire mount. Fore, aft or vertical movement of the mount or the axle housing within the mount will not be permitted.
f. Mounts for suspension attaching (radius) rods must be an integral part of the axle-housing mount. The mounts may be either a single or double shear configuration. When using a single shear configuration, a minimum thickness of one-quarter of an inch (1/4”) for magnetic steel or one-half inch (1/2”) for aluminum is required. When using a double shear configuration, a minimum thickness of three-sixteenths of an inch (3/16”) inch for magnetic steel or one-quarter of an inch (1/4”) for aluminum is required. Dynamic movement of any mount other than a rotating and pivoting movement as a result of suspension travel will not be permitted.
g. Unless otherwise authorized by the Series Director, the mounting of any component(s) other than suspension attaching (radius) rods or shocks will not be permitted on the axle housing mounts.
E. Rear Suspension Attaching (Radius) Rods
a. A maximum of two (2) attaching (radius) rods per side will be permitted.
b. The only materials used to fabricate attaching (radius) rods that will be permitted are magnetic steel or aluminum.
c. Attaching (radius) rods may be solid or tubular material. The material may be round or hexagon in shape.
d. Spherical rod ends, or steel clevises must be used at the end of each rod for pivoting, static length adjustment, and mounting. Bushings of any type will not be permitted.
e. The final assembled attaching (radius) rod must not have the capability to change length dynamically by any means or devices.
f. Spherical rod end sizes may be a minimum of a five-eighths of an inch (5/8”) rod end body with a one-half inch (1/2”) bearing to a maximum of a three-quarters of an inch (3/4”) rod end body with a three-quarters of an inch (3/4”) bearing.
g. In all applications, the correct size fastener must be used when mounting the spherical rod end to a bracket (example: one-half inch (1/2”) fastener must be used with a one-half inch (1/2”) bearing and mounting hole). Metal step spacers will be permitted to reduce the hole size of the spherical rod end bearing.
h. Attaching (radius) rods must mount directly to the frame suspension mount at the forward end and to the axle-housing mount at the rearward end.
i. All rear suspension fasteners must be magnetic steel with a minimum diameter of one-half inch (1/2”). The use of grade eight (8) fasteners is highly recommended. All fasteners must be correctly sized for the component and application of use.
j. When rear suspension assembly is completed:
i. Attaching (radius) rods must be spaced on the frame a minimum of six inches (6”).
ii. Attaching (radius) rods must be spaced on the birdcage a minimum of six inches (6”) and a maximum of twelve inches (12”).
iii. Measurements will be made from the center of each attaching (radius) rod bolt.
k. All attaching (radius) rods must be straight with the exception of the left lower that can have a bend for axle housing mount clearance.
F. Rear Travel Limiter (Droop Rule)
a. A vertical travel limiting chain must be installed on the left rear of the car from the left rear axle housing to the frame. The travel limiting chain must attach to a bearing type mount or a clamp mounted bracket with the chain mounted to the top (12 o’clock) of the left rear axle tube, between the birdcage and the edge of the left rear bell of the axle housing, and to the left rear frame directly above the chain mount on the rear axle. Travel limiting chains must be installed so that when taunt they are as close to vertical as possible. One (1) compliance device may be used. The compliance device must not be more than one inch (1″) thick (without a load applied) and remain completely open and visible. Compliance devices can be rubber or any like material but must not be installed in any type of canister. Springs, spring-loaded, and/or pneumatic devices will not be permitted. No tapered, beveled, or roller skate type of compliance rubber will be permitted. Compliance devices must be solid material, same diameter top to bottom, not hollowed or drilled to soften the material.
b. The travel limiting chain including the compliance rubber must be installed so that when the car is jacked up from the rear the chain assembly is tight (no slack).The travel limiting chain is subject to inspection at any time during the event at the discretion of the officials. Cars will be jacked up on the under-slung frame rail between the center of the rear axle and the panhard bar mount. The left rear under-slung rail must be located between the left rear birdcage and the edge of the left rear axle housing bell. If a chassis is not of the under-slung design, then the car will be jacked up on the left rear frame rail closest to the Panhard bar mount. Cars will be jacked up until a forty-thousandths of an inch (.040”) shim will slide between the left rear tire and the ground. Once the car is jacked up as described a vertical measurement will be taken from the ground to the top trailing edge of the rear deck bar, six inches (6”) inboard of the left rear quarter panel outer edge. The measurement must not exceed fifty-one inches (51”). (Cars without a left rear underslung must not exceed fifty inches (50”)).
c. All droop limiter assemblies must support the unsprung mass of the rear-end. The stretched value of the droop limiter assembly may be no more than three-quarters of an inch (3/4”) at 1,200 lbs. The procedure: preload 100 lbs. zero (0) distance, pull to a value of 1,200 lbs.
G. Torque Control Devices
a. Lift arm assemblies and pull bars will be permitted.
b. Only one (1) torque control device may be used.
c. Lift arms must attach to the axle housing using a mounting configuration that prevents any movement between the lift arm and the rear axle housing. A gusset or brace bar to prohibit side-to-side flex will be permitted.
d. The forward end of the lift arm may use a spring over shock assembly (fifth coil), a spring or bushing, and a limiting chain.
e. Pull bars may be adjustable on both ends; however, the adjustments must remain fixed during competition. Adjustors within reach of the driver will not be permitted. No hydraulic or pneumatic pull bars will be permitted.
a. The front suspension must use magnetic steel coil springs
b. The rear suspension may use coil or leaf springs. The coil springs must be magnetic steel. Leaf springs may be either magnetic steel or a composite material.
c. Coil springs may be used individually or stacked.
I. Shock Absorbers
a. Shocks are intended to dampen and help control spring frequencies in both the compression and rebound motions. The amount of force applied to move the shock piston and shaft assembly may be varied with the option of shock “builds” however the piston and shaft assembly must have the ability to move in both directions.
b. Mono-tube, single-piston, nitrogen gas-charged shocks will be permitted. All shocks must utilize mechanical oil controls, such as spring shim(s), drum and disc(s), check ball and spring, needle, and seat for internal and external shock adjustments. Magnetic and/or electro-magnetic controls are not permitted. Remote nitrogen gas reservoirs will be permitted. The remote reservoirs may contain a compression adjuster. The adjustments described above are the only shock adjustments that will be permitted.
c. Shock adjustments while the vehicle is in motion will not be permitted.
d. Shocks and shock components may only be manufactured from steel or aluminum.
e. Rotating parts will not be permitted inside or mounted to the shock absorber. Inertia/gyro-style shocks are not permitted.
f. Thru-rod shocks will not be permitted.
g. Unless otherwise authorized, all shocks must be mounted as close to vertical as possible.
h. Approved shock locations are as follows:
i. One (1) shock will be permitted at each front wheel.
ii. One (1) shock will be permitted at the right rear wheel.
iii. Two (2) shocks will be permitted at the left rear wheel. When using only one (1) shock at the left rear wheel, the shock must be mounted behind the rear axle tube. When two (2) shocks are used at the left rear wheel, one (1) shock must be mounted behind the rear axle tube and the second shock must be mounted on top of or forward of the rear axle tube.
iv. One (1) shock will be permitted mid-ship at the front of the lift arm assembly.
v. One (1) braking shock will be permitted. The shock must be mounted within three inches (3”) of the centerline of the rear axle center section. This shock must be mounted horizontally.
i. Prior to introduction into competition a new design shock absorber must be submitted to the Series Director for approval. Shock absorber manufacturers may be required to provide a board of components for inspection and display.
j. Air shocks are permitted.
k. The maximum shock body outside diameter is two and one-half inches (2-1/2”).
l. The maximum front shock length is twenty-one inches (21”), measured center to center of the shock eyes.
m. The maximum rear shock length is twenty-seven inches (27”), measured center to center of the shock eyes.
n. No electrically adjusted or active dampers are allowed. No electrical wires, transmitting, or receiving components will be allowed to be attached internally or externally to the dampers or mounted inside any component or dampers. No portion of the car including but not limited to – shocks and spring components or chassis components – may have the ability to communicate, transfer, transmit, receive any type of digital or analog data or any language and/or adjust or monitor in any way whatsoever including but not limited to a variation of a wireless remote device, phone, computer, tablet, or a mechanical remote device.
o. Suspension covers are not allowed. Rear covers on the car are not allowed outside of your pit area. Spring and/or shock covers are permitted but must be fastened directly to the spring or shock.
A. Steering Components
a. Only one power steering pump allowed. Electronic steering and/or electronic steering components will not be permitted.
a. Only aluminum wheels will be permitted for competition.
b. The wheels must be mounted to the hubs utilizing lug nuts. “Knock off” and/or single type wheel mounting systems will not be permitted.
c. Only wheels that are 14-inches wide will be permitted. Using a wheel that is bigger and/or smaller than 14-inches wide will not be permitted and will result in disqualification.
d. The combined weight of the wheel, wheel hardware, wheel disc and fasteners, and tire must not exceed 40 lbs.
e. The maximum front track width will be ninety inches (90”) and the maximum rear track width will be eighty-eight inches (88”), measured from the outside edge of the tire to the outside edge of the tire.
f. Only approved wheel discs will be permitted. Approved wheel discs are wheel discs that are fastened to the wheel using a minimum of three (3), one-quarter inch (1/4”) or fix-sixteenths of an inch (5/16”) diameter magnetic steel hex head bolts. The use of wheel discs with any other type of fastener will not be permitted.
g. Only aluminum wheel spacers will be permitted.
h. Wheel/air bleeders are not permitted.
a. The National Late Model Tire (NLMT) Rule:
i. Only Hoosier (92) NLMT2, (92) LM20, (92) NLMT3, (92) LM30s, (92) W30, (92) NLMT4, (92) LM40 will be selected for the right rear.
ii. Only Hoosier (90) NLMT1, (90) NLMT2, (90) LM20, (90) NLMT3, (90) LM30s, (90) W30 will be selected the fronts and left rear.
b. The maximum size for any tire in competition is eleven inches (11”) x twenty-nine inches (29”) x fifteen inches (15”), unless otherwise specified and made known to all competitors.
c. The maximum outside circumference of the tire will be ninety-three inches (93”), unless otherwise specified and made known to all competitors.
d. The maximum width of the tires measured from the outside edge(s) of the sidewalls across the face of the tire will be sixteen and three-quarters of an inch (16-3/4”). There will be a tire hoop used for inspection and the tire must pass through the tire hoop freely, without any manipulation or outside contact.
e. The tire rule for any event may be amended from time to time and will be made known to all competitors.
f. Chemical alterations, vulcanizing, tire softening, defacing, and/or altering the face of the tire lettering and/or tire stamping will not be permitted. Chemicals or tire softening is not permitted at any time.
A. Seat Belts and Restraint Systems
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 two (2) years from the date of manufacture. Seat belt restraint systems should 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 come in contact with any sharp or metal edge, including when the material passes through the seat.
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. Design should include 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. Seats must be used as supplied and installed following instructions provided by the seat manufacturer.
d. Seats must be mounted to a seat frame that is welded to the car frame/roll cage structure. Attaching points, angles, and materials for the seat frame and mounting of the seat to the seat frame must be in accordance to the seat manufacturer’s instructions.
e. Seat mounting brackets must use properly sized bolts and washers for the hole in the bracket. No oversized holes or slotted holes in the brackets.
C. Fire Suppression
a. All cars shall be equipped with a thermally deployed automatic fire suppression system. The fire suppression system will consist of a DOT-approved cylinder manufactured from aluminum or steel with a capacity of 10 lbs. of fire extinguishing agent, steel or steel reinforced lines, and has a minimum of two (2) thermally activated discharge nozzles.
b. All systems must meet or exceed SFI 17.1 specifications.
c. Systems must be fully charged with 10 lbs. of DuPont FE-36, 3M NOVEC 1230, FireBull, or 4Fire and display a legible and valid SFI and manufacturer label depicting fire extinguishing agent, capacity, and certification date. Cylinders that are beyond useful certification date must be inspected, serviced, and re-labeled by the manufacturer.
d. Cylinders must be mounted forward of the fuel cell. Cylinders must be securely mounted to the frame/roll cage assembly. The certification label must be unobstructed and easily accessible for inspection when the mounting is complete.
e. Two (2) thermally activated nozzles must be used. One (1) nozzle must be located directly above the fuel cell in the fuel cell area and the second nozzle located in the driver cockpit area. An optional engine bay nozzle may be added.
f. An optional manual override cable may be added.
D. Window Nets
a. Window nets that are certified to SFI Spec 27.1 or safety nets certified to SFI Spec 37.1 are recommended and must be mounted in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
A. Two-way communication devices in and/or attached to the race vehicle or on the driver’s person will not be permitted.
B. Cellular, satellite, and wi-fi, devices in and/or attached to the race vehicle or on the driver’s person will not be permitted (Including cell phones and/or smart watches).
C. Antennas will not be permitted in and/or attached to the race vehicle or carried by the driver.
D. All forms of a vehicle position systems will not be permitted (GPS).
E. Only approved lap timing and or lap time recording devices (transponders) will be permitted.
F. Gauges to monitor engine conditions are permitted but will be limited to the following;
a. Oil Pressure
b. Oil Temperature
c. Engine Coolant Pressure
d. Engine Coolant Temperature
e. Fuel Pressure
f. Battery Voltage
g. Engine RPM
G. All electronic gauges whether analog or digital, except tachometers, will only be permitted to have one (1) input from the respective gauge sensor. Output from the gauges will not be permitted. Tachometers will be permitted to record engine RPM for recall and playback.
H. When an electronic dash module is used in lieu of individual gages, only the inputs as described above for individual gauges will be permitted. All other input channels must be disabled and blocked off from usage. Only engine RPM may be recorded. Wiring to the electronic dash module must be accessible and removable for ease of inspection.
I. All additional wiring harnesses related to electronic dash modules or any other type of data acquisition must be completely removed from the race vehicle during an event.
A. Full or partial car covers will be permitted only when there is inclement weather.
B. It is recommended that all teams have a fire extinguisher in the rear of their transporter. The fire extinguisher is recommended to be a minimum of 2.5 gallons A-FFF type or 20 lbs. Purple-K.
C. No cameras and/or video recorders and/or photographic recording equipment may be mounted below the deck of the car.
D. No driver controlled electronic devices, computer-controlled devices, or cellular devices are permitted in the cockpit while on track.
E. No data systems or data collection harnesses are permitted.
A. All participants will be required to display decals as provided on the decal verification sheet prior to entering into competition. If any required decal is not displayed loss of any awarded money and or product will be the penalty.
B. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series decal (minimum of 60 square inches) and Contingency decals (minimum of 28 square inches) shall be visible and are required on both sides of the car for all cars participating in the event in order to receive cash awards or product awards, no exceptions. Series decal location is at the base of the front a-post on the door panel (front fender above the wheel well). Contingency decals will be located on the lower 3rd of the door panels above the skirt (12 inches above the skirt). Overflow location being the rear quarter panel lower third. (see graphic below). If incorporated into wraps, no alteration or size adjustments may be made to the decals or logos. Minimum size requirements must be met. Mandatory series logo placement on all full-time LMS teams, driver websites, and social channels.
C. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series logo must be placed as high as possible on either the right or left front of the upper chest area of the driver’s uniform. The World of Outlawsbrand logo must be placed as high as possible on both sleeves of the driver’s uniform. Driver must display the World of Outlaws Late Model Series logo on their uniform or receive a deduction of points at the discretion of the Series Director.
D. Contingency and sponsorship awards, any team participating must meet the requirements of the award(s) such as decals, patches, product use, and verification. There will be a written deadline presented to the teams prior to the start of each season for each element to be in place for the award requirements. If it is an existing program it will roll over from the prior season and the program will begin at the first race of the season.
E. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series Officials may refuse to allow a participant to compete in an event if it is determined at their discretion that any advertising and/or sponsorship or similar agreement is detrimental to the sport, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the event promoter, the World Racing Group for any reason, including the image of the sport.
F. Unless instructed to do otherwise the top three (3) finishers from the Feature, after being weighted, must proceed directly to victory lane and participate in all victory lane activities, including, but not limited to, top 3 photos, media interviews, victory lane photos, etc. Failure to comply will result in a minimum $500 fine. Any extenuating circumstances will be considered.
G. Team Transports and/or Souvenir Transport/Trailers if commercial vehicles, will be required to display the World of Outlaws Late Model Series logos in three locations (driver side, passenger side, and tailgate). The display size will be as follows; 24”-wide x 27”-tall – Team Transports 18”-wide x 24”-wide Souvenir Trailers.
H. Failure to comply with any of the above rules may result in a loss of point fund monies, purse monies, and/or any other penalty as deemed necessary by World Racing Group and/or World of Outlaws Late Model Series Officials.