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Cherokee Speedway Rule Book

 

General Track Rules


1. Drivers, car owners & crewmembers will conduct themselves in a calm and sportsmanlike manner at all times.

2. Interpretation of rules and decisions of speedway officials will be final.

3. Ignorance of rules will not be accepted as an excuse for their violation.

4. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to any car or person without question.

5. The driver/car owner alone will be the sole spokesman in any and all matters pertaining to the race and must talk with the official in charge.

6. Open drinking of intoxicants in the pit area by drivers will not be tolerated. Offenders will be subject to immediate ejection.

7. The following activities will result in fines, loss of winnings and points, and be subject to suspension and arrest: Loud and abusive language toward track officials, Starting or engaging in a fight, Deliberate contact during caution laps or after the race has completed, Subjecting any employee or official to improper or abusive language or profane signs. Penalty will be at the official's discretion. Any person found with any weapon on him or his vehicle is also subject to arrest. Disorderly conduct will not be allowed at the pay-off window.

8. Any fines, suspensions, and/or protests must be settled with speedway management before a driver, car owner or crew member will be allowed to enter restricted area at another event.

9. Any cars entering race track other than at allowed times for division running will be subject to action at discretion of race officials.

10. Any driver, car owner or crewmember going to the top of flagstand or tower to argue, without permission, will be fined (minimum $150) at official's discretion. Orderly conduct & discussion only!!

11. Three features wins in a row in any division the driver or car must start the next race from the rear (Crate Late Models excluded). Special events are the exception, and the following weekly event will have the driver/car starting from the rear. Special events qualify as any purse paying $200 over the weekly WIN amount. (Young Guns will start in the rear after one win, exception being WC4CN).

12. Car number must appear on the roof and both sides to be scored.

13. Any situation not specifically covered by this rulebook will be acted upon by flagman, race director, pit steward or management and decisions shall be final.

14. All cars must have a chain in front and rear for hook up!

15. Six inch self-supporting spoiler allowed in all classes.

16. Fire Retardant driver uniform, window net, helmet, five-point harness and fire extinguisher required. If caught at any time without one of these items, you will not run that date and you will forfeit all points and money.

17. Track fuel only! Fuel must pass the track test and track decision will be final.

18. A car is only allowed to compete in one division per night.

19. Any and all items not covered in these rules are non-protest items.

20. All prize money must be picked up at the payoff window following day or night's racing activity. Failure to pick up money on night of race will result in forfeit of winnings. No exceptions.

21. Stock means that you cannot modify this part. (If the rules don't say you can- then you can't.)

22. The rules are configured to support different racetracks and what may be good at one track may not be good at another. As deemed necessary, the rules may be altered and/or changed to suit the track and/or the officials. Rules are based off of US production models and availability.

23. The track reserves the right to promote any driver up at any time without prior notice.

24. All 4 Cyl. classes may run heat shield no longer than cylinder head and may not extend past shock tower.

25. No electric or mechanical vacuum pumps allowed in any class

26. All bore & stroke measurements will have a plus or minus .010” tolerance. CC’s and CI’s will be figured from actual measurements.

27. Exhaust EVAC system OK in all classes.

28. Bead locks OK all divisions. Outward facing only.

29. Mirrors and radios are OK in all classes. Series/association rules override track rules.

30. All weights or cc’s must be posted on hood. All weight penalties & weight breaks must be claimed on hood. If not posted and the car is protested, this could result in a DQ.

31. SFI Head Restraints are highly recommended and may be required in the future. A weight break of 25 lbs. will be given in all classes for each driver wearing a head restraint for the duration of the entire event. Approved head restraints are the Simpson Hybrid Pro*, Hybrid Pro Rage*, R3* and Hans* Device. Any other system must have tech approval. A foam neck brace does not qualify as a head restraint. It is the responsibility of the driver, not Cherokee Speedway to ensure that his/her device is approved, correctly installed, maintained and properly used.

Series/Association Safety Weight Breaks - Overrides Track Rule As Advertised.

602 Thunder Series - 25 lb. weight break for on board fire system.

CRUSA/SECA Street Stock - Cars which competed in the 2019 SECA Crate Sportsman Division and LEGAL by those rules, will receive a weight break for 2020.


2019 LEGAL SECA Crate Sportsman cars may weigh 2,900 lbs.

Thunder Bomber - Drivers will receive a 25 pound weight break for utilizing a HANS or equivalent head and neck restraint, and 25 pound weight break for using an approved containment seat (50 pound maximum).

MMSA - 25 lb. weight PENALTY for not having Head Restraint or Full Containment Seat (25lb. max)

Pre-Race Process

1. Attendance by drivers, car owners & crew members at drivers' meetings is mandatory.

2. Visual protests (requiring no measurements whatsoever) must be presented to Pit Steward in writing before feature line-up commences. No visual protests taken after track announcer has made call for cars to come to staging area. Cost is $25. Bodies are not a protest item and will be governed by track.

3. All drivers must be ready to compete in the event for which they are scheduled. If you are not staged in line up when cars are called to the speedway, you will start tail of field.

4. All Drivers must have a working Raceceiver when on track!

Race Process

1. The Race Director/Flagman is in full control of race procedure and on track activities. His/her decisions will be final.

2. Drivers may not exit the car on track unless instructed by Race Director or safety crew. Exiting the car for any other reason will be grounds for disqualification from the event.

3. Any cars not on the track when "okay" sign comes out will start at rear.

4. STARTS - All initial starts are double file at the start line. Inside driver sets the pace. It is the outside driver's responsibility to stay beside him. Jumping starts will put you back one row. After 2 double file attempts (jumps do not count), line up will go single file, Crate Late Model excluded.

5. RE-STARTS - Drivers will be instructed by Race Director to choose inside/outside for re-starts. Leader will re-start within the start box area. Jumping starts will put you back one row.

6. MULTI-CAR WRECK ON FIRST LAP: All cars get their spot back. Single car spin will go to the rear. Any cars going to the pit will go to the rear.

7. Any car deliberately stopping before the completion of the first lap to bring out the caution will be put to the rear or penalized a lap at the discretion of Race Director/Flagman. Deliberately stopping and bringing out the caution to keep from going a lap down will be scored one lap down.

8. Any car(s) involved in any accident that brings out red or yellow flag will be lined up in the rear of the field. (This does not include cars that stop to keep from hitting the other cars.)

9. Lap traffic must stay to inside of the speedway. (Any cars trying to hold up leaders will be black-flagged.)

10. Any car charged with three (3) unassisted cautions will be black-flagged.

11. Race back to the checkered flag only. (Green and yellow lights on means race back.) If the track is blocked or a driver's life is in danger, the race will go caution and resume with green, white, and checkered.

12. No work can be done on race car on the track. No tools allowed on track. No crew is allowed on the track, ever! Track officials DO NOT pull sheet metal or perform work on cars!! ONLY exception to pulling sheet metal is if the Race Director deems necessary for safety reasons.

13. Any driver stopping on track and exiting car to argue with officials for any reason will be penalized at track official's discretion.

14. No car can receive any assistance from another car during the last lap of the race.

15. In the event that two or more cars cross the finish line at the same time, the car next to the infield can be declared the winner.

18. Rough driving will be dealt with through fines and/or suspensions.

19. Track officials' decisions are final.

Post Race Process

1. Cars will exit the track and enter the pit area at a safe speed.

2. Top three cars must cross scales in order of finish for inspection after heats and features. All cars must have weight and any weight penalties posted on hood

3. Scale area is off limits to pit crews during official weighing. Please exit scale area after car has been pushed on scales. No car will be weighed until the area has been cleared.

 

 

 

 

 

604 Crate Late Model


Cherokee Speedway 604 Crate Late Model division will follow Crate Racin' USA rules.

Refer to the Crate Racin' USA rules at: www.crateracinusa.com

 

 

 

 

 

602 Crate Late Model


Cherokee Speedway 602 Crate Late Model division will follow Thunder Series Late Models rules.

Refer to the Thunder Series Late Models rules at: www.thunderdirtseries.com .

 

 

 

 

 

Open Wheel Modified


Cherokee Speedway Open Wheel Modified division will follow Mid East Modified Tour rules.

Refer to the Mid East Modified Tour rules at: www.mideastmods.com

 

 

 

 

 

Super Sportsman

 

* Stock unless otherwise stated.

* Weight MUST be posted on hood, with safety weight break listed, due to different engine options. Weights can/will be adjusted if tracks deem necessary for fair & equal competition.

* Must add 50 pounds if perches are moved.

* Front and rear wrecker pick-ups are MANDATORY.

Body: Please see drawings at end of rule book: Any full size American car or truck, 102" wheelbase minimum. Doors & fenders may be aluminum. Must have steel floor pan under driver. Must run complete, enclosed cockpit. Front firewall location may be moved for engine clearance. Firewall may be replaced aluminum or steel material ONLY. Rear of car may be open. Can cut for tire clearance and can remove inside wheel wells. Push bars must be behind grill. Any nose OK. NO flared fenders. No MD3 or MD3 style noses. AR Dirt Bodies approved. Solid mounts OK. Cars must remain stock appearing. May have max. 8" rear spoiler ( 8" tall x 24" long side spoilers or spill plates). May run 3 spill plates. See diagram for measurements. Maximum spoiler height 50". May run one 4" spoiler inside car. Hood and trunk straps permitted. (May run hole in hood for breather). 48" x 48" min. roof. Max. body width 72".

Chassis: Must have roll cage, and all safety equipment. Cage must secure to uni-body. All cars frame may be tied together under floor pan. Wheel base stock (2" tolerance). 7.5" min chassis height on Johnson Chassis.

* Johnson Racing X.Y.G. Metric Chassis Allowed. (This is the ONLY aftermarket chassis that is allowed.) Please visit
www.johnsonchassis.com .

* All tubular frames will be serial numbered. Any tubular frame without the Crate Racing serial numbers will be considered illegal. Any Johnson frame or repaired clip found to be altered could result in fines or suspensions.

* Stock metric frames have to option to be repaired Crate Racing USA tubular front and/or rear clip. Front and Rear clips will also have Crate Racing USA serial numbers.

* Stock metric frames have the option to run the following Johnson Racing Parts:

Left Upper A Frame: JCI-09-02-003R
Right Upper A Frame: JCI-09-02-003L
Left Lower A Frame: JCI-09-02-01RC-L-SP
Right Lower A Frame: JCI-09-02-01RC-R-SP
Rear Upper Trailing Arm: JCI-09-03-04B
Rear Lower Trailing Arm: JCI-09-03-03B

 

* No notching of frame for tie rod clearance. Johnson Chassis that have been notched must cover the notched area on sides and bottom of frame with .125 steel.

Steering: Stock O.E.M. Quickeners ok.

Suspension: Must be stock. Screw jacks OK on rear only. Lowering blocks OK. Adjustable cups OK. Spring buckets or cans OK. Height of buckets 6" maximum in stock location. Springs may be changed. (racing springs, different lengths). Front spring spacers ok. Springs must remain in stock position forward and aft, and left and right. May cut top A-frames to adjust camber and caster (Top a-arm only may be tube non adjustable). Stock perches, must be in stock location. May enlarge hole for shock clearance. Spindle savers ok. Steel, nylon bushing, or monoballs OK.

Shocks: Steel body non-adjustable racing shocks OK. NO Schrader valves. Hypervalve or external fill port must be covered with JB weld. NO bump stop on shocks. May relocate rear only. Front shocks must remain in stock location. Front shock mounts may be moved up (Vertically) to prevent bottoming out with 3" max. from stock position. Heim joints OK on shocks only. May cut rear top control arm to adjust for pinion angle ONLY. NO coil over type adjustments. Heim joints allowed only where stated.

Shock Claim - Front - $150 each. Rear - $200 each including Heims. Have to be claimed within 5 minutes after main event with money and written claim given together to tech man. Shock is bought "as is".

Transmission: Factory stock straight drive with all working gears. Must be same make as engine. Must have been a production transmission for auto manufacturer. Bert/Brinn type tranny ONLY- NO power glides- NO Jerico. Must have working reverse, may remove gears, may have straight cut teeth.

Flywheel: Stock steel flywheel (No less than 10 1/2", must weigh 14 lbs min). Clutch and pressure plate or triple disc clutch with flex plate is OK (No smaller than 5.5"). NO single disc.

Driveshaft: Any steel 1 1/2" or larger. Must be painted white, with car number. Must have safety loop.

Rearend: Stock type or may run 9" Ford. Must run stock mounting points with no adjustability. Any ratio okay. May be locked. Floater legal. NO WIDE FIVES. Any axle or any gear. Upper control arm mounts 8" max from center of axle tube to center of trailing arm bolt. Lower control arm mounts 3 1/2" - 4 1/2" max from center of axle tube to center of trailing arm bolt.

Brakes: Stock caliper for make and type of car disc OK (No 4 piston calipers) Disc brakes legal. No aftermarket, no aluminum. Must have operational wheel braking system. NO WIDE FIVES. Racing pedals OK. Adjusters OK.

 

Wheels: Any steel 8" maximum. Large wheel studs OK. Bead locks OK, outward facing only.

Tires: EMOD, M500, H500, AR 27.5/8.0/15, 26.5/8.0/15 Med or Hard. No grooving or siping. Tires susceptible to Chemical Tire Protest.

Fuel: Must pass track test. Fuel cell must be mounted inside of trunk.

Headers/Exhaust System: Any standard 4 into 1 collector. Any length pipe, must stay same diameter. No coatings allowed. No tri-y's, NO "X" or merge type pipes allowed. Exhaust EVAC system OK.

Engine Location: #1 spark plug in line or in front of top ball joint. 0 Tolerance.

 

Engine Option #1: * 3200 lbs & 3100 lbs - SEE HEADS OPTION #1 & #2

* Must match make of car, Chevrolet for Chevrolet, Ford for Ford, etc. Chevrolet 365 Max cubic inch- NO TOLERANCE. Ford 365 max cubic inch - NO TOLERANCE. Chrysler 374 max cubic inch - NO TOLERANCE. No Vacuum pumps, may vent to header.

Block: Cast iron OEM only (No aftermarket, Bowtie or SVO). May plug, or install vent pipes, or screens. Studs and strapping caps are ok. Steel caps are ok. May Plug deck and re-drill water holes. Maximum cylinder bore of .080"

Crankshaft: Any steel stock appearing crank. Cast iron or steel. No billet. 50 lb min weight for steel cranks, 47 lbs. minimum weight for cast iron. Stock stroke for engine size. May balance (Drill hole, weld, minor grinding). For balancing purposes the counterweights may be turned. Must maintain 1.950 for steel /1.750 for cast. No knife edging. No pendulum undercut. No polishing or lightening of counterweights or throws. May cross drill oil holes, chamfer oil holes, large radius allowed on bearing journals. Will be weighed with cam gear and pilot bushing.

Rods: Any steel rods. No aluminum or titanium rods. May be reworked, can float pins.

Piston: Any flat top. Eyebrows legal.

Oil Pan: Any wet sump oil pan.

 

HEADS OPTION #1 - 3200 lbs - Stock cast iron OEM. No Bowtie or angle plug heads. May run double hump. Competition valve job permitted. Any angle any depth. All angles must be concentric and in line with valve guide. May have .750 hand blend from top of 45 degree (7/8 will be wrong). Screw in studs and guide plates OK. Roller Rockers are permitted. May also run aftermarket GM World Product Heads #011250-037. Ford World Products #824-53030. Competition valve job with bowl cut OK.


Valves: Any stock diameter, steel valve permitted. Valve may have under cut stem. 2.02" (Intake) and 1.6" (Exhaust) valve sizes are allowed.

Valve Spring: Any steel. Single or double.

Retainers: Any steel or titanium valve spring retainers allowed.

 

HEADS OPTION #2 - 3100 lbs. - Cast iron O.E.M. straight plug only. Double hump ok. No Bow Tie or Vortec. May have competition valve job with bowl cut. Bowl cut must be concentric and in line with valve guide. Screw in studs, poly-locks, guide plates, stud girdles ok. Roller rocker arms okay. NO Shaft Rockers. Aftermarket alt heads GM World Products #824194. Ford World Products #824-53030, competition valve job with bowl cut OK.

Valves: Any stock diameter, steel valve permitted. No Titanium. Chevy- Intake=1.949 Exhaust=1.509. All other stock from make.

Valve Spring: Any steel valve springs. May run double valve springs.

Retainers: Any steel spring retainers allowed.

 

Camshaft: Hydraulic or Mechanical .500 lift max checked with valve. Hydraulic will be checked with solid lifter and .000 lash. Mechanical will be checked with .025 lash period. All cams must match make of car, GM to GM, Ford to Ford, etc. MUST be OEM firing order.

Lifter: Any hydraulic or solid flat tappet lifter. Stock diameter only for engine ran. No roller lifter. May plug or install vent pipes or screens in lifter galley. May run Lifter valley pan.

Intake: OEM Bowtie cast iron intake, or any aluminum, as cast. No modifications.

Fuel Pump: Stock only.

Carburetor: May run stock, may remove choke flap. Chevy-Quadra-Jet-Ford-Motorcraft (single line only) or 650 Holley #4777. MUST pass track gauges. No 4 corner idle screws. May remove choke flap only. May drill holes through butterfly. No other modifications allowed. (Exception: May change jets, power valve) Any 1" Spacer. Or may run 2" Spacer with no more than (2) .070" thick gaskets.

Ignition: Stock. May have chip. Billet distributor OK. Any wires. MSD box allowed or same as.

Balancer: ANY

* Timing Chain, gear set or wet belt cam timing ok. NO dry belts.

 

Engine Option #2: *3050 lbs.

* Sealed GM Crate Engine only: Part #88958604.

Carburetor: May run stock, may remove choke flap. Chevy-Quadra-Jet-Ford-Motorcraft (single line only) or 650 Holley #4777. MUST pass track gauges. No 4 corner idle screws. May remove choke flap only. May drill holes through butterfly. No other modifications allowed. (Exception: may change jets, power valve) Any 1" Spacer. Spacer may not protrude into carburetor or intake at any point; one gasket per surface, 0.070 maximum. No fuel injection, nitrous oxide, or other type system allowed.

Ignition: May run MSD Type 6 box with 1 rev limiter plug/chip. 604 may run HEI distributor.

 

Engine must remain the same as supplied from GM; to GM specifications.

Engine rebuild must use ALL Genuine GM Crate Engine parts only except for main, rod and cam bearings. Aftermarket stock type production bearings may be used; no "H" or coated bearings; production type only. NO high performance or "race" bearings.
No grinding or polishing of any parts. You may deburr any sharp edges on block or cylinder head chambers. May hone block only. NO overbore.

Deck height: MINIMUM .020 NO TOLERANCE.

Due to design or production changes made by GM, parts may be held until clarifications with GM can be made.

 

Engine Option #3: *2950 lbs.

* Engine must be same make as car. Engine must be STRICTLY STOCK. No factory high performance allowed. Cubic Inch: (Chevy - 350 C.I.) (Ford - 351 C.I.) (Chrysler - 360 C.I.)

Block: Stock cast iron OEM, may overbore .060 MAXIMUM (NO TOLERANCE). May deck block to .000 deck only (NO TOLERANCE).

Crankshaft: Factory stock for engine running or the following part numbers: Scat part #4-350-3480 or Eagle part #ESP103503480 and ESP103523480. 9-350-3480-5700 2 piece, 9-10442 2 piece, 9-10526 1 piece, 4-350-3480-5700 2 piece, 4-350-3480-5700L 1 piece, 103503480, 103523480. NO CUTTING ALLOWED.

Rods: Factory stock for engine running OK. NO WORK ALLOWED OF ANY KIND. May run any rod bolt. May run Eagle rod part #ESP5700BPLW or Scat part #SCA-25700P. Floating pin OK.

 

Pistons: May use any flat top or dish stock replacement piston, forged or hypereutectic. Flat top piston must have 4 valve relief's (Factory). No custom machining allowed, must use standard (Wide) ring package 5/64th", 5/64th", 3/16th". Coating on skirts OK. No custom pistons. May cut valve pockets.

Intake: Option 1 - Factory stock, cast iron, low rise only. Valley pan OK. Option 2 - Edelbrock part #5001 or 2101. Must remain box stock, no alterations. Any 1" spacer. Option 3 - Dart Heads with 2101 or 7101. Any of these weights can be adjusted for competition purposes.

Fuel System

Fuel: Track fuel ONLY. Must pass track test.

Carburetor: OEM Stock single line 2 barrel or 4 barrel for make. Must use stock or stock replacement gasket. May drill holes in butterflies. No spacer allowed. NO HIGH PERFORMANCE. Or may run box stock Holley 650 #4777. No 4 corner idle screws. May run 1" adapter for Holley carb. to stock manifold with no more than (2) .070" thick gaskets. May remove choke flap. May drill holes in butterflies. Must pass track gauges. May run maximum 2" air cleaner riser.

Fuel Pump: Stock OEM only.

No cold air boxes, may cut hole in hood for air cleaner with 4 1/2" max. tall scoop or air deflector. Scoop may be no more than 4" wider than air cleaner.

Heads: Factory stock or Dart, cast iron OEM straight plug only, screw in studs allowed. No high performance or double hump allowed. NO BLEND WORK ALLOWED. Competition Valve job OK. Bowl cut OK, may not bore below guide boss. May run roller rockers 1.5 ratio for Chevy, 3/8 and 7/16 stud, no stud girdles allowed. Buy rule $225. For other engine manufacturers, stock rocker ratio. Any steel valve spring. Any steel retainer. POLYLOCKS OK. GUIDE PLATES OK. Stock diameter stainless steel valves OK. May run Dart Head SS #10024361. Dart heads may NOT use the Edelbrock part #5001. Can ONLY run the 2101 or 7101 intake. Any 1" spacer with 2101 only. No porting or polishing of intakes.

* 64 CC MIN chamber volume.

* Any stainless valve - 11/32" stem - 1.949 intake - 1.509 exhaust. No titanium keepers, retainers, etc.

* Any steel valve spring. Steel retainers and keepers only. Stud mounted rocker arms only - 1.5 ratio.

Camshaft: MUST BE Flat Tappet HYDRAULIC LIFTERS ONLY. Any timing chain. May degree camshaft. Cam must be OEM .425 maximum lift for Chevrolet; others will be .450 maximum lift. May run valley tray.

 

Oil Pan: Any wet sump.

Balancers: Factory stock or aftermarket OK.

*Aftermarket pulley system and belts OK.

*Any plugs and plug wires OK.

*No electric radiator cooling fans

*No electric water pumps.

 

Ignition:

 

1. Stock appearing distributor with stock appearing module. May lock advance and/or change springs.

 

2. May run brass distributor gear.

Engine Claim

Claimer rule on crate motor only 604 $5,200. Track will keep $50. Engine will be received with accessories as supplied from GM. Only highest finishing crate engine may be claimed. Only driver on the same lap can claim. If more than one person claims, the driver finishing the farthest back gets 1st choice.

Protest

(Two Things Only) $300 with track retaining $100.

Bottom End protest - $600 with track retaining $100.

Under Hood Visual Protest - $50 straight fee to look for carb # (After Heats Only).

Shock Claim - Front - $150 each. Rear - $200 each including Heims.

(Tire Chemical Protest) $125 per tire to protest. $125 per tire acceptance fee. 3 grooved strips removed from tire and sent for lab testing.

COMPLETE CRATE ENGINE PROTEST RULE: Protest Fee is $1000 and Acceptance Fee is $400. The winner of the protest receives $1000 and track receives $400 to compensate those involved in the technical inspection process. In the case of a full engine protest, track representative will claim engine and meet at "selected" technical inspector's business at the appointed time. Illegal parts may be confiscated and destroyed!

 

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Street Stock / Crate Sportsman


2020 Crate Racin' USA / SECA Street Stock Rules

(Crate Sportsman)

*Combination of Crate Sportsman and CRUSA Street Stocks*
 

*Rules MAY be adjusted or amended for fairness in competition*
 

General Rules:
 

1. The Rules and/or Regulations set forth herein do not express or imply warranty of safety from publication of or compliance with Rules and/or Regulations. These rules are intended as a guideline for the conduct of Crate Racin' USA sanctioned Street Stock Division events, and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or officials.
 

2. The Rules and/or Regulations will apply to all Crate Racin' USA Street Stock Division sanctioned events. The Rules and/or Regulations will also apply to events sanctioned by the Crate Racin' USA Street Stock Division, but not counting for National points (i.e. events that pay more than Weekly Payout limit, event held outside of Points Season dates, World Championship, etc.).
 

3. Crate Racin' USA officials shall have full authority over said sanctioned events, and in the event of any dispute, the head official's decision will be final.
 

4. All competitors and cars are subject to inspection by Crate Racin' USA Technical Inspectors or their representatives at any time during any event.
 

5. Crate Racin' USA, and it's officials and representatives reserve the right to confiscate any suspicious or deemed illegal parts or components.
 

6. Crate Racin' USA reserves the right to alter or amend these Rules and/or Regulations in the interest of fair competition, efficient completion of an event, or for safety. All official's decisions are final.
 

7. The Rules and/or Regulations for the Crate Racin' USA Street Stock Division have been sanctioned and approved by Crate Racin' USA, P.O. Box 2037, Adairsville, GA 30103, and available online at www.CrateRacinUSA.com .
 

8. There is NO appeal process in the determination of or application of fines and/or penalties assessed by the series. All Official’s decisions are final, and drivers will not be allowed to compete in any sanctioned events until all fines are paid, penalties assessed have been cleared, and/or suspensions have been served.

Safety Rules:
 

1. Safety is the primary responsibility of the RACER!!
 

2. Series recommends Drivers have a SFI-Approved full fire suit (top and bottom), gloves, and shoes. Full Fire Suit (top and bottom or one-piece) is required (SFI rating optional, but highly recommended).
 

3. Snell rated SA2010 or SA2015 full-face helmet required.
 

4. Series recommends the use of a head and neck restraint system, but is not required.
 

5. All cars must have a fully charged fire 2 lb. extinguisher mounted within reach of the driver. Series recommends a 5 lb. halon system.
 

6. All cars must have a kill switch within easy reach of the driver, and clearly marked "Off" and "On".
 

7. All cars must have a quality fuel cell with roll over valve (check valve) in fuel cell vent.
 

8. Minimum three(3) inch wide, two(2) inch if using head and neck restraint, SFI-Approved five point safety belts, mounted securely to the roll cage. (Recommend belts be no more than two years old.)
 

9. Any pre-race technical/safety inspection and car or equipment is deemed unsafe by officials will result in not being allowed to compete. Official’s decisions are final!
 

10. All track specific general safety rules or requirements will apply at all times to all participants (i.e. window nets, gloves, door plates, head and neck restraints, etc.) at that track.
 

11. RaceCeiver one way radios are REQUIRED at every sanctioned event. Failure to have a RaceCeiver (or equivalent one-way device) could result in disqualification. Malfunction of such device (i.e. dead battery, ear phone failure, etc.) will not constitute any penalty.
 

12. NO two-way radios, cell phones, or other communication devices will be allowed. RaceCeiver is the ONLY communication device permitted. Drivers caught with any other communication device will be disqualified for that event (heat or feature).
 

13. No mirrors are allowed at any location on the car.
 

14. ALL weight/lead must be painted white and include the car number. Weight must be securely fastened to the car with a minimum two (2) 1/2" diameter bolts. No weight may be attached to the back bumper. Losing weight in any race (i.e. heat, b-main, feature) will result in disqualification for that event.

Membership and Entry Fees:
 

1. All drivers participating at Crate Racin' USA Street Stock Division sanctioned tracks and events must purchase an Annual Membership at a cost of $50 per year if purchased directly from the series by calling the office, purchasing on the series website, or via mail, or $60 if purchased at the track($10 goes to track for Processing Fee). This membership makes the driver eligible for any Weekly Racing Series points fund monies and contingency awards.
 

2. A driver visiting and not competing at a Weekly Sanctioned track on a regular basis may purchase Temporary Membership at a cost of $15 per race.
 

3. Weekly Sanctioned tracks will be updated of driver's membership status on a weekly basis via e-mail.
 

4. Any driver competing at a Weekly Sanctioned race track/event must pay a $10 entry fee which goes back into the track's point fund. ALL entry fee monies collected through the season will be sent back to the track and disbursed by each track at season’s end.

Series Decal Requirements:
 

1. The following are REQUIRED: Series decal will be required to be placed on the left rear of the spoiler, and on the upper front of the door under the pillar post, on each side (see body diagram). Chevrolet Performance, VP Racing Fuels, VP Racing Lubricants must be placed in clear view on each side of the car, drivers may choose to avoid interference with personally obtained sponsors (rear sail panel, bottom of door, etc.). Hoosier Racing Tire sticker must be placed above the rear tire wheel well on each side.
 

2. Certain other manufacturers will award Contingency Prizes and/or Money. To receive these awards, the manufacturer’s decal must be displayed on each side of the car. Cars will be checked by track and series personnel to verify appropriate decals are in place.

Weekly Race Procedures:
 

1. Race procedures at Weekly Sanctioned tracks are at the discretion of the individual speedway. Race tracks should be consistent and fair in their race formats and procedures at all times. Tracks should also keep in mind that racers are competing against competitors at all other Weekly Sanctioned tracks at the same time as at your track.
 

2. If there is cause for concern that races are being manipulated or setup with unfairness towards any competitors, or other tracks, the series reserves the right to intervene and setup a reasonable solution/procedural program suitable for all parties.
 

3. Weekly Sanctioned tracks may not have a double point race for Weekly Racing Series points. However, in the event of excessive rain outs where make-up races are needed, a track may run a double feature event for each Weekly Racing Series event that was previously scheduled and rained out. Track must provide notice to the Crate Racin' USA office by Monday at 5 P.M. EST of the week the track plans to make-up the event in order to allow the series to promote and inform all racers of what and where those events are taking place.
 

4. In the event of rain at the speedway during a scheduled Weekly Racing Series event, and the feature event has not completed more than half (1/2) the advertised laps, that event must be either cancelled completely or made up the next week as a Double Feature. The field will be set as qualified from the previous attempt to race.
 

5. Races that pay $1,000 to win and under will be considered a point counting, sanctioned Crate Racin' USA Street Stock Division Weekly racing event. Any race paying $1,001 to win or more will not count towards the Weekly Racing Series National point total.
 

6. No double/make-up feature events will be permitted after week 25, or during the final two weeks of the Weekly Racing Season.

Technical Rules and Regulations:
 

It is the obligation of each participant to ensure their conduct and equipment are in compliance with all applicable rules and procedures, as they may be amended. Any amendment(s) will supersede any previous rules regarding that aspect of competition. An amendment is effective from the date it is added to the official rules regardless of when a competitor receives notice.

Any new components (i.e. engine, suspension, body, frame, etc.) utilized in competition must be approved by Crate Racin’ USA officials before being allowed in competition.

Failure to receive prior approval for any component may result in disqualification, loss of points and money, and a suspension or fine of the series choosing.

*Cars competing in the 2019 SECA Crate Sportsman Division and LEGAL by those rules, will receive a weight break for 2020.
 

2019 LEGAL SECA Crate Sportsman cars may weigh 2,900 lbs.*


ALL other rules in this rule book will be in effect for both former Crate Sportsman and CRUSA Street Stock legal cars.


Crate Sportsman cars will be checked using the 2019 SECA Crate Sportsman Rule Book.


Engine Rules:
 

Engine Option #1:
 

1. Chevrolet Performance Part #88958602/19258602/88858602 (CT 350) Commonly referred to as "602" engine.
 

2. Weight = 3,000 lbs. for CRUSA legal cars; SECA Crate Sportsman = 2,900 lbs.
 

3. These engines are sealed at the intake manifold, cylinder head, front cover, and oil pan with special twist off bolt heads or Chevrolet Performance cap seals, which are installed at the Chevrolet Performance factory.
 

4. The ONLY seals allowed for competition are:
 

a. GM original twist off bolts
 

b. Chevrolet Performance cap seals
 

c. Crate USA Gen IV(Green) or Gen V(Black) cable seals, RUSH cable seals, or IMCA cable seals.

 

d. To compete with ANY other seal/sealing system contact Crate Racin' USA for approval.
 

5. These sealed engines must not be altered, modified, or changed from factory specs. The sealed engines must remain intact and not tampered with.


6. Any seals that have been removed or tampered with will make the engine illegal and not eligible for competition. The penalty for anyone tampering with seals, modifying any internal engine parts, or changing the parts from stock as delivered sealed from the factory will be subject to expulsion from racing in any Crate Racin' USA sanctioned event for the remainder of the season and future seasons, as determined by officials.


7. No changes are allowed to the engine including the intake manifold, heads, valve covers, front cover, oil pan, harmonic balancer, or any other part(s) on or in the engine.


8. No vacuum pumps. No evac systems of any type, including but not limited to the breather system style.


9. Engine's Chevrolet Performance serial number, and when applicable, Crate USA build certification number, must be clearly visible to series technical inspectors.
 

10. Driver's finishing in the top 5 may claim/purchase the engine of any car finishing ahead of them. Claim fee is $3,800. Engine claimed will be just as it comes from Chevrolet Performance and WILL NOT include any accessories, carburetor, water or fuel pump, wires, distributor, etc. Refusal of claim will result in immediate disqualification and penalized the same as an engine that was found illegal inside the seal system (infraction penalty #1 below).


Engine Claim Procedure:
 

Competitor, either driver or car owner, finishing in the top five of the feature race, must hand a Crate Racin' USA or track official $3,800 cash within five (5) minutes after the checkered flag falls on the feature race.
 

Engine will be removed, confiscated, and inspected by CRUSA officials at an agreed upon time and place upon being claimed. If legal, competitor claiming engine will receive the engine and will have to have engine re-sealed by a certified rebuilder of their choice. Series will provide seals for re-sealing. If engine is found to be illegal, driver being claimed will be penalized as outlined in infraction penalty #1 below and claiming driver will receive refund of their claim money.

Engine Option #1 Infraction Penalties:


1) Any violation of the engine rules and/or factory specs inside the sealing system of the engine will result in the driver and/or owner being disqualified from that event and suspended from series competition for 365 days and pay a $1,000 fine. After that period, the driver can only compete in series events with an engine equipped with original factory GM seal bolts, CP cap seals, or Crate USA seals from an authorized rebuilder approved and authorized by Crate Racin' USA officials. Driver and/or owner will be notified in writing of series' decision, via certified mail. All official’s decisions are final.
 

2) Any violation of the engine rules and/or factory specs outside the sealing system of the engine will result in the driver being disqualified from that event. Driver and/or owner may be suspended from series competition for up to but not more than 30 days and fined up to but not more than $500 at series’ officials’ discretion. Driver and/or owner will be notified in writing of series decision. All decisions are final.

Engine Option #2:
 

1. 362 cubic inch maximum, factory steel production blocks.
 

2. Weight = 3,200 lbs. for CRUSA cars
 

3. Any cast iron 23* steel heads. No porting or polishing of cylinder head. No aluminum heads.
 

4. Max valve size: 2.02" intake, and 1.6” exhaust.
 

5. Any intake manifolds. No porting or polishing.
 

6. Steel or cast cranks and rods. No exotic material cranks or rods (ex.: aluminum or titanium)
 

7. Flat top pistons only.
 

8. Any flat tappet camshaft only. No roller cams.
 

9. Timing chains only. No gear drives.
 

10. Stud mount rockers only. No stud girdles.
 

11. Stock diameter valve springs only. 1.260" maximum O.D. Beehive springs allowed, 1.320" maximum O.D., ANY manufacturer (Chevy, Ford, or Dodge). NO double valve springs.

Engine Option #2 Infraction Penalties:
1) Any violation of the engine rules and specs internally or within the seal of the engine will result in the driver and/or owner being disqualified from that event and suspended from series competition for 365 days and pay a $1,000 fine. Driver and/or owner will be notified in writing of series decision. All decisions are final.


2) Any violation of the engine rules and/or factory specs outside the sealing system of the engine will result in the driver being disqualified from that event. Driver and/or owner may be suspended from series competition for up to but not more than 30 days and fined up to but not more than $500 at series' officials' discretion. Driver and/or owner will be notified in writing of series decision. All decisions are final.

Engine Protests:
 

1. Protest fee for a complete tear down on an engine that finishes the feature event is $1,000. Complete tear down is the only option available. The protest fee must be paid to the race director or technical director, in cash, within 5 minutes after the checkered flag has fallen on the feature. Must finish in the top 5 to be eligible to protest. $100 of protest fee will go to the track. $200 will go to the series. Remainder of the protest money ($700) will go to the winner of protest. Any part or parts found to be illegal will be confiscated.
 

2. Any time an engine is protested, and driver/car owner accepts the protest and agrees to tear down, the engine being protested, along with the carburetor, must be removed and impounded by racetrack immediately. Arrangements for Crate Racin' USA Technical Director to inspect engine will be made, and parties involved will be made aware of time and location of inspection that is suitable to all. Any refusal for removal, impound, or inspection will result in disqualification.
 

3. There will be NO counter/reverse protesting or claims allowed (cannot protest car finishing behind you).
 

4. Any Crate Racin' USA sanctioned track is authorized to call for or arrange an engine inspection by the Technical Director at any time. If this occurs, track will remove the engine and carburetor, and impound until arrangements can be made to inspection time suitable for all involved.
 

5. If an engine is torn down by series’ or track officials, and not protested by another driver, series will provide gasket set and Crate USA engine seals to the Certified Rebuilder of choice, of the driver being torn down.
 

6. Only two (2) people from the car being protested, and the driver filing the protest will be allowed in the determined tech area during any tear down. Driver initiating the protest must be present, unless extreme circumstance and arrangement is made with officials. All official's decisions are final.
 

7. Failure and/or refusal to tear down any engine or refusal to allow your car to be inspected by series officials at any time will result in a 365-day suspension and a fine in an amount to be determined by series officials.

Engine Setback Rule:
 

1. Engine must be mounted in stock location, in center of chassis. #1 spark plug must be in front of or centerline of upper ball joint.
 

2. Weight penalty of 50 lb. per 1/2" will be added forward of water pump for improper setback.

Carburetor Rules:
 

1. Engine Option #2 - 500 CFM 2 barrel only.
 

2. 2 Barrel carburetor will be checked with go-no-go gauges top to bottom.
 

3. Either engine Option may run 1" maximum carburetor spacer, .040" tolerance. At no point may spacer extend into intake manifold area. Two (2) standard thickness carburetor gaskets, .070" maximum thickness allowed.
 

4. Engine Option #1 - may run one (1) four-barrel carburetor only. Chevrolet Performance 602 Circle Track Engines perform best with a quality 650 CFM carburetor.
 

5. All carburetors (for both engine options) must have conventional style floats along with needles and seats. NO individual cylinder tuning or equivalent allowed.
 

6. All carburetors (for both engine options) must have conventional "Holley-style" straight or down leg boosters. NO exceptions. NO super bowl type carburetors allowed.

Distributor Rules:
 

1. Any standard distributor type electronic ignition allowed. MSD ok.
 

2. No magnetos and No crank triggers.
 

3. No electronic traction control devices allowed. Drivers finishing in the top 5 may protest another top 5 finishers box for $100. Series keeps $100 protest fee.

Starter Rule:
 

All cars must have a starter in working order. Starter must be mounted in stock location. NO reverse mount starters.

Water Pump Rules:
 

1. Stock type cast or aluminum water pump permitted.
 

2. No electric water pumps.
 

3. Manual fans only. No electric fans.

Exhaust Rules:
 

1. Collector type headers required. Must have four (4) tube into one (1) collector.
 

2. Mufflers not required, UNLESS track mandates them. If mandated, mufflers must have some type of internal noise dampening characteristics i.e. baffles, extruded holes, screen, chambered, etc. Mufflers must meet local speedway's noise decibel requirements.
 

3. No tri-y headers or merged headers allowed.
 

4. No square tube headers.

Fuel, Fuel Cell, and Fuel Pump Rules:
 

1. An approved fuel cell must be securely mounted in the trunk area of the car, inside a .20 gauge metal box supported by a minimum of 2" x 1/8" steel straps.
 

2. Gasoline, Racing Gas, or E-85 fuel allowed. No methanol or alcohol. None of the following chemicals are allowed in any fuel used for competition: No nitrous oxide, propylene oxide, nitroethane, MTBE, hydrazine, or ethylhexanol.


a. Gasoline or Race Gas - specific gravity NOT to exceed .744 at 60 degrees. Any gasoline or race gas with a specific gravity of .745 or greater will be disqualified. Fuel is subject to testing on site, or fuel samples may be taken and sent to an independent lab for testing.
 

b. E-85 - specific gravity not to exceed .7855 at 60 degrees. Any E-85 with a specific gravity of .7856 or greater will be disqualified. Fuel is subject to testing on site, or fuel samples may be taken and sent to an independent lab for testing.
 

c. It is the competitor's responsibility to know what is being put into their fuel cell.
 

3. VP Racing Fuels and Lubricants is the Official Fuel and Lubricant of Crate Racin' USA. We encourage competitors to find your local VP Racing Fuel dealer as their products are proven to be most consistent and always "Makin Power".


4. Drivers finishing in the top 5 may protest the fuel of car or cars finishing ahead of them. Protest fee is $150. Driver filing protest must have money with them and notify track or series official within 5 minutes of the checkered flag in that event. Fuel sample(s) will be taken and sent to an independent lab chosen by the series for testing. All official’s decisions and lab results are final and official.
 

5. Penalties for any illegal fuel are as follows:
 

a. First Offense - $500 fine and 30-day suspension from any Crate Racin' USA sanctioned events
 

b. Second Offense - $1,000 fine and 90-day suspension from any Crate Racin' USA sanctioned events
 

c. Third Offense - $2,000 fine and 365-day suspension from any Crate Racin' USA sanctioned events.
 

d. ALL OFFICIAL’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL, AND INDEPENDENT LAB USED WILL BE AT SERIES’ DISCRETION.
 

6. Mechanical fuel pump only. Must be mounted in stock location

Body Rules:
 

1. Cross Breeding Bodies and Engines: engine manufacturer and body manufacturer may be cross bred (i.e. Chevrolet engine in Ford Chassis and Body, or Dodge or Ford on Chevy chassis and engine).
 

2. ALL cars must have stock appearing roof. NO flat, late model or open wheel modified style roofs allowed. All roofs must have roof supports both front and rear and should be stock or made just like stock. Cars may NOT run topless. Topless races will not count for points, unless approved in advance by Crate Racin' USA officials, in which drivers will be given notice. These exceptions will be a rare occasion, or long-standing event, and not acceptable on a regular basis. Remainder of body may be OEM or OEM replacement parts.
 

3. May use aftermarket body panels. Steel or aluminum hoods, fenders, doors, quarter panels (fenders and quarter panels may be made of composite material), and trunk lids. NO fiberglass side body panels anywhere.
 

4.ALL bodies must be stock style, have body seams, and look like car being claimed. No raised quarter panels.
 

5.Deck Height: 40", no tolerance. Deck height must be measured from bottom of spoiler to the ground. May be measured at ANY time.
 

6. Deck Width: 64" maximum.
 

7. No station wagon, SUV, or hatchback style bodies.
 

8. Body must not be any wider (from side to side) than 68", measured at driver's compartment (see body diagram B).
 

9. Rear of car must not exceed 64” wide, measured at top of rear deck (see body diagram A).
 

10. Both sides of the body must taper the same on each side. No single side taper or "late model" type body taper.
 

11. Car must have minimum 18"tall, 4" wide numbers on both sides and roof. 6" tall numbers recommended for front and rear of car.
 

12.All cars must have steel firewall and steel floor pan to rear of driver's seat and must extend from driver side stock frame rail to passenger side stock frame rail. Firewall may be clearance for headers and have full driver shaft tunnel. Right side floor pan must be same level as driver side floor pan. 20-gauge minimum steel with drive shaft tunnel, fully welded and enclosed. Firewall and floor pan may be made of thick, heavy gauge aluminum, .080" minimum thickness, and meet the same criteria as stock, steel firewall and floor pans. No tunneling floor pans like late model or open wheel modified.
 

13. Body must be centered on chassis and be stock appearing in all ways.
 

14. Aftermarket plastic nose pieces mandatory. Front of car must be enclosed. NO floppers or fender skirts on front end like a late model. All fender enclosures must remain tight with body lines and be riveted to fenders, tucked in tight with body lines. Nose pieces should be mounted high and tight like a streetcar. No raked mounting of nose. Maximum of 3" fall from firewall to leading top edge of nose piece. NO wedge or late model style nose pieces allowed.
 

15. Tail of car must be completely enclosed. NO holes in tail pieces. Sheet metal or aluminum tail pieces allowed and must extend quarter panel to quarter panel with no gaps, and extend below frame horns in a straight, horizontal line from quarter panel to quarter panel.
 

16. All glass and plastics must be removed.
 

17. For safety purposes, all cars must have minimum of 13" wide window opening on both left and right side in case of emergency exit.
 

18. Driver cockpit rock shield cannot extend any farther to the rear than the steering wheel.
 

19. 8" maximum spoiler with 8" side boards (see spoiler diagram for specs).
 

20. 60" maximum width of rear spoiler. Spoiler must be centered on body, and same angle across entire span of rear of car.
 

21. Bottom of rear spoiler supports must be flush with the rear of the car. Spoiler supports cannot hang or extend off the rear of the car.

Frame and Suspension Rules:
 

1. 108" minimum wheelbase. Any chassis with wheelbase shorter than 108" will not be allowed.
 

2. Uni-body cars may connect sub frames. X-bracing allowed. All cars must remain within 1/2" of stock wheelbase of car being raced. Wheelbase must match that of front clip being raced, and rear suspension must match front suspension (ex. 70s Camaro front clip must have leaf spring rear suspension).
 

3. Crate Racin' USA X,Y,G Tubular Metric Frame allowed. (Available for purchase by any competitor by contacting Crate Racin' USA office). All CRUSA tubular frames will be serial/VIN numbered and titled through Crate Racin' USA. Any tubular frame found to not have the Crate Racin' USA serial/VIN number will be considered illegal.
 

4. Any Crate Racin' USA Tubular Frame or Repair Clip found to be altered, could result in severe fines and penalties for the racer. The serial/VIN and titling process is implemented to track/trace these from the manufacturer to assist in keeping the program sound and in place.
 

5. Front Suspension:
 

a. Must use stock steering box, stock drag link, idle arm. Tie rods and ends may be tubular and made hyme jointed. Quick Steer allowed.
 

b. Any stock type spindles allowed (recommend Speedway or equivalent 3-piece spindles for ease of repair). No wide 5 spindles or safety hubs.
 

c. Stock production lower control arms, of any manufacture mandatory. Metric cars may use tubular lower control arms (JCI-09-02-01RC-L-B, and JCI 09-02-01RC-R-B).
 

d. No shortening or lengthening lower control arms.
 

e. 5" coil springs mandatory, mounted in stock location.
 

f. Weight jacks allowed.
 

g. Tubular aftermarket upper control arms allowed.
 

h. Cross member may not be cut or altered except for fuel pump or oil pan clearance.
 

6. Rear Suspension:
 

a. Stock rear suspension only. Must be the same as make of car being raced.
 

b. Stock rear frames may be repaired from center of rear end housing to rear bumper with square tubing or 1 3/4", .095 minimum thickness round tubing.
 

c. Any stock type rear end housing permitted (GM 10-12 bolts or Ford 9 inch) in any make of car. No quick-change rear ends. Rear end may be locked.
 

d. Floater axles permitted.
 

e. Must use steel, stock lug pattern hubs. No wide 5 aluminum safety hubs.
 

f. Rear trailing arm mounts at frame or leaf spring mounts, must remain unaltered and in stock location with one mounting hole ONLY. Leaf spring cars may have adjustable shackles on rear only. Rear trailing arms must be stock (may be boxed for strength and safety), or stock length tubular, non-adjustable trailing arms are ok. Arms must be within 1/2" of factory length trailing arms for car being raced, 2 3/4" maximum from bottom or rear end housing to center of control arm bolt.


g. Upper control mounts maximum of 3" from center of top of rear end housing to center of mounting bolts or on 9" Ford housing, 7 3/4" from seam center of axle tube to center of mounting bolts.
 

h. No sliders front or rear.
 

i. 5" coil spring mandatory. Any leaf springs allowed.
 

j. Weight jacks allowed.
 

k. No panhard bars or z bars of any type.
 

l. No underslung rear suspension allowed.
 

7. Stock Metric frames have the option to be repaired with Crate Racin' USA tubular rear or front clip (Available for purchase by any competitor by contacting Crate Racin' USA office) in the event of a crash and needing repair. All CRUSA tubular rear and front clips will be serial/VIN numbered and titled through Crate Racin' USA. Any tubular rear or front clip found to not have the Crate Racin' USA serial/VIN number will be considered illegal.
 

8. Any Crate Racin' USA Tubular Repair Clip found to be altered, could result in severe fines and penalties for the racer. The serial/VIN and titling process has been implemented to track/trace these from the manufacturer to assist in keeping the program sound and in place.
 

9. Spring or rubber bump stops only allowed.
 

10. Brakes:
 

a. Must have operating brakes.
 

b. Dual master cylinders ok.
 

c. Standard steel rotors only.
 

d. No scalloped or gun drilled rotors. No exotic brake systems.
 

11. No data acquisition devices of any type allowed.

Shock Rule:
 

1. Steel bodied, symmetric (same size/diameter), non-adjustable shocks only. No Schrader valve shocks. No piercing valves. Shock valving or gas pressure may not be adjustable at the racetrack. No air shocks.
 

2. Shock Claim:
 

a. $200 per shock
 

b. Car claiming shock(s) must finish in the top 5 and on the lead lap. Claims must be made to tech official within 5 minutes after the checkered flag falls on the feature event.
 

c. No reverse shock claims (cannot claim shocks from car finishing behind you)
 

d. Refusal to allow shocks to be claimed or confiscated by officials will result in driver losing all points and money for that event, and face the following punishment
 

i. First Offense - 2-week suspension from any CRUSA sanctioned event and $250 fine
 

ii.Second Offense - 30-day suspension from any CRUSA sanctioned event and $500 fine
 

iii. Third Offense - 365-day suspension from any CRUSA sanctioned event and $1,000 fine
 

3. Series or track officials may confiscate or claim shocks at any time. If confiscated and shocks are determined to be legal, they will be returned to driver and points and money will be awarded as earned. If shocks are determined to be illegal, driver will lose all points and money from the event and face the following punishment:
 

i. First Offense - 2-week suspension from any CRUSA sanctioned event and $250 fine
 

ii. Second Offense - 30-day suspension from any CRUSA sanctioned event and $500 fine
 

iii.Third Offense - 365-day suspension from any CRUSA sanctioned event and $1,000 fine

Clutch and Transmission Rule:
 

1. Automatic transmission with shift kits allowed.
 

2. Bert or Brinn transmission allowed. NO ball spline Bert or Brinn allowed.
 

3. Drive shaft loop MANDATORY on all cars. Must be mounted 5" to 8" behind front u-joint of drive shaft.
 

4. ALL drive shafts must be painted white for safety.

Tire and Wheel Rules:
 

1. 8" maximum steel wheels. Beadlocks allowed. Stock type lug pattern only.
 

2. No wide 5 wheels or adapters.
 

3. Wheel covers must be securely fastened. Recommend that wheel covers have a minimum of 5 mounting points. Wheel covers having only 3 attachment points must be bolted on at all 3 points using a minimum 1/4" or 5/16" magnetic steel hex head bolt and fastening (nut assembly) system. Cars that lose a wheel cover may be subject to disqualification.
 

4. Hoosier H500 tires ONLY.
 

5. No grooving or siping. Grinding/buffing is permitted. NO visual cuts should be present on tires. Use of carbide/nail style discs is prohibited.
 

6. Tires must remain in factory manufactured condition. Any alteration from factory manufactured condition is prohibited. All decisions are final.
 

7. No chemically altering of tires.
 

8. Tires must punch 55 at ambient temperature (cold). The series' durometer is the official durometer and testing method of punch number rule. Any tire failing to punch properly will be subject to further test methods and disqualification. Tire(s) in question may be confiscated and tested by any means deemed necessary by track or series' officials. All decisions are final.
 

9. Drivers finishing in the top 5 may protest the tire of car or cars finishing ahead of them. Protest fee is $150. Driver filing protest must have money with them and notify track or series official within 5 minutes of the checkered flag in that event. Tire samples will be taken and sent to an independent lab chosen by the series for testing. All official's decisions and lab results are final and official.
 

10. Penalties for illegal tires:
 

a. First Offense - $500 fine and 30-day suspension from any CRUSA sanctioned event
 

b. Second Offense - $1,000 fine and 90-day suspension from any CRUSA sanctioned event
 

c. Third Offense - $2,000 fine and 365-day suspension from any CRUSA sanctioned event
 

d. Failure to allow any tire(s) to be confiscated will result in an additional $500 per tire fine added to any other fines and penalties. All decisions are final.

Fines, Penalties, and Suspensions:
 

1. Pre-Race Technical Violation(s): Any technical violation(s) discovered during pre-race technical inspection, the driver will be notified of violation(s), and car must be fully in compliance before allowed to compete.
 

2. Legality of Part(s): Any question concerning legality of part(s) by CRUSA or track technical inspector, the part(s) in question will be confiscated and sent to Chevrolet Performance or CRUSA for further inspection. The finish for this race will be held until legality of part is determined. Points, monies, and finish will be adjusted in the event of a disqualification. Any parts deemed illegal will be confiscated. Failure to allow confiscation of any part will be penalized the same as an inside the sealing system engine infraction and penalized accordingly (see Engine Option #1 Penalty #1).
 

3. By entering and/or competing in any Crate Racin' USA sanctioned event, drivers, car owners, and team members waive any right to file an appeal. All official’s decisions are final.
 

4. All decisions of series officials and/or the promoter regarding the application or interpretation of the rules, and the scoring of finishing positions shall be non-litigable. All participants agree that they will not initiate any legal action against Crate Racin' USA, LLC, the promoter, or officials to challenge any decision, to seek monetary damages, to seek injunctive relief, or to seek any kind of legal remedy. Any such legal action pursued by a participant which violates this provision, the participant (driver) and/or owner expressly agrees to reimburse Crate Racin' USA, LLC for all its attorney fees and costs in defending against such legal action.
 

5. By signing the annual membership/registration agreement, participants agree that they will comply with the written rules and procedures of Crate Racin' USA, LLC. If the participant breaches this membership/registration agreement, he or she will be liable for actual and liquidated damages sustained by Crate Racin' USA, LLC.

Code of Conduct and Conduct Penalties:
 

1. Drivers, car owners, and teams are to always conduct themselves in and orderly and professional manner while competing at any CRUSA sanctioned event. Series director will judge incidents of conduct accordingly and use the following criteria to asses any penalties upon a driver, car owner, or race team as necessary.
 

2. Driver will be notified of penalties that have been levied by the series director. All series director’s decisions are final.
 

3. Series director may choose to levy monetary fines, suspension from sanctioned events, and deduct points as deemed necessary by the rules infraction or actions taken by a driver at any time. Series and tracks reserve the right to enforce or levy fines, points penalties, require changes, or suspension from competition for any actions deemed detrimental to the sport, series, or track. This includes, but is not limited to, social media posts, and/or derogatory or distasteful statements/slogans/photos/graphics on cars or any other driver related material visible to the public (i.e. helmets or driver’s suits, trailer or transporter, etc.).
 

4. Series will adhere to, and uphold any suspension levied on a driver by a specific track. If a driver has been suspended or barred from entering the property, that will be upheld by the series. Series and sanctioned event do not overrule a track’s decision to refuse entry to any driver, car owner, or crew member.
 

5. NOTE: These rules are not intended to eliminate competition or accidental contact. However, they are intended and may be used to penalize deliberate contact and/or over-driving or deemed deliberate acts of aggression towards other drivers.
 

6. No driver will be allowed to compete/participate while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or illegal/controlled substances. If a driver is found to be participating in such a manner, that driver will be immediately suspended and removed from competing.
 

7. Any competitor that verbally abuses a series or track official by using profane and/or disrespectful language is subject to a fine of $100 for the first offense. A $300 fine, one-race suspension, and loss of points for the second offense. After a second offense, driver is subject to 30-day or longer suspension and loss of points as determined by officials.
 

8. Any physical confrontation, either on the track or in the pit area, will result in the aggressor(s) being suspended for one race, loss of points, and $300 fine for the first offense. A second offense will result in the driver being suspended for the remainder of the seasons, and a $500 fine.
 

9. Any driver who enters another driver's pit area, or approaches another driver's car on the speedway, will be deemed the aggressor. Away from either driver's pit area, both drivers will be considered aggressors. Drivers should be aware that they are responsible for any member of their race team, and the above penalties will apply to the driver concerned even if the driver is not directly involved.
 

10. In the event of a felony conviction of a driver, team member, or team sponsor, disciplinary action could be a minimum of a 365-day ban from the series beginning with the date of the conviction or the date of the completion of any incarceration to said conviction, whichever date shall last occur.
 

11. Disciplinary action may also include, but is not limited to, the right of the series organizers and officials to suspend either temporarily, or permanently, any driver, team member or sponsor, whose actions, in the sole opinion and discretion of the series organizers and officials, may have resulted in, or may result in harm or detriment to Crate Racin' USA.
 

12. Any incidents occurring during the last five events of the season, may result in penalties being applied to the beginning of the following season.
 

13. Any incident(s) that are judged to be deliberate acts of aggression, whether on or off the track, under green or caution, will result in disqualification and a monetary fine to be determined by series’ officials.
 

14. Series officials reserve the right to increase the above penalties, by either adding additional money, suspension time, or points loss, depending on the severity of the incident.
 

15. Series officials reserve the right to revoke a competitor’s membership at any time. All official's decisions are final.
 

16. Any threat of, or legal action taken or levied against the series by a driver/race team, will immediately result in that driver's indefinite suspension from competition in any/all Crate Racin' USA sanctioned divisions and events.
 

17. Any disqualification, other than a weight violation, will result in no points and no money for the event. Weight violation will move the driver to the end of the finish order.
 

18. The decisions made and disciplinary actions taken by the series and officials hereunder shall not be appealed by the driver, team member, or team sponsor affected thereby.


19. ALL OFFICIAL’S DECISIONS ARE FINAL.

ATTENTION CAR OWNERS AND DRIVERS:
 

Please remember that we are here and can race because of the fans, promoters, and sponsors. If they don't benefit, we won't benefit. While we understand that this competition involves substantial financial stakes, there is no excuse for bad or unruly behavior which would tend to bring the series, tracks, or sponsors into disrepute.

PLEASE NOTE: By entering, qualifying, and/or competing in a Crate Racin' USA event, you are accepting these rules and regulations as being those under which you are prepared to race. Any driver entering and competing in a Crate Racin' USA event acknowledges and accepts the following: Crate Racin' USA and its assigns may use the drivers names, pictures, likeness, and performance in any way, medium, or material, including without limitation by and through, television, radio, air wave: cable and satellite broadcasts, film productions, videotape reproductions, audiotape reproductions, transmissions over the internet, and public and private on-line services authorized by the Crate Racin' USA and the like, before, during, and after the event, for promoting, advertising, recording or reporting in the event or any other Crate Racin' USA sanctioned event, and do hereby relinquish all rights there to for these purposes, provided however, that the car owner and driver shall retain the exclusive use of its or his/her name, picture and likeness in connection with product endorsements and the sale of products, services, concessions, and merchandise.

 

 

 

 

 

Stock 4


Cherokee Speedway Stock 4 division will follow (MMSA) Monster Mini Stock Association rules.

Refer to the MMSA rules at: www.mmsastock4.com

 

 

 

 

 

Extreme 4 / FWD


ALL VEHICLES MUST BE STOCK AND UNALTERED AS DELIVERED FROM FACTORY UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

1. 1980 OR newer front wheel drive, 4-cylinder passenger cars only. No all-wheel drive or all wheel steering allowed. No vans or pickup trucks.

2. Body must maintain original dimensions, standard as from the manufacturer. Original body material may be patched/replaced with sheet metal as long as original body lines remain. Nose pieces are allowed.

3. Floor pan, trunk pan, front and rear interior wheel wells must remain stock and in stock location.

4. Interior trim must be removed. (Carpet, head liner, interior side panels, etc.). Any material which is flammable must be removed.

5. Hood must be held shut with at least two hood pins.

6. Must add at least 3 crash bars in front of driver. All glass must be removed from car.

7. Fabricated dashboard OK. Sheet metal interior OK. Must have a minimum of two access holes for inspection.

8. Rear and passenger seat must be removed and a minimum 20-gauge sheet metal cover to form a rear fire wall installed to seal rear area of inside of car from trunk area.

9. Doors must remain in stock location. Sheet metal doors OK.

10. Inner fenders/wheel wells must remain stock and unaltered. Must have full floor pan. May be patched to repair rust or damage.

11. All vehicles must have seamless tubing 4-point roll cage with X braced hoop behind driver and a minimum of three door bars with vertical bracing from top to bottom. Where bars connect to frame must be a minimum 1/4-inch steel plate welded to frame in a secure and safe manner. Front and rear bars OK but cannot protrude beyond bodywork. Main components of 4-point cage and driver's door bars must be at minimum 1.5"x.095" tubing.

12. Aftermarket wing/spoiler OK on rear of car.

Engine/Transmission:

1. NO PERFORMANCE ENGINES. Stock 4-cylinder engine only. Maximum displacement of 2.2 Liters. No variable valve timing engines. Engine must remain stock as delivered by the factory and must remain in stock location. No Cosworth or rotary engines. No turbocharged or supercharged engines. ABSOLUTELY NO NITROUS. All engines must be for the make/brand of car for which they were manufactured. No engine components can be lightened, altered, or modified in any way. ARP rod bolts, head studs, aftermarket gaskets o.k. but must be stock thickness. No performance gaskets or spacers. No high-performance components, factory or aftermarket, will be allowed in the engine or drive train. Stock carburetor or fuel injection system for the make of car being competed only. No high-performance fuel injectors or fuel pumps. Factory air box with factory type filter (washable okay) and factory piping in stock location required. Cone type air filter may be used but must be attached directly to throttle body. If cone style filter used, stock airbox and piping may be removed. Only water allowed in radiator and cooling system. No antifreeze permitted. May remove exhaust pipe and mufflers. Exhaust manifold must remain stock with pipe extending beyond the driver’s seat, parallel to the ground. Cast iron manifold only. Headers allowed only as delivered from factory for make/brand of car. All flywheels must be stock as delivered from factory. Saturns with 1.9L engine may lighten factory flywheel to 13lbs. All transmissions must have all working gears including reverse. No lightening or removal of gears or transmission components. Open differentials may be welded.

Weight:

Up to 2.0L 2100 lbs
2.0L and up 2200 lbs

Any vehicle that uses an engine other than that delivered from factory must add 50lbs.

25-pound weight break for each of the following; certified head and neck restraint, full containment seat, and/or certified fire suppression system with a minimum of 3 nozzles (one in engine bay, one in driver’s compartment, one at fuel cell/fuel tank).

Suspension:

1. Only stock suspension parts allowed. Drilling or cutting of the stock suspension parts for camber is OK but must be performed in a manner deemed safe by tech officials. Safety hubs OK. Car may be lowered with stock parts only. No performance shocks/struts, O.E. replacement or equivalent only. No adjustable coil overs. Stock shock location only. Cannot move where shock/strut mounts to car.

Brakes:

1. Must have functional OEM front brakes. Rear brakes may be removed. No bias adjusters or shut offs allowed.

Wheels and Tires:

1. All wheels must be the same size and offset. 7-inch wide maximum. No racing wheels! May run beadlock on right front. Tires must have DOT stamp and legal for highway use. No performance, trick, gumball, fancy or exotic tires of any kind allowed. Track reserves the right to disallow any tire from use in competition in this class.

Safety:

1. SFI or FIA approved racing seat with minimum 5-point harness required. Harnesses must be SFI or FIA certified and must be in date. Fire extinguisher with gauge, mounted in quick release harness in reach of driver is mandatory. Racing helmet with SA2015 rating required. No motorcycle helmets.

2. Anything to promote safety may be added with approval from tech man.

3. If stock fuel tank is ahead of rear axle it may be used or replaced with a fuel cell. If stock tank is behind rear axle it MUST be replaced with fuel cell enclosed in a steel can mounted securely in center of trunk. In either case there must be a metal firewall between fuel tank and drivers’ compartment.

Buy Rule:

1. ENGINE COMPUTER ONLY $150. Only top five eligible to buy computer, furthest car back gets first choice to buy.

2. ENGINE BUY RULE $1,500. Only the car behind can buy.

Protest:

1.Three items only head, intake, bore and stroke. Overhead camshafts and gears will be considered part of the head. $300 with track retaining $100. Any car refusing protest will forfeit all money and points for the night. Tech man has final say. Must finish directly behind the car in order to protest.

2.Visual protest $25 must be presented to the tech man in writing 30 minutes before the main event.

3.Top five cars will be visually inspected directly after the main event each week. All cars may be subject to random inspection at any time.

4.Complete engine protest $500

ALL RULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CLARIFICATION A MINIMUM OF 2 WEEKS BEFORE NEXT EVENT AT THE DISCRETION OF THE TECH MAN. TECH MAN HAS FINAL SAY.

 



 

 

Young Guns

 

This is a class designed for 10 to 17 year olds (The day driver turns 18, must move up) and any women up to 65. The track reserves the right to promote any driver up to a higher division at any time without prior notice. Cars will be on transponders. Any car consistently 1/2 second faster than the field will be moved up to Stock 4.

Any driver competing in a higher division at another track that does not offer Young Guns, will be promoted up to Stock 4 or higher division if consistently finishing in Top 5 at other track. If an entry fee/membership fee is paid to compete in an association or series event in a higher division, driver will be promoted to Stock 4 or higher division immediately.

Please refer to Stock 4 rules for body, chassis & engine.

Must run stock flywheel assembly. No scallops and must weigh 16 pounds.

Tires - Hoosier 1600 or 60/70 series across the counter street tire. No racing recaps of any style.

Wheels - Steel 8" maximum width. Bead locks OK (Must be outward facing). May have bead locks on all 4 wheels. Bead locks optional but highly recommended for safety.

Brakes - Must have 4 wheel working brakes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thunder Bomber


2020 Crate Racin' USA / SECA Thunder Bomber Rules

General Rules:


1. The Rules and/or Regulations set forth herein do not express or imply warranty of safety from publication of or compliance with Rules and/or Regulations. These rules are intended as a guideline for the conduct of Crate Racin' USA sanctioned Thunder Bomber Division events, and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or officials.
 

2. The Rules and/or Regulations will apply to all Crate Racin' USA Thunder Bomber Division sanctioned events. The Rules and/or Regulations will also apply to events sanctioned by the Crate Racin' USA Thunder Bomber Division, but not counting for National points (i.e. events that pay more than Weekly Payout limit, event held outside of Points Season dates, World Championship, etc.).
 

3. Crate Racin' USA officials shall have full authority over said sanctioned events, and in the event of any dispute, the head official's decision will be final.


4. All competitors and cars are subject to inspection by Crate Racin' USA Technical Inspectors or their representatives at any time during any event.


5. Crate Racin' USA, and it’s officials and representatives reserve the right to confiscate any suspicious or deemed illegal parts or components.


6. Crate Racin' USA reserves the right to alter or amend these Rules and/or Regulations in the interest of fair competition, efficient completion of an event, or for safety. All official's decisions are final.
 

7. The Rules and/or Regulations for the Crate Racin' USA Thunder Bomber Division have been sanctioned and approved by Crate Racin' USA, P.O. Box 2037, Adairsville, GA 30103, and available online at www.CrateRacinUSA.com .


8. There is NO appeal process in the determination of or application of fines and/or penalties assessed by the series. All Official's decisions are final, and drivers will not be allowed to compete in any sanctioned events until all fines are paid, penalties assessed have been cleared, and/or suspensions have been served.


9. The following are REQUIRED: Series decal will be required to be placed on the left rear of the trunk/tail piece, and on the upper front of the door under the pillar post, on each side.

Safety Rules:


1. Safety is the primary responsibility of the RACER!!
 

2. Series recommends Drivers have a SFI-Approved full fire suit (top and bottom), gloves, and shoes. Full Fire Suit (top and bottom or one-piece) is required (SFI rating optional, but highly recommended).
 

3. Snell rated SA2010 or SA2015 full-face helmet required.
 

4. Series recommends the use of a head and neck restraint system, but is not required.
 

5. All cars must have a fully charged fire 2 lb. extinguisher mounted within reach of the driver. Series recommends a 5 lb. halon system.
 

6. All cars must have a kill switch within easy reach of the driver, and clearly marked "Off" and "On".
 

7. All cars must have a quality fuel cell with roll over valve (check valve) in fuel cell vent.
 

8. Minimum three(3) inch wide, two(2) inch if using head and neck restraint, SFI-Approved five point safety belts, mounted securely to the roll cage. (Recommend belts be no more than two years old.)
 

9. Seats must be securely fastened to frame and or roll cage.
 

10. Any pre-race technical/safety inspection and car or equipment is deemed unsafe by officials will result in not being allowed to compete. Official's decisions are final!
 

11. All track specific general safety rules or requirements will apply at all times to all participants (i.e. window nets, gloves, door plates, head and neck restraints, etc.) at that track.
 

12. NO two-way radios, cell phones, or other communication devices will be allowed. RaceCeiver is the ONLY communication device permitted. Drivers caught with any other communication device will be disqualified for that event (heat or feature).
 

13. No mirrors are allowed at any location on the car.
 

14. ALL weight/lead must be painted white and include the car number. Weight must be securely fastened to the car with a minimum two (2) 1/2" diameter bolts. No weight may be attached to the back bumper. Losing weight in any race (i.e. heat, b-main, feature) will result in disqualification for that event.
 

15. Drivers will receive a 25 pound weight break for utilizing a HANS or equivalent head and neck restraint, and 25 pound weight break for using an approved containment seat (50 pound maximum).
 

16. Cars must have legible numbers on both sides and on the roof.

ALL Technical Rules MAY Be checked by Technical Inspectors at ANY time!


Everything MUST remain STOCK unless otherwise stated!
 

Weight Rules:

1. Car must weigh 3,300 pounds with driver after the race.

Tires, Wheels, and Brake Rules:
 

1. 8" maximum wheels with .25" tolerance.
 

2. 14" or 15" - must be the same all the way around.
 

3. No aluminum wheels.
 

4. NO DOT racing tires. Any 70, 75, or 78 series street legal DOT series radial tires - NO direction or competition tires.
 

5. 8" towel city racing recap OK, but must punch minimum of 50.
 

6. May run beadlocks, but must face outside.
 

7. May run offset rims and wheel spacers.
 

8. Stock brakes and master cylinders.
 

9. OEM brake calipers only - no aluminum.
 

10. Dual master cylinder ok - adjusters ok.

Fan and Radiator Rules:
 

1. Radiator must remain in stock location.
 

2. Aluminum radiator with fabricated brackets ok.
 

3. NO electric fans.

Exhaust/Header Rules:
 

1. Headers are legal, but must exit parallel to the ground.
 

2. NO tri-y headers. NO H-pipes, and NO X-pipes.
 

3. No turn down on pipes (straight only).
 

4. No merged collectors.

Fuel and Fuel Cell Rules:


1. Fuel cell must be mounted securely inside trunk with firewall between driver and fuel cell.
 

2. MUST run pump gas or track fuel. No Nitrous.
 

3. Fuel Protest - Drivers may protest fuel. Protest fee is $150. Acceptance Fee is $150.
 

4. Blue Ridge Labs is the official test facility for Crate Racin' USA and all lab results and official’s decisions are Official and FINAL. Fuel will be tested for oxygenates, oxygenated racing fuel, and fuel additives.

Body Rules:
 

1. Visual protest only.
 

2. Cars must be neat in appearance.
 

3. No late model type noses or fender flares.
 

4. Must remain stock unless otherwise stated.
 

5. 1968 or newer American made car.
 

6. No station wagons, trucks, jeeps or convertibles.
 

7. No strut cars.
 

8. Rear of car must be closed. No holes or flaps.
 

9. Car must have a deck lid.
 

10. May make front fenders, doors, and rear fenders. Aluminum doors and fenders ok.
 

11. No side spoilers.
 

12. Spoiler may not exceed 60” wide and no taller than 6”. No spill plates, and no straps or spoiler supports of any type allowed.
 

13. Cannot exceed 48" from ground to the top of the rear spoiler.
 

14. May run any replacement roof, but must be a minimum of 48" x 50". NO slant roofs.
 

15. 13" minimum door and rear glass opening. For safety, MUST have 13" wide window opening on both left and right side in case driver needs to exit in an emergency.
 

16. Interior may be boxed in.
 

17. Front and rear bumpers required. Rubber nose is ok, but must be stock appearing. No cow scoop.
 

18. Bumper cannot exceed past the quarter panel or must run a bumper cover.
 

19. Breather must be boxed in on all 4 corners, and cannot exceed 2” high. May NOT pull air from inside the car.
 

20. Front inside wheel wells can be cut or removed for clearance, but not excessive.
 

21. ALL firewall holes must be covered. Must have stock firewall in original location, and firewall must extend to doors.
 

22. Must have stock floor pan in original location. Floorpan must extend to rear of driver’s seat. Floorpan must go from frame rail to frame rail.
 

23. May replace dash with sheet metal. Interior metal must not be higher than dash.
 

24. Gutting hood and trunk are ok.
 

25. May use Lexan in rear side windows.

Wheelbase and Frame Rules:


1. Frame must match make and model of car - 1" +/- tolerance allowed.
 

2. No shortening of frame. Must be stock. No x-ing or cutting of frame.
 

3. Length between spring eyes must be stock.


4. Wheelbase must match make and model - 1" tolerance.
 

5. Engine must remain in stock location. Aftermarket mounts ok.

Engine Rules:
 

1. Bottom End
 

a. Any OEM stock size engine - 363 maximum - .060 over over bore maximum.
 

b. Repaired engine parts must be approved.
 

c. ARP Rod bolts OK, but must remain stock size - 3/8.
 

d. One piece rear seal block ok.
 

e. No high performance engines or special order parts.
 

f. Stock engine blocks only.
 

g. Must use stock replacement, low compression piston. Cannot cut top

of piston.
 

h. No flat top, 4 eyebrow piston - must be dished.
 

i. Speedpro H423 DCP or H423 NCP replacement piston OK. No metric ring package.
 

j. Pistons must be at least .009" in block.
 

k. No bottoming of lifters.
 

l. Stock crankshaft.
 

m. No knife edging or lightening, etc.
 

n. Cast crank must weight 48 lbs.
 

o. No stroke or destroke.
 

p. Journals may be turned no more than .060"
 

q. Rod width may not be less than .940. No powder rods.
 

r. Stock timing chain gear set or Cloyes C-3023X adjustable timing chain. No offset key ways.
 

s. Balancer - 6 3/4 by 1" - no machining.
 

t. May run racing pulleys - NO serpentine pulleys. V-belt racing pulleys ok.
 

u. Aluminum water pump allowed.
 

v. Aftermarket fuel pump ok.
 

w. Aftermarket power steering ok.
 

x. Two(2) piece timing covers ok.
 

y. No remote oil filter or evac systems.
 

2. Heads


a. Any open chamber head ok, but must meet the following criteria.
 

b. NO aftermarket heads.
 

c. May run stock replacement screw in studs or pin them.
 

d. May run aftermarket valve cover.
 

e. Heads cannot be less than 72 cc.
 

f. No angle milling.
 

g. Stock or stock replacement valve for make and model. Steel valves

only. Stock stem diameter.
 

h. Valve springs can be Z28 springs.
 

i. No cutting under 45 - no competition valve job - no 3 angle valve job.
 

j. Shims can be used under valve springs at a limit of .060 per spring.
 

k. May use offset locks, but not with shims.
 

l. Rocker arms must be stock or stock replacement. 1.5 maximum. No self aligning rocker arms.
 

m. No porting or polishing.
 

n. No Vortec parts.
 

3. Intakes
 

a. Stock, cast iron. No aluminum intakes.
 

b. No Holley pattern factory intakes.
 

c. Must have vacuum fitting behind carburetor.
 

4. Carburetor
 

a. Stock 2 or 4 barrel, conventional style only. No super bowls or individual cylinder tuning.
 

b. No modifications except choke flap removal.
 

c. No removal of choke horn.
 

d. 600 Holley - part #1850 ok. Must be box stock with Mr. Gasket adaptor part #1932. May use two(2) .070 gaskets maximum.
 

5. Cam
 

a. Stock timing chain or Cloyes C-3023X adjustable timing chain.
 

b. .390-.410 lift
 

c. 112 lobe separation +/- 1 degree
 

d. Advancing or retarding the cam in car with adjustable timing ok.
 

e. Cloyes C-3023X only - no cam buttons.
 

f. Stock cam or stock replacement cam only.
 

g. Duration for intake + 2 degrees / - 10 degrees.
 

h. .006 - 256 degrees
 

i. .050 - 195 degrees
 

j. .200 - 95 degrees
 

k. Duration for exhaust +2 degrees/ - 10 degrees
 

l. .006 - 261 degrees
 

m. .050 - 202 degrees
 

n. .200 - 106 degrees
 

o. Must have 18" vacuum at 1000 RPM
 

p. Hydraulic cam and lifters only.
 

q. Cams CS-274 sealed power and CCS-2 Melling and Comp Cam 12-105-3 are a stock produced cam and will be looked at with a little more variance. All custom ground cams will be required to meet the above specifications.
 

6. Flywheel and Clutch Assembly
 

a. Stock steel flywheel - 14 pounds minimum
 

b. Stock type clutch and pressure plate – minimum 10.5" (pressure plate 12 pound minimum).
 

c. May use hydraulic clutch.

Protest, Claim Rules and Procedures:
 

1. Visual Protest
 

a. Visual protests must be done within 5 minutes of completion of the Heat Race or Qualifying.
 

b. Visual protest fee - $50 (non-refundable).
 

c. Driver must finish in Top 5 to do a visual protest, and can only protest car in front of you. No reverse protests!
 

d. If a car is found wrong as a result of visual protest, that car will be disqualified and have to start at the rear of the Heat Race or Feature Event (whichever is next).
 

e. Items found illegal in a visual protest must be corrected or weight penalty could be added for Heat Race of Feature.
 

f. Major violations could result in the car having to move up to a higher division.
 

g. Visual items CAN NOT be protested after the Feature.
 

2. Engine Protest
 

a. Bottom End - $500
 

b. Protest Any 2 Items - $300
 

c. Cam Protest - $300, Track retains $100
 

d. Transmission Protest - $250. Acceptance fee - $100. Track Keeps $100
 

e. Refusal to tear down three(3) times during the season will result in driver being disqualified from competing in the division for the remainder of the season.
 

3. Shock Buy/Claim Rule
 

a. Driver MUST finish in the Top 5 to claim/buy shocks.
 

b. Driver can only claim shocks from the car that finishes directly ahead of them.
 

c. Drivers may purchase two(2) shocks for $300, or purchase four(4) for $400.
 

4. ALL Official’s Decisions are FINAL, and Official's reserve the right to increase penalties, levy fines, and enforce suspensions at their discretion.

Ignition Rules:
 

1. Stock type ignition.
 

2. Stock type distributor only. No billet, no circuit board distributor.
 

3. No high performance distributor or high performance parts.
 

4. No altering firing order.
 

5. No boxes.

Transmission Rules:
 

1. Must be stock with all working forward and reverse gears.
 

2. May run 350 or 400 turbo automatic with OEM working torque converter, stock type and 11" minimum.
 

3. May run transmission cooler.
 

4. No power glides.
 

5. Aftermarket throw out bearing ok.
 

6. No lightening of gears.
 

7. Three(3) speed straight drive, cast iron transmission with all working gears.


8. Straight drive transmission cars must have blow proof bell housing or scatter shield - 1/8 steel.
 

9. May use hydraulic clutch.

Drive Shaft Rules:
 

1. Must be stock for model of car or may run 2" driveshaft.
 

2. No carbon fiber and no aluminum drive shafts.
 

3. "U" or square type safety loop on front of drive shaft assembly is required.

Rear End Rules:
 

1. GM 10 or 12 bolt rear-end.
 

2. 9" Ford or floater ok. 9" Ford mounting points must be stock type with NO adjustability. 4 1/2" maximum - 3 1/2" minimum from center of the axle tube to center of trailing arm bolt. (ANY ADDITIONAL HOLES MUST BE BLOCKED OFF).
 

3. Shocks have to be in stock location - may move for travel only (3 inches maximum), no angle change.
 

4. May run aftermarket axles.
 

5. Any gear ratio allowed.
 

6. Locked or limited slip rear ends allowed.
 

7. Full spools ok (no scalloped).
 

8. No gun drilled axles.
 

9. No gun drilled rotors or scalloped rotors.
 

10. No lightening of any parts.
 

11. All components must be made of steel.
 

12. Disc brakes ok - doesn't have to match model of car.
 

13. Can cut top of trailing arms for pinion angle.

Suspension Rules:
 

1. NO traction control devices of ANY type allowed.
 

2. Suspension must be stock.
 

3. May run racing springs with adjustable buckets.
 

4. Top A-frame can be cut or move top mounting perch.
 

5. No adjustable blocks - 4" of lowering blocks maximum.
 

6. Tube type A-arm on top only ok - non adjustable - screw in ball

joints on top ok. Ball joint must be mounted on top of A-frame (no QA1) non rebuildable (1/4 inch tolerance).
 

7. Can use heavy duty OEM steering and suspension parts.
 

8. Leaf or coil springs can be changed to stronger leaf or coil of the same type.
 

9. Cutting of coil spring allowed - rear shims on coils are ok.
 

10. Adjustable or non-adjustable spring buckets ok.
 

11. Shocks must remain in stock location. May move for travel only - no angle change.
 

12. Adjustable buckets in rear ok.
 

13. All mounting/hook up points on chassis must be in stock location.
 

14. Cannot change angle of rear shock.
 

15. Top trailing arm may be cut for pinion angle only.
 

16. Leaf spring cars may adjust perches for pinion angle.
 

17. May adjust rear shackles.
 

18. Aftermarket bushing in A-frames and trailing arms ok but may not swivel.
 

19. No heim joints on any shocks.
 

20. May run any stock body racing shock. Carn run them upside down.
 

 

Fines, Penalties, and Suspensions:
 

1. Pre-Race Technical Violation(s): Any technical violation(s) discovered during pre-race technical inspection, the driver will be notified of violation(s), and car must be fully in compliance before allowed to compete.
 

2. Legality of Part(s): Any question concerning legality of part(s) by CRUSA or track technical inspector, the part(s) in question will be confiscated and sent to Chevrolet Performance or CRUSA for further inspection. The finish for this race will be held until legality of part is determined. Points, monies, and finish will be adjusted in the event of a disqualification. Any parts deemed illegal will be confiscated. Failure to allow confiscation of any part will be penalized the same as an inside the sealing system engine infraction and penalized accordingly (see Engine Option #1 Penalty #1).
 

3. By entering and/or competing in any Crate Racin' USA sanctioned event, drivers, car owners, and team members waive any right to file an appeal. All official’s decisions are final.
 

4. All decisions of series officials and/or the promoter regarding the application or interpretation of the rules, and the scoring of finishing positions shall be non-litigable. All participants agree that they will not initiate any legal action against Crate Racin' USA, LLC, the promoter, or officials to challenge any decision, to seek monetary damages, to seek injunctive relief, or to seek any kind of legal remedy. Any such legal action pursued by a participant which violates this provision, the participant (driver) and/or owner expressly agrees to reimburse Crate Racin' USA, LLC for all its attorney fees and costs in defending against such legal action.


5. By signing the annual membership/registration agreement, participants agree that they will comply with the written rules and procedures of Crate Racin' USA, LLC. If the participant breaches this membership/registration agreement, he or she will be liable for actual and liquidated damages sustained by Crate Racin' USA, LLC.

Code of Conduct and Conduct Penalties:


1. Drivers, car owners, and teams are to always conduct themselves in and orderly and professional manner while competing at any CRUSA sanctioned event. Series director will judge incidents of conduct accordingly and use the following criteria to asses any penalties upon a driver, car owner, or race team as necessary.
 

2. Driver will be notified of penalties that have been levied by the series director. All series director’s decisions are final.
 

3. Series director may choose to levy monetary fines, suspension from sanctioned events, and deduct points as deemed necessary by the rules infraction or actions taken by a driver at any time. Series and tracks reserve the right to enforce or levy fines, points penalties, require changes, or suspension from competition for any actions deemed detrimental to the sport, series, or track. This includes, but is not limited to, social media posts, and/or derogatory or distasteful statements/slogans/photos/graphics on cars or any other driver related material visible to the public (i.e. helmets or driver's suits, trailer or transporter, etc.).
 

4. Series will adhere to, and uphold any suspension levied on a driver by a specific track. If a driver has been suspended or barred from entering the property, that will be upheld by the series. Series and sanctioned event do not overrule a track's decision to refuse entry to any driver, car owner, or crew member.


5. NOTE: These rules are not intended to eliminate competition or accidental contact. However, they are intended and may be used to penalize deliberate contact and/or over-driving or deemed deliberate acts of aggression towards other drivers.


6. No driver will be allowed to compete/participate while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or illegal/controlled substances. If a driver is found to be participating in such a manner, that driver will be immediately suspended and removed from competing.


7. Any competitor that verbally abuses a series or track official by using profane and/or disrespectful language is subject to a fine of $100 for the first offense. A $300 fine, one-race suspension, and loss of points for the second offense. After a second offense, driver is subject to 30-day or longer suspension and loss of points as determined by officials.


8. Any physical confrontation, either on the track or in the pit area, will result in the aggressor(s) being suspended for one race, loss of points, and $300 fine for the first offense. A second offense will result in the driver being suspended for the remainder of the seasons, and a $500 fine.


9. Any driver who enters another driver's pit area, or approaches another driver's car on the speedway, will be deemed the aggressor. Away from either driver's pit area, both drivers will be considered aggressors. Drivers should be aware that they are responsible for any member of their race team, and the above penalties will apply to the driver concerned even if the driver is not directly involved.
 

10. In the event of a felony conviction of a driver, team member, or team sponsor, disciplinary action could be a minimum of a 365-day ban from the series beginning with the date of the conviction or the date of the completion of any incarceration to said conviction, whichever date shall last occur.
 

11. Disciplinary action may also include, but is not limited to, the right of the series organizers and officials to suspend either temporarily, or permanently, any driver, team member or sponsor, whose actions, in the sole opinion and discretion of the series organizers and officials, may have resulted in, or may result in harm or detriment to Crate Racin' USA.
 

12. Any incidents occurring during the last five events of the season, may result in penalties being applied to the beginning of the following season.


13. Any incident(s) that are judged to be deliberate acts of aggression, whether on or off the track, under green or caution, will result in disqualification and a monetary fine to be determined by series’ officials.


14. Series officials reserve the right to increase the above penalties, by either adding additional money, suspension time, or points loss, depending on the severity of the incident.
 

15. Series officials reserve the right to revoke a competitor’s membership at any time. All official's decisions are final.
 

16. Any threat of, or legal action taken or levied against the series by a driver/race team, will immediately result in that driver's indefinite suspension from competition in any/all Crate Racin' USA sanctioned divisions and events.
 

17. Any disqualification, other than a weight violation, will result in no points and no money for the event. Weight violation will move the driver to the end of the finish order.
 

18. The decisions made and disciplinary actions taken by the series and officials hereunder shall not be appealed by the driver, team member, or team sponsor affected thereby.
 

19. ALL OFFICIAL'S DECISIONS ARE FINAL.

ATTENTION CAR OWNERS AND DRIVERS:


Please remember that we are here and can race because of the fans, promoters, and sponsors. If they don't benefit, we won't benefit. While we understand that this competition involves substantial financial stakes, there is no excuse for bad or unruly behavior which would tend to bring the series, tracks, or sponsors into disrepute.

PLEASE NOTE: By entering, qualifying, and/or competing in a Crate Racin' USA event, you are accepting these rules and regulations as being those under which you are prepared to race. Any driver entering and competing in a Crate Racin' USA event acknowledges and accepts the following: Crate Racin' USA and its assigns may use the drivers names, pictures, likeness, and performance in any way, medium, or material, including without limitation by and through, television, radio, air wave: cable and satellite broadcasts, film productions, videotape reproductions, audiotape reproductions, transmissions over the internet, and public and private on-line services authorized by the Crate Racin' USA and the like, before, during, and after the event, for promoting, advertising, recording or reporting in the event or any other Crate Racin' USA sanctioned event, and do hereby relinquish all rights there to for these purposes, provided however, that the car owner and driver shall retain the exclusive use of its or his/her name, picture and likeness in connection with product endorsements and the sale of products, services, concessions, and merchandise.


 

 

 

 

Pure Stock

 

Cherokee Speedway Pure Stock division will follow Travelers Rest Speedway Pure Stock division rules.

Refer to the TRS rules at: www.trspeedwaysc.com

 

 

 

 

 

Body Drawings - Refer to: www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com/Includes/bodydrawings.pdf