2012 RULE BOOK
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EQUIPMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED AS HAVING BEEN APPROVED BY REASON OF
HAVING PASSED THROUGH INSPECTION UNOBSERVED. THE TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
SHALL DETERMINE AS TO WHETHER ANY TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION, DESIGN OR
INTERPRETATION OF ANY RULE SHALL BE ACCEPTED. OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY
RESERVES THE RIGHT TO UPDATE, MODIFY, ADD, OR DELETE RULES AT ANY
TIME IN THE INTEREST OF PROVIDING PARITY FOR ALL COMPETITORS.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY BE MADE VIA OFFICIAL ENTRY REGISTRATION,
TECHNICAL BULLETIN, OR MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT, WHICH AUTOMATICALLY
AMENDS SPECIFICATIONS HEREIN.
must remain stock from side to side.
12-1. All persons must be approved for competition by the management
of OPS. Any person may be denied the ability to compete in this
division, based solely upon the opinion of management of OPS, after
review of the skills and abilities of such a person as they relate
to an entry level division of competition. The management of Oxford
Plains Speedway reserves the right to disallow any person from
competing in this division in the interest of fair competition in an
entry level division.
12-2. All cars must be neat appearing. Cars should be painted with
contrasting colors and appropriate lettering and numbers.
12-3. Cars must be 1983 or newer American manufactured only, which
is limited to General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Foreign auto
companies manufacturing cars in the United States are not considered
12-4. Cars must be front-wheel drive, with a minimum 103.5 inch
12-5. Cars must be 6-cylinder, fuel-injected motor models, stock for
the year, make and model car being used.
12-6. Only automatic transmission cars are allowed.
12-7. Cars must be of strut front-end suspension.
12-8. Turbo or supercharged engines are not allowed.
12-9. Only 2-wheel drive vehicles are allowed.
12-10. 1 ½” inch of
positive camber is allowed on the right front wheel only, and may
only be obtained by stock adjustments. Elongating the strut mounting
holes only is allowed. Camber may be gained in any safe manner
without cutting or moving the strut tower. Negative wheel camber on
the left front is not allowed.
12-11. A support bar may extend between the strut towers, up and
across the motor, and may be attached by steel plates that are
mounted to the stock mounting bolts and holes.
12-12. All window glass except the stock windshield must be removed.
Glass should be completely removed from the vehicle before arriving
at the track, and all fragments of glass must be completely cleaned
from the vehicle.
12-13. Lexan windshield replacements are allowed. All installations
must fit into the original recessed area of the windshield frame and
be attached with pop rivets to provide a stock appearance. All
installations are subject to the tech inspectors' approval.
12-14. All accessory glass including reflectors, headlights, side
mirrors, etc., must be removed.
12-15. One exterior driver's side mirror limited to five (5) inches
in diameter is allowed. This mirror is not to extend beyond the
exterior of the car body.
12-16. Only a single, stock rear view mirror mounted in the original
center location either on the windshield or the roll cage overhead
bar is permitted.
12-17. All unnecessary screws, body chrome and side moldings must be
12-18. Stock muffler must remain in place in order to attain minimum
noise levels. Dual exhausts are allowed using original exhaust
manifolds and the stock mufflers. Tail pipes must exit at the rear
of the vehicle. Glass pack style mufflers are not allowed.
12-19. All doors must be welded or chained and bolted securely shut.
12-20. Stock front and rear bumpers must remain in place, and must
be fastened to the vehicle in a manner that will prevent their loss
during competition. Bumpers may not be reinforced to add strength
and rigidity to them.
12-21. Vehicles with T-top roofs or convertible tops are not
permitted. Vehicles with sunroofs must have the glass removed and
the remaining roof hole must be securely covered with sheet metal on
both the top and the underside.
12-22. Trailer hitches are not permitted.
12-23. Antifreeze/engine coolants or other glycol-based liquids are
12-24. Cars must not have excessive leakage of any fluids, including
brake fluid, transmission fluid, fuel and motor oil.
12-25. Passenger side inner door upholstery must be removed to
accommodate the installation of the required roll cage. Complete
stock inner door structure must remain in place.
12-26. Driver side inner door panel may be removed to allow
installation of bowed horizontal cage bars that may be used between
the front and rear upright bars.
12-27. Stock hood and trunk under panels must remain in place.
12-28. Original stock front seats may be used. Stock seats may be
reinforced in any safe manner.
12-29. Approved racing seats must meet safety installation approval
by the technical staff. Racing seats must be bolted into the
original position of the stock seat and must be mounted at the
original height of the stock seat. Absolutely no allowances will be
permitted for moving steering columns, foot pedals, seat set-back,
etc., in order to accommodate a racing seat installation. An
approved five-way racing safety harness is required if a racing seat
12-30. A supportive seat brace must be installed in back of the seat
to provide support to the seat's back. The brace should consist of
two horizontal bars attached to a point on the roll cage and running
forward to a piece of flatbar resting against the back of the seat.
12-31. The center of the steering wheel must be padded.
12-32. Quick-release steering couplings are allowed. If used, the
plastic steering column housing must remain in place. Only about two
(2) inches of the housing may be cut away in order to weld the
quick-release coupling onto the steering shaft. When complete, the
plastic housing should abut up to the quick release unit itself. The
steering shaft must remain its original length and must be left in
the original stock location. Aftermarker steering wheels are not
permitted. The original, stock steering wheel must be used and
12-33. Rear bottom seat cushion and rear seat back cushion must be
removed. Any holes in the rear seat back shelf must be covered with
sheet metal. Aluminum patches are not permitted.
12-34. Original stock floorboards must remain in place. Any holes
existing in the floorboard must be covered with sheet metal.
12-35. Floor upholstery must be removed.
12-36. Front springs must be the same from side to side. No cutting
or heating of springs allowed. Rear springs must be the same from
side to side.
12-37. Batteries must remain in original, stock location. Batteries
may be boxed, strapped or otherwise additionally secured to prevent
their loss as long as the method does not reinforce any part of the
12-38. Tops of batteries must be covered in a manner that will
prevent fill caps from dislodging.
12-39. A five-way racing safety harness is permitted. The mounting
of a five-way harness system is subject to speedway approval.
12-40. A driver's side racing window net is required. One end must
be securely fastened to the roll cage. The other end must be quick
releasing using a seat belt-type fastener. Window net installations
are subject to speedway approval.
12-41. Racing fuel cells are permitted but not mandatory. Fuel cells
may not be more than 15 gallons in capacity. Any fuel cells must be
securely fastened with minimum 2 inch by 1/8 inch metal straps
inside the trunk of the vehicle. No cutting of floor boards or spare
tire compartments is allowed when installing a fuel cell.
12-42. High octane racing fuel is permitted, although not encouraged
or recommended at this level of competition. Any standard quality
street pump fuel is fully satisfactory and will save the competitor
unnecessary and excessive fuel expense.
12-43. Everything about the vehicle must remain stock for the year,
make and model of vehicle being used. Except as permitted or
required herein, vehicles must remain completely stock in
appearance, configuration, set-up and running gear including motors,
transmissions and rear ends. Any variances from this guideline will
result in disallowance of competition until the variance is
corrected, solely at the discretion of speedway management.
12-44. Wheels are limited to OEM stock street wheels for make and
model. All wheels must be of same make and style.
12-45. One (1) inch lug nuts are permitted.
12-46. Only D.O.T. 70, 65 and 60 series radial tires are allowed.
12-47. Tires must be stock, street-type D.O.T. tires.
12-48. Tires must have a wear rating factor of no less than 350. The
wear rating factor must be clearly identifiable on the sidewall of
the tire. Tires not clearly identified by the wear rating factor on
the sidewall are subject to disqualification and/or confiscation.
12-49. Tires must have a regular street tire tread pattern, as
determined solely by race officials. No high performance tires
12-50. Shaving of tire rubber is not allowed.
12-51. Altered or buffed sidewalls are not allowed.
12-52. Goodyear RS-A tires are not allowed.
12-53. No retreads are allowed.
All tires are subject to speedway tech approval and/or
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COMPETITOR TO OBTAIN AND BECOME
FAMILIAR WITH THE CURRENT RULES PERTAINING TO THE DIVISION IN WHICH
HE/SHE CHOOSES TO PARTICIPATE.
The rules and/or regulations set forth herein are designed to
provide for the orderly conduct of racing to establish minimum
acceptable requirements for such events. These rules shall govern
the conditions for all events, and by participating in these events
all participants are deemed to have obtained and read, and
understood a copy of the current rules, and complied with these
rules. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM
PUBLICATION OF OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE GUIDELINES AND/OR
REGULATIONS. They are intended as a guide for the conduct of the
sport and are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to a
participant, spectator, or official.