2013 USRA LIMITED MOD RULES
Published November 30, 2012 (Royal Purple Raceway reserves the right to ammend/change the rules at anytime.)
THE RULES AND/OR REGULATIONS SET FORTH HEREIN ARE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE FOR THE ORDERLY CONDUCT OF RACING EVENTS AND TO ESTABLISH MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCH EVENTS. THESE RULES SHALL GOVERN THE CONDITION OF SPEEDWAY EVENTS AND, BY PARTICIPATING IN THESE EVENTS, ALL RACEWAY COMPETITORS ARE DEEMED TO HAVE COMPLIED WITH THESE RULES. NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHALL RESULT FROM PUBLICATION OF, OR COMPLIANCE WITH THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS. THEY ARE INTENDED AS A GUIDE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE SPORT AND IN NO WAY ARE A GUARANTEE AGAINST INJURY OR DEATH TO PARTICIPANTS, SPECTATORS OR OTHERS.
References are made throughout these regulations requiring and/or recommending that particular products meet certain specifications. These products are manufactured to meet or exceed certain criteria and are labeled as such upon satisfying those criteria. Any change to these products voids that certification. Under no circumstances may any certified product be altered from the “as manufactured” condition or such certification is voided.
The United States Racing Association shall hereafter be simply referred to as the USRA throughout the rules description. USRA official(s) shall include all personnel employed as an official by participating racetrack.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Article 1: Definitions
Article 2: General Rules
Article 3: Points System
Article 4: Body
Article 5: Roll Cages
Article 6: Frame
Article 7: Cockpit
Article 8: Suspension
Article 9: Electrical System
Article 10: Fuel System
Article 11: Tires & Wheels
Article 12: Braking System
Article 13: Drive Shaft
Article 14: Transmission
Article 15: Rear End
Article 16: Engine
Article 17: Weight
Article 18: Safety
Article 19: Claiming Procedures
ARTICLE 1: DEFINITIONS
1.1 Racecar: An automobile designed solely for competition on oval race tracks, controlled from within by a driver.
1.2 Automobile: A vehicle which carries its own motor and operates on four non-aligned complete wheels, of which two are used for steering and two for propulsion.
1.3 Vehicle: A man-made locomotive device propelled by constantly taking real support on the earth's surface whereas the propulsion and steering are under the control of a driver aboard the vehicle.
1.4 Driver: The person controlling the operation of the racecar. The driver is expected to understand how to operate the mechanisms which control the speed, direction and braking of the racecar.
1.5 Participant: A person directly involved in the mechanical operation and/or management of a racecar, including, but not limited to, drivers, crew members, racecar owners, sponsors and their family members.
1.6 Event: A USRA-sanctioned competition between two or more drivers and their racecars. An event shall consist of practice (hot laps) and actual racing contests.
1.7 Official: An official shall be any person participating in the exercise of authority for enforcing or interpreting these rules. The official may also make judgments concerning the conduct of participants and declare penalties for breaches of these rules, as well as perform technical inspections on any racecar. The combination of officials may vary from week to week and from one racetrack to another.
1.8 Promoter: An entrepreneur who oversees the operations of the racetrack, either as a tenant or owner of the facility. Furthermore, the promoter is the person responsible for the implementation of rules, hiring staff and financial compensation to participants.
1.9 Cockpit: The volume of the racecar which accommodates the driver.
1.10 OEM: An original equipment manufacturer (OEM) manufactures products or components that are purchased by another company and retailed under that purchasing company's brand name. OEM refers to the company that originally manufactured the product. OEM replacement parts are those which have been manufactured by another company to the same specifications as the OEM parts.
1.11 EIRI: Except in rare instances.
ARTICLE 2: GENERAL RULES
2.1 USRA rules shall apply at all events. All participants are subject to the rules of the USRA and are expected to know the rules. An expressed ignorance of USRA rules by any participant will not be recognized as a valid argument for failure to comply with USRA rules. Some tracks may have amendments, additions or other adjustments to the rules for a particular class. Promoters must make these differences clear, in writing, posted online and available to drivers at all times. Drivers should verify rules packages with sanctioned track prior to competing at an unfamiliar venue.
2.2 Approval of any racecar by an official shall mean that the racecar is approved for participation in the event and shall not be construed in any way to mean that the inspected vehicle is guaranteed to be mechanically sound or safe. Be it further declared that officials and/or the USRA shall not be liable for any mechanical failure, nor for any losses, injuries or death resulting from the same.
2.3.1 Participants will conduct themselves as professionals. Any unsportsmanlike conduct by a participant shall be grounds for disqualification and/or punitive action by the USRA. This will be strictly enforced.
2.3.2 Drivers are responsible for the conduct and actions of their car owners, crew members, sponsors and family members.
2.3.3 Absolutely no alcoholic beverage or other illegal chemical substance may be consumed by a driver prior to, or during, an event. The duration of the event shall also include all support class events run as a part of the overall program. The use, sale or distribution of illegal drugs at any time shall be cause for immediate and indefinite suspension.
2.3.4 Any participant who defies or violates the intent or spirit of the USRA rules shall be considered to have engaged in unsportsmanlike conduct and shall be dealt with accordingly and swiftly by the USRA.
2.4 All drivers must be at least fourteen (14) years of age (proof of age required). Drivers under eighteen (18) years of age are required to have a signed and notarized Parental Consent Form. The Parental Consent Form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian, and must be received by USRA headquarters prior to participation of the driver in any event.
2.5 The USRA may require any driver to undergo a physical examination by a licensed health care provider prior to being allowed to participate in any event.
2.6 No equipment or racecar will be considered as having been approved by reason of having passed through inspection unobserved.
2.7 All racecars must be able to join the race lineup on demand and unassisted, or must go to the rear of the lineup for the start of the race.
2.8 The USRA reserves the right to add to, delete, supersede or modify any rule, exhibit or drawing that the USRA deems necessary for the conduct of events and/or safety of participants. All amendments are effective on the date of publication by the USRA regardless of when a person subject to the rules receives actual notice of the amendment.
2.9 Every driver must inspect the racing surface and the track area to learn of any obstructions or other defects which, in the driver’s opinion, presents an unsafe condition for competition. The driver shall report any unsafe condition in writing to an official. Any driver that competes in an event is considered to have inspected the track surface and surrounding perimeter to determine that all conditions are satisfactory. If the driver does not feel that the conditions are satisfactory, the driver should not compete in the event. The driver further acknowledges that he or she is aware that auto racing involves risk, and that by competing in an event, the driver assumes these risks with full awareness and responsibility.
2.10 All drivers are responsible for registering their racecar for each event in order to ensure their respective starting position in each event.
2.11 The USRA and/or promoter reserve the right to refuse to accept the entry of any racecar or participant. Furthermore, the USRA and/or promoter reserves the right to revoke or cancel any entry, or any participant’s claimed right to be on the racetrack’s premises, if it is determined that a participant’s presence or conduct is not in the best interest of the sport of auto racing, other participants, spectators, track management and/or employees of the USRA.
2.12 Lighted signaling devices, hand signals or any other equipment or methods used for communication during an event between a non-competing participant and a driver is not allowed.
2.13 Radios and any other devices used for transmitting or listening are not allowed on the racecar. Exception: Officials may require drivers to utilize a one-way radio to enable audio communication from officials to drivers. Furthermore, racecars may be fitted with a timing transponder as supplied by officials.
2.14 No computers allowed on the racecar, including, but not limited to, electronic traction control devices. Any driver found to be using traction control will be subject to a minimum fine of five thousand dollars ($5,000) and up to a lifetime suspension from all events.
2.15 Technical Inspections:
2.15.1 For all classes at all events, the top four (4) finishers in the main event and any other racecars as instructed by officials, are be required to report to a designated area after the completion of the main event where mandatory and varied post-race technical inspections will be required to take place.
2.15.2 Each racetrack is required to have a USRA-certified technical inspector at each event.
2.15.3 At the discretion of the official(s) overseeing an event, any participant may be disqualified by the official(s) for violation of any USRA rule and/or equipment or action(s) deemed to be hazardous to other participants or officials.
2.15.4 All racecars are subject to inspection by an official at any time. Any driver whom refuses to allow any inspection by an official, or terminates an inspection in progress, shall be subject to a fine of two thousand dollars ($2,000), suspension from all events for fourteen (14) days, loss of all points (national and track) earned to-date for the current season and forfeiture of all cash and/or awards earned at the event.
2.15.5 Any illegal part discovered through inspection shall be confiscated by an official and forfeited by the driver. For first infraction, driver discovered to be using illegal parts of any kind shall be subject to a fine of two thousand dollars ($2,000), suspension from all events for fourteen (14) days, loss of all points (national and track) earned to date for the current season and forfeiture of all cash and/or awards earned at the event. For second infraction, driver shall be subject to a fine of five thousand dollars ($5,000), suspension from all events for one (1) year, loss of all points (national and track) earned to date for the current season and forfeiture of all cash and/or awards earned at the event. Confiscated parts will be sent to manufacturer for inspection. Failure by the driver to surrender any illegal part for confiscation shall result in a separate penalty, in addition to other applicable penalties under this rule.
2.15.6 All measurements must be made while the racecar is stationary on a flat horizontal surface.
2.16 Decals and Contingency Awards:
2.16.1 Approved USRA sponsor decals must be displayed in required locations on the racecar in order for the driver to participate in any prize money, points funds and/or contingency awards which require specific decals and/or decal placement for eligibility. All decals shall be distributed by the USRA or racetrack, along with a description of each sponsor’s program, decal placement requirements and sponsor’s contact information.
2.16.2 Each racecar must properly display the approved USRA logo decal or USRA Weekly Racing Series decal in order to participate in any points funds. Decal must be positioned on both sides of the racecar at the front of the door below the window opening.
2.17 Licenses and Points Funds:
2.17.1 All drivers competing in USRA-sanctioned events must possess a valid USRA license. The USRA license application can be downloaded at www.usraracing.com.
2.17.2 The cost of a USRA Competitor License for USRA Limited Mods is $90.
2.17.3 Drivers wishing to compete in USRA events but not received points, participate in points funds or compete for contingency awards may purchase a temporary license for $10. A temporary license is good for one (1) event only. Drivers opting for a temporary license will not earn points, points funds or contingency awards distributed by the USRA. The purchase price of a temporary license will not apply toward the cost of purchasing a USRA Competitor License if the driver opts to purchase one later, nor will points earned be retroactively awarded.
2.17.4 In order to be eligible for track and/or national points funds, driver must have competed in a minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the events held at any one of the USRA-sanctioned racetracks at which that driver was competed with a USRA Competitor License (minimum of 8 events with a minimum of 4 starts).
2.18 Decisions of the USRA are final and binding without exception.
2.19 These rules have been set by the USRA and are subject to change without notice. All promoters will be informed of any changes to these rules after the date of publication, and those changes should be made available to drivers at each racetrack and/or announced at drivers meeting. The USRA will publish amendments to these rules on the USRA website.
ARTICLE 3: POINTS SYSTEM
3.1 Drivers competing in an event are eligible to earn national points and track points at the racetrack where the points were earned for that particular class.
3.2 Points will only be awarded to drivers possessing a USRA Competitor Licenseat events held and officially reported to the USRA by the promoter. Promoter is solely responsible for gathering and submitting complete event results in a timely manner.
3.3 National points will be awarded to each driver based on his/her best twenty (20) points nights in class from February 21, 2013, through October 20, 2013.
3.4 At the discretion of the promoter, track points may include all events at that racetrack for the current calendar year, or only those they designate as such.
3.5 Track points will be awarded to each driver in the main event as follows: 1st - 100 points, 2nd - 95 points, 3rd - 91 points, 4th - 87 points, 5th - 84 points, 6th - 81 points, 7th - 78 points, 8th - 76 points, 9th - 74 points, 10th - 72 points, 11th - 70 points, 12th - 68 points, 13th - 66 points, 14th - 64 points, 15th - 62 points, 16th - 60 points, 17th - 58 points, 18th - 56 points, 19th - 55 points, 20th - 54 points, 21st - 53 points, 22nd - 52 points, 23rd - 51 points. All other drivers that start the main event and finish below 23rd are awarded 50 points. All drivers that fail to start or qualify for the main event are awarded 45 points.
3.6 National points will be awarded to each driver in the main event as follows: 1st - 200 points, 2nd - 190 points, 3rd - 182 points, 4th - 174 points, 5th - 168 points, 6th - 162 points, 7th - 156 points, 8th - 152 points, 9th - 148 points, 10th - 144 points, 11th - 140 points, 12th - 136 points, 13th - 132 points, 14th - 128 points, 15th - 124 points, 16th - 120 points, 17th - 116 points, 18th - 112 points, 19th - 110 points, 20th - 108 points, 21st - 106 points, 22nd - 104 points, 23rd - 102 points. All other drivers that start the main event and finish below 23rd are awarded 100 points. All drivers that fail to start or qualify for the main event are awarded 90 points.
3.7 Bonus Points:
3.7.1 Bonus points are awarded toward national points only.
3.7.2 One (1) bonus point is awarded to each driver for each position advanced in the main event from the actual starting position to the official finishing position. Example: start 10th, finish 2nd = 8 bonus points.
3.7.3 Bonus points equivalent to the total number of drivers in class will be awarded to each driver in class, with a maximum of 24 bonus points awarded to each driver.
ARTICLE 4: BODY
4.1 Composite body panels are not allowed except hood scoop and rock guard at front of roof.
4.2 Body width must remain the same from front to rear and parallel to OEM frame.
4.3 Nose piece must be flat. Fins and/or scoops are not allowed. Cooling holes are permitted. Nose panel may be no wider or lower than two (2) inches outside of front frame horns.
4.4 Nose piece must remain inside of front bumper.
4.5 Original roof line must be maintained with a maximum five (5) inches of slope from rear to front.
4.6 Panels are not allowed on either side of engine compartment.
4.7 Excluding hood and nose piece, the body may extend a maximum of six (6) inches from the back of the engine block.
4.8 Hood must be level or slope downward at front and be enclosed at rear. Reverse hood rake is not allowed.
4.9 Panel in front of right door to engine compartment is not allowed. Inner panels are not allowed.
4.10 Front windshield and rear roof supports are mandatory.
4.11 Side windows must have a minimum opening of twelve (12) inches wide and tall.
4.12 Roof must be made of fiberglass or aluminum, full sized and rounded down in all directions.
Dished roofs are not allowed. Driver roof hatch is permitted.
4.13 Maximum one and one-half (1.5) inch rolled down rock guard at front of roof is permitted. Maximum four (4) inch roof downward sides are permitted. Maximum one (1) inch raised ridge down sides of roof is permitted. Maximum one (1) inch rear roof stiffener is permitted but must be face down.
4.14 Sail panels must be of matching shape and size and may not extend further forward than back of racing seat. Maximum bow of four (4) inches in permitted.
4.14 Rear deck lid and/or trunk area must be covered.
4.15 Overall width of the racecar may not exceed 78 inches. Width shall be measured from the widest points on each side of the racecar (the tires).
4.16 Rear Spoiler:
4.16.1 Rear spoiler is permitted, but not mandatory. May be minimum one (1) inch or maximum eight (8) inches tall and maximum sixty-seven (67) inches wide.
4.16.2 May have stiffener, but must be one (1) inch or more down from top.
4.16.3 Maximum of three (3) spoiler braces are permitted, but must be mounted in line.
4.16.4 Must be mounted within confines of spoiler braces.
4.16.5 Fins, lips and/or wings are not allowed.
4.17.1 Both front and rear bumpers must be used, and must not have any sharp edges. Any inappropriate bumper will be disallowed by an official. Front bumper must be mounted from frame-end to frame-end with the bottom loop parallel to ground.
4.17.2 Bumpers must be made of a minimum of one and one-quarter (1-1/4) inch tubing and must be able to support the racecar if lifted by a tow vehicle. Top bar must be directly above bottom bar (not off-centered).
4.17.3 Rear bumpers and side rail bars must not extend beyond the width of the rear tires. Tires must be the widest part of body.
4.17.4 Rear bumpers may be constructed of tubing or flat stock, and must protect the fuel cell. Center of bumpers (front and rear) must be at least sixteen (16) inches from the ground and no more than twenty (20) inches from ground. Rear bumpers may be no more than two (2) inches wider than the body on each side and may not be open-ended (must wrap around and be connected to side rail bars).
4.17.5 Rear bumper may be maximum six (6) inches beyond rear deck.
4.17.6 Bumpers and rub rails must be capped. Sharp edges are not allowed.
4.17.7 Single bar rub rail from front to rear wheel on each side is permitted. Center supports are not allowed. Maximum one and one-half (1.5) inch O.D. tubing and ninety-five one-hundredths (.095) inch wall thickness. Must be mounted to cage at front and rear of rub rail.
4.18.1 All racecars must be numbered with large legible numbers on both sides, on top and on the nose and real panels. Numbers on the sides of the racecar should be in contrasting color from the body and be at least four (4) inches thick and at least eighteen (18) inches high. Top numbers should be at least four (4) inches thick and twenty-four (24) inches high.
4.18.2 Officials reserve the right, in the public image of the sport and/or the USRA, to assign, approve or disapprove any advertising, sponsorship or similar agreement in connection with any event. All cars must be neat appearing and are subject to approval of officials to compete. By competing in an event, all drivers agree to comply with the decisions of officials in this regard.
ARTICLE 5: ROLL CAGES
5.1 Round steel tubing, seamless roll-over bars are required for the basic roll cage, and must be acceptable to officials. Acceptable tubing is as follows: one and half (1-1/2) inches by nine-tenths (.090) of an inch Aluminum and/or other soft metals are not allowed. Roll bar connections must be properly welded.
5.2 Roll bars within the driver’s reach must be padded with an accepted material as determined by an official. Fire retardant material is highly recommended.
5.3 Installation and workmanship must be acceptable to officials.
5.4 Must be frame-mounted in at least six (6) places.
5.5 Must consist of a configuration of front and rear hoops connected by tubing on the sides or side hoops.
5.6 With helmet on and driver securely strapped into the racing seat, top of driver’s head must not protrude above the roll cage.
5.7 Must have a protective screen or bars in front window opening in front of driver’s face.
5.8 Protection of driver’s feet utilizing a bar across the back of the engine with vertical bars and rub rails or similar protection is recommended.
5.9 Brace bars forward of roll cage may not be higher than the stock hood height.
5.10 A minimum of three (3) driver side door bars must be parallel to ground and located perpendicular to the driver so as to provide maximum protection for the driver, but without causing undue difficulty in getting in or out of the racecar. Side bars must be welded to the front and the rear of the roll cage members. Door bars with a thickness of at least one and one-half (1-1/2) inches in diameter at a minimum of eighty-three one-hundredths (.083) of an inch thickness. It is recommended the door bars have six (6) vertical studs per side of one and half(1-1/2) inches by eighty-three one-hundredths (.083) of an inch minimum seamless round tubing equally spaced.
5.11 Must utilize a minimum of two (2) passenger side door bars, and must utilize at least one (1) cross door bar (horizontal or angled).
5.12 Steel door plate must be eighteen (18) gauge or forty-nine one-hundredths (.049) inch.
ARTICLE 6: FRAME
6.1 1978-1987 OEM mid-size GM metric full frame only.
6.2 Wheelbase must be a minimum one hundred seven (107) inches and maximum one hundred nine (109) inches on both sides.
6.3 Frame must be full and complete. May not be widened, narrowed, shortened, lengthened. May not be cut, bent or altered to change suspension brackets, except upper control arm brackets on front end.
6.4 All frame bolt holes must remain in OEM location.
6.5 Front frame horns may be removed in front of steering box.
6.6 Front frame may be cut for radiator clearance only.
6.7 Frame may be notched for seat clearance.
6.8 Transmission crossmember mounts may be removed, but no further forward than frame welds.
6.9 Rear of frame behind upper shock mounts may be replaced with round, square or rectangular tubing.
6.10 Except front crossmember, no part of frame can be lower than five (5) inches from ground.
6.11 Any other frame alterations are not allowed.
6.12 Tubular front clips are not allowed.
6.13 Hydraulic, ratchet or electric weight jacks are not allowed anywhere on the racecar. Aluminum jack bolts are not allowed.
6.14 Jeep, Bronco or similar four-wheel drive frames are not allowed. Sports car frames are not allowed. Front-wheel-drives are not allowed.
ARTICLE 7: COCKPIT
7.1 Must have a minimum of three (3) windshield bars in front of driver.
7.2 Lexan or aluminum panel in front of driver can be no wider than cockpit and no further back than steering wheel.
7.3 Floor pan must be metal or aluminum and cover entire cockpit.
7.4 Bottom of seat can be no lower than bottom of frame rail.
7.5 Driver must be sealed off from track, driveline, engine, fuel cell, canisters and pumps. Oil coolers are not allowed in driver compartment.
7.6 Devices that could enable driver adjustment to alter wheelbase or for weight jacking while car is in competition is not allowed.
7.7 Rear-view mirrors of any kind are not allowed.
7.8 Loose objects and/or weights are not allowed.
7.9 Air bags are not allowed.
7.10.1 Must be OEM and remain within original bolt pattern for type of frame used.
7.10.2 Rack and pinion is not allowed.
7.10.3 May be modified to suit driver, but must remain on left side of cockpit (no center steering).
7.10.4 Quick-release metal coupling on steering wheel is mandatory. Plastic couplings are not allowed.
7.11.1 Factory-manufactured racing seats are mandatory, and must be acceptable to officials. Full containment racing seats are strongly recommended.
7.11.2 Homemade aluminum, plastic or fiberglass seats are not allowed.
7.11.3 Must be properly installed and seat back cannot be moved back further than front edge of sail pannel.
ARTICLE 8: SUSPENSION
8.1 Front Suspension:
8.1.1 All components must be made of steel, unaltered OEM, in OEM location and match frame.
8.1.2 Adjustable spring buckets are permitted. Jack bolts are not allowed.
8.1.3 OEM upper and lower A-frames and mounts are mandatory. OEM upper A-frame may be replaced using aftermarket upper A-frame (steel or aluminum cross shaft is permitted).
8.1.4 Upper A-frame mounts may be modified and moved for caster and camber adjustment, but must remain OEM material.
8.1.5 Lower A-frame mounts and bolt holes on frame must be in OEM location (mount may be notched for clearance).
8.1.6 A-frame bushings may be aftermarket, but offset or bearing-type are not allowed. OEM or OEM replacement ball joints are permitted and may be tacked in.
8.1.7 Sway bars are permitted, but brackets must remain OEM.
8.2 Rear Suspension:
8.2.1 Control arms and mounts must be made of steel, unaltered OEM, in OEM location and match frame.
8.2.2 Jack bolts are not allowed.
8.2.3 Adjustable spring buckets are permitted. Must remain in OEM location if dropped.
8.2.4 If upper spring cup uses all thread, it must be securely welded to chassis.
8.2.5 Lower spring cups must be centered on housing.
8.2.6 Control arms may be reinforced, but cannot be shortened or lengthened. Must remain OEM length.
8.2.7 Control arm bushings may be aftermarket, but offset or bearing type are not allowed. Bushings may not be drilled.
8.2.8 Suspension parts may not be altered or lightened. Aluminum parts are not allowed, other than bushings.
8.2.9 Safety/tether chains must be mounted solid to rear-end (not to suspension parts).
8.3.1 One shock per wheel only. Adjustable mounts are not allowed.
8.3.2 Shock must be in OEM mounts and location, using OEM style shock.
8.3.3 Mounting spacers and weld or screw-on shock ends are permitted.
8.3.4 Air or coil-over shocks, remote reservoir shocks, Schrader valves and/or bladder-type valves are not allowed.
8.3.5 Steel shock mounting bolts only. Aluminum and/or titanium is not allowed.
8.3.6 Coil over shocks are not allowed on front or rear.
8.3.7 Shocks shall be subject to claim, as outlined in Claim Procedures (Article 19).
8.4.1 Steel springs only.
8.4.2 Coil springs must be at least four and one-half (4.5) inches outside diameter.
8.4.3 Brake floaters are not allowed (floating suspension not allowed). Bird cages and/or brackets must be welded to the rear-end housing.
8.4.4 Progressive springs are not allowed.
8.4.5 Torsion bars or air bags are not allowed.
ARTICLE 9: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
9.1.1 One 12-volt battery only.
9.1.2 Must be shielded and securely mounted.
9.1.3 Aftermarket starter allowed, must bolt in OEM location.
9.1.4 Must have capability of starting without being pushed or pulled. Must leave initial staging area on demand and unaided or go to rear of that race.
9.2.1 Unapproved cameras, transmitting or listening devices, timing retard controls or digital gauges (including tach) are not allowed. Exception: one-way RACEceiver radio used by officials.
9.2.2 Kill switch required within easy reach of the driver. The switch must be clearly marked “off” and “on”.
9.2.3 Electronic monitoring computer devices capable of storing or transmitting information are not allowed. Exception: memory recall analog tachometer.
9.2.4 Only 12-volt ignition system and OEM HEI style ignitions are permitted.
9.2.5 Ford/Chrysler may use HEI distributor.
9.2.6 Crank triggers are not allowed. Any module that fits inside distributor without alteration is permitted.
9.2.7 Crate engine must utilize original HEI distributor with MSD #8728 rev-control and 6,200 rpm chip.
9.2.8 Claim engine may use MSD #8728 rev-control with any rpm chip.
9.2.9 Rev-control must be out of reach of driver, but accessible for inspection.
9.2.10 Ignition boxes, remote coil or accessories are not allowed.
9.2.11 All wiring must be visible for inspection.
9.2.12 OEM type alternator with internal regulator allowed.
9.2.13 Electronic traction control devices are not allowed.
ARTICLE 10: FUEL SYSTEM
10.1 Any type air cleaner is permitted.
10.2 Cold air boxes and/or ducting of any kind between engine and hood is not allowed.
10.3 Electric and/or belt-driven fuel pumps are not allowed. Pumps must bolt to block in stock location.
10.4 Upper cylinder lubricants are not allowed.
10.5.1 Gasoline only. Racing fuel is permitted.
10.5.2 E85 fuel is not allowed.
10.5.3 May not be blended with ethers or other oxygenates, and may not be blended with aniline or its derivatives, nitro compounds or other nitro containing compounds. Oxygenated fuel is not allowed
10.6 Fuel Cell:
10.6.1 Racing fuel cell is required. Maximum thirty-two (32) gallons capacity. Must be in a minimum 20-gauge steel container.
10.6.2 Must mount with a minimum of two solid steel straps around entire cell, two (2) inches wide and one-hundred twenty-five one-thousandths (0.125) inch thick, between frame rails and behind rear axle.
10.6.3 Fuel cell vents, including cap vent, must have check valves.
10.6.4 Fuel cell must have aircraft-style positive seal filler neck/cap system or a flapper, spring or ball-type filler rollover valve is required.
10.6.5 No part of the cell may be lower than protective tubing.
10.6.6 OEM mounted, mechanical push rod fuel pumps only.
10.6.7 Regulators, bypass fuel systems, pressurized, or return lines are not allowed.
10.6.8 One fuel filter is permitted.
10.6.9 Cool cans are not allowed.
10.7 Carburetors – Claim Engine:
10.7.1 Holley (unaltered) #4412 or #0-80583-1, 500 cfm two-barrel may be used on any engine (float bowl must face forward).
10.7.2 OEM Motorcraft two- or four-barrel may be used on Ford.
10.7.3 OEM Carter or AFB two- or four-barrel may be used on Chrysler.
10.7.4 OEM carburetors must remain unaltered. Circle track floats may be installed.
10.7.5 Other carburetors are not allowed.
10.7.6 Any adapter with a maximum one and one-quarter (1.25) inches thickness (including gaskets) is permitted.
10.7.7 Throttle bore adjustable carburetor spacers are not allowed.
10.8 Carburetors – Crate Engine:
10.8.1 May use any Holley four-barrel carburetor.
10.8.2 All components (float bowls and main body) must be Holley manufactured.
10.8.3 Metering blocks and base plate may be billet aluminum non-Holley.
10.8.4 Aerosol-style carburetors are not allowed.
10.8.5 One inch thick carburetor spacer is permitted. Must use Moroso part #64940 with GM crate.
10.8.6 Carburetor gaskets may be a maximum one-tenth (0.1) inch thick.
ARTICLE 11: TIRES & WHEELS
11.1.1 Must be fifteen (15) inches in diameter and eight (8) inches in width.
11.1.2 Stickers are not required.
11.1.3 Must be reinforced steel only.
11.1.4 A steel bead lock may be used on the right rear wheel only, and may be mounted on the outside of the wheel so long as it does not add over three-quarters (3/4) of an inch to the overall width of the wheel.
11.1.5 Homemade mud caps are not allowed.
11.1.6 Wheel covers are allowed on right side wheels only. Inner mud plugs are permitted.
11.1.7 Wide five wheel adaptors are not allowed.
11.1.8 Steel or aluminum spacer between hub and wheel is allowed, but overall width of racecar cannot exceed 78 inches (see Rule 4.19).
11.2.1 American Racer KK704 stamped or non-stamped tires are permitted All non-stamped tires must be asphalt (no dirt). (Hoosier H500, or the IMCA Stamped are the ONLY alternate tires for the2013 season)
11.2.2 Softening is not allowed. Solvents of any kind are not allowed. Altering tires with any components or chemicals which alter the manufacturer’s baseline-settings of the tire is not allowed.
11.2.3 Grooving and/or siping is permitted.
11.2.4 All sidewall markings must remain visible at all times. Buffing or removing of the compound designations is not allowed.
11.3 Tire Testing Procedures:
11.3.1 Random GC (gas chromatography) scans will be performed to identify illegal substances. A GC scan should always be a peak in 19-20 minutes. If there is no peak, the driver will be disqualified. Driver may protest the GC scan results and request a mass spec test at the cost to the driver (usually around $300). The mass spec test will reveal exactly what substance was used. The main peak of the tire should never be in half.
11.3.2 Traces of chemicals and/or excessive quantities of chemicals found to be outside the baseline on any test shall result in the penalties declared in Rule 2.15.5 plus an additional indefinite financial penalty and indefinite length of suspension. This penalty also applies to driver refusal of a tire test. Refusal of tire test shall be treated the same as an infraction. Official(s) may inspect any tire on the racecar and/or any tire in possession of the driver in his/her pit area and/or hauler (in other words, if you have “doped” tires then do not even bring them to the track).
11.3.3 It is strongly recommended that all drivers use only soap and water. Baking tires will not eliminate traces of illegal substances. The USRA will aggressively test for illegal substances and will levy severe punishment for infractions.
ARTICLE 12: BRAKING SYSTEM
12.1 Must be steel OEM, operative three-wheel, drum or disc.
12.2 Must maintain minimum OEM dimensions for hubs, rotors and calipers. Lightening is not allowed.
12.3 Oil bath hubs are not allowed.
12.4 Bolt pattern may be changed with six-hundred twenty-five thousandths (0.625) inch studs permitted.
12.5 Single or dual aftermarket master cylinders are permitted.
12.6 Driver adjustable dual pedal brake bias is permitted.
12.6 Additional proportioning valve (in-line type) is permitted, but must be out of reach of driver.
12.7 Rear rotors may be aftermarket with a minimum eighty-one one-hundredths (0.81) inch thickness and maximum twelve (12) inches O.D. Vented rotors only. Scalloped, ceramic-coated, single-phase or drilled rotors are not allowed.
12.8 Rear caliper brackets must be welded to housing.
ARTICLE 13: DRIVE SHAFT
13.1 A loop is required and must be constructed of at least one-quarter (1/4) inch by two (2) inch solid steel. Loop must be mounted no more than six (6) inches from the front of the drive shaft tube. Alternatively, two (2) loops of one-quarter (1/4) inch by one (1) inch solid steel fastened to cross member are permitted.
13.2 Must be painted white and must be made of steel.
ARTICLE 14: TRANSMISSION
14.1 Only OEM production transmissions are permitted. Aftermarket transmissions are not allowed.
14.2 Quick change devices and/or ‘in and out’ boxes are not allowed.
14.3 With engine running and car in a stationary position, must be able to engage car in gear and move forward, then backward.
14.4 Functioning shift levers must be in OEM location.
14.5 Transmission fluid coolers are permitted.
14.6 Flywheel, flexplate and converter must be made of steel.
14.7.1 Any OEM automatic transmission is permitted.
14.7.2 Must use functioning, minimum ten (10) inches diameter steel torque converter.
14.7.3 Direct drives, couplers, valved pumps and/or bleeder-style valve bodies are not allowed.
14.7.4 Must have at least one forward gear and reverse gear. Gears must be functional.
14.7.5 Must have an approved scattershield constructed of one-hundred twenty-five one-thousandths (0.125) inch by three (3) inches steel, 270 degrees around top of flexplate.
14.7.6 GM automatic must be used with GM engine, may be used with Ford or Chrysler engine.
14.7.7 Stall converters are permitted.
14.7.8 Flexplate must be OEM-style, made of steel and bolted directly to end of crankshaft.
14.8.1 Three-, four- or five-speed OEM manual transmissions only.
14.8.2 All gears must be functional.
14.8.3 Must have functioning ten and one-half (10.5) inches minimum diameter clutch and pressure plate bolted directly to steel flywheel.
14.8.4 Components must rotate and be consistent with engine rpm while car is in any gear.
14.8.5 Must use explosion-proof steel bell-housing, 180 degrees around top of clutch and flywheel.
14.8.6 Mini-clutches or couplers are not allowed.
14.8.7 Minimum nine (9) inches diameter Ford clutch is permitted.
14.8.8 Hydraulic slave cylinder and/or throw-out bearing is permitted.
ARTICLE 15: REAR-END
15.1 Must use OEM seven and one-half (7.5) inches GM 10-bolt rear-end (bracing optional). Must remain stock width.
15.2 Ford and/or floater rear-ends are not allowed.
15.3 From control arm mount out, housing end may be modified with three (3) inches tubing to accept a 9-inch Ford axle.
15.4 Must remain minimum GM width or maximum three (3) inches wider if Ford axles are used.
15.5 Components must be made of steel.
15.6 OEM mounts on lower control arms must remain in OEM location on original seven and one-half (7.5) inches tube housing.
15.7 Aftermarket axles, mini-spools and C-clip eliminators are permitted.
15.8 Locked rear-ends only. Torque dividing differentials are not allowed.
15.9 Full or aluminum spools are not allowed.
15.10 Pinion angle may not be changed.
15.11 Any gear ratio is permitted, but housing must remain unaltered.
ARTICLE 16: ENGINE
16.1 General Rules:
16.1.1 Overflow tubes must be directed toward the ground and inside the frame rails.
16.1.2 Wiring elements must be accessible for technical inspection. Any racecar advancing spots and missing will be subject to disqualification.
16.1.3 Rear of engine (bellhousing flange) must be mounted at least seventy (70) inches forward from center of rear axle.
16.1.4 Minimum eleven (11) inches engine height from ground to center of crankshaft.
16.1.5 One radiator made of steel or aluminum, a maximum of twenty-seven (27) inches by nineteen (19) inches and mounted in front of engine is permitted.
16.1.6 Racing cap and electric fans are permitted.
16.1.7 Sprinklers are not allowed.
16.1.8 Power steering pump and reservoir must remain one unit and mount in front of engine.
16.1.9 OEM or 45-degree-style side engine mounts only. Must be made of steel. Aluminum mid-plate is permitted.
16.1.10 Vacuum pumps and/or pan evac systems are not allowed.
16.1.11 Racecar must clearly display type of engine being utilized on driver side front roof post. Must be contrasting in color from body. Must be a minimum two (2) inches tall and display “CLAIM” or “CRATE.” Markers not allowed.
16.2 Exhaust & Mufflers:
16.2.1 Zoomies, cross-overs, 180s and Tri-Y headers are not allowed.
16.2.2 Exhaust system and/or mufflers must be mounted in such a way as to direct spent gases away from the cockpit and away from areas of possible fuel spillage.
16.2.3 Mufflers are recommended and may be required at track's discretion.
16.2.4 Aftermarket headers are permitted.
16.2.5 Maximum one and six-hundred twenty-five thousandths (1.625) inches tubes and three (3) inches collector.
16.2.6 Exhaust sensors, merge collectors, extensions and/or balance tubes are not allowed.
16.2.7 Turn downs and coated headers are permitted.
16.3 OPTION 1 – CRATE ENGINE:
16.3.1 GM Performance Parts (GPP) unaltered factory-sealed CT350 Chevy small block crate engine (GM #88958602 or #19258602). Includes four-bolt-main block, 9:1 hypereutectic pistons, cast iron crankshaft, GM iron Vortec cylinder heads, high-rise dual-plane intake manifold, 8-quart single kick-out circle track oil pan, valve cover kit with breather tube and breather, unique dual-pattern cam and special "kool nut" rocker arm nut design.
16.3.2 Oil pan may be replaced with Kevko pan #1090NRHw/ISP and Kevko pick-up #1003-3/4.
16.3.3 Crate engine is not subject to claim.
16.3.4 Must be unaltered and sealed from factory at appropriate points (intake, head, timing chain cover and oil pan) with approved GPP break-off bolts. Any altered, damaged or missing GPP break-off bolts will result in driver being disqualified from that event, loss of all USRA track and national points accumulated up to, and including, the date of the offense, a $1,000 fine and a one-year suspension from all USRA-sanctioned events.
16.3.5 May utilize one (1) Holley 4-barrel carburetor. Use of a spacer between carburetor and intake is optional, but spacer may be no more than one (1) inch thick and may not be throttle bore adjustable. Aerosol carburetors are not permitted. Carburetors shall be subject to claim, as outlined in Claim Procedures (Article 19).
16.3.6 Must utilize a 6200 RPM rev-limiting chip. Chip may not be within reach of the driver while in cockpit and must be accessible to officials at any time. Any driver caught altering the chip or ignition system in any way so as to defeat the chip rule shall receive a 30-day suspension, loss of all track and national points for the night and a $1,000 fine for the first offense. Second offense shall be a one-year suspension, loss of all track and national points for the season and a $2,000 fine.
16.3.7 Must have “CRATE” sticker on racecar or crate engine is claimable. Any driver running a “CLAIM” engine with a “CRATE” sticker will be disqualified. Any driver running with a crate motor will not be eligible to claim in that season. Any driver that claims a standard engine and switches to crate engine will be eligible to be claimed.
16.3.8 Must be unaltered and sealed from factory at appropriate points (intake, head, timing chain cover and oil pan) with approved GPP break-off bolts. Any altered, damaged or missing GPP break-off bolts will result in driver being disqualified from that event, loss of all track and national points accumulated up to, and including, the date of the offense, a $1,000 fine and a one-year suspension from all USRA-sanctioned events.
16.4 OPTION 2 – CLAIM ENGINE:
16.4.1 Must be able to be utilized in conventional passenger car without alterations.
16.4.2 Alterations to external engine casting and threaded holes is not allowed.
16.4.3 Aluminum, titanium and/or carbon fiber components are not allowed.
16.4.4 OEM steel passenger vehicle production block only.
16.4.5 GM bowtie, Ford SVO or Chrysler W-2 components are not allowed.
16.4.6 Approved blocks are GM (Chevy only) 283, 302, 305, 307, 327 or 350; Ford 260, 289, 302 or 351; and Chrysler 273, 318, 340 or 360 (Hemis are not allowed).
16.4.7 Maximum cubic inch limits are 364 for GM, 363 for Ford and 370 for Chrysler (no tolerance). Parts for 400 or larger cubic inches are not allowed.
16.4.8 Flat top or dished pistons are permitted. Gas ported pistons are not allowed.
16.4.9 Maximum GM stroke of three and forty-eight hundredths (3.48) inches.
16.4.10 Maximum compression of one-hundred seventy-five (175) lbs. per cylinder (no tolerance
16.4.11 Balancing and block-decking of engine is permitted.
16.4.12 ‘Wet’ sump oiling system only. Oil filter system must remain OEM.
16.4.13 Accumulators are not allowed.
16.4.14 Crankshaft must be OEM or OEM replacement and made of steel. Lightening is not allowed.
16.4.15 Aerowing, bullnose, knife edge, undercut or drilling of second or third rod throws is permitted.
16.4.16 Rod must be OEM or OEM replacement and made of steel. GM must use maximum five and seven-tenths (5.7) inches rod.
16.4.17 Splayed main caps are not allowed.
16.4.18 Racing oil pans are permitted. One (1) inch inspection hole in oil pan is required (no obstruction to crank and rods).
16.4.19 Aftermarket engine bolts are permitted.
16.4.20 Fluid dampener balancer is permitted.
16.4.21 Roller bearings are not allowed.
16.4.22 Cylinder heads must be made of steel. GM OEM approved head numbers are (last 3 digits): 126, 185, 336, 441, 445, 487, 487X, 493, 598, 624, 862, 882, 920, 993, 997, with valve no larger than one and ninety-four hundredths (1.94) inches intake and one and one-half (1.50) inches exhaust.
16.4.23 Cast iron stock production or aftermarket steel stock replacement heads are permitted: EQ Part
#CC167ES2; Dart Part #10024367, #10024360; World Products Part #043600 or #53030 (Ford). Chevy heads must be 75/76 cc, valve size no larger than 2.02 intake and 1.60 exhaust. The only heads allowed are 75 cc minimum heads. VORTEC heads are not allowed. Porting and/or polishing is not allowed.
16.4.24 Porting, polishing and/or unapproved alterations to cylinder head are not allowed.
16.4.25 Cast iron OEM Ford or Chrysler cylinder heads allowed with valves no larger than two and four one-hundredths (2.04) inches intake and one and seven-tenths (1.7) inches exhaust.
16.4.26 Headers must bolt directly to cylinder heads with correct numbers.
16.4.27 Vortec, bowtie, SVO, W-2 and/or aftermarket cylinder heads are not allowed.
16.4.28 Flat milling is permitted.
16.4.29 Guide plates, screw-in shouldered studs (0.375 inch maximum) and polylocks are permitted.
16.4.30 Stud girdles are not allowed.
16.4.31 Roller Tip Rocker arms are permittedmust be made of steel, OEM-style and stud-mounted (0.375-inch maximum).
16.4.32 Chrysler may utilize OEM rocker arm bars.
16.4.33 Push rods of any length are permitted.
16.4.34 OEM diameter springs (GM 1.25 inches maximum O.D.) must match heads. Beehive valve springs are not allowed.
16.4.35 Unaltered, approved OEM cast iron low rise, two- or four-barrel intakes are permitted. The following unaltered aftermarket aluminum intakes are permitted: Weiand GM #7547-1, Ford #7515, #8023 or #7516 and Chrysler #7545; Edelbrock GM #2701, Ford #7121, #7181 or #7183 and Chrysler #2915. Porting, polishing and/or plenum alterations are not allowed.
16.4.36 Cooling lines on intake is permitted.
16.4.37 OEM hi-rise, marine or bowtie intakes are not allowed.
16.4.38 Ford may use OEM aluminum intake, but under air or hi-rise is not allowed.
16.4.39 Water pumps must be belt-driven and OEM-style. Aluminum water pumps are permitted on GM engine.
16.4.40 Camshaft must be chain-driven. Gear/belt drives are not allowed.
16.4.41 Only non-roller hydraulic cam/lifters are permitted, and lifter bores may not be altered.
16.4.42 OEM firing order may not be changed (GM: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2).
16.4.43 Hydraulic lifters must remain unaltered OEM.
16.4.44 Lifter bores may not be altered.
16.4.45 Intake manifolds must be made of cast iron or cast aluminum.
ARTICLE 17: WEIGHT
17.1 The overall weight of the racecar shall be measured at the conclusion of an event with the driver in the cockpit, wearing complete racing apparel.
17.2 Minimum weight of 2,350 pounds after race with driver in car.
17.3.1 May not be mounted in cockpit, or outside of body or hood area.
17.3.2 Must be securely mounted, painted white and clearly marked with the car number.
17.3.3 Must be attached with at least two (2) one-half (1/2) inch bolts.
17.3.4 May not be attached to rear bumper.
17.3.5 Titanium, magnesium, stainless steel and/or carbon fiber components are not allowed. Solid steel fasteners only.
ARTICLE 18: SAFETY
18.1 It is recommended that each racecar have built-in fire extinguishing equipment, but cannot be of the dry powder type (must be Halon 1211 or equivalent).
18.2 Drivers should have in their pit area as part of their equipment, at all times, a fully charged dry chemical, Halon (or its equivalent) fire extinguisher. Ten- or thirteen-pound fire extinguishers are recommended.
18.3 Driver must wear required helmet, fire suit and five-point safety harness whenever the racecar is on the racetrack. This includes during track packing, warm ups, hot laps and races.
18.4 Helmets are mandatory and must be certified SA2005 or SA2010.
18.5 Helmet must accompany driver and racecar at time of inspection.
18.6 Complete one- or two-piece fire suits of a flame retardant nature are mandatory.
18.7 Fire-resistant gloves and shoes are mandatory. Fire-resistant socks are recommended.
18.8 The use of a five- six- or seven-point driver restraint system (safety belts, sub-belt and shoulder harness) is required. Factory-type shoulder belts or straps are not allowed. The use of a seven-point driver restraint system is recommended.
18.9 Metal to metal buckles are required on shoulder and seat belts.
18.10 Shoulder harness must be mounted securely to the roll cage.
18.11 Where the belt passes through the seat edges, a grommet must be installed, rolled and/or padded to prevent cutting of the belt.
18.12 Driver restraint system must be less than three (3) years of age past the date of manufacture. It is recommended that the driver restraint system be no more than two (2) years past the date of manufacture.
18.13 Full-size window net mounted in the left side driver’s window opening is required. Window net mounts must be welded to the roll cage. All bars around the driver must have approved roll bar padding. Approved racing arm restraints are recommended.
18.14 Fire-resistant safety neck collars are mandatory.
18.15 Absolutely no plastic except from edge of firewall to body skin and inner wheel tub to body skin.
ARTICLE 19: CLAIMING PROCEDURES
19.1 Any driver possessing a valid USRA license may have the opportunity to execute a claim on the engine, shocks or carburetor of another driver’s racecar. Crate Engines are not claimable, and drivers utilizing a Crate Engine are not eligible to claim another driver’s engine.
19.2 The first four (4) finishers in the main event must drive their racecars directly to the designated claim area at the conclusion of the main event, and are subject to being claimed by any other driver that finishes fifth or lower and finishes on the same lap as the winner.
19.3 Claims must be made within five (5) minutes of the completion of the main event. Claimed items must be removed at the racetrack and within one (1) hour after claimed driver accepts the claim.
19.4 Driver making claim must drive his/her race car immediately after finish of feature, under its own power, directly to the claim area.
19.5 Claiming driver must present claim card and cash to official overseeing the claim area at the time that the driver declares his/her intention to claim. The cash price of the claim shall be $550 or exchange (see Rule 19.26) for engines ($25 withheld for wrecker); $50 each for shocks; or $150 for carburetors. Drivers claiming shocks may claim one (1) or more shocks during a single claim. For carburetor claims only, driver being claimed may opt for $25 and exchange with driver making claim.
19.6 Engine claim does not include flywheel, clutch, pressure plate, bell housing, headers, carburetor, starter, motor mounts, sending units and switches for oil pressure and water temperature, carburetor adaptor, fan and pulleys, clutch ball, clutch arm, throw out bearing, dip stick, water pump, fuel pump, distributor, plug wires, external oil restrictors (must furnish plugs) or water outlet and restrictor.
19.7 Claiming driver shall select from the first four (4) finishers in the main event, and must declare that choice to the official overseeing the claim area. If the claiming driver decides at that time that he/she does not wish to execute the claim, he/she will nonetheless be charged one claim on his/her claim card. If multiple drivers declare an intention to claim, the driver finishing farthest back in the main event will select first. If the claimed driver is utilizing a non-claimable engine, the claiming driver may not choose another driver and will not be charged a claim on his/her claim card.
19.8 Driver is allowed one (1) claim per event, regardless of the outcome of that claim.
19.9 Only drivers and officials are allowed in the designated claim area. Any other participants associated with that racecar that enter the claim area will be subject to disqualification, fine and/or suspension.
19.10 Only a driver may claim, and only the claimed driver may agree to accept or refuse the claim. The first statement of acceptance or rejection of the claim by the claimed driver is binding.
19.11 Any driver refusing to accept a claim will forfeit all cash and contingency winnings for that event.
19.12 Any driver refusing to accept a claim forfeits his/her right to make a claim in any USRA event for a period of one (1) year from the date of refusal.
19.13 Any driver refusing to accept a claim will forfeit all USRA points (national and track) accumulated up to, and including, the event at which the claim was made.
19.14 First refusal to accept a claim will result in that driver being suspended from all USRA events for thirty (30) days and until a $1,000 fine is paid and received at USRA headquarters. Second refusal to accept a claim will result in that driver being suspended from all USRA events for one (1) year and until a $5,000 fine is paid and received at USRA headquarters.
19.15 Any driver found to be making a claim for another person will lose all USRA points (national and track) accumulated to date for the entire season, all cash and contingency winnings for that event, and will be suspended from all USRA events for thirty (30) days and until a $1,000 fine is paid and received at USRA headquarters.
19.16 Sabotage of claimed parts will result in driver being suspended from all USRA events for fourteen (14) days and until a $1,000 fine is paid and received at USRA headquarters. Driver will also forfeit all USRA points (national and track) accumulated up to, and including, the event at which the sabotage occurred. Furthermore, driver will forfeit the privilege to make a claim for a period of one (1) year from the date on which the sabotage occurred.
19.17 Driver may claim a maximum of three (3) times during the calendar year.
19.18 After making an accepted claim, driver must finish in the top four (4) of a main event and reinstate his/her claim card. Cost is $25 for reinstatement of claim card. Driver will not be eligible to make another claim unless claim card is reinstated.
19.19 Cost for replacement of a lost claim card is $25.
19.20 Driver must compete in a minimum of three (3) consecutive events prior to the event at which he/she makes a claim.
19.21 The USRA reserves the right to disallow any claim at their discretion.
19.22 Drivers utilizing a provisional starting position in the main event are not allowed to make a claim in that event.
19.23 At their discretion, officials reserve the option to claim the engine, shock or carburetor of any racecar.
19.24 Drivers will be eligible to make a claim during the first event of the season. After one event, driver must have raced in previous events before Rule 19.20 applies.
19.25 Disqualification shall not affect a legal claim. Claimed parts will be removed and transferred prior to any penalties being assessed.
19.26 After a driver’s engine has been claimed by another driver, the claimed driver reserves the option to “exchange” engines instead of a “cash claim” for any subsequent claims made on that driver by any other driver. The cash price for the exchange shall be $350 ($50 withheld for wrecker) payable by the claiming driver. All other claim procedures apply.