2020 Thunder Bombers Rules



REFUSAL TO TEAR DOWN 2 TIMES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION, MINIMUM $500 FINE AND 30 DAY SUSPENSION FROM ALL SANCTIONED TRACKS AND EVENTS.

ALL CARS MUST BE NEAT IN APPEARANCE AND REPRESENT MID-EAST MOTORSPORTS WELL.

SAFETY: ANY CAR DEEMED UNSAFE OR UNFIT FOR COMPETITION MAY NOT PARTICIPATE.

ALL BALLAST MUST BE SECURELY FASTENED WITH BOLTS AND WEIGHT CLAMPS. DUCT TAPE AND ZIP TIES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. MUFFLER CLAMPS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

MUST HAVE WORKING FIRE EXTINGUISHER IN CAR, UNLESS RUNNING FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM.

MUST HAVE SFI APPROVED 5 POINT HARNESS THAT IS IN DATE. (3 YEARS OLD MAXIMUM)

MUST HAVE A WORKING RACECEIVER/NITRO BEE/ RE-SWITCH AT ALL TIMES WHILE ON THE RACING SURFACE.

FULL CONTAINMENT SEATS AND/OR HEAD RESTRAINT REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.

CARS DEEMED UNSAFE TO RUN OR THAT FAIL PRETECH WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RACE AT THE TECH OFFICIALS DISCRETION.

RACING SEATS REQUIRED, MUST FIT DRIVER, BE SFI APPROVED, AND MUST BE BOLTED TO ROLL CAGE.

NO ALUMINUM OR TITANIUM CAGES OR TUBING PERMITTED. ALL TUBING MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 1 1/2 INCHES AND A MINIMUM OF .083 WALL THICKNESS. THREE BARS IN DRIVER’S SIDE MANDATORY, TWO BARS IN RIGHT SIDE MANDATORY. MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 1 INCH BAR, .083 WALL THICKNESS IN HALO SECTION RUNNING EITHER FRONT TO REAR OR DIAGONAL ACROSS. MUST HAVE A ROCK GUARD WITH A MAXIMUM OF 4IN BETWEEN BARS.

A) WEIGHT: 

CLAIMED WEIGHT MUST BE POSTED CLEARLY ON BOTH SIDES OF A PILLAR OR HOOD, OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEIGH 3300LBS.

3250LBS MINIMUM WEIGHT AT ALL TIMES.

3300LBS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A FACTORY FLOOR PAN AND FIREWALL. (REFER TO D) CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION)

B) WHEELBASE:

STOCK WHEEL BASE FOR CHASSIS BEING RAN.

ANY CHASSIS WITH A WHEELBASE SHORTER THAN +/- 1IN FOR MAKE AND MODEL WILL NOT BE ALLOWED

NO CARS UNDER 107IN WHEELBASE 

MONTE CARLOS, CAMAROS, NOVAS ETC PERMITTED

REAR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES ONLY.

C) BODY  NON-PROTEST ITEM GOVERNED BY MID-EAST OFFICIALS: THOUGH THEY MAY NOT BE PROTESTED THE BODIES MAY BE OBSERVED, MEASURED, ETC. AS NECESSARY. IF MID-EAST OFFICIALS DO NOT APPROVE, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO CHANGE IT, ADD WEIGHT OR ANYTHING DEEMED NECESSARY BY THE OFFICIALS. AFTERMARKET DIRT BODIES ALLOWED. ALL BODIES SHOULD CARRY ORIGINAL BODY LINES WITHIN REASON. (AR BODIES KITS APPROVED) CAR MUST BE NEAT IN APPEARANCE. STOCK STEEL BODIES OR ALUMINUM AFTERMARKET BODIES ALLOWED. BODY WIDTH MAY NOT EXCEED 78” AT THE TOP OF DOORS OR QUARTERS AND 86” AT THE BOTTOM OF DOORS AND QUARTERS. THE MAXIMUM ROOF SIZE IS 60” X 60” WITH A MAXIMUM 4” RAKE.


I) NOSE: 

NO ELEPHANT AND LATE MODEL FENDER FLARES.

THIS IS A FACTORY STOCK CLASS, CARS SHOULD BE SIMILAR TO FACTORY STOCKS.

NO LATE MODEL NOSES.

ANY STREET STOCK NOSE PERMITTED

II) TAILPIECE:

TAILPIECE REQUIRED. BUMPER COVER MUST BE PLASTIC OR SHEET METAL

MUST EXTEND FROM DECK TO REAR BUMPER.

TUBING MAY NOT EXTEND BEYOND PLASTIC OR METAL ON REAR OF CAR.

ALL TUBING MUST BE ROUNDED OFF ON CORNERS FOR SAFETY.

III) COCKPIT:

MINIMUM OF 22 GAUGE SHEET METAL OR .040 ALUMINUM.

 IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE DRIVERS DOOR IS PLATED WITH .250” STEEL FOR SAFETY REASONS, BUT IS NOT REQUIRED AT THIS TIME.

13" MINIMUM DOOR OPENING.

MIRRORS AND RADIOS NOT PERMITTED.

FIRE WALL REQUIRED BETWEEN DRIVER AND FUEL CELL. MINIMUM OF 22 GAUGE STEEL/ SHEET METAL.

IV) SPOILER:

HEIGHT (MAXIMUM 6"). WIDTH (MAXIMUM 60”) SIDE SPOILERS AND SUPPORTS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

SPOILER MUST BE SELF SUPPORTING

NO DEVICES OR FABRICATIONS SUCH AS UNATTACHED WINGS/FINS IN FRONT OF SPOILER.

NO HOLES OR FLAPS IN SPOILERS.

SPOILER MUST BE MOUNTED TO DECK.

D) CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:

STOCK FLOOR PAN AND FIREWALL REQUIRED. STEEL METAL REPLACEMENT WITH X-BRACE ALLOWED - ADD 50LBS.

ALL CARS MUST HAVE A STEEL FIREWALL EXTENDING HORIZONTALLY FRAME RAIL TO FRAME RAIL.

FIREWALL MUST ALSO EXTEND VERTICALLY - DECK TO FRAME.

FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION COMPONENTS MUST REMAIN STOCK OR STOCK TYPE FOR TYPE OF CHASSIS RUNNING, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. THIS INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO DRAG LINK, TIE RODS, SPINDLES, IDLER ARM.

STEERING BOX MUST BE STOCK TYPE/REPLACEMENT.

QUICKENERS AND COLLAPSIBLE STEERING SHAFTS ALLOWED.

FRONT SPRING SPACERS PERMITTED. STOCK LENGTH AND TYPE REAR TRAILING ARMS ALLOWED. ADJUSTABLE FRONT AND REAR SPRING BUCKETS ALLOWED.

A-FRAMES - UPPER CONTROL ARMS MAY BE TUBULAR STEEL OR MODIFIED OEM.

LOWER CONTROL ARM MUST BE OEM FOR FRAME USED, MUST REMAIN UNALTERED IN STOCK POSITION.

ANY STOCK TYPE BALL JOINT PERMITTED. (MAY NOT BE LONGER, SHORTER, BIGGER, SMALLER, REBUILDABLE, ADJUSTABLE ETC.)

ANY RUBBER OR STEEL BUSHINGS ALLOWED. NO MONOBALLS

FRONT SHOCK MOUNTS MAY BE STOCK MOUNT AND MAY BE MOVED UP OR DOWN FOR TRAVEL 2”

MAY SHORTEN OR LENGTHEN UPPER REAR TRAILING ARMS FOR PINION ANGLE. REAR LOWER TRAILING ARMS MUST REMAIN STOCK LENGTH AND STOCK TYPE.

ENGINES MUST BE IN STOCK LOCATION. RADIATOR MUST BE IN STOCK LOCATION.

SHOCKS: STEEL BODY, NON ADJUSTABLE ONLY.

1 SHOCK PER WHEEL. NO COIL OVER KITS OF ANY KIND. MAY NOT CHANGE ANGLE; MAY MOVE FOR TRAVEL ONLY.

NO HEIMS ON ANY SHOCKS OR SUSPENSION PARTS.

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.

REAR TRAILING ARMS MUST BE STOCK (MAY BE BOXED FOR STRENGTH AND SAFETY). 2 ¾” MAX FROM BOTTOM OF HOUSING TO CENTER OF CONTROL ARM BOLT.

UPPER CONTROL MOUNTS MAXIMUM OF 3” FROM CENTER OF TOP OF REAR END HOUSING TO CENTER OF MOUNTING BOLTS OR ON FORD 9” HOUSING, 7 ¾” FROM SEAM CENTER OF AXLE TUBE TO CENTER OF MOUNTING BOLTS

ANY STOCK DIAMETER RACING SPRING PERMITTED. ANY LEAF SPRING ALLOWED.

NO PANHARD BARS OR Z BARS OF ANY TYPE.

NO UNDERSLUNG REAR SUSPENSION ALLOWED.

E)IGNITION: 

STOCK HEI DISTRIBUTOR(NO MAGNETOS, CRANK TRIGGER SYSTEMS, MSD IGNITION SYSTEMS, OR IGNITION BOXES)

NO HIGH-PERFORMANCE DISTRIBUTORS OR HIGH-PERFORMANCE PARTS IN THE IGNITION SYSTEM.

FIRING ORDER MUST REMAIN STOCK. 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

12V BATTERIES ONLY

F)CARBURETOR:   

600 HOLLEY PART NUMBER 1850 ALLOWED. MUST RUN MR GASKET 1932 ADAPTER PLATE.  MAY USE A MAXIMUM OF TWO (2) .070 GASKETS. MAY REMOVE CHOKE FLAP.

ANY STOCK 2 OR 4 BARREL; MUST REMAIN STOCK, NO MODIFICATIONS, SUCH AS PORTING OR POLISHING, BESIDES BASIC ADJUSTMENTS ALLOWED.

NO COLD AIR BOXES, (NO METAL OR PLASTIC ALLOWED UNDER THE BREATHER/AND OR CARBURETOR). THIS INCLUDES ANY METAL OR PLASTIC THAT MAY DIRECT AIR).

NO HOLES IN HOOD, ALL BREATHERS/AIR CLEANERS MUST BE BOXED IN 4” MAX BOX

ALL CARBURETORS MUST HAVE CONVENTIONAL STYLE FLOATS ALONG WITH NEEDLES AND SEATS. NO INDIVIDUAL CYLINDER TUNING OR EQUIVALENT ALLOWED.

ALL 600 HOLLEY CARBURETORS MUST HAVE CONVENTIONAL “HOLLEY-STYLE” STRAIGHT OR DOWN LEG BOOSTERS; NO EXCEPTIONS.

ALL CARBURETORS MUST BE STOCK WITH CHOKE FLAP REMOVAL ONLY. CHOKE HORN MUST REMAIN IN TACT.

NO PORTING OR POLISHING. MAY NOT CHANGE METERING BLOCKS OR ANY OTHER INTERNALS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.

G)EXHAUST SYSTEM:

STANDARD 4 INTO 1 HEADERS ONLY. NO MERGE COLLECTORS, STEP OR  X-PIPES. NO TRI Y’S, NO H PIPES or 180’S. MUST EXIT PARALLEL TO GROUND. NO TURNDOWNS. EXHAUST EVAC SYSTEMS NOT ALLOWED. NO VACUUM PUMPS OF ANY TYPE.

(1) MUFFLER PER HEADER ALLOWED.

H)FUEL SYSTEM:

VP 110 FUEL OR 93 OCTANE PUMP GAS ALLOWED. NO EXOTIC FUELS, NO OXYGENATORS OR ADDITIVES.

 STOCK TYPE FUEL PUMP ONLY.

FUEL CELL MANDATORY

IN-LINE FUEL SHUT OFF RECOMMENDED AND MAY BE REQUIRED IN THE FUTURE

I)DRIVELINE:

SINGLE DISC, STOCK OR STOCK EQUIVALENT CLUTCH OR REPLACEMENT CLUTCH ONLY.

CLUTCH MUST HAVE SOLID LINING ONLY. YOU MUST HAVE SPRINGS IN CLUTCH. PRESSURE PLATE MUST BE STOCK OR STOCK REPLACEMENT ONLY (STEEL ONLY). HYDRAULIC THROW OUT BEARING OK.

 PRESSURE PLATE MUST WEIGH A MINIMUM OF 12 LBS. IF IT IS DETERMINED THAT YOU HAVE MODIFIED, OR ALTERED THE PRESSURE PLATE, IT IS WRONG)

 FLYWHEEL- GM P/N 14088646 OR AFTERMARKET EQUIVALENT. 12.75" DIAMETER. 14 LB. MIN. WEIGHT. SCATTER SHIELD OR 3/16" PLATE AROUND FLYWHEEL AREA-MANDATORY

STEEL DRIVESHAFT ONLY, MINIMUM OF 2 IN DIAMETER.

J)TRANSMISSION:

GM OEM SAGINAW OR MUNCIE MANUAL TRANSMISSION 3 OR 4 SPEED ONLY.

ALL WORKING GEARS FORWARD & REVERSE.

ALL FORWARD GEARS MUST BE HELICAL CUT TEETH.

YOU MAY RUN 350 OR 400 TURBO AUTOMATIC WITH OEM WORKING TORQUE CONVERTER.

FLEX PLATE MUST BE GM #14088765 OR GM #14088761.

NO POWER GLIDES.

TRANSMISSION INTERNAL PARTS CAN NOT BE POLISHED, COATED, OR LIGHTENED.

GEARS MUST BE STOCK FOR TRANSMISSION.

K)REAR END:

ANY STOCK TYPE REAR END HOUSING PERMITTED (GM 10-12 BOLTS, OR FORD 9 INCH) IN ANY MAKE OF CAR.

FLOATER AXLES PERMITTED. MUST USE STEEL HUBS. NO WIDE 5/ ALUMINUM HUBS.

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. NO SLIDERS FRONT OR REAR.

9" FORD MOUNTING POINTS MUST BE STOCK TYPE WITH NO ADJUSTABILITY. 4 1/2" MAX - 3 1/2" MIN FROM THE CENTER OF THE AXLE TUBE TO CENTER OF TRAILING ARM BOLT. (ANY ADDITIONAL HOLES MUST BE REMOVED)

ANY GEAR RATIO ALLOWED. POLISHED, SCALLOPED & LIGHTENED PROHIBITED. NO TITANIUM OR EXOTIC METALS.

L)BRAKES:

STOCK TYPE (4-WHEEL DISC OK). BRAKES DO NOT HAVE TO MATCH MAKE OR MODEL OF CAR. NO SCALLOPED OR DRILLED ROTORS.

MINIMUM OF .810” ROTORS

 RACING PEDALS, ADJUSTERS, & DUAL MASTER CYLINDERS ARE ALLOWED.

NO SHUTOFFS

M)TIRES & WHEELS:

8” STEEL WHEELS ONLY

 TOWEL CITY RECAP ONLY - MUST PUNCH 50 AT ALL TIMES

ANY OFFSET , SPACERS PERMITTED


 

N) ENGINE:  

 

  1. BOTTOM END 

    1. ANY OEM STOCK SIZE ENGINE - MAX SIZE 362 - .060 OVER BORE MAX. 

    2. REPAIRED ENGINE PARTS MUST BE APPROVED. 

    3. ARP ROD BOLTS OK BUT MUST REMAIN STOCK SIZE - 3/8. 

    4. 1 PIECE REAR SEAL BLOCK OK. 

    5. NO HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINES OR SPECIAL ORDER PARTS. 

    6. .060 OVER BORE MAX. 

    7. STOCK BLOCKS ONLY. 

    8. MUST BE STOCK REPLACEMENT LOW COMPRESSION PISTON. CANNOT CUT TOP OF PISTON. 

    9. NO FLAT TOP 4 EYEBROW PISTON - MUST BE DISHED. 

    10. SPEEDPRO H423 NCP REPLACEMENT PISTON OK. NO METRIC RING PACKAGE. 

    11. PISTONS MUST BE AT LEAST .009" IN BLOCK. 

    12. NO BOTTOMING OF LIFTERS. 

    13. STOCK CRANKSHAFT. 

    14. NO KNIFE EDGING OR LIGHTENING, ETC. 

    15. CAST CRANK MUST WEIGH 48 LBS. 

    16. NO STROKING OR DESTROKING. 

    17. JOURNALS MAY BE TURNED NO MORE THAN .060". 

    18. ROD WIDTH MAY NOT BE LESS THAN .940. NO POWDER RODS. 

    19. STOCK TIMING CHAIN GEAR SET OR CLOYES C-3023X ADJUSTABLE TIMING CHAIN. NO OFFSET KEY WAYS. 

    20. BALANCER 6 3/4 BY 1" NO MACHINING. 

    21. MAY RUN RACING PULLEYS - NO SERPENTINE PULLEYS. 

    22. ALUMINUM WATER PUMP ALLOWED. 

    23. NO SERPENTINE PULLEYS - V BELT RACING PULLEYS OK. 

    24. AFTERMARKET FUEL PUMP OK. 

    25. AFTERMARKET POWER STEERING OK. 

    26. 2 PIECE TIMING COVERS OK. 

    27. NO REMOTE OIL FILTER OR EVAC SYSTEM

 

  1. HEADS 

    1. ANY OPEN CHAMBER HEAD OK BUT MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA. NO AFTERMARKET HEADS. 

    2. MAY RUN STOCK REPLACEMENT SCREW IN STUDS OR PIN THEM. 

    3. MAY RUN AFTERMARKET VALVE COVER. 

    4. HEADS CANNOT BE LESS THAN 72 CC. 

    5. NO ANGLE MILLING. 

    6. STOCK OR STOCK REPLACEMENT VALVE FOR MAKE AND MODEL. STEEL VALVES ONLY. STOCK STEM DIAMETER. 

    7. VALVE SPRINGS CAN BE Z28 SPRINGS. 

    8. NO CUTTING UNDER 45 - NO COMPETITION VALVE JOB - NO 3 ANGLE VALVE JOB. 

    9. SHIMS CAN BE USED UNDER VALVE SPRINGS WITH A LIMIT OF .060 PER STRING. 

    10. MAY USE OFF SET LOCKS BUT NOT WITH SHIMS. 

    11. ROCKER ARMS MUST BE STOCK OR STOCK REPLACEMENT. 1.5 MAX. NO SELF ALIGNING ROCKER ARMS. 

    12. NO PORTING OR POLISHING. 

    13. NO VORTEC PARTS.

 

  1.  INTAKE 

    1. STOCK CAST IRON. 

    2. NO HOLLEY PATTERN FACTORY INTAKES. 

    3. NO ALUMINUM INTAKES. 

    4. MUST HAVE VACUUM FITTING BEHIND CARB IN THE INTAKE.


 

  1. CAM 

    1. STOCK TIMING CHAIN OR CLOYES C-3023X ADJUSTABLE TIMING CHAIN. 

    2. .390 - .410 LIFT. 

    3. 112 LOBE SEPARATION +/- 1 DEGREE. 

    4. ADVANCING OR RETARDING THE CAM WITH ADJUSTABLE TIMING OK. 

    5. CLOYES C-3023X ONLY - NO CAM BUTTONS. 6. STOCK CAM OR STOCK REPLACEMENT CAM ONLY. 

    6. DURATION FOR INTAKE + 2 DEGREES / -10 DEGREES. 

    7. .006 - 256 DEGREES. 

    8. .050 - 195 DEGREES. 

    9. .200 - 95 DEGREES. 

    10. DURATION FOR EXHAUST + 2 DEGREES / - 10 DEGREES. 

    11. .006 - 261 DEGREES. 

    12. .050 - 202 DEGREES. 14. .200 - 106 DEGREES. 

    13. MUST HAVE 18" VACUUM AT 1000 RPM. 

    14. HYDRAULIC CAM AND LIFTERS ONLY. 

    15. 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. 

    16. ALL CUSTOM GROUND CAMS WILL BE REQUIRED TO MEET THE ABOVE SPECIFICATIONS.




 

O) OIL SYSTEMS:  

 

  1. WET SUMP STOCK PUMP ONLY. NO EXTERNAL OIL PUMPS OR SYSTEMS (EVEN IF CONSIDERED "WET"). 

  2. NO REMOTE OIL FILTER.

 

P) PROTEST AND CLAIM:  ITEMS NOT COVERED BELOW NON-PROTEST ITEMS AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY MID-EAST AND ITS DESIGNEES. 

 

  1. SHOCK CLAIM: 

    1. $80 PER CORNER



 

  1. ENGINE PROTEST:

    1. ALL NON-SEALED ENGINES ENTERED INTO MID-EAST COMPETITION WILL FOLLOW THIS PROCESS

    2. COMPLETE ENGINE TEARDOWN: $1000 ($300 ACCEPTANCE FEE) ( $300 TO THE TRACK/SERIES & $1000 TO THE WINNER OF THE PROTEST). 

      1. INCLUDES EVERYTHING “WITHIN THE BOLTS”. HEADS, PISTONS, CAM (LIFT ONLY), DECK HEIGHT, INTAKE, CRANK, ETC. 

      2. DOES NOT INCLUDE BOLT-ON ITEMS SUCH AS DISTRIBUTOR, CARBURETOR, FUEL PUMP, PULLEY SYSTEMS, FLYWHEEL, ETC.

    3. BOTTOM END $600 ($100 ACCEPTANCE FEE, TRACK RETAINS $100, $600 TO PROTEST WINNER.)

    4. TWO (2) ITEM ENGINE PROTEST. $300 ($100 ACCEPTANCE FEE, TRACK RETAINS $100. $300 TO WINNER OF PROTEST)

    5. CAM PROTEST - $300 ($100 ACCEPTANCE FEE, TRACK RETAINS $100)

    6. NO VISUAL PROTESTS, BODIES AND VISUAL ITEMS ARE GOVERNED BY THE TRACK AND MID-EAST OFFICIALS. 

    7. TRACK PROTEST PROCESS MAY APPLY. 

    8. LOOKING FOR SMALL OR UNIMPORTANT ERRORS OR FAULTS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED OR ALLOWED. WE ARE AWARE THAT THIS RULE BOOK MAY NOT COVER EVERY SITUATION OR ISSUE. MID-EAST OFFICIALS HAVE FINAL SAY ON ALL PROTESTED ITEM ISSUES.

    9. IF DEEMED “CHEATING WITHIN THE BOLTS” (EX. CAM, CRANK, PISTONS, HEADS ETC.) DRIVER IS FINED $1000 AND SUSPENDED FROM MID-EAST FACTORY STOCK COMPETITION FOR 30 DAYS. ALL WEEKLY CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS ARE FORFEITED FOR THAT EVENT, AND DRIVER CANNOT COMPETE AT ANY SANCTIONED TRACK IN MID-EAST FACTORY STOCK SANCTIONED EVENTS DURING SUSPENSION AND UNTIL FINE IS PAID. (TRACK RECEIVES 25% OF $1000 FINE, 30 DAY PERIOD BEGINS AFTER THE FINE IS PAID) 

 

  1. FUEL PROTEST FEE ($150 & $150 ACCEPTANCE FEE).

 

  1. THREE (3) ITEM “BOLT ON” PROTEST ($300; $100 ACCEPTANCE FEE, TRACK RETAINS $100. $300 TO WINNER OF PROTEST)

    1. MAY INCLUDE B) WHEELBASE, D) CHASSIS & SUSPENSION, E) IGNITION, F) CARBURETOR, K) REAR END, AND L) BRAKES. ALL OTHER ITEMS ARE GOVERNED BY MID-EAST OFFICIALS OR PROTESTESTABLE IN ANOTHER SECTION.

 

  1. PROTEST PROCESS

    1. ONLY DRIVER/CAR OWNER MAY PROTEST. PROTESTING CAR MUST COMPETE IN RACE IN QUESTION TO FILE PROTEST. ALL PROTESTS MUST BE PRESENTED IN WRITING, ACCOMPANIED BY PROTEST FEE, TO THE TECH MAN WITHIN 5 MINS. OF THE WINNER OF THE FEATURE RACE CROSSING THE SCALES. SPITE PROTESTS AND PROTESTS DONE IN AN UNSPORTSMANLIKE MANNER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

    2. PROTESTED CARS HAVE 5 MINS. TO ACCEPT OR REFUSE PROTEST. AFTER ACCEPTANCE, PROTESTED CAR HAS 5 MINS. TO BACK PULL PROTESTING CAR ONLY, ON EQUAL OR LESS ITEMS.

    3. TO PROTEST ANY CAR IN THE FIELD, YOU MUST FINISH DIRECTLY BEHIND THEM OR PROTEST ALL CARS BETWEEN. MUST BE ON LEAD LAP AT THE CHECKERED FLAG.

    4. AFTER PROTEST HAS BEEN FILED AND MONEY HAS BEEN PUT UP, IT WILL NOT BE RETURNED FOR ANY REASON. PROTEST CANNOT BE TAKEN DOWN ONCE IT IS FILED; THIS IS TO AVOID SWAPPING MONEY, WHICH IS UNFAIR TO THE REST OF THE FIELD.

    5. PARTS MUST BE READY FOR INSPECTION WITHIN ONE (1) HOUR. (TECH MAN DISCRETION)

    6. FOR PROTEST MONEY TO GO TO THE CAR THAT HAS BEEN PROTESTED, HE/SHE MUST TEAR DOWN AND BE CHECKED AND FOUND LEGAL. CARS FOUND ILLEGAL WILL FORFEIT POINTS AND MONEY EARNED FOR ENTIRE RACE NIGHT.

    7. QUESTIONS ON PROTEST PROCESS WILL BE MADE BY DRIVER/CAR OWNER ONLY.

    8. ONE CREW MEMBER FROM PROTESTING TEAM IS ALL THAT WILL BE ALLOWED IN TECH AREA OTHER THAN SECURITY AND TECH OFFICIALS FOR THE DURATION OF TECH PROCESS. NO SWITCHING OUT OF PROTESTING CREW MEMBER MID-TECH. NO PHONES OR CAMERAS ALLOWED IN TECH AREA WITH PROTESTING CREW MEMBER. IF CAUGHT ATTEMPTING TO TAKE PHOTOS, PROTESTING TEAM WILL BE DQ'ED. ALL PEOPLE IN TECH AREA SHALL REMAIN CALM & SPORTSMANLIKE DURING TECH PROCESS.

    9. THE TECH MAN HAS FINAL WORD ON ANY RULE OR PROTEST.

 

Q) ELECTRONIC DEVICES:

  1. NO DATA ACQUISITIONING DEVICES

  2. NO TRACTION CONTROL OR LIKE DEVICES

  3. CAMERAS MUST BE MOUNTED ABOVE THE DECK OR ON THE REAR BUMPER FACING AWAY FROM THE CAR AT ALL TIMES AND CLEAR OF DRIVERS VIEW


 

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